Delectable, p.27
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       Delectable, p.27

         Part #9 of Neighbor from Hell series by R. L. Mathewson

  That left her with very few choices at the moment. She could continue trying to shove her ten-year-old daughter over, grab a sleeping bag and go sleep in Eric’s old room, or…

  She was going to have to go to her room, shove the large man over, and hopefully by the time that she woke up tomorrow morning she wouldn’t be this nervous. As soon as she saw him, she should have tackled him to the ground and kissed him the way she’d dreamed of doing for the past two weeks. She should have been more than eager to climb into bed with him, shove him aside, stolen another one of his shirts and gone to sleep curled up next to him instead of trying to figure out why she was standing here.

  This was Reese, she reminded herself.

  She loved him and missed him and she was absolutely terrified to go into that room and discover that it had all been a dream.

  “Mom!” the little traitor muttered pathetically as she grabbed her blanket and yanked it over her head to block out the bright hallway light that cut across the room.

  “Fine,” she grumbled, vowing to remember this betrayal the next time the little bully needed her baseball uniform washed.

  Sighing heavily, she walked out of the small bedroom, closed the door behind her, and headed towards her closed bedroom door, telling herself that it hadn’t been a dream and that the man currently hogging her bed was everything that she remembered. Licking her lips nervously, she opened the bedroom door and-

  Frowned when she realized the bed was empty.

  Deciding that he was either raiding the fridge or taking a shower, she dragged herself inside, helped herself to his bag where she knew a fresh batch of shirts would be waiting for her greedy little fingers, changed into one and climbed into bed, too exhausted to do anything more than curl up on her side and close her eyes.

  When she felt the bed dip sometime later, she stilled, terrified that when he touched her that she would feel nothing more than when Eric hugged her only to sigh with relief when pleasure and warmth spread throughout her body as he wrapped his arms around her and pulled her against him.

  “I’ve missed you, sweetheart,” he whispered, pressing a kiss against the side of her neck.

  “Really? Did you go somewhere?” she asked innocently, loving the sound of his deep chuckle as he pulled her more tightly against him.

  “You didn’t miss me?” he asked, sounding amused even as he reached down and slowly pulled the hem of the large tee shirt that she wore up until her breasts were bared.

  “There was just so much to do,” she said, sighing long and loud only to end with a moan when the devious man ran his palms over her nipples, causing them to harden almost painfully.

  “I see,” he murmured, running his hand down her stomach and beneath her panties so that he was cupping her in his hand and making it difficult to focus.

  “With Mikey starting school and work and…umm, things?” she finished lamely, trying to stay focused, but it was difficult to do that with a finger slowly teasing her slit.

  “Things,” he repeated, kissing a path along her shoulder as she shifted her legs apart so that finger that was pushing between her slit could slide inside her.

  When he did just that, she moaned his name and turned her head to kiss him. With a groan, he kissed her as he alternated between sliding his finger inside her and running it along her slit, teasing her clit and making her push back, desperate for what was pressed against her bottom.

  “Then I guess I shouldn’t tell you just how much I missed you,” he said, smiling against her neck as he slid his finger inside her one last time before he shifted his attention to pushing her panties down.

  “Probably not,” she said with a heartfelt sigh as she aided him in his cause.

  “You’re right. It would be wrong to tell you how much I missed holding and kissing you, waking up to find you stealing one of my shirts,” he said with a pained laugh as he ran his hand over her thigh and raised her leg so that he could-

  “Oh, god,” she gasped as she closed her eyes and lost herself in a moan as she felt him slide deep inside her, thick and impossibly hard.

  “God, you feel so fucking good,” he groaned in her ear as he slid his hand back up to her breast.

  “Did you think about doing this while you were gone?” she asked, deciding to torment him just a little.

  “Every fucking minute of the day,” he said, as he slid inside her one last time before he pulled out. “Roll over onto your back, sweetheart.”

  Licking her lips, she did as he asked and when he shifted over her, she reached for him, wrapping her arms around him and pulling him closer, feeling whole for the first time in two weeks.

  *-*-*-*

  “Is this what you do all day?” he asked, chuckling as she started the next season of “Nurse Jackie,” before tossing the remote aside.

  “Yup,” she said with absolutely no shame as she cuddled back up to his side on the couch and sighed with content.

  “What time does Mikey get home from school?” he asked, wrapping his arm around her so that he could absently run his fingers up and down her arm.

  “Not until four,” she said, placing her hand on his stomach so that she could absently trace the outline of his abs.

  “And we’re going to binge watch old TV shows until then?” he asked, not really caring what they did as long he was able to hold her.

  “Unless you have a better suggestion,” she said, as she drew a line down to the waistband of his boxers and back up again.

  “Not a one,” he said, watching as that finger trailed back down his stomach and then back up again.

  “Well, I could think of a few,” she mused as she slowly trailed that finger back down.

  “Could you?”

  “Mmmhmm,” she murmured with a nod as she continued tracing a line back and forth, teasing him until his cock pushed past the waistband of his boxers.

  “And what would those things be?” he asked, ending with a hiss when she slid her hand over him.

  “Well,” she murmured as she shifted so that she could run her tongue around the tip, making his cock jump in anticipation before the devious woman suggested, “we could always paint each other’s nails.”

  “And do each other’s hair?” he added for her since she had her mouth full at the moment.

  “Mmmhmmm,” she moaned in agreement around him.

  “That sounds like a dream come true, sweetheart,” he said, as he ran his hand down her back and cupped that beautiful ass that he loved so much.

  “Doesn’t it?” she asked, sounding amused as she released his cock with a slow lick that left him cursing.

  “It does. It really does,” he readily agreed as she pulled his straining cock free and stroked him.

  “Do you think we’ll have time to talk about boys and play Truth or Dare?” she asked before taking his cock back in her mouth.

  “We’ll make time,” he said with a chuckle that ended on a groan as the devious woman teased his cock with her teeth before letting it slip free from her mouth so that she could sit up.

  “Then I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon,” she readily agreed with a nod as she shimmied out of her panties and climbed onto his lap with a smile, giving him another reason to never want to let her go.

  Chapter 49

  October

  “No,” she said, shaking her head, because there was no way that she was doing this. “No, sorry. Not happening.”

  “It won’t be that bad,” Reese said with that charming smile that wasn’t going to work on her, not this time.

  “No,” she said, shaking her head furiously as she backed away even as she kept an eye on the little girl determined to send her to her doom.

  “Come on, mom! Just one throw,” Mikey said with a smile that matched Reese’s as she tossed the ball that she was determined to send hurling through the air at Kasey, into her worn glove.

  “No,” she said firmly, making sure to keep an eye on them as she backed away, ready to turn and run screaming for help at a moment’s notice.

  “It’s just one throw,” Reese, the charming bastard, said¸ as he gestured for her to hold her glove up.

  “Yeah, no. I’m going to have to pass on this one,” she said, which pained her.

  It really did.

  She wanted to be there for her daughter and support her in everything that she did, but, well, she’d seen the damage that one of her throws could do and she really didn’t feel like experiencing it firsthand.

  She was good.

  “So, I’m just gonna head back inside now and make dinner while the two of you play?” she suggested, giving them her best smile as she slowly backed away, praying that Mikey didn’t aim that ball at her and let it fly.

  “Baby, she’s not going to hurt you,” Reese promised.

  “I won’t, mom. I swear. We’ve been working all summer and I’ve been practicing while Reese was gone,” Mikey said earnestly with a nod and if it hadn’t been for the devious glint in her eye, she might have believed her.

  “I see,” she murmured, mostly for something to say as she searched the deserted beach for somewhere to hide, but alas, there was nowhere to run.

  “Would it make you feel better if she threw the ball to me first?” Reese offered, holding up his glove and gesturing for Mikey to toss him the ball.

  “No, not really. In fact,” she said, licking her lips as she shot a nervous glance towards Mikey, “I would probably start questioning your sanity if you did.”

  With a muttered, “Big baby,” he once again gestured for Mikey to toss him the ball and with a smile, she did just that. Kasey on the other hand…

  Dropped to the ground with a startled scream, curled up into the fetal position and closed her eyes and stayed there until Reese walked over and dragged her to her feet, ignoring her protests every inch of the way.

  “Stop being such a baby and toss the ball with your kid,” he said with a chastising tsk as he pulled her back to the spot that he’d first instructed her to stand on, helped shove her hand back in the oversized baseball glove that he’d tossed her when he’d dragged her out here, and threw her a glare that told her exactly what was going to happen if she moved from that spot.

  More than willing to deal with whatever he did, she shifted from the spot only to find herself back in Reese’s arms as he wrapped one arm around her and held her gloved hand up with the other, making sure that she couldn’t move.

  It was then in that moment that she realized the truth…

  The bastard was trying to kill her!

  “Is this because I refused to let you have the last pancake?” she demanded, trying to break free, but the large bas
tard was stronger than her and kept her where she was.

  “A little bit,” he admitted while he gently caressed her stomach through her shirt as he held her there as Mikey shook off her hand and eyed her.

  “Seriously, Reese. I’m sorry. I swear to god that if you let me go right now that I’ll make another batch of pancakes,” she offered, licking her lips nervously as she watched Mikey, too terrified to take her eyes off her executioner.

  “It will be okay, sweetheart,” he promised her.

  “No, it really won’t,” she said, frantically shaking her head as she watched Mikey get into position and raise the ball, ready to strike.

  “Just a light toss, Mikey,” Reese called out, which only made Kasey’s panic double, because Mikey didn’t know how to just “toss” a ball.

  “Wait, Reese,” she said, licking her lips nervously. “We can talk about this.”

  “It will all be over in a minute,” he promised her.

  “That’s what I’m afraid of,” she said, once again trying to escape.

  “No trust,” he said with a tsk.

  “I-I’ll cook whatever you want, do whatever you want, Reese, but please let me-What the hell?” she broke off with a gasp as the ball soared through the air and hit her glove with a soft whoosh.

  There was no agonizing pain shooting up her arm and making her pray for a quick death to ease her suffering. Kasey looked from the ball that had hit her glove and bounced off to land on the soft beach sand to her daughter, standing there, smiling hugely as she pulled out a second ball.

  “I can control my fast ball now, too! Wanna see?” Mikey asked with a huge smile and with that, Reese released her with a curse and Kasey managed to make a run for it, because if there was one thing that she definitely knew, it was that she didn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of Mikey’s fast balls.

  *-*-*-*

  “Bye, Reese!” Mikey said, giving him one last hug before tossing her baseball glove aside and running towards her room to pull on her uniform for the game that he was going to miss.

  “Bye, sweetheart,” he murmured, watching her go.

  “I’ve packed you something for the road,” Kasey said with a smile that looked a little forced as she handed him a large brown paper bag that weighed a ton.

  “Thank you,” he said, placing the bag on the small table by the door so that he could pull her in his arms. “Did you steal my shirts?” he asked, leaning down and brushing his lips against hers.

  “First thing I did when I came in,” she said, nodding solemnly as she wrapped her arms around him.

  “And my boxers?” he asked, already noting that she liked to lounge around in them.

  “I was nice enough to leave you a pair.”

  “I see,” he murmured with a chuckle, making a mental note to pick up a few more packs on his way home.

  “I washed your uniform for you,” she said with a little sigh as she pressed her forehead against his chest.

  “You didn’t have to do that,” he said, hating this.

  “It was the least I could for stealing all your clothes and everything,” she said with a little shrug as they stood there, trying to figure out something to say that would make this okay.

  Christ, he didn’t want to leave, but he didn’t have a choice. He had a three and half hour drive ahead of him and he had to be at work by five-tomorrow morning. He needed to leave now if he had any hope of getting some sleep tonight.

  Not that he really expected to fall asleep tonight, not without her. He’d lay in bed, exhausted, but unable to stop thinking about her. He’d drag his ass to work, sit in his cruiser all day and keep thinking about her, counting down the hours until it was Thursday night and it was finally time to come home.

  Chapter 50

  November

  “Why are you pouting?” Sara asked, shoving Kasey’s legs off the couch so that she could sit down, swipe her bottle of apple juice and give Kasey a pitying look.

  “No reason,” she said, shoving another spoonful of cookie dough in her mouth and absolutely refusing to admit that she was sitting here, wearing Reese’s oversized shirt and boxers at two in the afternoon because Reese had been forced to cancel his visit.

  Again.

  No, she would happily keep the fact that she was pathetic to herself, she decided around another spoonful of dough. She would just lay here, watching whatever the hell it was that she was watching, getting fat and old, waiting for Mikey to get out of school at the end of each day so that she could at least beat her daughter at Monopoly and try to cheer her up, which wasn’t much, but it was really all she had at the moment.

  “Reese had to cancel?” Sara asked, grabbing the mixing spoon and helping herself to a big spoonful of dough while Kasey had to resign herself to a small spoonful at a time.

  “Yes,” she said with a shrug, telling herself that it shouldn’t matter, but it did.

  She missed him so much.

  “Training?”

  “State of emergency,” she said, glancing at the window and
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