The next morning, it was all I could do to get out of bed, my dreams having made for a restless night. My dormmates were all smiles though. I just rolled my eyes telling them to shut up each time they’d look at me with their knowing glances. That, of course, would send them into a fit of giggles.

I met up with Cindy in the hall way. She was waiting for me so we could walk to breakfast together.

“We’ll be watching you today...” Sara said in a sing-song voice as she passed us, she and Rebecca laughing again.

“What was that all about?” Cindy asked, raising her eyebrow at me.

“They’re trying to figure out who I like.” I said.

“Oh really?” She asked smiling. “And who might that be?”

“Funny.” I said

“And what are you going to do if they find out?” She asked in a quieter voice.

“I don’t know.” I told her honestly.

Breakfast seemed to last forever. I sat with Cindy and some of her friends. I could see Sara and Rebecca a few tables away. Every time I talked to a guy they were watching, whispering. Of course, when I was talking to Cindy, they didn’t even bother. Maybe I should lean over and kiss her here and now, I thought. That would give them something to talk about.

During one of our breaks between sets, Cindy and I were sitting under a shady tree.

“You’re awfully quite.” She commented.

“Just thinking.” I said. “So...”


“How come I never knew you were...”


“Yeah. I mean, I’ve never heard anything about you or saw you with another girl.”

Cindy thought a moment. “I’m kinda surprised you hadn’t heard anything about me. People can be cruel.”

“But you’re... popular.”

“I guess. But freshman year I was seeing a girl at our school. She was a senior. She was known for it. I always thought she was cool. We hung out a few times and then I noticed she was... hitting on me. I was flattered, but I didn’t really want that.

“Anyway, some of my friends started giving me crap about hanging with her. So I dropped her for a while. Ignored her calls, went the other way when I saw her at school. I started dating this guy on the football team. He was a jerk. Tried to go a little too far on our third date and I hit him. Asshole didn’t want to take no for an answer. And left me! I was stranded at the park. Anna lived near by so I walked to her house.

“I was afraid she wouldn’t want to see me since I’d been such a bitch to her, but she let me right in. We talked, guys are jerks, blah, blah, blah... and then I started crying. Told her I had missed hanging out with her, having her around, talking to her. She reached over to hug me, telling me she had missed me too.” Cindy said, her gaze far away.

“Then, when the hug ended, she kept her arms around me. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t just like Anna, I liked Anna. So I kissed her.” She shrugged. “I got a lot of shit from the kids at school at first, but one look from Anna and they shut up. She was really popular and no one wanted to go against her.”

“Wow.” I said quietly.

“After she left, we lost touch. I didn’t really date anyone else from our school. Mostly some girls from Central High. You’d be surprised how many people are out there. I was seeing Danielle Keaton for a while.”

“No way!” I said. “The head cheerleader?!”

“Yeah. But I was more like her dirty little secret, and I don’t go for that.”

I nodded. Cindy shouldn’t be anyone’s dirty little secret.

“I worry.” I said. “About what my friends will think of me.”

“If they’re really your friends it won’t matter.”

Dinner time I was stuck waiting on the seniors. Part of my hell week. Cindy just smiled, winking at me when I would pass her table. Finally I was able to sit down eat a bite myself. Kelley plopped down next to me.

“Hungry?” She asked as I shoveled my mashed potatoes in.

I nodded, finishing up. As we headed back to the dorm rooms I pondered things over in my head.

“You’re awfully quite tonight.” She commented.

“I’ve had a lot on my mind lately.” I mumbled.

“This mystery boy?”

I rolled my eyes.

“He’s a geek, isn’t he? That’s why you won’t tell me who it is.” Kelley said, teasing me. “Well, you know, we’re all band geeks. So he can’t be that bad right?”

He this he that. Now I was starting to get pissed off. “Whatever. I gotta go.”

I could see the look on Kelly’s face when I jogged off, leaving her there on the sidewalk, but my guilt was shoved aside by the overwhelming need to see Cindy, to be with someone who understood me.

Eyes darting around the common room, she was no where in site. I took the stairs instead, heading for her room. I knocked, tapping my foot impatiently.

“Oh, hey. Jen, isn’t it?” It was Beth who answered.

“Jen?” I heard Cindy’s voice from behind Beth and edged my way around her. “Are you okay?”

I was short of breath from my sprint to the dorms and could only nod at first. Concern filled her eyes as she patted the empty space on the bed next to her. Sitting down, my breathing started to slow, then I started to feel stupid as Beth and Cindy sat there staring at me in utter confusion.

“Sorry.” I said, taking a sip of the pop Cindy handed me. “I just... didn’t want to go back to my room yet. I kinda had a fight with one of my roommates.”

Beth nodded. “That happens. Living together for a week can put stress on even the best of friends. You start really acting like sisters.”

“Yeah.” I stared at my feet.

An awkward silence filled the room as I stared at my shoes, suddenly wishing I hadn’t come. I felt like Beth was staring at me, like she knew my secret without me even saying it. She was friends with Cindy afterall, she really might know...

“Well,” Beth said breaking the silence. “You’re welcome to stay the night here if you want. Sometimes a little time apart helps.”

“Oh, I couldn’t do that. I feel bad enough barging in here like I did...”


I turned to look at Cindy as she spoke that one heavy word. “But... there’s no room. And I don’t have any clothes and...”

“You can sleep right here, you can borrow something of mine.”

“But the chaperones would never go for that. Four girls to a room, not five”

“I can take care of that.” Beth said. “One of them is my boyfriend’s mother. I’ll just explain the situation to her. It won’t be a problem.”

“Oh...” Out of the corner of my eye I could see Cindy watching me. Her tongue darted out, tracing her bottom lip. “Well, if it’s really okay...”

“I’ll go take care of it right now.” Beth said, hopping up off her bunk and heading out the door.

I felt the slam of the door right down to my core. Her eyes were on me, burning into me. “Was it over me?”

I shrugged. “He, he, he.”

“Are we laughing here?” She asked, trying to lighten things up.

“No,” I said , rolling my eyes.

“I know you’re confused and their teasing you about a guy may be painful in light of all that’s going on.” Cindy said scooting closer, her folded leg now touching mine. “But your friend doesn’t know what’s going on. You just got out of a relationship with a guy. Why shouldn’t she assume that the person you’re into now is a guy?”

Brow furrowed, I looked away. Of course she was right, but still...

“But hey... at least now I’ll finally get you into my bed.” I closed my eyes as her warm breath neared my ear lobe. My nipples tightened against the material of my sports bra.

“Why do you say those things?” I asked, my breathing short and shallow.

“Would you rather I not?” She asked, tracing my ear with her perfect little nose.

I shook my head no.

“How about this?” She asked, running her finger lightly from my knee, up to the edge of my shorts, dipping slightly underneath the material. “Do you want me to stop this?”

I gasped as her hand slid under the hem, nearing the edge of my ever dampening panties. It was then that I heard the door swinging open on it’s hinges.

I could feel my face reddening even before I saw the person on the other side.

Beth... she stopped, pausing only slightly before trying to hide a smile as she averted her eyes and closed the door behind her, stepping all the way into the room. “Well, it’s all taken care of. You’re our guest for the evening.”

My eyes were wide, my body stiff. She had seen us. Why wasn’t she freaking out? I most certainly was! I couldn’t bring myself to look up at her. Instead I stared at my lap. My lap minus Cindy’s soft hands. When had she removed them? Glancing over, I saw her rummaging through her draws.

“What do you wear to bed?” She asked as she pulled open another drawer.

“What?” I squeaked.

Her eyes were twinkling as she glanced up at me. “To sleep in, Jen.”

“Oh... I... usually just a T-shirt.” I stuttered.

“Just a T-shirt... huh...” Cindy commented, throwing me one of hers.

Across the room Beth tried to cover up a snort of laughter.

“Well, not just a shirt.” I answered, feeling a blush creeping up again.

“Here then.” Cindy said, tossing something else my way.

I grabbed it as they hit my face and nearly choked when I saw what they were. A pair of panties, if you could call dental floss panties. I quickly covered up the thin thong with the shirt she had given me and glanced up to find a devilish grin on her sunkissed face.

“Come on.” She said. Let’s go get ready for bed.”

Nodding, I followed her. I wanted to get in and out of the bathroom before any of my roommates decided to shower. Last thing I wanted was a confrontation with them tonight.

Luckily no one was in there when we arrived. We took stalls next to each other so we could share her shampoo and soap. I bit my lip, thinking back to our first encounter in the showers. We shouldn’t dare risk that now. I could really see the look on my friends faces if they walked in on that!

Beth was just leaving when we got back to the room.

“I’d stay up here with you, but James is waiting on me downstairs.” She said as she tied her shoes. Standing to leave, I could have sworn I saw her wink at Cindy before shutting the door. Cindy just shook her head.

“Does she... know...?” I asked softly.

“She... obviously suspects something.” Cindy answered, coming to lay beside me as I stretched out on her bed. “But, as you can see, it doesn’t bother her. She’s my friend. As long as I’m happy, she doesn’t care who it’s with.”

I shook my head. I just didn’t understand it. Any of it. Why did it have to be so hard? I thought of Seth. Remembering hanging out with him this summer on the beach, cuddling by the bonfire as our friends aww’ed our cuteness at being so in love. That was so easy. So why was I so tempted to choose a life that would be so hard?


Torn from my thoughts, I looked over to the tender voiced angel next to me.

That’s why, I thought. My heart soared, my soul sung and all that sappy crap from the love songs. It was all true when I was with her.

Smiling, I assured her, “I’m okay. Really.”

Cindy smiled. “Good.”

* ~ * ~ *

Soon, the rest of Cindy’s roommates had come in and it was time for lights out. Everyone was nice to me and my discomfort with the whole situation was starting to fade. The fatigue of the day soon caught up with us and it wasn’t long before the room was filled with snores and sleepy breathing.

Sometime in the middle of the night I woke up. I’d almost forgotten where I was. But it wasn’t just a dream. Cindy was lying next to me, her head resting against my neck, arm thrown over my side, legs entangled with mine. Breathing deeply, I could smell her shampoo. I squeezed her to me.

“Mmmm...” She moaned lightly and I froze. I hadn’t wanted to wake her up. “You okay?”

“Yeah.” I whispered. “You feel wonderful.”

“So do you.” She said as she slipped her hand downward, towards the hem of my, her, shirt. “Im glad you’re here.”

I bit my lip, unable to respond as she slipped her hand under the shirt, over my hip. Her hand felt glorious against my bare skin. I pressed my lips tightly together as she caressed me, finding the edge of my panties.

“I love you in my clothes. Especially these.”

My heart felt triple in size as she squeezed my butt, dipping her finger under the thin thong. I thought it might burst out of my chest at any time. My breath was coming in gasps now, my breast heaving against hers, nothing but thin worn cotton separating us. I arched into her, fisting her hair within my hands as she began to nip at my neck.

Someone stirred behind us and we stilled as I glanced over my shoulder to see if anyone else was awake. Nothing... Good. Back to Cindy.

“Sshhh...” She mouthed to me before taking my lips into a soft, yet powerful kiss. I didn’t know what to do with myself when I was with her. I constantly felt as if I were ready to explode, to crawl out of my skin.

I tried to push her onto her back, but she stopped me. I tried again, wanting nothing more than to be on top of her, to work my way between her legs. I wanted her so badly.

“Be quite.” She whispered, smiling. “You’re gonna wake them up.”

“I can’t...” I said, somewhere between pushing her away and pulling her to me.

I nipped her ear, a little hard, making sure she heard me say, “I want to make you cum.”

There was no mistaking the moan that escaped her lips, no matter how soft she tried to make it.

“Get up.” She commanded.

I obeyed.

She took my hand and we tiptoed to the half bath across the room. Glancing backwards once to make sure everyone was still asleep, she shut the door, locking both entrances to the shared bathroom.

“You... are in so much trouble.”

“I...” Was all I could manage before being slammed against the counter. Cindy grabbed my hair, pulling my head back so she could kiss me again, this time not holding back. Gasps, wet lips crushing together, clothes being torn out of the way... these were the only sounds in the dead of night. And all it did was fuel the fire.

Cindy moved her leg between mine, pressing me harder into the counter as she ground into me. I leaned back, shivering as she moved against me. My arms went behind me, steading me as we moved. Body shaking, I recalled my dream, Cindy’s head thrown back in passion.

My eyes flew open, my arms going back to her, forcefully moving her so that she was the one against the counter. I held her still a moment. Her hair was wild, her lips swollen. It was the most beautiful sight I’d ever seen.

Pushing me back slightly, she hopped onto the counter top. Her tanned legs were bare. I ran my hands up them, under her shirt which was now stretched and pulled. I lifted it off of her. Tiny goosebumps covered her skin... the tops of her perfect breasts. I nuzzled them, breathing her in, running my hands over her... to her panties. I froze, pulling back from her. I slipped my finger into the material tugging it downward.

Cindy smiled, moving her bottom to help me get them off of her. I slowly, shyly moved my eyes downward, admiring her naked form. My face was surely the brightest shade of red as my gazed leveled with her... pussy. I shivered at the word, and the sight.

Her giggle brought me back.

“What?” I asked, suddenly self conscious.

“You’re cute.”

“Cute?” I asked, sounding insulted.

“In a very sexy way.” She reassured me.

I leaned in for another kiss and was shocked at the feel of her trim pussy against my stomach.

“Do you remember what I said out there?”

She nodded.

I pushed her legs apart as I kissed her neck, her shoulder, the top of her breast... Soon I found myself on my knees... between hers.

I closed my eyes breathing her in as I nuzzled her thigh with my nose. I then licked her thigh, softly then pointedly. I could feel her muscles tighten up, encouraging me. Her scent was taking me over and as nervous as I was, I found myself diving right in. Being eaten out is my favorite thing, so my natural instincts guided me as I moved my tongue in circles around her sensitive bud. I gave to her everything I’d ever wanted I listened to the cues her body gave me as she writhed against the counter. I stilled her hips as I licked and sucked and kissed and probed. I closed my eyes drinking her in, devouring her.

Soon, she began to quiver. I almost stopped, thinking I had done something wrong.

“No, don’t.... stop....” She whispered, pushing my head back down. So I didn’t. Not when she began to shake again, not when she squeezed my head between her legs, not even when I thought she might rip my hair right out. Finally she let go of my hair with one hand. She put it to her mouth, biting down as she came, moaning, bucking, then releasing me as she collapsed.

I did it.

I made her orgasm.

I made her cum...