The first part of the story is from the episode and I am sure everyone will recognize I just wanted to make that clear. Seeing as I cut my teeth on these characters on my last two stories, I decided to take things up a notch, try something new. Things do get a bit *naughty* (Evil laugh)…(cough)…Okay so this story is different from my other two and I hope you all like it. As always thanks for taking the time to read, SM.
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"Amanda." His head turned toward the window.
Jessi followed his gaze. "Where?"
"I can hear her heartbeat."
Her heart twitched in response, her face remaining passive. "You're still listening for her heartbeat?"
He almost looked guilty, his mouth twitching. "It comes naturally now." His eyes were once again on the window. "She's coming to the window. You gotta go…she can't see you, you're supposed to be missing."
Jessi felt him pushing her through the doorway before he went back to the window, opening it slowly for Amanda. She swallowed the lump in her throat as she leaned against the wall, listening. Her eyes closed softly when she heard them kiss, finding it hard to breath as she somehow found the strength to walk away.
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"Where's Jessi?" Kyle asked as he entered the kitchen a few hours later.
Nicole shrugged. "I haven't seen her for a while. Sandwich?" She turned back to the counter
Kyle's brows bunched as his mouth drew down in a frown. "No, thanks." He didn't have an appetite all of the sudden. "Has anyone seen her?" He looked around at their faces and could tell they hadn't.
He felt a hand at his shoulder as Nicole smiled down at him. "Relax, she's here somewhere."
Standing he started to leave the kitchen when he realized he couldn't hear her heartbeat, the one he was slowly getting used to. Pausing, clearing his face of any emotion that would alarm them he turned slowly. "She's not here…anywhere."
Nicole's breath fell out fast. "Where would she go?" Her eyes met Stephen's. "She knew she wasn't supposed to leave the house."
"I'll find her." Kyle knew she couldn't have gone far, he had seen her just earlier. She had seemed fine and hadn't mentioned going anywhere. With a jolt he pictured her going to Latnok without him. Closing his eyes he tried to sense her, knowing she was too far from his reach but knowing that he still had to try.
He headed out of the kitchen, his eyes glancing quickly at the clock, plenty of daylight left. Rushing out the door he stopped right outside as images flashed through his mind.
His breath fell on her face; his hand tucking the hair behind her ear caused her stomach to knot up as his eyes met hers before his soft lips pressed against hers.
The pain laced its way up her spine, her bones feeling as if they had been knocked out of place. The voices drifted down to her, her slow heartbeat the only thing she could focus on as she waited for the sign to wake.
His eyes met hers before he rushed over to her, wrapping his arms around her, his heartbeat frantic as she laid her head down on his chest.
Their voices were soft, but she heard every word. The tenderness in his voice caused her heart to ache and as she heard their mouths touch in a kiss, she closed her eyes, the last part of her heart breaking.
He gasped as he opened his eyes, his mind his once again. Taking a moment to lean back against the window to steady his weak body, he barely felt the sun as it fell down on his face, a shiver running through his body as he realized why she had left. He was confused himself and couldn't understand how the feelings he was feeling for both were the same yet so different. He knew he had to choose but he knew that both were so important to him and he also knew that choosing one would make him undeniably lose the other. He had to figure out what it all meant.
With a sigh he pushed off and headed toward the one place where he might just find her. As he reached the dark growth of trees, a familiar heartbeat drifted to his ears. A smile coming to his face, his eyes darkened as he felt the pain that washed over her. Holding a hand over his heart, her heartbeat leading him in the right direction he didn't stop till he reached the cliff, the water below churning angry as always.
With a flick of his head, his eyes found her asleep against a large tree trunk. Kneeling in front of her his fingertips grazed a trail down her cheek, brushing past her jaw, down her throat to feel the pulse that he could hear so clearly lately without trying.
Her eyes snapped open quickly as she grabbed his hand squeezing tightly until she realized who it was in front of her. "Kyle? What are you doing here?"
"Why'd you run off?"
"I needed somewhere quiet. I couldn't think there."
"It's not safe. If you're seen…"
She cut him off. "Then I'll deal with it." She dropped his hand. "I can take care of myself." Her eyes turned to the edge of the cliff, listening as the sounds from below relaxed her. Bringing her knees to her chest, she wrapped her arms around her legs and stared at nothing, wanting her mind to shut off.
She realized he was still standing beside her and for some reason she found it irritating. "You can go."
"You should come back."
She stood quickly, her eyes boring into his intensely. "I don't need you to stand by and protect me. When I choose to go back…I will. I don't exactly need you to show me the way."
"I know that."
"I took care of myself long before I met you."
"That wasn't taking care of yourself."
Her eyes closed in anger. "I did the best I could." She peered up at him. "It's not like I had someone like Nicole to make sure I was okay."
"You do now?"
"Do I?" She crossed her arms over her stomach and shook her head turning from him. "Just go Kyle, I'll be fine."
He reached out to grab her arm but she moved out of his reach.
"Please." Her voice was soft, almost a whisper.
"I'm not leaving you."
She gave a small laugh causing him to frown. "Like this should matter. Go home Kyle." Her eyes closed once more as she pinched the bridge of her nose, feeling a headache starting.
"Why did you leave?"
"I told you."
"That you needed to think. About what?"
"You don't want to know."
"Yes I do."
She let out a breath of frustration. "You don't have to help everyone Kyle." She moved out of the trees, staring down at the water below. "Some people aren't worth helping," she whispered. With a huff she turned. "You're still here."
"Because you are."
She glared at him, a weird look on his face causing her to roll her eyes. "Save your pity for someone else."
"I don't pity you Jessi."
She turned her body quickly moving so that she stood right in front of him. "Don't you? Really?"
"I find it hard to believe. Perfect Kyle, can't do any wrong. Both you and Amanda are perfect for each other."
"Where is this anger coming from?"
She shook her head. "I've had enough." Moving past him, she struggled as he grabbed her arm. "Let me go."
"No, not while you're acting like this."
"Like what? I'm sorry I don't fit into a perfect box for you." She pulled her arm free. "Face it Kyle, we may have been created the same but we're both completely different." She backed up a few steps and stopped. "I'm broken remember." Her lower lip trembled. "They should have thrown me away with the rest of the trash." She could feel the tears at her eyes but would not give in, she was stronger than him.
He let out a breath before walking to her, grabbing her hand only to flinch when she pulled away once more. "Don't do this."
She closed her eyes. "I am so tired of people telling me what I should and shouldn't do."
"I'm….." He was going to tell her he wasn't but then realized that was exactly what he was doing. "..sorry."
Her eyes met his in confusion. "What?"
"I'm sorry, about everything."
She snorted. "Don't try and trick me Kyle, I'm smarter than that."
"I'm not trying anything, Jessi."
He hesitated for a moment before reached out quickly pulling her to him, his arms wrapping around her struggling form, hissing as her nails dug into his arms. His eyes closed as he held her as tight as he could without harming her.
She pushed him away roughly. "Why won't you leave me alone?" She screamed at him.
"Because I can't."
"Why?" Her eyes searched his, not sure what she was looking for but scared to find it. When she didn't get an answer, she turned away, feeling small drops of water falling onto her face as she tipped it back.
"Because I care about you."
Her eyes snapped to his quickly. "Liar." Without another thought she ran from him, disappearing into the dark woods instantly only to be grabbed around the waist and pulled back into his hard chest. Struggling to pull his arms from her, she gasped as she was twisted around, her hand rising to slap him across the face. At his surprised hesitation, she flew out of his arms. "Leave me alone!"
"I can't Jessi; you'll get hurt out here."
She gave a small harsh laugh. "Nothing can hurt me."
He reached out for her again but she slapped his arms away.
"Stop it. Stop trying to protect me. I'm so tired of everyone trying to protect me. I'm not as fragile as they all think."
"Do you?" She shook her head. "No, you think the same way they do."
"I wouldn't think that. I know you can handle anything."
She pointed at him. "If you believed that you wouldn't be here now." She backed up.
"What for?" She shrugged. "Nothing for me here. Everyone thinks I'm bad news, ruining everything."
"That's not true."
"Yes it is," she said softly. "You believe it to."
She let out a breath. "I'll be okay, Kyle." She gave a small smile. "Promise…now go. They'll be waiting for you. You have a long night ahead of you."
He knew he should go but couldn't find the use of his legs, they felt numb, detached as if they weren't a part of him. "Where will you go?"
He couldn't get her to stay no matter what he said and he found it hard to breathe at the thought of her leaving. "Please."
His voice was so soft and the emotion behind it made her stop and turn, her eyes meeting his. "I can't." She wouldn't, couldn't explain why and the hurt behind his eyes was tearing her up inside. Turning away, she bit her lip to keep her mind alert.
"I need you."
"No you don't." She turned her head to look at him. "You have Amanda…what else do you need." She nodded as she turned away once more, her legs starting to carry her away from him.
"My soul mate."
She paused, her heart threatening to hammer its way out of her chest. "What?" Her eyes closed involuntarily as she felt him behind her.
"I need my soul mate."
She wanted to believe, wanted to fall back into his arms and never let him go but she knew it was only a matter of time before he realized what a complication she was and went running back to Amanda. She pushed away from him at that thought, instantly. "No."
"No, you're only saying that to make me stay." She pushed him away as he tried to move closer to her. When he started to walk toward her, she found herself backing up, keeping the same distance between them. But when her back hit a tree, she realized his plan, and before she could dart away, he had her pushed against the tree, his mouth covering hers. Banging her fists against his chest, his mouth moved softly but forcefully before she found her mouth opening to his, her fists uncurling, her palms flat against his chest. She shivered as her eyes closed, his mouth on hers pulling every thought from her head, the touch of his tongue on her bottom lip caused her to gasp. Her hand rose to bury itself in his hair, pulling him closer, their mouths connected as they both fought for control.
Electricity flew around them, the air cackling with the power of their connection, the rain continuing to fall around them. Jessi's back was once again pressed against the tree behind her as his mouth lowered to her throat, his tongue flicking at her pulse, his lips raising to suck the soft skin behind her ear, making her knees go weak.
As her brain appeared to restart, she realized her other hand was under his shirt, caressing the soft skin at his back. She shouldn't have been thinking at this time, her brain bringing up images for her, her mouth letting out a hiss as his hand at her hip had raised, his fingers at the soft skin of her waist. Her body warmed several degrees, the strength in her legs leaving as she felt herself fall toward the ground, his arms catching her as he sat back.
She was pulled up onto his lap, her knees bent on either side of his hips, as he pulled her body closer to his. Her head fell back as his mouth continued to tease her neck, her arms holding him closer.
He jumped in surprise when she ripped open the buttons of his shirt, her hands pushing it from his shoulders, as her mouth made trails of fire from his neck to his collar. His eyes closed at the feeling, the shivers running up and down his spine as he pulled her tighter into his body. When her hips pushed against his, he found it hard to breathe with all the incredible sensations. It was terrifying as he felt himself lose that fierce control he had held onto so long, his hands lowering to her hips as he flipped them over onto the ground, his body covering hers as their hips met with a shudder from them both. He couldn't speak as he felt her push her hips up against his, his answering without his knowledge.
His eyes grew wide as he realized something and as he did she seemed to catch on too, her cheeks burning as she wrapped her legs around him.
The feel of his body was incredible, one that she didn't want to end too soon. As their hips pushed against each other, she felt his excitement pushing against her center, making her head dizzy as she pulled him closer his mouth lowering to her neck, her collar bone, stopping at her chest as he buried his nose in between her breasts to breathe her in.
She cried out softly when his tongue trailed along the top of her shirt, barely sliding under the fabric but as she pushed her chest up against him. His hand reached up to pull down the strap of her shirt, his mouth following the trail of exposed skin as he did the same to the other one. His breath fell down, warm, teasing onto her skin as he pulled the shirt down gently, his lips instantly lowering to simply brush against her exposed breast before his tongue flicked at the hardened peek.
Her hips sprung up against his when his mouth covered her nipple, his teeth biting down gently as his tongue flicked out again and again making a groan fall from her lips. "Kyle." Her voice was barely a whisper as he repeated the same thing with the other breast. "Please." His head rose, their eyes meeting, and there wasn't any hesitation as he lowered his lips to hers gently as she helped him pull off her shirt. As their bare chests touched for the first time, they both let out a gasp of pleasure.
Her body tingled as she trailed her hands down his back, reaching down, her nails gently scratching his skin. Her hands lowered, reaching around to the button at his jeans, her fingers making quick work of it and the zipper. Before he registered what she was doing she had slid in her hand, her fingers wrapping around his shaft gripping lightly as he let out a groan.
"Jessi," he called out breathlessly, the feelings coursing through is body so unreal that all he could do was go with the feelings hoping they would last. His hips pushed into her hand, her hand gripping and it caused it head to spin as a warmth spread throughout it belly.
Her hand pumped up and down his soft, hard length, her other hand pushing his pants down his hips as he helped her, kicking them off. When his fingers worked at her jeans, she felt lightheaded as her own pants were lowered down her hips, his fingers lowering to slip under the waist of her underwear. The feeling of his fingers moving over her was incredible, her head falling back against the wet ground, her legs spreading further apart. "Please." She couldn't take anymore, the tingling spreading through every limb.
His fingers gripped her underwear, drawing them down over her hips, her hands pushing down his and in no time they were both free of confinement. As their hips met once more, they both groaned, her fingers once again moving down to touch him, her hips pushing up against him. With absolute certainness he reached down and slowly slid into her warmth, his eyes closing as he did. Her legs wrapped around him, holding him tight as he began to move against her.
There was no pain, just the sense of peace at the perfect feeling, her hips moving up against his as they moved together, the feeling in her lower belly intensifying as her eyes closed wanting it to last but somehow knowing it wouldn't.
He buried his face in her neck, breathing her in, their bodies as close as they could get but somehow it wasn't enough, he wanted to be closer. Connecting his fingers with hers, his mouth met hers, his other hand rising to wipe away a tear as it fell from her eyes. Their eyes met as their hips crashed together once last time, their arms wrapping around each other as they cried out, barely feeling her nails dragging across the soft skin at his back. With a final breath, they collapsed against each other, their breathing ragged and harsh.
Jessi wrapped her arms around him, holding him close as he buried his face in the crook of her neck. Time seemed to slow as they held each other, the gentle rain falling down on them. As her head began to clear, she blew out a breath as she smiled gently.
Kyle brought his head up, his eyes meeting hers as they both smiled, their hearts beating the same rhythm, their bodies relaxing against each other. He rolled over, pulling her to him, her head lowering to his chest as she wrapped an arm around him, their eyes closing.
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