Originally posted April 15, 2015 for the A to Z Challenge.
He kissed her. And he kissed her again. And again. And before they both knew what was happening, Jessica had one leg wrapped around Bruce’s hips, his hand running up and down her thigh. She cupped the back of his neck and dug her fingers into his scalp, pulling him closer, biting and sucking his bottom lip, all while the music played and couples danced around them, oblivious to the rising sexual tension at the center of the dance floor.
Bruce was the first to break away.
“Let’s get out of here,” Jessica said under heavy breathing.
“Following you,” Bruce said.
When Bruce pulled into the parking lot of Jessica’s apartment complex, he had barely enough time to put the car into park before Jessica was on his lap, showering his neck with quick wet kisses.
“Should we give your neighbors a show or go inside?” Bruce asked. He had one hand underneath her shirt and the other inching closer and closer inside her yoga pants.
“It’ll be more comfortable.” Jessica swung the door open and climbed out, honking the horn in the process.
They raced up the stairs. Once on the third floor, Bruce picked her up in his arms and wrapped her legs around his waist. Kissing her, he pinned her against the door to her apartment. The door gave way behind their pressure, and they fell inside. Jessica hit her head on the hardwood underneath the thin carpet of her living room floor.
“Ouch!” She rubbed the back of her head.
“Your door is flicted,” Bruce said. He pulled her to her feet and closed the door behind him.
“You have to slam it,” Jessica said.
“It’s alright.” He turned the deadbolt and pounded the door with his fist to make sure it was secure.
“So . . .” Jessica said, rocking on her heels.
“So . . . ” Bruce imitated. “What do you want to do?”
“Well that entrance kind of killed the mood.”
“It doesn’t have to.” Bruce leaned down and lightly kissed her chin, grazing over her bottom lip.
Jessica felt like butter. She sunk into his embrace as he tilted her head back and kissed her chin again, and then her lips, nose, forehead, and back down. “I wish I met you two years ago,” she moaned.
“Tell me what you want now,” Bruce whispered in her ear. He closed his mouth around her earlobe and sucked it gently.
“I want—” Jessica closed her eyes and let him massage her face with his lips. She wanted to forget about Whitmore. Not just for the moment, but forever. If only Bruce could kiss her forehead and absorb the memories of the last two years onto his tongue like a sponge and wring them out over the balcony. If she could spend one night with him and be free of her contractual obligation of love, marriage, and children to Whitmore. Just to lie in Bruce’s arms and not have to worry if it would produce a relationship, if he’ll want more than just sex from her, or if he’ll try to force her into something she wasn’t ready for.
She wanted something easy. Comfortable. She wanted to feel without a controlling hand. She wanted to live for tonight and not worry about tomorrow. She wanted spontaneity. She wanted to fuck. She wanted to have an orgasm. She didn’t care that it was cheating. That it would kill the man who had been killing her slowly for the last two years, draining her with his expectations, his demands, his insecurities, his need for a woman to be the foundation of his existence.
She was sick of planning, Whitmore. She was sick of having to prove herself, Whitmore. She was sick of feeling shackled down, Whitmore.
She tugged at Bruce’s pants. “I’ll tell you what I don’t want,” she said.
“Tonight, he doesn’t exist.”
Jessica nodded and backed down the hallway, swaying her hips. “Are you coming?”
“Lead the way.” Bruce undid his belt, and Jessica grabbed the buckle and pulled him down the hall to her bedroom.