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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

10 Days After the Hurricane...

It started when I moved to a place I'd only been before for a few hours the day after I turned 22 HERE and then moved on to being flooded out by a hurricane less than two months later HERE. I ended that post by saying that my life took a major twist 10 days later. Here's that twist and the continuation of my story. Yes, in obnoxious third person, but it's how I deal sometimes.

She was really nervous walking into the B's house. Tonya had been wanting to introduce her to one of her husband's coworkers for the past two months. But, she'd never really been set up before.

She hugged Tonya, said hi to Tonya's husband Eddie, and walked into the living room.

She felt her heart stop. There was one of the most gorgeous men she'd ever seen sitting on the couch, checking her out out of the corner of his eye, as he talked to someone who was introduced to her as Don, another coworker of Eddie's.

She wondered what he thought of her.

Tonya and Eddie must be crazy to think that this guy would be interested in her. He probably had girls launching themselves into his path all the time, hoping to get his attention. No way would he want or need a set-up.

But, as the day wore on, the conversation flowed easily in the group. And she and X fell into an easy flirting banter.  They smiled at each other from across the room, even when it was the others who were talking. She didn't really hear much of what anyone else was saying.

X told her he had a tattoo on his upper arm- a Marine Corps symbol,  of course. She walked over to him, stood way too close, and slowly slid his shirt sleeve up to see it. She wondered if he could hear her heart pounding.

She stood on tiptoe, one hand on the tattoo, the other on his shoulder, and whispered in his ear that she liked it.

He smiled at her and teased her that she was too much of a good girl to have one. She agreed with him, bit her lip, and then admitted to having her navel pierced.

He placed a hand on each of her hips, his fingertips under her shirt and asked permission with his expression.

She blushed and nodded.

He inched her shirt up, running his hands over her hips and her stomach, then bent to inspect the piercing. He stood back up and whispered in her ear, "Beautiful."

She had to stop herself from sighing audibly as the two then took seats beside each other on the couch.  It was as if they were alone, for as much attention as they paid to the three other people in the room.  They began to have a conversation that didn't include anyone else.

He whispered to her- oh God, every time he leaned in close and whispered, her heart beat faster, she didn't know if she could take much more, she'd never felt like this- "Don's going to want to leave soon. He's my ride back to base, but I don't want to leave yet."

As if on cue, Don announced that he was going to get going and asked X if he was ready yet.

She blurted out, "I'll take him back to base later."

She didn't want him to leave and this was what he was hinting at, wasn't it? She hoped so.

Now that it was just the four of them, they decided to head into town for dinner. Eddie drove, with Tonya beside him, leaving them the backseat. They sat close and held hands, continuing their whispered conversations. She tried not to blush when she saw the smug looks Tonya and Eddie were giving them in the rearview mirror.

She couldn't stop smiling. She wondered if maybe she'd been wrong and that love at first sight really did exist and that this was it. They had an instant connection.

They couldn't stop touching each other or whispering during dinner and the drive back to the B's house.  She held her breath as they approached the main gate, hoping that the B's wouldn't decide to just drop off X right then. She wanted more time with him. She sighed with relief as they passed the base.

Once back, they cuddled up on the couch together. She felt like they'd always known each other, like they always would know each other.

Eventually,  it got late enough that she had to take him back to base. He drove her car since she wasn't sure where they were going. When they got to his barracks, they both got out. He to go up to his room, she to get in the driver's side.

When she got around to the driver's side, he cupped her face in his hands, then ran them slowly down her neck, down her sides, to her back, and then pulled her towards him and kissed her.

Kissed her breathless. Kissed her on and on. Kissed her so that she didn't ever want it to stop.

And then he broke away and asked her to go up to his room with him.

She knew what that meant and she'd never done anything like that before in her life.

But, it was him and there was no way she could say no to him.



Blogger Oka said...

How cruel to post such a lust filled story days after my surgery...

when do we get to hear more???

September 21, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Wheww wee! That was all hot and steamy... and I haven't even had breakfast yet!

September 21, 2010 at 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 21, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Heather (One Take On Life) said...

Wow....you are great at recounting a true story, seriously could write books.
What a hot and steamy story that was indeed!

September 21, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Woah mama! Is there a part 4?? I love that you were holding hands in the back seat after just meeting that night. Tell me more, tell me more! :)

September 21, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Okay, see this? Is why you need to be writing a novel. They say one of the hardest things to do is write the love scenes, to show it instead of telling it. The kiss recreation was perfect, absolutely perfect.

I'm always here, if you need to bounce ideas or just need to talk about anything writerly.

September 21, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Crisc said...

Jus wanted to say Thanks so much for the post yesterday. I will be back soon to read the 1st 2 stories =)

September 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Tractor Mom said...

Good God...my heart is beating out of my chest!! Oh I was not perpared for that one!!

Come by whenever........

September 21, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Ohhhhh la la!!!!! :) :)

September 21, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Oh man. That's one good story. I can't wait for the next installment!

September 21, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger KLZ said...

This story is tangible and real. You can taste the anticipation. Awesome and well written.

September 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Goodnight moon said...

OMHeavens....I felt like I was reading a romance novel with Fabio on the cover of it. Spicy!!!!!!

September 21, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Cristy said...

I've always known you were a great writer, but this one SOLIDIFIES that. SO well written and SO steamy! I loved it. Can't wait for more!

September 21, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Holy Moly girl! Can't wait to hear the rest...i would totally read one of your books!!!

September 21, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Nice work, post the next part soon please

September 21, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

This is why I don't write my stories. Awesome job! Now when's the next part come out?

September 21, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Aunt Crazy said...


September 21, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh man!! That was awesome.

I love the description of him checking out the belly button ring!

Nice job!

September 21, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

'Skuze me whilst I fan myself. Ahem. Now. Wanna know why we're MFOE? I have a similar love at first sight with my now husband. Yep. When you know, you know.

September 21, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Ooo, me likey very, very much.

September 21, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Kim of Mo Betta said...

yep, you should totally write a book. It could be something along the lines of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (my favorite author ever!). Plenty of humor, wit, and romance!

September 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well damn can I just live vicariously through you?? ahem anxiously awaiting the next part .. tap tap tap of my fingers on the desk.. Is it done yet?? How about now?? and Now?? AGGGHH

September 21, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Momma0f3~1662~ said...

Wow!!! Awesome...I agree with everone else...we wanna hear more!

September 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Jeanie said...

Gosh.. all I can say is... WOW!

September 21, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh you saucy minx! That is one hot story! I need to hear the rest!

September 21, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I need a fan! It's hotter than hot in here!


September 21, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That story was well worth the wait!!

September 21, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Girlie, girl! You CANNOT do that to us!!!!!!!! Please, please, please post the rest soon. : )

PS - When are you going to start writing your book? You are writing one aren't you?

September 21, 2010 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

whooo! I love it! I can't wait to hear more!

September 21, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Shell, this writing is amazing. And I want to read more of it...now!! Don't make us wait too long, okay?

September 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Have you considered a career as a romance novelist? Seriously? Cause that was stinkin hot! Oh my goodness. Shouldn't have read that at work. Can't wait for the next installment!

September 21, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Oh wow! Don't leave us hanging so long this time, okay??

September 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Sugar Bear said...

"I do declare I have the vapors!"

Hot stuff. Made me remember a similar story of my own.


September 21, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Ummm...wow. Now I need to know if you went to his room or if you discovered that your front seats reclined.

September 21, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...


September 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Frugal Vicki said...

Oh Good God. Hmmmm, kids are awake...damn. ;)
Great great writing

September 21, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow girl! This is like the movie of the week! Don't leave us hanging. When do we get to read the next part?

September 21, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...I needed some romance for my ears. That was like...straight out of a movie!

September 21, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Awesome post, so well written! You had me sitting there on the couch...and I SO want to get my belly-button pierced now!

September 21, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Heligirl said...

Awesome. I love it. I'm at work and now feeling like I've just watched an episode of Lost and am stuck with the cliff hangar. Girl, quick, write the next part. He's better still be around! Very well written!

September 21, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Hot hot hot! Can't wait to

September 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh my goodness girl!! I got chills reading this!! Seriously, this is amazing. This is right out of a romance novel lady!

September 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

Sweet freaking mercy!

September 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

OMG!!!!!!! Shell!

September 21, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Beth Zimmerman said...

Whoa ..... !!!!! Is PYHO going to have the rest of the story?

September 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

Dang girl! Gave me chills, can't wait to hear the rest!

September 21, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Farah Jasmine said...

Yeow. Talk about passionate. I literally wrote my love story today. I'll post it soon.

September 21, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Sorry... I'm cracking up at my husband's comment (Mr. Daddy) and wondering what exactly his mother though of ME?!?

So tell me you married this guy?!? :)

September 21, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I am a follower and I look forward to your updated posts.

I have given you the Versatile Blogger Award and would love for you to come by and pick it up when you have time. Here is the direct link: http://blumerlamotte.blogspot.com/2010/09/versatile-blogger-award.html

Have a wonderful evening!

Annie at Maximum Chaos: www.blumerlamotte.blogspot.com

September 21, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

wow. you are a great writer shell. for reals. i was there. vomiting in the back of my mouth bc i am dead inside and hate love. but still. i was there :)

September 21, 2010 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger AiringMyLaundry said...

Geez, this isn't nice to read when your husband has been away for over a month...

I miss kisses!

September 21, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Stasha said...

OK you've gotta pour your heart out tomorrow and tell us the rest of the story!

September 21, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger An Imperfect Momma said...

Sigh....okay, when do we hear more?

September 21, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

Guess what?
Love ya. Lots.
That's all.

September 21, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

See, now THAT's what I'm talkin' about! Still reovering.... ;)

September 21, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

What!? Why'd you leave us hanging like that? lol! Awesome work! You should write short stories. You have talent!

September 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Truthful Mommy said...

I love this story. It is so relatable , I think we have all had that first meeting that has left us breathless.I think this post may have left me a little breathless:) I think I need a drink of water, after that..or maybe a cigarette!LOL

September 21, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Megan said...


So not fair you left off with a cliffhanger!!!!!!

September 22, 2010 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Jene said...

Very good story! Can't wait to hear the rest of it. While I'm perfectly content in married life, part of it makes me wistful for those days of our early relationship where everything was new and exciting. Oh, to re-create that first kiss again...

September 22, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger ~*Cee*~ said...

Just gave you an award!! Come check it out!


September 22, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

Loving this story!!

I feel like I was there...but not in a creepy voyeuristic way.

September 23, 2010 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger Venassa said...

That is hot.
You need to write novels. And let me read them :p

September 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Kir said...


that is amazing, and I *almost* felt all of it with you.

September 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

yowza, shell! Can we say va, va, va voom!!? ;)

September 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Mimi N said...

Oh yah, breath. No, not you, me! Wow, pretty sure I've been holding my breath since you showed up at his barracks. Um, does Dan have another friend?


September 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great story. Getting me all excited. Won't my hubs be pleased...

September 29, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger  said...

Wow. LOVE the last line.

October 27, 2010 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

Wow! This is some great writing! I'm agreeing with all the comments ahead of me!

November 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous erin margolin said...

You shoulda linked this up. That's all I'm sayin'. You nailed it, honey. You left me breathless, too!

thanks for sharing with me!


August 12, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

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