“Please, Bella?” Edward looked at me, his green eyes bright with curiosity.


“But I told you mine!”

And just like that—with his juvenile intonation—the reality that my lover was only seventeen came crashing down on me.

“Silly, Edward. We both know you had nothing to tell.” I rolled away from him, and clutching the sheet against my bare breasts, I stepped out of the bed and into the sunlight. I stood in front of the window and closed my eyes, letting the afternoon sun warm my face.


Thankfully, most of the time we were together, it was easy to forget exactly how young he was. I could never be intimate with him while dwelling on his age. During moments when such acknowledgment was unavoidable, I emotionally withdrew—a fact I’m fairly sure was not lost on him.

The sheet suddenly pulled away from my chest, and there was Edward naked in my bed, holding its other end.

“I do, now.” He smiled suggestively.

I joined him in bed, pushing the thoughts that weighed so heavily on me away from my consciousness.

“Oh, really?”

He nodded.

“Perhaps we should start over then.” I put my hands on his chest and climbed on top of him, straddling his pelvis. “So…” I looked down at him and brushed my thumbs across his nipples. “How many sexual partners have you had?”

He closed his eyes as I ground my hips against his; I was willing to play along, but I wasn’t about to make this easy for him.

“One.” His voice was not much louder than a whisper.


“Yes. Exactly one. I’d watched her for months.”

“Why didn’t you approach her?” I asked, pressing into him.

“She was forbidden.”

“My, my.” I trailed a fingertip down his chest to the patch of hair below his navel. “Why did you decide to pursue her?”

“She did. I ran into her at the Art Museum on a Friday night. There was a jazz quartet playing, and she was stunning. She stood alone and swayed to the music. When I noticed her glass of wine was empty, I brought her another and struck up a conversation with her. She didn’t talk down to me like other teachers did, and she didn’t treat me as if I were a freak like I was used to from my so-called peers. She was human, and treated me as if I were the same. Only my family had ever done that…”

“I was never your teacher, Edward.”

“No, you weren’t. Well, not that way.”

He reached up and pinched my nipple. I gasped, he hardened, and before I could even verbalize my need, he entered me. As he began to move, I remembered how in a few weeks this would all end. I would have to let him go.

I didn’t allow the thought to linger. Instead, I let everything that was not directly related to the pleasure he brought my body drift away and focused instead on the beautiful boy beneath me.

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  1. on 16 Aug 2010 at 9:19 pmandii cullen pattinson

    its really here again!
    I have2read it yet again
    THANKS4put it in up :DDDD


  2. on 24 Aug 2010 at 12:56 amfleur50

    départ canon,

    je lirai en revenant de vacances, bye

    Montréal, Québec


  3. on 28 Aug 2010 at 7:13 pmizziey

    i had heard so much about this story and now it’s posted. i’m gonna have to read fast though. damn work and school!


  4. on 31 Aug 2010 at 11:24 amLinda

    Loved the prologue, i´ve been meaning to read this for the longest time, but RL has been in the way, so when i saw you´ll keep it available for a limited time, i just had to start, =)

    Best wishes, Linda (fr_larsson on FF.net)


  5. on 09 Sep 2010 at 2:43 pmAnnichka

    I have heard so much about this story. So glad you reposted it, I found it and have the ability to finally read it. Thank you for sharing!


  6. on 28 Sep 2010 at 1:54 pmlisa89

    I’m really glad I’ve gotten a start on this fic, Colleen. The way you’ve written the prologue really pulls me in – you are awesome. Also, I love the way you’ve done up the site. It’s beautiful. :)


  7. on 04 Oct 2010 at 6:07 pmGissele

    I just found this fic on FF but saw only like 4 chapters, i look in your profile and found your webside! Please dont deleted yet! I just start reading it! The prologue sold me! Thanks for reposted thouhg, cuz a lot of people have been told how awesome this is! And i just found it and started it! Take care! And i’ll keep reading. Bye


  8. on 23 Oct 2010 at 5:32 amcris

    This story haunted me for such a long time, I was beyond sad when I could no longer reread it,but I always wanted to read back and forth between this and counterpoint at the same time which i finally got the chance to do. There falling in love made me smile I was crushed for him when she left him, I was sick when he made love to his room ,my tears flowed when his father died I held my breath when they met at the diner. there are no flaws her only love and pain and hope I love ever word you wrote here


  9. on 10 Nov 2010 at 10:43 pmKeeWit

    I just discovered that Aa5 was posted here, though only temporarily. I hope that if I start reading now I will have enough time to finish before you take it down again?


  10. on 19 Nov 2010 at 2:50 pmsilvia

    OK – I’m taking the plunge….this has been on my reading list for a while, and if the rest is as good as the prologue, I’m going to kick myself for not reading it sooner. See you on the other side!


  11. on 25 Nov 2010 at 12:08 pmBooksgalore/Bookishqua

    ..I remembered how in a few weeks this would all end. I would have to let him go. OUCH!
    Loved it.


  12. on 08 Mar 2011 at 8:22 amcris

    this is my favorite…..I return often to seek the beauty of these lovers there passion and love for each other takes my breath away when she left him my heart broke ….when he cried for her …I cried with him …..when he found another and I knew she still love him…i cried for her…when he lost his father..it took hours for my tears to stop running down my face you have a gift its here for all to see on paper ……..I still follow every thing you write and its wonderful…..but this will always be my first love


  13. on 10 Mar 2011 at 5:48 pmSiriusmunchkin

    Guessing on ff.net there are just outtakes from this story. Like the beginning. Everything was new.