Page 17 of Hero Next Door

Good looking and all mine… at least for the minute. I want to savor every second of this.

“You are beautiful, Esme,” Theo whispers as he rests his forehead against mine. He’s staring deeply in to my eyes with a look of feelings so deep it nearly knocks me sideways. It must be the drink because he can’t really feel that way about me. No way. It’s only been one night. He can’t know me well enough, but it still feels delicious to have his eyes up on me in that way, even if it’s only for a moment. I can enjoy this second for exactly what it is…

But I have to admit that my attention keeps drifting, focusing on the way that his cock is teasing my entrance, never quite giving me what I want. I’m hungry for more pleasure, he has unleashed a dragon of desire inside of me, and I can’t put it back to bed. I roll my hips, slipping him inside of me because I can’t hack it any longer.

“Oh fuck, fuck me,” I rasp out desperately. “Fuck me, Theo. I need you. All of you.”

I grab tightly on to his muscular arms, feeling them flex with excitement as he thrusts in to me over and over again. The sounds of our bodies clapping together fills the room, matched only by the sounds of need bursting free from us. This is lust, this is powerful connection, this is a bond that I simply can’t explain…

And that bond only wraps tighter around us as we come together hard and fast, shuddering and vibrating at the same time, kissing hard and fast to swallow up one another’s screams. It’s a phenomenally exciting moment, one that has my head spinning like crazy. I want to stay like this with Theo forever, wrapped around one another, kissing like there is no tomorrow, loving each other in a way that I’m sure neither of us knew that we needed.

I don’t want to think about what will happen tomorrow, what will happen in one minute’s time, I just want to enjoy this, all of this for exactly what it is. With every pounding beat of my heart I am grateful to Theo for giving me this bliss, for washing me in happiness when all I have felt is stress and sadness for far too long.

If only this could last…

Chapter 8 – Theo

“I… I have to go…” If I thought that Esme was red before she came in to my house, she was beet root by the time we both calmed down after sleeping together. She freaked out, she sobered up, she gathered her clothes up in an instant and she ran off. I wanted to hold her all night long, but I never got that chance… “I will see you later.”

Because of that I barely slept, I kept thinking about Esme all night long, and now… well, now I’m at work, barely keeping up with the banter because my head is all over the place. I keep trying to analyze what I did wrong, what I might have done to set her along the path of terror and running away, and there is so much.

Well, actually I don’t know what I did wrong. I keep thinking that I might have done things wrong, but I’m not so sure. I’m just picking up on anything, trying to find ways to make things right again because I have to. I want to, I don’t feel like I have any choice. I like Esme a lot and I don’t want to lose her so quickly… even if I just get to keep her as a friend from now on. She’s my next door neighbor and she’s sweet. Plus, I still want to help her with her job. Since that is the thing bringing her down, I don’t want to make things worse for her.

“Theo, hey…” Freddie pokes me in the side, shaking me from my thoughts of the red haired beauty who I can’t get out of my mind. “What’s going on with you? I haven’t ever seen you this quiet before?”

There is no way in hell that I’m going to tell my friends about what happened. They will rip me to shreds and honestly I’m not in the right place of mind to be able to handle teasing about Esme. My ex-wife, fine, but her… no I’m still feeling all weird and sensitive about it. I still want to work out what’s happening first.

“Tired, mate.” I offer him a lop sided smile. “Struggling to sleep in the new house. Can’t get used to it.”

“Maybe you need to take on some more night shifts and sleep here. Then you’ll stop being a miserable fuck.”

I laugh loudly. “You know what, that sounds like a good idea, but that might be because I’m so shattered at the moment. I don’t really think that’s the way for me to get used to my new house though. To avoid it.”

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