Molly and Jacob sat at their kitchen table for breakfast, each doing homework. The twins may have looked the same, but the outgoing Molly had established her dominant role early on, despite being born second.
"Hey shit head, what did you get for that polynomial factor question?" she asked without looking up from the binder she was scribbling in with a short pencil.
"Bite me, cunt lips," he replied.
"Did you figure it out or got bored half-way through and jerk off?" she looked up with a wicked twinkle in her eye.
"I jacked it to your friend Camden and spelled the answer on the shower wall."
"Just tell me!" Her impatience was showing in her red cheeks so he cracked open his binder to see.
"X squared plus Y squared minus 1," he said and slammed it shut again.
"I knew it."
"Then why'd you ask?"
"To make sure you knew."
He sighed noisily and returned to reading his history text.
"So what did they talk to you about in your health class yesterday?" She stuck the tip of her pencil between her lips.
"Cocks and balls, mostly. Dad told us more when we were twelve and actually gave straight answers when we asked questions. I swear Coach Jeeves was gonna have a heart attack a few times."
Molly was silent for a moment and Jacob looked up to see a pink flush on her cheeks. "They wouldn't answer my questions at all."
"What the hell did you ask?" he snorted.
"They kept talking about periods and shit. Most of us have known about that for years, so I asked about things like how big penises were and how much stuff comes out during ejaculation. Everyone acted like I was a freak for wanting to know."
"You are a freak," he said and laughed at her embarrassed reaction.
"You can't tell me you aren't curious about vulvas and clitorises and orgasms."
"Yeah I'm curious, but I'm sure as hell not going to ask about it during health class. Just google it like a normal person. Jeez!"
"I've seen stuff, but it doesn't explain anything! Like why does the guy always want to splooge on the girls face? And the girls all seem to be able to cum by rubbing, but that doesn't work for me."
Her expression was serious and she sounded upset which silenced Jacob's funny comeback. "Oh. Sorry."
"Never mind," she said and shut her books. "Forget I said anything. I'll see you at the bus stop." Then she grabbed her jacket and left him there with a confused look on his face.
Molly was sitting on the curb with her book bag between her feet when Camden came up and sat beside her.
"'Sup," she said. "Where's Jacob?"
"He's coming." Molly picked at the flaking pink polish on her short nails.
Camden was quiet for a moment, then asked in a rush, "Do you think he likes me?"
"He whacks it to you in the shower." Molly said tonelessly.
"What?" Camden exclaimed and pushed against Molly's shoulder.
"He admitted it this morning over breakfast." Molly said, trying to keep a serious expression. Her friend Camden was blushing in open-mouthed shock.
"Hey," Jacob said and sat down next to Camden before she could fully compose herself. "Dad said he had to work late tonight so we're on our own for dinner."
"We can get off early near the store and pick up some pizza dough and stuff. Wanna come over and make pizzas with us, Camden?" Molly had a wicked grin on her face, but Jacob couldn't see Camden's panicked reaction from behind her.
"Uh," she stammered. "Sure, I guess. Lemme call Mom."
When she got up to make the call, Molly caught Jacob staring at her ass. She leaned close to whisper, "It is pretty nice."
He jumped and glanced at her as his ears turned red. "Jeez, Molly."
"I told her you whacked it to her in the shower." Her whisper turned into a bright laugh when Jacob covered his face with his hands.
"Mom said it's cool as long as I'm home by nine," Camden said as she stepped back to look down at them both. "What's so funny?"
"Jacob thinks you have a great ass," Molly explained and laughed again.
"Jeez, Molly," they said at the same time, then all three laughed as the bus pulled up.
Molly kept the heat turned up on both Jacob and Camden all day. During lunch she started a frank discussion of female anatomy with Camden while Jacob sat red-faced and quiet. Then later on she complained about how Jacob always leaves his towel in the bathroom and walks naked back to his room to dress, spending more time than necessary describing his naked body. Camden kept licking her lips and shifting around like she had an itch.
After school they got off the bus stop closest to the supermarket and went inside. Jacob grabbed a cart and the girls loaded it up with their jackets, purses, and book bags.
"The fresh pizza dough is over in the deli." Jacob said and headed that direction. Molly and Camden walked a little behind, allowing him to lead the way.
"You're looking at his ass, aren't you?" Molly asked her best friend. It wasn't really a question.
"I wonder if Mom would let me sleep over," she whispered. "It is Friday." They'd been friends forever and had sleep-overs back and forth over the years, often with Jacob sleeping with them in a pile on her bed. It had always been innocent fun when they were younger, but the last year or so Jacob had retreated to his own room at bedtime.
"Want me to get two or three?" Jacob asked, oblivious to their attention.
"Let's get three so we can do one veggie for me," Molly said. "I'm not in the mood for pepperoni."
Jacob grabbed three balls of dough, the mozzarella cheese, and a couple of bags of sliced pepperoni. "What veggies?"
"Zucchini, tomatoes, olives, and fresh basil." Molly said, then led the way to find them all. She put them in the cart, then picked up the zucchini and held it up suggestively. "Hmmm..."
"Molly!" Camden shook her head and stepped closer to take the vegetable from her hand and put it back in the cart. "God, what's gotten into you?"
"Not enough," she muttered. There was a distinctive tingle in her stomach and a warm pulsing sensation even lower. "I need a few more things."
Leading the way out of the produce area, she headed to the aisle with the feminine products. Browsing more than shopping, she stopped at the display of condoms and lotions. She selected a three pack of condoms that promised a snug fit and full sensation. Next she got a small bottle of lubricating lotion, then noticed on the top shelf was a small vibrating toy disguised as an egg-shaped personal massager.
Jacob and Camden watched her with wide eyes as she placed the items in the cart.
"Y-You're gonna go through the self-check line, right?" Jacob stammered.
"Yup," she said with more confidence than she felt.
"Molly, what are you doing?" Camden whispered as she stepped close to grab her friend's arm.
"Don't worry, they're not for me." She stared in her friends eyes until the meaning of the words sunk in.
"No way," she said with a sudden laugh. "Stop it!" Despite the protest she made no move to take the items back out of the cart.
Molly moved Jacob out of the way and pushed the cart toward the front of the store while her brother and best friend followed along meekly. As expected, the self-checkout made the potentially embarrassing purchase painless. While Molly slipped her debit card through the machine and punched her code, she noticed Jacob slip his fingers in Camden's hand as they ambled towards the exit.
The walk home was subdued as each of them considered what Molly had obliquely proposed. When they arrived at the house, Jacob unlocked the door and let the girls in ahead of him. Molly dropped her school bags on the sectional couch and carried the grocery bags into the kitchen. She put the pizza items on the island, but left the three other purchases displayed on the counter near the sink.
"Get the pizza pans," she commanded her brother while she got the flour canister next to the stove. Spreading a little flour on the island surface, she dumped one of the balls of dough out and began to kneed it. "Hey Camden, can you get me the rolling pin in that drawer over there."
The tension eased as they fell into a friendly banter around the island. In no time the three small pizzas were in the oven and Molly had cleaned up the mess. She found the two of them sitting at the kitchen table doing homework, so she grabbed her own book bag and joined them.
It was hard to concentrate on calculus. Jacob appeared to be reading the same page over and over. Camden was writing furiously, but it didn't appear to be school related when Molly glanced her way. "Whatcha writin'?" she asked.
She sighed heavily and put down her pen. "Look, we've all been friends forever. I don't want to screw that up if ... something happens."
Jacob nodded and looked at Molly. "It's also weird because you seem to want to be involved. I admit I've liked Camden for a long time, but I've never thought of being with you like that."
"For me it's just about trust. You're my twin and I know you won't hurt me or tell anyone. If I go out with someone to find out what I want to know, it'll come out. It always does. Can't we just play a little."
Camden took her hand. "I know we've played I'll show you mine if you show me yours before, but this is a little different."
"It doesn't have to be," Molly whispered. "Why can't we just have some fun and learn about our bodies together?"
.... There is more of this story ...