Link: Edward Cullen: A Work in Progress can be found on FanFiction.net. Click here to go to the story.
Status: Complete with 28 chapters.
Summary: Edward Cullen is an asshole. He’s a moody musician and artist who is wary about life and is recovering from a nasty drug overdose. Emmett, his best friend, offers him an opportunity to redeem himself and work with his best tattoo artist in his shop.EXB,AH
Our Thoughts: I (Lucy) found this as it was added to the Twilighted All Human community and I started to read. This was another one of these stories that drew me in from the prologue. But please note before you start reading, there’s lots of references to rape and drug abuse so this story may not be for everyone.
So Edward has just got out of rehab after being clean for 6 months. His best friend, Emmett offers him an apprenticeship at his tattoo shop, Dreamstyle. There, he meets his fellow tattoo artists, Angela, James and Bella or Bitchella as Edward has named her. But she really is a bitch to him; she’s responsible for his apprenticeship and calls him Whippingboy. But she has a dark and horrible past which is revealed throughout the story.
This story is how Edward uses his experiences with his dugged past and successful rehab to help Bella work through her issues to the point where she trusts him …. once the bitching and hate stops ….
“You don’t owe me any explanations. However, don’t you dare fucking hit me again. I may be your ‘Whipping Boy,’ but it’s only in title. Not in action,” I snarled. “I’ll do the damn work, following your insipid orders, but you will never hit me again.”
“Yeah, yeah,” Bella said as she rolled her eyes. “I just want you to know that I really don’t like you.”
“You’ve made that abundantly clear,” I said. “The snide comments and menial tasks you’ve given me is proof that you hate my ever-loving guts. I know I pissed you off with that stunt I pulled with Angela, but get the fuck over it.”
“Who you fuck is your own damn business,” Bella said. “Just don’t do it at the shop.”
“Fine. Is that all? I have to finish stocking the merchandise in the front,” I said.
“No. I wanted to talk to you about your apprenticeship,” Bella said as she sit down in Emmett’s office. “You’ve created some decent sketches. Nothing that is off-the-charts great, but some okay stuff. You now need to start practicing on people.”
“That would be helpful.”
“You’re going to tattoo me,” she said, crossing her arms over her chest. “That’s how Marcus handled my apprenticeship and Emmett’s too. I could care less if you fuck up. Especially since where you’re going to tattoo, it won’t be seen by many people.”
“You won’t cut off my balls if I fuck up?”
“No. I’d only do that if you fucked up a paying client,” Bella said with a shrug.
Yeah we have one douche of a Edward and one hard ass of a Bella. Sparks do fly but as you weave your way through this story, they’re some serious stumbling blocks …. two particular ones called Jacob and James.
That’s all I’m going to say now apart from GO READ!!