WARNING: NSFW, sex, nudity
As soon as Seth unlocked his apartment door, we collided together, not able to wait another second. Breathing hard, we kissed as I felt his muscles under his damp clothes. "Where is E and F?" I asked, coming up for air.
"You mean E and Jay?"
"Yeah...some kind of letters."
Seth's breath caressed my ear as he rumbled, "They're staying at Jay's place."
My heart hammered hard in my chest and I pulled him closer to me.
"Did you plan this?" I whispered, hazy from being so close to him.
"No...but I hoped."
My fingers found the buttons on his vest and I unfastened them one by one as he pulled at my top, wanting it off.
Before I knew it, both our shirts and pants were tossed on the floor while we breathed each other in. Picking me up, he walked me to his bedroom--the room where I'd woken up not two weeks before in a daze and hungover. But this time, I was overjoyed to be here with this man whom I knew was such a great person, caring and loving. He'd do anything for anyone.
And he seemed to be crazy about me.
Gently placing me on the bed, he slipped his hand down my torso, pulling off my panties. Then he kissed my belly, sending shivers of ecstasy through me as I gasped.
When we finally joined together, I stared into his eyes remembering what I thought this was going to be like that first night when I thought we did this when I was drunk.
But I never knew how good it would be or how amazing a lover he was.
I was so lucky.
I rubbed my fingers over Siobhan's smooth face as she slept. She was so gorgeous. Like a gift from heaven to me. In all the time I'd been living here in San Myshuno, there was never a situation where I wanted to get close to someone. First of all, I didn't have room for a girlfriend in my life, but secondly, I had ties back home. Duties. Obligations that would probably catch up to me, so I didn't deal with it. It was just way too easy to take a girl home, have sex once or twice and then never contact them again. Honestly, most of the girls I'd been with were fine with that.
But Siobhan was different.
When we were making love, we connected in a way I'd never felt before. Gazing into her sky blue eyes, I felt like they were the only eyes I ever wanted to see. For the rest of my life.
And that scared me shitless.
I grinned to myself though. It also made me excited. I could see a future. Kids even. She had me under some spell I didn't want to break out of.
What the fuck was I doing?
In the morning, I whipped up some eggs as she sat down, laughing at me. "You are such a player," she said. "I can see right through you, you know. You sweep a girl off her feet, literally, then in the morning, try to make her swoon over your mad cooking skills. You are shameless."
"Who me? I'd never do anything that underhanded. I'm just a babe magnet. What can I say?"
I juggled the salt and pepper shakers to underscore this fact.
She shook her head at me. "Not impressed. You will not ensnare me into your little trap. I know you."
"You do, huh? You weren't whining about my mad skills last night."
I watched her face turn a nice shade of pink.
"They were pretty mad, weren't they?" she confessed.
I couldn't let that slide. She was driving me crazy. Again.
Lifting her off the chair and onto the counter, I said, "You want to test them out again?"
She stroked the hair on my chest sending goosebumps over my skin. "Maybe. If you do something for me."
Leaning into her, I whispered, "What do you want?"
"Come with me to meet a few of my friends today."
Siobhan had to talk me into meeting her at her friends' hair salon. First of all, I didn't go to a salon. That was for women. I went to the corner Sporty Clips where I could watch basketball or football as some lady snipped away at my hair. And I didn't go often because it was such a pain in the ass. She was right, though. My hair was out of control, but I liked it like that. And girls seemed to like men with longer hair.
But she didn't.
I felt like I was turning into my father. He'd do anything for my mom. Right down to wearing a sprig of garlic when it was a full moon. Mom thought it would keep the vampires away. My mom had always been a superstitious woman.
When I saw Siobhan waiting for me outside the place, all my negative thoughts vanished. "Hey, beautiful," I said, caressing her cheek. Moments from our session this morning flashed in my head. I needed to calm down or I'd embarrass myself.
Looping my arm around her, I said, "He's not going to cut too much off is he?" She said she had a guy friend who would be doing my hair.
"Oh, stop worrying. What's the worst he could do to it? It's a mess right now."
"Ouch. That hurts."
She gave me a peck on the cheek to soothe me. "Come on."
When we entered, I liked the vibe of the place. It was all decked out in grunge punk sort of like a club. And I noticed they also did tattoos.
"Seth, this is Matthew Listro, one of my good friends from high school. His girlfriend is Kailyn who is my best friend."
"Hello, Seth," Matthew said. "Glad to have you here. So...what kind of style were you thinking about?"
I scratched my chin. "All I want is a trim. Same style."
Turning to him, Siobhan said, "Ignore that. Give him something trendy and short where I can see his gorgeous eyes, okay?"
"I think I can do that. Come this way," Matthew said.
I rolled my eyes. I guessed I had no say in it. But it was only hair. It could grow back.
Matthew introduced me to his girlfriend, Kailyn. She was bbc funny. Sort of reminded me of a young Sellen Segeneres.
"Oh, he soooo needs a date with your sheers, babe," Kailyn said. "It's like the Shaggy Dog in 3 D."
"Nice," I said. "Hell, if it's that bad, shave the damn thing off and make me bald."
"Shiv would kill me first," Matthew said. "Now keep your superman underroos on and I'll make you fabulous in no time."
After he painstakingly clipped and snipped then shaved the sides off, he announced, "Oh my God, I'm incredible. I've done it again! You're smokin'!"
Just then, Kailyn came over. "Babe. You're only allowed to call me smokin'."
"But you've got to admit. He does look hot, doesn't he?"
Shaking my head, I went with it. I touched my finger to my face and said, "Sizzling."
They all laughed.
Honestly, I hated it. Made me look like I was back in high school. I was going to have to grow some whiskers if my patients were going to take me seriously as a doctor.
But it was all worth it when Siobhan walked in. She rubbed my face and said, "Wow. You have eyes! And they're gorgeous!"
"Do you like it? Really? You don't think it makes me look too young?" I asked.
"Can't you tell?" Kailyn called out. "She wants to attack you. Now you'd better get out of here. This is a family establishment."
Siobhan kissed my cheek and said, "Want to get some lunch with Tulip and Tobias? I want to show you off."
"I am hungry."
I waved at Matthew and Kailyn. "Thanks for making her happy."
"Your welcome. Come in for a free cut anytime. We can't have our favorite girl upset because she can't see her man's eyes."
I put my hand on the small of Siobhan's back and said, "You have some funny friends."