Erica would have kissed Karen forever if the thunder hadn’t made them both jump. They laughed at each other and shared a tight and warm embrace.
“Do you think you can reschedule that conference call?” Karen whispered.
Erica felt a chill shoot through her body as Karen leaned into her neck and kissed her favorite spot softly. Erica bit her lip as she replied, “Of course I can.”
Seconds later they were ripping their drenched clothes off of each other piece by piece. Karen nearly tripped over her boots trying to grab the quilt on the couch. When the last piece of clothing was off, they laid across the couch, wrapped in the quilt, their bodies intertwined like a pretzel.
Erica-Rose thought to herself how amazing Karen’s body felt on top of hers.
They kissed, softly, slowly and every now and then would share a deep, long stare that was silent, but spoke volumes.
“I forgot how soft your skin was Kare.” Erica stated, using the nickname she gave Karen years ago.
“Thank you babe, but we both know you are the one with the baby-silk smooth skin.” Karen replied with a soft chuckle. “And baby, I missed hearing you call me Kare.”
“I missed it too.” Erica sighed. She cleared her throat and continued, “Umm, about that. What were you screaming about outside….before you attacked my lips?”
Karen blushed before responding, “I owe you an explanation E. I hurt you so badly and I should have never left you. You loved me.”
Erica ran her fingers up and down Karen’s back to soothe her as she watched her eyes water.
Karen continued, “I wanted to call, write or come see you so many times. I just couldn’t find the words. I couldn’t…”
“Baby stop,” Erica interrupted, “If you weren’t ready for marriage, I would have waited for you.”
“It wasn’t that.” Karen replied.
“Was there someone else?” Erica asked.
“No! Never!” Karen answered in an offended tone.
Erica was frustrated now. She wished Karen would just blurt it out already. “Then why babe? Why did you leave me?” Erica asked, turning her face away from Karen’s deep brown eyes.
“Erica…” Karen began to answer, “I have always loved you and it really hurt to leave you…but…well, basically…the reason I left you is……hang on, let me grab something.”
With that, Karen was up off the couch in all her glory. As Erica watched her walk from room to room, she admired her nudity. Her legs were always so toned and her coke-bottle shape that was shorter than her own drove her nuts. Karen had those child bearing hips that she use to hope would bear her own children some day. Her breasts were full and perky.
Erica adored her flat stomach as her eyes fell to her oblique and then her smooth and shaven pelvis. Erica licked her lips and fell back into the couch, squeezing her legs together hard and tight.
Karen lit three candles to light the dark room. She brought back two glasses of wine and an envelope. She handed Erica one of the glasses and the envelope and said, “I attempted to mail this a million times but never succeeded. It explains everything.”
Erica sipped her wine and stared at the envelope with a raised eyebrow. “Wow,” she finally replied, “All the information I ever wanted, right here in my hand.”
“I just need you to know E. I need you to know everything.” Karen began to cry.
Erica put the letter down next to the glasses of wine. She wiped Karen’s tears away with her thumb and pulled her face within inches of her own. Erica traced Karen’s lips with her tongue and then kissed her deep and full of passion.
Their breaths were heavy. Their bodies moved together as one, breast to breast and pelvis to pelvis. Moments ago they were freezing from the rain and now they were burning up. Erica let her hand slide down Karen’s body, reaching for where she was the hottest.
Karen spread her legs to give her more access and as Erica was about to dive in…..This Woman’s Work by Maxwell began blaring from Karen’s phone.
They tried to ignore it, but when it didn’t stop ringing Karen jumped from the couch yet again, grabbed her phone and went into the next room to answer it, looking over her shoulder to say, “I’ll be right back.”
With her back to the door, Karen whispered, “Hey baby, how are you” There was a pause. “Oh, that’s great. You know, I miss you so much. I can’t wait to see you…”
Karen continued, but Erica had heard enough. She put her wet clothes back on and walked out the front door just in time for the sun to come out from behind the clouds.
When Karen returned to the living room, she found Erica gone and the envelope still sitting on the coffee table next to the wine glasses. Erica must have followed her she thought, and heard everything. Karen sank onto the couch, curled under the quilt and began to cry.
Don’t Forget to Come Back Next Tuesday for Chapter 5
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