That's Life, Part 3
by Nathan Warford
Ever since Danielle had hooked up with Alexis, she was not afraid to express the fact that she was bisexual. She and Alexis even sometimes kissed in public. Their public displays of affection did not provoke negative thoughts about the two lovers, but instead brought about whoops and whistles from some of the guys and a few girls. It turned out that most of the straight people on campus were very accepting and open-minded. And even if there was the occasional homophobe that they came across, Danielle and Alexis knew that their union was much stronger than their individual forces combined, and they were not afraid to stand up to that occasional homophobe.
It was junior year of college. Danielle had just finished her last final for the first quarter. Quite tired from her week of finals, when Danielle had finished the long test, she went straight back to her dorm room and threw herself down on the bed that she and Alexis shared. Seconds after she landed, Danielle was asleep. At about 5:00 pm, Danielle was awoken by the feel of someone's lips on her face. By the way that this person was kissing her, Danielle knew who it was without even opening her eyes. "Hey, Al," she said.
"Hello, Dan," Alexis replied.
The blonde opened her green eyes and looked into Alexis' blue. "What's up?"
"Not much. Looks like you had a tiring week."
"Yeah. These damn finals. I'm glad they're over."
"I know what you mean. Anyway, now that you're awake, I was wondering what you were planning to do over the break."
"Well, I haven't made any plans with anybody, but I suspect that's what I'm about to do with you."
"Well, I was gonna go back home for the break and visit my parents. Maybe I could invite you and your family to my house for Christmas?"
"Wow. That sounds fantastic. Of course I'll have to talk it over with them. Also, I'll need to know where your home is."
"Oh. I'm from Santa Monica."
"Santa Monica, California?"
"I used to be from Santa Barbara."
"Really? Not that far."
"My parents and I moved here after I graduated."
"Why did you move?"
The memories of her latter high school years flooded back into Danielle's mind. "It's quite a story."
"Tell me. I have three weeks to learn more about you."
"It was about two years ago, junior year of high school. I was a cheerleader for my school's football team, for which my boyfriend, Josh, was the quarterback. I had known Josh for almost as long as I had known my best friend, Erica. Anyway, Erica was sleeping over at my house one night. Before we got home, Erica and I got caught in a rain storm, so when we got home, we had to strip down to our underwear. I think that may have been what prompted Erica to say what she said to me that night."
"What was that?"
"'I love you'."
"She said, 'I love you'? What bad could come of that?"
"We were best friends and I thought she said, 'I love you' out of a love that one would have for a sister. So, I said, 'I love you too'. But, she took it the wrong way and kissed me."
"That still sounds good."
"But I didn't know that I was bisexual back then. I told her that there was a misunderstanding, and then she ran out of the house."
"Into the rain?"
"Into the rain."
"That night, I couldn't get the thought of Erica out of my mind. The kiss had sparked something inside me. That was the day I knew that I was attracted to girls. I figured that I would tell Erica the next time I saw her, but that day never came. She had run away from home." Alexis gasped. "Josh was hosting a victory celebration for a win that the team. Sam, one of Josh's teammates, had a crush on Erica, so I had to break the news to him during the celebration. The question, 'why' came up, and I told everyone what had happened. Sam was disappointed, but Josh was happy."
"Because he was a fucking homophobe."
"So, I had to break the news to him as well that I was bisexual. I told him that my attraction to girls had no effect on the way I felt about him, but it certainly had an effect on the way he felt about me. In the end, I was the one that broke up with him when I gave him a shot to the crotch."
"Sam was just about the only person in the entire school that understood. Why he and I never hooked up I don't know. But that one night started a cascade of effects that almost destroyed my life. I lost my best friend, I lost my boyfriend, and I even lost most of my other friends who were also homophobes." Alexis had started to cry. "I had to endure punishment from so many people at my school until I finally graduated. My parents and I moved here to be sure that I would never have to see any of those people again." By now, Danielle was crying and Alexis was on the verge of breaking down. "When I got here, I hid my sexuality to be sure that the same thing wouldn't happen, even to you, who I had fallen in love with. But then I met you at that club. We went back to the room and expressed our love for each other in the most wonderful way possible. My prayers had been answered and I was me again. I was Danielle Michaels, I was bisexual, and I was proud of it."
Alexis could not speak. All that the brunette could do was cry out loud and embrace her lover. They both broke down and held each other tightly, tears of joy and repressed turmoil flowing freely from their eyes. Neither of them were able to contain the intense emotions that were running through their heads.
After more than an hour of just crying and embracing each other, Danielle and Alexis sat up and dried each other's tears. Alexis was the first to speak. "So, I guess that means you don't want to spend Christmas at my place."
"Now Alexis, I never said that. It just brought back some unpleasant memories, that's all. I would love to spend Christmas with you at your house. Besides, all of those demons I told you about, I think I'm ready to face them."
"That's it, Dan! Show those people you're not afraid of who you are!"
There was a knock on the door. "That should be my parents." Alexis nodded. Danielle opened the door to greet her parents. "Hi Mom, hi Dad," she said.
"Hello, Danielle," said the blonde's father. "Hello, Alexis," he said, seeing Alexis sitting on her bed."
"Hi, Mr. Michaels," replied Alexis.
"How were finals?" asked Danielle's mother.
Danielle said, "They were stressful, but we managed."
"Ready for some dinner, Danielle?" asked her father.
"Yes, I'm quite hungry."
"You're welcome to join us, Alexis."
The brunette said, "Well, since my flight doesn't leave for the next couple of days, why not?"
As the four of them were having dinner, Danielle told her parents about Alexis' idea for the three of them to visit her family for the break. Alexis had already cleared the idea with her parents and all that was needed was agreement from Danielle's parents. Danielle and Alexis were very happy when they agreed.
The next day, Danielle and her parents tried to book a flight to Los Angeles. However, the flight that Alexis was taking only had one opening left. Danielle's parents told Danielle that she could go with Alexis on her flight and that they would catch another flight the day after.
Danielle and Alexis had a fabulous time in southern California over the break. They frequently went out for coffee, dinner, or a movie, and sometimes went out to clubs. They also took a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain to check out some of the new attractions. Danielle had not been to Magic Mountain in nearly three years because of the move. If she and her parents had not decided to move two years before, Danielle would have probably gone on the roller coaster X when it was first opened.
Everyone had a feast on Christmas Eve. Danielle's and Alexis' parents had went to the market and had brought back a turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and egg nog. Danielle and Alexis found it funny that Merry Christmas to You supported having turkey for Christmas and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree backed up having pumpkin pie for Christmas when those foods were generally considered Thanksgiving foods.
That night, Alexis was very excited with anticipation of the next day. The brunette tossed and turned, hoping that a more comfortable position would help her sleep. "Al?" Danielle asked.
"Sorry, Dan," said Alexis. "Was I keeping you awake?"
"It's okay. What's going on?"
"I'm just really excited about tomorrow."
"I need something to calm me down."
Danielle smiled and said in a very seductive way, "You know, in my psych class, I've heard that physical therapy helps." She drew Alexis close to her and kissed her passionately on the lips. Danielle's and Alexis' tongues met and their arms wrapped around each other.
"Wait," Alexis said, breaking the kiss. "I was hoping that we could do this tomorrow."
"But now I'm all wet! Can't we open one present early this year?"
"Well, the kiss did make me pretty hot. Also, we can do this tomorrow anyway, right?"
Danielle and Alexis started kissing each other passionately again, their bodies entwining and their mouths melding. Since they were only in their bra and panties, it was not long before they were naked. "Hold on," Danielle said. "your parents are right behind our wall. What if they hear us?"
Alexis said, "I don't care if they hear us and neither should you. Don't you remember what you told me in our dorm after finals ended? Who did you tell me you were?"
Danielle smiled and said, "I'm Danielle Michaels, I'm bisexual, and I'm proud."
"Make love to me Danielle Michaels."
With that, Danielle repositioned herself so that she and Alexis were in a 69 position. With their wet pussies in each other's faces, they took a hold of each other's hips and sucked their lover's hot muff into their mouths. They were both immediately moaning and sighing in pleasure on the bed. Alexis inserted her tongue into Danielle's canal, making Danielle moan a little louder, and Danielle gave Alexis the same treatment. In this position, both girls seemed to mirror each other. If one did something, the other did the exact same thing without missing a beat.
"God, you taste good," Alexis said through Danielle's dripping pussy.
"So do you," said the blonde.
"I'm so happy I'm here with you."
"I love you Alexis."
Danielle inserted two of her fingers into Alexis' highly lubricated hole and concentrated her mouth on Alexis' erect clit. Alexis' cried in pleasure and did the same for Danielle, also making her cry out. The then took her other hand and started fingering Danielle's ass hole, causing a loud moan to come from the blonde's mouth. Danielle returned the favor. After their rectal muscles had relaxed, they applied a small bit of pressure to each other's back doors, making each other grunt a little.
The stimulation on their clits, pussies, and ass holes was driving both girls crazy, urging each other to go further, resulting in a continuous cycle that was pushing them both toward what they could tell would be amazing orgasms. They were moaning, groaning, and writhing on the bed, juices flowing freely from their cunts over each other's faces and onto the bed, both of them close to orgasm. Danielle felt Alexis' finger enter her ass, driving her to her plateau, and brought Alexis to the edge as her finger entered her puckered hole as well. "Alexis!" Danielle cried out. "I'm gonna cum!"
"Shit!" cried Alexis. "I'm cumming too!"
"I love you, Alexis!"
"I love you too, Danielle!"
They both felt their orgasms hit at the same time, sending waves of immense pleasure through their young bodies. Although their bodies were jerking violently, they were both ravenous for their lover's love-juices and held their hips in place, savoring every drop of each other's honey. Still in their cycle of pushing each other further, they managed to bring each other to a second mutual orgasm, letting each other taste even more of their girl-cum, making the bed even more wet.
Finally, they came down from their massive mutual double-orgasm and collapsed next to each other, gasping for air. After several minutes in a semi-conscious state of post-orgasmic bliss, Alexis came back down to earth. She found one of Danielle's hands and took it in her own. This brought Danielle back to her senses as well and she held Alexis' hand as well. "Well, what do you know," Alexis said, looking at the digital clock on her dresser next to the bed, "it's Christmas already."
Danielle looked to see that the clock read 12:42. "So it is," she said. Danielle switched her position so that she was looking at Alexis' face. The two girls looked into each other's eyes, seeing the love and caring that they had for each other. "Think you can sleep now?"
"After such an intense orgasm, I can barely keep my eyes open."
"Good night, my love."
"Good night." They both fell asleep holding each other tightly.
Day broke and everyone went to the Christmas tree to open the presents that they had gotten for each other. Danielle's and Alexis' parents got them two DVD wrapped together, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Since The Matrix was their favorite movie, their parents decided to get them the sequels.
"Here's a present for you," Danielle said, handing a wrapped box to Alexis.
Alexis read the card:
To Al with my fondest of love. I saw how much fun you had at Magic Mountain, and hopefully this will give you an adrenaline rush like that you get on a roller coaster.
Alexis unwrapped the gift and opened the box. Under a bunch of Styrofoam Alexis found a bungee cord and a strap for her feet. "Bungee equipment," she said.
"I used to go to the Bridge to Nowhere with my dad when I was younger," Danielle said. "You like it?"
"I love it." Alexis then gave a wrapped box to Danielle. "Here's one for you."
Danielle took it and examined it for a moment. It was only about four inches think in all dimensions. "It looks kinda small," Danielle said.
"Just open the damn thing," said Alexis.
The card read:
Dan, may this present represent my undying love for you.
Danielle was a bit skeptical because of the present's small size, but opened it anyway. Inside the box was a jewelry case. She opened the box and saw a beautiful diamond ring looking back at her. Danielle's eyes widened, her jaw dropped, and she gasped.
"I've been saving up my money for this since we started seeing each other. I had a feeling that I might need to buy one of these for you some day."
A tear ran down Danielle's cheek. "Oh, my God," the blonde said, knowing what was coming.
Alexis took Danielle's hand and said, "Danielle Michaels, will you marry me?"
Danielle looked into Alexis' bright blue eyes. She smiled and said, "Yes, of course I will!" She took the ring out of its box, put it around her left ring finger and jumped into Alexis' arms. Cheers and applause went up from the parents. They went to their daughters, hugged and kissed them, and wished them luck on the new life that they were going to share.
Danielle, still weeping tears of joy, said to Alexis, "This is the best Christmas present that I can get. This is infinitely more special than that stupid bungee equipment I got you."
"Maybe not," Alexis said.
"What do you mean?"
"Let me take you to the Bridge to Nowhere and I'll tell you." After letting their parents know that they were going to the Bridge to Nowhere bungee site, Danielle and Alexis left.
They got to the bridge and got their equipment set up. Alexis had strapped her feet into the harness when Danielle asked. "Alexis, how could bungee jumping be just as special as an engagement ring?"
Alexis said, "Why don't we get married here? We'll have the reception here, we'll say our vows right where we're standing, and when it's time to kiss the bride, we jump."
"Great idea, Alexis. You always know how to work things out."
Alexis secured one end of the bungee cord to her harness while Danielle secured the other end to the Bridge. Alexis made her way to the edge of the bridge and spread her arms. "Okay," Danielle said. "Five, four, three, two, one, go!"
Alexis jumped off the side of the bridge, screaming as if on a roller coaster. Several seconds passed and the bungee cord snapped back, giving Alexis' body a slight jolt. "Whoo hoo!" Alexis cried. "That rocked!"
When Alexis got back to the bridge, she got out of the harness and gave it to Danielle. Danielle had managed to get her right foot unto the harness when Alexis said, "Hey, what's that?"
Danielle looked to see that Alexis was pointing at something on the other side of the bridge. Danielle saw someone standing at the edge, looking down at the ground far below the bridge. The person was wearing ragged and torn clothes that obviously had not been washed in a long time. The person had long, dirty blonde hair, also probably from not having a shower in a long time. The hair was probably much lighter than it appeared. "Hello?" Danielle said to the figure.
"Stay away," the person said, not looking at Danielle. It was a female voice.
Alexis was horrified to see that the girl was not wearing any kind of bungee device or parachute. "Oh my God, she's jumping."
"Both of you, go away and let me die in peace," the girl said.
"Listen to me," Danielle said, "you don't want to do this."
"If you knew what I've been through, you wouldn't try to stop me."
"Listen, I'm a psych major. I've learned a few thing about how the human mind works, and I can help you."
"You can't help me. No one can help me."
There was something familiar in the girl's voice. "Please," Danielle insisted, "get away from the edge and talk to me. Let someone try to help you."
"No! Just go away. You don't wanna watch me do this."
"You're right. I don't wanna watch you do this. I don't want you to do this at all."
The girl turned her head toward the sky, as if talking to God. "Before I go, I wanna say something. If you know this girl, relay this message to her: Danielle Michaels, it was you who killed me." Danielle gasped and suddenly remembered whose voice it belonged to. "I hope you burn in hell!"
"Erica! Wait!" But it was too late the girl had already jumped.
All logic and common sense left Danielle's mind and instinct completely took control. Without thinking or knowing what she was doing, Danielle leaped over the edge after the girl. "Danielle!" Alexis called after her. All that Alexis could do was stare in horror, hoping that if Danielle caught Erica, the bungee cord would have enough strength to not snap under the force of both girls' body weight.
Danielle had straightened out her body into an aerodynamic needle to keep her speed up. She was inching closer and closer to Erica, whose body was open as if doing a belly flop. Danielle reached her arms as far as she could. Danielle grabbed Erica and took her into her arms, causing the girl to cry out in surprise.
Suddenly, the bungee cord snapped back. Searing pain shot throughout Danielle's leg and the blonde screamed in agony. "Let go of me!" Erica cried. She threw her head back, hitting Danielle right in the face. Danielle cried out in pain, but held on. Erica hit Danielle in the face several times with the back of her head, but Danielle still held on. Danielle's vision started to blur as the young girl in her arms kept beating her with her head. Even through the excruciating pain that she was enduring, Danielle would not give in. The last thing that Danielle experienced before she lost consciousness was a shift in the force of gravity and a hard surface pressing against her back.
Danielle woke up in a warm bed. She was lying on her back with bright lights in her eyes. "What?" Danielle said in a weak voice. "Where am I?"
"Danielle!" the blonde heard a voice cry. "You're all right!" She recognized the voice as that of Alexis. She saw the brunette leap on top of her and embrace her tightly. Danielle remembered what had happened and returned the embrace. Both of them started crying, very grateful that Danielle was alive and safe.
When Alexis broke their embrace, Danielle sat up and found herself in a white room. "Where am I?" she asked.
"A medical hospital in Los Angeles. You got a black eye, a broken nose, and a dislocated hip. You're gonna be in a cast for several weeks."
Danielle realized that there was a cast around her right leg. "What happened?" she asked.
"The bungee cord as only secured to one of your feet and it was carrying the weight of both you and Erica. The backlash from the bungee dislocated your hip. Erica must not have known who it was that was trying to save her, so she hit you with the back of her head to get you to let her fall to her death."
The memory of what had happened earlier shot back into Danielle's mind. "Erica! Where's Erica?"
"She's all right. I pulled both of you back up to the bridge. I'm surprised that you were able to hold onto her for as long as you did."
"Where is she now?"
Alexis' head lowered. "In jail."
Danielle gasped. "Why?"
"For robbery, drug abuse, and attempted suicide."
"And it's all my fault." Danielle buried her face in her hands and started crying. Alexis wrapped her arms around Danielle to comfort her. "I have to see her."
"I'm sure you will soon."
"No. I have to see her now."
"Now? But you're still recovering."
"I can recover when we get home. I have to see her now so that I can repair the damage that I've done."
"Well, the doctors say that you're well enough to move. Okay." Alexis helped Danielle out of bed and gave her a pair of crutches. Danielle followed Alexis to a dressing room where her casual clothes were waiting. Alexis helped Danielle change into her clothes and then took her out to the waiting room where their parents were waiting.
Alexis drove Danielle to the jail where Erica was being held. They asked to visit Erica, and the guard let them through. As the guard took them through the jail, Danielle and Alexis saw Erica on the bed in one of the cells, facing away from them. Her clothes had been changed and her hair had been washed, restoring it to its natural light blonde. "Erica," the guard said. "You have visitors."
"Tell them to go away," Erica said, not moving.
"I'm sorry," the guard told Danielle and Alexis. "I can't let you see her if she doesn't want to be seen."
"Please," Danielle said, "I have to talk to her."
"I'm sorry Ma'am, but--"
"Eric!" Danielle called. Suddenly, Erica sat up in her bed. She slowly turned around to see who it was that had called her by the nickname that her friend had called her four years before. She turned and saw Danielle looking back at her. Erica slowly walked toward Danielle and Danielle walked toward Erica was well. The two girls met at the cell bars. Erica took a good long look at the girl in front of her, making sure that it was who she thought it was. "Erica," Danielle said, "Do you recognize my face? Do you know who I am?"
Erica's hazel eyes filled with tears. "Dan?" she said. Danielle smiled when Erica remembered her. Erica smiled as well and the two embraced through the bars. and they both completely broke down, crying harder than they ever had before. Words could not express the intense emotions that both girls were feeling. Alexis shed a few tears as well as she looked upon the joyous reunion between Danielle and Erica.
Part 4 is coming soon. Please give me your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your support is very much appreicated.