She jumped, as if my question startled her. “Why wouldn’t I be okay?”

“Tonight hasn’t exactly gone as planned.”

“You mean because of Kate?”

I nodded.

“I’ve already told you, Kate didn’t upset me.”

“Your intonation implies that I have.”

She folded her arms across her chest. “Why didn’t you tell me she would be there? I specifically asked you–”

“You didn’t ask me. I agree that I should have told you she’d be here, that I fucked that up, but don’t you dare accuse me of dishonesty. You know I’ve never lied to you.”

“I asked you if I would know anyone there besides you.”

I threw open my arms in frustration. “You don’t know Kate.”

“I do now.” She avoided making eye contact with me as she stepped out of her shoes. “For the record, I would have been able to tell she was still in love with you even if she hadn’t told me herself.”

“It isn’t like that.”

“Maybe not for you.” She sighed. “I just wish you’d talk to me. When we first met, you were so open and trusting. I know I destroyed that; I know it doesn’t rebuild overnight, but if I haven’t earned it back by now, I’m not sure I ever will.” She knelt on the floor between my knees, resting her hands on my thighs. “Trust me.”

“I do.”

“Then tell me.”

“Tell you what?”

“Everything you’ve gone out of your way to keep from me, starting with Thanksgiving.”

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  1. on 17 Jun 2010 at 7:36 pmMonicaaka:LittleMoCullen

    Ooooo I cant wit for this chapter :) I loved the teaser so im sure that im gonna love the chapter … although i have loved AA5 and Counterpoint this far i dont think it will change cuz i love these to so much! ;)

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  2. on 18 Jun 2010 at 11:49 amsweetmahogany (Kesha)

    I loved AA5, but I must admit that Counterpoint is so much more intense because I always wondered what Edward was thinking. I’ve been waiting for this chapter since starting Counterpoint. Not because of the “anal sex”, but because of Bella’s face off with Kate. I look forward to reading the entire chapter!

    You’re an amazing storyteller btw. I look forward to reading more from you.

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  3. on 18 Jun 2010 at 4:40 pmGabi

    Maybe it’s only my memory but it seems to be so different from AA5. Can’t wait for the chapter.

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    Colleen reply:

    It’s very different from AA5. She left a lot out.

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