The first thing that I noticed when I woke up, was the smell. My bed reached of an array of scents. Jasmine, cinnamon, vanilla, and booze. If I smelled jasmine and cinnamon, that meant it rubbed off onto my sheet, meaning I put on way too much. The booze was obvious. I'd had a few drinks on my night out with Gray. But the vanilla? Was that one of my new body washes or lotions? I can't remember buying any. My other senses were still waking up. I cracked open my eyes and saw that it was daylight, probably about 9 something. Guess I was too lazy to put on any pajama's, seeing as though my boobs are feeling pretty breezy right now. There was something warm on my stomach…oh it's just an arm. Wait an arm? Looks like someone got lucky last night. I mentally high-fived myself.

Whoever this guy was, he seemed to waking up too. Well, a certain part of him was anyway. Damn he felt big, wow I really landed a good one. He moved a bit closer to me, probably his morning woody waking him up. Hmmm, maybe I should let him surprise me and let him wake me up? Then we can have morning sex. I'm practically naked already. I pretended to be asleep as I waited to see who this guy was. Then I felt hot wet kisses on my neck as his arms encircled me and pulled me closer. I couldn't help but respond and moan. I felt him smirk against my neck as he kept kissing me.

His breath was hot on my ear as he kissed it whispering huskily, "Ready for round two?"

I froze. His voice. It was incredibly familiar. It couldn't be…he went home last night, he had to have. No. No, no, no, no this can't be happening. Maybe, maybe it's just guy that sounds like Gray. Gray went home last night after a few drinks, I swear. To make sure that what the sensible side of me told me was true, I turned my head and froze. His lips were so very close to mine, so close we were almost kissing. Almost. So I could only do what came naturally. I screamed and lifted up my pillow, knocking him away from me.

I covered myself up and looked over at him. "What the hell are you doing here?" I cried.

He sat up from the floor. "Me? What about you? I'm was in bed with some cute girl, why are you here?"

"This is my room!" I shouted. "I live here!"

Gray's face paled, almost as pale as Juvia's. "Oh God, did we…" he leaned up to see if I was naked. My back was exposed and probably the side of my breast that he could see. His eyes traveled down to my underwear. I swear to god I saw his cock jump up for a second.

"We did," I answered gravelly. I couldn't believe this was happening. I tried so hard to curb my inner desire for him, and apparently I was too drunk to keep from getting naked and doing the nasty with him.

For a moment we were silent, staring at each other, the lust between us hanging heavy over our heads. In unison we both said, "We can't tell anyone."

"Do you remember anything at all?" I asked.

"Now that you mention it, I think we started to kiss for awhile," he answered.

"Yeah, and then we started to make-out, heavily might I add, and we started to move…"

"…to your room," he finished.

"After that everything's a white blank."

He started to get dressed. He pulled on his pants, covering his erection. His large erection. I mentally licked my lips.

"I saw that," he said, and I blushed a bit. "Hey you know…"

"What?" I asked.

"What happens that once I get over my hangover, I start to remember things? Details about last night?"

"Then you keep running it through your mind because it's never happening again," I answered.

Suddenly he was over me, just a bit from on top of me, looking deeply into my eyes. His cheek nuzzled my temple as his lips grazed my ear. I couldn't help but shiver at the feeling.

"You have to admit it though," he whispered, "screwing each other must've been pretty nice, if our bodies were responding to each other so well."

"That may be true but," I started, "we were drunk."

"We both woke up, not drunk, and responding sexually to each other. Don't you want to see what it was like? Our bodies, pulsing together."

I felt his lips, they started to kiss my ear and nip at it, causing small noises to leave my mouth. I could feel it, my own heart beating fast like a runaway train. I didn't know why, but under Gray, I couldn't move. His lips continued to move down onto my neck and he suckled lightly, forcing a restrained moan to leave my throat.

"You're a bit curious too aren't you Raphael?" he asked, his hand right under my breast. "Don't you want to be able to remember what it's like to sleep with me?" His hand, he was trying to pull down the sheet.

I was drowning in the heat that surrounded us. I wanted to give in, to let him touch me, to be able to remember his touch. But that would ruin everything between us, everything that I was trying to keep safe. This wasn't happening. I wasn't about to let it happen either. I sat up, pushing Gray off and stood up, wrapping the sheet around me.

"I'm not sleeping with you again, Gray Fullbuster. Look, what happened last night was an accident, and I don't want it to change anything between us. You yourself said you didn't sleep with guild members. If you manage to remember everything, good for you. But please, try not to talk about it, I don't need this to become bigger than it is."

He stood up, walking over to me again. I tensed up, ready to push him back. But he didn't do anything to me.

"The problem with that speech of yours Raphael is that, once you start to remember," he leaned into me, our lips so close to kissing, "you'll be begging to have another go with me." And then he pressed his lips quickly against mine. I was so stunned it took me a minute to register what happened.

"Don't kiss me!" I shouted, throwing pillow, already knowing that he was out of my room.

I began to breathe hard, like I'd been holding my breath. A part of me knew what he'd said was true. I was curious to see what it'd be like to sleep with Gray again. If small touches like the ones he gave me before were hot…then screwing him must be heavenly. What am I saying? I can't sleep with Gray! I'm not about to get involved with a guy I work with sometimes. Isn't that violating some kind of code? What am I saying? Lots of people hook up at guilds, some of even get married and have kids. Or get knocked-up and then get married.

But we all know not every guild hook up ends in happily ever after. There are a lot of gossip reports in Sorcerer Weekly about really bad break-ups, jealous old lovers trying to break up new love, scandalous cheating during a marriage or even while they're dating! Some people are so devastated that they're driven to leave the guild they're part of. I can already see it now. Headlines about Gray's apparent crush on me, scandalous photos of him leaving my place in the morning…oh no!

Sorcerer Weekly reporters practically stalk Fairy Tail wizards. What if they found out about our date and followed us around? What if they see Gray leaving right now? Or worse, what if Juvia sees? Stalker types can turn into murderers right? What if she tries to kill me? Or Gray? Or both of us? But then again, maybe if she just assumes (and I put it in her head) that Gray had just come over for breakfast, then she'll see it as nothing. But knowing Juvia, she'll see it as me gaining points in her stupid love rival thing. I must have a thousand more points than her now ever since last night.

God what am I saying? I need to take a shower, clear my mind. I got up from the bed and dropped the sheet, moving to my bathroom. I turned on the shower and waited until I saw steam coming from it. Once I stepped in, I shivered with delight of the feeling of the hot, pressured water beating down on my skin. I washed myself, ridding my body of the scent of alcohol, perfume, and Gray. As I stood in the shower, my mind wandered, giving me thoughts that I wouldn't be thinking under normal circumstances.

My hangover was clouding my thoughts, and my memory. Once it started to clear, I started to think. I thought about how Gray's tiny kisses on my ear sent shivers down my spine. I thought about how maybe, what would've happened if I didn't stop him from taking off the sheet. If he….if he looked at my body what would happen? Would I turn away and blush, like a virgin on the night of her first time? And if I had, would he turn my head to face him and kiss him? Would I respond?

My thoughts, that were taking a turn into the naughty corners of my mind, were interrupted when a scaly red head popped into the shower.

"So how was last night?" Rogue asked, although I knew he was playing games with me. "Get any closer with Gray?"

"Stop playing coy,"I said, rolling my eyes, as I wrung water from my hair.

"I knew I heard that you'd brought…company last night but I didn't know it was Gray!" he exclaimed. "Who would've thought the date went that well?"

"Look I brought him up for some drinks okay?" I clarified as I turned off the water and stepped out. I dried myself off, before wrapping a towel around myself and walking into my room.

"And you didn't think you were drunk enough?" he hissed. "I saw him walk out, he had the biggest grin on his face. Mistress, I think he's going to try and seduce you."

I thought about what'd happened earlier when Gray was sitting on my bed, ready to get back in bed with me if he could successfully persuade me.

"You're overreacting," I said, putting lotion on my legs. "He's not going to…" but then I remembered his words.

"Mistress?" I heard Rogue say quietly.

"He's going to make me remember," I whispered. "He…he wants to sleep with me again. He's going to try and make sure this wouldn't have been the last time we…"

Rogue nodded. "He's going to seduce you into his arms, his icy arms. Mistress I don't want that for you! I'll protect you!"

Trying to get Gray's words out of my mind, I got dressed. He's probably laughing to himself right now, plotting how he'll get me to sleep with him again. You'll be begging to have another go with me. I shivered, feeling something roll down my spine. Maybe it was just nerves, but I can't help but feel like Gray may be right. Maybe. No, I can't. I mean, I can't try and avoid Gray. The more I try to avoid him, the more persistent he'll be and I don't think I'll be able to resist for long.

"You will do no such thing. I'm not going to let him scare me away. He can try to seduce me, oh he can try, but I'm not going to fall for it one bit."

"But what if he manages to-"

"It'll be alright Rogue, "I said quieting him. "Let's just go to the guild and act normally. Gray is…he may act differently around, but it'll be alright." No it won't. After last night, our relationship could never go back.

"What about Juvia?" He asked, as I walked out of my bedroom. I stepped on something, and looking down I saw a black silk tie. Tie. This was Gray's tie. As I picked it up, memories of last night flooded my head. I remember being pressed up against the door, kissing him deeply, and I remember loosening and throwing his tie to the ground.

"Juvia? I'm not scared of Juvia. She can take it however she wants to take it. I couldn't care less," I answered.

I finished my morning routine as usual, taking medicine to help with my headache. However, Gray's tie was bothering me. No, it was irritating me. His tie was evidence that he'd been here last night and that we slept together. I still couldn't remember the details of last night after letting him into my bedroom, and this tie was constantly reminding me of that. Now I wanted to remember the details of last night. Usually if I had sex and I was drunk, I could at least remember who I had slept with. I've never been hungover so bad that I couldn't even remember all of the good details.

I felt like something had been taken away from me. Not being able to remember what had happened between us, even if I had told myself I didn't want to remember it, was frustrating. I bet Gray was remembering right now what last night had been like, I can just see the smirk on his face now, plotting on how to make sure every moment I spend near him is to remind of our night together. I can see it now, him dropping hints about it, cornering me in remote places, whispering things about doing it again in my ear and how much I wanted it….

I groaned frustratedly as I clutched the silk tie and dropped my head on the table. What exactly was I going to do? I can't just waltz into the guild and give him back the tie, basically telling everyone that we were together last night. Or…could I? Who said Gray gets to be the only one who reminds the other about last night? Why can't I have fun tormenting him about it too? I could use this tie as my weapon of choice. I wouldn't even have to give it to him directly. Oh this was going to be so much fun.

Gray's tie in hand, I dashed into my bedroom and looked for another outfit. If he wanted to remember last night so bad, why not torture him about it using my looks? I laughed evilly to myself as I got changed, and with Rogue in tow, speed walked towards the guild. I was going to make him work for it.

XxxxXxxxxxxxxxxXxxx

Fairy Tail's guildhall was as loud and rowdy as ever. Cana was at her usual table, drinking straight from the barrel as usual. Elfman was in a heated conversation about what it meant to be a man. Bisca and Alzack were sitting very close and comfortably together. Natsu, as usual was in a fight, this time 3 on 1. Lucy and Erza were sitting at the bar talking to Mirajane, so I decided to sit with them. Roue had slithered off, probably to the basement where Macao and Wakaba now spent their time playing magical pool. Rogue tells me that he mainly enjoys watching them bicker over card games, but magical pool is more interesting than poker.

"Hey Lucy, Erza, Mira," I greeted as I sat down.

"Hey!" Mirajane replied cheerfully. "So, how was your date last night?"

"You went on a date the other night?" Lucy asked. Erza seemed interested too, so she turned around to hear better.

"Yeah," I answered. "It was actually pretty nice. I got to know him in more ways than one." Yeah I really got to know him alright.

"Oh, so did you get lucky?" Mira asked intently. Crap, I forgot I may have told her about my date with Gray. She asked me why I was in a hurry and I told her I had a date. Except I forgot to mention it was with Gray.

I smirked and kept silent. Erza and Lucy blushed.

"You," Lucy lowered her voice, "you had sex last night?"

I grinned but I still stayed silent. Mira squealed, bringing some attention to our little group.

"What…what's it like?" Erza asked timidly.

"Hmm," I started. "We were both pretty hammered, so all I remember is making out heavily and then waking up naked with a handsome man in my bed."

"Wait your bed?" Mira asked. "You took him home last night?"

"The date went really well, so I invited him up for a night cap. I wasn't planning on getting drunk and sleeping with him. It just..happened." That was true. I never planned on sleeping with Gray.

"So you don't remember any of it?"

"Well, there are little snippets coming to me every now and then. My hangover left everything in my head a bit foggy, so my memory wasn't so sharp when I woke up."

"I know this isn't related and all but, " Erza started. "I love your outfit. Where'd you get it?"

I was a bit shocked. I thought that the world would have to have been turned upside down before Erza Scarlet asked me about my clothes. Let alone love my outfit.

Instead of freaking out about her question, I kept calm. "This?" I said, holding up the loose black silk tie, letting it slip through my fingers. "Just a pair of leather shorts, a simple white button down, and a black tie."

"I think I've seen that tie before," Lucy inquired. "Well it is black, and lots of guys have black ties."

"Don't tell me it's his tie is it?" Mira giggled. She's a bit too excited about this. "He must've left it there when he took it off. You have to tell me his name, I'm dying to know."

Dammit. I'm in a corner. I knew she would ask about my date and what he was like, but I thought that if she got so caught up in detail she'd forget that I forgot to mention his name. And god she was good with hints. I'm waiting for a certain person to walk in here and see me wearing this outfit, because it's the only reason why I have it. Maybe I could tell Mira, in the privacy of my home or somewhere else that Gray was my date. Mira wasn't blind, so she'd put two and two together and realize that Gray being my date would mean that we slept together.

As I was debating what to give as my answer, someone lightly pulled on my tie, making my body face him as he breathed, "Yes, Raphael, just who's tie is this?" Gray's breath was ice cold, making me shiver.

"Oh wait I know!" Lucy chirped. "Doesn't that look like your tie Gray? Like the one you wore at the casino?"

"Hmm it does doesn't?" he asked, fingering my tie. "I've misplaced mine somewhere though. I had the other day…I think this is my tie."

I laughed haughtily before facing him fully, leaning over. "This can't be yours. I found it in my house. It was my date's. From last night. He left it."

Gray smirked, almost as if he'd known I'd led him into a trap. "Funny, I had a date the other day also, and I wore this exact same tie. Wonder how it got around your neck."

"I found it, and I thought it'd go good with my outfit," I answered. He looked down and started to stare at my legs. I felt the heat in my body grow, and I swear I saw him lick his lips.

"You're right," he replied, "it goes very well with your outfit. You're teasing every man in this guild, especially in those leather shorts."

I was speechless. He did not just say that out loud.

We had both noticed no one else had been paying attention, Lucy and Erza in their own conversation and Mira was busy serving drinks.

So I was a bit caught off guard when Gray leaned in and whispered in my ear, "My memory's starting to come back and well, right now I just want to take my teeth and rip those shorts right off your cute behind."

"We're not talking about this," I whispered through clenched teeth. Dammit, maybe I really should've had Rogue guard me. Mira still hadn't come back and I glanced over to see if anyone was listening. Fortunately they weren't.

"Let's go talk where there are less…people, " he said standing up holding out his hand.

"Oh no," I replied. "You can't honestly think I'm about to fall for that trick do you? I'm not going anywhere alone with you."

"Why not? Scared I'll jump you?"

"Yes!" I answered honestly. "Talk where there are less people? You just want to be sure no one sees you flirt and seduce me back into bed with you!"

"We'll just go out to the cafe and have a little chat. What do you say?"

"No."

Suddenly I was being yanked up and Gray had pulled me, and I was pressed against him. Everyone was looking. Mira had a smirk on her face and Erza was ready to cut Gray down and away from me. My blood was pumping wildly in my ears. I could feel his heartbeat, practically unison with mine as my breasts were pressed against his chest. I wanted to…to lean up and kiss him and drag him back into my bedroom….wait what? Did I just, remember that? Now we really, really had to talk

"Sure," I said softly. "Let's go and talk more privately."

I looked straight ahead as Gray and I walked through the guild to go out to the cafe, and I noticed that everyone was looking down. He was holding my hand. We were holding hands. He pulled me past Juvia who was currently shooting daggers at me with her eyes. I forgot that she had a thing for Gray, and that she thought we were together. So, just to pips her off even more, I stuck my tongue out at her. Immature I know, but I couldn't have flipped her off in such a public place. I grinned, making sure to keep a mental image of her shocked face so that I could have something to smile at later.

XxxxxxxxXX

We sat together at the table that was farthest from whomever else may have decided they wanted to be outside. The shade of the umbrella blocked out the hot sun, thank god. However, Gray decided he was feeling too hot, and he took off his shirt. Now I'm going to be distracted during the whole conversation. I stared at his pecs as we began talking.

"Now you know how I feel," I heard him say.

"Huh?" I was snapped out of my trance, my eyes moving up to meet his.

"Now you know how I feel when I'm around you, or any other cute girl in general," he repeated.

"You ogle my body?" I asked, a bit in shock. I knew he would stare at me, but geese, have some restraint.

"Yes, even more now after last night-"

"That was a mistake," I said, cutting him off.

"As I was saying," he sighed, "I can't help but look at you, especially when you wear things like that."

I put my head down on the table and groaned, "So what do you remember?"

"Most, if not all of it." I could just hear the smirk in his voice.

"Like…?"

"Well where should I start? Oh yes, the first thing that came to mind was when we started to undress each other at the foot of your bed. You were in your underwear first, and then after you pulled down my pants, I pulled you onto your bed where we-"

"Ok stop!" I shouted interrupting him. I sat up. He had a smug look on his face that just really pissed me off.

"What are you embarrassed about your body?" Gray asked. "If my memory serves right you have a nice body with luscious breasts and a cute round-"

"Shut up!"

"Fine. What do you remember Raphael?"

"I remember…your lips were practically everywhere and your hands kept grabbing and touching me…I gave you a hand job and then you did the same before we actually…did it."

"Yup," he said, nodding. "You're a very vocal girl did you know that?"

I flinched at his words. Only one person has ever said that to me….

"Oh don't tell you me, you remember the sounds too?"

"Mhmm. The most delicious sounds left your throat last night as I screwed you into oblivion."

I felt my cheeks redden and my ears get hot.

"Let's take a walk," I said standing up. I was already walking before he caught up.

I felt his shoulder bump against me and soon we were walking side by side. I could just feel how Gray was itching to put his arm around me or something like that, like how I used to let him when we'd walk together.

"What do we do now?" I asked softly. "Are we ever going to get past this?"

"I can't really say," he answered. "This is almost like what happened at the Black Rose, but 100 times worse."

I nodded before saying,"When you asked me out, were you hoping for this to happen?"

Gray stopped walking. I turn around and looked at him. For the first time today, the smug confidence he had about sleeping with me was gone. Then he grabbed my arm and had me pinned against the wall. Right under a window.

"No," he said in barely a whisper. Then he got a bit louder. "I already told you why I asked you out. Your beautiful eyes, and for one thing, I just wanted to show you a good time. Maybe, just maybe I was hoping for a kiss on the cheek or if I was lucky, on the lips, but I was not planning the whole thing just to get in your underwear."

I looked down at the ground. "That's not…that's not what I meant. I had fun, I really did. It was one of the most fun dates I've ever had in a long time. To be honest, this whole thing's my fault. We were both already drunk, but I had to go and invite you upstairs. Some part of me had to have known that we would end up having sex. I'm sorry Gray."

He looked up at me and smiled. "It can't be helped. What's done is done. But now, like you asked earlier, are we ever going to get past this?"

"I don't know," I answered. "It's just not something you just move on from. Now whenever we look at each other, we'll both remember that night."

"Then why don't we just…be together?" Gray asked. I looked up at him, just now realizing how close his body was to mine.

"Do you have any idea what you're saying? You're the one who told me that hooking up between guild members was a bad idea." I tried to move away form him, but he had me pinned against the wall.

"I know, I know, but wouldn't it make sense? We've already slept with each other, so why not try dating a little bit?" He stroked my cheek with his knuckles, his eyes looking deeply at mine.

"Because…because, who the hell actually thinks that a relationship can be built upon a one night stand?" That was the best answer I could come up with. There was a reason why we couldn't be together, why I don't really have a boyfriend. I've only ever been attached to one person, I haven't met anyone else who I really connect with.

"You're right," he whispered as his head hung low, resting on my shoulder. "We were drunk, I shouldn't expect that you'd just automatically agree to be with me."

"Exactly that what I'm sa-" he pressed his lips against mine and I could feel how desperate he was to kiss me, to change my mind. I wasn't going to let him, but the longer we kissed, and the more I responded, the more I could feel that I just might be with him. His pelvis was pressed against mine and my leg was wrapped around his waist. We were doing what we both knew we'd been wanting to do since he first arrived. I was so melted into his kiss, that I didn't even try to keep the little mewls from escaping my throat.

We pulled back, breathing heavily and staring into each other's eyes, his dark blues boring into my violet reds. I looked up at the window, trying to see if someone had been spying on us. Thankfully, no one was there.

"How do you feel about it now?" I heard him ask.

"My answer is still no Gray," I said, and his face slowly clouded with sadness.

I sighed, and tried to explain. "It's not like there's anything wrong with you it's just, you don't know much about me. I kept most of my boyfriends at a distant and we weren't together for very long. If we got together, I'd just be using you for sex. There's more to a relationship than just sex. Anyway, it's a bad idea because if one of us got hurt by the other, we wouldn't be able to speak casually to other anymore. I like you Gray, I really do. But not enough to endanger what I have with you now."

It was obvious he still didn't get it. But I knew what I said was still registering in his mind. I've been with guys only for sex and companionship, and then eventually it was over because I wanted it to be over. I've only ever truly been tied down and that was a long time ago.

Gray moved away from me and sod straight in front of me. "You make a convincing argument. I have to say, it would be awkward seeing your sexy ex-girlfriend and not being able to plant a big wet kiss on her in front of the entire guild-"

"That'll never happen!" I shouted, interrupting him.

"I'm going to figure out a way around what you said, and when I do, I'll find you," he whispered.

"You're not going to change my mind one bit," I replied, watching as he started to walk away. When he was a few yards away, I slid down the wall and pressed my head against it, looking up at the window. How does a one night stand turn into such a big mess? It was just sex, and he was making it seem like we had to be joined the hip because we slept together. I really hope he's not one of those guys that says sex is only with someone you love and marry…I'm not getting married right now!

Then again, if Gray were very religious, I don't think I'd bump into him at a night club. Or rather, literally bump and grind with him at the night club. And just now, what the hell was I thinking kissing him just now? I mean, it felt incredible his tongue and his lips ravishing my mouth, and they he felt pressed against me up on the wall, I wouldn't have hesitated to probably heavily make out there for the next 15 minutes, even if it meant eventually being spotted. Which is the problem! These apparent "feelings" I have for Gray are ridiculous! I haven't known the guy for that long, how could he even think, let alone suggest that we start dating.

Dating within the guild? Wasn't the first thing I learned about him was that he didn't do that? Well, I guess it would be better than some of the guys I've actually been with. I mean, to be honest, most of my ongoing flings or relationships were just for the convenience of sex and human companionship in whatever area I had wound up in. It's horrible I know, but I could never see myself being with those guys seriously as boyfriend and girlfriend. They were nice and all, but I knew that they wouldn't be able to handle being with a girl like me, especially with all the traumatic baggage I'm carrying.

"There you are!" I heard a familiar voice hiss. I looked up to see Rogue slithering towards me.

"I went back up to the bar and Mira told me you had left…with Gray," I could just hear the disappointment in his voice.

"Yeah we were just having a little conversation about what happened last night, no big deal." I was not about to tell him about what happened after the conversation, what we were doing just a few moments ago against this wall.

"Hmm ok," he said, sounding slightly convinced. "Anyway, I found us a job! A really good paying one too. It's in…crap it's where that mean innkeeper is! "

I laughed a bit at his small mistake. "It's ok. Who said we had to stay at her inn anyway? We have more money now, so we can stay at nicer places. Good job Rogue."

He smiled his mysterious snake smile, and we left, walking home so that I could pack and leave immediately.

XxxxxXxxxxxXxxxxx

I felt completely exhausted once I actually made it back to my hotel room. I don't know what the hell told Rogue that us two alone could defeat a mob of criminals smuggling and selling illegal magical items within Fiore's borders. I mean we could, but it would've been so much easier with two or three more people involved. First I had to find them, which just took some asking around in shady areas, and no one really suspected me because of the way I dressed. Then when I actually found them, and I mean it was this big warehouse operation, I busted their asses. I had to alert the Rune Knights, so by the time they had actually gotten there, every crappy gangster was knocked unconscious and their operation was finished.

The Rune Knights had confiscated all the illegal items to be destroyed of and arrested the gangsters. I went down to city council like I did the first time I had finished a job. Thankfully, the lecherous man who had been there before had been replace by a woman. A complete tight ass, but at least she didn't leer at me. I collected my money and stored it into a huge secret compartment of my suit case like I always did. Rogue had went to go feed somewhere in the forest, slinking off mysteriously as usual. I knew he was capable of coming back on his own, slithering into vents and corridors like a true snake would.

How he found our room was a both a miracle and a complete mystery to me, but as long as he didn't get us in trouble, I couldn't care less. I stripped off my clothes and slipped into my relaxed summer pajamas which consisted of a light cotton spaghetti strap shirt and short breezy cotton shorts. It had been a really hot day, so my hair had sweat itself out, making my ends all stringy. I open the balcony doors and turned the fan on full blast. Way better than some old inn. I collapsed on top of the bed and closed my eyes, loving the cool breeze on my hot skin.

After a few moments of peaceful resting, and listening to the hum of the fan as it spun above me, there was a knock at the door.

I was too lazy to get up from my bed so I hollered, "Who is it?"

"Room service," came the answer. I didn't order any room service, so I was a bit skeptical.

"Didn't order any, you must have the wrong room," I said.

"It's a complimentary gift from the Rune Knights," he answered, sounding like he was reading the card that came with this gift. A gift? Well maybe I caught someone's eye, and they decided to reward me in some way. I didn't know they could be so thoughtful.

A moment later I yelled, "It's open!"

I heard footsteps, and soon I heard something being placed on the small table in the small hallway that kept space between the door and my bedroom. Soon, I heard the footsteps get farther away and the click of the door as it was closed. I had been lying on my back the entire time, so I flipped over and got up, wanting to see what I got as a gift.

"Wow, whoever got you this must've really spent his money. A bottle of red Cabornet year X772. This stuff must be real rich," Gray's silky voice said as he held up the bottle.

How did he even know where I was? Why was he here? Has he been following me this whole time?

Millions of questions were running through my head when Gray finally looked up at me, and smirked. "Well, well what do we have here? Is this Raphael Aisuru without her sexy steam punk looks? You look so adorable in those pajamas."

"Oh shut the hell up Gray," I replied. "What the hell do you think you're doing here anyway? How did you know where I was?"

"You don't have to be so rude. I found a solution to our problem, but you were gone when I came back to the guild to tell you. Mira told me where you'd gone to when I asked for you, and I tracked you down here."

"How did you even get in here?" I asked. I had a feeling I knew though.

"Payed that kid a hundred jewels to say this wine was from the Rune Knights, then he opened the door and I put the basket here, obviously. I stood here as he walked out and shut the door."

"Wow, next time I should pick a place with better security that won't be bribed by guys who are desperate to have sex with me," I said, walking back into my bedroom. He followed, holding the wine and two glasses.

I sat down on my bed, and he sat next me, handing me the glasses as he uncorked the wine. He poured both our glasses, equally filling them up. I took a sip and looked at him over the rim.

"You can't say you're not desperate," I said, "you brought wine so you could get me drunk again."

"Well, I wanted to loosen you up a bit before I said anything," he told me.

"I don't need to be drunk to hear this. Say it."

"You don't want to be my girlfriend. You don't want anyone to know we slept together, or that we may or may not be dating. You want it to be a secret right?"

"Finally you understand. I don't want the whole guild, or tabloids in my business." There are certain things they should not find out.

"Ok so then that only leaves one alternative that is great for us both," he said smirking. "Friend with benefits."

I whipped my head around to look at him. "You're joking right?"

"No I'm not," he answered, scooting closer to me. "See, the problem is, I don't remember one particular thing about that night. Your face. What you looked like when you came."

I felt heat rush up to my cheeks. So he wants to sleep with me again, sober this time, so that he can see my O face?

"I want to see what you look like teetering off the edge of pleasure and losing it completely during your climax. I've tried to imagine it many times, but sometimes imagination is not as good as the real thing."

"You…want to have sex casually….with me? You do know what that means right?"

Gray smirked. "Yes. It means we can have sex with each other as much as we please, in secret of course. No one will know but you and me."

"How do you know I even want to still sleep with you?" I asked softly. He leaned over in my ear and his usually cold breath was warm, but it still made me shiver.

"Because you know deep down inside you just want to try it again one more time and be able to remember. I won't force you to do anything. Sleep with me once. Here and now. And then see if you want to make this agreement official."

I put my wine glass on the nightstand and thought about it. Why was it so hard to tell him yes or no? I could see the persistence in his eyes, how willing he was to compile with my needs. He was right though. I did want to do it again, to be able to actually enjoy sleeping with a man who gets my blood boiling by just looking at him. My fantasies told me I wanted him, my body told me I wanted him. And I do want him. Hearing him say he wants to see me come makes me feel even more turned on. Looking at him now, with his clothes just hanging off of him like that, I bit my lip just thinking about ripping them off of him and having sex for the rest of the day. After all my hard work, my sex drive is going nuts, and a nice, loud orgasm would do the job.

"I'll do it," I said. And I heard him gasp.

"Really?"

I nodded. "But only for the sex. I'm attracted to you, and you me, neither of us can hide that. We can flirt or whatever publicly, but nothing else. We'll set up arrangements for when and where like you said but…"

I crawled toward him, leaning into his face. "I like most of my sex to be spontaneous. So keep up." And with that we were kissing, and I pulled him down on top of me kissing and nipping his lips like before under that window….

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As the sun set that day, Gray and Raphael were moaning and touching and steaming each other's names. Their orgasms were more memorable than the first time they had slept together. Having knowing what it felt like. They soon rose again from a quick rest to flip positions and enjoy each other's flesh once more. Her body arched into his, and she was amazed at how Gray, so big and thick, could possibly fit inside of her. He was amazed at how tight she was, how her warm insides held onto him as she moved on top of him. When they both climaxed, they lay there, panting until sleep over took their exhausted bodies.

He encircled her body with his, his arm just underneath her luscious breasts. Her body shivered as his cold breath breathed down her neck. They had put back on their underwear, and lay there, their breathing slow and calm. It was official. They were friends with benefits, in which they used each other for sex. They could no longer curb their desire for each other. It was either this or date within the guild, something neither of the were wiling to risk. The lines of sex and love can be blurred, so this was a dangerous agreement indeed. The desires of the flesh can mess with the desires of the heart. They desire each other's flesh…but what about each other's heart?

FInally? God this had to be revised so many times. There were so many contradicting actions. Would've been hot, like red hot, but wouldn't make sense. Anyway, hope you like this back-to-school chapter! This is for you hormonal Highschoolers!