A Fire Ignited Within



Disclaimers: These characters are made up from bits and pieces of personal experiences. They bear resemblance to Xena and Gabrielle property of MCA Universal and Renaissance Pictures. No copyright infringement is intended. This story was written for fun only.

Violence: Some mild violence, although nothing out of the ordinary for life as a human being.

Subtext: Yes. It does eventually involve women who grow to care and love each other.

General: There are mild obscenities used occasionally. This is my first attempt at fan fiction, so don’t be too rough on me. Thanks.

Comments? Email nanook88@hotmail.com

Part 10

Alex chuckled out loud as she shook her head. She turned to Cassandra and said, " Don’t worry CJ. Everything will be fine. Mackenzies’ just used to having her own way. She was just ticked that I blew off that meeting she set up for this morning. I never agreed to it. You believe me don’t you?" Alexs’ eyes had turned sad and her voice had just a hint of desperation in it. Cassandra looked into Alexs’ eyes and smiled, "Of course I believe you. She wants you Alex and will do anything to get you. Anything…."

Alex smiled and then said, "I’m glad you believe me. Do you want to know what Bud told me?" Cassandra nodded her head and said "Yes." Alex walked around her desk and sat down in her chair as she pushed her hand through her hair and exhaled forcefully. "Well" Alex began, "Seems my old pal Chad ran to Bud about our little run in last night. The only thing is, he left out a few small details like he attacked you in the alley. He was trying to get me suspended. He is so bitter that I got the promotion over him."

Cassandra spoke, "Alex, I’m sorry I cause you so much trouble. I think it would be best if I got a hotel room until I can find an apartment." Alex felt like she was just shot in the heart. My God, she had just found what she had been looking for her whole life, and now she was talking about leaving her after one night. No!! It was not gonna happen. The best thing that had ever happened to her was not gonna walk out that door without a fight from her. Her pride was not gonna get in the way this time. She wanted Cassandra…she needed her….for Christ’s sake, she was falling in love with her…No that wasn’t right. She was in love with her!! Now that wasn’t so hard to admit to yourself, was it Alex?

Alex stood up abruptly and said, maybe a little too loudly, "No. You are not just gonna walk away from me the first time we have a problem." Cassandra was taken back by Alexs forceful statement. "There is no need to move out. This article is almost over, then things will be back to normal. I have some paperwork to take care of before that photo shoot. Will you be there?", Alex said as she sat back down at her desk.

"Oh, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.", Cassandra answered. Cassandra turned around and walked to the door and pushed it shut. Then she turned the lock on the door knob and leaned back on the door. Alex was buried up to her nose in the paperwork on her desk and did not see what Cassandra was doing. Cassandra strolled over to Alex and swirled her chair around, taking Alex by surprise. Alex had the cutest furrowed brow when she was puzzled about something….like what was going on now. Alex spoke asking Cassandra what she was doing. Cassandra smiled seductively as she pushed Alex ‘s body back into the chair further, and she knelt on the chair with her knees on each side of Alexs thighs and sat down on her lap. All Alex could do was sit there dumbfounded and look stupid. Cassandra leaned down towards Alex and gently placed her hands on the sides of Alexs’ face and pulled her in closer for a passionate kiss. Alexs’ hands came up to hold Cassandras’ waist. After a few minutes of kissing, both woman were gasping for breath. Cassandra leaned back with a satisfied smile on her face.

Alex asked Cassandra through small gasps of breath, "What’s this all about? Don’t get me wrong, I like it, but what prompted it?" Cassandra looked hurt as she got up from the chair and turned away from Alex. She answered Alex, "Can’t I just be spontaneous? I just wanted to show you I care about you." Alex knew at that moment she had hurt Cassandras feelings. She got up and put her arms around Cassandras waist, pulling her back into her. Alex nestled her head between Cassandras shoulders. She could feel the heat coming from her. Cassandra placed her arms around Alexs, closed her eyes and sighed contentedly. How had this woman gotten to her so quickly? All she wanted was to be close to Alex. The problem was she wanted to be close to her all the time now.

"Yes you can honey. I like it when you’re spontaneous. I just don’t want you doing anything out of fear." Cassandra tore the arms that surrounded her waist from her. What did Alex think she was afraid of? Who did she think she was saying that to her? By the time Alex tried to recapture Cassandras waist, Cassandra was madder than hell and she turned to face Alex. "Don’t you dare touch me Alex! Who do you think you are? Gods’ gift to women?", Cassandra asked Alex, her face red with anger. Alexs’ face was one of shock. What the hell was going on here? Before she could reply to Cassandras questions, Cassandra continued. "I can be just as sexy and seductive as Mackenzie any day of the week! And don’t you dare think for a moment that just because this relationship is the first of its kind for me, that I can’t arouse you ANY time I want and ANYWHERE I want!!" By the time Cassandra had finished her ranting and raving, she had pushed Alex back to the edge of her desk, with her index finger poking home each word of her rant. When Alexs’ body stopped at the edge of her desk, Cassandra reached behind Alex and swept the papers off the desk as she simultaneously pushed Alex on to her desk.

Her back hit the desk and Cassandra was on top of her immediately capturing Alexs lips in a rough, enthusiastic kiss. Her hands traveled to Alexs breasts and began a rough massage of them. Seconds later, Alexs hands were in Cassandras hair and she was trying to pull her closer, which was impossible. Cassandras tongue teased Alexs until Alex moaned her defeat into Cassandras mouth. Her tongue probed Alexs mouth, darting in and out. She sucked Alexs tongue and lower lip.

Cassandra finally pulled away to get some air into her lungs. Alex lay on the desk with her eyes closed, breathing rapidly. Cassandra got up off Alex and headed for the door. As she unlocked the door and pulled it open, she turned to Alex and said, "Are the actions you just experienced from someone who is afraid? I don’t think so. I am not afraid of you, our relationship or Mackenzie. I just found what makes me happy after all the years of floundering and not knowing what I wanted. You are crazy if you think for one minute I’m going to let that go without a fight. If Mackenzie wants a fight, then that’s what she’ll get! Now you better get ready for your photo shoot with her. I’ll be there, so watch your step!"

The door closed and Alex was speechless. Well now, wasn’t Cassandra just a little too possessive? Nobody owned Alex! Alex rolled off her desk and bent down to pick up the papers on the floor. Well now, let’s think about this. It was kind of neat that Cassandra was possessive of her. Maybe even a little jealous…yeah, she thought she liked that feeling. All she knew was that she wasn’t letting Cassandra go unless Cassandra wanted out. It sure didn’t look like she did.

The photo shoot went well she guessed. Other than the small fight with Chad, which was set up by him and Mackenzie. This was getting out of hand and she didn’t like it when she wasn’t in control.

Chad was much taller than her and had about a seventy-five pound weight advantage on her. Luckily, Bud had been there and it had ended quickly before anyone got hurt. Chad was trying to provoke her and she had to admit, he was doing a good job of it! He was trying to get her to do something bad enough to get herself suspended, and he was getting dangerously close to that goal.

They were supposed to be just posing for pictures in different Tae-Bo and karate positions. They were illustrating some of the physical fitness routines that they regularly engaged in to keep fit. Mackenzie thought that it would be a good "pr" thing to have herself and Cassandra pose with them. Mackenzie and Alex were paired, as was Chad and Cassandra.

The pushing and shoving started at first, when Chad put his slimy hands on Cassandras waist. Alex vaulted over to Chads side, much like Xena Warrior Princess did. Before Alex knew what she was doing, she had Cassandra released from Chads grimy hands and had turned him around and flipped him on his ass to the floor. Cassandra looked on flabbergasted, while Mackenzie drooled over Alexs skills. Once the initial surprise of the flip wore off, Chad shot up off the floor and started to lunge at Alex. Bud had kind of figured that Chad would try and retaliate, and had placed himself in front of Alex at the last moment, and Chad ended up rushing into his chest instead of Alexs. It was right after that, that Bud and Mackenzie had a private discussion. The photo session was then ended. It was decided that Mackenzie and her crew would stay in the background and photograph Alex as she went about her normal daily duties. This would be done over the next few days.

Cassandra, Mackenzie and the photographer followed Alex almost every place she went. They watched Alex train with the new recruits giving the female ones no special treatment. They watched her check equipment on the engines making sure that after a fire everything was in working order that was on the truck or it was pulled and replaced with one that worked. They watched Alex at grade schools teaching fire safety to young children. They watched Alex exercise with her team members. This, they all decided to themselves, they liked the most. When Alex was in her shorts and tank top working out. Alex had muscles in all the right places. She had a nice tight behind and firm breasts. A light sheen of sweat on her body glistened in the light and looked so… so hot and sensual. Alex really was a very complex woman. They could both see the respect and love that all the members of Alex’s team had for her. Men and women alike. Alex was a very special person, there was no doubt about that. Anyone would be lucky to catch her. Cassandra thought to herself, she was lucky to have caught Alex and Mackenzie was thinking, she was going to enjoy the chase of catching Alex.


Continued in Part 11

Back To Main Page