Soundtrack: Lovesick Mistake - Erin McCarley
It took me a while to fall asleep with Jack’s arm around me, but once I did, I was out for the count. I remembered waking up at one point, finding myself no longer spooning with him, but wrapped around him with my head on his chest. It was then that I realized he was actually only in a pair of boxers; suddenly I felt very warm, but I didn’t move because I was afraid to wake him. I quickly dozed back to sleep not even thinking twice about how safe and comfortable I felt in his arms, it was if life was supposed to be like this and everything was perfect as is.
When I woke up the sun was shining brightly into the tent and Jack had his head propped up with my pillow, watching me with a humored look on his face.
“Mmhmm,” I answered, keeping my mouth shut, realizing I probably had a bad case of morning breath that always came after a night of drinking beer.
“You talk in your sleep,” he stated.
“You don’t sleep with any clothing on,” I remarked, rolling over to put some space between us and snatching my pillow out from underneath his head.
“You didn’t seem to be bothered by it.”
“Well, I was a little shocked when I woke up in the middle of the night and found myself sleeping on your bare chest…”
“And again, I say that you must not have been too bothered by it because you didn’t feel the need to go back to using your own pillow.”
“I didn’t want to wake you,” I said simply.
“Ah,” he said with an exaggerated roll of the eyes.
Suddenly feeling slightly awkward about the whole situation, I quickly sat up and asked in a loud voice, “Are you ready for breakfast?!” I said it loudly as if others were listening and might pop in on us at any moment. It was like I was announcing, “Hey! We didn’t do anything wrong even though it totally feels like this is sinning!”
“Whatever you want, Princess…” he mused. “But you don’t need to talk loudly. We are here by ourselves and there is no one here to tattle on us for sleeping under the covers together,” he continued, reaching over and pinching my cheek.
The way he said, “under the covers together,” totally made me blush and of course he instantly caught this.
, you are blushing…” he pointed out the obvious. “Do I make you uncomfortable?” he pushed, moving towards me and making me squeak as his arm wrapped around me, pulling me into him. All I could see was the expansive mass of his chest. Both him and Jarret had beautiful bodies and boys with muscles were always my weakness. Too bad both of them were men, making me a complete goner. Elizabeth
“Yes,” I whispered out.
“Good,” was all he said while pushing a piece of hair out of my face, “Because you have made things uncomfortable for me for a very long time.”
I finally dared to look up at him and found him looking down longingly at me, like he did yesterday when we had been so close to kissing. My heart sighed from how handsome he looked. A few pieces of his thick, dark hair were in his face as he peered at me with his sea-green eyes.
“Jack…” I began. Thankfully his lips pressed against mine because I had no clue what I was going to say next. His pillow lips pressed hesitantly against mine, but when I met him half-way the hesitance turned into assurance. My world spun when I felt his hand trace lightly across my face before threading into my hair. His body moved over-top of me, pressing me deeper into the air-mattress. I wrapped an arm around his neck as I fisted my hand in his hair. My whole body was tingling as I opened my mouth to him. He made me dizzy and I was thankful to be lying down, otherwise I would have fallen over. After awhile I felt his hand untangle from my hair. His finger tips traced there way down my face, to my neck, onto my shoulder and down my arm and then cup my breast. I inadvertently moaned into his mouth as he flicked my hardened nipple. He broke the long kiss when he pulled back with a cocky grin on his lips.
“Let’s go make some breakfast and then head out for the day,” he said easily, as if the kiss we just shared was no big deal. Maybe it isn’t a big deal. But how can’t it be when I totally feel unraveled and left wanting more. I nodded and laid there watching him crawl off the mattress, stand-up and stretch out his muscular body, and step out of the tent, leaving me with a prime picture of his boxer clad ass.
So much of me wanted to keep going with her. The way she moaned and moved under me, the look in her eyes when I ended the kiss, told me she would have been an easy sell. However, I did not bring her on the camping trip to seduce her. I planned this so that I could lay on the charm and hopefully get her to see that I do in fact have feelings for her. I already knew the way to get a woman’s attention was to get her reeling for more. If she wanted me, then she would come to me and then we could move forward with things. I’m 33 and I’ve been around the block enough times to know how women operated, even the ones who didn’t fit the mold of the typical woman, like Liz. In fact, knowing Liz the way I did, I am fairly sure it made things easier for me.
“So what’s the plan for the day?” she asked, stretching her arms up over her head as she climbed out of the tent, inadvertently thrusting her tits out farther, causing me to lose focus on the ultimate plan for a moment. She in a tight navy blue t-shirt with some sort of pattern across her chest that just begged for eyes to stare at it, along with short cut-off jean shorts that made her legs look a mile long despite her short height.
“I figured we’d go do some climbing if you up to it,” I said, forcing myself to turn back to the eggs and bacon I had cooking over the fire.
“Of course I’m up to it,” she chirped back, grabbing some OJ out of the cooler.
“Alright, then I guess that’s what we’ll do. Just don’t forget your swimsuit, cause I think it’s going to be hot by the time we get done. That way we can just jump into the lake afterward…”
“Already on,” she smiled as she walked over and handed me a cup of OJ.
“Of course I would be okay with you skinny dipping again…” I laughed, causing her to throw a punch into my side.
After breakfast we headed out to one of my favorite places to climb. As usual the normal friendly competition commenced between the two of us. We were spent by the time noon rolled around and we headed off to the lake.
“Remind me to make my own sandwich next time,” I grumbled as I lifted the piece of bread and peeked under it to see if she even put any lunch meat on it.
“You don’t need 10 pieces of ham on the damn thing,” she shot back while chewing her own sandwich.
“This I understand, but I do like more than one piece.”
“Don’t be so fucking picky.”
“You are going to make a terrible housewife.”
“That is why I plan on marrying someone who can cook for me,” she giggled.
“So this is the real reason you asked Rick to put us back on the schedule together, eh? You are using me for my cooking skills?” I scoffed.
“You know it.”
“You use me.”
“You love it,” she smiled with a wink before standing up and stripping down to her swimsuit in front of me. “See you in the water!” she called out as I watched her run to the lake and jump in, splashing water up at me.
“Hey thanks! I love soggy bread!” I yelled, trying to sound pissed when I totally wasn’t because I enjoyed the view of her ass when she ran.
To say there was tension between us would have been the understatement of a lifetime. That kiss kept replaying in my head and the way he kept looking at me, put me on constant edge. To say that I wasn’t flirting with him would be a lie.
My mind was reeling at the fact that he had the feelings for me I had always wanted him to have for me. However, this was now a wicked situation. I was kind of seeing Jarret and this blissful weekend was going to quickly come to an end by tomorrow afternoon. I had big decisions to make and it wasn’t going to be easy.
I probably drank a little more beer than I should have, but it was the only way to keep my nerves down. The comments that were being tossed around were getting more suggestive by the minute.
“I think I’m done drinking,” I announced as I came back from peeing in the woods.
“Why is that?”
“Because I totally just had the biggest problem squatting without a huge fear of falling over; I’m flagging myself,” I laughed at myself.
“Yeah, I think I’m done too. It’s time to turn in for the night, it’s already 1am…” Jack said as he threw his empty bottle in the trash bag that hung on a nearby tree trunk.
I stumbled my way into the tent, willing for it to stop spinning for a moment as I began to undress. I had successfully pulled my t-shirt half over my head by the time Jack entered the tent, accidently bumping into me, sending me into a heap onto the air mattresses, giggling.
“Shit, what are you doing standing right by the door, ya drunk?!” he laughed as I wriggled around on the air mattress, looking for a way out of my shirt. “Let me help you with that,” he said as I felt him kneel onto the mattress and soon his hands were on my stomach, sliding up my sides, just grazing my breasts. I held my breath as he hooked his fingers in the shirt and pulled it up over my head. When I was able to see more than the inside of my t-shirt, I found him straddled overtop of me and looking down at me with needful eyes.
This was probably not one of my smartest moves in life. We were both intoxicated and I was horny as hell after we sat around the campfire talking about how good we were in bed. Probably not the best topic to talk about when you are trying to take the gentleman approach on things, but she started it.
I could still taste the alcohol on her lips and tongue as we kissed each other. I trapped her beneath me, straddling myself on top of her as my hands moved from her hair to her breasts and back up to hair again. Next thing I knew she was over top of me, pulling me out of my shirt as she laid kisses down my neck and biting not so gently, turning me on even more.
I grabbed onto her hips, grinding her against my hard-on, making her cry out in want. “Fuck Jack…”
“That’s right, Liz. I want to fuck you,” I growled as I undid the back of her bra, freeing her breasts for me. I pulled her down closer to me and began sucking on one of her tits as she continued grinding on me and moaning loudly. I sighed when she sat up, pulling her nipple free from my mouth. She smiled wickedly down at me and shimmied her way backwards so that she was now sitting on my thighs. After making quick work of my shorts, she pulled them down, but before she could do anything else, I took control and flipped her down on the mattress, getting her completely naked with me.
There was enough moonlight shining into the tent that I could see the outline of her beautiful naked body. This time I didn’t bite back the groan that came from deep inside of me. “You are so beautiful, Liz,” I murmured as I ran my fingertips down her skin, lightly tracing her silhouette.
She tried to lie still, but as soon as my fingers found their way to her cleft she couldn’t hold still any longer.
“You are teasing me…”
“You seem to be liking it,” I raised an eyebrow, as I dipped my finger in between her wet folds, causing her to leave out a small cry. I leaned over and began leaving kisses, starting at her lips and moving south. By the time I made it to the same place my fingers were making work, her fingers were in my hair and she was begging for me to make her feel good.
I maneuvered myself between her legs and went full throttle on the task at hand.
His tongue delved in deep and I half sat up from the amazing feeling that was building between my legs. Jack seemed to be a little more rough around the edges than Jarret, but I was enjoying it. Everything he did was with the purpose of making me feel good, not that I expected anything less from him. The look in his eyes told me everything I had wanted to hear over the last several years. Jack was wearing his heart on his sleeve as he made love to me. He continued to be straight to the point and I had no complaints of that as I came to his oral whims.
“Mmm, Elizabeth, you taste as sweet as you smell…” he growled as he crawled back up to me, kissing me deeply as I felt his long thickness slide against my over sensitive folds. He didn’t slide into me, instead he just left me feel what I was in for in the near future. We continued kissing, my hands wouldn’t stop running up and down over his skin, as if I was trying to make up for all the time I hadn’t been allowed to touch him. I left out a whine when he broke off the kiss. “Why the disappointment, Princess?” he asked, humored, into my ear.
“I enjoy kissing you,” I whispered honestly.
“I do too. However, I really want to be inside of you…”
“Well, what are you waiting for?” I giggled.
“I want you on top of me.”
“I can do that,” I smiled, pushing my hands against his chest so that I could move.
She looked so small as she crawled on top of me and I couldn’t help but smile. I guided her with my hands on her hips and she slowly lowered herself down onto my dick.
“Fuuuuuck,” I groaned as my eyes rolled into the back of my head and her pussy slid down over me.
“Mmmm,” she purred when I was inside her fully. She placed her hands on my chest and shifted herself for more leverage. Just that small movement made me want to blow my load in her. “Ready?” she asked sweetly as her hair fell into her face, making her look exactly as my dreams had pictured her.
Instead of speaking I lifted her at the hips and set a slow and easy rhythm that had us both crying out into the night. I wanted to feel every inch of what I had been missing all these years.
We made love the rest of the night until the sun came up and we were both too tired to move anymore. There was something about it that made me realize that I could get used to waking up in his arms every morning, but with every minute, the sunlight became brighter and reality of it all was setting in. Jack and I had to go home and go back to hiding the feelings we had each other.
“You’re frowning,” Jack whispered, startling me a bit because I didn’t realize he was awake. He ran his fingers lightly through my unruly curls.
“It’s Sunday…” I said quietly.
“That it is,” he answered.
“We have to go home today.”
“What are we going to do?” I finally asked as I lifted my head up to look at him.
He shrugged his shoulders and pushed a piece of hair out of my face.
“We won’t be able to keep this quiet and plus Jarret…”
His brow furrowed as soon as I said his name. “What about Jarret?”
“Well, I am kind of seeing him, Jack.”
“We just shared a night that should have happened a couple years ago and now all you can ask is, “What about Jarret?” he suddenly spoke icily and I could feel him tensing up underneath me.
“Both are legitimate questions,” I defended. “Where do we go with this now?”
“I don’t have an answer to that,” he said, backing down slightly. “What do you want?”
I looked up at him and didn’t say anything, because I didn’t know what to say. This was a huge change, events happened like a tornado and I wasn’t sure which way I was supposed to go with it.
“I’m guessing that’s an “I don’t know,” he said frankly, with a frown on his chiseled face.
“You’re my best friend, Jack…” the words came out sounding so wrong after the night we had just spent together.
“And he makes a lot more money than me,” he growled.
“It has nothing to do with the money,” I said defeated. “He is a really great guy and I feel a connection with him,” I continued, but completely leaving out the part about feeling a strong connection with Jack because in all honesty with the look of jealousy that was flowing in his eyes at the moment, he wouldn’t have heard it anyway. “We have our careers to worry about, Jack. I know damn well you would never give it up and I sure as hell won’t give it up. So where would that leave us?!”
Without saying anymore he moved to get up, leaving no choice but to roll off of him and onto the cold side of the mattress, creating a chill throughout my naked body. I wanted to say something to make him stop, but I didn’t know what to say.
“She went camping with Jack?” I asked, slightly surprised because when I left for
, Jack and Beth weren’t really even on speaking terms. Regina
“Yeah, it’s something they do a lot together in the summers,” Grandma said with an easy smile. “They should be home in an hour or two. You looked a little shocked, dear.”
“Well, I am,” I laughed uneasily. “When I left they weren’t talking…”
“They finally talked rationally it seems and figured some things out. It’s about damn time, they are too good of friends to be fighting. Jack is just being a ninny.”
“How so?” I asked, genuinely interested in what she had to say because I was still confused on their relationship.
She didn’t disappoint with her information because let’s face it, what else did elderly people love more than gossip? “Jack has had it bad for Lizzie ever since they started working together.”
“Did he ever ask her out?”
“No…one of them would probably have to give up their job if they dated and both are married to that place, so I can’t see that ever happening.”
“Do you think Liz has feelings for him?” I asked, the words tasting a little bitter as I asked.
At this Grandma turned around and smiled sweetly, “I think she’s always had a crush on him, but when you don’t have a ton of choices, the Jolly Green Giant can look like a good suitor.” I couldn’t help but laugh at this remark. “I’m not saying that Jack isn’t a wonderful man; heck, he has that roguish handsome thing going for him that makes him one of the most eligible bachelor’s in this part of
, but he won’t ever make that move.” Saskatchewan
I just nodded my head as I looked over the clock, hoping time would move faster because I was ready to make that move.