A/N: A huge, heaping plop of thanks to siouxchef, the best beta a girl could ask for.
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After the last text from Bella, I saw Edward laugh a little. When he turned his head to look at me, there was nothing but lust in his eyes.
I was so grateful that Carlisle and Esme left for upstairs and decided my moment was right then. I moved my hand that had been on Edward's thigh higher to his center and gave him a gentle squeeze. He leaned back in his theater chair and closed his eyes with a groan.
“Jasper... What if we get caught?”
“Edward, you and I both saw the look Carlisle and Esme exchanged before they went upstairs. They aren't going to reappear until morning.”
Edward moved over the armrest separating us and onto my chair, straddling me. My hands went up his shirt, gently teasing his nipples and then running back down his chest and abdomen. His body was amazing. Even though I was the pro athlete, Edward took better care of his body. I didn't think I would ever tire of looking at it, touching it, tasting it...
“Jasper, we're going to agree right now to never bring up the looks my parents exchange before they retire to their bedroom, okay?” he said with a smirk.
“Okay, love, I promise.”
I kissed him softly on the lips and brought my hand to the back of his head, drawing his body closer to mine. Knotting my fingers in his hair, I tugged gently, earning a moan from him. I trailed my hands down his face, rubbing my thumbs across his cheekbones as I peppered his face with loving kisses. I moved my hands down his torso and reached the hem of his shirt. Snaking my fingers up and under, I pulled it off over his head. Ah, beautiful.
Moved my hands to his pants, I unbuttoned the top button. He leaned back slightly and I ran my pointer finger from between his pecs down to the top of his happy trail, where I fanned my hand out against his body and pressed lower. I took him in my hand, stroking his length from the base to the tip, moving my hand over and across in a swirling motion, then back down. He put his hands on the armrests to balance himself as he shifted his weight against me, grinding into me.
“Fuck, your body feels so good, Edward. Bella's been teasing us all day, I just kept thinking about how I couldn't wait to be alone with you. I snuck up to my room earlier and grabbed some supplies we might need. Let me sit up for a minute.”
I winked at him and he slid slowly off my lap, teasing me the entire time.
“I guess I am going to have to tell Bella about what a naughty boy you are,” I said.
I saw a look of lust cross his eyes and made a mental note to follow-up with Bella on that particular fantasy. He stood in front of me, his erection obvious, and put a hand out to help me up. Edward was always a gentleman first, if nothing else. I took his hand and stood, pressing myself against him, as I dug around in my pocket for some essentials. His arms wrapped around my waist, tangling with mine on their way.
“If you don't let me get this little packet, Edward, we're going to have a lot less fun together than I planned.”
He backed up a little at my words and smiled patiently as my hands went back into my pockets. I brought my right hand out, holding a travel-sized bottle of lube and my left had a condom. I held them up triumphantly and Edward tugged at my pants, pulling them down in one movement. I put my arms around Edward and tumbled back into the chair, bringing him with me, our bodies separated by only our boxers.
I flexed my hips up, pressing into Edward's body, letting him know I was ready for him. He brought his hands down and slipped my boxers off, lifting himself from my body to remove them. I pushed my hands to his waist and tugged his down as well.
Once we were completely naked, Edward took the condom from my hand, opened the package and teasingly rolled it down my cock. I opened the lube and squeezed a few drops onto the head of my erection and a few onto the tips of my fingers. Pressing them against Edward's ass, I slipped the tip of my finger inside. He leaned his head forward to rest on my shoulder and moaned softly in my ear, his hot breath sweeping across my neck as I pushed my finger farther inside.
Edward set his feet flat against the armrests of the chair, spreading himself wider for me. Scooting forward so I had a better angle, he rested his elbows and arms on my knees.
“You like that, sweetheart?” I purred at him.
“Yes, Jasper, but I want to feel you. Please, no more teasing. Let me feel you inside me.”
“As you wish, love.”
I removed my finger and put the tip of my hard cock against his ass, rubbing it up and down before gently pressing in. I could feel him clench a little before relaxing and accepting me inside of him all the way. His head was thrown back, mouth slightly parted, eyes open but rolled back. Reaching out, I tweaked his nipple, which made his cock jump.
“Look at me, Edward. I want you to watch me as I fuck you,” I demanded.
He moved his eyes to meet mine and I fell just a little more in love with him at that moment. Lightly tracing my hand down his chest as I pumped in and out of him, I moved lower to grab him and stroke. I was stroking him in time with my thrusts, the noise of our pants and groans filling the otherwise quiet air, now that the movie had ended.
“Mmm, Edward, don't you think of coming yet. I want to wrap my mouth around that hot cock of yours and swallow your come.”
I was pumping faster, harder, hitting deeper, and making Edward grunt each time I was fully buried in his ass.
“Come for me, Jasper. I want to feel your cock explode inside of me.” Oh God.
Caressed him harder, I gripped his thick shaft and enjoyed the silky and slippery sensation of the lube against his skin, allowing me to go faster. It wasn't much longer and I was spilling inside Edward with one final grunt, contained within the latex confines which would make clean up a little easier.
A moment later, I lifted Edward off of me and set him on the ground. I started at his eyes, kissing each lid, down to his nose, his lips, chin, collarbone, nipples, and further until I reached the head of his throbbing dick. Licking the pre-cum from the tip, I swirled my tongue around without closing my mouth over it, so he could watch each of my actions.
“Edward, Edward... I love the way you feel in my mouth. I love the way you taste. Give me a better taste of you, Edward. Come in my mouth.”
I lower my mouth to cover his length and began to hum and moan against him. He bucked his hips up into me and I almost gagged as he hit the back of my throat. I wrapped my hand around the base to avoid that again, stroking the lower part of him as I increased the pressure and force of my sucking.
Snaking my tongue out, knowing Edward was so close, I swirled the head and then kissed the tip. The next downstroke, I moved my hand faster, knowing the small change in movement would bring on Edward's orgasm. As I brought my head back up, he spilled his warm come in my mouth and I greedily drank it down.
When he was finished, I released him from my mouth and gave another gentle kiss to the tip before letting go. Moving my body up his, I rested with him on the floor.
“I better not have rug burn tomorrow or I'll get you back next time,” I said, winking at him. Resting my head on his chest, the room went quiet as our breathing returned to normal.
“Merry Christmas, love,” Edward said softly.
I looked up at the clock and realized we'd been downstairs longer than I thought.
“Merry Christmas to you, too, Edward.”
Japer lifted his head off my chest to give me a soft kiss on the lips before yawning.
“Sounds like bedtime.”
“I'm exhausted all of the sudden,” explained Jasper. “Fucking – better than Ambien.”
We laughed and shifted our weight off each other, standing up. I looked into his eyes and thanked him, knowing he was just as grateful as I was for our relationship.
We held hands on our way up the stairs, knowing all too soon we'd have to part. It wasn't like when we were at home and could curl up in my bed together. I dropped his hand as we reached the top stair and we both sighed. He snuck in another quick kiss and a “see you in the morning” before we walked opposite directions, him to the guest room and me to my childhood bedroom.
I laid in bed that night, thinking about Jasper and me, Jasper and Bella, me and Bella and Jasper, Bella and I together. Christmas was the next day (later that day, technically) and I couldn't wait to see her the day after.
I rolled onto my stomach, snuggling closely with my pillow, imagining the times ahead with Jasper and Bella. Before I knew it, the sun was blazing through my bedroom windows bringing me out of my sleep-induced fantasies. A great night for dreams.
I groaned when I realized I had a monster hard-on with no relief in sight; I wasn't sure Jasper and I would get any alone time today. The cell phone on my nightstand vibrated slightly, skimming the surface of my table, bumping into the reading lamp. I picked it up to see Bella had already texted me and a smile crossed my face.
Good morning, handsome.. Merry Christmas! I miss you both. Can't wait to see you tomorrow. xoxo, b PS – give J a merry xmas kiss for me ;)
I smiled and texted her back, realizing she had actually sent the message a few minutes before, while I was still asleep.
mmm, good morning, sexy. The only way my xmas could be any better is if I had woken up with you and Jasper by my side. Miss you terribly. Will pass on your xmas kiss gladly, I don't get one? *pout* xxoo,E
I pulled on my pajama pants and padded down the stairs, phone in hand. Mom, Dad, and Jasper were already at the table, a telltale smirk plastered on Jasper's face.
“Merry Christmas, everyone.”
“Merry Christmas, Edward,” they replied in unison.
I walked over and poured myself a cup of coffee before sitting with them. A stack of pancakes was already waiting in the middle of the table for us to share. We ate together in relative silence before going into the living room to open our gifts. I took the opportunity to grab Jasper's arm and pull him into the bathroom quickly, giving him a passionate kiss.
“From Bella, for Christmas,” I said, smiling.
“Well, I can't give you the gift she asked me to give you right here, right now, so I'll save it for later.”
He winked and walked out of the bathroom, joining my parents by the tree. I had to take a moment to adjust myself and take a few deep breaths to bring my body back under control.
“Edward, are you coming, dear?” I heard Mom ask and nearly fell over laughing.
“I'll be right there, Mom.” I just need to text my minx of a girlfriend and I'll be right with you... Girlfriend? Well, we'd settle that tomorrow night, I suspect.
You are even more naughty than I thought... Jasper said he can't give me my gift from you until later; naughty, I like it. Any preferences on dinner locations for tomorrow? xxoo, E
Jasper and I had yet to decide on a place to take Bella, so I figured I would get her input. I walked into the living room and my mom had a strange look on her face. Dad just looked impatient to get the show on the road.
Now that we were adults, Christmas was much less frenzied. We opened our gifts at a leisurely pace. Dad gave Mom the usual gift of jewelry. Mom gave Dad a gift certificate to the local bookstore and a new tie.
I wanted to bleach my eyes out when I looked and saw my dad run his fingers down the tie. “A new silk tie, Esme, how kind of you.” When he smiled and winked at her, a mental image of what they might do with the silk tie flashed across my brain and scarred me for life.
Jasper got my parents, who were essentially his own, a gift certificate to a local restaurant so they could enjoy a night out together. Dad had been working long hours lately, and they both looked grateful at the idea of an evening together.
My gift for them was more of a challenge. I knew they could buy themselves anything they wanted, so I tried to think of unique. I gave them both iPhones, preloaded with their address books and some of my original compositions. It took some valuable time in the studio, but I could tell from the reaction that Mom greatly appreciated having her song available to listen to in our absence.
Jasper and I saved our gifts for each other until the end, as usual.
My wrapped box for him was small and I heard a vibrating buzz as I handed it to him with a smile.
No prefs for dinner, just the company of two gorgeous men is enough to make me happy – good food is a bonus. Are we exchanging gifts? I wasn't sure.. too early? xoxo, b
I had briefly considered the same thing earlier that day. I knew Jasper nor I had gotten Bella anything, but I wasn't sure what the answer was. I moved to sit next to Jasper, instead of across from him as I had been. As he opened his gift, I leaned to whisper into his ear.
“Bella wants to know if we're exchanging gifts?”
One of his eyebrows raised as he gave me a curious look and finished opening the now unwrapped box.
Before he opened the box, he whispered back, “Sure, why not.”
I texted Bella again.
Yes, let's exchange something fun, don't worry about anything too big, but if you find something for one or both of us, go for it. We will both have gifts for you, they might even be appropriate to open at the dinner table in public ;) xxoo, E
I had searched for days to find the perfect gift for Jasper. We both had enough money to get what we needed and then some, but it was the little ways we showed each other that we cared that kept us coming back for more. Even though Jasper wasn't a very sentimental guy, I knew he would appreciate my gifts.
As he took each frame out, he examined the photo carefully and set it aside, picking up the next. I had photographed places in Chicago that were meaningful to us. To an outsider, they would look like city shots, nothing in particular special about them, just highlights of Chi-town. To us, they were a photographic story meant to hang on the wall and be proud of, showing a progression of our love. Each 5x7 picture was framed in a simple black rectangle.
The first photograph was of our apartment building, done at an artistic angle, in black and white. If you looked closely enough, you could see a form in the window: my Jasper. It was the first day we moved in together, we were unpacking and grouchy, so I went on a little walk for some fresh air. The sexual tension between us was already thick in the air, although we had yet to admit our feelings for each other.
The second photograph was of Toyota Park, where Jasper played with the Chicago Fire. I had taken it on his first game day with the team.
The third photograph was of Uno's, a favorite dining spot for us. We could go, relax, have a beer or two, and enjoy some good pizza. It was also the first place in public Jasper or I had ever shown a shred of affection for each other – he placed his hand on my knee under the table while we were talking.
The fourth photo was one of me in front of U of C on my first day of med school. It was the first day Jasper and I had been intimate, just after I got home from class and he had come home from practice, all sweaty and ready for a shower. When I think about it, or see this photo, I can still taste his salty skin in my mouth. I almost got hard looking at it again, but I was able to keep my thoughts under control.
The fifth and final photo was a recent rushed addition to the mix. It was O'Hare at sunset in the middle of winter. The night our new life began.
I couldn't help but be optimistic about Bella's presence in our lives already. I guess I'm an eternal romantic.
Jasper set the framed photos carefully back in the box and gave me what I hoped looked like a chaste hug. He lowered his head slightly, kissing the side of my neck my parents couldn't see, and whispered into my ear.
“Thank you. I know what each picture is for and I wanted you to know that I remember all of those times, too. I love you.”
He knew I couldn't respond in kind, my parents staring at us now, so I smiled and offered a lame “You're welcome, Jasper.”
I knew he wasn't as enthusiastic about his gift for me, a little grimace on his face as he handed over the much smaller box. I unwrapped and opened it, revealing a new Ultra Lightweight Metacardia stethoscope, engraved with “Dr. Edward Anthony Cullen”.
I don't think he even realized what a wonderful gift it was. I had been using a cheap stethoscope all that time and now, not only did I have a top of the line stethoscope, I had something from Jasper that I could hold around my neck to remind me of him. My eyes were slightly glassy as I looked up and thanked him, knowing I would offer him a much better thanks later.
Looking forward to it, E. Not sure mine can be unwrapped at the dinner table, but maybe later?? Miss your beautiful eyes. xoxo,b
The next time I felt my phone vibrate, I heard Jasper's beep, so I knew she had been texting him as well. Done with the gifts, my family disbanded and went back about our day. Jasper and I wandered down to the basement to play a little xbox while waiting for dinner. Mom was cooking and Dad was on call, puttering the house not bothering to get too involved in anything.
Can't wait to see your gift, J. I think I have the perfect gifts for you and naughty E.. Miss you and your kisses. xoxo,b
I wanted to text them both equally, but sometimes things ended up unbalanced. I was doing my best, that was all anyone could ask for, right?
I had been up for awhile, taking time to make Charlie and I breakfast before he came downstairs. I made coffee and cinnamon rolls, unable to keep my mind off Jasper and Edward as I mixed up the icing to go on top. I licked it off my fingers and my brain went haywire, thinking about licking it off both of them, dripping it onto my body and feeling both of their mouths worshiping me the way they had before. Whew, you have it bad, girl. Yes, yes I do...
When Charlie came down, I served him a cinnamon roll while he poured the coffee for us.
“So, Bells, are you ready to open your gift? I'm sorry it couldn't be more, but you know how things are around here.”
“Don't be silly, Ch-Dad. It isn't the gift, anyway, it's the company that I came for. I've missed you.”
I really had, too. I was surprised to find myself a little lonely and homesick in Boston. I was so glad to leave Forks, but a tiny piece of me had begun to feel at home there before I left.
We made our way to the Christmas tree, which I was glad to see Charlie actually had. Some years he didn't bother, complaining about the mess the needles made, but I always insisted on a real tree; nothing beats that smell.
He handed me a fairly thick rectangular box and I unwrapped it quickly.
“Dad, you've outdone yourself on the wrapping this year. Have a little help?” I waggled my eyebrows suggestively at him... and, did he just blush?
“Actually, I did have some help. Sue helped me pick that out, then helped me wrap it. We've gone out a few times, I guess.”
“Wow, Dad! I am so happy for you.” I moved and threw my arms around him in a hug before he could protest, leaving my unwrapped but unopened box where I had been sitting.
“Alright, alright, don't forget your gift, young lady.”
I opened the box and found a beautiful maroon leather laptop briefcase.
“Dad, this was too much. You have to take this back.” I shook my head, tears already forming.
“You're in your last year of law school, Bella, and I'm so proud of you. You're going to accomplish something with your life and you need a good bag by your side. I know it isn't much compared to what some families have, but hopefully when you take this back to Boston, you'll feel like you have a little piece of home with you.”
The tears fell freely then. Charlie was never one to express his love outright, so I was overwhelmed at his gift. I felt a little bad for my gift, but I knew it was at least practical. What do you get Charlie for Christmas, anyways?! Next year maybe I can ask Sue... Oh, mental note to myself to ask Charlie more about Sue later. My dad is dating!
I reached under the tree and handed him the small square box, which he opened quickly.
“You know you didn't have to get me anything, Bella, but I sure do appreciate this.”
He was proudly holding up a gift certificate to the local fishing shop.
“You're welcome, Dad. I wish it could be more, but I haven't been able to work many hours this quarter with my course load.”
“Hey, you done good, kid, don't beat yourself up. I forgot to mention that Sue is joining us for dinner. Is that okay? She's going to bring pie, so don't worry about dessert. Are you still planning to make dinner? I can help, if you'd like?”
I let out a quiet snort. Right, my dad, cooking.
“It's fine, Dad, I have it all under control. What time is Sue coming by, so I know when to have dinner finished?”
“She said she would be here at five o'clock.”
“Okay, Dad, go enjoy some TV and I'll get dinner started soon.”
With that, he wandered off and I took the free time to plot and plan the gifts I would be getting for my two sex god dates the next day. Thankfully, I had free time in the morning to get the actual shopping done.
Sue came over with her promised pies at 5 P.M. on the dot. We sat down to an uneventful dinner at 5:30 and I noticed them holding hands now and then. Truth? It was wonderful to see a genuine smile on Charlie's face. It had been a long time since I had seen him happy.
After dinner, I excused myself and gave them time alone, retreating to my bedroom for more brainstorming and a good night of sleep.
After Bella's last text, I took a minute to think about my reply.
Miss you too. Tomorrow can't get here fast enough. I'm sure we'll love your gifts if they're half as wonderful as you. smooches, J
Edward and I had finished with the gift exchange. I was so touched at his gift and the thought he put into it. Seeing some of the significant places in our lives made me realize how far we had come. Until recently, we always believed we would eventually separate and build new lives with other people. I wanted to ask Edward privately what he was thinking these last few days, with Bella's introduction to our lives and relationship, so we went down to the basement under the guise of playing xbox for awhile.
We turned on the TV and sat next to each other in the theater seats we had so comfortably fucked on the night before. I turned and smiled at Edward, recalling our fun in there. He smiled back and reached for my hand.
“I almost forgot your Christmas morning lovin' from Bella... You were so kind to give me mine earlier, I thought you'd want to wait for privacy for yours.”
I took my hand away from his and began rubbing his length over his jeans, eliciting a soft moan from him. I felt his hips buck, increasing the pressure against my hand and I pulled away. Bella was explicit in her text that she didn't want me to make him come, just tease him a little.
Edward glared at me and I laughed.
“Sorry, she was pretty clear about what she wanted me to do...”
He grabbed my arm and pulled me across the chair into his lap. He leaned his chair back so we were laying on top of each other, his lips on mine, my hands tugging his hair, legs tangled. I pulled back and rested my chin on his shoulder for a moment and I felt his hand running up and down my back, underneath my t-shirt.
“Edward, it's the middle of the day, and we need to talk. Can I go back to my chair without the threat of being dragged back over here?” I smiled into his neck.
“Sorry, I guess I got a little carried away. Thank you so much for the gift, by the way. I love it and I will enjoy having something from you with me all day.”
I moved back to my chair, keeping my eyes on him.
“It's okay. So, we're having dinner with Bella tomorrow and I just wanted to talk about things and see where you and I are and where we see things going. So, what do you think?”
He looked thoughtful for a moment, almost as if he hadn't stopped to consider exactly what we were doing or where we were going.
“Jazz, I haven't given it much thought. It is hard for me to imagine where this might go and I'm trying not to get my hopes up. All this time, all I ever thought about was how it would feel the day you met someone, or I met someone, and we had to separate our lives. I never imagined a situation where we could both have exactly what we want, together. It makes me immensely happy to imagine a future with both of you. I still think it's too early to tell what's going to happen, and who knows, we might get to dinner tomorrow and find out that in the light of day, Bella doesn't want the tangled mess that is 'us'. If she does, I think the smartest thing would be to do the long distance thing for a while, trying to work out if we're all compatible long term and how we might work out our living arrangements. What do you think?”
He took my hand and squeezed gently before rubbing his thumb over my knuckles. Amazing, six months ago, hell, six weeks ago, I would never have imagined this level of intimacy with Edward was in my future.
“I think … we agree. I'm so nervous and excited at the prospect of having found a smart, beautiful, sassy, sexy woman that we're compatible with, and who doesn't think the idea of having us both around would just be weird. I don't want to get my hopes up either because frankly, even if she does want to be with both of us long term, there are so many complications. I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I think you're right, taking things slow and working through some things apart will be a good test of how things might go. She's far enough away that it presents a problem, but close enough that we should be able to visit her or have her visit us fairly soon if we can work it out with school timing. Really, though, I'm game to test things out, so it sounds like we're just waiting to find out where her head is.”
Edward nodded at me, but I could tell something was still bothering him. I scrunched my eyebrows at him. “But...” I prodded.
“But... I can't help but wonder – let's say Bella isn't game, we're just assuming she is, and it seems like she has permanently altered us and our relationship without even knowing it. I mean, if she says we're both crazy to think she'd want to be with us... Do we go back to how we were before, or do we press forward with a taste of happiness, and search out someone else? I wonder how much of what has happened with us is because of her, or was it simply inevitable.”
“I'm not sure, Edward. I do feel like she's an integral part of a successful relationship for our future, but maybe we would be able to find another woman. For now, let's not worry about what might be or what could be. I just wanted to make sure we were still on the same page and wanting to move forward. Now, ready for a little family-acceptable fun?”
We took a break from playing Lego Star Wars on the xbox360 to stretch and have dinner around 6 P.M.. We headed back to the basement and resumed our game, playing for what felt like a short while, but when I glanced at the clock I noticed it was nearly midnight; we still hadn't figured out what to get Bella for Christmas yet.
“Edward, do you have any great ideas for Bella's Christmas gift?”
From my seat I could see the corners of his mouth lift in a cheeky grin.
“No, but I know where we can get some good ideas... At least for part of the gift.”
“I'm not sure I like the look on your face right now.” Okay, I really did like the look on his face, but I wanted him to share what was going through that pretty little head with very little resistance.
Edward laughed and turned his body to face me.
“You know that little shop in Port Angeles?” he asked.
“No, which little shop? There are only like a hundred.”
“Well, two actually, now that I think about it. First, I want to go to the book store and see if we can find her a nice book. I noticed she had one with her at all times at the airport and she seemed to enjoy reading whenever we had downtime. The second shop I thought of was Sin City.”
He smirked at me and I realized that I had forgotten all about the little sex shop downtown. I offered a high-five as my approval and we went back to the game.
“What were you thinking?” I asked, a little curious, a little horny at the thought of Edward and I in a sex shop, buying things for Bella.
“I had a variety of things in mind, actually. I guess I've been in 'naughty overdrive' all day. I thought about a pair of handcuffs, since Bella mentioned them in a text. I thought maybe a crop or flogger. Definitely some kind of vibrator or dildo, for when she leaves us and goes home alone. I think it would be nice to pick up some lingerie to send her once she's home, sort of a reminder of us.”
I had to adjust myself in the chair at the thought of Bella with any or all of those things.
“Sounds good. We can browse around and see if anything else might be good. I know we don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but we can always return anything we buy that she might not like or want,” I said.
Edward yawned and stretched his arms out, setting his controller down. Closing his eyes, he leaned back in his chair.
“No falling asleep down here, Edward. Let's go up to bed,” I said, patting his leg.
“If only,” he sighed.
“You know what I meant. We wouldn't want to give poor Esme an early heart attack. Come on.”
I pulled on his hand and helped him out of his chair. Reaching around his waist, I locked our bodies together. I inhaled into his chest, taking his scent in and trying to memorize it as best I could before turning my head and resting it on his shoulder.
“Soon we'll be back home, love, and we can enjoy each other openly again,” Edward offered, as if he could read my thoughts.
I was glad to be visiting Esme and Carlisle, but I also longed for the normalcy of our routine at home. It would be interesting to see where this new intimacy took us, once we were alone again.
I brought my hand up to rest it at the base of Edward's neck, playing with the wispy hairs there, twirling them in my fingers. I felt Edward's hot breath on my shoulder and he let out a little muffled sigh of contentment.
“Happy. So happy, Jazz.”
“Alright old man, up to bed.” I smacked him on the ass, reminding him of our slight age gap (he was three months older than me) with a little teasing.
We walked upstairs and shared a brief kiss at the top before going our separate ways for the night. We had agreed to meet at 9 A.M. the next day for our shopping adventure, so I wasn't at all surprised to hear the knock on my door at 8:59.
“I'm ready, Edward,” I said, walking to open the door. Edward beat me to it, leaning against the frame with an eager puppy expression.
“I don't think I have ever seen you this excited to go shopping before,” I teased.
“Nope. I can't say I've ever looked forward to 9 A.M. this much, either.”
He tucked his hands in his pockets and I went weak in the knees when he gave me his swoon-worthy crooked smile. Fuckitall, I am one lucky guy.
“Lead the way, driver!” I said, knowing he'd never let me drive.
We went to the little bookstore first, where we each picked out a book. When we got to the adult store, we parked and noticed the lot was mostly empty aside from a few old, beat up cars. Who else shops at an adult store the day after Christmas? Perverts.
I waited for Edward at the front bumper and we exchanged nervous glances before opening the front doors just in time to see Bella trip over the carpet and come flying toward us.
“Damn, baby, can't you keep your feet on the ground? A sexy woman like you should really watch herself... You never know who might be around to catch you.”
I winked and settled her into my arms before kissing her passionately; a searing kiss to let her know just how much I (we?) had missed her. I brought her to a standing position after Edward cleared his throat, reminding us he was still there. Bella was bright red.
“I guess I just made my point from the first time we re-met – I'm too clumsy for my own good. I've never been so thankful for the kindness of handsome men before. I've missed you two.”
She walked over and wrapped her arms around Edward, giving him a soft, gentle kiss. I could see him press his body against hers and my heart soared. Edward's words from the night before rang in my head. So happy.
“So, what are my two favorite boys doing here, hmm? A little Christmas shopping, perhaps?”
Edward and I exchanged glances before laughing.
“Looks like you were doing the same, sweetheart. Can we get a little sneak peek?” I asked as I pointed to the bag she was carrying. Giggling, she blushed again.
“No, you may not peek, naughty boy. If I'm going to be on time for our date, I have to run.” She gave us each a sweet peck on the lips and turned to leave. “Don't forget to text me the address I need to meet you at. See you later, boys.” She gave us a small wave and climbed into a huge red truck that looked older than all of us combined.
Jasper texted Bella with the house address as soon as we took a few steps into the store. It was a happy coincidence to literally run into Bella, but it just reminded me of how much I missed her already. What will it be like when we're apart for weeks? I sighed as we began our shopping.
Jasper picked up a few funny looking toys and I shook my head no. Finally, we made our way to the battery operated devices and picked out a vibrator that seemed fun to use. We went to the BDSM section and grabbed a pair of play handcuffs and a soft, velvety leather flogger with pink tails. On a whim, we ended up buying a book of erotica to include in our care package which we decided to send a few weeks later.
We paid and left, making our way over to the mall so we could buy some lingerie. It would also go in the care package, contingent upon Bella wanting to continue to see where things led.
Jasper wanted to get the white lace panty and bra set and I wanted the navy silk boy shorts and bra, so we compromised and got both, as well as three short, silk nightgowns. I had to fight the urge to take a side trip to the bathroom for some relief, imagining Bella in them. I could see Jasper feeling the same way.
I just realized that I have utterly no idea what to wear to dinner... as much as I'd like to show up naked
I don't think getting thrown out would be ideal for the Chief's daughter. Help? xoxo, b
Fuck. Bella, naked, bent over a table... I was having trouble keeping my thoughts clean.
You are a cruel woman, you know that, right? mmph.,. Naked Bella. J&I are both going in khakis and button downs, hopefully that helps. xxoo, E
We made one last stop at Target to purchase a web cam for Bella. That was something Jasper and I talked about the night before and agreed to get. We had no idea what kind of computer she had, or if she even already had a cam, but we wanted to be able to video chat with her while we were separated. Jasper and I both used Macs, so our laptops had built-in cams.
When we got back to the house, I asked Mom if she had some spare Christmas wrapping paper. She looked at me with a questioning expression, but I just explained we had some last minute gifts to wrap before we saw our friend that evening.
After everything was boxed, I safely tucked our care package items away in my luggage. Quickly wrapping the items we were taking to dinner, I made sure to keep our naughty gifts (the flogger, handcuffs, and vibrator) and the webcam separate so we could exchange them after our talk with Bella, and once we were away from the restaurant. Jasper and I agreed it was a better idea to talk first, exchange gifts second, in case we parted ways as friends at the end of the evening.
I looked at the clock and realized we had just under an hour to get ready, so I checked on Jasper (he was checking his email) and then hopped in the shower. When I was done, I wrapped a towel around my waist and peeked in on Jasper again since he'd asked for me to let him know when I was done so he could take a turn.
I leaned in the guest room doorway, smiling at Jasper still in front of his computer. He looked at me, or rather, my body, and bit his lip.
“Edward, go put some clothes on before I'm forced to ravage you right here and now, please.”
“I just wanted to let you know I was done with the shower, Jazz. See you in a few.”
I dressed for our date in khakis and a button down shirt. We planned to take Bella to C'est Si Bon in Port Angeles and we wanted to look and smell nice. I walked out of my room and noticed Jasper dressed similarly.
“Ready?” he asked.
“As I'll ever be.”
We walked downstairs, Jasper pinching my ass once or twice, making me yelp.
I found Mom in the living room watching TV and let her know that we would be back late, not to bother waiting up for us. She still had that curious expression on her face, but she let it go for the moment. I'd seen the look enough, though, to know that we would have to explain soon. Ah well, I'll worry about it tomorrow.
I grabbed Bella's gifts from the table and we made our way to wait for her in the driveway. As much as she wasn't ready to introduce us to Charlie, we weren't ready to introduce her to Mom and Dad either.