“Yeah, I wish I had free, live-in babysitting services.” I mumbled as he went up the stairs and Lucky walked over to me and kissed me on the cheek.

“What’s the problem now, Grumpy?” She teased me and grabbed my hand and led me over to the couch.

“I’m not grumpy.” I made a face at her as we sat down.

“Uh huh.” She grinned and rubbed her fingers across my cheeks and lips.

“Did you sleep well?” I smiled at her. “No nightmares from earlier, right?”

“No nightmares. I had very sweet dreams.” She slipped a finger into my mouth and I sucked on it as I stared back at her.

“Oh yeah? What did you dream?”

“I dreamt that we didn’t have any complications in the car.”

“Oh yeah?”

“Yeah.” She removed her finger and replaced it with her tongue, allowing it to trace the lines of my lips before plunging into my mouth. “I dreamt that we had no problems at all.”

“Was it everything that you imagined?” I breathed heavily as my pants suddenly felt tighter.

“Not really.” She shook her head with wide eyes. “I hadn’t imagined you bending me over the hood of the car like that.”

“What?” I mouthed back, enraptured by her words.

“Yeah,” She grinned back at me. “Sex in a car I’d imagined before. But sex in the parking lot, sprawled out on top of the car wasn’t something I’d ever thought about.”

“I’ve thought about it before.” I laughed and captured her darting tongue with my lips. “I’ve pictured your tight little ass up high in the air as I’ve f**ked you from behind as you gripped onto the metal and cried out my name begging for me to never stop.”

“Really?” This time it was her breathing that was heavy and deep and she moved in closer to me. “You’ve never told me that before.”

“I didn’t want to scare you.” My hand slid up from her waist and cupped her breast. “I didn’t want you to think I was a sex fiend.”

“But I already know you’re a sex fiend.” She gasped as my fingers pinched her nipple.

“But that’s not all that I want.” I whispered against her lips.

“I know.”

“Though, sometimes I do think of pushing it further, taking it to the extreme.”

“What’s extreme?” She gasped, her pupils dilated as my other hand found its way to her other breast.

“I don’t know.” I shifted in the seat and she moved over quickly and straddled my lap. “What’s extreme to me may not be extreme to you.”

“Public sex isn’t extreme.” She smiled down as she gyrated on my lap.

“I guess it depends on how public.”

“Not where anyone can see.” She laughed and my hands played with her long hair.

“Isn’t that part of the thrill? That someone may see?”

“I don’t want anyone to see.” Her eyes were wide and I slid my hands up under her top and caressed her waist.

“No one has to see.” I shook my head. “I don’t want anyone to see you either.”

“Okay, good.”

“I was thinking we should write our own vows.” I burst out and she stopped in mid-gyration, her face looking puzzled.

“What?” She looked down at me, and I lifted her up and shifted her slightly so that she wasn’t sitting directly on my hardness. I wasn’t sure I would be able to resist f**king her on the couch if she remained in that position.

“Sorry, completely different thought, but I was thinking that maybe we can write our own vows. As opposed to just saying the words the church provides.”

“Oh okay.” She looked pleasantly surprised. “Sure, we can do that.”

“Good.” I kissed her nose. “And maybe we should stop with the public sex talk right now. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to stop myself from ripping off your clothes and taking you right here if we keep up.”

“I don’t mind.” She started moving back and forth on my lap.

“You may not mind, but I’m not sure if Noah will be too happy to walk back downstairs and see us f**king in the living room.”

“Oh yeah.” She blushed red and moved off of my lap. “I forgot.”

“You didn’t have to move away completely. I kinda liked the feel of you on me.” I tried to pull her back on top of me and she shook her head.

“Not right now.”

“Then when?” I groaned, starting to feel a bit grumpy again.

“Tonight.”

“Promise?” I asked hopefully.

“Yes, as soon as Noah comes back we can go to the bedroom, lock the door and have our wicked ways with each other.”

“You promise to be wicked with me?” My eyes were alight with mischief, and she hit me in the shoulder as I started laughing.

“I’ll be as wicked with you as you are with me.”

“Then it promises to be a very wicked night.” I winked at her and she gave me a slightly wary look. I looked at the clock and prayed that whatever Noah had to do would be done very quickly.

Chapter 5

Noah

I left the house feeling guilty. Zane and Lucky were on the couch looking like all they wanted to do was rip each other’s clothes off, and I was the one stopping them from doing just that. I felt so guilty that I almost decided to stay home, but I knew that I had to go and see Robin. I needed to know where we stood. I was fed up of feeling unsure and jealous. And I was also worried that Leo was already attempting to make his move. He was Zane’s best friend and also a friend of mine, but I knew that all was fair in love and war. If Robin had affected him as much as she had affected me, then I knew that he would be trying to get her back.

I pulled up into the parking lot and sat there for a few minutes thinking about what I wanted to say. I didn’t really know what would be appropriate. It wasn’t like I could express my undying love and wish to marry her. I wasn’t really sure if that would ever happen for us, though I hoped that one day that it could. I liked Robin a lot, and she had really touched my life, but I didn’t really know her. I wanted to know her better. I wanted to continue developing our relationship. But I didn’t know if I had already ruined that opportunity.

I got out of the car slowly, walked to her apartment, and knocked on the door with my heart in my mouth. I could hear the television on as I waited and I wondered if she would be happy or mad to see me as she opened the door.

“Coming, I’m just getting my purse.” I heard her call out and I realized she must think I was some delivery man. I smiled to myself at the thought of getting to eat some delicious food as we talked; I was slightly hungry.

“Hey, sorry about that.” She opened the door, looking sexy and frazzled with a bunch of notes in her hand. “I was just getting the money.” She looked up at me, and her expression looked shocked as she made eye contact with me. “Noah.”

“Yes, it’s me.” I laughed. “Not the food. Though, I’ll pay if you let me share it with you.”

“I didn’t know you were coming over.” She bit her lower lip.

“Can I come in?” I smiled. “I promise I don’t bite.”

“I, uh, I kinda have company.” Her face flushed and my heart stilled.

“Oh?” Please don’t let it be Leo.

“I, uh,” she stammered and paused as we both heard footsteps walking to the door. I looked around her body and into the apartment, and saw Leo standing there with a bottle of wine in his hands.

“I see.” I nodded and gave her a sad look. “I guess I know where I stand.”

“No.” She shook her head and grabbed my hand. “It’s not like that.”

“Uh huh.” I pulled my hand away from her and she stepped out of the door.

“He just showed up as well, but about 10 minutes ago.”

“I see.” I looked at her with doubt in my eyes.

“It’s true.” Leo walked to the door and stared at me. “I guess we both had the same idea.” I turned to look at him and he gave me a short smile, which I returned. I stared at the two of them standing there, and I knew that my next move was most probably the most important move I could make. If I left right now, I was possibly throwing them into each other’s arms. It would be like accepting defeat.

“Well, if you don’t mind, maybe I can come in as well.” I squared my shoulders and gave Robin my most dazzling smile.

“I, uh,” she stared into my eyes and gave me a half smile.

“Great.” I grinned and walked into the door. “Good to see you, Leo. I hope you don’t mind that I’m crashing the party as well.”

“Yeah, I don’t mind.” He frowned at me and we all stood there awkwardly for a few moments.

“Wine, anyone?” Robin walked towards the kitchen quickly without looking at either of us, and Leo and I followed behind her.

“May the best man win,” Leo gave me another short smile and I nodded.

“To the best man.”

***

“So Zane’s going to plan the wedding?” Robin’s eyes were wide with excitement as she stared at me. “That is so romantic.”

“Yeah, it was my idea.” I nodded, happy that I had all of her attention, even though she was sitting next to Leo on the couch. “I think it will really take the pressure off of her.”

“Wow, that’s just an awesome idea.”

“Really?” Leo frowned. “Not to be rude, but Zane knows shit about weddings. This is meant to be Lucky’s one big day. She doesn’t want a picnic catered by McDonalds. That’s not going to be the wedding of her dreams.”

“Zane’s not going to cater his wedding with McDonalds.” I shot back at him.

“Oh yeah, better yet: Papa John’s.”

“Now, now, guys.” Robin smiled at both of us gently. “I think it’s a cute idea. I mean, there is a lot of potential for Zane to mess it up, but it’s still a good idea.”

“My brother won’t mess it up. Plus, I’ll help him.”

“Because you know better?” Leo laughed. “That’s the blind leading the blind.”

“At least I’ve had a real relationship.” I gave him a pointed look.

“Well, I’m not sure I want a real relationship if the girl turns out to be a drug dealer or willing to hand over her stepdaughter.” Leo shot back, and there was silence in the room. Robin gave him a disappointed look, and I shook my head at his words. “Sorry,” he sighed. “That wasn’t called for.”

“No, it wasn’t.” I bit my lower lip. “Though, I suppose it was true. I don’t have the best track record.” I shrugged. “I’m hoping that has changed now, though.” I smiled at Robin and she gave me a shy smile in response. “I know I’ve messed up plenty of times, but I don’t want to keep making those mistakes again.”

“Okay, okay. I’m getting the hint.” Leo shook his head and sighed. “I know when I’m not wanted.” He stood up and gave me a wry smile. “You’re a good guy, Noah. I know when I’m beaten.”

“What?” I looked up at him in shock. This was it?

“I’m just leaving before I get kicked out.” He laughed and looked at Robin with regret. “I had my chance and I messed up. I’m sorry.” He gave her a meaningful glance and she smiled back at him.

“It’s okay.” She stood up and hugged him. “We were both in a bad place.”

“Are you leaving?” I stood up as well, not wanting them to all of a sudden have some moment.

“I don’t know that I was ever really wanted.” He ran his hands through his hair and chuckled.

“Of course you were.” Robin reassured him and then looked at me. “But just as a friend, you’re right. I like Noah. I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but right now I want to see how it goes.”

“I appreciate your honesty.” Leo sighed and my heart started racing. He gave her a sweet smile and leaned down to peck her on the lips. “If it doesn’t work out with Noah, give me a call.”

“Will do.” She smiled.

“I wouldn’t hold your breath.” I winked at him and Leo laughed.

“You’re a better man than me, Noah. I would have kicked your ass so far out of the door that you would never have come back.”

“Violence isn’t the answer. At least not when the other guy is my brother’s best friend.”

“About that.” Leo pulled out his phone. “Do let your brother know he can call me back now. The air has been cleared.”

“Will do.” I laughed and sat back on the couch as Robin escorted Leo to the front door. I wanted to go with them to make sure he didn’t try to slip in a kiss, but knew that I would be pushing my luck if I started acting like a jealous boyfriend already. I waited for Robin to come back impatiently. All I wanted to do was kiss her and hold her close.

“Hey,” she walked into the room and looked at me almost shyly. “Well, that wasn’t awkward at all.”

“Hey, at least a fistfight didn’t break out.”

“True,” she looked at me wickedly. “Though, it would have been quite exciting to have two men fighting over me.”

“You want to see me with a black eye? You know that Leo has worked as a body guard.”


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