Jessie continued to help with the horses, she was becoming quite good at riding. They would often ride together now. She also continues with her sewing. The extra money she earned went toward material for curtains. First, she did her room and then the living room. John seemed very pleased with her efforts. She loved to make him happy. The house was really beginning to feel like it was part of her now too.
She also was involved with the church women’s group now. They organized activities for the children and held fundraisers. She liked being involved with them. The children really took a liking to her right away. It made her think of Veronica and her baby, she hoped they were well.
What a change for Jessie. Church, friends, earning money, having responsibilities, and having John. She felt she was finally an adult and no longer treated as a child, like her Aunt had always done. She wondered about Aunt Betsy often. She was no longer angry with her and wished Aunt Betsy could know how her life had become. Perhaps she’d write her one day soon, she thought, but right now she was just too busy.
Jessie was feeding the animals this morning when she heard John enter the barn. He came up behind her, put his arm around her waist and kissed her cheek.
“Hey, are you very busy?”
“I guess it depends on why you want to know?” she teased back, as he had said to her in the past, when she wanted him to see her first dress that she had made.
Jessie had become used to being close with John. He often held her waist or hand as they walked. And he kissed her every night before they separated to their beds. Sometimes it was short and gentle. Other times it would be hard and passionate. He’d also kiss her cheek frequently throughout the day.
“Well, I need to go to town, I thought you might ride with me.”
“Sure, I’m just about done here.”
“But, before we go there’s one thing.”
“What is it?”
“I need to feel your soft lips on mine,” he whispered.
“Well, if you really need to,” and she put her arms around his neck and kissed his lips.
Jessie was feeling very bold lately and began to assert herself much more now, she found herself wanting John more and more.
John caressed Jessie’s hair and back as he kissed her long and hard. Jessie had allowed her hand to wander over his chest. She could feel his hair and nipples that she had only seen in the past, but never touched. She felt his hands wander slowly under her blouse and up to her breast. Every part of her body ached for his touch. He softly caressed her breast and teased her nipple. His tongue wandered from her mouth to her neck.
“Oh Jessie,” he whispered, “I want to make love to you, here, right now.”
Jessie’s heart trembled at the words, “make love,” she had never heard a man use that term before. Could John actually love her? She was beginning to think so.
John paused a he held her breast in his hand. He looked directly into Jessie’s eyes.
“”You do want me this time, don’t you?”
“Yes,” she said softly as she kissed his lips again.
Before long Jessie was lying on the hay with John, fully naked, as he lay on top of her. He was soft and gentle with her. He kissed and fondled every part of her body. He had shown her pleasure as she had done to herself in the past.
With her legs wrapped around his body, she gazed into his eyes as he began to enter inside her, slow at first, but then faster and stronger. She moaned with passion, as did he. Until finally, John released himself completely.
Afterwards, they lay together wrapped in each other’s arms for a long while.
“So much for going to town today.” He teased. “Does this mean I can share my bed with you once again?”
“I guess you’ll have to,” she smiled. “Why were you going to town today anyway?”
“Oh, Mr. Olsen had told me during church that I had a letter waiting for me from the city. I haven’t had a chance to pick it up lately. It must be the University wanting to know if I’ll be going back next year.”
“And will you?”
“No, I have enough right here to keep me plenty busy,” he said as he kissed her again.