Undress Me (NSFW) – Part 8

‘Where did you say your shirts were again?’

‘Wardrobe to your left!’

Jake washed the mugs out and put them in the drainer. He hadn’t felt this nervous around a woman in a long time. In fact, it had been a long time since a woman was last in his apartment, let alone his bedroom. He could hear Lily shuffling around while his thoughts raced.

The woman he’d had a soft spot for since he first saw her in the theatre, was in his private space looking for something to wear to bed for the night. He imagined one of his shirts skimming over her naked body, caressing over the tops of her thighs.

‘This one ok to use?’

He turned around to see Lily donning a red plaid shirt he’d worn just that weekend. It hung from her frame, skimming over the swell of her generous breasts and settling over the tops of her smooth legs.

Yes, she looked amazing in it but it was how she carried herself, how comfortable she seemed with her brushed out hair tied in a high ponytail and clean, scrubbed face lit up that really made Jake’s heart soften. Her eyes glittered as she did an adorable little twirl for him. This was Lily.

‘Y-Yeah.’ Jake stuttered, ‘Suits you.’

‘Thanks.’ Lily smiled sweetly. “Um – I’m going to get to bed. You coming?’

Well, those were words he’d imagined many times, under very different circumstances. He nodded, placing the last mug in the drainer and drying his hands off with a tea towel.

‘Yeah, you go through. I’ll be there in a minute.’

By the time he made his way into the bedroom, Lily was already snuggled up under his covers reading a book procured from her bag. He eyed the cover and its title: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Seeing her there didn’t feel awkward, just simple, like it was something they’d been doing for years. Jake cleared his throat. Lily looked up.

‘You ok?’ she asked.

‘Um – I usually just wear my sweatpants when I go to bed,’ he ran a hand through his hair, ‘Are you comfortable with that? Or -‘

‘No, that’s fine.’ She nonchalantly turned another page, ‘Doesn’t bother me at all.’ Jake’s brow furrowed.

‘You sure?’

‘Yes!’ Lily laughed, ‘I’m a big girl, Jake. I’m sure I’ll be fine.’ Jake’s mouth twisted and he nodded. He changed quickly, but Lily eyes didn’t once shift from her book. She was perfectly fine. Jake heaved a relieved breath and got under the covers, feeling painfully aware of the woman he liked lying next to him.

‘So,’ he said, ‘Is your book any good?’

‘It is,’ she turn her gaze to him, ‘It’s different from anything I’ve read before. The run on sentences are insane but it fits with the context of the book and McCarthy pulls it off beautifully. It’s a modern classic.’

‘What’s it about?’ he asked. Lily’s forehead creased sceptically.

‘You sure you want to know?’

‘Go ahead.’ He pointed to the book. Lily inhaled deeply through her nose.

‘It’s set in a post-apocalyptic America,’ she flurried the pages cover to cover, It’s about a man and his son, who are heading south to the coast because they won’t survive another winter where they are. It’s about the very nature of the human survival instinct, and the human drive to carry on in circumstance knowing full well it’s only going to get worse.’

‘Sounds cheery.’ Jake grimaced.

‘It’s not meant to be!’ she laughed, ‘But it’s incredibly written. McCarthy’s a genius.’

Jake smiled lazily at her. She was so cute, especially when she got so passionate about something. The way her eyes lit up as she told him about the story, like how she was so evangelical about that bloody cashew ice cream. He felt a softness in his belly and fought the urge to put his arm around her and kiss the top of her head. Lily closed the book, putting it on the bedside table.

‘We best get to sleep.’ she said, ‘It’s a good thing we’ve got the day off tomorrow.’

Jake nodded, awkwardly shifting under the covers as she turned out the light. Her bare leg grazed against his and he twitched. Electricity zigzagged through his nerves as she shift around to face him in the dark. He could hear the rubbing of palms and chattering of teeth. It wasn’t exactly warm even with the extra blankets.

‘Lily, are you still cold?’ Jake asked.

‘Sorry.’ Lily murmured, ‘I get chilly easily.’

‘No it’s ok.’ He shifted forward, ‘Come here.’

Like in the living room, he looped his arm around her, pulling her into him. Lily nestled into his chest, tucking her head under his. He hoped she wouldn’t be able to hear his racing heartbeat.

‘You’re like a radiator.’ Lily huffed a breathless laugh. Jake smiled, catching a faint scent of strawberry from her silky hair.

‘At least I’m useful in that way.’ he said. She wound her arm around his waist and gave it a slight squeeze, her legs sleepily entwining around his. His heart gave a little leap.

‘Thanks,’ she yawned, ‘Night Jake.’ Jake’s eyelids grew heavier, giving her the same affectionate squeeze in his arms as she did him.

‘Night Lily.’

It wasn’t long before they both drifted off into a sound sleep.

*

 

©2019 – Life of Violet. All Rights Reserved.

*Picture – Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Undress Me (NSFW) – Part 8

  1. Nice! I like the intimacy without the sex. All good relationships get there at some point. The sex can still be vulcanic, but there are moments of bliss where cuddling is all that happens.
    Now on the topic of Cormac McCarthy, we disagree. I can’t stand his writing. lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Michael! 🙂 It is the little things that really build the foundations of a relationship. I was getting a little worried the lack of sex was starting to bore some off the story (which is fine if they want the sexy times) but this has turned out to be more of a slower burner than originally planned lol!
      Ohhh no a literary rivalry!! xD His writing style is very unorthodox and an acquired taste lol I’ve only read ‘The Road’ but really looking to read ‘No Country For Old Men’ at some point. 🙂 x

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s