Nashua?A Chapter by Heromen Selena
James shakes me awake when the car stops. It's night time now and I don't know how long I was out. It should've taken us days to get to Minnesota.
"How long was I out?" I ask stretching my arms and relieved that my stomach doesn't hurt any longer.
"Couple hours. Not that long. When you finally went to sleep I started going faster. We would've gotten here sooner if you liked going fast." he says and squeezes my hand.
"We were already going like 100 mph! How much faster can you get? Where are we?" I ask.
"Nashua." my heart skips a beat and then stops dead.
"Really? You took us back to Nashua?" I can't believe it. Why would he do something so stupid? I don't mind being home but I'm in serious danger here and we need to leave now. Well, at least he's done more stupid things.
"Nashua, Minnesota, actually. Total population of 68 people, now 70, and absolutely no lakes or rivers near by." he smiles. He obviously did his homework. I relax that I'm not in danger, but my heart aches to be home.
"Oh, I thought you were crazy for a moment." James leans down near me and softly kisses my forehead. I close my eyes and enjoy the feeling of him close to me.
"If I was, it would be because of you."
He kisses the tip of my nose next and a smile bubbles up across my lips it feels so good. He makes me so wonderful it's unbelievable. I have no idea how he does it. I keep my eyes closed and wait for his lips to touch mine. The anticipation of him is building up in side me. Finally, when they don't touch my lips I open my eyes to find him gone. I frown even though he can't see me, so it's wasted.
We haven't really done anything like that since the fight and I miss it. Sweet words are nice, but the saying goes "Actions are louder than words" right?
I huff and get out of the car to see where he went. I run smack into a tree before I get two steps away from the car. Apparently I still need to work on my alertness.
"Ow! Stupid tree." I say to it as if it can really talk back.
I walk around the car to find James. There's a small field that is to the back of the car and opens up to a little house. It would be like something you would see a hermit living in. Completely excluded from everything around it by trees and hand made from the logs. Again, just like the Florida house, there were no windows. The only thing that is not a roof or a wall is the door that looked heavy and thick. I don't think I'll be able to pass through that door with my full powers working.
I look around some more but I can't seem to find James out side the house. A pop noise hurts my ears and I whip around to see James coming out of the house.
"What was that noise?" I say and he doesn't have to answer. About 20 feet above the house a clear something starts to make a dome around the house, just like safe house #1. "I see, and the dome protects me from tracking minds trying to find me, right?"
"Yep! You can never be too careful with you around." he says and stands by me.
"It's not as glamorous as Florida, but it'll keep you safe. That's all that matters."
"Right." I say and wrap my arms around his waist. "But, you matter too." I lay my head on his chest breathing in the smell of him.
"If you say so." he holds me and kisses the top of my head.
"You left me hanging in the car. You own me." I tip my head up at him and poke him in the stomach.
"I'm incredibly sorry miss. Let me pay that debt."
He kisses me as soft as ever on the lips. It's so gentle it's as if his lips are a feather brushing across my lips. I savor every kiss and return the soft touch. I'm so into the first part of it that I can't tell when the mood changes. I feel James' arms move as he places his hand on the top of my hips and slips it under my pajama shirt. The heat from his hand burns against my bare skin and it catches me off guard. Gentle lips morph into deep emotion, complete opposite of what they had been at first. He pours into me hot and hard with no sign of stopping. Pressure builds up inside of me and it feels like my head is going to explode. I rush to keep up with his eagerness and finally he moves away from my mouth to along my jaw.
I gasp and attempt to catch my breath. My face feels flushed and damp with beads of sweat. His hand presses harder against my skin and moves to the small of my back while bringing his lips back to mine. How could he be in so many places at one? Everywhere I turn, he's there and just like our first kiss, we fit so perfectly that I can't tell where he ends and I start. However, this time when he brings himself back to me, I'm prepared for it. The burst of passion doesn't overwhelm me like it did before. Instead, I embrace it with open arms. I grab a hand full of his dark brown hair and stretch on my tip toes trying to give back the same passion.
We start moving somewhere, but I couldn't tell where. All I know is that now instead of there being too much of him, there's not enough. James swings my legs up and around his back to carry me. He carries me somewhere and I hear a door close behind me. He sits down and touches me more, but I don't care anymore. I'm lost in a never ending sea of James and can't manage to swim to shore, but it doesn't matter. His hand reaches higher up my back and I slow down a bit. In one smooth motion he undoes my bra strap and I gain control of my body again.
I stop completely. It's too much, too soon. I push him away and snap my bra back in place. I don't look at him as I fix my shirt and slow down my breathing. I know what I will find in those yellow green eyes if I turn around, surprise and hurt. Slowly but surely heat escapes from my body and I'm finally calm once more. I'm at the back of the room where I'm standing near a door. I'm still feeling flushed so I open the door to stick my head out. I don't need to because I get blasted with cold air as soon as I open the door. With that blast of air I fully regain my normal pale self.
"Are you alright?" James says also back to normal. My sense are more alert than usual and I can sense the slightest movement. I can tell when James stands up from the couch.
"Yeah, it was just too much for me. I'll be alright." I say and see the steam in the air from my breath.
"Oh, did I do something wrong?" his voice remains calm, but his heart beat gives him away.
Wait, I can hear his heart beat from a few feet away. That's a bit strange. I finally turn around and face what I have to eventually. I walk over while avoiding his eyes and take his hand. I run through what I'm going to say in my head once to build confidence, then I look up at his face. The words won't come out and I hold my breath. The hurt is his eyes is non-existent, however concern is plainly shown, not anger. I blink a couple of times, and think that it's just an illusion, but no matter how many times I blink, his caring eyes won't disappear.
"No, you did the exact opposite of wrong. You were so unwrong that I couldn't handle it." I say.
"Ok." his face almost instantly changes from concern to happiness in a millisecond. "So, why did you push me away?" now comes the hurt. Water comes to my eyes once I realize how much I hurt him and when I think of the reason why I pushed him away.
"It happened a long time ago and it doesn't matter anymore." I say as nonchalantly as I could and I push the thought away.
"Ok, well are you ok now?" James says and puts his hand on my right shoulder. Energy zaps me from his touch and a shock wave shakes my body violently. I quickly shrug his hand off. More hurt pains his beautiful eyes making them look like an abused puppy. My heart aches. "I'm sorry, Selena." he says and drops his hand. My body is still shaking and I clutch my shoulders to stop it. I open my mouth to say that it isn't his fault and that he just shocked me, but all that comes out is air and no words of reassurance. It's like a voice is inside of me, not really though, telling me that I shouldn't tell him.
"I....I just-" I struggle to over come the voice but can't. I try sending him a mental message but a wall blacks me and seals me in my own head, making it impossible to give him a message and reading his thoughts. "I just need to unpack my stuff from the car." I say and sort of waddle out into the cold in my pajamas.
My coat must have been taken off during James and mine kiss. My shivering increases with the freezing air and I run back to the house without anything. I slam the door behind me and hug myself to keep warm. James isn't in he room as I suspected. I walk up the stairs and stand by the first door I see. My senses are still hypersensitive so I listen in for a heart beat or breathing. I hear nothing so I peek in the door to see if James is in there. It's an empty room with green walls, a twin bed with matching covers, a wooden dresser, and a night stand next to the bed with a lamp on top. I crawl into the bed and clutch the metal spiral necklace in my hand. It doesn't make me feel any better, but I hold it anyways for sentimental reasons. I curl up into a ball and clear my mind from everything except James. I fall asleep with the memory of how I first met him back in Nashua and with a smile on my face.
© 2012 Heromen Selena
Added on March 29, 2012
Last Updated on August 27, 2012
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