Strangers When We Meet

Part 5

by Ri

See Part 1 for disclaimers.

        Randy was leaning against a wall in Brittany's office at the publishing company they worked at. She had a huge smile on her face because her love looked so cute when she worked. She had a cute little wrinkle between her eyebrows that the tall artist was very tempted to kiss but thinking that discretion was the better part of valor at work she decided to wait till they got home. Brittany suddenly looked up and said, "Ok I put it to bed."

Randy's eyebrow shot up and she had an amused expression on her face, Brittany rolled her pretty green eyes and said, "You know what I mean. Your art work looks great come look." She said signaling with her arm for her love to look at the finished product.

        Randy looked over her shoulder and nodded, "Yes, it looks great. Ok Sweetheart, Lets go," She said holding out her hand. Brittany smiled and placed her small hand in Randy's beautifully sculpted larger one. Randy smiled and winked leading Brittany out of her office.

        They had started to walk down the hall when they heard some one calling, "Hey Beautiful." Randy recognizing the voice tensed and kept walking pulling Brittany quickly with her. Randy felt their precious new relationship didn't need Jessie's jealously.

        "Come On, Randy, Stop!" Yelled Jessica hurrying to catch up with them.

        "Were in a hurry, See you." Called Randy over her shoulder as she pulled a confused Brittany safely into the elevator. Randy's eyes met Jessie's and she knew the other graphic designer was going to cause them trouble.

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        Randy hadn't uttered a word till she got Brittany safely to her car. Then she turned in her seat and took her hand saying, "Jessie and I had an affair about 6 months ago. To me it was just another fling. A release to take my mind off my troubles. I was very open with her; I wasn't capable of being anything other then a physical partner. I told her I thought the service had knocked out my ability to care about anything in an intimate way. At the time she said she understood and really wanted to do the same thing, just have some sexual fun." Randy took a deep breath at this point; She was staring into her own lap because she just couldn't face disappointment in Brittany's eyes. "She became obsessive after only one weekend. She was clinging to me like I was the love of her life. It turned me off so I stopped seeing her right then. She then started to stalk me, She followed me around like a puppy dog at the office and she followed me to my job at the garage. I finally couldn't stand it anymore, I told her to leave me alone. We had a really bad fight. I told her that I only wanted sex and to leave me alone. I didn't need or want her. I told her the truth I wasn't attracted to her like that, She wasn't what I wanted and that I thought I would never find that. She laughed at me and said that I was blind and stupid. She said that she was the best thing that ever happened to me..." Randy's eyes finally came up and met Brittany's there were tears pouring out of the beautiful green orbs, "Oh Baby, My little one, I won't say any more..."

        "No, Please. I want to know what happened. I want us to be completely open with each other. Please, go on," She said kissing their joined hands and nodding her head encouraging her love to continue with the horrible tale.

        "God, I love you, " Said Randy pulling Brittany closer and drying her tears gently. She then saw an observing face and said, "Oh shit! Lets go love, I'll talk as we drive."

        Brittany looked out the window and saw Jessica watching them with a face of fury. She nodded started the car and carefully went into traffic. "Go on Randy, I'm listening."

        Randy nodded and grimly replied, "Yes, I know." She sighed and looked out the window as she continued her tale, "Um...Ok, She said that I loved her and I didn't have the sense to know it. Then she started to beat the crap out of me..."

        Randy heard the gasp and turned to see a surprised look on Brittany's face. She shrugged and said, "Since I left the service, Brit I really try not to lift my hand in violence. I have broken that, I can still fight quite well and have done so when I felt I had to or when I lost it like that one night at the motorcycle bar. Most of the time though I prefer to talk my self out of scrapes, I don't want to revert to the monster I was." Randy took a deep breath and slowly let it out as she once again looked out the window; "I let her do it because in some way I felt I deserved it. That I just wasn't worth fighting back for..."

        "That's not true!" Interrupted Brittany passionately.

        Randy smiled at her little one and gently caressed a cheek as she replied, " I didn't realize that my love till I laid eyes on you. I knew if you loved me as I did you, then I was wrong, I was a worthy person. I didn't know it then; I really didn't care if Jessie hurt me. It didn't matter...Anyway I went to the hospital because the bitch broke a rib. I was bed ridden for a month so our publisher Elaine said I could work at home..."

        "Um...Isn't that the lady you..."

        Randy nodded still looking out the window, "Yes, we did have a very brief affair a long time ago but we are friends, platonic friends. She helped me put a restraining order on the bitch, Which the idiot is constantly breaking like today. You don't know how many times I've had to call the police. That's why we left so quickly I was trying to avoid doing that again."

        Brittany silently absorbed this and as they drove Randy became more and more nervous from that silence. "Are you disappointed in me Hon?" She asked her in a very timid voice. She almost didn't recognize it as her own but she was very scared.

        Brittany had just pulled into her driveway. Tomorrow they were going to help Randy move into her house, making it theirs so Randy was going to spend the night. Brittany turned toward the frightened woman and smiled caressing a cheek, "No love, I'm mad at this woman who can't take no as an answer. I could never be disappointed in you. I love you so much and I know you love me. That's all that matters. I'm just worried that's all."

        "Why?" Asked Randy moving closer and pulling Brittany into a close embrace. Randy hated to be separated from her she craved the closeness and love that Brittany gave her. She had lacked it all her life and was so happy to be receiving it from her special love.

        Brittany rubbed her cheek against Randy's she loved the closeness too, "You said that you won't defend your self. What if she attacks you? Or if she comes after me..."

        "I'd kill her if she hurts you!" Said Randy a little louder then she meant to she was now in full protective mode and was fiercely holding Brittany to her. "She will not hurt one hair on you head as long as I am capable of protecting you..."

        Brittany was stroking Randy's back and crying, "Please don't say that. I will not be responsible for you doing something that you've work so hard to over come. If something happens to me I want you to do something legally not..."

        "Kill?" Randy said pulling back she nodded and dried her loves tears, "Your right of course." They looked long and hard into each others eyes and a descion was made with out a word spoken. There was no need they could feel each other's thoughts, They would use persuasion and legal means of prosecution but Randy's lethal skills would not be used. With out uttering anything else Randy whispered into a little ear, "I promise, Little one, I promise."

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        They were settled in the living room cuddled together on the big comfortable sofa. Brittany was lying on top of Randy with her head against a strong shoulder. Randy was gently stroking her fingers through Brittany's hair. They were finally at peace again after the events of the afternoon. Randy heard Brittany's voice float up to her as she gently caressed a soft arm; "I love you so much. I'm so proud of you for surviving all the terrible things you have gone through to become the wonderful woman I love. I will fight to help you keep it. I am so happy you're in my life. Thank you."

        Randy was astonished by the sweet words, "Thank you for your love and your faith. I promise I will keep on the path I'm on now. I will not go all-lethal... But Sweetheart, we need to figure out what to do about Jessie. Do you have any suggestions?" She asked as she gently kissed a sweet neck and was delighted by the soft groan that greeted the gesture.

        "Yes, How about we throw her off track?" She said with a squeak as Randy nibbled her ear.

        Randy smiled and said. "Oooo, I think I see my brilliant writer's mind at work. What are you hatching in that great brain of yours? I can' t wait to hear your plan...." Suddenly the little body was right over her, lips attached firmly to her own, their hands started to stroke and caress of their own accord. In Randy's hazy mind she thought, I guess I'll hear her plan...ahhhh... Um, later. Yessssss...

To Be Continued.....

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