Darkness fell. Larry and Christy went back into the water; Keri observed Carole and Sid kissing and cuddling. Lance and Stephanie were getting acquainted; Kurt entertained by telling jokes and funny stories. Keri noticed headlights, then heard a shriek. Moments later, Kyle appeared, holding a corkscrew and laughing.
"They're skinny-dipping, and I kind of interrupted them. Hi Keri; I forgot this earlier." He handed her the corkscrew.
"Well, I think I'll head back." Gretchen gathered up her towel and slipped on her shoes. "Steph? Coming or staying?"
"I'll make sure she gets home." Lance draped an arm around Steph, who winked.
"Okay." Gretchen stood up.
Keri also got to her feet. Kyle, who hadn't sat down yet, looked surprised. "I'm just going to walk her to the car. My sandals are still in it."
"Oh. In that case, I'll come also."
The three walked down the hill to Gretchen's car.
"I'm not sure about leaving Stephanie here." Gretchen sounded worried.
"Relax." Kyle put his hand on her shoulder. "I'll make sure she's not pressured into anything, and if things get out of hand, we'll bring her back."
His words reassured Keri that she wasn't going to be taken advantage of, either!
"Well, okay." Gretchen got into the car and handed Keri her I.D. pouch and shoes. "Have fun!" She drove away.
"Larry and Christy must have found a private spot." Kyle smiled at her and reached for her hand. He took her shoes and put them on the sand, then gathered her in his strong arms and really kissed her, the way he had at the park. His hands slid up and down her back, tracing the contours of her spine, and slid down the denim shorts to feel her backside. Keri giggled self-consciously and kissed him back, liking the feel of his hands on her bare skin.
He drew away and took off his white t-shirt. "Go for a swim?" he suggested.
"Sure." Keri turned her back and pulled off her shorts, grateful for the darkness which hid her face. She turned back around and took his hand, following him into the cool water.
Keri let go of his hand and dove under the water, slicking her wet hair off her face as she surfaced, then swam out into the deeper water. Kyle followed her and chuckled as she treaded water while he stood with his head and shoulders still exposed. He reached out and encircled her waist with his arms and drew her towards him. Keri’s breath caught in her throat; she wasn't sure what he had in mind. She wrapped her arms around his neck, but not knowing what to do with her feet, continued to tread water.
"Relax," Kyle smiled. He leaned forward and kissed her, his tongue searching for hers. Keri’s nervousness disappeared as his kisses grew more intense. Gradually, Kyle's lips traveled all over her face and down her neck. Keri felt him move his hands up her ribcage until they rested under her breasts. One of his fingers stroked the underside of her right breast, and she froze. She pulled away, out of his arms reach.
Keri bit her lip. "N-nothing." She rubbed her arms.
He swam over to her. "Am I going too fast? I know we've only known each other for a week."
"Well...I-I've never done anything like this before."
"What do you mean?"
Keri had hoped he'd take the hint. "I mean...everything. I-I'm still a v-virgin, Kyle." She closed her eyes, not wanting to look at him.
"So I understand if you think I'm a baby, but I was raised to believe it is a special thing between two people, and should only be done in matrimony, or two people who love each other, and..."
Kyle kissed her to silence her rambling. "It's okay; I won't pressure you. Actually, it's refreshing to see someone who hasn't hopped in the sack with everybody she sees."
Keri opened her eyes. "So you're not mad at me?"
"Does it look like I'm mad?" he smiled and hugged her close. "I'll take it slow, and won't do anything you don't want me to do. Deal?"
"Deal." I can't believe we're even having this conversation! What possessed me to blurt out the truth like that?
"I guess this means no skinny-dipping." Kyle sounded disappointed.
"You can, but my suit is staying on."
"No, woman, I don't want to scare you off."
He scooped her in his strong arms and carried her into his bedroom. Setting her down long enough to remove his coat, tie, and shirt, he bent down and kissed her, his fingers unbuttoning her vest and sheer pink blouse. Keri shrugged out of her shirt, and Kyle wasted no time in removing her bra. They lay down on the bed, Keri loving the feel of his hands and lips on her skin, his voice murmuring his love for her. She pushed him away to return the favor, tasting every inch of his warm chest and belly. He unfastened his slacks, and Keri stroked him through his cotton underwear, finally brave enough to look at him when he wriggled out of his pants. In the dim moonlight streaming through the window, she could just make out his shape, feeling him grow harder as she placed her fingers around his shaft, gently rubbing up and down, as he showed her before. Keri got the strangest urge to kiss him in this highly intimate place, so she bashfully kissed her way down to where his dark blonde curls grew thicker, Kyle's hands on her head, encouraging her.
"Is it all right?" she whispered.
"Yes, love, if you want to." His breathing was ragged.
In a tentative manner, Keri touched her lips to the smooth head of his swollen member, hearing Kyle moan as she flicked her tongue all over and up and down the long, thick, expanse of skin. She sucked gently at the tip, causing Kyle to let out a deep sigh of pleasure and shudder.
“Keri, sweetheart…” She felt him tug on her hair. She removed her mouth and continued to stroke him until the warm stickiness exploded onto his stomach and over her fingers.
Keri got up and went to the bathroom, washing her hands and wetting a washcloth for Kyle. After he cleaned himself, he gathered her in his arms.
They lay together for a few minutes before Keri climbed off the bed to use the restroom. She removed her pantyhose and discovered Kyle pulling out one of his T-shirts.
"I thought maybe you'd be more comfortable in this."
"Thanks." Keri slipped it over her head and removed her skirt while he disappeared into the bathroom.
The white, crew neck T-shirt fell halfway to her knees. I feel seductive walking around in my man’s apartment in nothing but his shirt. Is this what an adult relationship is like? She retrieved her champagne and drained it, then wandered into the kitchen to refill her glass. Kyle came up behind her, sliding his arms around her waist and nipping at her ear.
"Want a piece of cake, or maybe another ice cream cone?" He rubbed his lower body against hers.
"Cake sounds good." Thank God he put his underwear back on. Try to act natural. I can’t believe what he just let me do! Good grief, the man tells you he loves you and you lose your head…careful girl. Next thing you’ll lose is your virginity.
"Cake and champagne, I've got a woman with expensive tastes." He patted her waist, then opened the refrigerator and lifted out the box. He cut two small slices and put them on paper plates, then inclined his head. "Bring my glass, will you?"
Keri followed him back to the bedroom where he lit two small candles, one on either side of the bed. They sat facing each other, feeding bite-sized pieces of cake to one another, licking the frosting from each other's fingers, and biting in a playful manner. They even linked elbows to drink their champagne, careful not to spill a drop. Giggling mischievously, Keri stuck her finger in the frosting and dragged it from his nose to his chin, then licked and sucked it out of his beard.
"You want to play, do you?" he growled, lifting her shirt over her head to spread the sticky icing over her breasts. Keri felt herself pushed backward, then his warm tongue lapping up his 'dessert'. "Mmmm…you taste delicious. Sticky, but good."
Keri pulled the shirt to her collarbone and smiled, but froze when she realized he was looking at her light blue, lacy underwear. Kyle’s eyes grew dark as he cupped his hand between her thighs and stroked with one light finger. Maybe it was the champagne, or maybe it was the fact he had uttered the three words Keri had longed to hear, but she didn't resist as he fondled her and stroked her bare legs. Keri squeezed her eyes shut when he tugged her underwear to her knees.
"So lovely, so innocent," he whispered in her ear. Keri felt him trace the folds between her legs. "Relax, sweetheart."
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Keri jumped when his fingers slipped between her legs, and nervous laughter escaped her lips.
"I keep doing that, don't I?"
"It's okay...I kind of like watching you squirm."
"Normally, I make you feel good first."
"Birthday girls get their pleasure first." Kyle dipped his head lower.
Keri closed her eyes and relaxed, smiling to herself. If I am ready for the next step, how do I let him know? Soon, the now-familiar ache in her stomach began to grow, and Keri let go of Kyle's head, grabbing her pillow as she moaned and whispered his name. Minutes later, he had made his way back up her body.
"Oh, Kyle…" She panted, wanting more. "Don't stop, please?"
Keri nodded. "Be gentle?"
"I'll try to make it good for you," he promised, rolling on top of her. She felt his fingers inside her again as she reached for the growing sensation. All of a sudden, he stopped and scrambled out of bed.
"What's wrong?" Why did he stop? What’s he looking for?
"Nothing, sweetheart." He searched through a dresser drawer. "Ah, here they are."
He came back to the bed and took her in his arms. "For your protection.” He waved the blue square package at her.
"Oh." Thank God, one of us remembered; birth control wasn’t on my mind! Brilliant, Keri…just brilliant. You’re acting juvenile again.
He caressed her body again then he pulled on the condom and start probing. "Honey, this may hurt a little at first," he warned. "But it's got to be done. I'll be as easy as I can. Just say the word, and I'll stop right now."
Keri shook her head. "No. I love you, and I want you."
He smiled as he touched her cheek. She felt him maneuver his way inside of her. "Relax, Keri. Raise your hips... Relax... Try to relax..."
Keri willed her lower body to go limp just as he gave a thrust, and she jumped. "Oh!"
"Are you okay?" His eyes were full of concern.
"I'm...okay." She closed her eyes. "It...it just startled me. Are...are you in?"
He kissed her. "As far as I can."
Keri felt him slowly back out then move back inside. She wrapped her legs around his waist, her arms clutching his back. He increased his pace while she clung to him, not wanting it to end. She felt herself coming again, and all of a sudden, Kyle moaned and whispered, "Yes, baby, come with me. Oh Keri!"
They shuddered together, and Kyle collapsed on top of her, his sweat mingling with hers. Keri’s body tingled as she stroked his back and kissed his neck and shoulders.
"That was the most wonderful experience." He kissed her eyelids. "I love you. Thank you."
"Was it worth the wait?" Keri peeked between her eyelashes. "I never thought it would feel so special."
"Honey, you were definitely worth all those cold showers. In fact, I'd better get rid of this." He eased out of her, chuckling when she groaned in protest. "I'll be right back."
He used the restroom and returned, picking up her wine glass. "Want some more?"
"Sure." Keri got up as soon as he left the room and went to the bathroom, feeling a slight pain in her thigh muscles and lower body. Afterward, she returned to the bed and pulled the covers over her breasts. Kyle entered the room with their full wine glasses and handed one to her. She sat up and fluffed the pillows behind her. I love him so much; I’m a woman now!
"Kyle?" She hesitated before continuing. "How soon... I mean, when can... could we do that again?"
He kissed her. "I'm glad I bought an entire box."