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Chapter 7

Everly

"Just having my brother come and spy and now he's coming to your house. "Are you embarrassed? I asked hoping he didn't.

"Not at all." He replied.

"It's just I understand if you think my family is too overprotective and I'm nuts---

"Everly shhh, listen to me."

"I know most guys wouldn't put up with this? I mutter on not hearing him.

"Everly listen to me. I don't mind. Maybe if he was tagging along on every date it might get weird." He laughed.

"I'll tell him to stop," I said anxiously.

"It's okay." He said as he turned in his seat. His hand reached out and he touched my face.

"I want to kiss you so bad." His eyes were so beautiful dark and caring.

I think about it, "Mmm, Maybe if you kiss my hand and then move close to my mouth I might let you, I would see if I like it." I was still unsure of physical contact but so far I have liked everything with Erik.

"Mmm, like a little taste all the way to the treat?

"Yeah." I blinked rapidly and tapped my heels together.

He starts at my fingers tips and kisses his way up my arm. It felt good. He smelled really good too. He moved in closer. He kissed my shoulder then along my neck all the way to my mouth. My stomach danced with a thousand butterflies. I didn't know what to expect but I really enjoyed it. My body felt like it was smiling...excited. I was nervous.

Warmth..tenderness...Heat moved around my body like this spreading of the best feelings in the world.

He pulled away.

"So was it that bad? He asked still close to me his face so close.

"No, not at all. You know they say practice makes perfect right? I pet his face. He was a beautiful man.

"Right? He smoothed his hand through my hair.

I wanted to kiss him again.

"Maybe we should practice again? I hoped would say yes.

"Mmm, I like the way you think." He leaned back in and laid his lips softly on mine. It caused my body to tingle again. I ran my hands up his body. His tongue ran along my lips. He pulled away again like he was making sure not to go too far. He was very sweet.

"Better? He winked.

"Yes. Maybe later we can French kiss. That's with tongues, right?

"Yes." He beamed.

"We can do that later."

"I like kissing you."

"I like kissing you too, he traced his finger over my jaw and kissed me lightly then pulled away.

"Okay. So your house. What time is it? I asked.

"7:30." He answered back.

"Ok, so we still have lots of the time to hang out."

"Yeah. Maybe you'll stay longer if your brothers there?

"I might. We usually have game night either Friday or Saturday night."

"Cool. Do you win?

"Lots yeah!

"So I should be on your team?

"Yeah. If you want to win."

"I love to win."

I talked about the games I play have good conversions. It suddenly dawns on me that I have to no clue where I am going and it doesn't look familiar.

"Do you live far away? I asked feeling nervous all of a sudden.

"A little ways out. Yeah. 30 minutes."

"Th-That's too far." I stutter.

"Why?

"It's too far? I could feel my heart start to race.

"We are almost there."

"Oh no."

"It'll be okay." He spoke calmly.

I...I don't go that far." My voice was shaky. I start bouncing my heels off the floor of the car.

"Easy there."

"Stop the car! I screamed.

He eased off to the side of the road and parked. I opened the door and I walked in circles mumbling to myself. "I can't do this I can't do this," I repeated over and over again.

"Everly what's going on? He asked walking over to me.

"I need to go home, I'm too far," I mumbled hurriedly.

"Everly? I heard my brother's voice. "What's wrong?

"I need to go home? I whimpered.

"Why? Luke asked.

"I...I'm too far."

"You're okay." He tried to calm me down.

"You can go if you really want? Erik spoke with compassion but he sounded sad.

"Okay, I should go I had a lovely time."

"Everly why don't we keep going? Erik where do you live? Luke suggested.

"Just down the road at the end." Erik points.

"Everly look. See it's not that far." Luke showed me where the house was.

"But...what if...

"Nothing is going to happen." Luke ensured me.

"You don't know that." Tears were building.

"No, but the probability of something bad happening is very low."

"Look fireflies." I get blindsided by beautiful glowing fireflies in the distance I see them in the forest. Like tiny glowing magical lights. It's as if tiny fairies were glowing. Lighting up the dark. I ran into the forest. I stood in the centre of them and spun around. It was stunning.

"Aren't they beautiful? I gasped.

"Yes." I heard Erik behind me. Erik clasped my hand and spun me around like a ballerina. It was beautiful.

"Hahaha. Dancing with the fireflies." I smiled so wide.

"You look stunning." Erik pulled me in and his hands cupped my face...

"Kiss me," I asked Erik. His eyes gently starred at me and I didn't look away.

I grasped his face and pulled him down to meet my lips. His lips touched mine so softly, I moved mine with his. My fingers tips curled on his cheeks. His arms came around me and he lifts my feet off the ground. Blissfulness filled me, joy and happiness.

"And I will be in the car," Luke said as he walked away.

"Are you okay now? Erik asked.

"Yes, sorry."

"It's okay. I'll make sure you know next time if it's longer then 30 minutes."

"Okay, that would be nice." I thanked him. I liked that he was trying to understand me and make things easier for me.

"Why do you think you would panic with me? He asked he set my feet back on the ground.

"Cause I don't know what will happen, then if it causes me to panic I like to be away from people or at home in my comfort."

"Okay...I'll try and be more mindful." His hand ran down my arm.

"You didn't know. I just am used to a routine so when it gets stirred up then I can panic."

"Okay. So if we did this more often and added it to your routine would that help? He ran his fingers through my hair.

"It might."

His arms stayed around my waist.

"Can we take a picture of us with the fireflies? I wanted to remember this night. My first kiss surrounded by the alluring ambiance of the fireflies.

"Okay." He pulled out his phone and we took a selfie.

"Oh, that's so cute. I squealed. "Can we take another one? I said excitedly. Completely forgetting I was panicked.

"Hahaha ok. But this time we kiss? His eyes sparkled from the fireflies.

"Okay." We kissed and I felt his tongue slip into my mouth. He started stroking his tongue over mine. It made me excited and happy. His hands ran down my body and this heat stirred up inside me. I kissed him back and playing with his tongue. It was fun. I broke away and looked up into his eyes.

"That was amazing. Right? Or was I bad? Should I use more tongue or less? I rambled on feeling unsure.

"Everly it was amazing. Just right."

He cupped my face and looked at me deeply.

"It felt really nice, do you want to touch my butt?

"Hahaha. God yes!! His hands ran down my body very slowly letting me get used to it his hands, he caressed my butt. It warmed me. Things were happening inside me. Like my body was glowing from the inside out.

He didn't scare me. His touch was nice. I don't know why but I felt ok when he touched me and it felt good to be touched by him. This pulsing was happening between my legs that were very arousing.

Erik

When she asked me to touch her ass I couldn't believe it but hell I was not going to pass that up. And holy mmmm does she has a nice ass. I ran my hands over her perky round ass. I gently caressed it. I didn't want to cause her to freak out so I didn't go too far. What I would love to do is rub the front of her pants to enjoy a little feel of her sweet püssy. To hear her moan from my touch and to see her squirm from my touch. But I must take it slow with her.

"You have a nice ass." I kept her close and continued to caress her ass.

"Do you think? She leaned back to look at me.

"Mmm, yes. It's beautiful." I turned her around so her ass was against my very happy member.

"Hahaha, what is that? She giggled.

"God. You make me so turned on."

"That's your penis, right?

"Yes. It's so hard because of you."

"It's so big."

"Hahaha. We should get back or your brother is going to send a search party."

I needed to slow down she was making me feel desperate greedy to try for more to offer her pleasure. But I can't she's not ready.

"Probably. I'll race you."

"Mmm, I don't think that's safe." After her falling so much I didn't want her to get hurt again.

"Oh have a little fun, Just Erik! She ran off. She was actually really fast. But I see her foot caught on a root and she went flying to the ground.

"Shit, baby are you ok?

"Ow, I think I hurt my ankle."

I lifted her up in my arms and carried her out. Her brother came running over.

"Are you okay? Luke asked.

"My ankle hurts."

"What were you doing?

"Running."

"Hahaha. We will check your foot at Erik's."

"What if it's broken? She sounded worried.

"It's probably just a sprain or just bruised." I try and ease her mind.

"Do I need to go to the hospital? Her voice was shaky sounding scared.

"No. Justice keeps it up." Luke talked to her calmly.

"Okay." She nodded her head.

I drove to my house then opened the door and picked up Everly.

"I feel so stupid."

"Don't, I've sprained my ankle like 5 times."

"Running? She asked.

"Well yes, sports mostly," I replied.

I opened the door and walked inside and placed her on the couch.

"Let's see your ankle."

"Hey! Ottis and Jordan both walked over.

"Hi! Everly said hi to the guys, her eyes stayed on the floor she looked uncomfortable.

"You're Everly? Ottis asked.

"Yes." She nodded her head.

"Very nice to meet you." Ottis and Jordan both say.

"You too. We are going to play Pictionary."

"What's that? Jordan asked.

"Hahaha, it's a game."

"Like dominoes? He chuckled.

"Yes. But you draw pictures and the other people have to guess."

"Seriously??

"Yes." She said.

"It not our kind of fun. We have some girls coming over. Now that is fun."

"Some sexy time?? She giggled.

"Yes," Jordan said.

"So you're the little ray of sunshine? Ottis smirked.

"That would be correct. What's your name? She asked the guys.

"Ottis."

"Jordan."

"I'm Every."

They all introduced themselves. Everly was doing really well.

"Would you mind keeping the girls away? I asked the guys.

"Seriously? Ottis laughed.

Why? Jordan asked.

"Just please for tonight," I begged them.

Everly

"It's ok. They can come." She seemed like she was trying to be okay with it not wanting people to think she's ruined someone's plans.

"Everly, maybe we should go." Her brother said.

"Who are you? Ottis asked eyeing Luke over.

"He's my brother." She said tucking her hair behind her ears her but at her nails nervously.

"Aww did you bring your brother on the date? Ottis said in a teasing manner.

"How romantic." Jordan laughed.

"Guess ease off, please." I gave the guys a warning look hoping they cool it.

Knock knock

There was a knock at our door.

"Ahh, the eyes candy is here." Jordan rubbed his hands together and headed for the door.

"We even got one for you, Erik," Ottis said.

"Seriously guys. What the hell? My voice rose in anger, I told them to behave.

"I should go." She said her voice was sounding shaky.

She stood up and screamed in pain. "Ahh..mmm."

"Come with me." I lift her up in my arms again and walked through the house. I placed her on the marble countertop in the kitchen.

"I'm sorry for those dìcks." I brushed her hair away that was covering her face.

"What do they mean by they got one for you too? She looked up from the floor.

"They invited a woman to me. But I swear I didn't know." I'm going to kill them.

"Do you want me to leave? She whimpered, her eyes glossed over with tears.

"No, I want you here." I touched her face gently.

"Maybe she's better than me. I should go." She was sounding insecure.

"Please stay, I said softly looking at her, hoping she hears me.

"It's not a good idea. She will be better."

"Everly. Do you want me to take you home? My brother stepped in.

"Yes. We should go. I don't belong here."

"Yes, you do. I want you here." I pleaded with her.

"Hey! Three girls walked in. I see Caroline. Great.

"Hey, guys. And gal. How are you? One of the girls said.

"We are leaving." Every said.

"Why? One of the girls asked she was dressed in a shirt tight red dress and her hair was long and hung down with curls.

"I don't belong here." I looked at the ground.

"Why not? The blonde girl asked.

"I'm different. I need to go." Her chin quivered.

she slipped off the counter and held onto the counter as she walked off.

"Was it something we did? They all look around the room confused.

"We can go? The other girl with blonde hair and jean skirt and atop the cropped short so you could see her stomach.

"Why can't we just all stay? Everly let's just have some fun. We can even play Pictionary." Jordan walked over and I could tell he was trying to make up for inviting a girl for me.

"Oh yes!! I love Pictionary." Caroline said. She and I have a history and Ottis and her are kind of an item I don't really know where there stand but they have sex.

"Definitely." One of the girls said. The two I have never met before.

"Really? Everyone turned back.

"Yeah! Everyone said.

"I'll get the drinks," Ottis announced.

'Do you have a whiteboard? Everly asked.

"Yes, we have one in the office upstairs."

Ottis replied.

"Ok. We need that and pens and then we write an object or movie or something for others to guess then we take turns."

Ottis suddenly popped the champagne. The cork went flying and hit Everly in the head.

"Ouch!

"Oh fück. Sorry." Ottis said.

"Did you know people died from being hit by a cork stopper?

"I did not," Ottis said.

"hahaha, that was awesome! Jordan laughed.

"Are you ok Everly? I asked.

"I'm still alive so I guess I am ok."

"Hahaha. Sis that was so funny."

"Are you laughing at me?

"Hahaha yes. It was funny." My brother was laughing hysterically.

"It was." The blonde said

"It was funny." Ottis was laughing too.

"But are you ok," Carolina asked Everly.

"I'm fine. I got a tough noggin." She rubbed her forehead where the cork hit her.

"Hahaha. You are so cute. Where did you find her Erik? Caroline smirked casting her eyes over Everly. Studying her.

"I bumped into her and she caught my eye." I moved close to Everly.

"Your a pretty little thing aren't you?

Caroline circled around Everly.

"You're too close. Please move." Everly was getting tense and nervous I can tell from her body language.

"Easy sugar," Caroline smirked.

"I am not sugar."

"Hahaha. Why you so weird? Caroline touched Everly's hair. Everly closed her eyes.

"Cause I was made this way. Just like you were made the way you are."

"Aww did your mommy say that? Caroline laughed.

"Do you know her?

"No. How would I know her?

"Caroline leaves her alone," I interject.

"Seriously where did you find her outside kindergarten or the salvation army?

"What does that mean? Everly was tearing up.

"It means you act like a child," Caroline said.

"I'm not. I'm 22."

"Could have fooled me." She snickered.

"Hey. Watch it...Luke stepped over.

"What are you her guardian?

"Unfortunately because of people like you yes I need to protect her." Her brother shot out.

"Ahhhh....stop!!!! Everly shrieked and hobbled off.

I eyed Caroline, "seriously Caroline why did you have to be so mean. If you can't be nice leave., I sure as hell don't want you here. I shouted.

I walked out after Everly. "Everly I am so sorry."

"It's fine. I never should have come here. This is so bad. So so bad."

"Easy there. Calm down." I talked calmly.

"I don't want to calm down. I want to go home and never ever see you again." She yelled at me with tears running down her face. Fuck I've just lost her.

"Hey. I didn't do anything."

"You brought me here to be some circus freak, to your friends." She turned and shot back at me.

"No. I didn't."

"LUKE??? I want to go home."

"Let's go." Luke helped her to the front door.

"Fück. This is not fair. Everly why can't you see past these people that mean nothing to me?

"Because I am not part of this world where good things happen."

"Go be with Caroline." She was so upset and it was hurting me to see her like this.

"I don't want Caroline. I want you." I yelled back wanting her to hear me.

She covered her ears and sunk to the floor crouched down and I instantly regret me losing control of my temper. Fuck she's afraid of me. Shit.

She starred at the floor tears slipped down her face. "This was all a joke to you. The poor crazy girl let's parade her around and see what she does." She stared at me with this hurt, because of me. Not intentionally me but being surrounded by this woman that was causing her to feel insecure. My heart rammed with speed and anxiety. I don't want her to ever feel scared or uncertain with me. I hope she will listen. I can't lose her.

"Everly, please stay." I stepped towards her talking calmly.

"I can't." She shook her head. I kneel down and thread my fingers through her wavy hair.

One of the other girls walked over. "Please stay. We can play a game and just have fun. Just excuse Caroline she can get out of line sometimes with new people, she hasn't learned how to keep her mouth shut."

Caroline came over, "I'm sorry."

The other girl walked over, 'please stay we can play the game."

"Just one." Everly nodded her head and stood up and she smoothed her hands down her white jeans.

"You can go first, Caroline offered.

"Really? Everly perked up.

"Yes, I'm sorry for what I said. It was unkind." Caroline apologized.

"You think I'm stupid and crazy, just like most people think, I've heard it all my life. I know I do weird things and I'm not always the life of the party but I have a feeling I have a heart. Words hurt and I know enough to know when people are making fun of me." She wiped under her eyes, her hands were shaking. I rubbed her back.

"I'm sorry. You're just different but it's actually nice." Caroline said sounding sincere, she stepped closer.

"You just seem innocent and pure that's all."

"Like a child?

"Yeah. But I see I was wrong, lets play a game."

"Okay. Well whoever wants to play, let's play." Everly was calmed down. I pulled her into my arms and whispered. "Thank you for staying."

She looked up at me. Her sweet eyes looking at me with gentleness.

"I'm sorry for having a freak out I didn't mean to make a scene."

I touched her cheek and softly brushed my thumb over her cheek.

"I'm sorry that you were hurt and felt uneasy here. And for yelling, I hated seeing you scared of me."

"I just don't do good with loudness."

Her hand reached up and she pets my face. I leaned down and met her lips with mine. She jumped into my arms, her tongue coaxed mine open, she greeted mine with a gentle flutter, sweet delicate. We break away and turned and see everyone looking at us.

"Damn! Caroline said.

Everly covered her face into my chest.

I rubbed her back and whispered again.

"You're so cute." She nestled her face into my neck and I felt her kiss me. I surrounded my arms and kissed her neck. She gently pulled away and smiled at me.

"You make me feel good." Her eyes sparkled her smiled wide was pronounced.

"Do you forgive me? I asked.

"Yes. Games I like. People not so much."

"Hahaha. Yea." I ran my thumb along her wrist.

"Okay. Let's do this." Ottis chimed he came with the whiteboard and pens.

Everyone gathered around in the living room. Everyone let Everly first which I appreciated.

Everly

I jumped up and hopped over to the board.

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