Disclaimers: The characters and story are the sole possession of the author and may not be reproduced, posted or sold without the authors permission. So there! If for any reason real or imagined you are uncomfortable with graphic descriptions of two consenting adult women in sexual situations then do not read this story or anything else I have ever written. If for any reason it is illegal for you to view this material then do me a favor and do not read this story until it is no longer a crime for you to do so. Now if you really needed that disclaimer than you must have missed the first ninety-nine short stories I wrote. Since this one is number one hundred I think that I have proven that a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste. J
A very special thank you goes out to my beta reader Mary.
As Always this is for Heather
Lori cringed as the bridal party shrieked once again. "Oh boy," she sighed heavily as she tried to scoot further away from her friends and hide in the dark. Going to a strip show for her bachelorette party was the last thing she wanted to do. In fact she distinctly remembered telling each and every one of her brides
Somehow she had gotten the mistaken idea that this night was supposed to be about her. "Silly me," she scolded herself as she watched Toni trying to grope one of the male strippers.
She watched as the waitress approached her rowdy friends once again. "How does she do it?" She wondered as she watched the petite blonde smiling as she handled the drunken women with apparent ease. She smiled as the friendly woman placed her club soda down. "Thank you." Lori offered shyly wanting to blurt out an apology for her friends antics.
"Youre welcome." The blonde said with a bright smile that for some strange reason warmed Loris body.
As the tall brunette searched her mind for something clever to say she watched in horror as Toni snuck up on the blonde and groped the waitress backside. "No touching," the blonde scolded the drunken woman.
"Toni!" Lori choked out in disgust as she wondered if Toni had lost her mind? What the hell is wrong with her pawing the poor woman like she was a fresh mango? Lori thought with a sudden flush of anger. She didnt like the way her friends were treating the attractive woman.
"Lighten up, Lori," Toni slurred. "Its about time that you started having some fun."
Lori was furious that Toni had dared chastise her for behaving like an adult. "Im sorry about my friends," she quickly apologized to the blonde who seemed completely unfazed by the redheads behavior.
"Dont worry about it." The blonde reassured her in the sweetest tone as she leaned closer to Lori who was certain that someone had just turned the heat up in the crowded nightclub. "A few shots of tequila and women are worse than men. No ones safe."
Lori felt a shiver running through her body as the blondes emerald eyes met her gaze. She felt helpless to look away from the blondes warm smile and brilliant eyes. "So I take it that youre the babysitter tonight." The blonde offered in a teasing tone as Lori took a quick sip on her club soda, since her mouth suddenly felt parched. For some unexplainable reason she was unable to speak. She nodded her head in response not understanding why she felt suddenly nervous about talking to the blonde.
"Duck," the blonde cautioned her in an urgent tone. Lori looked up in confusion as the blonde moved away. Before Lori realized what was happening some young blonde man was moving his lips in the most disgusting fashion as he closed the gap between them. Eww! Her mind screamed as he planted a very wet sloppy kiss on her lips before she could move out of the way.
She jerked away when he tried to stick his tongue in her mouth. Lori was disgusted by the young mans cocky grin. Her dog greeted her in a less slovenly manner, and then the idiot thought he was good enough to try to and French her? She was furious when he snatched up the tip Leslie was offering him from behind her. If I had known I would have to endure this cruel and unusual punishment I would have just eloped. She thought as she wiped the spit from her face.
"I tried to warn you," the waitress snickered in her ear as Lori scowled in an effort to hide the blush that suddenly emerged on her face. She continued to wipe her face hoping that the blonde wouldnt notice her flushed features. Lori was trying to convince herself that she was blushing because Leslie had embarrassed her and not from the warm breath caressing her earlobe.
"Isnt he a good kiss?" Toni chimed in as Lori continued to try and remove the drool from her face.
"No." She growled in response as took a healthy sip of her soda water in a vain attempt to rid her mouth of his taste.
"We need more shots," Toni exclaimed as Lori cringed at the ludicrous suggestion. "Lori isnt having fun yet."
"I dont . . . " She began to protest knowing that the only thing she wanted to do was to get out of the noisy club or continue talking with the blonde waitress who at that moment was a lot more entertaining than her so called friends.
"Lori," Natasha cut her off with a stern look. "Loosen the bone, will you? Join the party."
Lori didnt know if it was the pleading look in her best friends eyes or the obvious Flintstones reference that wore her down. "Okay," She heard herself agreeing hoping that if she sipped a little tequila she would either relax or her friends would just leave her alone.
Lori wasnt normally uptight but she was getting married in the morning and wasnt entirely certain she should be walking down the aisle. It seemed like a good idea when he proposed. They had been dating for over two years and they got along, it was just that the closer the wedding got the more she wondered if she was really in love with Brian? Now she had just a few hours left to figure things out and she was very uncomfortable trying to look and act happy. Not to mention that there was something about the blonde cocktail waitress that simply captivated the normally levelheaded woman. Maybe a little chat with Jose Cuervo is just what I need to calm my jitters? She reasoned.
"Seven shots of Cuervo," Natasha instructed the blonde as she finally dropped a respectable amount of money on the poor girls tray. "Keep the change," Natasha offered as Lori smiled for the first time. It is about time they started treating the poor woman with a little respect. Lori mentally grunted as she watched her best friend wink at the waitress.
Lori felt a sudden rush of anger at Natashas gesture. Stop flirting with her! Her mind screamed suddenly. Lori shook her head as she reasoned that she was only upset that her friends manners were embarrassing her. Still she couldnt keep her eyes from wandering down to the blondes legs.
"First the shots and then a little something that will get Lori into the swing of things," Natasha shouted as Lori felt her stomach turning as she wondered just what it was her seriously misguided friend was up to?
Lori ignored her friends as they huddled together and began cackling like schoolgirls. She watched the blonde as she moved with ease through the crowd of women. Lori couldnt tear her gaze away from the small blonde as she leaned against the bar and stood on her toes in order to reach over the bar. Lori stifled a sharp gasp when the blondes movement lifted her skirt up to reveal a slight glimpse of the young womans backside.
Her bridal party continued to whisper and snicker as Lori hid further in the corner. When she spied the blonde returning she quickly shifted her gaze to the dance floor. "I wonder if thats real or if he stuffed something in there?" She whispered as she watched the buffed young man dressed like a cowboy gyrating across the floor. Lori scanned the crowd of screaming woman and wondered once again what she was missing that drove every other woman in the place into a complete frenzy?
She tried to watch the show and determine just what the attraction was as she spied Natasha cornering the poor cocktail waitress once again. Lori tried not watch as her friend whispered something to the concerned looking blonde. Loris jaw clenched as she watched the blonde stuffing money into her bra and look over at her.
The brunettes heart skipped a beat when their eyes met, and she quickly diverted her gaze and focused her attention on trying to figure out what hair brained scheme Natasha had concocted. Normally she enjoyed and even assisted with Natashas outrageous antics, being on the receiving end was not something she was looking forward to.
Lori could feel her heart beating faster as she watched the blonde distributing the shots. "In for a penny," she muttered under her breath as she watched the cute blonde nearing her. "I guess Im going to have to join in," Lori grumbled as she watched the blonde setting the shot and other items down on the table next to her.
"You could say that," the blonde teased as she placed the items beside the curious brunette. Lori reached for the tequila when the blondes warm touch stopped her. "Ive been asked to give you special service."
Lori looked up at her new friend with confusion as she tried to figure out just what kind of torture she was in for? Her lungs seized and her thighs quivered as the blonde began to unbutton her blouse down to her navel. Lori couldnt stop herself from looking at the blondes firm abs and ample cleavage. She didnt want to leer at the blondes body, but she just couldnt stop looking.
She was breathing heavily as she felt her lower anatomy beginning to pulsate. Her crystal blue eyes grew dark as she watched the blonde hike up her skirt and straddle her lap. Suddenly Loris body was alive and hungry as she felt the blondes body grinding against her hips. She wished that she could blame her sudden case of lust on the alcohol but she hadnt had anything to drink yet. The realization that she was wet with desire from the feel of this woman sitting on her lap, and the glimpse of cleavage she was exposing terrified the brunette.
"Ever do a body shot, Lori?" The blondes voice vibrated through her. Body? Shot? Loris mind squeaked as she shook her head wildly in denial as the blonde leaned even closer to her. Lori could hear her soon to be ex-friends cheering them on, as her eyes remained focused on the blondes chest.
Her body was trembling as she tried to understand just what a body shot was? She was certain that she had seen it in a movie once, but for the life of her she just couldnt get her mind to focus on anything except the steady rise and fall of the smaller womans chest.
"If you dont want to do this just say so," the blonde offered in a hushed whisper. Lori wanted to accept the smaller womans offer and bolt out of the room. The only problem was she couldnt get her mind to work. Something had short circuited and all she could concentrate on was the way the blondes breath warmed her skin and how good it felt to have the smaller womans thighs wrapped around her.
"Just tell me what to do," she managed to choke out as she nervously placed her hands on the smaller womans waist. She fought to control her breathing as the blonde leaned back and began to retrieve something from the table. The movement allowed Lori an even better view of her breasts. Oh my! She mentally drooled as she stifled another whimper as she felt the blondes thighs tightening around her body.
"When doing tequila its important to remember three things. Isnt that right, ladies?" The blonde called out to the six other women who cheered enthusiastically. Lori didnt pay any attention to her friends hoots and hollers as the blonde met her hungry gaze. "The three things you need to remember are lick, shoot, and suck." The blonde explained in a husky tone as she rubbed some lime on the swell of her breast.
Lori was mesmerized as she watched the blonde sprinkling salt over the damp spot on her breast. She was certain that she was panting, as her eyes remained riveted to the damp salty spot. Her fingers began to caress the blondes hips as she felt her underwear becoming damp with desire. She knew her friends were shouting out something, yet she never heard the words. She licked her lips as she watched the shot glass being lifted and placed between the blondes breasts.
She felt the blush sweeping over her as her nipples suddenly became hard. "Are you ready?" The blonde teased her. "First lick the salt," The blonde instructed her. Lori was certain that she was about to climax simply from the sultry tone the waitress used as she laced her fingers through Loris long dark hair.
Loris focus remained on the small shot glass filled with amber liquor nestled between the blondes cleavage as she felt the waitress guiding her to the glistening grains of salt. She felt the blonde squirming against her lap. Loris tongue snaked out and slowly began to lick the salt from the blondes creamy white skin. Her senses reeled from the salty taste mixed with the taste of the blondes flesh.
Lori was determined to lick away every last grain of salt as she felt the blondes body pressing against her hips. The brunettes hips responded by swaying against the smaller womans center as her fingers began to caress the smaller womans body. "Now its time to shoot." She heard the blonde offer as she licked away the last granules of salt. Reluctantly Lori lifted her head from the blondes chest.
The waitress low voice rumbled through Loris body as their eyes met once again. Lori felt her skin warming as the blonde placed her hands on her shoulders, and raised her body up. Lori was certain that she was going to pass out when the blondes body arched and she pressed her ample bosom in the stunned brunettes face.
Lori gasped and shuddered against the smaller woman. The smaller woman pulled back slightly as they exchanged a lingering gaze. Lori knew that her face was flushed with unmasked desire as her hands drifted from the smaller womans hips. Lori couldnt control the rapid beating of her heart as her fingers traced the swell of the blondes breasts.
Lori was amazed at how soft and smooth the blondes skin felt as they continued to stare deeply into one anothers eyes. Loris touch lingered as she felt her way towards the shot glass that was still nestled between the blondes cleavage.
"Oh no you dont," the blonde chastised her. Lori looked up in surprise as she felt a sudden wave a panic that she had gone too far. "I liked your hands where they were," the blonde explained as Loris eyes widened in confusion.
"How am I . . .?" Lori stammered as her hands drifted along the blondes body up under her skirt and once again cupped the smaller womans firm backside. Loris hands trembled as she filled them with the blondes ass. There was something intoxicating about the wicked smile the blonde flashed her as she lifted her body closer until the shot glass was resting against Loris trembling lips.
Lori suppressed a moan as she felt the blondes fingers running through her hair. "If you dont want to, then I can stop this now," the blonde explained in a low tone so that only Lori could hear.
"Come on," Leslie whined as Loris lips lingered on the brim of the glass.
"Lets do it." Lori said with a throaty growl that emerged from deep inside of her. She caressed the blondes bottom as she felt the smaller womans body shiver against her.
The blonde nodded in agreement as she smiled down at Lori. "Shoot." She commanded as she arched her back and guided Lori to drink the golden shot from her cleavage. Lori was lost in the feel of the blondes body pressing against her and in the delightful scent of her body. She was tempted to make the moment last just a little longer. Instead she captured the shot glass in her mouth. She could feel the tequila spilling as she tipped her head back and consumed the liquor.
The tequila burned her throat and she began to choke. Thankfully the blonde relieved her of the shot glass after she had downed about half of the tequila. Lori could feel her lungs burning and her eyes watering as she spied her friends who had already moved on to sucking their limes.
"Now suck." The blonde demanded as she placed a wedge of lime between her lips with the pulp side of the fruit facing out.
Lori felt a sudden rush of panic when she realized that she would be almost kissing this woman when she sucked on the lime. The panic was quickly replaced when she realized that she would be kissing the blonde and no one would think anything about it. She reached up and pulled the blonde down to her and began to suckle the fruit eagerly. Lori found herself sucking harder on the lime when she heard the blonde release a needy moan.
Lori tried pushing the fruit aside in an effort to taste the blondes lips. Lori caught the glimmer in the blondes emerald orbs as she pulled away. She watched as the blonde was panting heavily as she yanked the fruit from her mouth and tossed it onto her tray. Lori couldnt curb her desire as she leaned in and began to lick the last remaining bits of pulp from the blondes quivering lips.
The brunette felt a sudden rush as the blondes lips parted, inviting Loris tongue to deepen its exploration. Lori didnt stop to think about what was happening as her tongue slipped into the blondes mouth. Lori couldnt believe how good it felt to kiss the smaller woman.
She felt her body burning as the cocktail waitress tongue wrapped around her own and the blondes hips grinded against Loris body in rhythm with the music. The kiss deepened as Loris fingertips shyly slipped under the blondes panties. She couldnt believe that she was being so bold but the need to feel the blondes flesh in her hands was overriding her senses.
As the blondes flesh filled her hands she could feel the smaller womans desire brushing against her fingers. She felt sudden urge to feel more as the fiery kiss came to an end. Loris lips were tingling from the intense exchange. She felt her pulse racing as she watched the blondes tongue peek out and lick her lips. The blonde swayed in her lap as she looked around while Lori still caressed her ass.
The sound of her friends cheering and applauding loudly brought another blush to Loris chiseled features. She was about to remove her hands from the cocktail waitress body when she noticed her friends renewing their interest in the scantily clad men dancing around. The blondes hips continued grinding against her body in rhythm with the loud music. Lori felt her own hips matching the smaller womans movements.
Lori was becoming lost in the warm feeling of the blondes body mingling with the tequila as they swayed against one another. She refused to think about what was happening as she caressed the smaller woman as they grinded against one another. "You didnt finish," the blonde, teased her with a mischievous gleam in her eyes.
Lori grinned up at the blonde as her fingers continued to caress the blondes ass. The moan the smaller woman released sent a jolt directly to Loris now throbbing clit. The brunette kneaded the blondes flesh wanting savor the moment for as long as possible. "Set it up," the blonde instructed her as she held up the shot glass, which was less than half full. As the blonde leaned back Lori reached over with one hand while the other remained nestled up under the smaller womans panties.
Lori squeezed a lime over one of the blondes breasts. She watched as the blondes body arched and the green juice dribbled down her body. Loris hand trembled as she placed the lime onto the tray and picked up the salt. Lori paused for a moment when something caught her eye. The pensive look on the blondes face tugged at her heart. Lori gave her a shy smile as her fingers brushed the edge of the blondes bra. She tucked what appeared to be two very large bills back into the blondes bra. "Wouldnt want you to lose that," Lori explained softly as she allowed her fingers to slip deeper beneath the smaller womans bra than was necessary. Her stomach clenched as her fingers brushed the pebbled flesh of the blondes swollen nipple. The moan she received in response encouraged the brunette to continue with her risqué behavior.
"Thank you," the blonde stammered. Feeling suddenly shy Loris fingers retreated from the smooth creamy breasts before she made a complete fool out of herself. She decided to just do the shot and end the torture she was subjecting herself to. Of course if she had been thinking clearly she would have removed her other hand from the blondes ass as well. Instead she sprinkled salt on the blondes breast.
"Lick, shoot, suck?" Lori asked nervously as she felt the smaller womans body trembling against her.
"Yes, but this time youre going to drink all the tequila, including what you spilled earlier," The blonde instructed her in a direct tone that made the tall brunette quiver with anticipation.
Lori didnt question the way her body was feeling instead she lowered her head and began to slowly lick the grains of salt away. She tasted splashes of tequila on the blondes skin and allowed her tongue to follow its path. She savored the taste of tequila, salt and the attractive waitress skin as she licked her way down to the valley of the smaller womans breasts. She moaned in pleasure against the blondes flesh as trailed her tongue along the swell of the blondes breasts.
She lifted her head when her mouth began to move dangerously close to the edge of the smaller womans bra. She inhaled sharply as her entire body clenched when the blonde leaned back and poured the remaining tequila down along her firm abdomen. Loris mouth hung open as she watched the blonde flexing her stomach muscles so that most of the liquor pooled in her navel.
Now that is an admirable skill, Lori mentally applauded the nimble young woman before she dove in and began to lick the tequila off of the blondes firm young flesh. She could feel the blonde leaning further back until her head was almost touching the floor. Lori could feel her desire growing as the blondes legs wrapped tightly around her body.
She braced the womans body carefully as she feasted upon her stomach. She was lost in the taste of alcohol and the feel the blondes skin trembling beneath her lips. Lori continued licking her way down the blondes body until her tongue dipped into the waitress navel. She slowly and carefully sucked every last drop of tequila from the nimble womans belly button. Soon she was overcome with a desire for more as her exploration began to drift lower. She could feel and smell the waitress passion as she licked the waistband of the blondes black skirt.
"Go Lori!" She heard Tonis voice assaulting her.
She and the small blonde jolted up. Lori held the smaller woman steady as lifted her body back into a sitting position. The blonde reached for a wedge of lime and Loris mouth went dry hoping that she would get to kiss the smaller woman again. Her heart was pounding as she watched the blonde run the wedge of fruit along her breast squeezing it so that the juice dribbled into her bra.
"Suck." The blonde offered in a needy voice as she lifted her arms over her head. Lori didnt waste a moment. She quickly began to lick the blondes flesh her mouth exploding from the taste of citrus as she dipped her tongue into the blondes bra. She felt the blonde clasping her shoulders and drawing her closer.
Lori didnt resist the offer as her tongue snaked out until she felt the erect bud. Her head was spinning as she flickered her tongue across the blondes nipple. "Yes." She heard the blonde hissing as she tongued her nipple. Loris passion was fueled on by the needy hiss and soon she was lowering the top of the blondes bra with her teeth. Any doubts the brunette may have possessed vanished as she felt the smaller womans hand guide Lori to continue her exploration. Lori could feel the blonde trembling as she suckled her nipple into her mouth.
Lori felt alive as she teased the blondes nipple with her tongue. She suckled her harder as she felt the smaller womans hand slipping between their bodies. Lori moaned deeply as she felt the small hand pressing against her aching mound. Loris hips swayed as the blonde stroked her urgently with the heel of her hand. Lori nipped at the blondes breast while her hips rocked against the blondes insistent touch.
Loris body felt suddenly cold when the blonde pulled away. "I need to get back to work," the blonde explained with a whimper as she began to adjust her clothing. Lori was trying to steady her breathing as she noticed that the smaller womans hands were shaking as she buttoned her blouse. Lori was incapable of speaking. She nodded in understanding as the blonde climbed off of her lap and straightened her skirt.
Lori was trembling uncontrollably as she watched the blonde clearing away the glasses that littered their table. "Any way you can ditch your friends?" Came the sultry request as the blonde leaned over her.
Lori took a deep swallow as she willed herself to accept the womans offer. "I . . . Uhm," Lori stammered as she struggled to breathe. Just as she was about to accept she noticed the blonde look away and nod. "Gotta go," the smaller woman said with a shrug before she walked away.
Lori watched the sway of the blondes hips as she made her departure. Her lower anatomy throbbed as she recalled how the blondes hips grinded against her body just a few short moments ago. "Now that was interesting," Natasha blew out as she sat down beside the confused brunette.
"Huh?" Lori gasped, as she turned fearfully to her friend suddenly terrified that everyone had seen what she was doing and would know that she didnt want to stop.
"The fire fighter," Natasha explained with confusion. "I swear bringing you here was a really bad idea. Id say it was stupid idea except I was the one who came up with it. Lori, sorry."
"Im having a great time," Lori managed to choke out.
"Really," Natasha snorted in disagreement.
"Honestly," Lori confessed as her mind drifted to the way she licked her way down the blondes body. "It has been very enlightening."
"Speaking of which will you look at that," Natasha squealed as she spotted a hunky man taking his clothes off. "Do you have anymore ones?"
"Sure, in my purse," Lori offered quickly as she snatched up her purse and fished out her wallet. She thrust a few bills in Natashas hand eager to get rid of the woman so she could compose herself. As soon as Natasha had the money in her grasp she darted towards the stage.
Lori shoved her wallet back into her purse when she felt a pen jab into her. She pulled it out and looked at it for a moment. Before she knew what she was doing she had scribbled a note on a napkin and wrapped a couple of twenty-dollar bills around it. I cant do this. Her mind suddenly reasoned as she watched her bridal party staggering back to the table. She was just about to shove the money and the note back into her purse when she spied the blonde wandering from table to table.
Lori clenched the money tightly in her fist as her friends screamed wildly for the men to take off all of their clothes. She kept meaning to put the money back in her purse. Instead she watched every move the little blonde made. Lori felt warm all over each time the blonde looked over and their eyes met. Each time the little blonde approached their table Lori was unable to speak.
She could feel her desire growing each time the smaller womans hand came to rest on her shoulder. She kept the money clenched tightly as she tried to work up the nerve to either just leave or give the girl the note. Lori was still wrestling with her libido and common sense when the show came to an end and her companions staggered back to the table.
She watched the blonde carefully make the rounds seemingly waiting on every party except hers. She chewed nervously on her lip as she watched the petite woman finally approach their table. "Last call, ladies," the blonde announced as her hand once again came to rest on Loris shoulder. Loris friends complained as the brunette screwed up her last ounce of courage.
"Set them up again," Lori offered in a sultry tone as she bravely placed the twenties on the blondes serving tray. "And Ill have a Cuervo Sunrise." She added knowing that she would need the tequila so she wouldnt think about what she had just done.
"No way, Lori you cant pay," Natasha protested.
"Its the last one," Lori argued as she said a silent prayer that no one would let it slip that she was actually the guest of honor. "Besides you spent all your money on these young stud muffins and my special shot," she teased her friends as the memory of her first body shot warmed her body in the most delightful manner.
Lori could feel her nervous demeanor returning once the blonde left them. "I cant believe we got stuck with the only chick working here," Toni complained as she played with the mock veil they had forced Lori to wear in the limo.
"You didnt seem to mind when you grabbed her ass," Lori offered in a harsh tone.
"So did you," Natasha whispered in the startled brunettes ear.
Lori folded her arms across her chest as she pretended not to hear the ebony womans comment. She watched as the blonde approached and delivered their cocktails. She felt slightly giddy when the blonde saved hers for last. Their fingers brushed as the blonde handed her the cocktail and once again Lori felt her heart skip a beat. "Thank you," the brunette said softly. "For everything," she added with a shy smile as she began to sip her drink. Once again the alcohol burned its way down her body as the blondes smoldering gaze followed its path.
As the others quickly consumed their cocktails Lori and the blonde simply smiled at one another. The sound of Toni releasing a loud belch broke the spell. Lori regrettably had to accept that the night was over. "Come on. The limos waiting." She finally announced breaking the intense gaze she had been sharing with the petite woman. "Get your gag gifts together." Lori instructed the wayward crew as the cocktail waitress released a hearty laugh as her friends stuffed the array of vibrators, condoms and other assorted embarrassing items into their bags.
Lori was still trying to understand why the gifts were supposed to be fun as Toni tossed the veil onto her head.
"How do I look?" The redhead slurred as Lori laughed. She wondered that if Toni behaved this badly at someone elses party what was she going to do in a couple of months when it was her turn?
"Lovely." The blonde complimented the inebriated redhead with an amused smirk. "Enjoy the wedding, ladies."
Lori felt a pang of disappointment as the blonde walked off without looking back. During the limo ride to the hotel where all of them were staying, Lori remained quiet as the others babbled on. The brunette was lost in thought, wondering why she had behaved the way she did? She also wondered why it felt so good to hold the other woman? Of course the biggest question looming over her was whether or not the attractive blonde who had given her a lap dance had got her note? If she had did she care? She probably just threw it out, she must get hit on all the time. Lori reasoned as she made her way up to her room. "Its for the best." She muttered to herself as she climbed into the shower. "I mean what was I thinking hitting on the waitress?" She scolded herself.
Lori had been pacing nervously in her hotel room as she reviewed the events that happened at Men In Motion and chewed nervously on her fingernails. As she paced her gaze kept drifting to the garment bag hanging on the clothes rack. "This is insane it was just a bad case of the jitters." She argued with herself. "It didnt mean anything." As she tried to convince herself once again that the events of the evening had just been a serious lapse in judgment, she could still feel her lips tingling from the fiery kisses she exchanged with the blonde cocktail waitress.
As she continued to pace around just as she had done for the past half an hour she felt a nagging sense of disappointment that the blonde hadnt accepted her offer. "Of course she isnt going to show up." Lori berated herself once again. "She was just working us to get a better tip. What was I thinking giving her my room number? Im such a dork."
She was just about to release another tirade on herself when she heard a soft knocking at her door. She froze for a moment and stared at the door in a panic. She forced herself to calm down slightly reasoning that it was probably just one of her friends. "And if it is her, Ill send her home." She reasoned as she forced herself to answer the door.
All of her good intentions flew out the window when she opened the door and found the petite blonde still dressed in her work clothes smiling back at her. "Hi." The blonde offered in a surprisingly shy tone as Lori stepped aside, allowing the smaller woman to enter her hotel room.
"Hi." Lori responded as she ran her fingers nervously through her long dark hair. Lori turned and closed the door behind the smaller woman, using the brief moment to catch her breath. She could feel the smaller womans eyes on her body as she locked the door. She tightened the white cotton bathrobe around her naked body before she turned back towards her guest.
They stared at one another as Lori began to fidget. "That was some party. Your friends really seemed to enjoy themselves." The blonde offered in a light tone as she stepped closer to taller woman. Lori could feel her body heat rising once again as the smaller woman closed the gap between them.
"Yeah, well, we dont let loose very often." Lori explained with a light laugh as she neared the small blonde. She could never understand why when a bunch of academics let loose they behaved worse than a sailor on shore leave? "Actually, I never do. This just isnt something that I do." She added in a slightly embarrassed tone.
"Neither do I," the blonde confessed as she closed the gap between them. "I mean Ive done the lap dance thing before but not the way I did with you tonight."
"Ive never done anything like that before." Lori continued her voice trembling as she tried to explain that she was incredibly confused by everything that had transpired earlier. Her mind tried to work up the courage to send the blonde away. She just couldnt focus on anything except how incredible the entire exchange had been. "I cant believe how good it felt to touch your body." She added distantly.
"I liked the way you touched me, too." The blonde reassured her as she placed her small hands on the curve of Loris waist. The blondes smile lit up the flustered brunettes heart. Lori encircled the smaller womans waist before she could stop herself. The blonde leaned in and placed a soft kiss on Loris neck.
The brunettes body quivered in response. "So you want to touch me again?" The blonde asked before placing another kiss on the moaning womans neck. Lori could only whimper in response as she became lost in the feel of their bodies brushing together. "Do you want me to touch you?" The blonde inquired as she began to nibble on Loris neck.
"Yes." Lori gasped in a needy breath as her hands began to roam down the smaller womans back. Loris hands once again cupped the blondes firm ass as the waitress kissed her way down Loris neck and up to her chin. Lori bent down giving the eager blonde more access while her hands began to pull up the blondes black skirt.
A sudden panic hit the tall brunette once again as her body began to react to the feel of the other womans body swaying against her own. "But," Lori tried to protest in a weak tone.
"Ssh," the blonde silenced her quickly before she ran her tongue along Loris quivering lips. "If you dont want this, Ill go," the blonde offered softly against Loris lips. It felt too good holding and touching the petite woman. Lori was helpless to resist the other womans charms. She answered the younger womans question by kissing her as her hands ran up and under the blondes skirt. The blonde quickly reclaimed Loris lips and deepened the kiss as her hands caressed Loris hips.
Lori felt the kiss all the way down to the back of her knees which were being to buckle as she became swept away by the blondes fiery passion. Loris lips parted, inviting the blondes in; their tongues caressed one another. Loris hands grew bolder as she began to lower the blondes panties. Lori could feel the smaller woman guiding her backwards. She gasped as her knees made contact with the bed. She knew she should stop what was happening between them instead she allowed the cocktail waitress to lower her down onto the bed. The brunettes hands slipped out from beneath the smaller womans skirt as the blonde kicked off her shoes.
Lori could feel her palms sweating as she lowered the zipper on the blondes skirt while they continued to explore the warmth of one anothers mouth. Lori felt a pang of disappointment as her lover brought the kiss to an end. The blonde rolled over onto her side as each of them fought to control their breathing. Two sets of hands began to remove the blondes skirt.
Lori was nervous and her hands began to shake the garment drifted lower down her lovers body. She was relieved when her lover took over and removed the garment and tossed it across the room. Lori drank in the sight of her soon to be lover and she was filled with a passion that she had never known before. She pulled the blonde down to her and captured her lips once again as the blondes body pressed against her.
Loris body arched as the blond cupped one of her breasts and began to massage it gently through the thick material of her robe. Loris hands drifted back to the blondes panties as they continued to kiss. Lori was gasping for air as the kiss came to an end. She had never been so turned on by simply kissing before. She continued to lower her lovers panties down her hips. "I could feel you at the club," Lori confessed as she tried to control her ragged breathing. "I could feel how wet you were as your body touched mine. It drove me crazy knowing that I was doing that to you."
"And did it make you wet?" The blonde moaned as she slipped her hand underneath Loris robe. "Did you want me as much as I wanted you?" She teased the quivering brunette as her hand slipped between Loris thighs. Lori parted her thighs allowing the smaller woman to explore her even further.
"Yes," Lori confessed as she fought off the need to rip the rest of the blondes clothes off. Her lover sighed deeply as Lori felt her tiny digits dipping into her wetness.
"Did you want more?" The blonde asked in a husky tone that sent a rush through Loris body that threatened to tear her apart. Lori could feel her wetness dripping from her core as her lovers fingers glided slowly along her slick folds.
"Yes," Lori groaned as her own fingers began to caress her lover. "I wanted to be inside of you," Lori gasped as she continued to stroke the blondes clit with her fingers. Her lover continued to tease her as she straddled Loris body. The brunette was lost in the feel of her lovers passion coating the tips of her fingers.
Lori could feel the smaller womans clit pulsating against her touch as her lover stroked her nub while she began to unbutton her blouse. Lori watched in awe as her lovers breasts were once again revealed to her. The blonde reached down and untied Loris robe and gently pulled it open as her fingers teased the brunettes pulsating nub. Lori felt exposed as a pair of emerald eyes drank in her naked body. "You are so beautiful," the blonde uttered in amazement as Lori blushed from the compliment.
Lori lifted her body so that the blonde was once again straddling her just as she had been during the lap dance. Lori began to kiss and taste her lovers skin as she struggled to remove her blouse. She could feel tiny hands helping her as she tugged at her lovers clothing until the blondes upper body was completely revealed to Loris hungry gaze.
The brunettes crystal blue eyes darkened as her gaze immediately drifted to her lovers breasts. Lori was uncertain as to what she should do next as she felt her lover shift back and away before removing Loris hand from her wetness. Lori wanted to whimper at the loss as she looked at her lover in confusion. She felt a glimmer of hope as the blonde leaned in and kissed the brunette deeply.
Loris body jerked forward as she felt her clit brushing against the smaller womans. She moaned as their wetness met and their hips began to thrust urgently. Lori felt as if she was falling as they rocked against one another. When her lover leaned forward and offered her breasts up to her Lori eagerly began to kiss her skin before suckling one of the blondes nipples into her mouth.
Lori loved the feel of her lovers firm full breast filling her mouth as she suckled her. She could feel the smaller woman clutching her body as their clits rubbed together. Lori wanted to scream out with pleasure. She slipped her hand between their bodies and once again filled it with her lovers wetness. She whimpered as she felt her lover pulling away. She didnt want to loose the feel of her lovers desire as she began to tease the blondes clit. She guided her to bury her face in her breasts as Lori pressed her fingers against the opening of her lovers center.
She hoped that she was pleasing her lover as she licked her skin. "You still taste like tequila," she whispered as she entered the blondes wet aching core.
"You need to finish your shot." The blonde grunted as she began to ride against Loris hand while the brunette teased her nipples with the tip of her tongue.
Lori began to suckle the blondes nipples harder; moving from one to the other while her fingers plunged in and out of her lovers wetness. "Harder," the blonde pleaded as she thrust harder against Loris touch. Lori granted her request as her hand and mouth took her lover higher as her thumb began to stroke her lovers clit.
Loris own need grew as she felt her lovers body quivering and her head fell back flushed with passion. The blonde cried out as she climaxed against Loris touch. The sight of her lovers neck and face straining as the pleasure tore through her body mesmerized the brunette. Lori stilled her fingers inside of the blondes core as she kissed the smaller woman tenderly on her neck.
Lori felt connected to the smaller woman as she felt the tiny waves seeping through her body. Lori needed to sate her desires yet she couldnt stop touching the other woman. She felt a sense of loss when the smaller woman pulled away from her touch. Her body felt the warmth and connection once again as the stranger guided her onto her back and began to remove her robe.
The brunettes mind and body were reeling from having pleasured the stranger and now it craved even more. Lori had never experienced anything so intense before and was confused by the craving for more. "I want to feel all of you," the blonde offered in a husky tone as she tossed Loris robe aside.
The brunette lay completely naked before her lover as the blonde began to kiss her way down Loris long body. Each brush of her lovers lips sent a chill down Loris spine driving her closer and closer to the edge. She squirmed beneath her lover as the blondes mouth descended lower and lower until the smaller woman was kneeling on the floor. Lori fought to keep from releasing her passion as she felt the blondes soft lips caressing her thighs. "Please," Lori pleaded as the blonde gently ran her hands along the back of her legs. Lori trembled as the blonde draped her legs over her shoulders. Loris hips began to grind into the mattress in a need to feel the release her body was screaming for.
Lori was panting heavily as her lovers movements stilled. She felt a surge of frustration as she felt her lovers breath on her thighs. She wanted to beg and plead the blonde to take her. Loris nipples were hard and aching with need as the brunette waited for her lover to bring her pleasure. Lori whimpered as she felt the blondes breath blowing through the dark curls of her triangle. Loris body tensed with anticipation as she felt her lovers hands cupping her ass and drawing her closer.
Lori watched as the blonde drew her wetness to her lips. She bit down on her lip to keep from crying out as the blondes tiny pink tongue peeked out and dipped into her wetness. She looked down her naked body and watched as her lover feasted upon her passion as no one had ever done before. The soft murmurs of pleasure the blonde released excited Lori even further.
Loris body bucked and jerked as she pressed herself deeper against her lovers touch. She felt shameless as she begged the smaller woman for more. She could feel her lover trying to steady her body. Lori was incapable of keeping her hips from rising up and thrusting against her lovers mouth. With each lick and swirl of the blondes tongue the brunette felt herself climbing higher.
Lori could feel her body straining for more as she felt the blondes tongue pressing against the opening of her center. She buried her face in the blankets and cried out as she felt the blondes tongue slipping inside of her warm wetness. Each time the brunette neared the edge she felt her lovers movements slow. She didnt know whether to thank the woman or kill her. She cried out in protest as she felt the blondes tongue retreating from her core.
Her cries quickly turned to pleasure when she felt the blondes lips capturing her aching clit and her fingers quickly replaced her tongue. The blondes fingers filled her as she suckled her throbbing bundle of nerves with earnest. Lori couldnt steady her body as the room began to spin. "God yes," Lori screamed out as she felt the blondes teeth brushing across her clit.
Loris ears were ringing as the world and her body exploded, as they never had before. She was certain that she had ceased breathing as her entire body arched up as the ecstasy ripped through her. She was completely unaware of what her body was doing or what was happening around her. The only thing she was aware of was how completely alive she felt at that moment in time.
Lori was fighting to calm her body and breathing as the blonde continued to pleasure her. The brunette climaxed again as she felt the sweat running down her spent body. Her lovers touching was burning her. Lori pulled away and pulled the smaller woman up to her and pulled her in for a lingering kiss.
Lori had pulled away from her lovers pleasure certain that she was unable to continue breathing if the blonde kept touching. Yet, once their bodies touched Loris long hidden desires were re-ignited. Soon she was kissing her way down the smaller womans body. Her mouth was watering as she neared the golden patch and the musky aroma that was drawing her in. She felt like a wild woman as she removed her lovers panties.
She hovered above the smaller woman drinking in the glorious vision of her body and passion. The blondes scent filled her senses as she began to kiss the smaller womans thighs. She had never thought about tasting another woman before but now the thought consumed her as she felt her lovers hands caressing her bottom.
Lori dove in and began to feast upon the blondes wetness. The first taste drove Lori insane with a need to completely sate her lover. Lori nestled herself deeper between the blondes quivering thighs and drank in all the smaller womans wetness. She felt her own body surge with delight as she captured the blondes throbbing clit in her mouth and began to suckle it.
Driven on by the taste and feel of her lover, Lori lost herself in the feel of the blondes body. Loris hips jerked as she felt her lover entering her. Loris body responded to her lovers touch filling her. As her lover plunged in and out of her the brunette was consumed by the taste of the blondes taste as she felt each of them nearing the edge. Loris body bucked harder against the blondes digits. Her body was filled with pleasure as she felt another digit entering her center.
Lori tried to focus on satisfying her lover as her body reached the crest. She felt her lover exploding against her. Feeling her lover climaxing against her drove the brunette over the edge and soon she was releasing muffled screams into the blondes passion. Both women continued to pleasure each other until they collapsed onto the bed.
Lori couldnt believe that her body was still craving more as she began to kiss her way up the blondes body. Loris mouth licked and tasted every inch of skin on the smaller womans body until they were wrapped up in one anothers arms, rolling across the bed.
Lori felt possessed as she found herself locked in an intense kiss while their thighs pressed against the others center. The blonde was lying on top of her as they thrust against one another in a sensual rhythm. Lori was lost in a haze as their bodies became one.
"What are you doing?" Lori moaned as her lover reached over to the nightstand. She rode harder against the smaller womans thigh as the blonde searched for something. Lori could hear something falling to the floor as she rocked against the blondes firm thigh. Lori felt her breathing catch as her lover smiled down at her holding up a small purple vibrator that had been in her gift bag.
Lori watched as the blonde removed the cap and turned it on. Lori almost laughed at the loud buzzing the tiny device was releasing. "Is that how that works?" Lori asked in amazement as she felt her lover nudging her thighs open.
The blonde snuggled up against Loris body and rested her head on the brunettes heaving chest. Lori watched nervously as the blonde lowered the vibrator to her clit and held it gently against the aching nub. Lori held her lover tightly as the vibrator sent delightful shock waves through her body. Loris mind was reeling once again as she felt her lovers mouth teasing one of her nipples as the brunette rode against the vibrator. The tremors filled the brunette as her lover tugged on her nipple with her teeth.
"I have never felt this alive before," Lori confessed in a hoarse tone as she wrapped the blonde up in her arms. They snuggled closer and gently caressed one another until they were once again lost in a passionate kiss. Soon Lori was driven to the brink once again as she guided her lover to roll over onto her stomach. Lori pressed her wetness into the smaller womans backside. Lori was in heaven as her lover lifted her hips to meet her touch. "Oh yes," the blonde murmured as Lori began to thrust urgently against the smaller womans ass.
"You feel so good," Lori moaned as her breasts danced across the blondes back. The bed rocked as they moved in perfect rhythm driving each of them closer to the edge. Lori was shocked as she climaxed against the smaller womans body. The brunette began to kiss her way down the blondes prone body. Lori licked her lips as her lovers thighs parted her inviting her in. Lori caressed her lovers firm round globes as she dipped her tongue deep inside of her wetness.
Her lovers thrust fueled on Loris need as she feasted on the blonde from behind. She heard her lover whimpering as the brunettes mouth left her body. Lori ran her tongue along the blondes firm ass before she guided her to roll over so that she was lying on her back. Lori smiled as her lover reached out to her.
The brunette captured the smaller womans hands and lifted them above the blondes head. The brunette held her wrists above her head with one hand while she stroked the blondes aching clit with the other. Lori watched her lovers body responding to her touch. She felt a strange sense of belonging as she watched the smaller womans body thrashing beneath her. She drank in each curve, every muscle flexing and the beads of sweat rolling down the blondes body as she screamed out with pleasure.
Lori fell into the blondes embrace and held the smaller woman who was still struggling to breathe. They caressed one another
, as they remained cocooned in the other womans embrace. "The sun is up," the blonde panted as Lori began to kiss her neck. Lori wasnt paying attention; her focus remained locked on the taste of her lovers neck. She simply hummed in response as she began to suckle the pulse point on the blondes neck.
As she filled her mouth with the delectable taste of her lovers skin, the blondes words drifted into her mind. The sun is up? It is tomorrow, your wedding day. Loris lips stilled against the blondes neck. What have I done? Her mind screamed in a sudden panic. Loris head snapped up as she crawled away from the blonde who was staring out the window. The shame filled her as she tried to distance herself from the blonde.
"What?" The blonde asked her in confusion, as Lori suddenly felt sick to her stomach.
"The wedding," Lori tried to explain as the horror of what she had done filled her voice as she turned away from the blondes tempting body and pulled on her bathrobe.
"Oh," the blondes laughter surprised the brunette who couldnt look at the woman who had shown her heaven. She could hear the rustling of sheets as the blonde climbed off of the bed. "I dont know why you gals insist on partying the night before the wedding." The blonde teased as Lori stared at the floor the bile rising in her throat. How can I tell her? Lori thought as her body shook with fear as her lover began to dress clueless as to how bad the situation really was. "So youre a brides
"No," Lori choked out in a fearful tone.
"Maid of honor?" The blonde persisted with what sounded like a hint of anger in her voice.
"No," Lori sobbed as she felt her heart breaking. How could she explain any of this to the blonde since she didnt understand it herself? The only thing she was certain of was last night was a lot more than a slight case of the jitters or cold feet. Last night had been a full-fledged epiphany. The timing of her enlightenment could have been worse, if only she had realized her feelings one-day earlier things would be different. Or would they?
The sound of a zipper being lowered griped at Loris heart as she turned to find the blonde opening the garment bag that held her wedding gown. "Please dont," Lori pleaded as she jumped off of the bed.
Lori was filled with fear and sorrow as the blonde stumbled backwards after the white gown that Lori had painstakingly chosen was fully revealed. A gown that Lori seriously doubted she would be wearing. "Youre the bride?" The blonde choked out in horror. Lori looked like a deer caught in on
"I have to go," the blonde stammered as she frantically began to gather up her clothing. Lori was filled with shame as she collapsed onto the bed as she wept uncontrollably.
Lori heard Natashas knock and voice calling out to her as the blonde rushed around the room and gathered up her belongings. Lori couldnt answer the door or face the woman who had changed her world. Her chest tightened as she wept. Loris head jerked up as she heard the door being yanked open. The brunette couldnt look at either one of them.
"Oh my God," Natasha stammered. "You slept with the cocktail waitress?"
"Yes," Lori confessed with a sob as she kept her eyes diverted from what she was certain would be looks of accusation.
"I have a name," the blonde fumed indignantly.
That confirms it, Im a complete asshole. Lori silently berated herself as she turned towards the blonde with a sad expression. She felt horrible as she caught the painful expression clouding the blondes delicate features. "Katie," the smaller woman offered weakly as she folded her arms over her chest. Lori was shocked that in the middle of the turmoil her first thought was that the blondes name was beautiful. The surprising thought left the brunette paralyzed.
"Let me guess. Youre the maid of honor," Katie spat out. The harshness of her voice made Lori flinch.
"Natasha," her best friend stammered out in a meek tone.
"Look, shes freaking out," Katie quickly explained. "Youre her best friend. I suggest you do something to help her."
"What can I do?" Natasha argued as Lori only half listened to the two of them bickering. The brunette was wrapped up in a mental debate on whether or not she should just forget last night and put the gown on. She was also pondering grabbing her suitcase and running off to the nearest dark corner she could find. Brian would probably forgive her. Unfortunately her mother would hunt her down and drag her sorry butt down the aisle.
"You started this," Katie accused Natasha as Lori tried to think of a place her mother couldnt find her. Just needed time to think and sort everything out. "Why did you set her up like that?" Katie continued to berate Natasha while Lori was considering how long it would take to reach the Canadian border.
"I didnt . . . I mean, I didnt know," Natasha tried to explain.
"But you suspected." Katie accused her. "That was the real reason for the lap dance, wasnt it?"
Loris head jerked up at the last comment, as she felt angry and sick as Natasha stammered and stared at her shoes. "I . . . Uhm," Natasha mumbled. "Yes, I suspected but I never thought that this would happen," Natasha blurted out as she looked over at Katie with a guilty expression.
"What?" Lori fumed as she jumped off the bed and stormed over to a very stunned Natasha. She was furious as she towered over her best friend. She noticed that Katie jumped back a little from her outburst. "What did you suspect?" Lori demanded with a growl needing someone to explain things to her.
"Lori, Im sorry," Natasha blurted out fearfully. "I know that you care for Brian. But I never felt that you were in love with him, and for sometime I suspected that maybe you were denying . . ."
"Denying what?" Lori shouted as her mind screamed in denial and wonderment as to why her best friend had chosen the night before her wedding to push the issue? It isnt true, or is it? Im going to kill Natasha! She thought as she cast a murderous gaze down at the ebony woman.
Natasha stood there in a stunned silence as Katie raced around the messy hotel room gathering up her shoes and car keys. Lori felt a sharp pain in her chest as Katie rushed towards the door. "Wait," Natasha called out in a pleading tone. You should be afraid. Loris mind hissed.
"For what?" Katie flared at both of them. "Youre her friend you help her," Katie shouted as she tucked her shoes under her arm and reached for the doorknob. "I think Ive done everything that I can." She added bitterly.
Lori wasnt certain what hurt more watching Katie walking out the door or the truth behind her harsh words. A deafening silence filled the room as Katie began to open the door and Lori felt her feet moving towards the small blonde. "Katie?" Lori offered in a soft tone hoping that Katie would at least give her a chance to tell her how truly sorry she was that she had misled her. It broke Loris heart as Katie looked up at her with a cold stare. "Im sorry." Lori tried to apologize as she reached out to the smaller woman. When Lori realized what she was doing and if she touched Katie her world would once again crumble she halted her movement. "Im really sorry for all of this." Lori added sadly as she felt the tears welling up in her eyes.
"So, am I," Katie responded curtly before she walked out of the room leaving the shattered brunette behind.
Lori felt numb as she closed the door behind Katies rapidly retreating form. She turned to find Natasha, who was her nearest and dearest friend in the world, shaking with fear. She stepped closer to the woman that had been her anchor and looked down at her. Then in the warmest, sincerest tone she could muster she asked her friend the one thought that had been plaguing her since Natashas unorthodox confession, "What in the hell were you thinking?"
"This isnt entirely my fault," Natasha tried to argue. "I bought you a lap dance. I never suggested that you sleep with her."
"If you thought I was making a mistake then why didnt you just tell me?" Lori fumed as she waved her arms frantically. "Ive been engaged for over a year. Jesus H. Christ you never had a problem telling me when Ive made a poor fashion choice! This is the rest of my life why did you suddenly decided to get shy on me?"
"Lori what was I suppose to say?" Natasha defended herself. "Hey Lori did you think that just maybe youre gay?"
"Im . . ." Lori began in a flustered tone. "God, I cant deny it. I dont even know if it is true and I cant deny it. What the hell did I do?"
"Do you love him?" Natasha carefully inquired.
"No," Lori admitted in defeat as she slumped down onto the bed. "I think Ive known that all along. But I never thought, well almost never thought, I was attracted to women. I guess there were times when I thought about it. What am I going to do? I have less than two hours to make up my mind. Why now?"
"Hold on," Natasha tried to calm her as she knelt by the bed. "You dont love him and Im going to assume that you were already thinking about not going through with this, dont do it. This has nothing to do with the cocktail waitress."
"Katie," Lori quickly admonished her friend. "How can I just not show up? I cant jilt Brian. He is the nicest sweetest guy in the world. God, it would be like kicking a puppy. Then, of course, there is the little matter of my mother." Lori shivered at the thought of what her dear sweet over reactive mother would do to her if she skipped out on her own wedding.
"Right," Natasha agreed. "But Lori you cant marry Brian just because you are afraid of hurting his feelings and your mothers reaction. I know she can be very intimidating and closed-minded. Trust me I understand how she is; remember when we were roommates in college? She was less than thrilled that you were living with someone with a permanent tan. Lori you just need to ask yourself what it is that you want?"
"Time," Lori sighed. "I need time. If I get married today then I am going to do everything I can to make it work, without regrets. Okay, grab the luggage were going to Canada."
"Huh?" Natasha blinked in surprise.
"I need to get out of here and think," Lori stressed as she began to make a mental list of what she would need.
Suddenly the door burst open and her mother stepped into the room. "Shit," Lori muttered as her eyes widened in horror. "I forgot to lock the door."
"Just run," Natasha offered in a conspiratorial whisper.
"Mom," Lori began carefully. "We need to talk. Im not certain that this is . . ."
"Now, now dear you look tired." Her mother offered as she patted her hand. "I bet you didnt sleep a wink. I was the same way."
"I doubt that," Lori muttered. "Look Mom I dont think I can do this."
"Nonsense," Her mother shushed her as she busied herself around the room. "Just wedding jitters."
"No, this is more than a little case of the jitters," Lori tried to argue as her mother thrust a glass of water and two pills into her hand. Lori sighed as she took the aspirin since her head was pounding. "Thank you I have a headache." She confessed as her mother guided her towards the bathroom.
"Now get in that shower young lady," Her mother instructed her.
"No," Lori refused. "We need to talk."
"Lori," Her mother sternly scolded her.
"Fine," Lori agreed. "But when Im done we are going to talk."
The next thing Lori was aware of was sitting with her parents in the back of limo, which was parked outside of the church. "Mom," Lori began in a groggy tone. "Those werent aspirins you gave me this morning were they?"
"Oh no dear," Her mother calmly responded. "They were just a little something to help you relax."
"You drugged her?" Mr. Milner squeaked out in horror.
"She was very tense Frank," Mrs. Milner reasoned as the driver opened the door.
"Whatever happens Dad dont let me fall on my face," Lori yawned.
"Never baby," Her father promised.
Lori sat at her office at the museum where she worked looking out the window at the city streets. She had survived her wedding, despite the fact she didnt quite remember it. From what she could register in her foggy mind it had been a beautiful event. The honeymoon had been a nice vacation. Which of course was the entire problem. It was a nice trip. Traveling with Brian was always nice. It just wasnt the passionate event a honeymoon should be, and she knew that Brian could feel the distance that had blossomed over night.
"Come in," She responded to the soft knock on her office door. She smiled as Natasha stepped sheepishly into the room. She laughed at the stack of paperwork the ebony woman cautiously put on her desk. "Relax," She offered gently as she motioned for her friend to take a seat. "Im married." She asserted.
"And?" Natasha tensely inquired.
"And nothing," Lori explained. "Im married and Im going to make Brian and myself happy. It never happened. She never happened. Now lie to me and tell me how great and how much in love I look."
"Lori," Natasha began with concern.
"No," Lori cut her off. "I cant. Im married now and even if my mother hadnt drugged me I cant change that. Please never mention what happened that night again. As your friend Im begging you to just let it go. What you can do for me is tell me about my prime candidate. How did the interview with Dr. Keefer go? We really need her."
"She . . ." Natasha cringed as she began. "There was a problem."
"No," Lori sighed heavily. "What was it? Imaginary friends or does she like to set fires?" She laughed as she recalled some of the earlier candidates for the position.
"No," Natasha laughed at her friends antics. "She was perfect for the job."
"Money?" Lori groaned. "I know I could up the offer." She reasoned.
"Money isnt the problem," Natasha muttered. "She turned down the position."
"Damn," Lori grumbled. "I knew someone else would snatch her up."
"That isnt it either," Natasha offered in a careful tone.
"Well now Im confused," Lori admitted as she tried to understand just what it was Natasha wasnt telling her? "If it isnt money, or another offer and she isnt crazy then tell me why she isnt working for me?"
"She wont work for you," Natasha feebly offered.
"Me specifically?" Lori blinked in surprise.
"Both of us really," Natasha added thoughtfully.
"What is going on here?" Lori finally blurted out. "I never even met the woman and despite recent events the both of us have a stellar reputation."
"Actually you have met her," Natasha hedged.
"Okay enough games," Lori demanded a little harsher than she had intended to. "Just tell me what is going on."
"Katie just isnt comfortable with accepting the position," Natasha explained in a slow careful voice.
"Katie?" Lori shook her head in confusion as she thought that the womans name was unfortunate. "I still dont understand."
"Oh boy," Natasha sighed with exasperation. "Dr. Keefer has been supporting herself as a cocktail waitress at . . ."
"Oh my God!" Lori bellowed as reality stepped up and slapped her in the face. "When did my life become a cruel joke?" She muttered absently. "I cant hire her. And I cant not hire her. Well this sucks. All in all we should have gone to Canada."
"Were you really going to do that?" Natasha asked.
"At the moment I said it I meant it," Lori confessed. "But truthfully I dont think I had enough courage to get past the hotel lobby. I would have married him anyway. I think? Ugh!" She grunted as she run her fingers nervously through her long dark hair. "She deserves this job."
"But she refused it," Natasha pointed out.
"Of course she did," Lori, agreed with a slight chuckle, which earned her a look of concern from her friend. "Sorry, it just confirms what I suspected that night. Shes a lot more than just a pretty face. Now what do I do?"
"Nothing," Natasha reasoned. "She turned the job down. Let it go Lori because the way that poor girl feels about you and me at the moment there is no way shell accept the position."
"Good luck," Natasha offered as she stood. "I did include a new list of candidates in the paperwork I just gave you. I dont blame her for turning us down. Not to mention she is still very angry with the both of us. Plus I think that shes hurt."
"Shes hurt," Lori blurted out in a panic as her heart sank.
"Yeah," Natasha confirmed. "When I told her you were on your honeymoon she tried to hide it, but I could see it hurt her."
"I need to think," Lori muttered as Natasha left her office. Once she was alone she buried her face in her hands and reminded herself that she was a married woman.
Lori felt guilty when she heard the dejected tone in Brians voice. She called him to let him know that she would be working late. "Of course hes upset," She reasoned as she drove towards the nightclub. "Weve only been married for a couple of weeks and I call to tell him not to bother waiting up. I just need to fix this mess and then everything can go back to normal," She lied to herself as she pulled into the already crowded parking lot. "It is the middle of the week, why is it so busy?"
Lori had hoped to catch Katie before she started her shift or that, at the very least, the club would be empty so they could talk without interruption. It was going to be hard enough to convince Katie to take the position she deserved without having to shout over screaming women demanding her services.
Lori was in a foul mood as she approached the bar. The surly man at the door informed her that they only way she could talk to Katie was to pay the cover charge and have the blonde wait on her. When Lori stepped up to the bar she didnt miss the cool greeting the bartender offered her. What is it with people tonight? Lori wondered briefly before she realized that these people worked with the friendly blonde and were probably well aware of what had transpired.
"Glen on the rocks," She politely requested as the man scowled at her.
"Fine," He grunted in disdain.
"She hates me that much huh?" She threw out.
"Yes," The man curtly responded as he handed her the scotch. "Look it is none of my business but what are you doing here?"
"Youre right it is none of your business," Lori snapped in response.
"Ill tell you what I told her," the man continued ignoring Loris comment. "It was a one night stand. Forget about it." He shrugged.
"Where is . . ." Her question trailed off as she felt the hair on the back of her neck prickle. She turned and felt her breathing catch. "My God she is so beautiful." She whispered in admiration as she watched Katie working across the room of the crowded nightclub. Katie turned towards her and Lori felt her knees weaken as their eyes met.
Loris eyes never left the small blonde as she worked her way around the room. She couldnt help but notice that she seemed much more distant than she had been the night they met. She is still the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Lori brushed her lustful thoughts aside as she saw the blonde approaching her.
Lori felt hurt when Katie brushed past her without a second glance. She also felt a slight twinge of excitement as their bodies accidentally touched. Focus Lori! She scolded herself. "Excuse me," Katie said curtly without looking at the brunette.
"I need to talk to you," Lori offered quietly as her hand came to rest on Katies forearm.
Lori felt as she had been burned when Katie shrugged away from her touch. "Im working," Katie responded icily. "You know, if youd bothered to wear that rock the last time you were here, we wouldnt be in this mess," Katie bitterly accused her.
"I left it with my parents so nothing would happen to it," Lori explained shyly suddenly embarrassed by the size of her engagement ring.
"How very thoughtful," Katie snapped.
"I need to talk to you," Lori repeated as she began to fidget with her wedding band. It was fast becoming a nervous habit for the brunette, as if she was trying to remind herself that she was married.
"And I told you that I was working," Katie repeated harshly. "I need a Sex On The Beach, a Kahlua Mudslide, a Tom Collins, a Midori Sour and a Long Island Ice Tea."
"You should be working for me," Lori asserted firmly in an effort to get through to the stubborn blonde. Katies jaw dropped as she stared at the brunette with a bewildered expression. Lori took the opportunity to say what needed to be said. "You deserve the position. It would be wrong for you not to get it or take it because of something . . . Because of my mistake. I dont understand why I did what I did."
"Sure you do," Katie responded frankly. "You wanted it to happen, Lori, and now you just want to pretend it didnt. That you didnt feel the way you did. That you didnt enjoy what we did. But you did."
Once again the petite woman had rocked Loris world. This time it was the truth of her words. Lori wanted to forget everything and pretend that she didnt desire the blondes touch. She wanted to act as if standing next to Katie again wasnt driving her body insane. She couldnt breathe. The brunette felt light headed as she struggled to breathe. She watched in horror as Katie collected her order and walked away.
Katies departure did afford Lori the opportunity to at least look as if she had regained her composure. "Please leave me alone," Katie pleaded when she returned to the bar and placed another order. "I need this job."
That did it for the edgy brunette. One night of passion shouldnt cost the both of them everything. And there was no sane reason why it should? "You have a job in your field waiting for you," Lori pushed tired of the both of them feeling guilty. "You earned it. You deserve it. You and I will rarely cross paths. I wont bother you. I wont harass you. I will simply let you do your job and I will never allow what happened between us to affect my ability to be objective when it comes to your position. Take the job, Katie. Dont hurt yourself because Im a total jackass."
Lori meant every word she said and felt a small glimmer of hope when she caught Katies thoughtful expression. The hope quickly faded when the blonde walked away once again. "Shes not making this easy," Lori mumbled.
"You convinced me." The bartender offered with a shy smile.
"Well now that youve forgiven me maybe I can convince Katie," Lori grumbled as she watched the blonde carefully.
"I dont get it," The man said. "Why do you need Katie to forgive you? Not to be crass or anything, but you both got what you wanted that night. And youre not standing in her way as far as the job goes, so what exactly do you need to be forgiven for? The only person who should be mad at you is your husband."
"I should have said something before we went to bed together," Lori argued.
"You barely knew one anothers names," he sighed. "It was a pick up."
Lori opened her mouth to protest his choice of wording. But he was right if she and Katie were going to get past this that is exactly how each of them had to view that fateful evening. "It was a pick up," she lied as she shrugged casually.
Lori remained perched at the bar chatting poor Kenny the bartenders ear off. Each time Katie came up to the bar Lori pleaded with her to take the job she deserved. Finally at closing time she was less than hopeful as she shoved her business card in Katies hand. As she left the nightclub she knew she had done everything she could do. Now it was up to Katie to act in a mature manner and move past the one night they had shared together. Loris remaining problem was now she was sneaking home reeking of cigarette smoke and scotch at well past two in the morning.
Lori had been tense and miserable the following morning. Brian was less than thrilled when she arrived home. He was fine with her having gone out, but it was her evasive manner that put him on edge. Lori could understand there was something about your bride coming home smelling like a barroom and then lying about it.
Each time her office phone rang Lori jumped fearing that it was Brian and praying that it was Katie. "Geez how do men carry on affairs all the time? I did it once and Im a mess," she pondered out loud as her telephone rang once again.
This time it was Katie and Lori felt a sense of relief when the young woman accepted the position. Lori vowed repeatedly during the brief conversation that she would keep the promises she had made the night before.
Several months later Lori felt good for the first time in a long time. She had managed to keep her word to Katie and acted completely professional around the young blonde. It did help that she avoided the petite woman whenever possible since seeing the attractive woman only sparked the dim flames of her desires.
She also tried to keep her vow to herself and make her marriage work. It was a futile effort. Despite her best efforts to make both her and Brian happy she was distant and moody. Not to mention plagued with numerous questions regarding her sexuality. Brian could feel the change in her. Soon they began to argue. Nothing dramatic about the arguments they were just a long series of spats that were wearing on the both of them.
Still, he did seem surprised when she suggested separating. Needless to say he suggested that they just needed to adjust to living together and perhaps counseling would help them. She was resistant at first knowing that her heart did not belong to the man she had wed in haste. But she did feel that she owed him to at least try.
Funny thing about counseling a lot comes out when you start opening up. Brian was shocked when she first mentioned that she was questioning her sexuality. Then he was outraged when he found out when the questioning began. After hearing that she had not only slept with another woman, but had done so the night before they were married infuriated him. He asked her to move out.
Lori agreed without batting an eye. She just wanted for the both of them to really start living their lives. She found an apartment and asked for a divorce. She was surprised, once again, when he refused. His reasons made sense to him anyway. She finally ended up agreeing to a trial separation.
Now she was sitting in her fathers living room as he watched her fidget. She had moved out almost two weeks ago, and had stopped wearing her wedding band since, to her the marriage was over. She had asked to speak to her father alone since she wasnt quite prepared to face her mother just yet.
"You know I love it when you visit Baby," Her father began in a soft tender tone. "But youve been sitting there for almost an hour staring at the carpet. It is a lovely carpet but I get the distinct impression that you avoiding telling me something."
"I am," She responded with a heavy sigh.
"Well you better hurry it up since your mother will be home soon," He encouraged her. "Does this have anything to do with the fact that youre not wearing your wedding band?"
"Yes," She confessed nervously. "I left him."
"When?" He calmly inquired.
"Two weeks ago," she admitted.
"Nice of you to tell us," He grunted. "I like Brian and I have a feeling this has nothing to do with him."
"No, its not him," She muttered. "Dad Ive had feelings that, unfortunately, I didnt start dealing with until I got married." She stammered as she wondered just how she was going to explain this to her father?
"I understand," he nodded.
"I dont think you do," Lori almost laughed.
"A woman?" He offered gently as her face fell in shock. "Im sorry, am I wrong?" He asked with a sudden panic.
"No," Lori confirmed in amazement. "How did you know?"
"I suspected a very long time ago," he shyly admitted. "But you always had a boyfriend so I thought I was wrong."
"Does Mom know?" Lori asked.
"God Lord no," He choked. "I love your mother but over the passing years her views have narrowed considerably."
"How am I going to tell her?" Lori sobbed.
"Quickly. Then run," He suggested only half joking. "Ill stand by you. Lori you are my child and I will love you no matter what, in fact Ill drive the get away car," Lori laughed at his suggestions. "Is there someone special?"
"There was someone," Lori began unable to describe just how she felt about Katie. "But that ship has sailed."
"Im sorry," He said.
"Me too," Lori grumbled.
Two weeks after she had visited her father Lori felt as if a huge burden had been lifted off of her shoulders. Despite her mothers less than kind reaction to the news, Lori really did feel better about things and herself.
"What are you still doing here?" She asked Natasha who was just putting on her coat.
"Just finishing up," Natasha answered with a huge yawn. "I put the reports on your desk."
"Thank you," Lori nodded with a smile. "The new pieces are going to work very well in the south corridor. Once they are authenticated of course."
"How are you holding up?" Natasha gently inquired.
"Really great," Lori practically beamed. "Dads been great and Mom isnt crying anymore. And Brian is at least thinking about an annulment."
"That would be a lot less mess, " Natasha concurred. "And how about you, how are you doing?"
"I feel free for the first time in my life," Lori blew out. "I feel really good about myself. Its like I finally understand so much about me."
"I dont think I have ever seen you this happy before," Natasha smirked. "And you owe it all to me."
"Right," Lori laughed as they began to walk down the corridor. "I keep telling you that you really should have mentioned something sooner."
"You would have freaked out," Natasha argued. "Speaking of which, what happens now with the fair Dr. Keefer?"
"Nothing," Lori snapped.
"Why?" Natasha asked.
"Because she is a person not a piece of meat," Lori reasoned. "And I promised her that I wouldnt cross that line again."
"I see the way you look at her Lori," Natasha sighed. "Youre in love with the girl."
"Will you stop pushing," Lori fussed. "I hardly know the woman."
"Speaking of which," Natasha slyly began. "You never did share the details of that night."
"And Im not going to," Lori gasped as a deep blush covered her body.
"That good huh?" Natasha smirked with envy.
"Amazing," Lori choked out. "Simply amazing. Now that is all I am going to say."
Another week later Lori found herself working late once again. "Damn I need to take a look at those tapestries." She muttered as she headed down towards the lab. She hated going down there in fear that she would run into Katie and her body would start burning the moment she laid eyes on the smaller woman. "You just need to forget about her." She cautioned herself as she stepped into the lab and was greeted by the sight of Katie leaning over a table.
She could tell by the way the blonde didnt move that she was caught up in her work and was completely unaware of Loris presence. The brunettes playful nature kicked in as she snuck up on the smaller woman. "Amazing, isnt it?" She whispered in the blondes ear. She laughed as Katie yelped as she jumped up and clutched her heart.
"Sorry." Lori quickly apologized as she took a shy step backward.
"You scared me," Katie chastised the brunette playfully. "I was so wrapped up in this I never heard you come in."
"Should I start wearing a bell or something?" Lori teased her with an amused smirk.
"That could help," Katie laughed. Then the blondes laughter suddenly died when their eyes met.
They stared at one another until Katie suddenly looked away. "Sorry," she mumbled as Lori took a seat next to her.
"Hows it going?" Lori inquired as she turned her attention to the tapestry in an effort to stop leering at Katies body.
"Good." Katie explained proudly. "I should have the dating completed by tomorrow. From everything I can see its authentic."
"Good to hear," Lori congratulated her. "Youre doing a great job."
Loris fingers carefully danced across the rich threads of the tapestry as she tried reign in her focus on the beauty of it and not the beauty of the woman seated beside her. Lori was shocked when Katie took her by the hand and examined her fingers with an intense look. Lori could feel her heart beating wildly as Katie held her hand. Shyly Lori removed her hand from the blondes grasp before her senses took a serious detour. "Separated." Lori offered quietly understanding that it was the gold band and large diamond Katie had been searching for.
They sat there in the dimly lit room that was Katies lab, each seemingly struggling with the rush of emotions. "Do you want to talk about it?" Katie finally offered.
Lori was surprised by the sincere offer and decided to take a chance hoping that, at the very least, the two of them might end up being friends. The more she got to know the young doctor the more Lori liked her and not just in the sexual sense. "It was a mistake." Lori offered grimly. "But I guess you already knew that."
"I didnt," Katie quickly answered surprising the brunette once again with the look of regret that clouded the blondes cherub features. "The night we met I never would have guessed that you were the one who was getting married. I thought it was the redhead who grabbed my ass." Lori laughed at the memory. "I mean, she was wearing an engagement ring and put the veil on," Katie continued to explain. "Plus I thought you were . . ."
"Gay," Lori concluded for her.
"Yes," Katie admitted, "I thought you were gay."
"Did you think that before or after I licked tequila off of your body?" Lori inquired nervously as she wondered if she really wanted to know the answer to her question.
"Before," Katie confessed as she grasped Loris hand. When the blonde went to release her grip, Lori refused to let go and gave Katies hand a gentle squeeze.
"I didnt." Lori confessed as her hand tingled from Katies gentle touch. "When I touched you, it felt right. My body never felt that way before."
Lori felt her breathing grow heavier as Katie cupped her cheek with her tiny hand. Lori smiled as she leaned into the touch. They moved in unison until their lips met and were moving against one another. Loris mind and body reeled as Katie parted her lips with her tongue. She heard the blonde moaning as she did the same to the blondes soft full lips. The blondes hands began to roam across Loris broad shoulders, as the kiss grew more passionate.
Both women were gasping for air as they finally released one another. "Why do you have to be such a good kisser?" Lori asked in wonderment as she captured Katies face in her hands.
"Why do you?" Katie responded with a smile that warmed Loris entire being.
Lori drew the blonde closer and reclaimed her lips. Things quickly escalated as their hands began to roam across one anothers bodies. "This is happening too fast," Katie panted as she guided the stunned brunette up and over towards her desk.
"I know." Lori groaned as she began to remove Katies lab coat and unbutton her blouse.
"This is wrong," Katie continued to reason as she lowered Lori down onto her desk. Lori felt alive as Katie quickly undid the buttons of her blouse. As her lover was undressing her Lori opened the blondes blouse and filled her hands with Katies breasts. She felt the weight of them before she began to caress them.
"We shouldnt be doing this," Lori said in an effort to convince herself as Katie began to undo her slacks. It was too much for the brunette to resist. She began to tease Katies nipples and suckle her neck.
"God, I want you," Katie moaned as Lori dropped the blondes blouse onto the floor. Lori fumbled slightly until she finally released the clasp on the blondes bra. While Lori quickly removed the garment, Katie was pulling the brunettes slacks down her hips.
Lori was on fire as she captured her lovers nipple in her mouth. She could feel the blondes body arching against her. As Lori teased the blondes nipples she could feel her blouse and bra leaving her body. Her skin broke out in goose bumps as Katies hands roamed her body. Lori moaned against her lovers skin as Katie pinched and teased her nipples.
The realty of the situation suddenly caught Lori off guard. She pulled away needing to explain things to the young woman who simply captivated her. She looked up at Katie with a smoky gaze. "Katie, I dont want just this," She tried to explain in soft voice. "I mean I want this, but it isnt just your body that draws me to you."
As she waited for Katies response she prayed that she had conveyed everything that she was feeling. "I feel the same." Katie response made Loris heart leap. "We can still do this right?" The blonde added playfully.
"Yes." Lori eagerly answered her question as her lover pulled down her slacks and underwear. Lori was a bundle of desire as her clothing was cast aside and her lover sank to her knees before her. Lori swallowed hard as she leaned back onto the desk and Katies body nestled between her legs. Loris desire was overflowing as her lover draped the brunettes legs over her shoulders. Loris body arched the moment she felt her lovers tongue touching her.
Lori lost all sense of time as Katie feasted upon her teasing her clit endlessly. Lori released needy pleas until she felt her lovers fingers filling her warm wet center. Lori was soon crying out as the blondes hand and mouth pleasured her. The brunette gave herself over to the feel of Katies tongue and fingers driving her to the brink of ecstasy. She loved the feeling of exploding against her lover as she cried out her name.
Lori felt at peace as she looked down at her lover who was resting her head against her stomach. "I adore you." Katie murmured as she placed soft promising kisses on the brunettes skin.
"Kate," Lori whispered as her lover looked up at her. Lori knew that her eyes betrayed the depth of her emotions when she spied the slight hint of fear in Katies emerald orbs. There was something deeper hidden in Katies eyes, a look that mirrored Loris heart.
Lori was overcome with emotion and desire and soon began making love to Katie. She had the smaller woman pressed against the desk as she begged her to climax. She plunged in and out of the blondes wetness until she felt her lovers body exploding against her touch. Lori wrapped Katie up in a warm embrace as the blondes body continued to quiver. Katie lifted her head and brushed back Loris hair from her brow.
"We have a lot to talk about," Katie whispered before placing a gentle kiss on Loris brow.
"I know." Lori agreed as she silently thought that it was the understatement of the year. She kissed Katie lightly on the lips. "Do you think we could go somewhere and talk?"
"Yes." Katie accepted with a smile.
They dressed and Katie locked down her lab. She offered her hand to Lori who accepted it with a bright smile.
"My God Im starving," Katie sighed as she polished off the last of their appetizers.
"No small wonder," Lori laughed as the intimate encounter they had shared when Katie arrived to pick her up at her apartment replayed in her mind. They had been dating for almost four months and it amazed Lori how they made love not only after each date, but before it as well.
"What is that look for?" Katie inquired.
"You," Lori responded with a smile. "You simply take my breath away. I never thought that someone could make me feel the way you do." Lori was careful as her lover was still very gun shy. Of course it didnt help that legally Lori was still married and, other than a couple of dates, she had when she first left Brian she had no other experiences with women.
"Is that a good thing?" Katie responded playfully.
"Oh yeah," Lori purred. She was about to suggest that they forget about dinner and go back to her apartment when she spotted someone who made her jaw drop. Oh this isnt going to be good. She thought in a panic.
"Lori?" Katie asked with concern. "Whats wrong, honey."
"Brian." Lori choked out as her soon to be ex-husband entered the restaurant.
She knew by the way Katie tossed her roll down and the scowl on the blondes face that she didnt understand what was happening. "What has he done now?" Katie grumbled as she rubbed her forehead. "Besides drag out the divorce for as long as possible."
"Come to this restaurant for dinner," Lori quickly explained as she watched him approaching their table.
"Huh?" Katie choked as she watched Lori stand up.
"Im sorry about this," Lori quickly offered to her lover as he husband stepped up to their table. "Hey Brian," She greeted him cordially as he glared down at Katie.
"Lori this is a surprise," He said as his gaze finally shifted to her.
"Brian, Id like you to meet Dr. Katherine Keefer." She quickly introduced her lover before either of them blew a gasket. She knew that they would meet someday she just wished she knew it was going to be that day. Both Brian and her mother were doing everything they could to convince Lori that she had made a mistake.
"Oh," Brian suddenly responded brightly and shook Katies hand surprising both Lori and her lover. "Im Loris husband, Brian Docket."
"Brian." Lori hissed as she watched Katies hand quickly retreating as the blondes face turned red with anger.
"Thats only because you wont sign the paper." Katie spat out. Loris chest tightened as she prepared herself for the inevitable fallout. "Im sorry Lori," Katie quickly apologized as she stood. "Im going to the ladies room."
Lori blew out a sigh of relief and silently thanked her lover from removing herself from a potentially volatile situation. "What was that all about?" Brian asked in confusion. "Are you always this open with your colleagues?"
"No," Lori spat out as she clenched her jaw. "Just my lover."
"What?" Brian gasped, as he turned pale. "Look, just keep that quiet Joe from accounting is joining me."
"Who cares," Lori asked as began to wonder why she ever thought he was a sweet guy. "Wait you havent told anyone yet?"
"What am I suppose to say?" He argued. "My wife walked out on me right after the wedding because she likes chicks."
"Tell people whatever you want," Lori tried to reason with him.
"Lori I know well get through this," He stressed.
"Yeah we will have a very happy relationship once you sign the annulment papers," She argued. "Brian weve been legally married for six months and lived apart for four. Katie and I have been seeing each other for months now. Im not coming back. Im sorry, it was a mistake."
"Joe?" Brian beamed as a dark haired man approached them. "You remember my blushing bride dont you?"
"Of course," Joe smiled as he shook Loris hand. "It has been a long time. Brian tells me that they are working you to death down at the museum. Will you be joining us for dinner? I hope so since I havent seen you since the wedding."
Lori felt like she walking through a very bad nightmare. "Of course she will," Brian volunteered. Lori gritted her teeth as she realized what he was doing. Why wouldnt he think she would play along after she confessed that one of the main reasons she went through with the wedding was because of the embarrassment it would have caused for him and their families. That and she was stoned out of her mind.
"Youre delusional," She offered brightly to the stunned Brian just as Katie rejoined them.
"Lori honey," he tried coaxing her.
"Im sorry Joe, Im already dinning with someone," She politely explained as she nodded to the smirking blonde.
"Joe, long time," Katie greeted the older man.
"Why Katie I didnt see you there," Joe greeted her brightly. "How is the real world treating you?"
"Just great," Katie beamed. "And how is Adam?"
"Good," Joe smiled proudly. "He made the Deans list again."
"My life just gets more and more surreal," Lori muttered as she looked over at her lover. "Well enjoy your dinner gentlemen." She offered quickly simply wanting to get back to enjoying Katies company.
"Uhm, Lori," Brian persisted as she and Katie reclaimed their seats.
Joe looked at the man in confusion as he hovered above Lori and Katie. "Im sorry for his behavior Joe," Lori apologized finally having enough of Brian and his attitude. She knew it was causing not only a strain on her evening out with Katie, but their blossoming relationship as well. "You see Brian is trying to get me to ditch Katie and join the two of you because hes afraid that youll find out that we split up."
Lori felt slightly amused as Brians jaw dropped as Katie choked on the water she was sipping. "Well that explains it," Joe responded seemingly unfazed by the information. "Nice seeing the both of you again. Brian shall we?"
Lori released a cleansing breath as Joe led Brian to the other side of the restaurant. "So how do you know Joe?" She calmly asked her lover.
"I am so proud of you," Katie said with sincerity.
"Why?" Lori shrugged. "For finally standing up for myself. Frankly Ive had enough from him and my mother. Katie Im in love with you and I know that scares the bejesus out of you, but it is the truth. Now how do you know Joe?"
Katie looked over at the brunette with her jaw hanging open. Lori had never said anything before because she understood Katies fears. Up until six months ago Lori was straight and still married to a man. She knew Katie was terrified that Lori would pull an Anne Hecht. But Katie didnt know what Lori knew, and that was how the brunette felt certain that Katie was the one for her. Now she was fiddling with her napkin waiting for Katie to say something. If the blonde didnt share her feelings Lori really wanted to know before the both of them went any further.
"Youre right," Katie finally said ending the deafening silence. "I am scared. The biggest thing that frightens me is that Im certain that I fell in love with you that morning you broke down crying in the hotel room. I love you more and more each day and it scares the hell out me. Now what was your question?"
"How do you know Joe?" Lori repeated with a goofy grin as she felt herself falling even harder.
"His son Adam is a dancer at the club where I use to work," Katie supplied. "In fact, he is the blonde goober who gave you a big wet one the night we met."
"Yuck," Lori grimaced. "The little bugger tried to stick his tongue in my mouth."
"Figures," Katie laughed. "The straight dancers always do. Now can I make a suggestion?" Katie said as she took Lori by the hand. "I really dont feel like having dinner while Brian glares at us all night long. Why dont we call the waiter over and have him wrap up the meals we ordered, and on the way back to your place we pick up a bottle of Jose Cuervo. Because now that I have finally told you how I feel about you I want to give the best lap dance of your life."
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