The last person I considered was Garrett. He always insisted that I could talk to him whenever. We had formed a close bond since he started working and I did feel comfortable to talk to him about this. Would I get grief about it? Probably, but Garrett’s teasing was never out of malice. Garrett was so much like Edward. He wore his heart on his sleeve and only teased people who he truly cared about.
Dialing his number, I settled onto one of the chaise lounges by the pool. The air was warm and fragrant while I waited for him to pick up. “Hello?” he asked.
“Hey, Garrett,” I murmured. “It’s Bella.”
“Hi, Little Sis,” he said, his voice sounding happy. “What’s up? Why are you calling me at four in the morning, Oahu-time? Shouldn’t you be sleeping?” he quipped.
“I should be, but I can’t,” I sighed.
“What’s wrong, Bells?” he asked. “You sound troubled.”
I rubbed my eyes, curling up on the chaise. “Don’t laugh at me, Garrett,” I muttered.
“Of course not,” he soothed.
“I made a promise to Edward and I’m afraid that I won’t be able to go through with it,” I stammered out.
“Did he propose? About damn time!” Garrett whooped.
“No, Garrett, he didn’t propose,” I snickered. “Shit, this is tough.”
“Take your time, baby girl,” Garrett said.
I blew out a breath, leaning forward on the chaise. “Okay…okay, so, lately Edward’s been quite, um, horny,” I began. “It all started on the plane. He was trying to distract from the takeoff by suggesting joining the mile-high club.” Garrett snorted over the phone. “You said you wouldn’t laugh!”
“I’m not laughing at you, baby sis,” Garrett said. “I’m chuckling at Edward. He is quite straight laced when it came to sex. Yes, he had had a fair amount of partners prior to dating Tanya, but he was tight-lipped about it. I’m surprised he’d even consider it.”
“That makes his behavior even more confusing,” I said, scratching my head. “Garrett, he’s obsessed with public sex. Today, he tried to get me to fuck in the world’s largest maze in the shape of a pineapple.”
Garrett howled in laughter.
For nearly five minutes.