“I’m going to start calling you Chef-Boi-R-E.” Karen said while picking up the dishes. “That pasta was great babe.”
“Well you know, I do what I can.” Erica responded smugly, following Karen into the kitchen. “Here. Let me get those dishes for you.”
“Nope….nope…nope.” Karen turned the faucet on and grabbed the sponge. “You cooked, so I clean.”
Erica-Rose smiled at Karen as she let go of the dishes. That was the rule that they always cooked by. She remembers, Erica thought.
After the dishes, they both sat on the couch to watch the movie they picked out. Erica poured two glasses of Karen’s favorite wine and handed her one. A few candles were lit around the living room and the faint sounds of rain could be heard outside.
“I love the rain, don’t you?” Karen asked Erica as she cuddled next to her.
Erica thought of the last time it rained and being on a similar couch with Karen. Suddenly, she felt the biggest urge to take Karen upstairs and finally make love to her again. She could say all she wanted to express her love, but Karen really knew when their bodies connected. Whenever Erica kissed her, she kissed as if it was always the last time she ever would. When she let her fingers slide in and out of her, the power fusing her thrusts were driven by her heart. Erica really meant the words “make love”.
“Yes.” Erica finally replied. “I do love the rain.” Erica fought her urge and pressed play on the remote.
The previews started and instead of fast forwarding like they usually did, they watched, trying to see what they missed out on. Still facing the flat screen on the wall, Karen asked Erica the question she couldn’t answer earlier.
“Well…do you think you love her?” Karen didn’t want to face Erica when she answered.
“My answer hasn’t changed Karen.” Erica managed to say in a soft tone. “I do care about her. I have told her I love her. I feel like I should do right by her.”
“Well…do you love me.” Karen tilted her head up towards Erica now, so she could look in her eyes.
Erica stared back for a moment with no words. Somewhere far away, lightening struck and they both jumped at the thunder. “Yes Karen….I have loved you from the moment I met you…I still do.”
“So what do I have to do?” Karen asked bringing her head back down and taking a sip of her wine.
“What do you mean? Do what?” Erica asked, clearly confused.
“What do I have to do to make you mine again…and only mine.” Karen asked firmly and with a look in her eyes like a woman on a very important mission.
“You want me back like that? Even with the mixed feelings that I have for Kim?” Erica was shocked. She half expected Karen to just make the decision for her.
“I told you I won’t be the other woman. But I will not lose you either. I hurt you and I’m sorry.” Karen turned her entire body around now so she was almost straddling Erica. She looked at her deep in her eyes to continue, “I can’t lose you again. I don’t care about Kim. You belong with me and I will do anything to fight for the love we have Erica. Anything.”
Erica was speechless. All she had been thinking since Karen got back in town was how much she loved her. Then she thought how great Kim was being and that she deserved to be loved. Not once, did Erica think she and Karen would get back together. Why hadn’t she thought it? What about Kim?
“Baby.” Karen said in almost a whisper and leaning closer. “If you still want to spend the rest of your life with me….I will.
Erica closed her eyes for just a second. In that second she couldn’t believe what she just heard. She cared for Kim, but would she ever honestly love her the way she loved Karen? No, she wouldn’t and that wouldn’t be fair to either of them. Yes, she wanted Kared. She wanted to spend the rest of her life with her. Just before the second ended, Erica opened her eyes to see tears streaming slowly from Karen’s eyes. The look inside them searched hers for an answer that wouldn’t cause her pain.
“Karen…..I never stopped loving you. I gave you my heart years ago and you never gave it back.” Erica spoke, wiping Karen’s tears away. “You were my first and I want you to be my last.”
Erica pulled Karen the few inches between them and kissed her soft and slow as their bodies melted into one. Karen slid her arms around Erica’s neck and Erica pulled Karen’s legs the rest of the way to wrap them around her own body. She sat up, speeding up her kiss that became hungrier. She stood, holding Karen close to her body and walked up the stairs towards the bedroom.
Erica laid Karen across the bed gently and peeled off her clothes slowly. It was dark, they hadn’t bothered to cut on any lights or play any music. Erica let her hands rub all over Karen’s body. It was almost as if she was blind and Karen was her Braille. The last time they laid naked together, their time was cut short. This time, Erica caressed every inch of Karen. She liked to think she was getting familiar again. It had been a while since she held Karen’s pleasure at her fingertips. It took Erica seconds to realize she would never be unfamiliar with Karen’s body…it belonged to her.
“Baby…” Karen called out in the darkness.
“Yes…” Erica answered somewhere between kissing her thigh and biting her calf.
“Kiss me please.” Karen pleaded. Karen needed the kiss that challenged her own. She needed to feel Erica’s love. She would know for sure then, if she was still hers.
Erica paused to take her clothes off and drop them to the floor. Then she slid her naked body between Karen’s legs and up towards her lips. Karen’s back arched and a gasp escaped her lips as their pelvises slid across each other. It was like a fire being put out by a splash of water. Soothing but at the same time craving for more.
Erica reached Karen’s lips and brushed against them first. She knew Karen would think she was teasing her, but she was just trying to savor the moment. This was the kiss. Not like the ones in the weeks before. This was the kiss that would be the beginning of the ending that would never come. When she touched Karen’s lips to her own, she wanted Karen to hear it as clear as day, “I Love You.”
Karen knew this wasn’t a tease. She knew Erica’s teases all to well. Karen was glad…she wanted to savor the moment. She needed to clear her mind and feel Erica for all she was and wanted to be to her. Karen let her mind slip away to another time, another place. They shared a home that they loved and a baby‘s laugh came from a play pen. A toddler ran past with a ball and Erica stood from her desk to slow the child down. In her vision, Erica suddenly notices her and a smile of pleasure and content comes across her face. Karen felt herself smile back.
Karen opened her eyes to see Erica still savoring the moment. They were ready now. They both closed their eyes and allowed their lips to part so they could both let the other in. Their tongues slipped in hot and slow. Their heads tilted to their appropriate side and they listened.
There was silence.
They heard it. “I Love You.”
Erica smiled with her heart. Karen wrapped her arms tighter around Erica’s neck to pull her closer. Erica began to slide her body up and down Karen’s. They were vulnerable and it was okay. Erica let her hand slide down the side of Karen’s body and signaled for Karen to wrap her legs around Erica’s body. Karen obliged. Erica pushed Karen’s legs higher, making the opening to her pussy’s lips wider.
Erica lifted her own as wet as it was and placed it directly above Karen’s. She used her hand to open herself as well and slowly slid her body against Karen’s until their clits touched and sent them both into orgasmic heaven. Erica moved her hand and allowed their bodies to do the rest of the work. She kissed her deeper and almost lost control with her head filled with the pleasure she felt. They moved slow and steady, savoring the moment.
Their clits touching coupled with their kisses that were deep and full, was the equivalent of any fast, deep, pleasurable fuck. Erica was close and she knew Karen was too.
Erica let her mind drift and all she could hear was a song that screamed of her love for Karen.
And I’m soaked in your love
And Love was right in my path, in my grasp
And me and you belong
I wanna run, smash into you
I wanna run, smash into you
Karen bit her lip and a tear escaped her eye. This was the moment she craved since she left the beach that day. She walked away and left her heart on the shore, but this was the moment. The moment that she knew, Erica still loved her, forgave her and was going to spend the rest of her life with her. Karen felt Erica pound her fist beside their bodies, followed by them both shaking and letting everything they held inside them flow out. Karen kissed Erica slow…not hungry…just slow and she let her thoughts drift.
Oh, I wanna run, smash into you
I’m willing to run, smash into you
I’m willing to run and run and run and run, ooh
I’m ready to run and run and run and run, ooh
Erica slid over to Karen’s side, but allowed their bodies to still touch. They listened to the rain and secretly wondered who would catch their breath first and start torturing the other like they knew they were about to. Before either made a move though, Erica slide her hand into one of Karen’s and whispered, “I Love you.”
Karen sat up to reach Erica’s face and placed the last of their slow, sensual kisses on her lips…click. The flash coming from the giant oak that stood outside of Erica’s window resembled lightening from the storm.