Hey Fan Fic fans, we are back!! After spending my Valentine’s weekend at the movies watching the amazing Fifty Shades of Gray, I am all about delayed gratification. LOL
Michelle and Annie still want to share their love on what to read that is swoony and lovey-dovey, because it’s cold outside, and we need some crazy hot/sweet fics to read, right???
Women all around the world think of Valentine’s Day in a different way. Chocolates…flowers…cards…gifts…romance…sexy kisses…sweet nothings and so on.
Me? I’m a sucker for a sweet, geeky Valentine boy myself.
Boy oh boy did Valentine’s Day come a little early this year… in the way of a beardy man wearing a red tie in Berlin. Swoon. (Am I right? Or am I right?)
Cough. Moving on.
Twilight Edward is still my favorite young-adult book boyfriend. However, fanfiction Edward, and there are so many of them, runs a close second. So trying to decide which Edward out of a gazillion I’ve read for a Valentine’s post was a struggle.
Summary: Eleven dimensions. Infinite parallel realities. And in all of them, I love her. Muppets, math, and physicists falling in love. Fluff and eventual lemons. ExB, AH.
Let’s start off with the object of Edward’s dreams…. Edward, please introduce us to your Bella:
There are a few things I know about Bella Swan.
I know she likes her coffee without sugar but with a healthy slosh of half and half. If the office fridge is out of her preferred brand of high-fat dairy, I know she scrunches up her nose and reaches for the Coffeemate, but that she does so with disdain.
I know her screen saver is of the Muppets, and that her favorite Muppet varies from day to day. Right now, it seems to be Kermit, because she’s had that song about rainbows playing softly in the background for a week. Sometimes it’s Gonzo (I’m Going to Go Back There Someday). And every now and then it’s Rowlf (I Hope That Something Better Comes Along).
Apparently, she likes her puppets bittersweet.
I know she lives in an old neighborhood, far away from student housing – that she doesn’t socialize with anyone from our program much at all. That she’s insanely beautiful and that she could have anyone she wants, but that she never, ever dates. That her voice, as rare as it is to hear, is gentle and low.
That she’s smart. Brilliant. Smarter than me, and I’m not trying to brag when I tell you that’s saying something.
I know she likes theoretical versus experimental physics, that she earned the only A in Dr. Banner’s nanoscale class last semester, and that string theory is her area of interest.
I know she looks particularly insanely beautiful in blue.
And as I hitch my backpack higher on my shoulders and shove my glasses up my nose, I decide there’s one other thing I know.
I know that today’s the day I’m going to go up to her.
Today’s the day I’m going to say hello.
How cute is he? He’s got a plan to meet his girl-from-afar. But this Bella has some serious responsibilities that keep her from her peers. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed a certain green-eyed boy. Which is good until you see it through Edward’s mind.
“Hi,” I say.
I said hello. Well, hi. But that’s an acceptable deviation from the plan. It’s less formal, anyway. More conversational. That has to be good, right?
Her head tilts to the side, one eyebrow lifting. One side of her mouth lifts, too. God, I love her smile. “Um. Hello.”
I’ve been psyching myself up for this moment for so long, and all my preparation kicks in, finally. “My name is Edward Cullen.” I hold out my hand.
She giggles. I can’t decide if she’s laughing at me or not. But then she makes it irrelevant. She reaches out her hand and grasps my palm. “I know.”
My eyes bug out of my head. She knows my name, and she’s touching me.
Her handshake is firm, but her skin is soft and warm. I want to hold onto it forever. All too soon, though, she’s pulling away, her face blushing the softest pink as she looks down. My brain finally manages to get a message to my hand, and I drop it to my side. My palm is tingling.
“You’re Bella Swan,” I say.
Her smile is even wider this time. “I know that, too”
Oh, God. She must be getting ready to call the dean and inform him what a simpleton he let into their graduate physics program.
“Of course,” I blather. “Of course you do.”
We stand there in awkward silence for at least a minute, and there are flashing red lights in my mind. We’re going down, Captain. Red alert! Red alert!
Poor Edward. He’s not a smooth operator when it comes to Bella. And guess what? I like him just the way he is.
He’s adorkable and so very determined. He doesn’t give up even when Bella hesitates due to family obligations. Never fear though, our nerdy boy gets his girl, hell, he even impresses Charlie.
I have a date with Bella Swan…. -it might be with a girl and her father – but I have a date.
When I get to the last message in my inbox, my eyes bug out of my head.
To: Edward Cullen
From: Bella Swan
I stop right there, close my eyes and swallow hard. She’s going to cancel. I just know she is. After a few deep breaths, the anticipation of pain settles down into a dull, low ache.
I wince and open one eye.
Hi! It’s Bella, from school. Hope you don’t mind, I got your email off the department list. Just wanted to thank you again for the offer to go with us. I told my dad and he almost cried. He wants me to thank you, too. We’re really looking forward to it, assuming you still want to go. (You still want to, right?)
Anyway, just so you’re prepared for what you’re getting yourself into, here’s a link to some of the trailers they’ve been putting out. I think you’ll like the Green Lantern one, especially.
I have to read the message a dozen times before I get it through my skull. She still wants to go with me.
She wants to go with me.
My whole face hurting with how hard I’m smiling…..
Don’t you just want him to have his happy ending? Check out String Theory to see just how great this love story is. You’ll love the other characters just as much. And Muppets. Ladies, who doesn’t love a guy willing to go see a Muppet movie with his girl? It’s truly a great anytime fic, but Cupid Michelle says you really need to read this one for Valentine’s Day.
Sending each and all chocolate, wine, and your favorite hunky fictional boyfriend!
Michelle, I bet you didn’t know that String Theory-ward is my fic husband. I married him on twitter the day the last chapter posted… Why are you all looking at me like I’m crazy?
Anyway, this week I chose the most romantic fics out of my favorites for you today. Oddly enough, they’re all quickies. Oops! I mean shorties. Shorties, because quickies means a whole other thing. I don’t know what I was thinking, er, well, you know… AHEM Okay, here we go:
We Are Young by MyLifeandHis
Summary: Destiny doesn’t do home visits. I can sit and chit chat with Bella, flirting with her on my balcony all I want to, but am I actually going for it?
Skyline by IcelandGirl812
Summary: He saw her when the world had swallowed her whole, and she saw nothing. Now that she finally sees him, can he convince her he was there all along?
Words Like Art by ltlerthqak
Summary: Every open door offers the chance of a great story. Ours started with a slip of pink paper…
This one was pulled a couple years ago, but has been reposted on wattpad. You might recognize the authors.
A Little Crazy by Christina Lauren
Summary: He’s the new mysterious tenant across the street. She’s spent her entire life here. Can he convince her that life isn’t a place, but what you keep with you?
Last but not least, here are a couple one-shot contests from previous years.
I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!
Thanks ladies!! Love you both. xxoo