Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chapter Nineteen

Happy Birthday, Kristopher!

Chapter Nineteen

                The first two weeks that they were apart were the hardest, they had just gotten used to spending time together for more than a week. The month that they had spent together in Pittsburgh had brought them closer and Kris was glad that he had gotten to Pittsburgh early. 

                November came and with each passing day and no call-up to Pittsburgh Kris and Nikki though that it would be the middle of December before they were able to see each other again. Kris was happily surprised when two weeks into the month he was told that he was being called up to the big league. “Baby, what are you doing tonight?” Kris asked when Nikki answered the phone.

                “Um, watching the game? Is there something else I should be doing?”

                “How about sleeping in the arms of your beau petit ami?”

                “You got called up? Kris that’s great!”

                “The best part is that I get to see you.”

                “That is the best part, oh Kris I can’t wait until you get to Pittsburgh.”

                “I can’t wait either. I have to go so that I can get there though, but I wanted to let you know. I love you, Nicolette.”

                “I love you too, Kristopher. I can’t wait to see you tonight.”

                “I’ll text you my room number when I get there and I’ll leave a key for you at the front desk. See you tonight.”

                Nikki had been on her way to class when her phone had gone off. She had been walking towards the math building for her least favorite class and had not been looking for it. Now after the phone call from Kris and the thought of seeing her later that day, nothing could bring her down. 

                When he arrived in Pittsburgh and at the Marriott it felt like he was home. He checked in, told the women behind the desk to set aside a key for a Ms. Nikki James, and quickly made his way to his room. He sent a text to Nikki with his room number, put his bags down, and drank a glass of water before it was time to head to the arena for the game. 

                Nikki had driven straight to the Marriott after her last class and made it to the arena in time to wish the last few guys luck. After the last of the players arrived Nikki crossed the street and decided to watch the game at the restaurant in the lobby. 

                “Welcome back Kris,” Max Talbot said just before the team took the ice for the pre-game skate. “You spending the night with your girl?”

                “I am.” A smile took over his whole face.

                “Well, you might need this then,” Max said digging into the pocket of the suite pants that he had worn into the arena for his wallet. He pulled the packet out and handed it to Kris. 

                “I really don’t think so; we’re not at that point in our relationship.”

                “Keep it man, just in case.”

                Kris put it into the pocket of suit pants and completely forgot about it as he and the rest of the Penguins took the ice. They Pens beat the Islanders which added to Kris’ crazy amount of emotions brought on by this whirlwind day. Getting called up to Pittsburgh was great, and a win was always nice, but more than anything Kris couldn’t wait to get back to his hotel and to see Nikki’s smiling face.

                He quickly showered and got dressed in his suit before hurrying across the street. Nikki was waiting on a bench in the lobby and she saw him before he saw her. Her face lit up and she stood before he came through the door that was being held open by the door man. “Nicolette,” he said when he finally saw her. He quickly closed the ten feet between them and dropped his bag on the floor before throwing his arms around Nikki. “Oh, baby I’ve missed you so much.”

                “I’ve missed you too, Kristopher, I’m so glad that you’re here.” She rested her head against his muscular chest and took in his scent. He didn’t smell like Irish Spring and Old Spice like he normally did, he smelled of locker room soap, but he still smelled good.

                After a few minutes of being content in each other’s arms they headed for the elevator. Once the doors closed Kris took Nikki in his arms again and their lips came together. They both had intended for the kiss to be passionate yet still somewhat innocent. However, after having not seen each other for six weeks the innocent kiss quickly became passionate and intense. Tongues grazed lips and were soon swirling in a dance of lovers reunited. 

                As intense as the kiss was it was ended when the chime dinged to indicate that they were at their desired floor. Nikki picked up her overnight bag and they walked hand-in-hand to Kris’ room. When they made it to the door Kris couldn’t push down the desire to taste Nikki’s sweet lips again. 

                He pushed her against door and his lips crashed down on hers for a rough, passionate kiss. While the kiss was rough Kris’ lip were soft against hers, as were hers against his. As much as he wanted to kiss her gently, to place soft kisses along her jaw-line before moving onto her neck, there was so much emotion on both sides of the kiss that it forged their lips together. 

His hands were on either side of her, pressed against the door holding himself far enough away from her so that she wasn’t squished. The intensity of the kiss was ten times that of the one from the elevator and more passionate than any kiss they had shared in the past.  She was still a bit in shock, but her hands no longer cling to his suit jacket but pushed it back enough so that she could run her hands up his chest, taking in how muscular he was. When she reached the collar of his shirt she began to loosen his tie. She had no idea what color his tie was and at this point it was the least of her worries.

Since the kiss began her eyes had been closed and she didn’t care if someone happened to walk down the hall past them. The only things she cared about were the man that she was connected to at the lips and the passion that they shared. She moved her hands to the back of his neck and ran her hands through his soft brown hair. As each strand slipped through her fingers more of her weight was pushed against the door and her knees began to grow weak; she was unable to stand on her own two feet.

Kris brought one arm behind her, helping her to keep her balance. Neither of the two wanted it to end, and it would have taken an earthquake to bring them completely to a stop. There was so much urgency in the kiss, need for each other after being away from each other. His lips felt so right against hers, as did his body, he had brought her closer, needing to be near her. The kiss was so intoxicating as was the softness of his hair and the need to be closer to him even though their bodies were touching.  The overall rightness of the situation made Nikki feel as though she was in heaven, may be dreaming. She had had dreams like this before, but she knew that this time, this kiss, and this need was real.

Kris’ arms and both his and Nikki’s legs were growing tired so after an unknown amount of time they broke apart. “We should probably go inside,” Kris said as he reluctantly took one arm away from Nikki and reached for the room key in his pocket. 

Once they finally made it into the room after fumbling with the room key Kris removed his jacket and Nikki her jersey. Both were thrown onto the desk before shoes were quickly kicked off, well at least in Kris’ case. Nikki always wore Converse and their need to be untied was an enormous hindrance. Once her shoes were finally removed she looked up to see that Kris had also taken his tie off. 

They made their way to the bed and Kris helped Nikki to lie back against the pillows. He leaned onto his side next to her and ran his free hand along her soft cheek before bringing their lips together again. Just like that the spark ignited again. The need that they had both felt in the hallway was now greater and only one thing could quench their thirst for each other. 

Both Kris and Nikki knew what their bodies wanted and needed, but they needed to take things slow. They had only been dating for five months and had only really spent just over a month together. Were they really at that point in their relationship? Were they really ready to take that step?

This passion, this heat was not what Kris had intended or expected when he enveloped his love in his arms in the hotel lobby. Life however, has a way of giving you what you need when you need it, even if you didn’t know that you needed it in the first place. Right now what Kris needed was to be closer to Nikki. He had wanted to take things slow, but things had escalated quickly and his emotions and his need had taken over. Logically thinking was no longer a possibility. He needed to silence the ache that he felt, both in his mind and his groin. 

Nikki was in the same boat. She had never been with anyone in the way that she knew she needed to be with Kris. She should have been scared, having sex for the first time. For some reason though, she wasn’t. She wanted this more than anything. She knew that the feelings she was having were both right and real. She loved Kris and she knew that he loved her in return. Love is all you need, isn’t it?

Without even actively thinking about it Kris moved his hand that had rested on Nikki’s stomach slowly upward. The soft, strong hand came to rest on her breast and their kiss muffled the soft moan that escaped.

The kiss was broken and Kris came to sitting position, helping Nikki into one too. His hands rested at the hem of her t-shirt, but he didn’t have to ask. Nikki’s hands moved to his and helped him start to bring her shirt up, revealing more and more of her creamy skin. When the black t-shirt came to rest on the floor Nikki’s fingers fumbled with the buttons on Kris’ shirt to slowly reveal his smooth chest. Once the shirt was removed her hands unconsciously traced the strong muscles of his chest and stomach.

Soon his suit pants and her jeans were also on the floor and the two lovers were once again lying back against the pillows. “I love you, Nicolette.”

“I love you too, Kristopher.” She leaned up to kiss him again and as she did Kris trailed his fingertips over her shoulder and he tried to make his way to the clasp of her bra. “What,” she said, reality finally hitting her. “We can’t do this.”

“I’m sorry, mon amour. I wasn’t thinking, believe me I’m not trying to pressure you.” He quickly removed his hand from her and sat upright.

“That’s not what I mean. Believe me baby, I want this just as much as you do. I’m saying we can’t do this right now, we don’t have protection.”

“You’re right, I’m sorry.” He kissed her cheek gently before he remembered his brief pre-game conversation with Max. “Wait, we can do this.” He was off the bed before Nikki could ask him what he was talking about. He found his suit pants on the floor and the foil package that awaited him in the pocket. “Thank Max,” He said, holding the packet up for her to see.

Soon the remaining clothing was shed and the latex covering Kris’ aching appendage. Nikki lay back against the pillows and Kris took a moment to take in the scene as well as her beauty. Everything about the scene was perfect. “Are you sure about this?”

“Positive.” Kris placed a kiss on Nikki’s forehead before slowly connecting them at the waist. Nikki winced in pain and Kris did his best to enter slowly, kissing her softly to take her mind from the discomfort. Soon the pain was gone, completely replaced by pleasure. 

The pleasure did not last very long, but both Nikki and Kris were content and trying to catch their breath. Nikki’s head rested on Kris’ chest where it met with his shoulder and she ran her hand over his chest. It had been a long and eventful today for both lovers, with the most recent event being the most tiring; so after ten minutes of lying contently in each other’s arms Kris pulled the sheet over them. “Je t’aime,”Kris said before gently kissing Nikki lips.

“Je t’aime aussi, Kristopher, je t’aime aussi.”

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chapter Eighteen

Wow, it has really been a long time since I wrote anything. Two nights ago I found some motivation and sat down and wrote two chapters. So, I'm not sure if anyone is actually going to read this, but if you are reading this I hope that you enjoy it. As I said, I wrote two chapters and the second of the two is my favorite so I will be posting another chapter within the next week... well that is if I receive feedback that lets me know that people want to read more. 

Chapter Eighteen

Kris did well in camp, but his name appeared on the list of guys that had been cut from the team and were being sent to Wilkes-Barre. Having been cut from the again was painful, but not as painful as it would be to be away from Nikki again. They had said good-bye before, but each one had been hard. Kris was looking forward to finally getting to be able to spend some quality time with the girl he loved.

Nikki was in glass when Kris came to his name on the list, but having to be apart again was not something to be discussed in the form of text messages. She would be coming to the Marriott after her last class of the day, so Kris decided to break the bad news to her when she arrived at the hotel. A simple text arrived on her phone when there was still an hour left in her last class. ‘I love you, Nicolette.’

They often expressed their love for each other, but it was not normally how their conversations began; something was wrong. She would find out what was in two hours. So a reply of, ‘I love you, too, Kristopher.’ was sent.

Class finally ended and Nikki left Kris know what she was on her way to see him. Parking spaces were hard to come by where Kris was staying, except for in the paid garage, so Nikki parked at the fire station that her dad had worked at and walked the few short blocks back to the Marriott. 

The elevator doors closed and slowly moved towards Kris’ floor. It had been a few days since Nikki had gotten to see Kris and she had missed him. She couldn’t wait to see his face light up when he saw that it was her at the door and to be back in his arms. When the gold doors slid open Nikki made her way down the hall towards her destination. Knocking twice to let Kris know that it was her she waited for the door to open and her boyfriend’s smiling face to appear. When the door opened her smile disappeared; she was right, something was wrong. Kris was always happy to see her, even after loss, but now his perfect smile was nowhere to be seen and in its place was a look of sadness. “Kris, baby, what’s wrong?”

Stepping aside and opening the door wider Kris let Nikki enter the room before sitting on the large bed next to her. “I didn’t make the cut; I’m leaving for Wilkes-Barre tomorrow afternoon. I would have told you sooner, but I didn’t think this was something that I should tell you in a text.”

“Oh Kristopher, I’m so sorry baby. “ She turned sideways and wrapped her arms around him.

 Kris pulled one of his arms free and returned the hug. “Promise me that we’ll be okay when I’m not here.”

“Kristopher, we have spent our first few months together apart. I love you so much and I only want to be with you. You are my life mon amour and I promise that while you are in Wilkes-Barre nothing about us will change.”

“I love you too,” he took her hands and placed a gentle kiss on her check. “I’m sorry that we spend so much time apart, I tried my best the past two weeks.”

“Kristopher, look at me.” He was looking down at the patterned carpet, but not taking the shapes or colors in. Nikki ran her hand along his check to turn his face towards her. Kris’ hair fell into his face and covered his right eye; he was too upset to move it, but Nikki ran her fingers through the soft brown locks and held them away from his face as she spoke. “I knew what I was getting into when I agreed to go out with a professional athlete. We will be absolutely fine, nothing could come between us. Just remember, there’s always a chance of getting called up.”

“Stay here with me tonight?” He asked moving his hand to hers that was still in his hair.

“Of course, baby.” She moved as close as she could to the man she loved and gently kiss his lips.


Nikki skipped her morning class so that she could spend every possible moment with Kris. She helped him pack and once everything was in his bags they laid on the bed, Nikki’s head on Kris’ chest until it was time to go down to the lobby.

“I’m going to miss you so much,” Kris said his arms wrapped around the women he loved. 

“I’m going to miss you too. I promise, if you haven’t been called up by the start of my Christmas break I’ll come see you in WBS.” They stood in each other’s arms in the lobby of the hotel for a few minutes until a taxi pulled up outside the front door. Kris would be flying into Wilkes-Barre instead of driving. “I love you, Kristopher.”

“I love you too, Nicolette.” They both squeezed tightly one more time before looking into each other’s eyes. Both his chocolate brown ones as well as her ice blue ones were filled with sadness. All of their emotion was poured into the last kiss that they would share for at least a few weeks. “Au Revoir, mon amour.”

“Au revoir.” Kris left a kiss on Nikki’s forehead before picking up his bags and turning towards the cab that awaited him. Once his bags were in the trunk and he closed the car door he blew Nikki a kiss and got one in return before the car drove away.