Emily woke up Saturday morning in a fowl mood. AJ noticed her scowl at breakfast, deciding she’d had plenty of time for her morning grumpiness to fade.
“What’s wrong, Em?”
Emily sighed. “I don’t want to go back tomorrow!”
AJ smiled. He’d been feeling the same thing. “I don’t want you to either, but I’m sure Baylee misses you like crazy!”
Emily smiled. “Yeah, he probably does, but not as much as I’m going to miss you.”
As much as AJ wanted to beg her to stay, he knew he couldn’t ask her to do that. He knew that it was important to her that she maintain a life besides hanging around with him all the time. And he had work to do as well. In LA.
“Em, I promise I’ll come visit you in a few weeks. I have some album stuff to do in LA and then as soon as I’m done with that, I’ll come and see you and we’ll be able to spend Christmas together and probably even New Years.”
Emily nodded. “I know. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be so down on our last day together. We should be having fun!”
“Exactly! And tonight, I’m cooking you a nice, romantic dinner and I don’t want you to even set foot in the kitchen! It’s all supposed to be a surprise.”
“Don’t lie. You’re ordering in and putting it on plates, aren’t you?” she teased.
“I’m ordering from Café AJ. You’ll like it. I promise I won’t burn anything.”
“Hey, what do you want for Christmas?” Emily asked.
In his best Mariah voice, AJ sang, “All I want for Christmas is you!”
Surprisingly, AJ did manage to cook a very elegant dinner that night that was not only edible, it was delicious! Emily never found out about the dinner rolls he left burned in the oven.
Emily smiled up at AJ across the candlelight dinner table. “I’m glad I came to stay with you.”
AJ winked back. “So am I!”
Emily reached her leg over and seductively ran it up to AJ’s thigh. “So, what’s for dessert?”
AJ quickly set down his water. “You.” He replied, quickly standing up and walking around the table to scoop Emily up in his arms.
Before Emily knew what had happened, she was in his bedroom and his lips were crashing down on hers. He backed her up to the bed and gently pushed her down on it as he unbuttoned the collar of his shirt. He was quickly atop of her, his lips wandering all over her body, tasting every inch of her skin. Her clothes were quickly shed by his expert hands that always knew just where to touch.
“Em?” he whispered into her ear.
“Mmm?” she moaned.
“Have you ever wanted to experiment?” he asked.
Now he had her attention. “With what?” she asked, mildly concerned.
“Relax, I’m just talking about toys.”
“What kind of toys?”
“Well, if this turns you off, please just say the world and I’ll let it go….I was in Spencer’s the other day and I saw this and all I could think about was fucking you with it.”
AJ pulled a box out of the night stand.
“The wacky-wabbit?” Emily asked.
“It’s a vibrator! Haven’t you ever heard of the rabbit before?”
“What, you’ve never used one before?” he teased.
“Actually….no….but I’ll admit I’ve always been curious……”
AJ gave her that smoky smile he always gave before he did something devious. He quickly removed the ‘rabbit’ from its package. “If you don’t like it, I’ll stop.”
“Emily, don’t look so terrified! It’s not going to hurt! Just close your eyes, lay back and trust me!” he insisted.
Emily did just as he told her to. She barely heard the slight buzzing sound as he turned it on and gently began to tickle her with it. As soon as it came into contact with her body, she moaned, surprised at how different and strangely good it felt. He took his time, not putting it in right away but instead letting her get used to it as he gently teased her with it. Emily was more than ready within minutes of the torture.
“AJ…” she pleaded.
“Tell me what you want, baby.” He said his voice hoarse with desire.
“I want you to fuck me!” Emily begged.
“What do you want me to fuck you with?”
“Fuck me with the dildough.”
At her command, AJ slipped in the vibrator causing a very loud moan from Emily who immediately began rocking her hips as he moved it in and out of her.
“I want you to get nice and messy baby, because when you’re all done, I’m going to clean you up myself.” AJ whispered.
Emily loved it when he talked dirty and it immediately increased her arousal. AJ turned up the speed as he began driving it in faster.
“Oh God….” She moaned, her head tossing back and forth.
“Cum on it, Em.” He commanded.
That was all she needed to push her over. Her entire body shook as she exploded. She wasn’t even aware of how loudly she was moaning as she was shook with wave after wave of pleasure.
When she was back down to earth, AJ was laying next to her.
“So, you liked it?” he smiled.
Emily chuckled. “Yeah, I guess you could say that.”
“Good. Because that was just the beginning. I meant what I said, you know.”
“What did you say?” she asked.
“That now I’m going to have to clean you up myself.”
“And just how are you planning on doing that?”
“Like this.” AJ said, kissing down her stomach to her thighs. He began licking up her inner thigh, going all the way up and then starting on the other side. Emily was moaning yet again in anticipation. Finally, she lost her patience and grabbed his head, placing his mouth right where she wanted it.
AJ loved it when she took control like that. He gave her exactly what she wanted, pinning her hips down with his hands as he explored her with his tongue, alternating between gentle and rough pressure. It didn’t take long before Emily was ready to explode yet again.
“Oh God…AJ….A…J….” she moaned.
“It’s ok baby. Let it go.” He insisted, swirling his tongue around her most sensitive spot. This time AJ kept at it, working his way through her second orgasm in twenty minutes.
“You…are….amazing…” Emily panted.
“I’m not done yet.”
“Thank God.” Emily said.
“I want to make love to you.”
“Ok.” She said.
“What kind of lovin’ do you want tonight?” AJ asked.
Emily answered immediately. “The dirty, kinky kind. The kind that makes you incredibly horny every time you remember it. Think you can handle that?”
“It happens to be my specialty.” He said.
AJ had Emily flipped over into her stomach before she could say kinky. He picked her up by the hips and situated her on her hands and knees before entering her core from behind in complete doggy style.
Emily moaned loudly into her pillow with each thrust.
“You see, I like this position because it gives me complete access to you.” He said, slowly thrusting. “Not only can I grab onto your unbelievable ass, or even give it a little smack…” he said, giving her a gentle smack on the rear. “But I can also reach around and grab your breasts,” he said, demonstrating as he talked, “Or, I can slide my hands down your stomach and massage your clit.”
By this point Emily could barely manage to moan anymore.
“Of course, when I sense that we’re both near our breaking points,” he continued, suddenly flipping her onto her back, “I like to lay you flat and pound you as hard as I can until I make you scream.
AJ did exactly that and scream she did as they exploded together. AJ collapsed on top of her, both of them drenched in sweat and sex. “God, I love you.” He said.
Emily attempted to respond but she was too exhausted and immediately drifted off to sleep in his arms.
AJ and Emily woke up with the sun the next morning and enjoyed breakfast together in his sunroom. They were both quiet, each one thinking about what the future would hold for them once Emily was back in Atlanta.
“I suppose asking you to stay is out of the question, right?” he asked, half joking.
Emily smiled. “Pretty much. And you’re obviously not moving to Atlanta anytime soon, right?”
“Atlanta’s not really my scene.”
“So, what’s going to happen now?” she asked.
“I wish I had a plan outlined that I could give you, but all I have going for me is that we both know we love each other. I know we probably still have some things to work out together, and things aren’t going to be easy as far as seeing each other goes, but I know that I love you and that I will find a way. I promise.” He got up and kissed her on the forehead as he cleared the plates from the table.
“I guess I better go pack.”
AJ drove Emily to the airport and escorted her as far as he could.
“I really miss the days when you could go all the way to the gate with someone.” He said.
“Me too! I used to love to just watch the planes come in and out.” Emily agreed.
They sat together by the metal detectors as long as they could before he gave her a tight hug and a passionate kiss and watched her walk down the terminal. Right then and there he made a promise to himself. One way or another, he would make sure he never lost her again.
Emily took a cab home from the airport. As soon was she walked in the door she was grabbed around the kneed by none other than Baylee.
“MISS EMILY! GUESS WHAT?!?!” he yelled, obviously filled to the brim with excitement.
“What?” Emily asked.
“Daddy got me my very own train table! Come and see!” he said, grabbing her by the hand and leading her up to his play room. Sure enough, there sat his own Thomas train table, complete with tracks, trains and mountains.
“Wow, Baylee! That’s very cool! Do you think you and I could play together with it soon?”
“Yeah, but you’ll have to wait until after me and Daddy play. He really likes it. Mommy said she thinks he got it for him instead of me, but I don’t care as long as he lets me play with it too.”
“Baylee, let Miss. Emily get settled!” Brian said, coming in.
“It’s ok; he’s very excited about this set-up you’ve got here!” Emily said.
“I had one just like it when I was a kid.” Brian said. “I brought your bag up for you; I set it by your door.”
“Thanks! I didn’t have time to grab it as I was being led away.”
Brian followed Emily down the hall to her room.
“Can I help you with something?” she asked.
“Emily, Brian has been dying these last few days wondering what’s been happening with you and AJ and if you don’t tell him soon, he’s sure to burst.” Leighanne said, coming up behind Brian.
“Are you sure it’s just Brian who wants to know?” Emily asked, looking at Leighanne’s anxious face.
Leighanne sighed. “Fine! I want to know too!”
“Well, there’s not much to tell really. I’m sure you can figure out that things went well for us, otherwise I would have come back much sooner!”
“Oh come on Emily! You’re positively glowing! I need details!” Leighanne burst.
Emily grinned, her cheeks turning slightly pink.
Brian raised his eyebrows. “That good?” he asked.
Emily nodded and blushed some more. “Yeah. That good.”
“Oh thank God!” Leighanne said. “So now what happens?”
“Well, as soon as you two are done with the inquisition, I’m going to go call him and let him know I got home ok. Then we go about our normal lives with as many phone calls as we can manage until Christmas when he’ll come here for a bit. I can’t really tell you what’ll happen after the holidays and things get more hectic in his schedule because we haven’t figured that part out yet. But we will.”
As soon as she managed to get away from Brian and Leighanne, she sat down on her couch and called AJ.
He answered on the first ring. “I was starting to think your plane got lost!” he said.
Emily laughed. “Sorry. I’d have called sooner but first I was grabbed by Baylee and then I was grilled by Brian and Leighanne, who were of course desperate for details.”
“I kind of figured they’d be waiting for you. Brian already called me about an hour ago. I told him he’d have to ask you about it. Drove him nuts, I can tell.”
Emily laughed again. AJ always did get a kick out of messing with Brian. “So what have you been up to since I left?”
“Well, I stopped by the grocery store on my way home because I’m about to run out of food and when I walked in my house, the weirdest thing happened. I think my dogs must have really fallen in love with you because usually when I walk in they give me this big welcome and they jump on me and lick my hand and shit, but today, they kept watching the door like they were waiting for you to walk in behind me. They just sat there with their tails wagging, looking confused. I felt so bad for them that I gave them an extra doggie treat to help ease their pain.”
Emily cracked up. “Animals always did like me.” She said, as Guapo curled up on her lap and immediately started purring.
“So after I played with the dogs a bit, I did some laundry and then I was feeling kind of tired so I decided to take a nap.”
“And since then you’ve just been waiting for me to call?” she asked.
“Well…yeah….I’ve been watching some tv too. Just relaxing in bed. Thinking of you.”
Emily smiled. “And how are the dogs doing now?”
“Actually, they’re in bed with me too.”
“A nap does sound pretty good. I’m still worn out from last night. How many times did you wake me up for more, anyway?” she asked.
“I don’t know, four maybe?”
“It was well worth it, don’t get me wrong, but tomorrow I’ve got Baylee duty and I’ll need to be well rested. Hang on for a second.”
Emily set the phone down and quickly changed into some pajamas and climbed into bed.
“Ok, I’m back.”
“You got in bed, didn’t you?” he asked.
“How’d you know?”
“Well, you made it sound so appealing. I’ve got Guapo with me so I’m not totally alone.”
“Want to have phone sex?” he asked.
“You know, normally I might have said yes but there’s a lively young boy down the hall from me and I’m just plain too tired. Want to just talk until I fall asleep?”
They made small talk for awhile longer until Emily finally nodded off. AJ didn’t hang up, he just left the connection going, listening to her breathing.
“I love you, Em.” He whispered.
The next few days proved to be very challenging ones for Emily. Not only was she missing AJ, but Baylee had somehow become somewhat of a terror overnight. Brian and Leighanne had been gone for those few days on business and were not there to witness it firsthand. As soon as they got back, however, Emily sat them down for a meeting once Baylee was tucked in bed. At least he was supposedly in bed. He had a habit of getting up lately to watch tv.
“What’s up, Em?” Leighanne asked.
“We need to have a talk about Baylee.” She said.
“Is everything ok?” Brian asked.
“Well, the last few days he’s been having some pretty big behavior problems and I wanted to talk to you guys about what might be causing it.”
“What do you mean behavior problems? He seemed fine tonight.” Brian said, not taking too well to this woman insulting his precious son!
“Well, let’s see. Two days ago he insisted on ice cream for breakfast and when he was told no, he threw his bowl of cereal at the wall. The broken bowl is in the trash can. See for yourself. At lunch, he fed his sandwich to the dog and the dog got sick all over the rug. At dinner, his spaghetti was apparently not up to standards and it ended up all over me. Bedtimes have become quite a disaster. In fact, I’m willing to bet right now he’s already gotten himself out of bed and is in the den quietly watching cartoons.”
Brian and Leighanne looked stunned. Leighanne quietly got up and crept up to the den to check and see.
“You’re right.” She said, when she came back. “Definitely watching cartoons.”
“So, aren’t you paid to handle this sort of thing?” Brian said.
“Well, yes. But I’m concerned because this is very out of character for him and usually, when kids do something like that, there is something upsetting them even if they don’t exactly realize it themselves. Sometimes it’s something as simple as structure. Sometimes they hear things that sound scary to them when adults think they aren’t listening. Sometimes it’s a health problem. I don’t want to hugely crack down on him until we can try and figure out what’s troubling the little guy….hopefully before someone gets hit in the head by his dinner plate.”
Brian and Leighanne were speechless.
“Look, I know that the last thing any parent wants to hear is that there’s something wrong with their little angel. I was just hoping you guys might be able to help figure out what’s bothering him before we try and talk to him about it. Do you have any ideas?”
Brian cleared his throat. “Well, I mean, he’d had as much structure as he’s ever had. I know our lives aren’t exactly consistent but it’s never seemed to bother him before. He just had a checkup at the doctor a month ago and he was the picture of health.”
“Why don’t I go try and talk to him?” Leighanne asked. “I know he’s awake.”
Emily nodded. “Alright. Just don’t make him feel like he’s done something bad or he might not want to tell you.”
Leighanne went in the den and sat down next to Baylee while Emily and Brian stood in the hall to listen.
“What are you doing out of bed, Sweetie?” Leighanne asked.
“I couldn’t sleep.” Baylee mumbled.
“Do you know why not?”
“No. I just wasn’t sleepy.” Baylee said, obviously very sleepy looking as he rubbed his eyes and yawned.
“Miss. Emily says you’ve seemed upset about something. Is anything bothering you?”
“No. I’m just not tired!” Baylee said, rather testily.
“Alright. Why don’t you just fall asleep in here then, just for tonight.” Leighanne said, kissing him on the forehead.
“I love you, Baylee.”
“Mommy?” he asked.
“Is it true that Uncle AJ is going to kidnap Miss. Emily and take her away forever?”
“Honey, no! Where did you hear that?”
“I heard Daddy talking to Uncle Kevin on the phone and he said that Uncle AJ was gonna kidnap Miss. Emily next month and take her somewhere and that Uncle AJ says they’re gonna be together forever.” Baylee sat up with a very distressed look on his face.
Leighanne tried hard to hide her smile. “Were you worried Uncle AJ was going to hurt Miss. Emily?”
“Sweetie Uncle AJ loves Miss. Emily very much. He wouldn’t want to hurt her.”
“Then why is he gonna kidnap her?”
“Sometimes adults say kidnap but they don’t really mean it. What they mean is more of surprising them. He wants to surprise her by taking her someplace special. But it won’t be for long. They’ll come home. But they’ll be together in their hearts forever even if they’re not together forever. Does that make sense?”
Baylee nodded. “So Uncle AJ’s not a bad guy?”
“No honey, he’s a very good guy.”
“Are you sure he’s not going to hurt her?”
“I’m positive. Would Mommy lie to you?”
“Yeah.” Baylee said.
“When has Mommy lied to you before?”
“That time we were at the doctor’s office and I had to get a shot and you said I wouldn’t even feel it! You lied!
“I guess I did. I was just trying to keep you from being too afraid. Sometimes if you know something’s going to hurt, a person worries so much about it that they make it hurt worse. I promise I’ll never do it again.” Leighanne said, with a completely sober face even though she was cracking up on the inside.
Emily looked at Brian with raised eyebrows.
“I’m getting kidnapped?”
Brian gave her a sheepish grin. “Yeah, but please pretend like you don’t know anything. He’s really excited about it.”
“Ok. I’ll pretend I don’t know anything. Where am I going?”
“That information I am not going to tell you!”
“Fine!” Emily said, pouting as she walked away.