For the first time ever they woke up together. They woke up together holding each other not fearing that tomorrow would bring another day where they had to pretend that how they felt wasn't really how they felt. They were able to face the daylight with a smile instead of a curse that just waited on the tip of their tongues.
Morgan held Tamera close to her body. She loved the feel of Tamera's skin on her own and it seemed to be even better now that they were able to be close without time knocking on their door reminding them that what they had wasn't for them to have forever. But now, now they could have this together. They could have every morning together and there was no one that could tear them apart.
Granted, Nathan would be hard to deal with. Morgan loved her brother and she would always love her brother. She would always love her brother. Always. But he didn't have Tamera anymore. Morgan had her and she wasn't ever going to let her go again.
"What are you thinking about?" Tamera asked as planted a soft kiss on Morgan's collarbone.
"I'm thinking that we get to greet the morning instead of trying to call it away."
Morgan didn't have to explain how she felt, Tamera already understood perfectly because she felt the exact same way. It didn't matter that there were things that still needed to be dealt with. It didn't matter that she was still staying in her sister's house. The same sister who was quite bitter at how differently their lives had turned out.
"I think I could get used to greeting the morning with you," Tamera said as she slid her hand gently across Morgan's well-defined stomach.
Morgan leaned over and took Tamera's lips into a gently erotic kiss. She eased over so that her body covered Tamera's. When they pulled away from the kiss Morgan was looking directly into Tamera's vivid green eyes. She was happy to see nothing there but the love she craved. She leaned in again and kissed her love again. She wanted to taste Tamera's body. She craved the taste. She needed it.
Tamera's arms wrapped around Morgan's neck and held her close. She wanted to be just as close to Morgan as Morgan wanted to be close to her. She wanted to feel Morgan's breast brush against her own. She wanted to feel Morgan's skin rubbing against her own. For the first time ever she wanted to see what Morgan looked like at the height of ecstasy in the new light of day. It was something she couldn't ever see before.
Morgan's hands ran softly across Tamera's precious skin. She loved how the small hairs on her lover's torso reflected the sun's light.
Last night their lovemaking had been about reuniting. This morning's was about promises. It was about the future neither of them had allowed themselves to dream of before. It was going to be a great morning.
The phone began to ring and since it was her house, Jackie answered it. She wasn't familiar with the voice on the other end but quickly remembered the person as they introduced themselves to her again. It wouldn't ever be easy for her to forget the only person she could remember her sister taking a swing at.
"Did you want to talk with Tamera?" Jackie asked as she walked around her kitchen and began making coffee. "I don't think she's quite ready to get out of bed yet." She commented as she heard a sound from her guestroom that she illogically reasoned out as being that of Tamera being happy for any other reason than the actual cause of her content.
"No thanks," the voice on the other line responded politely. "I just wanted to make sure that everything turned out alright."
"Well I can tell you with absolute certainty that it did," Jackie replied as she again heard a sound that she reasoned out as something else come from her guestroom.
"Well that's really good."
"How'd the night end up for you?" Jackie asked with uncharacteristic concern.
A deep heartless laugh came through the phone. "I'm still breathing so I'd say it ended just fine."
There was another voice in the background that Jackie easily identified as that of her sister's friend. "You didn't do something stupid and break up with that woman who loves you so much did you?" Jackie surprised even herself by asking.
There was a short period of silence then a deep sigh. "I may do stupid things sometimes but I don't do things that are that stupid."
Jackie was quite surprised that Lacey had answered her but didn't dwell that much on the reasons as to why. "Well that's good to know." Another silence fell. "When Tamera and Morgan decide to get up I'll have them call you."
"It'd probably be better if you didn't," Lacey quickly responded. "I'm sure Tamera's still upset with me and I know that Morgan will need some time."
"You're a good friend, you know."
"And I think you could even be a good sister," Lacey responded lightly. "And I'll leave you with that thought. Have a good day."
Jackie stared at the phone oddly for a moment even after Lacey had hung up. Lacey certainly did seem to be an interesting individual. Jackie hung up the phone then stood in the middle of her kitchen wondering what she should do. Normally, she'd be going over some paperwork from work but normally her sister wasn't staying in her house with her ex-sister-in-law come girlfriend. Maybe she should make some breakfast? Jackie nodded at the idea and set about setting things up in the kitchen to prepare a small meal for three.
"I think they've reconnected," Lacey informed Kelli as she hung up the phone.
"Which means they must have not been talking about you the entire night."
Lacey snorted. "I'm not so arrogant as to actually think that they did. Any conversation they had would have been a short one. Tamera hates me and Morgan will let her."
"I'm sure she'll get over it?eventually," Kelli tried to reassure but knew that if the roles were reversed she wouldn't be getting over her anger any time soon.
"Yeah," Lacey sighed. "But I'm sure that when you mean eventually you mean after my death, don't you?"
"That's not being very optimistic," Kelli softly chided, "You've got to give her time."
"Do you know what I find so absurd?" Lacey reached up to where Kelli was standing before her and pulled her down so that Kelli was lying on top of her. "I find it absurd that we've talked about Tamera and Morgan more probably than they've talked about themselves."
Kelli raised her brow. "Does that mean that you're ready to move past what happened last night?"
"It means," Lacey leaned up and kissed Kelli's lips softly, "that I'm tired of focusing on a life that isn't mine."
Kelli broke out into a broad grin, "I couldn't agree more." She leaned down and captured Lacey's lips very thankful that what had gone on the previous night didn't appear to leave that big of a scar on Lacey's psyche.
Moments later they were interrupted by the sound of Lacey's ringing phone. Kelli groaned loudly and rolled off of her lover so that Lacey could get to her phone.
"Yeah?" Lacey answered the offending device that had been resting on the hotel's nightstand.
"Thank you," Morgan's voice instantly responded.
Lacey smiled. "None necessary. So how did last night go? After the?"
"She's still pretty upset with you," Morgan's voice lowered, "and I'm sure you can understand why."
"I'd only not understand if she wasn't angry with me," Kelli maneuvered herself so that she was hugging Lacey from behind.
"She needs time."
"So is this you calling me telling me to stay away or are you really thanking me for dragging you out there last night?"
"Maybe a little bit of both?"
Lacey snorted, "Your voice betrays your guilt of the former."
There was a long exaggerated sigh from Morgan's end. "It's really important that I focus on her now."
Lacey's body tensed and Kelli drew her body tighter into her embrace. "Hey it's like I said," Lacey responded lightly, "I only wouldn't understand if she wasn't angry with me. You do what you need to do and just remember that I'll always support you and give you both all the time you'll need."
"Thank you," Morgan sounded relieved. "I really appreciate everything you've done for me?us."
"Hey, I'm your friend. Helping you out is one of my top priorities." Lacey cleared her throat. "So uh?I'll talk to you when I talk to you."
"You aren't upset are you?"
"Of course not."
"You're lying," Morgan said and Kelli whispered at the same time. Lacey only rolled her eyes.
"Do you want honesty or do you want appeasement?" Lacey asked bluntly. "If you want honesty I'll admit that I'm hurt by it all, but if you want appeasement then you should just accept that this doesn't affect me in the least."
Morgan remained silent.
"Forget about me right now, okay? Just worry about her."
"You really are a good friend, Lacey. Thank you."
"Take care of yourself."
"I love you too, and I'm sure I'll talk to you soon."
"I'll be awaiting your call."
"Well I have to go now?"
"Then go and be safe."
"Morgan, you've said that already. Just go."
Morgan chuckled softly. "Good bye then."
Once Lacey had hung up the phone she turned into Kelli's embrace letting the tears she was holding back finally fall. "What happens next?" she struggled out.
"Oh darlin' only time can tell."
The end?but there will be more. There's always more.
Continued In New Day...