“Didn’t you notice the way he was with her? How close he got? The way he’d glare at other men? I’m telling you guys, Max and Aria are a thing.”
She looked at each of her friends in turn. All of them seemed to come up with an argument, before remaining silent. It was because they knew she was telling the truth.
“We don’t know for sure.”
“Okay, how much more evidence do we need? Don’t you think it’s a little suspicious how they both went away on a mini-vacation at the same time, and neither of them are comfortable talking about it?” She let that sink in before moving on. “I’ve seen the way Max has been watching her. Didn’t you guys notice him touching her thigh beneath the table?”
“It sounds to me like you’ve been stalking them more than watching,” Trey said.
“Something was off with them. I knew it the other week when I walked in on them in the kitchen. Aria looked all flushed, but I didn’t have a single clue what it was.”
Everyone was silent, and she waited, looking at Molly.
“What do you think?” she asked the other woman.
“There’s a chance it could be true, but why would they keep it a secret?”
“Aria hates Max. I think you guys are seeing things,” Dale said.
“But, honey, you said so yourself. He’d been acting strangely for the past couple of weeks,” Molly said, putting her hand on Dale’s. “He doesn’t date anymore or hang out with any of the single guys. You said he does his job and goes and picks up Aria from work.”
“We also know he walks her to and from work. They are pretty much together whenever they’re not at work.”
“It doesn’t mean anything though,” Trey said. “We all know Max has guilt about the way he treated her in high school.”
“They’re keeping it a secret,” Molly said.
“Why?” Dale asked.
“Because, it’s just sex for now,” June said, speaking up. “Think about it. Aria is supposed to be a virgin. She went on that one date and the guy never showed, but Max did.”
“You don’t think Max was the date?” Molly asked.
“No, it’s too obvious.” June sipped at her drink, trying to figure out a way to bring Max and Aria out in the open for all of them. “Aria doesn’t want us to know.”
“Look, you two can play matchmaker and assume all you want. We know our friend, and if Max wanted us to know, we’d know.”
“Not if Aria’s asked him to keep it a secret,” June said. “Think about it, Aria’s not been easily charmed by him, has she? It all makes sense.”
“Nah, I still think this is a little far-fetched,” Dale said.
“Actually, I don’t think it is.” Trey spoke up.
June looked toward her husband.
“It does make sense. Aria not wanting anyone to know. Max being more willing than either of us has ever seen him to keep it a secret. I don’t like it, but it works. It explains why he’s not been talking about his partners. Even at the parlor, he doesn’t talk about the kind of women he’s been with.”
“He used to?” June asked.
“All the time,” Dale said in agreement. “Honestly, getting him to shut up about it is the problem.”
Molly let out a gasp. “What if he has feelings for Aria? He won’t talk about the girl he’s with. He’s always around Aria as much as possible. He’s jealous, as we saw with how pissed-off he looked at the bar. It all makes a lot of sense.”
June smiled. “Max and Aria. Our two friends, and it’ll complete our group.”
“The only question remains, how are we going to bring them together?” Dale asked. “I kind of like this. It’s conspiring behind Max’s back. It kind of makes up for all those times in high school he’d play pranks on us.”
“We can’t just throw it out there and hope they’ll tell us the truth. We’ve got to bring them together, and one day, they’ll screw up, and we’ll get to see what they’re like as a couple.”
“I hope you’re right about this,” Trey said. “And we’re not going to, you know, hurt them by exposing them.”
“How could we hurt them?” June asked.
“They’re keeping their relationship secret for a reason. We need to respect that even if we want to find out the truth.” Trey shrugged. “None of us would appreciate anyone meddling in our life. We can’t just start paying more attention to the two of them.”
“For all we know, Max is getting sex out of the deal, and all he’s got to do is keep his mouth shut. Max always knows what he wants, and right now it’s Aria. If in a couple of weeks or months, he wants someone new, we’d have taken it from them to do something like that.” Dale finished off his beer. “You want another round? I don’t mind you keep talking about this without me. I don’t need to see all the seedy details.” Dale got up from the booth and walked to the bar.
“Shoot, this sucks,” she said. “Aria should be able to tell us about this, don’t you think?”
“I think Aria will tell us
when she’s ready, and until then, we should just support her decision,” Molly said.
June agreed, but she was still going to try to find some way to draw her friend out. She had to.
The moment they entered Aria’s apartment, Max pressed her up against the door, keeping her hands above her head as he claimed her lips.
He couldn’t stand to have another man touch her. She belonged to him and only him. He’d been the first man inside her cunt, and he was going to be the last.
“Keep your hands there.” He lifted up her dress until it was around her waist.
“Don’t you want to take this into the bedroom?”
“There’s no fucking time. I’m not going to waste a moment.” He pulled his cock from his jeans, and then, without a condom, he lifted her up and slid her down on his naked cock.
“No time. Do you want me to stop?” He held still within her, prepared to stop.
“No, please, don’t stop. You feel so good.” He pulled out of her, only to slam back inside, fucking her harder. He took her lips and wanted more of her all to himself. He didn’t want to share her. These feelings he was having with her, they were more than just the sex. He felt completely and totally obsessed with this woman. He wanted her every second of every single day. No other woman had ever come this close to making him feel this way. He knew how Trey and Dale felt with their women. If they felt this way toward June and Molly, he totally understood why they married their women, why they spent all of their time wanting to make them happy.
With Aria, he wanted her to be happy. To see her smile, to watch her laugh. He pulled out of her tight pussy, slamming inside, knowing he didn’t want anyone else for the rest of his life. She was it for him. He wondered if other men had this same feeling when they finally found the one. Either way, he was completely besotted with her, and that need wasn’t going away. It was only getting stronger with every passing second.
Slipping his fingers between them, he stroked her pussy. He was a greedy man when it came to her orgasms. He wanted them all to himself, every single little one.
“Max, you feel so good. Don’t stop.”
Riding her pussy, he felt her come, and watched her as she threw her head back, screaming for more. Holding her in place, he fucked her hard, taking what belonged to him, and when he came, he didn’t pull out. He slammed in deep, filling her with his cum.