“Shall we go upstairs now for some stories? Or do you want to watch T.V. for a while?”
“I want to hear some new stories Ash. Plus, I want to play with my Barbies. Let’s go upstairs.” The kid took Ashley’s hand and led her upstairs. As they walked towards her room, they passed by James’ room. Ashley’s heart started to pound. She looked away.
The next couple of hours were spent telling stories to Trish. She love the Disney Princess, Jasmine is her favourite. After finishing two stories, Ash went to the kitchen to get a can of diet soda. Trish spent some quality time with her Malibu Barbie. As she bent down to grab some diet Coke, she felt a hand on her leg. “Trish, do you want some chocolate milkshake?” She asked. When there was no response, she turned and saw James standing behind her. “I want a milkshake. I’m sorry I startled you. You have some neon ink stains on your leg. Looks like Trish played her highlighter trick again.”
She looked at her legs and so what he was talking about. There were pink and neon yellow streaks everywhere. She tried to rubbed the stains with her cold hand. “It’s not gonna work. You need to do more than that. He walked away and came back seconds later holding some tin of salve in one of his hands. He took some paper towels as well. “Look, it’s okay. Don’t bother. I get dirtied up like this all the time. It’s no big deal.” She saw his disappointed look and held put her hand. “Okay, let me have those.” James shook his head. “Let me do it. Your legs are totally stained, especially at the back. I can easily wipe everything off.”
She shrugged her shoulders and sat on one of the kitchen stools. “Fine.”, she said. She hated being alone with him-hated the fact that she can’t seem to say anything sensible whenever he is around. Ashley snapped open her soda can and drank the cool effervescent liquid. James’ hand rubbed some salve on her legs and gently rubbed it off with some tissue. His manner was gentle at the beginning but all of a sudden, his hands began to massage her legs in a sensual way, making her sigh deeply. “Is Trish asleep?” He asked.
“Hmmm, not yet. Speaking of which, I have to get back to her. She’ll be looking for me soon.” With that, she jumped out of the stool, but not before James caught her lips and grabbed her butt. They kiss- their mouths tentative. He pushed his tongue inside her mouth and massaged her butt with his hands. She pulled herself away. “Please. I have to get back now.” He nodded. “Come back here as soon as you can. I will be waiting.” Unable to think clearly, she rushed out of the kitchen and almost ran for the stairs.
She gently opened the door to Trish’s room and saw her still busy with her Barbie. “What took you so long, Ash?” she asked.
“Sorry. I had to make some calls. Would you like something? A glass of milk?” Ashley offered.
“No, thanks. I feel sleepy. Can we do another story?”
“Sure thing, hop on your bed.” Ashley said.
It only took one page of theatrical story telling and Trish dozed off. Ashley took her favourite bunny bear and placed it beside her. She delicately placed her dusty pink comforter and kissed her cheek. “Sleep tight Goldilocks.”
It was 5 minutes past nine but she does not worry. It’s weekend tomorrow and since her mom and Mrs. Jones know each other, she’s able to spend the night here a few times already without making her mom worry. She made her way down the stairs quietly. James was still there, in front of his laptop. She sat down beside him. When he felt her, he closed his laptop and turned to face her. “I want you Ashley.” With that, he took her hand and led her inside one of the guestrooms downstairs. It was the room at the house front, they’d know if someone arrives. He closed the door and caught her mouth, this time he kissed her gently. His tongue made light tantalizing movements on her lips, causing her entire body to tingle. “We shouldn’t.”, said Ashley in between breaths. He shook his head. “You came downstairs all by yourself Ashley. I know you want this too.” He took his hand again and pressed it against his shorts. He was rock hard. “God, you’re so big.” She cupped him gently and he groaned. “That feels amazing…” His mouth started to mate with hers again, his tongue sucking all her defences. It was the most erotic kiss she’d ever experienced. Hot. Torrid. Melting.