It was a sunny and already hot late May California weekday afternoon, like many ones before it she had experienced for the past 6 years. The final bell of Sather Tower at University of California, Berkley (UCB) had rung and she was on her way to her house she shared with longtime best friend, Kate. A few of her friends drove by in their Jeep to offer her a ride home but she refused.
Home was a mile and a half away and rather than worry about the hassle of bringing a car on campus and finding a parking spot she chose to walk home. She enjoyed the walk, it gave her a chance to unwind and reflect on the day and it was very scenic. Plus it was a great exercise. During the week she walked the hilly trail home almost daily except for the three times a week and the weekend when she actually jogged with Kate as part of their exercise regime.
At age 26 Jessica was in her final year of graduate school for engineering, one of the few women in this still typical male dominated field. She had been easily accepted for the doctorate program but was still trying to make a final decision to attend but was leaning toward it due to the current economic climate plus her best friend was going for a doctorate in physics which meant they could share the house for at least three more years.
Jessica shared the house with her long-term roommate and best friend Kate. Jessica's parents had purchased the house for them to live in since both women had their sights set early on to at least go to graduate school and maybe beyond that. After they both finished college, it was going to be investment income for her parents. Her parents both being independent very successful investment managers knew it would be wasteful to lose rent money over the course of seven to eight years of their studies and found the house nearby and bought it at an estate auction, remodeled it for the two girls with a focus on design for study, relaxation and privacy. The house was actually on some acreage due to it being part of an old landholding and shared the property line with the rugged and hilly Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve where many romantic trysts had occurred between college students, so the house had interior privacy as well as location privacy. The front and sides of the house were landscaped with thick screening shrubs, and was set well back into the property from the street with a long winding driveway. Only a small portion of the house roof peak was visible from the street.
Jessica was 5'4 and weighing 120lbs. Strenuous weight training, mountain biking and jogging the steep hills with her roommate and best friend had them in peak shape with toned bodies and well defined and ripped abdomens. Her Nordic ancestry from both parents had given her long beautiful light blonde hair that shimmered like yellow-white gold and sparkling blue eyes. Her firm high-set 34 Full C cup breasts also had that European up tilt to them; curvy hips and tight rounded ass that had kept the boys at high school and throughout college dreaming about her during the day. Her Nordic genes also enhanced her ability to achieve and retain a beautiful dark tan that even surpassed those of the fabled Southern California girl. While extremely pretty, she was never unapproachable and quite personable; she never turned away from anyone at campus that wanted to talk to her. Due to her high academic scores, long time attendance and personality, she was asked quite often to lead the more important campus orientation sessions or tours for visiting VIPs.
Throughout her junior/high school and college life many boys tried to get Jessica to go out with them and she had refused most of them. She was extremely picky, having a few serious relationships, depending on whom you asked. She wasn't a prude by any means, she had a very flirty and friendly personality but her strenuous advanced placement classes during high school and college course of study made it difficult to date many of the guys at campus and she was very focused on her serious career of choice and what she needed to do to meet that goal. While she did like many of the guys she actually accepted to go out on dates with, she always ended up asking herself if she could bring them home to mom and dad and that question instantly eliminated most, the few that were left were intimidated by her intellect and drive to achieve her goals and most realized at this stage in their lives education would be at Jess's forefront and her relationships second. During her last year of high school, she had a steady boyfriend, but at the time being a virgin had only given blow jobs and they had mutually agreed to break up after the prom since he was planning on attending college several states away and also was thinking about not returning to his home state if a good employment opportunity presented itself after graduation.
Jessica's long-term roommate, Kate, was just as attractive as Jessica but very affectionate and sexual, stood 5'10 barefoot, dark skin tone that held a dark tan superbly with long gorgeous dark cinnamon hair and amazing green eyes. The same age as Jessica, she was tanned from the beach and from longing around the wading pool they had in the backyard. Kate's body was lean and whip-corded from a slightly more strenuous workouts than Jessica's were, had a beautiful face and massive but firm D cup breasts that set off her lean muscular body. She was a fanatic on working out with a well defined ripped stomach and muscular back that caused envious glances from both men and women alike when she went to the beach. Men always tried to slip her a few more drinks while out clubbing to see what happened but they were always unsuccessful in their attempts, not knowing that Kate had a genius level IQ and was earning a masters in physics at Berkeley then going into the doctoral program. She was hoping to convince Jessica to keep on with her studies as well or at least stay in the area as her roommate for another couple of years. Like Jessica, she had only a few serious boyfriends over the years, and at an early age had focused on exactly what she wanted in education and for a career, this combined with her genius level IQ quickly deterred most suitors in short order as they could not meet her drive, focus or match her intellect.
With their intellect and focus on education, Kate as well as Jessica could have breezed through the undergraduate and graduate programs in as little as three or four years before deciding on going for their doctorates but both wanted to take this special time in their lives to enjoy a normal college experience with their peers as well as their activities outside of school. Knowing of those who had received doctorates by their early twenties, brilliant in mind and education but often ill-adapted to fit in society with people of their own age let alone education, Kate and Jessica wanted to avoid this pitfall.
Jessica often thought that her roommate/best friend might be bisexual by the flirty things she said to her over the years. The infrequent times when they went out clubbing Kate just as often danced with women as the men and just as seductively and flirty, she had a habit of wearing an old thin cropped t-shirt around the house with no bra on and skimpy panties or a sheer mesh night shirt that was slit high up her hips with no panties while lounging around the house. While Jessica not being in any way prudish herself often wore similar but only slightly more modest clothing.
Finally, what rounded out Jessica's thinking about Kate: often at night, they would sit on the couch together to watch the big flat screen television and Kate would seemingly absently caress Jessica's legs, sometimes getting quite high. Occasionally during these moments Jessica would return her own caress on Kate's arm and sometimes legs. With one exception, her roommate and best friend had never made an actual move on her: One time during a raucous bacherlorette party they were hosting that included strip clubs, the girls in the party jumping up and dancing with each other that included bumping and grinding with each other on the dance floor, everyone wound up back at their house doing shots and watching porn movies. After everyone left the house in the stretch limousine that was hired to pick up the women to take them around clubbing and get them safely back home, they tried finishing watching one particular interesting movie, both of them were very intoxicated and silly and had shed their outer clothes with just skimpy thong panties remaining due to the house lacking air conditioning and the alcohol heated flush with their intoxicated state. During a very intense movie scene, Kate leaned over and gave Jessica a very passionate long kiss during which her hand started caressing Jessica's breast and then upper thigh, which then led to some mutual fondling until they passed out.
Later, Jessica passed it off as a combination of excessive drinking, dancing, blowing off college stress and watching porn movies, as well as her extremely mutually attractive roommate. It is not liked it shocked her, nor was she uncomfortable with it, she had seen it many times during college parties among other women, kissing and beyond kissing during some of the wilder ones, but had not personally experienced it to the point that Kate carried it to.
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