W R A P P E D I N H I S A R M S
N A O M I
“Ouch that hurts!” Riley complained as I dabbed the blood away from his busted lip.
“I’m trying to be as gentle as I can.” I said slowly.
“Can you try a little harder?”
“I know. I’m sorry. But I never told you to fight him.”
“Yes, you did.”
“Your body language and face expression.”
“Oh really? What’s my body telling you right now?” I turned my back and rinsed out the cloth and ringed it out. I turned back around and Riley had a bright grin on his face. “What?” I asked, even though I already knew what he was going to say.
“Your body is telling me that you’re thankful that I kicked Boomer’s ass and that you like me.” He placed his hands on the side of my thighs and pressed his thumbs in a little.
My heart stopped and I knew I was blushing. “Well, you got one out of two on that.” I smiled.
“What did I get wrong?” He questioned.
“I don’t like you.” I said slowly. I was unsure of myself and wasn’t sure if that was even right.
Maybe I do? Do I? I thought these kinds of things would’ve been more easier to know.
“Well, I think you do and you’re just too afraid to admit it.”
“Whatever.” I pressed the cloth to him mouth softly, but he still winced.
I apologized about a million times every time the cloth came into contact with his mouth. “I’m almost done.” I rinsed once more and dabbed a few more times. “You’re all done.” I winked at him.
“Thanks doll face.” He smiled.
“No, don’t thank me. I should be thanking you for what you did for me. No guy has ever defended me like that before and I owe you so much for that. Thank you Riley, for protecting me.” I wrapped my arms around his neck and hugged him.
“I’ll do anything for you doll face.” He whispered into my ear.
When we let go of each other we just stopped and stared at each other. He leaned in a little, but I moved.
Did he just try to kiss me? I don’t think I’m ready for that... am I? We can’t kiss. We are just friends and only people in lame romantic movies would kiss right now, and we are not lame people in a romance story.
“It’s getting pretty late. I think I’m going to go to bed.” I said sheepishly.
“I should do the same. Do you want to sleep in my bed tonight? I just want to make sure that you’re okay.”
“Um, I think I’ll be fine. But thank you though.” I walked out of the bathroom, leaving him in there all alone.
I climbed into my bed and stared at the ceiling. Riley came out and did the same on his bed. “Night doll face.” He said.
“Goodnight sexy beast.” I quietly giggled.
I couldn’t go to sleep. I tossed and turned, but couldn’t sleep. I looked over at Riley, and he was still.
“Riley...” I whispered to him hoping that he would be awake.
“Hmm.” He mumbled back.
“I can’t sleep.”
“Can I come lay with you then?”
“Isn’t that breaking one of your rules?”
“No. I make them, I’m allowed to break them. Not you.”
“How’s that fair?”
“Nothing is ever fair. But seriously, can I lay with you?”
“Of course doll face.”
“Thanks.” I got up and approached his bed. He shifted over and when I was close enough, he snatched me and brought me on his bed. I gave a little shriek and he just laughed.
We rested our backs on the back of the head rest and stared into the darkness. “Ugh. I can’t sleep.” Riley rubbed his hands down his face. “Ow! Damn it Riley!” He barked at himself.
“Did you forget about your black eye and busted lip?” I giggled.
“Maybe.” He pouted like a baby.
“Be careful please. You need less injuries.”
“Aw. Does someone not like it when widdle Riles gets hurt?”
“No. I just don’t want to hear you complain about them and have me take care of them.”
“Damn. That was rude.”
“I never said I was polite.”
“I guess not. Want to watch Netflix?”
“Yes!” I smiled and he laughed. He rolled on top of me and reached to his nightstand.
Ooooooohhhhh!!!! He’s so close!!! He smells so good, like the ocean! Mmmmm. Can we stay like this please?
My heart was enjoying this way too much.
He grabbed his Apple laptop and turned it on and logged into his Netflix account. “What should we watch?” He looked at me. His face was lit up by the laptop screen.
"Teen Wolf!” I smiled.
“Aw come on. You’ll like it.”
“Yay! I freaking love you.” And without thinking, I gave him a kiss on the corner of his mouth and took his laptop.
I started typing, then realized what just happened. “Oh my god! I didn’t realize that I did that. I’m sorry.” I covered up my face with my hands, trying to cover up my blushing.
“It’s fine doll face. I knew that you liked me.” I could sense that he had a smug look of his face and he chuckled.
“Shut up. I do not!”
“Yes you do!”
“Yes you do.” He pushed his face into my shoulder and chuckled.
“I hate you.” I looked at him and pouted.
“Sure you do.” He chuckled.
“I do. With a burning passion I do.”
“Then why did you kiss the corner of my mouth?”
“Because I-I uh-I don’t have an answer for that.”
“That’s what I thought.”
“Whatever. Now be quite I’m pushing play.” I started the first episode of season one of Teen Wolf.
Riley put his arm around me and and I put my head on his shoulder. I had a permanent smile on my face and I just didn’t want this to end.
Can we just stay like this forever?
“We should go to bed.” Riley yawned. I looked at the time and it was 3 in the morning.
“Yeah. How did you like the show?” I shut down his laptop and put it on his nightstand.
“It was funny. I really like that Stiles guy. He’s so sarcastic.”
“Yeah. But Scotts’ my favorite.”
“Because he’s hot as fuck! Did you not see that?”
“Is he hotter than me?”
“Yeah, okay. Well, goodnight doll face.” He wrapped his arms around me and pushed his chest against my back.
“Night.” I said and dulled to sleep.
I felt a push on my back and heard a snort. “What the hell are you doing?” I asked Riley. My face was in my pillow so my words were muffled.
“Good morning doll face.” He whispered into my ear.
“Hi. Now go away and let me sleep.”
“I would, but, your in my bed.” My eyes immediately flew open and I sat up with a jolt.
“What? That’s impossible there’s no way...” I looked around the room and saw my bed on the other side of the room. “Okay, so maybe I’m in your bed, just a little” I smiled out of embarrassment. “What happened last night?” I asked him.
“You seriously don’t remember?” He looked hurt and then it all came back to me.
“Sorry I remember. It just took me a second to remember. I’m sorry Riley.”
“I have to go to the bathroom. I’ll be back.”
“Fine, but you better hurry, I want to go back to cuddling.” He winked at me and my face turned red. I shut the bathroom door and was horrified to see myself in the mirror.
“What is with my weave not wanting to be on fleek? I look like Oprah Winfrey that just got electrocuted.” I whined. After a short while, I finally tamed my weave, emptied my bladder, and brushed my teeth.
I opened the door and walked out. “Riley?” I looked around the room, but Riley was gone.
“It’s a small room. How did you just disappear?” I walked two more steps, but felt someone wrap their arms around me and they picked my up at the waist. “No put me down! Riley, let go!” I squealed and giggled. He put me on his bed and climbed on top of me.
He then started kissing my neck and I moaned. I moaned out his name and quietly cried out for him not to stop.
He looked at me and kissed my lips. It felt like magic and that we were flying through the air. Once our lips parted, he flopped over next to me and we caught our breath.
“That was fun.” I smiled. He got back on top of me and kissed me once more.
“Yeah. Too bad it isn’t real.” He frowned and got off the bed and started walking away.
“What? Riley what do you mean?” I called after him but he didn’t say a word. “Riley! Riley! Where are you going? Riley!” I called and called his name, but he just walked out of the room.
“RILEY!” I sat up quickly and looked around the room. I was sweating and out of breath.
“Hm. I’m right here. What’s wrong? Are you alright?” I looked to my right, and Riley was sitting up and rubbing my back.
“Sorry. I-it was just a nightmare. Sorry.”
“It’s okay. Come here.” He pulled me into his chest and held me tightly in his arms.
“Goodnight Riles.” I said.
“Night doll face.” He kissed my forehead and went back to sleep.
I couldn’t go to sleep right away like Riley could. I sat there, listening to his steady heart beat in my ear.
“Riley, are you awake?” I whispered almost silently. He didn’t respond.
“Good. You’re not awake. I have to tell you something. I-I, I think that I might be falling for you.” I stuttered the words but he didn’t even flinch.
He didn’t hear my words and that made me happy. I had to say the truth out loud and I’m glad he wasn’t awake to hear it.