I can hold my heart in two

Chapter 45

"Hey, Heather?" Naya called questioningly, quietly into her ear as they lay in darkness, tinted by the red-orange lights of the city filtering into their hotel room. Heather turned around in her arms so that they were nose-to-nose.

"Yea?" She asked, smiling slightly at the adorable look on her girlfriend's face, slightly nervous and mixed with some sort of awe (it was an awe that overtook her every time she saw those eyes looking so deeply back at her, but Heather had yet to figure that out).

Naya sighed, prompting Heather to pull her closer, so that they were no longer looking at each other only because Naya's face was now buried in the crook of her neck. Naya mumbled something against her skin and she squirmed from the oddness of the sensation, giggling and wriggling away. "What was that, babe? I felt it, I didn't hear it!" She teased, and Naya craned her neck to look at her raised eyebrows and quirked lips from the awkward new angle. She smiled softly and asked, her tone clouded with anxiety and embarrassment,

"Would you be annoyed if we found a flight back tomorrow? …So I could, - um, so I could get us to have dinner with my mom?"

Heather nudged her back gently so that they could see each other again, and beamed at her, leaning forward to capture her lips in a kiss that was so sudden and tender that Naya's mouth parted slightly in surprise more than anything else. She hummed into Heather's lips and rolled on top of her, her knees digging into the mattress on either side for just a moment before she lightly pulled on Heather's bottom lip with her teeth playfully and then pulled back entirely, sliding down to rest her head on Heather's lightly heaving chest,

"What was that for, hot stuff?" She asked, laughter in her voice, as she took in the sight of her girlfriend's flushed cheeks. Heather's head popped up to look at her so quickly she almost jumped, but then she just laughed even more at her response,

"I should be asking you the same question! 'What was that for", she scoffed, "I was mauled for a minute there."

"I was just getting into it," Naya said lowly, moving up again and lowering her lips to softly mold to the skin behind Heather's ear, "I can't help myself…"

"N-no?" Heather responded, trying to keep her composure as their shirts rode up and hot skin met –

"Not even a little bit," Naya reassured, before pulling at the cartilage of Heather's ear so slowly that she moaned instead of yelped. When Naya felt the hips beneath her start to move she triumphantly rolled away so that she landed on the opposite side of the bed from where she had begun, staring up at the ceiling with her closest hand tracing lazy patterns over her girlfriend's stomach,

"And you like it," she finished cockily. Out of the corner of her eye she saw Heather nod. They lay like that for several minutes, calming down as their thoughts came back to them and breaths evened out, and eventually Heather called out quietly, in an intentional mimicry of how this had all begun,

"Hey Naya?"

Naya snorted, rolling over to face her – "yea babe?"

"Not that I even need a reason – but I was just kissing you because I was so excited. Of course we can go home tomorrow. You're going to tell your mom about us right?"

"Mhm. We're going to." Naya corrected, tapping Heather's nose with her finger, making it scrunch. She sighed happily when Heather all but fell forward to wrap her arm around her waist tightly.

"I love you…" Heather said, softly.

"I love you too, you know," Naya returned with a grin in her voice, "and I figured…nah – it's a silly plan."

She brushed herself off in a way that she knew would get the blonde curious and over-eager.

"What?" Heather asked, quickly.

"It's nothing – although…."


"I was just thinking, you know, that it makes sense how overeager I got – when you think about how this is potentially our last night where the whole damn universe doesn't know we're together. So…we could be as loud as we want, and no one would ever suspect it was us." She waggled her eyebrows, and Heather and her both knew she was totally reaching, and that she was a dork…but the blonde all but launched upon her anyway, stripping them both of all their clothing in record time. Naya loved it when her girl took control. It was almost as if she'd planned to get that reaction all along.

She smirked up at the darkness as Heather's lips went well - what's the opposite of up, again?

A/N: I'd like to think of this chapter as a bit of a gift to all my faithful readers ;). The next chapter will probably have to be more content based, but - we know what Naya's plans are now! Our girls are that much closer to being out...so, tell me what you think!