Written by: TVM (email@example.com) & CJ Ames (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Ms Lily, Ma'am" Marley said from the top of the stairs leading to the basement.
"Morning sunshine" Lily said sweetly as she kissed Marley's forehead and watched her smile. "And you can call me Lily ok?"
"OK, I'm peckish, I mean hungry" Marley said as she tried to see what Lily was fixing on the stove, "Belly's empty."
"Is it rumbling like a monster?" Rick asked from the table.
"GRRRRRRR" Marley said as Rick laughed, "Like that."
"Well you're not hungry then" Rick said as Marley walked over to him and asked, "How would you know?"
"Cause I am an expert on little girls bellies" Rick said as he poked Marley in the stomach as she laughed and ran away to Lily. "Come back here I like to tickle little girls with empty bellies."
"Help Ms. Lily" Marley said as Passion came to the top of the steps and watched with a smile. "He gonna eat me."
"Get here Rick" Passion said as Marley looked back and saw her and said, "Not fair, CORI HELP ME."
"Cori's still in bed" Rick said as he picked Marley up and kissed her cheek. "I'm really nice if you give me a chance, wanna sit with me for breakfast?"
"I don't like belly monsters" Marley said with a giggle. "CORI."
"What?" Cori asked as she appeared at the top of the steps and Marley threw her arms out and said, "Help me, your Dad is a belly monster, save me new sister."
"Don't you dare eat her" Cori said as Marley hugged her around the neck and Cori took her in her arms. "You're safe now."
"I love you new sister" Marley said in a sweet voice as she touched Cori's face. "You my favorite new sister."
"And you are my favorite new sister too" Cori said as Passion bumped into her and asked, "Excuse me?"
"Ok it's a tie?" Cori asked with a sheepish grin as Passion smiled.
"It better be...new sister" Passion said as she walked off towards the table and took her usual spot by Rick. Leaving the other side open as Cori took it a moment later with Marley in her lap.
** ** ** Meanwhile @ Joanna's Apartment
"Come on baby come back to bed" Brittany said with a knowing smile as Joanna slipped into a pair of shorts and then a t-shirt. "I am so not done with you yet."
"What has gotten into you?" Joanna asked. "Last night and this morning, geez girl."
"I'm sorry" Brittany said softly. "I just wanted to be with you."
"Ok, turn it off" Joanna said as she sat back down on the bed. "I'm sorry I know what's up. I'm just...sore?"
"Oh shit really?" Brittany asked with a smile as she covered her mouth. "I'm so sorry Jo, you know me, that's not in my DNA I guess."
"I know" Joanna said as she played with her hair. "Just give me a little while ok?"
"All the time you want" Brittany said, rolling over and laying her head on Joanna's thigh. "I am so in love with you Joanna Marie, I want you to know that."
"I only want you Britt, you're what I've wanted since the day we met in the hallway" Joanna said as she leaned down and kissed Britt softly. "And I am so in love with you too."
"Good to hear" Brittany said and noticing Joanna's face show concern. "What?"
"How are we gonna pay the rent?"
"I've still got my job, we're cool for a couple of months" Brittany said.
"I don't want you to do that anymore" Joanna said. "You're not that kinda girl."
"You're probably the only person who thinks that" Brittany said as a knocking came at the door. "Get it, we'll figure something out if it bothers you, I'm your girl now."
"Get some clothes on it's Ms. Parker I bet" Joanna said.
"Check the peep hole just in case" Brittany said nervously as she sat up and wrapped the blanket around her as she got out of bed.
"Britt, Shady said you had nothing to worry about" Joanna said confidently. "Just calm down, it's not always bad news when someone knocks on the door."
"I know you'd protect me anyway" Brittany said with a grin.
"Gonna gimme some later?" Joanna asked with a devilish grin as she kissed Brittany softly. Feeling Brittany clutch her shirt and pull her down as she licked at her upper lip. Joanna responded instinctively almost as her tongue found Brittany's in a slow rhythmic dance as she got over her and started to get lost in her girlfriend once again as a slightly louder knock came at the door. Joanna pulled away as Brittany giggled and asked, "How bout I give it to you now and later?"
"Stop, Britt, please?" Joanna asked as Brittany shrugged and giggled as Joanna got up and headed for the door. Brittany wrapping the sheet tighter around her and moving to the door of the bedroom. Joanna peaked out the peep hole and almost wet her panties at who she saw. Opening the door, she smiled a dazzling smile and said, "How the hell did you ever find me?"
"I have my ways" August said with a charming smile. "It's been a while partner."
"Yeh it has, I miss you and Karen" Joanna said as she nervously started to hug him and found he welcomed it. "I love those weekends you know?"
"Anytime you wanna get away" August said as he spotted Brittany moving towards the door.
"Yeh, not to drop my problems on you, but things are tough around her right now" Joanna said as August smiled, "I haven't exactly got money for anything extra."
"Well that's about to change" He commented as Brittany slipped in beside of Joanna and tried to get her attention.
"Oh, hey" Joanna said in surprise as she looked at Brittany. "Will you please put some clothes on."
"No I won't" Brittany said as she kissed Joanna, "I'm sure you're friend already knows you like girls. And he's already seen me now so big surprise as to what we did all night."
"Britt" Joanna said in a warning voice.
"I'm not ashamed of making love to you, I did it cause I wanted too" Brittany said with a determined smile. "And you had better get used to it."
"Joanna?" August asked to her attention, "You mind introducing me to this stunning young lady who seems quite fond of you."
"Brittany Lang here and you got to be the famous August Dimitri" Brittany said with a confident smile.
"That'd be me, I'm Joanna's co-author" August said with a smirk.
"Will you give that a rest and come on in?" Joanna asked as she noticed August had a box under his arm as he came in and took a seat on the sofa as she sat down opposite him.
"BRB, change" Brittany said with a flirty giggle as Joanna chased her out of the room.
"That's my girlfriend" Joanna said as she blushed. "She's not exactly shy."
"And you are?" August asked as Joanna sat back down and eyed the box in front of August and said, "Point taken."
"Wondering what's in the box?" August asked.
"Is it for me?"
"You could say that" August said as he pushed it towards her.
"YOU OPEN THAT WITHOUT ME AND YOU'RE SOO NOT GETTING LAID TONIGHT" Brittany screamed from the bedroom as Joanna groaned and covered her face as she blushed fourteen different shades of red.
"GET YOUR ASS IN HERE THEN" Joanna screamed back as Brittany came out of the bedroom in a pair of short shorts and belly shirt and sat down in the floor in front of Joanna. Joanna smiled as she kissed the back of Brittany's head and saw her smile as she told her, "Go on Britt, open it."
"That's not fair, it's yours" She said, "I just wanted to be here."
"I will" August said as he took the top off. Joanna's eyes opened in surprise as she saw what was inside. Brittany rose to her knees and looked in awe at it.
"Goldenheart: The Thousand Mile Ride. That's looks so cool" Joanna said.
"By August Dimitri with Joanna Christianson" Brittany read as her eyes shot open and she looked back to Joanna. "You didn't tell me about this."
"What?" Joanna asked as August pointed to the bi-line with his name in bold red letters and hers under his in a slightly smaller print in blue. "Holy shit, is that a joke?"
"Nope, I insisted they do it" August said with a proud smile as Joanna covered her face and felt tears dripping down her cheeks as Brittany hugged her. "I told you, this book is as much yours as it is mine."
"I'm so proud of you baby" Brittany said as she kissed her. "You had no idea?"
"No clue, I swear" Joanna said.
"This is the second copy off the press" August said. "I got the third one."
"Who got the first one then?" Joanna asked as Brittany turned and carefully took the book out of the velevet lined box. "The Publisher?"
"No, a special friend" August said mysteriously. "She's the reason I started writing again. So she gets that honor."
"Who is it?" Joanna asked, "Come on it's just between you and me."
"It's beautiful" Brittany commented as she ran her fingers over the shiny cover.
"Grace Manning, Jessie's..."
"I know who it is" Joanna said, "Must be some kind of special friend huh?"
"Young lady, cool it" August said with a light blush as he suddenly remembered the other thing he had come for. Reaching into his jacket he pulled out what Joanna thought looked a lot like a check and handed it to her as Brittany placed the book back in it's box carefully.
"Holy shit, is this real?" Joanna asked as she nearly fainted when she saw it was a check and had some serious zeroes on it. "Check this Britt."
"HOLY SHIT!" Brittany screamed as she grabbed it and asked, "Real? Right?"
"You could cash it today" August said as Brittany screamed and hugged him.
"You have no idea how bad we need this" Brittany said as August smiled and stood as she did. "Times are tough."
"I know" August said as Joanna hugged him.
"You have no idea how much I appreciate this" Joanna said, "You might have just saved us."
"Look, you two are more than welcome to come down and stay with us for a while" August said with a hand on Joanna's cheek. "I'd love to have my writing partner back. We got a new novel to do."
"You been better to me than my piece of shit old man ever was" Joanna said as she hugged him, "You are so cool to be around and you were so good to me."
"I know what you mean" He said as he put his arm around Joanna's neck and kissed her forehead. "I'm glad I could help."
"Yeh I just met you and I'm already in awe of you" Brittany said with a smile. "You so didn't have to do this, but thank you for caring about Joanna."
"Well she was just Jessie's girlfriend at first, but Joanna's one of those people you just like having around and then you realize you started to care about her too" August said as he looked at her with a proud smile. "I'm gonna come get you guys this weekend, is that ok?"
"Yeh I'd so love that" Joanna said as she laid her head on his shoulder, "You'll love it Britt, it's so beautiful down there."
"I'm not complaining, I go where you go" Brittany said.
"Well I better be going" August said as he walked towards the door and watched Brittany hug Joanna. "Don't spend all that money in one place and be working on some ideas for this new novel. And oh yeah just so you know, we gotta book signing at a place called Book Lovers in a few weeks. So be prepared to sign your John Hancocck a lot. I'll call you and remind you."
"We'll do" Joanna said as she got lost in Brittany's eyes as her arms went around Brittany's neck as August closed the door behind him. "I am so happy right now."
"I am so in love with you" Brittany said with a huge smile. "You always find a way to keep me safe."
"I can't take credit for this" Joanna said.
"Yes you can, you helped him write that book" Brittany said as she grabbed Joanna's shirt and shook it, "You're an author, Joanna Marie. You're a fuckin soon to be best selling author my baby. You so rock."
"I do don't I?" Joanna asked as Brittany kissed her and agreed.
"What do we do with all this money?" Brittany asked.
"Who said we?" Joanna asked as Brittany gave her a dirty look.
"I did" Brittany said, "And don't you dare tell me it's not."
"After what you did to me last night you can have all of it" Joanna said as Brittany blushed.
"MMMMMMM I do good?" Brittany asked with a coy smile. "Really good huh? Did I make it spasm so right you just can't stand it?"
"Oh god Britt stop please" Joanna said as she tried to control her hormones. "I need some time to recover."
"Gotcha" Brittany said with a soft kiss. "We can finally move out of this over priced shit hole."
"And into an even more over priced, slightly less shitty hole" Joanna said as they both laughed. "And you can quit that job, ok?"
"For you" Brittany said, "I'll do anything for you my girl."
"I love the sound of that" Joanna said softly. "We got school too."
"Can't we take a day off and just go shopping?" Brittany asked. "I bet..."
"No" Joanna said firmly. "School comes first, we can go by and put this in the bank and then head to school and then after we'll go apartment shopping."
"Where does he live at?" Brittany asked.
"West Lafayette, Indiana" Joanna said, "Why?"
"Let's just move down there, that way we have someone who would help us if we need it and you can work on that new novel with him" Brittany said. "It's not too crazy an idea right?"
"Why not" Joanna said as she hugged Brittany tighter. "That's a very good idea."
"I Love you Jo, my heart is yours" Brittany said into Joanna's ear in a 'for yours only' tone. "Yours is mine too?"
"It sure is Britt, I love you too" Joanna said as she kissed her softly, "Thank you for coming back for me."
"You're my world" Brittany said, "My cavalry...and yes I alerted the Georgia media."
** ** ** Meanwhile in the Upton-Sinclaire parking lot
"I think the feature attraction just showed up" Mandy said as she roared her engine to make sure everyone saw her and Zoe roll in and take a primo spot right by the gate. "All eyes are on us."
"Good" Zoe said, "Let these gossip whores drool over my girlfriend."
"Girlfriend?" Mandy asked as she took Zoe's hand and laced their fingers, "Will you by my girlfriend?"
"Ohmigod" Zoe said as she smiled and didn't realize what she had said until it came out. "Yeh, yes I will."
"YESSSSSS" Mandy squealed as she dropped Zoe's hand and jumped out of the car and went running around the front of it and almost pulled Zoe out of the driver's seat and into a hug as she kissed her softly. "You sure? Completely sure?"
"One hundred and ten percent" Zoe said as she smiled proudly.
"Ohmigod, Zoe Manning I am in love with you" Mandy said as she started bouncing around excitedly as Zoe smiled and laughed. "I SAID...ZOE MANNING...I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU."
"Ohmigod" Zoe said as she covered her face and blushed a million colors as Mandy hugged her and kissed the back of her hands.
"Why are you blushing?" Mandy asked with a huge smile, "Don't you love me too?"
"Yes, god yess, so much" Zoe said as Mandy encouraged her with her eyes to scream it too. "Nooo, Amanda I am not gonna..."
"I love you" Mandy said.
"Fine" Zoe said as she leaned back as Mandy held her and screamed as loud as she could, "LISTEN UP YOU GOSSIP WHORES...I AM IN LOVE WITH AMANDA GAIL MCCREE."
"Everyone in this parking lot is watching us I think" Mandy said as she wrapped her arms tighter around Zoe. "We got this whole place buzzing about the hot new couple."
"After that I bet we do" Zoe said as both laughed. "I feel so confident and strong with you by my side. I feel like anything is possible."
"Congratulations" A voice said as Zoe and Mandy looked to see a very different looking Marissa. Dressed conservatively in jeans and a simple white t-shirt. Hair in a messy ponytail with glasses and no make-up.
"What happened to you barbie, someone steal your gold card?" Mandy asked as Marissa looked hurt by the comment.
"Be nice" Zoe said.
"Why she never is?" Mandy asked.
"I just said congratulations" Marissa offered simply. "It was honest too. I like seeing people in love."
"Be nice? For me?" Zoe asked as Mandy nodded her agreement and took a deep breath.
"Yeh that'll last, with my personality and your temper" Marissa said as Zoe laughed.
"Yeh, we'll be trading punches by lunch" Mandy said as all three laughed and Zoe noticed something around Marissa's collar.
"You got a hickey?" Zoe asked.
"No, it's a bruise" Marissa said as Zoe moved closer and pulled Marissa's t-shirt off one shoulder slightly and saw a deep brown bruise.
"Ohmigod, who did that?"
"No one, it's not important" Marissa said as she spotted Derrick across the parking lot and waved.
"I said who did that Barbie?" Mandy asked as she moved in front of her. "I'll make it worse if you don't tell me."
"What did I do, I was trying to be friendly" Marissa asked as she backed up in fear and Zoe grabbed Mandy around the waist. "I'm sorry."
"Just tell me who did I won't hit you" Mandy said in a soft voice as Marissa stopped and pointed to a greasy looking Mexican dude as Derrick walked up and smiled shyly at Marissa.
"Something wrong Zoe?"
"Alex...Parks?" Mandy asked as she struggled to remember his name.
"Someone hurt Marissa" Zoe said to Derrick.
"I didn't do anything this time, we went out and he wanted some and I don't do that anymore" Marissa said. "He forced me, saying he liked it rough."
"Did he rape you?" Mandy asked as Marissa started crying.
"Pretty much" She said as Mandy suddenly felt all of the anger from the past years fade away as she hugged her.
"It's ok" Mandy said as Zoe joined her.
"Are you ok?" Zoe asked as Marissa seemed shocked at what just happened.
"Yeh it wasn't that bad" Marissa said as Mandy turned to see Derrick shaking with rage.
"He don't do that to you" Derrick said simply. "Want me to hurt him?"
"No, I just want it to be over" Marissa said.
"Well guess what, you got me involved and it ain't over till that piece of shit gets his" Mandy said.
"HEY!" Mandy screamed as she went tearing across the parking lot in a rage as everyone looked up. "YOU, I'M TALKING TO YOU, GREASE BALL."
"Bitch please" Alex said as his buddies stood to back him. Mandy fearlessly confronted him as she could barely contain her rage.
"You think it's ok to take advantage of a girl when she says no?" Mandy asked as she pushed him. "HUH?"
"Get of me bitch I don't care who you think you are" Alex said as he backed away a few feet. "And who the fuck you talking about?"
"Marissa Turner" Mandy said in a calm voice.
"Bitch is such a tease I just took what she was already offering and you can tell her I'm gonna take it again and so are my buddies" Alex said as he bumped fists with his buddies. As Mandy's rage over came her and she punched Alex in the face. "OWWWWWWWW fuck."
"ARE YOU FUCKIN RETARDED?" Mandy asked. "YOU TOUCH HER AGAIN AND I'LL KILL YOUR NASTY ASS."
"You psycho bitch you've had..." Alex said as he was ready to fire back when a building suddenly appeared behind Mandy in the form of Derrick. He quickly moved in front of Mandy as Alex's buddies scattered like roaches. Grabbing Alex by the neck and lifting him off the ground as he boomed, "I WILL SNAP YOUR SMELLY ASS LIKE A TOOTH PICK."
"Hold on big man" Mandy said as Derrick sat a scared stiff Alex back down as she said to Alex in a menacing voice. "Looks like to me your greasy haired slimeball friends ran like cock roaches, Alex."
"I'm sorry" Alex said as Derrick squeezed his neck so he could barely breath.
"Touch Marissa again and me and this building here are you gonna make you hurt" Mandy said confidently.
"You'll be the new greasy spot in the parking lot" Derrick said as Alex gasped for air.
"And I am soooo not the person..." Mandy said in a rage as she grabbed Alex's nuts and squeezed them hard and twisted as he screamed in intense pain as Derrick dropped him and Mandy kicked him. "...TO FUCK WITH, YOU GREASY HAIRED PIG."
"OK, Mandy it's over" Zoe said as she arrived on the scene finally and backed Mandy down as an applause broke out in the parking lot. "Calm down, he won't hurt her anymore."
"She's a witch but no one deserves that" Mandy said as Zoe hugged her.
"You ok?" Derrick asked as Marissa came over finally.
"Thanks to you tall dark and handsome" Marissa said with a flirty smile. "Thank you."
"Zoe's my friend and you can be too" Derrick said, "No one hurts my friends."
"Yeh that big building is the one who threatened to make a tackling dummy out of Logan" Mandy said as her and Zoe laughed and Marissa's eyes went wide with shock as suddenly, as if on cue, Logan sprinted up to the group as Alex got to his feet and saw Logan coming towards him.
"YOU A BAD MOTHER FUCKER HUH?" Logan screamed as he swung and violently rocked Alex with a right hand and then another and another. "YOU RAPED MY SISTER YOU MOTHER FUCKER. I'LL KILL YOU."
"LOGAN NO, PLEASE STOP" Marissa cried as Logan now had Alex down pounding him with punch after punch in a blind rage. "Please stop him he's gonna kill him."
"STOP" Derrick said as he pulled Logan away as blood now poured out of Alex's nose and mouth as he lay motionless. Logan fought to get lose as Derrick held him as tears streamed down Logan's face in a rage. "It's over, dude, calm down, she's ok."
"WHERE THOSE BIG BAD BUDDIES OF YOURS AT NOW?" Logan screamed. "COME ON TRY IT AGAIN."
"I said calm down" Derrick said as he shook Logan back to reality. "Now chill out, it's over."
"He's not worth killing" Marissa said as she hugged Logan.
"He did stuff to you, you said that" Logan said as Derrick held him by the shoulders. "And this time...well you don't deserve that."
"Come on let's go" Mandy said as she took Zoe's hand.
"Hey" Marissa said as everyone walked inside and down the main hallway. Derrick moving Logan along by force it seemed. "Hey, Mandy, stop please?"
"You are the only person other than Logan who has ever cared enough to go to bat for me" Marissa said as she fought back tears. "I'm sorry for being a bitch for so long. When you realize you really are alone without friends, you wake up."
"I didn't do that..." Mandy started to say as Zoe moved in front of her and touched her face and Mandy felt her anger calm.
"She's trying to change" Zoe said softly. "You know what that's like."
"It's no big deal" Mandy said.
"Hey, I got something to say too" Logan said and then looking up to Derrick and saying, "I'm cool big man, thanks for pulling me off."
"He deserved it" Derrick said as Marissa turned and looked at him adoringly.
"You wanna call me sometime?" Marissa asked as Derrick seemed shocked at the invite.
"And you'd talk to me?" Derrick asked as Marissa laughed and said, "Yeh, if you're nice to me."
"He's a big teddy bear" Zoe said as Derrick grinned sheepishly.
"I wanna say I'm sorry for being a total ass to you Mandy" Logan said as all attention was brought back to him. "That's all I got to say."
"Seems to run in the family" Mandy said with a smirk.
"HEY!" Marissa said as she turned around. "I agree but still..."
** ** ** Meanwhile @ Upton Sinclaire courtyard, afternoon.
"Hey sexy" Jessie said as Stephanie looked up from her book and smiled. Leaning down to kiss her girlfriend, she felt two fingers on her lips and spotted a devilish look in Steph's eyes and she could almost tell what was up.
"Wait, don't kiss me yet" Stephanie said as she looked around and saw the place jam packed at the moment.
"Why?" Jessie asked as she started to worry a little bit.
"Let's play our game" Stephanie said with a knowing smile. "Straight Stephanie seduced by the sexy lesbian?"
"Oh shit here?" Jessie asked as Stephanie nodded.
"Steph, no I can't say those kinda things in front of everyone" Jessie said, "That's a private moment."
"Nooo, what we did to Grace and Sarah" Stephanie said, "See how many people run to my rescue."
"Oh damn that is so evil" Jessie said as she smiled and found herself suddenly very interested in what Stephanie's mind was working on. "How do we start?"
"We gotta get everyones attention" Stephanie said. "How about you go over to the door and just scream at me and I'll act all offended."
"Game on!" Jessie said and blushing as she laid her book bag down and made her way out of the courtyard and stopped at the door and decided to launch her attack before she lost her nerve. Stephanie was now watching her out of the corner of her eye as she pretended to study. "HEY! STEPHANIE, STEPHANIE DIMITRI."
"WHAT?" Stephanie asked as she looked up on cue and saw the smile on Jessie's face as the game began.
"I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW I GOT A THANG FOR THE SCHOOL'S NEW STRAIGHT GIRL" Jessie practically screamed as Stephanie faked a case of shock and Jessie began to walk closer and made her way past person after person with their eyes now glued to the action. "Does girl have a bi-side?"
"Nooooooooo" Stephanie said aloud as the courtyard quieted and all eyes were now seemingly on the twosome in the middle. "I have told you, repeatedly I might add, I don't do those things. I am straight."
"Yeh right pretty baby" Jessie said as she now stood at the other side of the table with Stephanie. "With that tan and that smile, come on just a little?"
"Nooooooo, now shut up you're embarrassing me" Stephanie said as she tried to hide a smile. "Wait you said nice tan?"
"Oh yeah, gorgeous tan, so dark...and sexy as hell" Jessie said as she walked around the corner of the table and gently put one finger on Stephanie's shoulder and felt the girl tense, playing her part to perfection, then relax as Jessie stroked her finger down Stephanie's bare arm. "Smooth skin too."
"Stop please" Stephanie said in a voice that Jessie thought could have been real. "I don't like girls. Now please leave me alone."
"Yeh come on Jessie leave her alone" A Male voice said as he came over and stood between them. "Come on go flirt with someone you gotta a chance with."
"Bite me Kenny" Jessie said as Stephanie gave her a suggestive eyebrow raise as a signal to go on. "She's just pretending, she really likes me."
"She's soo been doing this shit all day and I'm just gonna leave" Stephanie said as she rose and rubbed her butt as another signal to Jessie as she picked up her book bag and pretending to walk off.
"See what you did?" Kenny asked as Jessie surged past him and grabbed Stphanie's butt and almost lost it in laughter when Stephanie jumped and turned with a look that could kill. Selling it so good Jessie could swear she was really offended. Jessie confronted her with a smile as she said, "Tell me you didn't like that."
"I could kill you..." Stephanie said as Kenny got in between them again and another guy who Jessie recognized as Stephen Talbert stepped in between them.
"If you don't stop we'll call security" Stephen said as Jessie flipped him off.
"Dork" Jessie said as Stephanie tried to control her giggling and hiding it with a hand over her mouth.
"See she's upset" Kenny said as Stephanie used her giggles as a weapon and said in what sounded like a shaky voice, "I just wish she would quit."
"I'm sorry, Stephanie look I was just playin" Jessie said as Stephanie couldn't believe how much their minds seem to be n'sync when they played this game. Every move she made Jessie matched it perfectly. "I won't do it anymore, I promise. Forgive me?"
"Just walk off" Stephen said as Kenny attempted to confort Stephanie.
"You wanna go somehere and talk?" Kenny asked in a tone that Jessie knew was more about getting into Stephanie's pants than helping.
"Yeh" Stephanie said as Kenny gave her a knowing smile before he saw her look back at Jessie and asked, "You really sorry?"
"Yeh I am" Jessie said as she pushed Stephen away and moved over to Stephanie, now behind Kenny.
"Out of the way Seth Green look-a-like" Jessie said as Stephanie lost it for a second and had to fight to keep from laughing out loud.
"Can I hug you?" Jessie asked with honest eyes as Stephanie shrugged and watched her girlfriend push Kenny aside. "I promise no more stupid lesbo stuff."
"It's ok" Stephanie said as she hugged Jessie and whispered in her ear, "You are so good."
"Kiss me" Jessie said in the same tone of voice as they locked eyes again and Kenny watched in shock as they touched foreheads and smiled at each other for a long moment and then Steph did just as Jessie had suggested and kissed her. Softly and romantically, Jessie noted, as their lips fell into a perfect rhythm and Stephanie pulled her more into her arms and felt Jessie's arms going around her neck. A soft lick of Stephanie's tongue across Jessie's upper lip started a french kiss as Kenny and Stephen watched in utter disbelieve. Stephanie's hands clutching into the back of Jessie's shirt and Jessie's hands sliding into her girlfriends hair as they massaged their tongues against the other in a mind numbing rhythm. Jessie felt Stephanie pull away and saw her smile as Jessie did the same. "I thought you were straight."
"I couldn't resist you any longer" Stephanie said with a devilish smile on her face. "You're all I ever think about."
"You're all I ever think about too" Jessie said and knowing now she was crossing from the 'straight Stephanie' game over into the world of reality as she kissed her again softly.
"How did you do that?" Stephen asked in shock as Jessie looked back. "You just frenched kissed the hottest new girl in school."
"THAT'S HER GIRLFRIEND, DORK" A voice screamed as the courtyard erupted in laughter and Stephen and Kenny blushed and seemed to be in agreement that this was not funny. "DUMBASS."
"FUCK YOU" Kenny shot back as Jessie and Stephanie completely lost it and fell down onto the grass laughing as Kenny and Stephen stormed off in anger.
"THANKS FOR...DEFENDING ME" Stephanie screamed in a fit of giggles from the ground.
"He's a real goldenheart" Jessie said as her and Stephanie laid on the grass still laughing.
** ** ** Meanwhile @ Sammler-Manning Manor, after school, in the front hall
"Hi, who you are" Marley asked as she saw Sarah come through the front door and smiled when she saw her. "I don't know you."
"Well I don't know you either" Sarah said as she wondered who this was and were she got that adorable accent from. Setting her book bag down she sat down in front of Marley and asked, "Can we be friends? I'm Sarah."
"I'm Marley I'm four" Marley said as she held up four fingers as Sarah smiled.
"Well nice to meet you Marley I'm four" Sarah said as Marley giggled.
"No, my name is just M-a-r-l-e-y" She said in a slow deliberate manner as Sarah laughed. "Get it?"
"Yeh I got it" Sarah said as she poked Marley in the belly and watched her laugh.
"You no can tickle me, you don't know me" Marley said with a point of her finger as Sarah frowned.
"Fine, I won't, you made me sad" Sarah said as Marley moved closer and melted her heart when she touched her cheek and said in a sweet voice, "I'm sorry."
"Ok, I forgive ya" Sarah said as she poked her again as Grace came through the door.
"Hi, other girl I don't know" Marley said with a wave of her hand and then looking to Sarah asked, "Do you know her?"
"She's my girlfriend" Sarah said as she crawled over to Marley and tickled her belly.
"Stop that" Marley said as she ran away into the living room laughing. Being followed by Sarah in a crawl.
"Help me Sarah's girlfriend, Sarah's gonna tickle me again" Marley said as Sarah chased her around the coffee table as Grace sat down and held her arms out.
"Come here I'll protect you" Grace said as Marley dove into her arms and turned around to look at Sarah with a smug look.
"Ha ha" Marley said as she pointed at Sarah.
"You think that's gonna help you?" Sarah asked as she started poking Marley's belly as the little girl squealed in laughter. Lily coming around the corner just at that moment and watching with a huge smile.
"HELP MS. LILY" Marley screamed in a fit of giggles. "I'm being tickled by people I don't know."
"I told you, my name is Sarah" Sarah said as Marley looked back at her as Sarah stopped tickling her. "And that is Grace."
"Ohhh ok" Marley said with a shrug of her shoulders.
"She's my daughter" Lily said to Marley as she put her hand in Grace's hair.
"Excuse me what am I Mom?" Sarah asked with a grin.
"One of my favorite people in this world" Lily said as Sarah smiled proudly and rose from her knees and hugged her.
"Do you know I love you?" Sarah asked with an honest smile.
"You are gonna make me cry" Lily said.
"I do, you been better to me than anyone ever has, except Grace" Sarah said as she laid her head on Lily's shoulder. "I do love you."
"Sarah grasser it's impossible not to love you too" Lily said as she hugged her. "I love you too, you are one of my girls too."
"Ms. Lily how many kids you got?" Marley asked as the room erupted in laughter.