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Authors: E. L. Todd

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Janice laughed. “I want a nickname like that.” She stared at me with a pout.

I smiled. “I’ll think of something.”

We ate our meal together until all the plates were clean. Only Janice didn’t finish her whole meal. I hated it when she didn’t eat very much. I wasn’t sure if she did it on purpose, or if she really was full. I looked at her plate. “Keep going, baby.”

She touched her stomach. “I’m so full.”

“Impossible,” I said.

“Ryan, you know I don’t eat very much.”

“Well that needs to change.”

She rolled her eyes. “I’m not a big man like you. I don’t need a bunch of extra calories.”

“I disagree.”

“Do you want me to be fat? Do you like fat chicks?”

“You would still be hot even if you were fat.”

She smiled. “Well, my tits would be bigger.”

I looked at her plate. “Keep eating!”

Cortland and Monnique laughed.

Janice smiled even though she tried not to. “I’ll save the other half for later. It won’t go to waste, okay?”

I stared at her for a moment. “Okay. I just don’t want you to be anorexic again.”

“You don’t have to worry about that,” she said.

The waiter came over and placed the bill on the table. Before Monnique and Janice could steal it, which I knew they both intended to do, Cortland and I reached out for it. He grabbed it first then pulled it away. I opened my wallet and gave him my card and he placed both of ours into the sleeve.

Monnique crossed her arms over her chest. “You two are both sexist pigs.”

Cortland was quiet for a moment. “Is that supposed to offend me?”

I laughed.

“It should,” Monnique said.

Cortland shrugged. “I never denied that allegation. I’m very sexist when it comes to you.”

She leaned toward Janice. “For the longest time he would wait for me to get off work at the entrance just to walk me to my car after my night shift was over.”

Janice held her hands to her chest. “Awe.”

Monnique rolled her eyes. “Not
awe
.”

“That’s so cute,” Janice said.

I placed my arm around Janice. “I would do the same for you, baby.”

“Well, my car is like ten feet from the entrance.
Ten
feet,” Monnique said.

Cortland glared at her. “A lot can happen in ten feet,” he snapped. He stared at her with anger brewing in his eyes. I understood his frustration. It would bother me if Janice walked to her car alone, especially since she was an attractive woman. There are a lot of crazy people out there.

Monnique finally backed down and dropped the conversation. I thought that was wise. Cortland and I were the same in that respect. We protected our women. It was a bit crazy, but it was better than something horrific happening to them. I knew Sean was the same way with Scarlet. Every time she came to the apartment, Sean escorted her even if he didn’t intend to stay and visit. That always gave me peace of mind.

We were quiet for a long time until Monnique reached for his hand. “I’m sorry, honeybunny.”

“It’s okay,” he said.

“Are you guys ready to go?” I asked.

Janice nodded as she leaned closer to me. Monnique looked at Cortland, silently asking him what he wanted to do.

“Let’s hit the road,” Cortland said as he rose from his chair.

We left the restaurant and returned to Cortland’s car on the street. When we were inside, the girls started chatting again while Cortland and I said nothing in the front.

Cortland turned down the radio. “Jason wants to go out tomorrow.”

“Where?” I asked.

“That bar
, Scotty’s.”

“What for?”

“He says he never sees us anymore.”

I looked at Janice in the rearview mirror. She was smiling as she spoke to Monnique. Every time I looked at her she looked amazing. “
I wonder why.”

“You wanna go?”

“Not really.”

“Why? We haven’t seen them in a while.”

“We aren’t single anymore, Cortland. It’s different now.”

He sighed. “Yeah, but that doesn’t mean we have to return to our old ways.”

“I just feel weird going out like I used to.”

“I don’t think he would care if we brought the girls.”

I shook my head. “I don’t want Janice there. I’ll just pay attention to her the whole time.”

“True.”

“Well, I guess I’ll go.”

“Yeah. It will be fun. I don’t want to be one of those guys who gets married then disappears.”

“Good point.”

Cortland parked the car then we climbed out. We walked back to the apartment then walked inside.

Cortland opened the fridge then grabbed a beer, handing it to me before he grabbed his own. “So are we playing ball in the morning?”

“Nah,” I said. “I’m already spending too much time with you as it is.”

He laughed. “Yeah. I get sick of you too.”

“It didn’t seem that way when you followed me in the bathroom.”

Cortland rolled his eyes. “You caught me.”

We sat on the couch and wa
tched the television. Janice took Monnique into our bedroom to show her this new coat she bought. I never understood why women needed the approval of other women. I would never ask Cortland what he thought of a shirt or sweater I bought.

When they came back in the living room, I snatched Jan
ice and pulled her into my lap, trapping her with my arms. She tried to squirm away with a few giggles until I kissed her lightly on the neck. She smiled then leaned against my chest. She was so light and small that I could throw her in the air.

Monnique sat next to Cortland and pulled his arm over her shoulder.

I tried to concentrate on the game but all I could think about was Janice sitting on my lap. Even though we had been living together for a while, I was never satisfied with her. I wondered how long this electricity would last until it died out, but I hoped it will last forever.

When she adjusted her weight on my lap, she moved toward my ear. “Whatcha thinking about it?”

She knew what I was thinking about. My massive erection made it clear. I took another drink of my beer. “The game,” I said with a smile.

She raised an eyebrow. “I sincerely hope not. You have a thing for guys in tight pants?”

I moved my hips slightly then rubbed her bottom with my cock. “Yes. That’s it.”

“I thought so.”

“You caught me.”

“Cortland will be happy.”

I started laughing. “Yeah, he probably will.”

She leaned back against my chest and wrapped her arms around my waist. She pressed her face into my neck and closed her eyes. I knew she wasn’t tired. She just liked being as close to me as possible. I liked her affection and her adoration. I wasn’t sure what I did to deserve it, but I’ll accept it anyway.

When I looked over at Cortland, Monnique was kissing his neck.

“Uh
, if I wanted to watch porn I could just rent it.”

Cortland flipped me off. “Let’s go, babe.”

She pulled away from him then rose to her feet. “Thanks for coming to dinner with us,” she said with a smile.

I stood up and hugged her. “Anytime. Thanks for the invite.”

Janice hugged her tightly. “Let’s go shopping next week.”

“Definitely,” Monnique said excitedly.

“Only if it’s for slutty lingerie,” I said.

Both women gave an incredulous look.

Cortland clapped my back. “I’ll see you tomorrow night.”

“What’s tomorrow?” Monnique asked.

“We are going out with the guys,” he answered.

“Oh okay,” she said.

“Is that okay?” Cortland asked hesitantly.

“Of course,” she said with a laugh. “I’m excited to get you out of the house!”

I laughed. “I don’t blame her.”

Janice opened the door for them and let them walk out. When she closed the door, we could still hear them talk.

“You really don’t want me around so much?” Cortland asked sadly.

She laughed. “I’m just kidding, honeybunny. I want you to have a good time with your friends.”

When their voices disappeared, Janice and I walked into our bedroom.

“You don’t care either, right?” I asked as I started to strip off my clothes.

She eyed me with a hungry expression. “No, not at all.”

“We’re going to a bar,” I said as I lied on the bed and set my alarm.

“And what difference does that make?”

I smiled at her. “I’m glad you trust me.”

“Why wouldn’t I?” She removed her clothes and I stared at the show.

“We need to get a stripper pole in here.”

“That would be fun.”

My eyes widened. “Really?”

“I took a couple of classes.”

I sat up. “Are you being serious?”

“Yeah. I know a thing or two.”

“I’ll look around tomorrow.”

She laughed. “You’re being serious? You want to put a metal pole in your bedroom?”


Our
bedroom. And hell yes.”

She crawled on top of me. The strands of her hair tickled my skin as she moved. I squeezed her small waist with my hands, feeling her skin. She was so tiny but had obvious feminine curves. When she leaned down and kissed me gently, I melted at her touch. It was soft and wet, full of love and adoration. She tasted sweet and I liked it. I moaned loudly. I
tried to sit up and kiss her harder but she pushed me back, kissing me gently.

I grabbed her face and deepened the kiss but she continued to pull out then return to kissing me with soft kisses. She was teasing me, driving me crazy. She grabbed my cock and pressed the tip against her entrance. I felt the moisture. I tried to thrust upwards but she moved out of the way.

“Goddamn, Janice.”

She smiled as she kissed me. “Be patient.”

I moaned. “I’m never patient.” I rolled on top of her then pinned her down. “Don’t play with me.”

“Teach me a lesson.”

My eyes widened. “Oh I will.” I separated her legs then slid myself inside her. It was smooth for the entire way. She opened her legs wider as she felt me inside her.

“Ryan,” she said with a moan.

I moved inside her gently, kissing her everywhere while I ran my fingers through her hair. I fit within her perfectly, feeling the right amount of moisture and friction. I kept my pace slow as I made love to her. I didn’t feel like fucking, being carnal with her. I just wanted to feel her, touch her, and claim her as my own. I loved making love more than any other activity. She was my first, and I liked sharing that experience with her.

She ran her fingers through my hair while she kissed me, breathing into my mouth. The quiet sounds of her moans made me shake. I loved pleasing her, driving her crazy. I held her legs back with my thighs and continued to glide deep inside her.
She was tightening around me and her breathing had increased. I knew she was about to come for me.

“Look at me, baby.”

She opened her eyes and stared into mine. “Ryan.”

“Baby, I love you.”

She moaned. “God, Ryan.”

I moved into her faster. “I l
ove you more than anything.”

“Ryan,” she said as she gripped my back. “I love you too.”

“I know.”

When her orgasm faded, she kissed me again. I leaned further over her and kissed her forehead. I knew I was about to come. I pressed my face against her
s as I felt the explosion inside me. My hips thrust inside her quicker as I emptied myself inside her, depositing my very soul within her—my girl. “Baby.”

When I was done, I kissed her lips then pulled out of her. I lied beside her and felt her immediately cuddle next to my chest. I kissed her forehead before I closed my eyes.

My phone rang on the nightstand and the light from the phone illuminated the room. I groaned. I assumed it was Scarlet. When I looked at the phone, my heart fell. It was Missy. I ignored her call and lied back down next to Janice. She had her eyes closed so I knew she didn’t see the name on the phone. I didn’t have anything to hide, but it looked pretty suspicious to have a girl call me this late at night.

When I closed my eyes, my phone rang again. It was her. I ignored the call and returned it to the nightstand. Janice still didn’t move.

When the phone rang for the third time, I just turned it off. I was getting really sick of this girl’s bullshit. I knew exactly why she was calling and it pissed me the fuck off. I told her I was monogamous now. She had to accept that.

Janice cuddled next to me. “Who keeps calling you?” she asked with a yawn.

I was quiet for a moment. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to lie to her. I had never lied to her before and I didn’t want to start now. It wasn’t my style. “This girl named Missy.”

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