~ 27 ~
I wake up the next morning in my bed wrapped up in Miles’ arms. His nose is broken, and he needed a few stiches for the cut above his eye. I try not to move too much as I don’t want to wake him. I replay last nights events in my head and as mad as I am at my Dad’s reaction, there’s a part of me that feels bad for him. There’s that piece of me that wants to drive over there and hug him. In my whole life, we have never had big fights, it was always mum who did the disciplining. I just hope I haven’t ruined our relationship forever.
I can hear a quiet knock on my front door and I carefully extricate myself out of bed and slowly leave the room, pulling the door closed on my way out. Opening the door, I am slightly relieved to see Trey standing there.
“Hey Trey, come in.”
“I wasn’t sure if you’d be here or at Miles’.”
“There’s no point hiding it anymore.”
“How is he?”
“Broken nose and a few stiches. He keeps telling me he’s fine”
“And how are you?” Trey begins making tea for the both of us while I perch my pyjama clad body on the bar stool.
“Honestly, I’m feeling so many emotions I don’t have a word to describe how I’m feeling.”
“Yeah, I thought you must have been pretty crazy. That or high on drugs!” he laughs.
“High on love, Trey.” Comes the voice of my man as he enters the kitchen.
“Dude, you have to put a shirt on. It doesn’t look good for Lucas if I’m ogling my neighbour’s boyfriend.”
“Ogle all you want man; this body is taken.”
“Wait, did you say love a minute ago?” Trey looks excited and bewildered at the same time.
“I love him and he loves me.” I can’t wipe the smile off my face.
“Damn! Well whatever happens with your parents, Babycakes, I’m not taking sides. I’m staying the hell out of it. I’m happy for you both.” Trey comes around the countertop and places my tea in front of me. He looks into my eyes and says “I will always be here for you Beth.” He hugs me and then takes a seat next to me.
“So how’s Lucas?” I ask.
“He feels like he witnessed a live episode of Doctor Phil last night.”
“He still wants to be with me, so it can’t have been that bad!” Trey adds.
I look over at Miles in the silence while we are drinking our tea. He’s got a bandage stuck to his nose and a butterfly strip above his eye. His eye is so puffy that he can’t open it all the way. The space all around his nose is bruised. He looks like this because of my dad. I wonder what mum and dad are thinking this morning.
“Have you heard from mum?” I ask Trey.
“I had a missed call this morning. I haven’t called her back yet.”
“Are you going to?”
“Yeah and I’ll be telling her that I do not want to be stuck in the middle of this.”
Just then there’s another knock at the door and I look at the guys before lowering myself off the bar stool.
“I didn’t expect to see you here.”
“I’m your mum Beth. I needed to see if you were okay.”
I open the door wider and let her in. She stops and startles when she sees Miles and his injuries.
“Oh my god.” She trembles.
“It’s ok. Looks worse than it is.”
“Don’t downplay it Miles, he broke your nose!” I raise my voice.
“I’m going to give you guys some space. I’ll catch up with you later.” Trey kisses my cheeks and smiles at mum on his way out.
“Would you like a cup of tea, Mum?”
“No thanks. Can we sit?”
“Sure.” I wander into the lounge and sit on the sofa. Miles takes a seat next to me and Mum sits in the smaller chair opposite us.
She clears her throat and speaks “I’m sorry. Your father shouldn’t have reacted the way he did. He’s very upset with himself. But you have to understand what a shock it was to hear about you two. Miles, you’ve been his best friend for over 30 years. You were there when Bethany was born. It’s a lot to wrap our head around.”
“I can understand that Claudia. If I was in his position, I probably would have done the same thing. Which is why I don’t blame him.”
“So, it’s serious between you two?”
“Yes mum. I love him.”
Mum closes her eyes briefly. “Then, I wish you both only the best. Give your father some more time. He’ll come around.”
“You sure you don’t want that tea?” I ask.
“Actually, I’d love that.” Mum smiles.
“I’ll leave you ladies to it. I’m going to go shower.” Miles says and kisses me on the lips softly before leaving Mum and I alone.
“It’s weird seeing that. I’ll get used to it. I love you Beth, and I do want you to be happy. I can see Miles makes you very happy and you do the same for him.”
Mum stayed for another hour and then Miles and I spent the rest of the day between the couch and the bed.
“So much for our hike.” Miles says once our third movie has finished.
“It’s okay. We’ll do it another time. Are you feeling okay?”
“Babe, stop asking me that. I’m fine, honestly. I’ve endured more than a broken nose in my life. Your Dad and I used to get into some stupid situations.”
“You’ll have to tell me about that sometime.” I smile.
“So, we haven’t really talked about last night. I want to know if you are okay?”
“I was feeling so many emotions when I got up this morning. I think the strongest emotion would have to be relief. I am so glad that we can be together without hiding. Don’t get me wrong, it was exciting and naughty dating in secret. But I want to hold your hand when we go out and not be afraid someone would recognise us and it would get back to Mum or Dad.”
Miles nods his head and picks my hand up in his. “I’m relieved too. I want to shout it from the rooftops that I am the luckiest man alive!” he whispers.
“Crazy in love.” He smiles. “So, our age gap still doesn’t bother you?”
“Nope. Honestly I don’t even see you as fifteen years older than me. Age is just a number and you are so much more to me than your age.”
“You say that now, but I can’t help wonder if you’ll feel the same way in say 5 years?”
“I can’t speak for 5 years down the track because who the fuck knows what life has in store for us? I can say with 100 percent certainty that I love you and that feeling isn’t going away.”
Miles plants a kiss on my lips and runs his fingers through my wavy hair.
“What about kids?”
“What about them?”
“Do you want them?”
“I don’t think so.”
“You don’t sound so sure?” he prompts.
“Well I think there’s a very, very, very minute part of me that has thought about having a baby. But that’s a conversation for a different day. I’m just not very maternal or let’s face it, I don’t have the right lifestyle to be having kids.”
“You know, one day I’d love to hear that ‘story’ you are keeping from me.”
“I know. And I will tell you.”
“I know you will. So that’s a no for kids?”
I nod my head. “What about you?”
“I’m a bit old don’t you think?”
“I didn’t ask if you were too old. I asked if you wanted kids?”
“I think a long time ago, I might have like the idea of having a baby with someone. The fact that you love someone so much that you both create this little human together is beautiful. But to answer your question. No, I don’t want kids.”
Miles leans forward and kisses me passionately.
Pulling away I reverse his earlier question for him “What if you get sick of dating someone so much younger than you?”
“You’re not serious? I could never tire of being with you. You are what I’ve been waiting for my whole life. No other woman I have ever met, has come close to how I feel about you.”
“I think I just came in my pants.” I laugh. “Talk about romance!”
“How about I make you come for real?” Miles raises his eyebrows in question.
“I think I’d like that very much!”
Miles carries me to my bedroom and lays me on the bed. Standing before me, he removes his shirt and I stare longingly at his hard chest. Smirking, Miles moves on top of me and our lips meet in a fiery kiss, full of love and passion.
Moving down my body, he shimmies my shorts and underwear off and hisses at the sight of my pussy, bare before him. Wasting not a second more, he dives right in. Licking and swirling his tongue around in expert movements. I am writhing and whining beneath him. The pleasure is so intense and only escalates when he inserts his fingers to my heated core. Using his tongue to apply pressure to my clit, he curls his fingers and hits the right spot inside me.
Screaming out his name, I let go, pulsing around his fingers and tongue. My juices flowing freely to pool in a wet patch on the sheets beneath me.
I cannot open my eyes. That was so intense and powerful that I am exhausted. Miles lays next to me, and let’s me recover. “That good, huh?”
“Mmm.” I grunt.
Laughing Miles places his head on my chest and listens to my heart rate slow down. I glide my fingers through his slightly longer hair.
“I like this.”
“Your longer hair. I can grab fistfuls of it.”
I open my eyes and guide Miles’s head up to my face and press my lips to his.
“Let’s get this shirt off, shall we?” Miles suggests.
I stand up off the bed and discard my shirt on the floor. Miles has his hands behind his head and is slightly propped up on my pillow. His erection standing to full attention between his legs. He jerks his head to the side, and I see a condom on the bed next to him. Climbing on top of him, I sit on his thighs and reach for the condom.
“I hope we don’t have to use these for much longer?” I query.
“With you being on the pill and neither of us having other partners, I see no need to keep using them.”
Holy fuck. I get to feel Miles’ naked cock for the first time.
I lift up and place his hard cock and at the entrance of my hungry pussy and my eyes widen as I lower myself down his shaft.
Moaning in unison, I don’t move for a minute. Letting us both get used to this new feeling.
“Fuck Beth, you feel incredible.”
I slowly start to move up and down so we can adjust. This is the first time I have been on top. I settle into a grinding rhythm and my bedroom is filled with the sounds of our moaning and the bed head hitting the wall.
“This. Is. So. Fucking. Good!” I pant as I can feel the start of my orgasm.
Bouncing harder and faster, Miles reaches up and grabs my boobs and begins playing with them.
“Ah.” I purr.
“Come for me baby. I want to hear you scream my name as you ride my cock to orgasm.”
“Miles!!!” I shout and I lose control as my orgasm rips through me. My rhythm falters and Miles begins bucking his hips from beneath me.
“Damn, I can’t hold on. Your pussy is squeezing my cock!” Miles says through gritted teeth.
“Fuuuuckkkk Beth!!” he shouts and I can feel his hot semen spraying from his cock inside me. I slow my movements to a gentle rocking as Miles groans from under me. Steadying me with his strong hands on my hips, I stop moving and look into his eyes.
“I love you so much Beth.”
“I love you Miles.”