Chapter 9: A lick of truth
When I woke up, the sun was down, and I was in a the guestroom alone.
My clothes were on the floor. Did I take them off? I don't remember.
I sat up and pulled the covers off of myself.
Someone knocked on the door and I covered myself up before saying they could come in.
Natalie opened the door and had some clothes in her arms.
"You can wear my clothes until you leave."
She nodded and smiled.
I felt the clothes beneath my fingers.
They felt good.
I got up once Natalie left and got in the shower.
I put on a tight black dress that hugged my behind a little too tight and black over-the-knee boots.
I combed my hair and let it hang down my back.
I looked in the mirror and felt exposed which is ironic for a stripper.
I walked out of the room and heard voices.
I heard my boots click-clack as I walked across the wooden floors.
I got a stare from Michael and Ellis.
Michael smiled widely.
"Hey, you look….amazing." Ellis said in a tired voice.
I pulled the chair out and sat next to him.
"Hangover?" I asked.
He nodded. "Yeah, but not as bad as Tyler's. He's still in bed."
I bet he is.
Natalie joined us and so did Akim. "Dress fits nicely." She said smiling.
"Thank you. I love it."
"You can have it. I have clothes from Paris that I'm not wearing anymore. We can go rattle through my closet before you guys go back to New York."
"Sounds like a plan." I said.
I heard my ringer from all the way down the hall.
I set it too loud.
"Damn, that's my phone. Excuse me a sec." I got up and hurried down the hall and grabbed my phone.
I answered it. "Hello?"
"Hey bitch, how's Cali?" Mellissa asked. I missed her voice.
"Gay beach boys playing volley ball nude?"
What the hell?
"What are you talking about?"
"Sorry. I'm a little high. Claudia has the best dealer in the world."
"Anyway, last night, Tyler stuck his fingers in me."
Wow…that sentence is very odd to say.
Melissa was quiet on the other line.
"You there?" I asked.
"Yeah, like…stuck his fingers in your pussy?"
"Yes. He was drunk but I think he knew what he was doing."
"Did it feel good?"
"So what's the problem?"
Was she serious? "The problem is that I'm dating his brother."
"You know what would help?"
"Just fuck Tyler."
Okay, maybe Melissa was a little too high.
Even the sentence sounded off as she said it. It was too wrong and I refused to act on this tiny bit of lust I feel for him.
"How would that help?"
"You can get all your lust out that you feel for him. And neither of you guys have to say a word about it to Ellis. It's not like you two feel something for each other its just a sexual thing…right?"
I hesitated because I wasn't so sure. I realized I took too long.
"R-Right." I answered.
"Okay then, take my advice."
"No. That'll make me into a slut and Ellis has been so good to me. He's been patient and kind and sweet to me since the moment we met and he doesn't judge me."
"But Tyler is hot and sexy, mysterious and dangerous and women need some danger in their lives."
"Yeah, I'll just ask Ellis to get a motorcycle."
"So not what I meant." She said.
"Your advice has been weird but thank you for sharing it."
"Go get tan, girl. See you…whenever."
I hung up the phone and walked back out. As I walked out, I noticed another figure sitting at the table.
I walked down the hall into the room and sat by Ellis while Tyler was sitting to my left.
Natalie handed him a cup of coffee and he took it with out so much of a glance towards me.
I watched him from the corner of my eye and he said nothing.
Natalie's chef served us food and it was beyond good. Better than anything I ever tasted or cooked.
Afterwards, we went to her closet where she had hangers of designer clothes on her bed.
"You sure I can have all this?"
She nodded. "Take it. I have a friend who has more on its way. Plus I'm going to need bigger clothes soon anyway." She said shrugging.
I stared at her. What does she mean?
She blushed and looked down to the floor.
Wait. "Are you…pregnant?"
She nodded. "I think so."
"What about you? When are you going to bless me with a little niece or nephew?"
I shrugged. "Don't know about kids yet."
"Tyler doesn't seem like the 'family man' type."
"Why are you saying Tyler like I plan on having a future with him?" I asked as I sat on her bed. She looked down at me. "Something has to be going on. I see how you two look at each other."
"I look at him how I look at you."
She shook her head and went back to her closet. She grabbed a suit case and shook her head. "No. I don't think so. It's that whole…Forbidden Fruit stuff."
"Are you serious?"
She nodded. "Look, Tyler is a bad boy and I get it. You don't have to feel guilty about having an attraction to him. I'm with Akim but have an attraction to Johnny Depp."
"Yes but Johnny Depp isn't here in the house with you, feeling you up every chance he gets."
"I wish." She said.
I shook my head and giggled.
Ellis walked into the room and he looked upset.
I wonder if Tyler told him about last night. "What's wrong?" I asked.
"I have some business."
"Yeah, this sale…it didn't go through because of this guy and I have to go take care of it. I'll be back."
"You want me to go with you?" I didn't want him to get hurt.
He shook his head. "I'll call you later." He kissed my cheek and caressed my face. "I love you."
I nodded. "Love you." I said as he turned and walked out of the room.
Natalie looked at me. "He'll be fine. I hear about this with my cousin in Michigan all the time. It's not like he's a drug dealer."
Natalie nodded. "Course I am."
After rummaging through her closet, she took a nap and I came downstairs where Tyler was laid out on the couch. He looked fresh and clean as opposed to this morning.
I didn't know what else to do so I just stood there.
He glanced at me. "Did you tell him?"
"No…I thought you did."
He shook his head. "Not that I'm scared but this trip is about Natalie. I'm not in the mood to argue with my brother especially in front of her."
He took a deep breath and shut his eyes and then opened them again. "When I did what I did…." He looked to me. "Even if I was sober, I would have done it."
"You can't just do stuff like that, Tyler."
"I play games. It's what I do."
"I'm not a game though, I care about Ellis."
"If you care about him so much, why didn't you tell him about what I did last night?"
"As you said, this trip is about your sister."
"And when we get back, you'll tell him?"
"Might as well have fun while we're here." He said as he sat up.
He got up to his feet and gave me a dark look. It made me blush.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
He smirked. "You'll see."
He walked out of the room and up the stairs.
Okay, now I'm scared.
I spent the day out in the sun with Natalie while Akim was telling his stories about his past and some of the celebrities he met.
My phone rung and I answered it.
"Ellis?" I asked.
"Hey I just wanted to tell you that I'm fine. I have some meetings to attend to so I might come home late tonight."
"Okay. Everything worked out?"
"Yes. Easier than I thought. I'll see you around eleven."
"Bye." I shut the phone off and placed it down just as Tyler appeared from out of the house.
Only in shorts.
He ran his fingers through his dark messy mop of hair and placed down the dark blue towel.
He jumped into the swimming pool.
And I watched him swim around and come up for air.
His hair stuck around his face an he glanced at me and then winked at me as he dipped back underwater.
I saw Natalie look at me from the corner of my eye.
Once dinner was served, everyone came to the table.
Tyler sat next to me and poured us both a glass of wine.
Natalie had water and she looked miserable.
"You okay?" I asked as I stuck a green bean in my mouth.
She nodded. "I'll miss my alcohol." She said.
Tyler looked at her. "What do you mean?"
Natalie bit her lip.
Tyler sighed. "I should have known. Another bun in the fucking oven."
Natalie shook her head and Akim looked to her. "Seriously?"
She looked to him and opened her mouth to say something but snapped her mouth shut.
"Why didn't you tell me, Nat?"
He stood up and sighed.
Then he turned and left upstairs.
Natalie sighed and looked to Michael. "You can go take your food to your room if you want."
She stood up and followed Akim upstairs.
Michael stood up. "Well, I'm going to my room." He grabbed his plate and then walked down the hall.
I grabbed the wine bottle before I heard Michael's door closed.
Tyler watched me and I just put the whole bottle to my lips.
Tyler sighed and sat back in his seat when I put the bottle down on the table.
"So, Ellis is gone and everyone is in their room for the night. What to do?" He slowly looked over to me.
"I'll retire in my room for the night as well." I said as I stood up.
Tyler stood up with me and grabbed my arm.
I yanked myself free. "I wish you would stop this."
"No you don't. Why are you lying to yourself?"
"I'm not. I know who I love."
Tyler's eyebrow rose. "I never said anything about love. Are you suggesting that you-"
"No. I don't."
"It's okay if you do. I'm not judging. Eventually, people start to see whose the better brother."
I turned to him. "It isn't you." I turned back and continued walking to my room.
"I'm way more truthful than Ellis is. I don't put on a fake fucking smile for other people's benefit."
I turned to him again when I was a foot from my door. "Ellis is more real than you'd ever be."
"Is he?" Tyler walked over to me and stopped not even a few inches from me. "What makes him real?"
"What do you think?"
"Oh okay, the romance, the loyalty and shit like that. Right? But you don't look at him like you look at me."
"I look at you like you're my friend. There's nothing about you that I like in that way."
"You can believe whatever you want Tyler, but at the end of the day, we both know who and what I want."
I turned and opened my door and Tyler quickly followed in behind and shut the door. "I'm not fucking around, Tyler." I said.
"I'm not either." He pulled me towards him and I pushed him away.
All I could think about was my step dad and it felt like it was happening all over again.
"Get out." I said.
Tyler wasn't listening to me. Instead he had me back up until I fell onto the bed and I tried to get up but he used his hand to push me back down.
He got onto the bed with me and I shook my head.
I already knew there was zero use in fighting him.
Tyler stared down at me and used his fingers to touch the side of my face.
I stared up at him. My breathing was hard.
He got off the bed and grabbed my leg and took the boot off and then did the same to my left.
Then he lifted my dress up and hooked his index fingers onto the top line of my panties and pulled them down and off of me.
I held my breath.
I kept my legs closed and he looked down at me and rubbed his fingers down my thighs.
Some part of me wanted this.
So I believe that's why I didn't fight him.
He pushed me back and got on the bed with me and parted my legs.
He looked me in my eyes as he placed a kiss on the lips of my pussy.
I didn't protest like I should have. Instead, I grabbed his hair and looked up at the ceiling.
His tongue slipped in between my folds and I gasped and parted my lips.
His tongue slipped inside me and my head tipped back against the pillow and my fingers gripped the covers and a surge of electricity sparked through me.
Pushing his tongue deeper in, I moaned louder unable to hold it in and I pulled his messy hair tighter.
Every nerve in my body awakened.
My legs shook and quivered.
I cried out as he continued fucking me with his tongue, driving me into a wild orgasm.
I broke into a million pieces of sweet ecstasy.
Small whimpers escaped out of my lips as I slowly came down from it.
I slowly released the sheets and his hair.
My breathing was still hard as he lifted his head up to meet my eyes. He moved up and planted his lips on mine.
He started breathing hard and I actually prayed that he'd take his pants off but I knew it was the arousal. The fact that I was turned on was the only reason I wanted him so bad.
Our tongues fought and played and dance endlessly even as we heard a car come in the driveway.
But although we heard it, Tyler didn't stop. Desperate to keep us going.
He grinded against my pussy and I felt his erection through his pants and it felt good.
I moaned and hook my legs around his waist desperate to feel him more.
It was my lustful side coming out and it wanted Tyler.
"I wanna fuck you." He whispered and kissed me again.
We heard the front door open and I let go of him and he slowly got up after kissing me one last time.
He looked down at me and then turned to walk out.
I laid there unable to move.
Unable to speak.
And unable to comprehend exactly what I just let happen.