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31 March 2008 @ 12:56 am
Everything in the Right Order: Hero  
Title: Everything in the Right Order: Hero
Fandom: Twilight
Rating: PG for very vague references to sexual situations.
Summary: Victoria's army is defeated. Afterward, Bella and Edward spend time in their meadow, where Edward proposes moving their wedding night activities to right now. Bella turns him down, reinforcing the importance that they do "everything in the right order" for Charlie, Alice, Renee. Suppose there was one other reason she didn't mention to Edward?
AN: Unbeta'd. For my twilight20 prompt #1: Hero, on my Edward/Bella & Sex claim. My goal with this claim is to write a realistic journey towards a sexual relationship for them. Prompt table here.
Word Count: 297


There was another reason she wanted him to wait, more fleeting, impractical, and difficult to grasp: the cliche. The princess always falls into a trap laid by her enemy, needing to be rescued by a knight, and is stolen away to marry him. The wedding ends, presumably, with the happy couple riding away in some large, white carriage pulled by unicorns.

Bella had never liked the princess protagonists, growing up. They always did the same things. Why couldn't they have common sense, or be more circumspect about the situations they were in? Why did they always fall in love, often nearly immediately, with their rescuer? How come they never got themselves out of these situations, or at least not without the help of animal sidekicks and men in shining armor. Bella swallowed hard. Her situation was totally different. Her animal sidekicks weren't really animals, and her knight shone without the need of armor.

She simply needed to distance herself for a moment from the battle, from watching Victoria torn to pieces by Edward, from watching Seth take on Riley. She did not want to remember her first time as the aftermath of a fight. She didn't want to look into a mirror and see the damsel in distress. Bad enough that she often felt so helpless now, as a human. She had every intention of leaving behind her helpless role with her humanity. She did not want reminders lodged in her memories.

And so, she clung stubbornly to fighting for the causes of Charlie, Renee, and Alice. They were good causes, but they were not the only ones. She simply could not give herself to Edward while he was still her hero. She'd rather wait until he returned to the usual fretful un-dead ethical philosopher that she loved so much.
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your confusion, my illusion: twilight-vampire girlraaaruby on March 31st, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
She didn't want to look into a mirror and see the damsel in distress
i enjoyed that.
especially the whole fairytale cliche, and Bella wanting to distance herself from that.
I could see her thinking that-it's very Bella.
bombshell_chic: e&bbombshell_chic on March 31st, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
I like it! Short and sweet!
Crystal: Kaname - Ordermirax on March 31st, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
Nice! I look forward to the other ones! :)
TAMMY is NOT my NICK NAME! :Dkittodaijoubuuu on March 31st, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
I liked it, 'tis simple yet nice. Good job :)
(Anonymous) on March 31st, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
'Fretful un-dead ethical philosopher' that is such a wonderful description of Edward. And I think a great icon clip.
midget_sizemidget_size on March 31st, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I loooove when you write Twilight! Fo real.
vichausvichaus on April 1st, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
This was wonderful :]
Synchestra Duendemysduende on April 2nd, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
I just discovered 'Hero' after commenting about 'Villian.'

Lovely opening.
niellemuch on April 11th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
This is wonderfully writen and also very well thought out.
i hope you will finish the next chapters soon
bookluvrwriter: our heros r our writersbookluvrwriter on April 11th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
I read this a while ago, but i didn't comment and i must say, AMAZING!! I love it!!