Note from Jake Rivers:
This is my fourth semi-annual "invitational." The initial one was based on the Statler Brother's song, "This Bed of Rose's." The second used the Marty Robbins El Paso trilogy: "El Paso" "El Paso City" and "Faleena." The third had stories based on the various versions of "Maggie May" or "Maggie Mae."
The current invitational has looser criteria: the stories are based on any Country & Western song.
Kyle stood transfixed as he saw more of the smooth skin appear under the petite blonde's skirt. The ladder wobbled as she leaned further for a book on the top shelf. He never stopped imagining touching her even as he found himself making his way through the maze of tables to her side.
Paige realized she was falling and softly shrieked. Her arms flailed as she tried to prepare herself to land on the cold hard floor. Instead, she felt a warm solid chest and strong arms.
"You saved me!" Paige let out her breath and held tight.
"It was nothing," he said as he grinned.
The librarian came around the corner just then and stopped in front of them. "Excuse me! This behavior is inappropriate, Paige."
"Mrs. Barnes, I—"
"Your mother will be informed of this," the stern woman interrupted as she walked away.
Paige buried her face in the stranger's chest and rolled her eyes. It surprised her to feel chills run down her spine as she inhaled his woodsy cologne. He shifted and she felt her nipples rub across his shirt. The thoughts in Paige's head at that moment did not belong in a library and she knew it. That fact didn't stop them.
"I wonder if this could be considered our first date," Kyle whispered.
Paige shook the images from her mind. "Will there be more?"
"You know there will be," Kyle said. "I don't take no very well."
"So if I asked you to kiss me now?"
Kyle took in the soft pink lips, flirty grin and devilish gleam shining in her brown eyes and lowered his head. Paige felt the warmth of his tongue running over her mouth and moaned. She tightened her hold around his neck while she absorbed his flavor. Paige swore she felt the earth move through her hands.
"Paige, Mrs. Barnes is coming this way." Kyle heard the words through the fog in his brain and lifted his head.
A redhead stood a few feet away. She looked down an aisle then back at the two kissing as she warned them of the return of the staid librarian. Kyle noticed her freckled face was beet red.
Paige slithered out of her rescuers arms but stood close to his body. "That guarantees a second date in my book." She spoke in a seductive tone that told Kyle she enjoyed that brief kiss as much as he did.
Kyle gave her a heated look and nodded. "Of course."
"I don't even know your name," Paige told him.
"Yeah, I know," he said.
Paige was astounded to see him turn and walk away. She opened her mouth to call out but stopped when Mrs. Barnes peered around the corner.
She gathered up her books and papers and hurried to the door. Paige scurried through the hallway and scrambled out the exit. Her heart raced as she looked up and down the sidewalks for the tall man from the library. People blocked her view everywhere but he was nowhere in sight. Paige was disappointed and sat on an empty bench that caught her eye a few feet away instead of leaving for home.
Paige thought she was imagining things until that same hard body from inside the library slid next to her. "It's you!" she exclaimed.
"I suppose you think I forgot something," he said.
"I don't know who you are," Paige replied.
"Didn't we decide that already?"
Paige punched his arm and made a face. "Come on."
Kyle rubbed the spot she hit and let it go limp. "You hurt me."
"I did not," Paige remarked. "You're too strong for me to hurt."
"Are you so sure about that?" he asked in a serious tone.
She caught her breath at the look of desire that filled his eyes. This man pulled at her soul as no one ever had before. That fact alone intrigued her as much as it scared her.
"There you are," Paige heard her mom call out.
"Hi, mom," she replied. "How was work?"
Her mother sat on the bench next to Paige and sighed. "You know how it goes with the reading group here on Friday afternoon."
"You always have Mrs. Barnes to help you, mom."
"That reminds me, Paige," her mom said. "Mrs. Barnes told me something about you and a man and inappropriate behavior in the library."
Kyle coughed as he tried to keep himself from laughing. Thanks to the redhead in the library, he already knew this intriguing young woman's name was Paige. Now he waited to see how she explained about the episode earlier.
"Oh mom, "Paige began, "you know how she is. I thought she was going to have a heart attack the day she saw me reading a romance novel when I was thirteen. Everything rattles Mrs. Barnes."
"I know," her mom said with a chuckle. "It's not like you're a child anymore, either. Although it's still hard to believe you graduated from college already."
Kyle decided it was time to make Paige squirm a bit. He moved a bit closer and slipped his arm around her shoulders.
"Sweetheart, aren't you going to introduce me to this gorgeous vision here?" Kyle said as he nuzzled her cheek.
"Yes, sweetheart, aren't you going to introduce us?" Paige heard the sarcasm in her mom's voice when she repeated the question.
Paige didn't know what to do. She could see her mom glaring at her even as she felt warm fingers wandering over her skin. "Um, this is my mom."
Kyle leaned over Paige and made sure he brushed against her nipples with his elbow. "I can see where Paige gets her beauty."
"Ah, he's a sweet talker, Paige. Does he have a name, my dear daughter?"
"I don't know," Paige blurted out. "I fell and he caught me before I hit the floor and Mrs. Barnes saw us, and he left and now he's here and, I don't know, mom."
Kyle watched Paige as her face turned bright red. The blush was so appealing he couldn't resist dropping a kiss on her soft lips. He gazed into her eyes as he next spoke. "I'm the man you've been waiting for all your life."
Neither saw Paige's mom slide off the bench to leave them alone. She recognized their need for privacy even if her daughter didn't yet.
"Oh," Paige whispered. "I don't do these things."
"You don't blush?" Kyle asked as he nibbled her ear. "Or maybe you meant you don't kiss. Because I think you do both very well."
"Who are you," Paige asked again. "I'm so confused."
"Dinner tomorrow night at Shea's and you can meet me there at seven. I'll be waiting," Kyle told her as he stood.
"How do you know I'll be there?"
"You will," he said as he walked away.
Paige remained on the bench for another half an hour. She needed time to think before she drove home. Her thoughts went from one end of the pendulum to the other. The stranger's flavor was still on her tongue even as she blasted the nerve of him kissing her. He took advantage of her. Then why did her nipples tighten again remembering his elbow brushing across her chest. It was rude the way he nibbled on her ear. Yet her body still hummed from his touch. There was no way she would be there tomorrow but she tried to decide what to wear the entire drive home.
Paige woke the next morning in a great mood. Most days it took her a cup of coffee and a shower before her eyes stayed opened. Today she jumped out of bed and went to fix breakfast. When she caught herself wondering what her date would look like naked she knew she was in trouble. It took Paige forever to get dressed after her shower. Buttons wouldn't line up with the holes and the zipper on her jeans stuck. It was noon before she left to take care of her errands.
A new display going up at the lingerie store in the mall drew her attention. Paige stared at the way the pale blue panties fit the model and imagined them against her own skin. The employee cupped one of the fake breasts as she tugged the matching bra into place. Seeing Paige made the young girl blush as she went on with her work.
"Can I help you?" It took Paige a moment to realize the question was for her since she didn't even remember walking through the doorway.
"The blue set she's putting up in front is gorgeous," Paige said. "Can you direct me to where they are?"
Paige pictured the silky undergarments in the stranger's hands as he slid them off her body. She blinked just in time to keep from bumping into a shelf of corsets.
"The blue would look magnificent with your skin tone." The name on the tag told Paige the woman was Jill.
"Thank you," Paige told her. "This will be perfect for tonight."
"Ah, a special surprise for someone?" Jill asked.
Paige looked through for her size without giving an answer. She was mortified her thoughts came out to the woman in front of her. How could she be thinking such things anyway? He'd had the audacity to kiss her in front of her mother yesterday and she didn't even know his name. No way was she going to dinner tonight.
Yet she wondered what he would think of each piece as she chose them. Her imagination saw his green eyes darken when he discovered the lacy panties under her jeans. Would his hands shake trying to unhook the tiny clasp on the scrap of material holding up her lush breasts? Paige was in such a state of arousal she almost made herself cum as she walked out of the store.
.... There is more of this story ...