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Turning on a Dime

By

K-Morgan

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Part 7 —

Jean Paul was super excited to see Karen. They had agreed to stay at the Trump Soho. It was centrally located and nice. Karen took a taxi from the airport and met him in the hotel lobby. She checked in and went upstairs to drop her bag and change, agreeing to come back to meet him and his friends at the bar for drinks.

When Karen came back a few minutes later, she had changed into her party clothes and looked stunning. Everyone was there already. JP complemented her on her attire. The red head in the group checked her out inch by inch nearly salivating when done. Who wouldn't!

In the group there was also a brunette and a tall black haired woman, they seemed to be a couple. James was there, and also a woman with red hair. Her hair was cut short in the back and longer in front. The red head, who by now was almost drooling looking at Karen, was apparently Jean Paul's pick as Karen's date for the evening. Karen thought the woman looked good, and so far seemed friendly.

“Karen, this is Claudia. Claudia this is my good friend, Karen.” Pleasantries were exchanged and the group moved on to the lounge for casual drinks and a quick bite before heading for the club. Claudia could not keep her eyes away from Karen. So far, the woman seemed to, at least, be able to hold a group conversation. This was an improvement over other attempts from JP to set her up with someone.

Once they were at the club, Claudia asked Karen to dance. They danced a couple of pieces, and later ordered drinks. Claudia began to ask Karen all sorts of questions. “So are you seeing anyone?” Karen smiled. Right to the point! “I'm seeing you right now.” Karen was a flirt when she wanted to. The red head was all smiles. “Do you like what you see?” Karen was ready to play the game. She gave her the mischievous killer smile. “Yes, I do.” What else could she say? “C'mon on let's dance.”

Claudia, apparently, liked the response she got. On the dance floor, she began to gently rub Karen's back and slowly brought her hand down to cup her buttocks. Karen smiled. It had been a while since anyone had grabbed her but! The woman was not wasting any time. Karen was a very nice package and Claudia was not going to miss this opportunity. Claudia nibbled her ear. She was looking for some action and certainly willing to provide some! As she was nibbling her ear, Claudia whispered. “If you want to we can leave right now and go to my place, I'm not far from here.” Karen closed her eyes and smiled. Voila! Here it was, this was eeeaasy!

Karen gave her the sexy smile. “Sure, let's go.” They took a taxi. Claudia shared the apartment with two other women, but no one was home tonight.

“Want a beer or some wine?”

“Wine is fine, what do you have?”

Claudia brought a bottle of a cheap Zinfandel and served two glasses. Oh God, crappy wine, great! Years back, she could have cared less about the wine. Claudia came closer and nibbled her ear. Karen smiled and placed her hands on the woman's waist. She was really not feeling anything special. “Come on, let's go to my bedroom, we'll be more comfortable there.” Karen followed the woman to the bedroom. Claudia was very confident and upbeat. Karen figured she had to be in her late twenties. She was young, but she obviously knew her moves.

The bedroom was small, but cozy. There was a full size bed and a nice arm chair. Karen perched herself on the arm of the chair, placing the wine glass on a dresser next to it. She was looking for a way to get rid of it. The minute they walked inside the bedroom, Claudia turned on the CD player and took off her skirt. She was wearing a black thong. Nice ass!

She was really putting out for Karen, and wasting no time. Next, she started to remove her blouse and bra, providing a strip tease show for Karen. Karen smiled as the woman busied herself. The woman had no inhibitions whatsoever. She was pretty sure that her equipment showed well, it did, no doubt about that! She came forward to a very smiley Karen and very seductively asked. “How do you like what you see now?” Karen stared at the sight in front of her and smiled. “I say the view is pretty awesome.” As she spoke, she caressed the woman's breasts. They were huge. As soon as Karen touched her, Claudia's nipples hardened. Claudia came closer and started to kiss her neck. She whispered. “You are getting me all wet, you know!” Karen however, couldn't feel a thing. What the hell is wrong with me?

Claudia began to unbutton Karen's silk blouse, as she continued to nibble her neck and ear. Karen grabbed her hands to stop her from going any further. “What is it? Don't you want to get comfortable too?”

All Karen could see in her mind were Addy's beautiful chocolate eyes. She was feeling miserable. She could hear Addy speaking in the back of her mind about being with someone just for sex and about whatever happened to dating and getting to know people, and love and bla, bla, bla… Somehow what was happening right in front of her was not having the expected effect. Karen was obviously disturbed by her thoughts.

Karen continued to caress Claudia's breasts and began to play with her nipples. She was trying to arouse herself as well, but it wasn't working. Claudia, on the other hand, was way beyond that point already. Karen's cool green eyes scrutinizing her body and the feel of Karen's hands on her nipples had her going big time. Karen removed her hands. “Babe, you are really awesome, but I can't do this.”

“Why? What's wrong? Am I going to fast for you? I can slow it down if that's how you like it. I liked the way you were touching me.” The woman came forward kissed her gently. “Tell me what you want.” Wow, on a silver plate, and I am unable to plunge in!

“I wasn't very honest with you. There is someone in my life. It doesn't feel right to be here with you.”

Claudia didn't expect this and wasn't sure what to do, all she knew was that she was naked and that she wanted Karen. “Let's just enjoy the night. C'mon on give yourself a break, I really like you. Let's just have some fun.” Claudia was resolved; she wanted this gorgeous blonde. She pulled her towards the bed and removed her thong. She had a ‘landing strip' shave on her red curls. Karen couldn't believe that she was having all this thrown at her and she was not going for it. She refused to give into the animal instinct.

“Claudia, I'm Sorry, I can't.” She pulled away from the woman, turned around and left. Leaving a totally naked, astonished Claudia behind.

**

I must be crazy. This is insane. I need psychiatric help! She took a taxi to the hotel. It was only a few blocks away, but she didn't think it was safe to be walking about alone. She arrived to the hotel and went straight up to her room. She showered and went to bed. She was nude. Karen always slept nude. She didn't like to sleep with anything pulling or tucking at her. She had her phone in her hands. She looked at it. It was 12 am. I wonder if she's sleeping. Don't care. I'll wake her up. I'm all screwed up because of her anyways! She dialed Addy's number.

To Karen's surprise, Addy answered on the first ring and immediately popped the question. “Are you okay? Please, say that you are okay, and that I don't have to go up there to get you!”

Karen's smile was from ear to ear. Only Addy would answer on the first ring and come out so straightforward like that, only her Addy. How I love you, baby!

“I'm fine, Addy, I'm fine.”

“Where are you?”

“In my hotel in New York .”

“Weren't you supposed to be clubbing tonight with Jean Paul and …others?”

“Yes.”

“So, why aren't you?”

“I already came back.”

“Why? It's only midnight, isn't this about the time you should be getting to a club? I find hard to believe that you didn't find anyone to party with? Are you sure you are alone there?” She said this last sentence in a subdued tone. Karen noticed the change in tone.

“Yeap. I'm alone. Jean Paul fixed me up with someone, but id didn't work out.” She didn't want to say too much, not knowing how much Addy really wanted to know.

“So you didn't like …ummm…her?” Huh! Why the interest all of a sudden?

“She was cute, but I just wasn't interested.”

“You weren't interested?! What?! Was she ugly or are you not gay anymore? Isn't this the reason why you go there? To find easy women.” Ouch that hurt! “Addy, that….” But it's true, I deserve it!

“Let me answer all those questions. No, she was not ugly. She was interested, I was not. Not because I'm not gay anymore. I'm afraid that's not something that comes and goes….I just wasn't interested. I think I've changed, I don't want that anymore. I have other interests.” I just want you!

Addy was very quiet, not knowing what to say, a million thoughts running through her mind.

“Addy? Are you there?”

“Yeah, I'm here.”

“You are quiet.”

“I didn't expect to hear from you tonight.”

“Should I hang up? Is this a bad time?”

“No, Ker, it's never a bad time to talk to you.”

“Thanks. I feel good when I talk to you. I feel like I could talk to you forever and never get tired or bored. I need you tonight.” I need you every night!

“Ker, have you been drinking?”

“I didn't at the club, but the minute I got to my room, I hit the mini bar. It's pretty well stocked. Let's see, I had a Jack Daniels, a Chivas, and then I decided to compare vodkas, so I tried the Grey Goose and the Stolich…something.”

“Ker, why are you drinking?”

“I'm drinking to forget how stupid I am! That's why.”

“What happened, Ker? Did you have another bad experience?”

“Nope! I didn't have a bad experience. In fact, it would have been a very good experience if I had not been such a stupid idiot! Let me tell you….I'm really screwed up …apparently, sex is not good enough for me anymore. I now require looooove! So, what do you say, gorgeousness, can you give me some love over the phone?...And how come you are up so late?”

“Oh God, Ker, you are drunk.”

“Why do you say that?”

“This request for love over the phone …and the gorgeousness thing.”

“Let me explain something to you because apparently you don't know it. YOU ARE GORGEOUS! Got that? GORGEOUS! Luckily for me, I've got a gorgeous brunette at the other end of the line, so what's wrong with asking for a little bit of love? I thought you loved me, anyways.”

Silence.

“Addy? Are you there?”

“I'm here, Ker. I was just thinking how to reply.”

“With you heart, Addy….. with your heart!”

“Then, I do, Ker, I do love you.” Oh, God, what am I saying?

Silence. “Reeeeally?”

Addy wanted to change the subject. “Ker, are you seeing that woman again tomorrow?”

“The red head? Nah!”

“She had red hair? You like women with red hair?”

“Nope. Not my type.”

Addy chuckled. “You have a type? What's your type?”

Why does she want to know this? Karen was not all that drunk. She also didn't have ‘a type' but she thought she'd play along and see what reaction she got. “Brunettes, I like brunettes.”

Silence.

Karen chuckled. “You didn't answer me, why are you up so late, am I keeping you awake?”

You bet you are, but not by being on the phone! “Couldn't sleep.”

“Why?”

“I had things on my mind.”

“What things?” You!

“Lots of things Karen, lots of things.”

“You are not going to tell me, are you?”

“Nope. What are you doing tomorrow?”

“I'm meeting JP for brunch downstairs at 11 am. Then I'll head home. JP is going to be furious because I left friend like I did.”

“How did you leave her?” Addy was alarmed.

“Naked and wanting!”

Addy thought Karen was joking. “Ker! Get serious! I think you need to go to sleep! No more drinking. Go to sleep, and make sure the door is locked.”

“Yes, Ma'am!”

“Ker?”

“Yeah?”

Addy was so sweet. “I'm glad you called.”

Karen got all mushy. “Me too, wish you were here.” In bed, naked with me!

“Bye, baby.” Karen loved it when Addy called her ‘ baby.'

**

The next morning, the phone rang at 10 am. It was Jean Paul. “Are we doing brunch still?”

“Yeah, I'll be there.”

“Karen what happened to you last night? Claudia called me this morning. She was heart broken and dammed mad.”

“I'm sorry Jean Paul, I couldn't do it.”

“You didn't like her?”

“No she was cute and very forth coming, if you know what I mean…”

Jean Paul smiled. “Sweetie, you are gorgeous and a catch, I'd be heart broken if you left me just like that!”

Karen smiled. “Thanks JP you are super…”

“If there's someone else why didn't you tell me?”

Karen looked at him very seriously and with an odd look on her face. “Remember Addy?”

“Oh, no, Karen, still? You haven't gotten over her yet? Oh shit, Karen, how could you?”

Karen's eyes misted, it always happen when Addy was on her thoughts. Either, out of happy thoughts or plain sadness she would just tear up.

“I can't help it JP, It's hopeless.”

“That bad?”

“Head over heels bad. No one else does anymore.”

“Oh shit! Karen, how did you allow it to happen? You should know better.”

“Couldn't help it, JP, I just felt right into it. It's bigger than me.”

**

The week after Karen came back they had lunch on Monday. They walked to the Deli kind of quiet. This was not good. Both of them were always very talkative. When they were seated, Karen broke the silence.

“What's wrong? Why are you barely talking?” Addy froze.

“I didn't know there was something wrong?”

“Addy…. we've been friends for a long time, I think I know when something is wrong with you!”

Today of all days, Addy was particularly vulnerable. Luke had been getting on her nerves and she was again questioning what she was doing with him. He seemed to be available only when he wanted to and not when he was needed. Also he was always tending to his stupid interests. She was not the least bit interested in even knowing about them.

“Some things are better left unsaid. You don't tell me everything. I don't have to tell you everything. For example, last week you didn't give me details about your NY rendez vous, and why it didn't work out with the red head…. You don't see me prying, do you?” Karen didn't expect this type of reaction. Addy had never snapped at her like that. Was she jealous about the red head matter?

“I just didn't think that you were interested in talking about those things more than we already had!”

Addy looked up. “Ker, let it go, we don't need to talk about certain things. Like I said, some things are better left unsaid. There are things we don't need to talk about.” Addy was very adamant about her statements.

“Maybe I do want to talk about them!” Karen, also assumed a demanding tone, she was preoccupied to see her friend in this unusual mood.

Addy felt her frustration surface, her face felt warm, she was a little shaky.

“I'm tired Ker. I also want love in my life. You are not the only one without it, okay? At least you go to NY every now and fuck around!”

She was mad at Luke because he failed her, she was mad at herself because she was putting up with it, and she was mad at Karen because she had gone to NY to fuck some woman who didn't give dam about her. Karen was dumbfounded. She had never heard Addy curse. She had also never referred to Karen's escapades with these words, or in this tone. She had never seen Addy even slightly mad!

“I'm sorry, Karen, I shouldn't have said that…..I can't say that…I have to be my proper self, that's the fucking shit I am!” She got up and left, she had barely touched her food.

Karen ran after her and grabbed her arm. “Hey, wait a minute you don't run out on me like that! I won't let you!”

“I thought you wanted to know what was going on! Well now you know! I'm not happy, I'm fed up with my fucking life! Happy now?”

“No. I'm not happy. What kind of a question is that? Why aren't you happy? What about Luke?”

Addy looked at her. “ARE YOU SERIOUS? Haven't you realized by now that there is nothing there?!”

“I wasn't sure, I didn't know, I thought…..”

“You thought wrong. I've never mentioned anything before because I know you don't give a dam about him, and don't pretend now! I don't really blame you. Hell, I don't like him myself! Why should I tell you about my crap and make you go through the shit I go through everyday?” Karen didn't know how to respond. She couldn't even get over the thought that Addy was using this language! God, what is going on here?

“Because I'm your friend and I care that's why! How long has this been going on?” “Forever, Ker, forever. The kids held us together, but now that they are not around, it's hell. There's nothing between us. Nothing, you get that? NOTHING! There hasn't been in a long time.” No sex? Karen was astonished. She didn't know whether to offer words of comfort or to do a little happy dance. She felt awkward.

“Addy, I don't know what to say. Are you thinking of doing anything?” Addy looked up from her plate. “I don't know, Ker. I'm going through a difficult moment here. I have many issues to deal with.”

“What other issues?” Addy looked at her.

“Please, let's not go there! Maybe I should go see your friend the shrink!”

“Addy, what can I do? You know you can count with me for anything, right? I'm here for you. Even if you need to get away… you can stay with me if you'd like.” Addy smiled.

“Thanks Ker, I know.” Unfortunately, you can't help since you are my other issue!

“Karen, look I'm sorry for snapping at you like that. I need to sort things out. No one can help me. This is something I have to do on my own. Please, be patient with me.”

Then she smiled. “Maybe next time you go to NY, I'll come with you? Maybe I can look for a blonde while you look for your brunette!”

“You'd look for a blonde?! You'd look for a woman?!!” Karen was incredulous.

Addy looked at her. “Well, my experience with men has been such that I may be thinking of changing teams!”

Karen chuckled. “Addy, I'm afraid it doesn't work that way. Being gay is not an option. You just don't become gay.”

“Can't you not be gay and be in love with a woman? Karen might have thought that Addy was posing a rhetorical question, but she wasn't. Addy really wanted to know. She needed to know!

Karen was stunned. She was seriously thinking about this unbelievable question. “I don't know. I honestly don't know! I never thought about that one. I guess everything is possible. Why? Why the question?”

“Because I'm through with men!”

Karen was paralyzed. Not knowing what to say, she felt like she had to explain herself. “Addy, going to NY didn't take care of my problem last week. I'm looking for love, not just sex. Sex is easy to find, love isn't.”

“Speak for yourself! I haven't been able to find either in a looong time! And good luck finding love! It's not easy to find, and it doesn't even look like what they sell it for! This fantasy people call love does not exist! Look, after being married for so many years, I can't i-m-a-g-i-n-e what it would be like to make love to someone you are absolutely, passionately, crazy, head over heels about!” As she said these words, looking into those fabulous green eyes, she felt her gut churn. Karen was speechless.

“My world is upside down, Ker.” Addy put her arm through Karen's arm. “Walk with me.”

“To hell and back!”

Addy, smiled. “I may already be in hell, and you with me.” Karen stopped, and in the middle of the park and hugged the woman she adored.

**

On a Thursday afternoon Karen came to Addy's office and announced that Jean Paul was going to be in town and wanted to have dinner with the two of them. Addy was delighted. She knew that Luke was not going to like the idea of her going off with Karen and ‘the gay guy,' as he called JP, but she could care less what he thought, and anyways, he was going to be out of town. Karen agreed on picking her up on Friday.

**

On their way to pick up Addy, Karen warned JP. “Be careful with what you say, JP, remember that she doesn't know how I feel, and that I want to keep it that way.”

“Don't worry, hon, your secret is safe with me.”

“Hi Jean Paul, it's so good to see you again! You are going to have to tell me what you've been up to.” Addy was really glad to see him. She really liked the guy. He was pretty genuine and Addy like people who didn't hide themselves. Karen loved to see the interaction between the two it was really fun to see how well they got along.

“Well, looks like our girl here seems to be having fun with us…..for a change!” “I keep telling her that she needs to get a life, have some sex!” Karen frowned. Oh, oh where is this headed? Karen blushed.

Addy had a resigned look on her face. “For what is worth, more than one person at this table could use more of that!”

Karen looked at her. “Wait a minute! Has she had more than two cups of wine?”

“You lost count? Unbelievable! Ms. ‘I like to keep track of everything!' So that you know, sweetie pie, I think I'm on my third!”

“Oh God, I don't want to get you home drunk!”

“You seem to be the only one who'd care about that!”

“You are not having anymore…and that's that!”

Addy addressed Jean Paul. “Do you see how she bosses me around…I think that's why she likes me….She had me fooled you know….now I know why she likes me! Now I know better!”

Karen and Jean Paul looked at each other. Jean Paul, being how he was took advantage of the opportunity, to Karen's astonishment. “Well, then why do you put up with her, Addy, why do you like her?”

Karen looked away and scratched her forehead in disbelief of what he had just said. Addy looked at her wine glass then at Jean Paul, smiling, then at Karen and then again at Jean Paul. Addy knew she was being probed. She was drunk but not that drunk; she really tolerated alcohol better than she led on.

“What's not to like, JP? Look at her….she's ….” Addy looked at those green eyes looking back at her. “…..gorgeous!”

JP raised his brows and looked at Karen. “Well, someone in New York also thought so and practically threw herself at her and she wouldn't …do you suppose she might be in love with someone and she's keeping it a secret from us?”

Karen looked at JP astonished at the comment. She quickly looked back at Addy for a reaction. Oh, shit!

Addy, who obviously had been enjoying the effects of her third cup of wine, looked at Karen and pouted. “Hum, I hadn't thought about that one.”

“Maybe there is a secret love?” Jean Paul added.

Karen jumped. “Okay, that's it, I think you two have had too much to drink and we should go.” She called the waiter and asked for the check. Addy and Jean Paul looked at each other

“Are you drunk?”

“Nope, you?”

“No. Actually JP, I'm really having a lot of fun. I think we should talk more about the possibility of an ‘amour secret.' We need to figure her out. Lately she's been sending confusing signals.”

Oh God, they are into the French talk, they are so drunk! Karen looked at Addy anxiously waiting for the waiter to bring the bill.

Addy was pointing with her finger in the air. “It's got to be a brunette, she likes brunettes, not red heads, I know that much. The red head didn't work out. So we need to think which brunette she might know and like a lot.”

Jean Paul raised his eyebrows. “She told you about that?”

“Yeap, she tells me everything.”

Shit this waiter better hurry up! The waiter came, Karen paid the bill and grabbed Addy by the arm. “Let's go.”

Addy pouted. “Party pooper!”

Karen chuckled. As they were leaving, she gave the evil eye to Jean Paul. He got the message.

“Did anybody pay the bill?” Addy asked. “I think we left without paying, they're gonna come looking for us? Do you see how I get bossed around, JP?”

JP followed. They were already in the parking lot near the car. “Yeah, But I think you let her, you've got to put your foot down!” He made a point of putting his foot down and nearly fell. He was hanging on to a parked car.

Karen chuckled. “Don't worry. Addy, the bill was paid. Come on. You okay, JP?”

“I'd be much better if this car wasn't moving!” Karen looked back. The car was parked.

She continued to walk with Addy in tow. Addy continued her talk. “I can't say no to the woman, she's got me wrapped around her finger.”

Karen chuckled, as she looked at Addy. She couldn't believe what she was hearing. Addy had to be drunk.

“What are you looking at blondie? Don't tell me you didn't know that?!

Karen chuckled and nodded. I have to get you drunk more often! No, I didn't know that!

Karen couldn't help smile. “Get in the car, now!”

“Yes, boss.” Addy got in and rested her head on the headrest. Karen helped her buckle up. Addy looked at her as Karen fastened her seat belt. When Karen was done, she looked at Addy's face. She was so close and Addy looked so cute! Karen was all smiles. She couldn't resist, and kissed her on the cheek. “I'll be back. Let me go get Frenchy back there. I think he's having trouble with moving cars.” Karen went to get JP who was recovering from his near fall. She also helped him get buckled up in the back seat. Addy was very quiet in the car. Karen kept her eyes on the road, but kept glancing at Addy on the passenger seat. Jean Paul fell asleep in the back.

Once they were on the road, Karen spoke. “We are going to my place for coffee and then I'm taking you home.”

“Can I stay with you? Luke is out of town and there's nobody home.”

“Why didn't you say that before, sweetheart, we could have planned for it. Sure you can stay. I love to have you over.” Forever!

“Well, JP is staying with you. I didn't want to be the third wheel.”

“You are never the third wheel with me, you are my primary wheel!”

Addy smiled and turned her head to look at Karen. Karen's eyes were on the road, but she could feel Addy's intense gaze on her.

Karen felt uneasy. She looked at Addy while they were at a stop light. “Are you okay?”

Addy swallowed. “I don't know.”

Karen took her hand and held it. Addy didn't let go of it until they made it to the parking garage in Karen's building. Karen had to let go of it to maneuver through the garage. Dam!

When they got to Karen's place she made coffee. JP excused himself shortly after and went into the guest room. “Good night, girls, be good!”

“Good night, JP.”

“Good night.”

“I can't believe that you were going to stay alone in that house tonight.” Karen came over and sat with her on the sofa. Addy came close and rested her head on Karen's shoulder. Karen instinctively put her arm around her and leaned her head on Addy's. Addy snuggled into her. “Ker, I'm sorry. I think I had too much to drink? Did I ruin the evening?”

“Nah, you just needed to unwind and that's just what you did?” Addy looked up to find those emerald eyes looking at her. She stared at her and studied her face. Karen loved the closeness, but felt nervous. She wanted to kiss her. When Addy looked away, Karen felt relieved. She wanted to kiss her so bad! She almost did! She had to fight the urge. Oh, God!

“Addy, I think it's time to sleep. Let me find you something to wear.”

They got off the sofa.

“Just get me one of your pjs.”

Karen walked into her room, Addy followed her.

“Don't have any, I don't use them.”

“What do you wear to bed?” Oh, no, I can't believe I asked that!

Karen turned around and smiled. “Nothing”

“You sleep nude?” Addy sort of whispered the ‘nude' part.

Karen chuckled. She knew Addy was shy. She whispered. “Yes.”

“I didn't know that!”

“Well, now you do!” Karen smiled.

Karen handed a t-shirt and shorts to Addy. “I hope these will do.”

Addy took them, looked at Karen and kissed her full on the lips. Karen's eyes opened wide. She was petrified.

“Wha..?!”

“I always wanted to kiss a woman on the lips!”

Karen could hardly move or talk or even think! Addy started to walk away. She stopped. “Actually, not just any woman, I think it's just you I want to kiss. I don't know why….” Addy continued to walk towards the guest room. Karen was immobilized. It was as if she had received a shot of Botox in every inch of her body.

“Good night, Ker.”

Karen couldn't even say good night. She just sat on her bed. She wants to kiss me? Oh God. She's so drunk! I better go see if she's okay. She knocked on the door. “Addy, are you okay?” She got no answer. She opened the door and found Addy flat on her belly on the bed. Karen chuckled. Addy looked adorable in the shorts and t-shirt! Karen put her knee on the bed and leaned forward to check her. She was dead asleep. Karen took off her shoes and covered her. Addy was unresponsive. Karen removed a strand of hair from her forehead and kissed her on the cheek. “I love you, baby.” Karen walked out, she never saw Addy open her eyes.

**

Karen headed for the shower. She needed to cool off. It seemed like, lately, every time Addy got close to her it was more difficult to resist the urge to take her in her arms and kiss her. Why? There was something about Addy that was not making sense. Why was she asking all these questions about what type of women she preferred? She was also going to have to talk to JP. His innuendos were getting to be too much. What was he doing? He was almost giving her away?

In the morning, Addy felt like hell. “Coffee, can anybody make coffee?” She found JP lying on one side of the sofa with a cup of coffee in his hand.

“Where did you get that?”

“Talk to the blonde over there.”

The blonde was already coming with Addy's coffee in hand.

“Oooh! Thank you, sweetie, my head is killing me!”

“I'm going to keep an eye on the two of you and the drinking next time we go out to dinner.”

JP protested. “Sssssh, you are talking too loud!”

“I'm making scrambled eggs for everyone. We need to get something in those stomachs to neutralize the alcohol.”

Addy opened one eye. “Did I kiss you last night?”

Karen replied. “You were drunk.”

“Oh God!” Addy was trying to remember what transpired the night before. She closed her eyes.

JP was in the kitchen getting more coffee when Addy asked the question. His eyes looked like they were going to pop out of their sockets. He was about to open his mouth, but was stopped short by menacing green eyes and a threatening finger pointing at him. Addy was not able to see what was going on in the kitchen. Karen whispered in a menacing tone. “Down, boy! Don't you dare open your mouth!” Karen was not going to let him go an inch farther.

Addy, overheard something and looked up to see what was going on, but didn't get it and her head was hurting too much to bother with finding out, so she closed her eyes and drank her coffee. Karen had a vey serious look directed at JP. He looked like a little dog with his tail between his legs. He knew he was in trouble with Karen.

After laying around all morning in the sofa, Addy left around 2 pm. She was coming back later that evening because Karen was having a little get-together for some of Jean Paul's friends from the DC area.


To be continued in Part 8

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