THE LAKE APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM
where's your mother?" Clark asked as he and
Stephanie sat on the sofa,
wrapped in each other's arms.
"She's out on a date,
actually." Stephanie really enjoyed the feel of Clark's arms around
her. They made her feel so safe and secure. It was a feeling she
hadn't been used to in a long time.
"I guess it's just you
and me then." He looked down at her and smiled as he let out a slight
chuckle. "You know, I really should be helping you study for that
mid-term exam like I promised."
"It can wait."
She pushed the rest of the books off of the couch and stretched out.
"All I want to do right now is just sit here in your arms."
"Steph, I've really grown
to care about you a lot over these last few weeks." Clark's lips
brushed her ear as he spoke sending a slight shiver down her spine.
"I love these little moments that we spend together. Just you and
"I do, too,
Clark." She felt his warm breath on her neck and let out a small
sigh. Enjoying the moment, she closed her eyes and allowed her mind and
body to relax. Patterson. Her eyes shot open. Why in
the world did thoughts of his impetuous kiss just pop into her head. She
quickly reasoned that she'd been so taken aback by it that it was still fresh in
her memory. Of course that was it. She closed her eyes again
when she felt Clark's lips on her neck.
"Stephanie, you are so
wonderful. You're so much more beautiful than any of those Omega Chi
girls." His hands gently rubbed her shoulders before sliding down her
Completely relaxed, Stephanie
was unnerved to again find herself filled with thoughts of Patterson and his
kiss. Why couldn't she push those thoughts out of her head? She was
supposed to be enjoying a tender moment with Clark. Why couldn't she stop
thinking about Patterson?
"Stephanie, I think
you're the only girl for me." Clark's hands slid back up her arms and
landed on the top button of her blouse.
She was so lost in thought
about Patterson that Clark had her bloused almost completely unbuttoned before
she'd realized it. "C-Clark! What are you doing?" she
asked as she tried to pull away.
"I'm enjoying being alone
with you, Steph, that's what." His lips brushed her ear again as he
slid a hand between her skin and the thin fabric of her blouse. "You
are so beautiful. I want you so much."
She pushed his hand away and tried to detangle herself from his arms.
"I thought I told you that I'm not ready for that! I really, really
like you a lot, but I'm just not ready for that kind of
relationship!" Stephanie immediately thought of the last time she'd
been with a man. It had been Reginald and it was right before he'd ended
their affair. She had been so devastated by his rejection. She truly
had loved him. Of course, that was to be expected. After all,
Reginald was the only man she'd ever been with.
"Are you trying to say
that you don't want me?" He looked at her with eyes filled with hurt
no....I mean..." She hadn't expected this night to turn out like
this. She was completely caught off guard. She was sure she'd made
herself perfectly clear that she wasn't ready for that kind of relationship.
She was sure he understood. "I mean, yes, Clark, I want to be with
you...just not like that! Not yet, anyway."
Stephanie?" He watched her closely. "You know I'm a man
with needs. What am I supposed to expect? You ask me up to your
apartment...alone, I might add...and you lay here on the couch all over
me. What do you think I'm supposed to expect?"
"You really shouldn't
lead guys on like you do, Stephanie," he muttered into her ear as he
slipped his hand inside her blouse again.
"But I haven't lead you
on! I've been very honest with you!" She tried to push his
urgent hands away, but found that he was too strong.
"Don't you know that
Delta Phis get what they want?" His lips found her neck again as she
began to struggle inside his grasp. "And I want you,
"No!" she cried out
as he swiftly flipped her over onto the couch and held her down.