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Full Count By C.A. Williams
Full Count Text Copyright 2012 C.A. Williams This is a work of fiction. All characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. All rights reserved. This edition is copy-written by C.A. Williams and any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of the author, except for the brief quotations in a book
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Table of Contents Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11
Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26
Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Epilogue
Chapter 1 The feel of the car slowing down caused my eyes to flutter open. Cars were lined up in streams, with parents and students loaded down with boxes, filing in and out of the rows of dorms. I had finally made it. I felt a huge grin break out over my face, even though the butterflies had already taken flight in my stomach. “We’re finally here, Paige,” my dad stated with a big yawn, while patting my knee. After much deliberation and thought, I had finally decided that I was attending the University of South
Carolina. Most of what was holding me back was my dad. It had been just the two of us since my mom had died when I was ten years old and I didn’t want to leave him alone. But Max Brinton wasn’t having that, he wanted me to go where I wanted and I really wanted the hell out of Florida. For some reason, I just had this itch that I needed to go somewhere else. So after receiving several acceptance letters, I decided I wanted to stay in a warm climate. I couldn’t really picture myself going anywhere with snow and just the thought made me cringe. USC had a pretty good reputation for being a great school and it ended up being
my choice. I pulled out my ear buds and stuffed them into my bag, grabbing my phone that had been on vibrate. My dad had insisted on making the almost six- hour drive to campus and I was pretty glad he wanted to, I really was going to miss all of our time we had together. Of course, my phone was jammed full of messages from my best friend, Jake Niles. Since I grew up with my dad raising me, I turned out to be a bit of a tomboy, so most of my friends ended up being guys. Girls just weren’t in to playing or watching sports much, so I did all of that with
Jake. And then most of the girls started hating me because instead of Jake paying attention to them, he was hanging out with me. I think Jake was more devastated than my dad was when I decided on USC. He had already accepted a full scholarship to play football for the University of Florida and was getting a lot of media attention for it since he was practically a hometown boy. I scrolled through my messages and rolled my eyes as I read them:
I already miss u I’m sure you’re beating off the
guys with a stick by now Call me as soon as u get there Can’t wait till Oct. 20 Since I had never dated in high school, besides going out as groups with Jake, I wasn’t sure what guys I would be ‘beating off with a stick.’ Jake had always been protective of me and any guy who did get too close was promptly introduced to his fist. Maybe being away from him would be a little bit of a good thing. “Those from Jake? I thought I heard it buzzing while you were out,” Dad asked giving me a sideways glance as he somehow managed to
wrangle an empty parking spot right in front of Patterson Hall, where I would be living for the next year. “Of course they are. I don’t know how that boy is going to survive without me. I figured he would be pretty busy with all of his football stuff.” Dad let out a booming laugh and patted me on the knee before he pressed the button to pop the trunk. “Paige, that boy will always make time for you.” I punched Jake’s number in while rolling my eyes at my dad’s comment. He was convinced Jake
If he ever did show any kind of feelings like that towards me. he treated me like one of the guys. And I was glad. I always just thought of him like the brother I never had. always talking about how hot he was. Obviously. but he had it all wrong. . it would just make things awkward. I had never been in love before. but I never got any of those tingly feelings for Jake like I heard other girls talk about. I wondered if something was wrong with me with the way girls trailed after him. Besides having a protective streak that only seemed to show up when I was involved.was head over heels in love with me.
I could hear loud voices in the background and I . picking his boogers and trying to steal his dad’s Playboys. “Hey baby girl. But I had known him when he was just a gangly little kid in elementary school. I could see what they were talking about it. He was well over six feet tall with a six.pack that most college guys never achieved. hiding those piercing blue eyes that made all the girls swoon with one look.I mean I wasn’t blind. Jake didn’t look like any other guys at our school.” he answered after one ring. His blonde hair that was bleached by the sun was always a mess. falling into his face.
even though our hometown was just about 20 minutes from the University of Florida.” I looped my arms through my backpack and hopped out of the car.” I answered back. with my phone wedged between my ear and my shoulder. “I finally made it. I was amazed I had so . I figured I would give you a quick call before we unload the car. Dad’s arms were already loaded down with two boxes and there was still a lot left in the trunk. “Hey Jake.figured he was probably with the rest of the team. He had to leave for campus two weeks before I did. the football season would be starting soon and they were starting practices.
“Sorry about that. I won’t . Paigey. Leave it to Jake to already start beating the shit out of someone over me and I’m not even there. I was a pretty basic kind of girl and clothes weren’t really my thing.much stuff to bring with me once I was all packed up. I heard a muffled noise and someone yelled out. ‘Ow’. You can tell guys up there I’m your boyfriend if you want though. “I said she’s not my girlfriend and don’t you fucking say anything else about her. much to my dad’s relief.” Jake bit out in a warning tone and I had to stifle a laugh.
We stepped into the lobby that .mind.” Dad trailed behind me as I led the way up to Patterson Hall. I just wanted to let you know I made it safe and sound. even though I really had no clue where I was going. I’ll call you later after I unpack my stuff and meet my roommate.” “I think I’ll be ok. but Patterson Hall was kind of a last minute thing. It had just been renovated. We had done a tour of campus before I decided on coming here. so I figured I really had no chance at getting in.
“What floor?” “Eight. I got my keys and packet for orientation quickly and we headed to the bank of elevators. “That’s what floor I’m on too. gave me a small smile and said in a quiet voice. “Thanks.” A girl that was standing next to him that I assumed was his daughter.” my dad replied as we shuffled in.” I heard a man shout and a hand stuck in between the doors to keep it wedged open. “This one still has some room.” .was freshly painted and found the welcome desk so I could sign in. please.
I had heard from a lot of people that your roommate could base how your whole year would pan out. not trying to make any kind of fashion statement.By the looks of her. Deep breath in. The elevator dinged alerting the arrival to floor eight and the doors creaked open. you do have to live . She was dressed similarly to me with just a t-shirt and shorts on. I was secretly hoping she might be my roommate. Ok. I mean. She looked like a little bit of a bookworm. deep breath out. with glasses perched on the tip of her nose and her mousey brown hair pulled back in a ponytail. which I believed. this is it Paige.
“I’m sure we’ll get to know each other soon enough.” The door swung open before I even had a chance to slip in my key . I think that makes us suitemates. who shook her head at me. “No.” I replied as my dad stopped in front of 814. At least we’ll share a bathroom. “Any chance you’re in room 814?” I asked elevator girl. “I’m Madison Rollins or you can call me Maddie.” She giggled softly and stuck her free hand out to me. but I am in 816. most people do.in the same room with this person.” “Paige Brinton.
Paige. right?” “Nice to meet you too…” I looked blankly back at the girl standing in front of me. I didn’t have to fight any of the crowds.and I was instantly wrapped in a tight hug. “I’m so glad you’re finally here. who looked like the complete opposite of everything I filled out on my . Plus I have three brothers. so I let them and Daddy do all of the heavy lifting. My dad let out a chuckle and I tried to release myself from the grip of the person I could only assume was my roommate. No need to mess up my nails. I don’t live too far so I got here nice and early.
roommate questionnaire. but she looked like she laid out for hours on end. “I’m Kitty Chapman. I mean I was semi-tan. and her nails looked like they matched the dress perfectly. Her blonde hair was pin straight and fell well past her very tanned shoulders. which I probably couldn’t even walk in. . She had on a bright tangerine sundress paired with wedge sandals. Didn’t you get the information mailed to you?” I glared at Dad who was looking sheepishly down at the floor with his hands stuffed in his jeans. if you live in Florida it kind of happens that way. honey. She actually looked like my worst nightmare.
who really names their child Kitty? “Oh. my full name is Katherine. My brothers nicknamed me Kitty when I was four because they were always chasing after me like our cat. I never liked the name. I mean. Just the name Kitty Chapman alone would have had me changing roommates. and it just sort of stuck. Tabby.” I would have been looking for it. if you were wondering. well.” she explained like . I didn’t actually. I really wasn’t expecting it.I’m sure I probably did. if that was the case. just thought it was way too stuffy. but Dad had a habit of letting the mail pile up. “No.
“Well it’s so nice to meet you… Kitty. Of course this was happening to me. Dad let out a quiet laugh as I jammed the down button on the elevator repeatedly. “We have a few more things to grab.” I wasn’t sure if she was going to meow at me any second or what.” she replied in a singsong voice. I can’t wait to set up our room. How exactly did I fill out my questionnaire and end up with that? I was supposed to end up with someone . we’ll be right back.she was reading my thoughts. I never really dealt with girls so I wasn’t really sure how to carry on a conversation.” “Ok. I’ll be waiting.
Maybe being around someone like that will get you out of your shell a little bit and you can have some girlfriends.” “Whatever you say. I knew I would have him around. but college is all about new experiences. not the southern Barbie. “It’ll be fine Paigey. Try not to be so negative and be open to the situation. I know how you liked spending all of your time with Jake. Maybe it wasn’t too late to go to the University of Florida with Jake. At least if I went there. no. no Paige. .” I grumbled out as we headed back out to the car. you’ll see. No.like Maddie.
College is a brand new place. I need to be open to the situation.Just like Dad said. where really no one knows your name and now is the time to make something new of yourself. .
Her loft style bed that was identical to mine was piled high with silk throw pillows and white flowered . but once I compared it to her half of the closet. She already had it decorated in various shades of pink. of course. like she was in shock from my apparent lack of clothing.Chapter 2 “Is that really all of the clothes you brought?” Kitty whispered out through the hand that was covering her mouth. it seemed a bit lacking.” I answered back while looking at her side of the room compared to mine. It sure seemed like a lot to me when I unpacked everything. “Well yeah.
a little uncomfortable that this question was already coming up. I didn’t know too many people my age that had lost a parent. mine looked equal to a jail cell. At least a dozen picture frames were already covering the surface of her dresser and computer table.lights were twined around the rails. Compared to her side.” I replied. but it was totally different to just having your parents living in .” “Um no. “Didn’t your Mama take you shopping before you came? Mine went nuts with the whole decorating thing. as you can see. divorce was a common thing. Sure.
” “I’m so sorry to hear that Paige. I hated the pity. but Kitty took it to a whole different level with the tears. so it’s pretty much just been me and my dad for awhile.” she replied in a quiet voice. And that right there was why I hated telling people. “My mom died when I was ten. My arms were wrapped around his neck while he was carrying me .separate houses. a single tear running down her face. It was one of Jake and I that someone had captured without us even knowing. I pulled out the one and only picture frame I had brought along and set it next to my bed.
My dad did the best he could to play Mom and Dad.” She tapped on the glass with her manicured nails and her painted lips curved into a smile I knew all too well when it .piggyback style and both of our heads were thrown back. “That you did. I turned out ok. “I’m sorry.” she took a big sniff and wiped at her face. I just can’t imagine. really.” She stood up and patted me on the back. I’m just a softy. I need details on who that is. probably laughing at one of his goofy jokes. My brothers are always teasing me for it. while looking over my shoulder. “It’s alright. Anywho.
“Well. I just don’t see him in . but I felt like I needed a change. “That is my best friend.came to Jake. “How can you be best friends with that?” She tapped on the picture again to emphasize her point and I swear she was practically drooling. I really didn’t have any girlfriends back home and we grew up together. He had a fit that I didn’t go to the University of Florida where he’s playing football. Jake.” “Best friend?” She raised a perfectly plucked brow at me and crossed her arms over her chest.
” She walked over to my side of the closet and started flipping through hangers. I’m a bit of a tomboy if you can’t tell. something I hadn’t seen in her entire wardrobe. “Now about your clothing situation and your room stuff.” I pointed down to my simple t-shirt and shorts.” she replied with a finger to her lips still staring at the picture. “Hmm. Are you happy with all of that or would you like some help? I’m not going to .that way. “I can’t wait to meet him. color coordinated and lined up in the closet on hangers. even her pajamas were those matching silk sets.
Maybe I was a little too quick to judge her. a bad habit I had picked up after my mom died. Kitty looked like she genuinely would do whatever I wanted. she just reminded me of all of the girls back home who had been bitches to me growing up. sure why not? Do you have a car on campus?” . What do you think?” I chewed on my thumbnail while I thought it over. and one reason why I never had paint on my nails. but shopping is kind of my specialty.be one of those nagging roommates or anything and try to change who you are. “Ok.
“Nope. “But all of my brothers go here and Daddy said that they had to chauffer me around. I specifically picked this one as .” We walked out into the hall that was filled with the sounds of girls yelling back and forth to each other.” she replied while tapping away on her pink crystal studded phone. Not that they wouldn’t anyway.” She picked up her purse and scooped her keys off the dresser that were attached to a giant pink K. Christopher especially. he should be here any minute. I have them all wrapped around my finger. “C’mon.
mold. passing up the set of elevators. and even mice. Kitty took a different route than I had. so it still had that smell of fresh paint and look of cleanliness. I may have been raised by a guy. I had searched online for hours when picking out dorms.my first choice because I knew it was a female only dorm. She called out to several girls as we passed and I wasn’t surprised that she knew almost everyone’s name. We passed by the . reading horror stories about broken a/c’s. but I was still Daddy’s little girl and he always took care of those kind of things. It was also nice that everything had just been renovated.
so the kitchen would be nice even though I could barely boil a pot of water. Kitty slid in next to me and I looked .kitchen that I knew every floor had. I figured Kitty would be out of breath. which was another plus. which didn’t bother me at all since I kept pretty active with Jake. I figured I would probably get sick of eating at a cafeteria for every meal. I placed my feet on the running board and still had to hop up. We went down the eight floors of stairs. “Here we go. but she didn’t even huff once and she had heels on.” she held a door open for me on what looked to be a brand new silver pickup truck that sat high off the ground.
who basically looked like a clone of Kitty. His features were obviously manlier.” Her tone had turned icy for the first .into the front seat at the two boys who were currently assessing me with their eyes. he is the biggest player here so don’t waste your time.” she pointed to the driver. Paige. Don’t fall for any of his lines. “And this here is Dylan. not one of those girls that fall at your feet. but his face was almost delicate looking. “Now you boys betterbehave yourselves. so I have to deal with him. that’s Christopher. this is my roommate. But he’s Christopher’s best friend.
Where Jake had always been good looking.time since I had met her which seemed to only amuse Dylan. “So nice to meet you. but fit his face well. His chocolate brown eyes were glittering with laughter and I caught sight of one indented dimple on his cheek. to his nose that seemed just a little bit crooked. Dylan would easily outdo him in a heartbeat. Everything about him seemed perfect.” . Paige. He had a tan arm thrown over the back of the seat and I could see the corded muscles. I’m sure the rest of his body matched perfectly. from his messy brown hair.
where we headed?” Christopher asked.” “So Kitty. interrupting the awkward stare down I was getting from Dylan. willing it to ring to offer a distraction. . ignoring the glare that he was receiving from Kitty for even talking to me. His looks were making me nervous and doing weird things to my stomach. like he was trying to eat me alive with his eyes. I felt my cheeks flame from the way he was looking at me. you too. “Um. so I pulled out my phone. I saw his brown eyes flicking back and forth to me in the rearview mirror.Dylan replied.
” I drowned out the conversation while the two guys argued over where they wanted to go to eat and Kitty tapped away on her phone. I think.“Let’s head over to the Columbiana Centre. “We’re going shopping right now.” Dad’s booming laugh came . “Hey Paigey girl. there’s a ton of outdoor shops over that way. I’ll treat you two to lunch while Paige and I hit up some stores.” I answered back. how’s things going?” “Good. My phone rang and the screen showed that it was Dad.
I just needed to call and warn you about next week.” . “I just know how you are when it comes to shopping.over the speaker and I had to hold the phone away from my ear. Their fans get a little crazy.” he said in between gasps. but I know you’ll have fun. But anyway. I almost forgot. Did you make it home alright?” “Sorry Paige. that roommate of yours is already rubbing off on you. “It’s not that funny. Just be careful. Apparently. I’m still about an hour away. I know it’s the first home game and I just wanted to let you know that the Gamecocks are like the Red Sox of football.
“Just my dad. I love you. Paige.” “Love you too. Text me when you make it home. “Was that your boyfriend back home?” “Nope.“Ok.” I ended the call and looked up to find Dylan’s eyes on mine again. thanks for the warning.” I answered back with a pop. no. He was comparing the football fans around . right?” “Actually. so what was he warning you about? Probably guys like us.” “Oh.
well yeah.here to Red Sox fans. My parents actually met at a baseball game and got married like two months later. “Those two are both on the baseball team and they basically do the same thing your dad does. I’m surprised you’re the one to bring it up. but he eats and breathes baseball. he handed her a list of the greatest baseball .” Christopher and Dylan both let out a snort and Kitty rolled her eyes.” “Oh. When my dad found out my mom was pregnant with me. he’s into every sport. That’s normally all they talk about. He has a baseball analogy for everything.
I could tell she was already in shopping mode.” Dylan interrupted as Christopher pulled the truck to a stop in front of one of the biggest shopping areas I had ever seen. “Let’s go Paige. she didn’t pick out Babe or Ruth like my dad wanted and just went with…” “The great Satchel Paige. Luckily. we have some shopping to do.” She shoved a wad of money at Christopher and pulled on my arm.” . here’s some cash.players and told her to pick one. we’ll meet back up with you in a few hours. “Ok boys. by the gleam in Kitty’s eye.
She wasn’t like the typical girls Kitty hung out with. that girl was fucking gorgeous and I’m pretty sure she didn’t even know it. pulling me out of the daze that Kitty’s roommate had me in. Wow.Chapter 3 Dylan “Ok dude. you hungry yet or you need to hit up a few stores?” Chris climbed out of the truck and slammed his door. Not that Kitty would ever hang out with someone based on their . but I guess since they were roommates they were kind of stuck together.
except when it came to me. Now apparently. I had dodged her flirting for the first two years since Chris and I had become roommates. Not that I noticed much in the car ride over here. But Kitty didn’t have a mean bone in that tight body of hers. I think it had to do with the fact that I pretty much had every girl around campus besides her and it made her angry. I was more focused on Paige. she just tended to migrate towards all of the other perky blondes. I knew all three of her brothers would gang up and beat the shit out of me if I even looked at her funny. she was turning the flirting into anger.looks. .
Turner? I shook . I couldn’t help myself but to check out that body when she got in the truck.Truthfully. She was probably only a little over five feet tall. but had curves in all the right places. I would have no problem helping her with that. What the fuck is that all about. she wasn’t the type of girl I normally went for. Damn. that ass. Cut high and prominent on her angelic looking face. Her sandy brown hair looked like it had a soft natural curl to it and hung to the middle of her back. Her wide blue eyes made her look so innocent and I’m pretty sure she was. And those cheekbones of hers were like nothing I had ever seen before.
We were instantly seated since most of the lunch crowd had already come and gone.my head to clear all of the girly thoughts and jogged to catch up with Chris.” I licked my lips to emphasize my point and she giggled as she turned on her heel . We sure are thirsty. beautiful. The waitress took our drink and appetizer orders. Food it was. that would be good. lingering at the table for longer than necessary to bat her eyelashes between the two of us. I guess. who was already heading towards a restaurant on the corner. “Anytime you could get those drinks for us.
that her number would be plastered at the bottom of our bill when we were finished eating. while ‘accidently’ brushing into my arm. doesn’t mean I . without a doubt. Dylan.and Chris rolled his eyes at me. it’s not my fault. “Don’t be jealous. just because you’re tied down.” “Sure. “What dude? The ladies can’t resist my charm. I knew. Why don’t you just try laying off the lame one liners every once in a while?” We were interrupted once again by the eager waitress who set our drinks down along with a bowl of chips.
She seems to have forgotten that I warned Rachel about you. Did you really need to screw around with one of Claire’s best friends? I’ve had to listen to her bitch and moan for the past two weeks about how you kicked Rachel out as soon as you were finished having sex. “Yes. actually it would have. I’m not a one woman kind of man. Would it have seriously killed you to at least let her stay the night?” “Yes. you know that.have to be too. now I’m the bad guy. Let the girl stay the night. but nope. unfortunately I do. and then they want to cuddle and talk about their .” Chris snorted in between chips.
When your crack whore of a . Then they expect you to make them breakfast and all that shit in the morning. like he was in deep thought over this. Not my thing. Besides.feelings. Sometimes I wondered how we ended up being best friends. he was so uptight about things and I just liked to live life to the fullest. it would definitely be awkward if one of my regulars showed up. And then there’s the awkward stage when you just want them to leave and they want to hang out with you all day. you know that. don’t you think?” Chris leaned back on his chair and crossed his arms over his chest.
Other than the Chapmans. Tim and Susanne. were so warm and accepting. His parents.mom abandons you at the hospital. I’ve really never had anyone in my life that I could trust and depend on. I just kept . I had an instant family built in that welcomed me with open arms. and then were ping ponged back and forth through the foster care system because no one wanted a crack baby. it was like fate or something. And yeah. just hours after being born. you sort of have to live that way. I definitely have some trust issues. I’m not afraid to admit it. When I ended up with Chris as a roommate almost three years ago.
Not that Chris really needed any instructions for that. Jared. and Kitty. Just like today. Sure. .waiting for them to say something nasty to me. Tim had basically demanded that Chris make sure Kitty found her way around campus all right. when she was actually nice to me. I wasn’t used to it at all. the normal sibling rivalries intact. And then all of his siblings. all three brothers had a soft spot for Kitty and I could see why. but you could tell how much they loved each other and were always there whenever needed. they fought from time to time. Bryce.
what can I say.” “Whatever.” I shrugged my shoulders and answered him back in between bites of my burger. no strings attached.“Please remind me how you actually have girls that regularly just come over for sex with you again? I just don’t get it. word gets around campus and they all come flocking. I just can’t wait till you finally meet someone that will settle your ass down. dude. It’s all my mad skills. don’t they ever want more? It seems a little degrading. the ladies just keep coming back for more. . “Dunno. Sara and Mia knew that was all I was offering and they agreed.
Growing up in the Midwest and having to deal with the oddball weather up there. Maybe I would put it to use later. As soon as I turned 18 and was out of the system. never prepared for me for South Carolina weather. I was instantly assaulted by the thick heat that I still wasn’t used to. I tucked it into my pocket on the way out. I knew where I was headed. Even having to switch . I ended up with the waitress’ number.” We finished our late lunch and sure enough.Hopefully. you don’t get someone pregnant before then. throwing a wink her way.
I followed Chris around to a few stores while he picked up some things before the new school year started. I was . My hard work paid off and I got a full ride to the university on a baseball scholarship. I rolled my eyes every time he pulled out the credit card I knew his parents footed the bill for. I still managed to keep my grades high at the top of the class and joined the baseball team at each school. Tim and Susanne were very well off and although their kids never acted spoiled. they still had just about everything they wanted.schools every couple of years when I was shuffled around.
” Chris pulled out his keys and I followed him to the parking lot.” He clasped his hands together . I know she’s not really your type. staring at me with narrowed eyes. but she’s a beautiful girl. just don’t. “C’mon. So please. Kitty says they’re ready to go.more used to working for my money and I kept pretty busy juggling a job during baseball season along with school. “And don’t even think about trying anything with Kitty’s roommate. And I know you. running straight into his back when he abruptly stopped and turned around.
conjuring up again. Wait.” he bit out. for whatever reason. “I mean it.. Did this guy seriously think I couldn’t keep my dick in my pants? Well….like he was actually praying that I wouldn’t do anything. “You didn’t mess around with Kitty .” he put a hand on my chest and I bit down the grin that was fighting to come to surface.I snickered aloud. Yeah I might be afraid of all three Chapman brothers put together. the thoughts that I already had of Paige running through my head. And he knew it. “Kitty already hates you as it is. but I was well over six feet tall and had a much more athletically built body than Chris.
” I interrupted.behind my back did you? Because if you did. but I’m not that big of an asshole. I might be an asshole. . to leave Paige alone would be the real challenge. “You don’t have a thing to worry about. The Chapmans were the perfect substitute family and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” I wouldn’t do anything to damage the relationship with the one true family I had ever had and I was kind of offended that he would even think that. Now. I will…” “No dude. brushing past him with my shoulder.
We hit up a home goods store too and I was able to pick up a black and white flowered comforter. and I practically had a whole new wardrobe..fun. but it never happened. a few suggestions here and there. And she didn’t try to push her style off on me.Chapter 4 Paige “I didn’t know shopping could be this much…. I figured I would get bored after awhile as she flitted from store to store.” Kitty grinned as I followed behind her with my arms loaded down with bags. along .
we stopped off at a salon to get our hair and nails done. It was actually kind of nice. leaning against the truck with one foot propped up behind him and his arms crossed over his chest. “There you two are.with towels and a few other accessories to make my side of the room more me. That body of his was one that belonged in magazines. I felt like more like a girl than I ever had before in my life.” Dylan called out. When all was said and done. my assumptions were correct. His dark gray shirt was pulled tight across his chest and I’m pretty sure I could count his . Yup. After our shopping was complete.
Sparky. His brown eyes lit up with amusement and he took a step back. thank you very much. even more so than Jake did.” He held his hands out in front of himself in surrender and I felt like punching that cocky smirk right off of his face.” He reached out to grab my bags and I pulled them back closer to my body. “Alright. “I can carry my own bags. leaving me feeling a little guilty. Simmer down. And he easily towered over me.abs. “Here let me get those for you.” He hopped in the truck and slammed the door behind him. .
Whenever I was around Jake and his friends. I was treated just like one of the guys. I followed Kitty into the backseat after we had our bags safely tucked away and Dylan turned around as soon as I slammed the . It probably had a lot to do with the fact that I wasn’t use to any guys offering.He was just trying to be polite. He was probably just trying to be nice so he could get in my pants though. Kitty had filled me in on some of his conquests while we were doing our shopping and he sounded like the kind of guy to avoid like the plague.
door. Yup. “Oh and by the way. Kitty didn’t look pleased at all and it made me wonder if there was something going on between her and Dylan. how many girls have you told that to?” I questioned back flatly.” he picked up a strand of my hair and twirled a curl loosely around his finger. definitely trying to get in my pants. what’s with the whole Sparky thing? Should I be offended that you nicknamed me after a dog?” The truck cab filled with his booming laughter and I couldn’t help but smile. They seemed to have a . “You look gorgeous. “Uh huh. by the way.
. “Far from it. “You gonna give that chick from the restaurant a call? She could barely keep her hands off of you during lunch. I kept waiting for Dylan to hit on me again.little bit of a love/ hate relationship. Actually it’s after Sparky Anderson.” he answered back.” Christopher gave him a sideways glance. you seem like you have a little bit of feistiness in you.” Dylan answered back with a grunt and the rest of the ride back to the dorms was eerily quiet.” “If you say so. “Uh.” “So Dylan. no. looking back at me.
Which was probably for the best. My new thing for school might be why not. We also met our . instead of why. but I had a feeling if I kept that motto when it came to him. Dylan Turner seemed like bad news. I would be in trouble. he had just gotten some other girl’s number and then he was flirting with me. I was surprised how well we actually got along. so I could have more experiences in life. ***************************** Over the next few days Kitty and I got to know each other even more.but it never came. I mean apparently.
who basically looked like Kitty’s clone with her tan skin and blonde hair. I figured her and Kitty would hit it off right away. They were constantly fighting over bathroom times and somehow Kitty’s clothes kept disappearing from her closet. but they definitely got it right when calling South Carolina the state with . the only difference was hers was more of a platinum blonde and fell into loose curly ringlets. after exploring the campus even more.last suitemate. Kitty and I attended orientation together and I knew I had made the right decision in coming here. Kylie. but they seemed to clash. Florida might be the Sunshine State.
I hit my alarm button as soon as it went off. I was a little awestruck and my feet hurt by the time orientation was over. with butterflies in my stomach. Gorgeous trees lined the walkways and I could already imagine myself studying in the grassy areas or by the bubbling fountains that were placed all around campus. The campus was huge. It was the first day of classes and I was . I had already been awake for at least a half an hour. but breathtaking. People all over campus emulated southern hospitality and I hadn’t met a person I didn’t like yet.Smiling Faces and Beautiful Places.
but I wanted to start things off different. Normally a jeans and t-shirt were the typical uniform. whose eyes were still covered by the pink sleep mask she wore to bed every night. I peeked an eye over at Kitty. After a quick shower. .beyond nervous. We had compared our schedules and I knew almost every one of her classes was in the afternoon. She definitely liked to get her beauty sleep. I dried my hair and let it fall down in loose curls down my back. with help from Kitty. it felt strange to get this nervous over what to wear to school. I had picked out my clothes the night before.
I knew where I was going. There. I would never be able to achieve the sun kissed skin like Kitty. Luckily. I paired it with a black tank top that had a racer back with a see through lace material and black wedge sandals. new and improved Paige Brinton. No matter how much time I spent out in the sun. with the help of orientation and Kitty.I slid on the pair of white shorts that helped to deepen the faint tan that my skin would only allow. I wasn’t sure about my . who knew the campus like the back of her hand since everyone in her family had attended here. I grabbed my bag and headed out for my first class.
besides my Psych II class. like most freshmen. He knew how nervous I got on . so I pretty much had all general education classes. that seemed interesting to me and I had easily placed into the course for upperclassmen. If anything. I took a seat in the classroom that was surprisingly small. but I figured there were plenty of resources if I started to struggle. I was a little worried about keeping up. I pulled out my phone and grinned as soon as I saw the messages from Jake. wishing me luck. but that wasn’t the case.major. I was expecting some huge auditorium with hundreds of other students.
even back in our hometown. “Is this seat taken?” I glanced up at the grinning boy.the first day of school. I shook my head and he scooted his desk just a little closer to mine. . where we had gone to school with everyone for years. He was tall and lanky. who had close. but you could still tell it was an almost white blonde. but it wasn’t coming to me. with an almost infectious smile and he looked vaguely familiar. “You don’t remember me do you?” I squinted my eyes at him and tried to recall who he was.cropped hair.
I loved the smell and look of new school supplies.” He had a disbelieving look on his face.“Nope. but I . I think she introduced us as we were walking opposite ways. “Ben Davies. so my feelings aren’t too hurt that I wasn’t that memorable. I’ve seen so many new faces this past week. “I do remember you now that you mention it. it’s like they all just blend together. I went to school with Kitty.” His easy smile returned and hazel eyes sparkled back at me. sorry.” He pulled out a pen and fresh notebook that looked almost identical to mine.
just shrugged my shoulders. but I surely wasn’t going to tell him it was because of his eyes. Ben really had been the only one that stuck. Class started before I could reassure him that I in fact did remember him. That might just come off a little creepy. Syllabuses were handed out and we went over various . Kitty knew a lot of people on campus since she lived only about an hour away in a little community situated right on the ocean. I think it had to do something with those eyes of his. For some reason. She had said that half of her graduating class had chosen to come here and I think I had met pretty much all of them.
I’m heading over to Barnwell.projects and papers that we were going to do. I think it’s near the horseshoe.” “Great.” We made small talk as we weaved our way through other students making their way to classes or stopping in groups to catch up with each other. Ben seemed to . “Sure. before I knew it everyone was rushing for the door at the end of class. “Mind if I walk with you to your next class?” Ben stood above me with his arms looped through his backpack and one hand tucked into the front of his jeans. I’m headed that way too.
“So what class you headed to?” We lingered in front of Barnwell and I glanced at my phone seeing that I still had twenty minutes before class started.” . “You seem to be a pretty smart girl. I’m sure you’ll do just fine. If you ever want to study. I happen to know they have a pretty awesome library around here too.” “Yeah?” He quirked an eyebrow at me and shifted his backpack. “Psych II. I’m not gonna lie I’m a little worried about it.know almost as much as Kitty about the campus and he told me how most of his family were alumnus as well.
” he yelled back enthusiastically.” His eyes lit up and he started walking backwards up the path.“Yeah. “I can’t wait. I should get going though. Hey. I was wondering if maybe you wanted to go to the football game on Saturday. it’s . I’ve wanted to check that out. “Awesome. I’ll give you my number at class on Wednesday and we can plan on where to meet up.” “Um. sure that sounds good.” “Thanks Paige. I’m sure Kitty already has something planned out. good luck with your next class.
I purposely found a seat on the opposite side of the room and pulled . Of course. he was surrounded by at least five girls on the sides and front of him. it was like they were all vying for his attention at the same time. Please don’t let him see me.” Apparently. As I made my way down the steps to an empty seat. he was into football. see you later. It was already halfway filled with at least 100 students. my feet froze when I saw none other than Dylan Turner. I walked into my next class and this one was more like what I was expecting.gonna be totally awesome.
I felt someone plop down in the seat next to me and I tried to resist the urge to snap when a knee bumped into mine. but I guess that was expected. Are you stalking me or something?” I looked over and tried not to give him the satisfaction of drooling. things already seemed a little bit more challenging than high school. it probably wouldn’t make a good impression.out the book that had cost me a shit ton of money. Maybe I would need to find a job sooner rather than later. pushing . I grabbed out my syllabus from my last class and flicked over it again. He had a pencil tucked behind his ear. long time no see. “Hey Sparky.
Oops. Ok Paige. . revealing a flat tanned stomach with just a sprinkling of hair disappearing into his waistband. He was slouched down in his chair with one ankle crossed over his knee. causing his shirt to slightly ride up.back a little bit of his messy brown hair that was peeking out from underneath the Gamecocks hat he had on backwards. “Actually if I was stalking you. I said to myself. I would be sitting over there with your fan club. head on straight here.” I pointed to the seat he had vacated and noticed I was getting a simultaneous stare down from the girls that he had abandoned.
think whatever you want. I do think about you often when I go to sleep and when I’m doing…. Maybe you’re just playing hard to get or something.if you say so. his warm breath causing shivers to course throughout my whole body.“Hmm…. I could feel my cheeks burning just thinking about what those ‘other things’ were and why exactly he was thinking about me when he was .other things.” he whispered in my ear.” He bit out a laugh.” “If that’s what helps you sleep at night. “Well. while he tapped the tip of his pencil on his knee in a steady rhythm.
because I had no clue what I was supposed to say to that.doing them. . the professor stepped up to the podium placed in the center of the auditorium and saved me the trouble of replying. Luckily.
as if she couldn’t get away from me fast enough. I just needed to chip away at the defensive wall she had up and she would warm up to me eventually. . it definitely wasn’t one for freshmen. My eyes locked instantly on her. Somehow. like I could sense that she was there.Chapter 5 Dylan I couldn’t believe it when Paige walked in to my second class of the day. And then she scurried over to the other side of the room. this girl had gotten under my skin in the short time that we had spent together.
but she argued a good point that they had made a huge turn around the past few seasons.I could guarantee it. I could tell that she was warming up to me just a little. Her dad. sounded pretty . we got started on the topic of baseball and I was surprised to find out how much she really knew about the sport that I loved to play so much. Max. When I sat next to her again on Wednesday. I gave her a little flack about being a Tampa Bay Rays fan. Anytime you meet a girl who knows almost as much about baseball as you is a true rarity. Somehow.
except for Kitty. before she decided to start hating me. who was hardly ever here.down from the Chapmans. I think it was probably the longest conversation I had ever had with a girl. There was something about Paige Brinton that was different and I wanted to find out more.cool and had taught Paige just about everything she knew about baseball. “What’s goin’ on dude?” I plopped down on the cracked leather couch that was a hand –me. I swear he spent ninety percent of his time at the library and the . much like the rest of the furniture in the house that I shared with Chris and his middle brother. Bryce.
” Chris replied tossing the remote of our flat screen over to me. Brandy. I thought I had died and went to heaven when she showed up one time with her equally kinky friend. Marcy. Wasn’t that . isn’t this one of your nights with Mia?” I scrubbed a hand over my face. trying to remember what day it was. Shit. Normally I looked forward to this day with Mia. That girl was kinky as fuck and was always coming up with new positions or places to try out.other ten percent with his equally nerdy girlfriend. “Not much. it was Friday. “I’m getting ready to head out with Claire.
” he dragged out. “Ok. I just wasn’t feeling it. giving me a strange look at my lackluster tone. You think you can be ready for me to pick you up around 7:00?” .” I answered back with a shrug of my shoulders.every guy’s fantasy? Now for some reason. “Yeah. I was surprising the shit out of him too. “Well don’t make it too late. I guess. I had a feeling I was going to need a few of these. got to get up early tomorrow. twisting off the cap to my beer I had pulled out of the fridge. apparently.
Mia knew my rule about no sleepovers and I’m sure I wouldn’t have a problem getting her out of here early. he had purchased a caboose that made up the Cockaboose Railroad.” I replied. one of the most unique tailgating experiences anyone would ever have. stopping on SportsCenter as I leaned my head back against the couch. “See you bright and early.“Not a problem. I was seriously speechless when I first saw the thing and expected .” Game days were always something to look forward to for me. almost as much as baseball. The Chapmans were wealthy people and since Tim was an alumni.
but that’s where the simple stopped. The furnishings were lavish with leather couches and lamps that I was afraid I would break every time I went in there. but adorned with expensive paintings that could probably pay my rent for a whole year. The place seriously looked like a Victorian palace or something. Pillars and brass chandeliers added to the décor and a mahogany bar was set up in the corner.Robin Leach to jump out to narrate my tour for me. which Tim hired out . painted in garnet with the Gamecocks logo. it looked like a normal train car. The walls were a simple white. From the outside.
Mia was right on time. “Hey. We seemed to run back and forth till game time between the Chapmans and the area where the guys from the baseball team set up every year. There really wasn’t one word to describe it. No keg stands or jock rock blaring from speakers. but it still had a fun vibe. A knock sounded at the door and I looked down at my watch to see that it was almost 6:00. The tone over in that area was a little more subdued than any of the student tailgating though.a bartender for at each home game. how’s it going?” I assessed her quickly with my eyes as .
But for some reason my dick wasn’t instantly hard when she showed up.” She ran a finger lightly up and down my bare chest and I took a step back so I could shut the door behind her. Her best features were in my face like usual. like she normally wore it. squeezing out of the tight black dress she had on. hanging past her bare shoulders that were a light mocha color. “Hey sexy.she stood in the doorway with a hand on her hip. Her long black hair was down and straight. I really couldn’t even remember where Mia and I had first met. but when I brought her back to the apartment the first time . that barely covered her ass.
“You know.and then told her to leave after we were finished. This girl didn’t need to know my business.” she had purred out. I wouldn’t expect anything else. “we could keep things casual. sex only. don’t you?” I hadn’t replied. are you. “Oh your one of those.” she had said.” . straddling her naked body across my lap. she rolled her eyes at me. if I ever start to nag you can kick me to the curb and I promise not to go crazy on this fine ass of yours. “I’m sure you have Mommy or Daddy issues. especially when I probably wouldn’t ever see her again.
. taking a long swig. no thanks. What was wrong with me? “You want anything to drink?” I padded over to the fridge and grabbed another beer. “Um. Sara was a little bit tamer than Mia. but it was a different change of pace and I liked to mix things up. but after a couple of months.I didn’t believe her at first.” She followed me into the kitchen and slid a hand down the front of my shorts from behind me. she had kept true to her word and eventually introduced me to Sara. Now that I thought about what Chris had said the other day I guess it was a little degrading just to be using these girls for sex.
maybe she was the one who was degrading me. bet Chris the jackass never thought of that. “Since when did we start this whole talking thing?” She motioned between the two of us and crossed her arms over her chest. “Sorry. “I’m just in a bit of a funk. running a hand through my hair. twisting my body around and dislodging her hands from my shorts.” “Well.” I replied.” she dragged out. how was your first week of classes?” I asked. which earned me a surprised look. Hmm.“So. pulling . making them spill out of the top of her dress even more.
I would be as hard as a bone and . I felt her hands on the waistband of my shorts again and with a tug. Her hands were between my legs in an instant and I could feel her nails running across my length. those along with my boxers were around my ankles. I guess you were right.” She pushed me lightly back onto the bed and I flopped back with an arm over my face. “That’s what I’m here for.” I heard her say in a whisper. She had a lot of work ahead of her then because I just wasn’t feeling it.on my hand and I reluctantly followed her to my room. usually by now. “Hmm.
my hand buried in those soft curls of hers. while I was buried in . She would look up at me with an innocent look in those wide blue eyes of hers. willing all of the thoughts to clear out my mind and just enjoy what she was doing to me. “Well. I couldn’t help but picture a certain sandy brown haired girl between my legs instead of Mia. This time. not so much.ready to go. I’m always up for a challenge. as her head dipped and she bobbed up and down.” Her hair splayed across my stomach. Her plump lips wrapped around me. I squeezed my eyes shut. flicking out her wet tongue.
” . When did I become so pathetic that I had to fantasize to get off? Mia rolled off me after we were both finished and stood up to pull her dress back on. “I can see what you mean about being in a funk. I felt Mia’s weight shift and the familiar sound of a wrapper being opened.her mouth. I grasped her hips and squeezed my eyes shut. climbing on top of me after she had managed to get me hard. most of it was help from the fucked up fantasy running through my head right now. imagining Paige like I had before.
“So who’s the lucky girl that’s finally stolen Dylan Turner’s heart? I didn’t think I would ever see the day. when I really didn’t even know it myself? Somehow. My mouth hung open at her like she was a fucking mind reader. Paige Brinton was changing me and she . How could she tell something like that. I could tell she had gotten off and I had too…eventually.“Sorry?” It came out as a question and I really wasn’t sure how to reply to something like that.” Her mouth curved into a small grin as she gathered her hair up into a ponytail. someway.
Now I just had to prove to her that she just wasn’t simply my next conquest. for the first time in my life. but I also knew that she needed to be mine. .probably didn’t even know it. I barely knew the girl. Something real with a girl. that I really wanted something real with her.
“What the hell Kitty? I still need like two hours of sleep. jostling my whole body. I could tell that it was still dark out and I looked over at the red numbers on my alarm clock to see that it was 5:30 in the morning. .” I rolled over onto my stomach and pulled a pillow over my head.Chapter 6 Paige “Wake up sleepy head. That didn’t seem to help with the problem of her jumping all over my bed.” I groaned as I opened my eyes and saw Kitty’s blonde head leaning over me.
“It’s game day! We are going to have so much fun!” She squealed out and proceeded to pile two huge stacks of clothes onto my bed. “Here. time’s a ticking. Apparently. hurry up.” I sat up after her persistent jumping didn’t seem to be letting up and scrubbed at my eyes that were filled with sleep.“C’mon Paige. game days were the only day she was up before me…and even perkier than usual. I’m going to hop in the shower before Queen Kylie wakes up from her much needed beauty sleep. look through these and figure out what you want to wear.” I let out a snort as she disappeared down the short hallway and I heard the door .
Kitty and Kylie still weren’t getting along well. it was always interesting to see the people who had raised you. I was excited to meet the parents of Kitty Chapman. Just the thought of seeing him. it was quite the affair and her parents had a prime spot that she had been talking about for the past week. made my stomach swirl and nerves set in. I expected him to move back to all of the girls who were fawning .click behind her. but Kitty had graciously invited both her and Maddie to go tailgating with us. And I suspected Dylan would be there. According to Kitty.
He insisted on buying my Diet Coke for me since I despised coffee and surprised me with a giant chocolate donut. covered in sprinkles.after him the next time we had class together. but he didn’t. I couldn’t help but see all of the jealous looks I was getting as he placed his hand at the small of my back and guided me towards his favorite coffee shop. I picked up several things that . Instead. I had a serious sweet tooth and finished off every last crumb. I found conversations with him to come pretty easily and we even grabbed coffee together after class.
even though they were probably way too expensive for me to buy. I assumed it was more of a jeans and school shirt type of thing. “So did you decide on anything yet?” Kitty breezed back into the room wrapped in one of her pink fluffy towels that I envied. “Well. When I thought of going to a football game. Those things looked so comfy and I seriously needed to find out where she got them. O-k-aay.Kitty had set aside. All that she had set out was about ten different styles of black sundresses and four pairs of cowboy boots.” I replied yanking down .
Show off that pretty skin of yours and your boobs aren’t too big for something like this.” she pursed her lips together as she rifled through the selections and threw a ball of black material at my head. “Here. I took a quick shower and was thankful that I was the second one in . forgetting a bra since this one looked like it had a built in one.” I scooped up the dress and pulled out a pair of lacy black panties.on the old ratty football shirt of Jake’s that I used as pajamas and kneeled on the bed. “Is this really what you wear to games?” “Mmhmm. this will look perfect on you.
Maddie and I hit it off pretty easily. Maddie and I seemed to follow the rule pretty easily but that wasn’t the story for the other two. having a meeting of the suitemates.and there was still some hot water left. and agreed that we would each take a maximum of fifteen-minute showers. she seemed to bring me out of my shell. Just as I suspected. We were both a little bit more laid back than our roommates were. All four of us had gotten together. But I put my foot down when . even though I really was glad I ended up with Kitty.
Who ever knew the power Harry Potter actually had over college students? . Maddie did the same thing when Kylie tried it too. I wanted to try something new out.Kitty tried to drag me along to join a sorority. Maddie and I checked out the over 300 student organizations that were offered. So instead. thinking maybe it would be a bonding experience for them. but I still wasn’t sure what yet. They offered everything from a white water rafting club to an actual quid ditch club. We suggested that they go together and they reluctantly did.
“You look gorgeous.“Ok. how does this look?” I padded across the thick furry rugs we had picked up to cover up the cold tiled floor and stood in front of Kitty. I had dried my . She turned around from the mirror that she was centered in front of after one last swipe of her makeup brush. Her hair was pin straight like usual and I was so jealous that her hair seemed to come out looking like that almost instantly. Paige. who was already dressed in a halter style black sundress.” She smoothed out the bottom of the skirt that flared out just a bit and ended mid-thigh.
hair and pulled it up into a high ponytail. especially once we got into the stadium surrounded by all of those bodies in the student section. Did you see if Maddie and Kylie were up yet?” “I think I heard movement when I was leaving the bathroom. figuring that it would get pretty hot. just a few accessories and we will be good to go. we need our . Hopefully it was Kylie since she takes so long to get ready. “One last touch.” I bent my head forward as she slipped a chunky garnet necklace over my head and added a few bracelets to my wrist. “Ok.
I’m so jealous of those cheekbones of yours. “There. My phone dinged from the small nightstand next to my bed and I . Ugh. Kitty had been telling me that same thing just hours after meeting.” She peeled back the paper on a temporary tattoo of our team’s mascot and smoothed it onto the corner of my cheek. You know women pay big bucks and still don’t get anything that compares to yours.” “Thanks.game faces on. She put a matching one on to her face and threw an arm around my shoulder. all set.” I laughed out as we both slipped on a pair of cowboy boots.
“Hey Kitty. there’s a guy and you haven’t even told me?” I shrugged my shoulders and followed behind her as she pounded on the bathroom door to see if our suitemates were ready yet.” Maddie yelled through the .scooped it up. I forgot to tell you that I made plans to go to the game with someone. is it alright if he meets up to tailgate with us?” “Of course! Have you been holding out on me Paige Brinton. seeing that it was a message from Ben. I figured he could join our group. “Just a minute.
Her painted pink lips curved into a wide O and a musical giggle floated out from between her lips.door. don’t you know when a guy asks you to a football game around here. I didn’t think it was a big deal. “We’re just friends.” I had actually forgotten since my head seemed to be stuck in Dylan Turner mode only.” She knew I hadn’t ever dated before and I had about as much experience as a . we have a class together and he asked if I wanted to go to the football game. it’s like considered a date. This is a big thing for you. “Paige.
” “No. just screws anything that walks--no offense. “Because that would be like the worst first date ever and then some. actually you do.” She scrunched up her nose. I had a feeling that she kind of had a thing for Dylan even though she insisted that wasn’t the . “So who’s the lucky guy. I don’t think he actually even dates.” she whispered out in a hushed tone.twelve year old. do I know him?” “Yeah.” I shook my head to reassure her. trying to think of who my date could possibly be and a look of horror covered her face. “Please don’t tell me it’s Dylan Turner.
Kitty had filled me in on the two girls that frequented the house that Dylan and Chris shared. I had my first class on Monday with him and he remembered me from when you had introduced us on campus one day. they wouldn’t ever let Kitty and Dylan be alone in a room together anyway. I guess. I’m sure knowing his reputation and how protective her brothers were. okay that’s good. Really.case.” “Oh. who does that? “It’s actually Ben Davies and I guess he’s going to be my first date. We went to school together. We didn’t really run in the same crowds .
” The bathroom door creaked open and Maddie’s head peeked through. “Um. Amy. so if Ben was so attached at the hip.” The four of us made our way through the dorm that was actually buzzing with life this early in the morning.and he was attached at the hip to his girlfriend. You could feel the excitement in the air over game day and everyone was showing their school pride in full force. “We’re ready whenever you two are. does that mean he still has a girlfriend?” I looped my arm through Kitty’s and let her lead the way to the area her parents tailgated .
actually they broke up. things didn’t end so pretty. Ben caught Amy in the act with some guy from another school. You don’t want to be his rebound girl. He really is a nice guy though. but just take things slow. He was devastated after it happened and everyone could tell how depressed he was all the way up until graduation.in. “No. while his girlfriend sat at home clueless. I didn’t want it to be with a guy who was trying to date around.” I nodded my head and pulled out my phone to text Ben to let him know where we would be so he could . If this was my supposed my first date.
****************** “Can you believe this?” Ben whisper-yelled into my ear as we stood in front of our seats in the student section.meet up with us. We both needed to take things slow. He had one arm wrapped lightly around my waist and it actually felt pretty good. called the Cockaboose . He was probably just the kind of guy that would be perfect to start dating. since he was getting over a broken heart and I was just starting off. He had showed up not long after I had texted him the area the Chapmans were in.
Even after all of the talk I had heard from Kitty. words really couldn’t compare. Of course. Dylan was there too. They definitely tailgated in style. I met Bryce and Jared. Tim and Susanne were gracious hosts and genuinely thrilled to meet their daughter’s roommate. who all seemed to look a whole lot alike. but they each had their own unique personalities. Kitty’s two other brothers.Railroad. We made small talk. but things . That area was jaw dropping. He seemed to fit in really well with the Chapmans and Susanne seemed to adore him like a son of her own.
He and Chris seemed to run back and forth. “Not really. which wasn’t often. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric and you could feel it . I noticed Dylan seemed to stumble more and more as he came back and I could smell the alcohol on his breath whenever he got close enough. After that. I caught Dylan’s eyes narrowing over Ben’s shoulder when he wrapped me in a quick hug and I really wasn’t sure why. Each time. from the Chapman’s to a student section of tailgating.got awkward when Ben showed up.” I finally answered. I just caught brief glimpses of Dylan.
He wasn’t dressed extravagantly like some of the guys I had seen here. leaned forward and yelled at me. This was nothing like the baseball games I attended with my dad pretty regularly. who was standing behind me. compared to this those were like watching someone play golf. Instead. huh?” It was like he had been reading my mind. that seemed to . Dylan. with bowties and dress shirts on.humming in the air. “Nothing like a baseball game. he had a garnet PFG shirt on. I looked back up at him and he pretty much took my breath away.
“You look so fuckin’ gorgeous today. He leaned down to whisper in my ear and I stood on my tiptoes to hear him. His hair was a mess. and a pair of low riding khaki cargo shorts. His lips . showing just a bit of a red tint to his hair that I had never noticed before. but at least he didn’t seem to be stumbling anymore. The alcohol was still fairly prominent on his breath.make his brown eyes appear even more intense. like usual and the sun was beating down on it.” He brushed back a loose strand of hair that had fallen onto my bare shoulders and I had to contain the shudder that was trying to take over my whole body.
I’m pretty sure my panties just got soaked totally through. like he was going to whisper something else. narrowed at Dylan. but instead he snagged the tip of my ear in between his teeth. He did not look happy.lowered to my ear one more time. What the hell was this guy doing to me? He was making me feel things that I had never felt before in my life. pulling away slowly. Holy fuck. I pulled back quickly when I felt Ben’s arm reappear on my waist again and I twisted around to see his normally cheerful eyes. I heard Dylan’s friend from the baseball team who was standing .
“They all love cocks on their face. Trust me when I say you won’t make it to baseball season.next to him yell loudly. huh bro?” I self consciously rubbed the temporary tattoo that Kitty had applied that morning and turned around to glare at the asshole. “Fucking say something about her one more time and I will beat the shit out of you. Dean. Dylan’s face had turned a deep shade of red and I could see the veins popping out in his neck.” The guy whose name was apparently Dean backed up a few steps and held his hands out in front .
White . “Whoa. There was something about that boy that no one else seemed to see. and I couldn’t help but wanting to find out what it was. settle down.of himself defensively. looking just a little bit calmer and he gave me a small smile before I turned around. The stadium hummed to life even more if that was possible when ‘Sandstorm’ blared through the sound speakers and I was memorized at how wild the crowd went. Turner. before reopening his eyes. I was just joking.” Dylan squeezed his eyes shut and pinched the bridge of his nose for a minute.
The game ended with a loss after four nail biting quarters. USC. but the crowd didn’t care.towels were being lassoed around and everyone was jumping up and down. they still cheered their team on like they were winners. feeling a sense of belonging with this family of football fans. but I declined after Ben asked if I wanted to grab something to eat. but I joined right along with everyone else. . Kitty invited me along for dinner with her family. I felt like I would be intruding on their family time. plus I wanted to spend some alone time with Ben. I was worried the stadium might collapse with all of the excitement. chanting USC.
as long as it’s good. I could eat a whole freakin’ cow right now. “Good.” He let out a quiet laugh as he quickly led me to a parking lot that was still jam packed. “I’m up for anything. and opened up the passenger side door for me on a cherry red Mustang that had the top down. Paige?” Ben asked after he pulled me through the crowds of people that were still lingering in the stadium. I finally found a girl that’s not afraid to admit she’s hungry. I am starving.” His hazel eyes twinkled as he checked for traffic and . it’s a miracle.“What are you hungry for.
They have some pretty good barbeque too.” We were seated immediately by the hostess and I couldn’t help but .” He led me through the Capstone House and punched in eighteen on the elevator. My parents brought me here when we first checked out the campus. it’s a pretty cool place. “Here we go. even though you never feel it. “The view is pretty amazing and the restaurant actually rotates around. He stopped the car after just a few short minutes and hopped out to open my door for me again.we seamlessly made it out of the parking lot without hitting much traffic.
“Wow. I’m sure there were other towns that I was seeing too. “This view is beautiful. after taking it all in.” he replied. We made our way through the .gasp at the stunning view we were seated next to. and it seemed to stretch on for thousands of miles. his eyes locked on me and it felt like he was burning a hole through me with how intense his gaze was.” “It is.” I took a sip of my sweet tea and turned back to Ben. From way up here you could view the whole campus and all of Columbia. you were right.
His head kept dipping down closer and closer to mine. This time the drive back to my dorm was a little longer. out to his car. so I was able to enjoy the breeze running through my hair with the convertible top down. but after I saw it was banana pudding. I knew I had to at least try it. I just wanted to yell out.” Ben stated with his hands placed lightly on my hips.late lunch and the food was absolutely mouthwatering. Ben guided me back through the lobby. “I had a lot of fun with you today. By the time dessert came. kiss me already! . I figured I couldn’t eat another bite.
Tuesday night?” I nodded my head in agreement.grown adult. . His had seemed much softer and I could remember how his stubble had rubbed against my cheek. as his lips brushed across my ear and I couldn’t help but compare them to Dylan’s. I had gotten plenty of those from Jake when we played spin the bottle in middle school and he would never let the bottle land on anyone but him. But I was a woman now. I’m sure this would really be considered my first kiss. a full.This certainly wouldn’t be my first kiss. “Would it be alright to ask you out for another date? Say maybe. tickling it slightly.
He pulled back slightly .. slightly shaking my head to clear the image of Dylan Turner out of my head. No fireworks exploded. I could still taste the mintyness in his mouth from the candy that he had conspicuously placed in his mouth after lunch.” I stuttered out. the birds didn’t break out in song like in the movies. His hands cradled my face as his tongue probed my mouth. It was….nice. so I was molded around his body. “That sounds great.“Ye-ss.” I could feel his smile against my lips as he tentatively placed them there. I wound my arms around his neck and he pulled my hips closer. memorizing every inch.
and leaned his forehead down against mine. yes. Amazing. “Wow…that was… amazing. . great. “Mmhm.” I murmured into his chest as he crushed me against him. I really wasn’t sure what to say. wishing for just a moment that it was a mess of brown hair running through my fingers instead. I wasn’t so sure. Maybe we just needed more practice.” he breathed. I ran my hands through the stubble covering his head.
Her eyes kept flicking to me suggestively every time she brought me a fresh beer and I knew that was still her plan. Sara was bartending tonight. but I wasn’t in the mood. Of course. as luck would have it.” Chris pulled out the bar stool next to mine and thumped . Usually I enjoyed it and we would have a quick fuck in the back of the beater mobile on one of her breaks.Chapter 7 Dylan I slammed my empty beer bottle down onto the counter and motioned at the bartender for another one. “Hey dude.
revealing her slim and bare neck that I just wanted to go over and lick. Her hair had been pulled up into a high ponytail. Normally I attended those. Her shoulders were bare. sometimes I think I was her favorite. Susanne looked disappointed but I knew I would be able to make up to her. The dress she had on.me on the back. We had planned on meeting up after his family dinner. somehow showed off mile long legs even though I knew she . My head had been spinning from the moment I had seen Paige this morning. causing the glass bottle to clink against my teeth. but I needed to keep my buzz going that I had.
The minute I had seen that lanky douche bag. Ben. but I was about to bust in my pants the minute I saw her. I knew I would need to be drinking to get through the day. . I couldn’t resist myself at the game when she was right in front of me. I grunted out something unintelligible that I’m sure Chris couldn’t even understand. I was barely able to get it up for Mia the other night. show up and place a hand on Paige like she was his girl. And that fine. fine ass. I could smell that sweet flowery perfume that she always wore.was barely over five feet tall.
man?” Chris asked.drifting up to my nose and I needed to be closer. I think I watched her more than I actually watched the game. I could tell her first experience at a Gamecocks game was something she would remember forever. who was still batting . She had the softest skin I had ever felt and even her ear was turning me on. “What is your problem. The moment my lips met her ear. and I loved the way she threw her head back when she laughed at something douche bag or Kitty said. I felt like I was in pure heaven. after receiving his first beer from Sara.
She would try to make plans with me every once in a while. She knew my MO. but I always turned her down. like for an actual date. “If I didn’t know you any better. I’d think you were having woman problems. She kept coming back for more though. Sara was a little different from Mia. so I figured that was her problem.” Chris let out a snort and dug into the dish of popcorn I had in .her eyes at me. Yeah. Dylan Turner didn’t do the whole dating scene. hinting at what she wanted. she left after we had sex. but I had a feeling that she didn’t think of it as just sex.
I cradled my head in my hands and tried to relieve the pounding. That dude knew me way too well.front of me. I . ************************ The next month of school seemed to fly by and I got more and more depressed. I still had my little time to look forward to twice a week with Paige. Of course. Now I just needed to figure out what to do about it. Chris had nailed what my problem was right on the head. even though it meant we were getting closer to baseball season. which was something that always had me riled up.
and some of the not so nice stories when I ended up being placed with the ones who were looking just to make money and didn’t want to deal with some snot nosed kid. which he did . She filled me in on her mom’s struggle with breast cancer and how she had passed away when she was ten. talking about things that I had never talked about with really anyone before.guess I could say we had become friends. leaving her dad to fill both parents’ roles. I filled her in on the many adventures of being tossed around between foster families.
Douchebag was always waiting outside for her. I was hoping that he would disappear after awhile. but he kept showing up and Paige never gave me a second glance. Mr. The only thing she regretted was not having a woman’s input around every once in a while when it came to girly things.flawlessly. so I didn’t receive any of that fatherly advice until I met Tim. when . I did catch a smug look for him every once in a while. But as soon as class ended for the day. ready to escort her wherever it was she went. our friendship seemed to as well. I guess I could relate since I never even knew my dad.
but something was missing and I knew all that would ever be between us would be sex. Yeah. I gave up my regular nights with Mia and was just exclusively with Sara. actual dates. Really.Paige wasn’t looking and I had to resist the urge to punch it right off of his face. I guess I took her out on dates. if you considered meeting up at the Russell House for chicken finger Wednesdays in between classes. So what did I do since I was so miserable? I finally gave into Sara and let her think that we were actually dating. I think I was .
I had tonight to look forward to. But she seemed happy with that loser. Friendly’s. it’s truly a Columbia staple. perfect chance to finally get some alone time with her. I overheard Chris talking to Kitty and I knew she had invited Paige along. The Chapmans were in town and we were all getting together for a family dinner at Mr. and my hopes deflated more and more every day. a restaurant they always had to make at least one stop at when they were in town. At least. Ben. .just wishing that I would make Paige jealous and she would realize she needed to be with me.
I made it home in record time and beat Chris home. who walked in minutes later with his girlfriend. Sorry Claire. you want to ride over with us? I figured we would get there a little early so we can get a big enough table for all of us. Claire was a nice girl and she was perfect for Chris. Claire. “Hey bud. That was a mistake I’m pretty sure I would be trying to live down for the rest of my life.” I nodded my head and tried to bite back the grin that I could feel creeping up when Claire rolled her eyes behind Chris’s back. but she really didn’t like me and that fact cemented over even more when I screwed Rachel. bff’s and all .
Chris fiddled with the radio.that girly shit. The ride downtown was silent and I could feel the tension oozing from the passenger seat. something I knew he did when he was nervous and he probably figured he was going . sliding my wallet into my back pocket even though I knew there would be no way I was paying for my meal. Chris had gotten over it and Claire needed to do the same thing. I end up giving in. The Chapmans always insisted and after offering at least ten times. “Let me just change real quick.” I was out of my room within five minutes.
“Dylan Turner sorry for something? Sorry. Claire. but I don’t buy it. Do you know how crushed Rachel was after you cast her aside like she was nothing? Do you really understand that most normal girls don’t just like to have sex and nothing more?” Chris cleared his throat as he flicked on his blinker and interrupted the rant that was being thrown my .to face the wrath of Claire when they were alone together. “I’m sorry by the way.” I piped up from the backseat and she twisted around to glare at me.
“Chris you can’t defend him every time. she doesn’t deserve someone like me.way. Why couldn’t you just leave her alone?” “Truthfully. but you just can’t. . I actually did her a favor. “You’re not a bad guy Dylan. Yeah you warned her. she has feelings. you know I warned her…” She silenced him with a shove to the chest and continued on. but she is a girl. I didn’t think before I acted and I didn’t realize how much tension it would cause. Besides she’s a sweet girl. I know he’s your best friend. I don’t know and I am sorry.” Claire’s shoulders slumped and a thoughtful look crossed over her face. “Now baby.
Thanks bud.you just had a tough upbringing.” Chris’s eyes darted to hers and I knew that he had filled her in on my past. never telling you anymore of my secrets. I know you’ll find the right girl someday. But thank you for the apology.” Chris’s truck stopped and I looked out the window to see he had found an empty parking spot which . Gossiping like a fucking girl. “But that doesn’t give you the right to go around screwing every girl who will drop their panties for you. maybe someday you can give Rachel one too. You just need someone who will settle you down.
” Chris thumped a hand on my back as we walked down the sidewalk and I saw a small smile curve onto Claire’s face. I could be a gentleman when I wanted to be. what you have with Sara. See. “You know I do have something going with Sara right now and it’s purely monogamous. Somewhere out there is the perfect girl for Dylan .was a rarity down here. we all know it. helping her down. “Buddy. isn’t really what you’re looking for. at least she was lightening up a little bit now. I hopped out of the truck and held Claire’s door open for her.
I knew there was no way a hundred . why couldn’t I? I pulled out my phone to check my schedule for work. but it helped me to at least pay the monthly rent. The money wasn’t great. but it’s clearly not Sara. if I were you. that I knew the Chapmans heavily discounted for me. That chick has issues when it comes to you and I would cut my ties quick.” My best friend could always see things so clearly.” “Uh. I’ll meet you two inside. “Hey. thanks.” Juggling a job between school and baseball ended up only leaving me enough time for a part-time job. which usually equaled out to about 15 hours a week.Turner.
I looked up from where I was perched against the brick wall and saw Paige heading from the opposite direction. Alone. but it at least left me with a little something extra when I needed it for clothes or books. “Sparky!” I jogged over to meet her and I could see her eyes light up from when I called out her name. I figured Ben wouldn’t be attending since it was more of a family thing and Kitty had started dating some guy from a fraternity and they were glued at the hip.dollars a month covered my rent. which was a rarity. I could tell that there was a mutual .
. but for some reason she was fighting it. it looks…interesting though. the place looked different almost every time we came in and there was always something new on the menu.” I watched as her wide blue eyes took in the scenery. She was in for a treat if she was looking for some good southern style home cooked food with a twist. “Nope. I slung an arm over her shoulder and guided her into the restaurant. “You ever been here before?” Her body felt right against mine as she leaned into me and she gave me a slight shake of her head.attraction between the two of us.
” I leaned close to Paige with my hand resting on her bare thigh. She had a frayed . and flicked her eyes between Paige and me. “So. we had gotten here a little early and Chris was able to score a large table for us in the corner. We placed our orders and received our drinks quickly. I pulled out a chair for Paige on the end and she slid in as I sat next to her. Kitty sat across from us with frat boy. but even more so tonight.Luckily. I think his name was Brad. She looked fucking amazing like usual. The rest of the Chapmans filed in quickly behind us and I stood up to give Tim and Susanne hugs.
Dylan. “We just saw each other on Wednesday.denim skirt on that was dangerously short and I was just begging to see what was underneath. If anything. “How’s it going?” She didn’t make any movement to shrug off my hand so I kept it firmly in place with her soft skin under my hand. it seemed like her legs moved just an inch closer to me. Her hair was loosely curled around her bare shoulders with a deep blue tank top on that tied around her neck. My fingers were just itching to flick away at that knot. Do . just like opening up a Christmas present. “Really? How’s it going?” she asked me back teasingly.
“Of course Sparky. I wouldn’t be against that.” I sat back in my seat as the waitress came back with our salads. I wish we had more classes together.” “If you want to hang out as friends.” she emphasized. Already I missed being so close to Paige. and then maybe I would be able to spend a little bit more time with you. I always miss you.you miss me already?” She bit her lip. This girl was seriously trying to kill me and I don’t think she even knew it. “outside of school. waiting for my answer and I let out a groan. .
Her hand lingered for just a second longer and she gasped. Her chair squeaked against the hardwood floor as she pushed it out and she stammered out an ‘excuse me’ with a . I leaned back towards Paige. this time brushing her ear with my lips and I could see the instant goosebumps that broke out onto her skin. quickly pulling her hand away.As soon as my obstruction was gone. “Do you really think we could be just friends and hang out? Do friends make each other feel like this?” I grabbed her hand under the table and placed it on the hardness that was straining against my shorts.
she was horrified. She got something in her eye. “I didn’t do anything. “What did you just do to her. . I held up a hand to her and stood to follow Paige.flush to her cheeks before rushing to the bathrooms. Dylan Turner?” I turned to see Kitty’s eyes narrowed at me and ready to follow Paige. mentally kicking myself in the balls.” I threw my napkin onto my empty chair and parked myself in the darkened hallway that led to the bathrooms to wait her out. I’ll go check on her. Did I really just do that? I knew how innocent Paige was and clearly.
our teeth clashing together by the force. pushing me against the wall. Her soft lips crashed into mine. Sparky. “I’m so sorry. My head was pulled down to meet hers. I really didn’t mean to do that.As soon as the door swung open. her hands tugging at my hair to bring me closer. I grabbed her by the shoulders and I could see the surprised look on her face when she saw me. I took over control. darting out my tongue and sliding it across her puffy lips before slipping into her . I just can’t help…” My words were cut short as her small body slammed into mine.
breathing heavily with her eyes glossed ever. “That can never happen again. Her hands worked to untuck my shirt and found the hem to slide up my stomach to my chest.” “And you have a boyfriend.warm. I was seriously about to pull her into the bathroom and lock the door behind us when she stopped. “You have a girlfriend.” She . I sunk my fingers into her hips and pulled her body even closer. She tasted sweet just like I imagined and I couldn’t get enough. open mouth.” she panted out while reaching up to tie her tank top that had somehow become loosened by my hands.
I knew that instant I was in love with this girl and I needed to do anything to have her. . Anything. “I know.” before quickly walking away and leaving me alone.cast her eyes downwards and whispered out.
He kept bringing up the date of October 20th for some reason and I had finally remembered to ask him. I smiled as his daily countdown popped up and rolled over onto my back to answer him. it was the day the Gators came to town and I couldn’t wait.” She jumped when my voice startled her . I heard the click of keys turning in the door and saw Kitty tiptoeing in with her pink heels in hand. “I’m awake. no need to sneak in.Chapter 8 Paige The alert of a text woke me up and I unlocked the screen to see that it was from Jake. Only two weeks left.
and brought up a hand to her lips. “He is just ah-mazing. I never thought I . while Ben and I had been together a little over a month.” she answered back. My virginity was still intact and I planned to keep it that way. “So you and Brad? Already?” They had only been dating a couple of weeks.” She plopped down on my bed with a wide grin and tucked her feet underneath her. “Yes. still dressed in the same outfit she had worn out to dinner the night before. I was totally doing the walk of shame this morning. “Ugh. you caught me.
would be dating a frat boy. whenever you two are together the sexual tension is so thick. but he’s different.” Brad seemed to be pretty nice from the few times I had met him. “And don’t try to lie to me. Miss Paige. he seemed to worship the very ground that Kitty’s designer heels touched and I knew that was the kind of guy that was perfect for her.’ but never made it that far. “And what exactly was going on with you and Dylan at dinner last night?” I started to reply with a ‘nothing. You were definitely . And then you run off to the bathroom and he follows after you. it’s hard to breathe.
apparently that was the excuse Dylan had given for me running off so quickly. I’m with Ben and I just need to forget about Dylan Turner. But after the placement of my hand on the bulge in the front of his pants. he had me so flustered and turned on. something that I was feeling extremely guilty about. he is bad news.gone a lot longer than it takes to get something out of your eye. I just felt this urge to attack him. More like me ramming my tongue down his throat.” I bit back a snort when she said that. You said it yourself. . “Nothing happened that matters.
leaving her in a matching pink leopard bra and panties set. if you say so.” She stood up from my bed and started to discard her clothes.” She confirmed my suspicions that I had from day one of being . I’m not afraid to admit.We’ve become friends I guess. before slipping under the covers of her own bed.” “Mmhm. but I don’t think he wants to keep it just as friends. “But just to let you know Dylan isn’t that bad of a guy. I hated him just a little bit because I had a crush on him and he never returned the feelings. And I really am happy with Ben.
And Dylan and you just seem to be drawn together like magnets.around the two of them. Ben’s a nice guy. You’re only eighteen years old. “But now I have Brad. no need to act like you’re going to get married or something. And I can tell you. but I think you’re just settling with him. Sometimes you have to take risks in life for things to pay off and Dylan might just be a risk to take. Dylan is probably just the kind of fun you need. Ben was safe but I truly did like him. Sure.” I wasn’t really sure how to answer her back and didn’t need to once I heard her soft snores floating from her bed. Dylan…he was .
just trouble and I wasn’t so sure if he really was the risk I was willing to take. I had a feeling I would end up with a broken heart and no one would be left behind to pick up the pieces. ************************* I spent the rest of the day lazing around in bed reading until I heard a tap on the bathroom door and tiptoed over to answer it so I wouldn’t wake up Kitty. “Hey. who was on the other side. Her room looked about as dark as mine and I figured . If I did. what’s up?” I whispered to Maddie.
” She grabbed her stomach to emphasize her point and I let out a quiet laugh. let me change real quick and I’ll meet you downstairs. Kitty and Kylie tended to eat all of that healthy crap. Maddie and I often ended up being eating partners most of the time. more power to them I guess. We were almost in the middle . “Sure.Kylie probably had a late night too.” I threw my hair up into a messy bun and slid on a pair of yoga pants with a black tank top. “I take it Kitty’s out too? Do you wanna go grab some lunch? I’m starving.
smiling when Jake’s name popped up on the screen. I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to survive anywhere in the Midwest. “Hey Jakey. god it’s so good to hear your voice. I was glad I had decided to stay in a warmer climate. but only through texts.” We had been keeping in contact daily. I knew how busy he was with football even though he .” “Hey baby girl.of October and it was still around 75 degrees out daily. Dylan had filled me in on growing up in that area and his stories about snow in October literally made me cringe. I softly shut the door and pulled out my phone when I felt it vibrating.
” I jogged down the stairs and found Maddie in the lobby in similar attire. She gave me a silent wave when she saw I was on the phone and we walked out through the doors. “Jake Niles. is that a girl I hear?” I asked in a singsong voice.hadn’t gotten much playing time yet.” he laughed out . being a freshman. “No. I heard a voice in the background and Jake’s muffled voice reply something back. “I know. I think I’m having withdrawals. it’s weird not being with you like almost 24/7. I can’t wait till you come up. heading to our usual spot at Grand Market Place.
To this day. well. but he always ended up breaking things off before they got too serious.in a husky voice. they have a lot of sleepovers. but Jake wasn’t having it. All of his girlfriends hated me and I tried to stay out of the way as much as possible. have there been any?” Jake had dated sporadically in high school. he had never picked another girl over me. . “My roommate’s girlfriend is leaving.” “Hmm. I invested in a nice set of ear plugs after awhile. they come in handy. I thought that maybe now that we had some space between us things would change.
Got any of your girly advice on what I should do about that?” “Well. but she seems to have no clue. like he was contemplating my advice. any girl would be lucky to have Jake. but I guess if you really like her you should just tell her and get it out there. me and Maddie are grabbing something to eat.” . Really. I’m no expert in the dating thing really. I’ll talk to you later this week. “I have to let you go.” I heard a deep sigh through the phone. there is this one girl I’m interested in. You never know what’ll happen.“Naw.
but I wanted to spend some extra time with you. even though they had never met. Oh hey Paige. Jake and Ben knew about each other.” I chewed on my fingernail thinking it over. I had explained time and time again that we were just friends.“Alright. But Jake had never picked another girl over me and I wasn’t about to . before I forget. but Ben still seemed to get upset whenever he saw me texting him. sounds good. do you think you can sneak me into your dorm after the game? The team’s getting put up in a hotel for the night. but I could tell that Ben had some major animosity towards Jake.
I would never be able to pass up some extra time with you. “So how have all of your classes been going?” I asked in between bites of my lo-mein.” “Bye. I’m sure Kitty can help me sneak you in after the game. “Sure.” Maddie and I moved along in the line to get stir.fry and once we both had our trays we found an empty table. baby girl.pick my boyfriend over him. that sounds like a plan. especially when we hadn’t even been together that long. I’ll talk to you later. My first impression of Maddie .
playing with the straw on her coke. “Pretty well. besides our lunch dates and I knew Kylie was always trying to drag her off somewhere. she was pre-med and an intense student. “I really didn’t want to work during . I rarely saw her out.had been correct when I thought she looked like a bit of a bookworm.” I answered back.” “Oh really. I’ve had to learn how to juggle everything around lately since I got a new job last week.” she replied. “Where’d you end up getting a job at?” “The library.
I’m already there half the time anyway. Since it’s open twenty-four hours.school. but I needed a way to make some extra money. Dad told me not to worry about it and just get settled in before I started looking. right?” “Do you know if they’re still hiring?” I’d been slacking on looking for a job since I got to campus. they basically have to employ a whole . they’re always hiring students and the place is so freakin’ huge. why not just live there. but it would be nice to earn my own money. “Yeah actually I think they are. so I picked up a few morning shifts.
you know they will just end up leaving you hanging . I work again on Tuesday. what do you want?” “Oh come on. Kitty was finally awake and I pulled her away from the TV where she was catching up on Pretty Little Liars. Really who the frick was A? She paused the episode with a groan after I blocked the TV. we headed back to our rooms.army to run the place. a show she had me hooked on. maybe you could stop by and talk to my boss. Luckily. “Uh Paige! That was getting pretty intense. parting in the hallway.” After lunch.
I was finally ready. “And don’t you think helping me pick out an outfit for my date tonight with Ben would be so much more exciting?” Her eyes lit up just a bit. but she covered it up with a huff.anyway.” she grumbled out. I knew she loved to pick out my outfits whenever I let her. Just ten minutes before Ben was going to pick me up. “I guess I could help.” I pulled her hand towards my side of the closet and did the Vanna White thing with my hands. I knew we were going to free movie night that they held for students occasionally and then .
” Kitty reached out and slapped me on the ass before plopping back down on the beanbag chair that substituted . even though I normally liked to leave it down.grabbing a bite to eat. So we settled for in between. “You look sexy as hell. I had learned that it was the best way to wear my hair. so I never knew if I should wear something casual or dressy. We always ended up eating at different places around town. since it always got blown around in Ben’s car. I adjusted the deep blue sundress that I had paired with black wedged sandals and smoothed out my ponytail.
“Aren’t you going out with Brad tonight?” She had finally put some clothes on after she got up but had only put on a silky pink pajama set. totally the look I was going for.” She gave me a big wink and I let out a groan.” I pulled out my phone to let Ben know that I was ready and would meet him downstairs in ten minutes. So if there’s a sock on the door when you come back. he’s coming over here. if not I can’t be responsible for what you see.for actual furniture in our room. “Really. “Good. Kitty? A sock? Isn’t that like a guy thing?” She answered me back with a giggle . make sure you knock really loud before entering. “Well actually.
I had never been to Ben’s before and I was surprised at how clean it was.and I left her behind to meet Ben. When he suggested we go back to his apartment. Everything was . I was sure I had plenty of time to kill since I knew Kitty was probably pretty busy at the moment. I was more than willing. That girl was like a freakin’ sex machine! **************************** The movie and dinner with Ben was nice. but we still ended up finishing things up pretty early.
we ended up in his bedroom and that’s when things got a little awkward. I knew his parents had footed the bill for his apartment because they didn’t want him subjected to the dorm life. My eyes flicked back and forth between him and the bed that seemed to be screaming out to me. standing in the doorframe and scratching at the blonde stubble that covered his head. What the hell? If he’s not going . Somehow. centered in the oversized room.” he muttered. They sounded a little bit stuffy to me. “So.pristinely white and there wasn’t one surface filled with clutter.
He had shoved his hands into his pockets. even though I had no clue what I was doing. . I took a step closer until we were just inches apart and watched the way the moon flickered in his eyes. I guess I will. Guess I would have to be the aggressive one here. He finally took over. like he was afraid to touch me. I wrapped my legs around his waist as he stalked towards the bed.to make the first move. never breaking the kiss. Our lips crashed together after I pulled his head down to mine and I could feel the tension release from him as soon as our tongues touched. lifting my body from the ground easily.
you’re beautiful. my lacy panties the only thing covering me. I tried to cover myself with my hands. . I felt his hands on my bare stomach and my dress slid up until it was pushed over my head. His fingers fumbled around with the clasp on my bra and suddenly I realized I was naked from the waist up in front of a guy for the first time in my life.” His head dipped down and I could feel his warm tongue flicking over my nipple. “Don’t. licking and sucking as he worked his way down.He leaned over me after placing me in the center of the bed and lowered his head to my neck. but Ben pushed them away.
” I saw what I thought looked like a defeated look flicker over his face.” I gasped out.while he pinched the other one with his fingers. “Ben. He finally paused and looked up at me with questioning eyes. “What’s wrong?” “I just…I just don’t think I’m ready yet. It was almost painful. One that caused my panties to feel damp and I squeezed my legs together to relieve some of the pressure. covered up by that easy smile of his. “That’s okay . but a good kind of pain. but it was gone as quickly as it came. His tongue didn’t stop its exploration so I called his name out again.
A moan .Paige. just briefly and then he let it go with a loud pop. Are you up to trying some other things though?” I give a slight nod of my head. I could feel his hardness pressed against my stomach and it was like my hips had a mind of their own. I don’t expect sex from you. giving him the green light and his head dipped back down. His thumb looped into the elastic of my panties and I arched my hips up to help him along as they slid down my bare legs. grinding against him. His warm mouth was against my breast again. especially if you’re not ready.
leaning down again to place fluttering kisses over my stomach and to the insides of my thighs. thrusting his finger faster and faster.” he said breathlessly. His tongue flicked out and I let out a low moan at the . My hips were meeting his fingers each time. making my whole body tingle. I felt a wetness between my legs and I lifted my head to see Ben between them. Paige. “Mmm you’re so tight. getting closer and closer to something I’ve never felt before… and then they were gone.escaped my lips and I heard him quietly chuckle before pressing a finger into my wetness.
feelings he had coursing through my body. His hardness was pressing into my stomach and I reached between us to press on the bulge through his pants. His lips lowered to mine and I tentatively opened my mouth. He inserted a finger along with his tongue and I felt like a wild animal as my hips bucked off the bed and I yelled out his name as I climaxed. “Paige. His weight shifted again and we were lying face to face with his arm wrapped around my waist.” . I really don’t expect anything. our tongues mingling and I could taste myself on him.
” I flicked open the button on his jeans and he helped me by pushing them down along with his boxers and he sprang out. with an intensity I’ve never seen before and I can tell how turned on he was. I gently ran my finger down his length and he let out a low moan. so I guessed I must have been doing something right. His eyes were locked on me.“Shhh.” I whispered out. hardened and at attention. I bent my head over and licked it up and down. placing one finger to his lips. I bit back a gasp when I saw it. . “I want to. His hips twitched every time my tongue made contact and it gave me the confidence to go even farther.
He used his hold on my hair to move me up and down his length faster. controlling the speed and his own pleasure. His hands dug into my hair and I could hear him softly groan. I’m almost there. “Oh that’s so good. I have nothing to compare his size to. I felt his hand drop down to my shoulder and he tried to pull me up.I closed my lips around the head and slowly sucked it into my mouth.” I knew what he was doing by trying to pull me up but I keep my . but he seemed to stretch my mouth out and I couldn’t fit the whole thing in without gagging so I wrapped one hand around the base as I moved up and down faster.
’ .mouth firmly in place until I felt warm liquid gushing into my mouth and he yelled out ‘Amy.
girlfriend. I could hear his loud snores coming from the bed where . I didn’t have to deal with the awkwardness of confronting him. like he was still in love and I was just some kind of a cheap substitute. I saw the way he looked when he talked about her. Was he imagining that it was her between his legs the whole time? Luckily. As soon as I walked out of his bathroom.Chapter 9 Paige I was really hoping my ears had heard wrong when Ben had called out the name of his ex. but I think I was just fooling myself.
apparently exhausted from what I had just done. Yeah. no sock was in sight so I slid in my key and found Kitty and Kylie sprawled out on the floor giving each other manicures. I had to do a double take at that. but I didn’t want him to think that I had just taken off on him. the guy seriously had my head spinning. I hurried through the darkness across campus back to the dorms. I pulled on my discarded dress and tiptoed out of the room. but I had some feelings. those two rarely spent alone . leaving him a quick note that I headed home.he hadn’t moved from. I knew I wasn’t really in love with Ben.
time together.” . taking in my disheveled appearance with a big grin on her face. Kitts. Great. “Bow chicka-wow-wow. “I guess I’ll take that as my cue to leave.” and they both burst out in laughter. see you later. “Sounds like you two need a nice private chat.” I heard Kylie get to her feet and pat me on the head. I let out a deep sigh and flopped back onto my bed. just what I needed the Barbie twins working together. “Oh who’s doing the walk of shame now?” Kylie let out a giggle and started singing. Kitty looked up.
“Kitts. rubbing it at the same time. “Kylie caught him downstairs in the lobby with his lips locked on some skank before he came up here .I heard the bathroom door shut behind her and slowly sat up. I felt a major headache coming on and I’m sure Kitty wasn’t going to help it any. You know how I planned on Brad coming over and having the whole place to ourselves?” I nodded my head. what are you two like bff’s or something now?” “Well. instantly ramming my forehead into Kitty who was perched on the end of my bed. actually she did me a huge favor tonight.
to meet me.” “Great. I threw his ass out and we had ourselves a nice bonding experience.” “I know.” she stated. I’m actually sort of surprised. he comes up here after he’s done with Miss Skank and thinks he’s going to get some side action from me. Can you believe that? What a freakin’ asshole! So then. Kylie luckily interrupted us and explained what she had just seen and the douche didn’t even deny it. As for Brad. I’m glad you two worked things out. but I’m glad you found out before you two got really serious. bobbing . She’s actually a lot of fun to be around.
you and Ben finally hooked up? Was it everything you expected? Did it hurt? Was he good? How do you feel?” She bombarded me with questions and I really wasn’t sure how to answer them. really Paige? Baseball analogies for sex. So from what I can decipher. “Let’s just say we didn’t make it to home. but we at least rounded third. I think you and Dylan are actually made for each other.” “Uh. “So anywho. How did I really feel? I guess I should feel hurt. . but I don’t think I really was.her head in agreement while blowing on her neon pink nails.
She hated when I did that and was trying to make me break the nervous habit that I had picked up. not like you just had an amazing orgasm. Ben wasn’t any good because you look like your puppy just got ran over by a car. I guess things were great. so spill.” She let out a loud gasp and . And apparently. But things got kind of weird when I um… returned the favor and he called out his ex-girlfriend’s name. “Well.” I bit down on my nail and Kitty swatted me on the head. we went further than I ever have in my life.you at least got a little action.
“Nu-uh.jumped to her knees on my bed. maybe. Do you think I should bring it up or just . That girl is the biggest whore around with a capital W. was I that forgettable? “So what do you think I should do now? I sort of slipped out undetected after he passed out. You know I warned you about being a rebound girl. Well.” She shivered at the thought and I felt the same way. her eyes opening wide and her mouth hanging open. I guess. no he didn’t! O-M-G! I can’t believe that. Eww. Seriously. I sort of can. but I can’t believe he actually called you Amy! Trust me when I say you don’t compare to her whatsoever.
But if he doesn’t. “Well. I’m just glad I didn’t let things go any farther before I knew what his real feelings were. then yeah I would bring it up.” she placed a finger to her glossed lips.break up with him and give him some lame excuse? I need some good quality Kitty Chapman advice. I mean they did date for like four years. I might wait it out. I’m not some blushing virgin . See if he says something to you about it first.” “Hmm. Maybe he’s just still hung up on her and isn’t ready to date yet. maybe it was just an accident. if I put myself in your heels.” “I guess you’re right.
“Glad I could help. but I do want it to happen with someone that I have feelings for and I know returns those feelings.” Kitty stood up.” *************************** . Now we need to do something about these nails.waiting to give it up on her wedding night. tugging on my hand until I was on my feet next to her. And I swear to god if I see you chewing on them again. I guess I’ll just wait things out for a little bit. I will superglue your mouth shut while you’re sleeping.
So we went on our occasional dates and did the usual making out. Every time I tried to. I made it to the library like Maddie suggested and was hired on . He never brought up the whole moaning out his ex –girlfriend’s name thing and neither did I. I got so nervous and always ended up wimping out. to me at least.The next few days passed quickly and things with Ben and I were…awkward. but I never let it go any farther. I knew I would start to get pretty busy though and our time spent together would probably be cut in half.
“Name?” “Paige Brinton. “Hi. . I was definitely going to have to get used to staying up so late. I’m really not sure where I’m supposed to go. I’m here for my first shift.” The bored looking student that was clicking away on the computer. the only bad thing was that they were almost all third shift. manning the help desk paused to quickly flick his eyes at me and then moved his attention back to the computer.” I covered my mouth when a yawn escaped which actually granted me a grin from Mr.the spot. I was promised about fifteen to twenty hours a week.
. “Here we go. The person training you is on the fourth floor. Hopefully I could find whoever was training me and figure out how the heck I was supposed to keep myself awake for the next five hours. just look for someone pushing around a metal cart.” His attention once again went back to the computer screen. “Not used to the late nights. they don’t condone falling asleep between the book shelves around here. so I figured I was dismissed.” He looked down at a note that was tacked to the corner of his computer screen and tapped on it with his finger. huh? You’ll need to get used to it quick.Personality.
arms raised above his head wedging a book in between a row. This floor was quieter than the first. actually completely quiet. stepping out as soon as the doors opened. I started walking up and down the aisles that were filled to the max with shelves of books. I heard the shuffle of books and finally found my trainer. I dropped my bag on an empty table and went off in search for this mysterious cart pusher that was supposed to be training me. I couldn’t see one other soul. From where I was standing. showing off just a hint of his flat .I found the bank of elevators and hit the number four. It caused the hem of his shirt to rise.
. I had to do everything I had in me to contain my tongue from slipping out and licking my lips. I knew without a doubt. Dylan Turner was one of the most glorious sights I had ever seen.stomach. his brown hair all a mess and those eyes so intense with concentration. I would be able to keep myself awake if he was training me.
Great. being told that I would be training someone tonight. It was so quiet around here at this time of night and it gave me time to think. my night got a . to clear my head when I needed it. I inwardly cringed when Miss Ryan had informed me of this. So when I turned around to grab another book that needed to be re-shelved and found Paiges eyes boring into my back.Chapter 10 Dylan I started my late shift at the library. I enjoyed the late night shifts that I usually ended up with.
whole lot better. “Hey Sparky, need help with some research?” I wiggled my eyebrows up and down at her, and a small smile curved her lips upwards. Things had gotten a little weird between the two of us since the dinner last week. We didn’t see each other outside of class and normally we kept up a steady stream of conversation, but lately things seemed a bit strained. I was hoping that maybe she would realize how strong her feelings for me were and dump that loser, but it didn’t appear that way. He still showed up every day after class and Paige seemed unusually quiet around me.
“Actually, I’m here for my first night of work. I’m assuming you’re the one supposed to be training me?” My eyes widened when her words sunk in. This is who I was supposed to be training? Suddenly I forgot how pissed I was at the thought of having to train someone. “Yup, you got that right. I’m here to show you what working at the library is all about, of course this time of night tends to be as boring as shit, but I think we can have some fun.” A faint pink blush touched her cheeks and it made me wonder exactly what kind of fun she was picturing that we could have together.
“Well…good,” she stammered out, “because it looks like I got stuck with a lot of night shifts, so if you have any tips on how to keep myself busy, that would be awesome.” This was seriously fate or something, messing with my life, but in a good way. “I think I can keep you entertained then, since I work almost every night shift too. Looks like we’re going to get to know each other a whole lot better.” I went through the boring tasks with her, like where to put her stuff when she came in, how to punch in on the time clock, and the whole job description. The basic training went
quickly though and I hopped up onto one of the empty tables for the first of many breaks. I patted the empty spot next to me and held out my hand so she could climb up too. “So how long have you worked here?” she asked, inching her body slightly away from me. Yeah, like that was gonna work. “Since freshman year, it works out good when baseball season starts and I can still bring in some extra cash. Susanne insists that my rent is only a hundred bucks a month at the house, but I know she’s just trying to help me out.”
“Yeah, she seems like a pretty great lady. She reminds me a lot of my mom.” She stared off like she was lost deep in thought, swinging her legs out in front of her that were dangling down from the table. “Do you ever wonder about your mom?” I shrugged my shoulders to play off her question, but Paige always seemed to ask the kind of questions I really didn’t want to answer. “Nah, she’s the one who left me behind in the hospital and never looked back, obviously I wasn’t good enough for her then and it’s probably the same way now.” Her blue eyes clouded up as
she patted me on the knee and frowned. “Don’t ever think that Dylan, ever. She had issues that you were never the cause of and it’s her loss really. I mean look at what you’ve done with your life, you made it here on a full baseball scholarship and Chris is always talking about how you’ll make it to the big leagues someday. You should be proud of yourself. I’m sure they’ll make a Lifetime movie about you or something after you’ve made it big.” I let out a laugh as I jumped down, checking the clock to see that our break was over. “Thanks Sparky, that means a lot, though I’m not too sure about my life being made into a
lame Lifetime movie. It would totally be a blockbuster hit when it landed in theaters.” “Har, har, there’s that ego I was looking for,” she teasingly replied, trailing behind me as I punched the button to go down a floor. “Promise me one thing though?” I stepped aside to make room for her, wedging the cart in between our bodies in the small elevator. I inhaled deeply as her flowery scent filled the small space. “Well, I don’t know, I guess it kind of depends,” she replied, fluttering her thick eyelashes at me. I
liked this teasing side of Paige, it seemed like I hadn’t seen it in awhile. “If I do make it to the big leagues someday, promise you’ll wear one of my jerseys?” “Hmm,” she tapped a finger to her puffy lips like she was thinking it over. “I don’t know Rookie, I usually only wear jerseys for my favorite players, and while I have heard in fact that you’re definitely a player-I’m not sure if you’re my favorite yet.” “Well I guess I’ll just need to work on that then, won’t I?” This time her blush was full blown as my
face inched closer to hers across the cart. Her eyes widened as my lips moved in and I swear she moved closer, it was like there was a magnet pulling us together. The ding of the elevator pulled us out of our daze though and she quickly pulled back, flattening herself against the wall and not making any kind of eye contact with me whatsoever. Great. ************************ “Dy-la-nn,” Sara whined out, pulling on my wrist to lift me up from the couch where I had stationed
myself with a beer. That chick was getting on my nerves more and more every day and I wasn’t sure why I was still keeping her around. If Paige wouldn’t have me, maybe it was time to start things back up with Mia again. “What Sara?” I huffed out, taking a sip of the warm beer in my hand, quickly draining my third cup of the night and it was still pretty early. Chris had decided on throwing a party since we hadn’t had one all year and our place was the perfect one to have it at. The house that the three of us shared was fairly new and was situated on a big piece of land
not too far from campus. The one good thing about it was the neighbors were so far away that they probably didn’t hear a thing. “Come dance with me!” Her green eyes were glossed over and I could tell she already had even more to drink than I had. She was definitely a lightweight and when she started to get super drunk, she turned into a super bitch. “In a little bit,” I yelled out over the growing noise and she stalked off with a flip of her long red hair, crossing her arms over her big fake boobs. I’d always loved those things but lately I preferred a much smaller
set. A set that was currently walking in. I jumped off the couch as soon as Paige walked in, arm in arm with Kitty. I let out a low whistle as I approached and that blush that I loved, instantly appeared. Kitty rolled her eyes, whispering something in Paige’s ear and quickly turned in the direction of the kitchen where all of the alcohol was located. “Damn Sparky, you look sexy as fuck,” I whispered into her ear, my fingers playing up and down her bare arm, waiting for those goosebumps to cover her skin that I knew would pop up any second. Yup, bingo.
“Um, thanks,” she replied, licking her lips and tucking back a loose curl that had escaped from the high ponytail she had. It showed off her bare neck and shoulders nicely and the black dress that she had on was hugging every one of her curves deliciously. “Where’s your boyfriend?” My eyes flicked behind her, but the douchebag wasn’t in sight. I think my night just got a whole lot better. “Not here,” she replied, shifting nervously on the spiked black heels she was wearing that still only brought the top of her head level with my chest. “He had some group
” She followed behind me closely as I pushed my way through the thick crowd.” I shrugged and waved my hands around. just drink it down real quick and you . Where’s your girlfriend?” “I don’t know. I watched Paige as she sniffed the drink and her nose scrunched up. Kitty still had the kitchen occupied and quickly handed Paige a cup that was filled to the top. “What in the hell is that?” “Oh don’t worry Paigey.study thing or something. “I’m sure she’s out back or something. Let’s get you something to drink.
“Come on. If Paige kept drinking like that. there was no way I was letting her out of my sight tonight. Kitty refilled their cups and handed another to Paige.” Kitty reached over to clink her cup with Paige’s and they both tipped their heads back to drain the cups. let’s dance. I could see the two of them from here and I leaned down to fill my cup up with . Not with all of these horny guys around and her looking like that. Even though I was one of those horny guys.” I watched as Kitty dragged Paige behind her.won’t even taste it. back into the wide family room that was set up as a makeshift dance floor.
the two of them drew the eyes of almost every guy there as they worked their hips to the music. but Paige was just…I wasn’t even sure about what word to use to describe her.more beer.” Sara stumbled up next to me and I caught her around the waist before she landed head first . Kitty was a goodlooking girl. She definitely wasn’t as confident as Kitty when it came to dancing. “Hey. but that wall seemed to break down pretty easily as her cup kept getting refilled. standing right on the edge so I could watch Paige. Of course. I moved closer into the family room.
but I’m leaving. But I didn’t. “You know what.onto the floor. Katie’s going to take me back to my place. “Fine. I gave her a quick shake of my head and she literally stomped her foot on the ground. slurring the words. “Wanna head back to your room?” she purred out. If you care.” Her mouth dropped open and her green eyes narrowed.” I pulled on her wrist to stop her from going any further. “What did you just say to me?” .” she added on. “I actually don’t care. I don’t know what’s gotten into you. trying to make me feel guilty or something I guess.
You got me?” “Yeah. Loved? Was this girl delusional or what? “An asshole. The people crowded into the house seemed to lower a few . Dylan Turner.” I repeated. turning on her heel and stumbling her way to the front door.” she screamed before slamming the door a few times to get her point across. I got you. You are such an asshole. You were such a waste of my time. “and as of right now we’re through. I don’t care. I thought you loved me and then you go and treat me like this? You don’t love anyone but yourself.“I said.” she screeched out.
returning for more.decibels. staring after the crazy redhead that had disappeared. “Yo. leaning against me and I’m pretty sure he was drunk . maybe I should have gotten rid of her a lot sooner. but her and Kitty had both disappeared. Why did I seem to attract all of the crazy ones? I turned around. I felt a hand on my shoulder and I turned expecting to see Sara. dude. searching the floor with my eyes for Paige to see her reaction. Jeez. Before I could go off on my search for her. What in the hell did you do to Sara?” Chris slung an arm around my shoulder.
“Good thing you have a piece of shit car or I’d tell you to watch out.” I replied.” “A little?” He snorted and beer came spraying out of his mouth. she was a little pissed off. guiding him to the nearest empty chair.” I patted him on the shoulder and crouched down next to him. “Do you need anything? I’m kind of looking for someone…” I trailed off when I caught sandy brown curls stepping .off of his ass. She looked like she was on the warpath. “I just broke up with her. “Not much buddy. literally looking like the devil.” “I think I can handle whatever crazy she comes up with.
through the back patio door and started to walk that way.” he answered back. his head leaned back and his eyes half closed. . Ha. “Nope I’m good. Claire was going to have some fun tonight. dealing with that.
he tended to get a little crazy.Chapter 11 Paige The breeziness of the night hit me in the face as soon as I stepped outside. It wasn’t as crowded in the sprawling back yard and only a few . I couldn’t imagine Chris Chapman being anything but his reserved self. I’m sure that was a sight to see. Kitty had wandered off with Claire to hunt down Chris who had apparently already had too much to drink and according to Kitty. taking away a little bit of the dizziness the alcohol had set in to my brain.
This definitely wasn’t the type of place most college students lived in. I pulled my phone out when I heard it chirp and unlocked the screen to see a message from Ben waiting. I guess to lighten the controlling tone of the message. A little smiley face was added at the end. hope you’re behaving yourself. I think Amy had seriously . I could see what Dylan meant when he said Susanne gave him a heavy discount when it came to rent.people were scattered around on the back deck that stretched the entire length of the house. Miss you.
he was still in love with her. Wait. He seemed to be more and more controlling lately as our relationship progressed. No need to get all stressed out about the whole situation. really I just didn’t feel it between the two of us.messed him up when she cheated on him. but I wasn’t feeling it. even though she cheated on him. I know I didn’t have a lot of experience with the whole dating thing. Ugh. always wanting to know where I was and who I was with. sigh. did I just inwardly sigh? I think it was time to break up with Ben. . And apparently.
sending shivers to my toes. even though he was completely spot on. immediately setting me on fire and stirring up feelings that I had never felt before. “How’d you know?” I asked coyly.Now when it came to Dylan Turner…that was a whole different ballgame. How in the hell did he do that? “Will you dance with me?” he asked. What . nuzzling his nose into the crook of my neck and I tilted my head to give him better access. He got me so flustered at just the small little touches that he placed on my body. “Thinking about me?” A husky voice whispered in my ear.
“Lead the way. and I really had no . Rookie. I needed as clear of a head as I could get when he was around and alcohol wouldn’t help the situation. I knew I would get the third degree from her. I didn’t spot Kitty when we walked back in and I figured that was for the best.was wrong with me? I felt like a freaking dog in heat when Dylan was around.” His arm wrapped around my waist and I threw my empty cup in the large trashcan placed right outside of the door. If she saw me with Dylan. declining when Dylan asked if I wanted a refill.
but it wouldn’t listen. My eyes popped open when I heard a loud voice and felt a wetness . darting his tongue out as he went.clue what was going on between the two of us. I squeezed my eyes shut. His fingers grasped my hips as he pulled my body against his and then twisted it around so my back was against his front. trying to calm my body down. I couldn’t. and I did nothing to stop it. He moved one arm to twist around his neck and leaned in to nip at my ear as our hips moved to the music. He continued to trail his lips down my neck.
Oh yes.” Dylan bit out. Great. The dress that totally wasn’t mine and I’m sure would cover half of my tuition. Kitty was going to kill me. The asshole from the football game.streaming down the front of my dress. The familiar looking perpetrator held an empty cup and ran a hand over the front of my dress to try to wipe away the liquid that was clearly some kind of sticky alcohol. Dean. “Get your fucking hands off of her now. . I remembered Dean. moving to stand in front of me and shoving into Dean’s chest. causing his hands to fall off the front of my dress where they had seemed to be lingering.
“Sorry dude, total accident.” His cocky smirk told otherwise and Dylan’s face started to turn red as he shoved him into the wall. “Right, an accident. Believable story.” I saw Dylan’s fist clench at his sides and he kept flicking his gaze between Dean and I. “Just get the fuck out of my sight and I better not see you near her again. Dylan rejoined my side and placed his hand at the small of my back. “C’mon, I’ll find you something dry to change into.” He led me up the stairs to the second floor and pulled out a key to unlock the door at the end of the hallway, before ushering me and locking the door
behind us. “Um, are you kidnapping me or something?” “Ha, not yet,” he barked out, walking across the wide room to pull open the door on a walk- in closet. He stepped back out after shuffling through the hangers and tossed a shirt at me. “I just have to keep it locked or people would be up here hooking up. I don’t have anything expensive in here, but I don’t want people touching my shit.” I gave a slight nod as my eyes took in his room that had his personality all over it. Mementos from baseball teams he had played on were hung all over the walls.
Picture frames were lined up in rows all over the top of his dresser and computer table, most of them including the Chapmans. They really were like family to him. I held out the t-shirt that he had thrown at me and saw that it was an old baseball shirt with his last name in block lettering across the back. I snorted as I remembered the promise I had made him and he looked at me with amusement in his chocolate brown eyes. “See, I knew I could get you into something with my name on it.” “Very funny,” I waved him away with my hand while reaching around
to undo the zipper on the side of the dress. Of course, his feet remained in place, not moving an inch. “Dylan, please just turn around.” He finally turned around reluctantly with a loud huff, and I quickly shimmied out of the dress with my back to him, knowing he wouldn’t stay that way for long. “You are so beautiful.” His lips were on my shoulder while his hands wrapped around my waist, leaving me standing only in my see through black panties and bra. Kitty had dragged me to a lingerie store when she thought things with Ben and I was starting to get hot and heavy,
insisting I needed something sexy. I felt ridiculous, not sexy. “Dylan, this is wrong, we both have…” He interrupted me by spinning me around, his brown eyes boring into me with a deep intensity. “I don’t, not anymore. You can’t deny this attraction between the two of us, Paige. Stop trying to fight it.” His lips were on mine in an instant, backing me up until my knees hit the edge of the bed and landing on top of me. His dimples appeared as a wide smile stretched across his face. “See? It’s not so bad. Now I got you right where I want you.” His hands moved to the back of my thighs and brought
my legs up to wrap around his waist, dipping his head down to meet mine. “You are so beautiful,” he repeated again, studying my face before he gently touched my lips with his. “You too.” I felt his smile against my lips and the he nudged my mouth open with his tongue. I was only telling the truth. His brown eyes were twinkling and his hair a mess, just how I liked it. His strong jaw was covered with light stubble that brushed against me. He was still fully clothed, but I knew that what was underneath was just as beautiful. His tongue curled with mine and our lips seem to move in sync as
we familiarized ourselves with each other again. I swear he tasted exactly like that pink bubble gum chew. I had bought several packs of it since the night we first kissed. His hands moved down to my bra without breaking his lips from mine. And just to make sure I was lying completely naked, his thumb slid into the elastic of my panties and pushed them quickly down my legs. I pushed on his chest lightly and he gave me a quizzical look, thinking I was trying to put a stop to this. But there was no stopping this, nothing else, no one else, was on my mind right now besides Dylan Turner.
I pulled at the hem of his shirt and his look of confusion was replaced with a cocky smirk as he helped me along. “Oh I get it, you can’t wait to see what’s underneath all of this?” He motioned to his body and stood up on his knees as I helped him with his jeans and pulled on the band of his boxers. “Ugh, Paige,” he groaned out, briefly squeezing his eyes shut. “Are you sure you want to take things that far?” He searched my face with his eyes and I give him a nod of my head. “I need to hear you say it, Paige.” Of course he had to make
things difficult, always demanding and in control. “Yes, Dylan I’m sure,” I whispered out and his serious look was replaced with a smirk once again. “Good. ’Cause once these come off, there’s no going back.” His boxers joined the rest of our discarded clothes on the floor and the mood turned serious once again as he cupped one of my breasts. His lips found mine again, making me breathless with the intensity. His fingers trailed down my stomach to land between my legs and he started to explore, slowly thrusting in. I let out a low moan when he made contact and his pace quickened. “You like that baby?” I
moaned in response and he sped up even more, sending me in to complete overdrive. My hips arched off the bed into his hardness and he pressed his weight down to grind against me. His knee wedged my legs apart and he sunk down, slowly filling me up. The pain was quick and brief, just causing a stinging sensation, while he froze above me to let my body adapt. After watching my face intently, he completely lowered his body down to mine, thrusting and groaning into my ear. Our tempo grew stronger and stronger as the silent room was filled with pants and the slapping of
our bare skin. I thrashed my head back and forth, surprised at the sounds coming out of me when the feelings flowing through me grew even more intense when he lowered his head back down to my breasts, swirling around each nipple with his warm mouth. His mouth let go with a pop, whispering out in a husky voice, “Not gonna last much longer baby, you feel so good.” His pace increased and I wrapped my legs around his waist to bring him closer. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster and I never wanted the ride to end. I called out his name as the feelings running through me
exploded and his movements got jerkier before Dylan collapsed over me. “Wow,” I panted out, staring at the white ceiling while running my fingers through his hair. His head was buried in my chest and I could feel his quick heartbeats thumping against me. “Yeah, wow.” His head lifted and his eyes locked with mine. “That was amazing.” A single finger trailed lightly across my cheek before he rolled to the side, making me miss the feeling of his body against mine. I thought that maybe he was getting up to leave or maybe he was hinting for
me to. I wasn’t sure and an awkward feeling crept into my chest, not knowing how to handle the situation. He slightly sat up and glanced over at the digital alarm clock on his dresser, which I took as my cue to leave. “Whoa, whoa where do you think you’re going?” He halted my body from making any further movement and pulled me down, covering us with the thick black comforter, and wrapping his warm body around mine. “Did you really think I would let you leave after that?” He lightly grazed my shoulder with his teeth and the shivers were already running
through me again. “You’re probably going to get sick of me real quick, because I’m not letting you go anywhere.”
Paige I woke up early the next morning, interrupted from the warmth of Dylans body wrapped around mine, by the sound of my phone repeatedly buzzing. I stared down at him, taking in each feature on his face that looked almost angelic when he was asleep. What he did to me last night was anything but angelic. And what he did a few hours later was pure evil, but I enjoyed every second of it. Nothing compared to what that boy could do with his tongue.
I pulled back his arm that was snuggly wrapped around my waist, and when that didn’t wake him, I proceeded to remove his leg that was twisted with mine. He snuggled up closer to my empty pillow and I carefully maneuvered over him to scoop up my phone. Five missed calls and eight new text messages. I quickly scrolled through them, seeing that they were all from either Kitty or Ben. The guilt washed over me as what I did sank in. I had just done the same thing to Ben that his ex had done to him. What kind of person does that? I know our relationship wasn’t that serious, but I should have at least considered his
feelings. I just had to end things, what he didn’t know, wouldn’t hurt him. And I couldn’t go on pretending with him anyway. What I felt for Ben was multiplied by…infinity when it came to Dylan. I felt an arm wrap around my waist from behind and my body was pulled back down to the bed. “What’s the matter, Sparky?” he murmured out, his eyes still half closed and filled with sleep. He placed a gentle kiss on my forehead and I couldn’t help but snuggle closer into his body. “I feel like a whore,” I mumbled into his chest. I felt his arms tighten around me and he pulled us both up
into a sitting position. “I know . but I want things to work between us. You just have to take the risk Paige. We might have started things off ass backwards. “What? Why?” His eyes searched mine and I really wasn’t sure how to respond. There’s this pull between us that’s so electric.” His brown eyes seemed to grow deeper as he waited for my answer and I couldn’t take it. so he didn’t wait for me to. is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. “What we had. I threw a hand over my face and let out a muffled groan. that’s all I’m asking. what we have. I know you can feel it too.
yes. I mean I could . “You were a virgin? I mean I could tell that you were pretty innocent. his brown eyes going wide. It felt so right and I’m happy it was with you. it’s not like some kind of signal goes off.Dylan. It’s just… I didn’t even have to think about giving my virginity up to you. rubbing a hand over his face.” I cracked a finger and took in his shocked expression. I feel the same way.” he sputtered out. but not that innocent. “Um. Aren’t guys supposed to be able to tell or something?” “Uh. not that I know of. alerting us of virgins.
Last night was perfect and exactly how I wanted it. Maybe lit candles and some of that other girly shit. I guess. I feel like I betrayed him. It’s just that I’m still with Ben and even though we aren’t serious.” I let out a snort as I rolled over and straddled his body with mine. A grin spreading across my face at the thought that he might have tried to be romantic…even a little bit.” Dylan bit his lip as he . “It’s not that Dylan.feel how tight you were but I didn’t stop to think…Why didn’t you say something? If I would have known I would have taken things a lot slower.
“I see your point Paige. . “Your right. “You just have to break it to him. but you’re mine now. that’s what I’ll do. instantly making me wet.” His hands grasped my hips to pull me down closer and I could feel his erection pushing against me.” I nodded my head and leaned down to kiss him. Who needs Kitty when I can come to you for all of the advice?” He grinned as his tongue slipped out from between his lips to meet mine.contemplated what I had just said. I mean you don’t really have to tell him about us if you don’t want to. Just let him down easily.
. I felt him lift me by the hips slightly and he easily slid into me from underneath entering my warmth. easing all of the tension right out of my body.Morning breath? I don’t think that existed when it came to Dylan Turner.
Chapter 13 Dylan I groaned into the empty pillow. Watching her cover up that beautiful naked body was almost painful. I knew how nervous she was about . saying that she needed to head back to her dorms to freshen up before we met up for tailgating. she had gotten dressed. After the most amazing night (and morning) of my life. and I had to throw a pillow over my face before I dragged her back into my empty feeling bed. deeply breathing in Paige’s scent that she had left behind.
but she insisted that they were just friends. after the game since our teams were playing each other and I figured they would want some time to hang.talking to Ben though. Jake. so I let her go. A white. She asked that I keep my hands to myself for the day until she broke the news to the douchebag and I reluctantly agreed. it took everything in me not to explode. I knew she was meeting up with her best friend. nothing more.hot fury filled my chest that I . Plus. When she filled me in that he would be spending the night with her. I was a little nervous about meeting yet another guy in Paige’s life.
What guy. wouldn’t be when it came to her? I mean holy fuck. But our relationship was fresh. Hopefully. Paige was most likely oblivious that her ‘best friend’ was in love with her. the guy had gotten beaten with the ugly stick. We needed to learn how to trust each other and I guess this was the best test. I could still remember how she looked when she . in his right mind. just thinking about another guy getting to spend the night with my Sparky.had never experienced before. but I figured that wasn’t the case. I didn’t want to start things off looking like a jealous jackass.
pale shoulders. with curls flowing around her bare. causing her cheekbones to jut out even more. pulling her body down to meet mine with a hard thrust. Fuck. the most beautiful sight I had ever seen. A loud banging on my door interrupted my fantasy and I heard Chris shout through the door. round ass in my hands. “C’mon Turner. I was getting hard just thinking about it. Claire’s already bitchin’ at me about last night and .came on my dick this morning. Her head tossed back. hurry it up. while I gripped her full. Her puffy lips pursed in concentration.
I grinned as thoughts of Paige entered my mind again and I conjured up a picture of what she would be wearing today. Yeah. I think it was because he was typically such a laidback guy and every once in a while. I’m sure Claire had already reamed his ass this morning and he probably had a roaring hang over. he just needed to let loose.we’re late.” I groaned as I sat up and walked over to my dresser to pull out fresh clothes. She always looked extra sexy in those cowboy boots. That dude got out of control when he drank. Maybe I could convince her to .
if everything went my way.wear those and nothing else later on. but this time he wasn’t having it and I was proud of my buddy. Chris just took all of Claire’s shit. mainly in part to the epic fight Chris and Claire had in the driveway before they both finally got into the car. Usually. ***************************** We showed up late for tailgating with the Chapmans. slamming their doors behind them and continuing our drive in silence. . At least I had one thing to look forward to today.
. which I probably would have if something had been in sight.Nothing was bringing me down from this high that was courtesy of the one and only Paige Brinton. freezing in place when I saw douchebag’s arm around my girl’s waist. until I walked up short. but I was the only one supposed to touch her body. My fists twitched just wanting to instantly nail the guy in his face. Paige shot me a nervous look when I walked up. I thought I had prepared myself for this. probably afraid that I was going to cut the guy’s arm off or something. Nothing.
that he basically lived with. Kitty was nowhere in sight. who I hadn’t seen in two weeks even though we lived in the same house. Marcy. was busy setting out all of the food with his girlfriend.” she purred out. I’m Kylie. Saddie or Hattie. not . flipping a blonde curl over her shoulder. Dylan.” I stuck out my hand and she took it in hers. Jared was deep in conversation with the girl who I thought was one of Paige’s suitemates.I tried to ignore them as I walked by and greeted Tim and Susanne each with a hug. “Hey. something like that. Bryce. so that left me with the other blonde chick… “Hi.
Yeah.” She leaned closer and I could smell the expensive perfume reeking off her. . kind of looked like Kitty’s clone. “Oh I know who you are. She licked her lips and stuck out her bottom lip at me. but little did she know none of them were going to work.letting go. but she definitely had a bitchier vibe to her. Wow. never letting go of my hand and taking a sip of hers. she was hot. before offering it to me and I declined with a shake of my head. “You want something to drink?” she asked. this girl was pulling out all of the stops. I had Paige now though and really had no interest in any other girls.
ok. “Oh. “See you in a little bit.” she added with a flutter of her lashes. “What was that all about? Couldn’t you have told her you were involved with someone and told her to get lost?” Paige hissed out.” she said in a sickly sweet tone that the girl obviously didn’t detect. “Aw. who had hip bumped Kylie out of the way. I think Kitty was looking for you outside.Her hand was finally ripped from mine and I looked over to meet eyes with Paige.” she replied in a bubbly voice. Dylan. “Hey Kylie. Sparky were you jealous?” I leaned closer and placed a hand on . resting a hand on her hip and glaring at me.
“Hey. “Not much man. the cowboy boots. placing her hands against my chest to lightly shove me away. but I could tell the idea turned her on too. lacing his fingers between hers. And of course. I whispered into her ear exactly what I wanted to do to her in those boots and she blushed. looking between the two of us. what’s going on?” The douchebag slid up next to Paige.” I shoved my twitching . her heated stare turning me on.her bare back. She was driving me crazy with the black dress she had on that ran high in the front and had an open back.
” “You two work together?” He quirked an eyebrow at Paige and she stared back at him blankly before responding. “Just talking to Paige about some work stuff. “Oh yeah. I had already beaten him to it.hands into my pockets and backed up a few inches. Little did he know. you somehow forgot to mention it. He stared back at me with narrowed eyes and I couldn’t help . I didn’t tell you that?” “No.” he replied in a tight voice and pulled Paige closer against his body like he was staking his claim.
Her nails were chewed to shit. how have you been? I feel like we haven’t been able to have any of our talks lately. Asshole. “So honey. “Hey Dylan. I could easily take him if need be. mister?” . That just seemed to make the tension even thicker and I could tell how uncomfortable Paige was. could I speak to you for a moment?” Susanne broke the stare down and threw an arm around my shoulder to pull me towards the kitchen area. I caught Paige’s eye as I turned away and douchebag seemed to be ranting at her in a low tone.but smirk. Are you too busy for me.
.” She replied with a bob of her blonde hair that was so similar to the rest of her kids. I’m sorry about that. It really was the first place where I really felt that I belonged. and pulled me into a warm hug that reminded me of home. making it pure chaos. I’ll make sure to call you more often. And baseball is going to be added into the mix soon enough. You know how things get with school and work. Tim and Susanne had opened their home to me when Chris and I first became friends. and it was where I spent all of my breaks.“I’m never too busy for you Susanne.
she had been talking to Chris’s big mouth. I think I talk to you more often than I talk to my own kids. And I’m sure we’ll be able to catch up plenty with Thanksgiving break coming up.“That’s alright Dylan. there was no way to tame that mess. “Um…” I stared blankly back at her trying to think of what girlfriend she was referring to. Besides . Apparently. “You mean Sara? That definitely wasn’t anything serious. Do you think you’ll be bringing you’re girlfriend along?” She reached up to smooth my hair back and finally gave up with a smile.
..” she replied.there’s this other girl I’m sort of interested in so…” I trailed off glancing around the full room. I would at least respect her wishes about dumping . her green eyes lighting up. “Hmm. but I wasn’t quite ready to spill the beans about Paige. but not catching sight of the familiar sandy curls. Who’s the lucky girl then? Are going to bring her home with you? What’s she like?” I knew 20 questions would be coming soon enough from Susanne. Dylan Turner? I don’t think I’ve ever seen you look so happy before. “Are you in love.
before we started something up officially. “You’ll find out soon enough. but for now it’s a secret. ********************** The crowd erupted as the field cleared for half time.” Her lower lip pouted out. but this time I wasn’t going to budge.Ben first. We . Soon enough Paige Brinton would be all mine and everyone would know about it. Usually I gave in. cheering on our team that was up by 21 points. just like Kitty’s did whenever she didn’t get her way and I couldn’t help but laugh.
Between keeping my eyes on Paige and the douchebag. wrapping an arm around my neck. I hadn’t spoken a word to her since the game started and I was constantly . “Want anything from the concessions stand? Or maybe you want to come with?” Kylie purred into my ear. I shrugged off her hand and answered with a shake of my head. even though I hadn’t been able to catch much of the game. I could barely watch was happening on the field. who were situated right in front me.were definitely kicking Florida’s ass so far. and warding off the roaming hands of Kylie. who had somehow ended up right next to me.
Unfortunately. halftime just started and the band hasn’t started yet…Yeah.. I know nothing like a baseball game…Oh... “Hey Dad.. as she answered her phone with the other and I listened to the one sided conversation.Are you sure?. ... what’s going on?. really?. but she still wasn’t getting the hint. we’re at the game…It’s normally not this quiet. Kitty had one arm looped through Paige’s.No. I was relieved when she finally left and I looked down to see that Ben had finally left Paige alone for the first time all night.removing her hands.I’m sure I’ll figure out something…Don’t feel bad…Okay.
He suggested I go to Jake’s. I’ll talk to you soon. He hasn’t missed one yet and he normally goes all out. “It’s just so weird. staring out at the field that was quickly filling up again with the band. “Oh my dad just said he’s going to be out of town for Thanksgiving.love you. but his mom has always hated me for some reason and I know it would be .” She pursed her lips like she was deep in thought. A small frown was playing over her lips as she tucked her phone away and Kitty leaned in to ask what was wrong. holidays have always been a big thing for us since my mom died.
“Absolutely not. You will be coming home with me. Maybe I’ll just head home anyway and cook a frozen dinner or something. I won’t have it.uncomfortable. it was turned upside down when a Florida player climbed the railing right in front of Paige at the end of the game. knowing that I would be spending the holidays with Paige.” And my night just got a whole lot better. Mama will love to have you. But once again. removing his helmet and grinning widely at her .” Kitty planted a hand on her hip and narrowed her green eyes at Paige. don’t even try to argue.
but I saw the way all of them were looking when Paige wrapped her arms around him with a squeal. The guy definitely hadn’t been beaten with the ugly stick. And I wasn’t a chick or anything. . I guess the douchebag and I agreed on one thing. One guess and I knew this had to be the one and only Jake Niles. the look of disgust on his face almost made me smirk. literally making me cringe.with a megawatt smile. Almost.
I wanted . I still hadn’t brought myself to break up with him.Chapter 14 Paige “I can’t believe you’re finally here!” Jake wrapped me in a tight hug after exiting the locker room. I was just going to wait until after Jake left. but I knew it had to be done. but surprisingly didn’t put up too much of a fight. He wasn’t too happy. lifting my feet off the ground. I had parted ways with Ben after the game. letting him know that I was meeting up with Jake afterwards. and twirling me around.
college life has been good to you. I felt self. His bleach blonde hair was even longer. I don’t remember ever seeing you in a dress. “Damn.conscious. “Mmm baby girl. It seemed like he had changed somewhat too.” His blue eyes flicked over me slowly and for the first time since being best friends with Jake.” He inhaled deeply with his nose buried in my hair. “I’ve missed that smell. letting out a low whistle. swept over to .” He sat me back down on my feet and took a step back to look at me.our time together to be fun.
but showing off those blue eyes that were always so intense and different from mine. “Well you look pretty good yourself. And I swear he had gotten even taller. the guy who had taught me how to properly throw a football. “So are you ready to go? I figured we could drop your stuff off at my room and then head over to a .the side. Since when did we start checking each other out? This was the guy I had played in the mud with.” I felt a blush creeping up on my cheeks the minute the words left my lips. the guy who I rode bikes with down to the creek and swam with for hours.
” He shifted his duffle bag onto his shoulder and we made the short walk over to my dorm. I had been completely awestruck. After dropping his stuff off. The houses were absolutely beautiful and I was sort of wishing that I had joined Kitty for rush when . lead the way.party my roommate’s sorority is having. I had expected some run down houses. filled with frat boys. we headed towards Greek Village that was filled with sprawling southern mansions. Sound okay?” “Sounds great. The first time Kitty had taken me over there for a party. but that wasn’t the case.
“Do you think I’m dressed alright for this?” He held his hands out in front of him and I glanced over. you look fine. taking in his outfit. “Yeah. At least you’re not wearing any of your Florida gear. All of the girls would be flocking to him the minute we walked in. “Well . they probably wouldn’t let you in the door. which consisted of loose cargo shorts and a blue polo shirt that matched his eyes perfectly. yeah?” he asked nudging me in the side with his elbow.” “Oh.she asked me too.
” “Here I think I can help you out with that. bent over at the stomach trying to catch my breath.” He turned his back to me and hunched his shoulders slightly. semantics. but he did it anyway.” “Ah. “I feel like I can barely walk. “Asshole. It literally felt like I was dying and I finally made it out of his grasp. He knew how sensitive I was when it came to that and how much I hated it. .” I murmured out.” I laughed as his fingers dug in to my ribs and he started to tickle my whole body.if I remember correctly you used to have quite a bit of Florida gear yourself.
” I wrapped my legs around his waist and held on tight.” I huffed out.waiting. Hop on. I just haven’t .” “So what? I’m not looking and if anyone does. “Well for now. I have a dress on…. I swear he tried to make me fall off half the time. knowing that his rides were always rough.” “Alright. “Jakey. I’ll beat the shit out of ‘em.. fine. not even out of breath from the added weight. the boyfriend?” He followed my pointing finger. “So that guy at the football game was Ben. “I’m breaking up with him.
Paigey. setting me down on the front porch of the house that belonged to Kitty’s sorority.” “Oh really?” I quirked an eyebrow at him while smoothing out my dress. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart and do what feels right. “You’re always worried about everyone else’s feelings.gotten the nerve to do it yet.” he laughed out loud. “Since when did Jake Niles get so philosophical?” “Well you know you aren’t the only one who’s done some growing .” “Well I guess you haven’t changed that much.
I know she’s here somewhere.” He reached out to tuck a loose curl behind my ear and his finger brushed against my cheek.” We walked through the front door and into the first level that was crowded with people. Strange feelings washed over me that I had never felt before around Jake and they were starting to freak me out. brushing past us and interrupting our moment. I waved to a few girls I . another group of people showed up. Sometimes you just have to cease the opportunity when it’s handed to you. I want to officially introduce you to my roommate. Luckily.up. “C’mon.
who had situated herself on top of a table in the middle of the room and was shaking her ass for anyone who would watch. I pushed through mostly frat boys who were watching the entertainment. someone had started drinking right away. while looking for the familiar blonde head belonging to my roommate. “Kitty.recognized that Kitty had introduced me to. what in the hell are you doing?” I yelled out. while tugging Jake behind me. Apparently. cupping my hands so she could hear me over the . My eyes scanned the room and finally landed on Kitty.
Jake Niles. get up here. You’re all our Paige talks about and I’ve been swooning over your picture ever since she put it . “So nice to finally meet you. “No thanks.” I felt hands pushing me forward to help me up but I shook my head and pulled on her hand.” I tilted my head behind me and Kitty let out a giggle as she dropped to her knees to slide off the table.music. Come here. I want to introduce you to Jake. “Paige. maybe later. let’s give these boys a show. She finally looked down and her glossy eyes lit up when she saw me.
” But I don’t think either one of them heard me. “I’m going to go grab a drink. she was clearly delusional. leaning against the wall to find Jake . “Oh really? And what else does she say about me?” I rolled my eyes. I had no idea what in the hell Kitty was talking about.next to her bed. I swear she kisses that thing every night before she goes to bed. I got a cup full of beer from the makeshift bar in the kitchen and went back out to the dance floor. pulling back as the two went into a deep conversation.” Jake’s eyes grew wide with amusement as his gaze flicked back to me.
but didn’t see either one of them anywhere.and Kitty. did you finally get rid of him?” He took a drink and licked his lips. turning to lean a hip against the wall and connect with those deep brown eyes that I had missed all day.” Warm breath tickled against my ear and every sense in my body became heightened instantly. “Not yet. “Where’s Ben.” I whispered out. “Hey Sparky.” I answered back. shifting nervously on my feet. “No. which made my mouth instantly water. “Hi. I just .
so what about things with us? Did your feelings change or something?” A hurt look flashed across his face and I couldn’t help but reach out and run a hand over his. so he took off. apparently I just have a hard time hurting people’s feelings. I told him I was going out with Jake. that I don’t really care. I guess I’m being selfish when I say in this case. Where’s the golden boy at? I .” “Oh. I didn’t want to ruin it.” “Well that’s not always a bad thing.felt so guilty and he seemed to be having such a good time. “Of course not. But he’s not here.
“Come on. “I need to show you where the bathroom is. “He went off somewhere with Kitty. That nickname was actually kind of perfect for Jake.” He tugged on my hand and started me pulling down a hallway.” “Really? The guy must be pretty dumb then. If it was me I would be spending every minute I could with you.” he yelled over his shoulder.” “You mean Jake?” I asked with a laugh.” “But I don’t need…” My thoughts trailed off as a smile .figured he would be attached to your hip.
“I’ve wanted to see you like this all day. thinking of just what he was taking me to the bathroom for. His hands found the hem of my dress and he slid it up over my head. “Are you attached to these?” He whispered against my lips. What are you doing to me?” he groaned out before attacking my mouth with his. while his fingers traced the . “I missed you so much. making me feel like one of the sexiest girls in the world with his heated eyes.” He took a step back and his hungry eyes roamed over my body. immediately locking it and caging me against the door.crossed my lips. He shut the door behind us.
His warm hands moved to around my waist. “This is mine. He stepped in between my legs and I wrapped my legs around him that were still covered by my boots. a rip echoed through the bathroom and the fabric of my panties fell to the floor. “Um…not really?” As soon as the words left my mouth.outside of my panties. His mouth devoured mine while his fingers slowly began to thrust in and out of me. lifting me off the floor and settled me onto the countertop. his thumb finding that one spot that brought me right to the edge.” he grunted out .
along with his boxers. “No one else’s. something I wasn’t used to. My trembling hands fumbled awkwardly between us. while cupping me. finding the button on his shorts and pulling them down. “Understand?” I felt my head bobbing up and down in answer. He sprung out hard and warm against my belly.” he said against my lips. but somehow turning me on even more. . “Please Dylan. grinding his hardness into me roughly.” I moaned out.in a husky voice against my lips. his words were controlling.
his feet froze into place. how much I needed him. I felt so close to the edge. I opened my eyes.” Say what? I tried pulling him closer but he didn’t budge. He wanted me to hear how much I wanted him. wanting to feel that pure bliss that I knew was coming. “Say it Paige. “Say what you want me to do.” . I had no problem with that. filled with such lust were almost black.” Oh. Well. “Fuck me. but it didn’t. that’s what he wanted.arching my hips to try to pull him closer to me. Dylan. his brown ones staring down at me. His fingers slid out of me and I braced myself for what was to come.
” she breathed out in a soft voice and I swear my dick got even harder when she said it. and she arched those sweet hips of hers off the bathroom counter. I stilled her hips with my hands and sank in slowly. Dylan.Chapter 15 Dylan “Fuck me. tugging up and down. I couldn’t wait another minute. her tightness wrapping around me like a glove as we both let out a deep groan.” Her eyes squeezed shut and her legs . “Dylan. this feels so right with you. Her soft hand reached out to grip me.
over her breasts and into her hair. “Open your eyes. I slammed into her over and over. I began to drive into her even harder as her hips worked in a circular motion that made me even crazier.” Her wide blue eyes locked with mine and the look she had drove me wild.wrapped tightly around me. Every time I was with Paige I wanted to take things slowly. baby. My hands moved up her sides. her low sweet moans filled the tiny space. pulling me into her deeper. . to enjoy every minute but I couldn’t help myself. I sucked on her neck. I leaned my forehead against hers.
while her head was thrown back and we panted together. both of us breathing heavily. I collapsed against her. She pulled her dress back down and I helped her smooth out her hair. placing one last kiss on her bruised lips. I just couldn’t get .” she yelled out bringing me closer to her but not close enough. Not even close. Exactly what I needed.” I slowly pulled out of her and helped her down.” she answered back. “Dylan. “That was… incredible. I could feel her squeezing around me and I quickened my pace even more to bring her over the edge. “You alright. baby?” “More than alright.
an um…a friend of mine. He lives with two of Kitty’s brothers. Paige had a red blush to her cheeks and anyone could clearly tell what she had been doing. I’ll catch you guys later.” Paige’s eyes are questioning as I threw them . We walked back out to the party and she quickly found Jake.enough of this girl. Well. I watched as he flicked his gaze back and forth between Paige and I. I have a few people to meet up with. “Nice to meet you.” I reached out a hand and he shook mine with a tighter grip than necessary. “Jake this is Dylan. narrowing his eyes at me.
I just needed to get out of this place. . “Hey Chris. Clearly. locking her in my bedroom right where she belonged. It took everything in me not just to grab her and take her home with me. the two of them made up. I’m heading home buddy. I really couldn’t see another guy’s hands on Paige tonight.a wave and I give her a big wink to reassure her. Especially. “You sure?” He gave me a strange look and looked behind me.” I patted him on the back where he stood on the dance floor with Claire’s body wrapped around his. not after what we just did.
” I said bye to a few other friends and headed out to the beater mobile but not before being sidelined by Sara. “Hey Dylan. She fiddled with her red hair before nervously . “Can we talk for a minute?” I leaned against my car and folded my arms over my chest.“Aren’t you leaving a little early? Where’s the flavor of the night?” “Nah. thinking she was up to something. waiting in silence to listen to her bitching. I’m tired. I looked around for witnesses.” she said quietly. I’ll catch you in the morning. What the fuck was she even doing here? This type of thing really wasn’t her scene.
starting. that’s all I can ever really be with you from now. I hope we can still be friends.” “Thanks. I always get a little crazy when it comes to you. As for being friends. feeling guilty that I hadn’t ever took her feelings into consideration when I started this thing up with her. “And I’m sorry too. for how I acted. we can’t go back to our old relationship we had together. “I just wanted to say sorry for how I acted. I knew you were never really serious with me and I guess I just wanted you to be.” I quietly replied.” .
. Just be gentle with her heart. I would do anything I had to.She gave me a sad smile and said. I can tell there’s another girl. I might have treated girls like shit in the past but Paige was different. to prove to her just how special she is and no one was going to get in my way of that. “I know. Dylan. one that seems to make you happy.” She walked away leaving me behind to lean against my car.
after I followed Dylan with my eyes and he walked out the front door. but I wasn’t going to ditch my best friend.” “Sure. so Jake and I could have the place to ourselves. you ready to get out of here?” Jakes leaned down to whisper in my ear.” I said goodbye to Kitty who insisted that she needed to stay the night with a friend of hers. I rolled my eyes when she . “I have to be up really early to meet up with the team and I wanted to spend a little bit of alone time with you. I hated to see him leave.Chapter 16 Paige “Hey.
had told me. sitting down on the edge of my bed to pull off my boots. even though I told her all the time that our relationship wasn’t like that. “It’s not too bad. I flipped on the lights to our room and instantly Jake burst out laughing. I’ve gotten used to it. Those things were freaking killing my feet and I really never wanted to put them on again. How do you live like this?” “Well. As you can see I’ve . Maybe Dylan would want them as a souvenir since he seemed to like them so much.” I said. “Oh my god. there’s so much pink.
changed a little bit.” “Not that much, Paigey.” He flopped down onto my bed and threw an arm over his face. “You still have your own style and you’re certainly not over the top like that roommate of yours. She seems pretty nice though. I’m glad you ended up with someone like her. I’m sure you got sick of having a guy for a best friend over the years.” I picked up a pillow and chucked it at his face. “Never, why would you think that?” He jumped up as soon as the pillow hit his face and headed for the stack that was on Kitty’s bed. A flurry of pillows
attacked me as I tried to dodge each one and throw them back at him. “I win.” His body tackled me to the bed and my laughter stopped when his piercing blue eyes cut through me. He lifted a hand to smooth my hair back and slowly traced his finger over each feature on my face, until his thumb brushed across my lip. “You are so beautiful,” he breathed out, lowering his head until our lips were only inches apart. What was he doing? My insides were a mess and he was twisting them around even more. Didn’t he know this was going to change our whole relationship? I didn’t know how
I felt. Dylan flashed through my head and before Jake’s lips could touch mine, I rolled out from underneath him. “Um, I’m going to go change into my pajamas. I’ll be back in a little bit.” I rifled through my drawers in a hurry, grabbing the first thing my hands landed on and rushed into the bathroom, slamming the door behind me. What in the hell was that all about? He said he was interested in someone the last time we talked and then he goes and hits on me? I mean ,I guess I’m not much better, I did cheat on Ben with Dylan and then I
almost let Jake kiss me too. I looked in the mirror, staring at the reflection. Have I really changed that much? Still the same sandy brown hair with the curls that drove me crazy, the blue eyes that I always thought were too wide for my face, the only big difference was maybe a little extra makeup that I didn’t use to wear. The old Paige Brinton would never string along one guy, let alone three. I stripped out of my dress, which left me naked, since Dylan had ruined my panties. That boy owed me a new pair. Good, at least I grabbed something to wear that
covers my body. A little bit. I pulled on a black tank top and a pair of red and black striped sleeping shorts that Kitty had bought for me, before tying my hair up and removing the little makeup I had on. There. Just the good old regular Paige. Maybe Jake would forget about the whole kissing thing when he saw my new look stripped away. His eyes were playing tricks on him or something. The lights were off when I walked back out and only the moonlight filtering in could be seen through the cracks in our blinds. It was quiet and I hoped that maybe
Jake was asleep. I peeled back the covers on my bed to meet Jake’s bare muscular chest, laying there in only a pair of black shorts. He had one arm tucked under his head, the other thrown over his tan stomach, and his eyes were shut while I sunk into the bed and covered my body with the comforter. I lay on my side watching the rise of his chest, up and down, and the little scars that were scattered across his body that most people wouldn’t even notice. There’s one on his elbow, from when he had first taught me how to ride a bike. I was
determined to go off on my own after just a few instructions from him and he was there to catch me when I tumbled over, scraping up his own body in the process. Another that I lightly ran my fingers over, was on the knuckle of his right hand. A smile touched my lips when I remembered what that one was from. Robbie Newton. Jake had caught him spying on us at the creek one day and didn’t like it one bit when he saw me in my bathing suit, with his eyes practically falling out at the sight. So Robbie got a good beating for that one. “Like what you see?” A smirk
spread across his face and his eyes fluttered open as he twisted his body to lie on his side, face to face with me. “I thought you were asleep.” I pulled my hand away but he grabbed onto it and interlaced our fingers. “Oh I get it, so you would only take advantage of me while I’m sleeping?” I rolled my eyes at him and lowered my head onto the pillow. Of course that’s what he wanted to think, always so full of himself. “Why would you care? I thought there was some girl you were interested in. What’s happening with that?”
“Well right now, she’s laying right next to me, apparently with no clue how I feel about her.” His thumb reached out to brush my cheek and a small shiver escaped. My heart felt like it was going to explode out of my chest at his confession. How could I have been so blind? I was the girl he was interested in? I guess looking back he had dropped hints every once in awhile, but had never come out and said anything straight to me. “Paige, I want to try things with you. I know you’re worried that it will affect our friendship, but we don’t have to let it. No matter what
happens, you’ll always be my best friend no matter what. But I can’t keep these feelings inside anymore, it’s eating me up inside. And then what happens? As soon as you get on campus, you get a boyfriend. It really didn’t surprise me. I’ve always seen how gorgeous you are, it doesn’t matter what clothes you have on or the makeup on your face.” I remained silent, really not sure what to say back to that but my heart squeezed in my chest at his words. I had never seen this side of him before and it was unexpected. His lips lowered to mine and this time I didn’t stop their path. He moved slow and gentle,
caressing his lips against mine before probing my mouth open with his warm tongue. His hand went to the back of my head and pulled me closer, so I threw a leg around his until our bodies molded together. He pulled back to lick a trail down my neck and nipped lightly on my bare shoulder. “Can you at least give me a chance? That’s all I’m asking.” “Jake, how would things work between us? We go to schools that are almost six hours apart. Do you really think we should start a long distance relationship? I don’t know how it would survive.”
“Baby girl, you think way too much.” His lips moved to touch the corner of my mouth, my nose, and my forehead. “Just think about it. I’ll always be waiting for you.” His arms wrapped around my waist and he ran a hand through my hair until the sounds of his heavy breathing filtered up to my ears. I watched him while he slept, thinking about what he said. My thoughts kept flicking back and forth to him and Dylan. How could I choose? Was there even a choice to make? Somehow, I was looking at Jake in a different light and it
confused me. But Dylan…Dylan just drove me crazy. Every time I was around him, I felt like we were the only two in the room and I wanted to attack him. Finally, I drifted off to the sounds of Jake’s snoring, both boys running through my dreams. Jake’s alarm on his phone woke me up early the next morning. We both woke up, our limbs intertwined, and stared at each other without saying a word. He looked like he was trying to read my mind, his blue eyes piercing straight into mine. “I need to get going,” he finally whispered out in a husky voice, still laced with sleep. “Coach will kick my ass if I’m late and I’ll have to hitchhike back to
and it was weird to hear.” He let out a laugh as he pulled his t-shirt on over his head. I could feel the deep blush on my cheeks.campus. Some college girl would drive by and slam on the brakes before you even made it five hundred feet up the road.” “Oh please. Sweetness and Jake Niles just didn’t usually go together.” I grabbed a sweatshirt . “Wanna walk me out?” “Sure. “I’d only accept the ride if it was from you though.” He bent down to slide on his shoes and I had to cover my face with my pillow.
You coming home for Thanksgiving?” “Um…I’m not sure yet. Kitty had extended the offer to come to her family’s and that sounded like a better idea. baby girl. “Well I guess this is it. Maybe next time you’re at one . Jake would beg me to come to his house and I really didn’t want to put up with his mom and her snide comments.off my dresser and slid it on before following him out the door. I’ll let you know when I find out. if not we’ll have to get together soon.” I wasn’t about to let him know that my dad was going to be out of town. “Hmm…well hopefully I’ll see you.
His scent was so familiar and welcoming. grasping his black duffel bag over his shoulder.of my games. before slowly backing up . Just not too much. I felt tears trying to push their way through. I know how you love to over. His lips brushed my forehead before he pulled away.” I whispered out. “Think about what I said.” He wrapped me in a tight hug and I buried my nose in his chest. “I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” He gave me a big wink. He really was like home to me. and I instantly missed his warmth. you’ll actually get to see me play.think things.
“What am I doing? The real . what are you doing here?” He shoved his hands in his pockets and narrowed his eyes at me. moving just an inch closer. I watched until he disappeared out of sight and I wiped away a stray tear that was rolling down my cheek. locking eyes with Ben. “Ben. “Wasn’t that sweet?” I jumped when I heard the voice and twisted my body around. thinking I might be able to get a little bit more sleep squeezed in before Kitty came home. I turned to head back up the stairs.and turning around to leave.
grabbing my upper arm and yanking my body towards his. especially after I witnessed everything last night. Paige? Pretty sure best friends don’t act like that. Paige. I don’t…” “Don’t try to deny it.question is what are you doing.” “Ben. . so I followed you. Jake and I…it’s complicated. “I just needed to see for myself what a little slut you were.” he stepped closer. I knew you were too good to be true. And what are you talking about? You weren’t even there. I knew something was up when you didn’t answer any of my phone calls or texts the night before.
Sounds like you had a lot of fun in the bathroom. I wanted to talk to you. didn’t you?” I stared back at him. but Dylan too.Kitty told me you weren’t with her. guilt was coursing through my body at what I had done to him but a mixture of fear too. I wanted to break things off. I just didn’t want to hurt you. And what a surprise it was when I not only saw you with him.” “Hurt me? You don’t think it hurt me what you were doing behind my back? What. I had never seen his eyes so cold before. did you think I wouldn’t find out?” He yanked my . “Ben. as his grip grew tighter.
so I guess you’ll just have to deal. Paige? I think you deserve it.body back to his when I tried to twist away. you called out her name that one night in your bedroom.” “You didn’t love me. how could you possibly love me? I mean. lying . his fingers piercing into the sensitive skin on my arm. you’re hurting me.” “Well you know what. “Ben. And to think that I loved you. let go. Ben. You’re just like her. did you even realize it?” “Don’t even speak her name around me. We’ve been dating for like a month! Your still in love with Amy.
he was shoved aside. I’m sorry things had to end this way but…” The next few seconds whirled by in my head.about everything.” “Ben. just stop. I saw his hand raise and inch towards my face. but before it made contact. You two would probably be best friends. “You don’t ever fucking touch her like that again or I will beat the living shit out of you. landing on his back on the concrete stairs. And don’t tell me how I feel. like it was happening in slow motion. Donuts and cups littered the stairs . his hands clenched in fists so tight they were turning white.” Dylan stood over Ben. you apparently don’t care.
please don’t. bringing you breakfast.” he answered back. wrapping me in a quick hug. she’s all yours.behind him while Ben slowly stood up. I really didn’t want him to get hurt like that but after the way he just acted I don’t feel as guilty. but I guess it . but I grabbed his arm to stop him. don’t worry about that I’m done with whores. It’s done now. “Oh. so please just leave it.” Dylan’s feet quickly moved forward to follow Ben. “I was trying to be thoughtful and all.” “You’re right. “Dylan.
this just felt so right.” I placed a kiss on his forehead and tugged on his hand. “I’m sure I have something up in my room that we can scrounge up to eat.kinda got ruined. I know you don’t drink coffee so…” “Well thanks. We ended up in my bed. “Was this for me?” “Of course. Even though Jake had just left. although I think it’s pretty gross that you would drink pop with breakfast. We shared a package of . wrapped in each other’s arms.” His hands motioned to the stairs and I picked up a can of Diet Coke that had rolled to my feet.
his nose nuzzling into my neck even deeper. Dylan groaned and turned over onto his side. Her foot came up. . “What’s up. running a hand through his hair that was even messier than usual. “What in the hell is going on here?” I woke up to Kitty’s voice and peeked an eye open. Kitts?” he murmured out in a sleep laced voice.Pop Tarts and talked for an hour before we both drifted off to sleep. she had one hand on her hip and her green eyes narrowed at the sight. wedging into his ribs until he finally opened his eyes.
” He jumped off the bed and leaned down to press a kiss onto my forehead. I was going to be peppered with about a million questions in a minute. . well just wondering why you’re in bed with my roommate?” she bit out. Sure. “I’ll see you later at work tonight. but at least I had seeing Dylan to look forward to tonight.“Um. her tone laced with ice as she stared down at the two of us. “Hmm…well I don’t know if that’s really any of your business. ‘kay?” I answered with a nod of my head and couldn’t help the smile that curved my lips.
Miss Paige? And what about Ben. how long has this little thing been going on? Were you with him the other night when Ben and I couldn’t get a hold of you? And to think I covered for you. or even Jake for that matter? I can’t keep up with all the guys and to think how innocent you were when you showed up on campus.Kitty waited until the door clicked shut and then she started in. “So.” Her hands clasped together and she let out a little squeal before plopping down on the end of my bed. “So you’re not mad about the whole Dylan thing?” I scrunched up . I am so proud. What all have you been hiding from me.
Dylan and I just seemed like we had some sort of weird connection the .” she answered with a wave of her hand.nice. but as far as I knew. “What I’m mad about is that I feel like I was left out in the dark. but I could tell something was missing and we weren’t serious. “Of course not. You’re supposed to tell me everything. so I can give you some womanly advice. fine. Dating Ben was…. Dylan had never let it go anywhere. waiting for the answer. Remember?” “Ok.my nose at her. I could tell she had a crush on Dylan from the first time I had seen them together.
I swear he gets me so flustered. “I can’t believe you .minute we met. which party? Last night when you sneaked off or the one at Chris’s place?” “Well. He was always teasing me or flirting.” I answered. covering her mouth and jumped up to her knees.” “O-M-G!” She let out a gasp. but it started with the one at his place. We went into his room and well…let’s just say.” “Wait. I’m no longer a virgin. dragging out the word. And then one thing led to another at the party the other night. “Both actually.
basically confessing his love for me. like so freaking ah-mazing. So I told him I just needed a day to break things off with Ben. Ahh. And then Jake comes along.didn’t tell me right afterwards. can’t walk for the next week kind of way. Am I right?” “It was pretty amazing. So he left me with my head . And then obviously you two snuck off together last night. He confused me so much. What a little slut you are. I felt so guilty but I knew I really had no feelings for Ben. “Ugh. so how was it? Was he freaky or was he sweet and gentle? I have a feeling it was freaky.
like. And that is how we ended up here. and he want a little crazy. first of all.” “Wow. that is some crazy shit with Ben. So I told him I wanted to break things off and that I was really sorry. accusing me of being a whore. “But then Dylan showed up with breakfast for me and thankfully diffused the situation.” I pulled up the sleeve on my sweatshirt and the outlines of Ben’s fingers were clearly evident. I mean he .spinning and then out jumped Ben all stalker. Kitty reached out a hand to gingerly touch it with a questioning look on her face.
I can’t believe he did that to you! He deserves a major kick in the balls with a pair of my favorite stiletto heels. “And now you’re involved in a love triangle? Ah the plot thickens.” . which will she pick? Or will she pick one and then go back to the other. Second of all. how in the hell did your life turn into a freaking soap opera? I’m supposed to have front row seats since you are my roommate and all. Dylan or Jake.always seemed pretty laid back. Did you at least use protection with Dylan? We really don’t need to add a love child into the mix that would surely end up as a Lifetime movie then.
I’m assuming by that response.“Shit!” I sat up quickly. but she ducked at the last minute and I missed my shot. I don’t think we could really fit a baby into this room. ramming heads with Kitty. shit. “I’m so glad you’re here for such great . were you? Well don’t fret my pet.” I picked up a pillow. We don’t want any little accidents happening. that’s a negatory. shit. we’ll take you down to the health clinic and you can get put on the pill. aiming for her head. You really weren’t thinking. “Shit. How could I have been so stupid?” “Um.
jumping up to look through the stacks of DVDs that were lined up above the flat screen. Let’s skip over Lifetime though.” “Sure. You wanna hang here today? We could eat ice cream and watch chick flicks all day.” she replied. “We wouldn’t want to watch your whole situation reenacted on TV.advice. now would we?” .
I knew she was probably getting an earful from Kitty right now. I left Paige to deal with that though. And then Kitty had to walk in and basically woke us up from the best nap of my life. my nap with Paige had released some of the tension that had built up when I saw that douchebag’s hands on her. I really wanted to go off and beat the shit out of him after he called Paige a whore. hopefully Kitty wasn’t .Chapter 17 Dylan Luckily. but one look at her instantly calmed me down.
while watching Claire cooking breakfast. “Hey dude. I was already in bed when Chris got back and never heard him when he got home. Claire must have stayed over last night. I unlocked the front door. where in the hell were you so early this morning? I know you were home last night when we got back. instantly assaulted by the smell of pancakes and bacon.too hard on her. . Now you’re up early on a Sunday morning?” Chris eyed me over his cup of coffee sitting at the kitchen counter. which I thought was a little weird.
Me and Paige kind of have something going on. Don’t you think things will get awkward when you end up screwing this up? She and Kitty are really close.“Well. I guess you’re going to find out eventually since I know Kitty will blab to you. “Dylan. really? Didn’t we already have this discussion? You were supposed to leave her alone. He acted like such a girl sometimes.” Coffee sprayed all over the counter and I patted him on the back to relieve his choking. I mean Kitty told me last night she invited her to Thanksgiving. what if you’re not even still together by then. Did you really already forget .
Dylan. Chris. “Things are different with Paige.” Wow. I really wasn’t expecting that. Maybe Paige is the girl to finally change you for the better. you’ll see.” I replied. dipping a piece of bacon in syrup before stealing a slurp of Chris’s coffee.the whole situation with Rachel?” He waved his hand over to Claire who was setting a stack of pancakes on the counter and had brought an extra plate over for me. “Thanks. “Give him a little bit of credit. especially from Claire. I’ve seen the way you are around her. I’ll do my best not to .
but .screw it up. **************************** I threw a duffle bag in to the backseat of the beater mobile before hopping in and heading over to campus for my night shift with Paige. I would really need to prove to everyone how serious I was about Paige.” “Later. I’m going to head up.” Chris mumbled out through a mouthful of pancakes with his eyes narrowed at me. Now I just needed to figure out how. I have a paper to finish before I head into work. Not that I minded work before.
Now I had something to look forward to every time. I was either going to strike out or get on base. I had never really planned dates before.now it was even better. But my relationship with Paige wasn’t just about sex. hopefully the latter. in more ways than one. I could talk to her about basically anything. with Sara we just hung out at the bar she worked at or met up on campus every once in a while. Tonight I had plans for Paige and hopefully she liked them. . So this was a whole new kind of ballgame for me and I had to look at it like there was a full count. She was feisty and fun.
I wasn’t doing anything wrong. what’s going on?” My eyes darted around the parking lot. I heard about you and Sara. leaning a hip against my car. hoping that Paige didn’t show up early like I had. You completely devastated that girl as I suspected. but I didn’t want her to jump to conclusions.” I turned around and watched as Mia sauntered up to me. “Hey stud.I pulled into the parking lot. “Hey Mia. “Well. So I thought maybe you wanted to go back to our arrangement?” She ran a hand up my . leaving my bag in the backseat for later. I thought I would find you here.
So that is . “Nah.arm. And I could always bring Brandy over again. shifting her body closer to mine but I shrugged her off and backed up a step. you know you miss me. I’m interested in someone right now and I’m trying to see how things work out with her.” “Oh come on Dylan. Remember how much fun that was?” Instantly images assaulted my head of exactly what she was talking about. but luckily Paige pushed right through to the front of my head. “I don’t think that’s a very good idea. Mia.
Hopefully our shift would go by . I’m just a phone call away.” I shook my head as I walked away through the front entrance of the library. I clocked in and headed up to the third floor to wait for Paige.” “Ok. I never thought I would ever meet a girl who was more interested in sex than me. Chris was right. “But remember. that whole thing with Mia was a bit degrading but I think more for me than her.not gonna happen. placing a hand on my chest.” She let out a loud sigh and stood up straight. fine.
I’m sure my expression matched perfectly. Her eyes were sparkling with excitement and I was guessing it was from seeing me. I have plans for you tonight. She stood on her tiptoes to place her puffy lips on mine and instantly we were somewhere else. “Gotta get to work Sparky. I was the one to pull back. that flowery scent instantly overtook me. But this time.quickly and then we would be out of here.” I felt small arms wrap around my waist from behind and a head nuzzle its way into my back. “Hi. “Hey.” .” I twisted my body around to lock eyes with her.
I’m game for whatever you have planned. Luckily. Maybe she had changed her mind about us already. Rookie?” My heart dropped when she said it.“Oh really? And what if I have other plans. I got a late nap in after Kitty finally left me alone. no. She must have seen the dejected look on my face because she grabbed my chin to pull my head down to hers for a quick kiss. Are you going to tell me what this big surprise is?” “Uh.” I slapped her ass when she turned around to push the metal cart towards the elevator and . “I’m just kidding Dylan. so I’m all rested up.
Her legs instantly went around my waist and her hips arched into me.” she panted out after my teeth grazed her . letting out a squeal. You have plenty of extra padding back here. “Am I supposed to be offended by that or is that a compliment?” “That is very much a compliment. that didn’t hurt. “I have a feeling we aren’t going to get very much work done tonight.” I squeezed a handful and she let out a huff while punching the up arrow.she jumped. “Oh come on Sparky. backing her against the wall of the elevator and reaching both hands around to grip her ass in my hands.” I whispered into her ear.
the late night was still warm and would be . I leaned down in front of her to throw empty food wrappers and books in the back seat to clear a path for her feet. Thankfully. “Sorry about that.nipple through the thin material of her shirt. ********************* “Here we are.” I pulled open the passenger side door for Paige to get in and instantly wished I had cleaned my car out.” I slammed the door behind me before jogging around and sliding in behind the steering wheel.
“I’ll have it cleaned up next time.” “So you assume there will be a next time?” She quirked an eyebrow at me. you really need to clean your car out. How do you even drive it like this? It’s so gross. “Well.perfect for the plans I had. I promise. We aren’t going too far so you won’t have to endure it much longer. I was really hoping that what’s going on between us could sort of . I was kinda hoping so. while tilting her head sideways.”Her nose scrunched up and she pulled her feet up underneath her. “Dylan.
are you asking me to be your girlfriend?” She batted her thick eyelashes at me and I couldn’t help the corners of my mouth from turning up into a smirk. Was I supposed to pass you a note or something? Have you circle yes or no? Because if I was. waiting for her response.well. I’m really hoping you would circle yes. “Dylan Turner. be exclusive.” . I’ve never done this sort of thing before. “Well. She was so damn sexy and she didn’t even have to try. The silence in the car was deafening and I turned to give her a sideways glance before putting the car in park.” I scratched my head. so yeah I guess I am.
Turner? You’ve known this girl for like two months and you just basically told her you want to spend the rest of your life with her. I never really considered her my girlfriend. that was sort of just to make you jealous.” “Well. Sara and I…had a bit of a different relationship.“What do you mean you’ve never done this before? You were just with Sara and it seemed like you guys were in a relationship. . She was all over you all the time.” I mentally smacked myself in the head when that escaped my lips. You’re the lucky one to be called the first. What the hell. And maybe the last.
I played baseball in front of crowds of people without ever getting nervous.” She hopped out of the car so I followed her out. You aren’t against doing anything illegal are . I’m not so sure if I’ll be the last but I’m definitely willing to be the first. “Now on to our date. but somehow she did it to me. I circle yes. “And to answer your question.” “Ok.well your plan definitely worked.” I wiped my sweaty palms on the front of my shorts. grabbing the bag from the backseat. This girl was under my skin and somehow made me nervous. good.“Hmm….
the next they were so filled with intensity. And then when were together… intimately. the way that his brown eyes constantly changed. I hadn’t been really paying attention on the short ride over.Chapter 18 Paige I followed Dylan through the tall green bushes and dropped his hand when I saw the glistening water. they turned almost black with desire. they overtook me. One second they were twinkling with amusement. Instead I had been focused on Dylan. this is where we were. Of course. .
Having a body like that was what should be illegal. actually getting ready to close for the season.“I thought you said this was illegal.” I watched him as he dropped the bag he was carrying and tugged at the hem of his shirt. I could see why every girl on campus wanted a piece of him and somehow I was the lucky one to have him. I like to live dangerously. “Well it is.” He waved . revealing his defined chest and the deep v that disappeared into his shorts. you know? I just wanted to have some alone time with you and I figured this would be fun. Sparky. Do you see anyone else around? It’s closed.
You know I’ve seen everything under here before. left only his black boxers.” His hands found the button on my shorts and he lowered them until they pooled around my ankles.” His hands found the curve of my ass that .a finger at me while his other hand flicked open the button on his shorts. “Now strip. and I couldn’t help but lick my lips. I like these. “Mmm. making me lick my lips at the perfect sight. “C’mon Paige. don’t be shy.” “Wh-at?” I stammered out as he sauntered closer. My shirt came next and I was left standing in my panties and bra under the moonlight.
I was on the swim team back home for the past . “Guess you’ll just have to catch me if you want payback.” I sputtered out. I can’t believe you did that. lowering his head to kiss me and I felt my body being launched forward and hitting the cool water. He gripped me tighter. his arms splashing in the water. “I’m more of a ‘dip your toe in the water’ kind of girl.peaked out from underneath the purple boy shorts I had on.” Little did he know. “Dylan.” he called out from across the pool.” “Sorry. catching my breath as my head broke through the surface.
I stepped into it as he wrapped it around me and pulled me close to his body. We splashed around in the water for what felt like hours. that was fun. I watched the water drip off Dylan’s body as he rested his arms on the outside of the pool and lifted himself out. until both of our bodies had turned into prunes and my teeth started chattering. “Thanks. I never . dunking his head under from behind. pulling out two fluffy towels and holding one open for me.three years and I caught up easily with him. playing every swimming game that we could come up with. He unzipped the bag.
“Mmm oatmeal raisin my favorite. pulling me onto his lap. Kitty and I would just go and study by the pool every once in a while.” He kissed me on the forehead and backed up a step to sit down on one of the chairs. but it was always so crowded. wedging it between my toweled covered legs and put a giant cookie in each hand. These are probably the best I’ve ever had. Dylan took a big .” I took a bite out of each one and washed them down with a swig of pop.” He popped the tab on a Diet Coke.” “Not a problem.got a chance to go swimming in it. “And for the rest of the surprise.
Did you really make these all by yourself?” He shrugged his shoulders. “I got the recipe from Susanne and I took it from there.” . “Damn. Those are pretty good.bite out of the one in my left hand and smirked. maybe I’m the next Betty Crocker or something. “These are mine mister. so back off.” My jaw dropped open as he leaned down to take another bite and I pulled my hand quickly away. rifling around in the bag until he pulled out a whole container with what looked to be at least two dozen cookies. revealing the dimples that I loved so much.
I’m glad you like ‘em.” I snorted out a laugh. I’m impressed.” His hands dug into the sides of my hips and he easily lifted me off his lap. sweets and pop has always been my thing. I don’t know how in the hell you look like this then. “Nope. Have you ever tried eating cookies with a big glass of big milk though?” His forehead wrinkled up as I tipped the can back to wash down the rest of the cookies. while he .“Wow. “I should get you back to the dorms. I don’t want Kitty to think I’m defiling you more than I already have.” “Well.” “Good.
tugged my hand back to his car. When Ben walked in. “I think you’ve already accomplished that. burying my nose in it even though all of the lines just blurred together. I didn’t have to much though. . Rookie. but he didn’t even glance in my direction and instead found an empty seat on the other side of the room. I arrived early and pulled out my book.” ************************* The first day back to classes I was nervous about facing Ben. Luckily. waiting to see what he would do or say. I held my breath.
I was a little nervous to talk to Jake though. Sooner or later. I had told him I would at least think about things with him. So I had been pacifying him with short texts. Things just felt so right with him and even if Jake was around to start up a relationship with. as my best friend for as long as I could remember. He had been there. had another boyfriend. I don’t know if I would. in fact. I would have to confess to him that I. So what did I do? Jumped right into a relationship with Dylan. but I knew that wouldn’t last long. and I didn’t want to lose that. I really wasn’t sure how he would react. .
.” “Perfect! Totally the look I was going for since that’s basically what Julia Roberts’s character is. you look like a little bit like a slut.“Do you think this looks alright?” My thoughts were interrupted by Kitty who was staring back at her reflection in the floor length mirror attached to our closet door. Somehow her blonde hair was curled up to make it look like it was only chin length and her lips were painted a bright red.” She hiked up the spandex blue skirt just an inch higher before adding on the thin black suspenders that went over her bare belly. “Well.
but still I saw how other girls looked at him. I saw her as competition. even when we were together. well you know. We have sort of a love/ hate relationship. Instead. Now I’m stuck going with Kylie. At . She had basically been throwing herself at Dylan and I just couldn’t look at her the same way anymore. “Yeah.” She stuck her tongue out at me as she hiked up her knee high black boots. “I thought you and Kylie were getting along?” Not that I liked Kylie much after our day of tailgating. Dylan never gave me a reason.“I can’t believe you got conned into working on Halloween night.
” “Thanks. right?” “Of course not! Sure. I had a crush on him.” I grumbled out.” She wiggled her eyebrows at me while sliding in a pair of hoop earrings to the complete the outfit. “You’re not mad at me about dating Dylan.least you’re stuck at the library with Dylan tonight. I’m sure he always keeps work very interesting. . I’m way less experienced than probably any girl he’s ever been with. Seriously. but that’s all it ever was. “I’m just afraid he’ll get bored with me. You two are perfect together.
See you in the morning.” “Yeah.” “Okay. you’re right. Dylan is practically in love with you and you guys have only been dating for like two weeks. Guys love when you do that kind of shit. I’m sure he’s not bored. besides you can always spice things up. chica.What if I’m not enough?” “Paige. you think way too much. And remember my closet is always open to you so take . I’m sure I’ll be home late or not at all. Come up with something you guys haven’t done yet or take over control every once in awhile in the bedroom.
” . just make sure it comes back clean.whatever you want.
what’s going on?” I greeted the guy.Chapter 19 Dylan The library was even quieter than usual tonight since it was Halloween. but I could have cared less since I was getting to see Paige. whose name I still didn’t know. I had lost count of how many naughty nurses I had seen on my way over. who seemed to be a permanent fixture at the welcome desk. Paige and I would be .do list for tonight. “Hey dude. who only acknowledged me with a nod like usual. With any luck. I clocked in and checked on the to.
“Sparky. I had already gotten a jump start on re-shelving. how do you expect me to be able to get any work done if your hands are always all over me?” I twisted around to place a quick kiss on her waiting lips and had to do a double take.finished up pretty quickly. The black trench . But that wasn’t what was throwing me off. Her hair that was normally almost always down in its loose curls was wrapped up tight into a bun and she had a pair of black framed glasses perched on her nose. when I felt small familiar hands wrap around my waist from behind.
She looked like she had just stepped out of the Matrix or something. And let’s just say the . “You’ll just have to wait and see.coat she had on that was buttoned up to her throat and reached almost to her ankles was. I’ve just never seen ‘em before. This doesn’t come off till all of our work for the night is finished up. And what’s with the glasses? Don’t get me wrong they make you look sexy. what are you wearing? I know it’s starting to cool off a little bit but not that much.” She licked her lips and pulled tighter on the belt that was wrapped around her waist. “Uh.
” What. Hopefully. “Get to work Rookie. she normally walked in the room and instantly turned me on. huh?” My hands found that little belt that was holding me back from my surprise.Fuck? Where in the hell did my innocent Paige go? I mean.” “Mmm. and then you can play. but I don’t think I had ever felt this hard in my life. I didn’t embarrass myself and explode in my pants like some prepubescent idiot.The. but she slapped me away and picked up a stack of books.glasses are a part of the…costume. . you played dress up for me.
I wouldn’t mind. I fantasized about what was under that coat-hopefully nothing. “Ok. Really she could unwrap herself right here and no one would know. the place was dead. before . Now are you going to give me my surprise?” Her smile turned playful and she leaned out to tug on my hand. She pushed me against the wall and backed up a few steps. I think that’s the last of it. pulling me into a dark section of the third floor.I’m pretty sure I worked faster in my life than I ever had before even though Paige was making it hard. Every time she bent over.
Paige.” My jaw dropped open and closed quickly.her hands made their way to that damn belt that was keeping me out. a sexy as hell librarian. My eyes went further up and the view . her hands were slightly shaking when she pulled at the collar and let the coat pool to the floor. I could tell she was nervous. “Holy shit. What in the hell was she trying to do to me? Now I could see how the hair and glasses fit into the costume. She had some kind of white lacy socks on that went all the way up to her knees and a short as hell plaid skirt that barely covered her ass.
“Nu uh mister. Miss Brinton needs to take care of something. I think you deserve a little reward.got even better. Her hand moved up and down at a steady pace until I felt her warm mouth engulf me. Her tongue . “What in the hell did I do to deserve this?” I reached out to grasp her hips and she pushed lightly on my chest. flicking the button open on my jeans and pulled them down along with my boxers. Her flat stomach was on display with a white button up tied right above her rib cage. You’ve been such a good worker tonight.” She dropped to her knees.
“Baby. you didn’t like that?” . I tugged up on her bun and she released me with a pop.” Her eyes met mine and she smiled around my dick. I wanted it to end buried in Paige. “What’s the matter. pulling on her hair to move her closer to my body. looking up at me with her wide innocent eyes. that feels so good. but I didn’t want it to end this way. I wish I could take a picture of that right there.flicked out to run along my length and I let out a groan. Her cheeks hollowed out and I felt myself getting closer.
My fingers searched out the hem of her skirt and I worked my way up her bare thighs until I found what I was looking for. but I love this even better. either? What in the hell are you trying to do to me?” My teeth sank lightly into the side of her neck while I worked my fingers in.“I fucking loved that. arching her hips back into me. “No panties. “Maybe I should have given you a .” I twirled her around until her hands were plastered against the wall. “You are so fuckin’ wet.” she groaned out. Did sucking my dick turn you on?” “Mmm.
I was a little shocked.” I guided my dick to her waiting entrance.” “Fine. ripping open the package with my teeth. pushing a square package into my hand. when Paige told me she had gone to the clinic to get put on the pill. Truthfully.” “Baby you can punish me anytime you want.punishment instead for that dirty mouth of yours. I hadn’t thought about protection with her even . just touching the opening.” I huffed out. “You need one of these till I start my birth control. “Wait!” She squirmed against me and dug into her bra. Up until that point.
her hips arched back into me as she leaned against the wall for leverage and she screamed out my name. We hadn’t tried it this way . I didn’t want to risk messing some kid up like my mom messed me up. I made my way back to Paige’s entrance and pushed in with one hard thrust.though I had never been without it before. When Paige brought it up and jokingly told me that luckily she wasn’t pregnant. Who knows what would have happened if she ended up pregnant? I wasn’t ready for a kid and I wasn’t sure if I ever would be. I think my heart about stopped.
It felt perfect. I cradled her to me as her body went limp with exertion and we both . and I could feel how deep I was.before. I felt Paige tighten around me and I felt my dick grow even harder as we both exploded together. The sound of our hips slamming together and heavy breathing filled the silent floor. My arm snaked around her waist to pull her closer to my body and she circled me with her hips. She let out a low moan in the back of her throat that was probably the sexiest sound I had ever heard and it caused my speed to increase even more.
“Happy Halloween. why wouldn’t I be? I’ve met all of Kitty’s family. “Of course. I’m sure it’ll be fine.” ************************** “Are you sure you’re ready for this?” I drummed my fingers on the steering wheel in time to the music playing softly on the radio. Sparky. drives with her were so much better.sank to the floor. I pushed a strand of her hair behind her ear that had come loose and placed a light kiss on her nose. My other free hand lay on Paige’s thigh that was resting against me.” .
” I replied with a snort.” “We’ll see. And then Chris told everyone in the family that I had the shits.” she answered with a giggle. I had to go to the bathroom about ten times that day just so I could get a little bit of peace and quiet. looking out the window to see the peaks of the ocean in between the rows of houses and hotels. “I know how you’re used to holidays with just your dad. it was a great first impression. . so all of these people packed together can get a little overwhelming.“That’s what you think. The first time Chris brought me back to his place.
. I loved everything about her. I loved how she laughed at almost everything I had to say.I still couldn’t get over the fact that I still had her in my life. It had only been around a month of us officially being together but I wouldn’t trade any of those days for the world. Now I just needed to get those words out of my head. I hadn’t told anyone those three words before and I was finding it a little difficult. I loved how she could be just as adventurous as me and was always willing to try new things. For once. I had finally gotten lucky and Paige made my life so much better. I loved her.
” “Well at least you have winter break to look forward to. I just can’t believe he’s not going to be home.” I pulled up to the gated driveway and punched in the code. but I wanted to make sure she was doing okay. “Yeah. I knew she was close to her dad and even though she was happy that we were getting away together for a four.day weekend. I’m really not sure what’s going on with him.“Did you talk to your dad today?” I knew it was a sore subject. He just sounded so…distant. My car . it’ll give you some time to catch up with him. I could see the sadness in her eyes.
how did I feel about that? Coming here was like a family thing for me. “About that. How do you feel about that?” Wow. but the Chapmans would never make me feel like that. I was always wanted. Here.definitely didn’t belong in this driveway. This. but she was also Kitty’s roommate and invited here by her. “I kinda told my dad about you and now he’s insisting you come home with me for Christmas. this would be a whole next step in our relationship and truthfully it .” Her eyes didn’t stray from mine as I put the car in park and turned it off.
“This place is amazing. “Just wait until you get inside and see the view. It truly was. “Of course I’ll come home with you. Sparky.scared the hell out of me. I had been afraid to go inside. then you’ll really . the first time I had seen it.” Our hands laced together before we both got out of the car and I grabbed our luggage.” Paige breathed out. Probably all six foster homes that I had been tossed around to could all fit together into this ginormous place. following me along the tiled entrance to the double wooden doors.
” .be blown away.
instantly feeling welcome.Chapter 20 Paige Dylan was right. I stepped into the sunken living room and gave Tim and Susanne each a hug. I could instantly smell the ocean blowing in through the open doors. “I’m so glad you two made it and of course you beat everyone . The second I walked in. The whole house flowed together in various shades of beiges accented by light blues. the Chapman’s house was absolutely breathtaking.
” Tim patted Dylan on the back and wrapped an arm around my shoulder.else. My Dylan is always so prompt. before turning her wide smile to me. “How about Dylan here shows you where you’re staying. Was he really telling Kitty’s mom about our sex life? . I didn’t think anything could embarrass Dylan Turner. son. “Glad to see you.’” Susanne’s fingers formed little bunny ears and I swear I saw just a hint of redness flood Dylan’s cheeks. Paige? I figured you two could stay in his room since I know you’ve already been ‘together. I wish that would rub off on the rest of ‘em.” Susanne pinched Dylan’s cheek.
taking in the room that was easily the size of the whole second floor of my house back in Florida. His room was almost a mirror image to the one back home. For some reason. My feet could actually find the floor this morning when he picked me up to head out . “This is your room?” My mouth gaped open. Everything was neatly organized and baseball memorabilia littered the walls.Dylan led me up a short flight of stairs and pushed open the door at the top. he kept his room impeccable but couldn’t do the same with his car. even though I knew he had been trying to make an effort with that.
A king size bed was off to one side centered between two nightstands and a flat screen was mounted on the opposite wall. A wet bar was pushed into the corner next to another door that I assumed was a bathroom.” Dylan tugged at his hair before setting our . with what looked to be almost every gaming system ever made.for the Chapman’s. it’s a lot. “I know. The other side of the room was set up more as a living space with a chocolate brown sectional and another flat screen on top of an entertainment stand.
” He kissed the corner of my mouth and grabbed my hand.” “Yeah. I wasn’t about to tell her no and hurt her feelings when she showed it to me the first time.” “Dylan. She insisted that the room was completely empty anyway and she liked having a new project to work on. “After the first time I came home with Chris. “C’mon. Susanne set this all up. You really are a part of the family. I guess I am. that was nice of her. we better head down stairs before Susanne starts telling everyone what she thinks we’re doing up here.” .luggage down.
I found a pair of yoga pants and a tank top that Dylan had unpacked into the empty drawers and followed the voices down the stairs that were up so early. but I always felt guilty for ditching Kitty. I woke up early realizing the bed was unusually empty and I instantly missed Dylan’s warmth. . so I made it a point to spend a few days a week with her in between classes.The next morning was Thanksgiving. Although Dylan was totally engulfing my world. I still wanted to make time for my friends. I had been staying over at his place a couple of nights a week.
we need to get some breakfast in you before the kitchen really starts to get busy.” . sit next to lover boy maybe he’ll cheer you up. but Kitty still hadn’t arrived. “C’mon sleepy head. you’re never up before me. “Here Miss Grumpy. really Kitty? Besides game days. When did you get in last night and why did you get here so late?” Dylan and I had stayed up talking for hours after everyone else had went to sleep.“There you are Paige!” Kitty squealed when my feet entered the modern kitchen where just about everyone was gathered.” “Sleepy head.
Really. could the man get any more perfect? “And to answer your question. His jet black curly hair was something that most girls would love . placing a light kiss on my nose and sliding a glass filled with yummy bubbliness in front of me. who I hadn’t noticed up until now. Not that Grant was a bad looking guy or anything.” I looked up across the table where Kitty was perched onto Grant’s lap. we made a pit stop at Grant’s family’s house before we came here.Dylan greeted me with a smirk. I thought it was some kind of joke. When Kitty had first introduced me to Grant as her boyfriend.
to run their hands through. even though their relationship was even newer than . His features were manly with a strong jaw and he almost always had light black stubble covering the lower half of his face. He had a quiet sense of humor though that could charm anyone. Where Kitty was bubbly and outgoing. No. his looks weren’t what surprised me. What surprised me was that he and Kitty’s personalities were completely opposite. But he and Kitty seemed to get along really well. Grant was laid back and sometimes a little shy around new people.
We would most definitely be having a talk about this later. Kitty didn’t tell me you were coming.” “Well it was sort of a last minute thing.Dylan’s and I. Add Dylan into the mix and I truly felt bad for the guy. that was kind of a big step. I’m sure her three oversized brothers were more than intimidating. .” Grant answered back. Kitty hadn’t even mentioned she was bringing him home. and she accused me of keeping secrets. “Nice to see you Grant. his eyes flitting nervously around the table where Kitty’s family was gathered.
After everything was cooking. we all filed into the living room to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade. . Grant and I were put on potato peeling duty since neither one of us really did much cooking. and Dylan disappeared into the kitchen to work on some top. barking out orders to each of us. Even with everyone there.secret dish. Pretty soon the smell of the ocean was overpowered by the scents wafting through the kitchen that smelled absolutely mouthwatering. the large room still had space available.We all filled up on sausage and waffles before clearing the table together and then Susanne went into cooking mode.
but we always hung out whenever the boys were playing video games or got into some heated argument about who was the better baseball player. . I think Kitty had mentioned that they were both majoring in engineering and that’s all they really talked about. Bryce had brought Marcy along. Those two always seemed to be lost in their own world. She was always a little cold around Dylan.Chris had brought Claire who I had become friends with since I spent so much time at their place. discussing school related subjects almost constantly.
When the Chapmans had a holiday. Everyone helped to set the food onto the large dining table and found . She had gone home to Ohio.Jared came alone. cousins. a few days before we headed out and I was guessing that’s who he was currently texting with a wide smile on his face. second cousins. they invited every relative under the sun. and even third cousins. Pretty soon I was meeting grandparents. aunts. uncles. The doorbell started to ring pretty consistently as the eating time of 1:00 approached. even though I knew he had started dating Maddie recently.
just slightly brushing his lips against the shell. It was hard to believe how quickly the meal was finished after all of the hard work that had gone into it.their seats quickly. I . “Now for your surprise.” Dylan whispered into my ear. The sounds from everyone chattering as they passed the dishes around all melded together. Dylan sat next to me and instantly found my leg with his hand under the thick white tablecloth. My plate was filled to the brim with all of the different dishes Susanne and her kids had worked so hard on.
” Dylan sat down a cake in front of me and Susanne . but his dark locks were already sticking up every which way. He was looking extra sexy in a black button up shirt. I think he had tried to tame his hair today by slicking it back. but when those dimples flashed. they were only flashing for me. “Here we go. Well I guess Kitty’s cousins could look all they wanted. with the sleeves rolled at the elbows and a pair of snug khakis.watched him as he walked into the kitchen and saw that several of Kitty’s cousins were doing the same thing.
You’re really getting good at this whole baking thing. Kitty led everyone in singing happy birthday to me and I blew out the candles without making a wish. What kind of cake is it? This tastes so…familiar. I took a bite of the cake and it melted in my mouth.” My birthday was only two days away and I knew I hadn’t brought it up at all.came up behind him to stick candles in. I couldn’t believe he actually remembered. this is amazing.” I took another bite and Dylan leaned over to lick a speck of the butter cream frosting . “Happy early birthday. “Oh my god Dylan. I truly had everything I wanted.
could he get any sweeter? The conversations all picked up again around the table as desserts were dished out. .” Really. Dylan tugged on my hand and pulled me to my feet. “C’mon Sparky.” I followed behind him through the sliding glass doors and onto the wide balcony that overlooked the ocean. “Probably because the key ingredient is pop. but we didn’t stop there. He leaned down to remove my heels and my feet instantly sunk into the sand. I knew you would be able to figure it out pretty easily.that had landed on my lips.
This right here was a perfect holiday. Dylan wrapped an arm around my waist and I leaned my head against his side.” We stopped our walk and I turned to look out at the soft gentle waves that were rolling in.” “I know the feeling. I’m just not used to it. I never experienced holidays until I came here. I didn’t think it would happen but it did. The Chapmans are definitely a big family. “Thanks. . It’s been me and my dad for so long.“I figured it was time for some peace and quiet.” He pulled on my hand and our feet made footprints in the empty sand.
you’re almost always just about an hour’s drive away from the beach. I felt guilty for pushing Jake away. Too bad it’s a little cold to go swimming. “Have you talked to Jake lately? I haven’t heard you mention him lately.“I’ve missed the beach so much. Living in Florida.” Truthfully. I hadn’t told . Jake and me used to drive to one every weekend and just hang out for the day.” His lips moved to my forehead and I could feel his lips curving into a smile.” “Well…we’ve both been pretty busy lately.” “We could always sneak out to the heated pool after everyone crashes tonight.
” My heart dropped at his words and he turned me so his hands were resting on my shoulders so I couldn’t look away.him that I was dating Dylan and I was talking to him less and less. I just didn’t want to make things awkward between the two of us. Dylan was a pretty trustworthy boyfriend. I need to tell you something. His brown eyes darted all over my face and I could tell he was nervous about something. but I don’t know how he would feel about my best friend being in love with me. “Paige. I never mentioned to Dylan how Jake really felt about me and I wasn’t planning on it. I was just worried about what that .
It’s nothing bad. “Just spit it out then. but I didn’t know if I could handle that kind of honesty. really I’ve never said it to anyone before. that’s a lie. I can handle whatever it is.” His hands uncurled my clenched fists that I hadn’t even noticed and he laced our hands together. “It’s just hard…it’s hard for me to say this because. Was he breaking up with me? Was there another girl? I always told him I wanted us to be honest with each other.” Yeah.something was. Paige. “Calm down. I swear . Rookie.
from the first moment that I saw you.” “Yeah. it fucking hurts. “I am so in love with you. At first. I really felt it. And then I got to know you even more and it just kept growing till my chest was about to explode. I wasn’t really sure what the hell I was feeling and I thought you had put some weird hex on me or something. Paige Brinton. that look right there. I didn’t know this is how love . But then we kept spending more and more time together.” His finger brushed across my cheek and he leaned down to nip at my lip before pulling back. and you would just give me this look that shot straight to my heart.
I never want this feeling gone. But this right here. I love you. though I guess for different reasons. But don’t ever think that you’re not loved. Susanne and . Dylan Turner.” I swear I could feel my heart practically jumping out my chest at his words. I had never felt it before and it was so foreign. but I guess I was just as scared as him. Everyone up there loves you too. it had me so confused. “I love you too. “So much.could really feel until I met you.” I stood on my tiptoes to wrap my hands around his neck to bring him closer. I had known that I felt this way about Dylan for awhile.
It’s just different between us. How ‘bout we skip classes?” Kitty moaned .Tim think of you as one of their own. I don’t know why you haven’t realized that. I can’t believe we have to go back to school tomorrow. This time Kitty and I both arrived back at the dorms around the same time and we collapsed in our beds the minute we were dropped off.” The rest of the weekend passed quickly and before I knew it. we were loading up the cars and heading back to campus. but you know what love feels like. Everything feels so different between us. “Ugh.
I promised myself and him that I would have fun . “Nighty.out from underneath her pillow.” Kitty looped her arm through mine while we walked across campus for our last tailgating with her parents for the year. I can’t believe Dylan isn’t here is what wanted to come out of my mouth. night sis.” ********************* “I can’t believe this is the last game of the season. Glad you came home with us. My eyes were already shut tightly and I answered back with something that was even incoherent to me. but I bit it back.
That was one tradition that I would definitely never forget. Dylan would probably never let me live it down. he got stuck working while everybody on campus was packed into the stadium.tonight. we got to go to the Tiger Burn last night together. When we showed up and I saw the twenty foot tall fake tiger being set ablaze. I wasn’t sure how something like that could be legal and I was weary to go. I instantly relaxed. . Dylan thought it was hilarious when we showed up and me being so naïve. thought there was an actual tiger being roasted. Somehow. At least.
between that.“Paige so good to see you.” Susanne wrapped me in a tight hug the minute we stepped into the Cockaboose and pulled back to smooth my hair. “Well.” “He’s doing good. I was a little worried about where that would leave us. sweetie.” I wasn’t sure where our relationship would go once that started up. “And how have you been treating my boy? I’m so sad I don’t get to see him tonight. He’s excited about baseball season coming up. and work. Dylan was basically going to be busy 24/7 when practice started in February. you make sure you take . school.
good care of him. “It’s a tradition to . He was always finding new ways to surprise me. I worried that he would get bored with our relationship.” Sometimes I couldn’t believe the things that came out of his mouth. try this.” “I know. but he seemed content. Not many people expect it since he keeps up such a tough boy exterior with that mouth of his. but he’s a real softy.” Tim shoved two bowls towards me one with the dip and one filled with chips. trust me. “Here. but then he would always follow them up with something sweet. it’s Ground Clemson Dip.
Susanne will have to send you home with a tub of it for Dylan. but I didn’t mind. The ‘ground tiger’ is actually turkey. add in a little Velveeta.make it every year for this game specifically.” I swear Dylan talked to this woman more than me sometimes. picante sauce. “Don’t worry Paige. I heard all about your dilemma last night. and jalapeños for some heat. That boy will lick the bowl clean. He never really . and you got yourself a scrumptious dip.” Susanne must have noticed my wary expression because she laughed and nudged me with an elbow.
but I think there was a part of him that at least wanted to know who she was. I swear they knew just about everyone on campus. “Sure. isn’t it a little early though?” I followed her outside. “Hey Paige. There wasn’t much to tell since she just abandoned him at the hospital. Susanne made for probably the best substitute there could be.wanted to talk about his birth mother and I didn’t blame him. patting myself on the back for my . you want to head over to the stadium?” Kitty grabbed onto my arm after Susanne turned away to talk with some of their alumni friends.
god what was I thinking when I invited her for tailgating. I had ditched the usual black dress for a pair of black leggings and a long sleeved black shirt. “Yeah. even though he .choice of outfit tonight. Her voice is like frickin’ nails on a chalkboard and I swear she has a thing for Grant. I figured the night would be cooler and it definitely was. They held some special memories. Plus. it only felt right to put on those cowboy boots when Dylan was around. I just wanted to meet up with Grant and a few of his friends before the place started to get too crowded. And I wanted to get away from Kylie.
Grant was already waiting with a few of his friends that I had already met. .” “Yeah. We climbed down the staircase to the metal seats where we usually met up. She’s the same way around Dylan. maybe you should’ve banned her from the Cockaboose. it’s a little weird. It’s like she has a thing for wanting taken guys or something.” “Mmhm.” I answered back. I know exactly what you’re talking about. No reason you should have to leave your own tailgate.would never look at her twice. Sure enough.
. A chick fight was definitely not something that I wanted in my future. Thoughts of Kylie were forgotten as the stadium filled up. totally. Maybe we should gang up and kick her ass or claw her eyes out.Kitty’s face lit up with a wide smile as soon as she locked eyes with him and her footsteps picked up.” I sarcastically replied. Maybe Maddie could just move in with us. and of course Maddie didn’t say anything. She’s too sweet for that. although the room would be a little crowded.” “Yeah. “I swear she was even flirting with Jared today right in front of Maddie .
it wasn’t 20 degrees out or anything. Kitty let out a giggle as she ran a hand over Grant’s muscled stomach that had the letter G painted in black on it.The air was even more electric tonight since we were playing one of our biggest rivals. but it was still freakin’ cold! I felt an elbow in my ribs and I looked over. Yeah. trying to contain my eye . I had no idea how they were surviving in the cool air. As soon as the team entered the stadium to 2001: Space Odyssey. Wow. Together they spelled out Gamecocks. Grant and his friends stripped off their shirts. I really wasn’t expecting that one.
her blonde curls bouncing up and down while she jumped in place.roll when I saw Kylie had somehow found a seat on the other side of me. Oh this was gonna be a fun night. “What a nice view. huh?” She wiggled her eyebrows at me. all out staring at Grant. . I was pretty sure I saw drool rolling down her chin.
but that night was a whole lot more fun when Sparky was here to reward me for being such a good boy. I didn’t run into much traffic on my way home since the game had ended about an hour before I got off. I was done with what was probably the slowest night of my life. After I was finally able to clock out. I made my way to the empty parking lot. I’m sure the house was jam packed with people . Thankfully. Halloween probably came in second place.Chapter 21 Dylan Finally.
But that had yet to happen and I knew it wasn’t going to anytime soon. I would marry Paige tomorrow and be happy for the rest of my life.since Chris planned an after party. The only thing I was looking forward to was seeing Paige. But I didn’t mind. I pushed open the front door. Things were really getting serious since I was going to meet her dad in a few weeks. I was afraid that our relationship would get stale after a while since I wasn’t used to being in one. . Spending the holidays with a chick’s family was even more serious.
It was like we were magnets whenever we were together and I instantly spotted her. “Mmm. sipping on a drink. That wouldn’t last for long. I scooped her out of the chair and devoured her mouth with mine. She was more than enthusiastic. From the taste of it. she had plenty to drink before I got here. tucked into a corner with her legs crossed. hungrily returning my kisses while tugging at my hair to bring me closer. and looking bored out of her mind.” She giggled out while licking . I’m so glad you’re finally here.my eyes immediately seeking out that head of sandy brown hair.
but kept an arm wrapped her waist. heading towards the kitchen so I could start a buzz of my own. Her knees wobbled as soon as her feet touched the ground.” I laughed as I sat her down. It had been a long fucking week. she was definitely a little tipsy. Yup. Two research papers due and an assload of studying for final exams that were coming up. “What are you drinking?” I asked over my shoulder.” . Kitty handed it to me and took off with Grant. “I dunno.her lips. something fruity delicious. Their probably off having crazy wild sex right now. “You taste like yummy bubblegum.
Sparky. missing of course. this smells fruity you should be good.” she grumbled out. “Um.” I shoved a cup towards her and took a sip of my beer.” “You always have plans for me. “Slow down. at least she meant to whisper it out. I really didn’t need to know that. . I need you a little coherent before the end of tonight. ok-ay.she whispered out. Dylan Turner.” She drained the cup I just gave her and shot it towards the garbage can. Here. I have plans for you. even though I saw the corners of her mouth creeping into a smile. “C’mon let’s dance.
Her eyes were squeezed shut and her head thrown back for a few minutes. while I just stood by and watched. She normally wasn’t this confident with her body. but I wasn’t minding one bit. She threw her hands up in the air the minute she stepped into the living room and swayed her hips seductively. At least it was all mine. even though I told her she was sexy as hell all the time. and I was enjoying this side of Paige.I let her lead the way so I could get a nice view from behind. . The way those tight thingies were hugging her ass should be freaking illegal. She had ditched the usual dress and cowboy boots.
I wouldn’t be able to control myself. I grasped her hips to move her a few inches forward. Her hands moved around to the back of my neck.She finally realized I wasn’t moving and leaned forward to tug on my hand. I twirled her around so she was flush against my body and wedged her legs open with my knee. which caused her to grind her ass back into me. If she kept doing that right there. . I pushed aside her hair to reveal her bare neck and smothered it with warm kisses. pulling my head closer. She let out a moan when I licked the sensitive spot behind her ear.
Great. it always got her wet.I leaned down to whisper into her ear when she tugged my head closer. “Fuck. Either someone managed to get in there or Chris locked up for me. “Let’s take this to my room or I’m gonna fuck you right here.” I swear she practically orgasamed right in the middle of the room when I said it. I knew she secretly liked when I talked dirty to her. She practically ran to my room and I followed closely behind. I managed to reach the door first and twist the knob. .” I pounded my fist on the door but it didn’t budge. but I didn’t have a key on me and no one was answering.
“C’mon. especially with everything we’ve done during work. I had no clue where she was taking me. waving at Chris and Claire. . She walked through the patio door and I slid it closed behind us. tugging on my hand.” Paige said with a giggle.” She pushed her way through the crowd of people. but there we normally didn’t have to worry about someone catching us in the act. She had a little bit of a wild side to her. “I’m sure we can find somewhere else. who were wrapped together on the dance floor. she must be really drunk. Now I knew what her plan was. but I knew I would follow her wherever she went.
” I ground into her leg. Are you sure you want to do this? Out here?” “Live a little. panting into my ear. I decided to take over control and twisted her around. . so her back was up against the house. Rookie. you have me so fuckin’ hard right now. “Jesus Paige.” The sound of my zipper filled the night air and she tugged my pants down.She pulled me down to a darkened corner of the deck and tugged at the button on my jeans. “Slow down Sparky. through the thin material that was covering me and she arched her hips into me. fumbling with my belt.
never getting enough. She wrapped her legs around my waist and I easily slid into her wetness. needing more. never enough with Paige. showing how much she love me.” she demanded. fumbling the whole time. I’m always wanting more. She helped me along with her pants.“Dylan. dragging my lip in between her teeth. fuck me. Her lips found mine and she pushed against me so hard. arching against me and wildly licking . Nails dug into my back. Now. I knead her nipples through her shirt and she groaned into my neck. as I thrust harder and deeper.
up my neck.” she said through half. “I love you. Within minutes. . landing on my jaw. We moaned together with our foreheads resting against each other until our breathing became normal again. Dylan Turner.lidded eyes before letting her legs fall limply to the ground. I felt her clenching around my hardness and it instantly sparked my release.
Chapter 22 Paige “Do you think this thing will make it all the way to my dad’s house?” Dylan slammed the door shut behind him and narrowed his brown eyes at me that were twinkling with amusement. it still runs like a gem. “I’ll have you know that just because this is the beater mobile. Don’t worry your pretty little head. I . Why don’t you sit back and take a nap? You’re probably drained after this week.” He was right. Finals week almost killed me with all of the study time put in. Sparky.
He would never admit it though. when it came to school. I knew the real reason he wanted me to sleep. I’ll zip my lips for now. “Fine. had slipped just a bit. I still preferred my times with Dylan any day. and I knew he was nervous to meet my dad.” I squeezed my eyes shut. pretending to sleep while I listened to Dylan quietly hum along to the music and tapping the beat against the steering wheel.had actually put the library to pretty good use this week. I must have finally drifted off because I woke up and checked the . His tough guy front that he always kept in place.
“Here Sparky. “Mmm.” “Oh yeah cowboy. “Oh I get it. you are such a Sugar Daddy.” He dropped a 20 ounce pop in my lap. along with a bag of candy. that’s why you’re with me now. especially with this car.” I teasingly replied before kicking the door open with my foot. and saw that we had been driving for about three hours already. You love the Sugar Daddies.” Dylan snorted. Sugar Daddies are my favorite.clock when I felt the car come to a stop. I got these for you. slamming the door behind him and sticking the key in the ignition. .
I instantly felt at home when I laid my eyes on the beige and brick house that I grew up in that had a mix of colonial and cottage style.“I have to pee.” The next two hours flew by and the excitement at seeing my dad kept building. be back in a sec. This teddy bear of a man had always been the one there to comfort me and I breathed . My dad opened the thick oak door just as I hit the front step and I flew into his arms. By the time we made it into the driveway. I practically flew out of the car. that made it so unique and stuck out on a street that was made up of all boring box houses.
He’ll probably be pulling out a shotgun .in his Old Spice cologne that he’s always worn. I resisted the urge to roll my eyes.” he said in a stern voice. He stroked my hair before setting me back down on my feet and cleared his throat. never breaking eye contact with Dylan. puffing out his chest to bring himself to his full height. introduce me to your young fella here. “Well Paigey girl. which really was maybe only an inch taller than Dylan. I guess he’s had nineteen years to prepare for this day and he’s pulling out all of the stops.
sir.” Dylan stuck out a hand and my dad roughly shook it. Away from her room. you two. Paige can give you a tour of the place and then she can show you to the guest room. “Dylan Turner. where you’ll be staying. never breaking eye contact. Understand?” “Yes.” Dylan answered back . I saw Dylan’s hand begin to turn white from pressure. which is on the other side of the house. “Well come on in. but he just covered any pain with a smile. having bought it especially for this occasion. sir.next.
I walked Dylan through the large family room with the oak floors that I used to always glide around on in my socks. pretending I was ice skating. The kitchen was next in the tour and I noticed Dad had done some remodeling in the months that I was gone. Dad had kept up on the landscaping after she passed away and he took the same pride in it. The French doors led to a screened. The old countertops had been replaced by sleek granite .in patio that overlooked the terrace that was my mom’s pride and joy when she was alive.and I swear I heard a little bit of shakiness to his voice.
Do you think he’ll lock you in at night?” “I dunno. “Your dad was serious when he said I’m on the completely opposite side of the house from you.” I wrapped a hand around his neck to pull him closer and traced my tongue around the outline of his lips. but he had still kept my favorite feature of all. the pop out table with bench seats that gave it kind of a retro style.” I walked into the guest room. “But I’m sure I can . “And here’s your room.countertops. letting my feet sink into the thick pink carpet and Dylan tossed his bag on the flowered comforter.
really? So you can resist this?” My hand found the front of his pants and of course. That’s where I draw the line. I’m going to be on my best behavior while I’m under your dad’s roof. Sparky.find a way to sneak out.” “Nu uh. No way. I’m starving.” “Oh.” .” “You are such a tease. Consider me off limits. He let out a groan when I gave a light squeeze and his hips twitched into my hands. “C’mon let’s get back to the kitchen. I already found a hard bulge.
I think after that. I know you don’t like the kitchen much. especially once he found out he was a baseball player.************************* The days leading up to Christmas went by quickly.” . I woke up early Christmas morning and was surprised when I found Dylan already awake. and putting them into place. carefully unwrapping them. I figured I would get an early start. My dad took a liking to Dylan. rifling around in the fridge. my dad practically had us married off. “Hey. I pulled all of the decorations that my mom had gathered over the years.
” We exchanged gifts before digging into the big meal that we had prepared. you totally should have gone to culinary school. Paigey girl. pulling a homemade apple pie out from the oven. making all of the fixings for Christmas day for the three of us. “I’ll think about it if the whole baseball career doesn’t work out.” He let out a snort. “I think you really chose the wrong career path. “Here. The rest of the morning we worked quietly together. You know I’m not the best at shopping .He pulled out the ham that was set out and placed it in a roasting pan.
” I handed him a small stack of gifts that consisted of his favorite cologne. I’ll put ‘em to good use. even though it was almost a twohour drive. Paige.” The past few years my dad had been purchasing tickets for the Tampa Bay Rays. . socks. “Ah thanks.so…” I opened up the envelope. Kitty would be giddy when I informed her of our upcoming shopping trips. and three different baseball shirts. These will be great especially when baseball season starts up. Gift cards galore. “Thanks Dad. already knowing what would be inside. attending every home game.
I’ll have to try and make it up to a couple of games this spring to see you in . Should be pretty interesting. don’t you think.” “Sure are. Max?” Dylan rubbed the back of my neck from where I sat wedged between his knees. I grew up in the Midwest so I became a Tiger’s fan after a while. They’re shaping up pretty well too. Are you a Ray’s fan?” “No. “That they are.“The Rays are looking pretty good for this upcoming season. Paige tells me you have aspirations for the MLB. should be a good baseball season.
going in for seconds and even thirds. We had agreed on a set budget that we could spend on each other since money was tight for the both of us. but I was saving room . I watched Dad and Dylan polish off every scrap on their plates. which held pictures of the two of us. After we finished up with our gift exchange.” Dylan and I exchanged gifts after that.action. we all settled down to a big meal. I managed to finish off most of my first helpings. I found a few vintage framed baseball pictures for his room and he gave me several picture frames.
practically melting in my mouth with the most buttery.for Dylan’s dessert.” Dad cleared his throat. fluffy crust I had ever eaten. calling out to me from the dining room where I was rinsing plates in the kitchen. I watched as his Adam’s apple bobbed up and down in his throat and I could tell he was trying to find the right words to say. what’s up?” I sat down next to Dylan and he gripped my hand under the table. “Paige. “Sure Dad. drawing small circles on my wrist with his thumb. I need to talk to you about something. which was . And of course his apple pie hit the spot.
no matter what situation. I found out shortly before you chose which college you were attending. Finally he spoke. I just didn’t want you to be here. That’s why I didn’t want .shocking for Max Brinton. that I have cancer. They’ve tried a few different treatments. “Paige. He always knew what to say. “That’s not what I meant. I lied about not being home for Thanksgiving. of course I wanted you to be here. I just didn’t want you to see me how I was. Paigey girl.” he paused when he saw my face drop and reached across the table to pat my free hand.
I didn’t want you to see me like that. So the treatments worked?” My dad cleared his throat and looked down at his hands that were tightly entwined.you to come at Thanksgiving. as I pictured Dad here all alone. It . right? I mean you don’t look like anything’s wrong with you. not wanting me to come because he didn’t want me to think he was weak. “No. I would never think that about him.” I felt my bottom lip tremble. I had just gotten a treatment and it did me over like a Mac truck. he was the strongest person I knew. they didn’t. “But you’re better now.
” “What? What do you mean? I just don’t…I don’t understand. I won’t be able to .” The tears streamed down my cheeks and Dad stood up to wrap me in a warm hug. Some days I feel as fit as a horse and other days I can barely make it out of bed. and now it was taking the other? This had to be some kind of twisted joke. I scrubbed at my eyes. the cancer had progressed too far. “I’m coming home then. I can’t go back to school. Cancer had already taking one parent from me.was too late. They think I only have a short time left baby. maximum of probably a year. but the tears wouldn’t stop.
I couldn’t say that word. Crying for my mom who I had lost too soon as a young child. “You’re going to continue on with your life like you normally would. crying myself to sleep. I want to see you happy and I can see that you are. “No.” I went to bed soon after that. And I think I owe a lot of thanks to this young man.focus when I know you’re here dy…” No. not yet. “Thank you.” my dad answered sternly. Probably never. Crying for the dad who . making me jump.” Dad patted Dylan on the back and he answered with a quiet. his fist slamming onto the table.
MaryAnn. Dylan seemed to handle me like glass. she was a nurse that worked at a clinic he had an appointment at. I didn’t want him to be alone. I tried to convince Dad that it would be better if I stayed home with him. Even with knowing he didn’t have much time left. Apparently. The rest of the trip was quiet. she had jumped into a relationship with . afraid I was going to break any second. He finally filled me in that he was seeing someone.had raised me into the woman I was today. Crying for the man who I would soon lose and not have any more memories to create with.
” I dropped down onto Dylan’s bed the second we walked into his room back from our trip and he followed after me. “Just go to sleep. knew he was with someone who had a big heart and that she would take care of him when I wasn’t here.my dad. I’ll be right here. pressing his lips to my temple.” His hand worked its way underneath the back of my shirt and he rubbed light circles across my back. I was glad that I had Dylan to . I. “Ugh. wrapping an arm around my waist. “I’m sure it was. at least. causing my eyes to instantly droop. That was so exhausting.” he replied.
help me through this. . but I would still have to make an effort to talk to him as much as possible and visit when I could. I don’t think the reality of the situation had really sunk in yet. but I knew Dylan would be there every step of the way. Dad might not want me to leave school.
darting his tongue out at the same time to lick my stomach. I woke up Saturday morning to breakfast in bed and that’s where we stayed for the rest of the day.Chapter 23 Paige I woke up Sunday morning to the feel of warm kisses being trailed down my bare stomach. And why I was currently laying naked in Dylan’s bed. I am so freakin’ sore after yesterday since .” I tugged on his hair to stop his train of thought and he grinned up at me. After we got back into town late Friday night. “Nu uh mister. “Dylan.
” As soon as the words were out of my mouth. He was always making me say naughty things. I seriously needed a filter when I was around Dylan. And I knew he loved it.” I whispered out. Don’t even think about it. I instantly felt embarrassed. especially by that cocky grin .” “Well I didn’t want you to take it easy on me.you denied me for like a week.” “How come you didn’t tell me you were sore?” His weight shifted and he propped himself on his elbows to stare down at me intently. “I would have taken it a little bit easier on you last night. “I like when you’re rough.
waiting to see what he had in store. Then you can be sore too and see how it feels.” I heard a muffled snort before his mouth slid over my nipple. I can be gentle sometimes.” He lightly pushed on my shoulders and my head plopped back onto the pillow. causing his dimples to pop out which make that made me want him again even though I was sore as hell.spread across his face right now. baby. “You better be or I swear I will kick you in the balls. I squeezed my eyes shut. teasing the other with his fingers. I let out a moan at the sensations that . “Always worrying Sparky.
He pulled back slightly. “Jesus Paige. you should have . and I bit my lip to keep a gasp from escaping. Even with how worn out I was. He let my breast go with a pop and his nose trailed down my belly. I promise. giving me a sexy grin before slowly spreading my legs open. Dylan could always turn me on with one touch of his mouth. spreading me open carefully. stopping to trace his tongue around my belly button.instantly ran through my body. placing one around his shoulder.” he reassured me before his fingers finally touched me. “I’ll be gentle.
” His warm breath blew between my legs as he spoke. my hands finding his hair to pull him closer to me.” I whispered out breathlessly. “I didn’t mind. sending a shock throughout my whole body. causing my hips to arch off the bed. I wouldn’t have bothered you in the middle of the night. licking me over and over.told me how swollen you were. He gave me one more swirl and flick of his tongue. I felt anything but pain at the gentle care he gave me. He finally lowered his head with some guidance and his wet tongue flicked out. needing his mouth on me. causing my body to clench when I found my release. .
He slowly moved back up my body after placing one last kiss between my legs. He laid his lips gently on mine. “That was all for you Paige. but he quickly knocked it away. I’ll go take a nice cold shower in the extra bathroom while you take a bath. don’t worry about me.” He scooped me up and I wrapped my legs around his waist while he carried me into the bathroom and then placed me on the counter before starting the giant . I moved my hand down between us to the hardness that was pushing up against my stomach. before burying his face in the crook of my neck as my breathing returned to normal.
I just can’t imagine how it’s going to be when he’s gone. “Thanks for being there with my dad. “Just like you said. no matter what. I’ll be all alone. Dylan.” I clasped my hands behind his neck as he stood in between my legs.” He swiped at the lone tear that escaped onto my cheek.” “Hey. “Move in with me.” . Paige. “I love you so much. that’s not true at all.” He brushed his lips against my ear and whispered out. I don’t know how I would have handled it without you.bathtub. I was there and I’ll still be here. gazing down at me with those warm brown eyes.
************************* “At least think about it.” Dylan leaned out the window after dropping me off onto the front steps of my dorm. Really. I had no . I knew his schedule was going to get busy soon with baseball season starting up and that was part of his argument of why it would be such a good idea. almost every second since he’s asked me. It seemed a little soon but I would love to live with Dylan. I had thought about it. Paige. To be able to go to sleep with him every night and wake up in his arms the next morning.
I had instantly called Kitty. Dylan was comforting to have around. your back!” Kitty wrapped her arms around me the second I walked in. sweetie pie?” She pulled back to look at me. I really didn’t want to abandon my roommate. . After my dad’s shocking news.objections except for Kitty. “How are you doing. swiping at the hair that’s escaped my ponytail. “Hey. She always had the best advice. but it was nice to have Kitty to vent to. She had really taken me under her wing when I first got to campus and she was the best girlfriend I had ever had.
you can do that later. but whenever you need me you know I’ll be here. How was your break?” “Ok. “Well the holidays were great.” I dropped my dirty clothes and did as I was told.” She plopped down onto a beanbag chair and patted the empty spot next to her.” I dropped my bags on my bed and started emptying them so I could catch up on my laundry. Grant really seems to be fitting in . knowing there must be some big scoop if she needed my full attention. “C’mon we need to catch up.“I’m doing okay. “I really don’t want to talk about it right now though. I guess.
” She twirled a piece of blonde hair around her finger and took a long pause. Of course everyone missed Dylan and you too. “Just spit it out Kitty. Mama was so excited that he was going home with you though. She sent back a bunch of extra food that she knows he loves. I’m just a little nervous to bring this up. I know. but I could see how much she missed him. I can tell you’re holding back something important. I put it in the fridge down the hall.” She took a deep breath and held her hands out .” “I know.well with my family. the suspense is killing me.
my big sister?” I nod my head in answer. here goes. “Okay. Normally freshmen don’t get to but I guess some girl dropped out and isn’t coming back. “Well. since I really love living with . so Shanna called to ask me first. I didn’t give her an answer yet. Shanna was a senior and assigned as Kitty’s big sister to show her the ropes around the sorority. I’ve met Shanna at a few of the sorority events Kitty has managed to drag me to. It really wasn’t my scene but I go when she needs me to.in front of her. You know Shanna. she called while I was back home and asked if I wanted to move into the house.
just tell me the truth. I don’t want to leave you here all alone if you’re going to be miserable. do you want me to move out? I mean I know we’re completely different.” A grin spread across my lips and Kitty’s face scrunched up in confusion.you. “Wait. but I thought we got along really well. because Dylan asked me to . we just won’t be living together.” “No Kitty. I was just going to say how convenient it was. If you hate the idea. that’s not it at all. actually. I just don’t want you to feel like I’m abandoning you or something.” “Well. I mean we’ll still hang out and be bff’s.
” “O-M-G!” She let out a loud gasp and jumped up to her knees. This is a really. right away?” “No.” I pushed down on her shoulder so she was back into a sitting position and would hopefully calm down.move in with him this morning.” . a little. I guess we’re more alike than you think. “I didn’t give him an answer because I really didn’t want to leave you all alone. I never thought he would ask this. really big step. So did you say yes like. “Why didn’t you tell me? I can’t believe he actually wants you to move in! I mean he never even let girls spend the night before you.
I wanted to right away but I wanted to talk to you first.” She stood up and grabbed her purse before tugging on my hand.“I guess so. Apparently.” “Well it’s settled then. she was a woman on a mission. Are you going to tell him yes then?” “I think so. .” “Um. we have some serious shopping to get done before you move in with Dylan Turner. “Let’s go. what kind of shopping would I possibly need to do?” I quickly followed her out the door.
“Oh please Paige. I don’t know. “I see what you wear to bed every night.” she replied over her shoulder. “The answer is no way in hell. I kind of liked my shirts I slept in. Do you think Dylan wants to see you in those ratty t-shirts you always have on?” She didn’t even give me a chance to answer before continuing on. he probably won’t ever want to leave the house once he sees you in them. We are getting you some sexy jammies. some serious shopping and a bite to eat sounds like a perfect day with my best friend. even if we aren’t going to . Now let’s go. they were comfy and reminded me of home.
” .be roommates anymore.
” I looked at the small stack of boxes. “Now I just have to unpack it all. Paige moving in with me just felt right. that all belonged to Paige.Chapter 24 Dylan “I think that’s everything. pushed into the corner of my room.” She huffed out a breath to blow a stray piece of hair out of her face . I figured I would be scared as hell when it actually happened. but I wasn’t. And now that baseball season was starting it would give us a little bit of extra time to spend with each other.
This isn’t just my space anymore. “Where do you want me to put all of my clothes? I don’t want to invade your space and all. it’s yours too.” “Ok. I let out a groan and . pulling her body closer to mine until we were molded together. fitting perfectly. I’ll help you with whatever after I get back from practice.” “Don’t worry about it.” I placed my hands on her hips. “Move any of my shit you need.and leaned against the wall.” she dragged out. “You sure you have to leave right now?” Her hand moved to the waistband of my boxers and inched down before making contact. Sparky.
especially since they just started up. I love you.” she pouted out before kissing the corner of my mouth. away from Paige’s hand that felt oh so good.” she called out before I shut the door behind me. I’ll see you when you get home then. “Hey. “I have plenty to unpack anyways and have some studying to do.” “Fine.took a step back. “Trust me Sparky. I would love to stay but Coach would kick my ass if I missed practice. That sounds so weird.” “Love you too.” “Home. but so perfect.” I cracked the door open and .
saw her opening all of the drawers to make room for her stuff. waiting for more but that was not happening. I have a date planned for us afterwards. my lips were sealed. This was my favorite time of year. “Plan on coming to practice with me tomorrow.” “Oh really? And let me guess you aren’t going to share any details?” She quirked an eyebrow at me. . knowing that games would be starting up soon and I would be completely in my element.” I made the short drive over to the stadium for practice. “See ya beautiful.
Paige all moved in now?” Chris tossed a ball into my mitt as I jogged to the outfield for warm ups. I think we got everything. which was the main reason I accepted a scholarship to play here. but baseball was really a completely different sport and we had a great fan base.” “That’s good. “Hey dude.The university had a great baseball club and was one of the best in the country. The atmosphere was definitely different than a football game.” When I had asked Chris if it . I’m sure Kitty probably had four times the amount of shit. “Yup.
but his wife ruled that house . The only one good thing I ever got out of being shuffled around through the foster care system was a guy named Gary that I lived with for about two months. He was an okay dude. he had no problem with it especially since Claire gets along with her so well and she practically lives there too. mine being at first base. “C’mon in guys.would be alright if Paige could move into the house. Once the shock finally wore off. we’re gonna do some infield batting practice. I think he about shit himself.” We jogged up and took our positions.
Through all of my hard work. After that.with an iron fist and was always waiting for our asses to step out of line so she could come up with some kind of evil punishment. Gary gave me the one and only Christmas present I had ever received. a baseball mitt. It went everywhere with me and I still had it to this day. I earned the position of first baseman and was one of the best in our . that thing was practically glued to my hand. before meeting the Chapmans. when I was seven years old. even though I couldn’t get any use out of it now.
conference with the stats to prove it. I knew South Carolina was the place to be for me. I had perfected my swing and was almost always in the top of the lineup. especially when it came to the away series. we were done for the day. Since my sights truly were set on the MLB. Pretty soon the season would be starting up and my schedule would be getting so hectic. I made it home late and figured Paige would be passed out by the . With the help of my coaches over the years at the different schools I had attended. After two hours of practice. At least I knew I would have Paige to come home to.
time I got back. “You look fuckin’ hot. The whole room was dotted with small candles that were flickering in the darkness and rose petals led a trail to the bed where Paige was propped up on one elbow. There wasn’t any light coming out from under the crack of the door so I slowly opened the door hoping I wouldn’t wake her. But she was doing anything but sleeping.” I pulled her to a standing position on my bed and had her do a little twirl so I could . Usually I preferred her naked but this would do just fine. her body just barely covered by the sexiest scrap of material I had ever seen.
lacy. like she was nervous that I wouldn’t like it. “Hell yeah. “How was . “Well Kitty didn’t think you would like my normal sleeping attire. “What’s this all for?” She giggled and leaned forward so her hair brushed my cheek. do you really even need to ask that? Now come here.get the full effect. see through. and pushing her tits up to make them look extra nice. so we went shopping before I moved in. Whatever she had on was black. Do you like?” Her blue eyes went wide waiting for my response.” She jumped off the bed with a squeal into my open arms and locked her ankles behind my back.
” I replied in between licks of her sweet neck.” “I’m sure you would get bored with me sooner or later. I’m never gonna want to leave if this is what’s always waiting for me.” I backed up until my knees hit the bed and Paige landed on top of me.” “Oh really?” Her hands moved . “You taste so fucking awesome. “Never. “This night would be even better if you did a strip tease for me.” she said teasingly before devouring my lips with hers.practice?” “Good. I love coming home to this.
” I pulled on the black strap that had slipped down her shoulder and rubbed her nipple that was already erect through the seethrough material.to the hem of my shirt and I helped her along by pulling it over my head. revealing .” She lowered her voice seductively and grabbed the black material. “I’d be fine with you naked all the time.” “Hmm well if you say so. “What’s the point in buying this stuff then if it just comes off anyway?” “I don’t know. slowly sliding it down her body. She leaned down to trail kisses down my chest. but this is still sexy.
soft skin. “Come here baby.” She pressed her lips down to mine. harder and harder. moving in to a rhythm that seemed so perfect. Leaving her completely naked. Her lips cracked open and our tongues met. Picture fucking perfect. straddled on my lap. like she was trying to show how much she loved me. I could do this all day long.inch by inch of her perfect. She leaned up so her breasts rested right in my face and I eagerly moved . She pulled back slightly with a soft sigh which gave me a chance to explore her neck with my tongue.
My mouth curved into a grin against her nipple. loving the way her body responded to me. watching her head tilt back. Her hips started grinding against my hardness through the thin material of my shorts. My hands moved to the softness on her hips.on to those. flicking each nipple with my tongue. already so wet and ready for me and I thrust one and then two in. letting out a deep moan. landing against her stomach. Her hands quickly found my shorts. My fingers found her slick folds. lifting her slightly and . pushing the blockage down until I sprung out.
She went wild. Our eyes met. She lowered her forehead to rest upon mine with a soft sigh and I ran my hands up her sides. grabbing onto her hips to quicken the pace. but I grabbed her hips to still her so I could impale her completely. . never looking away from each other as she rode me. loving the feel of her bare skin against me.pushing her slickness onto my length. She immediately began to buck. slamming her up and down. We both let out a groan when I was in to the hilt. letting out a sexy moan and meeting me thrust for thrust as her hands gripped onto my shoulders. I thrust up.
our heartbeats pounding against each other in a perfect rhythm. groaning the whole time while I released into her. .I moved my thumb down to flick her clit and she instantly clenched around my dick.” I panted out. yelling out my name before I pounded two more times into her body. as she lay sprawled across my chest. stroking her hair. “I love you so much.
Somehow Kylie got left out of our little meet ups. but they instantly slid down to rest back on the tip of her button nose.Chapter 25 Paige “So how’s living with Dylan going?” Maddie pushed her glasses up before taking a sip of her coffee. . “Well it’s only been like one day. The three of us pledged to meet up for lunch at least twice a week so we wouldn’t fall out of touch even though we weren’t living together.” I squirmed in my seat under the stares of Kitty and Maddie.
Just know that I enjoy living with Dylan.“Oh. very much. and Maddie you’re dating one of the guys that’s like his brother.” I took a big bite of my candy bar to avoid answering more questions and they did a simultaneous eye roll. “Whatever. so I’m really not going into details.” “Ew. I know you and Dylan have wild sex. I guess I can understand. He’s practically your brother Kitty. “So spill. It’s not like I’m going to . please Paige.” Kitty crossed her arms over her chest and pointed one perfectly manicured finger at me. no. like all of the time. very.
What’s that saying? A freak in the sheets but a lady in the streets? Well think of that but only insert gentleman.talk to Kitty about mine and Jared’s sex life so…” Maddie trailed off.” She got a dreamy look in her green eyes and licked her lips. I guess. smirking at the disgusted look on Kitty’s face who dropped her forkful of salad at mid-bite and pushed her tray away. I really did not . “That is so gross. I really can’t think of a good one for him but let’s just say he’s ah-maz-ing. you’re both right. So that leaves me and Grant’s sex life. The things that boy does with his tongue. I mean you really wouldn’t believe.
Kitty might not be much of a sports fan but I always have and I was excited to get to see Dylan in action.” “Oh.want to know what was going on in that pretty little head of hers right now.” I scooted out my chair and grabbed my empty tray. sure Kitty. Maddie gave me a small smile and a wave before I waved at both of them. especially in those . let’s leave it at then. “Okay.” Kitty bit out sarcastically while rolling her eyes. “I need to head out to my last class and then I’m meeting up with Dylan at practice. that should be tons of fun.
but baseball was a whole different kind of game. but it was truly top notch.baseball pants.” The hitting coach yelled out instructions to Dylan as I leaned against the railing at Carolina Stadium. I knew that the stadium had recently been built and it still had that like new feel to it. keep your eye on the ball. and grip the bat a little higher. “Let’s go Turner. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw it for the first time. The place certainly didn’t seat as many as the football stadium. There you go. perfect. And watching Dylan play was truly .
You looked great out there by the way. sounds good.” I .” “Okay. I watched practice for almost two hours. “I’m going to go shower and then I’ll come grab ya.breathtaking. We aren’t going very far. and not even realizing the time. He was so in his element at first base and anyone could tell he was an absolute power hitter. Dylan jogged up to where I was watching when the coach called the end of practice and turned his ball cap around to place a soft kiss on my lips. Maybe you should wear these home. I think his dream of the MLB was totally in reach. totally captivated.
not sure how long my wait would be. of course. I took a seat.” I took a deep breath. Jake’s name blinked onto the screen and I decided now or never. I’m kinda surprised you answered. and dug into my purse when I heard it ringing. “Hey Jakey. I thought you were avoiding me. Jake knew exactly what I .” There was a pause on the other line and then he finally answered. “Wow.pulled on the waistband of his pants before he took off and he winked at me. “Oh yeah? Do these turn you on?” He didn’t wait for an answer and took off for the dugout.
” He let out a heavy sigh when he heard this. right? Dylan? You could have just told me. I figured that’s how he would react. baby girl. I’m . “Well. you know I said I wouldn’t let things get awkward between us.was doing by not answering any of his calls and only replying by texts. I just wasn’t sure what to say to you after we saw each other last time. It’s that guy from the party.” “Yes. you’re still my best friend. I started seeing someone and I wasn’t sure how you would take it. he knew me too well. “I figured that’s what it was. it is and I know Jake.
” I really should have known that he would be there for me no matter what. but just like he always said. “And then you didn’t even stop to visit when you were home on Christmas break?” “Well I really had a lot going on when I was home and I didn’t even think about it. I heard. I think too much. I’m sorry about that.” “Yeah. I’ve been really busy too but I was scared about how you would react.sorry. I stopped over at your dad’s house before I headed back to campus. your dad’s a great guy and I know .
I just really wish you would have given me a chance before you jumped right into another relationship.” “Good. I’m sorry for shutting you out. Maybe it’s just not meant to be right now but I hope fate will intervene some day for us. baby girl. alright?” “Alright Jakey. it won’t happen again.” His voice came out gruff. You can come to me whenever you need me.how much he means to you. And I know you’re always there. laced with a little bit of pain and I wished I could . you were one of the only people besides my dad that held me together after my mom was gone.
I wasn’t sure how to make things any better between us when it came to having a relationship. not really knowing what else to say.” I whispered out. I need to see you though. I was with Dylan and was beyond happy. “I’m sorry. Soon. Hopefully.just jump right through the phone to hug him. Maybe I’ll plan a road trip and head up that way in . Jake would find someone that would make him just as happy one day. I never meant to hurt him when I started things up with Dylan. it just sort of happened and completely took over my life. “Don’t worry about it.
” My eyes flicked to the field and landed on Dylan. He had ditched the baseball pants but still looked every bit as sexy in a pair of loose jeans that hung low on his hips and a form fitting long sleeved white thermal that seemed to make his brown eyes pop out more than usual. his brown hair still damp and slicked back. my mind completely .” “That sounds awesome. freshly showered. “Just let me know the details and I can get back to you with my schedule. who was coming out of the dugout.the next few weeks.” I murmured into the phone.
” “Yup. “I guess you really meant it when you said we weren’t going very far.” Dylan held out a hand to me and pulled my body over the railing. He pulled out a chair for me and I took my seat before he scooted me in. I couldn’t . even laying a cloth napkin on my lap.” “Bye. “Sounds good.elsewhere now.” My eyes scanned the empty field and didn’t see a soul in sight. placing my feet onto the field. talk to you later Paige. His feet stopped right at home plate where there was a table set for two with a thick white tablecloth and a single rose placed in a glass vase. be back in two seconds.
I just had to bribe one of the groundskeepers. What the heck did you have to do to pull this one off? This isn’t another one of your illegal plans. “So do you like your surprise?” “Yes! I can’t believe we’re having dinner on the field. “No. is it?” He chuckled and grabbed his fork to dig into his salad. not illegal this time. A plate was placed in front of me and I looked up at Dylan who was sliding into his seat. That’s why I told you to dress sort of .believe he had set this all up. The guy is a real romantic so it really wasn’t too hard.
For someone who had really never had a girlfriend before. devouring all of the food on his plate before standing up again and disappearing into the dugout. I made everything with you in mind. This is basically a fruit salad drizzled with honey and pieces of crystallized ginger. he was doing a pretty good job. you know that?” He answered with a sexy smirk. Susanne helped me come up with the whole menu. Hopefully you like all of the food. you really know how to make things special. . Every bite was delicious and I couldn’t wait for more.” “Wow Rookie.warm since it’s still a little chilly.
and stuffed in the middle were peanut butter cups. sounds gross but was like a bite of heaven in my mouth. I knew Dylan was more of a meat and potatoes kind of guy but he sat there . You can’t beat a simple piece of chocolate cake. covered with powdered sugar. The grand finale was the biggest piece of chocolate cake that I had ever seen topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that we split even though I ended up eating most of it by myself.The rest of the meal consisted of a juicy pork chop with a sauce made using raisinettes with a side of mashed potatoes that were rolled into balls.
“Oh my god Dylan. “Want to dance?” “Um. I can’t believe you made all of that.” “I’m glad you liked it.” he answered back with a smirk. grabbing a handful of my ass that I knew he loved so much. you probably just made me gain about twenty pounds but that was the best meal I’ve ever had.the whole time watching me eat every last bite. That was my plan all along actually. sure but there isn’t any music. I wouldn’t mind a few extra pounds added to this.” He motioned to someone and .
“This was truly perfect. “Seriously. echoing through the emptiness.” “Hey you know what would make this even better?” He pulled back and looked in my eyes. I thought I made it pretty . “I knew you would appreciate it. most girls wouldn’t. He tugged on my hand and pulled me tight against his body as we swayed to the music on the field. I mean who really gets to have a date on a baseball field?” I could feel his smile against my forehead and he moved down to place his lips on mine.music started to flow from the speakers through the stadium.
Rookie?” “Of course Sparky. You up for a little one on one action. what did I miss?” “Well. I’ve never actually gotten to play on this kind of field before. “If anyone’s ass is getting kicked around here.” “Here. the real question is are you ready to get that fine ass of yours kicked?” I kicked off my heels and ran across the field in my bare feet as Dylan headed towards the dugout. it’ll be yours.perfect. wouldn’t want that pretty little head of yours to get . grabbing a handful of equipment.
Hmm. maybe he could wear that later with nothing else. decisions.” He pushed a helmet on to my head and pulled a baseball cap onto his head backwards.” He backed up with a finger .hurt. grabbing onto my hips and nudging my legs open wider with his feet. Decisions. “Just like this. “I should probably help with your stance since ya know. I think that is perfect.” he whispered against my neck.” I rolled my eyes at him and made my way over to the batter’s box where he positioned his body behind mine. I’m practically the professional and all. “Uh huh.
“You’re trying to distract me.” He came up and slapped my ass before jogging out to the pitcher’s mound. “I know what you’re doing. Sparky.” . Once my head’s in the game that’s the only place that it stays. examining my stance and tilting his head to the side as I looked over my shoulder at him and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes.to his chin. I bent down to grab the bat and I heard his intake of breath as I slowly stood back up. but that’s not going to work. Too bad I hadn’t braved the weather and worn a skirt tonight. Even your fine ass can’t take my mind off of it.
you actually have to swing the bat to get a hit. placing the bat over my shoulder again. The ball whizzed by me. Sparky. while he wound up and sent the ball towards me. This time I did swing and I heard the familiar crack of the bat as it sailed over his head into the outfield. “Um.“How ‘bout you quit running your mouth and just throw the ball?” “Alright.” he answered back with a smirk and wound up to throw his pitch. and I heard his laugh echo through the stadium. bouncing off the wall. “Holy shit!” .” I nodded my head at him. you asked for it.
how he was taking it so seriously. “Did you actually think I .I headed towards first as it took a minute for Dylan to realize I had actually hit the ball and he chased after it while I rounded second. His weight pressed into me as I took in big gulps of air. I started to run backwards to third base to taunt him while I watched him chase after the ball and come barreling towards me before he tackled me to the ground. “You’re out. trying to calm myself down.” I couldn’t help but laugh at the expression on his face as he tagged me with his glove.
what would the team think if they found out your girlfriend got a hit off of you and let me just add that it was a really good hit. “I kicked your ass Rookie.” His eyes turned serious as he pulled his head out of the crook of my neck.” I let out another laugh and I could feel his chest vibrating against mine.wouldn’t hit the ball?” A smile tugged at his lips and he brushed his mouth over mine. I know you love baseball but I didn’t know you could actually play. “Well no. Like a good enough hit to where I should probably take over for you from now on. not really. lightly running a finger over .
every guy on the team would be lucky to have you. I love you.” His brown eyes held such intensity as he spoke those last three words and the teasing was put aside as the words he just said sunk in. “I love you too. I could hear them over and over.my cheek. I threaded my hands through his hair and pulled his face closer to mine so we were just inches apart. but you’re mine. and they would never get old. My body was humming from the closeness of our bodies as we laid there intertwined. “You are seriously the perfect girl.” The perfect moment was interrupted when I heard a whirring .
I stopped him with a hand. the dirt was caked onto them. instantly turning to mud. Our lips met in a wet mess. memorizing every . Apparently. “It’s alright.” I pushed his hair off his forehead. Dylan hadn’t planned everything out. it’s perfect. “Oh my god Sparky. I’m so sorry.” The water continued to drench us as he pulled me to my feet. pulling his body to mine again. I didn’t even think about this. water dripping down his perfect face and matting his long lashes.noise and felt a wetness covering us and I peeked an eye open to see that the sprinklers had clicked on.
inch of each other. This moment right here was the best part of the night. .
Chapter 26 Paige “I am so not ready to get up.” My eyes fluttered open as I heard Dylan groan loudly and slam his hand over his alarm clock for the second time. I felt his smile against my ear at the sound and he pulled it between his teeth. It felt so right waking up in his arms. His lips slid down to my neck as he trailed openmouthed kisses down it. I couldn’t help the sigh that escaped my lips. He shifted his position behind me and I scooted closer against his warmth. pushing my .
“Mmm.” he murmured against my skin and I reached back to slip my fingers into the waistband of his boxers. Now I’m going to take a very cold shower. I admired every inch as the towel dropped to the floor and he opened drawers. I really don’t want to leave.hair aside as he went. “Enjoying the view?” . “Uh uh Sparky.” I let my eyes shut for just a few minutes longer as I heard the water turn on and off quickly and peeled them open again when I heard the door open. if you start with that I definitely won’t be able to make myself leave. Dylan jerked backwards and flew off the bed.
“Do you really need to leave?” I murmured against his bare neck.“Of course. pushing myself up to my knees so I could throw my arms around his neck. he had baseball and traveling added on. I’ll miss you though. I was already busy enough as it was with classes. I’ll miss you too.” I answered back as I stretched out my body. On top of that.” “I know. and work. His work schedule had basically been cut in half since . I don’t think Coach would approve if I missed out on our first away series. “Yeah.” I couldn’t imagine being Dylan. studying.
What do you girls do at these types of things? Naked pillow fights? Talk about how well-endowed your boyfriends are?” He twisted around to stare down at me. Claire mentioned something to Chris about a girls’ only sleepover. “Well. at least you’ll keep busy while I’m gone. “If that’s the fantasy you’ve conjured up in that messed up head of yours.baseball season started. I would miss those eyes. so my nights at work tended to drag on. Ugh. his brown eyes twinkling with amusement. believe whatever you want to believe. Just don’t expect any .
pictures. And as far as the wellendowed part…” I trailed off with a giggle when a faked hurt expression covered his face and he tackled me to the bed. showing just how in the mood he was and he placed a single kiss on my forehead. “I’ll just stay that way the whole time you’re gone. “You’re lucky I’m about to be late or I would be giving you a crash course on that right now. waiting for your return. You better be waiting here naked when I get back.” “You better. but I gotta go.” His hips ground against me. “I love you.” he .” “Oh of course.” I replied with an eye roll.
“Pretty good. After working late last night and then having an early class this morning. hoping to make it home to squeeze in a quick nap. I wasn’t . I was in major need of one before our girls’ night. slamming the door behind him. Especially since Kitty had planned the whole thing. ********************** “Hi Dad. Paige.snorted. how’s it going?” I answered my phone after finishing up with classes for the day. I’m sure we would be up all night.
How’s living with Dylan?” This is what I seriously loved about my dad. I was nervous to tell him that I had moved in with Dylan.feeling too great the past couple of days but today seems to be a little bit better. I just wanted to check in with you and see how things were going. Little did he know my stuff had already been there for a week before he called. And my dad was surprisingly okay with it. “Things are going good I think. so Dylan actually called my dad to ask for permission. It took a little bit of time getting . whatever decisions I made he always supported them.
Paigey.Okay in my book.used to living with him. He’s out of town right now for an away series.” “Gee thanks. “I know about that all too well. he is seriously a neat freak when it comes to his room and you know I’m not exactly the cleanest person. even if he was laughing at me.” His booming laugh echoed through the phone and it was really a great sound to hear. Any guy who can put up with your messes is A. I was tempted on multiple occasions to throw your stuff onto the front lawn when you didn’t clean up after yourself.” . Dad.
but it shouldn’t be a problem. Dad. She’s not a baseball fan at all but we figured we could make a little weekend trip out of it and maybe take you two out to dinner.“Not a problem. I really would like for you to meet her. So the reason I was calling was that I checked the schedule and saw Dylan has a home series coming up.” “That sounds really great. We have an extra room at the house if you guys want to stay here. I thought maybe MaryAnn and I could come up for a visit. I’ll just have to check with Chris and Dylan to make sure it’s alright.” I had been feeling guilty that I .
he had only . breathing in the scent of Dylan that covered his pillows. I was a little scared to drive it. I can’t wait to see you.” “Love you too. I love you. made it nearly impossible. I really wanted to spend as much time with him as possible. but truthfully.” I dropped my keys on the front table and collapsed in the bed. Dad. “Okay Paigey. He had offered to let me borrow the beater mobile. I felt a little pathetic with how much I missed him.hadn’t made it home since Christmas. But not having a car and Dylan being busy with baseball.
been gone for two days and I was miserable. I glanced at the clock to see that I had been out for almost four hours. Christopher would never agree to give me a key to this place. dropping an armful of bags in the front entryway. Paige?” Kitty exclaimed. I think I need to have a talk with Daddy . “What the hell. Sleeping in this bed just wasn’t the same without him. “I have been ringing that damn doorbell for like ten minutes. I woke up to the doorbell being rung over and over and over again. Of course. I opened the front door and was basically run over. After rolling out of bed.
Do you need help bringing anything else in?” “No. “Maddie and Kylie are bringing the rest.about that.” she replied with a wave of her hand. I could just imagine her whipping the door open on Dylan and I. I had loved living with Kitty but she tended not to knock.” “Excuse me. did you just say Kylie? Please tell me I heard you wrong.” . “Sorry Kitty. we would seriously have to change the locks. no.” If that happened. I was taking a nap and slept way longer than I expected.
“No you didn’t. she shouldn’t be too bad since none of the guys around. Maddie was packing things up to head over here and Kylie just assumed she was invited. She had practically moved in since I .” Claire came into the kitchen already dressed in her jammies for the night. we were having a Mexican themed night with margaritas included. From the looks of it.Kitty let out a huff and began emptying bags of food and liquor onto the kitchen island. Don’t worry. “Hey girls. I’m not that big of a bitch to tell her no.” “If you say so.” I grabbed a giant bowl out of the cabinet and dumped in a bag of tortilla chips.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. it kind of goes with the theme of the night. babe. Don’t forget to take pix of naked pillow fights. it felt so empty. Love you. “Paige.did and we had become quick friends. Dylan left a surprise for you in the fridge. you can’t mess this up. I never expected it out of him . It was nice to have someone around this giant house when Dylan and Chris were gone. “That boy is way too sweet.” I opened up the fridge to find a glass casserole dish covered with foil and a yellow post it note stuck on top. I giggled while punching buttons on the stove and pulled off the sticky note.
“Except for the whole naked pillow fight. face mask time. What’s that all about?” “You really don’t want to know and he can just keep on dreaming.” . “Okay girls.” Claire hopped up on the counter.truthfully.” The house was soon filled with noise when Maddie and Kylie arrived. we were having a pretty good night. grabbing a chip out of the bowl. Apparently. Kitty must have filled Dylan in on our themed night because he had made enchiladas that we demolished. along with chips and salsa and what seemed to be endless amounts of margaritas.
Kitty brought around a bowl and we all tied up our hair. we had done each other’s nails and toes. doesn’t that sound like fun?” Kitty beamed. scooping her fingers into the bowl of goop and coming at me with green glob. You can go first. You’re my very first test subject. So far. but my first sleepover with all girls was kind of mind-blowing. what in the hell is that? I am not putting guacamole on my face Kitty . watched girly chick flicks that I still hadn’t taking a liking to and blasted music dancing around in our jammies. “Here Paige. “Hold up. Living with Kitty had been a totally new experience for me.
That’s where I put my foot down.” “Oh. but I figured this would be fun to try out. honey. and yogurt.” “Fine. let’s get this over with then. “This isn’t guacamole silly. We all looked like green goblins after she was finished. Don’t worry.” We all took turns letting Kitty apply the mask and then Kitty applied her own. Paigey. Normally I just get the store bought stuff.” she giggled out. It’s avocados. it’s not gonna make your skin fall off or anything. everything’s completely natural.Chapman. I heard it does amazing things for your skin. . coming even closer with that green crap.
looking down at her phone that had basically been attached to her hand all night.There was no way in hell Dylan was getting a picture of this. her eyes never leaving the screen. . “What’s so funny?” Maddie asked. She continued to chuckle softly. she always had some new story to tell me about Kylie. Whenever we met up for lunch. “Oh my goodness. Maddie definitely hadn’t lucked out in the roommate department like I had.” Kylie giggled out. probably more out of feeling obligated since she was here than actually caring.
“What’s the matter. the baseball team is having some fun tonight before they head home in the morning. Apparently. She went on the road trip with him. I swear those guys really know how to have a good time.” “Really?” Claire snatched the phone out of Kylie’s hands and scrolled through the pictures.“Oh my friend Zoe. keeps sending me pictures. Her jaw dropped open before handing the phone off to Kitty who had pretty much the same reaction. who’s dating Dean. is Chris in some of those?” Both answered with a quick shake of their heads and .
who was in almost every picture.when I reached for the phone. Kitty pulled it back.” she whispered out.” I snatched the phone out of her hands and my own mouth dropped open when I saw Dylan. “What the hell? Why would Zoe have pictures of Dylan in a bed?” My eyes narrowed at Kylie who was trying to look totally confused over the whole situation. and her hands looked to be…. even though I . “I don’t think you want to see these..everywhere. “Just give it to me. sprawled out on a bed with a girl wrapped around his waist. Paigey.
picking at her nails. . What a complete asshole. I think Dean and Dylan usually room together so…” she trailed off.” she let out a loud sigh. Did she somehow forget that I was dating Dylan? I freaking lived with him! “Well. I didn’t really think about it before I showed y’all. what I think I’m going to go to bed for the night. pulling on a blonde ringlet that had escaped. “I’m so sorry Paige.could tell she was faking it.” I stood up and Kitty almost immediately jumped in front of me. “You know. So heartfelt. I could tell just how sorry she was. Yeah.
I was his first real girlfriend! Granted. even though I had been told time and time again how much of a player he had been.” Her argument was weak and I knew she didn’t believe it. My lip began to tremble as the images that were now burned into my head kept popping their way up.“Paige. I was pretty new to the whole dating scene too but I hadn’t whored around with a bunch of guys before meeting him. The evidence was pretty clear. For god’s sake. don’t you want to talk about this? There could be a perfectly good explanation. . I truly thought I had nothing to worry about when it came to Dylan.
which I would kind of preferred. I wasn’t going to be that girl. The living room was quiet and it almost sounded like everyone left. “I’m just really tired guys.No. I really didn’t want to face anyone right now. I would not cry over Dylan Turner in front of anyone. The tears started to drip down my face the minute I hit the . I felt like a complete idiot for giving my whole heart to him and he just stomped on it without a care in the world.” I left the slumber party and washed off the green mess that was stuck to my face. I’ll see you all in the morning.
pillow. I picked up Dylan’s pillow and threw it across the room. . The once comforting smell was now making me sick to my stomach and I knew I wouldn’t get a blink of sleep tonight.
rubbing her elbow. let alone my bed? I don’t even know who the fuck you are. what was that for?” “What the hell are you doing in my room. Fuck?” I pushed on the body that was lying next to me. dressed only in a bra and underwear. and heard a small squeal when the body hit the floor.Chapter 27 Dylan “What. An unfamiliar exotic looking girl with long jet. And where are your fucking clothes?” .black hair and almond shaped eyes popped up. “Ow. that most certainly wasn’t Paige. The.
” She pointed to the hotel bed that was next to mine where Dean and Zoe were still passed out.“I’m friends with Zoe. I knew how alcohol could affect people’s judgment and I wasn’t going to take any risks.” she replied perkily. quickly forgetting about her injury. much to the surprise of just about all of my teammates. even though I wouldn’t ever do anything to mess things up with Paige even if I was completely . probably from a very late night of partying. I had passed. except for Chris. “She said I could sleep over last night after we went out. I had Paige now and that whole scene just didn’t interest me.
” Her face scrunched up in confusion and still remained that way even after I threw her shoes at her. I packed up my . but instead stuck me with the jackass. Coach knew Chris and I were great friends. who snuck his girlfriend into our room every night. Apparently not. Dean.shit-faced.” I seriously needed to do something about this whole roommate situation.” “Fine. Zoe’s friend. “Now. time to get the fuck out. “I thought Zoe said you would be a lot of fun. “Well okay.” she huffed out.
let him get his ass chewed out for showing up the bus late. I couldn’t wait until I got home to Paige. I would have preferred to come back last night but Coach was into the team bonding thing majorly.bag without waking Dean. I knew Paige had her little sleepover last night and I’m sure she wanted a break from me every once in a while. The house was empty when I walked in and after surveying all of . I got back to the house pretty early since we had only been in a town about two hours away from campus. Plus. he deserved it for being a fucking idiot.
She looked beautiful. I pushed open the door to our room and I swear my heart swelled out of my fucking chest when my eyes landed on Paige. her curls fanned out around her and her bare legs twisted around the comforter. as long as she was next to me. She was a serious blanket hog but I didn’t mind.the rooms. I felt like a girl sometimes when I got those mushy feelings. laying there in the early morning sun. but I couldn’t help it. it looked like all of the girls had already taken off. My lips couldn’t resist how sweet she looked and I placed kisses .
raining kisses onto her nose. Maybe she was on her period or something.all along the base of her neck until I reached her face. I swear I could feel an actual chill in the air. She groaned and swatted at my face. Yup. “Don’t you dare touch me. . she definitely wasn’t a morning person. and finally her puffy lips that I had missed so much. eyelids. she sat up with a start and then narrowed her blue eyes at me. I knew from Kitty that girls could get pretty touchy when it came to that time of the month.” Her voice was cold and icy. Finally. but I just couldn’t leave her alone.
check the most recent message from Kylie. “Go ahead.“What’s the matter babe? You not feeling good? Is that why everyone left?” “Seriously Dylan? Are you going to play stupid?” Her phone whizzed towards my head and luckily.” . She forwarded something very interesting to me. Maybe I hadn’t called enough while I was gone? I had been pretty busy but I still tried to make time for her.” I held her phone. “That’s what the matter is. with my awesome hands. I caught it. staring it down like maybe she had broken it or something.
I scrolled through the texts until I found the one from Kylie and opened it up. “Paige. her hands were in some very incriminating places and there were at least a dozen pictures. What a little bitch. which all looked to be courtesy of Zoe. I’d be hot as hell too.” I expected her to not even let . What the hell? How did I not wake up when all of this had been going on? I could see why Paige was pissed. If I had seen Paige in this situation. this really isn’t how it looks. which contained several pictures of what looked to be me sleeping with that fucking girl that I had woken up to find this morning.
When I woke up this morning. The guys went out to celebrate our win last night but I went back up to the room.” Her eyes seemed to soften just a bit at that but I couldn’t be sure. I swear I had never seen her before . so I continued. “I swear I would never do anything like this. I missed you. “Coach stuck me with Dean who thought it would be cool to bring along Zoe.me explain but she just crossed her arms over her chest and stared at me with a blank expression. she still looked pretty pissed. I found this chick in my bed. baby. I just wasn’t in the mood.
Please believe me. “Wait. I knew it seemed suspicious when Kylie showed everyone the pictures last night. I believe you. .and I had no clue about these pictures. don’t act so surprised Dylan. you might make me change my mind. what? You believe me?” “Well.” Her words hit my ears but I wasn’t sure I heard right. I see how she looks at you and I really wouldn’t put it past her to having set this whole thing up. “Fine.” I looked at her pleadingly and crouched down next to the bed to grip one of her hands.
” I breathed in a heavy sigh of relief before wrapping my arms around her. she only seemed to be attracted to the guys who were clearly taken. I’m glad you . just know that I trust you no matter what. I might not have been friends with a lot of girls. but even I can think like a ruthless bitch every once in a while. There had been more than one instance where I had to basically fight that girl off. “Good. so I would break up with you and she would be right there to comfort you.“She was probably trying to make you look guilty. I just didn’t get it. It made sense that Kylie set this all up somehow. So.
I wouldn’t ever do anything to mess this up and I hope that you know that. you are pretty lucky. And I’m glad I have an awesome girlfriend that actually listens to me. Pretty lucky. aren’t you?” she whispered out.” “Yeah. ************************* We had a home series and . If you had been anyone else. her hands slipping into the waistband of my boxers and gripping me at the base. I would have been kicked out on my ass by now. indeed.trust me. I love you.
He had brought along his girlfriend. Paige had been cleaning the house for days before they arrived and had the guest room all set up. but he was still in good spirits and I guess that was all that counted. I think it was the first time I had seen her actually clean anything. she looked pretty sexy in those tiny ass shorts.Paige was an even better mood than usual since her dad had just arrived. that looked she was truly in love with Max. MaryAnn. who was a petite lady with chin length blonde hair. I had to admit. running around cleaning. . Max looked like he had lost some weight since we had last seen him.
I’m excited to see you play. Paige had been baffled by the whole thing since baseball was practically Max’s whole life.“Hey Max. good son. since apparently MaryAnn wasn’t a big baseball fan. how’s it going?” I leaned over the railing from where I was standing on the field and shook Max’s hand where he was seated in the stands. I’ve been keeping up on your stats and you’re shaping up to have a pretty good season.” . He and Paige had come alone. but they seemed to get along well enough. Keep it up and you’ll be playing in the big leagues in no time. “Good.
so he had a pretty good eye for talent. it made it even better.” It felt good to hear that from someone. I ended up making three stellar plays and going three for four to end the game with a walk off homer.“Thank you. sir. the four of us went for dinner at a nice restaurant downtown . Plus. who had been beaming since she got there. I leaned down to kiss Paige on the cheek. especially someone as important as Paige’s dad. I knew how much she loved to watch a game with her dad and since I was playing. One of the best games I had in awhile and I was glad Max was there to see it. he was a huge baseball fan. Afterwards.
they’re happy. Paige was worn out but happy that she got to spend some much needed time with her dad. you’ll see him soon. By the time Max and MaryAnn left. “These aren’t sad tears. The minute I have some free time we’ll make a trip down to Florida.” she replied in between sniffles. I’m just so glad he’s finally found someone to love . “I know.” I brushed away a single tear that was rolling down her cheek with my thumb. I know. “Baby it’ll be alright.and stayed up playing cards around the kitchen table until early in the morning. Damn if she didn’t look sexy as hell even when she cried.
again after my mom.” She followed me inside but instead of heading towards our room she tugged on my hand and pulled me towards the kitchen. “You hungry Sparky?” I figured she had filled up on the huge breakfast I had made for everyone. not for food anyway.” I wrapped her in a tight hug on the front porch where we had been standing. let’s go inside. Her .” Her eyes didn’t leave mine as she leaned me against the counter and pushed her body against mine. watching Max and MaryAnn leave. “C’mon. “Nope. I just wish they had more time together.
She finally pulled away breathless and looked at me with those blue eyes glossy and filled with a hunger. .” I didn’t need to be told twice. like she was trying to literally climb into my mouth. This kiss was anything but gentle as she pulled and sucked on my tongue. I figured we needed to christen the kitchen. I gripped her hips and lifted her ass to the edge of the island behind her. before crushing her mouth against mine. but I didn’t mind.hand brushed across my jaw and she traced her fingers across my lips. “Chris and Claire won’t be home till later tonight.
She threw her head back with a low moan the minute I cupped her breast and my mouth found her nipple. this time was about her. Just like I thought. I instantly grew hard at the noises that she was making but I had to ignore it. ripping her shirt off her head and she brought her hands up to unclasp her bra. I moved my mouth up to graze her collarbone. biting lightly onto her shoulder. leaving her erect nipples bare. she went crazy arching her hips and grinding herself into me . before I found that sensitive spot behind her ear that I knew drove her wild. always so ready for me.My hands were on her body in a second.
Our eyes remained locked on each other as I slipped in one finger and then two. I worked her pants down until they were around her ankles and hooked a thumb into her underwear to slide those down too. I couldn’t tear my eyes away. That look that she was giving me was so filled with love and wanting.through our clothes. her curls were hanging loosely down her bare back. And that look. Her hips were rising off the counter as she . And then the most beautiful sight was right in front of me. Her cheeks had a reddish tint to them from getting so excited.
I want to see you come on my hand.rode my hand and I could tell how close she was. It’s so fuckin’ sexy when you do that. pushing in my tongue in the same rhythm my fingers were working into her.” she moaned out deeply. I crushed my mouth against hers. just waiting for her release. “Please.” “Shh baby. “Dylan. Her body clenched up around my fingers and she rode out her orgasm. let go. but she was trying to fight it. moaning into my mouth before collapsing against the island. I .” That right there set her off and I thrust my fingers in harder and harder.
her hands finding the zipper on my jeans.leaned forward until our foreheads were pushed against each other. “I love you. “Where do you think you’re going?” . baby.” I stood up straight adjusting the strain in my pants until I felt a tug on my hand and my beautiful girl was pulling me back.
what’s going on?” I never really saw Jared much outside of some of Kitty’s family’s events and hanging out with Maddie occasionally. “Hey Jared. All three of the brothers seemed to get along well. wait up. so it kind . Jared.” My feet stopped their journey over the concrete walkway when I heard the familiar voice of Kitty’s older brother. call out from behind me.Chapter 28 Paige “Hey Paige. He wasn’t in to sports much like Chris and for some reason lived in an off campus apartment.
” “No. “Not much. I think I had seen him a total of two times since I had moved in and he had been grabbing more clothes to haul over to his girlfriend Marcy’s place. even though Bryce was hardly ever there anyway. it’s fine. I swear that class is going to be the death of me. are you on your way to class? I don’t want to keep you long. I have a little bit of a break before my next class and its Calc so I really won’t be too sad if I miss a little bit of that.of surprised me that Jared was the only one that didn’t live at the house.” .
” He smirked back at me and shoved his hands into his pockets. Jared that is gross. I still can’t believe Kitty has it all figured out but she’s known she’s wanted to teach kindergarten since junior high. “You’ll figure it out soon enough. I still have no clue what I’m going to be majoring in but it most definitely won’t have anything to do with math. yeah? You probably wouldn’t like to hear that I’m going to be an accountant then.“Oh. How anyone could love the idea of having to work with numbers is beyond me. huh?” “Ew. she definitely has some .
She really got along with almost everyone. the reason I wanted to catch up with you was that I’m planning kind of a night out for . Kitty had agreed with me that Kylie had probably schemed that whole situation along with Zoe to make Dylan look guilty and she was keeping an even tighter hold on Grant whenever she was around.patience. “Well anyway. but after seeing how nurturing she really was I totally saw it.” “That she does. I had been sort of baffled. well except for Kylie.” When Kitty had first told me she was majoring in early education. I’ll give her that.
“Of course I’ll be there. Kitty. and a few other girls. he invited Kylie. but I wouldn’t skip out just because of one girl. I know your one of her closest friends so I wanted to make sure you could come. We’re gonna meet up at this bar downtown. I think . I already invited Kylie. You think you can make it?” Oh Jared. He was completely oblivious to the strong dislike Maddie held for her roommate. But of course. I wasn’t sure if would be a fun night. he probably had no idea she was constantly hitting on him and how much it pissed Maddie off.Maddie’s birthday Friday night.
I made it home with about an hour to spare before an earlier shift . and I had this class twice a week.” “Bye. I would truly be happy when this semester was over.Dylan has a night off too so he should be there. Is it a surprise type of thing?” “Nah. I can’t ever keep things from Maddie but I put the whole thing together.” I continued on to my math class and sat through probably the most boring two hours of my life. I’ll see you Friday night then.
Nikki. My shift at the library went surprisingly quick. I think it had to do with the fact that I knew Dylan would be home soon after me. Sparky. Dylan wasn’t there but it was at least a little reminder of him. That boy was always leaving me little post it notes all around the house that always made me smile and making my freaking heart flutter.at the library. Just a simple: I love you. the girl that I had worked with . Our time together lately was limited but always the highlight of my day. so I took a quick shower and smiled as soon as I stepped out. but the words instantly made me melt at how thoughtful he was.
I was just exiting the library. asshole. “Mmm baby girl. was chatty the whole time and made the otherwise boring night. a little more interesting.tonight. “Jake! What are you doing here? I can’t believe you just showed up without telling me.” My stomach stirred at the familiar nickname that only one person used for me and I spun around so quick I knocked myself off balance. I missed you so much. Luckily. hoping to catch a bus back to the house when someone came up from behind me and grabbed me in a hug. those strong arms were right there to catch me.” I looked .
you did. “Hey. I drove up with a buddy who has a girlfriend up here and we split a hotel room nearby. How long are you here for?” “Just a few days. even though he probably won’t be there half the time.into his piercing blue eyes and reached up a hand to sweep back the blonde hair that always managed to hide one of those eyes. I would have called off work the minute you got here. I just wish you had told me that you were coming to town. I just wanted to surprise you and I did. didn’t I?” “Yes. If he’s smart. he’ll be sneaking into his girl’s .
We have an extra room at the house. I don’t think that’s a very good idea Paige.” His finger caught one of my curls and he twisted it around. no sense in wasting your money.” “You should have told me. His . you’re more than welcome to stay there. slightly tugging my head closer to his. “Because I would want to be doing this the whole time.” I scrunched up my nose in confusion until his mouth crushed against mine and then I knew exactly what he was talking about.room just like I did yours.” “Nah.
“Jake.tongue probed my lips before nudging them apart and then he was exploring my mouth. He wasn’t Dylan. even though I had been the one to push him away.” He finally pulled away and just stared at me. Stop. I .” I spoke against his lips and when he didn’t let up. his chest moving up and down quickly. but I knew one thing. I shoved my hands into his chest and pushed as hard as I could. I barely realized what he was doing. “Jake. His expression was filled with hope. It all happened so quickly. just cupped the back of my neck to keep me close.
He had always been there to protect me and never liked to see me hurt.” “Can’t you see.didn’t want to hurt out friendship but that couldn’t happen again. Why are you making this so difficult? I just want my best friend but I can’t have that if you’re going to do this. laced with a little of anger that I had never heard come out of his mouth before. “I’m in love with Dylan and I told you that. what were you thinking?” I whispered out and he reached out to grip my hand. but I pulled it away. Paige?” He spit it out a tight voice. “Jake. Couldn’t he see that he was the one hurting .
me now? “I want to be more than just your best friend. I’m . Do you know what that feels like. to have the one girl you’re in love with to not return any of your feelings? I thought when I was here last time. you ran to another guy. I’m sorry. I just can’t keep doing this. I was finally starting to convince you that this would be a good idea and the minute I left.” “Jake. Are you trying to say that either we need to be in a relationship or we can’t be friends anymore? Because I really don’t think I can handle that. I really am. but you couldn’t even give me a chance.
I won’t even touch you.” he huffed out in a defeated voice. You’re constantly in my head and I can’t get you out. “I wouldn’t ever be able to walk away from you like that. fine if that’s what will .” “No Paige.” “Jakey…” He interrupted me with a wave of his hand. Let’s just have fun the next couple of days and completely forget this just happened. I can’t lose you too.already losing my dad. I just wish it was that easy. from now on I promise to be on my best behavior. “Just forget it Paige. alright?” “Ok.
Dylan was home when I got there. but still wasn’t able to shake the hurt expression on Jake’s face. How ‘bout we meet up tomorrow morning and I’ll show you around campus?” “Sure. He looked so broken when I had rejected him but there really wasn’t anything I could do. see you tomorrow. I stripped out of my clothes and tossed . Hopefully we could move on from this and still remain friends. but all of the lights were turned off and his back was to me. that sounds awesome baby girl.” I finally made my way home.make you happy then.
he almost always waited up for me no matter what. .on an old t-shirt before climbing into bed beside him. Today’s game must have really worn him out. which was unusual. He never stirred once.
doing nothing to stop it. And then I walk up behind her to see Jake devouring her mouth with his and she just fucking stood there. Best friend my ass. Our game finished up early and I figured I could catch up with Paige before her shift ended.Chapter 29 Dylan What the fuck? I felt a whitehot anger blaze through my chest and it took everything in me not to beat the shit out of the guy that I recognized as Paige’s best friend. so she wouldn’t have to take the bus home. .
When I got home. Like nothing had happened. so I just pretended I was sleeping. Our bed. I didn’t know what to do. over and over. My head was being pulled .I had to get out of there before I did something I regretted. I wasn’t going to jeopardize my baseball career by putting that asshole into a coma where he belonged. And then she came home and climbed into our bed. What was she thinking? I had given my whole heart to her and she had basically ripped it out and stomped all over it without a thought. picturing the image of some other guy’s lips on my girl. I kicked the shit out of the wall in our room.
trying to think . “Hey. I must have finally drifted off a couple of hours before my alarm went off and I felt like complete shit when it was time to wake up. sleepy head. “Yeah. Her body felt so right behind me.in all sorts of different directions. but none of them led me to an answer. I think you passed out the minute your head hit the pillow. but I couldn’t push out the fact that she had cheated on me. You must have been pretty tired last night. guess I was.” Her small hands wrapped around my waist and trailed up my bare chest.” I ran a hand through my hair.
do you want to join us? I think I’m just going to show him around campus. Maybe if she did that. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to skip a few classes. for her to confess everything to me. “I hope you don’t mind but I sort of made plans with Jake today. just waiting. Friendly’s for lunch. yeah? Jake? When did he show up? Did you know he was coming?” I was just waiting. . maybe take him to Mr.” “Oh.of a way to avoid her and what exactly I was going to do about this whole situation. I could forgive her and we could get past it.
gotta keep my grades up.” “Okay.” Yeah. probably waiting for me to nip it like I usually did whenever that puffy lip stuck out and it was almost too damn tempting. her clear blue eyes showed no guilt. and I guess it worked. “Oh by the way. I told . really surprised me too.“Well.” she pouted out her lip and looked at me expectantly. Maybe Paige wasn’t as innocent as I thought she was. he surprised the hell out of me. think I’ll pass on the whole hanging out thing though. he showed up last night to surprise me. “That’s cool. like nothing had happened.
Thought I knew her so well was more like it. He planned out a birthday party for Maddie and everyone’s getting together. but he invited Kylie. .Jared that we would meet up with him at some bar downtown on Friday. now I just didn’t know what to think.” “Yeah. he’s clueless about the whole situation. Of course.” I grunted out before pushing myself out of bed and heading towards the bathroom to take a quick shower so I could get the hell out of there. Can you believe that? I’m glad you know me so well babe.
“Not much. wondering how my life got messed up so fucking quickly. now not so much.” I muttered back and Chris’s eyebrows instantly shot up. We normally met up for lunch.” his . but today I really wasn’t in the mood so I was just sitting with a cup of coffee. I thought I had the picture perfect girl. this guy knew me way too well. what’s up?” Chris slid his tray down across from mine where I was sitting in the food court. you and I both know something’s up so you might as well spill. Come on girl talk time. “’Kay well.********************** “Hey dude.
“I’m like your brother dude and brothers tell each other everything. And I can tell you’re upset. “Chris. it felt good to get it all off my chest.pitched at that last part and sounded so similar to Kitty. I finally told Chris what was bothering me.” “Just stop.” he leaned back on his chair and ran a finger over the . it was eerie. “Hmm….. so just come out with it. I think if I didn’t I would have likely exploded from the weight.” After some more prodding.voice went high.” he held up a hand to me and leaned closer. I don’t think….
blonde scruff that was covering his chin. I’m guessing the first one is right. if that happens you’re going to do something that you’ll regret. it really doesn’t seem like something Paige would do and maybe you need to hear her side of the story. I don’t know. I know you. she might just be a lying bitch and can really play the whole innocent act well.” . She’s totally in love with you dude and I know you feel the same way. I can almost guarantee it. Don’t just keep it bottled up. I think you need to confront her though. I really haven’t ever been in a situation like this. “Well I don’t know bud. “On the other hand.
I knew how much Paige loved me. “Do what’s right Dylan and I’ll stick behind whatever you decide.” I left him sitting in the cafeteria. replaying his words in my head.” He held out his fist and I tapped it with mine. I really wasn’t going to be able to make any decisions.“Is that the end of our girl talk then?” I scooted my chair out and tossed my bag over my shoulder. Chris had brought up some really good points. anyone who wasn’t blind . officially over. “Yup. Until then. but I really just needed some time alone to get my head on straight.” “Thanks Chris.
could see that and my feelings were the same in return. but the thing that got me was that she didn’t tell me. Maybe she had made a mistake. I didn’t know if I could live with that. .
Dylan won’t be able to resist you.” Yeah. I looked in the mirror hung on the back of Kitty’s door and fluffed out the loose curls that Kitty had helped me to tame.Chapter 30 Paige “Do you think this looks alright?” I pulled on the hem of the strapless black dress that was practically molded to my body. “Of course. you look damn sexy girly. My makeup was . Kitty eyed me from her bed where she was sitting with one of her housemates. hopefully he won’t be able to.
I was starting to get worried that my worst fear in our relationship was coming true. Dylan probably just has something going on right now that he hasn’t told you about. maybe it would get Dylan excited. stop worrying. The past few days he had been strangely distant towards me and had barely touched me. he was getting bored with me.light but still a little smoky. making my blue eyes pop out even more than usual. I hadn’t dressed up like this in awhile.” Kitty jumped off the bed and gripped my shoulders. pulling me to . “Paigey.
Why don’t you just try talking to him? Maybe he’s just uncomfortable with Jake being around. you are smart. Trust me.Bored. green eyes narrowed in determination. “Nu uh. and I know you have just about much stamina as him. He. Did you tell him what happened between the two of you?” “No. you are not ruining the perfect French mani Shanna just gave you.stand right in front of her. I’m not gonna let it happen.” I shook my head and went for my crutch but Kitty pulled my hand down. “You are sexy. And why haven’t you . lord knows I would if I was in his shoes.Is. hell you love sports almost as much as he does.Not.
” I grumbled. “It should be fine. and kept true to his word. If anything he’ll just be pissed at Jake. Do you think it’s a good idea for him to come out with us tonight?” “Yes.told him about Jake? “You have nothing to feel guilty about. . wait let me take that back. if I were that boy I would have went home to Florida by now. he was being that careful. He’ll be majorly pissed at Jake.” Jake had really been on his best behavior over the last couple of days that we had spent together. Jake put the moves on you and you stopped him. His hands hadn’t even so much as skimmed my shoulder.
“Let’s just have fun tonight and if you feel up to it. That’s probably the main reason why he’s acting so weird. Maybe I did just need to tell Dylan what happened with Jake. Just like Kitty said. but truly he sees Jake as competition.” “Well he’s anything but. but I still felt an enormous weight on my chest by keeping it inside.and I truly appreciated it. Your . you can talk to Dylan about the whole situation tomorrow after Jake leaves town. He might tell you it’s alright to have such a stud for a best friend. I had nothing to feel guilty about.
” I tugged on a piece of her straight as a pin blonde hair and she sashayed out of the room in front of me in her red halter dress that showed off her tan perfectly. At least someone looked happy. I wrapped an arm around Dylan who was sipping on a beer and glaring at Jake who was sitting on the other side of the . the birthday girl already halfway drunk and wrapped around Jared giggling loudly.right. we both look sexy as hell and our men are waiting for us. I’ll talk to him tomorrow. tossing a classic pageant wave over her shoulder to Shanna. We were the last two to show up to the party. Now let’s get out of here.
Charlie. His hands had been all over her the second she walked in. that he had rode up with and his girlfriend. Tara. “You look nice.” he replied. taking another sip of his beer to drain the glass. I mean I wasn’t full of myself. “Okay. I knew I wasn’t the sexiest . “Hey.” Nice? Really? Kitty’s mouth dropped open next to me where Grant was truly appreciating the dress she had picked out for the night.table with his friend. quickly flicking over me with his eyes. how’s it going?” I kissed Dylan on his stubbled cheek and he turned towards me for just a second.
” I felt my cheeks turn red at the compliment and Dylan’s hand turned white. “You would. his fist clenched so hard around his glass.” he muttered. I was sure it would burst into a million shards. if I have to deal with this shit all night. I could feel my .” he announced to the table.girl here. never looking back at me. I can tell I’m gonna fuckin’ need it. “I’m gonna go get another drink. I think you look damn sexy. Jake’s eyebrows shot straight up and his forehead crinkled in confusion. baby girl. but usually Dylan thought I was. “Well.
” Even with how upset I felt. even just a little. both tugging me along. “Okay. I still had to roll my eyes.lower lip trembling at the harsh treatment. Kitty was probably the only person under sixty that used that saying. she always knew how to lighten the mood. “C’mon Paige. “Let’s go powder our noses. what’s going on? Dylan is acting like a complete ass and I’m seriously about to beat the shit out of .” Kitty came up beside me and hooked her arm through mine. but there was no way I was going to break down in front of anyone. and Maddie took the other side.
I just don’t know what to do. “It’s our Maddie’s birthday. . “I really don’t know guys.him. he’s been so cold the past few days but tonight is probably the worst.” Maddie stood in front of me with her arms crossed over her chest as I leaned a hip against the bathroom counter thinking the exact same thing. remember?” Kitty ran a paper towel under the cool water and dabbed it under my eyes where a few tears had escaped.” “You’re gonna do what we talked about. He barely looked at me when we got here.
when no alcohol is involved.” Maddie. “If you want to leave though. just because Dylan has something shoved up his ass doesn’t mean our night is ruined. put a brave face on. and let’s have some fun. So go out there.” “No. you two can sit down and have a conversation like the grown adults that you are. I would totally understand. gave me a gentle pat on the back.” . Maddie I think I can stick it out.we’re going to go out there and have fun. Then tomorrow. Let’s go celebrate your birthday. always the softest of the group.
and he managed to keep his hands to himself. She seemed to keep inching her way closer and closer to Dylan. I swear I could feel Dylan’s eyes boring into my back but as soon as I turned his way. The one thing he hadn’t lost interest in was Kylie. Every time I moved across the room. Jake and I caught up on all that we had missed out on each other’s lives over the past couple of months and I even dragged him onto the dance floor. I wouldn’t be . a little bit at least. he had lost interest.We ended up drinking and dancing for the next couple of hours and I was able to push Dylan Turner out of my head.
I’m gonna go use the bathroom. I’ll be right back.surprised if she ended up in his lap by the end of the night. “Hey.” I whisper-yelled into Kitty’s ear over the music and her glossy green eyes turned to me where she was wrapped around Grant’s waist. I really didn’t want to go home if I wasn’t wanted there. I had to talk to him before the end of the night and find out what was going on. My heart hurt at the way he was acting and how he was basically stomping all over the love that we shared without a word of what I did wrong. .
“No.I was pretty sure he was holding her up.” Really I didn’t want her to come with me because I wanted to confront Dylan alone. “Want me to come with?” she slurred out. here and there. I’m okay. so I decided to head towards the . if not she would have been flat on her ass the way she had been slamming down shots. Me. He wasn’t on the dance floor. I’ll be back in a minute. No Dylan there. I turned back to the table and scanned it quickly with my eyes. I wanted to have a clear head and not do something I would later regret. on the other hand had only had a couple sips.
you couldn’t tell whose limbs were whose. .bathroom anyway. we just couldn’t get enough of each other. so in love. I pushed open the door to the women’s bathroom and quickly checked my makeup. I walked down the narrow. dark hallway and my mouth turned slightly up into a small smile when I brushed past a couple who were so intertwined. And I’m pretty sure the girls hand was shoved somewhere I really didn’t want to see. It reminded me of Dylan and me sometimes when we got naughty in the library or the night out on the deck.
excuse me. I was young and he was my first love but I really felt like we had such a connection that was so rare. Sure. . but then froze into place when the familiar blonde ringlets belonging to Kylie came into view and she plastered a sickingly sweet smile on her face. I needed to talk to him about it. I pushed back out of the bathroom with a new determination and quickly ran right into the couple in the hallway again.Maybe Dylan had just fallen out of love with me and didn’t want me around anymore. “Oops. Whatever was wrong.” I backed up a step. He couldn’t keep avoiding me. I didn’t know if I could handle that.
who had a lazy smile on his face. the broken heart. the hurt. And with her?” This time I couldn’t keep the tears back and started all out sobbing at the overwhelming feelings running throughout my body. what are you doing. quickly realizing that it was Dylan. like they were dead. staring back at me. his brown eyes turned almost black. My whole body started to shake and I felt a chill creep down my spine. making me feel sick to my . Dylan? Why would you do this to me? I thought you loved me. “Wh-aa-t.” I looked from her back to the guy.“Oh. The betrayal. my Dylan. hey Paige.
before slamming his lips back into Kylie’s once again as she squealed in delight. but it had to be done. “Payback’s a bitch.stomach. Sparky?” He bit out. isn’t it. her hips arched into him. The sound making me even sicker to my stomach. I had never seen his face look at me this way before and they both just stood there and watched me fall apart. and he grinded against her leg. It was like a bad car wreck and I couldn’t look away. . What I was doing was pure torture to myself. all right in front of me. This would truly close the door on me and Dylan Turner forever. her hands roamed all over his body.
his blue eyes staring intently at me. finding the one person I could always depend on. take me home please. my feet unfroze and I stumbled back to the table through a blur of tears. “Baby girl. He shot straight up.” . what’s wrong?” His fingers went to work brushing the tears away. but it wouldn’t work. Who knew when they would actually stop? “Jakey.Finally. I’ll run you home real quick and I’ll come back to pick them up when their finished.” “Yeah. wrapping an arm around my waist when he saw how much of a mess I was. sure just let me borrow the keys from Charlie.
grabbing onto his arm even tighter like the anchor it was.” .“No Jake. “Take me HOME.” I sobbed out.
Kitts. Dylan Turner?” Kitty’s voice screeched out. breaking me from my blissful sleep.” I managed to open at least one eye and see that it was almost noon and my head was pounding from one hell of a hangover. Her blonde hair was piled on top of her head and her face was free of all makeup. something I had never seen.Chapter 31 Dylan “What in the hell did you do. Her eyes were bloodshot . as she threw back my bedroom door. most likely cracking the wall behind it. “Calm down.
scrubbing at her eyes where the fresh tears were rolling out.like she had been crying all night and that got me sitting up immediately. I can’t believe you drove her away like that. it was all coming back to me now. Yes. Yup. what’s wrong? Is everyone in the family alright?” “Yes.” She plopped down on the end of my bed. everyone’s fine. “Except for maybe you.” she bit out. I . I think you are seriously fucked up in the head if everything I heard is true. “Hold up. I might have had a lot to drink last night but I still remembered what I had done. she was my best friend too.
making me want to scoop her up in my arms and never let her go again. “What do you mean I drove her away? I was just doing what she did to me with Jake. do you think I deserved that?” She shook her head and stood up straight again. Why not rub it in her face? She fucking ripped my heart out Kitty. .felt guilty as hell about what happened and Paige’s breakdown had nearly pushed me over the edge. but I couldn’t. glaring down at me and jabbing her finger into my chest. I couldn’t forget what she had done to me behind my back. she just thought she got away with it.
and then you started treating her like a piece of shit. “She felt guilty for not telling you and she was going to.“You have it all wrong. finally giving into that slut. Do you know how horrible you made her feel? And then you sink to probably the lowest level. I don’t know what you think you saw but Paige stopped him. and practically . Dylan. who is supposedly a friend. She told him that she couldn’t be friends with him anymore if that’s how he was going to act because in the end she was always going to choose you. telling him how in love she was with you. He came onto her and she pushed him away.
have sex with her in the hallway. in front of Paige?” She didn’t even give me a chance to respond and I really wasn’t sure how to after hearing everything she had to say.” My eyes followed her hands and I quickly realized that the normal mess that seemed to follow Paige around was absent. She waved her hands around the room wildly. “What do you mean she’s gone?” I jumped out of the bed. One thing I knew was that I was a complete ass. You’re the only one here to blame. “And now this? She’s gone and it’s your entire fault. .
I need to explain what I thought happened. I haven’t heard from her since. I need another chance. You destroyed her. I’ve tried calling and texting at least a hundred times combined but it’s just going straight to voicemail now. “What the hell Kitty? Where did she go. I really think you lost out on your chance. I got a text late last night from her telling me that she was with Jake and going home to Florida. all empty of everything Paige.” .” “Nope.whipping open closet doors and dresser drawers. is she staying with you? I need to talk to her. she’s not with me.
And she had run away from me as far as she could.My heart clenched in my chest. I had to. I didn’t know if I deserved her back in my life. knowing I had intentionally destroyed the one good thing in my life over a stupid misunderstanding. but I was going to at least try with everything I had in me. .
he had welcomed me back home with open . I left without looking back. which was semi-true. Dad had been wary at first about me coming back home. But as soon as he saw what a mess I was and Jake had somewhat explained the situation. The night he had ripped out my heart. I wasn’t sure if it ever would be. thinking I was just back because I didn’t want to be away from him.Chapter 32 Paige Six long months had gone by since I had last seen Dylan Turner and my heart still wasn’t whole again.
but I didn’t care. he was dating a nice girl he had met on campus and was very happy. Jake was there for me as much as he could be that first week home. I couldn’t. . Then I think he just gave up. He went back to school and contacted me almost every day until he figured out that I wasn’t returning any of his calls or texts. He needed to have his own life and didn’t need to be stuck taking care of me. but I pushed him away.arms. I think she loved to rub that part in my face. I had run into his mom at the grocery store and according to her.
I had talked to Kitty about a month after I went home and after making her swear that she wouldn’t breathe a word to anyone in her family. So what if . so much so that I finally changed my number so he couldn’t contact me anymore. telling me that he had seen Jake kiss me and jumped to wrong conclusions but I hung up on her and wouldn’t talk to her for a week. including Dylan. we quickly updated each other on everything that had happened in our lives since we had been away from each other. that we were talking.Dylan was just as persistent with the phone calls. Kitty tried sticking up for Dylan.
along with Chris and Claire. Maddie and Jared were still going strong. Instead. but Bryce and Marcy had broken up.Dylan had seen it? I guess that explained his cold attitude. but he didn’t even give me a chance to explain. he went straight to Kylie and was clearly willing when it came to everything he had done with her right in front of my own eyes. which meant Bryce was around the house a whole lot more. Kitty had left the sorority house . After that Kitty never mentioned Dylan again but called me regularly to catch up and fill me in on all of the details about everyone else.
The one thing that I found hilarious was that Kylie had gotten kicked out of the dorm after being caught sneaking in one too many guys and her parents had come and dragged her evil ass back home. I got along with MaryAnn who had moved in . And Dylan. he locked himself in his bedroom so I wouldn’t have to see him like that. I rarely saw him have a bad day and when he did. so she was now living with all three of her brothers. But he was always left out of all of the conversations. I think being home seemed to help my dad. thankfully.after I moved back to Florida and took over the spare bedroom in the house.
After a few disasters. the cancer was still there and it was beyond treatable. dessert. The doctors still only gave him a short time left. MaryAnn was a great lady. “How you doing today .recently. Even though my dad seemed to be doing well. I had finally perfected a decent meal and even managed to make my favorite part. and always so caring when it came to my teddy bear of a dad.Paigey girl? You feeling alright?” . quiet and kind. and she was often trying to teach me how to cook. I just wished they had more time together.
” My chest instantly clenched up when he said it. I’m fine.” he replied.” I muttered out while handing him the remote to get ready for the game that would start any minute. I . Dad? The Rays are looking pretty good this season. “It would be great if I could see them win a World Series before I go. He was constantly asking me that. “You ready to watch the game. like he was talking about the daily weather.” “I know. rubbing his hands together.“Yes Dad. He talked about his own death. so nonchalant. even though I always told him I should be the one asking that question.
you done avoiding me yet because I’ve really been missing you.” “Look at me. I stood up quickly. who stood on the front porch was anything but. The doorbell rang and I figured it was the perfect distraction. but sometimes it was so hard.tried to control my emotions in front of him. I’m a mess. grabbing a tissue out of the bathroom to dab at my wet eyes before he could see. Instead. “Hey. How could you possibly want to deal with this?” I snorted out a laugh as another tear dribbled down my chin and he reached up to swipe it away. .
“Mmm baby girl.” .“You’re not a mess.” He held out his muscular arms and I willingly jumped right into them. I missed you so much. You smell so damn good. I was done fighting this. you’re beautiful. Come here.
but he was still here and that’s all that counted. Boy oh boy. As long as they keep playing this way. it sure is amazing.Chapter 33 Paige “I can’t believe I’m actually around to see this. they’re heading to the playoffs.” Amazing was the right word to explain it. sure he was a lot frailer in the almost ten months that had passed. Dad had baffled the doctors with how he was still kicking. And today I was making his . and then off to the World Series.
We had brought along a wheelchair and I had wheeled him from the parking garage. He had been regularly purchasing his season tickets. but he was happy nonetheless. but he hadn’t attended a game in almost a year. He had refused purchasing any of the handicap seats and insisted he was going to sit in his front row seats. since I rarely left the house.dreams come true. I jumped at the chance. I think I surprised him a little bit. so when he asked if I wanted to take him. we made our way carefully down the last set of . So with the help of me and one of the ushers. by taking him to a game. all the way to the closest ramps.
I called to check in with MaryAnn as soon as we sat down and then we settled back into our seats to watch batting practice. Dad always loved to get to the stadium early. “How’s Jake doing with the whole knee thing.” Jake and I talked regularly every day. After he had basically forced his way back into my life. so he could watch it.concrete steps. we always kept in constant contact. I . I think it was truly his favorite part of the whole experience. I haven’t heard you talk about him much.
I’m sure he’ll stop by when he can.could tell he still wanted more with me. So he dropped off the football team and instead was concentrating solely on the sports medicine program. but I couldn’t let it happen. “He’s fine Dad. And he had been a little distracted lately. just super busy. Paigey. I figured I .” “That’s good. He had finally got some playing time during football season but was almost immediately injured and would probably never play the same again. I wasn’t about to put my heart out there again.
should tell you something…” “Nope Dad. no big dark secrets today.” “But Paige…” he stopped midsentence again. nothing else. waving his hands out in front of him but they quickly dropped when I narrowed my eyes.” It was that unmistakable voice that I had managed to avoid. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.” “Hey Sparky. even though it . fine. We’re here to watch baseball and that’s what we’re going to do. Let’s just enjoy this day together. I had perfected that look lately and he knew I meant business. “Alright.
He hadn’t changed much since the last time I had seen him. hoping that I was just imagining things but that hope crumbled to bits when Dad nudged me in the side with his elbow. I squeezed my eyes shut. “Told you so. let alone the Tampa Bay Rays.” I reluctantly turned my head and locked eyes with those brown ones that were so familiar. even after so long. The .still haunted every one of my dreams. called out from out on the field. I guess letting Kitty never mention Dylan was biting me in the ass right now. I had no clue that he had been drafted to a team.
he destroyed you. I never thought…how have you been? I never got a chance…I just don’t…. he always knew what to say. He is an asshole.uniform fit his well. . baffling me. no matter what the situation. my fingers itched to touch it. a complete asshole. “Wow. A small smile touched his lips and I could just get a hint of those dimples that I had loved so much.defined body perfectly and I could see that messy brown hair peeking out from underneath his hat. “Dylan.” he stumbled over his words.” I replied stiffly. get it together. Okay Paige.
“Mr. I’m just here to watch the game with my dad so…” I thought I had dismissed him pretty well but he just continued to stand there and stare at me like I was a freaking ghost or something.“Listen Dylan. I’m glad you could make it out. I’m still a little new around here. always the freaking charmer. glad to see you’re doing well. but I’m sure I could pull a few strings.” I glared at him as soon as the words left his mouth. maybe I could get you onto the field after the game. I really don’t have anything to say to you. Brinton. sir. he was using it on my dad. Instead of using it on me. He was one sick bastard. .
I would really appreciate it. isn’t it Paige. after the Rays pulled off the win that basically clinched them a spot in the playoffs. son? That would be like a dream come true. “Really.” “Oh. Dylan came back into the stands and helped to navigate Dad down onto the field and into his wheelchair.” I replied through gritted teeth. yes. I’m pretty sure I would lose one before the day was over. . That’s so thoughtful of him.I looked over to Dad to see he was beaming like a little boy on Christmas morning at the thought. True to his word.
Those were the kind of memories that made me think about how truly in love we had been and how I probably wouldn’t ever find anything like it again. all the way to home plate. said he needed my opinion . “Hey Paige. I really want to see the place he just bought. It brought back memories that I tried to squash down of our dinner that he had cooked especially for me and served it on the field back at campus. Dylan said he could give you a ride back to his place and we could meet up there.The two of them ran the bases with Dylan pushing my dad’s wheelchair. I have a few errands to run in town.
” I sweetly whispered the last part into his ear and his smile faltered just a bit. The two of them caught up with each other and laughed like they were old . How could I say no to that? “Fine Dad. who pushed his wheelchair back to the parking garage and tucked it into the trunk for him. I’ll be waiting. just don’t take too long please. “So hurry back.on a few things. I know what you’re doing and it isn’t going to work.” I followed behind him and Dylan. Is that alright?” Dad beamed at me with one of the biggest smiles I had seen on his broad face in a long time.
I have it parked in the garage at my house. it was truly astonishing. causing me to move back to Florida. but also a little pissed. and he treated him like he was his long lost son or something. He tried to fill me in on what he had been . sleek looking SUV and held the door open for me. I was happy for Dad. He knew Dylan had ripped my heart out. Dylan stopped in front of a brand new.” The ride to Dylan’s house was awkward and almost silent. “Finally got rid of the beater mobile?” “Well not quite.friends. I just can’t seem to get rid of it.
After earning nothing but silence from me. completely out of place in Florida.doing since we had seen each other last. but I didn’t care to hear it. all of this for one guy?” I hadn’t been paying much attention to when we left the stadium but I instantly knew we were far away from town by the thick trees and amount of land that surrounded the house without a neighbor in sight. he finally shut up until we turned onto a long driveway that was surrounded by thick groves of trees. . stopping at the gate to punch in a code. “Wow. no matter how much I really wanted to. The house itself was a cottage style.
Tim and Susanne figured it was a good investment and helped me pick the place out. you know all about how I grew up. I instantly bought this.and probably big enough for the whole baseball team and then some to live in.” “I’m glad to hear their still a big part of your life. Kitty said they just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. “Well yeah. When I finally got signed. that’s truly amazing nowadays.” His eyebrows shot straight up to his forehead and his brown eyes .
“Yeah well she didn’t do anything wrong and she’s still my best friend so no reason to stop speaking to her. I guess she took the whole sworn to secrecy thing a lot more seriously than I thought. she said you didn’t give her the new one. When you changed your number. “You still keep in contact with Kitty? She’s never mentioned anything.” Wow. slamming the . Kitty was better at keeping her mouth shut than I thought.turned questioningly towards me. I figured you cut her off too.” The interior of the brand new SUV once again grew silent as he placed it into park.
” he muttered quietly. “Let me give you a tour of the place. They managed to keep the rustic feel of the cottage with what looked like refinished hardwood floors and the shiny wood paneling on the ceilings. dining room.door gently before jogging over to open my door. . he probably wanted to leave my ass out on the front porch until my dad showed back up. My eyes swept through the entryway that opened up to the living room. I could tell he was just trying to be nice. and kitchen with an open concept. but it all had a modern feel to it. He held open the double set of thick wooden entry doors and I stepped in.
He gave me a look as I made my way into the kitchen. “I’m sure all of the girls love this place. I knew this was completely his domain and he probably spent most of his time here. It was truly made for a gourmet chef with some appliances that I wasn’t even sure what they were for. . I liked to torture myself.” My hands played over the cool marble and I avoided his eyes. The cabinets were a dark cherry wood with marble countertops and sleek chrome fixtures to give it that modern touch. which was probably the most impressive thing I had ever seen. not really wanting to know the answer but apparently.
” I let out a snort as he led the way down a hallway to continue with our tour. He gave me a wink that reminded me of the playful side of Dylan.” My face must have looked shocked because he held up his hands to defend himself. you are the first girl I’ve ever brought here. Like I believed that. Huge white screen that stretched across the whole front wall. “I swear. Like a real movie theater. and swung upon a door that revealed a movie theater. four rows of actual movie seats but these looked to be even more roomier and .“Actually.
that’s never going to .” He gave me a shrug and backed out of the room. “Wow this is amazing! How do you ever manage to leave your house when you have this? I bet you barely ever go to see a movie in the regular theaters. flicking off the low lighting on his way out. even thick red velvet curtains pulled to the sides by golden cords. “Not really. We can watch one later if you want and make out like teenagers in the back.comfier. A popcorn machine sat in one corner with a wet bar next to it that looked to be loaded down with every kind of candy imaginable.” “Yeah.
showing me a game room with a pool table.happen. and every game console that ever existed included the original Nintendo that I was very jealous of. most of which I had remembered from the old house he had shared with Chris. I couldn’t imagine why one person would need so much space. pinball machines. I had lost count of the bathrooms. “And this is where all the magic . ignoring my biting comment.” He continued with his tour. Like ever. Three rooms that were set up as guest bedrooms and one that was set up as an office with sports memorabilia everywhere.
not even wanting to think about why he would still have those. I quickly darted my eyes elsewhere. The room itself was all white with a giant flat screen mounted on the wall above a giant white entertainment stand that was dotted with pictures of him with the Chapmans.happens. All of the pictures I had of us together were safely tucked away in a box under my bed and would . And then my eyes landed on the other half that was filled with pictures that contained only him and me.” He swung open the last door at the end of the hallway and flopped down on one of the biggest beds I had ever seen.
You aren’t one of those Harry Potter freaks running around with wands in your spare time. “I thought you said you never bring girls here. A massive bathroom was attached all done in marble with a sunken Jacuzzi in the corner and a walk.” he answered back with a grin and stood up. pulling on my hand to take me with him.in steam shower that looked big enough for about ten people. are you? What kind of magic is going on in here?” “None.remain that way. “I just felt like I was on an episode of Cribs .
he probably had all of the movies hidden away in a closet. I leaned against the railings and looked out at the view. The land surrounding the house seemed to go on for miles of gentle rolling hills. “C’mon I want to show you the view.” I followed him out through a sliding glass door off the living room that led to a wraparound deck. And what in the hell is Harry Potter?” I let out a loud sigh as he dragged me along. it’s pretty spectacular. not believing that he didn’t know anything about one of the biggest franchises. which was absolutely breathtaking. .giving you the grand tour.
sending shivers racing through my whole .” he whispered against my neck. his lips just barely grazing the sensitive skin. His lips finally made their landing and I could feel his smile against my neck. I could feel Dylan behind me as I looked out and he placed his hands on either side of my body against the railing. I could catch a view of shimmering water and heard it lapping against a wooden dock. He ran his hands up and down my sides. over the thin material of my tank top.Just between the green trees. “This is the perfect view. pinning me in.
I can’t do this. I was destroyed. but they wouldn’t. “Dylan. and then Kitty filled me in on what really happened after you left. is special and I know I won’t ever find anything like that again.” “Why the hell not. what we have. but don’t you think I at least deserved a second chance? “What we had. I reacted like a fucking idiot when I saw you with Jake. I knew I ruined what we had. I haven’t even looked at . I don’t want to. Paige? You never even gave me a chance to explain myself.body that I willed to stop. I know I majorly fucked up at the bar but people make mistakes.
but I couldn’t look into those damn eyes. yelling at a baseball game on TV. This time it was over the guilt that rippled . they would suck me in. because I did.another girl since that night. sitting in a couple of rocking chairs.” “Dylan. His words had shot straight to my heart and I wanted to give in. I love you so much. This time it wasn’t from not believing him. I haven’t wanted to.” I twisted my body around to face his. I just can’t. but I couldn’t. You’re the only one for me. I want to marry you and have babies together that are as gorgeous as their Mom and grow old together.
So instead of staying.through me. . I didn’t think he would ever forgive me from what I had kept from him. Most people wouldn’t be able to. I left Dylan behind and ran away from him as fast as I could.
so I know he’s doing alright.Chapter 34 Paige “Hey MaryAnn. He’s been checking in almost every half hour. but she still did almost all of the cooking and I just helped out where I could. I had started to feel more comfortable in the kitchen.” . he left earlier this morning and said he had to run out somewhere. Says he should be home pretty soon. have you seen Dad lately?” I stepped into the kitchen where she was throwing handfuls of ingredients into a crockpot. “Yes honey.
I hadn’t spoken a word on the way home and Dad surprisingly hadn’t pushed me to talk. “Hey Dad.” I drawled out.“Ok. I’m glad you’re home…” My mouth dropped open when I saw who followed in . but I had to get out of there. I made a stop in my bedroom before heading back downstairs and quickened my feet when I heard the front door open. I really wanted to talk to him about the whole debacle of yesterday. I think he suspected a few things and wasn’t sure how to bring them up. Now I think I was ready. I could tell he had been let down that he didn’t get to make it inside of Dylan’s house.
But that wasn’t what had my mouth hanging open. a pair of those tiny shorts that I loved. There was Paige looking gorgeous as always with her sandy curls piled on top of her head. Fuck. The baby girl perched on her hip with the sandy brown hair and wide brown eyes that were currently staring back at me with a wide smile and just a hint of a dimple was. The.behind him and I swear my heart stopped. and a tank top that gave me just a glimpse of that flat stomach of hers. . Dylan What.
but I needed to . is she mine?” The brown eyes that looked so similar to mine had already basically answered my question for me. What in the hell was going on? My whole life had just completely changed in a second of seeing this little girl. just stop. “Just answer me one question.” “Dylan…just let me explain… I didn’t…I wasn’t sure how to…” “Paige. “Excuse me…I think MaryAnn needs some help in the kitchen.” I breathed out shakily. Finally he cleared his throat.Max shuffled his feet behind me as we stood there in silence just looking at each other.
I felt horrible that I hadn’t . I knew about your upbringing and you had said before you didn’t even know if you wanted kids. “Then yesterday when you were talking about us starting a family together… well. but I wouldn’t take it back for anything now. it all just sort of sunk in. I was already in love with that little girl. I wasn’t the best at taking my birth control.know. “Of course Lily’s yours. And I hoped it was true. Dylan. I was just so scared after I found out and I had no clue how you would react. I haven’t been with anyone else. I needed to hear it from her lips.
letting out a small musical noise. That right there was the most unreal feeling I had ever had in my life. I reached up to play with the tiny curls that covered her little head. I had a daughter. I brushed my thumb over her cheek and let it rest there. “Paige. I just needed to comfort her for all of the pain she had gone through without me.” Her face was covered in tears and I couldn’t help myself. all because I was being selfish. reached up and curled her tiny fingers around mine. I understand why you . until my baby girl.included you in her life. so much like her mom’s and she actually giggled when I did it. my baby girl.
I would like to be a part of her life though and make up for everything I have missed so far.” She sniffled and laced her fingers with my free hand. I love you with all of my heart. I know I was wrong and I wouldn’t be surprised if you hated me. I could never hate you.did it. but I understand. trying to pour out all of the love I had built up in my chest from the time we had spent .” My lips crashed into hers.” “Baby. I wouldn’t deny you that now. giving it a small squeeze. You have as much right to Lily as I do. “Of course Dylan. That doesn’t mean I have to like it.
And now I could share this love with our little girl. .apart.
that’s . “Dylan. have a tea party. I loved to watch the two of them spend time together.” It had been almost two weeks since Dylan had come back into our lives.Chapter 35 Paige “You sure she’s gonna be alright with your dad and MaryAnn? We could just stay in and hang out. They had an instant connection that was undeniable. if you really want to stay and do that stuff with Lily. build some blocks. and he had spent every possible minute with Lily and me.
But trust me when I say. “You look beautiful tonight. Dad loves watching her. Now are you ready to go?” I held out my hand and he gripped it tightly before finally leading the way to his car and opening the door for me. it’s nice to have a break every once in awhile.fine. lightly sucking.” His lips landed on my bare neck and remained there for a second. I think that’s what’s kept him around so long. MaryAnn’s always there to help too. by the way. . shivers ran through my body and I was so ready to just tell him to forget the whole date thing and take me straight back to his house.
“You brought me on a date . I woke up when the car started to slow down and glanced at the clock to see almost two hours had passed. but there was no way I was cancelling our date.” His brown eyes twinkled with amusement as he pulled out of the driveway and I sunk back into the seat. my eyes already closing from the lull of the car. No way in hell. total surprise. I figured you would like that.“So are you going to tell me where you’re taking me?” “Nope. Lily had been up with an earache almost all night and I had gotten about two hour’s worth of sleep.
I just wanted to cook you dinner. . well that’s just a bonus. that’s exactly where my head was going too. pushing the down button on his window and punching in the code to open the gate. sex was on his brain almost 24/7 and right now. I knew how his mind ticked. But I don’t expect anything.” “Mmhmm.to your house? Isn’t that a little presumptuous. Rookie?” Dylan smirked.” I narrowed my eyes at him as he helped me down and I straightened the lacy cream dress I had picked out for the night. If anything happens after that. “Hey.
” I watched his broad back as he grabbed plates from an overhead cabinet. I’ll bring over a glass of wine. just about everything’s ready. Everything about the dinner . filling the whole room with the overwhelming smell of roasted meat. “Take a seat at the table. just showing off a sliver of his flat stomach and the V that disappeared into the waistband of his boxers. This was truly going to be a long meal. absolutely mouthwatering. I felt my tongue slip out and I licked my lips at the sight.I followed him into the kitchen where he immediately opened the oven.
“What do you want to do next?” “I don’t know. but suddenly I had just gotten a whole lot more nervous about being with Dylan again. maybe we could try out that movie theater of yours.was perfect.” he drawled out with a smirk.” I don’t know why. dessert. What if he didn’t like . Dylan brought out a roast with potatoes and carrots. And to top it all off. he made my favorite. I mean I had a baby. my body was different now. Didn’t matter what it was. lightly tapping his fingers on the table. he knew it would make me happy. “So. and poured us each a glass of wine.
Paige. “Take your pick. of course. We both instantly went for the Sugar Daddies and played a game of tug of war before he finally let go and gave .” He threw the pile between us and started the movie up.the weird things pregnancy had done to me? We agreed on a movie. had to make a huge bowl of popcorn. selecting a comedy and snuggled up into the home movie theater that I was very excited about trying out. Dylan. having not filled up on the massive meal we had just polished off and grabbed a selection of candy.
them up. I kicked and screamed in . before knocking me completely backwards and pinning my body down with his.” He scooped up his own pile of pillows and began attacking me. “So you still like your Sugar Daddies. you have no idea what you just started.” he said with a smirk. “Oh it’s on now Sparky. “Uh duh. catching him by surprise. why do you think I’m here?” I hit him in the chest with one of the throw pillows that were heaped into piles everywhere and slightly knocked him back. I should of known.
Paige. I hated being tickled and he knew it.” he stated through hooded eyes before he leaned down and kissed me gently. “Please stop.between giggles as his fingers attacked my body. starting with the most sensitive part behind my ear.” I managed to choke out. “You are so beautiful. He pulled his fingers away suddenly and just gazed down at me with the most intense look I had seen yet come from this boy. moving down . lightly nipping and sucking. everywhere on my body was sensitive and I swear it made me feel like I was dying a slow death. tickling me everywhere.
He pulled on my bottom lip with his teeth and I opened my mouth to give him full . but felt so new at the same time. I let out a soft moan when I felt his warm fingers brush underneath the hem of my dress and work their way up my bare stomach before caressing through my bra. Everything was so familiar. My heart was beating through my chest so hard I’m sure he could hear it. His lips worked their way back up to mine while his hand stayed firmly planted in place.lower to my neck. pushing my bra strap aside and working the lacy material down.
before removing his hand. Sparky. if that’s what you want. yes please.” I .” “Well then. tasting him while he explored my mouth like he could never get enough of it.access. “Seriously Dylan? I think you’ve been plenty gentlemanly enough…” he cut me off with a loud laugh and placed his arms under my knees before scooping me up.” he groaned into my mouth and slightly pulled back. “Oh I’m done being a gentleman with you. I just figured we would move this into the bedroom. “Mmm.
He was over me in a heartbeat. working my dress off quickly and then he took a step back to look at me in my black lacy panties and bra that I had picked out specifically in hopes for this right here to happen. his hands everywhere.” he gripped each one with a hand and pulled them off . “I love these.answered back while placing warm open -mouthed kisses across his jaw line and moving to his neck. I’m pretty sure we got to the bedroom in record time and I barely noticed the trip because the next thing I knew I was sprawled on top of Dylan’s massive bed.
” I leaned up to help him with his shirt and flicked the button open on his pants pushing them and .with a flick of his wrist. Dylan finally made it up to my lips and I could feel the rough material of his jeans against my body. “But they look so much better off. caressing every part of my body as he went with his lips and hands. “I think you need a little less clothing too. My body was on fire just from the simple caressing touches but I needed more.” He moved down so his mouth was near my ankles and moved slowly up. He had that down to a style.
running over the nipples roughly. if you keep doing that. causing shivers to run right to my toes before he placed a warm mouth on each.his black boxers down with my feet. “There that’s so much better. this isn’t going to last very long. . letting out a low moan.” I reached down between us as my hand slid up and down the length of him and he hissed between his teeth. “Paige. pressing himself against my stomach.” I pulled my hand away and stifled a laugh as I looked back into his brown eyes that were so filled with depth at this very moment. His hands palmed my breasts.
I couldn’t get enough of him. Paige. I squeezed my legs even tighter to pull him back to me. Dylan sucked in a breath at the sensation and slid slowly back out.” he murmured out huskily before raining light kisses down all over my face.I held onto his hair for strength. trying to control myself as my hips had a mind of their own and arched into him. Dylan must have realized how close I was too because he slid a hand in between us. I felt him sliding in . “You feel amazing. palming the wetness between my legs before I felt his weight press against me again and he slowly sank in as I wrapped my legs around his waist.
our sweat mixing as we laid there together. I threw my head back and moaned out his name before his lips connected with my neck. I’m sure leaving marks and we both seemed to explode together as he yelled out my name and collapsed on top of me. I dug my fingers into his back. I was completely overwhelmed by what we had just shared. . my chest heaving in small gasps. It was one of the most intense experiences of my life. our movements becoming frenzied.and out of me slower and then faster before falling into a steady rhythm.
forever and always.” “I love you too. Dylan Turner. He pulled out of me slowly before heading to the bathroom and quickly returned.something I had never felt before with anyone else and hopefully would feel forever with him. He pulled me against his body and placed a light kiss onto my shoulder. Paige Brinton.” . “I love you so much. sliding underneath the sheets that I had wrapped around my body.
only after him agreeing that he would have to clean up his mouth a bit around Lily. of course. After recreating our date on the baseball field at the Ray’s stadium. I. he could save all of that for the . said yes. Dylan proposed at home plate with an engagement ring that he had bought just a couple of months after we had first started dating.Epilogue Paige It had been almost a year since Dylan had come back into mine and Lily’s lives and it had definitely been a whirlwind.
It was hard at first to deal with the loss of my dad. Dylan was still considered a rookie. so he didn’t get as much playing time as some of the more seasoned players. Before he died though. He could see that I was now truly happy and had Dylan to take care of us. but when he did. . another wish of my dad’s came true.bedroom. and he got to see the Rays win a World Series. we were married shortly after. I think that really sealed the deal for my dad. so he quickly deteriorated and lost his battle to cancer only about a month after the wedding. After he agreed. but it helped to have Dylan there for support.
Dylan was the best Dad any little girl could ask for and Lily had him wrapped around her little finger. We were a family now and we could only look forward to the future. . I felt guilty that he had missed the first moments of her life. it was kind of the perfect time. I would wake up early in the morning sometimes and find him just standing there over her crib watching her sleep. At first. When we got back together. Baseball season was ending and we were able to adapt to being a little family together. but after awhile I just had to let it go.he played perfectly.
” Kitty pointed to the block lettering on . Kitty had made the trip down to Florida. my Lily pad. I figured they would be a little upset with me since I had kept Lily a secret and they were basically the only parents Dylan had ever had. immediately falling into the role of doting grandparents.“Come see Auntie Kitty.” Lily let out a squeal. I swear that boy is always coming up with the sweetest ideas. along with Tim and Susanne to catch one of Dylan’s home series. but they were warm and welcoming. I can’t believe Dylan had these made up for you two. immediately jumping from my arms to Kitty’s outstretched ones. “This is too cute.
the back of Lily’s Rays jersey. Paige Turner. “Mrs. that spelled out Miss Turner in pink and I had a matching one with mine reading Mrs. “And I love you Paige Brinton. And I can’t wait till you’re Mrs. Paige Turner? I never thought of how my name would . I love the way you don’t put up with my shit and aren’t afraid to put me in my place. I still remember the conversation we had about that right after he had proposed. I love the way you make me feel every time I see you. Turner.” I snorted out a laugh in between tears streaming down my face.
sound with your last name. we need to end this conversation right now or I’m going to explode before I’m even inside you. almost sending me flying backwards . Maybe I’ll just keep my own. Everyone will know you’re mine. People will be jealous with a name like that.” He ran a finger lightly up my arm. causing goose bumps to run over my whole body and I wiggled my hips over his that was answered with a groan. it’ll be a classic. “Or they’ll just laugh every time they hear it.” “Sparky.” “Nu uh that is not going to happen.” He arched his hips off the bed.
if his fingers hadn’t been gripping my sides. tasting the bubble gum that I had to pick up packs of to chew on while we were away from each other.” I answered back. leaning my head down to his. “Fine but this discussion isn’t over. lightly running my tongue over his lips. missy?” Kitty nudged me with her elbow. “What is that goofy grin on your face all about. while she . He let out a noise that I think was actually a growl and flipped me over onto my back. straightening the pink tutu that Dylan had picked out for Lily that morning.
“Daddy. you two make me sick.” “Mmhmm. nothing. You and Grant are the same way when you’re around each other.” Lily bounced up and down. but she was still having fun being able to spoil Lily. pointing to the field with her chubby . “Oh. I know that look.” Grant hadn’t made the trip down and I could tell how much Kitty missed him.” “Oh. Probably daydreaming about your hubby like usual.bounced on Kitty’s legs. please Kitty. trying to squirm off Kitty’s lap.
” He leaned across the railing to pick up Lily from Kitty’s arms and the growing crowd let out a collective ‘aww. I swear I still got that flutter in my stomach and my heart sped up. There was now even a ‘Dylan’s Diamond Divas’ fan club and . “There are my favorite girls.’ Dylan was getting to be a pretty popular player and it was hard getting used to his life being semi in the lime light.toddler finger where Dylan was walking towards us. And the way his brown eyes lit up every time he saw me. I think he felt the same way too. Every time I saw him.
“I love you Sparky. But I trusted him and he never gave me a reason not to. “Alright you two get a freakin’ room.” Kitty rolled her green eyes but I could still see a hint of a smile. I swear I wanted to jump his bones right there.” he whispered against my . clearly there just to check out my husband and not the actual game. I tried not to let it bother me but it was hard to see those girls with their signs.those girls could get vicious. He wrapped an arm around my waist pulling my upper body across the railing and devoured my lips with his. forever and always.
but we had found our way back to each other. some may just call it pure luck. . Whatever is was I would be thankful for it bringing Dylan into my life.” Maybe the itch I had to go away to college was meant to lead me to Dylan. Rookie.lips. a piece of each of us that truly was a miracle. It had been a bumpy road. Some may call it fate that brought us together. holding our daughter in between us. “I love you too. now more than ever. which in turn brought Lily.
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