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Everything I Knew ~ Chapter 29: Ring Around Seattle


Excerpt from Chapter 29; Ring Around Seattle


“Oh, this one is beautiful,” Rose cooed, staring longingly at a princess cut diamond. The ridiculously huge, diamond ring.

“Nope,” I said, shaking my head.

“You’re no fun.” She huffed before turning her eyes back to the glass case.

Wipe your mouth, Rosie girl. I don’t think they’d much appreciate your spittle all over the showcase.  

“Not finding anything you like here?” Edward asked, coiling his strong arms around me.

I raked my eyes over the mass of sharply cut diamonds and pulled my bottom lip between my teeth. “Um…”

“You might find something to her liking here.” A dark haired man behind the sales counter, Shawn, pushed a business card toward Edward and I. “I’ll eat my tie if she can’t help you find something,” he said, his eyes roaming our faces. I looked down at the card that was now in Edward’s hand.

Alana- Jewellery with a Genealogy all its own. Estate jewellery.

I grinned widely and nodded at Edward, slipping my hand into his. “I get the feeling this would be more her speed,” Shawn said, taking in my expression. “That address is about a thirty minute drive from here. If you like I’ll call ahead and let them know to expect you.”

I turned toward Edward and asked, “Would you mind?”

“We’re not leaving until later this evening. I think we have time.”

We piled into the car and the four of us made our way to Alana’s. The shop was bright, colourful, and sang of old world charm. A woman, looking to be in her late fifties approached us as we walked in.

“You must be the party Shawn called about.” She extended her hand to shake and it was soft and worn and gentle wrinkles had worked into the skin.

“Yes. I’m Bella, and this is Edward.”

“Alana, owner and jewellery slinger,” she announced.

Alana showed us a number of beautiful pieces, some old and gleaming with history, others newer and far too gaudy for my tastes.

“May I,” Alana asked, reaching for my hand. I nodded and turned my hand palm down; she took it and thoughtfully caressed my fingers. “So delicate. Mm, I think I have just the ring. Excuse me for a moment.” Alana flitted out of sight into the back room, only to return moments later with a small, pale peach velvet bag.

She loosened the drawstrings holding it closed and tipped the contents onto my waiting palm. “1920’ish, 18 karat white gold. This is a filigree solitary ring with an old mine cut diamond. The diamond is minimal, but the work on the band and setting is exquisite.”

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Chapter 28 Teaser


Everything I Knew


Chapter 28: Confessions of the Previously Undersexed


“So is the good doctor treating you right?” Alice inquired, placing her menu on the table top and shifting her eyes to Bella.

Bella looked down at her own menu, a light rosy hue stole across her cheeks. She cleared her throat and answered,”Absolutely.” I watched her bite on her upper lip to keep that hundred watt smile in check.

Alice snickered. “Details please. I’m a nosy bitch.” She clasped her hands on the table in front of her and prepared herself for a talking to.

Bella wasn’t normally one to kiss and tell; she was usually too busy fighting off a hard blush to say much at all. Occasionally, I’d get a little snippet here and there. But I could see it then, when she pushed her shoulders back and locked eyes with Alice. My dear friend had changed. Where self-depreciation had lived, I saw confidence now and though she blushed, she certainly didn’t stutter.

“What, no pervy visions?” She shook her brown hair out with her hand and smiled wide at Alice.

“Dreams, Bella. Get it right. And no, no pervy dreams, thank you very much. Now spill, Bella Bunny.”

With a deep wistful sigh she launched into a sexual diatribe. “It’s so goddamn good. I feel like an eighteen year old again. Except at eighteen it was never…like that. We can’t keep our hands off each other, and sweet sin, he’s so good!”

A tall skinny blonde interrupted, asking for our orders and then skipped off to the kitchen in her tight fitting plaid shorts, ponytail swishing as she went.

“I was sore the other day,” she admitted, a little half smile tugged at her mouth. “Like really and for truly, sore. Muscles all stretched and burning in the best way.” Her face started to take on a wonderful cardinal shade. It wasn’t embarrassment, no, no. My girl was turned on. Her eyes looked slightly out of focus, no doubt recalling something salacious. When her teeth pulled at her bottom lip, I thought I’d do the girl a favour and reminder her of the fact that she was in a public place. Going gooey wasn’t really an option.  I shoved her with my knee.

Everything I Knew Photo Teaser: Chapter 27- Bricks and Mortar


Teaser: Chapter 27- Bricks and Mortar

The day ended on a positive note when I learned that another student, Jackson —the one that had tried to remove my flesh with his teeny teeth last year— had an incident free day and had even used the signs his EA had taught him to communicate that he needed a break. ‘I need a break’ loosely translated to: ‘I won’t slap you across the face if I can chill out for five minutes.’ It was a win–win situation.

I got home and toed off my ballet flats, unbuttoned my blouse, and walked toward my bedroom. Seconds into my solo striptease, my phone rang. I scurried down the hall to my bedroom and snagged the phone from its cradle.

“Hello,” I answered, finishing up with the tiny white buttons.

“How was your day?” Edward’s voice wrapped around me, smothering me with his warm honey tone.

I shrugged off the blouse and let it flutter to the floor. “Good. Shannon’s doing so well. I hope she sticks around when her contract is finished. She’s a smart little thing.”

“I’m sure Ang’ll be happy to know that her kids are so well taken care of.”

“I’m sure she will.” I riffled through my dresser and pulled out an old Guns N’ Roses t-shirt and held it up. “Where are you taking me, Edward?”

“I think you need to look up the word surprise in that damn dictionary that’s sitting on your desktop, lovely.”

I rolled my eyes and pulled the t-shirt over my head, feeling a little petulant. “Fine, have it your way, but once this goes on, it’s not coming off. If we’re meeting the queen of England…well I hope she digs G N’R. Just saying.”

I heard his snigger and again I rolled my eyes.

“That sounds like a challenge to me, Bella love.”

I shook my head and smiled lightly. “Perv.”

“Beg to differ. I just have an overwhelming appreciation for your body. Particularly when it’s nekkid,  or close to it.”

Perv or not the boy was cute as all hell, and he was mine. A wide, lazy grin spread across my face at the thought. Edward is mine. All hot, sexy, compassionate, slightly nerdy, and I nearly forgot…fuckhot in scrubs, and mine. A blissful sigh slipped passed my lips. “Have I mentioned that I love the way you love me, Perv?”

“Not today, but there’s still time. I’ll be there in forty minutes,” he declared and hung up