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Sex on the Beach
"Der- Mmmmm." Penelope hummed when he covered her lips again and short circuited her ability to think. He was, without question, the best thing she'd ever tasted. Utterly decadent without the calories. She could definitely grow accustomed to this kind of diet. Running her hands over his back, she felt the tense ligaments leap beneath her fingertips as his tongue swept against hers, coaxing her to respond in kind. Moaning deeply as his hips rocked against hers, she felt the swell of his erection probing her through the thin satin of her gown and a glimmer of reason shined over her clouded mind.
Finally managing to find the strength to twist her lips from his, she panted heavily and struggled to catch her breath while his lips simply found a new target. Groaning with delight as his teeth scraped the side of her throat, she clutched his shoulders. "D…derek!" she gasped. "We need to talk."
Chuckling against her neck, his tongue found a spot behind her ear that pulled a simultaneous whimper and shudder from her. "So talk, Sweetness," he muttered, teasing her delicate earlobe with his teeth. "I can explore and listen at the same time. But, for the record, I'm saying this first. I'm very much in love with you. And this little experiment of mine just proved to me that you and I are compatible in every conceivable way," he added, flexing his hips against her soft body for emphasis.
Kissing him harder, she arched her hips against his and tried to prolong the delicious contact. His arousal lay heavy against her abdomen as he finally lifted his head to stare into her dazed eyes.
"Don't go speechless on me now, Mama. Not when it's just getting good," Derek teased, swiveling his hips and watching her pupils dilate. "Tell me how you feel," he challenged with a husky whisper. His eyes dared her to deny what was between them.
"Overheated," Penelope answered breathlessly.
"Believe me, baby," Derek said with a sexy smile. "I've got just the hose to put out the fire," he promised, rocking his hips against her softness again to accentuate the message.
Rolling her eyes, Penelope pushed hard on his muscled shoulders and squealed as Derek's arms encircled her and rolled them suddenly. Now, lying on top of him, her legs trapped between his strong thighs, she stared down at him. Relaxing against him as his hands slid up and down her back, she sighed and shook her head. "You really know how to make a statement, my chocolate love bug."
"Thank you very much," Morgan returned with a grin. "Now might be a good time to make one of your own, don't you think?"
"You already know that I'm in love with you," Penelope whispered, stroking his chiseled jaw with one finger as she blinked down at him. "I think I've been in love with you since the day we met and you called me the tech girl."
"I learned quick enough that you were gonna be important to me." Derek grinned, lifting his head to kiss her lips. "I was just a little slow to realize how important. When I came into work yesterday and you were just gone, I gained a perspective I'd never let myself look at….life without you."
"You've never been alone long, Stud," she snorted, glaring at him. "In fact, as I remember, you were supposed to have a date tonight."
"Filler, Baby Girl. Those chicks were just filler. I'm with the girl I was always meant to be with right now. Those other women…they were just fillin' time for me. None of them could ever touch my heart. You had that all along."
Blinking back tears, Penelope's lips trembled. "Do you mean that?" she whispered.
Cupping her cheeks in his hands, Derek forced her to look at him. "When have I ever lied to you, Sweetness?"
"Never," Penelope replied as a tear slipped down her cheek.
"Then why would you question that now?" Derek asked gently, swiping his thumb against her kiss swollen lower lip.
Pushing away from him, Penelope tried to roll over, but Derek's hands on her hips stopped her. Now straddling him, she held her arms up helplessly. "Look at me, Derek! Really, look! Do I look like the kind of woman you usually take home from a bar? The kind of girl you ask out for dates?"
Derek tightened his hands on her hips when she would have stood, keeping her still as he lifted into a sitting position. Now nose to nose, he met her confused gaze with eyes darkening with anger. "You aren't like any other woman in the world, Penelope. You're my woman. I'm not sure what you're saying, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna piss me off," he warned, his eyes narrowing.
"Don't play dumb," Penelope begged, growing embarrassed as she tried to close her robe around her. "I'm not exactly a size four, D! I'm…."
"Perfect!" Derek interrupted sharply. "Every single part of you, baby. You're gorgeous. Do you know how rare it is for a guy to find a woman…his woman…beautiful inside and out? How the hell can you think that you aren't attractive? Why the hell can't you see what I see?"
"Look, I know my strengths. I'm a killer hacker with a good personality, but…"
Grabbing one of her fluttering hands, he pressed it to his neon pink groin. "You feel that?" he asked huskily.
Gulping, Penelope nodded, unable to form words.
"That's what you do to me, Baby Girl," Derek whispered against her cheek, pressing butterfly kisses to her skin. "That's the power you have over me, Penelope. I'm so hard I could pound a hole in a brick wall right now. You're my beautiful, sexy, sensual siren. Ask me when the last time I had sex with a woman was," he ordered her softly.
Shaking her head, Penelope tried to withdraw her hand. "I don't wanna know, Derek." It killed her to think of him with another woman.
"Do it anyway," Derek urged, tightening his hand around hers and pressing it against him. He wasn't trying to be cruel, but he had to find a way to make her understand that this wasn't a spur of the moment confession. He had to make her see how much he'd loved her.
"Fine," Pen conceded, closing her eyes as his manhood flexed against the hand Derek held cupped around him. "When?"
"The day you told Lynch to take a hike," Derek replied deeply, never blinking as he stared at her beautiful face.
Opening her eyes in surprise, Penelope met his eyes. "That was eight months ago," she breathed.
"Yeah." Derek smirked. "Believe me, I know," he continued ruefully. "I thought I had a fucking medical condition until I realized I had no trouble getting hard when I was within three feet of you, Baby."
"So…to be clear, you're saying…."
"I'm saying that you have the magic touch, woman. You warm my heart and send my libido into the stratosphere. Only you do that to me, Penelope. Only you. So, if you think I'm leaving Island Paradise without being served a little sex on the beach, you're crazy." He grinned, sliding his hands down her body to cup her ass in his hands.
Penelope giggled, shifting on top of his lap and pulling a groan from his lips. "You really thought you had erectile problems."
"Yeah," he grunted, wrapping his arm around her waist and pulling her against him while the other pushed her robe off her shoulders and down her arms. "Then, you bent over. I was instantly cured."
Giggling at the image of her poor Thunder God suitably hysterical at his lack of a working appendage and his alternate relief when the situation started looking up, she buried her face in his neck and the chuckles turned to full fledged belly laughs.
"You know, if I didn't love you more than anything on Earth, I might choose to punish you for finding my situation hysterical," Derek grumbled, curving his hands around the globes of her ass and pulling her closer.
"Hmmmm," Penelope hummed, snuggling closer, "I might like the way you punish me, Love Bug. Weren't you saying something about sex on the beach…."
****Now, for those of you that don't enjoy a good steamy scene, the story is over. For those that DO, please travel on over to either The Writer's Coffee Shop or Fractured-Reality. Com for the remainder of the story. It'll be published in the next day or so. Links to both sites can be found in my profile.****