The steady rhythm of Caleb’s heartbeat against Lydia’s ear as she lay across his chest was seconds away from lulling her to sleep. But her lips lifted slightly at the corners into a relieved smile as she thought about how different this night was from the last two nights.
They'd spent those nights sleeping in separate rooms after a heated argument that had escalated before either of them was able to reel it back in. And for days they’d both spent most of their time avoiding the issue and each other.
Until finally tonight when she’d come home and asked to sit down to talk with him. She was happy that Caleb was receptive, and actually eager, to mend the rift between them. The sad thing was that they’d hardly even remembered what had started the fight, but both agreed that it and everything that followed weren’t worth half of the fuss they’d put up over it. They’d also agreed that remaining angry at each other for so long was ridiculous and they wouldn’t allow themselves to stew in their upset for that long, again.
Just as she was about to drift off to sleep, she felt Caleb's finger brush her hair aside and caress her face. “Lydia,” he whispered.
“Hmm?” she murmured.
“I have something for you.”
She lifted her head to look into his face, curiosity brightening her eyes. “What?”
“Just a minute,” he said, maneuvering out from beneath her body, leaving their bed and disappearing into the other room. He returned seconds later with his guitar, his most prized possession, and the only other thing that came close to the love he had for Lydia.
The vulnerable expression on his face was almost boyish as he sat down on the side of the bed in front of Lydia.
“I…,” he paused, his Adam’s apple lifting and falling as he visibly swallowed. “I...came up with this over the last couple of days as we were going through everything.”
Lydia nodded, the gentle smile on her face encouraging him to continue, as she could tell that he had more to add. She waited patiently for him to form and get his thoughts out.
“You know I have trouble telling you exactly what I feel...how I feel. And,” he shrugged, lightly tapping the wooden body of the instrument, “...this is kinda the best way for me to say what I wish I could say to you in words.”
Lydia nodded again and said softly, “Okay.” She waited as he adjusted the instrument, positioning it just right, in front of his body before his fingers first strummed the guitar strings.
She watched his fingers move, his eyes closed as he seemed to allow himself to be transported to another place as he played. To the place where he'd been when he'd created the music. And it showed in the way the song came out as an exquisitely beautiful yet pained piece. The paradoxical song took the listener from the deepest and heaviest of emotion and then lifted and lightened the spirit. She could feel every note he played, and they all felt as if they'd come straight from Caleb's heart.
Lydia turned to lie on her abdomen on the bed and propped her chin up between the knuckles of her curled fists as she listened, mesmerized. She watched him, also entranced by the song he played for her as the sweet notes danced around them and seemed to pull them closer to one another as if bonding them once again.
Caleb opened his eyes, meeting hers as he continued to play. Their gazes locked as the feeling of warm affection shared between them enveloped her heart, rose up, and stung her eyes with tears. Caleb’s face softened and his eyes watered too before he pulled his gaze away to concentrate on the strings beneath his fingertips.
Lydia wiped the moisture from her cheeks as he strummed the last heart-wrenching strains of his song. The song he’d created just for her, to express the hurt, the regret, the longing, and the love he felt for her. She lifted up onto her knees and crawled closer to him, leaning down to touch the hand that still held onto the neck of the instrument. She caressed his fingers before leaning over to kiss each knuckle. She then lifted up onto her knees again and moved in closer until they were each inhaling the breath of the other. Lydia placed a soft, light kiss on his mouth before whispering against his lips, “Thank you.”
She then took his lips fully within her own, and wrapped her arms around his neck as she kissed him deeply. Caleb removed the guitar from the space between them and set it aside onto the bed. His hands now free, he used them to wrap around her waist and pull her closer into him. He guided her down until she lay on the bed, their lips never detaching as they continued their passion-fueled kiss.
Caleb had admitted that he wasn’t good with words, but Lydia didn’t need words. The music spoke for them both. There was love between them. True love that even a petty spat couldn’t undo.
Caleb pulled back and looked into Lydia’s eyes for a moment again before lowering his eyes to her mouth. He ran his thumb over her lips tracing them with a sigh. ‘God I’ve missed you. And your mouth.” He lowered his head again, taking her mouth into his own to demonstrate just how much he’d missed her.
His longing gave way to deep desire as he nearly devoured her. He pulled her underneath his body and cupping her face in his hands deepened the kiss even further as if making up for lost time, as if they'd been apart for an eternity and not only two days.
Lydia's arms circled his back and she pulled him in closer. His familiar scent filled her nostrils and she remembered inhaling that same scent on the bed sheets beside her in the space where he should have been for the last two nights. She couldn't deny it, she'd missed him too.
But now to have his scent and his warm body back, her senses were flooded and a kind of madness took over. She wanted him, needed him, desperately.
Lydia pulled his shirt over his head and pushed down his pants impatiently. He lifted his hips, assisting her and eagerly helped her out of her clothing.
Lying naked together, they paused, their foreheads touching and eyes closed as they basked in the quiet, intimate stillness of the moment. The urgency of before was interrupted by the closeness they now felt as they lay entwined in each other's arms.
Now a slow sensuality took over as they became reacquainted with one another. The quiet room around them filled with Lydia's soft breathing as Caleb's hands roamed leisurely along her skin. The light touch tickled her, further exciting her senses.
His lips followed the path laid by his hands and the wet kisses left on her flesh were instantly cooled by the air around them, sending shivers along her spine. When his mouth found her chest she let out a moan and arched her back, pushing her breast further into his mouth. He suckled her while his fingers circled the hardened nipple of her other breast.
He gently pinched the nipple between his thumb and forefinger as his tongue circled and flicked the other.
Lydia felt the wetness between her thighs as his erection pushed against her. It was his turn to let out a soft groan as he rubbed his shaft against her slick heat.
As if led by another rhythm now, a primal one, their bodies meshed, coming together naturally as he entered her, answering the call of longing that her body sent him. He stroked within her, entering and withdrawing slowly as their bodies fused and moved together. Caleb lowered to kiss her lips again, his kisses now as slow and deliberate as his movements inside her. The tenderness of their intimate moment overwhelmed Lydia until emotion swelled within her chest and seemed to spread throughout her body. She was consumed by the combined feelings of love, affection, calm and ecstasy as she lost herself in their shared rhythm.
When he lifted and pulled his lips from hers, she opened her eyes to find him looking at her. There in his eyes was more than he could ever convey to her in conversation. The depths of his connection to and love for her was obvious and enough to again bring tears to her eyes. She tried to blink rapidly, holding them at bay, but failed miserably. Tears ran down her cheeks but were quickly wiped away by Caleb’s thumbs on her face. She sighed and closed her eyes, relishing in the beauty of their intimacy.
Caleb placed a quick kiss on her lips again and then moved down to suckle her neck. She squirmed beneath him and whimpered when his pace increased. He moved deeper inside her, licking her neck and sending electric pulses of pleasure through her entire body.
The walls of her pussy clenched, tightening around his shaft. Caleb groaned and pulled lightly at the flesh of her neck as he moved even more quickly inside her pulsing canal.
Lydia lifted her legs to circle above his hips and pull him even deeper inside, even farther within her core. The sounds of pleasure that erupted from their throats merged until their groaning and moaning could no longer be distinguished and separated. Even the sounds they made were as connected as their bodies.
Caleb brought his arms around her to cup the cheeks of her ass until he filled her completely and his gentle rocking became insistent, urgent, quick strokes.
As Caleb’s body shifted, his pelvis rubbed against Lydia’s engorged, excited clit, sending her body into a frenzy as she clenched him more tightly inside with each movement. Before she knew it, she’d given in and surrendered completely to the euphoric rise of pleasure until she exploded with her orgasm.
But resting was impossible as Caleb only grew more determined in his stroking until they were both panting and grasping at flesh. And soon the desperate urgency gave way to a rush of release that spilled from every pore of their beings as they came in unison.
Lydia sighed, and kissed his face tenderly, the taste of his salty perspiration tangy against her lips.
She blew out a deep breath and let her arm fall from his face to her side but was met by the wooden body of the guitar. She glanced over at the instrument and smiled, caressing the strings before bringing her hand back to brush over Caleb’s hair and rest on his cheek again. He opened his eyes to look into hers and met her smile with one of his own.
“I love you,” she whispered, finally voicing what they both knew they’d always felt all along.
Erotic flash fiction to make your Fridays a little more spicy.