Written by: TVM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
With her heart pounding and her palms beginning to sweat, Jessie uttered the words that would change her life forever, "Because I am too....."
"You are what sweetie?" Lily asked looking around as she hung up the phone. Shaking Jessie back to reality as Sarah, Grace and ZoŽ disappeared back into the bedroom. Looking down she noticed the glass of milk was gone and Lily was staring at her with a puzzled look on her face. "Are you feeling ok?"
"Yeh I was just thinking out loud again, you know me" Jessie said smiling and thinking to herself, that she had imagined the whole thing.
"Yeh I really like Sarah" Lily said, "we should have her over more often, cause if Grace and ZoŽ are so crazy about she can't be all that bad."
"Yeh she's not so bad" Jessie said looking intently at Lily and thinking seriously about telling her she was gay,for real."Lily" Jessie said very softly.
"Yeh" Lily said turning around and walking over to the counter and sitting down opposite Jessie.Seemingly sensing she had something important to say.
"If I tell you something will you promise not to say anything to anyone" Jessie asked with her heart really pounding and her palms sweating as she thought about how stupid that question sounded.
"Ofcourse" Lily said looking worried.
"Morning" Katie said as Lily looked up and smiled at Katie.
"Morning?" Lily asked, "don't you mean afternoon sleepy head"
"Yeh ok afternoon" Katie giggled, "Jessie let me sleep to late."
"Now what where you gonna say?" Lily asked.Jessie suddenly decided she couldn't say anything with Katie in the room.So she tried to quickly cover it up with a small white lie.
"UMMMM" Jessie stumbled as her mind raced,"it's just that....I think Grace has a crush on Sarah."
Lily looked at Jessie in surprise as did Katie.Jessie closed her eyes briefly and thought how much she wanted to tell Lily and how mad Lily might be for telling such a lie on her daughter.Opening her eyes Lily smiled and got up from the counter to check on the water now running in the sink.Seeing this Katie quickly pressed her lips to her girlfriend's forehead as Jessie smiled and squeezed her hand.Katie then whispered,"what was that all about"
"I'll tell you later" Jessie mouthed to Katie as Lily turned around.
"Jessie" Lily started after thinking for a few seconds,"Sarah obviously makes Grace very happy when she's around, so if she does have a crush or even something more.It's not ever gonna change the way I look at Sarah."
"Oh my god" Jessie said standing up and walking around the counter,"I didn't say that because I wanted you to hate Sarah.It just sorta slipped out."
"Honey it's ok" Lily said hugging Jessie,"I know what you meant."
Jessie wondered if Lily really knew she was just covering up for what she was gonna say until Katie came into the room or if it was just Lily being Lily.She came to the conclusion then, that when she finally did get the courage to tell someone,Lily might very well be, the first person she tells.
"Besides if Grace being gay is the worst thing she ever tells me, I think I'm doing pretty good" Lily said as Jessie hugged her again and Katie jumped up and threw her arms around Lily and Jessie.
"You just missed Sarah and Grace" Lily commented a few seconds later and handing Jessie and Katie a glass of milk.
"Sarah's here again" Katie asked.
"Yeh her and Grace have become quite the friends lately" Lily said.
Just then the phone rang and Lily answered it, telling Jessie and Katie she'd be right back as she left the room for a second.Jessie looked to make sure the coast was clear and turned to smile at Katie
"Hey you know what?" Jessie said kissing Katie playfully, "I love being in love with you."
"You love being in love with me huh" Katie asked giggling and returning the kiss, "that's the goofiest thing you've ever said."
"Yeh but it's true" Jessie said,paying no attention to Katie's remark.
"I know and I am the luckiest person in the world for it" Katie replied and after a few short kisses and took a long drink of milk and soon both settled in at the table. "So what was up with the Sarah and Grace thing?"
"Up?" Jessie asked, "why does something have to be up?"
"Well I come into the room and hear you telling your Mom about Grace having a crush on Sarah" Katie said,"and it looked to me like you where about to say something else."
"You know me to well" Jessie smiled thinking about Katie calling Lily her mom and decided to just let it go instead of pointing out the obvious,"and your right."
"So you where gonna tell her something?" Katie asked,"I knew it."
"Yeh" Jessie said talking in a lower voice,"I had this weird day dream about me telling her, I was gay,it was so real.So I decided to just go ahead and do it."
"And I sorta interrupted it huh" Katie asked.
"Yeh and I had to cover" Jessie said,"but after the way she acted I'm thinking we should tell her."
"Whenever your ready" Katie said smiling,"you know I'll be there if you need me."
"Yeh I know" Jessie said taking Katie's hand.
"So you really think it's true?" Katie asked after a few seconds of silence,"about Grace I mean."
"I don't know" Jessie said,"why do you?"
"It wouldn't surprise me" Katie replied taking a muffin from the table and biting a piece off, "it's just after what happened a few days ago out front, you remember?"
"Yeh" Jessie said listening intently to her.
"I'm thinking the person she's in love with is Sarah" Katie said surprising Jessie with her accusation.
"Grace in love? No way" Jessie said.
"Weirder things have happened" Katie pointed out.
"But it's Grace" Jessie said again, "I just can't see her falling for a girl."
"Why you did" Katie said smirking.
"Not really I was just pretending" Jessie said leaning back and giggling out loud as Katie through a piece of muffin at her.
"And I was pretending last night" Katie countered with an evil grin.
"Then you won the Oscar baby" Jessie said making Katie laugh.
"Your right, you can't fake that, at least I can't" Katie said.
"Me neither" Jessie said, "I'm not that good an actress."
"So when are you gonna ask your Mom about Nashville?" Jessie asked changing the subject.
"At the last minute" Katie said looking serious, "that way she can't say no."
"You know Sarah ask me over to her place" Jessie said watching Katie for a her reaction.
"So why didn't you go" Katie asked back.
"She wanted me and her to watch movies and plan what we where gonna do all summer." Jessie said again, still watching Katie and purposely leaving out the fact that Grace and ZoŽ would be there too.
"Making plans without me huh" Katie asked standing up.
"Yep" Jessie said leaning back in the chair.
"You know if your trying to make me jealous, it's not working" Katie said sitting down across Jessie's lap and feeding her the muffin, "cause I know and you know the only person your gonna be with is me."
"Oh is that right?" Jessie asked biting at Katie's fingers.
"Yes!" Katie said emphatically.
Katie then kissed Jessie playfully as they giggled and Katie finished feeding Jessie the rest of her muffin. While Jessie moved her hand up Katie's bare leg and started to turn both of them on.
"You wanna take a nap with me" Jessie asked with a sexy tone to her voice, "I promise I'll make it fun."
"Will you stop" Katie said pushing hand away briefly, "your gonna get us caught."
"So I want the world to know who I love." Jessie said kissing Katie passionately.
"So your really ready to tell the world huh?" Katie asked seriously.
"Yes" Jessie said
"Ok then when Lily comes back in, tell her" Katie said as Jessie gave a sorta panicked look before Katie went on, "see your not ready. But when you are, I'll be by your side, every second. Just I like said. I promise."
Lily came back in to the kitchen and noticed the way Katie was sitting across Jessie's lap and watched as she hung up the phone and Katie quickly moved. Setting back down in her chair and trying to explain she was just playing with Jessie and trying to make her eat, so she was holding her down. Lily said she had to go to the mall and asked if the girls wanted to go. Which ofcourse they quickly said no, they had plans and as soon as Lily walked out the door and her car turned the corner they made a beeline for ZoŽ's room.
"So you guys are about done huh" Jessie asked hopefully, standing at the door to ZoŽ's room.
"Yep" Sarah said.
They did finish after another hour,with Jessie and Katie's help. Even after all that time as Grace,Sarah and ZoŽ left,Jessie was still hot and as she saw the car pull away she dragged Katie by the hand back into the kitchen.
"You really wanna do it in here" Katie asked in surprise as she watched as Jessie took her robe off and began to strip.
"Yes" Jessie said kissing her and feeling Katie's touch on her bare stomach.
"You are so kinky" Katie giggled......
Meanwhile at Sarah's apartment....
"So what do you wanna watch my little monkey" Sarah said opening the closet and letting ZoŽ pick the movie.
"I know what I would pick; but we'll both get in trouble" Sarah said giggling.
"Maybe we can run Grace off later and watch" ZoŽ said being half serious.
"Ok pick a movie" Sarah said walking back to the bed as Grace came out of the bathroom.
ZoŽ picked some R rated moved and popped it in the VCR, then laid down between Sarah and Grace. With her feet at their heads. A few minutes into the movie Sarah touched Grace's arm and motioned for her to tickle ZoŽ's bare feet. Grace tickled the one next to Sarah and ZoŽ shot her a look and turned back around. Then Sarah tickled ZoŽ's other foot and ZoŽ looked at Grace. This went on for a few minutes until ZoŽ had had enough and bent her legs over her back, still trying to watch the movie.
"Stop" ZoŽ said looking back at Sarah, "I wanna watch this."
Grace and Sarah where snickering and laughing, and kept picking on ZoŽ, until she sat up and moved back between them.That only made them start poking her in the ribs and it soon became obvious to ZoŽ that trying to watch the movie was useless.
"OK I've had enough, you been picking on me since we got here" ZoŽ standing up and grabbing a pillow, and before either Sarah or Grace could move she whacked both of them with it at once and then did it again and again. Finally Grace got off the bed and tripped ZoŽ onto Sarah, and Sarah held her down while Grace hit her with the pillow.
"Hey let's play Bubble belly" Sarah said rolling ZoŽ over and holding her arms down.
"Oh yeah, I remember" Grace said laughing as ZoŽ kicked her feet and screamed trying to fight her way out of the situation. Much like Sarah had done to Grace a few days earlier, She raised ZoŽ's shirt, uncovering her belly and Grace started in with the bubble blowing.
"STOP STOP" ZoŽ screamed begging for mercy, "you win you win...."
Sarah and Grace smacked a high five as ZoŽ pulled her shirt back down and tried to catch her breath. Sarah was leaning on her elbow beside ZoŽ now as Grace got up to once again visit the bathroom.
"I think your gonna break my toilet Grace" Sarah giggled as Grace disappeared into the bathroom. Sarah then felt ZoŽ set up on the bed and as Sarah turned around, she found ZoŽ only inches from her face. A shy smile on her face. And her lips then touched Sarah's. Not being able to prepare, Sarah started kissing her back softly, almost on impulse. ZoŽ's hand moved to Sarah's cheek and she tentatively licked her tongue on Sarah's lip, searching for Sarah's again.
Sarah, now fully aware of what was happening had to admit she liked it, but also felt she should stop it. She moved her tongue to ZoŽ's instinctively and fought herself to stop. As ZoŽ moved her arms around Sarah's neck and pulled her in and laid back against the pillows. Stopping for a second and seeing ZoŽ smile at her melted Sarah's heart, this time Sarah kissed ZoŽ and kept telling herself to stop, for the life of her she couldn't.
Sarah soon noticed the kiss was much like it was earlier, just ZoŽ going through the motions,with very little real emotion not passionate or aggressive, which is usually the case. This seemed weird as ZoŽ's tongue slipped back into Sarah's mouth. Their tongues met again and Sarah forced herself to pulled away at last.
"Why did you stop for" ZoŽ asked.
"Because we shouldn't be doing this" Sarah responded to ZoŽ.
"Why not?" ZoŽ asked sitting up.
"Because your too young to have feelings like those" Sarah said realizing how stupid that sounded.
"I'm not in love with you" ZoŽ said touching Sarah's lips with her finger, "if that's what your thinking. I just really liked kissing you and thought you did too."
"I did" Sarah admitted to her, then leaning in and kissing her one more time, "but people might think the wrong thing if they found out."
"So I won't do it front of people" ZoŽ said returning Sarah's playful kiss with one of her own.
"ZoŽ stop." Sarah said, "we shouldn't do it anymore period."
"I thought you liked kissing me?" ZoŽ asked pointedly with ZoŽ's lips only few inches away from her's.
"I do" Sarah said sitting ZoŽ down on the bed, "But you and me aren't dating or anything and that's what kissing is for, you know, showing affection to the one you love."
"I know that Professor kiss" ZoŽ said not amused by Sarah's text book response.
"I'm sorry that's just the way it is" Sarah said feeling terrible as she sat down on the bed.
"I don't understand, your not that much older than me" ZoŽ said, "two or three years at the most. So why can't we just pretend where going together. Or something?"
"Let me ask you something ZoŽ" Sarah said looking at her, "did that kiss turn you on?"
"No" ZoŽ answered simply, "why did it you."
"It could" Sarah said before explaining herself, "see you like kissing me because it feels good right?"
"Yeh" ZoŽ said
"And your not into girls are you or are you just curious?" Sarah went on.
"Curious about what the stuff feels like yeh" ZoŽ said, "but I don't really like girls...No."
"Now see theirs the difference" Sarah responded, "I like girls and when I kiss someone, it's because I like them and not just because it feels good."
"Oh ok" ZoŽ said seeing Sarah's point, "do you mean you liked me, because you said you liked kissing me?"
Sarah thought for a second on that interesting question, when Grace finally emerged from the bathroom.
"What are you guys talking about" Grace asked sitting down.
"I'm explaining some things to ZoŽ" Sarah told Grace before turning back to ZoŽ.
"Well you gonna answer me?" ZoŽ asked.
"Ok" Sarah started, "and no ZoŽ I love you to death my little monkey, but I'm not in love with you."
"What?" Grace asked in confusion.
"ZoŽ kissed me" Sarah explained, "and I was just explaining to her why we can't do it anymore."
"ZoŽ you little tease" Grace giggled at her sister.
"You think this is funny don't you" Sarah said breathing a huge sigh of relief, "and here I was worried sick, you would try to kill me more for seducing your sister or something."
"She's all yours" Grace said standing up and laughing, "Seduce away."
"OK if that's what you want" Sarah said giving ZoŽ an evil grin and telling her to come closer, "come closer my little muffin" ZoŽ moved closer to Sarah and they kissed slowly as Sarah watched for Grace's reaction.
"Hey stop that" Grace said pushing ZoŽ away, "you two are not funny."
"AHHHH look she's getting jealous" ZoŽ giggled.
"So you want in too" Sarah said touching Grace's cheek and rubbing it seductively.
"Your impossible" Grace giggled pushing Sarah's hand away.
ZoŽ grabbed Grace's arm and pulled her down as Sarah pulled her onto her back, and held her down.
"Now you gotta kiss Sarah" ZoŽ told Grace.
"MMMMMMM I like that idea" Sarah said moving over Grace and giggling as she leaned to within inches of her lips.
"Come on do it" ZoŽ said watching the two intently as Sarah sat up.
"Nope I won't force anyone to kiss me" Sarah said looking at Grace, "if she wanted too it would be different."
"I think she wants to" ZoŽ said falling down on the bed and laughing out loud.
"You mean like you do, you little lesbian wannabe" Grace said to her sister making ZoŽ set bolt upright.
"I am not" ZoŽ said looking angry, "and besides your the one in love with Sarah."
"Stop it you two" Sarah said, "just stop right now. I don't wanna hear you two fight. "
"She started it" ZoŽ said turning around and sliding off the bed and walking to the window. Sarah followed after her.Stopping behind her and putting her arms around ZoŽ's neck, "I know your not, and if your where I bet I'd be so in love with you. But I'm still crazy about you. After all, you are Mi Mono PequeŮo"
"I'm your Mi whatto" ZoŽ asked as Grace and Sarah started to giggle.
"Mi Mono PequeŮo" Sarah repeated in perfect Spanish,"it's Spanish for My Little Monkey"
"Oh, Mi Mono PequeŮo" ZoŽ said smiling,"I like it."
ZoŽ looked back at her sister, who had her back turned to them now reading one of Sarah's books on the bed.She whispered "Thanks" and then hesitating for a moment turned around and standing on her tip toes kissed Sarah's lips gently.
"Last time I promise" ZoŽ said giggling.
"ZoŽ" Grace said as both Sarah and ZoŽ looked her way, "I'm Sorry"
"It's ok" ZoŽ said hugging Grace as they fell on the bed.
All three settled back in to watch the movie.That is until about a half hour later when ZoŽ remembered that she had to baby-sit for her dad and Tiffany.
"It's ok ZoŽ I'll drop you off" Grace said as ZoŽ raced around excitedly and hugging Sarah before sprinting from the room, "ZoŽ...."
"Hey when will I see you again" Sarah asked grabbing Grace before she could escape at the door.
"Well I was thinking I'd come over in the morning and hang out for a while " Grace said smiling nervously at Sarah.
"Really?" Sarah asked getting a devilish grin on her face, "that way you can have me all to yourself huh?"
"Yeh that's it" Grace said giggling softly as Sarah moved close to her.
"You might be getting yourself in some trouble you know" Sarah said almost at a whisper.
"Maybe I want that kinda of trouble" Grace replied as Sarah touched her cheek, and for the first time Grace let herself feel the electricity that seemed to shoot through her entire body everytime Sarah touched her.
"I'm beginning to think you do" Sarah said her lips moving closer to Grace's, as both could feel the heat of the moment.
"I don't know what to think anymore really" Grace whispered as she kissed Sarah's chin every so lightly.
"Well you could think about me if you want" Sarah said her fingers touching Grace's lips and then kissing the back of her fingers. Grace smiled shyly and touched Sarah's lips with her fingers.
"Grace come on" ZoŽ screamed from the hallway, making Sarah and Grace jump apart.
"I'll see you tomorrow morning" Grace mouthed to Sarah as she ran after ZoŽ and felt her heart pounding hard in her chest and thinking to herself, she couldn't deny it anymore, she was falling for a girl and that girl was Sarah Grasser. Stopping for a moment at the bottom of the steps and leaning her head against the wall, she could feel her heart still thumping and relived every single moment of what just happened, "Sarah" Grace said under her voice, "I'm falling for you. Oh my god this is so unreal".
Sarah closed the door as Grace vanished from view, her heart pounding much like Grace's and relaxed against the back of it. Thinking how much things had changed since she met Grace and wondering if she really felt the same way.
"Grace Manning I'm in love with you" Sarah said out loud to herself and then laying her head against the door and closing her eyes before feeling the incredible rush of adrenaline that sometimes goes with that feeling, she started bouncing up and down in excitement. Then running to the window as Grace pulled away from the curb she said softly to herself, "I Love You....." and then noticing her reflection in the glass, she began to laugh.
To be Continued....