Paradise Found by Cruise & Stoley

paradisefound

Paradise Found
By
Cruise

Disclaimers: The following story is alternative uber fan fiction. If you are under age, or if you find the idea of two women loving each other offensive to you, please do not read any further. Thank you. Music by Sophie B. Hawkins, “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and “Show me Heaven” performed by Maria McKee is used without permission. 

Sex: Erotic and plenty of it!

Special Thanks: To Mary for her proofreading and editing prowess. To Monica and Beth for their love and support with our writing passion. To the fans who have been so supportive and wonderful! You’re all greatly appreciated.

 

Part 1

“Baby! Look what just walked in!”

Jordan turned her head and spied the woman in question and shrugged her shoulders replying, “She’s o.k.”

“Are you crazy? That’s gorgeous!” Her friend whispered.

Jordan wasn’t that interested in looking around right now. She wasn’t even sure why she agreed to come to Key West in the first place. Linda came down every year and had been bugging her for the past two years to come with her. She had finally caved in and agreed to this trip. Jordan had given up looking for anyone, after two failed relationships, and just preferred to concentrate on her career.

Listening to the music, Jordan looked out over the crowd and caught a glimpse of a tall dark-haired woman standing at the bar. ‘Not bad,’ she thought to herself.

Linda caught her staring and asked, “So, something finally peak your interest?”

Jordan quickly looked away and replied, “No, just dazing.”

“Hey Bly!” Julie called as she hit her friend on the arm to get her attention. “There’s a blonde checking you out my friend,” she replied with a sly smile.

Bly took a long sip of her Jack and Coke, gave Julie a quick glance, and then slowly and nonchalantly turned around to check out the ladies as she leaned back against the bar.

When Bly caught sight of the blonde with fabulous green eyes, she stood up and was captivated by her beauty.

“Hey Bly, close your mouth before your teeth fall out. What’s up with Miss Smooth Operator making such an obvious display of fondness?” Julie teased.

Bly closed her mouth and turned her head to Julie, “I’ve…aah…never seen someone as beautiful as her. I feel like somehow were’ connected,” Bly stammered with amazement of her feelings for this woman, and turned back to look at the green eyed beauty again.

“Bly, you’re so full of it with the, ‘most beautiful woman you have ever seen’. You have had many beautiful women and I think this is just another one of you pick up lines!”

Bly gave Julie a serious look as she picked up her drink and drained it. “You’re friggin’ serious?” Julie asked with astonishment.

“I’ve never been more serious Jules. I need to meet her,” Bly answered as her heart raced with excitement of an encounter with the woman.

Julie had known Bly for over 10 years and knew that she was not fooling about with this one. “Well, ask her to dance!”

Bly gave Julie a, ‘don’t be stupid’ look as she put her hands on her hips.

“I know…I know, don’t get in the way of the master smooth operator.” Julie teased with a smile.

Bly smiled and headed across the crowded bar.

“Come on, dance with me,” Linda asked tugging on Jordan’s arm. Jordan groaned but allowed herself to be pulled up and onto the dance floor. The music turned to a slow, sensual beat and Jordan looked at Linda questioningly when a deep voice behind asked, “May I have this dance?” Jordan turned to look up into the bluest eyes she had ever seen.

“Huh? She stammered and heard a giggle from behind her.

“Dance? Would you care to?” The woman asked again, her eyebrow raising in question, worried that the green-eyed beauty would decline her offer.

Jordan felt a shove from behind and found herself in the arms of the woman she had been watching at the bar.

“I guess that means yes,” the woman drawled.

Jordan grinned embarrassed and replied, “Sorry.”

Bly slid her hand in the woman’s hand and led her to an open spot. Bly turned to her dance partner; locking blue eyes with green, Bly pulled her into her arms as she continued her gaze. Bly moved her head over the woman’s shoulder lightly grazing her cheek and feeling the softness of her skin against her own.

‘This feels like paradise,’ Bly thought to herself as “Damn I wish I was your lover by Sophie B. Hawkins began to play.

<that old dog has chained you up alright…give you everything you need…to live inside a twisted cage>

Bly slowly slid her arm around Jordan’s waist, pulling her closer and taking in the sweet smell of Lauren perfume on her neck as warmth swept throughout her body.

<I had a dream I was your hero…damn I wish I was your lover…I’ll rock you till the daylight come…make sure you are smiling and warm>

“It was everything Bly could do to keep from pressing her sensual lips along the soft skin of her neck.

<I am everything…tonight I’ll be your mother I will…and I’ll do such things to ease your pain…free your mind and you won’t feel ashamed…this monkey can’t stand to see you black and blue…I give you something sweet each time you come inside my jungle book…what is it just too good…don’t say you’ll stay…cause then you go away.>

Jordan enjoyed the sensation she felt from Bly’s thigh pressed against her sex. Bly began to grind her body against Jordan’s to the rhythm of the music as Jordan’s breathing increased.

<shucks for me there is no other…you’re the only shoe that fits…I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it…damn, I wish I was your lover>

Jordan had never been so sexually aroused by another’s touch as she was by this woman’s. Bly could feel her dance partner’s warm breath along her neck, sending chills down her spine as she held her tighter and continued to grind against her body.

<If I was your girl, believe Me..I’d turn on the rolling stones…we could groove along and feel much better…I could do it forever and ever…give me an hour to kiss you …walk through heaven’s door. I’m sure…we don’t need no doctor to feel much better…let me in…forever and ever and ever…>

Jordan was afraid to say a word, instead deciding to enjoy the moment as she moved her arms tighter around the woman to intensify the feel of their bodies against one another.

<I sat on the mountainside with peace of mind…and I lay by the ocean making love to her…wish visions clear…walked for days with no one near…and I return as chained and bound to you>

They moved as one to the beat and before Jordan knew it, they were pressed as close as a couple of lovers dancing to the intoxicating rhythm.

<shucks. for me there is no other…you’re the only shoe that fits…I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it…damn, I wish I was your lover>

The song ended and a husky voice whispered in her ear, “Thank you,” before the arms released her.

“No, thank you,” Jordan replied and watched the woman walk back toward the bar. Returning to the table Jordan sat down flushed and signaled for another drink.

Linda asked, “What was that about?”

“She wanted to dance.” Jordan simply remarked.

“Honey, that was not dancing! That was just short of illegal in twenty states!”

Jordan just laughed and turned her attention to the dance floor.

“Here ya go buddy. You definitely need this drink after that display!” Julie laughed and handed her friend another Jack and Coke.

“Thanks Jules,” Bly answered as she took a drink. “Hey, Tara send one of my specialty drinks, a Maui Malibu Mama (Malibu rum, pineapple juice, with a splash of cranberry juice) over to the overheated blonde with the beautiful green eyes across the bar,” she informed the bartender. Bly looked over her shoulder so Tara would know who to send the drink to.

“Bly, what’s her name?” Julie asked.

“I’m about to find out,” Bly answered as she flashed a sexy smile and turned around to watch the drink being delivered.

“Hey Linda, don’t look now but, third table on your left, brunette keeps giving you the eye,” Jordan whispered in Linda’s ear.

Linda nodded before letting her eyes casually scan the room and the woman in question. “I think your right my friend.”

The bartender came to the table and set a drink in front of Jordan. She looked from it to the woman questioningly; “This isn’t what I ordered?”

Tara smiled slyly and replied, “Compliments of the tall babe at the bar.”

Jordan’s heart skipped a beat and she looked toward the bar but couldn’t see her.

“What is it?”

“It’s a specialty, Maui Malibu Mama, equal parts Malibu Rum, pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry juice. Try it, I guarantee you’ll like it,” the bartender winked.

Jordan took a sip smiling and said, “Tell her I said thank you.” Tara smiled nodded and walked away.

“Well, well, maybe I should just go over and ask that woman to dance with me so yours will come over,” Linda snickered and stood up.

“No!” Jordan pulled back on Linda’s arm nervous.

“Come on! Be brave!”

“O.k., o.k.” Jordan let go of Linda’s arm and watched her friend approach the brunette.

All of a sudden, the hairs on her neck stood on end as if charged by electricity and she turned to look up into deep blue eyes.

“Mind if I sit down?” Bly asked as she pointed to the chair next to Jordan.

“Aah…no…please.” Jordan gestured to the chair.

Bly sat down and looked into those incredible green eyes asking, “So, do you like the drink?”

“I love it…it’s very tropical,” Jordan answered with a smile as she took another sip.

“Well, we are in a tropical setting so, the drink would be appropriate,” Bly answered sarcastically.

“By the way I’m Bly,” she replied as she held out her hand to Jordan.

Jordan was taken back by the sarcastic remark but reached out to shake her hand when Bly stared into her eyes and slowly raised the hand to her lips, placing a soft kiss upon it, “you might be who?” she asked seductively.

Jordan was a little put off by her aggressiveness. “Aah..my name is Jordan,” she answered as she pulled her hand away and raised her glass nervously for another drink.

“So, do you like what you see? Bly asked.

“Excuse me?” Jordan asked with agitation.

“I noticed you staring at me and I wanted to know if you liked what you saw? Did you like how you felt in my arms? Bly asked kicking herself for having diarrhea of the mouth, especially when she’s had too much Jack and Coke to drink.

Jordan was obviously embarrassed and didn’t want to continue the conversation. She nervously shifted in her chair making eye contact with Linda, which meant, she needed help.

“Well? Are you going to answer me?” Bly asked with a cocky smile.

“Hey Jordan! Come dance with me and save me from that woman!” Linda replied grabbing the blonde by the arm and pulling her out on the dance floor.

Bly watched the pair on the dance floor and looked down thinking, ‘You friggin’ idiot! Why would you go and act that way round her!’ Getting up she headed over to Julie and thought, ‘I’ve really got to consider finding something else to drink other than Jack and Coke. It gets me in trouble every time.’

“Hey, Let’s get out of here.”

“What about the love of your life?” Julie teased.

“I think I just scared her away,” Bly answered with regret as she glanced at Jordan one more time before exiting the club.

“You O.K.?” Linda asked concerned with her friend’s distress.

“I’m fine,” Jordan replied watching Bly leave the bar with another woman.

“Come on Babe! I’ve known you too long to believe that. What did she do?” Linda asked pulling Jordan over to the corner of the dance floor.

“Nothing. I guess it was more her attitude,” Jordan answered and shivered slightly.

Linda placed a concerned arm around her friend and led her back to the table.

“What do you mean?” she asked once they were seated again.

Jordan looked down and picked up the drink Bly had sent her and quickly set it down again frowning.

“Remember Cindy?’

“Yes,” Linda replied and then sat up straighter, “she didn’t try…..?”

“No! No! Nothing like that! It was intimidating like Cindy use to be. I felt like I was being backed up to that wall again.”

“Damn! I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have left you alone,” Linda apologized.

“What are you going to do? Baby-sit me and hold my hand? It’s no biggie, I’ll survive.” Jordan smiled at her friend weakly.

“I know you will, I can worry though.”

“Don’t worry, you know me I still have a weakness for those aggressive ex-jocks, Cindy was just the exception to the rule,” Jordan replied.

“Ooh, me too, that’s why were here this weekend,” Linda smiled.

“Hey, why don’t we call it a night and head back and tomorrow we check out the jock’s at the football game?”

“What about the brunette?”

“Naw, too chatty for me. I like my women quiet and meek like you.”

“Ha….Ha.”

The next morning Jordan awoke early and walked down to the beach while Linda slept in. The beach was pretty much deserted as she sat down to look out over the water. Last night’s incident had brought back painful memories that were best left forgotten. She couldn’t really remember all that had happened, she had been drinking a lot and all she could remember now was fear and anger. She tried not to dwell on it too much and had tucked it away in the past. It was a long time ago and she was not the same person now. Taking a deep breath she smiled as the sun made its ascent into the sky. ‘That was yesterday, this is today!’ she told herself firmly.

Standing up she brushed the sand off her shorts and looked down the beach, stopping when she saw a familiar figure looking out over the ocean. She watched as Bly stood with shoulders slightly sagged as if carrying a heavy weight. This morning the woman didn’t look so threatening and Jordan couldn’t stop from feeling compassion at the woman’s sadness. Unsure of what to do she stood rooted to her spot and watched until the woman turned and blue eyes met green once again.

Bly looked back down to her hands as she fiddled with the shell she was holding, embarrassed over her display last night at the bar. She knew there was no way of avoiding Jordan so, she threw her shell in the ocean and watched it skip across the water and disappear before she moved toward Jordan. ‘Try not to be an idiot this time Bly, like you where last night’ Bly thought to herself as she hesitantly approached Jordan, looking up into her sexy green eyes she flashed a sexy smile before hanging her head back down.

“Nice morning huh?” Bly asked unable to make eye contact.

“It’s incredibly beautiful here.” Jordan answered as she scanned the blue-green water then turned back to Bly.

“You okay?” Jordan asked with concern, her heart beat a little faster as she looked at the sexy woman who wore a black sports bra with a pair of red “Sideout” shorts with a volleyball emblem on the leg of the shorts. Jordan noticed that Bly had an incredibly toned, muscular body and very nice tan.

“Yes it is…I love it here.” Bly answered with a quick glance up at Jordan then back down. “Aah…Jordan…I …aah wanted to apologize for the way I acted last night.” Bly stammered as her blue eyes finally met green eyes and Jordan could see the sincerity in them. “It was the Jack and coke talking last night and I wanted you to know that I’m really not that much of a jerk.”

“It’s okay Bly…I accept your apology.” Jordan answered with a nod for reassurance.

“I would like to make it up to you if I could, well, if you would let me.” Bly asked with a slight smile.

“You really don’t have to do that, your apology was enough.”

“I know I don’t have to but I want to. I was wondering if you would like to have dinner with me tonight?” Bly asked with a smile.

Jordan wanted to jump at the opportunity but decided to not rush into things like she always had in the past, which had led to two very big mistakes.

“Aah…that’s a very sweet offer Bly, could I get back to you with an answer though?”

“I can understand if you don’t want to go out with me and you have every right to not want to have anything to do with me. I’m sorry for last night and intruding today.” Bly answered with disappointment as she turned to leave.

Jordan grabbed her by the arm to stop her… “No, it’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that I need to speak with Linda before I accept. She purchased tickets for a fundraiser dinner at Kelly’s Caribbean bar and grill and I’m not sure if it’s for tonight or tomorrow. So, could I call you later when I find out?”

Jordan asked knowing exactly what day the fundraiser was for but, still didn’t want to be impulsive about her answer. She wanted to give herself a chance to think things over.

“I didn’t know Kelly’s was having a fundraiser but, I’m staying at the Rainbow House in room 13 if you want to call me there later with your answer,” Bly answered as she smiled and headed off to the road to retrieve her moped.

“Okay I will contact you later then,” Jordan answered as she watched Bly climb on her moped and head out of sight. Jordan thought about how much she was attracted to Bly and whether she was being too harsh to her. “She could be your soul mate Jordan and you may have pushed her out of your life,” she replied softly to herself and headed off to meet up with Linda to watch the football game.

Linda and Jordan pulled up to the field finding it packed with women for the flag football tournament… “Oh, yes! women galore Jordan!” Linda exclaimed with excitement.

“I can see that!” Jordan answered in amazement. She scanned the crowd while the pair pulled out their lawn chairs and cooler.

The pair picked a great sunny spot on the sideline to get a great view of the game as well as, the ladies.

“I just love to watch a bunch of women running around playing football.” Linda exclaimed with a big grin.

“I thought you didn’t like football Linda” Jordan replied skeptical.

“That’s men Jordan, but women playing is another story.” Linda answered with a mischievous smile on her face… “Hey, check out the quarterback for the teal team.”

“Which one is the quarterback?” Jordan asked confused.

“The one with the ball, #13!…she’s hot!” Linda exclaimed with disbelief at her friend’s ignorance of the players.

Jordan looked over to #13, the quarterback as Linda said, and noticed a tall, tanned and strikingly beautiful woman. Her dark hair was pulled through the hole in the back of her Miami Dolphins ball cap and her eyes hidden behind Oakley sunglasses.

“She’s very good looking Linda.” Jordan watched in awe as the woman ran gracefully from the defenders as she approached their sideline. The woman was shoved out of bounds and slid down to the ground right in front of an astonished Jordan and Linda.

“Now isn’t that ironic!” Linda replied in amazement as they checked her out.

The woman stood up and took out her mouthpiece as she looked at the pair.

“Hello, Jordan, ” the woman replied with a smile before putting her mouthpiece back in and running back onto the field to join her team in the huddle.

Jordan sat in astonishment as Linda looked strangely at her. “Are you neglecting to tell me something? Who was that beauty?”

Jordan recognized the voice behind the shades and hat. “It was Bly,” Jordan answered with amazement not knowing she played football.

“Wow! She is freaking hot, too bad she was such a jerk to you!” Linda replied as she watched the game continue.

“I saw and spoke to her on the beach this morning and she asked me to dinner tonight,” Jordan replied.

“Were her manners better this time?” Linda asked with skepticism.

“Yes, and she apologized for the way she acted last night.”

“Unbelievable…are you going to go with her?”

“I’m not sure yet,” Jordan answered with hesitation as they continued to watch the game. A group of women approached the area where Linda and Jordan sat to watch the game.

“I think I am in love with Bly.” A red-haired woman replied to her friends as Jordan overheard their conversation.

“No, I’m in love with her and I will be the one she goes out with.” A shorthaired brunette answered as everyone laughed.

“Deb, there is no way she will go out with you!” The red-haired woman answered.

Jordan became jealous of the woman bickering over who would go out with Bly as she eavesdropped on their conversation.

“Dude…I’m a chick magnet and I just know she will go out with me, especially when I flash my sexy dimples to her.” The woman named Deb answered with cockiness and a laugh as all of her friends laughed as well.

“You should know by now that Bly doesn’t accept dates from people, she offers them, and the only way you’re going out with her is if she asks you!”

“I know, but it doesn’t hurt to dream does it?” Deb answered with a smile as they all stared at Bly.

“All I know is that whoever she asks out is one lucky woman.” the redhead answered with awe.

Jordan smiled as her decision had been made and leaned to Linda… “The answer to your question is yes.”

“What did I ask you?” Linda asked confused.

“I am going out to dinner with Bly tonight,” Jordan answered with a smile as a happy nervousness swept over her body. She wondered what she was getting herself into with Bly.

“Did you see that pass! It had to have been oh, 50 yards! Oh, yes! Touchdown!” Linda yelled with excitement and amazement at Bly’s pass.

“That was incredible!” Jordan answered with astonishment as she watched Bly hug her teammates after the play.

“She is a very good athlete!” Linda exclaimed.

After the game, Bly approached the pair as they were packing up their chairs and cooler. “Did you enjoy the game?” Bly asked with a smile.

“Yes, very much so,” Jordan answered with a smile as she slipped her sunglasses on to check Bly’s sweaty, but sexy body out without her knowing.

Bly took a long sip of water. “Bly, man, you can really throw that ball. Where did you learn to do that?” Linda asked in amazement.

Bly wiped the water off her mouth as Jordan wished she could lick it off those sensuous lips.

“From the main man #13 himself, my boy, Dan Marino!” Bly answered with a laugh.

“So, you’re a Marino fan?” Linda asked.

“If you saw my house you wouldn’t ask that question.” Bly laughed as she turned to her friends who called to her to get moving, they where ready to go. Bly held up a finger for one more minute and looked back at Jordan. “So, are you going to accept my offer of dinner?” Bly asked with a smile.

“Yes…I will be accepting your offer. What time?” Jordan answered with a smile.

“How about 7 because the restaurant is small and gets very busy quickly. Where are you staying? ” Bly asked as she waved to her still shouting friends, without taking her eyes off of Jordan.

“We are staying at Alexander’s guesthouse.”

“Oh, great, it is just around the corner from there so, I will be out front at about 6:45 then, okay?” Bly asked for assurance that the plans she offered would be accepted.

“That would be perfect,” Jordan answered with a smile.

“Great! I will see you then. I have to get going to a volleyball game so, see you later!” Bly answered with a smile as she ran over to the waiting car. Bly jumped into the Mustang convertible and the carload of woman laughed as they sped off out of the parking lot.

Linda put her sunglasses back down on her eyes after watching Bly run off to join her friends. “Did you notice the nice ass she has?”

“Linda!” Jordan exclaimed with embarrassment as she elbowed her friend.

Linda looked at Jordan and the two laughed. “You were checking it out too!” Linda laughed as she pointed at Linda.

“Oh, behave!” Jordan laughed as the pair headed towards their car.

“So, do you want to got watch a volleyball game,” Linda asked as they pulled out of the parking lot.

“No, that would look too anxious, don’t you think?”

“Maybe just interested,” Linda offered. “But, you’re probably right. So, what are you going to wear tonight?”

“I have no idea where we’re even going,” Taylor complained looking down at her shorts and T-shirt.

“Why don’t we head over to shops and see what we can find?”

“Great idea,” Jordan answered making a mental list of the clothes she had brought.

They parked their car back at the guesthouse and made their way through the various shops.

“Jordan, what about this?” Linda asked excitedly. Jordan turned to look at the article of clothing her friend held up.

“I can’t wear that!” Jordan exclaimed.

“Why? I think you would look hot in it,” Linda replied.

“I can see though it!”

“That’s why you wear this under it!” Linda answered and held up a white bra that went under the lacy top. “Come on, at least try it on.”

“Linda!” Jordan whined.

“For me?”

“Give it to me!” Jordan groaned and went into the fitting room. Looking at herself in the mirror she thought, ‘Not bad. I guess it covers enough yet, shows so much more.’

“Get out here!” Linda called impatiently, “Let me see what it looks like.”

Jordan stepped out of the room and blushed when Linda let out a low whistle.

“You have got to get that! You look totally hot in that,” Linda replied. The top was a midriff lacy number with the white bra underneath. She could wear any color shorts with it she wanted to and opted for her short navy one’s.

“You sure it doesn’t scream, “I’m cheap!”

“No! It screams Babe!” Linda remarked and pushed her back into the fitting room to change.

In the next shop, Jordan found a pair of gold hoops that she had always wanted. The afternoon was slipping away as they hurried back to their room to get ready for the sunset fest. They made their way down to the dock just as it was starting to get crowded, and finding a good spot they waited.

“Hey, Linda is that you?”

Linda and Jordan turned toward the voice behind them and Linda squealed in delight.

“Judy! What are you doing here?” The two women hugged as Jordan looked on in amusement.

“I came down with some friends, and you?”

“I came down with my friend Jordan. Judy I’d like you to meet Jordan,” Linda said and pulled Jordan forward. “Judy and I go back a long way.”

“We were in college together,” Judy explained. She looked over at Linda and thinking how really good the woman looked even after all this time.

“It’s nice to meet you Judy,” Jordan replied shaking the offered hand.

“So, do you two have plans for the evening?” Judy asked not sure if they were together or just friends.

Linda chuckled and replied, “My friend here has a date with this gorgeous jock.”

“So then you’re free this evening?” Judy asked hopefully.

“Sure, what did you have in mind?”

“My friends are all meeting at the Epic tonight, I thought we could go over for a little dancing? You up for that?”

“Sounds like my kind of evening,” Linda answered and turned to find Jordan looking out over the water to the other side of the dock.

Jordan looked across the water to the other crowd of people on the dock and saw a familiar figure standing all alone looking out over the water. She had the same forlorn look as this morning on the beach, and Jordan knew something was bothering her.

“What’s up?” Linda asked her.

“I think I’m going to head over there, I think I see someone I know. You guys have a good time this evening and I’ll see you later tonight?” The last question she posed to Linda who nodded.

“It was nice meeting you Judy.”

“Nice meeting you too, have fun on your date.”

Jordan hurried through the crowd trying to find her way to where she saw Bly standing alone. She made it to the end of the pier and couldn’t find the tall woman.

“Damn,” Jordan breathed, “Where could she have gone so fast?”

Looking around once more, she gave up and headed back to the guesthouse to see if Bly was waiting for her there. Jordan reached the guesthouse and didn’t see Bly anywhere and decided to wait on the porch for her.

Alexander’s Guesthouse was a homey 1910 conch house covered in tropical foliage. Jordan sat on a sofa on a wide veranda type porch and looked out past the white fence for Bly to arrive on her moped. The stars were just beginning to come out and Jordan watched the sky as it filled with tiny sparkles.

“What’cha looking at?” Bly asked standing at the bottom of the steps.

Jordan jumped as she hadn’t heard the woman or her moped arrive. “Jeez, you scared me. I didn’t hear you drive up.”

“Sorry, I parked the bike over there earlier and ran down the street for this,” Bly said and handed Jordan a white rose.

“What? That’s so sweet. Thank you,” Jordan blushed embarrassed at Bly’s display of affection. “No one’s ever given me flowers before.”

“No one, huh? I’ll have to remember that.” Bly replied. “Well, you hungry?”

“Starving,” Jordan replied and went down the steps to join Bly. Jordan unlocked the gate at the end of the walk with her room key as Bly held it open for her and waited for Jordan to precede her. “Hey, how did you get in the gate?” Jordan asked with wonder at how she managed it.

“I jumped the fence because I didn’t want to break your concentration on what you were staring at,” Bly answered with a sweet smile.

Jordan smiled and thought about how romantic it was for Bly to jump the fence and to give her a beautiful white rose.

As they walked to the restaurant Jordan looked up at Bly’s profile and thought about how surprisingly different Bly was turning out to be. She wasn’t at all the intimidating person she had originally thought.

Lifting the rose to her nose she breathed in it’s scent and smiled, ‘yep things are definitely looking better’ as she glanced over to catch a glimpse of Bly. The woman looked stunning in her white cotton high neck tank top revealing her tan and well defined arms with the top fitting her toned body snuggly as it was tucked into her black mid thigh pleated docker shorts. Jordan also noted that Bly’s hair looked incredibly sexy as she swung it to the side off of her face. Jordan caught a whiff of her cool water perfume and smiled.

Bly smiled as she caught a glimpse of Jordan checking her out and liked the feeling. She turned to Jordan with her smile still left on her face. “Do you like Italian food?” she asked as she stepped off the curb.

“I pretty much love any types of food, except liver,” Jordan answered with a laugh, which Bly shared easily.

“I’ll make sure I remember no liver either,” Bly smiled as she pointed Jordan in the direction they needed to go.

“What do you enjoy to eat?”

“Pretty much everything except liver,” Bly answered with a laugh and a nod of the head as they turned the corner. “This is it,” Bly answered as she led Jordan up the steps and held the door open for her.

“This place is really cute,” Jordan replied as she scanned the small quaint restaurant. It had benches in the front for people as they waited for their tables to become available. Soft strains of Caribbean music floated through restaurant which had large windows that allows patrons to look out over the tropical foliage that encased the old style Key West homes.

“Bly! Welcome! I have your usual table in the corner,” the host replied with enthusiasm as he pointed to her table and ushered the pair to their table.

“Dianne will be serving you tonight and welcome to our restaurant young lady,” the host replied in a warm and friendly voice as he waited for the ladies to take their seats.

“Thank you Mario,” Bly answered with a smile as she looked back at Jordan.

“Do you come here often?” Jordan asked amazed that the waiter knew her.

“Every chance I get. I love this place and they have really great food.”

“It’s very lovely,” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked around the quaint restaurant as their waitress approached.

“Hello Bly good to see you this evening,” she replied with a smile as she put two glasses of water and a glass of ice tea on the table.

“What can I get you to drink?” she asked looking at Jordan.

“Aah…I guess I’ll have some ice tea as well,” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked up at the waitress before you left to fulfill her request. Jordan turned back to Bly, “So, what’s good here?”

“Everything!” Bly answered with a smile.

“You’re not much help,” Jordan teased with a smile.

“Sorry, I usually just leave it up to whoever is serving my table to choose something for me and you can do the same or you can check out something from the menu,” Bly answered as she put some sweet-n-low in her tea and stirred it before taking a sip.

“Here you go hun,” Diane replied as she put a glass of tea in front of Jordan…”what can I get you ladies this evening?”

“You can choose for me Diane,” Bly answered with a smile as she glanced towards Jordan for her order.

“I’ll have the meat tortellini please,” Jordan ordered.

“Great…I’ll get your orders in right away and bring out your salads.”

“Thank you,” they both replied together as they smiled at one another.

“So, Bly where do you live?”

“I live in Ft. Lauderdale on the beach,” Bly answered as she sipped her tea.

“That must be very nice to wake up to the noise of the waves crashing on the shore,” Jordan answered with a smile.

“It is very beautiful in the mornings when I am out for my run,” Bly answered as Diane brought their salads and began to dig into hers.

“What do you do for a living?” Jordan asked through bites of her salad… “This salad dressing is wonderful what kind is it?”

“House raspberry vinaigrette…my favorite, ” Bly answered and hesitated, “Don’t you just hate the uncomfortable getting to know one another questions?” Bly asked with a smile.

Jordan laughed…”Actually I do, but I would like to know more about you,” Jordan answered as her green eyes met Bly’s blues.

“Here, let me give you my resume and then it will be easier,” Bly answered with a laugh as she pretended to pull out a resume from her pocket as Jordan laughed.

“Well, let’s see. I’m a Physical Therapist, I went to the University of Florida and I’m a diehard Gator fan so, hopefully you aren’t a Seminole fan,” Bly teased with a wink and a smile at Jordan.

“Nope, I’m a Michigan Wolverine fan…gotta love the maze and blue!” Jordan laughed.

“Great…I am a diehard Miami Dolphin’s fan, I play flag football on tournament teams, beach volleyball and women’s baseball on Sunday’s in a league in Hollywood.”

“A real sports nut huh?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“Well, you kind of have to be when your mom and dad are too,” Bly answered with a smile.

“That’s awesome…what sports do they enjoy?” Jordan answered with interest in Bly’s family.

“Dad played football and baseball for the Gators and mom played softball and volleyball for the..”

“Gators?” Jordan interrupted with a laugh.

“Yep…the Gators,” Bly answered with a smile as she finished off her salad and noticed Jordan had a stray piece of lettuce on her chin. She reached over with her napkin to wipe it off her chin.

“What?” Jordan asked with nervousness.

“You have a piece of lettuce on your chin that I thought I would wipe off,” Bly answered with a smile as she wiped it off her chin as Jordan grabbed her hand to take the napkin sending waves of electricity throughout Bly’s body from her tender touch. Bly smiled as she gazed into Jordan’s eyes and put her hand down to take a sip of tea never having ever felt a sensation like that from someone before.

“Thanks,” Jordan answered with slight embarrassment that she is out on a date with a beautiful woman and she has lettuce hanging off her chin. ‘Remind yourself dummy to wipe your chin after every bite…hopefully there is nothing stuck in my teeth!’ she thought to herself as she smiled at Bly then looked back down to her plate.

“Jordan I’m sorry I…aah…didn’t mean to embarrass you,” Bly stammered as she stared into Jordan’s eyes.

“Oh, no…thanks, I appreciate that you got it then instead of letting it hang there all evening…now that would have been embarrassing!” Jordan laughed as did Bly.

“Ooh, nice pick up on the embarrassment thing” Jordan thought to herself. “So, you were telling me about your parents?”

“Oh, yeah…they met a the University of Florida, fell in love and got married hence, producing me!” Bly answered with a laugh.

“What do they do for a living?” Jordan asked inquisitively.

“My father is an orthopedic surgeon with his own practice and on the medical staff for the Miami Dolphins, and my mother is a lawyer for my father,” Bly laughed. “I’m only teasing she has her own law practice.”

Jordan laughed, “You have a very prestigious family Bly. Is that how you know Dan Marino?”

“Thank you and yes, my father has done many surgeries on him and I have done my internships in physical therapy with the dolphins staff so, I also worked on him. He’s really great too. I have a field pass for all of the games…are you a dolphins fan?”

“Oh, yeah…but I don’t know too much about football though. I usually just watch the games with Linda who is more into the game than I am.”

“Well…maybe I can teach you some things about football then,” Bly answered with a smile.

“That would be nice. Did you play any sports in college? Probably a stupid question huh?”

“No, never a stupid question, and yes. I played volleyball, softball and intramural flag football…I lettered in varsity for volleyball and softball all four years there, which my mother was especially pleased with,” Bly answered with a smile.

“So, you are close with your family?”

“Very much so,” Bly answered as she moved back so, Diane could put her lasagna on the table in front of her as she looked up. “Thank you, perfect choice.”

“I thought you would like that one,” Diane replied with a smile as she left to attend to her other customers.

Jordan moved her tortellini around on her plate and looked up at Bly who began to eat her lasagna.

“Is your family very accepting of your lifestyle?” Jordan asked hesitantly.

“Oh, yeah…they are great… they would love for me to settle down with someone though,” Bly smiled as she stared into Jordan’s green eyes. ‘How I wish it was you that would be that person,’ Bly thought to herself as she continued to eat.

“That’s great to have parents who are so accepting of you and your lifestyle,” Jordan answered with envy.

“How could they not? They love me. When I told my parents they said they loved me unconditionally and that they wanted me to be happy…I am very lucky to have such great parents,” Bly answered with a smile and admiration for her parents.

‘If she has such a wonderful family, life, job why does she always look so lonely?’ Jordan thought to herself as she continued to eat her tortellini.

“This is the best pasta I have ever eaten, what’s the name of this restaurant?…I want to recommend it.”

“I told you this place was great. The name is Mangia Mangia and you should recommend it… I do it all the time,” Bly answered with a smile…”so, now it’s your turn to tell me about you,” Bly replied with a sexy sly smile.

“Let’s see….I was born in Michigan which, of course, is why I’m a Wolverine fan,” Jordan smiled pausing to take a sip of her water.

I work in Technical Support for a Computer firm in West Boca. My parents are both employed. My father works for a utility company up north and my mother is a bookkeeper for a engineering firm.”

Jordan stopped there and began to make an effort to eat her food. She hesitated telling Bly that her parents knew nothing about her lifestyle. ‘I don’t want her to think I’m not serious about my life, in anyway,’ she thought a little sadly.

Bly looked over at Jordan and noticed that she wasn’t really enjoying her food.

“Don’t you like the tortellini?” she asked.

“No, it’s terrific. I guess I’m just getting full,” Jordan replied.

Bly watched Jordan and wondered it that was all there was to the story and decided to find out.

“So, what about your parents. What are they Wolverine fans too?” Bly asked casually.

“Yes, the whole family is.” Jordan laughed lightly and looked up at Bly nervously.

“What’s wrong?” Bly asked concerned.

“Nothing, why?” Jordan replied, looking playing with her water glass.

“Come on, its more than that,” Bly said and moved to put her hand over Jordan’s as it gripped her water glass.

Jordan looked up with a half smile and said, “It’s just that your family seems too accepting of you and everything. Mine, on the other hand, doesn’t know about my lifestyle, which is one of the reasons I live in Florida and not up north.”

“You mean they don’t know you are gay?” Bly asked curious.

“No, they wouldn’t be as accepting as your family I’m afraid,” Jordan replied.” They have their own beliefs on the subject and let’s just say that they don’t match mine.”

“That’s too bad, it must be hard for you,” Bly sympathized.

Jordan shrugged her shoulders and replied, “Actually, we aren’t that close of a family, and since I live so far away, it really hasn’t been a problem.”

“Do you think you will ever tell them?”

“Yes, actually I do,” Jordan replied thoughtfully, “I’ve decided that if I ever find a real relationship then I don’t want to live a lie and I will tell them.”

“Sounds reasonable,” Bly replied smiling and released Jordan’s hand when Diane stepped up to the table to clear some of the dishes.

“Are you up for some dessert?”

“No, I’m stuffed,” Jordan laughed and patted her stomach. Bly smiled in reply and told Diane, “Just the check, please.”

“O.K., be right back with it,” Diane replied and clearing the last of their dishes.

“Would you be interested in going for a ride down to the Atlantic Shores Resort for a walk along the dock?”

“Yes, that sounds nice,” Jordan answered.

Diane came back and placed the bill in front of Bly and she slipped her credit card into the folder and handed it back to Diane.

“How about we split the bill,” Jordan offered reaching for her purse.

“No, I asked you out, this evening’s on me,” Bly replied.

“I can’t let you pay for everything.”

“Yes, you can. I can afford it,” Bly replied simply.

“That’s nice but, I feel funny letting someone else pay my way,” Jordan answered.

“Don’t worry about it. You’re not taking advantage of me,” Bly smiled and signed the check. “Are you ready to go?”

“Yes, thank you for dinner and the rose,” Jordan got up and followed Bly out of the restaurant. They walked back toward the guesthouse to retrieve Bly’s moped.

Bly got on and got settled and then held a hand out for Jordan, “Hop on.”

Jordan took her offered hand and climbed on the bike behind Bly. The closeness of their bodies made Jordan tremble as she put her arms around Bly’s waist. She could feel Bly’s warmth and smell her cologne and it was intoxicating in the tropical night air.

Bly felt Jordan shiver and reached down to pull Jordan’s arm closer around her body. The ever-present butterflies in Jordan’s stomach seemed to be making swan dives with her tortellini from Bly’s gesture. Bly sped the moped down the street at full throttle, causing a rush of adrenaline to flow throughout Jordan’s body. Bly pulled up at a stoplight and pointed to her right at a small bar with a bunch of mopeds parked out front and looked over her shoulder at Jordan.

“I call that bar the booger bar,” Bly replied with a laugh.

“Booger bar? That sounds gross, Bly,” Jordan asked confused.

“That’s because it is gross, that’s why I call it the booger bar,” Bly laughed. “See, booger means nasty, gross, ugly etc,” Bly explained.

“That’s an interesting name to describe something,” Jordan answered as the light changed and Bly gunned the accelerator.

“Do you always drive these things full out?”

“Oh, yeah, it’s so much fun. Is it bothering you? I can slow down,” Bly asked concerned.

“No, I like it I was just curious.”

Bly turned the corner as a bunch of women stood on the corner, she beeped her horn a few times and the women squealed in response to her gesture as they passed by with Bly and Jordan laughing.

‘I never thought I would have so much fun riding on a moped…maybe it’s the company that I’m with that is doing it,’ Jordan thought as they came to their destination.

Bly parked the moped and Jordan climbed off with Bly putting the kickstand down as she crawled off. She pulled the key out and looped the lock through the moped to keep it from being stolen.

“Just don’t want to take any chances,” Bly replied as she looked at Jordan with a smile. “Come on,” Bly replied with excitement as they headed over to the steps leading up to the pool deck.

Bly waited for Jordan at the top of the steps and held her hand out for Jordan to except her help up for the last one. Bly held Jordan’s hand as they passed the closed Tiki bar by the pool and made their way down to the end of the long dock. A steady tropical breeze blew across the dock from the ocean.

“How far out does this dock go Bly?” Jordan asked as she looked at Bly who had a wind blown look in the moonlight.

“Its not too much farther Jordan. They call this the “Stairway to the Sea” because it goes out into the Atlantic Ocean. If you go down those stairs you can swim in fairly shallow blue-green water to cool off from your nude sunbathing,” Bly answered with a laugh as she pointed to the stairs. Jordan looked over the edge as Bly squeezed her hand a little tighter. Bly stole a sideways glance at Jordan as she looked over the edge of the railing at the stormy sea crashing against the pillars below them, and Jordan struggled to keep her long blond hair out of her face.

Bly turned Jordan to face her and gazed into her green eyes as she slowly reached up to gently brush Jordan’s hair out of her face. Bly’s heart raced as a warmth swept over her and she slowly leaned in to kiss Jordan who became very nervous and turned her head towards the ocean

“Did you hear that? What was that?” Jordan asked as she looked over the edge…”I hope she thinks she heard something as well…I’m just not ready for her to kiss me…or am I?” Jordan argued with herself.

“I didn’t hear anything Jordan…do you see anything?” Bly asked as she looked over the railing at the ocean beneath them. “It could have just been a fish that jumped up out of the water.” Bly answered as she walked away from the railing and walked over to the steps. She descended a couple and looked under the dock to no avail.

‘Whew! She really thinks there is something there…I should be ashamed of myself having her go on a wild goose chase like that,’ Jordan thought as she walked over towards Bly.

“Whatever it was it’s gone now,” Bly answered with a smile as Jordan approached her.

“Oh, well…it must have been a big fish to make that much noise…I can’t believe you didn’t hear it,” Jordan answered trying to cover herself.

“I was focused on something other than the ocean sorry,” Bly answered sheepishly as she walked to the railing and looked out over the ocean which had a moonlight glow to it. Her hair blew to the side from the tropical breeze as Bly leaned her elbows on the railing and looked out enjoying the moment.

Jordan approached Bly and stood next to her recognizing that familiar forlorn look as she gazed out into the ocean. Jordan stepped up closer to Bly…”penny for your thoughts,” Jordan replied as Bly glanced down over her shoulder at the shorter woman.

“Let’s see the penny first,” Bly answered with an incredibly sexy smile.

Jordan reached in her pocket pulling out a penny and held it in front of Bly who smiled. “You can keep it, I was just kidding.”

“No, I’m paying for your thoughts so, accept the penny and tell me about it,” Jordan answered as she moved the penny closer to Bly.

Bly turned to face her, still resting her arm on the railing and took the penny out of her hand. “This is the cheapest shrink session I will ever have,” Bly answered with a smile.

“Well, it seems to me you have something heavy on your mind. So, I paid for your thoughts and the doctor is in,” Jordan answered with a smile.

Bly flashed that familiar sexy smile. “I guess I’m just lonely,” Bly answered trying to brush the conversation off.

“Seems like there’s more to it than that Bly. You seem to be carrying a heavy weight on your shoulders. I’m just curious how can someone who obviously has so many friends be so lonely?” Jordan asked with curiosity.

Bly looked down at the penny in her hand and flipped it in her fingers. “Well, I really don’t have that many friends Jordan,” Bly answered with regret in her voice.

“Bly…who are all of those people you hang out with then?” Jordan asked confused.

“Their just acquaintances to me Jordan,” Bly answered as she looked up at Jordan and then back down to the penny, as she rubbed the face of it.

“I only have one really true friend that I trust completely, one that doesn’t want anything from me other than friendship, and that’s Jules. Everyone else just wants to hang out with me because I am wealthy and they try to take advantage of me.”

Jordan put her hand on Bly’s arm for comfort. “I’m sorry to hear that Bly, but what about girlfriends, there must be someone that doesn’t treat you like that other than Julie,” Jordan asked with concern.

Bly laughed. “Girlfriends are just as bad Jordan. They only go out with me for my money, not because they want to know me, but because they want to get to know my bank account better. It makes me skeptical of everyone I get to know or go out with, and I don’t want to be that way. I want to fall in love with someone and have them fall in love with me for who I am inside. Does that make any sense to you?” Bly answered with a look of sadness in her blue eyes.

Jordan lowered her head as she put her hand on Bly’s and squeezed it for comfort as she tucked her wind blown hair behind her ear and she looked back up at Bly.

“Bly, money has never been an issue with me because I have never had it. I’m not friends with people because of how much money they have, but for what’s in their hearts. I would like to be your friend unconditionally if you would let me,” Jordan answered as she looked into her sexy blue eyes.

Bly looked into Jordan’s sincere green eyes. “I would like that, thanks,” Bly answered with a smile. “Are you ready to head back?”

“Sure…if you are,” Jordan answered with a smile as Bly put the penny in her pocket and took Jordan’s hand as they made their way back down the dock to the moped. ‘Jordan…you should have taken her up on the offer for the kiss when you had the opportunity, and then you tell her you want to be her friend…she may never want a relationship with you even though that’s what you want,’ Jordan thought to herself.

Bly unlocked the moped as Jordan took the opportunity to watch Bly’s muscles flex through her tank top as she struggled to unlock the bike and get the kick stand down. Jordan climbed in behind Bly and wrapped her arm around her as they pulled out of the parking lot heading down the main drag of Duval street which was crowded with party goers.

As they stopped at a light, Jordan noticed a group of women checking Bly out. Bly was oblivious to them as she peered into the bar with a dragshow going on and laughed. Jordan became jealous of the women checking her out and tightened her grip around her waist as she leaned forward to ask Bly…”What are you looking at?” in her ear softly.

Bly swallowed hard as she felt a chill run down her spine from Jordan’s voice in her ear. “Aah…there’s a drag show going on in that bar,” Bly stammered as Jordan looked at the women with a mischievous smile, as if to say ‘she’s mine’.

The light changed and Bly gunned the moped away as the women yelled for them to come back and to not leave. ‘Jordan you’re an idiot if you let this one slip through your fingers. She’s a keeper and she’ s definitely not Cindy. You both have a connection that’s hard to explain, but you need to create an opportunity to show her how you feel about her or if she gives you another opportunity, you need to take it,’ Jordan thought to herself as they turned the corner to the street Alexander’s was located on. ‘Remember Jordan, now’s your chance with her,’ she reminded herself as Bly pulled the moped in front of the guesthouse and stopped the engine as Jordan hopped off. Bly put the kickstand up and climbed off the bike to walk over to Jordan who stood in front of the white gate.

“I really had a great time tonight, thank you,” Jordan said as she unlocked the gate to the guesthouse. Bly followed Jordan up to the front porch and stopped when they reached the door.

“Yes, I had a nice time too,” Bly responded looking at Jordan. Jordan stood nervously waiting for Bly to make some sort of move toward her.

“Will I see you at the game tomorrow?” Bly asked.

“When is it?”

“11 AM, same place,” Bly replied.

“Yes, I will be there,” Jordan answered.

“Great! Well, then I guess I will see you tomorrow,” Bly replied smiling.

“Would you also be interested in going on a Sunset Cruise tomorrow night?” Jordan asked before Bly could turn away.

“Sure, that would be nice,” Bly replied. “We can talk tomorrow after the game.”

Bly turned to walk back down the steps as Jordan grabbed her and pulled her back. Green eyes sought out blue and the touch of Jordan’s hand burned Bly’s arm. She took a step closer and pulled Jordan into her arms. Brushing a lock of hair off Jordan’s face she looked deeply into her green eyes, seeing only acceptance, Bly leaned down and hesitated before brushing her lips across Jordan’s. The touch sent a moan through both woman and there was no hesitation as their lips met in a crushing reunion.

Breaking off the kiss, Bly stepped back as both women tried to catch their breath. The significance of the moment was not lost on either of them.

“So, I will see you tomorrow right?” Bly asked smiling her sexy way. Jordan just nodded, lost in feelings of their kiss. Bly winked at her and bounced down the steps and headed for the gate. Before Jordan could call out to her that the gate was locked, Bly jumped over the fence with an easy grace that left Jordan shivering. ‘God, what a woman!’

Jordan entered the bedroom quietly and found that Linda was already in bed sound asleep. Jordan wondered what happened to her night out. It was only 11 PM and way too early for Linda to be asleep. Changing quietly in the bathroom, Jordan climbed into her bed and went to sleep with one dark, gorgeous woman on her mind.

The next morning, Jordan and Linda were up and ready by 10 and went down to get some breakfast before heading to the football game. Over breakfast Linda told Jordan about her disaster evening and couldn’t wait to get away from her old friend.

“I can’t believe how much she has changed.” Linda told Jordan.

“That bad, huh?”

“It only took me an hour to realize that I wanted no part of her or her friends.” Linda answered.

“You ready to go?”

“Yes, let’s go check out the ladies. Who knows maybe I’ll get lucky and meet someone at the field.” Linda replied and the women walked toward their car.

“How’s this spot?” Linda asked as she set down the lawn chairs.

“Looks like a good spot to watch the activities.”

“Don’t look know but there are two babes making their way over here and one of

them, I think you’ll really like.” Linda teased.

Jordan looked up to see Bly walking over accompanied by another woman. Bly looked good this morning, her shorts were short enough to show off her tanned muscular legs and her cut-off tank top just reached the top of her shorts so that when she moved; well-toned abs would peek through. Bly smiled and pulled off her sunglasses as she approached and leaned over to kiss Jordan on the cheek. Jordan smiled at the open display of affection Bly showed in front of the ogling women that dotted the sidelines. Bly slipped her arm around Jordan’s shoulders and turned to introduce Julie.

“Jordan, I’d like you to meet my best friend Julie.”

“Hi, nice to meet you finally.” Julie replied shaking Jordan’s hand.

“Yes, it’s nice to meet you too.”

“And this is Jordan’s friend, Linda. Linda, Julie.” Bly introduced the women.

Linda had been looking at Bly’s friend with definite interest. Julie was an attractive, slim, dark-haired woman with brown eyes of Italian descent.

“Hi, it’s very nice to meet you.” Julie said shaking Linda’s hand and looking over the woman. She liked what she saw and held the hand just a little longer than necessary.

“Nice to meet you too.” Linda murmured with a smile. Linda kept eye contact with the woman as she held her hand long enough for Linda to get the message and smiled her reply.

“Well, I’ve got to get ready for the kickoff.” Bly said to Jordan smiling. It looked like Jules has found a new friend. “Cheer me on?”

“You bet!” Jordan replied.

“I’ll meet you back here when I’m done, O.k.?” Bly said. Jordan nodded and smiled up into Bly’s twinkling blue eyes.

Bly leaned down and briefly kissed Jordan before jogging off to join her teammates.

“Mind if I join you ladies to watch the game?” Julie asked looking at Linda.

Linda smiled and replied, “By all means join us.”

“Let me grab my chair and I’ll be right back.”

Linda and Jordan watched the woman walk away until Jordan elbowed Linda in the stomach.

“Not bad. This must be record time for you.”

Linda laughed and replied, “Well, when you’ve got it you’ve got it baby!”

The three women watched the game, or in actuality, Jordan watched Bly and the two women next to her spent the time getting to know one another.

Jordan watched as Bly displayed her superb athletic prowess. She marveled at the woman’s agility. She couldn’t take her eyes off the muscles of Bly’s arms as they rippled with each pass. Her moves were sure and sleek like a hunting lioness.

During one play, the line broke and allowed the defenders to rush Bly and when Bly went down Jordan jumped up from her seat in a panic until she saw Bly easily get to her feet and back into the game…”don’t these damn refs know it’s flag football not tackle!” Jordan shouted with anger as Julie and Linda were oblivious to her statement. Her heart racing she sat down and thought about how quickly this woman had gotten past her defenses. During a time-out Bly looked over at Jordan and waved causing women on the sidelines to turn in her direction. Jordan waved back and smiled thinking, ‘Go ahead and look ladies but, she’s looking back at me.’

Bly ran the ball twice into the end zone for a touchdown and Jordan cheered as loud as the rest of the women around her.

Bly’s team won as expected and when she had packed up her equipment, Bly came over to where the three women were waiting.

Instead of putting her arm around Jordan she grasped her hand and said, “I’m kind of sweaty right now.” Jordan laced her fingers though Bly’s and smiled replying, “It doesn’t matter to me.”

“So, are we all set to go snorkeling?” Bly asked looking over at Jules in question.

“Yes, if you don’t mind I think Linda and I would like to join you.” Julie replied. Linda looked over at Jordan who winked back in reply.

“I don’t mind…the more the merrier.” Bly answered with a smile as she repositioned her equipment bag on her shoulder. “Let’s get going because we have to catch the boat and I’d like to take a quick shower.” Bly replied as she tugged on Jordan’s hand to head off towards the car.

“Bly I’m going to ride with Linda if you don’t mind.” julie asked with a smile as Bly looked back.

“No problem. Hey, what time is it?” Bly asked as she pulled the keys out of her bag as they continued to walk towards the parking lot.

“It’s…aah..2:00.” Jordan answered as she fiddled with her wristwatch for the time.

“Damn…do you think you can stand me stinky?…because I won’t have time to take a shower.” Bly asked Jordan with a smile.

“I’ll take you anyway I can get you.” Jordan answered seductively with a smile as she leaned up to kiss Bly.

“Hmmm. hold that thought for later.” Bly answered with a smile as she led Jordan to the passenger door of her black Mercedes 450 SL convertible unlocking it and holding the door open for Jordan to get in. Bly opened the trunk and threw her bag in the car and climbed into the driver’s seat as she started the car up. Bly slid her Oakley sunglasses over her blue eyes and backed the car out of the parking lot to leave the field.

“Bly this is a gorgeous car and the leather seats feel so comfie.” Jordan replied in awe as she looked around the car.

“Thanks… I happen to love it myself.” Bly answered with a smile as she sped down US 1 to get to the guesthouse in a hurry as she slipped her hand into Jordan’s who turned and smiled at Bly.

Bly parked the car in the front of the guesthouse exited the car and ran around to open Jordan’s door for her. “Thank you that’s very sweet.” Jordan replied with a smile as she climbed out of the luxury vehicle.

“Here’s the key for the moped… could you get it all set while I run up and change really quick?”

“Sure.” Jordan answered as she took the keys from Bly as she ran up towards the steps of the guesthouse before running back and standing in front of Jordan.

“What?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“This…” Bly answered with a sexy smile as she leaned in and kissed Jordan like she had never been kissed before…”be right back,” Bly whispered as she took her hands away from Jordan’s face and disappeared into the guesthouse as Jordan stood gasping for air. Jordan came to her senses when she heard Linda and Julie pull up behind Bly’s car and park.

Jordan got the moped ready and everyone waited for Bly to come back down. Bly ran out of the guesthouse with an apple stuck in her mouth, and two snorkel equipment bags over her shoulder as she jumped the stairs and ran towards the mopeds.

“Here Jules!” Bly replied as she tossed her a snorkel bag and hopped on her moped with Jordan sitting behind her. Bly stuck the apple back in her mouth as she pulled the moped off the sidewalk and into the street as Jordan wrapped her arms tightly around Bly’s waist.

Jordan reached around and took that apple out of Bly’s mouth so she could chew the piece she had in her mouth. “Thanks.” Bly replied after she swallowed the part of the apple…”I think I could get used to you feeding me.” Bly responded with a sly grin as she glanced over her shoulder to Jordan.

Jordan smiled and kissed her shoulder lightly…”I think I could too.”

The group pulled up to the marina and locked up their mopeds as they gathered their belongings before heading off to the boat slip.

“Linda…have you ever been snorkeling?” Julie asked as she walked close to Linda.

“Nope…will you show me?” Linda answered with a smile as Jordan chuckled knowing that Linda had been on many snorkeling trips before.

Bly held Jordan’s hand as they approached the boat…”permission to come on board Captain Evy?” Bly asked.

“Permission granted Bly…how are you?” the older sea weathered woman asked as she hugged Bly.

“I am doing fantastic Captain…this is Jordan and that’s Linda with Julie…this is Captain Evy.” Bly answered with a smile as she conducted the introductions.

“Well…find a spot to stow your gear and as soon as Deena unties us we’ll head out.” Captain Evy responded referring to her first mate as she took her position behind the helm.

Bly grabbed hers and Jordan’s gear and stowed it in one of the dry coolers Evy has on board. Bly went to the port side and helped Deena with the lines as Julie, Linda and Jordan took seats next to Captain Evy as she introduced them to the other passenger Holly from Michigan. The women made idle chit chat as Captain Evy steered the schooner out of the marina and headed out over the blue-green water to the open Atlantic Ocean.

“Hello ladies…I’m Deena the first mate and if you have any question please feel free to ask…we have ice cold sodas in the cooler to the front if anyone is interested.” she informed the passengers as she pointed to the cooler.

Bly finished securing the ropes and made her way over to Deena… “What’s the visibility today?”

“Beautiful Bly…100% visibility in 10 feet of water with calm seas.” Deena answered with a delighted smile.

“Excellent!…I can’t wait to get there.” Bly answered with excitement as she nodded for Jordan to join her at the front of the schooner.

Jordan stood up and took Bly’s hand, which was offered for assistance up the steps as she led her to the front of the schooner as they put their beach towels down and sat down to do some sunbathing.

Bly took her tank top off revealing her burgundy sport top two-piece bathing suit. As Bly folded her shirt to use as a pillow Jordan was stunned by Bly’s muscular and tan body causing her to gulp as her mouth watered with anticipation of feeling that body against hers sometime soon. Bly finished folding her shirt and tucked it behind her were she will lay her head down and slid her shorts off revealing her burgundy string bottom. Jordan tried not to gawk at Bly’s sexy body and glanced back at Linda with an awestruck look on her face.

Linda and Julie motioned for her to close her mouth as they laughed at her expression. Jordan did as she was instructed to do and gazed once more at Bly’s muscular abs as she lay back to sunbathe. Jordan laid back and looked up at the blue sky and took a deep breath to calm her heartbeat. ‘Whoa…she’s way out of my league…how can I compare to that?’ Jordan thought to herself.

“Jordan?” Bly called as Jordan turned to look at her who was laying on her side facing Jordan.

“Aah…yeah.” Jordan stammered as she looked at Bly who had her head leaning against her hand with her elbow supported on the deck and ran her fingers through her hair pushing it off to the side of her face. Jordan just stared at her and was unable to speak.

“You’re going to get a funny looking tan with all of your clothes on.” Bly replied with a smile.

Jordan lifted her head up and looked at her clothes. “Yeah..I guess so.” She answered with a smile as she slipped her shirt off revealing her aqua colored halter bikini top and laid back down for some sunbathing. Jordan turned her head to face Bly who had pushed her sunglasses up on her head which held her raven colored bangs back off her face revealing her crystal blue eyes which took Jordan’s breath away momentarily as she gazed into them.

Bly moved closer to Jordan and put her hand on Jordan’s stomach sending instant warmth towards Jordan’s loins. “You look very sexy in aqua… one of my favorite colors.” Bly replied seductively as she leaned down to capture Jordan’s lips for a passionate kiss. Bly could feel Jordan’s muscles tighten and Goosebumps were present under her touch as she broke her kiss. Bly lay on her stomach laying her head to the side on her crossed arms to face Jordan and noticed Jordan took a deep breath and slowly let it out. Jordan looked at Bly who had a sexy smile on her face…”Are you having fun?”

“This is wonderful.” Jordan answered with a smile finding it hard to look into Bly’s sexy blue eyes for fear she would attack her and ravage her body with kisses in front of everyone on board because she wanted Bly so bad.

“Great…me too.” Bly answered with a smile as she stood up and slipped her khaki swim shorts back on. “Would you like a soda?” Bly asked as she looked down at Jordan.

‘How about pouring a bucket of ice cold water on me to cool me off please,’ Jordan thought to herself as she looked at the blue eyed beauty that stood before her. “Do they have any bottled water? If so, I would love some of that thanks.”

“I’ll check and be back shortly,” Bly answered with a smile as she headed over for the refreshments.

‘How did I get so lucky to have such an incredible woman interested in me? I find it so hard to believe she would want me…but she must see something she likes,’ Jordan thought to herself with a smile.

“What you smiling about?” Bly asked as she stood over her with a cold bottle of water and a Dr.Pepper for herself.

Jordan was startled as she was lost in her thoughts. “Just smiling because I’m having so much fun which I haven’t had in a long time.”

Bly reached her hand out for Jordan… “Come on let’s go have some more fun then.” Bly answered with a smile as Jordan accepted her hand and stood up. Bly led her to the front of the schooner and they sat with their legs dangling over the edge as the boat cut through the waves with an up and down motion. “Sometimes we get lucky and see some dolphins swimming by the boat.” Bly replied with a smile as she sipped her Dr. Pepper.

“That would be awesome! I’ve always wanted to swim with the dolphins.” Jordan answered with excitement at the prospect of seeing one in the wild.

“It is the most exhilarating feeling in the world and maybe we can both go swim with them together one day.” Bly answered as she looked into Jordan’s emerald green eyes and smiled.

“That would be wonderful but where would we do that?” Jordan asked as she looked over the railing at the translucent turquoise water.

“They have a place up in Islamorada were we could go or we could take a trip to Hawaii.” Bly answered with a smile.

“We may have to settle for Islamorada for now.” Jordan answered with a laugh.

“Jordan look!” Bly replied with excitement as she stood up and pointed in the water.” dolphins!”

“Where?” Jordan asked as she scanned the water.

“Right there.” Bly replied as she pointed. “Hey, dolphins port side!” Bly shouted to everyone as they all scrambled to take a look.

“Oh, that is so cool!” Jordan exclaimed with amazement that the dolphins swam right along with the schooner. Before they knew it the dolphins disappeared from their sight.

“That was so great!” Holly from Michigan exclaimed as Julie and Linda laid back down to sunbathe on the opposite side of the boat.

Bly grabbed her snorkeling gear and prepared it for their reef excursion cleaning the mask and snorkel with fresh water. “Hey, Jordan…do you think Julie and Linda are hitting it off pretty well?” She asked with a laugh as she glanced over at them as she continued to clean her gear.

Jordan glanced over her shoulder to find Linda and Julie in a passionate lip lock. “Do you think we should spray them with some cold water to separate them?” she asked with a laugh as she looked back at Bly.

“Nah, let them enjoy themselves Jules deserves to have some passion in her life.” Bly answered with a laugh.

“It’s a good thing this boat doesn’t have more passengers or they just might be embarrassed. I wonder what the chick from Michigan is thinking about all this.”

“They only allow 6 passengers on the trip and it is usually an all female lesbian trip so, I don’t think it would matter other than the fact they might cause her to get over excited.” Bly answered with a laugh.

“Oh, I can relate all too well.” Jordan answered with a laugh.

“Well…folks we’re here at the reef. Deena has the snorkel gear out for you who don’t have your own so, grab it and make sure your gear fits properly.” Captain Evy replied as she pulled the schooner into the mooring over the reef.

Bly and Jordan made their way to the ladder to exit the schooner. “Ooh, the water is chilly.” Bly exclaimed as she slipped into the blue-green water putting her snorkel gear on.

Bly tested her gear in the water as she looked up to see Jordan struggling with her fins. Bly swam over to her and helped her put her fins on with a smile. “Are you going to be my snorkel buddy?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“If you’ll have me?” Bly answered flashing her blue eyes which reflected off the water as she treaded water in front of Jordan.

“I’ll take you anyway I can get you.” Jordan answered seductively as she kissed Bly.

“Let’s go check out the sights…oh, did you take off all of your jewelry?” Bly asked.

“Yeah…why?” Jordan asked with confusion.

“I would hate for a barracuda to come over and nibble on that sexy neck of yours because I might get jealous.”

Jordan’s eyes grew wider. “Barracuda? Will it hurt me?” Jordan asked nervously as she moved closer to Bly as the woman put her hand on her waist.

Bly chuckled…”If you’re jewelry is off they won’t mistake you for bait.” Bly reassured her. “Come on …I’ll protect you.” Bly answered with a smile as she took Jordan’s hand and they began to snorkel over the reef.

The pair met up with Julie and Linda after awhile of snorkeling. “Hey, did you see the stingray?” Julie asked with excitement.

“No, where?” Bly asked with excitement.

“Come on I’ll show you.” Julie answered as she ducked her face in the water and led them to the area. Julie pointed to the large stingray scouring the bottom of the white ocean floor moving as if it was in slow motion through the water.

“That is so cool!” Bly exclaimed as they took their faces out of the water.

“Bly check out the lobster down here!” Jordan replied as she looked back down.

The lobster moved under the pink colored brain coral and they swam around to get a better look finding a conch laying on the ocean floor while colorful tropical fish came close to them looking for a hand out. The horn on the boat sounded signaling it was time to head back. The group swam back over the yellowish, pink and green colored coral as they made their way back to the boat catching one more breathtaking view of the reef.

The group climbed back on the schooner and rinsed themselves and their equipment off with fresh water. They grabbed a drink and took a seat by the Captain to munch on red hot and plain humus with different flavored crackers. The group compared their stories of what sea animals they saw while snorkeling as they drew closer to the docks where the daily sunset festivities took place.

Bly dug a gray sweatshirt out of her bag and threw it on as she sat with her back resting against a mast pole to get a good spot for the sunset. Jordan recognized her far away gaze as Bly looked out over the ocean watching the sun as it began it’s descent. Jordan stood in front of Bly breaking her concentration.

“Hey, mind if I join you?” Jordan asked as Bly looked up at her.

“No, not at all…sit here.” Bly motioned for Jordan to sit in front of her.

Jordan sat down between Bly’s legs as she wrapped her arms around Jordan to enjoy their first sunset together. Jordan felt so comfortable and safe in Bly’s arms that she never wanted the moment to end. She leaned back against Bly as her cheek brushed against Bly’s sending goose bumps throughout her body.

Julie came over with a camera. “Okay, you two let’s see those pearly white’s…are you ready?”

“Yeah, go ahead.” Bly answered with a little embarrassment.

“Ready…say sex!” Julie laughed, as did Bly and Jordan as she snapped the picture.

Linda joined Julie on the deck by Bly and Jordan to pick out their spot for their first sunset together as well. Julie cuddled up with Linda. “I’ve never seen Bly so relaxed and happy Linda.” Julie replied as she glanced over at Bly and Jordan who were snuggled closely waving to the passengers of the sunset party cruise boats as they passed the schooner.

“It’s the same with Jordan…I think they’re made for each other Julie.” Linda answered with a smile.

“I was thinking the same about us Linda.” Julie answered as she leaned to the side to look at Linda’s reaction.

“I was hoping you would say that because I have felt that way since the day I met you.” Linda answered as she gazed into Julie’s brown eyes and kissed her just as Bly snapped a picture of the lovers.

“Hey, it’s the paparazzi!…get that film!” Julie teased as they all laughed.

“You having fun?” Bly whispered in Jordan’s ear.

“It’s one of the happiest days of my life Bly…thanks.” Jordan answered with a smile and looked back at Bly who captured her lips with her own for a sensual sunset kiss.

“I feel the same way Jordan…you’ve made my life very happy since you entered it…thanks.” Bly answered as she kissed her cheek.

Jordan took her camera and held it out in front of the two, “Okay…smile now.” Jordan teased as Bly planted a kiss on her cheek while Jordan clicked the picture. “Hey, you!” Jordan replied as she nudged Bly with her elbow.

“Sorry… I couldn’t resist.” Bly chuckled…”look the sun is setting.” Bly replied as she pointed to direct Jordan’s attention to it.

“It’s beautiful Bly.” Jordan replied in awe as the lower part of the sun seemed to touch the water as the sun turned a bright orange color as it continued it’s descent into the ocean as darkness began to fall. Jordan snapped more pictures of the bright redish orange sun before it tucked itself away behind the horizon.

Bly kissed Jordan as the sunset. “I hope we can enjoy more sunsets together Jordan.” Bly replied softly as she gazed into Jordan’s green eyes that were accentuated by the sunburn she had on her face and kissed her once again.

The schooner pulled into the marina and docked as everyone gathered their belongings exiting once it was secured to the dock.

Bly put her arm around Jordan’s waist as they waited for Julie and Linda to exit the boat. “Come on you old hag what’s taking you so long?” Bly teased as she looked at Julie helping Linda off the boat.

“Very funny buddy! Hey, I’m hungry…where are we eating?

“Anyone interested in some shrimp?” Bly asked and everyone nodded enthusiastically.

“Lead the way buddy!” Julie told Bly as she and Linda fell into step behind Bly and Jordan. They drove the mopeds back to Jordan’s guesthouse and parked them there before walking to the restaurant.

Jordan’s eyes widened as a huge bucket of shrimp was delivered to their table. “Dig in.” Bly replied chuckling at the amazement on Jordan’s face. She was beginning to wonder if the woman had ever done anything exciting in her life before this trip. There was so much she wanted to show Jordan, so much she wanted to do with her, tonight’s sunset was just the beginning of many wonderful experiences she wanted them to share.

Jordan smiled as Bly peeled a shrimp and handed it to her. “Thank you.” she replied softly and looked deeply into blue eyes. ‘God, do you have any idea of the effect you have on me?’ she thought to herself as she looked at Bly. ‘I want to spend every waking moment with you. I want to make sure you never have a reason to lose that smile on your face.’ She shivered slightly at the sensations that coursed through her body.

“Are you cold?” Bly leaned over and asked softly.

“No, happy!” Jordan replied smiling back. Bly nodded and winked at her and Jordan felt Bly’s leg press up against hers and remain there.

The four women chatted easily about the day’s adventure and constrained themselves to nothing more than winks and smiles across the table at their dates. The night was still young.

At one point during dinner, a redhead passed the table and gave Jordan a smile who smiled back unaffected by the exchange until the woman made a return trip about 20 minutes later, this time giving Jordan a longer look and Jordan ducked her head embarrassed. Bly was aware of the exchange and Julie aware of what Bly’s rigid jaw meant. Kicking Bly under the table she looked at her to tell her to calm down. The next time the woman passed by the table Bly said loud enough for her to hear, “If that woman walks by here one more time, she’s gonna limp back!” Jordan with her head down started to giggle and soon the entire table was laughing including Bly. Jordan rested her hand on Bly’s arm and squeezed it to get her attention, leaning over she whispered, “She’s not my type”. Bly smiled sheepishly and replied, “Oh, yeah, what’s your type?” Jordan winked and answered. “Tall, dark and gorgeous.”

“I think I’m going to burst!” Linda replied sitting back and looking at the pile of shells in the middle of the table. “That was good.” Julie commented in reply and sat back putting her arm lightly around Linda’s chair.

“Well, I don’t know about any of you, but I’m ready for a shower and some dancing. What do you say?” Bly looked over at Jordan questioningly. Jordan smiled at the thought of being pressed up closely to Bly’s body dancing, and nodded enthusiastically. Although, the shower would have been her first choice, if Bly were in it with her.

Julie looked at Linda for her answer and when she smiled and nodded coyly. Julie turned to Bly and answered, “Sure we can join you two, for a bit.”

Bly winked at her friend and signaled for their check. When the check arrived, Linda was closer and quicker and grabbed it before Bly could respond. Jordan smiled back at Bly and Julie replying, “This one’s on us.” After a brief discussion of which Bly soon found she had no chance of winning, the two women conceded.

The four women headed back to Jordan and Linda’s guesthouse to drop them off and retrieve their mopeds before heading back to their own room. They had agreed to meet at the Epic to save time. Jordan and Linda walked in to find Julie and Bly already waiting for them.

Jordan sat down next to Bly and leaned over to kiss the woman. “Mmm, Miss me?” Bly asked when their lips parted.

“Very much!” Jordan replied huskily, resting her hand on Bly’s thigh. Bly ordered drinks for Jordan and Linda as they settled in and listened to the music.

Bly could feel the heat from Jordan’s hand radiated to her core and her blood burned with unfulfilled desire. “Dance with me?” she whispered in Jordan’s ear. Jordan nodded and allowed Bly to lead her by the hand to the middle of the dance floor. Their bodies instantly found their natural fit and they moved as one, as if they had been doing this their entire life. The music pulsed in time to Jordan’s heartbeat and she felt a fire she had never known burn through her.

She leaned her head back as Bly’s lips began a trail of unspoken passion and want along her neck. Jordan’s hands made a journey of their own up and down the tall woman’s back to finally rest on her firm backside. They didn’t leave the dance floor until the music turned to a faster beat, flushed and breathing hard Bly led Jordan back to the table.

Jordan wasn’t sure how much more she would be able to take before she did something she knew she wouldn’t regret. Sitting down Bly leaned over and kissed her passionately, her lips and tongue telling Jordan that she was not alone in her desires.

Bly signaled the bartender and she brought over another round of drinks to the two women. Jordan sipped her drink slowly, she didn’t want anything to dull her senses this evening. There was no doubt that she wanted to experience everything the evening had to offer. Julie led Linda back from the dance floor and leaned down to whisper something in Bly’s ear. Bly nodded smiling and Linda winked at Jordan as Julie led her from the bar. Jordan had an idea that either Bly or herself weren’t going to able to go back to their room tonight. Smiling to herself, she hoped she was right.

The two women sat listening to the music and gazing at each other until Bly leaned over and whispered softly in Jordan’s ear, “Did I tell you how beautiful you look tonight?”

Jordan’s sun kissed cheeks deepened and she replied, “Thank you.”

“You are looking especially good tonight too.” Jordan added. Bly was wearing a white sleeveless shirt tucked into navy shorts with silver diamond cut small hoop earrings, which deepened her dark features. The shirt accentuated her tan, muscled arms to perfection and Jordan loved the way her bare arms felt when they wrapped around her bare midriff. She had purposely chosen a short top because she liked the way Bly’s hand would caress her bare back every time she put her arm around her waist.

Blue eyes locked on green and the two women carried on a conversation without saying a single word. Jordan was the first to blink and Bly leaned in again as asked, “Are you ready to leave?”

Jordan nodded as her heart raced at the possibilities.

The pair couldn’t get back to the Rainbow house quick enough as Bly held Jordan’s hand as they entered the guesthouse. The hallway was empty and Bly turned Jordan to face her. Bly’s blues eyes met Jordan’s wanting green eyes and Bly leaned her up against the wall to capture her sexy lips with her own.

Jordan gasped from the contact as she felt the fire burn within her as her Bly’s kiss deepend. “Bly make love to me.” Jordan whispered. Bly kissed her softly as she entwined her fingers with Jordan’s and led her to the end of the hall to her suite.

Bly kissed Jordan again without words being exchanged as she opened the door to her suite only to find it packed with sleeping woman. Disappointment and let down overwhelmed both women as their plans for a romantic interlude were deterred “What in the hell!” Bly exclaimed as she approached the chair and nudged her friend Heidi. “What are you doing here?” Bly asked with agitation.

“Oh, Bly…you scared me!” Heidi answered startled.

“What in the hell is going on?” Bly repeated her question as she held Jordan’s clammy hand.

“We were thrown out of our guesthouse and Julie said it would be okay to crash here. She didn’t tell you?” Heidi asked confused.

“No…I guess it was because she was so distracted by other things.” Bly answered with a slight smile.

“We are really sorry Bly…hi, I’m Heidi by the way.” Heidi replied as she shook Jordan’s hand.

“Nice to meet you.” Jordan answered with a smile as she greeted the bleach blonde.

‘Great…that puts a damper on our romantic evening…think Bly what can you do?’ Bly thought to herself as she scanned the suite which had woman scattered around on any available sleeping space. “Jordan…are you up for a dip in the hot tub?” Bly asked with a sly smile and a raise of one eyebrow.

“Sure…but I don’t have my suit.” Jordan answered with a smile knowing what Bly was implying that they could be alone in the hot tub.

“Not a problem…you can wear one of my sports bras and some shorts.” Bly answered as she fished through her drawers for said items. She handed them to Jordan who promptly headed to the bathroom trying to quietly step over the sleeping woman on her way.

Bly slipped on her bikini then a pair of shorts and waited by the door for Jordan who quickly exited the bathroom. “Well, Heidi Ho we’ll see you later.” Bly replied with a smile as she opened the French doors for Jordan to exit the suite to the pool deck.

“Have fun you two.” Heidi answered with a smile as Bly winked before closing the door.

Jordan noticed the tropical foliage covered much of the guesthouse to afford extreme privacy in the pool areas. “This place is beautiful Bly.”

“Yes, it is come on.” Bly answered with a smile as she grabbed Jordan’s hand and led her to the hidden hot tub close to her suite.

Bly entered the hot tub as Jordan noticed the hot tub was hidden by the tropical ground coverage and watched as Bly dipped her head underwater to wet her hair.

As Bly slowly raised her head out of the water Jordan was taken momentarily by how beautiful her blue eyes truly were reflecting against the moonlit water.

“Are you going to join me or stand there all night?” Bly asked with a sexy smile.

Jordan was shaken out of her daydreaming and smiled. “Sorry…I was just caught up in your beautiful eyes Bly.”

“Come take a closer look Jordan.” Bly answered seductively as she stood up and held her hand out for Jordan to help her into the tub.

Jordan accepted her offer and climbed into Bly’s waiting arms as her eyes locked with Bly’s. Bly kissed Jordan and led her down into the water as Jordan looked into her blue eyes deepening their kiss. Bly guided Jordan’s legs around her waist as she wrapped her arms around her continuing their sensual kiss. Jordan wrapped her arms around Bly’s neck and broke their kiss to gasp for air. Bly moved her sensual kiss down Jordan’s neck to her shoulder, across her chest to the other side of her neck as Jordan moaned. “That feels so good Bly.”

Bly pressed her tongue against Jordan’s skin and captured it between her lips pulling the soft skin into her mouth and then released it. Bly continued this kiss along Jordan’s neck as she slid her hands down her back to remove the confining shorts she had on. Jordan thrust her head back in pleasure to give Bly easier access to her neck as she ran her fingers through Bly’s raven hair and thought about how she has never had a woman arouse her as much as Bly.

Bly pressed her hands against Jordan’s firm backside and squeezed the naked skin as she moved her kiss down to Jordan’s breast. Bly captured Jordan’s hardened nipple through the wet material as Jordan leaned her head forward and kissed Bly’s head…”Bly that feels so good.” Jordan moaned.

Bly moved her mouth to Jordan’s other breast making sure to not neglect any body parts. “Bly…please touch me.” Jordan pleaded in a whisper.

Bly looked into Jordan’s green eyes and paused as her heart raced while she lost herself in her eyes. Jordan leaned down and slid her tongue into Bly’s parted lips for a deep, wet, passionate kiss. Jordan broke their kiss and looked into her beautiful blue eyes. “Please…I need you to touch me Bly.” Jordan whispered.

Bly moved to the side of the hot tub and leaned her back against the wall as she turned Jordan so her back was to her. Bly maneuvered Jordan onto her lap and wrapped her arms around her pulling her tightly against her. Bly assaulted her neck with sensual kisses as Jordan leaned her head back on Bly’s shoulder. Bly slid Jordan’s shorts the rest of the way off and put them behind her in the tub.

Bly ran her hands up the inside of Jordan’s legs slowly but steadily as she sucked Jordan’s neck. Jordan’s heart pounded through her chest with unrivaled passion as she had an overwhelming warmth consume her body from Bly’s touch. She felt herself become wetter and wondered if she had not already had an orgasm from Bly’s touch.

“Hi ya’ll!”

Jordan turned her head startled at the voice to find two women climbing into the hot tub with them. Bly leaned her head on Jordan’s shoulder and gasped. “This is not happening.” with obvious disappointment.

“Aah…hello.” Jordan answered obviously embarrassed from what was transpiring not to mention she had no clothing on beneath her waist.

“We’re from Gainesville…how about ya’ll?” the perky and overly friendly woman asked.

“Uhmmm…I’m from Boca.” Jordan answered nervously as Bly discreetly handed the shorts to her under the water.

“I’m from Ft. Lauderdale.” Bly answered as she moved out from under Jordan and stood up to approach the women for a handshake so Jordan could slip her shorts on without them noticing. “My name is Bly and I’m a University of Florida alumnus. How about you?”

‘Thank you Bly.’ Jordan thought to herself as she discretely slipped her shorts back on.

“I’m Lynn and this is Susan.” the woman answered as she shook Bly’s hand then introduced her girlfriend. As Bly shook Susan’s hand she glanced over her shoulder at Jordan for confirmation that everything was settled before she introduced her and Jordan nodded.

“This is Jordan.” Bly replied as she turned to her with a smile and sat back down next to her.

“Hello…it’s nice to meet you both.” Jordan answered with a fake smile obviously embarrassed and slightly pissed that once again their plans were detoured.

Bly slid her hand on Jordan’s thigh, which sent a powerful sensation through Jordan’s sex as her stomach tightened and she wondered whether she might have had another orgasm.

Jordan slid her hand on top of Bly’s as she tried to breathe deep without drawing attention to herself.

“This is so amazing that we come all the way down here and meet an alumnus from Florida.” Susan replied with a smile.

“Well…us Gators are everywhere throughout Florida.” Bly answered sarcastically with a slight smile, obviously agitated at the turn of events as everyone laughed.

The two women continued idle chitchat with Jordan as Bly sat fuming and needed some relief from the pent up frustration she felt.

Bly stood up. “I’m going to take a dip in the pool.” She replied with a slight smile and a deep breath as she exited the hot tub.

Bly dove into the cold water and swam a lap underwater to relieve some tension. Bly swam about ten laps above the water as if she was swimming in the Olympics to calm the sensation she felt at the moment. Bly finished her laps and leaned her arms and head on the side of the pool deck as she tried to catch her breath.

Jordan sat next to the pool and leaned down on one arm to face her. “Are you okay?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“Better now that I am in this cold water.” Bly answered with a smile as Jordan leaned in and kissed her.

“Join me on the lounge chair.” Jordan whispered through her kiss as she got up and lay on the chair with Bly quickly climbing out of the pool to follow her.

“I don’t think they can see us here.” Jordan whispered with a smile as she looked up at Bly who hovered over top of her dripping water on her heated skin.

Bly stared into her eyes and slowly lowered herself on top of Jordan as she parted her lips with her tongue. Bly ran her tongue along Jordan’s lips and then entered her mouth as Jordan placed her hands on Bly’s firm backside and caressed her skin after sliding her hands under her suit. Bly pressed her sex against Jordan’s thigh as their passion coursed through her body. “I want you so bad Bly.” Jordan whispered, “Take me right here.”

Bly deepened her kiss as she moved her sex against Jordan’s leg. “Wait…Jordan.” Bly replied as she stopped what she was doing and looked into Jordan’s eyes.

“What Bly?” Jordan asked with concern.

“I don’t want our first time to be in a lawn chair Jordan…I want it to be something special.” Bly answered as she searched Jordan’s eyes for acceptance and understanding.

Jordan took a deep breath and smiled. “You’re right Bly…I also want our first time to be special and I can wait until that happens if you can?” Jordan answered with a smile.

Bly looked in her eyes and pushed a stray hair off her face with a smile as she kissed her softly.

“Looks like we will be sleeping right here tonight.” Bly replied with a smile.

“It doesn’t matter where I sleep as long as I’m in your arms Bly.” Jordan answered with a smile as Bly laid her head down on Jordan’s chest with Jordan wrapping her arms around her tighter.

The two laid in the lawn chair thinking about how close they came to ecstasy with one another and how wonderful it felt being in each other’s arms until they fell asleep.

Bly woke to the beating of the intensely hot sunrise and moved her neck around to crack it back in place from the uncomfortable lawn chair.

She smiled as she watched Jordan still sleeping peacefully and loved the feeling of waking up with this woman who had captured her heart from the moment she first met her. Bly thought about how she had never felt the way she does about Jordan with any other woman before, and didn’t want it to end. Bly felt as though Jordan was her soul mate and didn’t want her to not be a part of her life. Bly smiled and gently kissed Jordan as she got up and slipped away to the front desk.

“Good morning!” the woman exclaimed as Bly entered the office.

“Same to you.” Bly answered with an overwhelming feeling of happiness despite the problems they had last night and figured her happiness had to have been from waking up in Jordan’s arms.

“Can I help you with something Bly.” the woman asked with a smile.

“Yes…actually you can…could you call the florist and have three dozen white roses sent to Alexander’s guesthouse for room #3 with a card saying this?” Bly asked as she handed Mary the card.

“Sure…anything for you Bly.”

“Great…oh, how about a pound of the best chocolates from the Key West Chocolate Factory too?” Bly asked as she ducked her head back in the office with a smile.

“You got it and I’ll do the usual charges correct?”

“Yeah…just charge my card…thanks.” Bly answered as she hurried back to find Jordan still sound asleep despite the heat the sun was giving off. ‘How can she sleep in that heat,’ Bly thought to herself as she smiled and headed into the small cafe where breakfast was being prepared.

Bly grabbed two cups of freshly brewed Caribbean flavored coffee and brought them back to where Jordan slept. Bly knelt beside her and softly kissed her lips, which startled Jordan causing her to jump.

“I’m sorry…I didn’t mean to startle you.” Bly replied as she put her hand on Jordan’s arm to calm her.

“Oh, sorry…I just sleep so soundly that sometimes I have no clue what’s going on and when I woke up here I didn’t know what was going on…sorry.” Jordan answered with a smile as she leaned to Bly. “Good morning sexy.” Jordan replied softly as she kissed Bly.

“Hmmm..I really like that greeting in the morning!…I brought you some coffee.” Bly answered with a smile.

“Yum…it smells wonderful…I think I could get used to this being served coffee in bed by a gorgeous woman.” Jordan answered with a smile and another kiss.

Bly smiled…”me too.”

Jordan sipped her coffee, as did Bly. “This is wonderful coffee.”

“It’s a Caribbean blend they serve here…are you hungry?”

“Always Bly.” Jordan answered with a cute smile.

“Let’s go get a great breakfast then.” Bly answered with a smile as she held out her hand for Jordan to grasp before leading her through the french doors to her suite to change clothes.

Jordan and Bly climbed over the sleeping bodies to head towards the bathroom to wash their faces and brush their teeth.

“You can use my toothbrush if you don’t mind.” Bly replied as she handed her the toothbrush.

“I don’t mind at all seeing as how we swapped more last night than what any toothbrush could do.” Jordan answered with a seductive smile as she pressed herself against Bly and kissed her.

Bly smiled as she brushed her raven disheveled hair while Jordan brushed her teeth.

“Aah…much better…how’s this.” Jordan asked as she kissed Bly.

“Hmmm, yummy!” Bly answered seductively as she gazed into her eyes wanting to tell her that she had captured her heart but felt it was to soon for such revelations.

“What?” Jordan asked as she looked at Bly.

“Oh, nothing I was just thinking we needed to head out because Pepe’s gets really crowded because it’s the best place in town for breakfast.”

“Let’s get dressed and go then because I’m starving!” Jordan answered with a smile as the both headed in different directions to dress.

Bly took Jordan’s hand to help her navigate her way through the bodies to the door and opened it as Jordan slipped through to the hallway with Bly behind her.

“Wait!” Bly replied.

“What?”

“This!” Bly answered as she ducked back in the room…”WAKE UP!!!!!” Bly screamed as everyone jumped up out of their sleeping positions as Jordan and Bly laughed hysterically to the groans of the startled women.

Jordan and Bly laughed all the way out to the mopeds. “Serves them right for ruining our evening.” Bly replied as she pulled the ped out and started it.

Jordan climbed on the back of the ped and wrapped her arms around Bly resting her hands on Bly’s bare midriff where her abdomen was exposed from the short tank top shirt she had on. Jordan loved to feel her hands against Bly’s rock hard abdominal muscles and smiled as she thought about pressing her lips against them as she worked her way down Bly’s goodie trail. ‘Stop that Jordan…behave or you’ll get all flustered and worked up like last night.’ she thought to herself as Bly pulled the ped out onto the street to head off to the restaurant.

Part 2

As the pair made their way down the street which was covered with tropical foliage and beautiful magnolia trees Jordan couldn’t help thinking about how happy she was to be with Bly and she hoped Bly wanted something more than just a vacation fling. Jordan smiled at the thought of waking up in Bly’s arms every morning and thought about how right that would feel to her. Jordan placed a soft kiss on Bly’s shoulder as Bly glanced back at her and flashed her a sexy smile.
Bly parked the ped out in front of the restaurant. “Aah…Bly are you sure this is a good place to eat?” Jordan asked skeptically.

“Positive…it’s the best. I know it doesn’t look really fancy but they have really good food here.” Bly answered and took her hand to lead her across the street to the small restaurant.

“Okay…I trust you then.” Jordan smiled and kissed Bly’s hand as they entered the restaurant.

“Good morning! The only thing we have available is inside here at that booth there. You could wait for about 20 minutes and something outside will open up,” the host offered.

Bly looked at Jordan who had a hungry look in her eye. “No, we’ll take the booth.” Bly answered with a smile as the sat down and grabbed the menus.

“Hello…what can I get you ladies to drink? Coffee?” the waitress asked with a smile.

“Please…two.” Bly ordered as she looked at Jordan for confirmation of the order.

“That’s fine, thanks.” Jordan smiled as she looked back at her menu. “What are you getting Bly?”

Bly looked up from her menu and closed it. “French toast.” Bly answered with a smile.

“HmmmÉthat sounds yummy.” Jordan answered with a smile, “I think I will go for the eggs benedict though.” Jordan answered as she looked down at her menu and then closed it placing it down on the table. Jordan smiled at Bly and slid her hand across the table under Bly’s hand who gently held it.

Bly leaned her head to the side away from eyesight of the door with a mischievous smile.

“What are you doing?” Jordan asked with a smile.

Bly put her finger up against her lips…”ssh!” Bly motioned with a sly grin as the victims approached the booth with their backs to them unbeknownst to them what was going to happen.

Bly grabbed a handful of ass. “Sweetcheeks!” she exclaimed with a laugh as Julie winced from the groping and turned around to see Jordan and Bly laughing hysterically.

“Bly!” Julie laughed as she let go of Linda’s hand and slid into the booth. Julie squished Bly against the wall and grabbed her face to lick her entire cheek as everyone laughed at the horrified look on Bly’s face.

“Yuck! Get!” Bly teased as she pushed Jules off of her and wiped her face off with her napkin. “Jules that’s so gross!”

“Hey! it was payback babe!” Julie answered with a laugh.

“Payback…you got the best end of the deal!” Bly laughed as she pushed Julie out of the booth to stand. “Come on Linda and switch seats with me so, you two love birds can sit together and I can sit with the best looking woman in paradise.” Bly replied as Jordan blushed from Bly’s comment.

“That’s an offer I won’t refuse!” Linda exclaimed with a smile as she climbed into the booth with Julie as Bly slid in next to Jordan.

Jordan smiled and leaned her head against Bly’s shoulder as she slid her hand to Bly’s leg resting it on her inner thigh.

Bly smiled as she sipped her coffee and slid her free hand onto Jordan’s.

“I take it you two slept well?” Bly asked with a sly grin knowing what the answer would be as she looked at her best friend.

“Sleep? We spent the entire night making love…are you crazy.” Julie answered with a laugh.

“Julie!” Linda exclaimed with embarrassment as she hit her in the arm.

Bly and Jordan laughed as Jordan rubbed her hand lightly along Bly’s leg as Bly loved the feeling she got from Jordan’s touch.

The waitress came over and took their orders for breakfast. “Oh, what’s your bread of the day?” Bly aksed.

“It’s banana nut bread,” the waitress answered as she left to put their order in.

“Yes!” Bly and Julie exclaimed with excitement as they looked at one another and gave a high five.

“Is it that good?” Jordan asked.

“Even better.” Julie answered with a smile.

“Well…what’s taking them so long…bring it on!” Jordan answered with a laugh.

“So, how was your night?” Julie asked as she raised her eyebrows up and down at Bly with a sly grin.

Bly looked at Jordan and smiled. “It was wonderful despite the fact that we had to sleep in the lawn chair on the pool deck.” Bly answered with slight agitation and one eyebrow rose as she looked at Julie.

Julie had a look of realization at her forgetfulness. “Oh, geez!…I am so sorry Bly…I totally forgot!…honey…you forgot to remind me to tell her.” Julie replied as she turned to Linda.

“I can’t help it that your kisses render me totally forgetful!” Linda answered with a smile as Julie leaned over and kissed her.

“I’ll forgive you one day.” Bly teased.

“Oh, you’re so sweet my little ring ding.” Julie teased as she pinched Bly’s cheek.

The waitress brought their breakfast and the hungry women devoured their delicious food.

“Wow…that bread is to die for.” Jordan exclaimed.

“They make it fresh everyday and there is usually a different type everyday.” Bly answered as she leaned over and cleaned a piece of food off of Jordan’s face.

“It would be nice if I could make it through one meal with you without having food all over my face.” Jordan answered with a smile.

“I think it’s very cute.” Bly answered softly as she leaned over and kissed Jordan.

“So, are we doing the tourist thing today?” Julie asked.

“The tourist thing?” Linda asked.

“Yeah, we can go to mallory square, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville restaurant, the Key West Aquarium, Mel Fisher’s Museum, Earnest Hemingway’s house, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe, Mile Marker “0”, Southernmost Point, a tasty frozen drink or two from Fat Tuesday’s and the 801.” Bly answered with a glimmer in her eye as she looked at Julie.

“Shall we do it to the ladies in there again Bly?” Julie answered with a mischievous smile.

“We must Jules.” Bly laughed.

“Would you two mind telling us what you’re talking about?” Jordan asked.

Julie and Bly grinned at one another. “Well…we have a habit of running the table on the ladies in pool so, we have to keep up our tradition.” Bly answered with a smile.

“This I’ve got to see!” Linda exclaimed with doubt as everyone laughed.

“Let’s get started on our sight seeing ladies and Bly.” Julie teased as she threw down money for the bill.

Everyone exited the restaurant. “Aah…Julie here is my share of breakfast.” Jordan offered.

“Put it away Jordan, your money is no good with me.” Julie answered.

“I would like to repay you somehow.” Jordan answered as she held money in front of Julie.

“You can repay me by keeping that smile on her face…okay?” Julie answered with a smile as she nodded to Bly as they looked to see her and Linda carrying on a candid conversation as they retrieved the mopeds.

“That’s a deal…thanks.” Jordan answered with a smile as Julie put her arm around Jordan’s neck and walked over to the girls.

“Hey, Bly your girl here is hitting on me!” Julie teased as Jordan slapped her in the ass.

“She’s smarter than that to hit on a nut ball like you!” Bly answered with a smile as Jordan stood before. “Isn’t that right baby?” Bly asked as she leaned down and kissed her.

“I only have eyes for you.” Jordan whispered as she kissed her again.

“Hey, I would really like to take a shower before we go do we have time?” Linda asked.

“If you don’t spend an hour primping your hair!” Bly teased.

“Yeah, right…all I need is ten minutes to shower and throw a hat on.”

“That sounds like a good idea Linda. I really need one too.” Jordan answered as she looked back at Bly. “Would you mind?”

“Only if you take one without Linda.” Bly answered with a smile.

Jordan smiled, answering softly as she kissed Bly. “I’m saving that one for you.”

Bly smiled as she broke their kiss. “Alright…go take your showers and we’ll pick you up at your place.”

Bly and Julie took the girls back to their guesthouse and dropped them off to shower as they headed back to their place to do the same.

Jordan and Linda opened their door to an overwhelming fragrance of roses. “Wow…I wonder who their from?” Linda asked with excitement.

“They are from Bly.” Jordan smiled as a warm feeling swept over her.

“How can you be sure… they might be from Julie.”

“Bly gave me a white rose on our first date.” Jordan answered with a smile as she reflected on that night as she remembered how adorable Bly looked as she stood at the foot of the steps with the rose in her hand.

Linda looked at the card. “You’re right…it’s from Bly and look she sent chocolates too! That is so romantic.”

Jordan smiled as her eyes filled with tears as she thought about how special Bly makes her feel and that she has never had anyone treat her so kindly before.

Linda jumped in the shower as Jordan took a white rose out and sat down to read the card. ‘Jordan…I wish I could wake up in your arms every morning…would you mind?…Bly’ Jordan ran the rose over her lips as she read the card over and over again each time sending her butterflies into a furry as she smiled in complete happiness.

Jordan never thought she could have such a beautiful, intelligent and caring woman be interested in her in fact, she didn’t think she deserved Bly but she made her feel so good. Jordan thought about how she was falling and falling hard for Bly but loved the feeling.

“Jordan…did you hear me?” Linda asked.

“Huh?” Jordan asked as she was startled out of her thoughts of Bly.

“I said I’m finished…get going…they will be here soon.”

“Okay…sure.” Jordan answered as she put her card and flower on the table next to the others and smelled the bouquet before entering the shower.

Jordan got in the shower and tried to hurry. “Hey, Jordan.”

“Yeah!” Jordan answered as she heard Linda enter the bathroom and begin to do her hair.

“I think I’m in love with Julie.”

“Your kidding!” Jordan answered as she popped her head around the shower curtain to look at her.

Linda turned around to face her. “I’m as serious as a heart attack Jor!” Linda exclaimed with complete happiness.

“That’s so wonderful Linda!…I’m so happy for you!” Jordan answered with excitement.

“What about you with Bly?”

Jordan peeked her head back in the curtain. “I am just taking what’s she’s willing to give me Linda but it feels so good to be treated nicely.” Jordan answered with a smile as she rinsed her hair.

“I think Bly has fallen for you Jor!”

“That would be nice but I don’t want to get my hopes up…because you know my history.”

“Maybe this time will be different for the both of us.” Linda answered as she finished with her hair. “Let me tell you …Julie is a fabulously attentive lover! How about Bly?”

“Linda!” Jordan exclaimed with embarrassment.

“Well…how was she?” Linda inquired.

Jordan turned the shower off and toweled herself dry. She wrapped the towel around herself and opened the curtain to find Linda waiting for her answer.

“Well?”

“From what we did she seems like she would be wonderful.” Jordan answered with slight embarrassment and regret.

“What do you mean…did you two not…do anything?” Linda stammered.

“Well…there was a bunch of people in Bly’s room, you two were here, and we started something in the hot tub but two chicks from Gainesville came in interrupting us. I tried to continue it in the lawnchair but Bly didn’t want our first time to be there…she wanted it to be special.”

“That’s so romantic! A big change from Cindy huh?”

“Please… don’t bring her name into any conversation with Bly because she doesn’t deserve to be named in the same breath as Bly.” Jordan answered agitated.

“I’m sorry Jordan…you really care about Bly don’t you?”

Jordan looked down then up to Linda. “Like I have never felt about anyone ever before.”

“Oh, honey…that is so wonderful!…I’m so happy for you!” Linda exclaimed with excitement as she hugged Jordan.

“Okay, enough mushy stuff I have to get ready.” Jordan teased.

Jordan and Linda finished dressing and headed out to the front of the guesthouse to find the babes waiting for them on their mopeds.

Jordan noticed how fabulous Bly looked in her teal tank top which showed off her tan muscular arms. The matching cotton shorts accentuating her muscular tanned legs. Jordan walked up with a smile on her face and looked down at Bly as she moved close to her.

Bly lifted her sunglasses up on the top of her head and looked into Jordan’s eyes as Jordan pulled a white rose out from behind her back. Jordan smiled and ran the rose down Bly’s face as she slowly moved in to Bly. “Thank you…I love my flowers and candy.” Jordan whispered as she passionately kissed Bly to properly thank her.

“You’re welcome…beautiful flowers for a beautiful woman.” Bly answered with a smile as she kissed Jordan again.

Jordan crawled on the back of the bike and wrapped her arms around Bly as they pulled off to do their tourist thing. The group was half dead by the time they reached Fat Tuesday’s after seeing everything Key West had to offer.

“Hey… I want to get a…” Julie tried to finish her statement but was interrupted by Bly.

“If you say one more picture I will shove the lens up your ass!” Bly answered as everyone laughed.

“Oh, behave! I can’t help it if I like to take pictures!” Julie laughed.

“Yeah…but we didn’t have to take a picture with every damn animal in the aquarium Jules!”

“Oh, stop!…you didn’t have to do that!” Julie answered back.

“Why did you need to take a picture of us with a freaking starfish?” Bly answered with slight agitation.

“Because you two looked so cute…I think you and the starfish make a cute couple.” Julie teased.

“I need a mudslide bartender and let me try the cream sickle one.” Bly ordered as the bartender handed her a sample of the cream sickle drink.

“I think I want to try the purple passion one.” Jordan answered with excitement as the bartender gave her a taster as well…”yum…I will have one of those…please.” Jordan ordered as she held the remainder of her taster up for Bly to try.

“Hmmmm, that one’s pretty good too…try this one.” Bly replied as she held the cream sickle up for Jordan to taste…”I’m getting that one when I polish off the mudslide.” Bly answered with a laugh.

“Oooh, that one is so delicious!” Jordan answered as she licked her lips.

“Just like you.” Bly answered with a sexy smile as she took her mudslide and headed off towards a table.

The group stumbled out of Fat Tuesday’s after three drinks apiece and mounted the mopeds. “Hey, Jules…I’ll wace ya!” Bly slurred and started to laugh hysterically at her comment, as did Julie who continued her infectious laugh while Linda and Jordan stood by watching in disbelief.

“Jules…you…make….me..ah…laugh so much more when you laugh like that. It kills me!” Bly stammered through her laughing as she tried to spit her statement out.

Julie continued her laugh as they screamed off down the road racing one another and beeping their horns at everyone causing each other to laugh harder.

They parked their peds in the ally way of the 801 Club, which opened onto Duval the main drag in Key West.

Julie and Bly continued to laugh at one another hysterically just by looking at each other. Bly had a hold of Jordan’s hand as did Julie with Linda as the entered the bar.

“Hello ladies…we’re your worst nightmare!” Bly announced as her and Julie laughed harder as they approached the pool table.

Linda and Jordan watched on as Bly and Julie ran the table on every person they tried to play. “Who’s next?” Bly asked with a laugh.

“I think they are all afraid to play you two.” Linda asked with a smile as Julie kissed her.

Bly walked up and stood between Jordan’s legs who sat on a barstool. “How about you sexy…want to play me?” Bly asked with a sexy smile as she stood before Jordan.

Jordan smiled and put her hands on Bly’s hips. “No, thank you I’m enjoying watching you beat everyone in here.” Jordan answered with a smile as she kissed Bly.

“I guess I will have to find someone then!” Bly teased as she stood in the doorway facing Duval. “Anyone want to play my friend and I in pool? How about you miss…don’t be shy.” Bly teased as a woman walked by laughing.

“I’ll play you.” a woman answered gruffly as Bly turned to her.

“Great!” Bly answered.

Jordan saw the woman was Cindy and she grabbed Linda and Julie as they fled to the backroom of the bar.

“Oh my God, what is she doing here?” Jordan cried and leaned against the wall as her heart beat loudly in her chest.

“Who?” Linda asked worried about the reaction of her friend.

“Cindy! She’s out there with Bly!” Jordan replied and began to tremble. Linda put her arms around Jordan and held her tightly saying, “Hey, it’s o.k. we’re here and she isn’t going to hurt you again.”

“What’s going on?” Julie asked putting her hand on Linda’s back. Jordan stepped back and and went to peek around the corner to see if Cindy was still out there. She could hear Linda talking to Julie softly.

Julie went over to Jordan and asked, “Do you want me to go get Bly?”

“No! Please don’t let Bly know about Cindy. I don’t want to upset her, you know she won’t just let this go. If she finds out who that woman is, then she will do something and might get hurt.” Jordan pleaded.

By the grip on her arm, Julie knew that Jordan was terrified of what was happening out by the pool table. Even Linda’s nervousness was beginning to affect Julie.

“What do you want me to do?” Julie asked quietly, trying to reassure Jordan that things would be fine.

“Just go out there and tell her that Linda and I are going upstairs to watch the drag show. Don’t let her bring Cindy up here not matter what and, whatever you do, please don’t tell her who Cindy is, please.” Jordan’s eyes teared and Julie nodded her head and felt sorry for the young woman. It must have been awful to have a friend treat you so badly.

“Don’t worry Jordan, I’ll take care of everything. You two go up the backstairs and I’ll bring Bly up as soon as the game is over.” Julie replied and hugged the woman briefly.

“Thank you.”

Julie walked over to Linda and hugged her whispering in her ear; “See if you can calm her down some. I’ll take care of things in the other room, okay?” She kissed Linda on the cheek before pulling back for an answer.

Linda closed her eyes for a moment and took a deep breath before nodding and looking back into the warm brown eyes of her lover.

“Good!” Julie brushed her lips across Linda and replied, “We’ll be up as soon as I can get this game over with.”

Julie went out and met Bly who was making her way toward the back room wondering where everyone had gone. She saw Cindy standing next to the pool table with a cue in her hand waiting. The woman was tall and muscular like Bly, but heavier and a lot tougher looking. Smiling, she approached Bly and headed her off before she could get to the back room.

“Hey, where are the girls?”

Jules lightly grabbed Bly’s arm, turning her around and steering her over to the bar. “They decided to go up to the drag show and wait for us there. Buy me a drink and let’s whoop this chick!” Jules replied grinning mischievously.

Bly laughed and put her arm around Julie, “Jules, your my kinda gal. Let’s show this one a thing or two.”

Julie watched as Bly methodically went to work on Cindy. Every time Bly began to mention the two women upstairs Julie was quick to intercede and change the direction of the conversation.

Julie made frequent trips to the bar for Bly. Bly seemed to be drinking more than her usual this evening. Heading back from the bar with another drink for Bly she heard her friend call out.

“Hey Jules, where shall we take Jordan and Linda to dinner tomorrow night?” Bly called out across the pool table as she lined up her shot. Julie silently cringed as she noticed Cindy’s eyes narrow at the sound of Jordan’s name. ‘Oh, shit. Now what?’ Julie thought to herself trying to come up with a way out of the situation.

Trying to end the conversation quickly she responded, “Why don’t we just take them to Kelly’s. Are you about finished here?” Julie looked out of the corner of her eye to see Cindy’s reaction and found that the woman was listening to every word. ‘I’m sorry Jordan, I really tried,’ Julie thought sadly.

Bly sank the eight ball and looked over at Julie triumphantly before turning to Cindy and saying, “Thanks for the game, hon.”

“My pleasure,” Cindy replied, the look on her face made Julie shiver. She looked like that psycho-babe Callisto on TV.

Bly walked over to Julie and slurred, “Let’s go find my woman!” Julie followed Bly up the stairs, the show had just ended and there was no sign of Linda or Jordan. Upset, Bly turned and stalked back down to the bar and ordered another drink.

“Where the hell did they go?” she asked Julie.

“Maybe they got bored and went for a walk?” Julie replied trying to smooth ruffled feathers.

After another hour, Julie finally pried Bly out of the bar and half carried her home. Julie hadn’t seen her this drunk in a long time and wonder if it had anything to do with Jordan. Bly seems totally involved with this one, I just hope she isn’t having doubts and getting ready to blow an obvious good thing.

Julie got Bly home and she passed out on the bed fully dressed. After removing her shoes and pulling the covers over her, Julie went downstairs and headed over to see Linda and Jordan.

“Hey, what happened to you two?” Julie asked when Linda answered the door. Linda pulled Julie into the room and kissed her soundly.

“You’re forgiven!” Julie smiled.

“I had to get Jordan out of there, she was about to crawl out of her skin.” Linda whispered.

“Where is she?”

“In the bathroom taking a shower.”

“Good, then we have a few moments.” Julie replied wiggling her eyebrows and taking Julie into her arms. The two women kissed passionately until they heard the water turn off and broke apart. “Guess we better behave ourselves. Jordan’s been through enough tonight.” Julie said. Linda nodded and went to stand by the French doors to the patio as Julie sat down in the overstuffed chair in the corner.

“Where’s Bly?” Linda asked softly so that Jordan wouldn’t hear.

“She’s passed out and I put her to bed. You guys taking off, didn’t help much.” Julie replied grinning.

“What’s the plan for tomorrow?”

“Well, Bly has meetings scheduled for most of tomorrow, but we’re all having dinner at Kelly’s afterward. It that o.k.?” Julie asked.

“Does Jordan know?”

“I don’t think so, I think Bly was going to tell her tonight.” Julie responded.

“Guess we’ll have to tell her.”

“What about tomorrow, do you two have plans.” Julie asked.

“No, we really haven’t been planning anything since we’ve met you two.” Linda replied smiling.

Julie smiled back and winked, “Good, keep it that way. How about the three of us do something then.”

“What did you have in mind?”

“How about we take a boat over to the dry tortugas for a tour?” Julie suggested.

“Sounds like fun!” Linda replied.

“What sounds like fun?” Jordan asked standing in the bathroom doorway. Neither woman had heard her come out.

“Would you be interested in going for a tour of the dry tortugas tomorrow?” Julie asked.

“I guess so, where’s Bly?”

“She’s passed out back at the room.” Julie replied.

“Oh, is she mad?”

“Well, she was disappointed that she couldn’t find you after the game.” Julie replied noncommittally.

“I’m sorry.” Jordan replied looking down pulling at the hem of her T-shirt.

“No, it was my idea.” Linda replied, “I think we both needed to get out of there.”

“Will Bly be coming with us tomorrow?” Jordan asked hesitantly.

“No, she has her physical therapy chapter meeting tomorrow, but we are all meeting for dinner afterwards at Kelly’s.”

Jordan heart sank a little at not being able to see Bly before tomorrow night, but at least she still wanted to see her.

“That will be fun.” Jordan replied smiling up at Julie.

“Well, I had better be going. I just wanted to come by and check on you gals to make sure everything was o.k.” Julie replied standing up. “I’ll be by around 9 am to pick you two up.”

“I’ll walk you out.” Linda replied and turned to Jordan, I’ll be right back.”

“See you tomorrow.” Jordan waved and went out on the patio to sit by the pool for a while.

Linda came back a little while later and found Jordan still sitting by the pool and went out to sit with her.

“Hey, you doing o.k.?”

“Yeah, just got hit hard today, you know?” Jordan replied grinning.

“Cindy was the last person I expected to find here.” Linda answered.

“Yeah, it just seems to much of a coincidence. Somehow I get the feeling she knew I was here.”

“How, who did you tell you were coming down?”

“Only, my sister-in-law.” Jordan replied.

“Does she know Cindy?”

“Yeah, we use to all hang out together, but I don’t think they talk anymore.” Jordan answered suddenly unsure.

“We’ll, let’s get some rest and not worry about it tonight. Julie said everything went well and Bly doesn’t know about Cindy.” Julie replied pulling Jordan to her feet and following her into the room.

Julie promptly arrived at 9 AM to find the two women waiting and they headed to the dock to start their tour.

“How was Bly this morning?” Jordan asked Julie as the boat cut through the water on their way to the dry tortugas.

“Hung over and running late, but looking forward to this evening.” Julie replied smiling. Noticing that Jordan didn’t seem relieved she put her hand on Jordan’s arm and squeezed it lightly. “Listen to me, she doesn’t know anything about Cindy. The woman’s probably long gone by now. Today is Sunday and most people are only here for the weekend. She’s probably leaving too, by the time we get back she will be gone and we can meet Bly and have a nice evening.” Julie told her. Jordan smiled and nodded hoping Julie was right.

“And, I promise the suite will be completely empty tonight.” Julie added wiggling her eyebrows for emphasis.

Jordan bumped Julie’s shoulder as the smile widened. Linda leaned over and whispered in Julie’s ear, “Thank you.” Julie winked at Linda as the boat bounced along the water.

Jordan enjoyed the trip, but periodically her mind would drift to Bly and she would wonder what the woman was doing at that moment. Bly’s face would appear before her and she could almost touch the warm tan skin and blue eyes that filled her waking, and sleeping moments. Sometimes her body would ache with need to just touch Bly. The anticipation of their first time together would start a fire deep inside of her and it would take all her strength to keep her mind from dwelling on it.

She hated Cindy for making her fear this feeling for so long. Bly was so warm and giving that Jordan knew she would never ridicule or hurt her. A smile creased her face at the thought of her soon-to-be lover.

“Hey, Jordan!” Linda called out and nudged her out of her revere.

“Huh?”

“We’re back!” Linda replied snickering, “Was it a good fantasy?”

Jordan blushed looking at Linda and Julie, “I’ll bet I know who was the center of it.” Julie replied and turned to help the two women out of the boat.

On the way back to the guesthouse, Linda asked Jordan quietly, “Would you mind if Julie and I backed out of dinner tonight?”

“No, why?” Jordan replied.

“We just want to grab a quick bite and hang around the guesthouse tonight.” Linda answered grinning.

“Oh? No problem.” Jordan laughed. “Just give me a second to shower and dress and it’s all yours.”

Linda kissed her cheek and replied, “Take your time, we’ll go get something to eat.”

“Have fun.” Jordan replied winking. Julie and Linda walked Jordan back to the room before proceeding down the street.

Showered and dressed, Jordan looked in the mirror one last time. She wanted to look perfect for Bly. She wore a pair of jade green shorts with a cream colored silk top that slid down off one shoulder to reveal just enough of her to, hopefully, get Bly’s attention. She left as soon as Julie and Linda arrived and got to Kelly’s a little early for her day with Bly. Sitting at the bar, she ordered a drink and waited.

“Well, well, isn’t this a coincidence.” a voice drawled from behind causing Jordan’s stomach to revolt instantly. She felt like she would be sick at any moment. As an arm slithered over her bare shoulder she shivered, and Cindy slid onto the stool next to her.

“What are you doing here?” Jordan stammered.

Cindy would smell the fear and it excited her. She smiled and replied, “Why, I’ve been looking all over for you. I really wanted to see you again. Aren’t you happy to see me too?”

“How did you know I was here?”

“I talked to Dee and she happened to mention it, and well, here I am. I came all this way to talk to you.” Cindy replied looking Jordan over like a piece of meat.

“What do you want?” Jordan asked disgusted.

“You!” Cindy replied leaning in close as she looked over Jordan’s shoulder to the tall woman who had just entered the restaurant.

“I told you I never wanted to see you again!” Jordan seethed and removed Cindy’s hand from her thigh.

Cindy placed her hand back and squeezed hard causing Jordan to wince, all the while, watching Bly scan the restaurant until she spotted them.

“If you don’t leave me alone, I’m going to scream right here and now!” Jordan threatened trying to pry Cindy’s fingers from her leg. She knew she would have a nice bruise come morning.

Cindy saw Bly hesitate and the look on the woman’s face was priceless, going in for the kill, she leaned into Jordan’s ear and replied, “I dare you!” Cindy reached her free arm around the back of Jordan’s chair and pinned her other shoulder back.

When Jordan turned her head to look at Cindy and opened her mouth to reply, Cindy clamped her lips on the open mouth and proceeded to kiss Jordan roughly. Jordan’s struggle to break free only looked like a lover getting into a passionate kiss.

Cindy didn’t loose sight of Bly and only released Jordan’s shoulder after she saw the tall woman storm out of the restaurant. Smiling at her victory, she didn’t see the hand coming until Jordan nailed her in the side of the face. The slap echoed throughout the bar causing the bartender and nearby patrons to turn their attention to the couple. Cindy released Jordan’s thigh to grab her burning cheek.

Finally, free Jordan jumped off the stool and shouted, “Don’t you ever touch me again, don’t you even come near me again, or I swear, I will kill you!” Turning, Jordan left the bar to search for Bly. She needed to find her desperately, running to Bly’s suite the tears flowed down her cheeks in earnest. She pounded on the door, but there was no answer. She went down to the desk to be told that Bly had left about 15 minutes ago.

Jordan left the guesthouse but only made it as far as the side street before she ducked behind a bush and was sick. Wiping her mouth she sat on the curb until her stomach settled before continuing her search for Bly.

Bly left the restaurant and headed blindly toward the beach as tears stung her angry eyes. She couldn’t believe what she had just seen. To see Jordan cosy with another woman was more than Bly could take. She sat down on the sand as a tear slipped down her cheek. ‘I trusted her. I thought she actually cared about me. She’s like all the rest, I guess I was wrong about her too,’ Bly thought angrily. Getting up she brushed the sand off her sorts and Jordan out of her life and headed back to pack.

Jordan searched everywhere for Bly and finally went back to her room. Knocking on the door until Linda opened it to a very pale Jordan.

“Jordan, what’s wrong?” Linda asked pulling the distraught woman into the room.

“I can’t find Bly.” Jordan replied trembling.

“What do you mean?” Julie asked coming out of the bathroom in a t-shirt and boxers. Jordan proceeded to tell them about Cindy’s appearance and then not being able to find Bly anywhere.

“She probably missed you at the restaurant and got upset and went for a walk. “Julie replied putting on her shorts.

“Where would she go?” Linda asked keeping her arm around Jordan for support.

“Maybe down to the dock at Atlantic Shores.” Julie replied. “I’ll go see if I can find her, you guys stay here.”

Jordan went into the bathroom and brushed her teeth over and over gain, trying to get rid of the taste of Cindy. She walked back into the room as Julie opened the door to leave, turning she said, “Don’t worry Jordan. I’ll find her and bring her back here.”

Jordan nodded and went out the French doors to sit by the pool.

Julie hugged Linda and told her, “Keep her here until I get back.”

Linda went out and sat next to her friend and put her arm around Jordan and gently rocked her as they waited in silence.

Two hours later, Julie returned alone and, by the look on her face, Linda knew it wasn’t good news.

“She’s gone.” Julie simply said.

“What do you mean she’s gone? Gone where?” Jordan asked with disbelief.

“When I checked the room after traipsing all over town looking for her all of her belongings were gone and she left a note with her car keys asking me to take her car home for her. She said she had to leave unexpectedly.” Julie answered.

“What could have happened?” Linda asked confused.

“What did you do to her Jordan?” Julie asked accusatorily.

“Julie…I haven’t even seen her today so, why would you ask me that?”

“I tried to call her mobile phone and beeper to no avail. I’m sure she’s okay and just had to get back for an emergency or something.”

“Can you give me her phone number Julie so, I can try to call her?” Jordan asked as she felt sadness that Bly was gone just as they began a budding romance.

“Sure.” Julie replied as she checked her purse for Bly’s business card. “Aah…here you go.” Julie answered as she handed Jordan Bly’s business card.

“Thanks…I’ll try to call her and make sure everything’s okay.” Jordan answered with sadness and worry in her voice.

“I’m sure she would appreciate that Jordan.” Julie answered with a reassuring smile.

“Julie aren’t you worried about her?” Linda asked.

“Nah. She probably had to get back for some problem with her father’s company or something. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.”

“So, she has to leave like this unexpectedly very often?” Jordan asked with a need for reassurance.

“Yep…she has to up and leave without saying a word sometimes but if it was anything to worry about she would have told me.”

“I…aah am gonna go for a ride…I’ll leave you two to be alone.” Jordan replied as she stared at the card while she approached the door.

“Hey…are you okay?” Linda asked with concern as she put her arm around her for comfort.

“Yeah…I’m just worried about her…I’ll catch you two later.”

“Listen…we’ll stay at Jules and I’ll call you later okay?” Linda asked with a smile.

“Sounds great…thanks.” Jordan answered with a slight smile as she exited the room.

“Now…you…my little vixen…let’s go to your place and make made passionate love all night!” Linda replied with a seductive tone as she moved into Julie’s arms for a passionate kiss.

Jordan left the guesthouse and took the moped for a ride down towards Atlantic Shores for a walk along the “Stairway to the ocean.” She realized that riding the moped was not as enjoyable without Bly in front of her. Jordan made her way out to the end of the dock and looked over the moonlit ocean as the tropical breeze blew against her skin. Jordan looked at Bly’s business card and read the name Blythe VanDewark as it dawned on her that she never knew what her last name was as Bly didn’t know hers.

Jordan thought about how she nearly shared a sexual intimate moment with this woman, she has so many feelings for but she didn’t know her last name. ‘I want to know everything about you Bly,’ Jordan replied to the business card as if Bly could hear what she said. Jordan closed her eyes as the tropical breeze cooled her skin and thought about the last time she was here. She was so close to Bly and wanted to be by Bly in her arms again. Jordan wondered if she had done something to push Bly away from her and felt the tears sting her face as they fell. Jordan kissed the card before tucking it into her pocket making her feel closer to Bly.

Jordan headed back to the guesthouse and changed into her nightclothes before slipping into the lonely bed as she cried herself to sleep.

Jordan was woke by the incessant ringing of the phone and picked up the receiver quickly. “Bly?” Jordan asked with excitement.

“No, JordanÉsorry…it’s Linda…just checking to see if you’re okay.”

“I could be better if I had a certain tall, dark and very gorgeous raven haired woman in my bed with me.”

“Well…maybe soon…when you get back home…I’ll be by in the morning and we can make some plans for the day okay?”

“Sure…goodnight.” Jordan answered as she put the receiver on the phone and laid back hoping that she would have Bly in her bed holding her one-day. Jordan thought of her time she spent with Bly here and that they were the happiest moments she has ever had. Jordan fell off to sleep lost in her thoughts of Bly.

Jordan woke in the morning to the sound of rain and got up to dress for breakfast. She stepped out of her room to a very dreary day. ‘Great just what I need for the doldrums that I already feel,’ Jordan thought to herself as she stepped into the kitchen of the guesthouse for some coffee and quiche for breakfast. She sat by the pool and ate breakfast as she watched as the rain fell off the coconut palms and decided she couldn’t stand the torture anymore. So, she entered the room and called the home number on Bly’s business card.

Jordan became excited when she heard Bly’s voice on the other end of the receiver only to realize it was her answering machine. “Hi, Bly…it’s Jordan…I just wanted to call and make sure you’re okay and nothing happened. You can call me at the guesthouse when you get a chance. I miss you, bye.” Jordan replied as she hung the phone up.

Julie and Linda burst in the room with their rain suits on laughing and startled Jordan. “Jeez…you two nearly scared me to death!”

“Sorry! Come on let’s go!” Linda replied with excitement.

“Where?” Jordan asked.

“We are hitting the bars…all of them. It’s the only thing to do when it rains here!” Julie answered with a laugh.

“Oh, I don’t know.” Jordan answered hesitantly as she sat in the oversized chair.

“Come on let’s go.” Linda replied as she pulled her up out of the chair.

“Linda it’s only 11 am! Besides, I’m waiting for Bly to call and I don’t want to miss her call because I left her a message.”

“Come on Jordan. I have my mobile which she will call on so, there is not excuse!” Julie answered as she pulled out a rain suit they brought for Jordan.

“Okay!” Jordan replied hesitantly as she dressed before heading out the door with her friends.

After two hours of following Julie and Linda into every bar they came to along Duval she decided she had enough torture and couldn’t stand the unhappiness she felt.

“Linda I’m going back to the room.” Jordan replied with agitation.

“Okay…are you sure you don’t want to stay with us?”

“No. I’ll be fine. I’ll see you later.” Jordan answered as she walked back to the guesthouse with sadness and loneliness in her heart as she hoped there would be a message from Bly when she arrived.

Jordan asked for messages at the front desk, which there were none for her and she headed, to the room for a good cry. ‘I’ve done something to push her away. I just know it.’ She thought to herself as she began to pack her bags to go home. Jordan packed and loaded her belongings in her car as Julie and Linda staggered down the street towards the guesthouse.

“Hey…Jor..Jordan!” Linda slurred. “Where are you going?”

“I’m going home Linda. I’m not going to stick around her and be miserable. It would ruin the time you two are having so I’m going home. Julie you can give her a ride right?” Jordan asked as she turned to Julie.

“I give her rides every night!” Julie slurred with a laugh as she hugged Linda.

“Great! Linda I’ll see you when you get home.” Jordan answered as she hopped in her car and fled the area in a hurry.

The ride home was torturous and very boring for Jordan as she cried the whole way trying to figure out what had gone so wrong that Bly would leave her without a word. She was glad to be home but yet she was still sad at the turn of events. The next day Jordan called Bly’s office.

“Hello…Physical Therapy Patty speaking.” The woman greeted cheerfully.

“Hi…could I speak with Bly please?”

“I’m sorry honey she’s out of town on business…can I take a message for her?”

Jordan gave the woman her name and number for Bly to call her. The woman promised she would have Bly call her the moment she called in for her messages.

Jordan went throughout the week in a funk from what happened in the key and from Bly not calling her back. ‘maybe she is just too busy out of town to call she reasoned with herself, ‘don’t worry she’ll call when she gets the chance.’ Jordan thought to herself.

By the end of the next week with no call back from Bly and numerous attempts to reach her at home, by beeper or by mobile failed she decided to try work again.

“Hello…Physical Therapy…Patty speaking.” The familiar cheerful voice answered.

“Could I speak with Bly please?” Jordan asked nervously.

“Hold on let me see if she’s available. Can I ask who’s calling?”

“It’s Jordan.” she replied.

“Okay dear, hold on.”

Jordan was excited that at least she was at the office and could possibly speak to her as she listened to the music on the phone as she was placed on hold to wait.

“Bly, You have a call on line 5 from Jordan.” The speaker buzzed in the gym to get Bly’s attention as she sat carrying on a candid conversation with her co-workers.

“Patty… can you tell her I’m in an evaluation with a patient and I can’t come to the phone right now please?” Bly called out to the speaker.

“Will do.” Patty answered back as Bly lowered her head in regret for not taking the call.

“Hello…sorry…Bly’s in with a patient and won’t be able to come to the phone… can I give her a message?”

“Bly, is that the one you were telling me about?” her co-worker Kim asked as Bly nervously fidgeted in her chair.

“That’s the one.” Bly answered with sadness.

“Why don’t you talk to her?”

“I can’t Kim…she’s just like the rest and I’m not going through all of that again… I should have known better than to get involved with someone with my heart because it always turns out broken!”

“You shouldn’t give up on her just yet.” Kim answered with a smile as she patted Bly on the shoulder a she walked away to treat her patient.

Bly entered her office and opened her drawer to look at the pictures she had developed of the Key West trip and found one of her and Jordan in an embrace during the sunset cruise. “How could you Jordan?” Bly replied as she shook her head and threw the picture back in her desk.

Bly returned home to find numerous messages from Jordan and couldn’t help but feel some excitement to hear her voice but the sight of her in the arms of another woman set that excitement aside and replaced it with anger. “Take the hint Jordan…I don’t want to see you.” Bly shouted into the machine as she erased the messages.

Bly’s patient load on Friday was extremely heavy as she had to keep running from room to room to treat her patients.

“Bly darling, how long do you think it is going to take before I will be better?” her little gray-haired patient asked her as they walked towards the front of the spacious gym.

“Well, Syliva honey…I have told you many times before that every person is different with their healing process.” Bly explained as the woman put her hand on Bly’s arm as they made their way to the front. “So, what might take one person a certain time doesn’t mean it will take you the same time. But we are going to continue to work hard to get you back to normal just as soon as we can okay?” Bly asked as she tried to comfort the shorter woman.

“Yes…darling…I appreciate it…I will see you on Monday.” Sylvia replied with a smile.

“Now…you try to behave yourself this weekend Sylvia,” Bly teased as the woman erupted in laughter.

“You are such a sweetheart and you’ve go the prettiest dimples I have ever seen!” she answered as she pinched Bly’s cheek.

“I thank you as do my parents for the comment on my dimples.” Bly answered blushing from embarrassment.

Jordan thought about how adorable Bly’s dimples were and how she wanted to kiss them right there and then. She felt a warmth flood her as she watched how caring Bly was with her patient and it took all she could do to fight back her tears of joy to see Bly.

“You have a good weekend honey.” Syliva answered as she let go of Bly’s arm.

Bly looked up to watch her leave and caught a glimpse of some very familiar green eyes. She was speechless at first and wasn’t sure what to say.

“Jordan…what are you doing here?” Bly asked nervously as a flood of emotions overtook her. She wanted to take Jordan in her arms and feel her warmth against her but couldn’t get past the betrayal she felt.

“I need to talk to you Bly.” Jordan asked with concern.

“Bly…your next two patients are here waiting for you.” Patty replied as she held their charts up for Bly’s acknowledgement as she placed them on Bly’s desk.

“Okay…I’ll be right there…listen Jordan…I am really busy.” Bly answered as she found it hard to look at Jordan and walked towards her office as Jordan followed her.

“Bly…please…why have you been avoiding me?” Jordan pleaded for an answer.

“Jordan, I really can’t get into it with you here I am very busy.” Bly answered as she thumbed through the charts on her desk.

“How about lunch…I’ll buy?” Jordan asked.

“I will be working through lunch today Jordan…I’ll have to call you later.” Bly answered as she picked up her charts and headed out of her office with Jordan in tow.

“Do you have my number?” Jordan asked as Bly pretended to be interested in what was in the chart.

“Aah…yeah…I have it…I’ll give you a call.” Bly answered as she glanced up at Jordan then to the waiting room. “Mrs. Brown?”

The woman approached Bly. “I’ll talk to you later then.” Jordan answered as she walked past Bly to the door.

“Hello…my name’s Bly and I’m a Physical therapist. I’ll be treating you today.” Bly replied cheerfully as she glanced up to see Jordan leave the office. She wanted nothing more than to wrap her arms around her and shower her with kisses as her thoughts turned back to Jordan’s indiscretion with the chick in the restaurant. “Aah…we will take this room.” Bly stammered as she pointed the woman into the room.

She took a deep breath to calm her emotions and began her evaluation of the patient. Bly exited the room as Kim approached.

“You okay Bly?” she asked with concern. “Was that Jordan?”

“I could be better…and yes it was Jordan.” Bly answered as she gathered a hot pack for her patient.

“She’s hot Bly. You really need to get over your pride and talk to her before you lose something great forever.” Kim answered with a smile as she walked away.

Bly straightened out the hot pack and let out a sigh as she thought of how wonderful it was to be with Jordan. How it was so right being with her and that she had never felt that way about anyone ever before. Every time she would have good thoughts of Jordan the bad image of her in the arms of another woman consumed her and filled her with anger squashing any hopes of reconciliation.

Bly picked up the hot pack and headed back to treat her patient slipping Jordan to the back of her mind.

The weekend came and went without a phone call from Bly and Jordan sat wondering why she even bothered to call Bly anymore. ‘Damn it Jordan! You’re not giving up on this one no matter what. She’s a keeper and you need to fight for her,’ Jordan thought to herself as she fell asleep to greet a new week.

Jordan heard that a friend had been in a car accident that morning and was taken to the hospital. “That’s terrible how is Gail doing?” Jordan asked Linda on the phone with remorse for their friend.

“She is doing better now…but she is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday afternoon. Can you go to the hospital and see her Jordan?”

“Sure, I’ll take half a day off and go sit with her there.”

“Great she’ll appreciate it Jordan. Hey, how have you been doing? I haven’t talked to you for a few days.”

“Not so good Linda…I went to see Bly and she said she would call me but as usual she is ignoring me. Has Julie heard anything from her as to why she’s avoiding me?”

“Julie spoke to her the other day and said that Bly was pretty adamant about not discussing you. So, Julie said she dropped the conversation. I’m sorry Jordan maybe you should just move on.” Linda answered with sadness for her friend.

“No way…I care for her too much to just move on…besides I deserve an explanation.” Jordan answered with agitation.

“Okay…sorry…I didn’t mean to upset you.”

“No, it’s okay. I’m sorry I snapped…listen I will call you with more news on Gail after I see her.”

“Sounds good and you hang in there.” Linda answered with concern.

“Thanks… bye.” Jordan answered as she hung up the phone.

Jordan left work at noon and headed over to the hospital to visit Gail before her surgery. As she walked off the elevator to find Gail’s room she looked down the hall and saw Bly leave a room heading towards the nurse’s station.

Jordan moved to catch a glimpse of the raven-haired beauty she had lost her heart to without Bly knowing she was watching. Bly was feverishly documenting charts and looked up as a nurse spoke to her. Bly tucked her long black hair behind her ear and laughed at what the woman said to her. Jordan wanted to walk up and kiss her neck where she had removed her hair but continued to watch her.

Jordan noticed how sexy and professional looking Bly looked with her form fitting teal scrubs and her hospital jacket on. Bly took her stethoscope off from around her neck and put the earpieces in her ears and listened to the nurse’s heart she was carrying on a very candid conversation with as they both shared a laugh.

Bly threw her stethoscope over her neck again and closed the medical chart as she finished her documentation. Jordan made her way towards Bly who had not seen her yet and Bly turned to walk away when she nearly ran into Jordan.

The smile left her face. “What are you doing here?” Bly asked with agitation. “Are you following me now?”

“Bly.” Jordan answered with hurt in her voice as she couldn’t believe what Bly was insinuating. “My friend is here and I came to sit with her before her surgery.”

“Sure you did…listen Jordan…we had a great time in Key West but it’s over so, don’t call me and don’t try to see me okay?” Bly demanded as she walked into her patient’s room leaving Jordan in total disbelief as the tears streamed down her face.

Jordan headed back down the hall as she watched Bly come out of the room and converse with a tall man who looked like a doctor. Jordan watched as he comforted her and they both glanced down the hall at her causing her to lower her head with sadness as Bly moved over to the passing gurney.

“Okay…Sarah…you’re going to do fine in surgery today.” She replied trying to comfort her nervous patient.

“You will be there right?” Sarah asked nervously.

Bly smiled. “I will be right with you in the operating room. Dr. Brown was kind enough to let me observe the surgery.”

“Oh, thank you… I feel so much better knowing you will be there with me Bly.” Sarah answered with less nervousness.

“Okay…you head on down… I’ll meet you there.” Bly answered with a smile as they wheeled her patient off down the hall. Bly said goodbye to the nurses and headed off towards the operating room.

Jordan found Gail’s room. “Hey, how are you feeling?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“Could be better but I’m feeling better than the other day.” Gail answered as she was glad to see her friend.

“When do you go in for surgery?” Jordan asked.

“In about 5 minutes.” a man’s voice answered as he entered the room and took her chart out to examine it. “Any questions for me?” he asked with a soothing smile.

“No, doctor I think I got every question answered earlier. I’m ready to get this over with.

Jordan noticed he wasn’t the usual cocky and uncaring doctor she was used to. She couldn’t help but notice he was the man that comforted Bly earlier in the hall. She also noticed her was very tall, tan and handsome for an older man.

“Well…let’s get your anterior cruiciate ligament fixed then.” He answered with a smile as the patient transporters entered the room to take Gail to surgery.

“I’ll be waiting for you when you get out Gail.” Jordan replied with a smile as they wheeled her past.

“Thanks Jordan.” Gail answered as the tall doctor looked at Jordan quizzically.

Jordan looked at his nametag, which read Dr. Chance VanDewark. Jordan took a deep breath obviously feeling uncomfortable in the presence of Bly’s father as she slowly looked up at him and realized where Bly got her beautiful blue eye’s from as she looked into his with a nervous smile.

“So, you’re the green eyed beauty who broke my little girl’s heart.” He asked, as a protective father would normally do.

“Uhmmm…excuse me?” Jordan asked confused as to his questioning considering his daughter just told her to beat it and if anyone should be hurt it should be her.

“Jordan told me all about what happened. I have never seen her so upset over another woman before. You were obviously special to her and I can’t understand how you could do what you did to her?”

“What I did to her?” Jordan asked as she became agitated at the line of questioning. “She walked out on me.” Jordan snapped back.

“Can you blame her after she saw you in the arms of another woman?” he asked with agitation as he exited the room.

Jordan realized what the misunderstanding was all about and ran after him. “Wait…doctor.” Jordan replied as she ran up to him as he stopped and looked at him. “Please let me explain.”

“Make it quick I have surgery.” He replied sternly.

“The woman you are referring to is my ex girlfriend who searched me out down there. I was to have dinner with Bly and she sat down at the table to try and get me to go back with her but I told her I never wanted to see her again. Well…she did her usual thing by trying to bully me and she forcibly kissed me.”

“That’s not the way Bly explained it.” He answered as he searched her green eyes for the truth.

“Please…you have to believe me.” Jordan pleaded as she put her hand on his arm as he stared into her eyes. “I slapped her after she forced herself on me and I threatened to kill her if she ever did that again. I care for your daughter like I have never cared for anyone else in my whole life. I don’t want to be away from her for another minute.” Jordan answered as the tears slid down her cheeks.

He looked at her momentarily and wiped the tears from her cheek softly as Jordan realized he had a gentle touch like Bly’s. “I believe you and I am going to help you because, I believe Bly feels the same about you even though she refuses to push her pride aside and admit it. She’s very much like her mother in that way. Walk with me to the operating room okay?” he replied in a soothing tone as they headed down the hall.

“Thank you for believing me doctor.” Jordan answered relieved.

“Call me Chance. Now, here’s what we are going to do. We are having a 50th wedding anniversary party for my parents on Friday night and I want you to attend. I will make sure Bly talks everything out with you and this matter gets taken care of but, you have to explain everything to her okay?”

“I will do anything to have Bly back in my life again.” Jordan answered with a smile.

“I will have Julie get an invitation for you so, you can come to the party and we will go from there.” He answered with a smile as they stopped at the door leading to the operating rooms. “This is my stop so, I look forward to seeing you on Friday.”

“Thank you so much.” Jordan answered as she watched him walk through the doors.

He looked back. “Bly was right…you are beautiful.” He answered with a smile and a wink as the doors shut.

Jordan smiled with happiness and joy that she would soon be back with Bly. She no longer felt the pain she did when Bly told her she no longer wanted to see her. Jordan went to the surgical area to wait for word from her freind. She paced for over an hour with nervous energy and wished it was Friday already. Jordan was startled as the doors flew open banging against the wall as Bly flew out of them in a rage.

“Bly…what happened?” Jordan asked concerned.

Bly looked at Jordan with anger in her eyes. “I’m not doing this with you now….besides I thought I told you I didn’t want you in my life anymore.” Bly snapped as she ripped her bandana off her head, which held her hair up during the operation and stormed off to the elevators.

“Bly!” one of the nurses yelled to her as she entered the elevator and threw her bandana against the back of the elevator as she squatted down and put her face in her hands which rested on her knees as the doors shut.

“What happened?” Jordan asked.

“Bly’s patient died in the O.R. who she got close with when the woman was in therapy with her for cardiac rehab. Unfortunately, the woman’s heart just wasn’t strong enough to keep her alive.” The nurse answered with sadness.

“That’s terrible.” Jordan answered with remorse as she thought about how she wanted to take Bly’s pain away, and hold her close as she cried on her shoulder to comfort her. Jordan headed back to wait for Gail to come out of surgery.

Jordan rushed home after work on Friday to get ready for the party that evening. She was overexcited about seeing Bly and working out their differences. She wanted to look exquisite for her. Jordan showered and dressed in a white slim fitting dress. The dress had a high cut neck and a V-back, which fell to knee length and was accentuated by a black onyx necklace in the shape of a teardrop. Jordan put on light make up and applied a coral colored lipstick to naturally highlight her lips. Jordan sprayed a light mist of Obsession perfume as she pushed her straight blond hair off her shoulders and flipped her long hair to one side shadowing her face.

Jordan rushed down to the street as Julie and Linda beeped incessantly for her to join them. “You are looking so hot Jordan!” Linda replied as she checked Jordan out while she climbed into the black convertible.

“You two look great also!” Jordan answered with excitement as they headed off to the Boca Resort on the ocean.

Julie pulled her BMW up to the valet parkers. The trio exited the car and headed into the grand ballroom for the party before the guest of honor and their family arrived. Jordan looked around in awe at the exquisite and ritzy surroundings.

“Have you ever been to anything like this before Linda?” Jordan asked nervously knowing she was out of her element.

“No but it’s beautiful isn’t it?” Linda asked with a smile.

“Care for a drink ladies?” Julie asked with a smile.

“I would love an absolute and tonic please.” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked around at the elegantly dressed party guests.

“The usual babe?” Julie asked Linda.

“No. I think I’ll have a martini this evening.”

“Ooh, my girl is being a little daring tonight isn’t she?” Julie asked seductively.

“You’ll find out just how daring later tonight my little vixen.” Linda teased back as Julie smiled and blew her a kiss.

Julie filled the drink requests and headed back over to the ladies. “I am the luckiest person in this room to be escorted by two such beautiful women.” Julie replied with a smile as she handed them their drinks. “Let’s get to our table because it looks like they are ready to introduce the family members.

They sat at their table near the back as the announcer welcomed everyone to the gala affair to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary as everyone clapped. “Now, it is my pleasure to introduce the third generation.” The announcer replied as Bly entered the door with her arm wrapped through the arm of a very handsome young man. Bly wore a black, sleek, ankle length dress with a drapey neck and a low crisscross back complete with a high side slit to show off her tan, well- toned leg. Bly wore a diamond pendant with matching earrings and her long raven hair was parted just off center falling to the front of her shoulders as her bangs lazily lay over one eye.

Jordan was devastated Bly would have a male escort to the party and leaned to Linda. “This can’t be happening!” Jordan replied as she rushed to the bathroom in tears. She turned the water on to wet a napkin to put on the back of her neck. She felt physically and emotionally ill.

“Welcome… Blythe and Dawson VanDewark.” The announcer replied as everyone clapped and they made their way down the red carpet with nervous smiles on their faces as they made their way to the table to wait for the family.

“That’s Bly’s brother?” Linda asked in awe and with excitement as she leaned towards Julie.

“Yeah…who did you think it was?”

“Never mind…I’ll be back I have to get Jordan.” Linda answered as she left the table for the restroom to inform Jordan.

“The second generation…welcome…Chance and Alexandra VanDewark.” The announcer replied as Bly’s parents made their way down the red carpet to join their children at the table.

“Jordan…are you okay?” Linda asked with concern.

“How could she come with a guy Linda?” Jordan asked through her tears.

“It’s her brother Jordan.” Linda informed her as she put her arm around her for comfort.

“Are you sure?” Jordan answered as she regained hope.

“Positive, now let’s stop those tears and get back out there so you can look at your incredibly gorgeous woman!” Linda relied with a laugh.

“She does look very stunning doesn’t she?” Jordan answered with a smile as she patted the tears dry from her face and headed out the door with Linda.

They both sat back down at the table and Julie looked at the pair. “Everything okay ladies?”

“Just fine…thanks.” Jordan answered as she watched Bly intently and looked at how beautiful she was as a warmth spread across her. “The family has very good looks wouldn’t you say?” Jordan asked Linda.

“Oh, I would say they were very blessed.” Linda chuckled.

“Now…for the guests of honor.” The announcer replied as everyone stood. “The first generation…the happy couple…Melvin and Bernice VanDewark.” He replied with a smile as the couple appeared in the doorway to a loud standing ovation, with smiles appearing on their faces as they made their way to the steps where Bly and Dawson waited at the bottom for their grandparents.

As they made their way down the stairs, Bly held out her arm for her grandfather and Dawson did the same for their grandmother and they escorted them to the table.

“That is so awesome…they have such a loving family.” Jordan exclaimed with happiness as everyone sat back down to watch the festivities.

As the evening progressed, Jordan’s eyes kept coming back to Bly. During dinner each family member got up and told their favorite story about the happy couple. Bly’s turn came and Jordan’s attention was riveted to the tall woman. Bly looked devistating tonight, her raven hair shown under the ballroom lighting and the diamond pendant that lay nestled close to her breast caught and reflected a million pinpoints of light mesmerizing Jordan’s eyes. She vaguely heard what Bly was saying as her senses were busy reacting to the soothingly low-timbre of her voice.

“JordanÉ.Jordan? Earth to Jordan!” Linda leaned over chuckling, “Blink so we know you’re alive!” Julie snickered at Jordan’s reaction as the woman rapidly blinked her attention finally focusing on Linda.

“Huh?”

“Hey, you o.k.?” Linda asked noticing the flush on her friend’s face. Julie leaned over and whispered, “Bly doesn’t stand a chance!” Linda nodded back to her lover. “I’ve never seen her like this.” Both women smiled as Jordan flushed deeper read at being caught daydreaming.

After dinner, the lighting was dimmed as the orchestra began to play and the couple of honor stepped out onto the dance floor followed by Bly’s parents and then Bly and her brother. Jordan grinned at how differently Bly danced with her brother than she had in the Keys. Jordan was slightly jealous that it was Dawson arms around her instead of her own, but it didn’t detract from her observance of Bly’s graceful movement. Her hips moved sensuously in the close fitting black dress and Jordan felt herself flush again, this time for a different reason. As the dancers began to fill up the floor, Jordan last sight of Bly and her brother, and turned her attention to Julie and Linda.

“Anyone ready for another drink?” Julie asked softly, putting her arms around the back of Jordan’s chair. Jordan grinned, slightly shrugging replied, “It would be better if I were the one in Dawson’s shoes tonight!”

Linda gave her shoulder a quick squeeze and answered, “Yeah, but he won’t be the one ending up in her bed tonight!”

“Neither will I.” Jordan replied sadly.

“Hey, didn’t Dr. VanDewark say he was going to take care of things?”

“Yes, but I don’t know when.” Jordan answered.

“Then just hang in there sweetie, Dr.V is a man of his word.” Julie replied catching the end of their conversation. Jordan accepted her drink and took a sip and half-listening to the table conversation. Looking over at Bly’s table, she noticed her sitting alone with that same faraway look she had at the beach that first morning. Jordan was glad they were tucked in the back where she could observe Bly without being seen. Right now she wanted nothing more than to go to her and hold her until that lost look went away for good. ‘Oh boy, How could you think I would have anything to do with Cindy, let alone choose her over you?’ Jordan thought sadly and looked away as the tears burned her eyes. Jordan didn’t look up until she had control again and when she did, she saw that Bly was gone. Scanning the crowd for the next half-hour, she couldn’t find Bly anywhere. Sighing she got up and went to the bar for another drink. While she waited, she felt a hand on her shoulder and turned to face familiar, but older, blue eyes. Dr. VanDewark stood smiling down at her.

“Are you having a nice time tonight?” he asked.

“Yes, thank you.” Jordan replied.

“But, I bet your wondering why I invited you?” he asked with a twinkle in his eye. Jordan’s breath caught at the familiar characteristic. ‘Another family trait!’ she mused before answering, “Yes, kind of.”

“Well then, come with me my dear and I’ll show you.” he replied lightly grasping her arm to steer her through the crowd toward the exit.

“Where are we going?” Jordan asked curiously.

“You’ll see.” He replied cryptically as they exited the ballroom and headed down the hall. Pausing at a door, he turned to her and said, “I love my daughter very much and from what I’ve heard and seen, I think the two of you have something special. I don’t want to see that put aside. My daughter can be hardheaded sometime; so don’t let her scare you. You two need to talk this through to the end.”

Turning the knob he started to open the door, but stopped and remarked, “By the way, You look exceptionally lovely this evening. Bly is a lucky woman, I just hope she can see that.” With this acknowledgement he opened the door and gently pushed a blushing Jordan through before closing the door. He contemplated looking the door, but he knew his daughter and she, on principle alone, would break it down to get out. Smiling, he returned to the party.

Jordan stood with her back to the closed door momentarily fearful as she scanned the room until her eyes lit upon Bly. Bly looked up from her seat on the office sofa and then stood.

“Bly?”

“Jordan.”

“IÉ..” Jordan stammered pointing back at the door lamely.

“I know, my father told me you were here.” Bly answered coldly. “Well, I promised him I would hear you out, but I don’t think it will do any good. I know what I saw.”

Jordan looked at the quiet anger that showed in every movement of Bly’s body. ‘She hates me!’ she thought as her own temper began to heat up. ‘She’s already made up her mind without even hearing me out!’

“Why bother, you obviously have your mind made up and you don’t want to listen to the truth!” Jordan rebuked.

“Don’t lie to me. I saw you with her!”

“I don’t know what you thought you saw, but it couldn’t have been farther from the truth. Cindy use to be a friend, but I haven’t wanted to even be in the same room with her for almost a year.” Jordan exclaimed.

“It didn’t look that way to me. You seemed pretty chummy.” Bly replied angrily.

“I don’t know what your idea of chummy is, but mine isn’t kissing up to someone who hurts a friend.”

Bly looked skeptically at Jordan and she could tell that Bly didn’t believe her. She would have to tell the whole story; something she had hoped was put away a long time ago.

Tears crept into Jordan’s eyes as she started to speak. “Do you have any idea what it feels like to confide in a close friend, for the first time, that you think you are gay, and then wake up the next morning to find yourself bruised and hung-over in bed with that friend. The only things you remember, you hope were from a nightmare, except that you hurt more than just physically. And then, to face that ‘so called friend’ looking for a reason why, and all you get is laughter about the whole incident and told that ‘you were just an uncooperative fuck!’ Let me tell you, that hurt more than all her hitting ever could. So, if you want to keep believing that I could have anything more to do with someone like that, you go right ahead!” Jordan turned dissolving into tears and ran from the room.

Jordan fled down the hallway to the outer doors and ran out into the warm night air. Looking around, she headed toward the beach area as the tears streamed down her face. The pain in her chest was making it difficult to breathe. Slipping out of her shoes, she walked down the beach trying to make sense of everything, trying to make sense out of her life.

Bly listened disbelieving as Jordan’s story unfolded. As Jordan spoke, Bly began to doubt what she had actually seen. The blonde’s obvious disgust and fury were genuine. She couldn’t have manufactured what had happened to her, no matter how hard she tried. Bly silently watched Jordan run out of the office as she tried to comprehend the enormity of what the woman had just confided. Bly couldn’t believe that she had actually misread the scene and had left Jordan in that woman’s hands. The way Cindy had possessively held Jordan’s shoulder could now be understood as an attempt to hold her back and Bly kicked herself for letting her vision be clouded by jealousy. “Oh God!’ Bly thought, ‘What have I done to Jordan? When she needed me most, I wasn’t there for her!’ Looking around the room frantically, she realized she needed to find Jordan. Lifting her dress slightly, she hurried down the hall and ran into the ballroom. She quickly spotted Julie and Linda and hurried toward them.

“Hi!” Julie smiled as Bly approached.

“Have you seen Jordan?” Bly asked abruptly cutting off Linda’s attempted greeting.

“No, not for awhile, why?”

“I’ll talk to you guys later, I’ve got to find her.” Bly replied and turned to leave.

“Do you want help.” Julie asked rising.

“No, stay here! If she returns, hang on to her until I come back.” Bly threw over her shoulder.

Linda looked at Julie worried and Julie smiled and put her hand on her lover’s thigh. Caressing it lightly she replied, “Don’t worry Love, Bly will find her. Looks like the tables have turned.” she grinned.

Bly went out the main door and looked left and then right before deciding to head over to the beach. Coming out onto the sand she spotted a pair of white heels lying discarded and kicked off her own heels, hiking her long dress high, she set off down the beach in the direction of the footprints.

Jordan walked for a long time as she thought things through. She didn’t want to think of life without Bly, but this was the reality of things. Feeling a part of her soul died she hung her head and walked along in the shallow water. She could scream ‘why’ into the night until she was hoarse, but what would that serve. It wouldn’t return the one thing to her life that she desperately needed. She looked out over the vastness of the ocean and felt as insignificant as one drop in it. Closing her eyes, she felt the light breeze that ruffled her hair and smelled the slightly salty air that tickled her face. She listened to the waves as they rolled on to the beach and then to the beat of the heart that matched her own rhythm. Her eyes flew open when her mind registered another heartbeat, but she remained still, waiting.

Bly saw the distant figure standing in the water and hurried toward her. As she neared she stopped, her breathing caught at the sight. The moonlight made the golden highlights in Jordan’s hair glow in an almost magical way. Jordan stood with her eyes closed facing toward the water in a look of silent prayer. Bly wanted to touch her, but knew she hadn’t earned that right. She got as close as she dared and breathed in deeply. Jordan’s perfume mixed with the night air, a scent that was uniquely hers, one that never failed to start a fire in center of Bly’s being.

“Jordan?”

“Bly.”

“IÉ..” Bly hesitated.

“What do you want from me?” Jordan interrupted.

“Forgiveness.” Bly simply stated.

Jordan’s eyes closed in reflex to this request. “Why?” She whispered.

“Because, I’m a fool, because I was so wrong, because I didn’t let you explain, because I wasn’t there when you needed me, and because I love you. Pick anyone, just forgive me, please?” Bly asked sincerely placing a hand lightly on Jordan’s shoulder.

Jordan felt an instant reaction to that one touch and her body quivered in anticipation. Jordan moved to rest her cheek on this hand. She still remained facing away and Bly turned Jordan toward her. When blue eyes finally met green, Bly blinked back tears and said, “I am so sorry!”

Jordan reached up to wipe a stray tear from Bly’s tanned cheek and nodded, not trusting her voice to speak. Bly slowly pulled Jordan closer until she put her head on Bly’s shoulder causing the taller woman to wrap her arms tightly around her fragile package.

“I don’t want to lose you.” Bly replied kissing the top of Jordan’s head.

Jordan rested, once again; in the only haven she had ever known and wrapped her arms around Bly in an attempt to find out if this was real or, if she was dreaming.

“I don’t want to lose you either! I’ve loved you from the first moment I saw you. I never believed in love at first sight, until now. You’re a part of me inside and I’ll never love anyone as much as I do you.” Jordan whispered firmly and pulled back to look up at Bly. “You have to believe me that I didn’t ask for Cindy’s attentions.”

Bly placed a finger on Jordan’s lips and answered, “I know you didn’t and if I ever see her, I’ll make sure she never comes near you again.” Jordan’s lips felt soft as they pressed against Bly’s finger and she leaned down to replace the finger with her lips. Kissing Jordan lightly she nibbled on Jordan’s lower lip until she was granted access and gently deepened the kiss. Bly wanted to cherish the lips before her, not punish as Cindy had done. They stood in each other’s arms kissing until passions flared and their blood was rang in their ears. Bly kissed every inch of Jordan’s face and neck, and when she reached an ear she whispered, “Come home with me?”

Jordan moaned as Bly’s mouth finally met her’s fully and they were consumed with exploration. She tilted her head back slightly as Bly worked her magic, making Jordan’s heart race until she couldn’t think straight. She felt her legs tremble and grow weak. When Bly whispered in her ear, Jordan stepped back and looked up breathing deeply, without another word, she took Bly’s hand and led her back down the beach.

As they walked along the beach, neither woman said a word in anticipation of what was finally about to come to pass. They collected their shoes and Bly took the lead to direct them toward her car. As they passed the Beach Club’s entrance, Dawson came out and called out to them.

“Bly!”

“What?” Bly called back cringing. She knew this couldn’t be good.

“Where are you going?” Dawson asked as he hurried over. Dawson was a male copy of Bly, both were tall, dark and extremely good looking. Jordan marveled at how one family could equally possess so many beautiful characteristics, but still felt that Bly out shown them all.

“Home… Dawson,” Bly replied as they waited for him to approach them.

“You can’t leave now. Gram asked me to come and find you. They are serving dessert and want to open the presents. You know Gram… she can’t do that without her precious Bly,” he added grinning. Dawson looked down at Jordan appreciatively, smiling said, “I don’t believe I had the pleasure?”

Bly’s eyebrow raised in amusement as she said, “Dawson, this is Jordan. Jordan, Dawson.” “Oh and Dawson, put your eyes back in place, she’s spoken for.” Bly added smiling down at Jordan.

“Figures, I still don’t see how you get the pretty ones,” Dawson replied before leaning over to shake Jordan’s hand. “Nice to meet you Jordan.”

“Nice to meet you Dawson.”

“Go back inside and tell Gram that I we will be back in a few minutes,” Bly instructed Dawson and led Jordan over next to where the cars were parked.

Leaning against her car, Bly put her arms around Jordan and pulled her close. “I’m sorry, but I’ve got to go back in there. When Gram calls… everyone runs in this family,” Bly replied grinning. Jordan could see that she said it in an affectionate way and that her grandmother meant a lot to her.

“It’s not a problem. I did hear dessert mentioned didn’t I?” Jordan replied with a twinkle in her eye.

Bly leaned down and kissed Jordan intensely before whispering, “You’re all the dessert I’ll ever need.”

“Ummm,” Jordan replied. “I think I’ve just found my new favorite.”

Bly chuckled and looked down into green eyes. “Think you can put up with my family for a little while longer? I promise we will be together soon.”

“As long as I am near you, I can wait an eternity,” Jordan replied seriously looking up at Bly.

Bly looked back and replied, “I promise, it won’t take that long,” and leaned down for another soul searing kiss. They remained locked in each other’s arms until the need to take this kiss farther was pounding at the door. Breaking the connection, Bly took Jordan’s hand and huskily said, “I think we better go back inside before we become the entertainment for the evening.”

Jordan giggled and let Bly lead her merrily back to the party. So far, this evening was turning out better than she could have ever dreamed. Bly led her over to Julie and Linda and said, “Hey Girls, Jordan’s going to join me at my table and then I’ll be taking her home so you guys don’t have to worry about her.”

Julie looked up smiling and replied, “Well, it’s about time my friend. I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to see the light!” Linda smiled up at Jordan and reached out for Jordan’s free hand, she squeezed it and winked. Jordan leaned down and kissed Linda on the cheek and whispered, “You’re right I don’t want to be in Dawson’s shoes tonight…mine are going to be pretty busy.” Bly and Julie looked at each other questioningly when Linda started laughing and nodding. Julie shrugged her shoulders and Bly nodded as she led Jordan over toward her family.

Bly leaned down to kiss her grandmother and said, “I’m back. I had to go find something,” she replied grinning in Jordan’s direction.

“It’s about time young lady.” Jordan’s father replied sternly but his eyes twinkled merrily to tell another story.

Bly blushed and began to introduce Jordan to her family. Bly’s grandmother made Jordan sit next to her with Bly on the other side of Jordan.

“So, tell meÉare you the one everyone’s been talking about that has finally captured my granddaughters heart?” the elderly matriach asked.

“I hope so,” Jordan replied unsure how to answer that question.

“Good, it’s about time she settles down. I can see she has an eye for beauty.”

Jordan blushed deeply and mumbled, “Thank you.”

“Woman, don’t pester this pretty young woman,” Bly’s grandfather interrupted. “May I have this dance?” he asked Jordan.

Jordan looked over at Bly, who was talking to her mother, before looking back and nodding. She got up, and when Bly looked over, she leaned down and whispered in her ear, “I’ll be right back.”

Bly nodded and watched as her grandfather led Jordan out to the dance floor. ‘I should have asked her to dance,’ Bly thought to herself and watched the couple glide across the dance floor. Jordan was the picture of beauty tonight, her white dress clung in all the right places as she watched her dance.

The evening wore on, through the dessert and opening of presents to dancing again. Jordan never came back to the table after the serious dancing had gotten underway. One family member was constantly claiming her after another as each song ended. Bly was beginning to get a little irritated that she hadn’t gotten to dance with Jordan all evening. Every time she would get up to retrieve her, some one would get ahead of her and Wisk her off.

Right now, Dawson had Jordan on the dance floor and they were talking and dancing. Bly wasn’t sure why this bothered her, it was her brother, after all, but she wanted Jordan in her arms in the worst way.

“I don’t pry, but could you tell meÉ.Do you love my sister?” Dawson asked as he moved Jordan through their dance steps. Jordan was slightly taken back, but replied, “Very much.”

“That’s good because I don’t want to see her get hurt again. She’s my sister and I want her to be happy,” he added.

“Well, then we both want the same thing for her,” Jordan answered firmly. This was the third person to want to know what her intentions were with Bly. ‘Bly you are one lucky lady to have so many people care so much about you, including me!’ she thought happily.

Finally, having had just about all she could take, Bly got up and went to the dance floor and tapped Dawson on the shoulder. When Dawson looked over, Bly set her icy blue eyes on him and whispered, “Get your own girl, this one is mine. I’m cutting in!” Dawson started chuckling and drawled, “Put your claws back honey, I’m just taking care of family.” He released Jordan and placed her into Bly’s arms before lightly kissing his sister on the cheek and heading toward the bar.

Bly took Jordan in her arms and pulled her closer as Jordan wrapped her arms around Bly’s neck and looked up into blue eyes trying not to laugh at the expression she saw.

“What, I got tired of watching everyone hold you tonight, but me,” Bly responded defensively.

“It’s o.k., because you are the last one I want to hold me tonight. I was saving the best for last,” Jordan replied in a sexy voice.

“That you can count on, honey,” Bly replied as Jordan tucked her head under Bly’s chin. They danced slowly as Bly hummed the song that was playing gently into Jordan’s ear. Jordan could feel the goose bumps rising along with the heat of her body. Bly’s smooth deep voice vibrated to her core and she felt herself reacting as never before and prayed that nothing would stand in their way tonight.

The celebration finally broke up early into the next morning, after all the presents were loaded, Bly’s family pulled away, the two women stood in the parking lot waving good-bye. Smiling, Bly slipped her arm through Jordan’s and lead her over to the car. “Ready to go home?”

“I’ve been ready for weeks,” Jordan answered as she slipped into the passenger seat. Bly leaned down and kissed her soundly and replied, “Then let’s not keep you waiting any longer.” Closing the door she walked around and got behind the wheel and turned the car toward home.

During the ride home, Bly kept both hands tightly on the wheel because she didn’t trust herself to touch Jordan in a moving vehicle. She knew once she began touching Jordan, she would never want to stop. They arrived at Bly’s beachfront condo a little before sunrise and Bly sped her Mercedes up to the entrance of the building with urgency as she wanted to begin her new life with Jordan.

“Let’s unpack the car later,” Bly suggested, the fire in her eyes matched by the same in Jordan’s. Bly parked and stepped out as the valet opened Jordan’s door.

“Good morning Ms. VanDewark.”

“Hey, Jimmy!” Bly answered as she walked towards the front of the car as Jordan exited the luxury vehicle.

“Hello…ma’am.” the valet greeted Jordan as he held the door for her.

“Hello.” Jordan answered with a smile as she was astounded by the warm greetings while she looked in awe at the expensive looking building.

Bly tossed her keys to the valet as she held her hand out for Jordan while she approached her….”don’t squeal the tires this time Jimmy or I’ll have to kick your butt.” Bly teased as Jordan laced her fingers around Bly’s tightly.

Bly smiled reassuringly as she felt the clammy palm and nervousness from Jordan while she held her hand leading her to the door.

The doorman smiled and held the door for the pair… “Hello… ladies.” he greeted cheerfully.

They smiled back and in unison replied… “Hello,” as they entered the luxurious building with a beautiful fountain in the lobby. Jordan looked around the building, never imagining she would ever enter such a grand building, except maybe on the ‘Lifestyles of the rich and famous’.

Bly led her to the elevators as the elevator attendant unlocked the penthouse elevator for Bly and the doors opened as they approached.

“Hello… Ms. VanDewark…here’s your key and have a lovely evening.”

“Oh, I intend to Maurice.” Bly answered with a smile and a wink as she led Jordan into the waiting elevator.

Jordan stood overwhelmed by all the lavish surroundings and attention as the door closed. Bly looked at Jordan and moved to face her…”you okay?”

“Aah…just a little nervous I guess.” Jordan answered hesitantly.

Bly ran her finger down Jordan’s face gently as she gazed lovingly into nervous green eyes and slowly moved in towards her. “Me too,” Bly whispered as she pressed her lips against Jordan’s waiting for her to allow entry with her tongue which Jordan was more than willing to allow.

Jordan slipped her arms around Bly’s waist reveling in the loving embrace of Bly’s arms as they continued their kiss. Bly broke their kiss, as both were breathless. “Jordan…I’ve been such a fool..I nearly lost the one thing that means more to me than life itself,” Bly replied as she looked into cloudy green eyes. “You,” Bly whispered and gave a quick but effective kiss. Bly looked at Jordan again and replied… “When I think of Cindy touching…”

“Please.” Jordan interrupted, “don’t say a word about her because I don’t want to ruin our moment.”

Bly smiled lovingly. “Please forgive me Jordan,” she asked softly and pressed her lips against Jordan’s for a soft, moist kiss.

“I already have Bly,” Jordan answered through her kiss as she was startled by the opening of the elevator doors and grabbed Bly’s arms to steady herself.

“It’s okay babe…this is my place,” Bly answered reassuringly as Jordan’s heart calmed. “Come on,” Bly whispered and led Jordan into her airy spacious penthouse.

“This place is beautiful Bly,” Jordan replied in awe as she looked around.

“Thank you,” Bly answered with a smile. “Can I get you something to drink?”

Jordan looked at Bly breaking her trance. “Aah…yeah…some wine maybe?” Jordan asked with a nervous smile as the butterflies did swan dives in her stomach.

“White or red?” Bly asked.

“You choose,” Jordan answered through a smile.

Bly flashed a sexy smile as she kissed Jordan’s hand. “I’ll be right back, make yourself at home,” Bly replied softly as she left the room.

‘This place is fabulous,’ Jordan thought to herself as she scanned the large area and noticed the black lacquer entertainment center was wall sized, which she thought only existed in magazines. The entertainment center contained a large TV, several stereo components, books, videos, compact discs, and many framed photos. Jordan noticed the motif of the furniture to be black leather with white pillows giving it a ying yan look.

Jordan gazed to her left and noticed a very large saltwater fish tank with beautiful colored coral like the kind they saw snorkeling in Key West, which caused a smile to cross Jordan’s face at the fond memory.

Jordan noticed the pictures on the wall were framed in black and were fabulous pictures of dolphins in motion, and various different shots of large waves crashing against old lighthouses.

Bly stood in the doorway of the kitchen and watched Jordan thinking about how beautiful she is and what an idiot she was to not trust her and making a mental note to settle a score with Cindy for her part in the torturous weeks she spent without Jordan. Jordan made her way to the window and stood next to the large telescope and looked out at the now illuminated ocean from the impending sunrise.

Bly was breathless as she watched the love of her life gracefully waltz to the window and gaze out with wonderment. ‘I want to give her so much that she deserves.’ Bly thought to herself as she slowly approached her from behind and took in the sweet scent of her perfume. Once she was near, she handed the glass of wine over Jordan’s shoulder.

Jordan accepted the drink and glanced over her shoulder to Bly with a smile. “Thank you.”

Bly slipped her arm around Jordan’s waist, pulling her close and leaned her head against Jordan. Together, they looked out at the peaceful and calm ocean listening to the small waves lap against the shore.

“This is wonderful Bly,” Jordan replied in amazement as she sipped her wine while they looked out over the ocean, enjoying every loving touch from Bly. Bly’s feelings for Jordan were inexpressible at that moment, while she held Jordan in her arms as they were going to start a new day as lovers.

“Come with me…I have a better view than this elsewhere,” Bly whispered in her ear as she took Jordan’s hand and led her to the bedroom suite.

Bly opened the door revealing a spacious bedroom with an oversized king sized waterbed with a matching black lacquer bedroom set. ‘Her bedroom is as big as my entire two bedroom apartment,’ Jordan thought to herself as she scanned the room. Bly kicked off her shoes towards her very large walk in closet as did Jordan and led her towards the balcony.

Bly opened the french doors to a cool ocean breeze that greeted them, and Jordan smiled with nervousness and excitement. The balcony was very large and contained a jacuzzi with deck chairs. Jordan glanced around at the tropical plants neatly arranged around the spacious balcony.

“Bly I didn’t know you had such a green thumb,” Jordan teased with an incredible smile.

“I don’t really…I have a service take care of them for me…I have healing hands for people but not for plants,” Bly answered with a smile as they looked out over the ocean.

Bly looked at Jordan who took in the beauty of the ocean from such a spectacular view and realized she was different from the other women she had been with before. She noticed Jordan was overwhelmed, nervous and enjoyed the beauty of the ocean rather than Bly’s material wealth. She felt as though the wealth scared Jordan or made her feel uneasy, unlike many of the other women Bly had been with before.

Jordan looked at Bly. “What? What are you doing?” she asked with a wondering smile.

Bly smiled and put her hand in Jordan’s raising it to her mouth for a kiss. “Loving you,” Bly whispered as Jordan’s heart skipped a beat and her eyes filled with tears of joy as Bly took her into her arms for a meaningful kiss.

“I want to make love to you Jordan,” Bly whispered in her ear.

“I have been waiting for that since the moment I saw you Bly.” Jordan answered softly as Bly led her into the bedroom while the ocean breeze swept through and the sunrise illuminated the room.

Bly picked up the remote and turned on the CD player as a slow tune began to play. Bly looked at Jordan and saw that she was just as nervous as she was. Bly embraced Jordan and held her tightly before sliding her hands up her back and softly began to sing the song in Jordan’s ear in an effort to calm her as she unzipped her dress.

<there you go…flashing fever from your eyes…hey, baby…come over here and shut down tight…I’m not denying we’re flying above it all…hold my hand don’t let me fall>

Bly looked into Jordan’s eyes and held her hand and continued to softly sing.

<you’ve such amazing grace…I’ve never felt this way…oh, show me heaven…color me…leave me breathless…oh, oh, oh, show me heaven…please.>

Bly kissed Jordan sensually as Jordan ran her hands to Bly’s back to unzip her dress. Bly moved her kiss to Jordan’s neck and sang through her kiss.

<here I go…I’m shaking just like the breeze…hey, baby…I need your hand to steady me>

Jordan moved her hands up to Bly’s neck as Bly kissed behind her ear and sang:

<I’m not denying…I’m frightened as much as you…though I’m barely touching you> Bly looked down into Jordan’s eyes as she sang, <I have shivers down my spine and it feels delight…oh, show me heaven…color me…leave me breathless.> Bly took Jordan’s face in her hands<oh, oh, show me heaven…babe.> Bly kissed Jordan passionately before engulfing her in a hug.

<if you kow what it’s like to dream a dream…baby hold me tight and let this be…oh, oh, heaven…color me…leave me breathless…show me heaven babe…leave me breathless>

Bly sang as Jordan held her as tight as possible and tears streamed down her face from the love she felt from Bly. No other woman had ever made Jordan feel so special and she never felt this much love from another woman before.

“Bly…I love you and I want this to be…make love to me,” Jordan asked looking into loving blue eyes as the song began to repeat itself.

Bly smiled as her heart raced and slipped her fingers under the straps on Jordan’s dress sliding them off her shoulder to drop the dress to the floor, never breaking eye contact. Jordan stepped out of the dress as Bly placed a trail of kisses down her neck to her supple breasts, and slid her hands to her back to unhook her bra. Jordan’s arousal mounted with every kiss and touch from Bly. She never knew a lover could be so gentle with their kiss and touch as Bly was right now.

Bly looked seductively into Jordan’s eyes as she slipped the white bra off her shoulders to the floor. Bly stared intently into her green eyes as she slowly and gently slid her hands down Jordan’s soft skin to her breasts. Bly felt Jordan’s erect nipples under her palms as Jordan closed her eyes from Bly’s tender touch, and tilted her head back in pleasure, her breath escaping her momentarily.

Bly leaned down and gently kissed her supple breast, taking a hard nipple between her lips for a moist kiss. Bly gently grazed her thumb over Jordan’s other breast as Jordan’s breathing became erratic and she thought her heart would leap out of her chest. Bly moved her kiss to Jordan’s other breast, capturing the nipple in her mouth to pay it the attention it desired as she ran her finger over the other breast.

“Bly…I’ve never felt so good,” Jordan moaned as she ran her fingers through Bly’s raven hair.

Bly moved her tender kiss down Jordan’s toned abdomen and felt her muscles tighten under her kiss as she ran her palms down her curvaceous body. Jordan’s breathing became more labored as Bly knelt before her and softly kissed her sex through her lingerie while resting her hands on Jordan’s hips.

“Oh, Bly, Oh, Bly,” Jordan panted as she became more excited and had to remind herself to breath.

Bly ran her fingers down Jordan’s legs along with her panties as she kissed her soft skin around her blond curls allowing Jordan to step out of the lingerie. Bly planted a soft kiss on her sex and worked her kiss back up to Jordan’s mouth for a soft, moist kiss.

“Undress me Jordan,” Bly requested softly as she looked in Jordan’s beautiful green eyes.

Jordan’s heart raced faster with nervousness and her hands trembled as she reached for Bly who took her hands in her own. Bly took them to her lips for a kiss. “There’s no need to be nervous with me Jordan…I love you,” Bly whispered as she softly placed Jordan’s hands on her shoulders. “Just show me how much you love me baby,” Bly whispered reassuringly as blue eyes gazed into green.

Jordan’s nerves calmed and she gently slid Bly’s dress off her shoulders to the floor as Bly put her hands on Jordan’s hips. Jordan looked down at her toned, tanned body and noticed she wore black lace lingerie just as she had imagined she would.

Their song continued to play on repeat mode, which heightened their passion for one another as it described their feelings.

Jordan kissed Bly’s neck to her bra strap and pulled it down her shoulder with her teeth. She passed across her breasts through the material to the other side and up to repeat the maneuver with the other strap as Bly’s passion mounted along with her labored breathing.

Jordan seductively moved in behind the taller woman to unhook her black lace bra as Bly closed her eyes and enjoyed Jordan’s soft touch. Jordan pushed Bly’s hair over one shoulder and unhooked the bra. Jordan softly slipped her hands around the front of Bly’s body underneath the bra and removed it as she cupped her soft, supple breasts in her hands.

Jordan placed soft bites followed by soft kisses along Bly’s neck and back as Bly moved her hands on top of Jordan’s which caressed her breasts. Bly loved the feel of Jordan’s touch. Bly tilted her head to the side while Jordan kissed her neck seductively and lightly pinched her nipples, sending a warm rush throughout her body as Bly moaned in delight.

Jordan ran her tongue lightly and slowly down Bly’s spine as her hands slid down Bly’s muscular abdomen, making their way to her lace panties. Jordan ran her hands up under Bly’s lingerie brushing her hands across Bly’s damp curls to pull the garment to the floor.

Jordan heard Bly gasp as she ran her tongue back up Bly’s spine wrapping her arms around her now naked body. Bly slowly turned in Jordan’s arms as their eyes met and slid her tongue past Jordan’s parted lips for a deep, sensuous kiss, her hands resting on Jordan’s firm backside. Bly gently pressed Jordan’s sex against her own as she continued her exploration of Jordan’s mouth with her tongue.

Jordan thought about how she has never felt so aroused and so loved as she does at this very moment in Bly’s arms. Bly backed Jordan to the bed and pulled the covers on the bed down. Bly watched Jordan lay back on the black satin sheets and locked eyes with her as she seductively climbed up on Jordan’s body. Jordan spread her legs allowing Bly to put her thigh against her sex as she lowered her naked body onto Jordan’s.

Bly leaned down and hesitated, “You feel so good Jordan,” she whispered kissing her deeply while Jordan ran her hands up and down Bly’s muscular body. Bly maneuvered her kiss down Jordan’s body past her breasts to her abdomen as her hands slid across her nipples.

Bly could feel Jordan’s wetness against her stomach as she worked her way down her sexy body. Bly traced her curl line and kissed down her inner thigh then back up again. Bly’s lips brushed lightly across Jordan’s sex as she made her way to the opposite inner leg and worked her way down and back up her inner thigh. Bly once again brushed her lips lightly across her sex as Jordan raised her pelvis in anticipation of Bly’s kiss, which continued up her body to her breast.

Bly stopped to give her breasts the attention they sought and moved her kiss to Jordan’s mouth. “Bly…please. Touch me,” Jordan whispered through her kiss as she couldn’t contain herself anymore.

Bly worked her kiss back down to her sex and spread Jordan’s legs wider. Bly reached up and held Jordan’s hand as she lightly kissed her wet sex while Jordan squeezed her hand with her head thrust back in pleasure from Bly’s lips touching her mound.

Bly continued her light kiss and finally slid her tongue past her wet folds in search of her swollen nub causing Jordan’s hips to arch up to meet Bly’s kiss. “Oh, Jordan…you taste so good,” Bly replied softly, thoroughly enjoying the taste in her mouth as she ran her tongue up and down Jordan’s moist center.

Jordan’s heart raced and her breathing became more erratic as the tears streamed down her face from the passion and love she felt for Bly. Bly ran her other hand up Jordan’s body to hold her other hand, which Jordan grasped tighter as Bly’s sensual tongue seductively traced the curves of her sex. Bly licked her sex as if she was licking an ice cream cone, never leaving a spot unattended by her tongue as Jordan’s hips bucked to her rythmic movements.

Bly moved her kiss away from her sex up her goody trail, past her breasts to her neck as Jordan wondered, ‘what is she trying to do give me a heart attack’ as she breathed heavily from the excitement she felt.

Bly straddled Jordan’s leg as Jordan felt Bly’s wetness. “Touch me Jordan,” Bly whispered in her ear as Bly ran her hand down her curves to touch her sex. “I want to share an orgasm with you baby,” Bly whispered as overwhelming warmth and excitement coursed throughout Jordan’s body from the husky request as she touched Bly’s wet sex for the first time.

Bly sank her teeth into Jordan’s neck as Jordan touched her hard clit and Jordan thought she might have had an orgasm at that moment. Bly slid her finger into Jordan’s warm, moist and tight opening as did Jordan to Bly.

Bly moved her hips faster to Jordan’s movements in and out of her opening with her finger. Bly matched the movement in and out as she slid her thumb up on Jordan’s swollen nub sending Jordan’s head back in pleasure as she gasped for air. Bly picked up her pace with her hips against Jordan’s hand as Jordan did against hers.

“Bly…I can’t wait any longer,” Jordan gasped.

“Me either,” Bly whispered as both bodies quivered and shuddered in unison as they released their orgasms together.

“Oh, Bly!” Jordan yelled in ecstasy as she clenched her fingernails into Bly’s muscular back with her free hand.

“Aah…Jordan…I love you!” Bly replied through gasps of air.

They both held each other’s sex until the throbbing of their center subsided. Bly moved her arms around Jordan, as did Jordan to hold one another close. Bly smiled at Jordan as she gazed into her eyes and kissed her passionately.

“Bly…I never thought it was possible to experience something as special and wonderful as what I just did with you. I never thought I could love anyone as much as I love you in such a short time…that doesn’t scare you does it?”

“Not at all Jordan…what scares me is not being with you babe,” Bly answered reassuringly followed by another sensual kiss.

“I take it you like this song huh?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“It’s the only song I’ve listened to since I got back from the Keys because it reminded me of you. It only succeeded in torturing me until know.”

“It’s beautiful Bly and you showed me heaven baby.” Jordan answered lovingly as she kissed Bly.

Bly broke their kiss and asked, “I’m not hurting you am I?”

“Not at all..but I’m chilly after all of that sweaty passion,” Jordan answered with a chuckle.

“Let me remedy that then,” Bly answered with a smile as she sat up and gathered the covers to pull up on top of them as she laid on her back. She reached for Jordan to pull her closer to her and covered them with the sheet and blanket.

Jordan snuggled her head against Bly’s neck and wrapped her leg over Bly’s body as she placed her hand over Bly’s heart to feel its rhythmic beat. Bly ran her fingers through Jordan’s blond hair perfectly content with her in her arms. Bly loved how Jordan felt wrapped up against her because it felt so right and she never wanted that moment to end as she kissed Jordan’s head. Bly heard Jordan’s soft breathing as Jordan fell asleep snuggled comfortably and safe in the arms of the love of her life.

“This is more comfortable than that lawn chair,” Bly thought to herself with a smile on her face as she closed her eyes.

Part 3

Jordan woke to the sound of the waves rolling onto the shore and realized the warm body she had been snuggled against was gone. She looked around knowing she was in Bly’s home. She remembered the morning’s events while inhaling a deep breath of fresh ocean air. Jordan sat up in bed and noticed a robe laying across the bed with a brand new toothbrush that Bly had obviously left for her. Jordan slipped on the robe and walked out on the balcony for a quick glimpse of the ocean. She squinted from the sun’s reflection off the blue-green water and closed her eyes to enjoy the moment as the cool ocean breeze swept across her face. Jordan thought about how alive and wonderful she felt but lonely because Bly’s arms were not around her.
She brushed her teeth quickly and headed out the bedroom door in search of where her love might be in the spacious penthouse. Jordan looked around trying to decide where she might look first and heard the sound of a TV. ‘Probably a good place to look’ she thought to herself.

Jordan walked down the hall towards the noise, which grew louder as she approached. Jordan peeked into the large family room to see Bly sitting in an oversized easy chair with her head resting on her hand, which leaned against the arm of the chair, and her feet propped up on the ottoman in front of her. A smile crept across her face as she noticed how Bly was intently watching Xena on the large screen TV.

“So, you’re a Xena fan huh?” Jordan asked softly to not startle her.

Bly raised her head up and looked back at Jordan with a smile. “It would be safe to say I’m a Xenite…good afternoon.”

Jordan moved over next to her as Bly took her hand and pulled her down onto her lap. Bly flashed a sexy smile and leaned in for a soft kiss.

“Good afternoon,” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked into those dreamy blue eyes. “What time did you get up?”

“About an hour ago, I didn’t want to wake you because you looked so peaceful. Would you like some coffee?”

“Sure…sounds great…but I need another kiss from you first,” Jordan answered as she wiggled her eyebrows and gave a smile.

“If I have too.” Bly teased as she captured Jordan’s lips for a soft, moist kiss and slid her warm hand into the opening on the robe to rest her hand on Jordan’s stomach sending a pulsating sensation to Jordan’s center.

“Hmmm…I missed that kiss,” Bly purred with a smile. “What do you like in your coffee?”

“Cream and sugar please,” Jordan answered with a smile.

“After what I tasted I would say you are sweet enough that you don’t need to add sugar,” Bly teased as Jordan who was obviously embarrassed and kissed her. “Okay…let me up babe.”

Jordan reluctantly slid off her lap and sat next to her in the oversized chair. “I love this chair…it’s great!” Jordan replied, as she looked it over.

“It’s definitely a lot nicer when you have a special someone to sit in it with you,” Bly answered with a smile as she go up out of the chair. “I’ll be right back,” Bly winked as she headed out the door to the kitchen.

Jordan relaxed in the chair and looked around the room, which had large bookshelves containing every imaginable collector’s items of Dan Marino and University of Florida Gators paraphernalia. ‘I take it this is the sports room?’ Jordan thought to herself as she looked at the various action photos in frames on the walls of Marino and other various sports stars.

Jordan saw a picture, which caught her eye and got up to take a closer look. It was an action shot of Bly playing baseball with a baseball card of her on it in the lower corner of the frame. Jordan smiled and thought about how she loves to watch Bly play sports.

“Hey…babe…here’s your coffee,” Bly replied as she approached Jordan.

Jordan looked back at her with a smile. “What team is this for?” Jordan asked as she pointed to the frame.

“The women’s professional baseball team they had up until last year,” Bly answered standing behind her.

“Thanks,” Jordan replied as she sipped the coffee. “You don’t play anymore?” Jordan asked disappointedly.

“Not professionally…but I play in a women’s recreation league now,” Bly explained.

“I would love to see you play because I really loved watching you play football,” Jordan answered seductively as she leaned up and kissed Bly.

“How about tomorrow?” Bly asked as she broke her kiss.

“You have a game tomorrow?” Jordan asked excitedly.

“Yeah…just about every Sunday,” Bly answered as she put her hands on Jordan’s hips and gazed into her excited green eyes.

“I can’t wait to see you play!” Jordan answered with a smile.

Bly was swept over with happiness at the thought that Jordan truly was interested in that part of her life and that she was sincere with her comment that she really wanted to see her play. Bly smiled as she gazed into her eyes and gently brushed her hand down Jordan’s cheek before placing a soft kiss on her lips. “Jordan…I love you,” Bly whispered through her kiss.

Bly’s sincere admission that she loved Jordan overwhelmed her with joy and happiness. ‘This is so right being with Bly…I don’t ever want to be a way from her again,’ Jordan thought to herself as she felt undying love through that one kiss.

Jordan broke their kiss and jumped from being startled by something furry, which brushed up against her leg. “What was that?” Jordan asked nervously as she looked around.

Bly laughed and looked down and picked up her cat. He had a white underbelly from his chin to his back legs and half way up his stomach on his sides, and from his ears to the tip of his tail his coat was completely black with a triangular white patch from between his eyes to his nose. She puckered her lips as her cat put his mouth to hers for a kiss.

“He’s so cute Bly…. you never told me you had a cat,” Jordan replied as she stroked his fine coat.

“Oh, he likes you just like me…don’t you boy?” Bly asked while she hugged her cat as he meowed in response.

“Can I hold him? I really love cats…what’s his name?”

“Ares and sure you can hold him if he’ll let you. He can be a little finicky with people.” Bly answered as she took Jordan’s coffee mug and handed the cat to her. Bly smiled and was surprised as her cat cuddled up next to her and brushed his face against hers.

“He’s so sweet.” Jordan smiled with delight as she kissed his head.

“You wouldn’t think he was so sweet if you met him when he was a kitten. He was a real terror and that’s how he got his name Ares because he was so destructive,” Bly answered with a smile as she watched her usually aloof cat enjoy being in Jordan’s arms. ‘Is this for real or is it too good to be true that this woman loves me for who I am and genuinely wants to take an interest in my life.’ Bly thought to herself as she lovingly looked at the two. “You’ve captured his heart just like you’ve done with mine Jordan,” Bly replied with a smile as she kissed Jordan.

“You’ve done the same with my heart Bly,” Jordan answered blushing.

“Come on let’s get you some food Ares,” Bly answered as she headed towards the door with the cat following her meowing. “Is that so? You’re that hungry?” she teased the cat who meowed louder in response to her questions as they made their way to the kitchen.

Jordan followed the two into the huge kitchen done in a black and white motif. “Jeez…Bly. Are you a good cook to have this big of a kitchen?” Jordan asked with amazement at the large kitchen.

Bly laughed. “If you ate my cooking you would tell me to take a cooking class. I can make a mean can of soup though,” Bly laughed as she fed Ares. “I take that back…I’m good with steaks on the grill and besides that forget it”

“I’ll have to make something for you one evening then.”

“Ooh, a woman that cooks…you gotta love that,” Bly replied seductively with a smile as she engulfed Jordan in a hug and gave her a playful nibble on the neck. “Are you hungry?” Bly asked through her love bites.

“Bly…you’ll learn that I can eat anytime,” Jordan chuckled.

“Hmmm, What do you say to some Chinese then?” Bly asked as she nibbled on the opposite side of her neck.

“General Tsao’s chicken,” Jordan replied as Bly was driving her nuts with the love bites.

Bly looked up at Jordan with a surprised look. “My favorite!” she replied excitedly with a smile… “Do you want anything else?”

“How about some shrimp low mien?”

“I knew I fell in love with you for a reason,” Bly answered with a smile. ” Would you like me to grab some clothes for you to put on while I order the food?”

“Well…. those Scooby Doo boxers of yours look enticing but I think I’ll stick with the robe… if you don’t mind,” Jordan replied seductively as she ran her fingers through Bly’s raven hair to take her face into her hands and kiss her passionately.

They broke their kiss breathless and smiled lovingly at one another. “So, you like Scooby too?” Bly asked with a smile.

“Absolutely.”

“Yes!” Bly replied excitedly as she picked Jordan up in a hug and kissed her. “Now, let me go order some food for my little Scooby fan,” Bly answered as she put Jordan down and headed towards the phone as Jordan headed back into the sports room.

“Okay babe…everything is ordered and should be here in about 45 minutes,” Bly replied as she sat next to Jordan in the oversized chair and leaned her head against the back of the chair.

“I hope you didn’t mind that I changed the channel to watch The Crowe…Xena was finished.”

Bly looked at Jordan with amazement. “You like The Crow too?”

“Oh, yeah!”

“I think you’re too good to be true Jordan,” Bly answered and kissed her.

“No…I’m for real baby.” Jordan answered with another kiss.

“That’s good to know.” Bly answered with a smile and a kiss as she held her hand. “What are your plans for tomorrow?”

“Well…I’m going to watch my incredibly gorgeous girlfriend play baseball and then whatever she has planned for the rest of the day for me,” Jordan answered with a smile as she gazed into Bly’s blue eyes.

“Girlfriend huh?” Bly asked with a mischievous smile.

“Well…aah…I…aah…just thought,” Jordan stammered nervously.

“Jordan…would you like me to be your girlfriend?” Bly asked with a sexy smile and thought about how adorable Jordan looked and how much she liked the idea of being Jordan’s girlfriend.

“Of course, I would…that is if you want to be my girlfriend?” Jordan asked nervously.

“I thought you would never ask. Yes, I would like very much to be your girlfriend,” Bly answered with a smile as she kissed Jordan. “Why did you get so nervous babe?”

“I thought I said something that I shouldn’t have Bly,” Jordan answered as she searched Bly’s blue eyes for assurance.

“I was just teasing you, but thanks for asking,” Bly answered with a laugh as she received a punch in the arm.

“Bly! You embarrassed me!”

Bly laughed and kissed Jordan…”I’m sorry honey but you were so adorable when you asked me that I couldn’t resist. Can you ever forgive me?” Bly asked flashing a sexy smile.

“How can I resist that sexy smile?” Jordan answered with a kiss.

“Great…girlfriend…so, you won’t mind going out on our boat for a family outing after the game then?” Bly asked with a smile.

“Sounds like fun but I may have to consider getting some clothes sometime soon. I don’t think your family would appreciate me trotting around in your robe.”

“True…but I wouldn’t mind it,” Bly answered with a smile as she wiggled her eyebrows before she kissed Jordan.

“Maybe Linda could bring me some clothes.”

“She’ll probably be going with Jules tomorrow on our boat so, give her a call and ask her if she wouldn’t mind.”

“Sounds good then…does Julie play or watch?” Jordan asked as she played with Bly’s dark locks.

“She plays…so, Jordan what do you like other than Scooby, Xena, the Crowe, cat’s and General Tsao’s chicken?” Bly asked with a smile as she looked at Jordan.

Jordan smiled as she slipped her hand into Bly’s and snuggled against her. “I like everything about you,” Jordan answered with a smile as she raised her hand to kiss Bly’s.

“Well…the feelings mutual babe,” Bly answered with a smile.

“I really like to write stories and hopefully get published one day. I like water sports, romantic walks on the beach and I really like being in love with you.” Jordan answered excitedly with a smile as she kissed Bly.

Bly searched Jordan’s green eyes and found only truth in her statement that she truly liked being in love with her. Bly looked at her for a moment amazed and replied. “Jordan…I’ve never been with another woman who truly wanted to be with me for who I am and you’re the first person I have wholeheartedly been in love with…I only hope I don’t disappoint you.”

“Bly….” Jordan answered softly with tears in her eyes as she lightly brushed her hand down Bly’s cheek. “You won’t disappoint me. You’ve just never found the right person to love you the way that you want to be loved.”

Bly turned and kissed Jordan’s hand that touched her cheek and gazed lovingly in her green eyes… “Until now,” Bly whispered as she leaned towards Jordan for a passionate, soulful kiss and gathered Jordan into her arms. Bly deepened the kiss while her hand moved to cup Jordan’s breast as the phone rang. “We seem to have a problem with being interrupted,” Bly answered with agitation as she picked up the phone.

“What! Okay…thanks…I’ll send the elevator down,” Bly answered as she hung up the phone. “Food’s here,” Bly replied as she kissed Jordan before she got out of the chair to head over to the elevator.

Bly sent the elevator down as she gathered money to pay for their food. Jordan took in a couple of deep breaths to steady her racing heart. ‘I am so in love and it feels wonderful,’ Jordan thought to herself as a smile consumed her face.

Bly entered the room with a box full of food and reached her hand out for Jordan. “Come on let’s eat.”

Jordan accepted her hand and was led her out the room down the hall. “Where are we going?” Jordan asked with a wondering smile.

“Hot tub…to finish were we left off in the keys,” Bly answered with a sexy smile. “By the way, what type of stories do you write?” Bly inquired.

“Aah…lesbian fiction,” Jordan answered hesitantly.

Bly stopped and looked at her. “Really?”

“Yes…is that hard to believe?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“No…I just can’t wait to read your stories. Maybe you can write a story about our escapade in the hot tub,” Bly answered seductively as she kissed Jordan.

“How do you know I haven’t already,” Jordan teased through her kiss. Bly looked at her in amazement. “Did you? If so, I hope it turned out better than our first attempt in the hot tub,” Bly asked with a smile.

“I guess you’ll have to wait and see until you read it now won’t you!” Jordan teased with another kiss.

“Oh, you are so bad Jordan…but I love it,” Bly laughed as she captured her lips for a warm, moist kiss before she led Jordan to the balcony.

Bly put the food onto the flat portion of the hot tub deck and turned on the jets to the tub. She drew Jordan into her arms and locked blue eyes with greens and kissed her passionately. Bly reached in front of her as she deepened her kiss and untied the belt around Jordan’s robe. The robe opened and Bly slid her hands up Jordan’s curves, across her very erect nipples to her chest and slid the robe off her shoulders to the ground never breaking her kiss.

Bly broke their kiss and looked into Jordan’s eyes with love. “You’re beautiful Jordan,” Bly whispered as she placed tender kisses down Jordan’s neck. Jordan ran her hands through Bly’s raven hair and rested them on the back of her neck as Bly kissed her breasts.

“Oh, baby…that feels so good,” Jordan, moaned breathless as her heart raced with every touch and kiss from Bly.

Bly slowly moved her kiss back up her neck and whispered in her ear. “Undress me Jordan.”

Jordan put her hands under Bly’s shirt and ran her hands up along her sides brushing Bly’s nipples with her thumbs as she passed them. Jordan pulled Bly’s shirt over her head staring intently in her blue eyes and dropped Bly’s shirt to the floor so, she could revel in her gorgeous, muscular and tanned body. Jordan leaned in and wrapped her lips around an erect nipple to gently suck the sensitive area.

Bly ran her fingers through Jordan’s hair and gently guided her head down her body with Jordan softly kissing Bly’s muscular abdomen on her way to Bly’s boxer shorts. Jordan slipped Bly’s shorts off to the floor and kissed her wet sex as Bly gasped from the kiss. Jordan maneuvered her kiss back up Bly’s body to her lips and slid her tongue past her parted lips for a long, moist kiss.

Bly broke their kiss breathless. “Jordan…you turn me on so much,” Bly whispered as she kissed her again before leading her into the hot tub. Bly sat down and pulled Jordan close to her body as Jordan straddled her legs around Bly’s waist while Bly wrapped her arms around her lover as she assaulted her neck with soft kisses. Bly looked up at Jordan with a mischievous grin. “Are you ready to eat?”

“Oh, yeah!”

Bly moved the pair towards the side of the tub and opened the containers of food along with grabbing some chopsticks. “You will submit to my commands young lady,” Bly teased as she pinched the chopsticks together near Jordan’s nipples.

“Oh, no you don’t!” Jordan laughed as she pushed the chopsticks away from her.

Bly picked up some low mien with the chopsticks and held it above Jordan’s tilted head to offer the food to her blonde lover. Jordan accepted the morsels along with a sensuous kiss on her neck while Bly fed her the Chinese food.

“Yummy,” Jordan replied with a smile as Bly held up a piece of chicken for her to eat. Jordan ate the fowl and took the chopsticks from Bly to return the favor.

Jordan held the food above Bly’s head and as she lowered it to Bly’s mouth she gently squeezed Bly’s breast with her free hand… “Ooh, baby…I didn’t know eating Chinese food could be so much fun.” Bly replied seductively as she took the chopsticks out of Jordan’s hands and laid them by the food. Bly wrapped Jordan in her arms tighter as she licked her lips softly and slowly before sliding her tongue inside Jordan’s mouth. Bly moved her hands to Jordan’s ass and pulled her closer to her as Bly felt Jordan’s curls tickle her stomach.

“Oh, Bly.” Jordan whispered as she broke their kiss… “I want to feel you inside of me.” Jordan whispered as she grabbed an earlobe with her mouth and began to nibble the soft skin.

Bly slid her hand down Jordan’s firm backside in search of a moist opening as she sucked Jordan’s neck igniting an undeniable passion between the two. Bly found the opening she was searching for and slowly slid her finger into the warm, moist area.

“Oh, yes! That’s more like it,” Jordan whispered in pleasure as she ran her fingers through Bly’s wet hair. Jordan moved her hips in synch with Bly’s movements in and out of her wet opening.

“Jordan…I love how you wrap tightly around my finger,” Bly whispered seductively as she explored Jordan’s mouth with her tongue.

Jordan moved her hips faster. “I need another finger inside of me baby,” Jordan replied through a gasp which sent a tingling sensation throughout Bly from Jordan’s request.

Bly slowly slid another finger inside Jordan who tilted her head back with her eyes closed in response to the wonderful sensation she felt as her breathing became more labored. Jordan moved her hips faster while Bly slid her fingers in and out of her opening finding that Jordan grew wider with each stroke. Bly moved her mouth down to capture a supple breast in it and circled the nipple with her tongue before she suckled the soft breast.

Bly slowly moved her thumb along Jordan’s other opening as she continued to move her fingers in and out of her. Jordan had never been touched in that area but found it to be very arousing especially when Bly moved her fingers faster.

“Bly…that feels so good what you are doing to me…faster…baby…faster,” Jordan pleaded through her labored breathing.

Bly moved her tongue up Jordan’s chest to her neck placing a sensuous bite on her neck as she moved her fingers in and out faster and deeper with Jordan’s hips bucking wildly. “Oh, yes…Bly!” Jordan shouted from her arousal.

Bly slid her free hand to the front of Jordan and spread her folds to find an over sensitive engorged nub. Jordan clenched Bly’s hair behind her neck as she felt Bly’s fingers working their magic sending her body into frenzy.

“Yes…yes…Bly,” Jordan moaned as Bly touched every sexual spot she had.

“Let me have you baby,” Bly whispered as she continued her sensual movements with her fingers. “Come for me Jordan,” she replied in a low seductive voice as she nibbled on her neck.

“Oh, Bly!, Oh, Bly!” Jordan moaned as she moved faster. “Yes…yes…AAAHHH!” Jordan screamed as she released her orgasm, and breathed in deeply to catch her breath as hugging Bly spent from her arousal.

Bly waited until Jordan’s throbbing stopped and slowly slid her fingers out of Jordan as she shuddered with another orgasm releasing her juices in Bly’s hand.

“That was incredible Bly,” Jordan exclaimed breathless as she held Bly tight and rubbed her clit up and down against Bly’s stomach to satisfy the pulsating nub.

“You felt so wonderful Jordan,” Bly answered softly as her passion mounted between her legs with Jordan’s movements against her stomach.

Jordan’s breathing and arousal calmed as Bly held her tightly and kissed her shoulder softly. “Now…it’s my turn,” Jordan replied with a seductive smile as she moved away from Bly and peered up from the water at her. “Stand up!” Jordan demanded.

Bly followed Jordan’s command and stood before her as Jordan backed her against the side of the hot tub and coaxed her to sit up on the side of the hot tub. Bly sat on the side of the tub and watched her lover move between her legs. Jordan took Bly by the hips and moved her into the position she wanted her in. Jordan parted her folds and lightly grazed her tongue along Bly’s engorged nub.

Bly leaned back on her hands and spread her legs wider for her lover. Jordan captured Bly’s clit between her lips and sucked the over sensitive area.

“Oh, Jordan…that feels so good.” Bly moaned as she watched Jordan.

Jordan began to devour every ounce of her sex sending an incredible rush of warmth throughout Bly as she pressed her hips forward to Jordan’s mouth. Jordan slid her tongue and a finger inside of Bly’s moist opening as Bly tilted her head back in pleasure with her eyes closed.

“Oooh, baby…that feels so incredible.” Bly gasped breathless as Jordan removed her finger from Bly and slid her tongue back inside the warm, moist opening.

Bly thought about how it felt as though Jordan curled her tongue inside of her and ran the tip of her tongue along her inner walls. Jordan ran her thumb along Bly’s swollen nub to give it the attention it so desired.

Jordan moved her kiss up along Bly’s muscular abdomen to her breast and captured it in her mouth as she slowly slid her finger inside of Bly’s opening. Bly took Jordan’s head in her hands pulled her closer to her as she kissed her forehead.

“Jordan…you are driving me nuts.” Bly whispered breathless as Jordan moved her finger in and out of her opening while her thumb rubbed the engorged nub.

Jordan moved her kiss to Bly’s other breast and attended to it’s needs as she picked up her pace with her fingers. Jordan moved her kiss along Bly’s neck to her face as she placed baby pecks on her chin, cheeks and nose before tracing the outline of Bly’s lips with the tip of her tongue.

Jordan slowly exerted a little more pressure with her tongue on Bly’s lips and enticed her by pulling back and began to gently suck Bly’s bottom lip as she slid another finger inside of Bly. Jordan heard Bly gasp in pleasure at what she was doing to her as Bly held Jordan’s neck in her hands.

Jordan finally moved in for a kiss with a lot of wetness, which increased Bly’s sexual excitement. Bly broke their kiss and gasped for air as her heart raced from her arousal… “Jordan…I don’t think I can hold it any longer.” Bly moaned as Jordan moved her kiss back down to Bly’s sex.

Jordan removed her fingers from Bly and put her hands on her hips as she pressed her mouth against her swollen nub and slid her tongue inside of Bly. Jordan held Bly’s hips steady as she rapidly moved her tongue in and out of Bly.

Every muscle in Bly’s body tensed as she gasped for air… “Jordan…baby…aaahhh!” Bly shouted as Jordan accepted all of Bly’s offerings in her mouth gladly until Bly had nothing left to give.

Bly sat panting trying to catch her breath and calm her heart rate as Jordan finished. Bly slid back in the tub into Jordan’s waiting arms and engulfed her mouth with a deep, moist kiss…”Jordan…that was friggin incredible…I’ve never had a woman make me feel like you just did baby.” Bly replied overwhelmed from the experience as she held Jordan in her arms tightly and kissed her cheek.

“Bly…you give me too much credit…there must have been others.” Jordan answered as she blushed and was happy Bly couldn’t see her doing it.

Bly leaned back and moved Jordan’s wet blond hair off her face and gazed lovingly in her eyes… “None were ever as caring, attentive or loving Jordan.” Bly answered with a smile and hesitated with her speech instead, she continued to stroke Jordan’s hair. Bly took in a breath… “From the moment I first met you I wondered how I would feel if we made love together, how I would feel every time we tremble in each other’s arms and how I would feel with your body held against me throughout the night..” Bly kissed Jordan softly and continued… “I wondered how I would feel if the future with you was forever and not just for one night.” Bly replied softly as she looked into loving green eyes instead of fearful one’s. Bly leaned in slowly and hesitated as she held Jordan’s face in her hands. Bly pressed her tongue and mouth against Jordan’s lips for a moist, sensuous kiss.

Jordan broke her kiss and looked into those sexy blue eyes… “Now that those things have happened was it what you wondered?”

“Not even close…it’s more amazing than I could have ever imagined Jordan. I don’t want to ever be without you.” Bly answered lovingly as she kissed Jordan passionately who wrapped her arms around Bly.

Jordan ran her hands through Bly’s hair as she deepened her kiss and began to cry through her kiss from the love she received from Bly. Jordan broke their kiss and buried her face into Bly’s shoulder as she hugged her neck tightly and cried harder.

“Hey…babe…what’s wrong?” Bly asked softly with worry as she tried to look at Jordan who held her tighter.

“Just hold me Bly…please.” Jordan whispered through her tears as Bly held her tighter. Jordan thought about how she had always hoped she would one day find her true love and her soul mate, which she found in Bly. She thought how she never really thought she ever deserved to find that person and hoped she would never lose Bly.

“Hey…Jordan…are you okay?” Bly whispered as she kissed her cheek tenderly.

Jordan looked into Bly’s blue eyes as Bly wiped her tears away… “I’m sorry Bly…I was just overwhelmed by your profession of love.”

“Why baby?” Bly asked as she kissed her softly on the nose.

“I never really thought I deserved someone to love me as much as you do with me.”

“Oh, Jordan.” Bly answered softly with sadness at Jordan’s comment… “Everyone deserves to have another love them completely and unconditionally. I want you to experience life as you never have before but with me and I want to give you everything that you deserve baby.” Bly answered as she kissed her for reassurance.

“Bly I want to share new life experiences with you but you don’t have to give me everything. All I want is you and your love.” Jordan answered lovingly as she kissed Bly.

“Well…you had my love and me from the moment I turned around and saw you for the first time babe…even though I was a jerk.” Bly answered with a sheepish grin.

“You had the same from me too despite you being a jerk. I was very disappointed though but I really felt something deep inside which made me believe we would eventually be together.” Jordan answered with a smile as she kissed Bly then looked up at her. “Take me to bed and hold me tight all night,” Jordan whispered through another kiss.

“Well…let me show you the way.” Bly answered as she climbed out of the tub and grabbed two towels from the shelf next to the tub. Bly held it open for Jordan to step into and wrapped the towel around Jordan along with her arms.

“Hmmm…I love this,” Jordan replied with a smile as Bly kissed her on the cheek before Bly toweled Jordan off and then herself.

Bly led Jordan into the bedroom and pulled the covers down before they both climbed into the comfortable, spacious waterbed together. Bly lay on her back as Jordan crawled on top of her and laid her head against Bly’s chest. Jordan reached down for Bly’s hand to hold. “I’m not hurting you am I?” Jordan asked with concern.

“Not at all baby. you feel incredible on me,” Bly answered with a smile as she thought about how much she loved the feeling of Jordan’s naked body against her own. Bly slowly and softly ran her fingers through Jordan’s hair and kissed her head.

“Good night Jordan,” Bly whispered knowing Jordan had already fallen asleep from the soft, slow breathing of Jordan’s which she felt on her chest. “I love you,” Bly whispered as she closed her eyes feeling complete with Jordan laying on her.

Bly woke to a very persistent cat nudging her face with his own and meowing in her ear. Bly opened a blue eye to see Ares looking at her as she lay prone with Jordan draped on top of her. “What do you want boy? You hungry?” Bly whispered as her cat pushed his face against hers in response to her question.

Jordan’s hand was slipped underneath Bly’s hand and Jordan’s other hand rested on Bly’s back as she slept soundly. Bly smiled and wondered how they got into that position in the first place but didn’t mind because Jordan felt so good against her naked body. Bly was tempted to go back to sleep and hope Ares would leave but she knew her persistent cat would succeed in getting her out of bed.

Bly moved her hand away from Jordan’s and rubbed it along her leg to wake her. She felt Jordan stir and then felt a soft kiss on her back as she glanced over her shoulder to find sleepy green eyes looking at her.

“Morning sweets,” Bly greeted Jordan with a smile.

“Yeah…yeah,” Jordan answered as she lay on her back.

Bly laughed and rolled onto her side to face Jordan. “Not a morning person huh?’ Bly asked as she rested her hand on Jordan’s stomach.

“Mornings are the worst for me,” Jordan answered as she struggled to open her eyes.

Bly leaned down and kissed her. “Well, you have a couple of minutes to sleep until I find something for you to wear seeing as how we forgot to call Linda last night.” “Well, we were preoccupied,” Jordan answered with a smile without opening her eyes.

“Yes, we were,” Bly answered as she climbed out of bed to search her drawers for something Jordan could wear. Jordan fell back to sleep quickly as Bly put the clothes on the bed next to her and leaned down for a soft kiss. Bly fed Ares and headed in to the bathroom to get ready for her baseball game. Bly dressed in her uniform and sat on the bed to put her socks on. “Hey…Jordan…baby…wake up,” Bly replied softly as she rubbed her hand lightly over her stomach.

“Okay…I’m up,” Jordan answered as she sat up and rubbed her eyes while Bly smiled and slipped her socks on. Jordan moved over close to Bly and rested her chin on Bly’s shoulder as she wrapped her arm around Bly’s waist.

“Morning,” Jordan whispered in Bly’s ear as she kissed her softly on the cheek.

Bly turned to find a now smiling face. “Thanks,” Bly answered with a smile as she kissed Jordan’s lips.

“I put some clothes for you to wear on the bed along with a bathing suit for later that should fit you, ” Bly answered as she pointed to the said items.

“Thanks,” Jordan answered and kissed Bly’s cheek as she climbed off the bed. “You look very cute in your baseball uniform,” Jordan replied as she walked towards the bathroom.

“You look extremely sexy in your birthday suit Jordan,” Bly teased with a smile as she watched her lover approach the bathroom.

Jordan glanced over her shoulder and smiled as she blew Bly a kiss before disappearing into the bathroom. Bly laughed and shook her head as she left the room to gather her equipment bag. Bly also grabbed a cooler with ice, sodas and water to quench their thirst from the hot Florida sun at the game.

Bly felt arms wrap around her waist for a hug. She took one of the hands that were wrapped around her and kissed it. She turned Jordan to face her. “Well…hello my love,” Bly whispered as she leaned down for a kiss.

“I could get used to mornings like this,” Jordan answered with a smile as she captured another kiss from Bly’s lips.

“We need to shake a leg babe,” Bly answered as she grabbed the equipment bag and threw it over her shoulder. “Can you grab the cooler?” Bly asked as she grabbed her plastic Gator cup and car keys.

“What are you drinking?” Jordan asked inquisitively as she grabbed the cooler.

“Dr. Pepper of course,” Bly answered as they both entered the elevator.

“This early?” Jordan asked with amazement.

“I always have a Pepper before my game Jordan…I have to,” Bly answered as she looked down to the smaller woman.

“Why would you have too?” Jordan asked with confusion.

Bly looked a little sheepish and had a slight grin. “Aah…I’m superstitious…that’s why.”

“You mean to tell me that you play better when you have a Dr. Pepper before the game?” Jordan asked with disbelief and a chuckle as she held Bly’s hand. “Yep!” Bly answered with a smile as she looked at Jordan.

“Next thing you’ll tell me is that you have to put on your socks a certain way,” Jordan laughed.

“Well…aah,” Bly answered as she grinned and lowered her head in embarrassment. “Left one first, then the right one,” Bly answered with even more embarrassment.

Jordan laughed and leaned up to kiss her on the cheek. “You are so adorable.”

The elevator doors opened as they pair exited into the lobby were the valet had Bly’s car waiting as she had instructed them to do every Sunday morning at 8:30. Bly threw the bag and cooler in the trunk of the car and slid into their seats as she put the car in gear. Bly hit the button to lower the top as they pulled away.

“You look very sexy in that uniform of yours Bly…I like the tight pants which show off your sexy butt,” Jordan replied with a smile as Bly entwined her fingers with Jordan’s.

“Thanks,” Bly answered with a smile.

Bly parked the car and the pair grabbed their belongings and made their way up the path towards the fields. Bly put her bag in her team’s dugout and headed over to her family who had already beaten them there.

“I didn’t know your whole family would be her Bly,” Jordan replied with excitement as Bly grasped her hand and led her to the bleachers where they sat.

“They are at all of my games as well as Daw’s games when he plays.”

“That’s so cool!” Jordan answered enamored by the family support she had.

“Hey, mom!” Bly replied excitedly as she kissed her equally beautiful raven-haired mother who looked young enough to be Bly’s sister.

“Hey, baby! You look very happy this morning,” her mother observed with a smile.

“That’s because of Jordan…mom,” Bly answered with a smile as she made her way over to greet her father and brother.

“Hello Jordan…I’m glad you came. How about keeping me company during the game? Oh, we have some coffee and bagels are you interested?” Alexandra asked with a smile.

“Oh, I would love some of both and I would be glad to join you during the game,” Jordan answered as she climbed up on the bleachers to accept the food offerings.

Bly stopped in front of Jordan who turned towards Bly and leaned her legs over the edge of the seat. “Wish me luck?” Bly asked with a smile as Jordan was at eye level with her.

“Of course, good luck and get a hit for me,” Jordan answered with a smile as Bly kissed her.

“You got it,” Bly answered as she walked over to the dugout to put on her cleats and get warmed up for the game.

Bly put on her cleats and noticed Julie running from the car with Linda in tow. Bly laughed… “Hurry up you old hag! You’re late!” Bly shouted teasingly.

“Bite me babe,” Julie answered as she ran past Bly to the entrance of the dugout. “Linda has already taken care of that from the looks of your neck,” Bly answered with a laugh referring to the hickey on her neck.

“LINDA!” Julie shouted as she looked over at her sitting with Jordan on the bleachers and received a sly grin and a wink from her.

Bly stood waiting for Julie tossing a ball in her glove repeatedly as Julie hurried to put her cleats on. “Who’s pitching for their team Bly?” Julie asked as she tied the laces on her cleats.

Bly glanced over her shoulder to the other side of the field to check out the pitcher. “Don’t know Jules…they must have just picked her up…but we’ll crank her!” Bly answered cockily.

“Jordan…look who’s pitching for the other team,” Linda replied with disgust as Jordan looked over and nearly choked on the piece of bagel she was chewing on.

“What in the hell is Cindy doing on their team?” Jordan asked angrily after swallowing the bagel piece. “Why can’t she just stay out of my life,” Jordan replied as she climbed down the bleachers.

“Where are you going?” Linda asked.

“To warn Bly,” Jordan answered as she approached Bly. “Bly…Cindy is their pitcher.”

“You’re kidding…we wondered who that was. I didn’t even recognize her,” Bly answered with a laugh and saw that Jordan was worried. “Hey, baby…don’t worry…I’ll take care of her,” Bly answered with a cocky smile as she leaned into Jordan.

“Be careful Bly,” Jordan whispered before Bly kissed her.

Bly turned to Cindy, who stared at the pair after her kiss, and flashed a smile followed by a wink, which infuriated her. Cindy continued to star at Jordan thinking, ‘Let’s see how happy you are when I take care of your little friend. You thought this was over, this ain’t over by a long shot baby!’

Jordan sat back down between Alexandra and Linda. ” Hey, Jordan…honey… are you okay?” Alexandra asked with worry as she patted Jordan’s hand for comfort.

“No, I’m not okay. I’m worried about Bly. The pitcher is my ex and she may try to do something to her.”

“You don’t need to worry about Bly…she’ll take care of her,” Alexandra answered with a smile.

The game started and Bly’s team took the field first, quickly getting three outs to end the inning. Bly’s team came up to bat and the first batter struck out for the first out of the inning. The next batter stepped into the batter’s box as Bly stepped into the on deck batter’s box and took three practice swings before tightening her batting gloves to her wrists.

Jordan watched Bly’s every move and smiled as she thought about how cocky and sexy her lover looked standing before her. She noticed Bly had a much cockier demeanor and was totally focused on the game. Jordan smiled as she watched Bly stride to the plate with an air of arrogance. Jordan’s heart fluttered as she watched Cindy snicker on the mound as she readied herself to pitch to Bly.

Cindy released her pitch, which caught Bly in the head despite her effort to avoid the pitch. “Bly!” Jordan shouted nervously as she stood up to check on Bly. Cindy returned to mound and kept her face impassive, as she thought sarcastically, ‘Oops!’

“Jordan…sit down…don’t give her the satisfaction. Bly will be fine…that’s what helmets are made for,” Alexandra replied as she held Jordan’s arm and guided her back down. “See, she’s up.”

Bly stood up and tried to blink back her blurred vision while she brushed the clay off herself.

“You okay?” the umpire asked.

Bly shook her head. “Yeah,” as she turned to walk to first base slowly. Bly took out her mouthpiece and took off her glasses as she turned to Cindy giving her a smile and a wink as she reached first base, infuriating Cindy to no end. Cindy could feel her blood boil as she tried to contain her anger and pitch. It had taken a lot of smooth talking to get on this team. She had known that they would be playing Bly’s team today and she just had to play. She was going to teach Jordan and Bly a lesson today. Especially Jordan, who does she think she is walking out on me, and then embarrassing me in front of an entire restaurant?

Bly stood on first and took in a couple of deep breaths to fight off the effects of the beaning while the batter stepped up to the plate. Bly took her lead off the base and stole second base as Cindy pitched the ball.

Cindy turned around with a look of malice towards Bly who smiled and wiggled her fingers for a wave infuriating her more. ‘Keep it up honey, I know your weakness and I will use that to my advantage, make no mistake about that!’

“Hey, Bly…you okay?’ the other teams shortstop asked as she stood behind her waiting for a pick off attempt.

“Yeah…when did you guys pick her up?” Bly asked, as she lied not wanting to let on that her vision was still blurred.

“Today and she’s a friggin bitch!” she answered as she headed back to her position.

“You’re telling me?” Bly teased with a smile as she took her lead off the base.

Cindy looked back to check Bly and made her delivery to the plate as Bly stole third base effortlessly.” I didn’t realize Bly was such a fast runner,” Jordan replied with astonishment.

Bly took her lead off third base and Cindy over threw the third baseman with her pickoff attempt allowing Bly to score the first run of the game easily. Bly sat next to Julie in the dugout and poured water on the back of her neck because of her dizziness and nausea that set in when she overexerted herself with running.

“She rung your bell didn’t she?” Julie asked as she looked at her best friend.

“Oh, yeah,” Bly answered as she leaned over on her knees to cool off with the water.

“Tell them to take you out.”

“No way…Jules! Then that bitch will have the satisfaction and I intend to humiliate her today,” Bly answered with anger as she looked up at Julie.

“It’s a good thing you had your helmet on Bly because you only have a mild case of brain damage.”

“Jules…you’ve seen how she affects Jordan and I’m going to humiliate her.”

“Yes…I have seen it and you can count me in on the humiliation buddy,” Julie answered with a smile and a pat on the back.

The teams played through four more innings as Bly strode cockily to the plate again. She stepped into the box with the bat resting on her shoulder and glared at Cindy. Cindy delivered the pitch at Bly’s head again as Bly ducked to avoid the pitch with Bly’s teammates stepping out of the dugout and shouted that the pitch was on purpose. Cindy just shrugged her shoulders innocently at the umpire.

“Cindy…knock it off!” Jordan screamed with anger from the bleachers as Bly stepped out of the box. Bly was surprised her lover made such a statement.

Bly saw that Jordan was upset and pulled her sunglasses down while Jordan looked at her. She smiled and winked to reassure her. The ump gave Cindy a warning that the next pitch that came close to her again she would be ejected from the game. “Sure, sorry…just slipped,” Cindy replied apologetically, but her eyes told another story as they bore into Bly.

“Does your daughter have a death wish of some sort?” Jordan asked Alexandra with agitation as she sat back down.

“Jordan…she’s just sucking her in for the pitch that she wants and she’s trying to get into her head and mess with her.”

Bly stepped back into the box and waited for the pitch with her bat on her shoulder, which Cindy delivered in the dirt for ball two. Cindy was so outraged she walked around the mound to calm herself and stepped back on the mound to ready herself for the pitch. “Come on, don’t let the bitch get to you.’ Cindy admonished herself. She noticed Bly still standing in the same position with a grin, which brought all the outrage back and she pitched the ball wide outside for ball three.

The catcher ran out to the mound to talk to Cindy and calm her down before she made the next pitch. “Yeah, yeah, I know how to pitch to her…just go back and catch the ball, okay?” Cindy replied tersly.

“Okay Jordan…this is the pitch Bly has been waiting for. The pitcher is behind in the count and has to come in with a fast ball straight down the middle of the plate and there is no way in hell she is going to give Bly a freebie base.”

“Are you sure?” Jordan asked skeptically as she looked at Linda who shook her head in agreement with Alexandra’s statement.

“Positive and it’s going to be payback time for Bly when she connects,” Alexandra explained with a mischievous smile as they awaited the next pitch.

Cindy looked to the plate to find Bly in her batting stance and ready as she delivered a fastball straight down the pike with Bly drilling the ball towards Cindy’s head. Cindy dove into the clay to avoid the rapidly moving batted ball as it shot up the middle for a base hit with the crowd and Bly’s team erupting in cheers.

Cindy stood up and glared at Bly on first base as she brushed the dirt off herself. “Payback bitch!” Bly replied to her with a smile. “You have no idea,” Cindy retorted before turning back to the game.

The inning ended with Bly’s team unable to advance her around the bases and they took the field for defense. Bly began to feel very nauseated and her head felt like someone hit it with a bat.

“Blue! Time!” Bly shouted and motioned for time out, which he granted as she made her way to the mound and motioned for Julie to join them.

“What’s up Bly?” Laura their pitcher asked as she stepped off the back part of the mound.

“I feel like I’m going to blow chow,” Bly replied as the color in her face turned white. “I just need a breather for a minute we need to stall them.”

“Bly…you need to come out if you feel that bad,” Julie answered with concern as her and Laura looked around pretending to be going over game strategy while Bly calmed her nausea.

“Okay ladies…let’s play ball!” the ump shouted.

“Damn umps! They just make you hate them,” Julie answered with a laugh, as did Bly and Laura.

“Listen…Laura…sit these three down in a hurry would you?”

“I will if you drive in some damn runs so, we can get out of here,” Laura answered with a laugh as she watched Bly head back to her position.

Laura struck out the next two and Cindy stepped to the plate. Laura threw a high pitch at her head as a retaliation pitch for Bly. Laura turned to Bly and smiled with a wink as Bly gave her a hand signal for an inside pitch.

Laura pitched the ball in the location Bly indicated and Cindy hit a hard grounder to Bly who scooped up the ball effortlessly. She held the ball and waited for Cindy to come within five feet of the bag and fired the ball to Julie who waited until Cindy was a step away from the bag and tagged it before she crossed the bag for the third out ending the inning.

Julie, Bly and Laura all laughed as they ran past Cindy on their way into the dugout. Bly sat on the bench and poured the ice-cold water on her neck again to settle the nausea.

“You feeling any better?” Julie asked with concern.

“Nope…I need to christen the trashcan…cover me,” Bly answered fighting the nausea as she headed to the trashcan in the dugout with Julie moving along with her.

“Hey…Laura…stand here,” Julie instructed her to block everyone’s view as Bly got sick in the trashcan.

“Better Bly?” Julie asked as she finished and they sat back down.

“For now,” Bly answered as she rinsed her mouth out with water.

“How’s the dizziness?”

“Subsided slightly but my head is killing me and I feel wicked sick!” Bly answered with a disgusted look on her face.

“You’re crazy to stay out there Bly,” Julie answered as she shook her head.

“Jules…have you ever known me to not play when I’m sick or injured?”

“No…but you’re still crazy,” Julie answered with a slight smile.

“Okay ladies…tie ball game. Let’s hold them this is the last inning so, we need to hold them and score some runs when we bat again,” Laura replied as they gathered their equipment to take the field.

Bly grabbed her glove and noticed Jordan standing at the doorway of the dugout. “What’s up babe?’ Bly asked as she approached her with a smile.

“Bly…what are you doing?” Jordan asked with worry and nervousness.

“I’m letting her know what humiliation feels like Jordan,” Bly answered with slight agitation as she turned to leave and was stopped by Jordan’s hand on her arm.

“You don’t know what she’s capable of Bly.”

Bly turned to Jordan. “You don’t know what I’m capable of Jordan especially when it comes to a piece of shit like that.” Bly answered sternly.

Tears began to fall down Jordan’s face. “She’ll take it out on me that’s a guarantee.”

“Stop letting her intimidate you Jordan,” Bly pleaded as she wiped her tears away. “I won’t let her hurt you anymore do you understand?” Bly asked softly as Jordan put her hand on Bly’s, which held Jordan’s face. Bly softly kissed her cheek. “I have to go Jordan …the next hit is for you baby,” Bly answered with a smile as she ran out to her position on defense.

The inning ended quickly with three up and three down sending Bly’s team up to bat in the last inning with the game tied. Bly strode to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. Bly grinned at Cindy as she stepped up to the plate and readied herself for the pitch. Cindy sent a fastball straight down the middle waist high which Bly jacked over the 335-foot fence for a grand slam homerun. Bly trotted cockily around the bases making sure she touched each bag and slowed to a walk just before home plate and stomped on it with emphasis.

She glanced over to Cindy who was walking off the field glaring at her and Bly smiled. “That’s for Jordan,” Bly replied arrogantly as her teammates congratulated her and shook her with excitement.

“Okay. Okay,” Bly replied as she became dizzy from the movement and walked away from them stripping her helmet off her pounding head.

Bly changed her shoes and grabbed her equipment as her teammates had already exited leaving her to be the last out. Bly walked towards the gate and noticed Jordan waiting for her. Bly smiled as she walked towards her and received a hug from Jordan.

“Nice hit babe…thanks,” Jordan whispered as she kissed Bly’s cheek.

“That was for you baby. Come on let’s get out of here,” Bly answered as she held Jordan’s hand and threw her bag over her shoulder.

Cindy watched from the dugout as Bly and Jordan walked off the field hand in hand. Her anger went beyond the simple need for revenge. Now, she needed to teach Jordan a lesson about loyalty and respect. She had really been attracted to Jordan from the start of their friendship and when Jordan had finally admitted that she was gay, Cindy saw it as a confirmation that Jordan was interested in her too. Later, when she found out that wasn’t the case, she had shown Jordan plainly that she was staking her claim, and marking her property. And as for Bly, she was going to learn what it felt like to lose. For once in her rich, pampered life, she was going to have to learn that her money can’t buy everything. Smiling contently as her plan began to unfold in her head, she got up and walked toward her car. There was time enough for everything and began whistling an off-key tune.

“Bly… we’ll see you at the marina and that was a great hit honey!” Alexandra replied with happiness as she patted Bly on the back as everyone made their way to the cars.

“Thanks mom,” Bly answered with a smile.

“Hey, Bly! Nice hit babe!” Dawson replied as he put his fist out for Bly who tapped her fist with his.

“Did you learn something bro?” Bly teased.

“Very funny. You know I taught you everything you know,” Dawson answered with a laugh.

“Yeah…sure you did!” Bly answered with a laugh as Bly’s father put his arm around Bly’s neck and hugged her.

“Great hit kiddo. We’ll see you soon,” he replied as he patted her butt to get her moving as they headed off to their car.

“Thanks dad,” Bly answered as they reached her car. Bly turned to Jordan and handed her the car keys. “Will you drive babe?” Bly asked knowing she was in no condition to drive a car.

Jordan was stunned as she looked at the keys, the car and back at Bly. “Bly…I don’t know if I should?” she answered nervously.

“Jordan…it’s only a car and I’m sure you’ll do fine,” Bly answered as she squeezed her hand for reassurance and kissed her cheek before getting into the car on the passengers side.

Jordan walked around the car to the driver’s side. “Sure, it’s only a car! It costs more than I would ever make in two years!” Jordan mumbled to herself before she climbed into the driver’s seat and noticed Bly had her head resting against the seat with her eyes closed.

Jordan put her hand on Bly’s and looked at her with concern. “Are you okay?”

Bly turned to her and smiled… “Just tired and thanks for the concern. ‘If she only knew that I felt like someone used my head for batting practice because of that bitch Cindy she would probably try to rip her head off. Wouldn’t be a bad idea but it’s best to leave it alone Bly.’ She thought to herself as she closed her eyes again and leaned the seat back.

“Bly, which way am I heading?” Jordan asked as she started the car.

“Oh, take Sheridan to I-95 north and then take Oakland east and then I’ll tell you where to go once we get there,” Bly instructed her.

“Got it!” Jordan answered as she slowly backed the Mercedes out of the parking lot checking nervously for other cars numerous times.

Bly looked at Jordan and smiled at her nervousness. “Honey, just drive as if it was your car. You’re not going to hurt it. Besides, you’ve seen how I drive so, don’t worry,” Bly replied as she patted her leg for reassurance and left her hand in it’s position as she laid her head back.

Jordan pulled out of the park and headed down Sheridan Street to follow Bly’s directions as Bly fell asleep. Jordan enjoyed Bly’s hand on her leg and once she felt more comfortable with the car she put her hand on Bly’s who continued to sleep. Jordan steered them toward the beach and hated to wake Bly but she had to for the remainder of the directions.

“Bly…honey, wake up!” Jordan replied as she gently shook her hand to wake her.

“Aah…yeah…what’s up?” Bly asked, as she looked confused from her sleep.

“Which way do I go now?”

“Oh, go right on A1A, then take a right into the marina just before the swimming hall of fame,” Bly answered as she leaned her head back and fought her nausea back hoping Jordan would step on it and get them there quickly.

Jordan finally steered them into the marina. “Which one is it Bly?”

“The Infinity,” Bly answered through her sleepiness.

Jordan’s eyes widened when she saw the boat. “What a huge boat! Scratch that …yacht! It has to be about a 90-footer! This is so unreal.” Jordan thought to herself in amazement as she parked the car.

They both gathered their belongings and headed on board the yacht as the first mate Daphne took their belongings from them.

“Can you put them in my room please? I’ll be in shortly to take a shower,” Bly informed the first mate.

“Sure Bly…everybody is on the back deck awaiting your arrival,” Daphne answered.

“Thanks. Oh, Daphne…I want you to meet my girlfriend Jordan,” Bly answered with a smile as she turned to Jordan.

“Welcome aboard Jordan and it’s a pleasure to meet you,” Daphne answered with a smile as she reached her hand out for Jordan’s.

Jordan shook the first mate’s hand with a smile. “Nice to meet you too,” Jordan answered as Bly led her off to the back deck.

“Hey! Long time no see!” Julie teased as they greeted everyone.

“I’m gonna go take a shower so, make yourself at home. Okay?” Bly asked as she turned to Jordan.

“Sure…but don’t be long because I’ll miss you,” Jordan answered with a smile as she kissed Bly.

“I’ll try to hurry,” Bly answered as she looked over at Julie. “You did take a shower didn’t’ you? Because I smell something funky other than myself,” Bly teased with a laugh.

“Hahahaha…you’re a freaking laugh a minute Bly!” Julie laughed mockingly as everyone else chuckled. Bly headed off towards her room shaking her head and laughing.

“Hey, Jordan! Bly tells me you like beer! What brand?” Chance asked as he opened the cooler.

“Corona please,” Jordan answered with a smile before sitting in a deck chair next to Dawson.

“Ooh, a woman after my own heart…corona huh?” Jordan laughed as Dawson leaned closer to her. “Are you sure you want to stay with that booger sister of mine?” he asked as he flashed a familiar sexy smile.

“Dawson…you’ll be the first to know if I switch teams which by the way, will never happen,” Jordan answered as Chance handed her an ice cold Corona with a lime in it… “Thank you.”

The yacht pulled out of the marina as Bly hugged the porcelain god from her sickness. She stopped long enough to take a shower and figured it might help. She finished her shower and dressed in her bikini top and swim shorts and laid on the bed.

“I’m going to check on that slow poke daughter of mine,” Alexandra replied as she rose from her chair and headed off to find Bly. Alexandra entered the room to find Bly on the bed asleep. She climbed up on the bed and laid on her side facing Bly as she pushed her hair off her forehead awakening Bly.

“What’s up mom?” Bly asked finding it hard to keep her eyes open.

“You tell me. What’s wrong with my little pumpkin.”

Bly smiled and looked at her mother who lightly stroked her hand on Bly’s cheek. “Mom…I’m too old to be your little pumpkin.”

“Never…not even when I’m 95 and you’re 70!” she teased as she leaned down and kissed her forehead. “Let me guess…my little pumpkin go her bell rung?” she asked as she ran her fingers through her hair.

“Mom…you are pretty sharp!” Bly answered with a sarcastic laugh.

“I’ll have Daphne get your father so he can check you out Bly.”

“Mom…I have a mild concussion. You don’t need to get daddy.”

“Are you a doctor now?” she asked with concern as she buzzed for Daphne.

“No, but I know the signs of a concussion. Did you forget I majored in Physical Therapy?” Bly asked with a chuckle.

“Is that what you majored in? I thought it was volleyball and softball,” Alexandra teased.

“Very funny…but I could say the same for you and If I remember correctly my GPA was better than yours!” Bly teased as Daphne entered.

“Yes ma’am?”

“Could you please have Chance come in here, please… Bly’s sick.”

“Daphne…please don’t let anyone else know,” Bly asked with worry.

“Sure Bly. I’ll send him in,” she answered as she exited the room.

“You had to bring up the GPA again didn’t you? You just had to rub it in that you were Magna cum laude and I was only Sum cum laude right?” Alexandra asked with a laugh.

“Hey…you didn’t think I would actually let you win that bet did you?”

“You could have taken pity on your poor mother,” Alexandra answered as she pretended to pout.

“No way woman! I wanted the car!” Bly answered with a laugh. “Besides, I love winning too much to have lost that bet!”

“Oh, you are so sassy! I should take you over my knee and spank you,” Alexandra teased with a laugh.

“Wouldn’t work mom because you know I would enjoy it too much,” Bly answered with a laugh.

“Bly…I think this is the happiest I have ever seen you and it’s because of Jordan. I’m glad to see your sadness has been replaced by happiness, because I missed that beautiful smile of yours,” Alexandra answered with happiness as she pinched Bly’s cheek.

“You’re right mom, as usual,” Bly answered with a sly smile. ” Jordan has made me very happy and I didn’t think I would ever find someone to love as much as I love her.”

“I’m so happy for you baby. We really love Jordan too. You need to watch your brother though he’s trying to get her to switch teams,” Alexandra informed her with a laugh.

“Can’t he get a woman of his own?” Bly answered as they both laughed and Bly’s face turned serious as she asked. “Mom…can you do me a huge favor?”

“Anything pumpkin.”

“Can you have the pitcher of the other team Jordan’s ex-friend investigated for me? She has made Jordan’s life miserable and she has been physically abusive to her.”

“Oh, poor Jordan. That’s terrible to do something like that to such a sweet girl. Get me that bitch’s name and I will have Dawson’s investigator dig up some dirt on her.”

“Thanks…but let’s keep it amongst the three of us until we find something okay?”

“I will but, you shouldn’t hide things from her Bly.”

“I know, but let’s see what you find out first okay?”

“Sure,” Alexandra answered with a smile.

“What’s up ladies?” Chance asked as he entered the room.

“Can you check Bly out? She is playing doctor and thinks she has a concussion,” Alexandra informed him as she stuck her tongue out at Bly who laughed.

“Is daddy’s girl sick?” he teased as he sat next to her on the bed.

“What is it with you two!” Bly laughed with wonderment.

“Open those beautiful blue eyes of yours more for me and let daddy see,” he asked with a laugh.

“You two are killing me!” Bly answered as she opened her eyes wide and her dad held them open to get a better look.

“Have you been vomiting?”

“Yes…excessively,” Bly answered with a disgusted look on her face.

He put his hands on her face. “You should become a doctor because you have a mild concussion pumpkin. Just take it easy and you’ll be fine,” he answered reassuringly as he kissed her forehead before getting up.

“I told you mother!” Bly answered as she stuck her tongue out at her mother in retaliation.

“Yeah…yeah. Come on pukie, sit on deck and maybe you’ll feel better,” Alexandra responded as she took Bly’s hand and helped her up.

They joined the rest of the crowd and Bly sat in a deck chair between Dawson and Jordan. Bly leaned over to Dawson, “Find your own girl bro,” Bly teased.

“You’re a very lucky woman Bly,” Dawson answered with a smile.

“The luckiest dude!” Bly answered with a smile as she reached over and held Jordan’s hand. Bly turned to Jordan and raised her hand to her lips for a kiss. “Having fun?”

“I am now!” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked lovingly at Bly. “Are you okay? You look a little pale Bly,” Jordan asked with concern.

“Oh, I’m fine. It’s probably because I took a cold shower to wake up. It’s nothing to worry about,” Bly answered with a smile reassuringly.

The yacht cruised out of the Intracoastal Waterway towards the open sea where they dropped anchor once they arrived at their destination.

“Hey! Let’s take the wave runners out!” Dawson remarked with excitement as he headed over to them.

“Sounds great!” Julie answered as her and Linda walked over to help Dawson uncover and lower them off the back of the boat.

“Come on Bly,” Jordan replied with excitement as she got out of the chair and held her hand out for Bly.

Bly reluctantly got out of the chair and took Jordan’s hand to join everyone else. They all put on their life vests and got on the wave runners. “Jordan…you drive,” Bly replied with a smile.

“Are you sure?” Jordan asked with excitement at the thought of driving the wave runner.

“Sure…go ahead and hop on,” Bly answered as Jordan jumped on the watercraft with Bly sliding in behind her as Jordan hit the ignition on the wave runner. Bly wrapped her arms around Jordan’s waist tightly and placed a kiss on her cheek.

“Are you ready?” Jordan asked with excitement.

“Yeah…go ahead,” Bly answered with a chuckle.

They drove around jumping waves and racing one another for about 30 minutes as Bly became very sick. Bly laid her head against Jordan’s back to fight off her nausea.

“Jordan…take me back,” Bly replied as she could no longer fight back her feeling of nausea and got sick off the side of the wave runner.

“Bly… what’s wrong?” Jordan asked with worry as Bly became very dizzy. Bly leaned closer to the edge of the wave runner as Jordan turned around to grab her before she fell in the water. “Bly…what’s going on?” Jordan asked nervously as she struggled to right her on the wave runner.

Bly blinked her eyes trying to ease the dizziness and leaned away from Jordan as she got sick again. “Jordan…just get me back to the Infinite okay?” Bly asked with embarrassment.

“Here…sit in the front and lean against me because I’m afraid you’ll fall off,” Jordan answered as she stood to the side to allow Bly in front of her.

Jordan crawled in behind Bly who leaned back against Jordan resting her head on her shoulder as Jordan steered the wave runner back to the yacht. Bly slowly climbed off the wave runner as Jordan pulled it up next to the yacht and headed for the bathroom immediately.

Jordan secured the wave runner and searched out Bly who had laid on her bed with her eyes closed to settle the nausea and dizziness.

Jordan crawled in bed next to her and stretched out on her side propping her head up on one hand. “Baby, what’s wrong?”

Bly opened her blues eyes. “I have a mild concussion from the beaning I got from Cindy and it didn’t help getting knocked around on the wave runner.”

“Why didn’t you tell me sooner? I wouldn’t have made you go out on the wave runner.”

“It’s okay Jordan…I’ll be fine,” Bly reassured her as she stroked her face with the back of her hand as she looked into regretful green eyes. ” I didn’t want you to worry.”

“Cindy is such a bitch and I’m going to make her pay for this Bly!” Jordan answered with anger.

“Hey, Jordan…it’s okay. I don’t want you to do anything to her I will handle it. Okay?” Bly answered with worry and didn’t want Jordan near Cindy.

“Bly…Cindy is my problem not yours,” Jordan replied sternly.

“She became my problem the minute she laid her filthy hands on you. Promise me you won’t go near her and you’ll let me handle her in my own way?” Bly asked as she took Jordan’s hand in her own and kissed it.

“What are you going to do?” Jordan asked with confusion.

“I’ll let you know when I find something out. Just trust me,” Bly answered as she gently and slowly pulled Jordan down to her for a soft kiss.

“I love you Bly. I’m sorry you’re sick and that Cindy is the cause of it,” Jordan answered with regret as tears welled.

“I’ll be fine babe I just need to rest and if you want to head back up with everyone else while I take a nap go ahead,” Bly answered reassuringly.

“No…I’ll stay here with you Bly,” Jordan answered as she kissed Bly and ran her fingers through Bly’s raven hair as Bly fell asleep. ‘I regret that this wonderful, caring and loving person who I’ve lost my heart to had to be brought into this mess with Cindy. I love Bly so much and I hate it that she’s sick and could have been injured far worse because of Cindy.’ Jordan thought to herself as she watched her gorgeous lover sleep peacefully.

Jordan leaned down and kissed her forehead while she continued to run her fingers through her hair as Bly snuggled closer to Jordan content in her lover’s arms. Bly slept for over two hours wrapped in Jordan’s arms as Julie came in to check on her.

“Hey, how she doing?” Julie asked in a whisper.

“She’s been sleeping for a couple of hours now.”

“Her dad sent me down to have her get up and eat something. He doesn’t want her sleeping for too many hours at a time.”

“Okay…I’ll wake her then,” Jordan answered with a smile as Julie acknowledged Jordan’s answer and left the room. Jordan softly kissed Bly’s lips and put her hand on her stomach as she lightly shook her to wake her. “Sweetheart…wake up.”

Bly opened her sleepy blue eyes and peered into Jordan’s green eyes with a smile. “I love waking up with you looking at me Jordan,” Bly replied with a smile as Jordan leaned down and kissed her.

“Your dad said you should get up and eat something. Are you feeling better?” Jordan asked with concern.

“Yeah…I’m feeling better and maybe some food will help,” Bly answered as she slowly sat up and ran her slender fingers through her disheveled dark hair.

Jordan came around to the side of the bed and helped her up. Bly wrapped her arm around Jordan’s shoulders and kissed her. “Thanks for staying with me babe.”

“I didn’t want to be anywhere else Bly,” Jordan answered with a smile as they headed out to the back deck.

They sat at the table to join everyone else and Bly’s dad checked his daughter out. “You look better peanut,” he replied with a smile and a kiss on the forehead.

Jordan looked at Bly as her father went to sit down. “Peanut?” she asked with a sly grin.

“You behave Jordan!” Bly answered with an embarrassed smile as she pointed at her.

“Jordan…I hope you like steak and Maine lobster on the grill because that’s what we’re having today,” Alexandra informed her with a smile.

“Sounds delicious!” Jordan answered with a smile.

Alexandra reached over and ran her fingers through Bly’s hair. “Feeling better?” she asked with concern as Jordan looked on and thought about how lucky Bly was to have such caring and loving parents unlike the one’s she has.

“I’m better, thanks for asking mom,” Bly answered with a smile as she put her hand in Jordan’s sending a rush of warmth throughout Jordan’s body from her touch.

Everyone finished dinner as the yacht pulled back into the marina around 8 PM and they all said their good-byes. Jordan and Bly headed back to the penthouse to a very hungry and agitated cat.

“Hey, boy…mommy will feed you in a minute,” Bly replied sweetly as she put her belongings down.

“Go lay down Bly. I’ll take care of him,” Jordan offered as Bly wrapped her in her arms.

“Thanks, but I can’t go to sleep just yet. I have to pack,” Bly answered with regret.

“Pack? Where are you going?” Jordan asked confused.

“I totally forgot that I have to leave for a seminar in Boston tomorrow morning. I’m sorry,” Bly answered as she brushed the errant strand of blond hair off Jordan’s face.

“Oh, Bly…for how long?” Jordan asked with disappointment.

“Until next Sunday night babe,” Bly answered with regretful blue eyes.

“I’m going to miss you so much!” Jordan answered with tears in her eyes as she hugged Bly’s neck tightly.

“Come with me Jordan,” Bly asked softly in her ear.

“I can’t Bly. I have to work and I don’t have money for a flight at such a late date.

Bly kissed Jordan. “I can buy it for you.”

“No…I don’t want you to buy for me all the time,” Jordan answered adamantly.

“I have a lot of frequent flyer miles and I know I could get a free ticket for you. Would you except that?” Bly asked hoping Jordan would agree.

“But then you wouldn’t have a free ticket to use at a later date.”

“Jordan…I won’t be able to use all of my frequent flyer miles before they expire anyway so, please take it,” Bly answered with a smile.

Jordan searched her eyes and saw that Bly really wanted her to go and Jordan wanted to go but she didn’t want Bly to always pay for everything. “I wouldn’t be able to come up until Thursday night after work Bly.”

“Yes…that’s great!” Bly answered with excitement as she hugged Jordan. “I’ll make the arrangements for your ticket tomorrow. You won’t have to pay for the motel or food because the company pays it all for. So, you’ll just need money for souvenirs,” Bly explained with a smile before kissing Jordan. “I’m so happy that you’re going to meet me there baby,” Bly replied with happiness as she hugged her tightly again.

“I will be there Thursday then,” Jordan answered with a smile. “Let me feed this hungry kitty cat while you pack then,” Jordan instructed her with a smile and a pat on the butt to get Bly moving.

Jordan watched Bly finish packing her suitcase before she climbed into bed and stripped her clothes off to snuggle her warm body against Jordan’s.

“I take it you’re feeling better?” Jordan answered with a sly grin.

“I always feel a lot better when I’m in your arms,” Bly answered as she planted a kiss on Jordan’s soft lips.

“You’re such a smooth talker,” Jordan laughed.

“Will you drop me off at the airport in the morning?” Bly asked as she rubbed her hands over Jordan’s soft skin on her back.

“Sure, what time?” Jordan asked as she looked into Bly’s sexy blue eyes.

“I have to be there at 7am. Will that be a problem?”

“No, it will give me plenty of time to drop you off and get home to change for work.”

“When you go to the airport on Thursday just park my car there and we will have it for when we return. Thanks for taking me,” Bly answered with a kiss.

“I’m going to miss you so much Bly!” Jordan answered as she ran her palm down Bly’s face and slipped her tongue in Bly’s mouth for a wet, passionate, soulful kiss.

Bly ran her hand down Jordan’s firm backside and pulled her body closer as they laid facing one another. Bly deepened the kiss and her passion mounted. She laid on her back bringing Jordan on top of her as they continued to explore each other’s mouths with their tongues.

Jordan broke their kiss…”As much as I want this baby…you need to get some sleep,” Jordan replied as she kissed Bly again as Bly caressed Jordan’s back with her hands.

“You tease!” Bly joked as she kissed her again.

“Thanks for today. I had a great time with your family but make sure you tell me next time you’re sick. You scared me!” Jordan scolded Bly.

“I promise I will tell you the next time I’m sick. I’m glad you had a great time today and my parents really love you,” Bly answered with a smile.

“Aah…that’s so awesome. They are wonderful Bly,” Jordan answered with happiness at Bly’s family’s acceptance of her.

“Yeah…they’re okay,” Bly teased as she kissed Jordan again. “You feel so good laying naked on me baby,” Bly replied as she rested her hand on Jordan’s gluteal fold with her fingers touching damp curls while she captured her lips for a kiss.

Jordan broke their kiss and smiled at Bly. “Now, who’s the tease Bly?” Jordan asked with a smile as she looked into her crystal blue eyes.

“Would you like me to move my hand?” Bly asked with a sexy mischievous smile.

“No…of course, not! …but you’re going to sleep,” Jordan answered with a smile.

“Yes dear!” Bly answered sarcastically as Jordan traced Bly’s lips with her finger while she gazed lovingly into her blue eyes before pressing her tongue against her top lip for a sensual, wet kiss.

“Night babe…I love you,” Jordan replied with a smile as she laid her head on Bly’s chest.

“Jordan do you realize how turned on I am right now? How can you kiss me like that and say good night?”

Jordan looked up at Bly. “I’m just as turned on as you but you need to go to sleep so, you won’t be sick tomorrow.”

“Aah,” Bly sighed with disappointment and sexual frustration. “Okay…you’re right. Good night Jordan,” Bly answered as she wrapped her arms tightly around her lover. “I love you too!” Bly whispered as she kissed Jordan on the head as she thought about how much Jordan excited her with just one kiss or just one look and how she wanted to make mad passionate love to her all night but knew Jordan was right and she needed her rest. ‘Damn Cindy! Ruined another one of our evenings. I definitely need to ruin a few of hers.’ Bly thought to herself as she listened to her lover’s soft breathing and smelled her apple scented hair, placing a kiss on her head before she fell asleep.

Bly woke to the sound of loud music and a warm body pressed snugly against hers. She smiled as she looked at her lover sleeping soundly on her chest and turned the offending blaring music off. Bly slipped out from underneath Jordan and headed in for a shower. She popped a few Advil’s for the lingering headache, which was not as severe today before entering the shower. Bly dressed and put on a pot of coffee before feeding Ares who let her know he was not pleased by the delay with loud meowing. Bly hated to have to wake her peacefully sleeping lover but she had a plane to catch. Bly sat on the side of the bed and watched her prone naked sexy girlfriend and thought about how much she loved Jordan. She smiled and placed soft kisses along her spine up to her neck as she felt her muscles respond to her lips under her kiss. Bly made her way to her ear and pushed her hair away from her ear. “Wake up Jordan,” Bly whispered with a kiss to her ear. Jordan rolled over and sleepily opened her eyes to greet her smiling lover. “Good morning sexy!” Bly replied with a smile.

Jordan smelled the clean scent of her freshly showered lover. “Hmmm, raspberry lotion today?” Jordan asked as she took in the scent that filled the room while she put her hands on Bly’s hips and looked at Bly lovingly, her hair fell to the front of her shoulders shadowing her face.

“You know your lotions well Jordan,” Bly answered with a smile as she slowly leaned down and gave Jordan a morning kiss. “I hated to wake you but we have to get going babe.”

Jordan wrapped her hands behind Bly’s neck and pulled her down to her own neck as Bly nibbled on her soft skin. “Are you sure you have to go?” Jordan asked seductively.

“Unfortunately, yes,” Bly whispered through her kiss, which traveled to Jordan’s mouth and captured her lips with her own.

“Okay…I guess I’ll get up then,” Jordan answered as she sat up and hugged Bly. “I’m going to miss you so much honey,” Jordan whispered in Bly’s ear.

“I’m going to miss you too!” Bly answered with a kiss to Jordan’s cheek before standing up.

Jordan brushed her teeth and pulled her hair back as Bly loaded her luggage on the elevator. She poured a cup of coffee for Jordan and gave Ares hugs and kisses goodbye as Jordan entered the kitchen.

Bly handed her the cup of coffee. “Thanks…just what I needed,” Jordan answered with a smile as she accepted the Java and kissed Bly for the gesture.

“Aah. Jordan I don’t have your phone number or address.”

“Oh, that’s right. I’ll give you my business card which has everything on it.”

“Okay let’s get going then,” Bly answered as they entered the elevator.

“Who takes care of Ares?”

“Jules will come over and feed him for me.”

Jordan noticed how incredibly sexy Bly looked in her light perfectly fitting stone washed jeans with a white mock turtleneck shirt covered by a navy blue cotton v-neck shirt, a black belt to accentuate the outfit and black boots. Jordan thought Bly looked like a model that stepped off the advertisement page for the Gap or Old Navy. ‘I wish my clothes fit me as perfectly.’ she thought.

“You look incredibly sexy Bly,” Jordan replied as she wrapped her arms around her tall lover’s slender waist for a hug taking in the sweet smell of her cool water perfume.

“Thanks!” Bly answered with a smile as she kissed Jordan.

Bly stopped at her terminal to unload her luggage at the curb. Bly put her bags down and gathered Jordan into her arms for a deep, passionate and very sensual kiss with no regard to any onlookers.

“I love you. See you Thursday night,” Bly whispered in her ear.

“I love you Bly,” Jordan answered as she looked into her blue eyes memorizing them as she handed Bly her business card. “All my info is on my card and you shouldn’t have a problem getting in touch with me,” Jordan informed Bly as she took the card from her. Bly looked into tear filled green eyes as Jordan kissed her again and didn’t want to let her go.

“Bye honey,” Bly whispered as she broke her hug after another kiss and grabbed her luggage to check in.

Jordan watched her lover check her bags in as long as she could before the police officer motioned her away from the curb. ‘God, I love that woman.’ Jordan thought to herself with tears streaking her face as she drove off losing site of her tall, dark and gorgeous lover.

Jordan pulled away from the airport as Bly’s car phone rang. ‘Should I pick it up and answer it?’ Jordan asked herself and decided she should because Bly might have forgotten something in the car.

“Aah…hello?” Jordan answered hesitantly.

“I miss you already.” Bly replied huskily promptly putting a wide smile on Jordan’s face.

“Bly…I miss you too.” Jordan answered with excitement as she tried to navigate the vehicle while talking on the phone and decided it was best to pull over and stop the car.

“Email me. I have my laptop with me…okay? My screen name is Ghost13.” Bly replied sounding as if she was rushed.

“Ghost?” Jordan asked teasingly.

“I’ll explain another time because I have to board. I love you Jordan.”

“I love you too Bly.” Jordan answered as she hung up the phone and pulled the car back on the road. Jordan thought about how much she loved to hear those words from Bly. She already missed Bly and wasn’t sure how she was going to get through the next 3 days without Bly’s arms wrapped around her.

Bly took her seat in first class and ordered a Dr.Pepper for a quick kick to wake her up. She flipped her laptop on and fired off an email to Jordan as she retrieved her addy from her business card. She sent an electronic ‘missing you’ greeting card and placed an order for three-dozen red and white roses to be delivered to Jordan before the announcement by the crew for all electronic devices to be turned off in preparation for their flight.

Bly was greeted by cold weather in Boston as she checked into her hotel at Copley Square before heading out to purchase a warm jacket. She exited the hotel lobby and took the escalator up to the next floor were the mall was located.

After quickly finding a jacket she headed back to her room to make arrangements for Jordan’s flight on Thursday and to prepare for her seminar the next morning.

Bly went through the motions during the conference and never thought that Thursday would ever get there. It seemed like the days were longer and longer from anticipation of Jordan’s arrival. Bly waited anxiously at Jordan’s gate for her plane’s arrival. ‘Bly…you act like it’s the first time you’ve seen her you’re so nervous’ she thought to herself as she looked down the gangway as passenger’s began to trickle off the plane.

Bly caught site of Jordan and smiled as she noticed Jordan wearing a short, black miniskirt with a silk red and black printed shirt and medium heeled shoes. Bly’s heart skipped a beat as she looked at her beautiful blond haired lover. She was breathless as she watched Jordan tuck her blonde hair behind one ear as she scanned the crowd for Bly.

Jordan caught a glimpse of Bly through the crowd and made her way towards her tall, dark lover. She noted how sexy Bly looked dressed in black mock turtleneck, black jeans with black boots and an ankle length black leather jacket. Jordan looked at her lover standing before her with her arms hidden behind her back flashing a sexy smile and her heart raced as she ran up to Bly.

Jordan threw her arms around Bly’s neck that wrapped her up in a hug as they kissed each other passionately. ‘I didn’t think she could look any sexier but she does every day.’ Jordan thought to her herself as she kissed her lover. “I missed you so much.” Jordan whispered as she held her tight and didn’t want to let her go.

“I missed you too baby. I didn’t think today would ever get here.” Bly answered with a kiss to her cheek and lowered her back to the ground. “Jordan…you’re going to freeze, oh, here this is for you.” Bly smiled as she held a white rose out in front of her.

“Oh, thank you honey. That’s so sweet and I loved my roses you sent me. I intend to thank you properly later for those.” Jordan smiled seductively as she poked Bly’s ribs and kissed her.

“Hmm, I look forward to it.” Bly answered seductively as she glanced down at her lover. “Do you want to wear my jacket so, you don’t freeze?” Bly asked with concern.

“I like that jacket just were it is and besides, I’m from Michigan and I’m used to the cold weather.” Jordan answered with a smile.

“Jordan…it’s cold out there.” Bly answered in a low voice and a raised eyebrow.

“Don’t worry. I brought a jacket just in case. It’s in my suitcase.” Jordan answered with a smile. “But thanks for the concern.”

“Jordan …you look incredible.” Bly replied with a smile and excitement, as she looked Jordan over.

“Thank you. I wanted to look good for you my love.” Jordan answered softly as she kissed Bly again. “You look very sexy by the way.” Jordan replied with a smile as she held Bly’s hand and headed off towards baggage claim. “Oh, I didn’t realize you could get a free first class ticket with frequent flyer miles…miss.” Jordan teased as she poked Bly’s stomach.

“I told you I have a lot of miles and besides, I wanted you to be comfortable and to be treated special.” Bly explained as she turned to Jordan. “You can see the receipt that indicates the miles that I redeemed if you don’t believe me.” Bly answered with a mischievous smile as she stepped on the escalator and turned to face Jordan who was one step higher than Bly.

“No…I don’t need to see it because I believe you baby. Hey, I’m actually your height now.” Jordan laughed as she kissed and hugged Bly.

“We sure are giving the whole airport an eye full aren’t we?” Bly answered with a sly grin.

“I don’t care because I missed you and I wanted to show you just how much I did besides, we always have to watch them when they kiss and hug each other. So, turn about is fair play.” Jordan answered as she kissed Bly.

“Ooh, you’re sassy and I love it.” Bly answered with a laugh through her kiss as Jordan wrapped her arms around Bly’s neck to deepen the kiss.

“I’m also very horny.” Jordan whispered through her kiss.

Bly was stunned by Jordan’s friskiness and stumbled as she came to the end of the escalator. She had to catch herself before falling while Jordan laughed at her.

“Very funny Jordan!” Bly answered with a laugh as Jordan stepped off the escalator with Bly approaching her. “I intend to get you back for that one later.” Bly said with a mischievous grin and leaned her shoulder into Jordan’s as they walked toward the baggage claim carousel.

“I’m counting on it.” Jordan replied back with a chuckle.

Bly looked down at Jordan with a laugh, “You are bad.” Bly answered as they stopped and waited for her bags to come out.

The light illuminated and the buzzer indicated the luggage was on its way as Bly stood behind Jordan waiting for her luggage.

“You smell so delicious Jordan.” Bly whispered in her ear as she glanced around to see if anyone else was watching her and pressed her body against Jordan’s back.

“Wait until you taste me and see how delicious I am.” Jordan answered seductively as she looked up over her shoulder at her dark, gorgeous lover.

Bly’s heart and arousal mounted. “Aah…which bag is yours?” she stammered as she moved to the belt to pull the bag off quickly.

Jordan chuckled and pointed out her bag. Bly hoisted it onto her back and turned to Jordan. “Did you pack your dresser in here or what?” Bly asked from the weight of her luggage.

“No, just my collection of vibrators.” Jordan answered as she looked away from Bly concealing her smile.

“JORDAN!” Bly exclaimed with embarrassment as she moved up next to her. “Do you really have that in here?”

“Well…honey…I missed you and I had to stay occupied.” Jordan answered keeping a serious look on her face. ‘She’s going to kill me when she finds out I’m teasing her. But it’s fun.’ Jordan thought to herself trying to contain her laugh.

‘Okay…Jordan…you want to play this little game I’ll play too.’ Bly laughed to herself. “Why didn’t you just pick up another woman to be with like I did?” Bly asked with seriousness as she walked up ahead of Jordan concealing her smile.

Jordan’s heart skipped a beat and she became over heated at the thought that Bly would have done that. “Bly…you didn’t?” Jordan asked nervously as they stepped out into the brisk weather sending a chill through Jordan.

Bly handed Jordan’s bag to the limo driver who stood waiting with the door open at the curb. Bly stood by the open door as the driver put Jordan’s bags in the trunk and Bly looked at Jordan who stood looking at her waiting for an answer.

“What? Would that bother you?” Bly asked still continuing her teasing and thought that she needed to stop because she could see Jordan was becoming upset.

“Of course, it would bother me Bly!” Jordan answered with a raised voice as she slowly and unsurely approached Bly.

“Well…good then we agree that it would bother the both of us so, come here and get that sad look off your face.” Bly answered with a smile as she pulled Jordan into her arms and looked down at her. “I was teasing Jordan.”

“Bly!” Jordan answered as she hit her in the shoulder getting a laugh out of Bly.

“I told you I would get you back. I can’t get over that you believed me Jordan.” Bly answered with a laugh.

“You were so serious. I am going to get you back for this one Bly.” Jordan answered with a mischievous grin as she pushed Bly onto her back on the limo seat and crawled on top of her planting a sensuous kiss across her lips.

Bly moved farther in on the seat continuing their kiss as the limo driver closed the door and climbed into the driver’s seat. Bly slid her hands down Jordan’s back to her ass and gently squeezed her tight muscles as Jordan’s tongue explored every inch of Bly’s mouth.

Jordan broke their kiss and looked down into her lover’s piercing blue eyes. “I’ve missed you so much Bly.” Jordan whispered as she pushed Bly’s raven hair off her face.

Bly scanned Jordan’s face with her eyes and flashed a sexy smile. “I missed you too baby.” Bly answered as she rubbed her hands up and down Jordan’s back softly.

“I just realized…we are in a limo!”

“We are? How did we get in here!” Bly teased as she looked around.

“You are very bad Bly VanDewark!” Jordan answered as she bit Bly’s lip before sucking her it into her mouth.

“That’s what you love about me.” Bly laughed.

“I love everything about you Bly.” Jordan replied seductively as she leaned down and sank her teeth into Bly’s neck for a love bite.

“Ooh, Jordan. I love it when you do that.” Bly moaned in obvious pleasure.

Bly reached for the remote and pushed the button for the stereo, which began to play “Take my breath away” by Berlin.

“Very sexy song.” Jordan whispered through her love bite.

Bly moved Jordan’s hair back as she held her head in her hands and turned her head to capture her lips for a long, moist kiss. Jordan slid her hands to Bly’s coat and opened it to slide it off her shoulders as Bly moved her arms for her to pull them out of the sleeves.

Jordan untucked Bly’s shirt and lifted it up revealing exposed breasts as a smile crept across her face. “Hmmm…I like that…no bra.” Jordan whispered as she leaned down and gently captured her breast in her mouth.

“I thought I would surprise you babe.” Bly whispered as her heart raced with Jordan’s mouth pressed against her breast heightening her excitement.

“I love it when you surprise me. Just like I love it when you taste me Bly.” Jordan whispered sending a rush of warmth and excitement throughout Bly.

“Oh, Jordan…you know just how to excite me baby.” Bly whispered as she unbuttoned Jordan’s blouse and leaned up to nibble on her erect nipple through her bra.

Bly slipped Jordan’s shirt off of her as she moved to her other breast to give it the attention it begged for from her mouth. Bly ran her hands up Jordan’s back softly and unhooked her bra as she moved her kiss to Jordan’s neck. Bly pressed her tongue against her skin and sucked it into her mouth for a sensual kiss as she slipped the straps of Jordan’s bra off her shoulders throwing the bra on the floor.

Bly’s hands ran up Jordan’s back as her kiss trailed southward to capture an exposed breast in her mouth. Jordan leaned up on her hands so Bly had easier access to her breast and ran her tongue along the contours of Bly’s ear as she kissed it gently. Bly could hear and feel Jordan’s erratic breathing, which aroused her even more. She moved to her eagerly awaiting other breast and drew the hard nipple into her mouth as she circled her tongue around it.

“Bly…that feels incredible.” Jordan moaned in her ear as her tongue moved down her neck and back up to her ear.

Bly moved her hands down to Jordan’s skirt and unhooked it as she slid it down over her hips. Bly released Jordan’s breast and pulled Jordan up so she could reach the skirt and pushed it all the way off of her as she nibbled on her toned abdomen. Bly slid her black lace underwear off and ran her hands up on her naked backside gently squeezing the firmness as she lay back on the seat.

“You look so good Jordan.” Bly whispered with a smile as Jordan leaned down and kissed her passionately. Bly could feel Jordan’s body heat rise as her heart raced faster.

Jordan ran her hands under Bly’s shirt and slipped it over her head to expose her naked, muscular upper body. Bly’s arousal was undeniable and she wanted to take Jordan quickly but felt Jordan deserved to be made love to slowly and gently.

“I need your tongue inside of me Bly.” Jordan whispered through her labored breathing, inflaming Bly’s already ignited fire.

“Oh, Jordan…I can’t wait to taste you.” Bly answered as Jordan moved her sex up on Bly’s abdomen rubbing her slick center against Bly. “You are so wet baby. Bring that wetness up here.” Bly whispered seductively and eagerly. She couldn’t wait to taste her lover and slide her tongue inside of her.

Jordan’s heart and passion raced as she moved her center up to Bly’s mouth and could feel her breath against her sex sending warmth throughout her. Jordan slowly lowered her sex down on Bly’s exposed and awaiting tongue, which slid inside of her wet opening. Jordan gasped breathless as she felt Bly’s tongue enter her.

“Oh, Bly…I’ve waited so long to feel that baby.” Jordan replied as she drew in a deep breath and put her hands on the side of the cardoor to brace herself.

Bly ran her hands up Jordan’s sensual curves to the front and caressed her breasts lightly pinching her nipples as her tongue moved out of the warm, moist opening to explore her engorged nub.

“Oh, Bly!” Jordan gasped as she slowly rocked her pelvis forward and backward to Bly’s rhythmic movements with her tongue against her sex.

Bly’s heart pounded as her wetness between her legs mounted and she wanted nothing more than to devour Jordan’s sex. She loved how Jordan tasted and how her sex felt in her mouth. Jordan moved her pelvis faster as Bly moved her hands back down to Jordan’s hips to guide them.

“Jordan…you taste so good.” Bly moaned as she moved her tongue back inside the moist opening. Bly curled her tongue up on the edges and slid it in and out of Jordan’s opening quicker as Jordan’s hips matched her speed.

“Bly…what are you doing to me!” Jordan moaned loudly through her labored breathing. ‘I have never had such an attentive lover who makes me feel as wonderful as Bly does.’ Jordan thought to herself as she moved her pelvis faster, her breathing becoming more labored.

Bly moved her tongue back up to Jordan’s swollen nub and sucked it into her mouth as she circled her tongue on the sensitive area sending Jordan’s head back in pleasure. Jordan’s hips rocked faster and Bly could feel her muscles tightening and knew her treasure would soon follow.

“I think you have something for me Jordan and I don’t want to wait any longer for it baby.” Bly whispered as she pressed her tongue against her hard clit and fervently worked her tongue across it to receive her treat.

“Oh, Bly…baby…it feels so good.” Jordan moaned deeply as she rocked her hips faster and faster as she felt her passion mounting and was close to release. “Bly…Bly…baby.” Jordan moaned louder as Bly continued to work her tongue across her swollen nub.

“That’s it baby… let me have it.” Bly whispered as she moved her tongue into Jordan’s moist opening just as she released her orgasm. “Hmmm.” Bly moaned as she accepted everything Jordan had to offer her.

“AAH…oh, oh, Bly!” Jordan shouted when she let go and leaned her head against her hands, which continued to brace her against the door. She tried to catch her breath as Bly continued to receive her offerings. Bly moved her tongue in and out of Jordan’s opening as she contracted and relaxed around Bly’s tongue. Bly loved to feel Jordan’s opening throb against her tongue and waited until it stopped to withdraw. Bly moved her mouth to Jordan’s clit and sucked it into her mouth for a kiss before Jordan slid back down onto Bly.

Jordan snuggled her head against Bly’s neck as Bly wrapped her arms around Jordan tightly. “I love you Jordan.” Bly whispered in her ear as Jordan tried to collect her breath and calm her racing heart.

Jordan had tears in her eyes and loved how Bly made her feel, so incredibly loved and special. “Bly…I love you so much.” Jordan answered as she kissed Bly’s neck.

Jordan slid her hand down to Bly’s pants and unbuckled her belt followed by her button and zipper on her jeans. Jordan ran her tongue along her neck up to her mouth seeking entry, which was quickly granted. She loved tasting herself on Bly’s lips as she kissed her passionately.

Jordan slowly slid her hand down Bly’s stomach past her open jeans and her underwear as she felt her curls in her hand. Bly grabbed her hand to stop her and Jordan broke her kiss and looked at Bly confused.

Bly looked into confused green eyes. “I’m sorry honey…but I can’t for a couple of more days.” Bly answered as she took Jordan’s hand and brought it up to her mouth for a kiss never breaking her stare. “I’ll have to please you for the next couple of days. Would you mind?” Bly asked with a smile.

“If you must please only me then I gotta do what I gotta do. It will be tough but someone has to do it.” Jordan answered with a laugh, which was shared by Bly. Bly sat up and leaned against the back of the limo as Jordan sat straddled on her lap. “We may have to find a way around that little visitor of yours because I want you to feel as wonderful as I do!” Jordan answered with a smile as she leaned forward and kissed Bly.

“How do you know that I didn’t already feel that?” Bly whispered through her kiss as she put her hands on Jordan’s firm backside and pulled her closer to deepen the kiss.

“I love you Bly.” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked down into Bly’s blue eyes as Bly leaned her head back against the seat.

“I’m glad you do because I love you too. I take it you didn’t want to see the sights in Boston?” Bly answered with a sexy smile.

“We are in Boston? I totally lost myself in you and nothing else mattered.” Jordan answered with a smile as she captured Bly’s lips for a tender, loving kiss.

Jordan broke her kiss and looked into Bly’s beautiful blue eyes and smiled lovingly. Bly smiled back and wondered what Jordan was up to. “What are you doing Jordan?”

“I was just wondering if you knew how much I appreciated the first class air travel and the limo ride. Thank you it was very sweet of you to do all of that for me.”

“Well…I know now and you deserve to be treated special Jordan.” Bly answered with a smile as she slowly ran her hands up and down Jordan’s arms before leaning in for a kiss.

“You don’t have to treat me special Bly. All I want is your love, but thank you very much for treating me that way.” Jordan answered with a smile as she ran her fingers through Bly’s hair.

“Well…babe you have all of my love and hopefully you can get used to being treated special because that’s how I want it.” Bly answered with a smile as she kissed Jordan.

“I love you.” Jordan whispered as she hugged Bly tightly.

Bly smiled and loved to hear Jordan say that. “I love you too babe. We need to get dressed because our hotel is close.” Bly replied as she glanced out the windows at her surroundings.

“Okay…if I must.” Jordan answered with a laugh as she kissed Bly again and they quickly began to dress.

They both finished dressing and Bly put her coat back on as she looked out the window to see how close they were to the hotel. “Just in time Jordan.” Bly replied with a mischievous grin on her face as she looked back at her lover.

“Where are we staying?” Jordan asked as she moved closer to Bly and leaned on her to look out the window.

“See that big building right over there with the walkway going across the street?” Bly asked as she looked out the window and pointed to their destination.

“Is that it?” Jordan asked in total amazement at the very tall building connected by a walkway across the street to another large building.

“That’s it baby.” Bly answered with a smile as she glanced over her shoulder to see Jordan’s look of amazement. She loved to see that look on her face when Jordan experienced new things in her life, which made Bly feel good knowing she could provide that for Jordan.

“This is so great Bly…thanks!” Jordan answered with excitement as she kissed Bly’s cheek before leaning back in the seat.

Bly leaned forward to reach the remote to turn off the stereo and Jordan reached under her coat collar and pulled her black hair out which was tucked inside the coat. “Thanks for the help.” Bly answered with a smile as she sat back next to Jordan and held her hand.

The butterflies in Jordan’s stomach took off in flight as they always did when Bly touched her. The limo pulled up in front of the building and the driver opened the door for Bly and Jordan to exit. Bly climbed out and stood in front of the door and held her hand out to help Jordan.

“Chivalry is not dead yet.” Jordan replied with a laugh as she exited the limo.

“Depends on the person Jordan.” Bly answered with a wink as she led Jordan by the hand to the door and held it open for her. “You will like where we are staying because there is a mall in here.”

“Are you kidding me?” Jordan asked with amazement as she entered the door and checked the place out.

“Nope…they even have a Cheers store to buy merchandise from the show in case you can’t get to the bar.”

“Can we go to the bar and check it out? I loved that show and it would be neat to see the place.”

“It’s already on my itinerary.” Bly answered with a smile as they made their way up the escalator to the hotel lobby.

“This place is gorgeous Bly. What’s the name of it?” Jordan asked in awe as she looked around the large building.

“It’s called Copley Square Hotel and if you get lost somehow just take the “T” to Copley Square and you can’t miss it.”

“The “T”?” Jordan asked confused.

“Sorry…it’s the subway system and they also have trolley cars for transportation because you definitely don’t want to drive in this city! It’s impossible.” Bly answered with a laugh.

“I’ll have to remember that, but it would be best if you just stuck by my side.” Jordan answered with a smile. “So, what else is on your itinerary?” she asked looking up at Bly.

“Spending as much time with you as possible.” Bly answered with a smile as she slipped her hand on Jordan’s waist to help steady her as they stepped off the escalator.

The pair made their way into the elevator and waited for the door to close before engulfing one another with hugs and kisses. The bell on the elevator chimed indicating they arrived at their destination as Jordan broke her kiss and hug nervously waiting for the door to open.

Bly laughed and looked down at her. “What are you doing?”

“Somebody might see us Bly and I don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable.”

“Jordan…it’s the penthouse suite and why are you worried someone will feel uncomfortable? You didn’t mind it at the airport.” Bly teased as she led Jordan off the elevator into the spacious penthouse suite.

“Well…that was different because there might be some of your colleague’s here.”

“Very true but I really don’t care Jordan. Hey, close your eyes.” Bly answered with excitement.

“What for?” Jordan asked confused.

“I have a surprise for you.” Bly answered as she pulled Jordan into her arms and looked down into her green eyes.

“Bly…you don’t have to keep giving me surprises.”

“I know but I couldn’t resist.” Bly answered with a smile as she brushed Jordan’s blond hair off her face.

Bly led Jordan by the hand into the spacious penthouse suite and stopped to see if Jordan was looking. “You’re not peeking are you?” Bly teased as she checked her eyes to make sure they were shut tightly.

“Bly! I’m not peeking!” Jordan answered with a laugh and anxious to see what her surprise was going to be.

“Okay, come on then.” Bly answered as she led Jordan to the middle of the suite. “Okay, open your eyes.” Bly answered with excitement.

Jordan opened her eyes to a room full of white and red roses with a table set up in front of the window showing a breathtaking view of Boston. The table was set with candles and dinner. Jordan’s face lit up with excitement from Bly’s thoughtfulness and turned to face Bly.

“Bly, you are so incredibly romantic. Thank you.” Jordan replied with a smile as she ran her fingers through Bly’s hair and leaned up to her tall lover for a passionate kiss to thank her for the thoughtfulness.

Bly wrapped her arms around her love and deepened the kiss. She loved how Jordan felt in her arms, especially when her lips were pressed against her own. Bly thought about how she loved to see the look of appreciation from the flowers and dinner. Her other lover’s had just expected the wine and dine treatment from her and never appreciated any of her gifts for their specialness, but rather for their worth. Jordan was not like that and Bly loved her for it.

Jordan broke their kiss breathless with a look of distress on her face. “I am so sorry.” Jordan replied with regretful green eyes.

“About what?” Bly asked confused.

“I was so preoccupied with coming to see you that I totally forgot to thank you for all the flowers you sent me and especially for my life sized Scooby Doo stuffed animal!” Jordan answered with a smile at the fond memory of receiving the big, lovable stuffed animal from Bly. “I love him…he is so awesome!”

Bly smiled and was relieved that’s all that was wrong with Jordan. “I knew you would like it when I saw him in an advertisement on the Internet and I just had to get him for you.” Bly answered with a big smile.

“He is sitting next to my bed and every time I looked at him it made me want you even more! Thank you.” Jordan answered with a smile as she kissed and hugged Bly.

“You’re welcome. Are you hungry?”

“Bly!” Jordan replied with a questioning look.

Bly smiled. “I forgot…you’re always willing to eat.” Bly answered as they both laughed.

“Did I tell you how freaking incredible you look? I really love that jacket on you too.” Jordan exclaimed with a smile, as she looked her lover over.

Bly blushed and smiled. “Yes…you told me but thanks again.” Bly led Jordan over to the table and held her chair out for her as Jordan sat down and Bly pushed her chair in for her. Bly leaned down and whispered. “You look freaking incredible too.” which drew a smile out of Jordan as Bly softly kissed her cheek.

Bly stood up and removed her jacket before sitting down next to Jordan. Bly removed the cover on her plate, which kept her food warm as her dark hair fell forward, and as she tucked one side behind her ear Jordan watched breathless. Jordan took in a deep breath when she realized she was holding it.

Bly picked up her utensils and noticed Jordan watching her and glanced up. “What? Did I spill something on me already?” Bly asked confused as she looked at her clothes.

Jordan stared at her and smiled as she put her hand on Bly’s arm to get her attention. “No…I was just admiring your beauty and thinking about how much I love it when you tuck your hair behind your ear. It is so sexy and it sends the butterflies in my stomach crazy.” Jordan answered as she moved Bly’s hand to her mouth and placed a kiss on it.

Bly looked at Jordan lovingly and smiled through her blush. “I’m glad I’m not the only one that has those unruly butterflies. They do the same thing to me every time I look at you or hear your sexy voice.” Bly answered as she leaned over to Jordan and sealed her statement with a kiss. “I love you.” Bly whispered as she leaned back up and smiled.

“I love you too baby.” Jordan answered with a smile as she pulled the cover off her plate to see what Bly had ordered her for dinner. “How did you know baked Ziti is one of my favorites?” Jordan asked with a smile as she glanced over at Bly.

“Well…I took a good guess considering you’re Italian.” Bly answered with a laugh. “Is it any good?”

Jordan swallowed her mouthful. “Very good, but mine’s better.” Jordan answered with a laugh.

“I keep hearing about how great of a cook you are, but I don’t see anything to prove it.” Bly teased with a sexy smile.

“Okay, taste this and I promise to make you my baked Ziti and you can tell me which one is better.” Jordan answered with a smile as she held a forkful of Ziti out for Bly to taste.

Bly leaned in toward Jordan slowly as she locked blues with greens and wrapped her mouth around the fork with a seductive look and took the morsels being offered. Jordan’s look expressed how turned on she was by watching Bly and swallowed hard as she watched Bly finish chewing the Ziti. ‘How can someone be so damn sexy eating?’ Jordan asked herself watching Bly lick her lips seductively. She took a deep breath and let it out slowly. It was all she could do to stop herself from attacking Bly on the spot.

“You’re teasing me aren’t you?” Jordan asked with a raised eyebrow.

Bly flashed a mischievous grin. “Did it work?”

“Yes! You are so bad Bly.” Jordan answered with a chuckle.

“I told you I would get you back.” Bly teased as she popped a piece of steak in her mouth.

The pair finished dinner and both changed into more comfortable clothes. Bly sat in the window seat and peered out over the lighted city as Jordan finished in the bathroom and walked over to her.

“Hey, good looking… penny for your thoughts?” Jordan replied with a smile as she leaned against Bly.

Bly smiled as she turned to her and held out her hand. “Let me have the penny first.”

Jordan pretended to search her clothes for a penny and looked back up at Bly. “Can I pay you when I get my paycheck next week?” she answered with a smile.

“I don’t know Jordan. Are you good for it? I mean, the interest alone might break you from now until then. But, seeing as how you’re so beautiful I guess I’ll let you slide this time. But, try not to keep taking advantage of my good nature.” Bly teased with a sexy smile.

Jordan laughed as she wrapped her arms around the front of Bly’s shoulder and pressed her body against Bly’s back and kissed her cheek. “Would you mind if I joined you?”

“Actually, that’s what I was just thinking about how lonely I was sitting here without you in my arms.” Bly answered with a smile as she glanced over her shoulder at Jordan.

“Well…let me remedy that problem then.” Jordan replied as she climbed over Bly and sat in front of her. Bly wrapped her arms around Jordan and pulled her close to her body to snuggle with her. “This is heaven.” Jordan replied with a satisfied smile on her face.

“Yes…it is babe.” Bly whispered as she kissed Jordan on the cheek and reveled in the closeness of her lover. Bly finally found what she was looking for when she found Jordan. Bly thought about how she thought she had been in love many times before and her feelings for those women were nothing like they are for Jordan. She didn’t realize true love could be so wonderful and that’s what she felt with Jordan.

Jordan ran her hands up and down Bly’s arm as she watched the people on the streets of Boston go on about their business. “Bly, what’s that building right before us?” Jordan asked curiously as she pointed to the very large building facing them.

“That’s the John Hancock Tower and you can go to the top to check out all of Boston. They have an observatory up there.”

“That’s really cool.” Jordan answered with amazement as she stared at the large building before her.

“So, what’s on the itinerary for tomorrow?” Jordan asked with intrigue.

“Well…I hope you like history or I’m in big trouble.” Bly answered with a laugh.

Jordan glanced up over her shoulder and smiled. “Don’t worry I love it.”

“Whew! I was worried there for a minute. Well…I thought I would take you to a lot of the historical sites in Boston and we can walk the Freedom Trail, which links all the historical sites to the history of Boston. It is pretty interesting when you check out where Paul Revere made his historical ride and how they warned that the British were coming.” Bly explained with awe at the historical significance of those events.

“I had no idea you were so interested in historical events like that Bly. You never cease to amaze me.”

“Well…I guess we have a lot to learn about one another then. Do you like that sort of stuff as well?”

“Oh, I’m very fascinated by those events. I thought it was very interesting when I read about them in school and it excites me to know I will get to actually see those things.” Jordan answered with excitement.

Bly smiled and hugged her tighter as she kissed her cheek softly. “Let’s get to bed so we can get an early start of it tomorrow.” Bly replied as she moved off the window seat and helped Jordan get up.

Bly and Jordan crawled into bed and Bly removed her shirt as Jordan watched in amazement as she revealed her gorgeous body. Jordan slipped off her shorts and shirt and leaned down to kiss Bly passionately.

“Thanks again for everything tonight Bly. I really do appreciate everything.” Jordan replied with a loving smile as she looked down into Bly’s blue eyes.

“I’m so glad you are here with me Jordan.” Bly answered as she brushed her blond hair off her face and gazed into her beautiful green eyes. “I missed you so much that I couldn’t sleep or function correctly.”

“I wondered why you looked so tired. I thought maybe you were up late checking out the babes.” Jordan teased with a smile.

“Only one.” Bly answered with a smile as she leaned over and picked up the picture off the nightstand. ” I hope you don’t get too jealous over my girl Jordan.” Bly answered with a mischievous smile as she showed her the picture.

Jordan smiled. “I have this same one of us by my bed!”

“You’re kidding.” Bly answered with amazement.

“No…it’s a great picture of us together during the sunset cruise and I thought you looked especially sexy.” Jordan answered as she handed the picture back to Bly with Bly putting it back in its place.

“You’re the sexy one in there baby.” Bly answered with a smile as Jordan lay on her side and Bly wrapped her arms tightly around Jordan. Bly pulled Jordan in close to her body and laced her fingers around Jordan’s hand as she kissed her cheek. “Good night babe…I love you.” Bly whispered in her ear.

Jordan raised Bly’s hand up and kissed it. “Night honey…I love you too.” Jordan answered with a smile feeling totally loved and safe in Bly’s strong arms.

Bly woke before Jordan as usual, and took the opportunity to gaze lovingly at her lover who slept peacefully. Bly leaned up on her elbow and lightly brushed Jordan’s blond hair off her face. Jordan moved slightly to Bly’s touch and smiled through her sleep. Bly smiled and thought about how much she loved Jordan and how peaceful she looked sleeping. She hated to wake her but she couldn’t resist the urge and desire to see those beautiful green eyes look into her blues lovingly.

Bly lightly ran the back of her hand down Jordan’s arm to her side and slid her hand to the front of her toned abdomen as Jordan shifted from her touch. Bly smiled mischievously and slowly moved her hand up to Jordan’s chest and cupped a supple breast in her hand as she leaned down to whisper. “I love you Jordan.” Bly replied as she kissed Jordan’s cheek softly as she gently squeezed her breast.

Jordan moaned. “Hmmm.” and shifted her body closer to Bly and moved her hand on top of Bly’s which held her breast. “I love to hear you say that Bly.” Jordan whispered as she cleared her throat.

“I guess I’ll just have to keep saying it then won’t I?” Bly whispered as she kissed her again. “Do you want room service for breakfast or do you want to grab something at the French bakery down in the mall?”

“We should probably get going if we are going to see all the sites huh? So, we should get something quick to eat.” Jordan answered as she rolled onto her back with a smile and put her arm around Bly’s back. “Could you touch my other breast? It’s very sad that it is being neglected.” Jordan asked seductively.

“My pleasure.” Bly answered with a sexy smile as she moved her hand to her other breast and gently squeezed it. Bly leaned down and gave Jordan a passionate kiss to get her morning off to a good start.

Jordan smiled lovingly at Bly as she pushed Bly’s raven hair off her forehead. “I am so in love with you Bly.” Jordan replied as she pulled Bly down for a soul-searing kiss.

“I’m so glad you are Jordan.” Bly answered through her kiss.

Jordan broke the kiss to catch her breath and stared into Bly’s beautiful blue eyes. She didn’t really want to leave the comfortable bed to go out into the brisk New England weather to go sightseeing, but she didn’t want to miss the opportunity of seeing the sites in Boston, especially with Bly as her tour guide.

“Are you taking a shower first?” Jordan asked with a smile and a wiggle of her eyebrows.

Bly chuckled knowing Jordan would use any opportunity to grab an extra minute of sleep if at all possible. “Sure…just for you, but next time you’re first.” Bly answered with a smile as she gave Jordan a quick kiss and climbed out of bed. “Jeez, it’s cold in here.” Bly replied with a shiver as she crossed her arms over her chest to warm herself.

“I happen to like it this way because I get to see your hard nipples sticking out.” Jordan replied with a sly grin.

Bly looked down with embarrassment before moving closer to the bed. “Could you warm them for me?”

“I thought you would never ask.” Jordan answered as she sat up in the bed and reached to cup Bly’s breasts as Bly jumped away from her.

“Psyche!” Bly replied with a laugh and ran to the end of the bed and grabbed the covers.

“No, Bly. Please don’t.” Jordan pleaded with a laugh as she held the covers tightly.

“Beg me!” Bly teased mischievously.

“Please baby…it is very cold.” Jordan whined and gave Bly puppy dog eyes.

“Hmmm, not good enough!” Bly laughed as she stripped the covers off the bed as Jordan squealed and lay back on the bed to warm herself. Bly slapped her ass and ran into the bathroom to take a shower.

“Payback Bly…just remember…payback!” Jordan yelled as she scrambled for the covers.

Both women showered and dressed warmly for their excursion in the chilly New England weather. “Jordan…don’t forget to bring the camera.” Bly replied as she put her black leather ankle length jacket on.

“Got it darling!” Jordan answered as she threw on her fleece jacket and walked over to Bly who grabbed the hotel credit card key. “You are way too sexy! How do you expect me to function with you looking like that?” Jordan answered with a smile as she wrapped her arms around Bly’s waist.

“I guess you’ll have to struggle through the day honey.” Bly answered sarcastically.

“I love it when you’re cocky.” Jordan purred as she leaned up for a kiss.

“Let’s go lover girl.” Bly laughed as she took Jordan’s hand and led her to the elevator.

The two made their way into the lobby and through the mall to the Au Bon Pain French bakery. The two scanned the menu and tried to decide what they wanted for breakfast.

“What are you getting Bly?” Jordan asked as she looked up at her strikingly gorgeous lover.

“I’m getting…aah…a croissant and a coffee.”

“Sounds good. I’ll have the same.” Jordan answered as the clerk rang up their order.

“Make that to go please.” Bly informed the clerk and looked back at Jordan. “We’ll…eat on the train if you don’t mind?” Bly asked as she pulled out some money to pay for the bill.

“I don’t mind eating on the train, but I do mind you paying for breakfast. I’ve got it hun!” Jordan answered with a smile as she pushed Bly’s money filled hand back to her pocket and paid for the tab.

“Thanks Jordan.” Bly answered with a smile as she put her money away and grabbed their food.

Jordan received her change and turned to walk beside Bly who handed her the coffee she ordered. “Thanks, this should do two things for me. One, wake my sorry butt up and two, warm me up.” Jordan answered with a laugh, as did Bly. “Hmm, yummy coffee.” Jordan replied after a sip of her java.

“Hey, remind me to call Jules later to check up on Ares okay?”

“Sure.” Jordan answered before taking another sip of her coffee.

They both stepped out of the warm building and were greeted by a brisk breeze momentarily taking their breath away. “Whoa!” Bly replied as she regained her breath.

“Very chilly.” Jordan answered as the pair headed to the stairs to the subway.

They made it to the platform of the dank, cold subway stop and waited for the train. “I figured we could start the Freedom Trail at the …oh, damn…I forgot the name of it. Here can you hold this for me please?” Bly asked as she handed her coffee to Jordan who was glad to warm both hands with the coffee. Bly pulled out her trusty Boston sightseeing map and opened it to find their destination. “Okay…we can start at the Park Street Church which means we need to get off at the Park Street T stop.” Bly answered as she searched the subway for the train map. “Great! Only 3 stops to get there and we don’t have to change from the green line.” Bly answered with excitement that they wouldn’t have to spend a long time on the train as she retrieved her coffee from Jordan.

“You are quite the little tour guide aren’t you?” Jordan teased as the train pulled up to the station and was amazed that Bly knew her way around the large city.

“Your tour guide could be worse.” Bly teased and leaned close to Jordan as they boarded the crowded train. “Looks like we’ll have to stand.” Bly observed as she reached up for the overhead bar to steady herself as the train began to move.

Jordan couldn’t reach the overhead bar and grabbed Bly by the belt to steady herself from falling as the train pulled away from the station. Bly looked down at Jordan with a smile and wiggled her eyebrows as to where Jordan’s hand was positioned.

Bly leaned down and whispered in Jordan’s ear. “I’ve never done it on a train before.” she replied with a mischievous smile as she stood back up and glanced down at Jordan.

“Oh, I have…its no big deal though.” Jordan answered matter of factly, as she raised her coffee to her lips for a sip of the steaming hot Java and looked up noticing the astonished look on Bly’s face. ‘I didn’t really but it’s payback time.’ Jordan thought to herself mischievously.

“Really?” Bly asked with disbelief.

“Why? Are you jealous?” Jordan asked with a smile.

“Well…aah…no, I’m not jealous.” Bly stammered nervously knowing damn well that she was jealous. She looked out the window as their stop came up. “This is our stop come on.” Bly replied with slight agitation.

Jordan stepped in behind Bly and leaned up to her ear and whispered. “You’re jealous.” Jordan answered with a sly smile. ‘You are so bad Jordan Milano’ she thought to herself.

Bly looked over her shoulder to Jordan. “I’m not jealous, I just don’t want to hear about it.” Bly answered with agitation as she stepped off the train and headed towards the steps. Jordan had to practically run to catch up to the long strides of Bly’s.

“Bly!” Jordan replied knowing Bly was slightly irritated as she reached the street before Jordan and looked down at her map. Jordan caught up to her and stood before her. “What’s wrong with you?”

“Nothing.” Bly snapped as she looked down at the map and Jordan took it from her. “Jordan…give it back.” Bly answered with agitation.

“Not until you tell me what’s wrong with you.” Jordan answered with agitation of her own by the way Bly was acting.

“I just don’t want to hear about your sex life with others okay?” Bly snapped before she turned away from Jordan.

“Bly…we have both had other partners before so, why does it bother you so much?”

Bly crossed her arms and looked down ashamed of herself for acting like a little kid. “I can’t stand to hear or think about someone else touching you Jordan. It bothers me.” Bly answered as she looked at Jordan with sadness. Every time she thought of another’s arms around her lover, she felt a blinding pain in her chest that took her breath away.

Jordan saw the pained look in her lover’s eyes and moved closer to put her hand on Bly’s waist. “I don’t like the thought of someone else being with you either so, let’s just keep that part of our lives to ourselves then. I’m sorry…I was teasing you when I said I had done it on the train.”

“That wasn’t very funny Jordan.” Bly answered still feeling slightly angry.

“Honey…I didn’t know it would bother you so much. I am so sorry. Can you forgive me?” Jordan asked with a loving smile. She never wanted to be the reason for any pain in Bly’s eyes.

Bly looked at Jordan then away and back again knowing she couldn’t resist her sweet face. “Yes…I’ll forgive you.” Bly answered with a slight smile and with defeat.

“I’m sorry I teased you, but I did like that you were jealous.” Jordan answered with a sly grin as she rubbed Bly’s side.

“Oh, you did huh? What if I told you I was just teasing?” Bly asked with a mischievous smile.

Jordan looked bewildered and thought she had been duped. “Bly! Were you teasing me?” she asked with a disappointed look on her face.

Bly smiled and put her arm around Jordan as they continued to walk along. “Nope…I was serious and I was very jealous.” Bly answered with a laugh and pulled Jordan closer to her for a hug.

“Well…there is no need to be because I love you totally and there isn’t one other person in this world I could want more than you. Well…except that blond standing over there.” Jordan teased as she pointed and received a tighter hug from Bly.

“Would you like me to introduce you?” Bly asked as they both laughed.

“Nope…I think I’ll keep you. You’re kind of cute.” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked up at Bly and fed her a piece of her croissant.

“I think I’ll do the same cause you’re also kind of cute.” Bly answered with a smile as she chewed her food and looked down at Jordan as they headed over to their first historical site.

“That’s a really beautiful church Bly. How old is it?” Jordan asked as she gazed upon the old church.

“Map says it was built in 1809 so, it’s safe to say it is very old.” Bly answered with chuckle.

“Damn!” Jordan exclaimed in awe as she looked up past the church. “What is that place?” she asked as she pointed to the large building with a dome on top.

“That’s the Massachusetts State House and Paul Revere put the copper topping on the dome in…aah…1802.” Bly answered as she checked the map for the correct date. “It’s really cool looking don’t you think?” Bly asked as she looked at the state house then back to her lover and saw the wonderment in her green eyes.

“Most definitely.”

“Let’s head over to the Ben Franklin statue which was also the site of the first public school and then to the Granary Burial Ground.” Bly replied as she held Jordan’s hand and led her off towards the statue.

“We’re going to a burial ground?” Jordan asked with hesitation.

“Don’t be scared honey.” Bly teased as she squeezed Jordan’s hand. “It’s really neat because it’s the last resting place of the Patriots. Paul Revere, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams are all buried there.”

“That’s really neat but it sounds a little creepy.” Jordan answered as the pair continued their sight seeing along the Freedom Trail stopping at the said two sites before heading along to the next historical site.

“That’s the Old South Meeting House where the tea party began.” Bly replied as she pointed to the building. “Oh, Jordan! You’re going to love the next stop seeing as how you’re a writer.” Bly answered with excitement.

“Really?” Jordan answered with a gleam in her eye.

“Yeah, it’s the Old Corner Book Store which is one of Boston’s oldest buildings and the authors Emerson, Longfellow, Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe all gathered there regularly.” Bly answered as the pair entered the bookstore.

“This is so excellent. You can just feel the historical significance of this place.” Jordan answered in awe as she strolled around the bookstore. Bly smiled and enjoyed seeing the awe and obvious excitement in Jordan’s eyes as she watched her peruse the old historical bookstore.

“Oh, my god Bly!” Jordan exclaimed with excitement as Bly moved closer to her. “Look at this book! It is a leather-bound, first edition, signed copy of RW Emerson’s book!” Jordan answered in reverence, as she looked at the book in the protective case.

“That’s really neat Jordan.” Bly answered with a mischievous smile as she watched Jordan peer down into the case. Reluctantly, Jordan sighed and moved on to another area. Bly casually walked up to the counter, keeping an eye out for Jordan who was too busy looking at the different books to be concerned with what she was doing, and leaned on the counter to talk to the clerk. “I would like the autographed Emerson book in the case to be wrapped and delivered to my hotel room at this location.” Bly informed the clerk as she wrote the hotel and room number on her business card and handed it to the clerk.

“Ma’am that book isn’t for sale.” the clerk answered nervously.

“Sure it is and it’s for that beautiful blonde right there so, go get your manager and set the price. Money is no object.” Bly replied sternly and was taking no for an answer. “Oh, keep it quiet because it’s a secret.”

The clerk nervously exited to the back as Bly waited anxiously hoping Jordan would not catch on to what she was doing. The manager stepped out and faced Bly with a look of astonishment on her face at Bly’s request.

“Well…what’s the price?” Bly asked as she pulled her wallet out and glanced over to see where Jordan was located. She sighed a relief when she noticed her nose was stuck in a book and that she was totally engrossed in it.

“Aah…$1,250.00.” the manager stammered with disbelief that she had someone who wanted to purchase the book.

“Great. Can we hurry this transaction along?” Bly asked as she threw her platinum visa card down for the purchase. The manager quickly ran the card through and handed Bly the receipt for her to sign and keep. “Make sure it is delivered right away. Here’s some money to cover the delivery charge.” Bly answered as she threw a hundred-dollar bill on the counter for the manager who looked on with astonishment.

“Hello? I’m in a rush, could you just leave it at the front desk for me?” Bly replied trying to get the people moving.

Bly walked over to Jordan and glanced back at the manager who carefully pulled the book out of the case and carried it to the back to be wrapped and delivered.

“I can’t get over this place. I could spend the whole day here Bly.”

“I bet you could babe but, unfortunately, we have a Freedom Trail to walk.” Bly replied with a smile as she slipped her hand in Jordan’s.

Jordan sighed with disappointment. “You’re right, but could we come back if we have the time?” Jordan asked with excitement at the prospect.

“Sure.” Bly answered with a smile as they left the bookstore and were greeted by a cold breeze. “Jeez, I would have thought that it would have warmed up by now.” Bly commented holding Jordan closer to keep her warm.

“I like the chilly weather because then I get to snuggle with you baby.” Jordan answered with a smile.

“You can snuggle with me anytime you want sexy.” Bly answered as she flashed Jordan a sexy smile.

“Ooh, I like that thought. Where to now tour guide?”

“We are going to pass the site of the Boston Massacre and then head over to Faneuil Hall and market place which you will like because they have little shops to purchase things from.” Bly answered with a sly grin and received a squeeze from Jordan in response.

“What makes you think I like to shop?”

“Linda gave up the goods on you and she also said that you are quite the bargain hunter.”

“When did she tell you that?”

“When my family was hogging you on the dance floor at my grandparents anniversary party.” Bly answered with a smile.

“Linda sure likes to give up secrets doesn’t she?” Jordan asked with a sly grin.

“Hmmm, maybe I can get her to give up some other secrets about you.” Bly teased.

“You better not or I’ll cut you off!” Jordan teased with a laugh.

“Oh, no don’t do that!” Bly answered with a worried look on her face.

“Don’t worry baby. You just let secrets remain secrets and there won’t be a problem.”

“You do drive a hard bargain.” Bly answered with a smile as they stopped at the next two stops along the Freedom Trail.

Bly sat down as Jordan worked her bargaining skills at one of the shops in the market place at Faneuil Hall. Jordan walked up with a satisfied and happy look on her face as Bly watched her lover approach.

“Check out this great scarf I got for Linda! I’ll have you know I got a great price for it.” Jordan replied with pride.

“That’s really nice honey but when will Linda wear a heavy scarf like that in Florida?” Bly asked questioningly.

“Oh, man!” Jordan exclaimed with disappointment as she slammed her hands down on her hips. “I totally didn’t even think of that!”

“Why don’t you wear it and get Linda something else.”

“Do you think?” Jordan asked as she put the scarf around her neck.

“Ooh, very sexy.” Bly answered seductively as she put her arm around Jordan and they headed out of the market place.

“It just so happens that I bought you something that I know will look very sexy on you!” Jordan replied with a mischievous smile as she reached into her bag.

“You did? Isn’t that sweet. What did you get me?” Bly inquired as she looked over Jordan’s shoulder for what was in the bag.

“These!” Jordan exclaimed as she pulled out a pair of black leather gloves.

“Yes! I need those to keep my cold hands warm!” Bly answered with excitement and a smile as she took them and promptly put them on. “Hey, they fit perfect. How did you know what size?”

“Bly…I think I know what size your hands are!” Jordan answered with an embarrassed grin.

It took a couple of minutes before it dawned on Bly what Jordan meant and she blushed with embarrassment. “Jordan…you are very bad, but I love it and I love my gloves thank you very much! I hope you got quite the little bargain on these.” Bly answered as she held her hands up. “How do they look?”

“Very sexy as I said they would, especially with that jacket!” Jordan replied with a smile, and happy that Bly liked her gift.

Bly stopped walking and put her hands on Jordan’s shoulders and leaned in to give her a passionate thank you kiss. “Thanks, my present means a lot to me.” Bly whispered as she kissed her again and took Jordan’s hand in her own as they headed off to their next stop.

Jordan was happy that Bly liked the present. She had been worried that Bly wouldn’t like them, but she was taken back by her obvious enjoyment of the gift. She knew Bly was genuinely thankful, and it made her feel good.

The pair stopped at Paul Revere’s house and took the tour, which was narrated by a guide. They made their way away from the home towards their next stop. “Bly…I was totally surprised by how small his home was.” Jordan answered amazed at the smallness of the home.

“Yeah…me too. I guess people get a misconception that because he was a famous Patriot that he should have a huge home, but back then they just didn’t have very big homes.”

“I suppose so. Hey, what’s the next stop?”

“The Old North Church which is the oldest church and the one were they had two lanterns hanging in the steeple to warn Charlestown that the British were coming.”

“I couldn’t imagine living in times like that with the threat of war in your own backyard. It must have been very scary.”

“Yeah…but think of the pride those people had to stand up for their rights and to fight off the British. That is so significant.” Bly answered in awe as she looked up at the steeple of the Old North Church, and imagined the lanterns burning in there. “Jordan…we forgot to go to see the Boston Tea Party ship. They do a re-enactment at certain times during the day.”

“Let’s go then.” Jordan answered with excitement.

“We have to walk all the way back towards the wharf , its pretty far. Wait, I have an idea…let’s go see the U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill monument, and take the bus back to see the Boston Tea Party ship.”

“Sounds good to me but are we going to walk across that very long Charlestown Bridge?” Jordan asked with slight disappointment at the thought of the long walk.

“I guess not. Let’s take a taxi then.” Bly answered as she turned to hail a taxi, which she was able to do rather quickly.

They both entered the cab. “Take us to the Constitution please.” Bly informed the driver as she slipped her hand into Jordan’s.

“Aah…it feels good to sit and ride.” Jordan answered with relief.

“Some kind of Freedom Trail walkers we are huh?” Bly asked with a laugh that was shared by Jordan.

Part 4

The pair checked out the Constitution, the Bunker Hill monument and then took the cab back to check out the Boston Tea Party ship. The pair headed to the south train station to catch the red line T train. They both plopped in the seats exhausted with their bags of souvenirs and Jordan leaned her head against Bly’s shoulder.
“I am so tired Bly.” Jordan replied with a yawn as she closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.

Bly looked at Jordan and laughed that she could fall asleep anytime and any place. Bly woke Jordan before their stop to get off. “Come on babe we have to change to the green line.” Bly informed Jordan as they stood up and waited by the door for the train to stop with Jordan still asleep, leaning her head against Bly’s back.

The doors opened and Bly grabbed Jordan’s hand to lead the sleepy woman to their next terminal to change trains. They hopped on the green line and sat back down to wait for their destination to arrive.

“Bly could you carry me?” Jordan asked sleepily as she leaned her head against Bly’s shoulder.

Bly laughed as she looked on lovingly at Jordan who fell back to sleep. “Unbelievable.” Bly replied softly with a chuckle. She thought about how much fun she had with Jordan today. Bly couldn’t wait to be alone and hold her lover in her arms, and shower her with kisses.

Bly woke Jordan for their last stop and the pair headed out of the subway to the street and crossed to their hotel. Jordan was happy to see the familiar confines of the hotel knowing the bed was close. “Bly…you have worn me out.”

“I love to do that, but in bed baby.” Bly answered with a laugh. “I guess you’re too tired for dinner then huh?” Bly teased knowing Jordan would never miss a meal.

“Very funny.” Jordan answered with sleepy green eyes as Bly smiled and slid her hand around her neck to pull her close to her chest while they rode the escalator. Bly kissed Jordan on the head and didn’t care who saw her. She was in love with Jordan damn it , and wanted everyone to know about it.

They stepped off the escalator in each other’s arms. “Jordan go on up to the room. I’m going to check my messages and I’ll meet you up there in a couple of minutes.”

“Okay…but hurry.” Jordan replied through her yawn as she entered the elevator.

Bly smiled and approached the front desk. “Was a package delivered for me earlier today? It’s the penthouse suite.” Bly asked the clerk.

“Yes…here it is.” the clerk informed her as he handed over the package.

Bly opened the package carefully to make sure they sent the same book from the store, satisfied that they had, Bly headed over to the elevator. ‘Jordan is going to freak when she sees this book.’ Bly thought to herself and smiled as she entered the elevator.

The elevator doors opened and Bly stepped into the room and put the packages down before finding Jordan sprawled in a prone position on the bed asleep. Bly laughed and shook her head in amazement as she took off her jacket and gloves. Slipping off her shoes, she climbed up next to Jordan.

Bly kissed Jordan on the cheek and lay next to her with her arm across her lover’s back before falling asleep. Jordan awoke in a daze, unaware of what time or day it was, and felt a familiar arm on her back. She slid around on her side and cuddled up close to Bly placing soft kisses on her neck to wake her.

Bly opened a sleepy blue eye and looked at her beautiful blonde staring at her. “I could really get used to this in the mornings.” Bly replied with a smile as she grabbed a hold of Jordan and pulled her on top of her to engulf her in a hug. Bly gazed into Jordan’s eyes and leaned in for a sensual kiss.

“Hmmm…I love that.” Jordan purred with a smile. “Do you have any idea what time or day it is?” Jordan asked with a laugh.

“Aah…let’s see.” Bly answered as she looked at her watch. “Whoa! It’s Saturday at 10am!”

“I guess we were tired! I can’t believe we slept through dinner. No wonder I’m so hungry.” Jordan answered with a laugh. “What do you have planned for us today my love?” Jordan asked with a smile as she peered into Bly’s blues.

“I thought we could go to the Boston Public Garden where they have the famous swan boats, then head to Cheers, Hard Rock Cafe, Harvard Square and end up at Fenway Park to catch a Red Sox game at 4. Sound okay to you?”

“Absolutely…sounds like a lot of fun.”

They both showered and headed out for their second day of sightseeing in Boston. They hit the Boston Public Garden, Cheers, Hard Rock and then made their way to Fenway Park for the Red Sox game.

“Who are the Sox playing?” Jordan asked as they stepped into the Boston Beer Works, which was crowded with Red Sox fans before the game.

“The Detroit Tigers.” Bly answered with a grin.

“You sneak! You got tickets for the Tigers?”

“No, for you to see the Tigers.” Bly answered with a smile. “I do hope you are a Tiger fan. I just assumed you were considering you’re from Michigan.” Bly answered nervous that she might not like the Tigers.

“Oh, yeah I’m a Tiger fan.” Jordan answered with excitement.

“Great. Do you want a beer? They have all kinds of imported beers here.”

“Sure. I’ll try a Samuel Adams beer.” Jordan answered scanning the very crowded brewery as Bly ordered two Sam Adams for them. “I guess this is where all of the Red Sox fans hang out before a game huh?”

“Oh, yeah. This place gets packed.” Bly answered as she handed Jordan her beer and took a long sip of hers. “Hmmm, tasty.” Bly replied as she swallowed her cold beverage.

They finished their beer and headed across the street to the stadium to see the baseball game. “I can’t believe they have New England clam chowder at the baseball game.” Jordan exclaimed with disbelief.

“Oh, yeah that stuff is everywhere around here but it’s weird the have it at a baseball game. Let’s get to our seats because the game has already started.”

“Okay.” Jordan answered as the pair found their seats and sat down to enjoy the game. “This stadium even exudes history Bly.” Jordan replied with amazement as she scanned the stadium.

“It sure does and it was pretty cool to play here.” Bly answered as she sipped her hot chocolate.

“You played here?”

“Yeah, when I played in the professional women’s baseball league. It was a dream true to play at Fenway Park where all of those famous players once played.” Bly answered with a smile at the fond memory.

“That is so incredible. I am so happy for you that one of your dreams came true.” Jordan answered sincerely as she smiled at Bly.

“Another one came true when I met you Jordan. It was the most important dream to me, and you made it possible.” Bly answered with a loving smile as she saw the tears well in Jordan’s eyes.

“My dream to find someone to fall in love with and be happy with came true when I met you too Bly.” Jordan answered with a smile wishing they were back at the hotel so, she could show Bly just how happy she was to be with Bly. Her heart was bursting with the love she felt for Bly and couldn’t fully explain how her life had changed for the better. She had spent her whole life waiting and not knowing what she was waiting for, until now.

A lump formed in Bly’s throat and she felt so loved by Jordan. She had never had someone love her that much and she wanted to take Jordan in her arms to show her how much she loved her for it. “Aah…Jordan would you be upset if we went back to the hotel?” Bly asked cautiously hoping she was thinking the same thing.

“No, not at all. Let’s go.” Jordan answered with excitement as she stood up and waited for Bly to stand up.

Bly smiled as she stood up. “I guess you have the same thing on your mind babe.” Bly chuckled as they made their way out of their section.

“Yes… I do and let’s hurry.” Jordan answered with urgency as her passion mounted for Bly. She wanted to make love to her like never before and wished they were already in the bed doing just that.

The two women hurried to the train station and Bly wished she could have gotten a taxi instead as she looked down the empty track in annoyance. Jordan looked up at her lover and knew that she wanted nothing more than to touch her and feel her pressed against her. She quickly looked around and saw that they were alone and launched herself at her lover.

Bly staggered against the unexpected onslaught, but quickly gained her balance as Jordan’s lips sought out her own. The kiss turned passionate and Jordan could feel her knees weakening. ” I wish that train would hurry.” Jordan whispered between kisses and moved to nip Bly’s neck. Bly moved them backward toward a bench and sat down pulling Jordan onto her lap. Jordan moved to straddle Bly’s hips and leaned in for a deep, wet kiss. She could feel the heat pulsing within her body and wanted Bly like she had never wanted anyone before. Breathless, the kiss broke and Bly moved her lips to mark a trail down Jordan’s neck to the opening of her shirt and quickly unbuttoned the top three buttons. She moved her lips down the edge of the creamy breasts before pulling down her bra and capturing an already aroused nipple. Bly used both her hands to hold down Jordan’s bra as she alternated between the two pink orbs.

“Oh God Bly…I can’t take anymore. I need…..” Jordan’s voice became distant as the roar of the oncoming train blurred the rest of her plea.

“Damn!” Bly swore.

Bly and Jordan scrambled off the bench, tugging everything into place as the rush of wind and noise of the incoming train assaulted them. It also effectively cut-off the colorful phrases streaming from Bly’s mouth. Jordan smiled at her lover’s ire as Bly pulled her toward the train. Bly walked through the almost empty car and chose a seat furthest away from the other two occupants, facing in the opposite direction. The other passengers consisted of a teenager with a Walkman in his ears, playing so loud that Bly could make out the words of the song, and an elderly woman, who just smiled at the young man, deaf to the noise. Bly grinned and pulled Jordan down next to her as the train pulled out of the station.

“What’s changed your tune?” Jordan asked curiously. Bly definitely looked like she was up to something. Bly leaned over and put her arm around Jordan and pulled the woman close planting a long wet kiss on Jordan’s lips.

“Oh Boy!” Jordan replied and looked over her shoulder at the other occupants, but they were oblivious to the two women. Turning back to Bly she looked at her quizzically. Bly just chuckled in reply and dipped her arm lower down Jordan’s neck until she brushed her hand lightly across Jordan’s breast. Jordan sucked in a deep breath as Bly whispered in her ear, “You shouldn’t start something, you can’t finish.” Taking the cue from Jordan’s reaction, Bly began her assault of Jordan’s ear, nipping and licking the outer edge until both their chests were rising and falling unevenly. Jordan rested her hand high on Bly’s thigh; her fingertips were touching the metal zipper of the woman’s jeans. Jordan turned to capture Bly’s lips and deepened the kiss as the train slowed to enter the next station.

The women broke their kiss as the doors slid open and Bly looked out the window hoping no one else would enter their car. A middle-aged man approached the car and took one look at the expression on Bly’s face, and continued on to the next car. Bly smiled as the train pulled out of the station and turned to continue her assault of Jordan’s neck, biting it lightly. “Now, where were we?”

“Bly, we shouldn’t be doing this here!” Jordan protested half-heartedly as Bly continued her ministrations on the tender flesh of her neck.

“Oh, but I want to?” Bly replied and put Jordan’s hand back on her thigh, this time closer to the zipper’s handle. Jordan shivered and proceeded to finger the handle tentatively.

“Yes Jordan, I want you to feel how wet I am for you.” Bly’s voice hotly whispered in her ear. The voice was a blend of desire and plea, and Jordan was helpless to stop herself. Slowly, she pulled the zipper down as Bly rubbed Jordan’s already hardening nipple with the palm of her hand. Jordan’s breathing quivered as she slipped her hand inside the opening and tickled the fabric of Bly’s underwear. Bly quickly adjusted her position to allow Jordan to move her hand further down. Jordan found the top of Bly’s bikini briefs and slipped her hand inside. “Yes, Jordan.” Bly continued to whisper sexily. Frustrated at the angle, Jordan moved her other hand to quickly unsnap the top of the jeans and ran her hand flatly down Bly’s lower abdomen until she touched soft, wet curls, and groaned.

“Oh Baby, yes…I need to feel you touching me.” Bly whispered huskily, her voice becoming deep with desire. Jordan’s fingers reached the part of the wet lips and lightly ran down the center of them, and gently slipped inside the slick walls. Bly bit down on Jordan’s neck and moaned at the contact below. Both women were so absorbed in their act; they hadn’t noticed the train stopping at the next station.

“Hey, Bly, Jordan! I thought it was you!” A southern voice called out from below, causing Bly to unconsciously squeeze her knees together in response, effectively trapping Jordan’s hand.

“What the…?” Bly whispered frustrated and quickly removed her hand from Jordan’s breast. Jordan looked up to see two familiar women approaching from behind and tugged on her hand. She tried nudging Bly, but she was watching the women approach in total disbelief. Jordan quickly threw her sweatshirt over Bly’s lap in an attempt to cover her hand as the women slid into the seat across from them.

“Remember us? Susan and Lynn, from down in Key West?” The blonde asked excitedly. “I can’t believe we ran into you two way up here!”

“Yes, how weird. What are you two doing in Boston?” Jordan replied as casually as possible. Bly continued to silently stare without comments. Jordan sharply tugged on a moist hair to get a response out of the tall woman. Bly jumped at the pain and looked over at Jordan realizing their situation. Bly slowly released the tension on her knees to allow Jordan to slip her hand out. Jordan just grinned mischievously and kept her fingers right where they were, lightly drawing circles on the sensitive flesh beneath them. Bly closed her eyes trying to focus her mind on something other than the sensation it was causing.

“Are you all right?” The other woman asked when she looked into Bly’s flushed face.

“Sure?” Bly squeaked out before clearing her throat. “Been a long day, I guess.” Bly smiled half-heartedly and wanted to reach down to stop Jordan’s hand from roaming. When Bly turned to look at Jordan pleadingly, Jordan winked back in response and dipped a finger past the wet folds. Bly gasped and placed her hands quickly on the sweatshirt in her lap. She squeezed Jordan’s hand tightly to stop it from moving any deeper, but she could not stop the swirling finger.

“Just you wait!” Bly threatened under her breath causing a low chuckle to erupt from Jordan. Bly turned to divert her attention to the inane conversation from the couple across from them.

Jordan half-listened and nodded occasionally to the woman as they described their tour of Boston. Out of the corner of her eye, she continued to watch the effect she was having on Bly. “Oh, I’m going to pay for this later, but right now…”

As the train finally pulled into their station, Bly could hardly take anymore of Jordan’s questing finger, and took a sharp intake of breath as Jordan dipped it deeper. Jordan kept a smile on her face as she nodded at the conversation and slowly pulled her hand free and out from under the sweatshirt. She looked up at Bly winking as she slid her index finger into her mouth and sucked on it. Bly felt a sudden rush of warmth between her legs as she shuddered groaning. She hadnever expected such boldness out of Jordan and that alone was making it hard for her to maintain control.

Jordan rose as the train stopped and stepped between Bly and the two women. She paused and motioned for Lynn and Susan to precede them off the train as Bly stood struggling to hold the sweatshirt in front of her and rebutton her pants. Jordan whispered over her shoulder, “Don’t bother, we’re not finished”, before moving to get off the train. Bly tugged her zipper up and followed with a sly smile on her face.

“Listen…ladies we’ll catch you some other time okay?” Bly asked as she hurried Jordan towards the stairs to exit the train station.

“Well…what are y’all doin”… now?” Susan asked picking up her pace to keep up with Bly and Jordan.

“Aah…sorry we’ve made other plans.” Jordan answered nervously as Bly continued to pull her up the stairs and glanced back at her to end the conversation and get moving.

“Where are y’all stayin’ because we can call ya there?”

“We are staying at the Westin hotel, room 69!” Bly yelled back as Jordan looked at her and chuckled at the room number Bly chose.

Bly saw her opportunity to get away from the women when a big crowd of commuters approached and she maneuvered Jordan through them to lose the annoying women so she could have her woman to herself and not be interrupted.

“Okay…we’ll call ya there then! Bye!” They both yelled and waved as the crowd held them back.

“Yeah, whatever!” Bly replied as Jordan laughed.

“Bly VanDewark! You are so bad!” Jordan exclaimed as they both exited the station to a brisk breeze.

“That’s what you love about me babe!” Bly answered with a smile as she glanced down both sides of Boylston Street to make sure it was clear of traffic to cross, and much to Bly’s delight it was clear.

Bly pulled Jordan across the street as they ran into the entrance to the Copley Square hotel and made their way hurriedly towards the escalator. “Bly…you’re killing me with all this running!” Jordan exclaimed out of breath.

“Yeah, well. You were killing me on the train so, we’re even!” Bly answered with a smile as she jumped on the crowded escalator and looked back at Jordan wishing the damn thing would move faster. She was hot for Jordan and wanted her right there and then, but knew the other people wouldn’t appreciate that.

Jordan moved closer to Bly and took Bly’s hand and put it to her breast for Bly to feel her hardened nipple. Jordan mouthed “I want you now!” and Bly’s body temperature rose. Bly turned around and pulled Jordan up the escalator stairs.

“Aah…excuse us…sorry…oh, sorry ma’am…excuse us…sick woman coming through!” Bly announced as she worked herself and Jordan up the stairs through the crowd to get to their floor quicker.

“I’m very sorry.” Jordan apologized to the people they bumped into as they jumped off the escalator and headed towards the elevators at a brisk pace.

Bly took off her jacket and slipped her pullover shirt off as they approached the penthouse elevator. She fumbled nervously to get the key in quickly to open the elevator and dropped the key. “Shit!” She exclaimed with frustration and bent over to pick up the key as Jordan slid her hand between Bly’s legs and she jumped up from the goose Jordan gave her.

“Just wait Jordan…just you wait!”

“I am because you can’t get the damn key in there!” Jordan answered with a laugh as Bly finally opened the elevator and they both stepped in.

Jordan had already removed her jacket and unzipped her jeans as Bly wrapped her up in her arms and passionately kissed her. Jordan’s tongue took control of Bly’s mouth as did her hands, and she slammed Bly against the wall of the elevator.

“Oh, baby…get rough with me! It turns me on!” Bly exclaimed excited by her lover’s enthusiasm as Jordan forced her tongue back inside of Bly’s mouth for a wet, passionate kiss.

Bly untucked Jordan’s shirt and began to pull it up over her head as Jordan slipped her hands under Bly’s shirt to caress two hardened nipples. “Jordan…I love it when you touch me!” Bly moaned breathless as Jordan sank her teeth into Bly’s neck. “Oh, yes!” Bly yelled in ecstasy. It was an incredible turn on when Jordan would bite her neck.

Bly finally got Jordan’s shirt off as well as her bra and Jordan struggled to do the same to Bly. Soon, naked bodies were pressed against one another. The elevator stopped at their penthouse suite and Bly pushed the lock button so, the elevator would stay in place as Jordan unbuttoned and unzipped Bly’s jeans while Bly struggled to get her shoes off to help Jordan undress her.

Bly stood sweating from her desire and passion for Jordan as she watched her lover strip her jeans and underwear off of her. Jordan ran a trail of soft kisses up her abdomen to her breasts and captured an erect nipple in her mouth as she began to gently suck the sensitive area.

Bly ran her fingers through Jordan’s blonde hair and pressed her head closer to her breast, which heightened her desire for Jordan to take her. “Baby…I need for you to touch me.” Bly moaned desperately.

“Not yet.” Jordan whispered as she moved her mouth to the other breast, which so desired her mouth pressed against it. Jordan circled her tongue around the hardened nipple as Bly’s breathing became more labored.

“Oh, Jordan, you are freaking driving me nuts!” Bly yelled out in obvious delight as Jordan slowly ran her tongue down between Bly’s breast to her navel and circled the outline of Bly’s navel. Bly put her hands behind Jordan’s head to guide her down farther. Jordan did not oblige and instead looked up with her green eyes to meet blues.

“Not so fast!” Jordan ordered as she circled her tongue back around her navel and dipped her tongue inside Bly’s navel followed by a kiss.

“Jordan…please? I can’t take much more…touch me!” Bly pleaded with her lover.

Jordan decided she had teased her lover long enough not to mention she wanted to taste Bly so badly that, she couldn’t stay away any longer if she tried. Jordan lightly ran her tongue down Bly’s goody trail to her dark, moist curls and knelt before her. Bly spread her legs for her lover as Jordan parted her folds and lightly stroked her tongue along Bly’s swollen nub. Bly’s legs became weak as Jordan’s tongue touched her clit, and Jordan grabbed them to steady her lover as she pressed her tongue against the sensitive area.

“Yes…Jordan…that feels so incredible!” Bly moaned as she began to rock her hips to meet Jordan’s strokes with her tongue. “Oh, baby” you feel so damn good!” Bly moaned as she closed her eyes and leaned her head back against the wall to enjoy what Jordan was doing to her.

“You smell and taste so good Bly.” Jordan whispered through her strokes with her tongue as Bly spread her legs wider.

Jordan licked Bly’s clit up and sucked the area in her mouth as she slid two fingers inside of Bly’s slick opening causing her lover to cry out in pleasure. Jordan loved to feel how Bly wrapped tightly around her fingers and it sent a wave of hot passion straight to her own center. Jordan took a deep breath to calm herself so she could concentrate on pleasing her lover.

“Jordan…I can’t hold it any longer honey…I’m going to come!” Bly moaned loudly as she picked up her pace thrusting her pelvis forward and backward in rhythm with Jordan’s movements.

Bly’s gasped for air as she felt her climax reaching it’s peak, and could hold it no longer as Jordan sucked her clit inside her mouth and thrust her fingers in and out of Bly.

“Give it to me baby!” Jordan demanded as she pressed her tongue against Bly’s swollen nub. “Bly, you taste so good.” Jordan moaned through her ministrations along Bly’s clit.

“Oh, yes! Baby! This is for you!” Bly shouted as she released her orgasm for Jordan to enjoy. Bly gasped for her breath as her body shuttered and Jordan stuck her tongue inside of Bly to take her treat. Bly held Jordan’s head were she wanted it as Jordan moved her tongue in and out of Bly’s opening causing her to have another orgasm.

“Oh, Jordan…you are such a wonderful lover!” Bly shouted out breathless as Jordan wrapped her arms around her lover’s waist, to enjoy the fruits Bly offered her.

When Jordan was sure Bly was finished she moved her kiss and her hands back up her lover’s sweaty body and slid her tongue inside of Bly’s eagerly awaiting mouth. Bly wrapped

her arms around her blonde lover and deepened the kiss enjoying the taste of herself on Jordan’s mouth.

Bly broke the kiss and looked down into beautiful love filled green eyes. She smiled and pushed Jordan’s sweaty long blonde hair off her forehead and leaned in for a soul-searing kiss. “I love you so much Jordan.” Bly declared through her kiss as Jordan held her tighter and deepened the kiss.

“You are such a fabulous lover Jordan.” Bly whispered as she broke their kiss and locked blues with greens.

“So are you Bly…now, make love to me.” Jordan answered sexily as she looked up at her tall, dark lover with want in her green eyes.

Bly traced her tongue along Jordan’s lips and slipped her tongue inside past her parted to lips for a deep, moist kiss. Bly pushed Jordan’s jeans off her hips to the ground and lifted Jordan up in her arms off the ground so Jordan could kick the jeans off of her. Bly deepened her passionate kiss as her hands moved down Jordan’s back to her ass and she lifted Jordan up guiding her legs over her hips for Jordan to wrap them around her.

Bly could feel Jordan’s damp curls against her abdomen, which heightened her arousal and desire for Jordan. Bly held Jordan in her arms as they continued their kiss and carried Jordan out of the elevator into the hotel room. Jordan began to slip out of Bly’s grasp and as she struggled to hold her, she lost her balance causing them to fall to the ground laughing.

“Honey…you are so romantic!” Jordan teased with a laugh as she looked at her lover laying on her.

“I couldn’t help it you’re so sweaty babe!” Bly laughed. “Besides, we need to have some fun in our life right”” Bly asked with a sexy smile as she kissed Jordan and ran her hand down to her breast to lightly pinch her erect nipple.

“Oh, I love it when you do that.” Jordan gasped through her kiss as Bly’s hand slowly traveled down Jordan’s curves to her sex.

Bly’s hand moved on top of her wet curls as her kiss traveled to Jordan’s neck and she nibbled on the smooth skin. Bly parted Jordan’s wet folds and pressed her thumb against her swollen nub as her finger slipped inside Jordan’s wet opening, and she bit Jordan’s neck lightly.

Jordan’s hips moved upwards as she gasped from her lover entering her. “Oh, Bly…that feels so good.” Jordan moaned as she moved her hips in synch with Bly’s fingers.

Jordan’s hand moved onto Bly’s breast and she cupped it in her hand as Bly moved in and out of her faster. Bly moved her kiss down to Jordan’s breast and sucked her nipple into her mouth as her fingers penetrated Jordan deeper with each stroke.

Jordan threw her head back and bucked her hips wildly as her lover fulfilled her every desire. “Yes…baby…that feels so good…deeper Bly.” Jordan moaned breathless, her breathing becoming more labored as Bly slid another finger inside her. Bly loved to feel how tight Jordan’s opening was and it peaked her arousal the way she tightly wrapped around her fingers.

Jordan was driving Bly nuts with her demands and she began to stroke her sex against Jordan’s leg to satisfy her own burning desire. She moved her kiss back to Jordan’s mouth and moved her fingers in and out of Jordan deeper as requested. Jordan put her hand on Bly’s firm backside to guide her as she rocked her hips up and down against Jordan’s leg.

“Oh, honey…you are so wet! Come with me Bly.” Jordan whispered through her kiss, sending Bly to the brink of her climax and she began to stroke Jordan’s sex faster. “Yes…Bly…yes baby! I’m coming!” Jordan screamed as she pressed her sex up against Bly who simultaneously released her orgasm on Jordan’s leg.

Bly waited for Jordan’s body to stop shuddering before moving down to take what belonged to her…Jordan’s offering of love. She slipped her tongue inside of Jordan and sucked everything she had to offer as Jordan moaned in delight with each wave of her continuing orgasms. Bly gladly accepted Jordan’s sweet nectar that she offered until she could give no more.

Bly slid up and lay on Jordan, spent from their passion and Jordan held her tightly. “I love you Bly.” Jordan whispered as she kissed her on the head while she ran her fingers through Bly’s raven hair.

“I’m glad you do Jordan.” Bly whispered as she lightly kissed her on the neck.

“Because I love you so much. You are so freaking incredible and you make me feel so wonderful.” Bly exclaimed with excitement sitting up to look down at Jordan.

Jordan blushed and smiled. “You do the same to me baby.” Jordan answered with a smile as she pulled Bly down for a soul-searing kiss.

Bly broke the kiss. “Do you want to stay here or do you want to get into the bed” Bly asked with a smile and a wiggle of her eyebrows.

“Hmmm, bed!” Jordan answered with a laugh as Bly got up and held her hand out to help Jordan up.

Jordan stood up and began to walk, but was pulled back into Bly’s arms wrapping tightly around her. “You are so sexy Jordan.” Bly whispered in her ear, her tongue circled the contours of her ear sending a wave of warmth and igniting a fire throughout Jordan.

She put her hands on Bly’s arms and squeezed them tighter around her reveling in the love she felt from being in Bly’s arms. “We need to hurry and get to the bed before we have to find another spot on the floor to christen babe…because I want you so bad Bly.” Jordan answered with desire in her voice.

“Hmmm, my little vixen! Let’s get you to the bed then.” Bly moaned as she moved Jordan towards the bed never letting her out of her arms until they climbed in bed together.

Bly and Jordan made mad passionate love to one another for over two hours and fell asleep spent from their desires. Bly woke before Jordan who lay asleep on her chest. Bly smiled as she thought about how much she loved holding Jordan in her arms and how much she loved to feel Jordan’s heartbeat close to her own. She kissed Jordan on the head waking the sleepy blonde who looked up at her.

“Hey, sexy!” Jordan responded groggily.

“I’m hungry.” Bly informed Jordan with a sexy smile.

“For me… Haven’t you had enough”” Jordan teased her dark haired lover.

“I can never get enough of you, but I was talking about being hungry for an apple crisp.” Bly explained with a smile as she pretended to lick her chops at the thought of the tasty dessert.

“Hmmm, sounds good but what is it”” Jordan asked as her interest was peeked, which wasn’t hard to do when it came to food.

“Oh, it’s delicious. The best way to describe it is an apple cobbler type dessert, hot with vanilla ice cream on top.” Bly exclaimed with a smile as she fondly remembered how delicious the dessert tastes.

“You sold me on it.” Jordan exclaimed as she jumped out of bed and scrambled for her clothes.

Bly laughed as she watched her lover hurry and get dressed. Jordan threw Bly’s clothes at her on the bed. “I guess you’re a little eager for the apple crisp huh?”

“Oh, yeah…now, how far do we have to go to get it”” Jordan asked as she put her shoes on.

“About a 5 minute walk to the Prudential Tower where the Ground Round is located.” Bly answered as she slipped her bra on and then her shirt.

“Come on babe let’s get going.” Jordan replied trying to hurry her lover.

“What are you in such a hurry for?” Bly asked as she put her black silk underwear on.

“So, I can get some nourishment in my system to make love to you for the rest of the night.” Jordan answered with a mischievous smile as she saw Bly’s eyes widen with excitement.

“Well…why didn’t you tell me that before…I would have already been dressed!” Bly exclaimed as she jumped out of bed and into her jeans then into her boots.

“Okay…sweets let’s get moving!” Bly answered as she wrapped her arm around Jordan and they moved into the elevator.

Bly leaned Jordan up against the wall and pressed her body against Jordan’s as she locked her blues with Jordan’s greens. “You excite me beyond belief Jordan.” Bly whispered as she leaned in for a long, moist kiss, which lasted until the elevator slowed to a stop.

Jordan broke their kiss breathless as Bly backed away from her waiting for the door to open. Jordan pushed her hair back and looked at Bly with a smile. “Do I have the I just made love look?”

Bly began to laugh as she looked at her lover. “Yeah…but who gives a damn?”

“That’s right…who does give a damn if I look like hell, because it was freaking wonderful!” Jordan answered with a laugh as they both exited the elevator and headed out of their hotel for the Ground Round.

The pair took a back booth and Bly ordered the tasty apple crisp dessert for the two of them to share. The restaurant was not busy so, they had their privacy and were able to feed each other without other’s gawking at them. Bly noticed Jordan had a little bit of ice cream on the corner of her mouth and licked it off followed by a soft kiss.

“Hmmm, I love this Bly. I have had such a good time with you this weekend. I’m really glad I came here.” Jordan replied with a smile as she fed Bly the last bite of dessert.

“I’m glad you could make it because I missed you so much.” Bly answered as she swallowed the last bit of apple crisp. She licked her lips and savored the last bit of apple crisp. She wanted to store the taste to memory knowing that Florida doesn’t have a Ground Round so she’ll be without an apple crisp until she gets back to Boston.

“Let’s go back and make love for the rest of the night.” Jordan whispered in her ear as she nibbled on her ear lobe.

“Check please!” By teased as she threw money down and grabbed Jordan’s hand to lead her out of the restaurant to head back to their hotel. Bly stood behind Jordan in the elevator and wrapped her arms around her blonde lover and placed soft kisses along her soft neck as they waited for the elevator to deliver them to the penthouse suite.

Jordan leaned her head back against Bly’s chest and loved feeling close to her lover. “This feels so good Bly. I love it when you’re arms are wrapped tightly around me.” Jordan replied softly. Bly continued her soft kisses alternating them with soft bites along her soft skin on her neck.

“I love to feel you in my arms, to taste your sweet skin and to smell your lovely scent Jordan. I wouldn’t want it any other way.” Bly whispered in her ear followed by a soft kiss on her cheek.

Jordan smiled and rubbed both hands up and down Bly’s thighs as the elevator door opened to their suite. “I really like that apple crisp Bly. We’ll have to find a place in Florida that has it that good.” Jordan replied as she held Bly’s hand and was led into the spacious suite.

“It is going to be tough to do that because I’ve tried just about all the restaurants around our area and none are quite as good.” Bly answered with disappointment as she removed her jacket and the rest of her clothes, as did Jordan.

Jordan and Bly climbed into bed and Jordan laid her naked body on top of Bly’s who wrapped her arms tightly around her lover. “Hey, what time is our flight tomorrow?” Jordan asked as she remembered tomorrow was Sunday and time to go back home.

“Oh, jeez…I totally forgot tomorrow was Sunday. I was having so much fun, I lost track of time. I have bad news babe.” Bly answered with regret at what she had to tell Jordan.

“What?” Jordan asked skeptically and with disappointment because she hated bad news.

“I have to stay until Monday to check on one of our centers here. They have been having a problem with the director and I have to go fire him so, I won’t be home until Monday night. I’m sorry.” Bly answered with a sad look on her face for having to be away from Jordan for another night.

“I’ll forgive you one day.” Jordan teased as she laid her head down to hear the soft beats of Bly’s heart and enjoyed Bly holding her in her arms.

Morpheus took them both into their dreams as both of their hearts beat close to one another’s.

Jordan awoke early and lay watching Bly sleep and looked over at the clock sadly. Leaning over she kissed Bly’s forehead and leaned down to whisper in her ear. “Honey, I think we need to get up now. I’ve got to catch my plane soon.”

Bly’s body shifted to pull Jordan down on top of her and held her tightly mumbling, “No, not yet.”

Jordan kissed Bly softly on the lips and left them touching as she spoke. “I’m afraid so.” She continued lightly pecking Bly’s lips. She didn’t want to loose this contact right now. She wished she could stay in Bly’s arms forever. Bly sighed and opened her eyes to look up at Jordan.

“I’m really going to miss you.”

“Me too, so make sure you get your ass on that plane tomorrow night.” Jordan replied before kissing the woman deeply.

“You can count on that. I’ll be home before you even realize I’m gone.” Bly replied smiling, as Jordan placed feather-light kisses across her face.

“Oh trust me, I’ll know you are gone as soon as I leave your arms!” Jordan replied sadly.

“Well then we will just have to make sure you don’t leave them until the very last moment!” Bly answered and returned Jordan’s kisses. After a few moments, Bly broke off and asked, “Want to take a shower?””

“Are you insinuating that I need one?”” Jordan asked teasingly.

“No, I just want to wash your body all over!” Bly answered grinning.

“Well then, let’s not keep you waiting any longer!”

After their extended shower, both thoroughly washed women were dressed and heading out to get something to eat and then take Jordan to the airport. Hand in hand they walked out of the elevator and headed to the escalator. Jordan was beginning to feel down at the prospect of having to say good-bye to Bly again.

Getting on the escalator they passed a woman who looked at them with disdain and Jordan looked back, and tightened her hold on Bly’s hand before angrily responding to the woman. “Bite me!”

Bly looked from the startled woman to Jordan glaring at her, and burst out laughing. “Easy honey, she’s not worth it.”

Jordan smiled looking up at Bly before giggling about the whole situation.

“Yeah, you are so right.” Leaning up she placed a kiss on Bly’s lips and smiled down at the woman at the bottom of the escalator.

After eating they slowly made their way to the airport and waited at the gate while they preboarded Jordan’s flight. “I hate this!” Jordan exclaimed.

“I do too, but I’ll be back tomorrow night. You’re going to pick me up right?” Bly responded rubbing Jordan’s check lightly to calm her down.

“Like I would be anywhere else! I’ll probably be at the airport two hours before your flight just to make sure!”

Bly’s chuckle was cut off as they began the final boarding for Jordan’s flight. Jordan pulled Bly over to her and hugged her tightly. “Be careful.”

“You too!” Bly replied and leaned down to pick up Jordan’s bag. She walked her to the beginning of the walkway and held out Jordan’s bag to her. Jordan reached over and placed her hand on top of Bly’s and just held it there for a few moments as she looked deeply into her eyes. Bly nodded at the silent request and winked releasing the bag into Jordan’s hand. “Until tomorrow, I love you.” Bly whispered. Jordan winked replying, “Me too!” and turned to board the aircraft.

Jordan arrived back in Florida and as she exited the plane she watched her fellow passengers being greeted by family and loved ones and felt a pang of loneliness. She had been alone, one way or another, for most of her life until she had met Bly. Now, every waking moment was filled with thoughts of her raven-haired lover. She smiled at these thoughts, instantly banishing the dark cloud that loomed over her as she walked through the terminal to get her luggage and the car. Jordan rifled through her carry on bag to find her wallet to pay the parking attendant and she pulled out a wrapped package.

“What’s this”” she said outloud and the parking attendant looked at her curiously. She tore open the end of the package and saw the book. “Oh my God!” Jordan cried out as she continued to remove the paper a little more carefully. She knew it was the book she had seen in the bookstore; Bly had secretly bought it for her. Jordan felt the tears welling up in her eyes and turned to the parking attendant as he spoke.

“That will be $40.00 ma’am. Are you alright?”

“Yes, she bought me this.” Jordan blurted out in her excitement.

“Ma’am?” The attendant wasn’t sure what she meant and he looked at her puzzled.

“Oh, I’m sorry!” Jordan replied quickly looking for her wallet and handing him two twenties. “It was a unexpected present from a friend.” Jordan explained wiping the tears from her cheeks.

“Guess, it hit me funny.”

“Well, sounds like you have a very nice friend. Looks like an old book.” The attendant replied smiling.

“Yes, she is.” Jordan replied smiling. “Thanks, have a nice evening.”

“You too, ma’am.”

Jordan pulled away from the booth and headed home, her eyes straying occasionally to the book on the seat beside her. Halfway home, the phone rang and Jordan knew instantly who it was.

“Hello sexy!”

“Well, that’s better!” Jordan froze at the voice on the other end.

“How did you get this number?” Jordan asked nervously looking in her rearview mirror.

“I have my ways. So, did you and Bly have a good time in Boston?” Cindy asked sarcastically.

“That’s none of your business Cindy! I really have no desire to talk to you and I would rather you didn’t call here again.” Jordan replied coldly.

“Getting a little high and mighty aren’t you. You think just because you’ve found yourself a rich honey, that you can ‘t treat me like shit and we’re finished?” Cindy asked angrily.

“Cindy, I don’t know what your problem is, but there was never any US! I trusted you once and you hurt me, but that is all there ever was between us.”

“No, you’ve got that wrong and you’ll find that out soon enough!” Cindy responded. Her voice cold and impersonal.

Jordan felt a slight shiver and asked, ” Why can’t you just leave me alone?”

“Because darling’, you belong to me.” Cindy replied with a laugh and hung up. Jordan replaced the receiver and gripped the steering wheel tightly. She turned off the interstate as the phone rang again. She let it ring a couple of times; hesitating if she should pick it up and getting mad she finally answered it tersely.

“Hello!”

“Well, hello to you too!” Bly’s father’s voice rang out with uncertainty.

“Oh, Mr. VanDewark, I’m sorry I thought you were someone else.” Jordan stammered embarrassed.

“Not Bly I hope?”

“Oh no, never Bly.” Jordan rushed to respond.

“Good, because I think you two belong together. I’ve never seen Bly so happy.”

He replied, his voice lifting along with his spirits.

“That makes two of us. She means an awful lot to me.” Jordan replied.

“I think Bly would say the same of you. You are a welcome addition to our family Jordan.”

“Why, thank you. I think you all are very special people and I have come to like you a great deal.” Jordan was pleasantly surprised at his confession.

“Is everything alright? I take it that Bly didn’t come home with you”” He asked.

“Yes, everything is fine and no, Bly had to stay one more day to check on a clinic.” Jordan explained. “She will be home tomorrow night.”

“O.k., well have her give me a call when she gets in…you take care of yourself and if you need anything give me a call.”

“Thank you. I’ll have Bly call you as soon as she gets in.” Jordan rang off and replaced the phone in its cradle feeling slightly better after the second call. She hesitated calling Bly at the hotel, but decided to wait until she got home.

After Bly got back from the airport, she immersed herself in work in preparation for tomorrow’s unpleasant task. She never liked firing anyone, but this individual should have been let go along time ago. He was incompetent and a walking liability waiting to happen. She had also heard rumors of possible insurance fraud and wanted to see first hand how things were going. So far the documentation she had seen, hadn’t been in his favor. Glancing at the clock, she realized that she had an hour before Jordan would be home and she could call her. Something troubled Bly, but she couldn’t figure out what. Shrugging, she went back to her files and completely lost track of time in the work before her. Running a hand through her ruffled hair, she sighed, “What a mess!”

Jordan let herself into the apartment and was puzzled that something wasn’t right with the deadbolt, almost as if it hadn’t been locked. Shaking it off, she pushed open the door and leaned down to pick up her suitcase as her eyes scanned the living room. Jordan stopped cold and dropped her suitcase in the doorway as she looked over what had once been her neat and tidy apartment. Her plants lay in a heap of dirt in the middle of the living room floor, her couch was tipped back and the cushions scattered everywhere. Her books had been dumped from their shelves and thrown across the room. There wasn’t a room left untouched as she slowly walked through the disaster area that was her home. Closing her eyes as a tear slipped down her cheek, she knew who had been responsible for this. She had just as much told her so on the telephone earlier. Jordan moved to search for the telephone and when she found it she plugged it back in and listened gratefully to a dial tone. She hesitated calling Bly to tell her what was happening, but decided that there wasn’t anything she could do but worry, and Jordan didn’t want that. “Tomorrow is soon enough.” She said outloud.

Jordan dragged her suitcase in and locked the door before picking up the telephone and dialing the police department. An officer arrived within an hour and took her statement. She told him about the phone call earlier and the problems she had been having with Cindy. Although he was sympathetic, there wasn’t much he could do without proof except filing his report in case anything else happened. Jordan thanked him and locked up and called the rental office and left a message about the break-in and that she would need her locks changed in the morning.

Tired and lonely, Jordan went to the bedroom to clean it up so she could just go to bed and sleep the rest of the night away. She hoped that in the morning things wouldn’t look so bad, but she had her doubts. She had succeeded in putting the bed back together when the telephone rang. She looked at it for a moment before taking a deep breath and picking up the receiver. She didn’t say anything but held it to her ear listening.

“Hello, Jordan are you there?” Bly’s voice called out.

“Oh Bly!” Jordan cried relieved to hear the one voice she needed.

“What’s wrong Jordan!” Bly asked standing up and letting the papers on her lap fall to the floor.

“Cindy broke into my apartment and trashed the place!” Jordan replied as fresh tears began to fall.

“Are you sure it was her?” Bly asked pacing across the files and papers that littered the floor.

“She called on your car phone.”

“She what?” Bly shouted angrily.

Jordan closed her eyes suddenly very tired and replied. “On my way home from the airport she called and said that I would soon learn that I belonged to her.”

“That bitch! I’ll kill her!” Bly ranted kicking a file and sending papers and notes in every direction.

“Bly please don’t do anything.” Jordan pleaded, her voice quiet and low causing Bly to stop her tirade.

“O.k. Jordan. Don’t worry. Everything will be o.k. I’ll get the next flight out and be home as soon as I can.” Bly replied trying to calm herself. She needed to stay focused and keep Jordan calm right now. Her anger with Cindy would have to wait; she would take care of the woman later. Right now, she wanted to remain focused on her lover’s needs.

“No, you have to it’s your job. I’m fine, just tired.” Jordan insisted.

“But, I want to be there with you.” Bly answered with regret that she wasn’t there with Jordan.

“You will be, tomorrow. There isn’t anything either one of us can do right now anyway.” Jordan replied rubbing her temple at the developing headache.

“Jordan?”

“Yes?”

“You sound tired, why don’t you get into bed and I’ll stay on the phone until you start to fall asleep.” Bly offered.

“Sounds good. Are you going to read me a bedtime story?” Jordan joked, feeling immensely better just talking to Bly.

“Sure, I’d love to. Can I tell you the one about the sexy blonde in my bed last night?” Bly chuckled.

“Oh yeah, is that the one with the tall, dark and gorgeous woman? It’s my favorite.”

Jordan striped down to her underwear and climbed into bed. “I wish you were here, this bed seems so empty.”

“I wish I were there too.” Bly replied. “Now close your eyes and picture me holding you in my arms.”

“Umm, feels so nice.” Jordan murmured as she let her imagination flash back to the night before.

Bly smiled knowing exactly what Jordan was thinking.

“Well, are you going to tell me a story or not.”

“O.k., there once was this gorgeous blonde and…” Jordan interrupted Bly numerous times for clarification on her story and Bly patiently answered each question until she heard Jordan’s voice start to drift off.

“O.k. honey, I think it’s time you went to sleep.” Bly said softly. Her voice was a velvety whisper in Jordan’s ear.

“O.k. , I’ll see you tomorrow then?” Jordan asked yawning.

“I’ll be there before you know it.”

“Night, I love you.” Jordan replied sleepily.

“Jordan?”

“Yes?”

“If you’re going to belong to anyone, it’s going to be me.” Bly silky voice whispered.

“You betcha!” Jordan agreed and kissed the receiver.

Bly felt a tingle run through her body and she whispered, “Sweet dreams love” before hanging up the phone.

Later that night both women lay in their beds, rolling over they instinctively hugged the pillows next to them in quiet substitution. Bly drifted off with bright green on her mind as Jordan’s heart danced to a deep blue.

Jordan paced in front of the gate, looking up at the monitor every couple of minutes. Patience was not one of her strong suits today. The day had dragged by as she waited for the appointed time to pick up Bly. True to her prediction, she had been almost two hours early to the airport.

The plane finally arrived and Bly was the second one out the door and hurried over to Jordan. Jordan threw herself into Bly’s arms and just held her tightly as she breathed in the scent that was Bly’s alone. The comforting arms and familiar scent calmed Jordan’s racing heart like nothing else ever would.

Jordan threw herself into Bly’s arms and hugged her tightly as Bly wrapped her arms warmly around her lover. “I’ve missed you.”

“Me too!” Bly agreed. “You O.K.? Anything else happen?” Bly asked worried.

“No, everything is just fine now.” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked at her tall lover.

“Good!”

They walked hand in hand to retrieve Bly’s luggage and Jordan remembered, “Oh, I forgot to tell you last night. Your father wants you to call him as soon as you got back into town.”

“No problem, I’ll call him from the car.”

Bly made plans to meet her father at the hospital tomorrow for lunch and hung up as she pulled into the front of her condo. Tossing the attendant her keys, she grabbed her bag and Jordan’s hand and walked into the building. As the elevator ascended to the penthouse, Bly pulled Jordan into her arms and held her. Jordan pressed her face into Bly’s neck and sighed in contentment.

“Hungry?”

“Only for this!” Came the muffled reply from Jordan as tears welled in her eyes.

“Well, you can have as much as you like, seconds, thirds, fourth, you name it, but, I meant food.” Bly chuckled lightly.

“No, just this.”

Bly could feel the tension in the body in her arms and she doubted that Jordan had eaten anything since yesterday. She also looked like she hadn’t slept much either, tomorrow would be soon enough to worry about food, sleep was the order of the day.

“I ate on the plane. I’m more tired than hungry. What do you say we call it a night and turn in early?” Bly asked.

“As long as I don’t have to give up this spot right here.” Jordan answered and squeezed Bly for emphasis.

“No, I promise you can stay right here.”

When the elevator doors opened, Bly kicked her bag into the room without releasing her hold on Jordan and walked her back to the bedroom.

The next day Bly met her father at the hospital and told him what had happened to Jordan. “I knew something was up by the tone of her voice, she sounded scared when she answered your mobile phone. Who is this woman?” He asked.

“Dad, this is still a very sensitive issue for Jordan. I’m telling you in confidence because I don’t want her to think that I would go spreading it around.” Bly looked up at her father seriously.

Her father nodded and replied smiling, “You know that I’m only allowed to talk to you’re mother, so who am I going to tell?”

Bly proceeded to explain the events of what Cindy did to Jordan. Bly finished her story and could tell that her father was very angry. It was more of a controlled anger that he carried than anything he would ever say or do. “That woman is probably the vilest person I hope never to have the misfortune to meet!

I wish I had known last night, I would have made Jordan come directly to the house to stay until you got home.”

“Thanks Dad, that means a lot to me.” Bly replied grasping her father’s hand across the table. He patted her hand and smiled. “Anything for my little girl and besides, we like Jordan.”

“Me too!” Bly admitted blushing in front of her father. He chuckled at his daughter’s discomfort and was happy that she had finally found someone who could make her feel this way.

“Why don’t you talk to your mother and have her look into this Cindy person and see what she comes up with?” He asked.

“I was thinking about doing just that, maybe I’ll run by her office on the way in to the clinic.”

Finishing lunch, Chance walked his daughter out to her car and said, “I’m sure your mother will keep me posted, but let me know if there is anything I can do to help.”

“Thanks Dad, but right now, we have no proof to use against her.” Bly answered frustrated.

“Well, just keep an eye on our girl then and make sure nothing happens to her.”

“I will Dad, talk to you later.” Bly waved and drove toward her mother’s office complex.

Bly finally found parking in front of the busy law firm and went inside. Bly waved to the receptionist who was on the telephone and walked down the hall toward her mother’s office.

“Hello Andrea, is my mother free for a second?” Bly asked her mother’s secretary.

“Hello Bly, it’s good to see you again. Let me see,” Andrea replied looking at her appointment book. “She just finished with a client and doesn’t have another appointment for an hour.”

“Great!” Bly replied and knocked on her mother’s door before opening it .

“Mother?”

“Bly! What a pleasant surprise, come in.” Alexandra called out. “To what do I owe the honor of this visit?”

“I need your help.” Bly replied.

“What’s wrong dear?” Her mother asked growing concerned. Bly again related the events of the previous night and the story behind Cindy.

Bly’s mother was a little less controlled than her father with her anger and erupted with a few colorful phrases when Bly finished retelling the story. She pushed her intercom and when Andrea answered she said, “See if Tim is around and ask him to step into my office for a moment.”

Turning to face Bly’s questioning look, her mother stated, “Tim is the best investigator that I have and unfortunately he has been tied up with another case so, I couldn’t start the investigation sooner. People like her have a past, somewhere, she had done something and I’m going to nail her ass to the wall!”

Bly looked surprised at her mother’s aggression and seeing the look in her Daughter’s eyes, Alexandra replied, “Honey, I see how happy you have been since you found Jordan. She is a wonderful girl and, your father and I are happy that you are finally so content and settled. ”

Bly nodded as her eyes began to tear and moved to hug her mother. “You guys are something, you know that?” Bly replied and kissed her mother’s cheek. “You’re our little girl, we could do no less.” Her mother replied and looked up as there was a knock at the door.

“Come in.”

Bly had met Tim twice before and liked the young man. He was in his late 20’s and didn’t look anything like what one would expect a legal investigator to look like. He looked more like a computer geek, than anything else. He was mousy, slight of build with thick-lensed glasses. But, the looks didn’t fool Bly, she knew how sharp he actually was, her mother had an eye for talent and recruited him to work for her.

Alexandra gave Tim instructions on what she was looking for and Bly gave him all the information that she had on Cindy. He went back to his office to start with a computer search to learn more about the woman.

“Mom…I was pretty evasive with daddy regarding this matter and I left it that I would be speaking to you for the first time about investigating Cindy today. So, don’t say anything about our discussion about this when we were on our boat okay?” Bly asked her mother who agreed she would not say anything. Bly kissed her mother and went on to the clinic to see her afternoon patients.

After work, Bly and Jordan undertook cleaning the apartment and putting things back together. The telephone rang and Bly moved to answer it.

“Hello?”

There was silence on the other end. Bly knew the connection was live and that there was someone there.

“Hello?” She repeated. There was still no response and Bly remarked, “Asshole!” and hung up the telephone. She looked over at Jordan and shrugged her shoulders. “Wrong number.”

Later that night, while they lay in each other’s arms, the telephone rang again and Jordan leaned over to grab the receiver before it woke Bly too.

“Hello?” Jordan’s voice was thick with sleep.

“Ooh, you sound so sexy when you just wake up.” Cindy’s voice replied.

“What?” Jordan called out sharply, fully awake now.

“I was just thinking about you and wondering if you were thinking about me too?” Cindy asked huskily.

“Stop bothering me Cindy! I don’t want anything to do with you.” Jordan replied angry at the woman’s audacity.

“What is she doing there? Why did you let her answer your phone earlier, that wasn’t very nice. Jordan, you should know better than to get me angry. You’ve seen what happens when I get angry.” Cindy’s voice edged into a threat.

“I don’t care what you like and don’t like Cindy, leave me alone!” Jordan shouted and Bly grabbed the phone out of her hand. She had heard most of the conversation and that had been enough.

“Listen you bitch…I’m warning you…leave Jordan alone!” Bly shouted into the telephone. The receiver on the other end was abruptly slammed down and Bly was left with a dial tone in her ear.

“Damn her, she hung up on me!” Bly remarked hotly to Jordan. Jordan flopped back onto the pillow, her heart still racing from the phone call.

Bly looked down at Jordan and calmed down when she saw the fear in the other woman’s eyes. Lying down next to her she pulled the woman into her arms and placed a kiss on her temple before saying, “It’s O.K., she’s not going to hurt you ever again. I promise you this.” Jordan nodded her head and moved to tuck herself closer to Bly. Bly held her quietly until Jordan fell back asleep. Sleep came a little harder for Bly as her mind calculated what she could do to protect Jordan.

As the following weeks passed Bly could tell that Jordan was getting harassed more than she would let on. On the occasions, that Bly spent the night at Jordan’s the phone would ring during the middle of the night, but no one would be on the other end. Bly’s patience was about at its end and she pitied Cindy the next time she saw her. Bly called the phone company and had them install Caller ID, but the number that dialed was always blocked. Tim’s preliminary search didn’t pull up anything other than the basic facts about the woman. There was no way of proving it was Cindy, but after a couple of months the calls seemed to be slowing and Jordan hoped that Cindy was getting bored and would finally go away.

Bly and Jordan had been seeing each other for about four months and things were going smoothly, they hadn’t heard anything from Cindy for at least a month, and someone from the baseball team said they had heard she had moved out of state. Jordan had begun to relax and was back to her old self. She and Bly spent their time going out on the family boat and doing things together. Bly got Jordan to learn to rollerblade and Jordan, in turn, got Bly to go to the theatre with her. The latter was definitely the greater challenge and, in the end, Bly had to admit that she enjoyed the experience.

As their five-month anniversary arrived, Jordan hurried home to cook a special dinner for Bly. Bly was scheduled to arrive at her apartment at 6 PM and Jordan was running late. Luckily, the menu she had planned was lasagna and she had prepared it ahead of time and only needed to pop it into the oven to bake. Entering her apartment she came face-to-face with Cindy sitting on her sofa making herself at home.

“How did you get in here?” Jordan demanded, mad that her voice quivered.

“Is that anyway to greet your girlfriend after she’s been away for so long?” Cindy asked rising from the sofa.

“You are not my girlfriend!” Jordan retorted and backed up toward the door.

“Come here Jordan!” Cindy commanded and stepped toward the retreating blonde.

“You stay the hell away from me!” Jordan shouted and backed up until she reached the front door, spinning around she jerked open the door and ran down the hall away from Cindy. She could hear the woman following her and she ran out of the building and headed toward the complex office. Luckily, they were still open and she ran inside.

“Jordan, what’s wrong?” Angie, one of the rental agents asked coming around the desk toward the woman.

“Someone was in my apartment just now when I got home.” Jordan explained to the woman.

“What? Are they still there?” Angie asked moving toward the telephone to dial the police.

“I don’t know, she was sitting on my sofa when I opened the door. I got away and ran over here.”

While Jordan gave her statement to the Police, she asked Angie to call Bly and gave her Bly’s office and cell phone numbers. Angie tried Bly’s office and found the woman had already left for the day. Next, she tried Bly’s cell phone and was instantly connected with a smooth, sexy voice. “If the voice is any indication of the woman, I’ve got to meet this woman.” Angie thought. She related what happened to Bly and the woman told her that she was already on the way and would arrive shortly. Bly also asked Angie not to leave Jordan alone until she got there. Angie agreed readily, especially if she got a chance to meet Jordan’s friend.

The officer checked out Jordan’s apartment, and as expected, there was no sign of Cindy. The apartment door was wide open but the place was empty. The officer was pulling out as Bly arrived and she went directly to the office to find Jordan. Angie watched the exchange between the two women and sighed and thought regretfully, “Why are all the good ones always taken?”

“Jordan, I really think you should move in with me, especially now.” Bly tried to get through to Jordan, but Jordan was being adamant about not giving up her apartment because of Cindy.

“It’s not that I don’t want to live with you Bly”. I’m just tired of Cindy always winning and if I give up my apartment now, that’s exactly what she has done!” Jordan replied.

“Eventually, we will have done this anyway. I don’t see the difference if we do it now or later?” Bly replied, trying to sound logical.

“Yes, but then, it will have been our choice and not because of Cindy. Please understand Bly, I love you and want to be with you, but not like this.” Jordan pleaded. Bly didn’t understand, but she could see that Jordan was getting upset and she wouldn’t push the issue any further right now. She would just have to see to it that Jordan wasn’t left alone for any length of time. If need be, she would hire a private investigator to follow her around.

“What are you hatching in that head of yours?” Jordan asked suspiciously.

“Just thinking about how much I love that hard head of yours!” Bly replied grinning and pulling the stubborn woman into her arms for a kiss. Bly kissed Jordan long and deep.

“So then, you understand how I feel?” Jordan asked nuzzling the side of Bly’s neck.

“I’m having trouble with the reasoning, but I understand your need not to give in to Cindy and I’ll support that.” Bly replied leaning back and letting Jordan move her lips across to the other side of her neck.

“Mmmm, just remember that if you lived with me, you could do this anytime you wanted.” Bly replied trying to bait Jordan.

Jordan chuckled and nipped Bly’s neck in response. “Nice try!”

Bly laughed, “Well, a girls gotta try.”

The next morning as Bly got ready for work the telephone rang and Bly picked it up.

“Hello?”

“Bly?” Alexandra’s voice replied, clipped and urgent.

“Yes, mother what’s wrong?” Bly answered quickly.

“Is Jordan home?”

“No, she already left for work, why?”

“Good, how soon can you get to my office?” Her mother asked.

“Mother, what’s wrong, is it Dad…or Dawson?” Bly asked as fear began to grow in the pit of her stomach.

“No, Tim just turned in his report on Cindy Edwards. Listen, I need to see you right now.” Alexandra replied urgently.

Bly entered her mother’s offices and went directly to her private office. “Mother? What was so urgent?” Bly asked as soon as she entered.

“Sit down dear. I have some things that I need to discuss with you.” Alexandra told her daughter. This wasn’t going to be easy, she knew her daughter would be upset.

“I finally got back some definitive background on Jordan’s friend Cindy. It seems that Cindy Edwards is not her real name, which is why we had such a hard time locating anything on her.

“First of all Mother, she is not Jordan’s friend, more like a stalker!” Bly replied defensively.

“Yes dear, I didn’t mean it that way. She is a dangerous person and I wouldn’t want anyone to consider her a friend.”

“What did you learn?” Bly asked growing concerned by her mother’s comments.

“Well, first of all her real name is Cindy Cooper. She changed her name because she is wanted in Michigan for vehicular manslaughter. She also has a lot of minor priors for drunk and disorderly, assault, and host of others. She recently spent 6 months in a Colorado prison on assault with a deadly weapon; I’m surprised her prints didn’t match for the warrant in Michigan. I’m not sure what happened with that slip up.” Alexandra explained as she made notes on her pad of who to contact regarding this information. “But, I’ll contact the proper authorities and inform them of this.”

“So, what now mother?” Bly asked as she began to pace the office. Jordan was in danger with Cindy loose, who knows what the woman would do next.

“We have to just notify the local authorities and let them handle this. We just keep a close eye on her in the meantime.” Alexandra watched her daughter for a few moments and then went to her and wrapped her arms around the taller woman. “Listen, we are not going to let anything happen to her. I will get things moving as fast as humanly possible.”

“I know mother, but it doesn’t stop me from worrying. I don’t want anything to happen to Jordan. I don’t think I could handle that.” Bly replied looking down at her mother and blushing.

“You care a lot about her don’t you?” Her mother asked softly.

“Yes, more than I’ve ever felt for anyone before now.” Bly confirmed.

“Then we will just have to make sure nothing happens to change that.” Alexandra reached up and kissed her daughter’s cheek. She had to admit that since the blonde had entered her daughter’s life, she had seen a change in her personality. Bly smiled easily now and was more open and affectionate with those around her. Jordan was definitely a welcomed addition to this family.

Bly looked down at her watch and replied, “Please see how fast you can get things in motion for us mother. I have a patient in 20 minutes and I have to get going.”

“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of everything. Are you going to tell Jordan about this?”

“I don’t know yet. Do you think I should?” Bly asked uncertainly.

“Why don’t we wait and see what I find out and then you can decide. Maybe we can just get this resolved beforehand and you won’t have to worry Jordan about it all.” Alexandra offered and walked her daughter to the door. “I’ll call you as soon as I find anything out.”

“O.k. mother, I’ll talk to you later.” Bly leaned down and kissed her mother’s cheek before briefly hugging her and leaving. Alexandra returned to her desk and looked down at her report and thought, ‘This is one nasty lady, I hope the girls will be careful.’ With that admission, she picked up the phone and began her long list of calls.

Later that day as Jordan came out of work and headed toward her car, she was abruptly grabbed from behind and spun around against her car. Cindy placed her hands on either side of Jordan and leaned into her face grinning. Cindy was easily 5’8 with a lean build that belied the strength that she possessed. Her blonde hair, streaked with brown, hung in waves to her shoulders, and her wide hazel eyes lacked any sign of warmth or human compassion. It was these eyes that, at this moment, looked intently at Jordan.

“You know you are a tough lady to get alone. Now, how do you think that makes me feel?” Cindy asked rakishly.

“Cindy, I really don’t care how you feel. Can’t you get that through your head!” Jordan spat back in anger.

“You don’t know what you want Jordan. You never have, if it hadn’t been for me, you would still be wondering who you are.” Cindy taunted maliciously as she looked Jordan up and down.

“You’ve got that so wrong! If it weren’t for you, I might not be afraid to let myself go and actually feel something for another person. All you’ve ever done for me is make me build walls around myself to keep everyone away. Well, now I’ve finally been able to let someone in, and that someone isn’t you. Just go away Cindy!” Jordan demanded.

“Jordan, you don’t mean that!” Cindy replied angrily. “It’s that bitch that is making you say these things!”

“Let me go Cindy, you’re hurting my arm!” Jordan replied and tried to twist out of the woman’s grasp. Cindy grabbed Jordan with both hands in an effort to hold her still so that she would listen to what she had to say.

“Jordan, are you alright!” Both women turned to see a group of Jordan’s co-workers approaching and Linda, who had just come out of the building, began to run in their direction when she saw the commotion.

“No, this woman won’t leave me alone!” Jordan called out in hopes that Cindy would run away.

“No harm here ladies, Jordan and I are old friends. We were just having a friendly conversation.” Cindy replied relaxing her grip on Jordan’s arm. Jordan quickly wrenched her arm free and stepped away from the aggressive woman.

“Cindy, I’ve repeatedly asked you to stay away from me. If you touch me again, I’ll have you arrested.” Jordan shouted as her co-workers listened to every word.

“I think we should call the police!” Marge offered as she pulled out her cell phone.

“JORDAN!” Linda shouted as she ran across the parking lot toward the group of women.

Cindy’s face was livid, her face a bright crimson as she spun on her heels and headed toward her truck. The women watched as she squealed out of the parking lot and Jordan took a deep breath.

“Who was that Jordan? Are you going to be okay? Marge asked, punching numbers into her cell phone.

“Don’t call the police, I’m fine. I don’t’ think she will bother me anymore.” Jordan replied as she reached out to still the woman’s hand from making the call. Linda reached them in time to see Cindy pulling away in her truck.

“Are you okay Jordan?” She asked wrapping her arms around the shaking woman. “What did Cindy want?”

“Yes, I’m fine. It’s the same old thing but, I think she got the message this time.” Jordan answered half smiling to ease the tension she saw in her friends face and to quell the feeling in the pit of her stomach. She didn’t want this to be made into a big deal. Her relationship with Bly was going good, and she didn’t want anything to jeopardize that right now.

“It’s okay honest,” Jordan told Linda and pulled out of her arms and looked back at the rest of the women. They waved and said good-bye and made their way to their cars. Linda stood looking at Jordan. “She isn’t going to quit is she?”

“I don’t know.” Jordan replied sadly.

“You had better tell Bly about it this time.” Linda warned her friend, but she saw doubt in the blonde’s eye and wondered if she would make another mistake and keep this to herself. She knew how much she loved Bly and how Bly hated Cindy. ‘Something had to be done about Cindy.’ Linda thought to herself and settled on talking with Julie.

“Don’t worry, I will when the time is right.” Jordan reluctantly agreed.

Linda watched as Jordan got in her car and pulled away as she whispered outloud. “Please don’t make another mistake Jordan.”

“Hey babe, how’s it going?” Bly turned to face the familiar voice and smiled. She had been finishing up patient charts before her last appointment.

“Hey…Jules, what brings you here? Did you put your back out in bed again?” Bly teased her friend.

“Very funny, you are never going to let me forget that time are you?” Jules replied remembering it well. “She was something wasn’t she?”

“So, how’s Linda?” Bly asked instantly bringing her friend out of her reverie.

Julie looked over sheepishly and replied, “I hate that you know me so well!”

Bly laughed and grabbed her stack of files and put them on the counter to be filed away in the morning. “So, what’s up my friend?”

“Well, Linda called me a little while ago and told me something that happened at work today. She was concerned and didn’t know if she should tell you or not and I said that I would come over and talk to you.” Julie leaned back against the counter and watched her tall friend.

“Tell me what, is Jordan all right?” Bly instantly tensed, knowing that Linda and Jordan worked together.

“Take it easy! Jordan is fine. Cindy paid a visit at lunchtime. I guess she was waiting for her in the parking lot.”

“What happened?” Bly jumped in quickly and looked at her watch calculating. She had one more patient to go and then she was through for the day and Jordan would be at her place by then.

“I don’t think she had time to do anything because Linda and a group of women showed up. Linda was just worried that Jordan is afraid to tell you because she knows how you feel about Cindy and it would cause problems again for you two.” Jules explained.

Bly closed her eyes wearily and thought about how much she wished that wasn’t true. She wanted Jordan to be able to come to her with any problem, even Cindy, without fear of anger or judgment on her part. Especially now, in light of all she knew about Cindy. She wanted Jordan to tell her everything so that she could protect her.

“Damn! I know I didn’t handle that one very well but, I don’t want that woman anywhere near her.” Bly replied and filled Jules in on all that her mother had told her about the woman.

“My friend, this isn’t good!” Julie replied. “I think we need to all pitch in and work some sort of arrangement to keep an eye on Jordan until your mother can take care of the situation!”

“Thanks, I could use the help. I still need to resolve the trust issue with Jordan. I want her to be able to tell me anything without fear of how I’m going to react.” Bly replied thoughtfully.

“I think you two need to sit down and really talk.” Julie answered. “I’ve got to run, I just thought you should know what Linda told me.”

“Yeah, I guess you are right. I’ll wait to see if she says anything tonight, if not, I’ll approach it somehow. Thanks for telling me.” Bly replied and walked Julie to the door.

“I miss pinching those sweet cheeks and not the one’s on your face Jules.” Bly teased as Julie looked back with a wink.

“They miss you too babe.” She teased before blowing Bly a kiss.

Bly laughed and headed back in to prepare for her next patient.

Bly felt some of the tension drain when she saw Jordan’s car in her parking spot and headed upstairs to make sure. Getting off the elevator, the house was quiet. Dropping her briefcase, she called out, “Jordan?”

“In here!” A voice responded from the kitchen. Turning the corner and seeing Jordan standing near the stove, Bly went in to wrap her arms around the shorter woman and sighed in relief.

“Bad Day?” Jordan asked as she leaned back into the welcomed arms.

“Not now.” Bly murmured kissing her cheek and working her way down the smooth neck.

“Mmmm, that feels good. Hungry?” Jordan replied. She loved the feel of being in this woman’s arms and the emotions she could draw out with just a kiss on her neck.

“Sure, smells great.” Bly straightened up and helped carry the plates to the table.

After dinner Bly went to check her email and Jordan finished up in the kitchen and joined her. Bly looked up smiling “Want to check yours?”

Jordan smiled nervously and sat down on the recliner near her. “In a minute, I need to talk to you first.”

Bly hoped that Jordan was ready to tell her about the events of the day. She took a deep breath and concentrated on keeping her emotions level and receptive. She knew how the mere mention of Cindy’s name brought anger to her face. She gave Jordan her total focus and smiling openly, waited.

“Something happened at work today. I wanted to tell you because I don’t want you to hear it from someone else and think that I am keeping anything from you. I don’t want another repeat of the Keys.” Jordan looked into Bly’s eyes to see any hint of anger or disbelief. Seeing nothing but love, she took courage and continued. “Cindy showed up

at work at lunchtime today and she kinda pushed me around until Linda, Marge and some of the others showed up and threatened to call the police. She left quickly at that point.”

“Did she hurt you?” Bly asked concerned and went to sit next to her on the arm on the chair.

“No, just pushed me against the car, no big deal.” Jordan answered and was drawn into warm arms as she settled herself against her lover.

“What did she say to you?”

“The usual crazy stuff and that she thought it was your fault that I don’t want her.” Jordan explained calmly, trying to make light of it all.

“Do me a favor. Don’t go anywhere alone. Try to stay with a group or something. I don’t like the idea that she can just approach you like that.” Bly answered.

“Then you aren’t mad?” Jordan asked surprised.

“Sure, I’m mad. I’m mad that she continually harasses you, but I’m not mad at you for it.” Bly explained. “Hey, it’s not your fault.” Bly added when she saw the sad green eyes look relieved.

“I hate all this trouble that she has caused our relationship and wonder sometimes if you will just get sick of it and think that we aren’t worth the hassle.” Jordan confided looking down at her hands worried. Bly leaned over and lifted her chin to look up at her. “I will never think that we aren’t worth it! I would go through anything to keep what we have right now.” Bly leaned down and captured Jordan’s lips in a kiss that she hoped would show her just how much she meant to her. The ringing of the telephone interrupted anything further and with a groan Bly got up to answer it.

“Hey, how you doing?” Bly asked into the telephone. “Great. Yeah, she’s here, hold on.” Bly turned waving the phone at Jordan. “It’s Linda.” Jordan got out of the chair and reached for the phone at the same time she reached for a kiss from Bly. Bly winked and headed into the Den to watch the ballgame.

Bly plopped down in her favorite oversized chair and hit the power button on the remote as Ares entered the room meowing.

“Hey, buddy…what’s up?” Bly asked as she leaned over the arm of the chair and ran her hand down his silky fur, his back arched in response to her touch. “Yeah, you’re other mom gives me the same reaction when I rub her back.” Bly teased mischievously

as she thought about how her sexy blonde lover looked when she responded to her backrubs.

Ares meowed loudly in response to her statement and looked at the TV. “I know..what can I tell you…the Florida Marlins are the only baseball team they’re showing tonight.” Bly replied as if her cat Ares was upset about the game. Bly laughed at her cat’s vocal banter and rested her head against the back of the chair. She propped her feet up on the automann in front of her and settled in to watch the game.

“Hey, what’s up?”

“Everything sounds okay there. Did you tell Bly about today?” Linda asked concerned as Julie sat next to her listening to the conversation. They had been worried now that they had told Bly, that Jordan would keep it back and it would cause another fight.

“Yes, I did and she seemed to take it pretty good. I was worried, but I’m not anymore.” Jordan answered happily. “We were actually just talking about it when the phone rang.”

“Well, then I won’t keep you, go back and finish your conversation. I just wanted to make sure everything was okay.” Linda answered smiling at Julie and nodding.

“Oh, yeah. I think we definitely need to finish this conversation.” Jordan replied chuckling.

“Ooh, that sounded devious!” Linda laughed as she looked over at her slim, sexy, Italian lover and ran her hand up her thigh. ‘Maybe we need to have one of those conversations too!’ She thought seductively. Julie’s eyebrow shot up in question at the look that passed over Linda’s face and then smiled knowing exactly what the woman was thinking.

“Oh, yeah devious and so much more!” Jordan answered. “I’ll talk to you tomorrow at work.”

“Okay, have fun honey!” Linda purred causing Jordan to laugh and replied, “You too by the sound of it!”

Jordan clicked the phone off and stood smiling mischievously at what she had in store for her sexy raven-haired lover. She headed out of the room and took a quick glance to make sure Bly was in the den so she could put her plan in action, and give Bly a little surprise. She saw that Bly was engrossed in her ballgame and knew it would be safe to get everything prepared, and headed off to do it.

Ares jumped up in Bly’s lap and meowed loudly as he looked at her. “What?” Bly asked him as she looked down at him. “I told you the Red Sox aren’t playing tonight so, we can’t watch that game.” Bly answered as he rubbed his head against her hand before she patted his head.

“Do you have a kiss for your mama?” She asked in a childlike voice as she looked at him and saw that he crawled up on her chest to put his face close to hers for a kiss.

“Aah…that’s my sweet boy…give me a kiss.” She answered with a laugh as he put his mouth on her cheek and rubbed his face against hers. “Thank you handsome…you know you’re the only man that gets to give me kisses like that?” She asked as she ran her hand down his back.

“I certainly hope that he is.” Jordan’s voice piped in from behind Bly as she leaned down and pulled Bly’s long, black hair off her shoulders to expose the soft, tanned skin on her neck. “I was curious if you would like some dessert?” She whispered seductively in Bly’s ear sending goosebumps and a tingling sensation throughout Bly’s body.

“Hmmm, are we talking Oreo cookie’s?” Bly answered softly enjoying the feeling of Jordan’s lips lightly nipping on her neck.

“No, I’m talking about..” Jordan whispered as she stepped in front of Bly completely naked with whip cream covering her breasts… “Having me for dessert.” Jordan answered seductively as she saw Bly’s mouth drop open…stunned. As a matter of fact, Ares’ mouth did the same when he looked at her. Bly’s blue eyes were opened wide and she swallowed hard not believing that Jordan could be that kinky.

“Bly close your mouth before your teeth fall out, and you too mister.” Jordan answered with a laugh as she pointed to Ares.

“Aah…put your paws over your eyes boy.” Bly answered with a laugh as she covered his eyes and stared at Jordan mesmerized as Ares attempted to peak around her hand…typical man!

“Well…are you interested in some dessert?” Jordan asked as she leaned in front of Bly resting her hands on the armrests of the chair with a wide grin on her face.

“Sorry boy…but I hear your catbox calling you.” Bly remarked and picked Ares up off her lap and deposited him on the floor much to his dismay. “Well…hello there darlin!” She drawled as she moved closer to Jordan’s breasts to except the offer of dessert.

“Yummy!” She answered after sucking the whip cream off of one of Jordan’s breast before moving over to capture her treat off of her other.

Bly’s lips wrapped around Jordan’s breasts, which sent her into, orbit every time. She loved it when Bly kissed or touched her, not to mention that it made her incredibly horny. ‘But then again, anything about Bly turned her on!’ She thought as she enjoyed Bly’s tongue circling her erect nipple before she sucked the nipple into her mouth ever so gently.

Bly put her hands up on Jordan’s waist and pulled her down on her lap as she continued to suck on her breast. Jordan ran her hand through Bly’s raven hair and lovingly watched her lover enjoy her breast. Bly looked up at Jordan with her sexy blue eyes and smiled before capturing her lips with her own. Bly pulled Jordan into her arms for a tighter hold and deepened the kiss, allowing her hands to roam freely over all of Jordan’s naked body.

“Baby…you feel so good.” Bly whispered through her kiss feeling Jordan’s hand cup and squeeze her breast sending a sudden rush of warmth straight to her center causing her to gasp in delight.

Jordan continued her kiss and pulled Bly’s shirt up to remove it, only breaking their passionate kiss long enough to get her shirt over her head. Jordan straddled Bly’s legs and kneeled in the chair before Bly, who captured a waiting erect nipple in her mouth as her hands slid down to Jordan’s firm backside. She grasped her ass in her gluteal folds and gently squeezed her cheeks as her long fingers felt Jordan’s wet curls.

“Oh, I really like this dessert better than Oreo’s.” Bly teased as Jordan looked down at her with a smile.

“I certainly hope so.” She answered with a laugh as she slid down and captured the soft skin on Bly’s neck between her teeth followed by a kiss.

“I love it when you bite my neck baby…it feels so freaking good and it turns me on to no end!” Bly replied obviously fond of Jordan’s attentiveness to that body part.

Jordan held Bly’s face in her hands as her tongue explored Bly’s neck and moved down her chest to capture an eagerly waiting breast in her mouth. Bly gasped as she felt Jordan’s mouth and tongue wrap around her oversensitive breast. Her heart raced and her sex throbbed from what Jordan was doing to her. Bly had never been with another woman that excited her as much as Jordan. ‘She’s such an attentive and caring lover.’ Bly thought to herself as she gasped to catch her breath, while she watched her blonde lover run her tongue between her breasts to shower her other one with affection. Bly moved Jordan’s long, blonde hair off her cheek as she watched Jordan work her magic and thought about how much she loved Jordan. She knew just exactly how much Jordan loved her by the way she looked at her and made love to her.

Bly leaned down and gently kissed her cheek as Jordan lifted her head and opened her green eyes to find blues staring lovingly into hers. She smiled before pressing her lips against Bly’s waiting lips. Bly parted her lips and readily accepted Jordan’s wandering tongue into her mouth happily. Bly’s sex throbbed for want of Jordan to consume it and she couldn’t stand it any longer. “Touch me baby.” Bly whispered through her kiss sending a rush of warmth throughout Jordan. She was more than happy to oblige the husky request of her lover.

Jordan moved her kiss down Bly’s neck between her breasts to her firm abdomen before stopping at her navel. She circled her tongue around her navel before dipping inside and sucking the skin in her mouth. Bly didn’t know why that turned her on so much but it freaking did and she loved it when Jordan did it to her. Her kiss there sent a throbbing sensation straight to her center, not to mention how wet it made her. Bly watched her lover work her magic and couldn’t wait to see her move her mouth between her legs to satisfy her burning desire to have Jordan’s tongue there.

Jordan ran her tongue down her stomach to the waistband on Bly’s shorts and traced her tongue underneath the band sending Bly’s heart racing. Bly leaned her head back against the chair and tried to catch her breath before looking back down at her beautiful blonde lover. “Please Jordan…I need to feel you.” Bly pleaded softly as Jordan removed Bly’s shorts before placing a soft kiss on Bly’s sex. Jordan loved how Bly kept her dark curls closely shaven in a thin strip, which she found to be very sexy. She loved to feel how soft her skin felt against her lips in that area.

She moved farther down as Bly spread her legs wider for Jordan and lightly licked her slick center sending Bly into frenzy. She moved her head back and gasped for air in pleasure from Jordan’s lips and tongue pressed against her wet center.

“Oh, yes…Jordan!” Bly moaned as Jordan’s tongue parted her folds and found one engorged nub ripe for the taking.

A smile slipped on Jordan’s face at how aroused Bly was and that she could do that to her. She loved how Bly responded to her touch and kiss. She captured the swollen nub in her mouth tasting the familiar sweet taste of Bly that she loved so much.

“Jordan…baby…I think I’m going to come right now!” Bly shouted in pleasure from her overwhelming arousal.

Jordan stroked Bly’s clit slowly and gently as she slipped two fingers inside of her moist opening, much to Bly’s pleasure. Jordan loved how Bly wrapped around her fingers and how warm and wet she felt. The way Bly wrapped around her fingers sent a rush of burning desire straight to her loins. She could feel how dripping wet she had become and couldn’t wait to have Bly devour and take all of her. She loved to give herself to Bly and for Bly to give herself in return. Jordan slipped her fingers in and out of her lover who rocked her hips fervently as Jordan licked Bly’s clit more intently to accommodate her lover’s mounting arousal.

“Oh, Jordan…I can’t hold it any longer baby…aah…here this is for you.” Bly moaned through her gasps for air as Jordan felt her lover’s walls tighten around her fingers and knew her treat would soon follow. Jordan moved her tongue down to Bly’s moist opening and dipped inside with her fingers as her thumb stroked her hard clit.

“Aah…aah…Jordan!” Bly shouted as Jordan felt her lover’s opening tighten then release as warmth flooded her mouth and she accepted everything Bly had to offer her. She slipped her tongue deep inside of Bly as she moved her fingers out and sucked her opening for her tasty treat.

Bly’s heart pounded and she tried to catch her breath as she enjoyed what Jordan was doing to her. She needed to feel Jordan in her arms and to have her lips pressed against her own to let her know just how much she loved her. She held Jordan’s face in her hands as she finished and guided her up on top of her. She wrapped her arms tightly around Jordan and captured the blonde’s soft lips with her own slipping her tongue past her parted lips for a long, lingering kiss.

Bly loved to taste herself on Jordan’s mouth and traced her tongue along Jordan’s lips before dipping it back inside for another soul searing kiss. Bly broke the kiss breathless and held Jordan tightly in her arms as she buried her face against Jordan’s neck, placing soft kisses on her neck trying to calm her erractic breathing.

“Are you okay Bly?” Jordan asked wondering why Bly was holding her so tightly.

“I’m wonderful babe…You do know how much I love you right?” Bly asked Jordan as she rubbed her hands on Jordan’s back.

“Yes, Bly I know how much you love me.” Jordan whispered in Bly’s ear as she hugged her tighter.

“You excite me more than you could ever imagine Jordan.” Bly replied as she leaned her head back on the chair and stared lovingly into Jordan’s gorgeous green eyes and ran her fingers through her long, blond hair.

“Well…sexy, you do the same for me and I think it’s time you do something about my excitement because I’m going nuts without you touching me!” Jordan answered with a laugh as she planted a soft kiss followed by a bite on Bly’s lips.

“Ooh, an offer I will never refuse!” Bly purred seductively before capturing Jordan’s lips for one last deep, moist kiss before taking her lover.

Bly’s hands roamed every inch of Jordan’s back down to her firm backside and back up again as her tongue led a trail of soft kisses down her neck to her breasts. Bly circled her hard nipple with her tongue in a slow methodical motion before wrapping her lips around the sensitive area beginning to suck the soft breast. Jordan gasped in pleasure as she put her hands on the back of the chair to brace herself letting her lover work her magic.

Bly’s hands moved back down between her legs and she slipped her long finger between Jordan’s folds to find an overly excited swollen nub. “Bly!” Jordan gasped breathless from her touch. Bly’s finger movement up and down Jordan’s hard, slick clit moved faster as Jordan slowly rocked her hips forward and back to meet Bly’s motions. Jordan found it hard to breathe steady from what Bly was doing to her. Her touch felt so good and she could hardly control herself as Bly moved her mouth to attend to her other breast. Bly moved her other hand in behind Jordan and slowly slid a long, slender finger inside of her warm, wet lover as she continued to stroke her hard clit with her other finger.

“Oh, Bly…kiss me.” Jordan moaned as her desire for Bly’s lips on her own mounted when she looked down into the sexiest blue eyes she had ever seen. Bly’s tongue was out and ready as she moved up to fulfill Jordan’s request, and slipped it past her parted lips for a deep, sensual kiss. Bly’s tongue explored every inch of Jordan’s mouth as her fingers matched the slow rocking motion of Jordan’s hips.

Jordan broke her kiss breathless as she felt her climax drawing near and tilted her head back as Bly placed a trail of soft kisses along her neck. “Oh, baby you drive me crazy!” Jordan moaned as Bly slid forward in the chair and stood up with her blonde lovers legs wrapped around her waist. She pressed her lips against Jordan’s for one last moist kiss before moving to devour her sex.

“I can’t wait any longer to taste you Jordan.” Bly whispered huskily through her kiss and removed her fingers from Jordan, leaving her sex throbbing from the inattentiveness.

“Take all of me Bly.” Jordan whispered breathless as Bly sat her down in the oversized chair and knelt before her on the floor. Bly slid her hands up between Jordan’s legs and guided them apart as Jordan lay back in the chair. Bly parted her slick folds and dipped her tongue deep inside of Jordan, much to her delight. Bly held her tongue inside the moist opening and sucked her juices before moving her tongue to Jordan’s throbbing clit. Bly sucked Jordan’s swollen nub into her mouth as her long finger slipped back inside the now wider, moist opening. She slipped another finger inside of Jordan and moved them in and out of her slowly and deeply with each stroke as she licked and sucked the engorged nub.

Jordan began to move her hips faster, encouraging Bly to do the same as she felt her climax drawing near. She gasped for air as her heart pounded from her desire for Bly. Bly loved how Jordan tasted and how she felt so warm, tight and moist around her fingers. “Bly…I can’t hold it.” Jordan moaned desperately.

“Let it go baby…give it to me.” Bly moaned huskily through her kiss as she felt Jordan tightening around her fingers and her hips pressed up against her mouth. Bly instantly moved her tongue down to her opening and drove it deep inside of her to take her desired treasure from Jordan.

“Aah…Bly…I love you so much!” Jordan yelled as she gave all of herself to Bly who gladly accepted everything she had to offer.

Jordan lay back in the chair spent and breathing hard as Bly finished taking what she wanted. She inhaled deep breaths to calm her breathing and racing heart. ‘The things this woman does to me just about kills me every time! She is such a wonderful, caring and attentive lover. She makes me feel so incredible.’ Jordan thought as she felt Bly’s tongue working it’s way up her abdomen to her neck before placing a soft bite on the sensitive area.

Bly looked into Jordan’s sexy green eyes with a sexy smile of her own before capturing her lips with her own for a deep, moist kiss to let her know just how much she loves her. “Want to continue this in the bedroom?” She whispered through her kiss.

Jordan wrapped her arms around Bly’s neck. “I thought you would never ask.” She answered still breathless as Bly’s arms wrapped around her back and pulled her up in her arms as Jordan kept her legs wrapped around her.

“Baby…I never want this feeling to end.” Jordan whispered through her kiss.

“Me either Jordan.” Bly answered as she carried Jordan down the hall towards their bedroom. Jordan aggressively kissed her lover, enjoying every moment of being carried in strong arms. She savored the feelings she felt being in this woman’s arms and to have her make love to her as if she would never have that feeling again.

Bly entered the spacious bedroom and laid her lover on the bed gently. Climbing into the bed next to her, Bly continued kissing Jordan. She slowly ran her tongue along Jordan’s kiss-swollen lips before dipping into the warm recess of her mouth. Jordan moaned as her senses began to respond and she felt the heat building in her core.

“Oh God Bly, the things you do to me!” Jordan whispered hoarsely when Bly moved to lightly bite and lick her way down Jordan’s neck. Bly’s muffled chuckle was all she replied and she moved down to capture an erect nipple between her lips. Bly’s hands followed as they blazed a trail down Jordan’s body and stopped at an already moist mound. Bly cupped the heated sex and continued her onslaught on Jordan’s breast. Jordan ran her hand through Bly’s raven hair and down her side drawing light circles on the side of her lover’s breast. Bly could feel her breath quickening in response as Jordan’s body responded to her touch.

“I want to taste you again.” Bly murmured huskily, her breathing growing heavy along with her desire.

“Yes, I want to feel you touching me.” Jordan replied breathlessly, her lungs felt as if they would explode from pent up desire. “Please, I need you.”

Bly kissed her way down her lover’s abdomen blazing a path to her goal. So intent were they in their loving making that the telephone rang three times before Bly’s head snapped up startled and she listened for what had disrupted her journey.

“Hello!” Bly shouted into the telephone as she tried to still her beating heart and catch her breath. She was on the edge of her passion and the fire was still raging within her.

“Is Jordan there?” A sharp voice asked from the other end. “This is her mother.”

‘Oh shit!’ Bly thought and apologetically replied, “Oh, yes. One moment, let me go find her.” Bly cupped the receiver and looked at Jordan in surprise. “It’s your mother!” She mouthed quietly. Jordan’s eyes opened wide with fear before she recovered and looked away and quickly sat up. Reaching over to the chair she grabbed her robe and knotted the belt tightly and took the cordless phone from Bly.

“Sorry, I had my phone calls forwarded here whenever I’m not going home in case they call.” Jordan answered nervously with a shrug of her shoulders.

“No problem.” Bly replied smiling and reached out to touch Jordan’s arm to calm her down. “Okay?”

“Yes, thank you. I’ll go take this in the den and I’ll make it quick.” Jordan winked and tried to appear lighthearted about the whole matter. Bly could sense her ill ease, but just smiled and nodded in reply. She lay back against the pillows and got comfortable as she waited for Jordan to return. Soon she was sound asleep hugging the other pillow.

Bly rolled over and found the other side of the bed empty. She looked at the clock to find that it was almost 1 AM. Jordan had not come back to bed and almost 2 hours had passed. Quickly, Bly got up and grabbed her robe and went in search of her lover. Bly found Jordan still in the den holding the silent receiver as the tears tracked down her swollen cheeks.

“What’s wrong Jordan?” Bly asked, instantly concerned and sat on the sofa next to her. “Talk to me baby.”

“I just can’t do this.” Jordan answered jerkily.

Bly’s chest constricted as her mind raced and she asked, “Can’t do what?”

Jordan muffled a sob and answered, “I just can’t be what they want.” Bly felt her body relax in relief. She was subconsciously afraid that Jordan had meant their relationship.

“Talk to me, what did they say? What do they want?” Bly asked her as she took the phone out of her hands and pulled her into her arms to hold her. She slightly rocked the blonde in her arms as she waited patiently for her to reply.

“They want to know if I have met anybody yet or when I’m coming home to get serious about my life. They said it’s time I grow up and find a husband. It seems my mother ran into my old high school boyfriend who just got married and it got her on a tangent about marriage and weddings. She’s had my wedding all planned out since I was little!” Jordan replied and chuckled lightening the situation.

“So, what did you tell her?”

“I told her I was grown up and had a life that I liked very much!” Jordan answered and hugged Bly closer for emphasis on the part she liked. Bly smiled and kissed the top of her head. “So, what kind of wedding does she have planned?”

“Oh, it’s ghastly. You should see the dress she has picked out. It’s got to be the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. It has a high neck and long puffy sleeves that makes it look like some Victorian straight jacket!” Jordan remarked hotly. Bly laughed out loud causing Jordan to calm down in return and join in the humor.

“That’s not the worst part either! She also envisions of this big wedding in a church with all these candles and pomp and the reception must be held at the country club. She won’t hear of anything but that. Jeez, she even has the band orchestrated to play nothing but waltzes and crap like that!” Jordan retorted and watched Bly’s face as they both laughed hysterically.

Bly took a deep breath and wiped the tears from Jordan’s face and asked, “So, what kind of wedding do you want for yourself?”

“Well, if it were possible for me to get married, I think I’d like something simple like maybe barefoot in a white sundress on the beach somewhere at sunset. I think that would be so romantic.” Jordan answered wistfully.

“You do huh?” Bly replied quietly visualizing what Jordan had in mind. She smiled at the woman in her arms and leaned in for a deep kiss.

“Yeah, it’s a nice dream, but we both know the chances of that happening are slim.” Jordan replied sadly.

“Oh, I don’t know there are some states that recognize same sex marriages.” Bly replied.

“Don’t give up your dream Jordan, not for her, not for anyone.”

“You’re right. I shouldn’t let her bully me around anymore. I have a right to decide what I want out of my life, not her.” Jordan replied smiling and leaned in to kiss Bly. “And I’ve decided that I like my life just the way it is!”

Bly chucked and asked, “So, you want to stay here all night or get back into bed where it is warm and comfortable?”

“Oh, definitely the bed, I do believe we were rudely interrupted at a very crucial point in our discussion and I’d like to continue that conversation.” Jordan smiled sexily.

Bly led her blonde lover back to the bedroom and stopped beside the bed as she pulled Jordan into her arms. She gazed into those fabulous green eyes with a sexy smile and softly kissed Jordan’s lips. “Now, where were we?” Bly replied through her kiss as Jordan chuckled and wrapped her arms around her tall, dark lover deepening the kiss.

Bly’s hands moved through Jordan’s hair down her neck to her robe. She slipped her hands under the material and pushed it off her shoulders to the ground as Jordan untied Bly’s robe never breaking their kiss.

“Jordan I love to kiss you so much. Your lips feel incredible against mine.” Bly replied with a smile before cupping Jordan’s face in her hands and placing a long, moist kiss on those sensual lips.

Jordan loved what Bly was doing but just couldn’t let the conversation with her mother get out of her head. ‘How can that woman be so damn ignorant? And selfish to want those things for my life because it suits her purposes?’ Jordan thought as her anger with her mother mounted along with her desire as Bly laid her back on the bed.

Bly lay her naked body on top of Jordan’s and placed a trail of sensual kisses down Jordan’s neck to her breast before capturing the perky nipple in her mouth. Jordan absently ran her hands through Bly’s raven hair as Bly’s arousal mounted and she could hardly contain her want and desire for Jordan. Her heart raced and her breathing became erratic as she moved her kiss to Jordan’s taut abdomen dipping her tongue inside her navel followed by a kiss.

‘That woman has ruined so many things in my life.’ Jordan thought to herself as she thought back to the many incidences that her mother had something to do with as her anger increased. She couldn’t enjoy what Bly was doing to her anymore. She was just too upset and wanted Bly to just hold her. “Bly…please stop.” Jordan replied regretfully as Bly had moved her kiss down to Jordan’s blond curls but didn’t stop as she was so engrossed in what she was doing.

Jordan couldn’t stand it any longer. She reached down and cupped Bly’s face in her hands and moved her mouth off of it’s resting place. She looked down in confused blue eyes.

“Please…I need you to stop and just hold me.” Jordan told Bly as she just wanted to be comforted and to feel safe.

“Aah…okay.” Bly stammered with bewilderment as she tried to calm the fire that burned within her. She moved back up on Jordan who wrapped her arms around her lover instantly to feel her closeness. “What’s wrong Jordan?” Bly asked concerned as she rolled onto her back with Jordan in her arms and held her tighter.

“I’m sorry…I just couldn’t get that conversation with my mother out of my head and it ruined the mood for me…I’m sorry.” Jordan answered in a tearful voice.

Bly held her tighter and kissed the top of her head. “It’s okay baby…you don’t have to apologize to me. I completely understand…don’t worry.” Bly answered reassuringly as she tried to calm her racing heart and erratic breathing.

“Thanks for being so understanding.” Jordan answered softly as she lightly kissed Bly’s neck feeling complete in Bly’s arms as if nothing else in the world mattered to her.

Bly lay wide awake and hoped her arousal would subside. She wondered how a mother could be so insensitive and uncaring for her own daughter. Especially a wonderful person like Jordan she thought with disbelief as she ran her slender fingers through Jordan’s hair and felt her soft breath on her chest, and knew she was fast asleep. She kissed the top of her head and whispered. “I love you Jordan.”

Part 5

Bly woke the next morning alone and sat up quickly. “Jordan?” She listened and heard the water running in the shower and layback down. She wondered how Jordan was handling things this morning and decided to wait for her to make the first move. Closing her eyes she lay thinking about what she could do to help Jordan when she felt the bed move and a body lay across her. Opening her eyes she was met with clouded green ones and smiled.
“Good Morning.” Jordan said softly and kissed Bly lightly on the lips.

“Good Morning to you too.” Bly murmured and wrapped her arms around the robed figure and held her closely.

“I’m sorry for last night.” Jordan offered and looked down, plucking at the sheet between them.

“Hey..” Bly answered and lifted Jordan’s chin to look directly into worried eyes. “I don’t care about last night, I care about you.”

“I just shouldn’t let her get to me like that. It’s a control thing with her, she lays the guilt trip down in hopes that I will do what she wants me to do.” Jordan explained angrily. “It’s my life, I just want to live it my way.”

“Then you do just that and don’t give her control anymore. If she knows she can get to you, she will continue to do so.” Bly softly replied and tucked a stray blonde hair behind Jordan’s ear.

“You’re are right.” Jordan rested her chin on Bly’s chest and gently rubbed her nose against Bly’s strong chin thinking. “It’s time I make my own life and stop letting others have control. My life is here with Bly now.’

“What are you thinking so intently about?” Bly asked softly kissing Jordan’s forehead to remove the creases of worry that lined it.

“Oh, just that it’s time I stop letting everyone but me try to run my life. It’s my life, not my mothers and certainly not Cindy’s.” Jordan answered firmly with a quiet resolution.

“That’s terrific! So, what would you like to do with your life today?” Bly asked lightening the mood. She had the feeling that Jordan needed to take this slowly with no interference from her.

“Unfortunately, we both have to go to work today…remember it’s Monday.” Jordan grinned as Bly moaned in denial. “You’d better get in the shower if you don’t want to be late.”

“Ugh! Only Monday?”

Jordan rolled off Bly and pulled her up to a sitting position. “Come on the weekend is over.” Bly let Jordan pull her from the bed and push her toward the shower. They rode down in the elevator together and parted out front at their cars.

“You are coming back here tonight right?” Bly asked Jordan as she walked her to her car.

“Yes, I have to stop by my place and get my mail first.” Jordan kissed Bly lightly before getting behind the wheel.

“Okay, see you tonight.” Bly closed the door to Jordan’s car and walked back to her own. She followed Jordan’s car until it entered the interstate and Bly continued ahead to the clinic.

“Bly?” Jordan called out as she exited the elevator. She headed toward the kitchen to find the tall woman looking through the freezer. Bly’s long tanned legs that showed from her shorts made Jordan stop and smile appreciatively.

“Find anything good to eat?” Jordan stood in the doorway holding an envelope in her hand smiling. Bly looked up and winked. “Nothing half as good as I see over there.”

Jordan blushed and walked towards Bly and threw her arms around her neck. After kissing Bly deeply, she pulled pack and tapped the envelope against Bly’s chest. “Guess what I’m getting?”

“What…lucky?” Bly asked seductively.

“Well, that too, but no, I’m getting an award for one of my stories.” Jordan replied bubbling with excitement.

“You’re kidding, Congratulations! Which award?” Bly replied hugging Jordan happily.

Jordan pulled out the invitation again and read it to Bly. “It’s the Acorn Awards for new writers in the field of popular literature. According to this letter there will be some very prominent authors at the ceremony. It’s a black tie affair so I’m going to have to get a new dress.” Jordan paused and looked up from the invitation and asked, “Will you go with me?”

“Sure, when is it.” Bly replied readily.

“Let’s see…. the 29th…ummm, wow that’s soon, its Saturday.” Jordan replied and looked at Bly to see the look on her face change. “What is it?”

“I’m sorry but I can’t go. This is the weekend of the volleyball tournament. I told you about it before.” Bly replied apologetically.

“But Bly, I was really hoping you would go with me.” Jordan was disappointed that Bly would miss one of the most important events in her life. “This is very important for me.”

“I know it is and I’m very proud of you, but I’ve already committed myself to this tournament.” Bly explained.

“Do you really have to be in the tournament? Could you miss just this once?” Jordan looked at Bly pleadingly. She couldn’t understand why Bly couldn’t miss one tournament for something as important to her as this.

“I really wish I could, but you have to understand that I’ve already committed myself to be on the team.” Bly answered, as Jordan looked away upset. Bly went to Jordan and pulled her stiffly to her. “I really wish I could be there with you, but I can’t get out of this one.”

“It’s okay Bly, I understand.” Jordan simply replied, but she really didn’t understand the importance of a tournament compared to the award ceremony. She wouldn’t beg her to attend and would just go alone.

“I’m sorry.” Bly softly said and pulled Jordan to her chest and held her. She knew Jordan was upset, but there was no way around this. They stood in each other’s arms for a while, both wishing they could change what had just happened, the excitement of the award had been dampened. Technically, this would be termed their first impasse, before this they were always able to agree. This time, neither one would win.

“Hungry?” Bly asked after a few moments.

“Mmmm, not really.” Jordan murmured not moving her head from Bly’s chest.

“Interested in some pizza?” Bly tempted her with her favorite food. “We could order one and watch TV.”

“Sure, sounds good.” Jordan answered and lifted her head. “You order and I’ll go see what’s on.”

Jordan started to step away and Bly pulled her back to kiss her. Jordan’s response lacked her usual enthusiasm and Bly knew that she was upset. Hoping, she would get over it, Bly didn’t remark but just watched Jordan walk into the other room before picking up the telephone to call in their order.

They watched television with Jordan laying her head in Bly’s lap facing away from her. Bly toyed with Jordan’s hair but the woman was unresponsive. ‘She is really taking this hard, but there is nothing I can do about it.’ Bly thought sadly and sighed. After the movie was over she looked down to see Jordan had fallen asleep. Gently shaking the woman’s shoulder’s she woke her quietly saying, “Time for bed.”

“Oh, I fell asleep.” Jordan replied and yawned, sitting up. She looked so cute when she was ruffled and sleepy that Bly couldn’t help pulling the woman up into her arms as she stood. Bly began to lightly kiss Jordan’s neck as the woman snuggled against Bly tired. Jordan was still unresponsive and Bly finally stopped and said, “Come on, let’s get you to bed.” And led her down the hall toward the bedroom. Changed and ready for bed Jordan instantly curled up against Bly and fell asleep wrapped around the taller woman. ‘Well, at least she’s not too mad to let me be her body pillow.’ Bly thought wryly and closed her eyes to wait for sleep to come.

The next morning was a little better, but Jordan still would not engage in her usual upbeat humor. Bly was beginning to get perturbed by the blonde’s attitude, but said nothing as they parted for work. Bly didn’t ask her if she was coming over after work and Jordan didn’t say she wasn’t. ‘I guess I’ll see you when I see you.’ Bly thought sarcastically as she drove away.

The day went by slowly for Jordan and Bly hadn’t called all day. She also hadn’t asked if she was going to stay over tonight. ‘Maybe she just wants some time to herself. It’s not like I expected her to change her whole life around mine. She has a commitment and she needs to fulfill it. I can just go to the awards by myself.’ She thought guiltily and picked up the phone to dial Bly.

Bly came to the phone to find Jordan on the other end. “Hi, what’s up?” Bly asked waiting to judge the response she received.

“Nothing just thought I’d call and see how your day was going.” Jordan replied, she hated that their conversation was awkward and stilted.

“Busy and now I find out that I have to leave Wednesday evening to go for Medicare hearings at another clinic. So, I guess I will just go from there to the tournament and return home Sunday night.” Bly replied thinking, ‘I might as well lay it all out there now and get it over with.’

“Oh, okay.” Jordan answered softly. “Do you need a ride to the airport?” She wasn’t really thrilled that Bly would be leaving any earlier, but she wouldn’t let her know that she was still upset.

“Sure, my flight leaves at 8 PM.” Bly answered surprised. She had hoped Jordan would take her but had been afraid to push it and ask. “You coming over tonight?”

“No, I’ve got to work late tonight and I thought I’d just go home instead of driving all the way out to your place. How about if I just come over after work tomorrow and we can get something to eat before I take you to the airport?” Jordan replied and sat listening to the silence on the other end.

Bly sat back in her seat, momentarily taken back by Jordan’s response. “Okay…. that will be good. Listen I have to run, I have a patient waiting. I’ll see you tomorrow, right?” She hated that this was coming between them. ‘Maybe I should just call and tell them I can’t make it.’ She thought to herself, but knew that if she didn’t go, they would have to forfeit and she couldn’t do that to the team either. “Damn!” Bly muttered under her breath as she walked toward the exam room.

“Yes, tomorrow…” Jordan had replied and hung up. ‘Shit, why did I just do that? I’m being a total bitch about this whole thing.’ Jordan berated herself silently and considered calling Bly back, but decided against it.

Bly waited anxiously for Jordan to arrive to take her to the airport. They hadn’t seen each other since Monday, although she had tried calling Jordan at work last night, but the blonde had been too busy to talk for more than five minutes. The phone rang, it was the lobby telling her that Jordan had arrived and was waiting to pick her up. Bly hung up the phone thinking unhappily, ‘Why didn’t she just come up?’ She picked up her bag and looked around one last time before getting into the elevator and heading down.

‘I’m being stupid, I should have gone up to get her.’ Jordan thought sadly to herself. She was still upset that Bly would choose a volleyball game over one of the most important events in her life. ‘I guess I shouldn’t be so possessive, I don’t own Bly or anything.’ She looked up when she saw the building door open and there was a catch in her heart at the sight of Bly. She watched the tall beauty walk with a graceful gait towards the car and open the door.

“Hey.” Jordan called out as Bly slid into the bucket seat next to her.

“Hey, yourself.” Bly replied tossing her bag in the back.

“I wasn’t sure if we were in a hurry or not, so I didn’t come up.” Jordan said lamely. She knew Bly knew that wasn’t the case.

“No problem.” Bly smiled over at Jordan. She wanted to fix the problem between them because more than anything in the world, she didn’t want to lose this woman. Bly leaned over and touched Jordan’s cheek. Jordan looked at her silently smiling before she started the car to pull it away. The ride to the airport was uncharacteristically quiet with only a smattering of conversation from Jordan about having to go back to work that evening. Jordan watched Bly out of the corner of her eye and wanted to stop the car right then and there and pull the woman into her arms. She didn’t know how to handle the current situation. She was hurt and feeling left out and she wasn’t sure what to do about it.

Bly didn’t comment when Jordan pulled up in front of the terminal instead of parking and going in with her. She knew Jordan needed to get back to work, but she wasn’t ready to leave things the way they were.

“Jordan, you know I’d be with you Saturday night if I could.” Bly looked at Jordan as she reached into the back to retrieve her bag and waited for a response.

“I understand, you’ve committed yourself to the tournament. It’s okay, I think Linda is going to go with me.” Jordan replied and tried to put on a nonchalant front. Her insides were churning with indecision over what to say to Bly.

“I’ll call you tomorrow okay?” Bly asked and leaned over to kiss Jordan good-bye. Jordan just answered, “Okay.”, and her return of the kiss was cold and stiff. She nervously pulled back quickly and looked at Bly.

Bly could feel herself getting angry thinking, ‘What more can I say to make her understand?!’ She opened the car door and proceeded to get out and on second thought turned asking, “Do you want me to call you?”

“If you want to…but, you might want to call me at work because that is where I’ll be most of the time.” Jordan replied. Bly just nodded and closed the door and walked briskly into the terminal. ‘Better to walk away now before I say something I’ll regret.’ She thought with agitation and disbelief from Jordan’s demeanor.

Jordan watched as the tall figure moved away as her eyes began to sting and her chest burned. She quickly pulled the car from the curb and drove away before she did something foolish. ‘I can’t force myself into Bly’s life totally, there are things that are important to her.’ She rationalized and headed her car back toward the office.

The next couple of days were hectic at work and Jordan found she was not getting home until very late and would fall into bed exhausted. Bly had called three times and she had tried to return the calls unsuccessfully.

Finally, after playing phone tag for three days, Bly called Jordan late Friday evening from the airport. She was on her way to the volleyball tournament and this would be the last chance she would get to talk to her before the award ceremony. The phone rang four times before the answering machine picked up. Bly left another message and wondered, ‘Where is she at this time of night?’ She hung up the phone and picked up her bag to board her airplane. “Damn Jordan what’s going on?” Bly muttered under her breath as she walked down the aisle to her seat.

Jordan couldn’t sleep so she pulled Bly’s pillow closer to her and breathed in the scent that she loved. She missed Bly’s so much and hated how she had been acting lately. She hadn’t been able to reach Bly by telephone this evening and desperately needed to feel connected to her lover and went over to Bly’s to spend the night. ‘Why didn’t I just let this one go…why did I have to push Bly away? Now, I may have pushed her completely way.’ Jordan lay thinking as a tear rolled down her nose and she cried herself to sleep.

The next day Bly’s first game started early and she didn’t finish until later that evening. She tried calling Jordan to wish her luck tonight at the Award ceremonies, but there was never any answer at Jordan’s apartment. Bly’s game was off as she began to be worried and angry over where Jordan could possible be.

Linda arrived at Bly’s to help Jordan get ready for the big night. Jordan had decided just to stay at the Penthouse until it was time to go to the ceremony. She hadn’t forwarded her phones this time and called home to check her messages. There were two from Bly, but no phone number to call her at. She listened to Bly’s velvety voice over and over again until Linda finally arrived and she began to get ready. Dressed and ready, Linda and Jordan walked down to Jordan’s car. Julie was going to pick up Linda after the ceremony, and Jordan decided she would come back to the Penthouse and wait for Bly to come home on Sunday.

Cindy had followed Jordan over to Bly’s and sat in the parking lot waiting for her opportunity. She knew there was too much security in the building to approach Jordan and decided to wait until she came out. “Aah…ha there’s my girl. Let’s just see where these two are going.” Cindy replied with a mischievous smile on her face as she started her truck up and waited for Jordan to pull out of the parking lot. “Too bad that rich bitch isn’t with her…I’d like to wipe that smile off of her face but I’m sure I could do that with Linda just the same.” Cindy told herself as she followed the pair down US1.

The ride over was a quiet one and Linda wondered what was going on with Jordan considering she was up for an award. ‘Maybe she’s just nervous about the award.’ Linda thought and decided to let Jordan start the conversation if she wanted to talk about what’s bothering her. Jordan steered into the parking lot of the hotel were the award dinner was held and both ladies climbed out of the car to head in considering they were running late. Despite getting dressed early they were still late getting there.

“Are you okay Jordan?” Linda asked with concern as they walked towards the doors to the building.

“I’m very nervous.” Jordan answered with a slight laugh.

Linda still wasn’t convinced that’s all that was wrong with her best friend. Jordan was too quite especially considering she’s up for an award. Usually, Jordan would be chatting incessantly about how excited she was about something like this. ‘Something had to have happened with her and Bly. I intend to find out just what happened.’ Linda thought to herself as they entered the hotel.

“Oh, Jordan…you look so hot this evening. I can’t wait to take you once and for all for my own.” Cindy replied with a smile as she sat in her truck in the parking lot watching the ladies enter the hotel. “As for you Linda, I should just get you out of the way. You’ve been a major hindrance with Jordan and I. You’ll definitely get what you deserve.” She replied maliciously.

Jordan and Linda grabbed a cocktail and headed to their seats just as dinner was being served. Linda looked at Jordan and was tired of her nontalkative self. “Jordan…tell me what’s going on?”

“I told you Linda, I’m nervous.”

“Horse shit! You and Bly had a fight didn’t you?” Linda whispered back with agitation. Jordan kept her head down with embarrassment over the way she’s been acting around Bly and nervously nibbled on her roll. “Well? Don’t pull this mute crap with me Jordan. Give it up.” Linda answered as her agitation mounted. She didn’t like the idea of Jordan and Bly fighting. She wanted to the best for her friend and that was Bly. Linda had watched women treat Jordan like crap for many years and she felt that Jordan didn’t deserve that treatment… hell, no one does. She saw how happy and in love Jordan is when she’s with Bly and she didn’t want Jordan to ruin that relationship.

“I’ve been awful Linda.” Jordan answered reluctantly and regretfully as the host began their introductions for the awards with Jordan and Linda oblivious to what was happening. “I have treated Bly like crap the past few days. I haven’t talked to her in a few days and when I did talk to her I acted like I couldn’t be bothered. When I dropped her off at the airport I didn’t walk in with her or give her a meaningful kiss before she left or told her how much I love her.” Jordan explained as the tears welled in her eyes.

“Why? What happened?” Linda asked with concern as she put her hand on Jordan’s forearm for support.

“I’m mad at her for not being here with me. It’s the most important thing in my life and she’s not here to share it with me.” Jordan answered sadly.

“Jordan…I love you know that but I think you’re being a little selfish.”

“Linda! I thought you were on my side?” Jordan asked with hurt that her friend was taking Bly’s side.

“I am on your side and that’s why I’m telling you like it is Jordan. Did you stop to think that the volleyball tournament is important to Bly? From what Julie said it’s a Regional volleyball tournament with national TV coverage were the east team plays the west team and they choose the top 3 all-stars to be members of the National volleyball team which will compete in the 2000 summer Olympics in Australia. Julie told me that Bly was a shoe in for a spot on the team but from the way she played earlier today she may not make it. Julie said she has never seen Bly play so poorly. Didn’t you watch the game today Jordan?”

“No I didn’t. I wasn’t aware that it was such a big tournament and how high the stakes are for Bly. She didn’t mention anything to me regarding the tournament though. This is so important to me Linda.” Jordan answered feeling guilty by the way she acted.

“This is more important to you than losing Bly? Because that’s what it sounds like you’re telling me. It sounds like maybe Bly didn’t tell you because of the way you were acting. You could have supported her in her volleyball tournament by giving her your love. She was supportive of you with this award dinner right?” Linda asked slightly perturbed by her friend’s actions. ‘She’s going to blow it with Bly and that’s a shame because they are meant to be together.’ Linda thought to herself sadly.

“I know Linda…I’m so foolish for the way I acted. She was very supportive of this. I know I hurt her deeply and I should have been more supportive of her. I just didn’t look at it as her being the most important thing in my life. I just looked at it as a silly volleyball tournament and I regret that.” Jordan answered tearfully as the host announced the next award would be for the new short story author of the year.

The host explained that the winner would have their story published in their national magazine, would receive a check for $5,000 and would be given a book deal.

“Look…Jordan you need to work this out with Bly. When she calls you need to make up with her. She loves you so much and I know you love her.”

“The winner of this years award is…” The host announced.

“I know Linda. I already feel like shit as it is and now with this latest news of how important the tournament is to Bly I feel worse.” Jordan answered guiltily.

“Jordan Milano!” The host announced as everyone began to clap.

“What’s going on?” Jordan asked and looked around as everyone looked at her.

“Jordan! You won…they announced your name!” Linda exclaimed with happiness and excitement.

“Really?” Jordan asked with amazement and excitement.

“Get up there and except it!” Linda replied as she stood up to help her out of the chair.

“Oh, my god! I can’t believe it.” She told Linda with a stunned look on her face before she approached the podium to accept the award. She blushed nervously as she watched the crowd clap with their appreciation for her. “Thank you very much.” She told the host as she shook her hand.

“Well…Jordan go ahead and say something.” She replied with a smile as she pointed to the crowd who had calmed enough for Jordan to speak.

“Thank you…aah… I had no idea I would win this award.” Jordan answered with a nervous laugh. “I just want to say thank you to the Acorn award committee for making this dream come true and to my best friend Linda for her never wavering support.” Jordan answered with a smile as she looked at Linda to acknowledge her. “But most of all I would like to thank my inspiration for the story…the other half of my soul who unfortunately, couldn’t be here tonight which is good because they would have been very embarrassed to know the story was about them!” Jordan answered with a shared laugh with the crowd as she held up the award to show the crowd. “Thank you again.” She replied and walked back down towards her seat as the crowd applauded her efforts. Her heart raced and she was so nervous she could barely walk to her seat.

Jordan was glad that was the last award of the evening because she didn’t know if she could sit still, she was so nervous and excited. Linda engulfed her in a hug the moment she came close to the table as the host thanked everyone for coming and encouraged people to mingle with the award winners. “Jordan…I’m so proud of you and I’m so happy. You really deserve this award.” Linda replied emphatically to let Jordan know she was very happy for her.

“Linda…I can’t believe it. I’m so nervous, anxious, excited, happy… it’s so wonderful!” She exclaimed with a laugh.

“You should be honey…this is great!”

“Excuse me Jordan…we need to get your picture for the next issue of our magazine.” The host interrupted as she informed Jordan duty called.

“Oh, sure…I’ll be right back Linda.” Jordan replied with a smile as the host led her towards the other award winners.

Linda watched on for almost a half-hour as people snapped picture after picture of Jordan and just when it seemed like she would get away… another person would grab her. She approached Jordan when she realized Julie would be outside waiting to pick her up for their six-month anniversary celebration later that evening. “Jordan…I have to leave I’m sorry.” Linda apologized when she was able to get two minutes with her friend.

“It’s okay I understand…it’s your anniversary…go ahead enjoy your evening.” Jordan answered with a smile.

“Are you sure you’ll be okay?” Linda asked with concern.

“I’ll be fine…don’t worry…get!” Jordan teased her.

“Okay…but I want you to call me when you get to Bly’s to let me know if you got home alright.”

“Yes, mom! I really don’t want to bother the two of you in your celebration.”

“Just call and if we don’t answer leave a message on Julie’s machine so we know you’re okay…please?” Linda pleaded with concern for her friend.

“I promise…now, get going and give Julie a kiss for me.” Jordan answered reassuringly.

“I will and do what I said with Bly. She’s going to be so happy for you!” Linda exclaimed with a smile as she hugged Jordan before she left.

Jordan watched Linda leave and wished Bly could be there with her. She thought about how stupid she acted and made mental a note to make it up to her just as soon as she could.

Linda headed out the front door of the hotel and noticed Julie was sitting in her convertible BMW in front waiting for her. Linda opened the door and looked in replying. “Hey, you sexy Italian lover, are you going my way?” She asked with a sexy smile.

“I’m going any way you want me to with the way you look in that dress babe.” Julie teased with a smile as she watched Linda get in the car.

Linda leaned over and kissed Julie soundly. “Hmmm…I missed you.” Linda purred as she gazed dreamily in Julie’s brown eyes.

“The feeling’s mutual babe. Where’s Jordan?” Julie asked as she looked to the door for her.

“Oh, she won the award! She’s busy taking pictures and hob knobbing.” Linda exclaimed with excitement.

“No shit! That’s fabulous! Bly is going to be so psyched when she hears about it. Is she going to be okay getting home?” Julie asked with worry and happiness for Jordan winning the award.

“She promised she would call when she got home. Oh, here.” Linda answered as she kissed Julie again. “That’s from Jordan.” She replied with a smile.

“Hey, she’s a pretty good kisser. Maybe I should wait for her?” Julie teased with a laugh as she pulled the car away from the hotel and received a punch in the arm.

“How did Bly do in the last game?’

Julie looked at her with a glum face. “Not good at all Linda. I have never seen her play like this before and I have no idea what’s wrong with her.” Julie answered with disbelief at the way Bly was playing at the volleyball tournament.

“Her and Jordan had a fight and that’s probably it.” Linda explained.

“Well…that explains it. Let’s hope they make up soon because if she doesn’t play better tomorrow she won’t make the team and that’s bad because she was pretty much the favored player on the east team to be the number one all-star.” Julie explained as they pulled out of the parking lot and out onto the road.

“I’m sure she will play better tomorrow because Jordan’s going to make up with her tonight.” Linda answered confidently.

“Great! So, want to go to Australia for the summer Olympics next year?” Julie asked with a chuckle.

“I’ll go anywhere with you sexy.” Linda answered with a laugh.

Cindy watched as Jordan walked to her car alone. She was glad that Linda had already left before Jordan. When Jordan pulled away Cindy smiled and followed her. “Good she is alone.”

Jordan drove back toward Bly’s place, her mind a million miles away as she thought about the award and Bly. She had treated her horribly and hoped that there was a message for her on her machine with a phone number. She didn’t like the fact that Bly’s performance at the tournament was hampered because of her attitude.

It was late as Jordan drove down US1. The streets were deserted as she stopped for a red light. A car pulled up next to her honking its horn and Jordan looked over to see Cindy motioning for her to pull over. Jordan’s heartbeat jumped erratically in fear. Jordan shook her head no and pulled out through the red light. She accelerated the car to try to put as much distance between herself and Cindy.

“Damn you Jordan. Why must you always make everything so difficult?” Cindy fumed; she could feel her anger building uncontrollably. “I have had enough of this attitude.” Cindy raced after Jordan’s fleeing car. She pulled up along side and shouted out her window. “Pull over! I need to talk with you! Now!”

Jordan again shook her head and stepped on the gas harder. She looked in her rearview mirror and all she saw was lights filling up her window. ‘Oh God Bly! I need you!’ Jordan cried silently. She looked around for an open store or anything to find help, but everything was closed as she sped down US1.

“If I make it to the Penthouse, I will be okay and can get some help to keep her out.” Jordan told herself outloud to calm her shaking hands.

Cindy tailed the small car and lost all reason to her anger. She tapped the back end of the car causing it to fishtail violently. Jordan pulled the car back around and kept driving.

“Just stop and talk to me Jordan and this wouldn’t have to happen.” Cindy shouted to the car in front of her. She tapped the back end a little harder screaming. “Pull over!”

Jordan grasped the wheel as tightly as she could and pulled the car back onto the road…her right tires had hit the gravel and she had almost lost it. Fear broke out in sweat on her forehead and the tears ran down her cheeks as Cindy’s truck hit her car harder this time.

“Oh God! Help me!” Jordan cried as her head slammed forward and the wheel spun out of her hands, out of control. The car spun around and around and flipped over into the ditch at the side of the road, and the car rolled over and over. When it finally came to a stop, the only sound that could be heard were the tires rubbing as they continued to spin. Jordan lay silently… still strapped in by her seatbelt

Cindy got out of her truck and ran to the smoking car. She looked inside and saw Jordan’s lifeless body. Turning, she ran back to her truck and got out of the area as fast as she could. “If she had just done what I asked her, this wouldn’t have happened. It’s her fault!” Cindy justified, but deep in her heart she knew that she had once again gotten herself in big trouble.

The emergency rescue units arrived shortly after a motorist phoned in the accident from their cell phone. The first on the scene to examine the car was a firefighter. “Where are the paramedics?” He shouted as he assessed Jordan when the other firefighter approached.

“They’re gathering their gear.” The firefighter answered as he drew closer.

“She’s going to have to be extricated…she’s trapped in the vehicle.” He informed him.

“Is she alive?” He asked as he peered in the window.

“Barely…get the ‘jaws of life’ over here quickly and tell the paramedics to move it!” He ordered with urgency as the firefighter rushed away to fulfill his orders.

The paramedics rushed to the car and began to open their equipment as one medic looked in the car at Jordan to assess her condition. “The steering column is pinning her against her seat.” The firefighter explained. “We’re going to extricate her.”

“Okay…let me check her over.” He answered as he climbed into the shattered window as much as he could to assess Jordan. “Her pulse is weak, thready at 110. She’s unconscious, cold, pale and diaphoretic…hand me the blood pressure cuff.” He replied as his partner wrote the information down and handed him the blood pressure cuff before calling in to report the status. “Blood pressure is 50 palpable.” He answered as he backed out of the vehicle window.

“I’m establishing two IV lines of lactated ringer’s solution to help improve her blood pressure.” The paramedic informed his partner as he established the IV’s and the firefighters cut the car open to get Jordan out.

“Grab the backboard…she may have a spinal cord injury.” The paramedic ordered as he put a cervical collar on Jordan’s neck and his partner grabbed the backboard.

The paramedics stabilized her head as they transferred her onto the backboard as a precaution. The paramedics applied MAST trousers to improve her circulation for the possibility of internal bleeding secondary to Jordan’s blood pressure being so low. Once at the hospital the doctor’s noted Jordan was hypertensive and ordered a CAT scan of the head, cervical spine, and pelvic X-ray which all came back normal. The chest X-ray revealed three fractured ribs which is common with blunt traumas such as Jordan’s from being pinned against the steering wheel. A CAT scan of the liver revealed a lacerated liver as Jordan was typed and cross-matched for blood.

“DR. Jagers…the patient has AB-blood with rare antibodies.” The nurse informed the doctor as she looked over the results.

“Great…that makes everything worse.” She answered dryly and agitatedly at the findings. “Find a contact person for consent if we need to do surgery and get moving on the blood…she’s going to need it.” The doctor ordered as she worked to stabilize Jordan’s condition.

“Hey, Jan! Who’s the patients contact person?” The nurse asked as she approached the desk.

“Aah…Bly VanDewark.” She answered as she flipped through Jordan’s wallet that the police officers found and gave them finding her emergency medical card there.

“Bly VanDewark? It’s her lucky day because I think Dr. VanDewark is still here. Call Bly and get in touch with her to let her know what has happened and I’ll have Dr. VanDewark paged.”

Bly’s father entered the emergency room shortly after being paged. “What’s up?” He asked slightly irritated by the page as he was on his way out the door.

“Dr. VanDewark…this patient has Bly listed as her emergency contact person and we wondered if you knew her.” The nurse informed him as they approached the foot of the bed.

“Oh, my god…Jordan!” He exclaimed with worry as his blue eyes filled with tears. “Aah…yes, I know her…what’s her condition?”

“They’re trying to stabilize her. She has internal bleeding.”

He didn’t like what he heard and his fear for Jordan grew. He gave the nurse Bly’s cell phone number to call as he informed his wife of what happened to Jordan. She said she would call Linda to let her know before she came down to the hospital. “Dr. VanDewark…we can’t get in touch with Bly.” The nurse informed him as she approached defectedly.

“Does Jordan have family numbers listed?” He asked as he looked away from Jordan and down to the information sheet the nurses compiled.

“No one but Bly.” She answered as she flipped her pages to look for any pertinent information.

“Hey, Chance.” The surgeon replied as she approached. “Any luck finding her contact?…we need consent…she needs to have an exploratory laparotomy to identify the exact source of bleeding. We’ll either do a partial liver resection or coagulation of the bleeding site with an ARGON laser.” She explained to Bly’s father.

“Her contact is my daughter and she’s unavailable. Jordan’s like a daughter to me…if she needs surgery I’ll give consent and take full responsibility.” He informed the surgeon as he signed the forms and wondered just where in the hell his daughter was. He knew this happening with Jordan would devastate her.

“Okay…let’s get moving. She also has a fractured wrist that will need to be addressed once we get her stabilized.” The surgeon explained.

“I’ll take a look at her X-rays and see what needs to be done with her wrist.” He answered solemnly as he looked at Jordan with great concern for her.

“Arlene…any luck with a blood match?” The Dr. Jagers asked the nurse.

“No, we’ve got calls out to the blood banks throughout the country and we’re waiting for a response.”

“Keep on it because we’ve got to have that blood…soon or she’ll bleed to death from all the hemorrhaging. The best person would be a family member.” She answered before walking away but stopped and turned back. “Chance…why don’t you scrub in for the surgery?”

“Aah…yeah, I just might do that…thanks.”He stammered as he worriedly looked at Jordan.

“Chance!” Alexandra replied with worry as she rushed towards her husband. “How is she?”

“Not good…Alex. They are prepping her for surgery now to try and locate the exact cause of the internal bleeding.”

“What happened?”

“I don’t know the details other than she was in a car accident. Any luck reaching Bly?”

“No, she must not have her phone with her for some unknown reason. She always has that thing with her.” She answered with disbelief that she didn’t respond to her calls which she was very good about doing.

“Listen, I need you to see if Linda can get in touch with Jordan’s parents. It’s imperative we get blood specific to her.” He explained to his concerned wife.

“Okay…we’ll get on it as soon as her and Julie get here.”

“Have the nurse come get me out of the operating room when you get through to her parents and I’ll explain Jordan’s condition to them. See if Dawson can track Bly down…I’ve go to go.” He answered with urgency.

“Take care of her.” Alexandra answered with a slight smile as she squeezed his hand. “She’s got an excellent surgeon…but I’ll make sure they take care of her.” He answered with a reassuring smile and a wink as he headed towards the operating room while Alexandra left for the waiting room.

Bly’s game ended in a tie and they were taking a break before starting again. She needed the break…she just wasn’t into the game at all. She just didn’t want to be there…she wanted to be with Jordan. Bly didn’t like what was happening between the two of them and playing in the tournament for the Olympics wasn’t worth the risk of losing Jordan. She had a very bad feeling and didn’t really know why, which kept her mind off of playing.

Bly reached into her bad for her towel and noticed her phone flashing that she had messages. She picked it up and scrolled through recognizing her brother’s number showing up a number of times, her mother’s number and the hospital’s number. She had a sinking feeling, as worry and nervousness swept over her like a tidal wave. Bly called her brother’s number to find out what was going on.

“Bly… where the hell have you been?” He asked with urgency and concern.

“In a game…what’s going on?” She answered agitated at her brother’s demeanor.

“It’s Jordan…aah.” He stammered not really knowing how to tell his sister what happened to Jordan.

“What’s wrong with Jordan?” Bly snapped worriedly before her brother could say anything else and stood up as her heart jumped into her throat. She felt incredibly warm and felt physically ill at the thought of something bad happening to Jordan.

“She was in a car accident Bly.” He answered softly knowing his sister was already upset.

Bly’s blue eyes filled with tears and her knees felt weak as she fell back into the chair. Her heart raced uncontrollably and she could barely breath. “Is she?…is she okay?” Bly stammered, her voice shaky as she forced the question out. Her hands shook uncontrollably and she could barely hold the phone as the tears streaked her face.

“I’m sorry Bly…it doesn’t look good. They took her in for exploratory surgery to try and stop the internal bleeding.” He answered as tears filled his eyes from the pain he could hear in his sister’s voice.

“I’m on my way…I’ll call you from the plane.” Bly responded with urgency as she clicked the phone off and hurriedly gathered her belongings. Her thoughts of Jordan overwhelmed her and she didn’t know what she would do without her.

“Bly…where are you going?” Her coach asked agitatedly.

“I have an emergency and I have to leave.” Bly answered as she turned towards her coach and then started to walk away again.

“You can’t leave…we’re right in the middle of a game.”

“Watch me!” She spat back and headed off as her temper flared.

“You won’t make the team if you leave.” She angrily warned.

“The person I’m going to be with is more important to me.” She snapped as she headed quickly towards the exit of the arena clicking her phone on to contact her travel agent. “Sarah…I’m glad I caught you…I need a flight back to Florida right away.” Bly explained breathless as she ran through the halls of the arena.

“Bly…it’s late and do you realize how much that will cost?” Sarah asked with slight agitation for the late night call.

“I don’t give a damn what it costs…just get me on the fucking plane! Rent a plane if you have to just get me something by the time I get to the airport. I’ll be there in ten minutes.” She replied angrily as she clicked the phone off and exited the arena before hailing a cab.

Sarah had never heard Bly so upset before. They had been college roommates for the entire four years at the University of Florida and they were very good friends. She figured it must have something to do with Jordan or a family member for her to react that way and didn’t take her attitude personal. She quickly began to work on a flight for her friend.

Bly called the hotel and made arrangements for her bags to be sent back to Florida for her. She slipped on her team jacket as she felt a chill from the air hitting her sweat soaked clothes and clicked on the phone as it rang.

“Sarah?” She asked.

“Yep…you’re on Delta flight 269 which leaves in fifteen minutes.”

“Great…thanks…I’m pulling up now.”

“Bly…I hope everything works out okay. Call me and let me know what happened when you can. I’ll send good thoughts along.” Sarah answered with concern.

“I’ll call…thanks Sarah.” She answered sadly as her thoughts turned to Jordan. She was pissed at herself and felt guilty because she was in California and Jordan was home fighting for her life. The pain and guilt she felt were unbearable. ‘I should have been there. She must have been terrified being alone. I’m a terrible girlfriend…I should have stayed home.’ She thought disgustedly as the tears flowed freely while the cab pulled up to the airport.

“Which terminal?” The cabbie asked. “Aah…Delta.” Bly answered as she looked up and wiped her tears before pulling out cash for the fare. She exited the cab and ran to her gate and flashed her ID before receiving her boarding pass. She headed down the gangway and took her seat in first class. Bly waited until the plane was in the air before she called her brother back.

“Dawson…any news yet on Jordan?” She asked with great concern.

“No, she’s still in surgery Bly.”

“Damn…what happened with the accident?”

“I spoke with the officer and they think it was a hit-n-run.” He explained.

“What? How do they know that?” Bly asked as her anger mounted and she couldn’t understand how someone could be so callous to cause an accident and leave the scene.

“They found red paint on the rear of her car indicating someone hit her from behind causing the accident.”

Bly’s temper took over and the rage within her mounted as she instantly thought of the one person who could have caused the accident…Cindy. She had a red truck and had been terrorizing Jordan. “Dawson…I’ll bet everything I own that Cindy is involved in this accident.”

“I thought the same thing and I alerted the officers of the problems Jordan had been having with her. I’ve got our investigator’s working on finding her as well.” He explained with frustration that Cindy could wreak so much havoc in Jordan and Bly’s life.

“Thanks Daw…do me a favor?” Bly asked softly as her temper calmed and she thought of Jordan.

“Sure…anything…you know that.” He answered reassuringly.

“When Jordan comes out of surgery could you tell her that I love her and I’m on my way? Please.” She asked as the tears trickled down her cheeks.

“Absolutely…what time are you due in I’ll pick you up out front.”

“I should be on the ground in three hours…thankfully, I got a non-stop flight with Delta.” She explained.

“Okay…I’ll be there waiting…I love you Bly and remember, Jordan’s going to be fine.” He answered lovingly and reassuringly to calm his sister.

“Thanks…Daw…I really appreciate that and I hope so. I love you too…bye.” She answered softly as she clicked her phone off and looked out the window lost in her thoughts of Jordan. She thought about how much she loved Jordan and how she never enjoyed life…no, started living life until she met Jordan.

Bly’s thoughts turned to anger when she thought about Cindy and if she had anything to do with the accident, she was going to strangle that bitch with her bare hands! Bly realized that she was the cause of this backlash from Cindy. Jordan had asked her not to taunt Cindy in that damn baseball game but she didn’t listen. The guilt hit her like a baseball bat and realized that she may have cost Jordan her life…the only person she ever truly loved with all her heart and soul. ‘What have I done?’ She asked herself as the lump in her throat swelled and she had difficulty breathing as she began to cry.

Dr. VanDewark was alerted that the staff had reached Jordan’s parents and they were waiting on the phone. He left the operating room and pulled his mask down followed by the removal of his gloves to take the call. “Hello…this is Dr. VanDewark and my daughter is very good friends with Jordan.”

“Yeah…Jordan told us just how good of friends they really are!…what do you want?” The woman’s voice asked gruffly with animosity.

“Aah…are you Jordan’s mother?” He asked as he was flabbergasted by the woman’s attitude.

“Yes, I am.” She replied curtly.

“Well…Jordan was in a very bad car accident and is bleeding internally. It seems that Jordan has a rare blood type with rare antibodies which we are having a hard time matching. We can’t give her just any blood… it has to be specific to her blood type. We need for your family to go to the nearest hospital to be tested for the same antibodies as Jordan before you head down here. The hospital there will transport the blood down here immediately.” He explained with urgency.

“I’m sorry we can’t do that.” The woman answered coldly.

“Excuse me?!…you mean to tell me you’re not willing to help your child who may die?” He asked angrily as he shouted through the phone growing more agitated with the women’s callous attitude toward her daughter.

“Jordan’s adopted so, no one in this family can help her and Jordan doesn’t know that she’s adopted either. I can give you the name of the adoption lawyer we used and maybe he can give you information to reach her birth parents if she’s that bad off.”

He was aghast by his conversation with this woman and wanted to bitch slap her in a big way. He had never ever thought about hitting a woman…but this one…yeah, he wanted to slap her hard…very hard. It went against everything he stood for his hypocratic oath and that he wasn’t a violent man but he seriously wanted to rearrange this woman’s face.

“Lady…whether Jordan is adopted or not you raised her and she’s still your child. You should be here with her…she may die!” He shouted angrily in the phone seriously wanting to reach through the phone and strangle the woman. “Well…that’s regrettable but she called and told us of her lifestyle the other day and we can not accept that life for her. We wish her the best but we’ve washed our hands of her.” She answered nastily before hanging the phone up.

“That fucking bitch!” He exclaimed angrily, slamming the phone down and stormed down the hall to the waiting room.

“Chance…how is she?!” Alexandra exclaimed with worry as everyone swarmed him for information on Jordan.

“They have coagulated the bleeding and are finishing up now. We still have to get the blood to replenish what she’s already lost. Did you get in touch with Bly?” He asked as he looked at his son and worked to calm his temper.

“Yeah…I’m going to pick her up in an hour.” He answered as he glanced at his watch for the time then back up to his father.

“Okay…great…aah…Alex can I talk to you for a minute?” He asked unnerved as he led his wife away from the group. “Jordan’s mother is a real piece of work and said Jordan is adopted. She also said she wished Jordan the best but they couldn’t agree with her lifestyle and have washed their hands of her.” He explained still in astonishment from the conversation.

Alexandra was flabbergasted and her eyes filled with tears. “Oh, poor Jordan…that sweet girl has gone through so much and now her own family is treating her that way. It’s a disgrace and I hope they burn in hell!” She spat knowing it wasn’t very nice to say, but ‘damn it…she was pissed and they are deplorable people,’ she thought to herself.

“Can you have Jimmy see if they can track down her birth family to get the blood she needs?” He asked as he looked into his wife’s beautiful blue eyes that both of his children possessed which calmed his temper even more.

“Of course…I’ll do it now.” She answered softly before kissing him and clicking her phone on to make the call.

“Dr. V…is Jordan going to be okay?” Linda asked nervously and with tear filled eyes as Julie placed her hands on her shoulders for comfort.

“Well…we hope so. They are hoping they can keep the bleeding stopped so Jordan won’t have to have a partial liver resection. It’s also very important that we get the blood she needs to replace what she lost already.” He answered trying to reassure them along with himself.

“Can I be tested? I don’t know what my blood type is, but I’d really like to help Jordan.”

“Sure…head down to the lab and I’ll have the nurse set it up.” He answered as Linda and Julie turned on their heels heading down the hall towards the lab. Chance headed back in to check on Jordan who had been moved to the recovery room after her surgery as Dawson and Alexandra worked on gathering information regarding Jordan’s birth family. They placed their calls and headed to the recovery room and informed the nurse to tell her husband they were waiting outside.

Chance informed the nurse to allow them in to see Jordan. Alexandra put her arm around Chance as they looked over Jordan who was very still and hooked up to every imaginable piece of equipment the hospital had in it. Dawson sighed back his tears and approached Jordan’s side holding her hand.

He leaned down to her ear. “Hey, Jordan…Bly wanted me to tell you that she loves you very much and that she’s on her way.” He replied softly as they all noticed the heart monitor show a faster heartbeat. He smiled as he looked up at the monitors and then leaned down to kiss Jordan’s forehead. “Remember…anytime you want to switch teams you know were to find me but for now, I’m going to pick up Bly so, you two can be together. Hang in there.” He replied softly as the heart monitor revealed a faster heart beat again at the mention of Bly’s name. Dawson squeezed her hand and smiled at his parents. “I’ll be back soon.” He replied as he walked past them towards the exit to pick up Bly.

Dawson squealed to stop in front of the Delta terminal and didn’t have to wait long before he saw a tall figure running toward his car. He pushed open the passenger door in time for Bly to jump in before pulling away from the curb again.

“How is she?” Bly asked even before she had fully closed the door. She threw her equipment bag into the back seat and looked over at her brother.

“About the same. Right now they are trying to contact her parents to get a match on the blood, seems Jordan has a rare one.” Dawson replied glancing over at his sister and placed his hand on hers before turning his attention back to the road. “We will be there shortly.”He reassured her.

“Hurry Daw!” Bly choked out as fresh tears sprang to her eyes and grasped at his hand as an anchor to the lost feeling she felt. “I’ll never forgive myself for leaving like I did.” Bly answered softly as she ran her hands through her raven hair absently as she thought of Jordan.

“It’s not your fault.” Dawson replied as he drove like a bat out of hell to get them back to the hospital. “It was an accident, you have no control over that.”

“If I had been here, things might have gone differently. Do you have any information about who hit her?” Bly asked trying to get information from her brother.

“No, but they are checking into it.” Dawson answered without saying anything definate.

“It is Cindy isn’t it?” “We don’t know that for sure yet Bly!” Dawson quickly responded in a warning tone. “Let’s not jump the gun just yet even though the evidence points to the possibility of it being her.” He answered trying to reason with his sister.

“I know it is her and it’s my fault. I never should have antagonized her at the baseball game. She did this because she was angry at me. It should be me, not Jordan to suffer.” Bly looked out the window as the tears rolled down her cheeks.

“Hey, no one should have to suffer because of that woman!” Dawson offered and squeezed the hand that he held. As they approached the hospital, Dawson screached the car in the first available spot outside of the emergency room and they both raced into the hospital. Bly was ahead of her brother and reached her mother first.

“Where is she?” Bly shouted without any pleasantries.

“Bly! You are finally here.” Alexandra turned and engulfed her daughter in a hug. “Come on, I’ll take you to her.”

They turned and moved toward Jordan’s cube as a bell sounded calling a Code to the recovery area. Bly looked at her mother in terror and the two women broke into a run following the sea of white that converged on Jordan’s area.

“No!” Bly cried out as she saw Jordan lying on the gurney and three pair of hands frantically working on her still body. Alexandra tried to hold her back, but Bly wanted to get to Jordan. Dr. VanDewark stepped back from the fray around Jordan’s bed and caught his daughter before she would reach Jordan.

“No Bly, let them do their job!” Her father called out to her and held her out of the way.

The surgeon began CPR until she had a shallow rhythm appear, looking over at Chance her eyes told him it was touch and go. She focused her attention back to the team shouting, “She’s hemorrhaging…the first surgery didn’t work. Let’s get her back in the OR now!” Chance’s heart dropped as he pulled his daughter and wife out of the way as the team raced the gurney back through the doors to the OR. The surgeon paused in front of Chance and quietly said, “We need that blood fast!”

“I’m working on it!” Dr VanDewark called as the surgeon followed the gurney into the OR area. This wasn’t his normal field of expertise but took it upon himself to take responsibility because it was Jordan. “Bly! You and your mother go wait outside and I’ll be there shortly. I want to check something out.”

“No! I’ve got to be with Jordan.” Bly argued feeling completely helpless and wanting to be beside Jordan. Her father grabbed her by the shoulders and looked directly into her eye. “You can’t do anything for her right now but pray. When she wakes up…I promise you will be the first face she sees. Now, go!” Bly looked directly into his eyes and instantly stilled at the full impact

of the situation as it hit her. She nodded tearfully and without another word, led her mother out of the recovery area to the waiting room.

Dr. VanDewark ran down the hall toward the blood bank passing Linda and Julie on his way. “Bly is in the waiting room.” He told them before moving on down the hall. Linda could feel her knees weakening and looked at Julie, “Something is wrong”. Julie grabbed Linda around the waist to support her and, together, they hurried to find Bly.

Bly paced in the waiting room tearing the Kleenex in her hands to shreds as the tears ran unchecked down her cheeks wishing she had become a doctor so she could do more for Jordan. She couldn’t stand the helplessness she felt..Afterall, she was in the medical field…yet, she could do nothing for the love of her life but stand there and cry…it absolutely killed her. Linda saw Bly’s color was white and instantly knew that she was right, something bad had just happened.

“Bly?” Linda cried out in fear and question as Julie tugged her into the room.

“Jordan just coded and they’ve taken her back into the OR.” Bly replied looking into Linda’s green eyes that reflected back the fear she too felt. The three women hugged each other before Bly broke away and went to stand near the window. Looking out, she berated and kicked herself forever leaving Jordan. ‘If I hadn’t left, I would have been driving and this might not have happened. Even if it had, I would have been there with her.’ Resting her head against the glass window, she felt her mother’s arms wrap around her from behind and hug her. Bly didn’t respond, she didn’t feel like she deserved to be comforted, not after what she had done to Jordan.

Dr. VanDewark entered the blood bank as a shout of success sounded. He looked up at the technicians with a questioning lift of his brow.

“Dr. V. I’m glad you are here. We have a perfect match for the AB- blood, even down to the specific antibodies. You are lucky that you found a relative so quickly. We have tagged the blood and are sending it over to the OR right now.”

“What relative?” Dr. VanDewark asked concerned.

“The two women you sent in here earlier, one of them is a perfect match, we figured she was the patient’s sister.” The technician looked at the doctor confused. “She has to be a relative with the match that we got. We even ran the test three times to be sure.”

“I’ll be damned!” Dr. VanDewark replied and turned on his heels to head back to the waiting room knowing Julie was not the match…but Linda. Cindy paced the small confines of her apartment, a hurriedly packed bag lay open on the bed. Cindy threw another article of clothing into the bag before dropping down next to it on the bed and reaching for the telephone. She dialed information and got the number of the hospitals closest to the accident. She was sweating profusely as she ran a hand through her wet locks. She couldn’t sit anymore and began pacing the room as she dialed the first number and waited. After four calls to local hospitals, she finally hit upon the right one.

“Yes, we have a patient in the ER by that name. Are you family?” The operator asked authoritatively.

“Can you tell me what her status is?” Cindy switched hands on the receiver and wiped her sweaty palm on her jeans.

“I can only give information out to family members.” The operator replied firmly giving no leeway for any exceptions. Cindy hung up the phone without further comment and turned toward her packing. She looked down at the bag on the bed and knew that she couldn’t leave without finding out what was going on with Jordan. Grabbing her leather jacket she left the apartment. She circled her red truck and stood next to it to assess the damage. The front grill was pushed back and the left front fender was scratched and dented with a splattering of blue-colored paint chips embedded in the surface.

“Damn, I’ve got to get this fixed fast.” Cindy spoke low to herself, looking around, she got behind the wheel and headed to where she knew she could get the work done, no questions asked. As she drove, Cindy knew she had to come up with a plan to see Jordan and find out just how much she remembered. Once the truck was fixed there would be nothing to tie her to the accident, except Jordan. Cindy was confident that she could persuade the blonde to see things her way. After all, Jordan was her girl first. Meanwhile, Bly paced the waiting room and in between feeling guilty, she plotted her revenge against Cindy. No matter what, no one would make her believe she wasn’t behind this whole mess.

Alexandra watched her daughter pace and knew that something was going on behind the clouded blue eyes. She hoped that she could disuade her hardheaded daughter from doing anything rash or foolish. Or at least, take matters out of her daughter’s hands. She got up and went outside, a short distance away from the hospital and flipped open her phone and dialed the office.

“Hello, is there any information yet?” Alexandra asked quickly when she reached her investigator. “Good, that’s perfect. I want you to draw up a restraining order and then file it. You are going to have trouble serving it, but I want it on record.” Alexandra listened to the rest of the report as her jaw set in an angry determined grimace. Her stomach turned as the investigator reminded her of how many times Cindy had gotten away with things in the past. “She will not get away with it, this time. I’m gonna nail her ass if it’s the last thing I do!” Alexandra paced as she tried to calm down as she listened to the investigator confirm the plans. “Yes, that’s right. Now, what did you find out about Jordan’s birth parents? That’s interesting; she was one of three children taken by social services. Do we know anything about these other two children? Come on! We need to get those records unsealed due to medical emergency. Contact Judge Hargrove, he has connections up there and inform him of the situation and tell him I need a favor. I need him to shake loose whatever beuracracy bullshit is holding us up. Tell him it’s life or death, Jordan’s, if we don’t get her record.” Alexandra listened for a few more moments and concluded the call. “Thanks for all your hard work. I really do appreciate everyone’s efforts.”

Alexandra walked back toward the hospital and saw her daughter standing off to the side by herself, just staring off into the distance. She turned and headed toward her child and felt a pange in her heart. A mother’s instinct is to protect her children and she felt her baby’s pain as real as if it were her own.

“Hey honey, how are you doing?” She asked as she wrapped her arms around her daughter and pulled her close.

“Oh mother, what am I going to do? If anything happens to Jordan, I don’t think I can make it without her.” Bly replied as her eyes burned from crying. “I should never have left her. This is all my fault.”

“No, it is not your fault. You both had obligations you felt were important to you and they just happened to be in separate places.” Alexandra tried to get her daughter to stop blaming herself. She knew where the real blame lay and it wasn’t with Bly or Jordan.

“But, mother…” Bly began but quickly quieted by the look her mother gave her.

“Now, you listen to me Blythe VanDewark. We are going to go back inside and give Jordan all the support she needs until she is well again. I won’t stand here listening to you blame yourself for what happened. It happened and now we go forward from here. Do you understand?” Alexandra gently shook her daughter to get her full attention. It would have been comical, in any other situation, to see the shorter woman taking the taller one to task.

“Yes, mother.” Bly replied nervously as she always did when her mother used her full name knowing she meant business and that her mother had a point, she needed to focus her attention on Jordan now and worry about making it up to Jordan later. Arm in arm the two women walked back into hospital and ran into Dr. VanDewark just outside the waiting room.

“Good, just the two people I need to talk too.” Chance called out and closed the distance between them.

“What’s wrong?” Bly asked quickly fearing the worst had happened.

“Calm down, I’ve got good news.” Her father replied and patted her on the shoulder. “Let’s step in the breakroom where we can talk.”

Alexandra looked up questioningly at her husband and he winked in response and opened the door for the ladies to precede him into the office. He motioned for the women to sit on the sofa and pulled up a chair in front of them as he sat down to explain the situation..

“What’s going on Dad?” Bly asked again feeling fear and dread creep into her body.

“We found a perfect match for Jordan’s blood and they are already using it in the OR.” Chance announced and waited for the news to sink in.

“But how? Is Jordan’s family here?” Bly asked getting to her feet.

“Sit, sit down. No, Jordan’s family is not here nor will they be coming.”

“I don’t get it.” Bly answered confused.

Alexandra reached over and grasped her daughter’s hand as her husband continued to tell her about Jordan’s past.

“Honey, it seems Jordan was adopted and she doesn’t know about it.”

“What? How can that be, you mean they never told Jordan that she was adopted?” Bly asked incredulously. Now it all made sense, she had always wondered why they had treated their daughter with such indifference. She wasn’t their flesh and blood so when she didn’t fit their perfect mold, they had no problem cutting her loose.

“So what does this have to do with the blood match, did you find her real parents?” Bly asked even more confused.

“No, but were working on it.” Alexandra answered.

“Wait! Then who’s the match?” Bly was totally confused bordering on exasperated.

“Linda was the match.” Her father simply replied and looked to his wife.

“Linda! How can that be?” Bly looked between his father and mother and caught their silent communcation. She put her hand on her hip in frustration and looked at them waiting.

“Well, it seems that Jordan also has two siblings, a brother and a sister.” Alexandra offered as a possible explanation.

“You mean Linda is Jordan’s sister?”

“It could very well be.” Dr. VanDewark answered. “The blood match was antibody specific and she matched in the 95th percentile, that’s almost a perfect match.”

Bly stood and paced the room for a moment running her hand through her hair in frustration. After a few moments she turned and looked at her parents. “They don’t really look alike, except for maybe some facial features and their body type.”

“The best thing to do would be to talk to Linda and tell her what we have found out.” Alexandra answered.

“This is all so overwhelming.” Bly answered as she stood pacing shaking her head in disbelief.

“Let’s head over to the waiting room and talk with Linda.” Chance answered as he moved towards the door and opened it for the ladies who followed one another out.

Dr. VanDewark peeked his head in the door of the waiting room and waited for Linda or Julie to look up and once they did he motioned them over towards him. “What’s up Dr. V? Is something wrong with Jordan?” Linda asked worredly through her redened green eyes.

“She’s still in surgery but she did get the blood she needed which is great news considering an injury like this causes a lot of bleeding and she really needed it. We need to talk to you about something if you don’t mind?” He asked as he guided them to one of the offices were Bly and Alexandra waited.

They all walked in and Chance motioned for them to sit down as he did the same. “What’s going on?” Linda asked as she grew more concerned and Julie squeezed her hand to comfort her.

“Well…this is going to be hard to tell you Linda and I’m not sure how to do it other than just telling you flat out.” He replied in as soothing a way as he could.

“Something’s wrong with Jordan that you’re not telling me about right?…I thought you said she got the blood and they were using it.” Linda asked nervously.

“Easy babe…let Dr. V explain okay?” Julie answered softly to calm her nervous lover as she held her hand tighter for support.

“Yes, we found the blood which they are using and it was in the 95th percentile. With that type of a match it usually means it’s from a family member.” He explained.

“You mean those neanderthals Jordan has for a family actually came through for her with some blood?” Linda asked with surprise.

Chance chuckled and looked up at Bly and Alexandra who winked at him to nudge his conversation along. “No, Linda…the blood came from you.”He answered with a calming smile.

“Me? How could that be that we are such a close match?” She asked in shock and disbelief. Alexandra moved in behind her husband and put her hands on his strong broad shoulders. “Linda…we have found out that Jordan was adopted by her family and she had two other sibling that were also adopted…we think one of them is you.” Alexandra answered compassionately with a smile to ease the look of disbelief she saw on Linda’s face.

“That can’t be…my parents would have told me.” Linda answered as she sat back in the chair to take in the enormity of the situation.

“Maybe not…Jordan’s parents didn’t tell her Linda and it’s very possible you’re her sister.”

“This is so unbelievable…I mean, I’ve always felt like I had a really close bind to Jordan but I never would have believed that she’s my sister. Uhmmm…I need to call my parents.” Linda answered, as she felt happy yet upset that all of a sudden her life has been turned upside down. She thought it was so awesome that Jordan could be her sister because she loved her like one anyway but she was pissed that her parents didn’t tell her. She picked up the phone and dialed her parents for a conversation she dreaded because if it were true it would hurt her parents to have to tell her.

Everyone sat solemnly and in total disbelief regarding the turn of events that happened. Alexandra took a phone call from her investigator who informed her they were able to reach Judge Hardgrove and he was in the process of unsealing the records of Jordan’s adoption. She clicked off the phone just as Dawson entered the office.

Bly’s head shot up and she moved towards her brother who had been talking with the police regarding the possibility of Cindy being the culprit and cause of the accident. “Did you find anything out yet?” She asked anxiously.

“The police have been looking for her unsuccessfully. It seems that nasty chick has gone into hiding but at least they are seriously looking at her as a suspect thanks to my nagging. They have put out announcements to all body shops and car dealerships to contact them immediately so they can nail her in case she tries to have her truck repaired. Let’s just hope she doesn’t have any friends who will be willing to help her with the truck on the side or else they won’t be able to prove she did anything.” He explained out of breath.

“Oh, no. When I get a hold of her she’ll sing like a bird after I beat her to a pulp!” Bly answered angrily.

“She certainaly will deserve that and I’ll be right behind you ready to get in a few shots on her.” Julie replied as she stepped in behind her best friend.

“No, no. Cindy’s mine, you can gaurantee that…all mine.” Bly answered in a demonic tone as she stared off in the distance with a seriously evil look on her face as she thought about just what she intended to do to that wench when she saw her.

Linda hung up the phone and wiped her tears as she looked at everyone who turned towards her. “What did they say honey?” Julie asked with concern as she slid up next to her and stroked her dirty blond hair.

Linda looked up at everyone. “They told me I was adopted from social services in Michigan.” Linda answered as she wiped her face trying to absorb everything that had happened.

“Well, that’s good news. You found out you have a sister honey.” Julie answered as she kissed the top of her head trying to calm her lover.

“It would be a lot happier news if Jordan was not in such grave danger Julie. I don’t want to deal with this adoption stuff until after Jordan is better. So, could we just not talk about it anymore for a while? It’s very overwhelming and I would rather concentrate my efforts on Jordan.”

“Sure.” Everyone answered with soothing smiles.

Dawson leaned over to Bly. “Linda is Jordan’s sister?” He whispered in her ear.

“Yep…she was a perfect match for the blood and just found out from her parents that she was adopted.” She whispered back.

“Man, I step away for a couple of minutes and I miss everything.” He answered with a shared chuckle from Bly enlight of the gravity of everything Dawson’s comment for a split second calmed Bly. All she wanted to do was hold Jordan in her arms to take all of her pain away and to tell her just how much she loves her.

Linda stood up and was engulfed in a hug by Julie to comfort her as she sobbed on her shoulder. “I don’t know what I’ll do if anything happens to Jordan.” She sobbed in Julie’s ear as she turned her face from Julie’s shoulder.

“Come on babe…Jordan’s a fighter…she’s going to be just fine…I know it.” Julie answered comfortingly as she kissed Linda’s cheek and held her tighter.

“Hey Chance.” Jordan’s surgeon replied as she approached the doorway and everyone gathered before him.

“How’s Jordan?” Bly asked anxiously moving in front of everyone to face the surgeon eye to eye. She removed her surgical cap and looked at it in her hands sighing before looking up to give her report regarding Jordan.

“Doctor is Jordan going to be okay?” Bly asked growing more agitated with each second the doctor kept quiet not to mention how worried she was becoming.

“She’s a very lucky girl. We’ve partially resected her liver effectively stopping the bleeding and with the blood replacement she received she is out of the life and death situation she was previously in.”

Bly gasped in air as she realized she was holding her breath and her eyes filled with tears of happiness as everyone sighed with relief. Chance put his hands on Bly’s shoulders and felt her tension release from the good news.

“When can I see her?” Bly asked, anxiously and breathless.

“I’ll send the nurse in to let you know…it shouldn’t be long now. Don’t be alarmed by her jaundiced appearance…it’s normal with this type of an injury. Her yellowing or jaundiced look is from the loss of bilirubin in her system and once the liver regenerates that appearance will disappear. It usually takes about 3-5 days.” The doctor explained.

“So, Jordan will make a full recovery?” Bly asked with concern.

“Yes, we anticipate a complete recovery with no complications.” The doctor answered confidentially to a very relieved group of people. “I’ll send the nurse in to let you know when you can see her.”

“Thank you.” Bly answered as she turned to her parents with a relieved smile and hugged them both.

Julie held Linda who cried from the good news. “It looks like you and Jordan will have a lot to talk about when she wakes up.” Julie replied as she kissed Linda’s cheek.

“It’s not like we don’t have a lot to talk about normally but now we have a lot of really overwhelming stuff to deal with…I mean we’re sisters and it really blows my mind Julie.” Linda answered with a smile before hugging Julie.

“I guess it would be very overwhelming babe.” Julie answered as she held her lover tighter. “Excuse me Dawson, hey, here’s the items from Jordan’s car you asked me to retrieve.” The officer replied as she entered the room and handed them to Dawson in a box with a smile.

“Oh, thanks Lynea. I appreciate you getting them for Jordan and I’m sure she does too.” He answered with a smile showing Bly he was quite smitten with the attractive officer as she watched the interaction with the woman and her brother.

“No problem. I was glad I could help. See ya.” She answered with a smile before leaving the room.

“Here Bly…I made sure no one took anything from her car.” Dawson answered as he handed her the box noticing the mischievous look on his sister’s face.

“What?” He asked hesitantly, feeling slightly uncomfortable from her look.

“Why don’t you go ask her out Daw. I know you want too. Go on, and thanks for getting this stuff for Jordan…we both appreciate all of your help.” She answered with a smile as she patted her brother on the back and nudged him towards the door.

“It’s that obvious?” He asked with a sly grin.

“Blatantly.” Bly answered with a chuckle and looked inside the box as her brother left the room. She felt a catch in her heart as she reached inside and pulled out Jordan’s award she won the previous night. Her blue eyes filled with tears of happiness as she read the award. Bly felt guilty that she hadn’t been there to see Jordan win it and tears streaked her face as she lightly rubbed her thumb over Jordan’s name on the faceplate trying to make a connection to her injured lover as her guilt overwhelmed her.

Bly felt that if she had been with Jordan none of this would have happened. She would have seen Jordan on the happiest day of her life…to see the wonderful smile Jordan would have possessed when she won and to be the one that Jordan celebrated her award with. ‘I will never forgive myself for not being with Jordan.’ Bly told herself as she wiped her tears away.

Linda stood next to Bly and put her hand on Bly’s shoulder to comfort her. She knew what Bly was thinking…she could see the guilt in Bly’s blue eyes when they looked up at her. “Bly…Jordan wouldn’t want you to feel so guilty and you know it.” Linda responded soothingly.

“Yeah…I know she wouldn’t want me to…but it doesn’t change the fact that I should have been here with her.” Bly answered sadly as she picked up Jordan’s sunglasses case trying to feel a connection to Jordan once again and remembered how Jordan had to search all over the Sawgrass Mills outlet mall for the case one Saturday afternoon, of course, dragging Bly along with her. She smiled fondly as she remembered the simple pleasure and happiness on Jordan’s face when she finally found the case she was looking for. Bly hadn’t realized until just then how something so simple could mean so much and she had taken it for granted. ‘Never again.’ Bly told herself.

“Bly…you both had obligations that were important to you and you should have fulfilled them…otherwise, you would have blamed each other for not seeing them out.”

“I guess…but I hurt inside because I missed something so important to Jordan and because…I…aah…nearly lost Jordan. It hurts down to the deepest depths of my soul Linda to know that Jordan must have been terrified when everything happened and I wasn’t there for her.” Bly stammered as she looked down at the award finding it hard to talk about the accident and the pain she felt increased when she thought of Jordan being alone. Maybe it was just her ego getting in the way that she could have prevented the accident from happening or just plain stupidity…she wasn’t sure but she did know that she should have been with Jordan and she wasn’t…that…was unacceptable to her.

“You can’t go back and change anything Bly. All you can do is move on knowing that Jordan loves you with all of her heart and soul.”

Bly took in a deep breath and slowly let it out fighting the tears that wanted to fall harder. “I guess, but it’s going to take a long time for me to forgive myself Linda. Uhmmm, would you mind if I tell Jordan about her being adopted and that you’re her sister…if that’s alright with you?” Bly asked as she wiped the tears from her face hating the fact that she was crying in front of Linda. She felt completely vulnerable and wasn’t used to showing her emotions like she just did in front of Linda or anyone for that fact. Jordan was the person who showed her it was okay to show those emotions to others and that she didn’t always have to be so stoic, but she still felt uncomfortable doing it.

“Absolutely, it will give me a chance to figure out what I’m going to say to Jord…aah…my sister…that is so weird.” Linda answered with a smile, as it was overwhelming to her finding out that her best friend is actually her sister.

“That’s not hard between you two seeing as how you both have the gift for gab.”

Bly teased with a smile.

“Very funny Bly.” Linda answered with a smile and hugged Bly. “I’m so glad you are with Jordan. You’re perfect for each other and she loves you very much.” Linda whispered in her ear before breaking the hug.

“Thanks Linda…I love Jordan more than life itself and that will never change.” Bly answered with a smile before turning to the nurse who entered the room.

“You can see Jordan now…but one at a time please.” She replied before leaving the room.

Bly was out of the room without saying a word to anyone and was standing at the end of the bed before she knew it gazing down at her still lover. Her blue eyes filled with tears and she felt her heart stop beating as she thought about the circumstances of the accident along with the seriousness of Jordan’s injuries. She thought about how she nearly lost the only love of her life and she couldn’t hold back her feeling of guilt as her tears streaked her face once again. ‘Damn! This crying bit is so old…grab a hold of yourself woman!’ Bly admonished herself for being so sappy and emotional.

Bly wanted nothing more than to trade places with Jordan and take all of her pain away. ‘That should be me laying there not Jordan…this is all of my fault.’ Bly admonished herself quietly as the nurse approached.

“Try to see if she’ll wake up. She doesn’t seem to want to wake up.” The nurse instructed Bly as she checked Jordan’s chart.

Bly chuckled. “That’s because you don’t know how much she loves to sleep.” Bly answered with a laugh as she wiped her tears away as she thought fondly of how Jordan likes to sleep. She had devised many ways to try and wake Jordan from her deep sleep, but she was most fond of placing soft kisses along her soft neck, which always brought Jordan out of her dreams.

“But I’ll see what I can do.” Bly answered as she moved to the side of the bed and pulled a rolling stool over to sit on as she took Jordan’s hand in her own. Jordan’s hand was cold and she rubbed her hand to warm it. She leaned over Jordan and whispered. “I’m here baby…I love you Jordan.” In her ear, lightly kissing her forehead. Bly looked up at the monitor and noticed the faster pace of her heartbeat and smiled as she felt Jordan tighten her grip on her hand.

Bly was relieved that Jordan responded to her and sat back on the stool as she put Jordan’s hand against her cheek. The connection to Jordan was everything she needed to feel and her tears slipped down her cheeks as she noticed how pale Jordan looked along with a yellowish discoloration the doctor said she would possess. Bly tried to speak but had to clear her throat as nothing would come out.

“Jordan…they want me to try and wake you up. I had to laugh and told them you love to sleep and that it’s no easy task waking you up.” Bly replied with a smile before lightly kissing Jordan’s hand and putting it back against her cheek. She heard Jordan’s heart beat speed up again and saw Jordan attempt to open her eyes but was unable to. “Baby…if you want to sleep go ahead…I’ll stand guard and keep the wretched nurses from trying to wake you up. They can be quite persistent and cranky, but I’ll set them straight for you…I’ll be right here beside you.” Bly answered as she pushed Jordan’s hair back off her forehead trying to make light of the situation by using jokes. Bly found it hard to deal with seeing Jordan lying in the bed attached to the monitors looking like death warmed over. She noticed Jordan slip back asleep as she thought about how much she loved Jordan and wanted to hold her in her arms to comfort her…to make her pain go away and to make her feel safe again.

‘Jordan…I want you to know how much I love you. Before I met you I lived outside of my emotions and I never started to live my life until you entered it. Everything that I ever need I see when I look into your beautiful green eyes…they show me everything you are and that’s all I need. Every moment I spend with you shows me that’s where I’m suppose to be. My eyes were opened to a new paradise when I met you and when you smile at me I feel all of my passions unfold.’ Bly’s silent admission of her feelings left her raw and open. Choking back the tears she whispered, “I love you from the depths of my soul. I hope you know that and forgive me for what happened to you. This is all of my fault and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forgive myself.” Bly answered as she lowered her head and cried harder holding Jordan’s hand against her forehead.

Jordan could hear the tearful admission of the person she loved more than anyone ever. She couldn’t stand to hear the pain in Bly’s voice and struggled to keep her eyes open.

“Bly…” She whispered hoarsely as she blinked her eyes struggling to stay awake. “Bly…it’s…” She tried to continue struggling to say what she wanted to say as she saw Bly’s cloudy blue eyes look up and meet hers. She smiled when she looked into the blue eyes she loved so much.

“Jordan…baby.” Bly replied excitedly as she stood over her and lightly kissed her lips. “Oh, I was so worried about you and I’m so sorry.” Bly replied softly before kissing Jordan again.

Jordan squeezed her hand as blues met greens again. “You’re not to blame baby…I…love you.” Jordan struggled to say in a whisper with a smile meant only for her lover.

Bly smiled and kissed Jordan soundly to let her know just how much she loved her. “Jordan…I love you so much babe…I was so scared.” Bly answered as her blues filled with tears.

Jordan smiled and loved being so close to her blue-eyed lover but it upset her to see the pain in Bly’s eyes. “Bly…honey…don’t be so upset…I’m going to be okay…right? I don’t even know what’s wrong with me.” Jordan answered with a chuckle yet confused. She found it easier to speak now and wiped Bly’s tears away. “I am going to be okay…right?” She asked to get reassurance from Bly who smiled and sat back on the stool continuing her hold on Jordan’s hand.

“The doctor said they are expecting a complete recovery babe. You had a lacerated liver which they partial resected.” Bly tried to explain and saw the confusion on Jordan’s face.

“What did they do to my liver?” Jordan asked nervously.

“They had to remove the damaged part of it or you would have…aah…bled to death. But you will make a full recovery from it…I promise you.” Bly answered trying to reassure her nervous lover whose green eyes filled with tears. She kissed Jordan on the cheek and held her hand tighter.

“Will I have problems down the road with my liver Bly?” Jordan asked as she turned her head and looked at Bly as her tears slipped down her cheek.

Bly couldn’t stand to see Jordan cry and her eyes watered as she looked at her. “You shouldn’t have any problems down the road babe…once your liver regenerates from the injury…everything should be fine.” Bly answered reassuringly as she wiped her tears away.

“Aah…Jordan…I have some bad news and some really great news to tell you.” Bly replied as she looked down at Jordan’s hand as she tried to figure out how to tell Jordan that her parents wanted nothing to do with her and how they have washed their hands of her.

“What is it Bly…you’re scaring me.” Jordan answered in a shaky voice. “No, I didn’t mean to scare you…I’m just trying to figure out how to delicately put it without hurting you.”

“Just say it Bly…what is it? I’m a big girl…I can handle it.” Jordan answered worriedly and with agitation at Bly’s reluctance to tell her.

“Okay…Jordan…my father told me your parents washed their hands of you because of our relationship and they weren’t willing to help you when you needed blood. Uhmmm…they also said that you were adopted.” Bly answered softly as she saw the horrified look on Jordan’s face.

“Adopted?” Jordan gasped with disbelief as she lifted her head up and looked at Bly.

“Yes, adopted and we found your birth sister…that’s the good news.” Bly answered with a slight smile. “I have a sister? How did you find her?” Jordan asked with total disbelief as to what she was hearing. It did explain the way her family treated her but didn’t explain why her birth mother would give her up. ‘Now…I have a sister?’ She thought to herself unable to grasp what it was that Bly was saying to her…it was too overwhelming.

“You needed blood and you have a very rare blood type and that’s how they were able to locate her.” Bly answered as she kissed the back of Jordan’s hand to calm and reassure her overwhelmed lover.

“Where does she live?” Jordan asked with excitement and wonderment as her fears and confusion left her when the full impact of what Bly said of her having a sister hit her. She had always wanted a sister to share her hopes and dreams with and now she had one.

“She lives here Jordan…it’s Linda…she’s your sister.” Bly answered with a smile and saw Jordan’s eyes widen with excitement.

“Linda’s my sister?!” Jordan exclaimed with a smile and disbelief at what Bly had just told her.

“Yes, and you also have a brother too. We don’t know where he is yet.” Bly replied wondering if they could find him. She would have to ask her mother and Dawson to look into it. “Linda’s is waiting outside to see you whenever you are ready.”

“In a minute, okay?” Jordan looked up sadly at Bly and she knew what was on Jordan’s mind. There was no way to get around the fact that her adoptive parents just couldn’t accept Jordan for who she was.

“They really don’t care about what happens to me, do they?” Jordan’s voice was low and cracked with emotion when she asked Bly.

“I’m sorry baby, there wasn’t a whole lot they could do about the blood you needed.” Bly tried to skirt the real issue to save Jordan from further pain.

“But, that’s not the real reason is it?” Jordan knew that she had never truly felt like she belonged. She had always assumed it was a defect in herself that she had continually disappointed her parents. Now, she knew that no matter what she did, she would always disappoint them because they weren’t her real parents and when she had told them of her relationship with Bly, she had basically cut off any remaining ties that she had with them. She had given them the excuse they needed to let her go.

“No, it’s not.” Bly answered simply worried about how Jordan was coping with everything at once. “But I can tell you my dad was ready to reach through the phone and strangle you mother when he told her what happened. He told me he was really pissed off at her.” Bly replied with a chuckle in an attempt to lighten the mood. She wasn’t used to dealing with so much emotional stuff and it unnerved her.

“Really?” Jordan asked surprised that Bly’s father would react that way. Jordan’s face turned sad as she thought about how badly she wanted parents like Bly’s…one’s who actually cared for her…maybe her birth parents were that way but how could they give up their children she wondered with even more confusion and sadness.

“Are you okay?” Bly asked with concern as she saw the change in Jordan’s demeanor.

“Yeah, it’s just that I think I’ve always known there was something missing and it kind of hit me all at once. I’d like to see Linda now.” Jordan answered smiling up at Bly. “But, could you do something for me first?”

“Sure, anything!” Bly answered exuberantly. Right now, she would do anything Jordan asked her to, no matter what the request.

“Bring your lips down here and give me a real kiss!” Jordan replied mischievously. Bly could see the old sparkle in her green eyes was back.

“Oh, I think that could be arranged.” Bly leaned down and gently kissed Jordan’s lips as they opened invitingly and she readily accepted and kissed her long and deeply. Jordan wrapped her one unencumbered arm around Bly’s neck and held her tightly until she tired and had to let go.

Bly pulled back at the first sign of Jordan’s trembling and looked at her worriedly. “I think we can save the rest for when you are stronger and feeling better. I’ll go get Linda.”

“Okay. Bly?” Jordan called the tall woman back before she could leave the room and looked up at her.

“I love you.”

“I love you too, very much.” Bly replied with fresh tears stinging her eyes. She smiled and turned to get Linda before she started crying again.

Linda paced up and down the corridor as she waited to see Jordan. Julie watched and, at first, tried to calm her down, but soon gave up and just leaned against the wall and waited. Julie was the first to see Bly come out of the room and caught Bly’s eye. Bly winked at her and Julie breathed a sigh of relief. She knew things would be okay.

“Linda.” Bly called quietly to the back of the pacing woman. Linda turned around quickly and moved toward Bly.

“Can I see her now?” Linda was afraid that maybe Jordan wouldn’t want her as a sister or would hold it against her that she had gotten such wonderful adoptive parents while Jordan’s were one’s she wouldn’t wish on anybody. “How is she?” Linda asked with concern.

“She is just fine and excited to talk to her sister.” Bly could see the tension and apprehension in Linda’s eyes and wanted to alleviate her fears quickly. “Don’t worry, she is afraid she won’t know what to say to you either. I don’t see how that is possible because you two never shut up anyway!”

Julie snickered behind Linda and she turned and gave her a warning look edged with a grin. Julie threw up her hands feigning innocence and winked at Bly. Linda smiled at both of them and went in to visit with her sister and friend.

“Well my friend, is everything okay with you?” Julie asked putting her arm around Bly’s waist and walking her back toward the waiting room.

“Yeah, I know we will be okay.” Bly answered, but deep down she knew that the guilt she carried would not leave her so easily. She had much to make up for and would spend the rest of her life doing so. “Ooh, baby…I love those sweet cheeks of yours!” Bly teased as she grabbed a handful of Julie’s butt glad to have a reprieve from the emotional toll everything was taking on her. Bly was having a wide variety of emotions that she wasn’t used to having and she wanted to keep her stoic facade up but was having a very difficult time doing it.

“How could you not Bly? They are very sweet aren’t they?” Julie replied with a cocky laugh as she looked back at her firm backside admiringly and Bly laughed harder at her best friend.

“Jordan?” Linda whispered as she peeked around the corner and saw her friend, no sister looking so pale and small. She was afraid she might be sleeping as her eyes were closed and she was breathing deeply.

Jordan’s eyes flew open at the sound of Linda’s voice and she smiled to her. “Hey Sis? How’s it going?” Linda felt a tear slip down here cheek as she approached the bed. She leaned over and kissed Jordan lightly on the cheek before sitting down on the stool next to the bed.

“Can you believe this? We’re sisters. I knew we were always very close, I guess now it makes sense why. ” Linda reached over and clasped Jordan’s hand in her own. “I could have done worse.” Jordan teased Linda and received a light squeeze on her hand in reply.

“Very funny! Hey, I hear we have a brother somewhere too.”

“Yes, it would be nice to find out where he is and meet him. Do you know any of the details about our real mother?” Deep down Jordan secretly harbored the fear that it was her fault and that she was unlovable, which is why neither of her mothers had wanted her. She just didn’t have a good feeling about her birth parents…she wasn’t sure why but she didn’t feel good about them.

“No, not yet. I’m sure when you are up to it, Mrs. V. and Dawson can fill us in on what they have found out.” Linda replied and looked into Jordan’s troubled eyes. “Hey, she gave the three of us up for adoption, she must have had a good reason.” Trying to be positive and to reassure Jordan that there had to have been a good reason for their parents to give them up for adoption…she also said it to reassure herself. She was trying to be strong for Jordan’s sake because of her condition but she was having a hard time grasping everything that was going on. Linda had her own concerns regarding her adopted family who she loved very much yet she wanted to know about her birth parents. ‘I’ll deal with that later…when Jordan’s better.’ Linda told herself trying to block those thoughts out of her head to concentrate on Jordan’s well being.

Jordan nodded tiredly and didn’t reply. Linda reached over and kissed her lightly on the cheek. “I’m sorry that your parents weren’t nicer ones. I wish we could have been placed together with mine.”

“That would have been nice.” Jordan smiled when she thought about the people that had raised Linda. They had become like second parents to Jordan. She always loved staying over at Linda’s house.

“What about Cindy?” Jordan asked quietly, her hands trembled and she looked away from Linda. Linda placed her hand on Jordan’s to let her know she didn’t have to be afraid. “They haven’t found her yet, but they will.”

Jordan looked back with tears in her eyes. “I’m afraid to ask Bly.”

“It’s okay, she already knows. Her mother and Dawson are working on it as we speak. She won’t get near you again.” Linda reassured Jordan and squeezed her hand for emphasis.

“Well, you need to get some rest and I’m sure there is one anxious woman out there who wants to get back in here.” Jordan chuckled lightly at Linda’s comment.

“Like anyone could keep her out if they tried!” Jordan retorted jokingly.

By the time Linda had left the room, Jordan was asleep once again. The next few days resembled each other as each took turns visiting Jordan as she recovered.

By the week’s end, Jordan was feeling better and able to sit up for longer periods of time. Jordan awoke in semi-darkness and felt a hand on her arm. She looked over to find Bly sitting on the stool with her head on the bed sound asleep. Jordan picked up her hand and stroked the raven hair that spread out next to her. She thought about how beautiful Bly is and how much she loved her. She shuddered as the thought entered her mind that she came close to never seeing Bly ever again which brought tears to her eyes.

Bly stirred at the sensation of someone stroking her head and peeked open an eye. “Hey.” Jordan whispered as she kissed Bly on the head hiding her tears so she could secretly wipe them away. She knew it would upset Bly to see her crying.

“Hey to you too.” Bly murmured and picked up her head. “How do you feel?”

“Tired. I must have fallen asleep, but it looks like I’m not alone.” Jordan replied smiling and reached up to stroke the side of Bly’s face. Bly turned and kissed the palm of Jordan’s hand.

“Late I guess. I sent everyone home so you could rest. They want to move you out of ICU and to a room of your own as soon as you wake up…which is now.” Bly smiled as she pushed the call button on the side of the bed and after a few moments, a nurse came in.

“I see you are awake finally.” The nurse said as she checked Jordan’s IV and removed the rest, shutting down the equipment. “They will be in shortly to move you to your room.”

“Thank you.” Jordan replied as she and Bly waited quietly for her to finish and leave the room.

“Bly what do you know about my real parents?”

“Dawson has the report. He said he would let you read it when you were ready.” Bly answered and looked away briefly before looking back into knowing green eyes.

“Are my parents alive?” Jordan asked quietly, but deep down she already knew the answer.

“No, they died in a plane crash, which is why you were put up for adoption. There were no other surviving relatives to leave you with.” Bly explained and got up to gently sit on the edge of the bed. “Your mother did not give you up because you were not wanted, but because she died. Jordan, no matter what, I want you to believe that, more than anything in this world, you are wanted.” Bly’s voice caught and she fell silent with her thoughts. ‘I want to be everything you have ever needed Jordan…I want to be everything you have ever hoped for, wished for, and I want to be your true love.’

“I want you so much it scares me.” Bly finally confessed and leaned down to kiss Jordan tenderly.

A tear slipped down the side of Jordan’s face as she looked up into blue eyes clouded by worry. “As long as you want me, that’s all that counts.”

With that admission, Bly wanted so much to hold Jordan but had to content herself with pressing her cheek against Jordan’s and whispering in her ear, “I love you.”

Jordan thought about how Bly was her fantasy, everything that she had ever hoped and wished for in a lover. She just never expected to find that person…she didn’t even know if someone like that existed until Bly entered her life. Bly…she thought is her true love and everything she had ever needed. Her heart fluttered when she thought about how someone like Bly could care and love her so much as she lovingly gazed at her sexy lover.

“Ditto.” Was all Jordan could muster as she was overwhelmed by her feelings for Bly as two orderlies walked into the room and Bly got off the bed. Bly walked along side Jordan as they wheeled her to her new room. Once she was settled in, Jordan convinced Bly to go home and get some sleep. Bly agreed, only on the promise that she would be back first thing in the morning.

After kissing Jordan goodnight, Bly didn’t have to worry about her, as Jordan was asleep before Bly even left the room. Smiling, she looked down upon her sleeping lover until she felt a pang of guilt and whispered, “I’ll make it up to you, I promise.” Before lightly kissing her cheek and exiting the room.

Dawson needed to borrow Bly’s car for his date tonight as his was in the shop. He dropped Bly off at the front door of the hospital before headed to the office. Their father would give Bly a lift home after his rounds that evening.

“Be careful with my car Dawson!” Bly warned her brother causing them both to reminisce about the time Dawson had totaled the family car the first time he had been allowed to borrow it.

“You’re never going to let me live that down are you?” Dawson replied shaking his head. “It wasn’t my fault you know.”

“Dad let you off the hook a lot easier than I will if you total this car!” Bly loved to ease her brother to see if she could get a reaction out of him.

“Don’t worry ‘Mom’, I’ll go right to my date and then go straight home!” Dawson replied dryly.

“Who’s home? Oh, remember, she has handcuffs so leave her address in case she locks you to the bedposts and leaves, we can find you in a week or two.” Bly teased referring to his date being a police officer.

“Very funny!” Dawson replied breaking into an embarrassed grin.

“Have fun bro. And don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.” Bly got out of the car and leaned in to pick up the flowers she had gotten for Jordan and closed the door.

Dawson rolled the window down and leaned across the seat and called out to his sister. “That leaves the evening wide open then doesn’t it?” Bly stuck her tongue out as Dawson drove away getting the last laugh.

Bly headed into the hospital and up to Jordan’s room. She entered to find Jordan sitting up watching television. “Good Morning Sweetheart!”

“Good Morning? Flowers, you didn’t have to bring me more.” Jordan replied with an excited smile, taking the proffered flowers and reveling in the scent of the roses. “But, thank you.” Jordan pulled Bly down for a kiss to show her just how much she appreciated her thoughtfulness.

“Well, I might just have to bring you flowers everyday if that is the greeting I will get.” Bly replied looking around for the vase from the old flowers she had brought.

“You don’t have to bring me flowers to get that kind of reception. You can have that and more as soon as I get out of this place.” Jordan replied saucily and wiggled her eyebrows for emphasis.

“I can see you are feeling good today!” Bly chuckled kissing her lightly on the lips. “I’ll be right back. Let me see if I can find the vase for those.”

Cindy paced the parking lot of the hospital trying to figure out what to do. She knew she should get out of town now that her truck was fixed, but she had an overwhelming desire to see how Jordan was and to find out exactly what she remembered of the accident. ‘After all, it wasn’t entirely her fault,’ Cindy thought. ‘If Jordan had just stopped when I asked her to and talked to me, none of this would have happened.’ Finally, getting her courage together she took a second look around and, not seeing Bly’s car, she headed into the hospital. She had called earlier and was told that Jordan had been moved to room 1221, but they would give her no further information.

Arriving at the room, she poked her head in the door to find Jordan alone watching television, a bouquet of roses lying on the table next to her.

“You really should put those in water.” Cindy replied as she slipped into the room and approached the bed. Jordan jumped at the voice and turned in fear to look at the woman.

“What do you want? Haven’t you hurt me enough already!” Jordan stammered in fear and anger. She hated herself for the fear she felt, but at this moment all she could think about was the truck in her rear view mirror smashing into the back of her car. She was reliving all of the terror she felt that fateful night and it scared the hell out of her.

“Hey, you can’t blame me for what happened. If you had talked to me, like I asked, instead of running away, none of this would have happened. ” Cindy replied shrugging her shoulders.

“So, this is all my fault? I wanted to have emergency surgery to save my life and be in the hospital? ” Jordan shouted out amazed and angry. ‘Just like I wanted your abuse too!’

“Listen Jordan, I’m really sorry that you got hurt. I came here to see if you are alright and this is how you treat me. Blaming me for everything, you always do that!” Cindy replied flatly. “Why do you always have to turn everything into a fight?”

“Me? I think you’d better leave Cindy.” Jordan replied ready to push the call button if necessary.

Bly waited at the nurses’ station for them to find a vase for her. Finally, vase in hand she walked back toward Jordan’s room and met up with her mother and Linda coming out of the elevator.

“Fancy meeting you here!” Bly called out as the women approached her.

“Yes, I met Linda in the lobby. Looks like we both had the same idea of visiting Jordan before we go in to work.” Alexandra replied, kissing her daughter on the cheek. “How is our girl?” She asked as she hugged Bly and rubbed her back comfortingly.

“She must be getting better because she is already up to teasing me.” Bly replied grinning like a parent whose child had just taken its first step.

“That’s fantastic!” Linda replied before realizing what she said. “I mean its fantastic that she is feeling better, not that she is teasing you. Although, you probably deserve it!”

“Oh, I do? do I?!” Bly chuckled and led the way back to Jordan’s room. Approaching the room, Bly heard Jordan’s raised voice and quickly entered the room.

When Bly saw Cindy standing next to the bed, she could feel her blood begin to run cold and her hands clench into fists. The veins in Bly’s neck popped out as anger coursed throughout her, and her temper consumed her. Alexandra and Linda stood behind Bly and their mouths dropped in surprise at the woman’s audacity to show her face.

“What the hell are you doing here? I can’t believe you had the nerve to show your face here!” Bly spat out. Cindy stood defiantly in the face of Bly and just smiled.

Alexandra knew the controlled fury that was building in her daughter, and she turned to Linda and replied, “I think we had better wait out in the hallway.”

Linda looked from Bly to Alexandra and began to shake her head no, but the look in Bly’s mother’s eyes made her stop and turn about and follow the woman’s instructions. When they got out into the hallway, Alexandra shut the door and leaned against it as Linda looked at her questioningly.

“Bly needs to handle this one alone. She has everything under control.” She replied with a mischievous grin. ‘That little bitch is going to get what she deserves.’ Alexandra thought to herself knowing it wasn’t proper to wish violence on anyone, but it was time for this chick to get a taste of her own medicine.

“You bitch!” Bly spit out before she launched herself at the offending woman. Cindy didn’t have time to recover when Bly’s body slammed into her, sending them both crashing backwards into the wall. Bly pummeled Cindy anywhere and everywhere. Cindy landed few punches on Bly, but she was no match for the fury that erupted from the raven-haired woman. Cindy gave up and tried, unsuccessfully, to protect herself from the onslaught. The only sound from Jordan was a gasp as she watched her lover unleash all her anger and guilt on the one woman who, more than anyone, deserved it. Still, she couldn’t help feeling pity for Cindy as she watched the bully get what she usually gave out.

Alexandra and Linda listened to the sounds coming from the room and on a couple of occasions Alexandra winced in sympathy.

“Ooh that had to hurt!” Linda replied when she heard something or someone hit the door behind them.

“Bly please! Stop!” Jordan cried out fearful that Bly might get hurt or do something to Cindy that she would end up paying for the rest of her life…like kill her. Jordan saw Bly turn to her as all the rage in her blue eyes left when they met greens.

Bly snapped out of her fit of rage when Jordan screamed for her to stop and saw the worry in Jordan’s eyes as she moved to her side.

“Oh, no you rich bitch…this isn’t over with just yet.” Cindy replied demonically as she struggled to stand up as Bly turned to look at the wretched woman.

“Stay down Cindy…I know you don’t want another piece of this action.” Bly warned arrogantly but secretively wanting Cindy to stand up so she could beat the hell out of her more. Actually, she really wanted to bitch slap her using Jordan’s mother…’now, that would be trick’, she thought with a chuckle at the thought of her idea.

“Jordan’s mine.” Cindy answered psychotically and approached Bly. Bly grabbed the bedpan and swung it around connecting with Cindy’s jaw squarely.

“No…Jordan’s not yours, but this bedpan could become a permanent fixture up your ass if you want to possess something!” Bly shouted as she felt the thud of the bedpan connect with Cindy’s jaw knocking her semi-conscious. Bly chuckled as she looked at the heap that lay on the floor, still struggling to shake off the unconsciousness. Bly felt relief that Cindy finally got what was coming to her…someone beating the living shit out of her, and Bly wasn’t remorseful in the least bit about having the honors of doing it Bly thought as she tossed the bedpan on the table and sat next to Jordan who cried from her fear.

“Was that a bedpan I heard?” Linda asked as she looked at Alexandra who nodded in agreement with a sly grin that she thought, ‘Yes, indeed sounded like one to me’. “Sounds like it connected with her head.” Alexandra replied sarcastically as she turned to Linda after checking the hallway to see if anyone heard what was taking place in the room and said, “I need you to go to the nurses station and have them call hospital security. Then I want you to call this number and ask for Detective Nichols and tell him I told you to call that his hit and run driver is in custody here with security.”

Linda hurried down the hall to do as she was bid while Alexandra continued to listen to the sound of fighting and hoped that her daughter was alright. Someone must have already called security, no sooner had Linda reached the nurses station when two men came out of the elevator and quickly made their way down the hall.

Alexandra slipped back into the room and found both women breathing hard and sweating. Cindy looked the worse of it as she lay on the ground with numerous bloody cuts and bruises on her face. She also held her arm tightly to her side, indicating that she may have injured some ribs. Bly sat on the edge of the bed holding a sobbing Jordan. She looked up when her mother approached and Alexandra could see that she would have a shiner come morning. ‘Other than that, she looks a heck of a lot better than Cindy.’ Alexandra thought to herself proudly.

“Security is here. I suggest you let me handle this.” Alexandra quickly informed them as the door opened and the two officers entered. “Officers, just in time. My name is District Attorney, Alexandra VanDewark.” She replied confidently flashing her credentials to identify herself. “Detective Nichols is on his way from the third precinct to arrest this young woman. She is the hit and run driver that almost killed my daughter, Jordan. I would appreciate if you would detain her until he arrives.”

“Ma’am, what happened to her?” The one officer asked while the other placed Cindy in cuffs and led her out of the room.

“Resisting arrest.” Alexandra replied simply as the officer helped his partner lift the dazed woman to a standing position and lead her out of the room to await the detective. Alexandra followed them out of the room to make sure Cindy wouldn’t escape this time like she had in the past and, if need be, she’d shoot the wench to rid the world of such a wickedly evil person.

“Bly… what were you thinking?” Jordan asked fearful as she clutched Bly’s arms when she sat next to her on the bed and looked into her terrified green eyes.

“I was thinking about how Cindy was going to pay for what she did you to you in the past and the present Jordan.” Bly answered simply as she wiped the tears from Jordan’s cheeks.

“Yeah and you didn’t stop to consider what she could have done to you or what you could have done to her…you could have killed her and then been sitting in prison for the rest of your life!” Jordan replied angrily as Bly didn’t think of the ramifications of what might have happened.

“No…I didn’t stop to consider the consequences Jordan…I just saw that fucking bitch next to you and I snapped. I thought she was going to hurt you again and I was not going to let that happen, even if it meant that I would get hurt or whatever else could have happened. She was not going to hurt you again as long as I was there to stop her baby.” Bly answered as she kissed Jordan on the cheek and pulled her close to hold her.

Jordan loved being in the arms that made her feel complete, peaceful and loved. She loved Bly so much and feared for her safety when she saw her with Cindy and didn’t know what she would do without Bly in her life. It was unbearable to think about she thought as she held her dark lover tighter. “Bly…I have never had someone do what you just did for me… putting your own well being aside for mine and that means a lot to me. But it scared the hell out of me and I was terrified you would be hurt.” Jordan answered with tears in her eyes as Bly broke the hug and locked eyes with her.

“Jordan…don’t you know by now that I would give up anything for you? I love you baby and I mean anything. I know I didn’t give up the volleyball tournament for you, which I will regret to my dying day, and I promise that will never happen again. I would gladly switch places with you if I could so I could take all of your pain away.” Bly answered sincerely as she kissed Jordan soundly to seal her exclamation.

Jordan broke the kiss and looked into Bly’s deep blue eyes. “How did the tournament go Bly?” Jordan asked enthusiastically even though she had totally forgotten about the tournament.

“It’s not important babe…aah…I’m going to put some ice on my eye so it will stop swelling.” Bly stammered trying to avoid Jordan’s question regarding the tournament as she headed out the door for the ice not wanting to upset Jordan by telling her she played like shit and wouldn’t be making the Olympic team. That could wait until Jordan was fully recovered Bly thought as she retrieved an ice bag from one of the nurses.

A week later Jordan was released and Bly took her home to recuperate at her place. After three weeks at home, Bly still had not gone back to work full time since the accident, and she still wouldn’t listen to Jordan’s repeated assurances that she would be alright alone during the day. Bly would see her patients in the morning and Linda would come over to help Jordan start the day before dropping her off at Bly’s work for her grueling Physical Therapy. The only reason she tolerated going to therapy was because of the gorgeous raven haired Physical Therapist she got to see there…Bly.

Linda dropped Jordan off out front and told her she would talk to her later to see how therapy went before driving off to work. She was lucky that her job was such that she could basically make her own hours and it gave her more of a chance to take care of her sister.

Jordan entered the busy gym and headed back to find Kim, her therapist, to get started on her therapy, but stopped dead in her tracks as she saw what was before her. She looked and saw Bly working with a hand patient at the table and noticed they were carrying on quite a candid conversation.

She was breathless from Bly’s beauty as she saw Bly look down at the woman’s hand with her raven hair draped to one side shadowing her dark features. Bly’s gorgeous blue eyes looked up from the hand to meet her patients as she laughed heartedly. Jordan hadn’t seen that gorgeous smile and laugh from Bly in weeks. All she saw was the top of Bly’s head or her cheek as she wouldn’t even look at Jordan of late. She was jealous and wanted her lover back…it hurt her that Bly didn’t laugh with her that way anymore.

“How can such a beautiful and sweet girl such as yourself torture your patients as much as you do Bly? You’re killing me you know?…You just love to torture me don’t you?” The woman teased as Bly looked at her and continued to perform range of motion activities on the woman’s hand.

“Now Marilyn…didn’t I tell you what P.T. stood for? It means Physical Torturer…not Physical Therapist.” Bly answered with a laugh. “Besides, if I don’t move your fingers around then you won’t be able to use them and you’ll hate me, which I just can’t have happen.” Bly answered with a laugh as she looked to the side and saw a vision of loveliness standing there looking back at her.

Bly’s blues met Jordan’s greens and Jordan caught the breath that escaped her when Bly smiled at her, only to notice that smile leave her face. In its place was a reflection of sadness and guilt. Jordan had hoped that Bly was back to her old self again, but it just wasn’t so and the thought overwhelmed her. She couldn’t stand the way Bly looked at her, as if she pitied her and, ‘that was just not going to happen’, she thought. She decided that she needed to talk to Bly about it. ‘It has to stop.’ Jordan thought angrily as Bly’s demeanor disgusted her.

Bly looked back down at the task at hand as her guilt overwhelmed her when she saw Jordan. She found it very hard lately to look at her without feeling so guilty and she wasn’t sure how to handle these foreign feelings. She had never confronted the sweeping range of emotions that she had been feeling since the accident and didn’t know what to do.

“Jordan…are you ready to get started?” Kim asked excitedly as the physical therapist approached her patient.

“Oh, yeah…just thrilled!” Jordan replied drolly with agitation at Bly’s demeanor. She glanced at Bly’s bowed head once more before walking away to get started on her program of strength and endurance training to get her back to her pre-injury status. The way Bly was acting really disturbed Jordan, and she was in no mood to do anything, on top of the fact that her wrist hurt more today than any of the other days. She figured it was because she was out of the cast and doing more with that hand than she had in a while. But, she was not looking forward to the pain and torture Kim would be inflicting on her wrist shortly to help her gain full functional use of it again.

Jordan had hoped Bly would be her therapist, but she had told her that it wouldn’t be ethical because they were lovers. It wouldn’t look good to the insurance companies if they ever found out Bly was treating Jordan, considering the lawsuit Jordan had pending with Cindy’s insurance company. Bly recommended that Jordan go to a different facility so there would be no conflict, but the insurance company assigned Jordan to her office.

All in all, it had worked out well because then Bly was able to take Jordan home after her therapy, plus she could monitor Jordan’s progress.

Jordan was beginning to wonder whether Bly was giving her a bogus line by saying it was unethical for her to treat her lover considering how Bly had been acting lately. She wondered if Bly just didn’t want to be with her anymore and was in some sick way trying to push her out of her life.

After Jordan’s therapy session she was in a lot of pain and was unusually tired. So, once they got back to Bly’s penthouse she took her pain medication and went straight to bed without talking to Bly about how she was acting. The next morning after waking up without Bly in the bed she decided enough was enough and had to talk to Bly about everything.

Jordan entered the kitchen to find Bly had breakfast all prepared for Jordan. “How are you feeling?” Bly asked as she glanced at Jordan then back to her bowl of Lucky Charms.

“Could be better…listen Bly we need to talk.” Jordan replied nervously and dreading every minute of having to do this sort of conversation, but she couldn’t…they couldn’t, go on this way any longer.

Bly closed her eyes trying to force the tears back knowing what Jordan was going to talk to her about as she kept her back to Jordan. She didn’t want to deal with it right then and stood up quickly walking toward Jordan.

“I’m running late Jordan…can we talk about this later?” Bly asked lamely as she kissed Jordan’s forehead and walked past her towards the bathroom, trying to avoid the conversation she knew she didn’t want to have with Jordan. She knew she had to figure a way to not feel so guilty about everything, but she just couldn’t and needed more time. So, in the end, it was easier for her to avoid the issue.

Jordan was shocked by Bly’s reaction as she sat down to attempt to eat something, which she wasn’t able to do. She sat lost in her thoughts and jumped startled when Bly entered the kitchen after showering and dressing for work.

“Sorry…I didn’t mean to scare you.” Bly replied sheepishly as she cleaned up her breakfast bowl.

“Bly…listen there is no need for you to continue working only half days so you can take care of me. I’m fine and I can do a lot more stuff on my own now.” Jordan replied thinking Bly’s work schedule would be a good lead in to the conversation she wanted to have with her.

“Jordan, we’ve been through this before. I don’t need to work.” Bly replied as she cleared up the breakfast dishes from the table and walked out of the room once again avoiding Jordan. Jordan slowly followed Bly into the guestroom, where she had temporarily moved to when Jordan had come home.

“And this, why are you still staying in here?” Jordan asked from the doorway.

“I’m trying to give you time to recuperate. I didn’t want to hurt you.” Bly simply answered as she moved around making the bed.

“You’ve hardly touched me since I’ve come home.” Jordan looked at Bly for some understanding. Bly stopped what she was doing and stood with her back to Jordan silently.

“Talk to me damn it!” Jordan’s voice rose with her growing anger. “Is it because I’m damaged or something?” Jordan asked fearful that Bly didn’t want her anymore.

Bly spun around at the sound of Jordan’s raised voice. “You don’t understand! It’s not that I don’t want to be near you…it’s just every time I look at you I realize that I am at fault for what happened to you. I can’t go back and change that, but I can’t go forward either.”

“So, this is it? I’m supposed to live here with you moping around because you think you could have changed what happened?” Jordan asked her voice still elevated with fear and anger. She didn’t want to lose Bly, but she couldn’t live with her pity either.

“You are just not well enough yet.” Bly turned back around to the bed ending the conversation as far as she was concerned. ‘We don’t need to deal with this until Jordan is stronger’, she kept trying to convince herself. The words sounded hollow and lame, even to her ears. She knew she was shutting Jordan out, but she couldn’t get past the guilt that she felt.

“That’s a convenient excuse for what the problem is here. Bly I love you, but I can’t live with you looking at me like you do. You act as though I’m already dead and you’ve buried yourself in guilt so deep that I can’t even reach you anymore. Well, I’m not dead! I’m alive and I’m here! You have a choice to make, either you live with me in the present and get rid of this idea that you could have saved me…or you will have to live without me. I just can’t take this anymore!” Jordan finished with tears burning her eyes. She turned and made her way to the master bedroom and closed the door behind her. She leaned against the door more exhausted then she had ever felt in her life as the tears rolled down her face uncontrolled.

Bly stood in shock with the pillow still clutched in her hands watching her life walk away from her. Slowly, she sank on the bed and put the pillow to her face muffling the outburst of cries as the pain in her heart became unbearable. Bly lay with the pillow covering her face wondering how everything had gone so wrong. She wondered why in the hell she was being such an emotional wreck…it was so unlike her. ‘Maybe it was because she loved Jordan with every ounce of her being and she was Bly’s entire life’, she thought as she remembered how relationships were easier before Jordan entered her life. She would just drop the woman whenever there was any conflict or she just wouldn’t allow the relationship to go very far, but she couldn’t do that with Jordan, she didn’t want to do that with Jordan. Bly loved Jordan too much to do that, but it absolutely killed her what Jordan had said to her. She couldn’t be mad at Jordan because it was true. She felt extremely guilty and just couldn’t get over it, but Bly knew she had to and fast if she didn’t want to lose Jordan. Bly pushed the pillow off her face and wiped the tears away before glancing at the clock realizing she was running late. “Shit!” She exclaimed as she jumped up and scrambled off the bed. She ran into the study and grabbed her attaché case before heading to the master bedroom to say good-bye to Jordan. Bly found the door to be locked. ‘Damn!’ She thought with agitation at the locked door. “Jordan…I’m late for work…I aah…just wanted to say good-bye.” Bly stammered, as she heard no reply from Jordan. “Jordan?” Bly asked worriedly still not hearing a response from Jordan and was about to break the door down until she heard the shower turn on. “And to say I’m sorry.” Bly replied softly and regretfully before leaving the Penthouse. ‘This is not a good day for this to happen…but then again what day is a good day for something like this to happen between two people who love one another?’ Bly thought on the elevator ride down. Along with the Medicare hearings she had today, it wasn’t looking good already. ‘I think Medicare pulls this crap just to piss everyone off!’ She thought angrily about her upcoming meeting and how Medicare loved to play a sick game of denying payment and treatment for a patient. Once the bills were resubmitted for reconsideration they would call a hearing to decide if they would pay or approve more therapy, if it was medically necessary. Unfortunately, the patient is usually the one who suffers from their tactics because if Medicare deems their treatments not medically necessary, than the patient receives no therapy. ‘Medicare can bite me!’ Bly thought annoyed at their system as she climbed into her car and floored the accelerator leaving rubber and smoke behind her.

Bly arrived slightly behind schedule, which was extremely unusual for her. She rushed into the crowded and busy Physical Therapy center, agitated at the entire situation, not to mention her tardiness. Even though she was only five minutes late, it didn’t help her already dismal mood. “Good morning Bly.” Patty, her secretary, greeted happily as Bly blew by her in a rush towards her office. She hated feeling rushed when she arrived for work. Bly always came early to have coffee with the girls in the office and to read the sports page before work. Bly was not fond of her morning routine being altered, but what could she do about it today? Nothing!

“Send Mrs. Garcia back Patty I’ll be right there.” Bly threw over her shoulder as she entered her office quickly depositing her attaché case in the chair before grabbing her lab coat, fighting with the sleeves as she attempted to slip it on and walk toward her first patient. Bly wasn’t particularly fond of wearing her lab coat…actually, she hated wearing it and only did so if she was treating patients with open wounds or patients she saw in the hospital.

“Good morning Mrs. Garcia…I’m sorry I’m running late today.” Bly apologetically replied as she grabbed a stool and a pair of rubber gloves before sitting down before her patient.

“Hectic morning dear?” Her patient asked with a smile.

“Too hectic.” Bly answered with a chuckle as she slipped her gloves on. “Okay…let’s take a look at the wound on your hand and see how it’s healing.” Bly replied as she carefully removed the bandage and examined the wound. “Well…it’s healing beautifully…I’ve done a wonderful job.” Bly teased cockily as if she really had something to do with the healing process and shared a laugh with her patient.

Bly was glad the mood was lightened despite the fact that she couldn’t get what Jordan said to her out of her mind. She was in no mood for what she had to face for the day and would rather not even be at work. Fortunately, she thought, she had Mrs. Garcia and then the hearings allowing her to be finished with work by noon.

“Bly…the people from Medicare are here.” Patty advised Bly.

“Oh, goodie…now, my day is complete Patty. I don’t know if I can stand the excitement I feel right now.” Bly replied sarcastically as she looked up at Patty.

“Yep…I knew you would be just as excited as I am with their presence. I would really love to be able to tell them where to stick it.” Patty answered equally sarcastic causing Bly and her patient to laugh.

“Have them wait in the break room while I finish up with Mrs. Garcia please.”

“No problem.” Patty answered before walking away to speak with the Medicare people.

“Thanks.” Bly replied as she finished redressing the patient’s wound. “Okay…you’re all set. I’ll see you on Monday and have a good weekend. You try to behave yourself too young lady.” Bly teased with a smile, which was quickly shared by her patient.

“You too Bly…thanks a lot.” The elderly woman answered before leaving the treatment area.

Bly slowly cleaned up her mess, purposely making the Medicare people wait. She considered the hearings such a waste of time, but she also understood they had a job to do. Because of some greedy medical personnel, Medicare had to change their guidelines to eliminate Medicare fraud. Bly washed her hands before entering the den of wolves for the hearings with a scowl etched clearly on her face.

Bly and the Medicare reviewers had been butting heads over the charts under review for over two hours agitating Bly even more. So far, they had agreed to make payment for most of the claims presented based on Bly’s exemplary documentation in the patient’s medical charts. Bly breathed a sigh of relief that her documentation was very detailed so she could prove that the patient’s were making progress in therapy and there was no need for them to be denied treatment. ‘What a stupid game these people play.’ Bly thought to herself with obvious disdain for the whole system, but she knew a lack of documentation in a patient’s progress notes could deny them for the therapy they needed.

It was just their sorry excuse for denying payment and something as simple as leaving out a birthdate could do it. ‘Payment…what a joke that is…they want us to do all of this documentation and follow their guidelines for a very minimal reimbursement.’ Bly thought angrily as the discussion began on the next patient.

Bly looked up and saw the green-eyed blonde who captured her heart and soul enter the gym. She was captivated by Jordan and watched as Jordan greeted everyone with her radiant smile as she made her way through the gym.

Bly had tuned all the chatter of the meeting out as she watched Jordan intently. Jordan took Bly’s breath away as she thought about how much she loved her. Jordan turned and looked at Bly with emerald greens met piercing blues, Bly snapped out of her revelry reminding her of the biting words Jordan had said to her earlier that morning. It felt like an arrow pierced her heart as she heard the words all over again and Bly looked away from Jordan sadly.

“Bly…aah…Bly?” The Medicare nurse asked.

“What?” Bly snapped angrily as she turned her head towards the woman.

“Do you have any comments on this patient? We don’t feel it’s medically necessary for her to continue therapy.” The woman answered stoically.

Bly’s head pounded as she listened to what the woman had said looking at Jordan and back to the woman increasing her frustration. She couldn’t take the crap anymore and fought her urge to chew the nurse out and tell her to shove the chart up her ass…sideways, but knew she had to try and be diplomatic about everything.

“Not medically necessary huh?” Bly asked sarcastically. “Let’s see how that can be remotely believable.” Bly answered as she opened the patient’s chart. “The patient has a fractured shoulder and elbow with health compromises which slow the healing process down considerably of her dominant upper extremity. She has had 18 visits to date and her range of motion in her shoulder is all of eighty degrees and fifty degrees for flexion in her elbow. Now, mind you full range of motion for the shoulder is one hundred eighty degrees and one hundred thirty degrees for the elbow. The patient could get by with functional range of motion of about one hundred fifty for the shoulder and one hundred twenty degrees which would allow her to do her everyday basic activities such as grooming and feeding herself.” Bly instructed them in a controlled sarcasm.

Bly looked around at the people before turning the page and proceeding. “This patient was previously totally independent and now the woman can’t even feed herself requiring assistance from a caregiver. Could you please explain to me how therapy is not medically necessary for this woman because I’m just not seeing your logic here!” Bly asked angrily in a raised tone, growing far more agitated than she wanted to be as she closed the chart.

“We have a set amount of eight visits which we deem medically necessary for this type of an injury and that is why further treatment has been denied.” The woman answered with equal agitation at Bly’s sarcasm.

“You mean to tell me you expect someone with this type of an injury to be completely functional within eight visits? That’s ridiculous.” Bly responded with her anger mounting.

“Those are the guidelines that have been set and we need to follow them.” The woman retorted coldly.

“Change the guidelines then! Don’t you realize it takes longer than 12 visits for a person to be functional again? The main goal for everyone to achieve is their prior functional status as it was before the onset of the injury!” Bly informed them with agitation.

Everyone in the gym could hear the conversation-taking place and Jordan looked on worriedly, she could tell Bly’s temper was ready to blow. “I’ve never seen or heard Bly this mad at the Medicare people before.” Kim replied with surprise and an excited feeling that the wolves where getting what they deserved…an ear full.

“Yeah…well, they deserve it…they’re a pain in the ass!” Patty answered with a chuckle as she went back to filing her charts, glad that Bly was giving them the business.

“Listen…do what you want and keep your stupid guidelines, but I’m not going to deny treatment to my patient because of your idiotic rules. My Code of Ethics and my human decency won’t allow that to happen to a patient who truly needs this therapy.” Bly replied angrily as she stormed out of the room heading towards her office, stripping off her lab coat and becoming even more agitated as she fought to get the coat off.

“Patty…call Mrs. Shapiro and schedule her appointments…tell her she won’t have to pay a thing for therapy!” Bly shouted as she finally removed the offensive coat and threw it against the wall when she entered her office effectively releasing some tension. “Fucking people and their stupid guidelines…they can bite me!” Bly replied for only herself to hear. She gathered her belongings, seriously needing to get away from everything that was pissing her off before she went off on someone who didn’t deserve it.

“Bly…are you okay?” Jordan asked with concern as she entered Bly’s office.

Bly glanced over her shoulder at Jordan as she packed papers in her case. “Does it really matter Jordan?” Bly asked as she looked back down to her attaché case.

“Yes…because I care about you.” Jordan replied as she moved closer to Bly wanting to hold her in her arms and make everything better for her.

Bly picked up her case and turned to Jordan. “You care about me, but you can’t stand to be a part of my life right? That’s really rich Jordan, really rich!” Bly replied agitatedly as she exited the office leaving a bewildered blonde standing in her wake.

“Patty…call Dawson to give Jordan a ride home please. I’ll see you next week…have a good weekend.” Bly replied unenthusiastically as she walked past the counter and exited the door to the parking lot. Bly threw her case onto the passenger’s side seat before sliding into her own and grabbed the handle to close the door as Jordan exited the clinic.

“Bly…wait!” Jordan yelled with Bly ignoring her and squealed her tires as she left the parking lot. ‘This is all unbelievable.’ Jordan thought to herself in disbelief and sadness at how her relationship with Bly was coming unraveled. What she had said this morning was true and if Bly didn’t want to deal with the issues at hand there was nothing she could do about it. No, instead she just left her hanging again as if Bly’s guilt was all her fault. ‘I’m sorry that Cindy had ever entered my life and had the chance to cause this trouble, but why is Bly’s inability to deal with it my fault? Heck, maybe it is. If it hadn’t been for me, Cindy wouldn’t be in the picture, there would be no accident, and Bly wouldn’t have to face dealing with something she is obviously not prepared to deal with.’ Jordan stood alone in the parking lot with her thoughts and looked up towards the sun for warmth as a shiver rippled through her body. Sadly, she turned and slowly walked back into the Clinic.

“Patty, please don’t call Dawson, I already have a ride. Can I use your telephone?” Jordan asked stiffly, it was taking all her energy just to maintain her calm façade.

“Sure, no problem. Are you okay?” Patty asked with concern as she could see Jordan was visibly upset.

“Yeah, I’m fine.” Jordan didn’t make eye contact but took the offered telephone and made her own arrangements. ‘If you can’t give me your love, I don’t need your charity.’ Jordan thought sadly.

Bly drove on, picking up her car phone and dialed her buddy Jill. “Jilly…two words for you…batting cages.” She replied with a smile as she thought about hitting some baseballs to take out some of her aggressions.

“I’ll be there in ten minutes!” Jill answered excitedly as she hung up the phone.

Bly pulled into the parking lot of the Grand Prix Race-o-Rama where the batting cages were located and changed into a T-shirt, shorts and her sneakers, which she always kept in a gym bag in her car. Jill pulled her big, red truck up next to Bly with a silly, happy look on her face as Bly finished tying her shoes.

Jill exited the truck and approached Bly’s open door. “What’s up bud?”

“Majorly bad morning dude…hey, did you deliver all of your packages early or are you playing hooky from work?” Bly asked with a laugh as she stepped out of the car.

“Playing hooky…needed to rest. UPS can bite me today!” Jill answered in a shared laugh with Bly.

“Let’s go crush some baseballs then.” Bly replied with a laugh as she grabbed her bat and helmet before heading off to the cages.

Bly and Jill spent the remainder of the day hitting baseballs, playing putt-putt golf and riding the go-carts before deciding it was time to venture somewhere else. “Let’s go over to ‘Playoffs’ and catch the Red Sox game on satellite along with a few drinks and dinner…my treat.” Bly offered as they headed to the cars.

“Sounds good to me, but I buy the first round.” Jill demanded as they jumped into their cars.

“I’ll meet you there.” Bly replied as she closed the door to her car before heading over to the sports bar.

They both took a seat next to the big screen TV and requested that the Red Sox game be put on. Fortunately, for them they were the only one’s in there and were able to get the game of their choice. “Good thing we beat the crowds Bly.”

“Most definitely…I’ll have a Jack and Coke please.” Bly ordered, as the waitress approached, not wasting anytime getting the weekend started off right. She knew that taking some batting practice would take her mind off of her worries, which it did, and she was actually having fun but, then again, she always had fun when she would hang out with Jill.

“Damn…check it out…three tropical storms are brewing out over the Bahamas Bly.” Jill replied with agitation at the impending storms that could hit the eastern coast of Florida.

“I see that…I don’t believe it. One of them is named Cindy…isn’t that fitting!” Bly responded sarcastically wondering when that woman would ever stop interfering in her life.

“Yeah…and it looks like she might overtake the other storm Emily to merge into one hell of a storm.” Jill answered with disbelief as she shook her head at the TV screen.

“That’s Cindy alright…overtakes others and causes mass destruction in their lives…the fucking bitch. Let’s hope that storm heads out to sea!” Bly answered agitatedly as she downed her drink. “I’ll have another please.” She ordered before the waitress was able to put Jill’s beer down on the table.

“Sure…it’s happy hour so, you have one coming free would you like me to bring another one other than the one you just ordered?”

“Yeah…I could deal with that nicely.” Bly answered with a devilish laugh and a wiggle of her eyebrows as she looked at Jill.

“Dude…two fisted tonight huh?” Jill answered with a laugh as she sipped her ice-cold draft beer.

“Oh, yeah…hell, the way I feel…I should just tell her to bring me a pitcher of drinks!” Bly answered with a laugh, as her two requested drinks were promptly delivered.

“Hey, I’m getting psyched about the new baseball season…did you send in your application yet?” Jill asked enthusiastically as she finished off her beer just in time for her second one, which the waitress placed in front of her.

“Oh, yeah…sent it in the day I got it. We have to talk Vinny into getting the name of our team changed…I don’t like the Diamondbacks.” Bly answered finishing off one of her two drinks. “Aah…” she replied as the last part of her drink went down totally satisfied with the taste of her cocktail. “We need to change the name to either the Red Sox or the Yankees, but not the Diamondbacks. Besides, I’m tired of wearing those stupid purple thick socks with our uniform.” Bly answered with a chuckle as she looked at her friend with a smile.

“Yeah…purple just ain’t me honey!” Jill retorted with a laugh. “Oh, Vinny is so psyched about this season and is ready to start it now!” Jill answered with a chuckle.

“Me too…I think he’s going to be an excellent coach and we should do pretty good this year.” Bly answered encouragingly as she waved to the waitress for another round.

Linda followed Jordan up to the penthouse and listened while Jordan relayed the morning events to her. She held her sister and cried with her and hoped that Bly would come around. She knew these two were meant to be together. After talking Jordan into taking a nap and promising to hang around for awhile, Linda called Julie. Julie arrived before Jordan got up and the blonde found the two women in the kitchen talking.

“What are you two plotting? Hello, Julie.” Jordan greeted and looked outside frowning. It was into evening and Bly was not home yet.

“Hey, Jordan. Come and sit down here and have a cup of coffee with us.” Julie replied knowing where the blonde’s mind was at the moment.

“Has Bly called?” Jordan looked up at the clock and frowned, it was already 8 PM and Bly still wasn’t home.

“No, not yet.” Linda answered and looked at Julie for help.

“She’ll be home shortly.” Julie answered, knowing that wasn’t necessarily the case. If Bly wasn’t thinking straight, Julie knew she could get herself in a world of trouble.

“If it is because I am here, maybe I should leave so she can come home to her own place.” Jordan didn’t really want to leave, but she was feeling scared, angry and frightened all at the same time. She couldn’t think rationally at the moment, but if she weren’t wanted, she wouldn’t stay.

“No! Don’t even think that. I tell you what, let me go and see if I can’t find her. She is probably just down at the batting cages working off her frustration of the Medicare people. She gets this way when she has to deal with them.” Julie offered and stood up to leave.

“It’s more than Medicare.” Jordan whispered and went to look out over the darkening ocean noticing the flash of lightening far off in the distant indicating an impending storm front moving across the turbulent Atlantic Ocean.

Julie softly replied, “I know,” and turned to Linda. “I’m going to go see if I can’t bring her home. Stay here and try to keep Jordan from running away or anything okay?”

Linda nodded and easily slipped into Julie’s arms for a warm hug. Sighing, she looked up at her Italian lover, “What are you going to do?”

“Try to knock some sense into my best friend before she totally screws up the best thing that has ever come into her life. See if you can calm that one down.” Julie motioned her head to the blonde in the other room. “I don’t want to get Bly back here to find that she has left.”

“No, she isn’t going anywhere tonight.” Linda walked Julie to the elevator and rode down with her. On the trip down she had an overwhelming urge to kiss Julie and she did so until the elevator hit the lobby.

“Wow!” Julie replied happily pulling back as the doors opened. “I’m glad that we are not fighting like those two.”

“So am I.” Linda replied with a relieved smile and a shiver at the thought of fighting with Julie.

“I’ve got to talk to Bly and get her over this self-imposed guilt trip. It’s not like her. I know that she loves Jordan very much. She’s just got to realize that she can’t control everything that happens in this life! I’ll bring her back as soon as I can.” Linda watched as Julie walked out the front door before taking the elevator back up to the penthouse. She walked into the living room to find Jordan still looking out the window, she hadn’t moved from her spot and held Ares tightly against her chest softly stroking his silky fur as he wiggled his tail perfectly content in the arms that held him.

“Hey, let’s go sit out on the balcony. It’s a nice night.” Linda quietly offered, not wanting to startle Jordan. Jordan shrugged her shoulders and followed her sister out onto the balcony with Ares jumping from her arms before heading back into the Penthouse as they sat down to listen to the waves crash against the shore in the semi-darkness. The moon was coming out and they just caught the glint of its brightness as it sparkled off the top of the choppy waves. The soft tropical breeze ruffled Jordan’s hair and she closed her eyes and breathed the scent of the night Jasmine.

“Did Julie leave?”

“Yes, she will be back in a bit. She went to find Bly.” Linda replied watching her sister’s profile. Her sister seemed to have aged in the last 24 hours as the lines of exhaustion edged her face. Even with her nap, she still looked tired.

“I don’t know what to do Linda. I can’t lose Bly.” Jordan turned to face her sister as the tears tracked down her face. Linda moved her chair closer and pulled Jordan into her arms and rocked her.

“I know honey. Julie will bring her back and then you guys need to talk. Neither one of you want to lose what you have. I also know that Bly loves you very much.” Linda rocked her sister quietly and prayed that Julie would find Bly and get her to see things more clearly.

“I just can’t live with her walking on eggshells all the time. She thinks the accident is her fault. If it’s anyone’s fault it is mine for not stopping Cindy sooner.”

“Just wait right there! Let’s put the blame where it belongs. It doesn’t belong to you or Bly. It rests solely on Cindy! She has gotten away with so much as far as you are concerned. I’m not going to let her get away with breaking you guys up too. You have to realize that neither one of you could have changed what happened. Things happen because they just do. If it’s meant to be, nothing is going to change that fact. I think you and Bly are meant to be and I’m not going to let anything get in the way of that fact!” Linda stood up and faced her sister with her hands on her hips. “Are you listening to me?” She emphasized emphatically as her green eyes widened.

Jordan looked up and had to grin at the pose her sister held. “Yes, ma’am!”

Linda broke into a chuckle, happy that she had gotten through to her sister and could make her smile. “Well, you better!”

It was almost 11 PM and Jordan was wandering around restlessly when they heard the elevator open. Both women turned and went to find Julie and Jill pulling a slightly wobbly Bly into the penthouse.

“What happened?” Linda and Jordan echoed at the same time.

“I found her after searching all over Ft. Lauderdale. Fortunately, she’s a creature of habit and frequents the same places all the time and I talked some sense into her!” Julie answered struggling to keep her hold on the fidgeting woman. Jill chuckled at the explanation as they continued tugging the tall woman down the hallway.

“Hey!” Bly replied agitatedly trying to pull back from the two women. “Jill and I were running the pool table…you shouldn’t have made us leave!” Bly slurred agitatedly as she attempted to focus on Julie and keep her limp hand on her hip, unsuccessfully struggling to maintain her balance.

“It was more like Jill was running around the table trying to hold your drunk ass up! I think we need to get her into bed.” Julie nodded and together they half dragged Bly toward the master bedroom. Jordan hesitated for a moment thinking to redirect them toward the guest bedroom and instead shrugged and walked ahead into her room and pulled down the covers on the bed.

Linda leaned over and whispered to Julie, “I think Bly’s sleeping in the guestroom now.”

“I know.” Julie replied and continued to shuffle Bly into the master bedroom and dropped her onto the bed.

“This isn’t funny guys!” Bly slurred pulling herself up. She stood for a moment touching her cheek gingerly before staggering into the bathroom.

“What the hell happened?” Linda asked as Julie and Jill stood disheveled and breathing hard.

“Let’s just say she was being a little obnoxious and uncooperative and Jules here knocked her down a few pegs.” Jill answered smiling widely.

Everyone turned to Julie for an explanation and the woman shrugged, “She was drinking and I wasn’t going to let her drive home. She had an attitude and we had a long talk in the parking lot about things. I guess she took offense to something I said and took a swing at me. She missed and fell into the truck. It’s okay her hard head broke her fall!”

“Oh God, now you two are fighting. This has just gotten way out of hand!” Jordan turned and left the bedroom. She wasn’t sure what she would do next, but she wasn’t going to let Bly’s friendships suffer because of her.

“Wait!” Julie followed Jordan into the living room and stopped the blonde from going any further. “You didn’t let me finish. We had a long talk and I think Bly is ready to talk about everything with you. Just give her a chance to sober up a little. Tomorrow is Saturday, I suggest the two of you don’t plan anything but having that talk.” Julie instructed Jordan assuredly.

“Are you sure she wants to talk to me now?” Jordan was hopeful, but afraid to be too optimistic for fear of being disappointed again.

“Yeah, I’m sure. Just let her get some sleep tonight and talk tomorrow. In the meantime, Linda and I are going to take Jill home. Maybe Sunday we can all meet for a drink and pick up the car and truck. ” Julie motioned to Jill and Linda to get moving and Linda hugged her sister as the other two headed toward the elevator. “Just take it slow and talk. Okay, remember she loves you.”

Jordan nodded and watched as the trio departed and turned toward the bedroom, unsure of what she should do. Finally, she decided she needed to check on Bly and walked into the master bedroom. She found Bly sitting on the side of the bed holding a washcloth to her face.

“Can I see?” Jordan asked quietly as she moved slowly toward Bly. Bly pulled the washcloth away and let Jordan check out her cheek. There was some swelling and a scratch, but nothing serious. “Do you want some ice?”

“No, it will be okay, I just wanted to get some of the dirt off my face.” Bly replied embarrassedly.

“You missed a spot, do you mind?” Jordan put her hand out for the washcloth and Bly gave it to her and let the woman gently wipe her face without comment.

Finally, Bly looked up and whispered, “I’m sorry.”

Jordan looked down at her unsure if she had actually heard Bly speak, but the look in those blue eyes told her she had.

“So, am I. Do you think we can talk tomorrow?” Jordan asked hesitantly and turned to hang the wet washcloth in the bathroom.

“Yes, I think we need to, right now I’m kind of tired.” Bly replied laying back on the bed.

“Okay, get some sleep and I’ll see you in the morning.” Jordan replied softly and closing the light she turned to leave the bedroom.

“Hey, you don’t have to go. I mean you could stay here tonight.” Bly’s velvety voice whispered from the darkness.

Jordan’s pulse quickened at Bly’s offer for her to stay with her and she smiled happily as tears filled her eyes. She was glad that Bly didn’t shun her and she wanted nothing more than to be close to her lover once again.

“Aah…if that’s what you want Bly.” Jordan stammered unsure as she moved towards the bed.

“It is Jordan.” Bly replied softly as she felt Jordan sit next to her on the bed and she placed her hand on top of Jordan’s before lightly squeezing it sending a rush of warmth throughout Jordan at the contact. Bly’s head pounded as the room began to spin when she closed her eyes. Her stomach did flip-flops as the dizziness continued. Bly put her foot down on the floor in a futile attempt to stop the dizziness. Supposedly, if you’re drunk and you put your foot flat on the floor the bed spins would stop. ‘Wrong!’ Bly thought as she opened her blues eyes to stop the swirling in her head.

“Aah…Jordan…what did you do to my bed?” Bly slurred questioningly.

“I didn’t do anything to it but sleep in it…why?” Jordan asked confused.

“You did something to it I know it. Either you changed it into a tilt-o-whirl ride or I drank one…five too many drinks!” Bly replied laughing at her statement.

Jordan chuckled looking down at her supine lover who was in obvious distress as she inhaled and exhaled deeply in her attempt to calm the nausea that was quickly winning the battle. “I think it’s the latter babe because there is no way I’m getting on any tilt-o-whirl ride.” Jordan answered with a chuckle as she brushed the dark bangs off Bly’s forehead.

“Well, now that I have that dilemma figured out there’s only one more thing for me to do to get a grip on myself…pray!” Bly retorted as she slowly lifted herself up to a sitting position fighting the nausea that sat at the bottom of her throat.

“Pray?” Jordan asked with even more confusion reminding herself to never drink as much as Bly did tonight.

“To the porcelain god!” Bly responded as she sprinted towards the bathroom slightly off balance as the alcohol won the battle with her stomach.

Jordan watched as her tall lover headed into the bathroom and knew she was going to be one hurting puppy come morning sporting one nasty hangover. Jordan headed into the kitchen and poured a glass of Gatorade and grabbed some Advil for Bly to alleviate the impending headache that was sure to consume her. Jordan walked back into the room and sat on the bed waiting for Bly to return.

Ares strolled into the room and meowed as he looked up at Jordan. “Hey, handsome…what you up too?” Jordan replied with a smile as she watched the cat jump up on the bed next to her. He meowed again as he rubbed his head up against Jordan who ran her hand down his back much to his delight purring loudly as he lay next to Jordan, absolutely content with her smoothing out his furry coat. “Oh, you are just so spoiled aren’t you? Just like your mom. You two just love to have your backs rubbed don’t you?” Jordan asked as she looked down at Ares who meowed softly in reply before licking his paw and rubbing it against his face to clean it.

“What is taking your mom so long…huh?” She asked wondering why Bly hadn’t exited the bathroom by now and grew concerned, as she didn’t hear any noise coming from the bathroom. “Let’s go check on mom.” Jordan worriedly replied as Ares jumped off the bed when she stood up and placed the glass of Gatorade on the nightstand and headed toward the bathroom.

Jordan opened the door slowly and feared Bly might be indifferent towards her for entering. She poked her head through the door. “Bly?” Jordan replied softly as she noticed Bly sitting on the floor in front of the toilet with her arms resting on the side of the bathtub and her head lying against her arms…sound asleep.

Jordan chuckled as she completely entered the bathroom and joined Ares at Bly’s side. Ares sniffed Bly and rubbed up against her meowing trying to get her attention. “I don’t think she wants to wake up Ares.” Jordan replied as she pushed Bly’s hair back off her face, which completely covered her beautiful features. “Bly…honey.” Jordan spoke softly and comforting as she moved the remaining hair off of Bly’s face.

“Huh.” A low, muffled, sleepy response came out.

“Come on…let’s get you in bed. You’ll be more comfortable there.” Jordan instructed Bly as she moved Bly from her resting position from the tub.

“It’s okay…I’m really comfortable right here…but thanks.” Bly slurred as she lay her head back down drawing a chuckle out of Jordan. She knew she shouldn’t laugh but it was quite funny.

“Nope…let’s go honey. You’ll be more comfortable in bed.” Jordan answered as she struggled to lift Bly up who finally made an attempt to stand.

Bly looked down at Jordan as she put her arm around Jordan’s shoulder to help support her wobbly legs. “You are so demanding.” She answered with a chuckle struggling to keep her blue eyes focused on the sexy blonde.

“Yeah…but that’s why you love me so much.” Jordan teased as she steered her tall soulmate towards the bed.

“Oh, that’s not the only reason Jordan. There are so many more reasons why I love you, because you’re beautiful, you have a very sexy smile.” Bly slurred listing off all of Jordan’s attributes that she loved about her as Jordan led her to the bed and sat her down. “You have the most beautiful green eyes I have ever seen that I love to lose myself in.” Bly continued as she looked at Jordan who handed her the Advil and Gatorade.

“Is that so?” Jordan replied with an embarrassed smile. “Take those.” Jordan demanded.

“Did I tell you I love you because you’re so demanding?” Bly asked with a silly grin as Jordan moved her hand with the Advil up to her mouth followed by the Gatorade.

“Yes, you already said that.” Jordan replied with a chuckle as she watched Bly take the medicine and finish off her drink subconsciously tucking her long blond hair behind her ear.

“Oh, I love it when you tuck your hair behind your ear too, I love your cooking, your incredibly sexy body.” Bly replied with an attempt at a seductive glance which just didn’t work considering her drunkenness as Jordan removed her shirt and slipped a T-shirt over her head for Bly to sleep in. “Ooh, I love how frisky you are.” Bly continued as Jordan lay her on her side noticing her blue eyes struggled harder to stay awake.

“Frisky huh?” Jordan teased as she removed Bly’s shorts with Bly falling asleep.

“Yeah…frisky.” Bly replied after a long silent pause. “I love your sassiness, but most of all I love you because you are you and because you love me for who I am.” Bly whispered before Morpheus took her away to her dreams.

Jordan smiled, as her heart fluttered with Bly’s admission wondering if what she said was what she truly meant. Jordan looked down at the sleeping figure and pushed her dark hair off her cheek lovingly before leaning down to place a soft kiss on her delicate skin. “I love everything about you Bly.” Jordan whispered in her ear before kissing her once more and climbing into bed lying in front of Bly on her side. Jordan moved as close to her sleeping lover as she could who instinctively wrapped her arms around Jordan through her sleep. A smile crept across Jordan’s face with her feeling safe and loved once again in the arms of her love. Jordan held Bly’s hand tightly and kissed it before tucking Bly’s hand close to her heart as she slipped off to sleep. Jordan heard a wide variety of noises dancing around in her head as she attempted to loosen the hold Morpheus had on her. She heard the loud clap of thunder and the pounding rain against the sliding glass door and thought about how she loved to stay in bed during a rainstorm with her lover’s arms wrapped snuggly around her. She realized she didn’t feel those arms around her and wondered if what Bly had said last night about why she loved Jordan were true or if it was just the alcohol talking. Jordan slipped back into her sleep but heard a familiar, funny laugh off in the distance and a song she could faintly hear as she fought of her sleepiness.The tune stuck in her head and she heard it more clearly now. ‘Scooby dooby doo…lookin for you…where are you?’ She heard the tune more clearly as her eyes opened to the storm darkened room. “Scooby Doo’s on?” She thought with slight confusion until it registered in her brain. “Scooby’s on!” She told herself excitedly as she made her way out of bed into the living room to find a Scooby Doo movie marathon going on. “Cool!” Jordan replied with excitement as she looked at the TV and glanced towards the couch noticing the sleeping figure sprawled out against the black leather with Ares sleeping soundly stretched out on her chest. Jordan smiled as she noticed Ares’ had his paw tucked to one side of Bly’s neck and had his face snuggled tightly against the other side with Bly in a deep sleep and her one foot planted firmly on the floor. Jordan laughed to herself deciding she needed a picture of this occasion and grabbed the digital camera from the den. She clicked a couple of pictures before moving closer to her sexy, sleeping lover and sat next to the couch on the floor. Ares’ head snapped up and she heard a low, warning meows come out of the overprotective cat that now looked at her sleepily. “Ssh, you’re going to wake up your mom.” Jordan instructed him softly as she stroked his head and leaned forward to kiss Bly on the forehead. Jordan sat intently watching her lover sleep and listened to the rain pound against the window as two blue orbs opened and looked at her. “Hey.” Bly replied sleepily. “How do you feel?” Jordan asked with concern.

“Let’s just say I’m sick of praying to that damn porcelain god!” Bly replied with a laugh shared by Jordan.

“Is there anything I can get you?” Jordan offered.

“Can you arrange for a new stomach?” Bly asked with a smile.

“Sorry…fresh out. How about some Pepto?” Jordan asked with a smile as she leaned her chin against her arm that rested on the couch staring into the sexiest blue eyes.

“Been there and done everyone of those over the counter medicines to combat a hangover with none of them working. I need some Compezene to take care of it.”

“Where can I get that from?”

“It has to be prescribed. I was waiting until it was a decent hour to call my dad and see if he could bring some over.”

“Honey, you should have woke me up. I would have gotten something for you and I’m sure you’re parents wouldn’t have minded you calling.” Jordan replied with regret that Bly allowed her to sleep while she spent the wee morning hour’s sick.

“You were sleeping so soundly that I didn’t want to wake you up.” Bly answered with a smile as she lightly stroked Jordan’s cheek with the back of her hand. “Besides, I needed to be punished to remind me how I shouldn’t overindulge myself.” Bly responded with a comforting smile.

“Well…you still could have gotten me up to be with you while you were sick.”

“Jordan…I want you to know that even though I was very intoxicated…well, aah…extremely drunk.” Bly answered with a laugh, which turned serious. “I remembered everything I said to you about what I love about you and I meant all of it. I love everything about you baby.” Bly replied sincerely as she gazed into Jordan’s green eyes and gently pulled her closer to her before hugging her. “I’m so sorry Jordan.” Bly whispered in a voice filled with emotion in Jordan’s ear wishing she hadn’t had been such a fool by pushing the only person that she ever loved with all of her heart away from her. Bly knew exactly where she was meant to be…in Jordan’s arms and she didn’t want to be anywhere else. She knew they needed to talk everything out to settle their problems but she was content for the moment to just stay right where she was…holding Jordan.

“I’m sorry too Bly.” Jordan replied softly as she kissed her before leaning back and looked into Bly’s blues. “We need to talk honey and work everything out.” Jordan replied regretfully not wanting to start another fight but they had to have a resolve with the conflict in their lives.

“I know babe, but would you mind if I called my dad so he could give me something to make me feel better first?” Bly asked as she ran her fingers through Jordan’s blond hair.

“Yes, I would mind if you call him because I want you to stay right where you are. I’ll call dad for you…okay?” Jordan offered with a smile.

“Yes, boss.” Bly replied with a laugh as she watched Jordan head off to retrieve the mobile phone to call her father and looked down at Ares who meowed when their eyes met. “Hey, buddy…give mama a kiss and make me feel better.” Bly replied as she ran her long, slender fingers down his back with Ares rubbing his face against hers.

Jordan re-entered the room as she clicked the phone off. “Dad’s on his way over and you do realize he will tease you incessantly don’t you?” Jordan asked with a laugh as she sat back down on the floor in front of Bly.

“I will never live this one down…that’s for sure.” Bly answered with a laugh as she kissed Jordan on the cheek.

“I can’t believe there is a Scooby marathon and you didn’t wake me up.” Jordan teased as she looped her fingers through Bly’s before kissing her hand and focusing on the TV.

“It’s a tough call honey…I had to risk the wrath of you missing Scooby or take the wrath of waking you up. The thought of doing that just made me shake in my bare feet and I opted to let you sleep.” Bly teased as Jordan placed a playful bite on her hand hearing a chuckle out of Bly.

Bly’s father stopped by and administered a shot of Compezene to stop the nausea and hooked up an IV to replenish the fluids Bly lost throughout the night as Alexandra sat watching Scooby Doo with Jordan.

“Okay…kiddo. Your chow should stay down now.” Chance teased as he removed the IV from Bly’s hand. “Feel better now? Because you sure look it. I thought for sure the grim reaper was knocking on the door from the looks of you when we first came in here.” He teased with a laugh and a wink.

“Thanks daddy…I feel a lot better. You’re my hero.” Bly teased sarcastically as her father leaned down and kissed her cheek.

“Let’s go sexy.” Chance replied towards his wife with a wink and a smile who stood up.

“Are you sure I can’t make some breakfast for you?” Jordan offered with a smile as Bly sat up on the couch feeling 100% better.

“No, but thanks though. Chance promised me Cinnamon nut French toast from the pancake house and I’m not missing out on that opportunity.” Alexandra answered with a laugh as she leaned against her husband’s shoulder with a smile as his long arm wrapped around his beautiful wife’s waist.

“Wait…you mean to tell me daddy had to bribe you to come out with him to take care of your little girl who was sick?” Bly asked with a teasing pout on her face. “I see how important I am to you.”

“Oh, my little pumpkin is upset.” Alexandra teased with a chuckle as she sat next to Bly. “Come here…let mama kiss your boo-boo and make it better.” Alexandra teased mockingly as she put her arm around Bly who chuckled and moved away.

“No, get! Go get your French toast that’s more important.” She teased as she pushed her mom away who laughed and wrapped her daughter in a hug as she kissed her cheek.

“Bly…I can’t believe you would think that Cinnamon nut French toast is more important than you.” She replied sarcastically.

“I would…that French toast is delicious.” Jordan teased with a laugh as everyone joined in on the laugh too.

“Now, you too! It’s a friggin mutiny around here!” Bly teased with a laugh as her mother stood up and she lay back down on the couch. “Go on…all of you go…get your French toast…leave me here by myself with only Scooby and Ares to keep me company, my two faithful buddies who never let me down.” Bly teased curling up with her cat trying to get some sympathy out of everyone who laughed.

“I’ll stay here and forgo the French toast…this time.” Jordan teased as she walked Bly’s parents to the elevator.

“Bye…honey…we’ll call you later to see how you are feeling.” Alexandra informed her.

“Don’t bother…I wouldn’t want to pull you away from your French toast or anything more important.” Bly teased as she waved to her parents over the couch, who laughed.

“I don’t know how we got such a smart ass daughter Chance.” Alexandra replied with a laugh shaking her head.

“She takes after you babe.” Chance answered with a chuckle with a slap to his wife’s butt quickly receiving a slap on the arm in response. “Bye Jordan…thanks for taking care of our little girl.” Chance replied with a smile as he kissed Jordan on the cheek.

“You’re welcome…. anytime dad.” Jordan answered smiling as she hugged Alexandra happy that Bly’s parents insisted she call them mom and dad.

“Bye honey…thanks.” Alexandra answered as they stepped onto the elevator and disappeared as the doors closed.

Jordan approached the couch. “Look here Miss Pukey…you owe me some Cinnamon nut French toast when you recover.” Jordan teased as she lay next to Bly on the couch.

“You can have anything you want baby.” Bly replied softly in Jordan’s ear as she wrapped her arms around her and kissed her cheek.

“The only thing I want is you Bly.” Jordan answered softly as she looked over her shoulder at her lover. “It’s all I ever wanted from you.” Jordan replied and rolled over to face Bly. “Do you feel like talking about what is going on between us?”

Bly looked down into warm green eyes and smiled. “I’m feeling a lot better now, it serves me right for doing something so stupid. I seem to be compounding my stupidity lately.” Bly answered regretfully.

“Not stupid, just misguided.” Jordan replied smiling and lightly kissing Bly.

“Yeah, misguided. A lot has happened in the past few months.” Bly replied thoughtfully.

“I know and a lot has been happening with you. Care to talk about it?” Jordan asked trying to get Bly to open up to her.

“When the accident happened, I felt guilty for not being there and that your being hurt was all my fault. Part of me wanted so much to be with you at the awards, but the other part thought I needed to be at the Tournament. Then, you got hurt and I guess I just let my guilt get out of hand. I let it make me believe I could have changed everything that had happened just by my mere presence. My ego took over and my brain shut down.” Bly tried to explain what she had been feeling and knew that her explanation was still lacking. She needed to take the chance and to tell Jordan everything. “Then things got out of hand between us and I almost lost you. It shouldn’t have taken that for me to realize that the only important thing in this world is to be with you and I almost threw that away. I know now that I can’t stop everything that is going to happen to us in our lifetime, some things are just fate. They are going to happen whether I want them to or not. I have no control over the events, but I do have control over how I react to them and I reacted totally wrong, can you forgive me?”

“Let me say what I need to say first, okay?” Jordan asked without answering Bly’s request. Bly nodded slowly, the concern etched on her face as she waited for Jordan to continue.

Jordan smiled and ran her hand lightly across the furrowed brow in an effort to smooth away the creases. “When you couldn’t get past your guilt, I got angry and said some things without thinking. I couldn’t live with you looking at me like you were the one totally at fault, especially when I knew that I was partially to blame.”

“I should never have made you feel that my award was more important than your Tournament. I was being childish. We both had something important to do and why should I have felt that mine should take precedence over yours? So, if anyone should ask for forgiveness, it should be me.” Jordan looked searchingly into blue eyes and waited for a response.

Bly’s eyes crinkled at the edges as the frown turned into a smile and she offered, “What do you say we just forgive each other? Let’s just kiss and make up and learn from this fiasco.”

“Sounds like a wonderful plan to me! Especially the making up part!” Jordan replied and kissed Bly long and deep to seal the pact.

“Mmmm. I’ve missed you.” Bly murmured hugging Jordan tightly to her. “Me too!” Jordan replied nipping Bly’s neck lightly in return. Jordan pulled back and looked at Bly questioningly. “I never asked, what happened at the tournament? How did you do?”

Bly shrugged and replied, “It’s not important.”

“Why not?” Jordan asked curiously. Bly didn’t want to tell Jordan that she hadn’t been able to concentrate at the Tournament and had probably blown her chance at the Olympics. She didn’t want any more guilt between them. That was in the past and if she had it to do all over again, she probably never would have gone to the Tournament and stayed with Jordan. To stall any further questioning, Bly rolled Jordan under her and began kissing her passionately.

“Later.” Bly murmured against Jordan’s ear as she kissed along her jaw line to her neck. Jordan shivered in response, feeling her body respond to her lover and ran her hands down Bly’s back thinking, ‘What were we talking about?’ Jordan’s body relaxed as her sexy lover worked her magic moving her sensuous kiss up and down Jordan’s neck. It had been so long…to long to be exact… since she last felt that connection with Bly and she was extremely happy to have Bly reacquaint herself with her body. They had been through a lot in the past weeks and it had taken its toll on the both of them. She wanted and needed to have Bly touch and kiss her as she did before…with complete love. The way Bly had acted and looked at Jordan devastated her. She loved Bly so much but couldn’t stand to see her look at her with so much guilt. Jordan thought about the ultimatum she gave Bly and realized she couldn’t possibly have stayed away from Bly for too long…she loved her too much. Jordan moaned delightedly when Bly’s searing kiss moved down through her cleavage before capturing an already hardened nipple. Jordan ran her hands through Bly’s long, dark hair reveling in the pleasure she felt and how her body reacted to Bly’s kiss and touch. No one had ever been able to make her feel the way Bly was able to Jordan thought as she felt Bly’s mouth wrap around her other breast sending her center into a throbbing frenzy. Bly was setting Jordan’s passion afire…that much was true and Jordan wanted Bly to know just how much she enjoyed what her incredible lover was doing to her. Jordan grasped Bly’s face with her hands and pulled her up for a deep, moist, soul-searing kiss much to Bly’s delight. The kiss sent a tingling sensation down Bly’s spine as well as throughout her entire body telling her just how much Jordan loved her.

‘I loved Jordan so much.’ She thought as she deepened the seductive kiss. She couldn’t and didn’t want to imagine living her life without Jordan. Recently, they had too many close calls of not being together and she never wanted that to happen again. Bly wanted to make love…slowly, gently touching and tasting to her hearts content and savoring everything the object of her affection had to offer. ‘The way she deserved to be made love to.’ Bly thought moving her kiss down to Jordan’s neck before nibbling on the soft skin.

Jordan moaned in pleasure at the tenderness of Bly’s kiss on her neck sending her body into a mass of Goosebumps. Bly was such an erotic lover who always made her feel as if she was the most important person in the world and told her exactly how much she loved her with every touch and kiss. ‘She’s so gentle, caring and tender.’ Jordan thought fondly of the woman who consumed her waking thoughts with her passions ignited as Bly’s kiss blazed a trail between her breasts to her navel before stopping…teasing and tantalizing her oversensitive skin with her tongue.

Jordan’s abdomen tightened in response to Bly’s tongue circling her navel before dipping deep inside following that gesture with a soft kiss. Bly’s hands slowly and softly made their way down Jordan’s sensual body before entwining with Jordan’s as her kiss traveled down to her blonde curl line. Jordan gasped when Bly moved closer to her wet mound that throbbed uncontrollably for her lover to attend to its needs.

Bly loved to touch, kiss and taste Jordan. Actually, she loved everything about Jordan and the feelings she had for her overwhelmed her at times. She had wandered through life with her eyes closed and never allowed someone to get as close to her as Jordan. Bly had always hoped someone would love her for who she is and not what she has monetarily…she thought that person would never enter her life until she saw her beautiful blond, green eyed lover in Key West. Bly knew when their eyes met she was the soul mate she had searched for in her life and that paradise was indeed found.

Bly wanted Jordan to know just how much she loved and cared for her. Jordan is all Bly ever needed. The feeling Jordan created in Bly was indescribable. She would try to describe how she made her feel, but the words just never came out right. It was the way Jordan was able to make her feel and it was the only thing that was real to Bly. The feeling she had inside when Jordan looked into her eyes was everything that she had ever wanted to see in her soul mate. Jordan was able to understand everything about Bly and accepted her no matter what…that was one of the beautiful traits Jordan possessed. Bly slowly and sensually made love to Jordan. She poured every ounce of her emotions and feelings into the lovemaking until she felt Jordan’s grasp tighten around her hands and knew Jordan’s climax was near. Tears of joy trickled from Jordan’s green eyes as Bly made love to her so caringly and lovingly. Jordan loved the gentleness about Bly…that always made her feel so loved and safe. She wondered how she was so lucky to have such a wonderful woman in her life. Jordan’s life had not been filled with much love. ‘Hell, had there really been any love involved in it at all?’ She wondered briefly before putting that thought out of her head so she could thoroughly enjoy what Bly was doing to her. Bly sent her passions souring, as always with the way her tongue worked it’s magic on her slick, wet center. Jordan worked to control her labored breathing to no avail and didn’t want to fight it…she didn’t want to be inhibited with Bly at all…she wanted to thoroughly enjoy everything Bly was offering to her.

Jordan’s arousal surged through her with Bly’s ministrations and tightened her grip on Bly’s hands pressing her head back against the pillow in pleasure …knowing her release was soon to come. “Oh, Bly…you feel so good.” Jordan moaned breathless her heart pounding from Bly’s seductiveness. She had a nervous feeling just like she did the first time they made love. The butterflies in her stomach fluttered uncontrollably just as they did when Bly took her into her arms and made wonderful, passionate love to her for the first time. The feeling of having someone you love and who loves you so much make love to you was incredible and were Jordan’s last thoughts as she gave herself to Bly freely.

Bly felt Jordan’s walls tighten and heard her soft cries knowing she was drawing near before feeling her release and tasting the sweet nectar Jordan offered her. She took everything Jordan gave her gladly, thinking how much she loved Jordan and how wonderful she tasted, feeling her lover’s body shudder with one orgasm after another. Jordan lay gasping for her breath trying to calm her racing heart, feeling absolutely wonderful. Jordan’s body tingled and shuddered when Bly’s kiss softly traveled up her body before snuggling against Jordan’s neck pressing her long, slender body against her blonde lover. Bly inhaled the aroma so specific to her blonde lover smiling contentedly and kissed her neck softly.

Jordan wrapped her arms tightly and lovingly around Bly softly kissing her cheek. “Jordan…I love you so much…I want you to know just how much baby.” Bly whispered honestly and huskily filled with emotion.

“I know just how much you love me Bly every time you look into my eyes with those beautiful blues of yours…I love you so much.” Jordan answered smiling and staring into the eyes she loses herself in every time, capturing Bly’s inviting lips for a soul-searing kiss.

“I see the same in those fabulous green eyes of yours baby.” Bly answered though her kiss before deepening it and sending shivers throughout Jordan.

“The things you do to me baby…just knocks me out Bly…it feels incredibly wonderful.” Jordan adoringly replied before passionately kissing her blue-eyed lover again.

“My life has been nothing but wonderful since you entered it Jordan and I don’t ever want you to not be a part of it.” Bly answered gently pushing Jordan’s a stray strand of hair off her face.

“Even with everything Cindy has put us through?” Jordan asked regretfully.

“Even with that wench interfering in our life sweets, there is nothing I would change if it meant losing you. I love you no matter what…even if you get fat from eating too much Cinnamon Nut French Toast.” Bly laughed nibbling on Jordan’s neck.

Jordan giggled happily and kissed Bly’s shoulder. “I’m so glad honey…so, are you feeling up to getting some Cinnamon Nut French toast?” Jordan asked excitedly wiggling her eyebrows suggestively.

Bly smiled and laughed. “How can I deny the woman I love French toast?” Bly teased softly kissing Jordan’s lips.

“Honey.” Jordan replied leaning away from Bly to look at her. “It’s not just any French Toast it’s Cinnamon Nut French Toast!” Jordan teased with a gleam in her eye at the thought of the tasty breakfast.

“Well…excuse me for being so disrespectful and calling it just French toast my love!” Bly laughed sitting up and helping her blonde lover up as well.

“I’ll forgive you…one day.” Jordan laughed and noticed Bly was preoccupied with what was on the TV. “Bly? What’s wrong?”

“They are showing a massive hurricane moving right towards us.” Bly answered with concern at the news report. “We were lucky that the other hurricane’s passed us by this season…let’s hope this one does…it looks vicious.” Bly replied with growing concern at the impending storm.

“I’ve never been in a hurricane…do you normally have a hurricane party?” Jordan asked smoothing out the skin wrinkled between Bly’s furrowing brows from her worry.

“Well…many people do and I used to until Andrew hit the area. When you see the destruction that storm caused it slaps some serious reality into you and really brings things into perspective.” Bly answered as the newscast ended.

“Do you normally stay here?”

“Hell no!…Ares and I haul ass to mom and dad’s in Weston, which is as far west as you can get without being in the Everglades. I used to stay here when a hurricane would approach, but not since Hurricane Andrew hit. I used to love to be a cocky fool and defy the storms when one approached until I saw the mass destruction of Andrew…never again! It was a horrible and humbling experience for everyone.” Bly answered shivering at the memories of the damage Hurricane Andrew, which devastated Homestead, and Cutler Ridge in south end of Miami and pulled the blonde into her lap to hold her in her arms for comfort.

“I saw the news reports on that hurricane and cried for the people who were affected by it. What do you do with all of your stuff in here?” Jordan asked looking around at the expensive items and collectibles that adorned Bly’s penthouse.

“Pack up all of my collectibles and take them with me. As for everything else…that’s what insurance is for darlin. Those things can be replaced quite easily.” Bly drawled leaning down and kissing Jordan thoroughly content knowing that Jordan was hers…all hers once again. She marveled at the fact that, of all the women in the world Jordan chose to be with her…it amazed and excited Bly when she thought about it.

“That is scary to think that everything you own could be totally wiped out with one storm and you wouldn’t have a place to live…that everything you had ever worked so hard to have would be gone in an instant.” Jordan thought sadly.

“I’m sure it is the scariest feeling in the world and I would rather not have to experience it first hand. It was bad enough watching the aftermath of the hurricane and to see how people were left homeless and pleading for assistance from the government who of course, took their sweet old time to get relief to those people. They had people looting damaged stores and people’s homes at night causing many people to protect their homes with their guns. They put up signs saying ‘looters will be shot’ to deter the ruthless people who preyed upon those already devastated. It was terrible to think that people would do that to others along with the idiots who sold ice for ten dollars a bag and water for ten dollars a gallon. Just disgusting the things that people did when that storm hit the South Florida area. A group of us took supply’s down to the storm victims to help the best we could.” Bly answered solemnly as it made her very angry and sad to remember such travesties.

“That is so terrible to think about that people would take advantage of and steal from others in such dire straits.” Jordan answered in disbelief and sorrow at the thought of it.

“Come on…let’s get you your French …excuse me…your Cinnamon Nut French Toast.” Bly laughed trying to change the subject and kissed Jordan who tasted herself on Bly’s lips sending a flush of warmth throughout her. Jordan loved to have herself on Bly and deepened the kiss to let her know it. “If you keep kissing me like that over being excited about breakfast…you’re going to get very fat because I’m going to feed you that all the time!” Bly teased and kissed Jordan again.

“I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed this morning and how much I love tasting myself on you.” Jordan answered seductively before kissing Bly deeply once again.

“Hmmm…I happen to love you there too.” Bly answered through her kiss.

“Don’t hesitate to have me there more often then.” Jordan answered sexily flashing Bly a seductive glance.

“I thought you would never offer.” Bly whispered with obvious excitement at Jordan’s offer, kissing her lover deep and passionately while her hands reacquainted themselves with Jordan’s body.

“Ow!” Jordan replied and winced when Bly’s hand brushed Jordan’s scar from the surgery.

“What’s wrong?” Bly asked concerned looking into pain-filled green eyes.

“It’s my scar…it hurts.” Jordan answered moving Bly’s hand off of it.

“Let me see it.” Bly replied moving Jordan’s robe to examine her scar. “Oh, Jordan… the scar tissue is built up and needs to be taken care of honey.” Bly explained with a sideways glance at Jordan and her dark hair hanging to one side shadowing one side of her face.

“No way…I’m not having anymore surgery.” Jordan protested vehemently.

“You won’t have to babe…I’ll massage the scar and break up the hard tissue there so it won’t hurt so much.” Bly answered with a reassuring smile and a chuckle at Jordan being so adamant. “Did I ever tell you how sexy you are when you’re forceful?” Bly teased with a sexy smile.

“Whew! I thought I was going to have to have surgery. Sexy huh?” Jordan laughed blushing in response to Bly’s statement. “However, I would rather have you massage something else of mine, but I’ll settle for you doing the scar for now.” Jordan answered with a chuckle and kissed Bly.

“You can be so accommodating Jordan.” Bly teased and coaxed her to lie down so she could massage the scar. “Babe…this is probably going to hurt a lot because I have to be aggressive with a deep friction massage to break up the tissue okay?” Bly informed Jordan.

“Okay…just try to be as gentle as possible please?” Jordan replied hesitantly.

“Yes, dear.” Bly answered with a chuckle beginning her deep friction massage on Jordan’s scar.

“Bly…please you have to stop…I can’t take it anymore.” Jordan replied with tear filled eyes from the pain after only a few moments of massage.

Bly pulled Jordan into her arms and held her. “Okay…I’m sorry. I’m going to have Kim add the massage into your treatment plan and before long the area will become desensitized to the touch.” Bly replied and heard Jordan’s muffled and reluctant agreement to her plan. Bly leaned down gently kissing Jordan’s scar as thoughts of Jordan’s terror and pain flooded her quickening her pulse. She fought back the guilt and anxiety as she lightly traced the scar with her finger before placing a soft kiss on it again. Jordan sat up as Bly secretly wiped the tears that filled her blue eyes when Jordan’s back was turned to her.

“You okay?” Jordan asked with worry from the look on Bly’s face when she turned to face the woman she loved more than anything in the world.

“Oh, yeah…just felt a little queasy…that’s all. I’m going to take a shower…want to join me?” Bly answered lamely regretting she didn’t tell Jordan what was bothering her. At least she was able to get over the guilty feeling quicker now she thought relieved.

“Yep…go ahead in and I’ll join you. I need to find something to nibble on to tie me over.” Jordan replied chuckling and standing up.

“Don’t take too long sexy.” Bly purred in Jordan’s ear before kissing her cheek.

“You got it baby.” Jordan answered with an adoring smile and patted Bly’s firm backside watching her walk away. Jordan stood appreciatively enjoying the sight of her tall, naked and very gorgeous lover walk into the master bedroom. “Yummy.” Jordan whispered thoroughly content with the sight before heading into the kitchen. Jordan grabbed a cookie and remembered she was waiting on some info from her publishing house that she had forwarded to Bly’s while she recuperated and headed down to pick up the mail. She tightened the belt on her robe and slipped her barefeet into her sandals as she finished nibbling on the cookie in the elevator. “Those are so damn good!” Jordan replied out loud satisfied and happy that her lover shared her passion for Oreo cookies…especially the Halloween one’s that had the orange stuffing in the middle instead of the white. She knew if was silly because the orange and white stuffing were the same…pure sugar, but the orange stuffing was different and tasted so much better Jordan thought with a shrug of her shoulders. Laughing at her silliness she grabbed the mail from the mailbox in the lobby and began shuffling through it. The packet she was waiting for from the publishing house wasn’t there. She sighed disappointedly and looked through the rest of the mail. ‘Stupid carpet cleaning coupons! They love to inundate everyone with all of these coupons which do nothing but clutter up the drawer…especially Bly’s, who never throws them away…even one’s she had in there from 5 years ago!’ Jordan thought with a chuckle and stepped back onto the elevator pushing the button leafing through the rest of the mail. “Ooh, People magazine!” Jordan exclaimed excitedly looking at the cover of the magazine. “Best and worst dressed 99.” Jordan read the title on the cover. “I can’t believe my favorite magazine would waste the cover on this crap! They should realize that over 90% of the celebrities are the worst dressed people around!” Jordan chuckled and put the magazine to the bottom of the pile of mail for further reading later and found the Sports Illustrated issue. “Ooh, an article about the women’s National volleyball team.” Jordan replied softly lost in her thoughts opening the magazine to see if the article made mention of that sexy woman of hers. She found the page with the article on the volleyball team and began to read it. The article went on to mention the problems the team was having and that they weren’t making a very strong impression with the way they were playing. The article mentioned dissention amongst the players and the coaches. ‘Wow…that is not good.’ Jordan thought continuing to read as she stepped off the elevator. She walked towards the kitchen and grabbed another Oreo cookie before heading into the living room lost in her thoughts from reading. ‘Finally…they are talking about Bly.’ Jordan thought excitedly with a smile.

“The National team has no chance of winning any games at the Olympics if they don’t get Bly ‘The Ghost’ VanDewark back on the team.” The author of the article wrote as Jordan continued to read the article realizing Bly had never explained to her why she had the nickname of ‘The Ghost.’ “The woman who inherited the nickname because of her Ghost like demeanor on a court appearing where someone least expected her to be was not on top of her usual impeccable and exciting game at her last outing. SI was informed by a reliable source that she was having relationship problems. This trouble distracted from her game before having an argument with the coach and abruptly leaving the team. This action cost the sure shot MVP to lose her spot on the National team and any hope of representing the U.S. on the Olympic team.” The lump of guilt constricted Jordan’s throat as she read the article realizing she caused Bly a chance of being on the Olympic volleyball team. She wiped away her tear and read on. “The coach of the team would be wise to bow down to ‘The Ghost’ groveling to have this spectacular player back on the team. A distracted ‘Ghost’ playing at half her potential is more help to this team than any other player on the team. A Poltergeist needs to happen to bring ‘The Ghost’ out of hiding. Bring out the Ouja boards and ask…where are you ‘Ghost?’ We need you…now!” Jordan finished reading the article in disbelief and feeling incredibly horrible as she dropped the magazine to her lap.

Part 6

“Hey, I thought you were joining me in the shower sexy?” Bly replied walking into the living room towel drying her hair wiggling her eyebrows seductively with a sly grin on her face.
Jordan jumped startled by Bly entering the room so quietly…like her nickname…’The Ghost’ snapping her out of her trance and looked up at Bly possessing a very grave expression on her fine features.

“What’s wrong Jordan?” Bly asked worriedly throwing the towel over her shoulder and approaching Jordan who held out the magazine to her. “What’s in here that could give you such a look of horror on your face honey?…are the Tigers that far out of the playoffs?” Bly teased taking the magazine from Jordan and realized she didn’t find her comment funny.

Bly looked briefly at the magazine and saw the article regarding the volleyball team. “Why didn’t you tell me you blew your chances of making the Olympic team because of me Bly?” Jordan asked in a tone filled with annoyance and hurt.

Bly stood in awkward silence momentarily at a loss for words and saw how visibly distraught Jordan was before throwing the magazine on the coffee table. “Jordan…it’s no big deal…really.” Bly lied…it meant a lot to her to make the team, but not at the expense of losing Jordan she thought and knelt before her distraught lover and holding her hands in her own to reassure her.

“Bly…it’s a big deal to me and I know it’s a big deal to you. I can see it in your eyes.” Jordan answered mildly annoyed at Bly’s evasiveness.

“Jordan…I’ve been to the Olympics before so, not going again is not going to kill me.” Bly answered trying to reassure Jordan knowing that she really wanted to go to the Olympics one more time and win a gold medal before she retired from the game. She wanted Jordan to be there and to be able to look up in the stands to see her lover there…for her. Bly wanted Jordan to experience all of the excitement of the Olympics and be proud of Bly for being there. She was lying to Jordan about her feelings and stopped suddenly realizing that she didn’t want to lie to her anymore.

“Jordan…you’re right.” Bly answered uneasily because she didn’t want to hurt Jordan, but it would hurt her more if she continued to lie to her. “The Olympics are very important to me and I blew my chances to make the team…not you…I did.” Bly explained, sincerely hoping Jordan wouldn’t be so upset.

“Bly…I’m the reason for your distraction. If I wouldn’t have been such a bitch about you coming to my award ceremony and holding it against you then you would have made the team.” Jordan answered regretfully.

“Jordan…I’m a former professional athlete, an Olympic athlete…someone who should have been able to put that distraction aside to do what I was suppose to do. I didn’t do that and I blew my chance…me…not you.” Bly explained as an uncomfortable tension hung in the air.

“That’s bullshit Bly…don’t patronize me. You walked off the court blowing any chance you had for a spot on the team for me.” Jordan answered angrily looking into Bly’s blue eyes.

“That’s right Jordan…I did and I would do it again because I love you. You are the most important person in the world to me and I was not going to stay to play a damn volleyball game when the person I love more than life itself laid in a hospital on her death bed!” Bly answered in a raised tone, her pulse quickening at the memories of Dawson’s phone call telling her about Jordan…it nearly killed her when she heard Jordan was hurt. Bly put Jordan’s hand to her mouth and kissed it softly.

“Bly…I’m so sorry.” Jordan answered tearfully and wrapped her arms tightly around her lover’s neck.

Bly wrapped her arms tightly around Jordan and held her without another word being said. The Olympics meant a lot to her to experience again the excitement and pride of representing your country in that magnitude, but she couldn’t put that before her relationship with Jordan…she didn’t want to and wouldn’t do it.

“Bly…is there any other way you can get on the team?” Jordan asked leaning back and looking into cloudy blue eyes.

“Well…I suppose if someone got hurt or the coach requested to put me back on the team then I could probably make it. I think they have me listed as an alternate on the roster, but I haven’t heard from the coach…she was pretty pissed off at me when I walked off the court.” Bly answered with a sheepish grin and a chuckle.

“Can you talk to someone and see if you can get back on it…find out what you have to do for sure?”

“I suppose I could call the assistant coach who was one of the coaches on the last Olympic team and see what she can do. Look, if I don’t get back on I will have no regrets about my decision to come home to you Jordan…I want you to know that.” Bly answered honestly staring into Jordan’s green eyes.

“I will have regrets because I want to see you play and to see how you got your nickname ‘The Ghost’. I want to see you stand on the podium proudly as our national anthem plays with the gold medal wrapped around your neck…knowing that your mine…all mine and that you were able to retire from the game you love accomplishing your ultimate goal.” Jordan replied excitedly and picturing Bly in all her glory.

“That would be nice and I would love to have you there…to support me and to see your beautiful smile radiating across the crowded arena…knowing that you love me.” Bly answered with a pleased grin as she thought about it.

“Thank you for putting me ahead of everything else in your life. It means a lot to me Bly…I’ve never had someone care about me that much and it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that you do. I love you so much.” Jordan admitted breathless before claiming Bly’s lips for a heartfelt, soul-searing kiss. Bly smiled happily through her kiss knowing how much Jordan loved her and how much she meant to her and deepened the kiss as she pulled her blonde lover closer to her. Jordan broke off the kiss and snuggled against Bly’s neck smelling the clean, fresh scent of her dark lover and whispered. “Interested in taking another shower?”

“I thought you would never ask.” Bly answered and lifted the smaller woman in to her arms carrying her in a bear hug towards the bathroom kissing her passionately.

An hour later they were showered and dressed and headed out for Cinnamon Nut French Toast at the ‘Original Pancake House’. The wind had picked up dramatically and Bly eyed the skies warily as she looked out over the ocean. The surf was beginning to kick up and if it weren’t for the wind, the humidity would have been unbearable. ‘This is not looking good.’ Bly thought to herself as she headed the car toward the restaurant.

The next few days were spent between work, therapy and packing up everything Bly wanted to take to her parents. The two women worked steadily and watched the news accounts of the impending hurricane named Floyd bearing down on the entire eastern coast of Florida. Everyone hoped that this storm would track north instead of west but, it was so huge that it just kept plodding along on its westerly course. It was taking on a life in it’s self and ignoring the trough the weather forecasters were hoping would help steer it in a northern direction allowing Florida to miss the now category 4 hurricane that packed winds of 155 mph. This was one very dangerous storm. The National Hurricane Center issued hurricane warnings for the entire east coast of Florida from Florida City up into Brunswick, Georgia and advised if the hurricane exceeded 155 mph it would be classified a category 5 hurricane with catastrophic outcomes. Total devastation of anything in its path.

Jordan tried to pack the lighter objects and winced every time she stretched out her side. The therapy to remove the scar tissue had been excruciating and her side ached from the constant onslaught, but slowly it was beginning to become less sensitive as Bly had suggested it would during each session with Kim.

Finally packing all she could for the moment, Jordan sat on the sofa flipping through the new car brochures they had picked up on their way home from work and therapy. Bly was partial to a car similar to hers, but Jordan didn’t want to spend that much money. Jordan leaned more toward an SUV, something that would give her strength and security, the two things that seemed important now. Ever since the accident, she didn’t like the feeling of vulnerability she felt when she rode in a car. Jordan thought that with an SUV she would have more protection and feel good about driving again. Bly sat down on the sofa next to her and raised an eyebrow.

“Have you decided which one yet?”

“Yes, I want an SUV for sure. I definitely like the idea of riding above everyone and how solid they are. I’m just not sure which one would be best.” Jordan pointed out various features on the trucks as they looked over the different models. They cited the pros and cons of each vehicle and narrowed it down to two, either a Jeep Grand Cherokee or a Lincoln Navigator. Finally, deciding to test drive each and make a decision from there.

“No sense to even try and purchase a car until the hurricane has passed anyway babe. They won’t write insurance policies with a hurricane so close to us.” Bly informed Jordan.

“Really? I had no idea but I guess that makes sense. Besides, I would like to mull over the brochure’s a little more and make my final decision once I see how they drive.”

Once the hurricane warning was issued, the evacuation notice was announced for Bly’s area and they were advised to evacuate immediately or risk the chance of being stuck on the beachside during the hurricane…something that is not advisable. Bly decided it was time to load everything up and move out to her parents’ house.

“How you doing in here?” Bly walked into the bedroom to find Jordan finishing up the last box. “Okay and you?”

“Just about finished out here. Did you pack all the photo albums in the plastic bin?” Jordan nodded and Bly picked up the box and carried it out into the foyer and placed it with the other boxes.

“What about the windows? Do you have to do anything to them? Jordan looked out over the gray and angry seas. It was a wrath she never wished to be directed at her and the lump in her throat constricted when her fear intensified. She was terrified from all of the news reports telling everyone how this storm was three times larger than Hurricane Andrew was and no one in Florida would be safe if the eye of the storm moved inland because of it’s enormity. She trembled at the thought of how the storm could cause mass destruction to so many people.

“I had hurricane shutters installed on the outside. As soon as the movers come up for the boxes, we can leave and maintenance will secure them. Once they are closed you can’t see a thing in here without light. If the power goes out, it sure gets dark in here!” Bly grinned at Jordan to alleviate the woman’s fears and picked up her last box and added it to the growing pile. “I think that’s about it. I’ll have them come up and collect all this while I pull the car around to the front. Okay Ares…let’s go buddy…get in your carrier.” Bly replied looking down at her very agitated cat that meowed his vocal opinion in displeasure of the kitty carrier. “I know that you hate this handsome but you can come out once we’re in the car.” She pleaded with her cat as he circled around her long, lanky legs brushing his body up against her. “Come on…you know grandma always has great kitty treats for her handsome grandson.” Bly bargained with her cat, whose ears perked up and jumped on the couch looking into the carrier and meowed when he looked up at Bly again.

“Yes, Ares…mom put your favorite towel and stuffed dolphin in there for you.” Jordan reassured the skittish cat and stroked the fur on his back before he reluctantly climbed into his carrier meowing in an angry tone. “He can’t stand to be without that stuffed dolphin can he? He is so spoiled” Jordan asked with a chuckle and stuck her finger in the cage rubbing it under his chin to calm him.

“What can I tell you? He’s my baby. Besides, he’s had that stuffed animal ever since he was a sweet little kitten.” Bly replied sweetly and put her face to the cage as Ares stuck his nose out to brush against Bly’s face. “Isn’t that right boy? I bet if you check the little cup in there mommie Jordan probably stuck some treats in there for you.” Bly informed him and looked up at Jordan who had a sheepish grin on her face and shrugged her shoulders innocently from sticking the treats in there for him. “And she says I spoil you?” Bly teased and kissed his nose that stuck out of the cage before slipping her hand into Jordan’s and heading toward the elevator.

The men entered the Penthouse to get the remaining boxes to be moved. “We’ll make sure the hurricane shudders are closed and then deliver everything to the address you indicated in Weston ma’am.” The man politely informed Bly as his partner began to work load boxes onto his dolly.

“Okay…thanks and don’t take too long because you’ll be stuck in traffic from everyone heading to the mainland.” Bly informed him and stepped on the elevator with her cat in one hand and the love of her life in the other.

“No problem…should only take us ten minutes tops here.” He replied confidently as the elevator doors closed.

“Mommie Jordan huh?” Jordan asked seductively moving in front of her tall lover slipping her arms around her neck before passionately kissing Bly who moved her hand to the small of Jordan’s back and pulled her closer to deepen the kiss.

“I hope it doesn’t scare you that you’ve become a mommie to my son.” Bly teased through her kiss.

“Oh, no. Not at all…I just love to hear you say it.” Jordan answered sexily before tracing the contours of Bly’s lips with the tip of her tongue and sliding it inside Bly’s mouth for a deep, wet kiss.

“Hmmm…I love it when you kiss me.” Bly answered huskily with a sexy smile looking down at her shorter lover.

“I’m glad baby.” Jordan whispered and sank her teeth into Bly’s neck sending a flush of warmth throughout her.

“Whoa Jordan! Honey, you’re going to have to chill out or we’ll have to find a hotel to shack up in for the hurricane.”

“Why a hotel?” Jordan asked confused.

“Because…Mom doesn’t allow lover’s sleeping together in her house until you’re married!” Bly answered with a laugh exiting the elevator when the doors opened leaving Jordan befuddled in the elevator.

“You’re kidding right?” Jordan asked nervously as she ran to catch up with Bly who laughed.

“You’ll find out soon enough Jordan.” Bly answered with a mischievous look on her face exiting the lobby to the parking lot. She opened the car door for Jordan to climb in and handed Ares to her before taking her place behind the wheel of her luxury automobile.

They finally made it to Bly’s parents’ house after being stuck in traffic evacuating the beachside for over two hours. Bly and Jordan entered the house to find everyone huddled around the big screen TV watching the weather report. “Well…hello, your favorite daughter is here!” Bly cockily replied with a smile putting the cat carrier down and let Ares out, much to his delight.

“Hey, Jordan!” Alexandra answered looking over her shoulder with a laugh shared by Jordan who stuck her tongue out at Bly.

“Hey, don’t stick that out unless you intend to use it on me!” Bly teased with a laugh and pinched Jordan’s backside.

“Well, there’s my grandson!…Hey, Ares!” Alexandra cooed at the cat that approached her and she gathered him up in her arms. “Aah…do you have kisses for grandma because you’ve missed me or because you know I have all kinds of treats for you?” She smiled and Ares meowed before rubbing his face against hers. “Just as I thought…it’s for the treats!” She teased and walked towards the kitchen. “Bly…show Jordan to your room so you two can put your bags in there. I’ve got the room ready for you both.” Alexandra informed them as she fed Ares his cat treats.

“We aren’t supposed to stay in different rooms?” Jordan asked with a feeling of being led a stray by her tall lover who began to nonchalantly move away from Jordan.

“No, what would ever give you that idea?” Alexandra asked with a chuckle.

“One guess!” Jordan answered with a menacing look on her face and paybacks flooding her thoughts, as Bly took off down the hall with Jordan hot on her trail.

“Hey, don’t break anything you two or I’ll have to come in there with my wooden spoon!” Alexandra teased with a laugh.

Bly entered her room just as Jordan grabbed her around the waist. “Oh, no you don’t you little joker!” Jordan laughed and pushed Bly down on the bed pinning her there with her small frame.

Bly laughed hysterically and wrapped her arms around Jordan. “I couldn’t resist it honey and the look on your face was classic.” Bly laughed harder at the look Jordan gave her when she told her they would have to stay in separate rooms.

“Laugh it up Bly…you just won’t get any for quite some time but, you will get a titty twister!” Jordan answered with a laugh pinching and twisting Bly’s nipple before scrambling out of the room very quickly.

“Ow! Jordan!” Bly answered agitatedly rubbing her nipple to dull the pain and headed into the living room to find Jordan.

“Bly…we may get called into the hospital if this storm hits our area.” Chance informed his daughter intercepting her before she could get to Jordan who sat on the couch with Alexandra and Dawson.

“Wait…Bly, why will you have to go there too?” Jordan asked worriedly and looked over her shoulder at her gorgeous lover.

“All medical personnel who is employed there is on call in case we are needed to help, in my case, transport patients, or do duties to our level of expertise.” Bly explained. “Let’s hope it doesn’t come down to that dad.” Bly answered nervously.

“Oh, here’s the important 5 0’clock weather briefing.” Dawson replied as a hush swept over the room to listen intently to what they were saying.

The weather report was not good indicating the storm had picked up speed for which it was traveling and would hit the East Coast sooner than expected. Fortunately, the wind speed remained the same but the storm did not make the northern turn they had anticipated and now, it was to be a waiting game as to when and where the storm would hit. Bly saw the nervousness in her lover’s eyes that glanced towards her and knelt behind her wrapping her arms protectively around Jordan to comfort her. “It’s going to be alright baby.” Bly whispered reassuringly in her ear and softly kissed her cheek with Jordan’s placing her hands on top of Bly’s that held her.

“It doesn’t look good Bly…it seems no one in Florida is safe from this storm…not even us.” Jordan answered sadly and wrapped Bly’s arms around her tighter feeling more secure in her lover’s arms.

Everyone bustled around trying to get the house hurricane ready in case the very large Hurricane named Floyd made landfall, and stopped frequently to check the news reports to find out the status of the storm. It wasn’t making it’s turn to the north like the weather forecasters had hoped and everyone went back to their duties with worry in the backs of their minds as to the impact that storm would have on all of Florida.

“Hey, Dawson…where’s your babe?” Bly asked teasingly trying to lighten the mood as she helped her brother with the hurricane shutter.

“Lynea was called in to the station and will be out patrolling until the storm moves inland and then they will hunker down in headquarters. They all have to report for duty when a hurricane warning is issued.” Dawson answered with sadness.

“That sucks. So, you two serious?” She asked with intrigue and a half grin handing her brother the shutter.

“Yeah, I think I’m in love.” Dawson answered with a silly grin on his face putting the shutter in the track as Bly bolted it in to the house to secure the shutter.

“Are you sick? What have you done with my brother? You’re an imposter!” Bly teased and put her palm to his forehead to check for a fever mockingly.

“Oh, knock it off!” Dawson answered sheepishly with a laugh and swiped his sister’s hand away.

“You mean to tell me…my brother, mister gigolo himself is in love? That is totally strange and I can’t believe it.” Bly teased and put her arm around her brother’s shoulder shaking him with a laugh.

“Well, stranger things have happened…look at you. You fell in love…the one who just knew she was destined to grow old alone!” He teased and nudged his sister.

“Ooh, touché!” Bly answered with a laugh that turned serious. “I’m happy for you Daw…just remember to invite your old sister to the wedding okay? I may even put on a dress for the occasion!” She teasingly laughed.

“You can’t wear a dress if you’re my best man!” He answered back with a hearty laugh.

“Oh, mom will love that one!” Bly replied looking at her brother who both laughed at what their mother would say about that one…she would have a fit if Bly wore a tuxedo at Dawson’s wedding.

“Oh, yeah…you better put on the dress then and stand on the bride’s side! We certainly don’t want to piss off mom…I still have welts from that damn plastic spatula she used to punish us with.” He mockingly rubbed his backside laughing harder.

“I’ll see if I can clear my calendar for the occasion then and I’ll make sure there isn’t a plastic spatula within 500 miles of mom…just because I love you so much baby brother.” Bly teased with a laugh as they both entered the house.

“Don’t worry it won’t be anytime soon.” He answered dryly.

“I figured as much.” Bly retorted and went in search of her blonde lover. Finding the object of her affection, finally, she wrapped her long arms around her and kissed her cheek. “Hey, sexy…how you doing helping mom?” Bly whispered in her ear and kissed her again.

“Pretty good…but a lot better now that you’re here.” Jordan answered with a smile and glanced up and over her shoulder at her tall lover appreciatively completely loving every minute of being in this woman’s arms.

The doorbell rang…again and again. “Damn…somebody needs to turn up their miracle ears and get the friggin door!” Bly replied with an agitated chuckle trying to get someone else’s attention not wanting to release her lover just yet. “I’ll be right back…I’ll have to get the door I guess!” Bly answered with frustration and kissed Jordan again before slapping Jordan’s ass on her way towards the foyer.

“Rush darling…rush darling.” Jordan teased and laughed when Bly blew her a kiss and disappeared out of sight.

“Mom! Trouble has arrived!” Bly teasingly shouted and opened the door wider for Julie and Linda to enter the house. “Entree…lady and Jules.” Bly replied with a laugh and winked at Julie when she passed who pinched her butt…hard…causing Bly to flinch and laugh harder.

“Honey…trouble arrived when you were born!” Alexandra retorted with a laugh sauntering across the room gleefully to greet Julie and Linda.

“You can say that again!” Julie answered with a laugh and hugged Alexandra who then hugged Linda to greet them as did Jordan.

“Hey! What is this? Pick on Bly day?” Bly asked with her hands on her hips feeling as if everyone was ganging up on her sporting a pouting look on her face.

“Aah…baby…come here.” Jordan whined teasingly and wrapped her arms around her taller lover to comfort her who scrunched her face at everyone before kissing Jordan on the cheek.

“Thanks honey.” Bly answered with a sly grin and hugged Jordan tighter. “I knew I could count on you to be on my side.”

“Who said I was on your side…I just wanted a hug and a kiss.” Jordan answered with a laugh shared by everyone else.

“It’s a friggin mutiny around here!” Bly retorted with a chuckle releasing her blonde lover and headed into the kitchen for a Dr. Pepper.

“Hey! Instead of DP you should have some cheese with that whine!” Julie retorted with a laugh never missing an opportunity to needle her best friend who extended her long, slender middle finger high in the air towards her buddy with a sly look on her fine features.

“Ooh, babe…if you’ve got two of those stick em up your ass and walk on your elbows!” Julie responded with a shared laugh with everyone including Bly who spewed her sip of Dr. Pepper from laughing so hard.

“You will pay Jules!” Bly guaranteed with a laugh and wiped the soda off of her shirt.

“Promises, promises…tall, dark and goofy!” Julie joked with a laugh. “But, I still love ya like my favorite pair of shoes!” She laughed harder.

“And the hits just keep coming!” Bly whined with a roll of her blue eyes shaking her head, as everyone laughed harder.

The group stayed up into the wee hours of the morning playing the card game Phase 10 with Jordan, of course, kicking everyone’s butt and declaring herself the Phase 10 queen. “Let’s go to bed and get a few hours of sleep before the important 5 am weather report my little peasant.” Jordan teased and grabbed Bly’s hand pulling her towards the bedroom.

“Yes, my Phase 10 queen…as you wish…see everyone in a few hours!” Bly answered with a laugh and headed off to bed with her lover.

The 5 am weather report was important as it would issue the latest coordinates of the hurricane from the plane that flies into the eye of the hurricane gathering pertinent information as to whether the storm will have made the direction change everyone hoped it would. Jordan snuggled up close to Bly who put her arm around her protectively and they both fell fast asleep. It only felt like Bly had slept for a few minutes when she felt something tickling her nose. She was too tired to open her eyes to see what the offending tickler was just assuming it was Jordan’s hair and wiped her nose to stop the feeling and turned her head to the opposite side.

The tickling continued and she finally opened her eyes to find out what it was that was tickling her nose. She looked down to find one blonde woman snuggled tightly against her chest and one cat in the only available spot on her chest curled around her neck and swiping his tail across her face. Bly chuckled at the humor in it and looked at Ares who lifted his head looking at her with sleepy eyes.

“What’s the big idea fella?” Bly asked with a laugh as her cat meowed and sat up to lick her face. “Ares! Knock it off.” Bly laughed unable to get her hand up to stop her cat from licking her face.

“What’s going on?” Jordan asked in a sleepy tone and looked up with one eye open.

“I guess it’s time to get up.” Bly answered with a laugh and was able to finally get her cat away from her face. “Come on…let’s go check the weather report.” Bly replied and grabbed Jordan’s hand leading her away from the bed.

“Can’t you just carry me? I’m so tired.” She asked yawning and leaned her head against Bly’s back as they padded into the living room where everyone sat in front of the TV listening to the report.

“What did they say?” Bly asked in wonderment wiping the sleep out of her blue eyes and noticed they had only slept for a couple of hours.

“The storm has turned to the north and won’t make landfall!” Alexandra answered happily and everyone let out a collective sigh of relief.

“Excellent! But let’s hope everyone else along the coast gets as lucky as us!” Bly answered and held Jordan’s hand tighter.

“Can we go back to sleep now?” Jordan asked huskily and sleepily.

“As you wish my little queen.” Bly teased and lifted her sleepy lover in her arms that snuggled her face against Bly’s neck feeling very content in her lover’s strong arms.

“Hmmm, this is much better…thanks.” Jordan whispered sleepily and kissed Bly’s neck before falling fast asleep again.

Bly gently lay Jordan down on the bed and stood smiling lovingly at how beautiful and peaceful Jordan looked sleeping in a curled up fetal position. ‘What a gorgeous woman and she loves me.’ Bly thought happily. She climbed in bed next to the slumbering beauty and Jordan instantly took her usual spot on Bly’s chest snuggling her face instinctively into Bly’s neck. Bly loved having Jordan snuggled up close to her. ‘I wouldn’t want it any other way’, she thought and lightly kissed Jordan’s head before her hand gently rubbed her lover’s back comfortingly.

Bly couldn’t sleep from being so overwhelmed with her feelings of love and happiness, she hoped Jordan really knew how much she cared and loved her. Bly lightly stroked her blonde locks off her face and placed soft kisses on her forehead before tracing Jordan’s light eyebrows with her finger and thinking about how incredibly beautiful she really is. Her finger moved to Jordan’s mouth and lightly traced the contours of her lips before Jordan sank her teeth into her finger.

“Ow! I thought you were sleeping?” Bly asked looking down into one sleepy green eye as the other one remained closed.

“I was trying to sleep but someone keeps waking me up!” Jordan answered in a menacing tone and eyed her lover glaringly with her one eye. Bly started laughing at the sight of one eye being closed and attempted to open it, but was stopped by the smaller hand that grabbed her larger one…squeezing it…tightly to emphasize her point.

“Don’t even go there peasant girl! There’s a reason why that eye is closed and it’s because it’s very tired and is hoping its mate will join it and close as well. I love you to death…you know that, but you’re pushing the line here denying me the sleep I so enjoy! Now, back off and go to sleep!” Jordan answered agitatedly and lay back down in her comfortable resting-place.

Bly snickered at Jordan’s agitation. “Meow, hiss!” She teased and Jordan’s hand abruptly covered her mouth to shut her up, causing Bly to laugh harder. A mischievous thought crossed her devious mind and she ran her tongue on the inside palm of Jordan’s hand. Jordan quickly grabbed the offensive tongue with her fingers and looked up at Bly.

Blue eyes met one angry green one. “Now, let me sleep or I keep your tongue!” Jordan answered before Bly moved Jordan’s hand away from her tongue.

“Hey, don’t damage the merchandise babe…you know you’ll be the one to suffer if my tongue is hurt!” Bly answered mischievously and wiggled her dark eyebrows suggestively.

Jordan grabbed Bly’s face in her hands with Bly laughing harder. “Bly…I’m pleading with you…what is it going to take to get you to go to sleep?”

“Hmmm, how about a kiss?” She asked with a sly grin and received a fleeting kiss from her lover.

“There…now, go to sleep.” Jordan answered agitatedly and lay her head back down.

“Oh, but no, that one will not do.” Bly teased and poked her finger into Jordan’s arm to get her attention. “I want a soul searing, knock my socks off…if I had any on…kind of kiss baby!” Bly informed her. Jordan raised her head up and looked at her in exasperation. “Lay it on me baby!” Bly laughed with a silly grin.

“Ooh, you frustrate me sometimes woman!” Jordan remarked before moving closer to her.

“But that’s why you love me.” Bly answered with a chuckle before wrapping her arms around Jordan as she moved on top of Bly and pressed her lips against her lovers anxiously awaiting ones. Jordan’s lip against Bly’s sent a pleasurable sensation up and down Bly’s body. Jordan slipped her tongue past Bly’s parted lips exploring every portion of her mouth before deepening the kiss as deep as possible. Bly’s hands roamed freely up and down Jordan’s back as her desire for Jordan escalated.

“Are you sure you want to go to sleep?” Bly’s husky voice filled with desire asked and deepened the soul searing, knock your socks off kiss thoroughly enjoying the feeling of her lover in her arms.

Jordan broke the kiss breathless and looked into Bly’s blue eyes regretfully and pleaded. “Yes, babe…I would like to go to sleep, but I promise to make it up to you later.” Jordan answered seductively and kissed Bly once again before breaking off the kiss.

“Promise?” Bly asked teasingly with a smile and brushed Jordan’s stray hair off her face.

“It’s a promise sexy.” Jordan answered with a smile and sealed it with a kiss before laying back down content in her lover’s arms and fell fast asleep.

‘Damn…that woman drives me crazy! I think I need a shower…a cold one!’ Bly thought and inhaled deeply before exhaling slowly to calm her racing heart from the excitement. ‘Just chill and go to sleep…that’s it drift off into La La land.’ Bly coaxed herself into total relaxation closing her eyes before drifting off to sleep.

Bly woke before Jordan once again and lay still reveling in the closeness of Jordan and smiled when green eyes met hers. “Morning, afternoon, evening…whatever time of the day it is.” Jordan answered with a sexy smile and kissed Bly.

“Hey, baby.” Bly answered happily and kissed her again. “How about if I make you some breakfast?” Bly asked eagerly.

“Bly, honey…that is really a sweet offer, but I would really like something more substantial than BooBerry’s or Lucky Charms cereal.” Jordan answered chuckling and kissed Bly’s chin before laying on her back fully stretching her body letting out a satisfied sigh from the relaxing stretch.

“Hey, those are great to have for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even for a snack!” Bly protested.

“I don’t know how it is that an athlete such as yourself can eat that cereal which is loaded with sugar.” Jordan answered in disbelief and continued to stretch her taut body.

“Well…aah…it’s because I’m used to eating it that’s why.” Bly stammered searching for some logical excuse to eat the cereal other than the obvious…she had a huge sweet tooth and loved them both. “I can make something else for you my little health conscious girlfriend.” Bly teased leaning over Jordan kissing her.

“Is it my birthday or our anniversary that I’ve forgotten and that’s why I’m getting such wonderful treatment?” Jordan asked skeptically with a smile.

“Nope…just because I love you. Now, what would you like?” Bly answered simply with a sexy smile staring into Jordan’s surprised green eyes.

“Well…I would love two sunny side up eggs, toast…lightly toasted though, a glass of Orange juice and coffee light with no sugar.” Jordan rattled off her order not totally believing Bly would make everything she asked for because she knows how well Bly cooks, ‘not well at all’, she thought with a chuckle to herself trying to conceal the hilarity of that thought of Bly attempting to cook so she didn’t offend Bly.

“Okay…no problem other than the fact, we don’t have OJ babe…everyone in the family is allergic to it.”

“Oh, I thought you were the only one…sorry. Okay…scratch OJ and I’ll have whatever juice is available.” Jordan answered playing along with the charade knowing Bly would be serving her a warmed muffin with some milk. ‘That is if she can figure out how to work the microwave.’ Jordan thought with a chuckle but was only kidding because Bly was smart enough to figure out how to operate the microwave.

“I’ll be back shortly…I’ll miss you.” Bly answered softly and kissed Jordan’s lips lightly before standing up clicking on the TV.

“Hmmm….I miss you already.” Jordan purred and pulled Bly pack down for a better kiss. “Hurry!” She teased as Bly turned to leave the room.

“Hey, they’ve issued a tropical storm warning instead of a hurricane warning…cool!” Bly answered excitedly looking at the TV.

“Bly.” Jordan called out sarcastically.

“Yes?” Bly answered innocently and turned to Jordan.

“Hurry…I’m hungry.” Jordan teased with a sly grin flicking her hand to shoo her lover out of the room.

“Oh, right away dear!” Bly joked and headed out of the room. ‘Okay…you have many skills…you can do this…now, what the hell is a sunny side up egg? Oh, yeah…the fried one’s with the nasty, drippy yoke that everyone likes to dip their toast in…Ewww!’ Bly thought disgusted at the thought of eating eggs any other way other than scrambled or deviled and opened the refrigerator to pull out the breakfast items.

Bly managed to cook the eggs, lightly toast the bread, make the coffee and put in just the right amount of creamer as Jordan requested and poured a glass of cranblueberry juice for her lover. She was putting everything on a tray and grabbed a flower out of her mom’s vase on the table and put it on the tray. “Damn…forgot the silverware!” Bly remembered and grabbed the needed utensils just as her parents walked into the kitchen.

“What in the hell is going on in here?” Alexandra exclaimed with shock, disbelief and was generally stunned by what she saw before her…her daughter had actually prepared a meal.

“It’s breakfast for Jordan…there’s plenty of coffee for you two as well in the pot.”

“Chance! Get my gun, this woman is an imposter and is trespassing in our home!” Alexandra teased sharing a laugh with her husband who stood equally amazed.

“You two think you’re so damn funny don’t ya? Keep it up and no Christmas presents for either of you this year!” Bly teased and walked past them.

“Oh, Chance…honey, I’m so proud. I need a tissue.” Alexandra mockingly teased as if she was crying.

“Here you go my love. I’m just so proud of our baby girl darling…after all that money we spent on college and look at her…she’s just now able to cook a meal. I’m flabbergasted.” He sarcastically answered and handed his wife a tissue, which then pretended to wipe away her tears of joy.

“The tree is going to be mighty bare without presents for you two this Christmas!” Bly answered and stuck her tongue out at her parents before disappearing into her room.

“Chance…go get your medical bag in case poor Jordan gets sick from her meal.” Alexandra teased and tapped her husband’s chest.

“I don’t know if I have a cure for that kind of an illness…there might not be any hope left once she eats Bly’s food…poor girl and I really like Jordan too.” He laughed and wrapped his arms around his beautiful wife and kissed her.

Bly entered the room carrying the tray and noticed Jordan laying on her side with her hand propping her head up intently watching TV and absently stroking the soft fur on Ares’ back as he lay in front of her perfectly content. Jordan sat up in disbelief when Bly entered the room and looked down at Ares. “I can’t believe it!” She said in disbelief and Ares quickly agreed with a meow.

“Great…I’m going to get grief from the both of you two?” Bly asked sarcastically and set the tray down in front of Jordan. “Yes, I did it all by myself Jordan.” Bly assured her seeing the stunned look on her face.

“Wow! This is so wonderful, thanks honey.” Jordan smiled excitedly and leaned over and kissed Bly passionately to thank her properly.

“Eat your eggs before they get cold.” Bly told Jordan and picked up her bowl of Booberry cereal to munch on and her cup of coffee. Jordan sank her teeth into her eggs and looked up with wide eyes at Bly. “They suck don’t they?” Bly asked disappointedly looking at the object of her affection.

“No, they’re fabulous!” She exclaimed in total shock of Bly’s cooking prowess.

“You’re just saying that to not make me feel bad.” Bly pouted.

“No, honey…this is all very delicious…you did an excellent job and you can cook for me anytime…preferably naked the next time…in our home.” Jordan answered with a seductive chuckle and kissed Bly.

“Jordan…are you feeling okay honey after eating Bly’s cooking?” Alexandra asked as she and Chance peeked into the room.

“Yeah, mom…it’s fabulous!” Jordan retorted excitedly and smiled.

“Oh, cut it out! I don’t believe it!” Alexandra answered in disbelief and entered the room with Bly laughing tauntingly at her mother.

“Here…taste the eggs.” Jordan offered and held out a spoonful for her to try them.

“Hmmm….well, I’ll be damned…they are delicious! Good job Bly.” Her mother teased after swallowing the offered eggs and pinched her daughter’s cheek.

“You’re going to be bruised if you don’t knock it off woman!” Bly answered in a menacing tone and burst out laughing when her mother walked towards the door shooting her a bird. Alexandria turned around and flashed an all too familiar mischievous smile. “I really don’t want to have to embarrass you in front of Jordan and kick your whimpy ass, but if I have to I will.” She teased with a laugh and Jordan realized Bly’s sense of humor and gestures came mostly from her mother.

“Yeah…yeah, in your dreams old lady.” Bly retorted and threw the pillow at her mom who quickly shut the door behind her as the pillow connected with it falling harmlessly to the floor.

Now that South Florida was clear and the severe weather had passed, Bly called the Penthouse to check on things and to have the shutters removed. By late afternoon, Bly and Jordan had loaded up the car and were heading back home.

Throughout the week, the weather continued to have sporadic downpours of rain and wind. It was nothing that South Floridians weren’t use to during hurricane season. By Friday, things were looking better and the sun had actually come out for most of the day. On the way home from work they decided to stop and look at an SUV for Jordan. After test driving both of Jordan’s two choices, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and the Lincoln Navigator, Jordan was torn but had almost decided on the Jeep. It was more affordable and easier for her to handle driving. On the way home from the dealership, Jordan read the brochure to Bly.

“Now, if that insurance check would just come. I can go and pick out which Jeep I want.” Jordan said excitedly anticipating her new truck and looking at the various color options.

“It should be here any day now.” Bly replied smiling over at Jordan. “What color are you looking at?”

“I really like the black, but I think white might be more practical in Florida.”

“Yes, dark colors will be very hot in the summer time and I can attest to that fact! If you don’t like white you can look at the other light metallic colors too, that champagne color doesn’t look so bad.” Bly replied pointing over at the color chart on the brochure.

“Yeah, I guess I just have to see it first.” Jordan answered and closed the pamphlet as they pulled up in front of the Penthouse building. Exiting the vehicle and handing it over to the porter they headed into the lobby. Bly went to retrieve their mail while Jordan pushed the button for the elevator. Riding up in the elevator Bly pulled out an envelope and wiggled it in front of Jordan. “I think this is what you’ve been waiting for.”

Jordan grabbed the envelope, ripped it open and pulled out the check from the insurance company. Grimacing she held it up to Bly and responded, “Not bad, but good thing I decided on the Jeep instead of the Navigator!. Is there anything from my publisher?” Jordan questioned disappointedly.

Bly smiled and kept going through the mail. “No, sorry babe.”

“Damn…I wonder what’s taking them so long to send me the packet.” She wondered out loud worriedly.

Bly’s smile soon turned to a frown when she pulled out another envelope and held it out for Jordan. Jordan looked down at the address on the envelope and up at Bly puzzled. She opened this envelope more slowly and pulled out a sheaf of paper with her company’s logo on the letterhead. Jordan’s happiness soon turned to sadness as she read the contents of the letter.

“What is it?” Bly asked concerned and pulled Jordan closer to her.

“They are letting me go.” Jordan replied her voice a mixture of surprise and sadness. She pushed the letter toward Bly and just looked at her lover without saying anything more.

“What?” Bly barked and took the letter and read it. “They are letting you go because you took too much sick time? That’s ludicrous; you were in a car accident for cripes sake. What did they expect?” Bly continued scanning the letter and looked up firmly. “They can’t get away with this. We will have Dawson see what he can do!”

“Did you read the last paragraph? It paraphrases my contract and it states that it’s an ‘at-will’ job and they can let me go whenever they want. It was an indefinite contract, not a permanent one. I’m afraid they can do whatever they want.” Jordan replied in a dejected tone of voice as her thoughts pondered her options. She would just have to find another job soon so she could pay the rent on her apartment.

“Hey, honey it will be okay. You will find another job quickly, but not until you are ready to go back to work.” Bly answered and hesitated with what she wanted to say next. Jordan just absently nodded her head and continued with her own private thoughts as they stepped off the elevator. Putting down the boxes that they carried Jordan walked into the kitchen and threw the truck brochure into the trash and picked up her duffle bag and headed back to the bedroom.

Bly took the brochure out of the garbage and followed the blonde to the bedroom and found her sitting on the edge of the bed and sat next to her.

“Listen Jordan, I’ve been wanting to ask you this for awhile and then when everything happened I sort of pushed it on the back burner, but now would be a perfect time. Well, I was wondering if you would consider moving in here with me permanently?” Bly asked hesitantly, unsure of what Jordan was feeling at the moment.

Jordan took a deep breath and looked over at raven-haired woman. “Bly, I know I’ve been staying here since the accident and all, and for that I am truly thankful but, I don’t want you to feel you have to ask me because I just got fired. I can get another job and take care of myself just fine.”

Bly grabbed Jordan’s hand and brought it to her lips and lightly kissed it. “No, that isn’t why I’m asking. I’ve wanted to ask you from the very beginning, but I was afraid of rushing you. I want you to live with me because I love you. I want to go to sleep at night with you in my arms and wake up every morning to you lying next to me. I want us to be together in every sense of the word.”

Jordan looked down at her hands for a while and then looked up with teary eyes and nodded whispering, “So do I.”

Bly pulled Jordan into her arms and kissed her deeply, she wanted this wonderful woman to know just how much she loved her and wanted to be a part of her life.

“Would I be pushing things if I suggested we go get your stuff this weekend?” Bly asked with a sly grin. Jordan chuckled and touched the side of Bly’s face lovingly. “Sure, there isn’t much left there anyway. Seems the important stuff has already made its way over here!”

“Great!” Bly jumped up and pulled Jordan into her arms and danced around the room happily dragging the blonde with her. “And, we can go pick out your new Jeep too!”

“Wait!” Jordan called out and stopped Bly in her tracks. “I can’t get a Jeep, I don’t have enough money and they aren’t going to give me a loan considering I am out of work now.”

“No problem! I’ll make up the difference and this way you won’t need a loan and won’t have to worry about making payments either. You can take your time finding the job you want.” Bly replied easily without giving it a second thought.

“No.” Jordan emphasized emphatically.

“Why?” Bly asked feeling slightly hurt.

“Because I don’t want you paying my way. I can get a car with the insurance money instead.” Jordan replied firmly, but regretfully saying good-bye to her dream of owning a Jeep.

“What if we call it a loan and you pay me back when you get that job or your settlement from the lawsuit?” Bly offered in concession. She really knew how much Jordan wanted to get the SUV and she didn’t want her driving a car that she didn’t like and would not feel safe driving.

Jordan thought for a moment and looked up into Bly’s eyes for some understanding of what she should do.

“Hey we are partners in every sense of the word right?” Bly asked softly and waited for Jordan to nod in affirmation. “Then why won’t you let me help you? I know you won’t let me buy it for you, so just let me help you, okay?”

Jordan hesitated a moment longer and finally sighed and replied, “Okay, but I’m paying you back as soon as I get a job or the settlement! Do you understand?” Jordan asked firmly.

“Yes, I understand.” Bly answered dutifully and pulled Jordan back into her arms for a giant hug. “And, I understand that I get you all to myself, all the time now.”

Bly replied with a smirk and kissed Jordan thoroughly and deeply pouring all her happiness into that kiss.

“Whew! I need to take a breather.” Jordan replied stepping back from the kiss. Her face was flushed and her heart racing as it did every time she was in Bly’s arms.

“Why?” Bly asked seductively wiggling her eyebrows. “Remember that promise you made me at my parents? The part about making it up to me?”

“Bly! I’ve been making it up to you all week!” Jordan replied laughing at the scheming look on Bly’s face.

“Yeah, but you aren’t finished!” The raven-haired beauty replied devilishly. “I want more reparations!”

“Oh you are insatiable.” Jordan replied pushing Bly backward onto the bed.

“Only for you baby, only for you!” Bly murmured as Jordan’s lips descended upon her own.

Jordan heard the elevator door open and ran out of the kitchen glad that Bly was finally home safely. The winds had picked up considerably and the squalls of rain pounded against the windows unmercifully. She was glad the maintenance men came earlier in the day and put up the storm shutters over the sliding glass doors, but it was still frightening when the howling winds and pounding rain slammed against the penthouse from Hurricane Irene. Jordan was frantic with worry that Bly was stuck out in the storm when the advisories had informed everyone that the hurricane took a turn and was headed right towards them. The advisories had come too late and many were stuck in rush hour traffic…including Bly during the worst part of the storm. Many residents were stuck in areas non-conducive to hurricane conditions because of the late advisories and no orders were issued to evacuate those areas. They would have to ride out the storm and hope for the best. She stopped in her tracks once she caught sight of Bly and couldn’t contain her laughter at what she saw standing in front of her…Bly stood completely drenched from the torrential rain.

“Well honey, I’m home.” Bly exclaimed in her terrible attempt of an impression of Jack Nicholson from the psychotic thriller ‘The Shining’ holding her hands out at her sides with a silly grin on her face.

“Bly! You’re dripping water all over my clean floor!” Jordan replied with disappointment as she spent hours cleaning the tile floor. “Get those clothes off and get off my tile!” Jordan ordered Bly, who quickly stepped back into the elevator certainly not wanting to dirty Jordan’s clean floor anymore than what she had already done.

“Hi honey it’s nice to see you too.” Bly answered sarcastically and looked pretty pathetic soaking wet. “Could you at least give me a towel?”

Jordan tossed the one that draped over her shoulder. “Use this for now and let me get you another one.” Jordan answered turning and quickly disappearing around the corner. ‘I spend the majority of the day cleaning the damn tile and she tracks in mud and water on my spotless floor!’ Jordan fumed, but couldn’t be too mad at Bly because she looked so damn cute! Besides, she was just taking her frustrations and worry out on the poor woman.

Bly held the towel out in front of her corner to corner. ‘Is she kidding? This dishtowel won’t even cover my freaking elbow!’ Bly thought and removed her raincoat. ‘I don’t know why I even bothered wearing or for that matter, spending that damn much money on this coat that did nothing to protect me from the rain! I guess they call them raincoats for a reason…for the rain not a hurricane!’ Bly thought sarcastically stripping off all her clothes down to her birthday suit.

Jordan walked in with a beach towel for Bly to dry off with and was surprised to see Bly standing there naked. “Bly! The maintenance men are here!” In a mock whisper.

“What?! You could have told me that sooner!” Bly answered embarrassed holding the dishtowel in front of her sex and tried to grab the towel that Jordan held just out of her reach.

“Nah, I wanted to have them watch and maybe we could get them to stay for when we make love later.” Jordan teased wiggling her eyebrows and backed out of Bly’s reach.

“You’re one kinky bitch…do you know that Jordan Milano?!” Bly answered sarcastically. “So, they really aren’t here are they?”

“No, silly…I don’t want anyone seeing you but me. I just wanted to see the look on your face when I told you that…it was classic!” Jordan answered laughing hysterically.

“Oh, it was that funny huh?” Bly answered not finding it so funny when a mischievous thought entered her mind followed by a devilish smile crossing her face.

Jordan’s laughter subsided and her face was devoid of any happiness when she saw the look in Bly’s eye. “Oh, shit!” She exclaimed and took off running with Bly in hot pursuit.

“Bly…don’t even think about it!” Jordan warned pointing her finger towards her naked lover who circled the couch slowly…panther like in her quest to capture her desired game…Jordan.

“Come here baby…I’ve got something for you…Payback!” Bly teased seductively wiggling her dark eyebrows trying to move in on her lover who stayed at the opposite end of the couch.

“Bly…you really don’t intimidate me.” Jordan answered coyly.

“Then why are you avoiding me?” Bly asked in a low tone stopping and staring down her elusive lover in this cat and mouse game.

“Did it ever occur to you this is part of my plan and that it’s making me incredible horny seeing my tall, dark and very wet lover chase me around naked?” Jordan answered seductively flashing Bly an alluring smile that sent a rush of excitement straight to Bly’s center.

“Ooh, baby! I love your plan and I can’t wait to catch you.” Bly answered in a low, seductive tone obviously intrigued…not to mention, very aroused. The lights flickered briefly before finally going out completely darkening the penthouse.

“I hope this is part of your plan baby because I am even hotter for you now.” Bly answered sneaking undetected into the spare bedroom just off the living room.

“Very funny…I can’t see a damn thing! Bly?” Jordan asked into the darkness with no answer coming her way. “Bly…where are you?” Jordan asked a touch of nervousness in her voice with her heart beating faster with the hair on the back of her neck standing up and spun around hoping to catch a glimpse of her mysterious lover. She struggled to adjust her eyesight to the darkness but still saw nothing and jumped startled from the movement next to her. “Aahhh! Oh, Ares! You scared me!” She exclaimed her heart pounding in her chest when she heard him meow indicating he was sitting on the couch before her.

“Where is your mom…huh? She thinks this is so funny.” She told him rubbing her hand down his silky fur much to his delight and arched his back purring loudly to let Jordan know how much he was enjoying it. “You know where she is don’t you?” She teasingly asked and heard a low meow from him in response. “You’re probably in on this ruse with her aren’t you?” She asked looking around the dark room still trying to find Bly and turned back to Ares. “How many kitty treats did she offer you to not give her up?…I’ll double it if you tell me where she’s hiding.” She bargained with a nervous chuckle jumping when she felt Bly’s arms wrap around her waist.

“Looking for me?” Bly whispered seductively in Jordan’s ear tightening her hold on Jordan.

“You scared the shit out of me Bly!” Jordan answered frustrated and desperately trying to calm her racing heart.

“I guess we should change your shorts then huh?” Bly teased nibbling Jordan’s neck, who pinched her forearm in response to the comment. “Ow!” She exclaimed sinking her teeth into Jordan’s neck.

“Where were you?” Jordan asked moving her neck away.

“I went to get candles to set the mood for the only thing to do when the power goes out.” Bly answered softly through her incessant nibbling and pulled Jordan closer to her.

“What might that be?” Jordan asked intrigued enjoying the closeness of her lover and wished she were naked to feel Bly’s nakedness against her own.

“Make love.” Bly whispered sexily and leaned over Jordan’s shoulder who turned her head to look at Bly just as her lips were captured in a passionate kiss sending her senses soaring.

“Hmmm, baby, I love that idea. You must be hungry though. I made dinner.”

“Hungry? Only for my favorite delicious entree…you.” Bly whispered her voice thick with desire. She turned Jordan in her arms, locking her lips with her shorter lover’s wrapping her arms possessively around her.

Jordan threw her arms around Bly’s neck deepening the kiss. “You are so wet Bly.” Jordan replied softly breaking off the kiss.

“You have no idea.” Bly’s low sultry response flowed through Jordan’s ear sending a flush or warmth straight to her sex.

“I guess I’ll have to find that out for myself now won’t I?” Jordan asked sexily.

“Hmmm, right here huh?…aren’t you afraid your clean carpet will get messy?” Bly teased kissing Jordan happy that she was finally accepting her penthouse as her own home.

“No, the cleaning is scheduled for Tuesday so, this is the perfect spot.” Jordan teased in return, reveling in the fact of being in the woman’s arms that she loves so much.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look at the middle of the living room floor without having a huge smile plastered on my face.” Bly answered with a laugh kissing Jordan again.

“Would you shut up and make love to me?” Jordan softly teased through her kiss.

“Yes dear…right away dear.” Bly mockingly replied and moved to grab the blanket draped over the back of the couch along with a couple of pillows to lay them on the floor. After all, her lover had to be comfortable don’t ya know?! ‘To hell with the candles.’ Bly thought engulfing her lover in a hug passionately kissing her and gently guided Jordan to the floor.

Bly straddled Jordan’s small thigh pressing her body tightly against her lover’s. “Ooh, Bly…you are very wet honey.” Jordan purred in obvious delight through her kiss wrapping her arms tightly around Bly’s neck ecstatic to have Bly’s body merged with her own.

“You always make me that way.” Bly whispered moving her kiss down to Jordan’s neck. “Let me help you with these clothes my love.” Bly answered softly slipping her hand under Jordan’s shirt. Bly felt Jordan’s abdomen tighten when her palm lightly slid up her body gently caressing the soft breast she found along the way.

“Bly…that feels so good.” Jordan moaned tilting her head back when she felt Bly’s kiss move to the opposite side of her neck.

“Yes…it does feel good.” Bly whispered sensually moving her kiss down to Jordan’s unattended breast capturing the erect nipple into her mouth that protruded through Jordan’s shirt and gently kneaded her other breast.

“Oh, Bly…you are driving me crazy.” Jordan moaned.

Bly’s mouth moved from her nipple kissing along Jordan’s body and stopped where the bottom of her shirt rested. Bly lifted the shirt sticking her head under it and traced a circle with her tongue around Jordan’s navel before dipping inside sending a throbbing sensation straight to Jordan’s core. Bly heard Jordan gasp and squeezed her breast harder and rolled the hard nipple between her fingers.

Jordan’s arousal was at its peak and her body’s sensations were raging from Bly’s touch, kiss and the feel of her wet hair along her stomach. Bly’s tongue blazed a trail from Jordan’s stomach to her unattended breast so eagerly awaiting her attention. Her mouth gently sucked on the hard nipple as her hand gently kneaded Jordan’s opposite breast. Jordan couldn’t stand it any longer and pulled her shirt up and over their heads with Bly never relinquishing her hold on Jordan’s breasts. Jordan tossed her shirt away and pushed Bly’s long, dark wet hair off her face sending a flood of warmth throughout Bly from Jordan’s fingers running through her hair.

“Bly…please touch me.” Jordan pleadingly moaned.

Bly looked up at Jordan. “Not so fast baby…the power’s going to be off for awhile.” She answered flashing a sexy smile lightly kissing Jordan’s lips.

“I know…but, I’m so hot for you right now that I can’t wait!” Jordan answered desperately through her labored breathing her desire for Bly mounting with each beat of her heart.

Bly’s smile grew. “Well…what would you like? My tongue?” Bly asked thrusting her tongue deeply into Jordan’s mouth exploring everything about the familiar territory as Jordan grasped Bly’s backside tightly sending shivers up and down her spine. “Or my fingers?” Bly asked seductively breaking the kiss and tracing the contours of Jordan’s lips with her finger.

“I want both.” Jordan answered softly sucking Bly’s finger locking wanton blues with desirable greens and rolling her tongue around her finger with Bly replacing her finger in Jordan’s mouth with her tongue for a deep, wet kiss.

Bly broke the kiss and slowly slid down Jordan’s body and removed Jordan’s shorts before settling herself between her lover’s legs. The feel of Bly’s hot, muscular body rub against Jordan’s sent pleasurable sensations up and down her body. Jordan’s desire escalated, her hips bucked wildly when she felt Bly’s soft tongue meet her engorged nub. “Oh, yes!” Jordan moaned loudly grasping Bly’s hair with her hand. Bly spread Jordan’s folds lightly gliding her tongue up and down Jordan’s slick, hard clit gladly accepting the taste of her lover that she so loved. Bly gently sucked Jordan’s swollen nub and slipped two fingers inside her wet opening eliciting a louder moan from her lover. Jordan’s hips began to thrust rhythmically with Bly’s finger movements in and out of her.

“Baby…that feels so good.” Jordan moaned her eyes watering in response to her emotion taking over and from the love she felt for Bly.

“Jordan…I love to taste you baby.” Bly moaned through her ministrations with her tongue and moved her fingers in and out faster reacting to her lover’s desire savoring Jordan’s taste as if she would never have it again.

Bly lavishly stroked her tongue against Jordan’s clit in a fluttering motion her own desire for Jordan to touch her escalating especially when she heard Jordan’s soft cries of pleasure and felt Jordan’s hips buck up and down against her. Jordan’s center ached and her body demanded release. “I want you.” Bly replied seductively pressing her tongue against Jordan’s oversensitive area. The words were an aphrodisiac and Jordan couldn’t contain herself any longer. She screamed out Bly’s name as the powerful orgasm ripped through her body sending her over the edge with no return. Bly devoured the sweet musky fluid of her lover contentedly and slid her tongue deep inside her lover’s hot, wet opening for more, which Jordan happily granted as one wave of orgasm rushed over another.

“Bly…that feels so good. I love you!” Jordan cried out breathless feeling her lover relentlessly consume everything she offered her.

Bly held her tongue inside Jordan enjoying the feeling of her walls contracting and relaxing around her tongue until the shuddering of Jordan’s body and opening subsided.

Bly’s kiss lightly traveled up Jordan’s taut body before her own overheated body pressed against Jordan’s. She snuggled her face against Jordan’s neck and kissed her with Jordan wrapping her arms tightly around her lover. “I need you Jordan.” Bly whispered in Jordan’s ear her voice throaty with desire sending a throbbing sensation straight to Jordan’s core once again. Jordan rolled Bly onto her back and lay on top of her tall, lover kissing her passionately. Bly’s hands roamed Jordan’s sweaty back resting on her backside guiding her smaller lover up and down stroking Jordan’s wet sex against her thigh their tongues dancing a slow, seductive waltz with one another.

Jordan broke the kiss panting her arousal once again deepening. “Baby…you have got to touch me again.” Jordan pleaded desperate for Bly’s touch.

Bly’s sexy smile appeared. “Can’t get enough huh?” She asked cockily.

“Of you? Never!” Jordan exclaimed passionately thrusting her tongue in Bly’s mouth for a deep, moist soul full kiss with Bly’s own desire escalating for her lover to take her. Jordan’s hips moved faster against Bly’s thigh her arousal consuming her and her body demanding release again. “Bly…take me again.” Jordan whispered pleadingly through her kiss.

Bly deepened the kiss grasping Jordan’s ass tighter and guiding her hips faster before breaking the kiss. “Climb up here baby.” Bly answered in a sultry inviting tone with Jordan quickly moving on top of Bly and lowering her sex to Bly’s mouth to satisfy her lust for her. Both women devoured one another with an unbridled passion as if it would be the last time they would ever share one another again. Hell…who knows what may come with a fierce hurricane ripping through the South Florida area at that moment.

They both shared wave after wave of orgasms together collapsing spent from their intimate passions. They both lay still trying to catch their breath with Jordan resting her head on Bly’s muscular thigh circling her fingers through Bly’s dark, wet curls completely satisfied by what her lover had done to her…as usual. She moved over lightly kissing Bly’s sex and rested her head back against Bly’s thigh never realizing the sex they shared could ever be topped. Yet, it was…every time they made love it was better than the last time.

‘It helps when you have a passionate, sultry, attentive and extremely sexy lover.’ Jordan thought smiling happily still teasing the wet curls before her and jumped away when Bly sank her teeth into Jordan’s backside. Jordan moved to the side and slapped Bly. “Bly…that hurt!” She shouted angrily and turned around to face her mischievous lover who laughed hysterically.

“I couldn’t resist it babe. I saw those sexy, luscious, tight honey buns of yours and just had to sink my teeth into them….hmmm…very tasty by the way.” Bly answered with a laugh licking her lips and pulled Jordan closer to her who rubbed the wounded area.

“Are you some kind of a damn vampire or something?” Jordan asked slightly irritated from the stinging feeling that was now beginning to subside from her rubbing the area.

“Aah…want me to kiss it and make your boo-boo feel better?” Bly teased with a mock pouting look.

“Keep it up wise ass and I’ll give you a titty twister!” Jordan threateningly pointed at Bly.

“Okay…I’ll behave. I certainly don’t want one of those. Come here….I need to feel your warm, soft body against my own.” Bly replied with a sexy smile pulling Jordan down on top of her. Jordan laughed and cuddled up against her sultry lover reveling in the warmth and comfort she exuded. Bly rubbed her hand lightly up and down Jordan’s back and kissed her forehead lightly and repeatedly. “How are my sweet honey buns?” Bly teased softly.

“Bruised…yet, recovering.” Jordan answered smiling and leaned up to look at Bly who rubbed Jordan’s sore backside gingerly.

“I love you.” Bly answered softly and soulfully staring into the green eyes she loved so much before capturing Jordan’s lips for a soul-searing kiss. They both broke the kiss and smiled lovingly at one another before Jordan pecked Bly’s lips and laid her head back down against Bly’s chest looping her fingers through Bly’s larger hand tucking it closely to her heart.

Bly kissed Jordan’s forehead and lightly stroked her long blonde hair off her face thinking that she had to be the luckiest woman in the world to be loved so much by such a wonderful woman before drifting off to sleep. Bly was waked out of her sleep by the phone’s incessant ringing. She opened her eyes trying to get her brain to register what was going on and once it did she attempted to sit up but was pinned down by both Jordan and Ares who were sprawled out on top of her…as usual. ‘What the hell am I? A freaking mattress?’ Bly thought as she attempted to reach the phone from where she was to no avail and had to move the two sleepyheads on top of her first. Jordan grumbled her displeasure rolling onto her back and falling quickly back to sleep. “Ares…haul kitty ass! I have to get the phone.” Bly answered trying to get her lazy cat off her struggling to sit up as he took his sweet ass time to do it.

“Meow!” Came his disgruntled response when he climbed off and stretched next to her when she moved on her side finally grabbing the phone.

“Right back at ya buddy!” Bly teased and held the receiver to her ear. “Hello!”

“What’s going on over there? Are you all okay?” Alexandra asked confused.

“Your incorrigible grandson is bitching at me.” Bly chuckled rolling onto her side and looked at the sleeping beauty below her as Ares cuddled up next to Jordan.

“Well…he takes after his mother.” Alexandra retorted dryly.

“Funny…what’s up?”

“How are things over your way?”

“Ooh, just fabulous considering we have no electricity.” Bly replied with a soft laugh lightly circling her finger around Jordan’s navel. She smiled mischievously when the peaceful look on her lover’s face turned sour from Bly interfering with her wondrous sleep.

“Well…then you must be having a great time…you’re father and I just did too. Nothing like a good power outage to get the gander up!” She answered with a laugh.

“Mom!” Bly blurted out in embarrassment from her mother’s comment and noticed two green eyes staring at her. “That was more than what I needed to hear.”

“How the hell do you think your brother and you got here?” Alexandra responded sarcastically.

“Hatched maybe or by the stork?” Bly teased.

“Oh, Bly stop acting like a prude! Your father and I do it like wild rabbits and we absolutely love power outages. In fact, you were conceived during one!” She taunted her shocked daughter.

“Bly…what in the hell is wrong with you?” Jordan asked nudging her in bewilderment from the stunned look on her lover’s face.

“Aah…mom is being gross.” Bly finally answered and was able to close her mouth that hung agape.

“Oh, talking about sex with your father again?” Jordan asked nonchalantly with Bly nodding yes.

“Bly…you are incorrigible just like your damn cat. You’re two peas in a pod!” Alexandra answered with a laugh. “How long have you been without power?”

“Aah…about four hours.” Bly answered squinting to see the time on her watch in the dark. She leaned down and kissed Jordan who smiled and ran her finger tauntingly down Bly’s neck through her cleavage down her abdomen and back up again.

“We’ve been out longer. Hey, we are a having one hell of a time finding someone to run our computer operations. Do you know anyone we could hire?”

Bly watched Jordan mischievously tantalize her body with her teasing when it hit her like a baseball bat to the head. ‘Why in the hell didn’t I think of it before?’ Bly asked herself feeling completely stupid. “Yeah, actually I do mom.”

“Is she good? I am assuming it’s a female?” Her mother asked sarcastically.

“Oh, yeah…very good in fact.” Bly answered in a mischievous tone leaning down and capturing Jordan’s lips for a fleeting kiss.

“Is she qualified?”

“Over qualified.” Bly answered in a low, throaty tone moving the phone from her mouth and kissing Jordan deeply with her free hand resting on Jordan’s bare hip. Bly was lost in Jordan’s green eyes and her desire to make love to her again persisted too much for her to talk to her mother.

“Really…is she available?” Her mother asked excitedly.

“Aah…no.” Bly stammered breaking the kiss long enough to answer. “But I’m sure I can get her for the job.” Bly answered with a chuckle and felt Jordan’s tongue slip past her slightly parted lips for a moist kiss just barely getting the phone out of the way.

“Great…who is it?” Her mother asked with more excitement. Bly laid the phone down and held Jordan tightly in her arms passionately kissing her lover. “Bly? Who is it?” Alexandra asked with no response. “Bly!” Alex shouted into the phone interrupting Bly from her current diversion.

“Oh, sorry.” Bly apologized after forgetting that her mother was still on the phone. “It’s…aah…Jordan.” Bly answered receiving an arched brow in response from her blonde lover who wanted to know what she was talking about.

“That’s a perfect choice. Why didn’t we think of this before?” Alexandra asked completely surprised and dumbfounded that the answer to their dilemma was right underneath Bly’s household.

“I have no idea.” Bly answered with a smile rubbing her palm over Jordan’s abdomen heightening her arousal once again.

“Let me talk to her.” Alexandra asked with Bly handing the phone to Jordan.

“Hi mom…what’s up?” Jordan greeted pleasantly holding the phone to her ear Bly began to kiss her stomach.

“Hi Honey…we have a position with our company that you might be interested in. Could you stop by my office on Monday to discuss it?”

Jordan wasn’t expecting that one and was having a hard time concentrating on what Alexandra was saying from Bly sneaking between her legs. She tapped her on the head to get her attention for her to stop.

Bly’s head shot up in disappointment and shock letting out a displeased groan. “I got the head tap!” Bly replied in total disbelief and totally embarrassed just staring at Jordan who was oblivious to her at the moment.

“I don’t know anything about the law mom.” Jordan answered confused as to why she would consider her for a job at her law firm.

“No, honey…we are putting in a state of the art computer network system for all of our law and medical offices and we need someone to oversee everything. Can I expect you at 10 Monday then?” Alexandra asked enthusiastically.

“Aah…sure and thanks.” Jordan answered not sure of what to say to not offend Alexandra.

“Anytime sweetheart. Call us tomorrow to let us know how you’re doing from the storm.” She answered and clicked the phone off.

“Bye.” Jordan answered clicking hers off as well totally flabbergasted with a million things swimming around in her head so fast she could hardly stand it.

“Bly got a head tap Chance when I asked Jordan about the job.” Alexandra chuckled.

“How do you know that?” Chance asked climbing back on top of his wife.

“I heard her groan disappointedly and heard her say something about the head tap.” She answered with a laugh.

“She’s not the only one that got the head tap.” He answered in equal disappointment.

“It was not a head tap darling. I wanted you to move to a more enticing position. Now, finish what you started Mister!” She teasingly demanded sharing a laugh with her husband who happily obliged his wife’s orders.

“That was weird!” Jordan answered bewildered and looked at her stunned lover. “What?” She asked confused from Bly’s look.

“You gave me the head tap Jordan.” Bly answered still stunned by it.

“Oh, honey…I’m sorry.” Jordan answered covering her mouth to conceal her smile. “I just couldn’t concentrate. Honestly, I didn’t mean it that way honey…come here.” Jordan explained pulling Bly on top of her and held her tight to reassure her.

“I never thought I would ever get a head tap from you.” Bly answered still in disbelief.

Jordan held Bly tighter and kissed her forehead. “I’m sorry baby…it wasn’t meant that way besides, you only get a head tap when you’re a terrible lover and that you are not!” Jordan answered surely and looked into the blue eyes that stared at her.

“You’ll have to make it up to me then.” She answered a small grin forming on her face.

“With pleasure baby.” Jordan answered smiling and passionately kissed Bly.

Jordan woke to the sunlight peaking through the uncovered windows and put her hand up to cover the offensive light until her eyes adjusted to it. She rolled over expecting to find her sexy lover but found a furry cat lying next to her. She laughed and stroked his fur. “Bly?” Jordan called out with no response from the quiet condo. She stretched happily and wiped her hands over her face and smelled Bly on her fingers. She smiled from the erotically decadent scent of her lover on her hands and felt a tingling sensation rush over her. They had made passionate love for the majority of the night deciding to ride out the storm within each other’s arms.

Jordan stood up and padded through the penthouse looking for her lover she so desperately wanted to hold, with no luck finding her. Jordan slipped on her robe and peered out the window overlooking the beach that somehow survived the hurricane and smiled when she saw her tall, sexy lover finishing up her morning run on the beach. Jordan smiled appreciating the sight of her lover clad in a black sports bra and gym shorts with the waistband tuned down showing off her taut abdomen. ‘Yummy!’ Jordan thought her heart and pulse racing in excitement from the vision of loveliness before her.

Jordan watched as her long graceful strides ate up the beach in their quest for the finish line. The sweat dripped off Bly’s heated, toned, and tanned body, but she didn’t appear to be winded at all. ‘I would have died from no air after running ten feet!’ Jordan thought and laughed to herself. She watched as Bly entered the deeper beach sand and began running her wind sprints, cutbacks and her jumping routine. Bly turned up the notch on her training just after she expressed her interest of rejoining the National volleyball team to Jordan just after her accident. Although, disappointed that she hadn’t received a call from the assistant coach, who could get her back on the team, she still trained as if she was a member of the team. ‘Oh, yes…I love this part!’ Jordan thought excitedly standing on the tips of her toes to get a better look at her lover running sprints in the thigh high water. ‘Oh, how I love to see that sexy body wet in the water and from other things as well…particularly from me.’ Jordan thought mischievously, smiling and greatly appreciating the scene before her.

She sighed when Bly disappeared out of sight, but knew her tall lover would be back up in her arms very soon. Jordan hurried into the bathroom and grabbed a towel to greet Bly with and rode the elevator down to meet her in the lobby. The doors opened just as Bly walked up to the elevator and smiled when she saw Jordan sitting on the bench in the elevator with a sexy grin on her face. “Hey, good looking…going my way?” She asked seductively.

“Absolutely!” Bly answered accepting the dry towel Jordan offered and threw her wet one down on the floor of the elevator and hit the button to close the doors. Bly knelt before Jordan and smiled. “Morning…I missed you.” She whispered sexily and kissed Jordan.

“Hmmm, I missed you as well, but I sure enjoyed watching you work out.” Jordan answered seductively breaking the kiss briefly before deepening it once again and ran her fingers through Bly’s wet hair.

“I love this greeting after a hard workout.” Bly answered sexily smiling and kissed Jordan again before wiping the sweat off her body.

“Unfortunately, I won’t get to see it when I start working.” Jordan answered disappointedly.

“Don’t work and you can come down and be my personal cheering section for my workouts.” Bly teased and kissed Jordan.

“Now, Bly…we both know that I’m going to be working.”

“I know…I’m just kidding. But, you do know that if you didn’t want to work you don’t have to right?”

“I know that and thank you it’s very sweet, but I would like to have my own career and not have to have my lover support me.” Jordan answered with a loving smile stroking Bly’s cheek with her palm very appreciative of the offer.

“Are you going to accept my Mom’s offer then?” Bly asked looping her fingers into Jordan’s and leading her off the elevator entering the kitchen. She grabbed a bottle of water out of the refrigerator and gulped it down quickly.

“I’m considering it, but I have some doubts about accepting the job.” Jordan answered watching Bly guzzle the water to re-hydrate her overheated body.

‘What doubts?” Bly questioned confused.

“Well, first of all, I don’t want to get this job just because I’m your girlfriend. If I am not the best person for the job, I’d rather not have it.” Jordan looked up at Bly trying to judge her reaction. Bly nodded but didn’t reply, instead encouraging the blonde to continue. “And, what about if I’m just not cutting it or not doing it the way your mother wants it done. I don’t want her to feel like she can’t give me constructive criticism, or if need be, just plain tell me I’m not getting the job done.”

“Okay, I can see your point, but I don’t think you have to worry about my mother. She’s never been shy when it comes to speaking her mind.” Bly grinned at Jordan, trying to lighten her fears.

“I just don’t want this to be a pity offer. It’s not like I can’t get a job, I just haven’t really started looking yet.” Jordan got up restlessly and walked over to the window and stood looking out over the storm tossed sea.

Bly sighed and walked over to the blonde. “Jordan, I can guarantee that when you go to her office it is for an interview for the job. She will treat you like any other candidate, no preferential treatment. If she thinks you can do the work, you will get the job. If not, then she will tell you point blank. Trust me on this one.” Bly chuckled and wrapped her arms around Jordan pulling her closer. “When I was in college, I decided I wanted a summer job so that I could be more independent. I asked my mother if she had anything in her office and she made me come in and interview with just about everyone, including the janitor. I got the job, but I lasted exactly one week and my mother told me I was fired. She said that I wasn’t cut out to work in the legal profession. I think it has something to do with my attitude toward rules and regulations.” Jordan laughed and pulled back from Bly to look up into twinkling blue eyes. “My mother was right, which is probably why I fight so much with the legal jerks from Medicare.”

Jordan laughed and pulled away throwing up her hands in surrender. “Okay, I give! I’ll go to the ‘interview’ on Monday. I guess I had better get my resume together if I expect to get this job.”

Bly watched as Jordan went into the study and flipped on the computer before grabbing the cordless phone and headed into the bedroom. She called her mother to confirm the promise she had made to Jordan. Confident that all would be well, she headed into the bathroom to take her shower.

Monday morning Bly watched as Jordan walked into the kitchen, nodding enthusiastically at her choice of a simple pantsuit. “Hey, what do you say that after your interview we go look for a car for you?”

“That’s probably a good idea if I am going to start working. Am I messing up your schedule today? I can take a cab or something?” Jordan leaned against the counter looking a bit apprehensively at Bly. Bly shook her head noting the look and knew that even if it did, she would rearrange her schedule to make things easier for Jordan. She knew she was nervous about the interview and wanted to make sure she wasn’t stressed out before she even got to her mother’s office.

“My first patient isn’t until 10:30, so I have enough time to drop you off and I can come back for you around 12:00. I don’t have any afternoon patients today. I usually catch up on paperwork, but I can do that tomorrow. We will have the entire afternoon to pick out the vehicle of your choice.” Bly deposited her cereal bowl in the sink and turned to hug Jordan. “Are you going to eat anything?”

“No, I don’t think I could this morning.” Jordan groaned, for once her infamous appetite had left her, she was way too nervous to put anything into her stomach at the moment. “Maybe, later.”

“Okay, I’ll make sure to feed you this afternoon. Let’s hit the road then.” Bly pushed Jordan toward the elevator, stopping long enough to pick up both their briefcases off the hall table.

Bly deposited Jordan at her mother’s office before heading on to her morning appointments at the clinic. “You’ll do fine, stop being nervous”. Bly kissed Jordan softly on the lips and hugged her in support. “This interview is on the level right?” Jordan pulled back slowly and looked up into Bly’s eyes to see if she was telling the truth.

“Trust me, my mother will not let you get off easily. If she doesn’t think you can cut it, she will tell you point blank!” Bly smiled knowing technically what she said was true, but also knew that Jordan would be perfect for the job and her mother already knew it. Jordan nodded and exited the car and walked toward the lobby doors with a purpose. Bly smiled proud of her lover and watched as she confidently headed toward the office building. She hit the button lowering her window and shouted out to the blonde. “I’ll pick you up at noon…knock’em dead!”

Jordan turned smiling and waved toward Bly in acknowledgement before turning to enter the lobby. The cool air of the building hit her sending a chill down her back. Stiffening her shoulders in response to the sudden intrusion into her thoughts, she pushed the button to the elevator and waited.

Bly pulled away smiling with the thought of Jordan in her mind and the last look of the blonde who stood waving at her in the early morning sunshine. With this pleasant image firmly implanted in her head, she headed off to start her glorious day.

The ride up to the DA’s office was short and she announced herself to the receptionist and took a seat to wait. She didn’t wait long before Alexandra’s secretary came out to get her and walked her back toward the DA’s office. Opening the door she stepped back and motioned Jordan to go inside. Jordan entered the office and found Bly’s mother sitting behind her desk reading.

Jordan walked toward the desk and Alexandra looked up and a smile instantly lit her face at the sight of her new daughter. “Jordan! It’s good to see you this morning. Have a seat.” Alexandra motioned toward the chairs in front of her desk. It took a lot of willpower to refrain from jumping up and hugging the young woman as she would have liked, but this was business and she knew keeping it that way meant a lot to Jordan.

“Good Morning!” Jordan replied returning the smile to Alexandra. She felt awkward keeping things impersonal and could tell that Alexandra was feeling the same way. Alexandra chuckled in response to both their unease, but got right down to business and mapped out what their plans were for the computer network system for her office and for her husband’s medical centers. Jordan listened intently interrupting a few times to ask questions, but on the whole, eager to have a chance to work on this project. Alexandra also explained that once the system was up and running smoothly with their office’s they would discuss with Bly the benefits of her upgrading to the new system’s as well. She informed Jordan that they wanted to wait with Bly’s considering the numerous centers she owned throughout the United States and they wanted to make sure the system would be beneficial to her offices.

“So, how does all of this sound to you?” Alexandra sat back and waited for Jordan’s response, but the light in the young woman’s eyes told her all that she needed to know. “I think you have a good grasp of what is needed and the only thing left is to implement the plan and get it up and running.” Jordan knew that this was right in her field of expertise and that the job would be challenging, but not impossible for her to accomplish. “Do you think you can handle the job and all the headache’s it will entail?” Jordan nodded her head enthusiastically and felt confident with her ability in this instance. “Yes, I think I can not only handle the job, but complete it to your satisfaction.”

“Good, well I purposely left your interview for last so that I could give you my decision rather quickly. From what I’ve seen, you are by far the best candidate I have talked with and that’s not because you have an inside influence either. I need this work done and completed correctly and I wouldn’t be selecting you if I thought for one moment that you couldn’t handle the task.” Alexandra stood and walked around her desk to face Jordan. “Think you will be able to start, lets say, next Monday?”

Jordan nodded smiling. “That will definitely be no problem. Thank you.”

“Great, then I can expect to see you here around 8:30 AM. You can set your hours as you see fit. Whatever works best for what you have to do is fine with me.”

Jordan stood up and shook Alexandra’s hand to seal their agreement. “Thanks for giving me the chance. I don’t think you will regret it.”

Alexandra nodded thinking, ‘of that, I have no doubt whatsoever!’ Letting her emotions get the best of her Alexandra pulled Jordan into her arms for a solid hug before releasing her and pulling back. “Now that the business part is over, do you have time to have a cup of coffee with your mother?”

Jordan nodded smiling, “That would be great! If you’re not too busy?”

“I’m busy, but not too busy for a quick chat with my favorite new daughter.” Alexandra led Jordan toward the door. “Let’s go down to the cafeteria so we won’t be disturbed by anyone.”

“Great. Bly isn’t picking me up for another 30 minutes.” Jordan followed Alexandra back toward the elevator and rode down to the cafeteria. They sat chatting about nothing in particular until it was time for Bly to pick up Jordan. Alexandra walked Jordan toward the front door and waved to her other daughter as she waited in the car for Jordan. “Tell that incorrigible daughter of mine I suggested you two come for a visit soon. You guys don’t need to wait for a hurricane!” Jordan laughed and hugged Alexandra promising to pass the message along to Bly. With another wave, Alexandra went back into the building.

“What was my mother making you promise this time?” Bly casually asked as they pulled out of the parking lot and onto the street. Jordan chuckled and looked over at Bly profile. “She wanted me to tell her incorrigible daughter not to wait for another hurricane before you visit again.”

“Too funny!” Bly laughed and turned right at the next light heading down toward the dealerships. “Okay, which dealership am I heading to?”

“Jeep. I think I’ve decided on a Jeep Grand Cherokee.” Jordan answered firmly. She had given the choices much thought and had finally decided upon the Jeep because of its ruggedness and styling. It was the one SUV that she had actually felt safe driving in.

“You got it!” Bly responded by pulling into the lot in question and pointed, “Hey, that’s a nice color, but the one next to it is even better.”

Jordan looked over at the green Grand Cherokee that was displayed outside the front of the dealership before letting her eyes drift toward the maroon one next to it. Nodding her head in agreement, “Yes, I definitely like the maroon color, especially if it has a gray interior. Let’s go look at it.”

The two women looked over the available SUV’s in the lot and still came back to the first maroon Grand Cherokee that sat out front. After a lengthy test drive, they went inside to make a deal. With Bly, there wasn’t much haggling involved. She pulled out her checkbook and made them a cash offer, which was roughly 2,500 less than the sticker price. She knew what the markup was on a new vehicle and she wasn’t about to let the salesman think he had two stupid females within his grasp. Knowing he was outsmarted, the salesman stopped haggling at the 2,000 mark and the papers were signed and Jordan was pulling her new car out of the lot. After a quick late lunch early dinner down by the ocean, the two women headed home.

Relaxing on the sofa in front of the television Bly’s finger gently traced a pattern on Jordan’s arm as she lay against her within the circle of her arm. “A new job and a new car all in one day, are you happy?”

Jordan snuggled tighter against Bly’s side and looked up into blue eyes. “Yep, a perfect day!”

“I wish I had known that’s all it took to make you happy, work and a car!” Bly chuckled deeply looking down into green eyes with a challenge.

“Oh, it doesn’t even take that much!” Jordan threw back as her eyes twinkled mischievously.

“Oh yeah?” She asked quite intrigued.

“Hmmm, let’s see…a kiss might do it or….” Jordan’s voice trailed off in invitation and Bly didn’t hesitate to RSVP and kissed Jordan, deepening he kiss sensually. Breaking from the kiss Bly’s voice was deep and silky. “You mean like that?”

“Oh yeah!” Jordan purred and pulled Bly back for more.

“Oh, baby you excite me.” Bly delightfully moaned.

“You haven’t seen anything yet you sexy thing.” Jordan purred sensually and crawled on Bly straddling her. Bly slid her hands up on Jordan’s hips and looked up at her sexy blonde lover with a sly grin fully enjoying the provocative mood Jordan was displaying. “I have a couple of interesting items that you might enjoy.” Jordan replied enticingly throwing her long blonde hair back over her shoulder.

“Oh, really?” Bly smiled mischievously. “I can’t wait to see what you have for me.” Bly drawled thoroughly intrigued and casually reached over to pull the phone off the hook before placing her hand back on Jordan’s hips.

Bly watched as Jordan slowly and sensually unbuttoned her blouse, Bly’s mouth watering in anticipation at the sight of Jordan’s two perky, perfect breasts. She smiled sexily rubbing her hands on Jordan’s hips and slipped them under her shorts gently grasping her firm backside. Jordan opened her blouse and pulled her bra down exposing her luscious, perky breasts for Bly’s delight. “I thought you would be interested in these my love.” Jordan purred in a sultry tone sending pleasurable tingling sensations up and down Bly’s sexy body.

“You know just what I love don’t you baby?” Bly asked sexily leaning forward and capturing an erect nipple in her mouth much to Jordan’s delight.

Jordan gasped at the contact and looked down to watch Bly. She pushed Bly’s raven hair off her face leaving her hand resting against Bly’s cheek. Jordan’s passions began to unfold from the gentle sucking sensation she felt and from watching Bly’s tongue circle her hardened nipple before wrapping her mouth around the soft breast once again. Bly’s hands moved towards a more enticing area of Jordan’s anatomy and found a very wet and warm area to explore. “Oh, Bly…that feels so good.” Jordan softly replied leaning down and kissing Bly’s cheek. ‘She is so erotically decadent.’ Jordan thought totally blown away by what Bly was doing to her.

Bly broke away agitated by her cell phone ringing. “Damn!” She replied angrily and leaned up for a fleeting kiss before answering the phone. Jordan was disappointed but knew if someone was calling on Bly’s cell phone it was important as she had stipulated only ’emergency calls only’ when she issued her number out to family and friends. “Hello.” Bly answered agitatedly and leaned forward capturing Jordan’s nipple in her mouth before talking again. “Aah…Daw we’re right in the middle of something here.” She answered more irritated thinking it was a social call and looked up at Jordan who ran her fingers through Bly’s dark hair and leaned down for a moist kiss. “She’s right here.” She answered in a serious tone once she heard her brother out and handed Jordan the phone after breaking off the kiss.

Jordan looked at her with a strange look on her face and Bly shrugged her shoulders replying, “He sounds very serious and needs to talk to you right away.”

“Dawson?” Jordan asked confused.

“Jordan…I’m on my way over there to discuss with you and Linda some information I’ve received regarding your brother.” He informed her in a hurried yet, serious tone.

“Aah…okay…I’ll…aah…call Linda and have her come over here right away.” Jordan stammered nervously at the thought of possible news regarding her missing brother.

“No need…I already called her she should be waiting down in your lobby about now. I’ll be there in a couple of minutes.” He answered before clicking off the phone.

Jordan clicked the phone of as well and looked at Bly with a stymied look. “What’s up?” Bly asked in worried wonderment from Jordan’s surprised and far off gaze.

“Dawson has some news about my brother.” Jordan answered softly still in a state of surprise both looking at one another without another word being said.

“Aah…Dawson’s on his way over here…he…aah…has some news to tell me regarding my brother.” Jordan stammered nervously thinking about what Dawson had to tell her regarding her brother. She wondered if something bad happened to the brother she had never met…hell, she didn’t even know he existed until a short time ago. She wondered if he met the same fate as her parents had or maybe he just didn’t want to know her or Linda. The thoughts raced through her mind a mile a minute making her head swim. Jordan looked worriedly into caring blues then down to her hands that subconsciously rubbed together in an attempt to calm her nervousness.

“Well, that’s great…right?” Bly asked enthusiastically and moved closer to Jordan slipping a comforting arm around her shoulders feeling the tension in her small shoulders.

Jordan looked up into the blues she loved so much and replied, “I’m not sure…I hope it’s good news, but what if my brother is…aah…deceased like my parents?” Jordan asked nervously finding it very hard to say the word…deceased…it sounded so final. Actually, it was…extremely final and she wasn’t sure she was ready to hear that her brother had met that fate.

“Hey, come on babe.” Bly answered in a comforting tone pulling Jordan closer to her kissing the top of her head to reassure her. “You’re the most optimistic person in the world that I know so, why are you thinking like that?” Bly asked smiling reassuringly and leaned away to look at Jordan who captured her steely gaze.

Jordan smiled faintly and realized she was being rather grim with her thoughts of her brother, but it was important to her to meet him. Maybe he could shed some light on their parents or know some of their relatives so, she could find out more about herself and her heritage. “You’re right. Maybe I’m just overreacting and being silly. It’s just that I…aah…would like to meet him and see what he’s like…do you know what I mean?” Jordan asked in curious wonderment as to whether her brother would look like her or Linda or the both of them or neither of them.

“Sure…I’d feel the same way if I was in your place, but you don’t know what Dawson has to tell you. It’s probably good news…if I know my brother and I think I do…all too well at times.” Bly answered with a sly grin and a snicker shared by Jordan. “He probably discovered some good news or he would have told you over the phone. He shoots straight from the hip and tells you like it is…he wouldn’t let you sit and fret if it was something bad. ” Bly answered reassuringly and kissed the lips in front of her before breaking off the kiss and smiling. “Listen, I’ll call my dad and tell him I can’t make it to the Dolphins game tonight and I’ll stay here with you for moral support. Would you like that sweets?” Bly questioned and moved the stray strand of blonde hair off Jordan’s face.

“No, you go to the game…I know how important it is to you seeing as how it’s the last game of the 1900’s. I also know how miserable you’ll be the rest of the year if the Dolphins don’t make it to the playoffs and that wretched coach Jimmy Johnson runs Dan Marino into early retirement. You’ll be kicking yourself…and me for not seeing Dan’s last game…if this really is his last game…in person.” Jordan answered with a reassuring smile and playfully poked her lover’s chest to emphasize her point.

“I never thought of it as the last game of the 1900’s and the possibility of it being Dan’s last game as a Miami Dolphin. Yikes! I don’t even want to consider that thought!” Bly answered with a shiver at the unpleasant thought. “Despite all of those reasons for attending the game my place is with you my love and I want to be here if you need me so, I’ll give Dad a call and tell him my plans have changed.” Bly answered considerately and picked up the phone with Jordan taking it from her hands.

“No, Bly…please go. I really appreciate your offer of staying it means a lot to me but, this is something I would like to hear alone…well, just Linda and I.” Jordan answered reassuringly and grasped Bly’s hand to reaffirm her statement.

Bly searched the beautiful emerald greens before her for any wavering in them and found only sincerity there. “Are you sure? Because I can stay here with no problem.” Bly reconfirmed to give Jordan a chance to reconsider if she was hesitant.

“No, babe…go on to your game.” Jordan assured her with a smile and a kiss planted firmly on her cheek. “Now, get!” Jordan teased smiling and patted Bly’s backside before pushing her off the couch in a coaxing way to get her moving as she knew Bly’s father would be there soon.

“Okay, okay I’m going! Geez, you’re demanding woman!” Bly teasingly laughed and winked heading towards the bedroom to change just as the elevator doors closed indicating someone was downstairs and was heading up to the penthouse.

Jordan entered the kitchen and grabbed a glass of wine to calm her nerves. She finished pouring her wine as the elevator doors opened. “Jordan?” Linda exclaimed entering the penthouse.

“In the kitchen sis!” Jordan answered and chuckled at calling Linda sis. It was still hard for her to believe they were actually related.

“What’s going on?” Linda asked in a hurried tone entering the kitchen.

“Not sure yet…seems Dawson has some news about our brother.” Jordan answered and held up the bottle of wine gesturing to Linda.

Linda nodded in agreement. “Make it a very large glass please.” She answered with a nervous sigh.

“Hey!” Julie groaned leaning against the kitchen doorframe looking as if the Grim Reaper was ready to take her to her final resting place.

“You look like you’ve had too much to drink Jules!” Jordan answered with a chuckle noticing the pale and diaphoretic look on Julie’s face.

Julie curled her lip up at Jordan flashing a menacing look and felt her stomach rumble. “Oh, I’m outta here!” She replied hurriedly and disappeared from the kitchen.

“What’s up with her?” Jordan asked in disbelief turning and looking at her sister.

“The Hershey squirts…if you get my drift!” Linda answered with a snicker and a wiggle of her eyebrows.

“You are terrible Linda! Didn’t you give her anything?” Jordan asked with a laugh.

“Oh, yeah…everything under the sun for diarrhea and nausea…nothing has worked. So, she came over here with me in hopes that Dr. VanDewark would give her an IV and make her feel better.” Linda answered sipping her wine that Jordan handed her.

“You’re in luck…he brought over a couple of them along with some Compazene when Bly had a little too much to drink and had to pray to the porcelain god one too many times!” Jordan answered with a laugh shared by her sister.

Bly exited the bedroom tucking her shirt in her shorts and looked up just in time to avoid the mad bathroom seeker. “Whoa!” She exclaimed jumping out of Julie’s way. “I see you ate your famous chili again!” Bly replied sarcastically.

Julie snarled at Bly clutching her churning stomach. “Bite me!” She exclaimed slamming the bathroom door behind her.

“Aah…no thanks, not in your condition!” Bly answered laughing.

“Real fucking funny ass face!” Julie shouted through the closed door before groaning in pain.

“Now, is that any way to talk to your savior? I mean, I’m sure you didn’t come all the way over here just to use my wonderful throne room. I know the decor is exquisite and the reading material in there is so much more enthralling than your architecture today magazine’s…am I right?” Bly taunted her best friend through the door untucking her shirt slightly and straightening her shorts out. She had to look good don’t ya know?

“Bly, I’m begging you please…help me!” Julie pleaded and groaned in pain.

“Okay…that’s all I needed to hear, you begging me!” Bly teasingly laughed before heading towards the hall closet to retrieve the medicine Julie so desired.

“Oh, you’re such a saint!” Julie quipped sarcastically and rolled her eyes.

“Did I hear a bit of sarcasm in your tone of voice?” Bly tauntingly asked looking down at Ares who rubbed up against his mom’s leg.

“No, nope…not from me!” Julie answered in a groan. “She’s freaking loving this…just wait…I’ll get her tall ass back and with a vengeance she won’t soon forget!” Julie mumbled menacingly under her breath.

“I heard sarcasm in her voice didn’t you Ares?” Bly teasingly asked her cat looking down at him and heard his meow in agreement as he stood up on his hind legs and rubbed his front paws on his mom’s long, muscular leg as Bly rubbed his head. “That’s what I thought. Sorry, Jules…Ares heard the sarcasm too.” Bly shouted through the door removing the IV from the package.

“Ares…I swear! Tell your mom you only heard begging out of my mouth and I promise you a bag full of catnip!” Julie shouted growing far more agitated by the minute at the incessant teasing and wiped the sweat from her brow as her stomach cramped.

“Ooh, a whole bag of catnip! You lucky cat you!” Bly teasingly laughed and pat her happy cat who meowed in delight. “Okay…Ares agrees that he didn’t hear any sarcasm in your voice.” Bly answered with a chuckle noticing her tall father approaching.

“I hear Julie’s sick?” He asked with concern stopping in front of his equally tall daughter who held up the IV in front of her to give to him. “Ah-ha, she ate her famous chili again huh?” He asked and noted the nod of agreement and the mischievous smile on his daughter’s face as he took the IV from her.

“You think she’d learn Dad…she just can’t cook chili, let alone eat the shit!” Bly answered laughing and turned as the door opened revealing the not very pleased Julie leaning against the doorframe.

“Come on kiddo…let’s make you feel better.” Chance replied throwing a comforting arm around Julie leading her towards the couch.

“Finally, some compassion for the sick!” Julie replied sarcastically looking over her shoulder at Bly who snickered. “I can’t believe your patients come back to you consistently…you’re so damn mean!” Julie answered plopping her weak body down on the couch next to Linda who rubbed her back comfortingly.

“Hey! They love me!” Bly confidently answered with a sly grin.

“Yeah and I bet they would love to be beaten with a whip too…right?” Julie teased and winced when Dr. VanDewark stuck the needle in her vein to start the IV.

“Why not? I certainly haven’t heard you complaining from the whip treatment I give you!” Bly teasingly laughed finally eliciting a laugh out of her sick friend. “I knew I would eventually cheer you up!” Bly laughed as did everyone else.

“Yeah, if that helps you get through the day keep believing it, but it was the IV that made me feel better!” Julie answered stubbornly refusing to give in to Bly’s cockiness.

“Oh, sweetcheeks…you know it was my glowing personality that won you over.” Bly taunted and pinched Julie’s cheeks who slapped her hand away.

“Don’t you have a bridge to go jump off of or someone else to torture?” Julie asked with a chuckle.

Bly laughed and kissed her friend’s head. “We do have to leave, but I do hope you feel better honey!” She replied rubbing her back and headed towards Jordan for a goodbye kiss. “Are you sure you don’t want me to stay baby?” Bly asked staring deeply into Jordan’s green eyes resting her hands on her lover’s shoulders.

Jordan patted Bly’s side. “No, I’ll be fine…go ahead and have fun at the game I’ll be okay…I promise.” Jordan reassured her worried lover.

“Alrighty then.” Bly reluctantly conceded and smiled placing a tender kiss on Jordan’s lips. “Call me if you need me.” Bly whispered kissing Jordan again.

“Thanks.” Jordan answered with a grateful smile breaking the kiss. “Have fun.”

“I’m sure I will if the Fins win!” Bly answered with a chuckle and headed towards the elevator with her father falling in behind her.

“Thanks Doc!…You’re the best!” Julie answered extremely grateful as she was already beginning to feel better.

“You’re welcome Jules and please take my advice about staying away from your chili!” He answered with a shared laugh from the group.

“I just forgot what happened the last time I ate it…Okay?” She answered with embarrassment at her oversight.

“I don’t know how she could have forgotten the last time she ate that crap. You think she’d learn!” Bly replied in a low tone leaning closer to her father as they waited for the elevator to descend to the lobby.

“Well, some people just love pain. Speaking of that, wait until she gets my bill.” He answered in a chuckle shared by his daughter just as the doors opened revealing his handsome son standing before them.

“Hi bro…bye bro.” Bly replied with a sarcastic laugh stepping onto the elevator.

“Have fun at the game.” Dawson answered with a smile kissing his sister on the cheek.

“Is everything okay?” Bly asked with concern looking into the blues that mirrored her own.

“It’s nothing bad, we actually, have a solid lead. I’m flying out tonight to check it all out.” He answered reassuringly and winked before stepping off the elevator. “See ya dad.” He replied patting his father on the back and watched as the elevator doors closed noticing the look of relief on his sister’s face.

“Dawson! I thought I heard your voice.” Jordan replied rushing towards the elevator in a nervous tone followed by her equally nervous sister’s voice echoing through the penthouse.

“In the flesh.” Dawson grinned and entered the room to find Julie lying on the couch with her head in Linda’s lap. “What happened to her?”

“She ate chili.” Jordan replied looking apologetically at Julie.

“Not a word out of you if you know what’s good for you!” Julie threatened sitting up feeling stronger than she had when she arrived.

Dawson threw his hands up in the air and backed way. “Hey, don’t shoot the piano player! I came with good news.”

“What? Will someone tell me what is going on?” Linda sat on the edge of the couch gripping the cushion next to her knees nervously. Jordan’s phone call had been vague and she had been working herself into a worried frenzy ever since. She was about ready to hurt somebody.

Dawson looked at Jordan who sat nervously perched on the arm of the couch next to her sister. “I’m sorry. I guess I didn’t give Jordan very much information. I wanted to do this in person.”

“Did you find our brother?” Jordan’s voice was soft, but strong as she interrupted Dawson.

“I think so.”

Jordan looked down at Linda who reached up and grasped her hand tightly. Tears dotted both women’s eyes as they turned their attention back to Dawson expectantly.

“As you know our search revealed that there were three children that were adopted out, you two and one boy. I called in some favors and found out a name. He is four years older than Linda and two years older than you Jordan.” Dawson paused and opened the file that he had brought with him.

“He would have been eight years old when the three of you were put up for adoption. The record shows that a naval officer and his wife adopted him. They had no other children and moved around a lot until the officer retired and the family settled in Kauai, Hawaii. He was named after your father, Kevin, and the family adoptive name is Anderson.” Dawson stopped when Jordan looked like she wanted to say something.

“Is he still there?”

“We believe so. I’m leaving tomorrow to find out personally.” Dawson watched as the two women hugged each other in tearful joy. Julie looked up at Dawson fighting back her own tears and snickered when she saw him blinking rapidly.

“Damn! You tell my sister and I’ll hurt you!” Dawson threatened Julie as he swiped the back of his hand across his face. Julie shook her head wiping her own tears and replied, “No way, I don’t have a leg to stand on!”

“Group hug!” Linda called out and pulled Julie into their circle as Jordan grabbed Dawson. The four of them huddled together laughing and hugging until Dawson pulled back.

“I’ve got to get going if I’m going to leave for Hawaii tomorrow. I’ve got some paperwork to complete before I leave. I’ll call you as soon as I know anything, probably not until the day after tomorrow.” Dawson placed the file in his briefcase and walked toward the elevator with the three women in tow.

“Thank you for everything.” Linda hugged Dawson briefly and moved to stand within the circle of Julie’s arm. Julie was surprised at how good she felt at that moment.

Jordan walked up to Dawson and looked up into familiar blue eyes and asked, “If you see him, will you tell him we are anxious to meet him?”

“You bet I will.” Dawson hugged Jordan quickly stepping into the elevator and held the doors open. “I almost forgot. Mother wanted you and Bly to stop by in the morning. She has some stuff she has to go over with you regarding Cindy.” Jordan nodded and he pushed the down button winking at his two sisters giving them the thumbs up sign.

“I don’t know whether to be excited or not get my hopes up.” Linda replied and looked at Jordan.

“I know. I can’t believe we have a brother, let alone that we might possibly get to meet him soon.”

“I guess we just have to wait until Dawson calls. Would you mind if I turn on the game?” Julie looked at the two women who stood at a loss next to the closed elevator doors.

Jordan shook her head smiling and replied, “No go ahead. Anybody hungry? I can make some snacks and we can watch the game.”

“I am!” Linda replied and followed Jordan into the Kitchen. At the doorway, the two women paused and looked back at Julie.

Julie’s face turned a shade paler. “Uh…no thanks, nothing for me.”

Linda chuckled. “I didn’t eat any chili.”

“Smart girl!” Jordan chuckled entering the kitchen.

Bly left her father in the locker room checking the players before game time and headed out of the locker room down through the tunnel and out into the large expanse of Joe Robbie Stadium home of the Miami Dolphins. Well, it used to be called Joe Robbie before the greedy billionaire owner sold the rights to the name of the stadium to Pro Player an athletic clothing company. Bly refused…as many other dolphin fans do…to call it Pro Player instead, sticking with the traditional name of Joe Robbie the founder and former owner for which the stadium was originally named after.

She looked at the large stadium with the orange and teal seats staring back at her remembering all the wonderful games she had attended over the years there having the opportunity to see many great players battle it out during games. Bly reflected on all the wonderful memories she had experienced her small smile growing in intensity as she remembered the roar of the crowd when a great play was made. Bly looked around and could see the crowd cheering and feel all the excitement the fans felt during those games. It was close to the same feeling she had when she played in the Olympics hearing the crowd cheer for their team. All the excitement, the glory and the pride she felt representing her country were such an incredible feeling. It all came back to her at once and she swallowed the lump that formed in her throat from her disappointment that she would never have that same feeling again representing her country in the largest athletic competition…the Olympics…ever again. ‘Stop feeling sorry for yourself Bly. You had your chance to win a medal at the last Olympics. Some people never get an opportunity to participate in one Olympic competition much less two! You know you would have made the same choice…Jordan…over the Olympics given the same situation again.’ “In a heart beat.” She whispered looking up and snapped out of her revelry when she heard her name called. Bly turned around noticing the Dolphin players slowly trickling out onto the field and smiled when she saw who called out to her. “Hey 13! How’s it going?” She asked excitedly seeing her idol…Dan Marino…heading her way.

“Could be better Ghost. How are you?” He asked with a smile and greeted her with a hug.

“I’m excellent…thanks for asking.” Bly answered breaking the hug.

“Funny thing…I’ve checked the mail everyday and I still don’t see my Olympic volleyball team pass in there.” He teased with a mischievous grin slipping his helmet on.

“Doesn’t look like you will pal.” Bly answered with a chuckle to hide her disappointment.

“I heard what happened Bly. You did the right thing too bad the coach didn’t see it that way. I was hoping you’d be back on the team by now.” He answered sympathetically. “Catch for me?” He asked gesturing towards the field.

“Don’t I always?” Bly asked with a chuckle as they both headed onto the field. “I was hoping I would be back on the team too, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.” Bly answered regretfully looking at the blue eyed, sandy blonde hair future Hall of Fame quarterback.

“I have a feeling you’re going to be back on that team very soon Bly. We don’t stand a chance in hell without you there.” Dan answered sincerely tossing the ball to the receiver at the other end.

“It would be nice, but the coach doesn’t want me back.” Bly answered sadly and tossed him the ball she had just caught.

“You’re coach is an idiot then.” He answered with a chuckle looking down at the slightly shorter woman.

“I could say the same about yours.” Bly answered with a sly grin and a wink referring to ‘Mister Hairspray’ Dan’s head coach.

“No comment.” Dan answered with a laugh shared by Bly. “Let’s see what you got…hit McDuffie.” He replied tossing Bly the ball and motioning to his receiver to run a pattern so Bly could throw him the ball.

“Who’s Bly standing next to? Is that Dan Marino?” Jordan asked struggling to see past the reporter on TV who was broadcasting live from the stadium.

“She always plays catch with him before the games. Lucky bitch!” Julie answered with a chuckle envious of her friend.

“Hey!” Jordan snapped warningly looking at Julie. “Don’t talk about my woman like that.” Jordan teased and pointed at her to emphasize her point.

“Or what?” Julie asked laughing.

“I’ll Tybo your sick ass!” Jordan teasingly guaranteed.

“Ooh, I’m scared!” Julie teased. “She better get me an autographed ball from Marino.” Julie replied looking back at the TV.

“No more damn footballs in our house Julie! You’ve got so many now that we could open up a friggin Sports Authority with them.” Linda warned sitting next to Julie on the couch and handed her a vanilla milkshake.

“Our house?” Julie asked with a surprised grin looking at Linda accepting her milkshake.

“Yes, our house. I’m accepting your offer to move in with you.” Linda answered smiling excited at the thought of moving in with the love of her life.

“Excellent news baby!” Julie excitedly answered and kissed Linda. “One more ball…please?” Julie pleaded through her kiss.

Linda leaned back. “It’s going in your office not in the house.” Linda answered adamantly.

“Yes, dear.” Julie conceded in a mocking tone.

“That’s great you’re moving in together! I’m so happy for you both.” Jordan exclaimed happily and sat next to her sister on the couch looking back to the TV and popping a bagel bite into her mouth. “Aah!” Jordan exclaimed attempting to control the large bagel bite in her mouth before she said anything more.

“What…hot?” Linda inquired looking at her sister.

Jordan finished chewing and swallowed before responding, “No, Bly better not lick her fingers after touching that nasty, dirty ball or she’ll have to disinfect her mouth before she kisses me!” Jordan exclaimed disgusted at what Bly was about to do…scratch that…just did!

“EWWWW!” Jordan and Linda exclaimed simultaneously and heard Julie laugh. Julie looked up to see the two women staring at her none too pleased at that.

“What? I didn’t lick my fingers!”

“Why in the hell do you do that?” Jordan asked with a curled up lip at the disgusting display.

“It helps you grip the ball better.” Julie answered simply shaking her head in disbelief at how non-athletic the two women are, the one’s that two of the most athletic people in the world were in love with.

“Nice throw! I taught you well!” Dan boasted proudly turning to Bly.

“What can I say? I was taught by the best.” She answered with an enamored smile.

“Oh, time to stretch.” Dan replied as they both jogged over to join the rest of the team.

Julie clicked to a different local TV station, which just began its sports coverage. The trio watched the TV intently and was glad the cameras kept panning towards Dan Marino because of all the hoopla over his tumultuous relationship with his head coach and for the fact that they got to see Bly who was helping him with his stretching exercises.

“What are the two of them staring at so intently with mischievous smiles on their faces?” Jordan asked curiously.

“Probably the scantily clad cheerleaders.” Julie answered with a laugh which neither Jordan nor Linda thought was funny.

“I’ll kill her!” Jordan warned angry and jealously at the thought of Bly checking out the cheerleaders.

“Oh, come on! You’re not serious are you Jordan?” Julie asked surprised by Jordan’s reaction.

“It’s disrespectful to do that Julie.” Jordan answered growing more angry by Julie’s callousness about the situation.

“You don’t even know what they are looking at and you shouldn’t get so jealous Jordan.”

“Why not?” Jordan snapped looking at Julie angrily.

“Because she loves you and because she wakes up and goes to sleep with you in her arms every day the sun rises and sets.” Julie answered her own anger welling in the pit of her stomach at Jordan’s mistrust of her friend knowing how much Bly loved and adored Jordan.

“That’s true but, she doesn’t need to be checking other babes out.” Jordan conceded realizing she was being pretty silly about the whole situation.

“Looking doesn’t hurt anything.” Julie answered matter of factly.

“Oh, really?” Linda asked angrily and glared at her Italian lover.

“You two have got to be kidding me. You mean to tell me that you see a nice looking woman walking down the street and you don’t check her out?” Julie asked in disbelief. Jordan and Linda sat in momentary silence staring at Julie then glanced one another and back to Julie. They were busted no doubt about it and Julie knew it by the sheepish grins on their faces that they were unable to conceal. “Calling the kettle black aren’t we ladies?” Julie asked sarcastically and laughed.

“Okay…we check them out but, it’s because I think to myself that they have nothing on my sweetie!” Jordan answered with an embarrassed chuckle.

“And how do you know that’s not what Bly’s doing?” Julie asked skeptically her eyebrow arched.

“Well, let’s just see what she’s doing.” Jordan answered sarcastically picking up the phone and realized there was no dial tone. “Oh, damn! I forgot to put the other phone back on the hook when Dawson left.” Jordan exclaimed padding through the living room to the kitchen to place the phone back on the hook that she took off to keep from being interrupted when Dawson was there. She dialed Bly’s cell phone number into the cordless phone as she headed back to the couch and waited for it to ring. Jordan sat down and heard Bly’s phone ring in the bedroom. They all looked at each other and laughed as Jordan clicked off the phone. “Well, there goes that idea.”

“You shouldn’t be so jealous Jordan.”

“I know…I just want her to only have eyes for me.” Jordan answered guilty of her thoughts.

“She does, but there’s nothing wrong with appreciating the beauty of another woman…as long as you don’t touch.” Julie answered holding her finger up emphasizing her point.

“Now that would not fly with me!” Linda warned nastily.

“My hands are only for you baby.” Julie teased wrapping her arms around Linda kissing her cheek and neck as Julie giggled.

“Get a room you two!” Jordan teased and pushed them over on the couch all of them laughing harder.

Bly stood next to her father on the sidelines watching the game as Leslie Visser the on field game reporter for ABC approached her. “Hi Bly…Leslie Visser. Mind if I ask you a few questions on camera?” She asked eagerly sidling up to the taller woman.

Bly looked at her father surprised and shrugged her shoulders. “I guess so…sure.” Bly answered skeptically wondering why they’d want to interview her.

The cameraman turned his camera on and the reporter began. “Hey, Boomer!” Leslie replied smiling into the camera referring to the sports announcer in the booth who turned over the telecast for her field report between the break in action. “I found former Olympic USA volleyball team member and current team alternate Bly VanDewark along the sidelines here.” Leslie replied with a smile and looked at Bly who smiled uncomfortably as Leslie turned back to the camera. “Bly we just reported on our other station ESPN that the coach for the women’s USA Olympic volleyball team was fired.” She informed Bly and looked at the stunned beauty.

“Holy shit! Bly’s is being interviewed.” Jordan exclaimed excitedly rushing over to pick up the phone that was ringing. “Hello…aah…no she’s at the football game. Can I take a message? Oh, aah…yes!” Jordan stammered anxiously snapping her fingers to get Linda’s attention and motioned she needed a pen when Linda looked at her. Linda scrambled off the couch and grabbed a pen off the coffee table and delivered it to Jordan. “Okay…go ahead. Uh-huh…okay…I will. She’ll be thrilled and I’ll have her call you right away! Thank you. Bye!” Jordan replied excitedly clicking the phone off and screamed.

“What?” Linda and Julie asked worriedly waiting for Jordan’s answer.

“Bly we also reported your former Olympic coach Jean Williams was hired and she stated her top priority was to reinstate you to the team. Any comment?” Leslie asked putting the microphone in Bly’s surprised face.

Bly was flabbergasted and completely caught of guard. She was very excited and hoped it was true. “Well, Leslie…seems your station has scooped me. I haven’t heard a thing regarding my reinstatement as a permanent member of the team yet, but it would be a fabulous opportunity to represent my country at the Olympics once again.” Bly answered trying extremely hard to contain her excitement and nervousness. She was ready to lose her composure she was so ecstatic with the news.

“She doesn’t know!” Jordan shouted as the trio scrambled in front of the TV watching the interview.

“Jordan what’s going on?” Linda asked confused and looked at her excited sister.

“That was the new volleyball coach and she wants Bly to call her right away. She wants her back on the team.” Jordan answered enthusiastically as everyone shouted in excitement for Bly.

“The team certainly needs you and we look forward to seeing the ‘Ghost’ roam the volleyball court once again.” Leslie answered smiling.

“Thanks Leslie…it would be wonderful to be back out there.” Bly answered smiling her heart racing faster seriously wanting to conclude the interview so she could call and find out just what was going on.

“Tell us…what should the Dolphins do to win this ballgame?” Leslie asked putting the microphone back to Bly and smiled waiting for her answer.

“Let Danny send the rock flying and torch the Jets!” Bly answered with a laugh shared by Leslie who turned to the camera.

“There you have it Boomer, the key to the Dolphins winning this ballgame from the reinstated Olympic volleyball team member Bly VanDewark. Back to you Boomer.” Leslie exuberantly replied and waited for the camera to turn off. “Bly…you really knew nothing about this?” Leslie asked turning to Bly once the cameras were turned off.

“I knew nothing Leslie but thanks for letting me know.” Bly answered with a smile and headed over to her father.

“Call me baby…call me!” Jordan pleaded nervously fidgeting watching the TV hoping Bly would call her so she could tell her the news.

“Congratulations sweetheart.” Chance replied excitedly and hugged his flabbergasted daughter.

“I won’t believe it until I hear it from Coach Williams. Let me use your phone please. I must have left mine at home.” She asked breaking the hug and accepted the offered phone after she noticed hers wasn’t attached to her belt.

Bly punched in the numbers to her home and barely heard a half ring before the excited voice over the phone answered. “Bly! Your coach called and wants you to call her! You’re back on the team!” Jordan shouted excitedly into the phone causing Bly to hold the phone away from her ear.

“Thanks…aah, can I have the phone number?” Bly asked with a laugh from Jordan’s enthusiasm putting the phone back to her ear.

“Oh, yeah…aah…here.” Jordan stammered nervously rattling off the phone number as Bly wrote it down on a piece of paper she grabbed from her father. “Thanks babe…I’ll give her a call.” Bly answered her heart pounding in her chest that her dream of being back on the team as a permanent member was becoming a reality.

“Call me right afterwards okay?”

“I will.” Bly answered chuckling at Jordan’s excitement.

“I love you and congratulations honey!” Jordan shouted excitedly her heart racing from her happiness for Bly.

“I love you to. Bye.” Bly answered smiling and clicked the phone off. “Dad…I’m going somewhere quiet to call.” Bly informed him and headed towards the locker rooms. She inhaled and exhaled deeply trying to calm her excitement and her heart that pounded incessantly in her chest picking up the pace on her gait. Bly entered the tunnel and ran to her father’s office when the phone rang. “Hello?” She asked clicking the phone on and putting it to her ear opening the door to the office.

“Bly?” Alexandra asked her voice filled with surprise that her daughter answered her husband’s phone. “Is it true? Are you back on the team?” She asked eagerly.

“I think so, but I won’t know for sure until I speak with Coach Williams.” Bly answered sitting at her father’s desk.

“Well, let me know what you find out! I can’t believe it. This is wonderful news honey!” She shouted in the phone enthusiastically with Bly once again holding the phone away from her ear.

“I will Mom and it is great news.” Bly answered putting the phone back to her ear to continue the conversation.

“You looked great on TV honey. Maybe you should consider a job in TV. What do you think?”

“Mom.” Bly responded dryly and rolled her eyes. “I’ve got to go.” She answered growing more impatient with her mother’s line of questioning.

“Oh, yes…okay, call me! Good luck! Bye!” Alexandra stammered excitedly.

“Thanks…byyyyeeee.” Bly drawled sarcastically clicking the phone off. “Mother’s…you just gotta love em!” Bly teasingly told herself with a chuckle dialing her coach’s number. Bly finished her conversation with her coach and yes, indeed her dream of being back on the team was now a reality. She smiled happily and rested her forehead in her hands relieved that she was back on the team. “I have to call Jordan.” Bly told herself wanting to share her exciting news with the woman she loves. Bly phoned Jordan who quickly answered the phone and Bly wondered if the phone actually rang.

“Bly?!” Jordan asked excitedly into the phone.

“Yes, babe…it’s me.” Bly answered feeling as if she was the most important person in the world by Jordan’s excitement.

“Well?” She asked worriedly.

“I’ll tell you what happened when I get home.” Bly teased.

“BLY!” Jordan shouted disappointed.

“Yes, I’m back on the team!” Bly answered finally able to let her excitement out.

“That’s awesome honey! I’m so happy for you and I’m so proud of you. Tell me what the coach said and what you have to do now.” Jordan eagerly inquired.

“Thanks Jordan…that means a lot to me that you feel that way. I…aah…well, never mind. I’ll talk to you when I get home.” Bly bashfully answered nervous to tell Jordan what she wanted to.

“Aah…okay…when are you coming home then?” Jordan asked bewildered by Bly’s coyness.

“I’m on my way.” Her silky voice informed Jordan.

“I’ll be waiting then. Bye.” Jordan answered her demeanor changing from excitement to being subdued wondering what was up with Bly.

“Uh…Jordan?” Bly asked sheepishly feeling guilty about how she was being so evasive, but she wanted to tell Jordan how she felt in person.

“Yeah.” Jordan answered softly.

“I really appreciate you being there for me…thanks.” She answered sincerely.

Jordan smiled and realized Bly’s evasiveness was from her shyness or bashfulness about letting her feelings be known…even to her. “I’m always here for you my love. Hurry home…I can’t wait to see you and wrap my arms around you.” Jordan answered smiling and fondly thinking of how wonderful Bly feels in her arms.

Bly grinned bashfully and replied, “I’m on my way sexy.” In a low seductive tone before clicking the phone off and heading back to her father to say goodbye. Bly smiled happy and ecstatic at the thought that she had such a wonderful, loving, caring and supportive woman such as Jordan in her life. She felt a catch in her heart when she thought about how lucky she was to have Jordan in her life and inhaled deeply satisfied loving the feeling of the tickle she felt in her stomach thinking about Jordan.

Bly informed her father what her coach said and that she was heading home to tell Jordan. He told her to take his car as he had to wait until the end of the game before leaving and that he’d have her mom pick him up. Bly thanked him and headed towards the stadium exit at a brisk pace before jogging towards the car eager to get home and see the joy and happiness in Jordan’s face. To share her happiness with the woman that means so much to her. It seemed like it took her forever but she finally reached the building to her penthouse and rushed to the elevator. She tapped her foot nervously waiting for the elevator to reach her penthouse and sighed relieved when it finally did seeing the most beautiful woman in the world standing before her when the elevator doors opened. Jordan took her breath away when she caught sight of her smiling face standing before her. Her heart pounded in her chest from her excitement and engulfed Jordan in a hug. “I’m so happy for you Bly.” Jordan replied softly holding her taller lover tightly and kissed her cheek.

Bly loved the feeling of Jordan in her arms…it was complete bliss. There was nothing else like it in the world to Bly she thought leaning back to catch a glimpse into the incredibly loving face before her. “Jordan…I wanted to tell you before on the phone aah…well, I didn’t want to say this on the phone but in person.” Bly stammered nervously trying to find the right words to say what she felt for Jordan. Bly stared into the beautiful green eyes before her and lightly stroked the back of her hand down Jordan’s cheek seeing everything that she loved about Jordan. “I just wanted you to know how much I love you and appreciate you being there for me…always. It means a lot to me that you’re happy and proud of me Jordan.” Bly sincerely answered slowly leaning in and pressing her lips against Jordan’s for a tender, delicate kiss.

“I love you so much Bly.” Jordan whispered and deepened the kiss.

Bly broke the kiss breathless locking happy blues with caring greens. “Interested in joining me in California for a volleyball tournament and then I’ll take you to Hawaii for a few days afterwards before I have to head off to the next tournament?” Bly asked with a mischievous grin and wiggled her eyebrows placing a soft, fleeting kiss on the inviting lips before her.

Jordan was stunned and a million thoughts ran through her head in a few seconds. “Well, yes of course! Oh, wait! How can I arrange that with work?” Jordan asked bewildered and torn wanting to go with Bly, and didn’t want to shirk her obligations with work.

“We’ll work it out baby.” Bly answered seductively capturing Jordan’s lips for a soul-searing kiss picking her up in her arms and leading her towards their bedroom.

Jordan broke the kiss breathless and smiled when Bly kicked the door to their bedroom open. “Chivalry is not dead!” Jordan laughed and kissed Bly again. “Bly? Were you checking out the cheerleaders with Dan at the game?”

Bly looked at Jordan surprised by her question. “Jordan…what are you talking about?” Bly asked confused.

“When you were helping Dan stretch you both were checking something out and Julie said it was probably the cheerleaders. Is that who you were checking out?” Jordan asked sheepishly hoping Bly wouldn’t be mad by her questions.

Bly chuckled. “No, we were watching two Jet fans getting the snot beat out of them by two other Dolphin fans before the game even started!” Bly answered with a laugh remembering the incident. Jordan felt stupid that she thought Bly was checking the cheerleaders out and more embarrassed by the fact that Julie was right and she shouldn’t have been so quick to judge Bly. “Were you jealous?” Bly asked flashing a mischievous grin.

“Well, yeah…a little.” Jordan answered with an embarrassed laugh. “Okay…a lot!” Jordan conceded and chuckled.

“Ooh, my sexy little vixen is jealous…a major turn on, but you know I only have eyes for you my love.” Bly sexily answered laying Jordan back on the bed climbing on top of her blonde lover content with the feeling of Jordan’s body under hers.

Jordan laughed wrapping her arms around Bly’s neck and pulled her down for a passionate kiss. “You better have eyes only for me.” Jordan whispered through her kiss before deepening it hearing Bly’s low toned laugh.

In the morning, Jordan and Bly sat in Bly’s mother’s office waiting for Alexandra. Hurrying through the door she appeared and kissed both her daughters before sitting down behind her desk.

“So, what’s the news mother?” Bly asked abruptly. She knew how nervous Jordan had been all night. Between the news about her brother and now what would happen with the case against Cindy had worn heavily on the blonde’s mind and she hadn’t slept much the night before. None of Bly’s words of comfort or even backrubs would help relax the young woman. Today, she looked tired and strained and Bly was feeling it herself.

“Hold on to your horses!” Alexandra wrote a few things down and then opened the file in front of her and looked at Jordan. “Well, I think we have come to the best possible resolution. Hear me out first before you say anything, especially you. Okay?” Alexandra looked at Bly and then waited until both women nodded their head in agreement. Bly was a little reluctant, but a squeeze from Jordan’s hand in hers made her decision.

“Okay, we both know that Cindy still has an outstanding conviction against her in Colorado. The authorities have decided to tack on another five years to her sentence for unlawful flight. So, all in all, she has 15 years to serve and with her record, the possibility of parole is very slim at least for 12 years. Now, the problem comes that we still have a case against her and if we go to trial, no matter what the outcome, Colorado won’t be able to enforce the added five years sentence.”

“So what are you saying?” Bly asked slightly confused.

“Okay, let me back up. If Cindy is tried here and convicted she will probably get 5 to 7, more like the five and her time served here will count toward her sentence in Colorado. If she wins, she goes back to Colorado and serves maybe 10 of her 15 years.”

“That doesn’t make any sense!” Bly stood up agitated and ran a hand threw her hair. “Either way she seems to win.”

“I know it looks that way. This is why I propose that we drop the charges here….”

“No Way!!” Bly bursts out loudly. “The bitch is going to pay for what she did to Jordan.”

“Bly! Sit down and listen to me. Now!” The tone of Alexandra’s voice brought an instant quiet to the tall woman and she sat down soundly and crossed her arms. Jordan reached over and could feel the tension in her lover’s body.

“What do you suggest.” Jordan asked Alexandra softly trying to calm the mood in the office.

“If we try her here, the most she will ever serve is five years. I have to admit our case is pretty circumstantial. We have no eyewitnesses to the accident. If we drop our case and let her go back to Colorado, we are guaranteed that she will serve at least 12 of the 15 years against her. But, the call is up to you Jordan. Neither I nor Bly can make this decision.” Alexandra finished and looked at Bly to make her point. Bly sighed and unfolded her arms and sat up. She realized that her anger and her fears were not helping Jordan at this moment. Jordan had to make the decision because ultimately, she would be the one who has to live with the outcome.

Jordan stood up and went to the window and looked out over the sunny South Florida morning. She leaned her forehead against the sun-warmed glass and closed her eyes. ‘Maybe this nightmare will never be over’. She felt familiar arms encircle her waist and she leaned her head back against the strong shoulder that she had come to cherish and rely on.

“It will be okay. We will do whatever you want.” Bly’s soft soothing voice calmed her and gave her a sense of peace that nothing in her life ever had. She wanted to stay right here and ignore everything else. But, she knew that she had to tackle this problem and she had to live with her decision. “Bly, I think I need Cindy to be as far away from us as possible.”

Bly’s heart was in her throat at the pain she saw in Jordan’s eyes. She wanted Cindy to pay for so much, but she knew she would have to let her go for Jordan’s sake. “Okay, what do you want to do?”

“I think we should listen to your mother and drop the charges. At least we can be assured that she will be in Colorado for the next twelve years. Maybe by then, she will have forgotten me. At least she won’t have anything further to hold against me.” Jordan knew it sounded like a cop-out, but she also knew that it would be the only way they could have a normal life without something always hanging over them. She just wanted to be free. She wanted to meet her brother and enjoy the family that she never knew. She wanted to spend her life with the woman in front of her and be able to give her everything that was inside of her and never hold anything back in fear ever again.

“Okay, then that is what we will do.” Bly pulled Jordan into her arms and looked over the blonde’s head at her mother and nodded. Alexandra nodded in understanding and picked up the telephone.

Jordan drove Bly to the airport and returned to the office with a heavy heart. She was going to miss her love and wished that she could have joined her. But, she didn’t want to disappoint Alexandra or have her regret giving her the job. Her decision to stay behind quickly became a wise choice when she entered her office to find her voice mail full and her phone ringing incessantly.

“Hello, Jordan Milano speaking.”

Jordan listened as the voice on the other end relayed the latest set back to her network arrangements. The office in Hawaii was having difficulty installing the latest hardware that would link them directly to the WAN. This Wide Area Network would link the various offices together through a relay of bus terminals. That was the theory, but it didn’t seem to be the fact at the moment. Jordan tried to explain what they needed done, but she knew the technician wasn’t getting the whole picture. Hanging up exasperated, she put her head down in her hands for a moment to compose herself and think. Looking up she found Alexandra standing in her doorway.

“Tough day or are you just missing Bly?” Alexandra smiled and crossed the room to sit in front of Jordan’s desk.

“Both! It started out bad when I had to drop Bly off at the airport and watch her fly away, I come back here to a pile of urgent messages. The day just keeps getting better and better!” Jordan smiled wryly and began to explain her plight with the Hawaii offices.

“Sounds like you need to be down there to supervise this installation.” Alexandra thought for a moment before continuing. “I suggest you take a few days and go with us to California for the Tournament and then you and Bly head over to Hawaii for a few days to make sure this mess gets resolved. While you are there, I think the two of you can sneak in some rest and relaxation.” Alexandra winked and stood up in front of the desk.

“If you think that’s best.” Jordan replied trying hard not to smile too broadly and hoped Alexandra wouldn’t notice her heart beating out of her chest from her excitement.

“I think it’s just the ticket!” Alexandra waved as Jordan picked up the phone and made her reservations. Waving, she mouthed, ‘see you in California’.

Alexandra walked back to her office with a smile tugging at the corners of her mouth. She closed her door and quickly crossed the room to her desk. Picking up the phone she dialed and waited for the line to go through. A warm velvety voice answered the ring.

“Hi honey, Hawaii is all taken care of.”

“Do you think she is suspicious?” Bly asked her mother worried that Jordan would catch on to her little ruse.

“No, she thinks she is going to supervise installations in the Hawaii office. Actually they will already be complete by the time you get there.” There was no hiding the glee in Alexandra’s voice. She had pulled off the perfect plan.

“You are too devious for your own good mother!” Bly chuckled at her mother’s good spirits.

“Yes, I am.” Alexandra replied before continuing. “Oh, by the way, I have some more good news. I just received word on Cindy. All things considered and time served, she will be locked away for the next twelve years, no parole. Jordan should also be receiving a healthy settlement from the insurance company.”

“That’s good to hear. Now, maybe Jordan can relax and stop looking over her shoulder all the time.” Bly was certainly relieved that Cindy would no longer be a threat, she had hoped for a longer sentence. Hopefully, by then, Cindy will have put Jordan behind her and get on with her life. “Then everything is set and I’ll see you in California.”

“Count on it Bly. Your father and I wouldn’t miss this for the world. Have you heard from Dawson?” Alexandra queried.

“Don’t worry, he has something special planned.”

Jordan threw herself into the work of packing and preparing for her trip to California and Hawaii. She was so excited she could barely contain herself. It seemed as if time had slowed to a stand still. Immersing herself in work did nothing to pass the time any faster. It certainly didn’t help that a tall raven-haired, blue-eyed beauty was almost constantly on her mind. Even in her sleep she dreamt of the woman who had so totally captured her heart. Jordan couldn’t wait to see Bly; she just missed her so darn much. It was as if she was completely lost, just wandering through the days aimlessly alone.

Jordan sat back in her chair and sighed, disappointed that Bly was so far away from her. She closed her eyes and saw the image of her tall lover with her gorgeous smile. Her stomach flip-flopped excitedly when her mental image of Bly came into focus…the one of Bly standing naked and slowly moving towards her with lust in her sexy blue eyes. Jordan swallowed the lump that formed in her throat at the vision of the cocky stride and seductive smile of her lover. Jordan’s body temperature increased along with the wetness between her legs and she wanted nothing more than to reach down and satisfy the ache she felt between her legs. But she was at work. ‘Work! Shit!’ She nervously thought breaking away from her revelry and sitting up straight in her chair. ‘What in the hell are you doing?’ She asked herself flustered and brushed back the errant wisp of hair that tickled her face. She took a couple of deep breaths to calm herself, checked the room over to make sure no one was watching what she was doing and proceeded to attend to the paperwork on her desk.

“Miss Milano.” The chipper voice announced.

“Yes!” Jordan answered loudly and jumped when she heard the voice.

“I’m sorry…I didn’t mean to scare you. I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be leaving for the day. Do you need me to do anything else before I leave?” Jordan’s enthusiastic secretary asked.

“Oh, aah…yes…I mean no.” Jordan stammered nervously wondering if her thoughts of Bly were plastered all over her face.

“Are you okay?” The woman asked with concern for her boss as she approached Jordan’s desk.

“Yes, Wendy…I’m fine, thanks.” Jordan answered trying to assure her worried secretary. It didn’t seem to be working considering the look she was giving Jordan…the one of disbelief. “Really…I’m okay. I was just startled by your entrance and now my heart is racing, but I’m fine.” Jordan answered smiling and patting her chest to calm the rapid beat.

“I’m really sorry Miss Milano. I didn’t mean to scare you. I hope you’re okay.” She apologetically replied.

“Don’t worry…I assure you, I’m fine.” Jordan smiled reassuringly and motioned for her secretary to go home. “Go on…get out of here and get home to your kids. Have a good night.”

“Okay…are you sure?” She asked turning back one last time to check on her boss.

“I’m sure…now, go!” Jordan laughed and waved goodbye to her.

“Alright…well, have a good night and I’ll see you in the morning.” She answered with a smile moving towards the door.

“You too…oh, I won’t be in tomorrow. I’m leaving in the morning!”

“Oh, yeah…silly me. Your departure date came upon me quickly. Call me if you need me for anything while you’re gone and have a great time!” She exuberantly answered.

“I will and thank you.” Jordan smiled and shut her computer down as her secretary exited the office. Jordan gathered all the pertinent paperwork she would need for the trip and placed them into her attaché case before exiting her office.

She entered the darkened penthouse and was quickly greeted by Ares meowing in delight. “Hey cutiepie! Did you miss me?” Jordan asked enthusiastically and much to his pleasure started stroking his silky fur. “I bet you’re hungry aren’t you?” She asked gathering him up in her arms for a hug as she walked towards the kitchen.

Jordan smiled happily when Ares rubbed his face against her letting her know just how much he enjoyed her presence. Or was it just that he knew he was about to be fed and was extremely happy about that? Jordan hoped it was that he was happy to see her. She kissed his head and put him down on the kitchen floor and poured some food into his dish. She watched him begin to devour his meal and smiled with a chuckle before making herself something to eat. She settled on a slice of leftover pizza, grabbed a glass of wine and headed out onto the balcony to enjoy the shadows darkening the turbulent Atlantic Ocean.

She smiled letting the cool ocean breeze kiss her face as she sat down to enjoy her dinner. Checking her watch, she noted it was too early to call Bly. Jordan knew that she would be right in the middle of a volleyball match. ‘I don’t think her coach or teammates would be pleased if I called her right about now.’ Jordan thought and laughed before sinking her teeth into the slice of pizza. ‘I hope she does well in the match today.’ Jordan’s brow creased in worry as she sipped her wine, knowing how much this meant to Bly. She knew her lover was nervous and wanted to play well to show the new coach that she hadn’t made a mistake in reinstating her back on the team.

Jordan followed Bly’s progress through the updates on ESPN and had a feeling the coach wasn’t disappointed. Her lover was an animal out on the court; she was almost single handedly winning the games herself. Jordan could see the intensity and joy in Bly’s face during the matches. Jordan watched every game she could via satellite and through the news updates. Bly looked so happy playing a game that she absolutely loved and for her country no less. Jordan felt a catch in her heart and swallowed the lump that formed in her throat. She was full of such pride and happiness for Bly.

It was exciting having her girlfriend represent the United States National team in preparation for the Olympics in Australia. ‘Wow…that is so incredible.’ Jordan thought in disbelief, the magnitude of everything finally hitting her. ‘That is so unbelievable…she’s a star athlete and she’s all mine!’ Jordan thought happily and ran her fingers through her hair finishing off her glass of wine.

She snapped out of her dreamy thoughts from the sound of the phone ringing. “Bly!” Jordan shouted out loud and ran to answer the phone.

“Hello!” She excitedly answered bringing the phone to her ear.

“Hey, Jordan…it’s Kim.”

“Oh, hi Kim.” Jordan replied disappointed that it wasn’t Bly calling her.

“I just wanted to double check on the instructions for taking care of Ares.”

“Oh, okay. I told the front office that you would be taking care of him and that we have given you a key to the penthouse so, there shouldn’t be any problems with you getting into the building. I have written everything down on a piece of paper regarding his feeding instructions, along with the veterinarian’s number in case he gets sick or injured and I’ll leave it on the counter for you. He shouldn’t give you any problems and if you want to you’re more than welcome to stay here at the penthouse.” Jordan offered appreciatively.

“Oh, thanks…I just might do that over the weekend. I don’t think he’ll be a problem. I’m sure he’s a wonderful cat. Have a great trip and tell Bly good luck from everyone at work.” Kim answered enthusiastically.

“I sure will and we really appreciate you watching Ares for us while we’re gone. Call us if there are any problems and thanks again.”

“You’re welcome…have a great time! Bye!”

“Bye!” Jordan answered and clicked off the phone. She looked down at the curious cat looking up to her. “Ares…she certainly is mistaken about you!” Jordan answered with a laugh petting the confused cat. “She has no idea as to what mischief you can get into that’s for sure. You just make sure you behave for her while Mommie and I are gone okay?” She asked cuddling him to her chest. She kissed his head with a laugh after hearing his low purr as he brushed his face against hers. She padded into the bedroom to make certain she was all set for the trip. Jordan checked her list noting everything seemed in order. All that was left was one final call to the limo service to double check on her ride to the airport. Linda, Julie and Bly’s family had left earlier that day so they wouldn’t be able to give Jordan a ride to the airport. Confirming her ride would be waiting for her, she changed into some comfortable clothes for bed and clicked on the TV to watch ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ Jordan settled herself comfortably in the middle of the large bed and began to answer the questions before the contestants. ‘I should be on this show…I’ve answered all the questions correctly. Damn…that was an easy question! How could they miss it?’ She asked herself irritated by the wrong answer and how simplistic the question had been. She sighed frustrated from the loneliness and boredom she felt and picked up some of the brochures she obtained for San Francisco. She wanted to check out some of the sights that she and Bly might visit while they were there.

Jordan heard the tune faintly and knew it, but couldn’t quite place it until she could hear the words louder. “Born to be wild!” The song played out. ‘Why do I have that tune in my head?’ She asked struggling to open her eyes. She finally did realizing she had fallen asleep. The alarm clock set to play music was blaring; alerting her it was time to get up. She sat up with a start and shut off the alarm. Inhaling deeply she tried to settle her pounding heart. Being startled awake was not a good early morning coronary exercise. ‘Great! Now, I’ll have that tune in my head all day!’ Jordan thought flustered and tried to push the tune out of her subconscious. Jordan stretched and climbed out of bed heading towards the bathroom. ‘Why didn’t Bly call me last night?’ She wondered worriedly and changed directions to check the answering machine noting there were no messages. ‘Hmmm, that’s weird.’ Jordan thought and grabbed her cell phone seeing there was a voice message for her. She listened to the message and heard Bly’s silky voice on the other end say that she tried to call the house line, but the phone was busy. She informed Jordan she would be busy with practice all morning, but would not miss picking her up at the airport. She wondered why the phone was busy. She knew she hadn’t made any calls the previous night and set off to investigate. She found that the phone had been knocked off the base, more than likely by a very mischievous cat. Jordan scolded Ares and reminded him that he’s not to climb up on his favorite piece of furniture. Why he’s so in love with the phone stand in the kitchen was beyond her. She knew he wouldn’t listen as he has been told many times before to stay off of it, but she tried anyway. Hoping maybe one day it would sink into his hard little head. ‘I see where you got your stubborn streak from…your mother.’ Jordan chuckled lovingly referring to her equally hardheaded lover. Jordan smiled happily padding back through the living room to the bedroom knowing she was going to see Bly later that day. It almost made the impending long plane ride seem bearable. She quickly showered, gathered her bags, fed Ares and secured the penthouse before heading towards the elevator, with a very displeased cat in tow. “Now, you behave for Kim…do you hear me mister?” Jordan informed a sadly staring cat. “Aah…I’m going to miss you, but we’ll be home soon. Be a good boy.” Jordan replied hugging and kissing the cat before climbing onto the elevator. Jordan exited the building just as the limo approached. She watched as the dark sedan stopped in front of her and moved towards the trunk of the car. “I’ll get that ma’am.” The driver informed her hurrying towards the trunk to load her bags. “Oh, thank you.” Jordan smiled appreciatively and climbed into the car still not used to having someone load her own bags for her.

Jordan’s flight was uneventful until they made their preparations for the final landing. She could feel the butterflies taking flight. Hell, they were doing swan dives in her stomach. She was nervous, yet excited, to see Bly. They hadn’t seen each other in a week and how she had missed that woman! She couldn’t wait to wrap her arms around the sexy beast and feel her lips pressed against Bly’s…to taste her…to feel complete again. Jordan hurried down the gangway glad that she decided to fly first class. She quickly scanned the crowd for her lover as she entered the terminal. Her smile broadened when she saw Bly standing with a bouquet of white roses anxiously awaiting her arrival.

Bly hurried over to Jordan. “Hey stranger.” She replied teasingly and engulfed her in a warm embrace lifting the shorter woman off the ground into her arms.

Jordan wrapped her arms tightly around Bly’s neck and kissed her cheek. “I missed you so much Bly.” She replied softly and contented to be in the arms of the woman that loved her so much.

“Jordan…I was so lost without you baby.” Bly answered and smiled when Jordan’s green eyes met her blues. She captured Jordan’s lips and placed a soulful kiss upon them. They broke the kiss breathless and looked at one another before laughing and hugging one another again.

Bly put Jordan back down and held out the roses for her. “I thought you would like these.” She informed Jordan with a sexy little smile.

“You thought right my love.” Jordan answered with an appreciative smile and a wink. Bringing the roses to her face to smell the wondrous scent they exuded. “Thanks honey. I love them…they’re my favorite.” Jordan smiled and slipped her hand into Bly’s larger one as she walked towards the baggage claim with her taller lover. She felt a nervous tickle in her stomach and a catch in her heart remembering the first time Bly gave her a white rose. One she still kept pressed in a photo album of theirs. Jordan inhaled deeply and sighed. ‘Aah…she’s so romantic.’ She gushed looking up at her beautiful lover.

“I missed you Jordan.” Bly replied with a smile looking down at her shorter partner swinging both of their hands. They clutched one another as if they would never see each other again.

“I missed you too Bly…terribly.” Jordan admitted and kissed the back of Bly’s hand smiling sexily.

Bly grinned lovingly and leaned down for a quick kiss from Jordan, a kiss that the woman granted happily. She straightened back up and helped Jordan step onto the escalator. “Mom said you’ve been having some problems with the system you implemented in Hawaii.”

Jordan sighed in frustration. Not being able to fix the problem had bothered her. Although getting the chance to go to Hawaii with Bly to correct it didn’t make it all that bad! “Yeah, for some reason we are really having a hell of a time with their site there. The bright side is that we will have a few days to spend together in Hawaii before I have to pull up my sleeves and go to work on the system.” Jordan answered with an excited smile. The thought of spending a few days with the love of her life was making the whole situation better.

“Sounds like paradise to me!” Bly answered with a chuckle looking up at her lover standing on the step above her.

“Honey…you look so tired. Are you feeling alright?” Jordan asked worriedly and pushed Bly’s dark hair back off her face tucking it behind her ear. She let her hand fall to Bly’s shoulder observing the dark circles under those gorgeous blues.

“I’m a little sore and tired, but I’m fine. It’s a good thing I did all that training. I would be dead about now from all the practice and games we’ve had!” Bly laughed and stepped off the escalator helping Jordan off as well.

Jordan wrapped her arm around Bly’s waist, happy to be in the wonderful confines of her lover’s arms as they approached the baggage carousel. “I hope you’re okay…I have to worry about you because I know you won’t do it for yourself.” Jordan teased and held Bly closer to her.

“Thanks…I appreciate it babe.” Bly smiled and kissed Jordan’s head.

They took Jordan’s baggage to the curb where the limo waited. Bly held the door open for Jordan as she just stood and stared at the luxury vehicle. “Jordan…this is how this works. You get in the limo and it moves, not the sidewalk.” Bly teased looking at her perplexed lover wondering what was going through her head.

“Bly, come here.” Jordan motioned with her finger for Bly to come stand by her.

Bly stood next to Jordan. “Do you need me to carry you into the limo or are we just going to stand here?” Bly sarcastically asked.

“Very funny.” Jordan answered with a smirk looking up at Bly. “Look at the limo and tell me what you see.” Jordan motioned towards the car.

Bly put her hands on her hips and looked at the automobile. She didn’t know what point Jordan was trying to make. She scratched her chin trying to figure out what Jordan saw that she didn’t. “Hmmm, well, I see a stretch limo honey.” She answered with a smirk and looked at Jordan.

“No! Look at the windows!” Jordan demanded urgently and pointed at them frustrated.

“Yeah, they’re tinted so?” Bly asked still confused by what Jordan was trying to say.

“Bly! Ughhhh!” Jordan answered aggravated by Bly’s evasiveness. “You can see through the damn windows! They aren’t that darkly tinted!” She answered exasperatedly and pointed to the windows.

Bly bent down and looked at the window of the limo. “Oh, yeah…I guess you can. Come on we need to get going.” Bly answered nonchalantly nudging Jordan towards the door watching as she reluctantly climbed into the limo. Bly got in next to Jordan and looked at her stunned lover. “What’s wrong with you?”

“Bly, the damn windows! You can see through them and I was pressed up against them in Boston!” Jordan shouted agitatedly hoping it would jog Bly’s memory. She mockingly held her hands to Bly’s neck as if she was going to strangle her.

“Oh, yeah!” Bly answered smiling mischievously as she remembered that wonderful limo ride they had in Boston.

“I can’t believe it! Everyone in Boston must have seen me Bly!” Jordan replied embarrassed.

“Well, parts of you at least. But I’m not sure they enjoyed you as much as I did.” Bly teased with a laugh and quickly received a slap on the arm in response. Bly laughed harder and pulled Jordan into her arms for a hug to reassure her. “Honey, the windows in the limo in Boston were darker than these here. So, don’t worry I’m sure that I’m the only one that enjoyed you that night. Maybe their windows are made of lighter tint here or something. Don’t worry about it.” Bly assured her lover and kissed her cheek.

“I hope so! How embarrassing!” Jordan answered with a nervous laugh. “Oh, by the way, have you heard from Dawson?” Jordan asked hoping to get her mind off of the limo ride in Boston. She was excited at the prospect of what Dawson might have dug up on her brother.

“No, nothing yet. But, I think he has been waiting for you to get here so he can talk to you himself. He said he would try to call us when he gets a chance. Oh, Julie and Linda want us to do some sightseeing with them tomorrow after the match.” Bly shrugged her shoulders to answer the questioning look on Jordan’s face. Jordan nodded her head in acknowledgement, but didn’t push the issue. Bly slid down in the seat and laid her head back against the seat. Jordan slid closer and pulled the dark head onto her shoulder. “Why don’t you rest until we get to the hotel?”

“Hmmm, sounds good. I want to conserve all my strength for later!” Jordan heard the low throaty chuckle and felt a shiver of delight run up her back. “Sleep away then, my dear.” She replied softly and looked to see Bly’s eyes already shut. The ride to the hotel was quiet and peaceful. Jordan loved the closeness of Bly against her, it never failed to calm her thoughts. Unfortunately, it had the opposite effect on her body. She concentrated on the scenery outside the limo windows noting the houses crammed closely together along the mountainside.

Part 7

The limo turned into their hotel and stopped in front of the lobby doors. Jordan gently brushed Bly’s hair back and whispered to her. “Honey, wake up, we’re at the hotel.” Bly’s eyes blinked open confused until they settled upon familiar green ones sparkling back in response. “Hey baby. Have I told you how much I’ve missed you?” Bly leaned up and kissed Jordan tenderly on the lips as they waited for the limo door to be opened. Jordan nodded and replied, “As much as I missed you I bet!”
“More!” Bly retorted as Jordan slipped through the open door to stand next to the limo. “Ha! We shall see.” Bly smiled in reply as the driver retrieved Jordan’s bags from the truck. Turning to her he asked, “Anything else Ms. VanDewark?”

“No, thank you Peter. I think we are staying put for the evening.” Bly slipped a tip into his hand and he nodded his head in appreciation. “Good Luck tomorrow! Call us when you need a ride and I’ll come over personally.”

“Thanks, Peter I’m sure we will be calling.” Bly turned to lead Jordan into the cool interior of the lobby as the porter followed with Jordan’s bags behind them. They waited by the elevators as he disappeared to retrieve the key to their suite.

“Are the rest of your team staying here?” Jordan asked as she looked around at the beautifully furnished lobby. She still felt out of place in surroundings like these, but it was beginning to get easier. She smiled to herself at these thoughts before turning her attention back to Bly. The porter rejoined them as the elevator opened.

“No, I wanted us to be alone and not bothered by everyone. They are staying at another hotel.” Bly answered as the three of them entered the elevator. “Shouldn’t you be staying with them, I mean this is a pretty important event. Doesn’t the coach mind?”

“It’s a little extra drive into practice and the games, but it’s worth it. It is so peaceful and quiet here without the noise and confusion of the whole team and someone always knocking on the door for something. I didn’t think you’d appreciate a short- sheeted bed or red hot ‘Close up’ toothpaste plastered on the toilet seat. Besides there are less people to bug us!” Bly chuckled with her last statement and the porter’s face broke into a grin.

“Please tell me they don’t do that?” Jordan asked with a laugh.

“How do you think I know about it?” Bly grinned mischievously.

“You probably invented those pranks…that’s how!” Jordan teased as she nudged Bly.

“Hey! I resemble that remark!” Bly laughed along with the others at Jordan’s comment.

When the elevator doors opened, the porter led the way toward the end of the hall. There were only two doors on the floor, each at opposite ends of the hallway. Pushing open the double doors, the bellhop stepped back and waited for the two women to proceed him into the suite. Following behind he placed the luggage in bedroom. Jordan walked over to the doors to the balcony and opened them wide as Bly waited for the man to finish with the luggage. She watched as her lover looked wide-eyed at the famous San Francisco wharf before her. Jordan glanced around at her surroundings with a childlike wonderment and noticed the ‘Golden Gate’ bridge off in the distance to her left. She paused and stared at the magnificent structure. Scanning to the right she caught sight of the double-decker ‘Bay’ bridge. She had seen pictures of both bridges, but they had never captured the sheer magnitude or brilliance the creations exuded in reality.

Bly could see the simple joy and wonder in Jordan’s face and it made her heart lift. She had missed Jordan more than she had expected she would. After the long hours of practice and tournaments, she would find herself lying in bed and missing the soft warm body next to her. Bly still marveled that this beautiful woman was with her and loved her. When the bellhop came toward the door, Bly tipped him and locked the door as he left. ‘There, alone at last!’ With a devilish smile, she walked silently toward the balcony doors through which Jordan had disappeared. Jordan felt the arms encircle her waist as a low warm breath whispered in her ear. “Do you have any idea of how much I missed you? I feel like all I’ve done is push myself in the games just to wear myself out. I wanted to be so exhausted that I would be too tired to even think after the match.” Bly nuzzled and tenderly nipped the outline of Jordan’s ear. She seductively moved her lips down Jordan’s neck before turning the woman to face her. The sightseeing could wait. Jordan had her own magnificent sight snuggled in her arms. Bly rained kisses on every inch of exposed skin she could find. When she tired of that she exposed more skin and began to slowly devour each fresh expanse with her lips. Clothes quickly found their way to the floor and soon the two bodies were wrapped together as one dancing their way to ecstasy. Bly lay across Jordan’s chest listening as the rapid beat began to slow to a steady rhythm. A sudden growl broke the silence and Bly chuckled turning to look up at Jordan.

“Not hungry are we?”

“Well, actually, I’m starving after that workout!” Jordan teased and received an onslaught of tickling to her midsection. Laughing until she couldn’t breathe Jordan shouted out her surrender. “Okay! Okay! I give!” Laughing and rolling around Bly moved Jordan over the edge of the bed and only then did she relinquish her hold of Jordan’s body. Reaching over to the nightstand, she grabbed the Hotel Book and they began to look through the room service menu.

“See anything that strikes your fancy?” Bly looked over at green eyes that twinkled mischievously. “Besides that!”

“Oh, food you mean?” Jordan replied dryly and made an effort to scan the menu. “I don’t care, just as long as it isn’t too heavy”.

“Okay, how about roasted chicken and a salad? Is that light enough?” Bly reached for the phone and began to punch in the number to room service before looking up for Jordan’s reaction.

Jordan nodded her agreement and toyed dangerously with Bly’s ear. The frustrated woman tried to maintain her composure so she could give their order to the chef.

After their evening picnic in bed Bly explained that she had a very early practice session. After that they could set off on their sight seeing tour of Monterey Bay. The two were cuddled closely as they drifted off to sleep. Each woman lost in their own thoughts and dreams, both with slight grins on their faces.

The alarm rang way too early and loud for both women. Bly quickly slammed her hand down on the apparatus to stop the incessantly offensive noise and sighed tiredly. She was perfectly content to stay right there with the love of her life snuggled comfortably in her arms for the rest of the day. ‘That’s going to have to wait for a few days.’ She thought wiping the sleep out of her eyes as she felt Jordan stir.

“Morning.” Jordan barely replied with her sleep filled voice. She looked up at Bly with slightly open eyes.

“Same to you beautiful.” Bly smiled and kissed the blonde before her.

“Hmmm, wow! I’ve missed that Bly.” Jordan answered smiling and savoring the sensuous kiss that still lingered on her lips.

“Me too sweets. So, here’s another.” Bly chuckled gathering Jordan up into her arms and kissing her passionately.

Jordan’s heart raced and her adrenaline flowed. There was no way she wanted the kiss to end. But unfortunately it did when she felt Bly pull back. “I would love nothing more than to stay right here in bed with you and kiss you all day, but I’ve got head off to practice.” Bly replied disappointedly and sat up bringing Jordan with her. Bly noted the sadness and disappointment in Jordan’s fine features as she sat looking at her beautiful lover. “Fortunately, I’ll only be gone for a couple of hours and then we have the rest of the day to spend together. Just you and me.” Bly informed the beauty enthusiastically. She kissed Jordan before climbing out of bed.

“I’m looking forward to it Bly.” Jordan smiled and climbed out of bed as well.

“Hey, what are you doing getting out of bed at 5:30 am?!” Bly asked astonished and approached Jordan. “Are you feeling okay?” She teased and put her hand to Jordan’s forehead mockingly checking for a temperature.

“Ha ha…very funny!” Jordan teased and playfully bit Bly’s hand before placing a soft kiss on it. “I thought I would wash your clothes before we get kicked out of the hotel. That bag smells like an animal died in it. I am assuming that’s where that wretched stench is coming from. Am I right?” Jordan laughingly asked pointing to the bulging bag sitting in the corner of the suite.

Bly slipped her shirt over her head and sheepishly grinned. She knew what lay in store for Jordan when she opened the bag. “Honey, yes, that’s where it’s coming from. It’s all my sweaty clothes. You’re such a saint for washing them for me. I had no time to do any of it. I owe you big time!” Bly confirmed with a sly grin gathering Jordan into her arms as she playfully nibbled on her neck.

“Yes, you will owe me very big Bly VanDewark and you better pay up. No more putting it on a tab!” Jordan teased as she poked Bly on the shoulder to emphasize her point.

Bly leaned up and faced Jordan with a mischievous smile and replied, “I so look forward to paying that tab.” She wiggled her eyebrows seductively and chuckled heading into the bathroom to brush her teeth.

Jordan smiled happily, enticed by the thought of Bly’s payment.