I liked Sookie so far. She was young, but she wasn’t naive. It was damn near impossible to keep my hands off of her though. It didn’t help that her body responded to me favorably.
After dinner she was sweet and helped me clean up the little mess we made. I didn’t want to take her home just yet. I wasn’t sure if she had to be back at a certain time.
“Want to hang out here with me a while longer?” I asked as we dried our hands.
“Sure,” she nodded. “I really like your apartment. I’m a little jealous that you’re out on your own. I love my family, but sometimes my daddy is a little too much for me. He’d flip if he saw what I’m wearin’ right now.”
“I like what you’re wearing. It’s extremely sexy,” I complimented. She was in an orange mini dress and a pair of white go-go boots. “Would you like to get more comfortable and take your boots off?” I offered. I hung the towel I was using over the edge of the sink.
“Yes,” she laughed. “This is all Hadley. She vetoed what I wanted to wear.”
“I would have been happy with anything,” I chuckled. “I’m not worried about how you dress. Although, I am a fan of your legs. She did good.” I tugged Sookie to follow me to the living room. We hadn’t sat on the couch yet. She was in for a treat.
Sookie took a seat and reached down to remove the boots.
“This is a comfortable sofa,” she said. “I think the one we have back home held up Confederate soldiers.”
I laughed and said, “I bought this at a second hand store when I moved in. I don’t know what happened on it before I got it. You’re welcome to come over to sit on it whenever you like.” I sat next to her, probably way too close but I didn’t care.
“Careful, I might take you up on it. You’ll come home and some silly girl’ll be parked on your couch…” she giggled.
“I don’t have any other girls sitting on my couch,” I admitted. “I wouldn’t have a problem with it.” I rubbed my hand over her shoulder, pulling her back so she could cuddle into my side.
“I’m happy to hear I wouldn’t have any competition,” she said. “I’m not sure I’d be very good at sharin’ you… or your couch.”
“Staking your claim on me?” I smirked. I reached up to tilt her face up to mine. I leaned down to give her a lingering peck.
“Maybe,” she whispered. “Would that be a bad thing?”
“I don’t think so.” I wasn’t worried about Sookie making a claim on me. I wasn’t dating anyone. If she wanted me to be her boyfriend for the summer, I could accept that. I kissed her again, this time rubbing my hand down her neck to her shoulder. I could easily kiss Sookie all night.
She pulled back from the kiss after a minute or so and asked, “I’m still free to see whoever I want, right?” Minx.
“Nope. You claim me, I’m claiming you,” I smiled.
“That’s only fair,” she answered, and pressed her pretty lips to mine.
It was really hard not to pull Sookie onto my lap. I knew she was a virgin, so trying to move too fast would probably be a bad thing. The kissing made things stir in my jeans.
I reached over to grab her thigh so I could pull her over my lap to straddle my thighs. Sookie came willingly. It was easy to see the little bit of uncertainty in her pretty blue eyes, but she didn’t let it stop her from leaning in to kiss me some more.
“We’ll take this at your pace,” I whispered, tilting my head to nip her bottom lip.
“Okay.” Her soft hands cupped my jaw and tilted my head so her lips fit perfectly over mine.
Each kiss got better and better. She was a natural. I dropped my hands to her thighs, rubbing them gently. I slowly started to move up her thighs. She was soft in all the right places. She had a nice, thick body that was all woman, and all perfect.
When Sookie pulled away she sat up, putting some space between us.
“I think we better slow down or I’ll end up doin’ something I shouldn’t,” she said.
“Okay,” I replied softly. I didn’t want her to go just yet. I leaned in to kiss her chin. “Would you like me to put on some music or something?”
“That would be nice,” she agreed. Sookie moved off my lap so I could get up. “What kind of music do you like?”
“Mostly rock music,” I answered. “The Stones, Janis Joplin, stuff like that. You?”
“Honestly? I don’t really know. Daddy won’t let rock music in the house,” Sookie told me.
“That’s too bad. I have a Rolling Stones record I can put on for us.” When I stood up I knew Sookie saw what she’d done to me. There wasn’t a discreet way to hide my erection.
“That would be fine,” she said, keeping her eyes averted.
I excused myself to go to my room. I did my best to hide the effects of her sexy little body. I wasn’t a small man so it wasn’t as easy as one would think. When I went back into the living room Sookie was sitting in the same spot on the couch. I walked over to the record player and flipped it on. I already had the Stones on the player. I placed the needle on the first groove and made sure the music wasn’t too loud.
“I would ask if you wanted to dance but I’m not sure how much of that I can take before I explode,” I chuckled. I was going to have blue balls from hell after she left.
“Too bad. I’m a pretty good dancer,” she said.
“Do you want to dance?” It would hurt later but the dancing might be worth it.
“We don’t have to. I like talking to you.”
I smiled as I walked back to the couch so I could return to my seat. I leaned over to kiss her cheek. “If you change your mind, the offer stands,” I whispered before I pulled back. I wrapped my arm around her shoulder so I could pull her in for a snuggle. “What would you like to talk about?” I asked, rubbing her bare arm.
“Anything,” she answered. “If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?”
“Hmm, that’s a tough one.” I kissed the top of her head. “With so much war going on around the world I’d like to stay right here in the U.S. Or maybe find some remote tropical island where I live with my lover and my family.”
“So you’re not going to take off for Canada if you get drafted?”
“My dad would kill me if I tried to do that. I don’t agree with the war but I’ll fight for my country if I’m called on,” I told her. “It’s scary to think about. I’ve heard some crazy stories, but I’d do it. I’m not a coward.”
“I think it’s a very brave thing to do. I’m not sure if I could. I’m not that tough.”
“I’m sure you’re plenty tough,” I smiled. I lifted her hand to kiss her knuckles. “Could you date someone that got drafted?” It was still a very real possibility I’d get called to war.
“I don’t know. I’d like to say yes, of course I could. I think the only honest answer I can give is that I would do my best. I’m not a cheat, so I wouldn’t find someone else while the person I was seeing was away. In some way I’m a little prepared for what it would be like with my brother already being gone,” Sookie answered. “Although I hope for your sake they lose your number. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”
“I appreciate that. I would write to you,” I told her. “If we’re still seeing each other when you leave I can write to you anyway. It would be cool to have a pen pal in Louisiana that knows about Hoodoo.” My damn hard-on wasn’t going anywhere. It had everything to do with how close she was but I didn’t want her to back up.
“One date at a time, remember?”
“That’s why I said if.” I tilted her head up for another kiss. I was going to get addicted to her if I didn’t stop myself. “You’ve also staked your claim on me already, so I’m yours until you’re done with me.”
“Sounds so uncaring when you put it that way,” she whispered back.
“If it makes it better I don’t know if I’m going to want you to be done with me.” I nipped her bottom lip before sucking it lightly. I was already hooked. Damn.
“I don’t know if I’ll want to be done either.” Her small hand found its way up my chest to the side of my neck and she kissed me back.
I wanted to move her hand down to my cock, but I wasn’t trying to push her. Her lips on mine made me feel things I wasn’t used to feeling. I’d been with plenty of girls, but none of them made me feel the butterflies I had fluttering around my stomach.
The hand on her arm moved down to her butt, squeezing lightly. Her skirt was so short my fingertips grazed her skin. It took a lot of damn willpower to stay upright and not push her onto her back. I was yearning for any type of friction. I could wait, though. I promised her I wasn’t going to push her past her limits. I wasn’t the type of guy to do that anyway.
“I’m sorry,” she apologized when the kisses broke a few minutes later. “I really should stop that.”
“You don’t have to ever stop that,” I assured her. “Kissing you is my new favorite past time. I like the way you feel against me.”
“I like it too.” Sookie bit her swollen bottom lip. “It’s just… well… I never… you know…”
I had a feeling she was still a virgin.
“Is it something you want to do?” I asked. My hand was still gently kneading her ass.
“I always thought I would wait until I got married. That’s the way it’s supposed to be,” she answered. There was doubt in her eyes, though.
“I don’t believe that for a second,” I told her. “Our bodies crave things, Sookie. Like right now I’m craving you. I want to feel your soft warm body against mine, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to get married. I don’t think you are either. Plus…” I leaned down to peck her lips. “You wouldn’t want to get stuck with someone for the rest of your life that didn’t satisfy you sexually. What is your body telling you right now?”
“It’s telling me to listen to you,” she admitted.
“Do you want to…” I shifted a little so I could run my other hand up her bare thigh.
“I do,” she answered. “But not tonight. It’s too fast.”
“Okay,” I smiled. It wasn’t too fast for me, but I wasn’t a virgin. “Do you want to stick to kissing or do more?” I rubbed toward her inner thigh.
“I… I don’t know.”
“How about we continue to kiss and if you start to feel uncomfortable you can pump the brakes,” I suggested. I dipped my head down to kiss the side of her neck. As my lips skimmed over her neck I squeezed her butt a little harder. I wanted her to straddle me again.
“I tried that once already. Didn’t seem to take,” she said.
“I’m sorry.” I pulled back completely. “I’m not trying to force you into something you’re not ready for.”
“I know. It’s my fault, really.” Sookie scooted away from me a little bit. “I should know better.”
“Don’t blame yourself,” I said, shaking my head. “I should have stopped the first time you asked me to.” I didn’t try to hide it when I reached down to adjust myself. It was easier than making things really awkward. “Would you like something to drink?”
“Water would be nice. Thank you.”
We both needed a little breather. I stood up from the couch so I could go into the kitchen to get us each a glass of water. I stayed in there a few seconds to try to calm my hormones down some. As soon as I felt like I was good I took Sookie’s water into the living room and handed her the glass.
“Just so you know, once that does happen I’m not going to ignore you. I’ve known a lot of guys that do that and then ignore the girl. I’m not that type of guy.” Especially if she was giving me her virginity.
“That’s good to know. It’s… I’m not… It’s not your fault, Eric. My parents are just really strict and always have been. The world has always been pretty small for me and now, all of a sudden, it’s… I guess it’s what it might be like to get released from jail after being in there for life, you know? I love my parents, but I think sometimes they protect me too much.”
“I can see that.” When I sat down again I made sure not to sit too close. “I still wanted to let you know I’m not that kind of guy.”
“I appreciate that. I really do like you,” she assured me.
“I like you too,” I smiled. “So I guess now would be a bad time to give you a tour of the bathroom and my bedroom?” I laughed.
“Only if you plan on holding me prisoner in either of them.”
“No, I may plan on pinning you to my bed some time soon-ish,” I smirked. I stood up from the couch and held out my hand to her. When she took it and stood up I led her to the small bathroom. After that I took her into my bedroom. There was a huge bed in the middle of the room. I was already imagining my girl spread out in the middle of it.
“Holy potatoes. I think your bed is bigger than my whole bedroom back home,” she joked.
“I’m a big man,” I smiled. I wrapped my arms around her from behind. Knowing she wanted to sleep with me made all sorts of naughty images come to mind. “It’s pretty comfy too.”
“I’m going to take your word for it for now,” she said. Sookie pointed to my dresser and said, “Nice bong.”
I chuckled. “You want a hit?”
Sookie laughed too and said, “I probably shouldn’t do that. I don’t regret anything from last night, but it definitely makes me do things I wouldn’t usually do.”
“Like make out with a man you didn’t know?” I kissed the top of her head before I let her go so we could go back to the living room.
“Exactly,” she agreed. Sookie turned to leave the bedroom, but stopped in the doorway. “I’m sure you’ll have me back here sooner than you think.”
“Good to know,” I smiled.
I liked Sookie a lot. Of course I wanted to have sex with her. It would have been impossible not to want her. It was going to suck waiting for another day. She was worth the wait. I didn’t know I was going to like her so much when I asked her out on a date the night before. I was glad I did.