Welcome back Jude Liebermann to Friends Friday today!
She tore through the corridors and rooms until she emerged in the bedchamber and halted in front of the main door. It opened as she approached, but she stopped before crossing the threshold, half surprised Luna hadn’t locked it. She could leave but what then? Where would she go? To the garden and do another swan dive off the edge? Would Luna save her again? Her lower jaw trembled at the thought of trying that again, since the first time had been terrifying. Was it possible that sex with Luna could be worse than that? Her hand continued to clutch her throat, and it tightened as her whole body began to shake.
“Cassandra, step away from the door.”
His voice was low and gentle but clearly an order. She closed her eyes and took a tentative step backwards. The door closed with a soft swoosh, but her feet rooted to the spot.
“Why didn’t you stay in the sitting room like I asked?”
The unexpected question jarred her, and she spun to face him. His closeness unnerved her, but she tried not to let it distract her. “Do you really think that would have prevented this? Your father made sure it would happen, and he expected me to walk in that room. He was ready for me.”
“I wasn’t.” Luna sat on the foot of the bed and gripped the edge with both fists. “You heard what the king said. You have a choice to make.”
“You said you’d never force me.”
“And I won’t. You need to either allow me to claim you or the king will do it, and he will force you.”
She pursed her lips to keep them from shaking. “That’s not a fair choice.” Something the king said came to her mind. “Why did your father seem to think you wouldn’t be able to…claim me? It was almost like he hoped you couldn’t.”
Luna straightened his spine and met her gaze. She saw many emotions in those startling eyes: sorrow, anger, frustration and surprisingly lust. Her breath caught as she realized he desired her. Remembering his growing erection when he pinned her beneath him her first day on Klenar, she didn’t know why that surprised her.
“My father thinks I’m celibate, and I don’t doubt he wants you for himself. All the men do. You’re a rarity here, they all want a taste.”
“He thinks you’re celibate? You’re not?”
“Come sit beside me, Cassandra.”
He patted the bed, but she shook her head.
“I haven’t been with anyone in several months, and she’s been hard to get over.”
“Why do you have to get over her?”
“She married another. Now, please, come here. My father hasn’t given us a lot of time.”
Cass lifted her chin, unexpected jealousy clouding her judgment. “Well, maybe I choose him.”
Hurt flashed across his features, but he recovered quickly and pushed off the bed. “Oh, well, then I’ll tell him of your decision.”
He walked toward the door, but she sprinted after him in fear. “No, Luna, don’t.” She caught his hand and tried to stop him. He halted unexpectedly and she slammed into his back. Turning quickly, he wrapped a steadying arm around her.
“Don’t what, Cassandra? You can’t reject us both. I’m sorry, but you have to choose.”
She looked up into his eyes and saw the compassion in their depths. This man was her friend, and what terrified her more than the thought of sex with an alien was losing that friendship. She didn’t want to be his whore.
“Then of course I choose you.” That admission tore at her, and tears of pain streamed down her cheeks.
He ran his long fingers down her face, gently wiping the wetness away. “Please don’t cry. It doesn’t have to be awful. You might even enjoy it.” He lowered his head and kissed her neck. “I’ll do what I can to make sure you do.”
Cass quivered in his arms, and her head fell to the side to give him more access.
“Do you like that?”
She half-nodded, fear growing in her as he slowly led her back to the bed. He sat and pulled her down to straddle him.
“Try to relax,” he murmured against her throat while running his hands up and down her back.
Not believing that was even possible, she stole a glance at the door, still fearing an audience.
“The door is locked, Cassandra. We won’t be interrupted until our time is up.”
“How much time is that?”
He pulled back slightly and met her gaze. “I don’t want you worrying about the clock. Let me take care of everything, alright?”
She felt like a deer caught in headlights, unable to move enough to nod. Knowing what he was about to do didn’t prepare her for the shock of his lips against hers. The realization this was their first kiss coursed through her, and she moaned. Never having been this close to him before, she hadn’t realized how good he smelled. Inhaling deeply, she pressed her body closer to his, feeling her nipples tighten as the fabric between them teased the tips of her breasts. His tongue moved between her teeth, and she tasted the wine he had with his meal. The delicious sweetness had her licking his tongue with her own.
His breath sped up and filled her mouth, and they both groaned. His cock filled the space between them and pressed against her where her thighs straddled his crotch. Her body reacted on its own and ground against the hardness, sending shock waves from her clit into her womb. She gasped at the sudden pleasure, pulling back slightly to look into Luna’s eyes.
“I’ve never done this before.”
Surprise registered in his passionate gaze, but he didn’t speak.
“I just thought you should know, if it would make a difference. You know, in how you…” She didn’t know how to continue, feeling a blush burning her cheeks.
“Thank you for telling me. I’ll proceed with caution.” He kissed her again, deeply this time before trailing kisses across her cheek to her ear. “Is there anything you would like me to do to help ease any discomfort?”
His warm whispery breath in her ear nearly made her purr, and her eyes rolled back into her head.
“I saw your reaction when you ground against me. I’m thinking you must have something between your legs that none of the other women here have. I must say I’m intrigued to find out what that is.”
“Oh my God!” The very thought of him going on a hunt for her clit sped up her breathing, and her heart raced. “Your women don’t enjoy sex?”
He chuckled against her, rolling them over so that she was beneath him. He knelt between her spread knees with a hand on either side of her face so he could look down at her eyes. “Of course they do, but I never saw that reaction before we even got started.” He shifted and slid one hand down her body and between her legs. “What do you have hiding down here that gives you pleasure while you’re still dressed?”