Love in L.A.: Chapter 3
I called Sookie when I got off the freeway to give her a heads up. Fortunately, Amelia was already at work, so we would have some privacy. It was a Saturday so Sookie wasn’t at work. She opened the door and just squealed and leapt into my arms. We were already kissing when I stepped through the doorway and closed it behind me. She was wearing a short silk robe that came open easily to reveal a black silk teddy kind of thing. We didn’t even make it past the living room. I knelt down and laid her onto the floor, pulling those little teddy straps down and helping myself to a mouthful of the most beautiful breasts on the planet. Her hands were frantically unbuttoning and unzipping my pants and when she got her hands around me, we both cried out in relief. I told her that if she didn’t stop that I was going to come. It had been a very frustrating couple of months and I was ready to explode. She let go and started giggling and wriggled out from under me and I watched her run back into a bedroom, that gorgeous ass bouncing in the black silk. I still had the robe underneath me. I jumped up and ran after her and caught up to her on her bed (at least I assumed it was hers). She was lying across it on her stomach, reaching for her nightstand drawer, pulling out a box (unopened, thank god) of condoms. I landed on her back and we were both laughing while I started to hump her beautiful ass and kiss her neck and shoulders. Her hands were busy opening a condom and then she said, “Got it!” and rolled onto her back. The laughter stopped and we both got serious as we looked into each other’s eyes, panting heavily. I sat up and pulled off my shirt and then stood to take off my shoes and pants and boxers. Sookie scooted to the edge of the bed and put the condom on me. I watched the concentration on her face and then watched her beautiful hands as she rolled it down perfectly. She reached between her legs and unsnapped the teddy and lifted the silk up to her waist, revealing herself to me while she lay back onto the bed. I started to go down on her and she grabbed my head and said, “I can’t wait baby. I need you now.” That was all the invitation I needed and so I positioned myself and pushed in. We both cried out and I watched the tears roll down the sides of her face and disappear into her hair. It was loud and it was messy and it was intense and pretty brief. Like I said, it had been a tough summer and I knew I wouldn’t last very long. So then I scooted down and gave her a nice leisurely orgasm with my tongue. She seemed very appreciative.
We spent most of the afternoon just holding each other and talking about how much we had missed each other while we were apart. Later, we took a shower together and both of us came while our busy hands explored each other. I loved the echoes of her little moans and afterwards I held her in the warm water whispering over and over how much I loved her and had missed her. We were planning on eating out, but that never happened. She ended up making some pasta for us and we ate it in bed naked. I finally got my clothes back on and had unloaded my suitcase from the car by the time Amelia had gotten home from work. We all sat in the living room and had a friendly chat before turning in. I hardly slept all night. I just kept watching Sookie sleeping and thanking my lucky stars that she was mine.
For the first week that Eric was in L.A., he stayed at my apartment. We had a whole weekend together. (Amelia was sweet and spent the day out of the house on Sunday so we could be alone.) Then I had to go to work on Monday of course. Eric insisted on driving me to work and then at the end of the day he came in and made a point to introduce himself to Alcide. I pictured him lifting his leg and peeing on the leg of my desk to mark me as his and I started laughing. They both turned and looked at me and I stopped.
While I was working, Eric was apartment hunting. He found a place near the USC campus that was very similar to Bill’s house, but the guy on the lease was named Maxwell Lee. It was an old two-story place with four bedrooms—very beautiful really but the neighborhood was scary. He made me promise never to come there and walk from my car alone, but to call him so he could come and get me to walk me to the house. By the end of the week, he was all moved in. But then he had almost another week before classes, so he stayed at my apartment until registration.
One night we were lying in bed together and I asked him for a favor.
“What is it love?”
“This is hard to talk about.”
“Okay.” He sat up and gave me his full attention.
“I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve never gone down on you.”
“Yeah, I noticed.” He was smiling a little. “That’s okay. I don’t want you to do anything that you’re not comfortable with.”
“Well, actually, I think I am comfortable with it. I mean, I would love to do it….God, this is hard to say.”
“What is it?”
“I can’t help but think about the number of girls you’ve been with. I mean, not that I actually know the number. And I don’t want to, believe me. But I just don’t feel comfortable doing anything…you know, unsafe. I’m sorry.”
“No, it’s okay. Really, you have a valid point. I’m not proud of my past behavior, believe me. And I want you to feel secure. As soon as school starts and I have my insurance, I’ll go and get every kind of test there is, okay? Will that help?”
“Yes. This is so hard. I’m sorry.”
“No, don’t be. I don’t mind wearing a condom, but I don’t want you to feel the need to resist any impulse you have just because you’re worried about my stupid past behavior. That shouldn’t even be a thought in your head, my love.”
“As soon as my insurance kicked in, I saw a doctor and checked out okay for everything. I mean I’ve only been with three guys, including you, and I was always careful, but still…I also went on birth control pills just to be safe. So once you’re good to go, we can skip the condoms altogether. But not until then. Is that okay?”
“Are you kidding? That’s more than okay. Are you sure you want to take the pill? You don’t have to. Really, I don’t mind wearing a condom. Well, I mean I do, but I’ll do it, of course.”
“Well, I’d prefer that we didn’t, but only after you’ve been checked.”
“Okay sweetie. I’ll take care of it right away, okay?”
Once school started, we settled into a fairly regular routine. Eric stayed at my apartment mostly on the weekends. Sometimes I’d go to his house, but it was always full of people, much like Bill’s house had been, and we had more privacy at my place, especially if Amelia was working. Eric loved his classes. My work was finally getting a little more interesting. Alcide assigned me to help one of our actor clients to promote his new film. I was looking forward to the challenge, but didn’t realize that it might mean trouble for me and Eric.