Grateful Houseguests And Done Deals
Day 273 - 279 of The Andie Chronicles
“Do you want to know what my favourite part of your body is?” I nodded. “I know it's wrong of me to have a favourite body part. But it's in these moments when you have your legs wrapped around my torso, but I can't avoid getting hard.”
Cooper wasn't lying, either. His firm appendage was pressing against my pelvis.
“And what if I bring my legs in tighter?”
I drew him in. My legs were burning from all of the obsessive gym sessions I had been doing lately. But the more time I spent in the gym, the more opportunity I had to ogle at Cooper, heaving big weights like they were nothing. I could see his muscles bulging with every lift and pull. And I wanted him more than ever.
“Oh, that works very well.” And with a brief move, Cooper was deep inside me. This was my idyllic Sunday, I mused. I could stay here all day and let Cooper pleasure me. Then I would spend an entire other day doing exactly the same thing to him.
We eventually reached the moment where we knew we had to leave the sanctuary of Cooper’s bedroom and re-enter the real world. Thankfully, a lot of the real world was sitting inside Cooper’s four walls. He wanted to make smoothies and sit in the sauna for a while. And I wanted to spend time with him, even if I wasn’t a natural sauna dweller, so to speak.
“How long do we sit in here?”
“There are no hard and fast rules. Jockeys sit here for quite a long time, you know.
“I'm not a jockey,” I reminded Cooper.
“But you do the riding oh-so-well.”
I giggled at his assessment. And if it weren't so hot, I would've restarted our passions from earlier.
“As much as I want to sit in here and do nothing for most of the day, I have a phone meeting with Chris. And then I need to make a series of videos for the gym.”
“Do you want me to give you a hand with the videos?” Any excuse to leave the sauna, I reasoned.
“You have so much on your plate. I don't really want to monopolise your spare time. The only time I want to take from you, I need to make sure it's the most pleasurable for you.”
I leaned over and kissed Cooper feverishly on the lips. “Thank you, that's so sweet of you. I'm happy to help you, by the way. I don't have the capacity to think about what I'm going to do. And who I'm going to take with me.”
“Have you thought about whether or not you’re going to tell them?” Cooper was speaking about James, Sophia and GG, my friends who could be friends and business partners again. If only I couldn’t figure out this conundrum.
“I keep going over what would happen in my head. I know exactly how each one will react. If one of them surprises me any differently, I'll be a dead duck.”
“But what about past the initial reaction?” Cooper had been in business for a long time. He had worked with many novices in the ring who botched the easiest move. Or forgot their lines on the microphone. There was always the temptation to write these people off after the first impression. Cooper never did.
“I mean, yeah, I can get past that bit. But I just don't know whether they will be the right fit. As much as I don't blame them for everything that happens in my life, I can't deny that I've spent all this time cleaning up their mess.”
“You didn't do it to get their praise. You did it because it was the right thing. I think you know what the right thing is in this scenario, too.”
I hate it when people say this to me. ‘You know what the right thing is.’ Yet, it’s easy to declare when you are saying it but not the one doing it. And I never want to look back in hindsight this moment and think to myself that I didn't really contemplate the right move. I know them very well, too well. I know what they're capable of.
I don't know why I wanted to work with them in the first place. Yet, these weren’t the same people I went into business with. They're also not the same people who went into business with Douglas all those months ago, either.
I guess I wasn't sure who I was going to do business with now. The only way to find out would be to go head first and take this risk. Perhaps it was the sauna or the romantic escapes with Cooper sucking my energy, but I wasn't sure I was ready for the experiment.
Sleep; I haven’t had much of it lately. I started this year off by having no sleep recovering from my breakup, and now I’m sleep-deprived from the sheer bliss of having copious amounts of sex with my man. And planning my new business.
Lying in bed, I can't seem to get my heart rate down enough to fall asleep.
In hindsight, it was lucky I was still wide awake when James called. I saw his name light up my phone screen, and I was tempted to ignore it. Yet, as my housemate and my best friend, that seemed like an error, too. What if something had happened with the house? What if something had happened to him?