(I swear at one point I thought I would never see this day!)

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Sam smiled out at the crowd as came back on the stage, this time with Rory, Puck and Mike. All their secret rehearsals had led up to this moment. Looking out into the crowd he saw Mercedes being pushed through the crowd towards the stage. Front and center, where she always should be. But this time he didn't have any nerves about the possible reception to his performance. Yet again, Santana and Brittany had ensured that she was in the optimum viewing spot and once she was there he shot her a grin before grasping the microphone.

The boys all took their places on the stage.

"Hey McKinley. Prom 2012 ROCKS!" Sam fistbumped the air and was rewarded with a healthy scream from the audience. "Right now this song is dedicated to all the ladies on the floor tonight, coz we know you made a lot off effort and the results are that you're all looking fine!" There were a number of giggles and catcalls from the crowd. "But my own special dedication of this song is for my beautiful girl Mercedes. Just listen to the words because I can't tell you enough." He blew her a kiss which she pretended to catch and laughed at all the jealous stares she received from the other girls.

Turning to the band he told them to hit it!

Without taking his eyes off Mercedes he began to sing.

You're insecure, Don't know what for,
You're turning heads when you walk through the door,
Don't need make-up, To cover up,
Being the way that you are is enough,

Everyone else in the room can see it,
Everyone else but you,

The other three boys crowded around him and all four of them began to jump to the chorus like a boy band:

Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,
You don't know, Oh oh, You don't know you're beautiful!

If only you saw what I can see, You'll understand why I want you so desperately,
Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe,
You don't know, Oh oh, You don't know you're beautiful,
Oh oh, That's what makes you beautiful!

Collectively the boys worked the stage, earning extra loud screams from the crowd. Sam saw that Tina had worked her way to stand next to Mercedes and was watching Mike through her fingers as he did a series of body rolls, each getting progressively lower and lower towards the ground. There was no mistaking the boy was flexible.

Puck took the next few lines, scouring the crowd for Quinn before singing directly to her after catching her eyes:

So c-come on, You got it wrong, To prove I'm right, I put it in a song,
I don't know why, You're being shy, And turn away when I look into your eye eye eyes,

Everyone else in the room can see it, Everyone else but you,

Then they all got together for the chorus again, pointing their fingers to girls in the audience. But Sam's eyes and fingers only went to one girl. His girl. Mercedes.

Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,
You don't know, Oh oh, You don't know you're beautiful!

If only you saw what I can see,
You'll understand why I want you so desperately,
Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe, You don't know, Oh oh,
You don't know you're beautiful,
Oh oh, That's what makes you beautiful

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na NaNa Na Na Na Na Na [x2]

As he sang, Sam thought about the lyrics and knew that every single word he was singing was true. Stepping forward he again smiled directly at Mercedes as the music softened.

Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,
You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful!

By the time Sam found his way over to her she had dried the tears from her eyes but he could still tell that they had been there. "Hey there beautiful." He swept her into his arms for the dance, swaying her in time to Tina's sweet and slow ballad.

She settled her head into his chest and listened to his heartbeat. "I guess it was a good decision of mine to wear your necklace tonight."

"Yep. It was inspired."

"I still can't believe that you put me on shoutout at the beginning of the song!"

He lifted her chin so that her eyes met his. "Why not? I told you I wanted to shout about us to the world. And just in case there was anybody who missed out make out session in the hallway that got so rudely interrupted by Sue Sylvester, I am marking you as mine." He placed a small kiss on her lips. "Besides, me and your dad, we had a little chat tonight and I promised I'd keep all the football jocks away from you!"

She groaned. "My dad has this obsession that all football jocks are the devil's spawn, only after one thing."

"I was a football jock last summer."

"Case in point!"

He spun her out then pulled her back in before dipping her gently. "Thankfully I'm not a football jock now. I think that impressed him more than anything."

"My dad's crazy. He thinks that all jocks are sex obsessed because that's what he and his friends were like while they were on the team. Before he got together with my mom that is."

"Well he does have a point, they mostly are a bunch of knuckleheads, Marcus being the number one douche out of them all. But I guess your dad and your mom are proof that people change. And hopefully I'm proof of that too!"

"Yep. You definitely are. And my dad will come round you know. He's all bark and no bite really."

Sam shot her a skeptical look. "His bark is scary enough for me thankyou very much!"

She grinned. "Just keep your hands to yourself, your eyes in your head and your tongue in your mouth when he's around and I'm sure you'll be fine."

He nuzzled her neck as the song ended and another began. "You make it sound so easy. It's so fucking hard to keep away from you!"

Mercedes pulled his head back into an upright position before restoring her arms back around his waist. "You just have to try harder. It'll be worth it in the long run!"

"I sure as hell hope so!" He slid his hands down to her hips and enjoyed the rest of the slow dance in comfortable silence.

Mercedes strode onto the stage as if she owned it. Because she did. His girl was going to be a star one day. They would be seeing her name in lights! Sam thought back to the day that he had put her name in lights the blushed furiously when he remembered what they had ended up doing in the band pit.

She reached for the microphone stand and was flanked by Brittany and Santana who had microphones of their own set slightly back and to either side of her.

The Troubletones. Sam grinned and nodded slowly, knowing that whatever he was about to hear was going to be fantastic.

She didn't say anything to introduce the song. Instead she just scanned the crowd until she locked eyes with Sam. Once she did, she puckered her lips in a kiss and gave him a most definite wink. Then she turned to the band.

Bring the beat in!

Her dress began to swish as she swayed in front of her microphone, to the introduction, totally in synch with the other girls like a 1970s girl group.

Honey, honey, I can see the stars all the way from here
Can't you see the glow on the window pane?
I can feel the sun whenever you're near
Every time you touch me I just melt away

She flicked her hair and gripped the microphone tightly, keeping her eyes trained on Sam as she sang the next lines with the girls backing.

Everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear (They say love hurts)
But I know (It's gonna take a little work)
Nothing's perfect, but it's worth it after fighting through my fears
And finally you put me first

Baby it's you...
You're the one I love.
You're the one I need…
You're the only one I see.

While Mercedes pointed directly to Sam as she sang the words 'baby it's you', Santana and Brittany pointed to each other and smilingly walked towards each other before walking around each other and returning to the place where the other had stood, using the opposite microphone.

Come on baby it's you…
You're the one that gives your all.
You're the one I can always call.
When I need you make everything stop-
Finally you put my love on top.

All three turned to the right and did a synchronized body roll before shimmying.

Ooo! Come on put my love on top, top, top, top, top.

The trio looked hot. Every swing of the hips, kick of the legs and flick of the hair was in synch. The performance was flawless. And Mercedes killed it with the vocals.

You put my love on Ooo! Come on baby.
You put my love on top, top, top, top, love on love on top.

Everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear (They say love hurts)
But I know (It's gonna take a little work)
Nothing's perfect, but it's worth it after fighting through my fears And finally you put me first

Baby it's you...
You're the one I love.
You're the one I need…
You're the only one I see.

Mercedes took the microphone from the stand and stepped forward to the edge of the stage, still singing her heart out, eyes still trained on Sam who was singing the words right back at her.

Baby it's you... You're the one I love.
You're the one I need…
You're the only one I see.
Come on baby it's you…
You're the one that gives your all. You're the one I can always call.
When I need you make everything stop-
Finally you put my love on top!

With each progressive key change and rise in the chorus her voice got louder and stronger as did Santana and Brittany who also took their mikes and stood behind their diva to sway in time and back her up.

It was a performance that blew the entire crowd away. Sam almost felt sorry for Rachel who was following up with some solo ballad that nobody was listening to, leaving her with that awkward moment when everyone uses your song to stop dancing and go get a drink.

As soon as she appeared from backstage he was there. "Mercedes that was… you were…"

She smiled up at him shyly. "Thanks." She reached up to kiss him gently. "That song was all for you, you know."

"I know. All about the finally! But I got there in the end!"

Mercedes laughed quietly. "We got there in the end."

The rest of prom flew by in a whirlwind. Sam and Mercedes danced. Slow dances and fast dances, serious dances and stupid ones. Neither of them danced with anyone else all night despite people constantly attempting to cut in. This night was theirs. A new beginning. Other times would be for sharing. This was not one of them.

"So did you have a good prom?"

It was the final dance and Sam was holding her close in his arms. He felt rather than saw her nodding.

"It's been amazing. Better than I ever could have imagined."

"I'm glad. I'm just so happy that it all worked out in time."

"So am I." He felt Mercedes' head move and she became quiet. Following the line of her gaze he saw her looking over at Shane who was locked in a slow dance with Jordana, head and shoulders above most of the crowd but in their own world.

"They look happy. I'm so glad." Mercedes gave them a small wave and when they finally noticed they waved back. Shane nodded at Sam and he nodded back. It was a small gesture and they were by no means on any kind of speaking terms but it still meant a lot to the girls that they were with.

As they joined the queue for their official prom photo, Puck and Quinn slipped in beside them, all smiles. Mercedes immediately pulled her friend into an embrace. "So I take it you guys are finally together then?"

Quinn nodded with a smile. "We've decided to give it a try. Things with Joe seemed forced but with Puck... It's so different! And he's changed into a better, more mature person too. We've not no idea where this is going, but we can't ignore the way that we feel about each other and if we get this to work, maybe one day we'll get to be a proper family with Beth too."

"I'm really proud of you both. This year's been a big year of change for all of us." Mercedes' voice was reflective and they all took a moment to think about what they had been through. Sam took her hand and Puck pulled Quinn in close and kissed the top of her head. He had even shaved off that stupid overgrown Mohawk and was looking even more handsome than ever.

"And I'm glad you guys have finally got it together too! I'm sick of calling Sam out for staring after your ass and shooting you looks with x-ray vision. He's had it bad for a really long time now." Puck smiled one of his sincere smiles that made his eyes crinkle.

Quinn reached over and touched Sam's arm. "Look after my sister Sam."

He looked at her with a genuine expression. "I will Quinn. I promise. Just make sure that you look after Puck!"

The former badboy held his hands open in mock amazement. "Hey man! The Puckasaurus can look after himself!"

Three sets of eyes rolled and four voices rang out with laughter.

If felt like they were never going to get out of their high school gym but finally they did.

The car ride back to the Jones house was silent. Sam had taken off his tie and undone to top buttons of his shirt but was still feeling like his body temperature was a million degrees. Both of them were focused on what was going to happen when they got inside. Both too scared to even touch each other in case they ravaged each other too soon, even before making it through the front door.

It took an age for Mercedes to get the keys from her bag and work the locks. When she finally pushed the door open Sam stopped her form stepping inside.

"I'm going to do this properly!" Before she even had a chance to question what he was about to do, he had swept her up into his arms and was carrying her bridal style over the threshold.

"Sam! What are you doing?" Her voice was protesting but her mouth was a smile and her arms remained firmly around his neck.

"Just shut up and enjoy it!" he growled. Shutting the door with his foot he quickly slid the locks and sprinted up the stairs with her.

"Sam!" She tightened her arms around him in fear as he bounded up the stairs two at a time with her. "I'm too-"

"Stop worrying Cedes. You're not heavy. You're perfect!"

Within moments he had reached her room, pushed the door open and literally flung her onto the bed, landing heavily beside her as he did so before wasting no time in attacking her with his lips. He'd waited far too long for this and wasn't going to wait another second. She kissed him back with passion, opening his mouth to receive his tongue as she used her hands to start pushing his jacket from off his shoulders.

He helped her by wriggling the sleeves off before trapping her again, kissing her deeply as one hand ran up her legs beneath the skirt of the dress while the other went for the zipper at the back. It was all going well before he suddenly felt her pushing him away.

"What's wrong?"

"This dress… I know you'll ruin it." Somehow she managed to push him off her and stood next to the bed, straining to reach the zipper at the back of her dress.

"Need a hand with that?" Within seconds his face was buried in her neck, his teeth and tongue causing her brain to short circuit as he slowly undid the zipper and eased the dress off her shoulders, allowing it to fall in a pool of glimmering purple around her ankles.

He took in the sight of her in the matching strapless bra and pantie set in black. The bra was both beautiful and efficient, allowing her to dance the night away without worry under the dress, with enough lace to leave the tantalizingly dark areolas on view through them. Both the bra and the panties had a tiny purple bow at the front which matched her dress. The Mercedes touch.

For a moment Sam just stood and stared as Mercedes stood in the middle of the pool of purple fabric. His palms were sweaty and his mouth was dry. He'd been with so many girls but right now he felt like a virgin undressing a girl for the very first time and being in awe of what was revealed. This was the girl he loved – scratch that – the woman he loved.

Just as he started to let out a low whistle of appreciation he noticed her moving her arms to cross them against her stomach. He reached out and took both of her hands before speaking softly. "Hey, what did I tell you about trying to cover yourself? Every inch of you is beautiful Mercedes. And I love every inch of your perfection." She looked up at him shyly as he took a step back, still holding on to her hands so that he could get a better view of her. "This is the body I've been dreaming of for months. Get used to me appreciating it!"

He took another step back then pulled her towards him, forcing her to step away from the dress. Wrapping his arms around her he stroked her silky exposed skin, running his hands down her sides and over her hips. "I'm telling you baby, this right here is what I want. And it's all that I'm ever going to want." He brought one hand to stroke her stomach while the other now cupped one breast. "Don't ever feel like you need to compare yourself to others. If you're ever feeling low about yourself just remember us right here right now. You're the cream baby, and now that I've had a taste of you I ain't ever gonna go back to skimmed milk."

Choking back a sob she reached up, circling her arms around his neck and bringing his face down for a kiss. It was frantic yet sensual, intense yet tender. And it spoke more than a thousand volumes. They didn't care that their lips made smacking noises. There would be another type of smacking noise soon to come that would drown out these.

He gently walked her backwards until her knees met the edge of the bed and she sat. "I need to hang up my dress!"

"Fuck the dress. I know you. You're only going to take it to the cleaners. They won't care about a couple of wrinkles!" He reached for the clasp of her bra and she pushed his hand away, reaching for his chest instead. "No. Not fair. You're still wearing far too much clothing compared to me!"

He stepped back and smiled at her. "Your wish is my command M'lady!"

She shook her head at his fake English accent while he slowly began to unbutton his shirt. After the first couple he added a few body rolls before ripping it wide open.


He grinned. "Hey, it just occurred to me that you never got to see me in Stallionz, so I figured I'd bring a little bit of a private show back to you! "

He put on a husky voice as he began to sing "If you want my money, and you think I'm sexy, come on sugar let me know!" Sam gyrated his hips as he reached for his belt while his girlfriend side-eyed him.

"What the hell are you singing?"

"It's Rod Stewart! This song is great to strip to!"

She held her hand up in a signal for him to stop. "Please Sam. Don't! You're killing it, but not in a good way!"

He tried to charm her with his smile. "I know there were a lot of women in Kentucky who were impressed."

"I'm sure they were Sam. Maybe you just had to be there... In that atmosphere. I mean, the shirt ripping, yeah that's hot, but the rest… definitely a hot mess. Probably because I can't take you seriously while you're providing your own soundtrack."

"Okay… think you can do better?"

She nodded. "Come here and let me strip you!"

Sam shrugged. Hell, as long as he ended up naked, it was all good to him! He went over and stood between her legs, groaning as she kissed her way down his abs while loosening his belt. She took her time, working her way over every ridge and ripple until he had to impatiently guide her hand to speed up her disposal of his pants while he kicked off his shoes. Sliding down his boxers she eyed his erection hungrily.

He hadn't wanted her to go down on him, tonight was all about her, but before he knew it her hand was around his base and his tip was in her hot mouth.

"Shit!" It felt so good. Way better than in any of his frequent fantasies. He tried to stop her but her mouth just kept taking him in deeper and deeper and before he knew it his hips were in a rhythm with her head and his hands were on her shoulders trying desperately not to jerk her too hard as he felt control slipping away from him.

"Baby!" He was feeling that familiar swirling in the pit of his stomach and knew this had to end before he ended. Stepping back from her, his cock slipped out of her mouth with a slight popping sound and he saw the disappointment on her face. "We've got all night sugar. Let me take care of you first." Reaching back he expertly unclasped her bra and released her breasts, flinging the garment to wherever it would land. Pushing her back gently to lean on the bed he played homage to them, old friends very much missed. He worked them with his mouth and hands, bringing the nipples stiff to attention and filling his hands with their weight. "You're all woman Mercedes. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You're real and natural and everything a man desires." She had no words to reply but continued sweeping through his hair with her fingers.

With a sigh he reluctantly moved away from her breasts and planted a small kiss on her lips. "Scooch up baby! I want you lying on your back for what I've got planned next!"

She grinned and began to move backwards before remembering she still had the shoes on. As she leaned forward to unbuckle one he stopped her. "Those babies stay right where they are."

She looked at him, contemplating it briefly before shaking her head. "These shoes are not going on my bed Sam. That's disgusting!" Catching sight of Sam's disappointed expression she rushed to compromise. "But… seeing as you like the shoes so much… maybe I can model them for you in the lounge tomorrow?"

Sam huffed but knew this was not the time to push for his own way, so instead, he kissed down her calves and insisted on removing them himself before smiling back up at her. "Now scooch!"

This time she did and within seconds he was faced with the sight of Mercedes Jones, spread out on the middle of her bed wearing nothing but her black lace panties and a smile, the scent of her arousal already reaching his nose.

Dammit she looked beautiful!

He crawled to kneel before her, kissing his way down her sternum to her soft belly button. He knew it would tickle her but he did it anyway. Sometimes he used to blow a raspberry on it. She thought it was to make her laugh but it was only partly true. It was also guaranteed to get her to open her legs too.

Knowing he had all the time in the world and needing to calm himself from her awesome blow job he lay down next to her, kissing her lips while sliding his hand down her belly and into her panties to find that it was already a hot sticky mess in there. She wrapped her arms around him as he began to play with her outer pussy lips, teasing and tormenting her when he really knew where she wanted to be touched. He took his time with his stokes and caresses, building her up slowly, avoiding her clit but playing with her hole, lightly dipping his fingers in and out of her while swallowing her moans.

"Please Sam…"

She asked politely so who was he to deny? Raising himself up he slipped back down between her legs and kissed his way up her inner thigh. Once he got to the place that made all his dreams come true, he spread her outer lips with his fingers before sucking her clit through the fabric of her panties.


He lifted his head and looked up at her. "Yes dear!"


"Do you want me to get rid of these?" He fingered the elastic.

"Uh huh!"

"Consider it done!"

She lifted her hips for him to roll them off but he ripped the fabric from her in one quick move before casting it aside.

"Sam! That was part of a set!"

"I'll buy you another one, hell I'll buy you another five!"


He'd wasted no time putting his tongue to work, taking a long swipe along her slit before licking and dipping into her entrance. Throwing one of her legs over his shoulder in an attempt to steady her writhing hips he got to work exploring her with his mouth, alternating between teasing her hole and playing with her clit.

Her nails clawed at his scalp as he worked his mouth before humming the Rod Stewart song again, the vibration driving her crazy.

"Oh my – Sam!"

He lifted his face and grinned up at her. "Oh yeah. Now you like the song all of a sudden huh!"

Sam continued to lap her up, dipping hooked fingers expertly into her hole, knowing exactly where he needed to be hitting for maximum sensation while she made unintelligible sounds above him. When he felt her reaching her peak he eased up, ignoring her mewls of frustration as he reached down to her bottom drawer for his stash before kissing her with her juices still on his lips.

"You know I'm on the pill now, right?"

"I know. But I want to keep you extra safe." He threw and handful of the golden packets on top of the bedside table. "The pill can be our backup if there's any accidents or we recklessly forget like we did once. But for the rest of the time it's still a good habit to keep. I like to know I'm keeping you safe." He kissed her deeply, relishing the roughness of her tongue against his before tracing his mouth along her jaw. "Besides, I intend to come inside you several times this weekend, and I'm not sure there's a pill strong enough to fight all the cum that would be lining your insides if we didn't use something else."

He saw her smile and her mouth open to form a protest but he kissed any response right out of her.

"Well in that case, at least let me put it on you."

That was a mistake. A huge mistake.

She kissed and teased him as she put on the condom, bringing him so close to the brink that he had to push her away before the condom got wasted. "Mercedes stop! Much as I love you, you're killing me right now!"

She grinned. "You love me?"

He bent down and kissed her sweetly. "I will always love you."

"Well in that case, I will always love you too aaah…" He slipped fingers into her slipperiness again as he climbed back between her legs and lined herself up with her entrance. After wiping his tip in her cream a couple of times he stared straight into her eyes as he pushed himself slowly into her.

Sam felt her fall apart as soon as he was fully inside her, her tightness throwing them both off kilter. A garbled sound came from her throat and her body arched as her walls spasmed around him. Determined to keep her pleasure coming as long as possible he began to thrust but immediately knew something was wrong. Hard as he tried he just couldn't keep it together. With the very first thrust he knew that he was going to cum and by the third he had already started to shoot into the condom.

Epic failiure!

This had NEVER happened to him before!

The force of his orgasm caused him to grunt and curse against her neck as she lay back, recovering herself. After a moment her breathing slowed and she began to giggle softly.

A flash of anger flowed through him, his now only semi hard erection twitching inside her as even felt the pressure of her laughter there seeing as he had not yet withdrawn. "Shhh…" She quickly kissed his cheek gently. "Calm down."

"But that's never hap-"

"I'm laughing with you, not at you." She moved to place kisses on his lips. "I'm in no position to laugh at you! I came even faster than you did!" Relieved that she wasn't mad he felt calmer but still humiliated.

"Yeah but it's different for you! I was supposed to-"

"Hush Sam. You gave me an amazing orgasm. Just quit while you're ahead!" She reached down with her hand and began to massage his balls. He instantly felt himself begin to harden even more inside her. She flipped them so that they were side to side and she could wrap her leg more tightly around him. "What just happened, we will never speak of again, but let it be a lesson to you, never to withhold sex from me for extended periods of time then work us up into a frenzy. It's just not good for your health!"

"Oh really?" He arched one eyebrow.

"Yeah really!"

She smirked at him and he rapidly wiped the smirk off her face with a series of intense kisses while reaching down to massage her clit as she massaged him. Before long she was moving her hips as he continued to harden but he had to push her pack and pull out. Mercedes frowned at the break in contact just as things were starting to get good again.

Sam waved another gold packet in front of her. "Gotta change the condom first. I promised I wouldn't be careless with you." Knowing Mercedes' offer to help would only make things more difficult he put it on by himself while she lay back, stroking herself as she watched him. It was a sight that always turned him on, to watch her fingers disappearing then reappearing, stickier and stickier each time.

Crawling between her legs, he quickly leaned forward taking one of her nipples into his mouth, and relishing the sound of her small gasp as he started to suck and lightly nibble while he stroked and flicked at the other with his hand. He knew that it was entirely possible to make her orgasm purely through breast play, but he didn't have the patience for that right now. Bringing his mouth back up her body his kissed underneath her jaw before growling "Turn over baby."

With a giggle indicating she knew what was coming, she did as she was told and he let out a second growl of appreciation as he saw her ass laid out before him. Oh how he had missed this! Taking a cheek in each hand he patiently peppered them with kisses until she let out a mew of frustration.

He worked his way back up her body, planting a trail of kisses along the grove of her spine until his face was pressed into her neck and his front was pressed into her back. Giving her ass a quick slap he whispered in her ear "Missed this?"

"Fuck yes!"

"Me too. Never again baby. This body…" He wrapped his arms lovingly around her "… this body is a temple that I intend to worship at on the regular. He adjusted himself so that his legs were between hers and she bent her knees, locking her feet behind his calves.

His right hand moved back down to her clit and she raised her hips to accommodate him, moaning at his touch and growing impatient for his reentry. This time he did not keep her waiting any longer. Raising her hips slightly higher and adjusting the angle for comfort he slowly entered her pussy from behind. They both sighed at the feeling of tightness and fullness that overcame them. And this time, as he began to move, Sam was determined to last. He kept his strokes measured and regular, deep but not too forceful. It was all about the sensation. All about the feel of him sliding all the way in then all the way out until only his tip remained inside her. He wanted to feel every muscle inside her and he wanted her to feel every inch of him. The feel of her soft hips and ass against his belly was like heaven itself.

He tried to keep up the leisurely pace, to make love rather than have sex, but Mercedes was taking control form underneath him. She had widened her legs and bent them at the knee so that her feet were now pointing up into the air. With every thrust he made she was now matching it with a movement of her hips, making it more forceful. She turned her face to the side and he leaded forward to kiss her .

"What do you want baby?"


He thrust deeper, feeling himself hitting her spot.

"How do you want it?"


He quickened the pace and she arched even more, her soft grunts in rhythm with his thrusts.

"Harder!" Never one to deny a lady he gave her what she wanted, hearing the now familiar creak of the bed as he drove into her softness. With one hand her grabbed hers, interlocking their fingers together, while the other found her clit, flicking it while pulling their bodies closer together.

"I'm coming…"

"Just let it!"

"Saaaaam…" she bucked against his hips and he gently lowered her until she was back lying flat against the bed, thrusting into her a few more times before he saw stars himself.

He collapsed alongside her, slowly rubbing the base of her spine as they both came down and immediately slipped into a fitful doze.

He could hear her smiling. He knew that didn't make sense but he could have sworn that he did. Opening his eyes he saw Mercedes smiling down at him. Her face illuminated by the moonlight and her hair was tied back. She was sipping from a glass of water. Just the sight of it made him lick his lips, which until that moment, he hadn't even realized were so parched.

She handed him the glass. "I woke up because I was thirsty. And I figured you probably would be too after our exercise so I brought this glass up for you."

He scooched himself up until he was leaning with his head and shoulders up against the headboard before accepting the glass and drinking it down immediately. She was right. He definitely needed it.

"What time is it?" He had tried to look at the numbers on her alarm clock but all he could see was a random glow.

"Two thirty am."

They hadn't been asleep for long but the way that she had taken the empty glass from him and placed it on the bedside table before grabbing another of his foil packets and straddling his lap ensured that he wasn't going to be falling back asleep anytime soon.

She leaned forward, her heavy breasts grazing his chest as she captured his lips in a passionate kiss. "You didn't think I was finished with you already, did you?"

He was already hard from the moment he had opened his eyes and seen her and now her fingertips were lightly brushing the length of his cock as lit lay across his belly. Not to be outdone, he pulled her closer, pressing her chest against his. "Baby, I'm not going to let you sleep til there's daylight outside!"

"That's good to hear." She ripped the corner of the condom wrapper open and quickly rolled it onto his length. "Because I was thinking the same thing about you!" Laying his covered cock back along his belly she raised herself up slightly and swung her hips, rubbing her sticky womanhood against his length. Sam thought he was going to die from the sensation.

He struggled to find words but finally managed to croak out something along the lines of "What are you doing?"

She smirked. "What does it look like I'm doing?"

Sam couldn't formulate an answer. He just watched from his perfect angle as she raised her hips higher this time before lifting his cock and guiding it into her hot wet slippery tightness, hissing as she slowly slid down his entire length before resting against his hips. She didn't move for a moment and he watched her facial expression as she adjusted to the fullness once again. Finally she opened her eyes and stared straight into his. "I'll tell you what I'm doing. Earlier I sang a song about putting my love on top. Now I'm doing it for real!"

It was a corny joke but he was too turned on to be able to laugh.

He could only lie back and enjoy it as she began to rock her hips against his, slowly grinding and gathering her pace before moving her way up and down his length. He grabbed at her hips, watching her open mouth and the steady movements of her breasts as she took it at a gentle pace before finding her own rhythm. This was the first time that she had ridden him completely naked and it didn't escape his notice that this was a big leap for her. Deciding to let her have her fun for the time being, he lay back, alternating between caressing her hips and gripping her ass as she moved on him causing small groans to escape him. Soon her movements got bigger. She was now bouncing up and down his length and twerking her ass, causing that tugging sensation he loved so much. Now she was making him lose control. He reached forward and grabbed her towards his chest, pulling her into an embrace and kissing her as he began to thrust upwards and move his hips taking over control from her and intensifying the pace and their pleasure.

The room quickly filled with the sound of their groans and the sound of their flesh noisily slapping together. His kisses became more and more desperate and urgent as he squeezed her chest against his until suddenly it became too much. Without breaking lip contact he suddenly flipped them both over and thrust into her harder still from above. Resting on his forearms to take his weight and give him a better angle, he allowed her to adjust her hips, raise her bent knees and point her toes to the sky as he began to drive into her with abandon.

Feeling her begin to quiver and shake beneath him, he knew that they were definitely in for a long night…

Sam must have been in the deepest of sleeps because by the time he felt the bed shift and tried to hold tight on to Mercedes to prevent her from leaving she was already on her feet. He opened one eye and pouted, puckering his lips for a kiss and she grinned, shaking her head. "I know you'll only pull me back onto the bed and I really need the bathroom. I'll be back before you know it!"

He sighed, sad to see her go but totally enjoying the view as she left while experiencing the familiar stirring that her walk always generated. There would be no more sleep now.

With a groan he rolled over and dangled his body over the side of the bed, stretching out his fingertips until he reached his discarded jacket and retrieved his cellphone. By the time he had sent texts to both his mom to assure her that he was safe, had enjoyed prom, and would not be home for several hours yet as well as messaging Mike to say, with a winking face, that he would not be able to meet up for a gaming session that afternoon, Mercedes had returned.

"Who are you texting?"

"Just my mom and Mike."

"Shit! I'd better check in with my parents too!"

Sam was hypnotized by her breasts as she bent over her discarded clutch to retrieve her phone. As she slid back into bed next to him a random idea popped into his head and he began typing.

Morning babe. I missed you!

He hit send and within a second her phone buzzed. She turned to him and rolled her eyes. "Seriously Sam? I was gone for like one minute!"

Staying silent he tapped away again at his screen.

Oel ngati kameie

With a sigh she pecked a small kiss on his cheek. "I see you too. Now let me finish my message!"

Nga yawne lu oer

She grinned at the screen but this time refused to look at him before she finished sending her message and tossed her phone out of harm's way. He used the opportunity to capture her wrist and pull her flush against him, feeling the heat radiating from her naked body.

Leaning forward, Mercedes planted a soft kiss on his lips. "It's a damned good I job I feel the same way about you. I have no idea why it is that I love you coz you're nothing but a fool Sam Evans!"

He flipped her back gently so that he could nestle his body between her legs, letting her feel exactly what was going on down below and giving her a silent promise of what was about to happen shortly. "I seem to recall many a song has been written about fools falling in love so yeah, maybe I am."

"Are you just trying to impress me?"


"And what makes you think you know what will impress me?"

He looked at her seriously. "Because I spent so long getting it wrong that it means whatever's left has to be right."

Mercedes raised her eyebrow. "You really think so?"

"I know so. Arrogant swagger Sam has left the building!" He leaned forward and nibbled on her earlobe, making her giggle. "But don't worry because he definitely left his partner, Mr super sex machine behind to take his place. And that's not even the best part. You wanna know what the best part is? "

"I'm sure you're going to tell me without asking."

Sam shot her his most dazzling smile. "Yeah, well… you know that really cute, adorkable Avatar obsessed, fried chicken eating boy called Sam that you used to tutor last year and who you totally developed a thing for?"

"Yeah. What about him?"

Sam wiggled his eyebrows as he pressed in closer and cupped her ass. "I'm back!"


OMG! It's done. For real this time! There will be no sequels, this story is officially finished! (Read that as I'm sick of writing about American High School and pretending as if I know what i'm talking about!) Hope the ending was satisfactory and there was enough smut to go around. I kind of dragged this out so long that when it came to it I was scared I wouldn't be able to deliver.

I'm working on another Samcedes idea. Something different, something AU. If I ever revisit this (Infernal Question) story arc in the future (and that is a massive IF), then it will be a oneshot of them futher down the line, after the whole school, college etc. thing is done and dusted. But I feel happy that i've tied up all my loose ends with this chapter (Quick and Jordane) so I'm moving on!

Thanks for joining me for the ride and see you with my next fic!


Song credits: What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction and Love On Top by Beyonce