New Fic of the Week: 5/23 - 5/29

May 25, 2011

Love in Idleness by twanza
Review by fnoslvrvlvo4lif

Rating: M
Genre: Romance/Drama, AH
Characters: Edward/Bella

Summary: Bella Swan meets the perfect boy during her junior year, but when she finds out he's a freshman, and an evil mastermind, all hell breaks lose. move to a new school, you meet this cute guy and then the unthinkable happens, you find out the guy is two years younger than you?! Oh no?! What is a girl to do?! It's OK for a guy to be into an older woman, but not so much for a girl to be into a younger guy.

Edward and Bella don't talk too much at first, but a sudden change of events alters all that, which leaves Edward coming to Bella's window, but never actually stepping foot into her room. They talk about anything and everything and quickly become very good friends. Edward wants to be with Bella, but her reaction to him is always pointing out that he is much younger than him by saying the infamous, 'maybe when you're older'. Oh, how that pisses him off when she says that.

This is such a cute story and I'm loving it so far. The last chapter left me wanting more and looking forward to the next update. Here is a taste of what you’re missing...

"Did he try anything?" Edward repeated. Despite all evidence to the contrary, he liked to take the direct course to information whenever possible.

Bella smirked in what he took as a condescending manner. "None of your business," she said blithely as she rested her cheek on her arms, and read: "A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing." The new words popped up just as Mote slammed face first on to the floor. Bella laughed.

"I would have if I were him." Edward didn't beat around the bush, and he wanted her to know he wasn't a little kid, which was the category she filed him under whenever the topic of his obvious affection came up.

"Would what?" Bella only half listened to him as Mote's flailing cartwheel brought about: "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" That was an obvious line to have chosen, she thought, but it was very Edward, so she let it go. "Thank you for fixing my phone." She said softly and smiled.

"And you would have liked it." Edward's confidence was really quite shocking.

"Liked what?" Bella didn't want to stop playing with her phone, nor did she want to get into this with Edward, but she pulled herself away from her phone to listen to his answer."

"Liked it if I tried something." Edward wanted to climb through the window and try something right now, despite the fact that her hair was a rat's nest and she had black smudges under her eyes.

"Doubtful." Bella was of two minds about this, and was shocked at his nerve, but gave herself away by turning red. He looked very serious on the tree, framed by her window.

"So?" Edward needed an answer, even though he was fairly certain he knew.

"So what? Bella retreated to the age-old strategy of buying time by pretending not to understand what he was talking about.

"Did he try anything?" Edward was nothing if not relentless.

"End of conversation," she said, knowing that this line of inquiry was leading nowhere good.

"Can I ask one question?" he asked, because dogged determinism was one of the traits they shared.

"Maybe." Bella felt like humoring him, at the same time that she wanted to hear what he had to say.

"Did you kiss him?" Edward hated to be obvious, but it had been the topmost thing on his mind all night.

Tyler had gone in for the obligatory kiss at the end of the night. It hadn't been bad. It hadn't been good. 

Mostly she had concentrated on the fur of his upper lip and the fact that his lips weren't open as much as they were flat and dry. Mostly it had been a press more than an actual kiss, and really, if she thought about it, which she wasn't really inclined to do, it had been all his doing.

"He kissed me, but I didn't kiss him." Bella liked to be specific, as well as honest.

"A kiss needs two people." Edward's curiosity was driven as much by logic as it was by hormones, but he grasped what she meant. "Have you ever kissed anyone?"

As the child of Charlie Swan who, even in the face of the most wily criminals and lawyers, liked to tell it like it was, Bella felt there was every benefit in keeping the conversation matter-of-fact. "No. Not yet."

"Me neither." He was sure this wasn't a surprise, but it was a relief to say it.

So go read Love in Idleness. You won’t regret it. **wink wink**

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