Cullen was leaning against the kitchen counter holding a bouquet of stargazer lilies. He straightened his posture before offering them to me.

“A somewhat unorthodox choice, I know, but I thought of you when I saw them.”

Stargazer lilies have been favorite flowers ever since I was little, largely because they were freckled like me. Cullen showing up with them had to be nothing more than a freaky coincidence.

“May I ask why?”

“Why did I bring you flowers?”

“I know why you brought me flowers. It’s probably part of your standard operating bullshit. I meant, why did you think of me when you saw these?”

Shrugging, he flashed me his trademark smile. “They’re unconventionally beautiful.”

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  1. on 29 Apr 2010 at 8:29 pmSassyK

    Ooh, that Cullen is smooth, isn’t he? Only this time, it’s sincere.

    Those lines will take on a whole different meaning to him when delivered to a woman he cares about. Their truth will ring loud and clear.


  2. on 29 Apr 2010 at 8:50 pmMel

    I love seeing these two grow closer to one another.


  3. on 29 Apr 2010 at 9:46 pmFreelove Zilpha

    Your Carlisle, who should really be called out for having too many slick lines, is actually able to pull them off. That’s talent (on your part), to be sure. He’s adorable, and you should be proud of your creation. Thanks for writing. –FLZ


  4. on 30 Apr 2010 at 1:01 amSHC92

    Ha, ha…I love it. Getting these two together will be a fun ride.


  5. on 02 May 2010 at 10:37 pmandii cullen pattinson

    its fun to see Carlisle&Esme “growp up” together
    &been more than Edward’s parents which even if they r u
    put them on After 5&Counterpoint who they REALLY r
    SO i LOVE it!
    it just PERFECT!!