His warm breath tickled my face. As he drew nearer, my heart accelerated until I thought it would burst my from my chest and fly away. When our lips touched, I felt them meld together. All this time, I was looking into Jinxx's beautiful blue eyes, but as he deepened the kiss, they slowly closed. His hand found it's way to the nape of my neck and he pulled me closer. Soon enough, I let my eyes close and enjoyed this fleeting moment of happiness. This was so different from kissing a woman. It wasn't sloppy and sticky with lipstick. It didn't taste like bubblegum or strawberry. It had it's own flavor, one that I couldn't quite figure out, but it was delicious.
Soon, Jinxx has his chest pressed against mine, I felt myself leaning back. Not to get away, but to get more comfortable. He treated me like a porcelain doll, taking care with my arm and head, when I was successfully laying on the ground, he climbed over me and straddled my hips while holding my good hand in place beside my head. Jinxx's lips weren't asking for anything more than what was happening now. He wasn't trying to get in my pants, though if he had asked, I'm sure I wouldn't have denied him. But no, they were merely testing what they could get away with, and that was fine by me. It was several minutes before Jinxx finally pulled back. He looked at me with so much love that it actually hurt.
"Wow..." He whispered as he looked down at me.
"Jinxx..." I whispered again to, not to ask him a question, but to rejoice in the feeling of saying his name.
We stayed this way, Jinxx straddling my hips, me pinned underneath him, until the silence became awkward. I felt my face grow hot and had to look away. Jinxx climbed off of me, mumbling and apology. He sat with his legs crossed and watched me intently. I couldn't really register what had happened. Somewhere in the back of my mind I was seriously going crazy over the fact that Jinxx had just kissed me, but in the surface all I could do was touch my tingling lips.
"So..." Jinxx tried to break the silence.
"Yeah..." I said weakly, and we were plunged into another awkward silence.
"Look...Ash, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to." He stumbled with his words and nervously rubbed the back of his head.
"Hehehe." I laughed nervously. "Umm...yeah, it's okay." I tried to play off my embarrassment by not looking at him, instead, I toyed with a little ball that had a little bell inside. Obviously one of Chrome's many toys.
"It's just that, well...did you enjoy that as much as I did?" He asked abruptly.
For the second time that day I found myself blushing. "...Yeah..."
Jinxx exhaled and grinned at me, he reminded me of a child who had just gotten praised over a project he'd worked hard on. Damn he's so cute!
He began to advance on me again, and I panicked. I stood up as quickly as I could and rushed up the stairs, shouting my excuse over my shoulder "Ummm, I gotta go. Help yourself to whatever, bye!" I slammed the door behind me and locked it securely. Chrome, who had been napping on my bed, glance up at me then tucked her head back under her tail. I plugged my iPod into the speakers, put it on shuffle, and cranked it up to full volume. The universal symbol for "Don't talk to me I want to be alone." Iron Maiden blared Remember Tomorrow. I laid myself on the bed and looked at the black canopy above my bed. If I wanted Jinxx so bad, why had I run? It was everything I had always wanted, but I ran. Ugh! I hated being emotionally confused. I liked Jinxx. I liked him a lot. But he was still a married man, even if he was going to divorce Sammi. I sighed.
"Unchain the colors before my eyes. Yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies. Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher, I shall return from out of the fire. Tears for resemblance and tears for joy, tears for somebody and this lonely boy."
This was seriously one of my favorite songs of all time. With the lead singer's voice in my ear, and Chrome's warm, reassuring presence next to me, it wasn't long before my eyes drifted shut.
BAM! BAM! BAM! A furious pounding at my door awakened me. It must have been urgent if I could hear it over the music. I stood up and rubbed my eye. Beside me. Chrome stretched out her silver body and yawned. After turning off my music, I walked to, and opened the door.
Whaaaaat." I wined, Jinxx stood on the other side of the door smiling brightly.
"Time to get up!" He forced himself into my room, took my left and between his, and jumped in place. "you get your cast off today remember!"
"Jinnx? What are you doing? Why are you in my house?" I stared dumbly at him and tried to not freak out over the fact that he was holding my hand.
"Oh...you don't remember?" His bright smile faltered and he let go of my hand, it fell limply to my side.
"Remember what? Jinxx, what are you talking abou--" I'll blame it on my head wound, I mean seriously. Who could forget a kiss like that? So after making myself look like a total moron, it all came rushing back to me. The kiss, me running to hide, everything. It was as if he saw the gears shifting in my head, and he smiled.
"You do remember!" He reached for my hand again and laced our fingers together. I looked at them, my long tan fingers, laced between his own spidery pale ones. Then up at his face.
"But Sammi..." I whispered and tried to tug my hand out of his grasp.
Jinxx leaned in close and tightened his grip on my hand. "Don't worry about her, we're getting divorced after the costume party."
"Okay." I smiled as he placed a chaste kiss on my lips.
"Now, let's get that cast off shall we?"
"Yes!" I squeezed his hand and let him lead me downstairs.
"Wait! I gotta feed Chrome!" I ran into the kitchen and opened my pantry. Rows upon rows of Jack Daniels gleamed like golden embers, taunting me. I knew I wasn't supposed to drink, but...no, no, no! I grabbed a bag of cat food and closed the door. I poured some food in a measuring cup and poured it into Chrome's food bowl. She bounded down the stairs and began to eat, I scratched her head and went back to Jinxx who was leaning against the doorframe, smiling. "Okay, I'm ready."
Jinxx drove us to the hospital where a nice lady removed it and let my arm breathe at last. I spent the ride home stretching it out and loosening up the stiff muscles. It dawned on me that I would finally be able to take a proper shower. Please don't make me tell you about the sponge-baths at the hospital. Seriously humiliating. Anyways, the first thing I did when I got home was take a shower. I washed out my greasy, gritty hair, scrubbed my body with soap glorious soap! I felt like a new man!
I walked out of the bathroom and found Jinxx laying on my bed, arms crossed under his head. He grinned devilishly at me. I grinned back, I could be suave with the ladies, why not try my charms on a man, Jinxx to be exact. Making sure my towel was securely tied around my waist, I sauntered over to him and knelt beside the bed. I placed a hand on his thigh and crawled my fingers up to his chest and back.
"Like what you see?" I whispered into his ear using my husky voice. I saw goose bumps race up his arm as he looked me over. I could feel his eyes travel over my bare chest, my wet hair hanging loosely in front of my face. It was thrilling!
"Oh yeah. Jinxxy likey." He trailed a finger over lips, down my neck, onto my shoulder, and down my arm. He thinks he can win this? We'll see. I climbed over him and straddled his hips, mirroring what he'd done to me the previous day, making sure my towel stayed in place. I leaned down and kissed his neck, he laced his hands behind my back and pulled me down towards him, I wasn't having any of that. I pulled back and gazed down at him He's so perfect I thought, Jinxx placed his hands firmly on my hips and readjusted himself, making sure to grind against me more than was necessary so I could feel the lump in his skin tight leather pants pressing against me. The things he was making me feel, they should be illegal, Jinxx's hands began to pull on my towel. Was I ready for this? Something in my nether region was telling me yes, but my morality was saying no. Why couldn't I just let him take me? His relationship with Sammi was doomed anyways, I sighed and stopped my attempts to seduce Jinxx.
"Hey," He said and tucked a strand of hair behind my ear. "It'll be alright."
I smiled at him and decided to settle for laying on his chest and hearing his heartbeat. He wrapped an arm around me and held me closer. In his arms I had never felt safer and I wanted it to be this way forever. To just lay in his arms with his heartbeat in my ear, and all the worries about previous hook-ups and marriages in the past. I draped my arm across his chest and nuzzled into the crook of his neck.
"Hey Jinxx?" I asked.
"After the whole ordeal with Sammi...it'll be just us right?"
"Yeah Ash, just you, me, and that little fur ball that's been watching us this entire time." He pointed to Chrome, who had apparently been sitting at the foot of the bed this entire time.