"Rise and shine sleepy-head!" Dawn McIntyre called out as she pulled open the small window drape and flooded the tiny cabin with early morning sunlight. "It's another beautiful day out in the middle of nowhere."
"Screw you!" called out a female voice as an arm emerged from beneath the sheets just long enough to throw a pillow at Dawn.
"Come on, Kari, you can't still be tired." the 22-year-old said as she effortlessly avoided the pillow. "It's too beautiful a day to spend it in bed."
"That's easy for you to say." Kari said as the blonde emerged from under the sheet, her long hair half covering her face. "You weren't kept up half the night by the couple next door. They were still going at it hot and heavy at 3 A.M." she added as she pointed to the wall behind the bed's headboard. "I don't know how you managed to sleep through it all."
"Really? You should've woke me up." Dawn said as she crossed the room. "I'd have loved to listen to that."
"Pervert!" Kari called out before again disappearing under the sheet.
"Look who's talking." Dawn laughed as she again gave the end of the sheet a playful tug.
"Go away!" Kari repeated.
"Are you going to be this grumpy the rest of the week?" Dawn asked.
"Yes, and it's all your fault!" said the voice once again under the sheet.
"Well I'm not the one who booked us on this cruise." Kari said as she again emerged from seclusion. "What was it you said again ... How can we lose? Four days on a cruise to nowhere. Fun, sun and all that goes with it. You just happened to leave out one little detail..."
"You know I'm really getting tired of hearing this." Dawn said in mock protest, cutting Kari off, knowing if she didn't she'd be hearing her long litany of complaints one more time.
At first, it'd seemed like such a great deal. Dawn had gone to see David Morgan, her old boyfriend, to collect some money he owed her. As usual, David pleaded poverty. When Dawn began to make a scene in the travel agency where David worked, he quickly offered to pay her in another way. He had a few extra tickets for a four day cruise to nowhere that was leaving Saturday morning.
The tickets were part of a charter that had been returned by two girls who now couldn't go. Non-refundable so they couldn't get their money back, the tickets were worth a lot more than what David owed her. So he proposed a deal. He'd sell her the tickets for less than half price and they'd call it even.
Dawn had resisted her first impulse to snatch up the deal. She had learned from hard experience that it was too easy to succumb to David's charms. The slight fluttering in her chest and the tingle between her legs as she looked into the handsome face of the 25-year-old, reminded her that whatever other problems they'd had in their relationship - David Morgan was one first class fuck. It was exactly that memory that caused her to think very carefully about his offer.
"Let me get this straight." she had said. "These tickets are already paid for, and you want me to pay for them a second time."
"Well I am giving you them for half price." David smiled — that damnable killer smile that she remembered so well.
With that, every warning light in Dawn's head went off. David only smiled like that when he thought he was getting over on someone.
"Well I'll tell you what, David dear." Dawn had smiled back. "I'll be more than willing to take those tickets off your hands — only as a fair exchange for what you owe me."
David appeared to be thinking it over for a few moments. From past experience, Dawn knew he was weighing the odds of getting anything more out of the deal.
"All right, you win." David said somewhat unexpectedly as he tossed the folder with the tickets over to her side of the small desk. "I guess you got me over a barrel."
Grabbing the tickets and quickly walking out of the travel agency, Dawn had been pretty pleased with herself. She'd figured she would never see that money again anyway so she might as well get something out of the deal. She and Kari were planning a little vacation anyway, and now they were going on a trip they could never have otherwise afforded.
The one little thing that David had failed to mention, was that the charter was for an all girl cruise. Not just an all girl - a lesbian cruise.
Since Kari had insisted on still going out Friday night, they hadn't gotten to the cruise ship until the last possible moment. They were just starting to pull in the gangway when their cab pulled up on the dock. It took a mad dash to make it just in time. "So I make one little mistake." Dawn grinned as she held her thumb and index finger a few inches apart. "What your problem is that you can't make the best of a situation. Try having a little fun for a change. We're on a cruise ship with discos, great food, almost anything you could ask for. But you'd rather stay in bed and complain about it. You won't find me sulking in my room."
"No kidding," Kari said as she finally sat up in bed. "You must've been out on that dance floor until 2 AM. I was surprised that blonde you were dancing with settled for a kiss on the cheek when she said goodnight."
"So would that have been so horrible." Dawn smiled. "It's not like we've never danced with other girls before or even kissed them."
"That was different!" Kari shot back.
" ... and who knows, maybe we're missing out on something." Dawn continued.
"That's gross!" Kari hissed.
Dawn laughed at her friend's expression.
"That's what you said back in high school when I showed you how to blow a guy and let him cum in your mouth without gagging." Dawn retorted. "I seem to recall you've since changed your mind about that."
"I can't believe you'd even consider such a thing." Kari said as she slid out of bed and walked naked to the bathroom.
Kari D'Antonio stood 5'6" and weighed 120 lbs. She had long light blonde hair that stretched down the length of her back, ending just above the crack of her ass. Blessed with a slim athletic figure, her pride was a set of small, round breasts that stood firm without the aid of a bra. In fact she had long since stopped wearing one back in her senior year of high school. A decision that had brought appreciative smiles to the male population and disapproving looks from most of the female half. "Hey, I'm not saying that I'm going to go up on deck, spread my legs and take on all comers." Dawn continued. "I just mean that maybe we should look at things with a more open mind."
"You're crazy, you know that!" Kari called out from within the small bathroom.
"One more comment like that and I won't tell you about the surprise."
"What surprise?" Kari asked as she stuck her head back into the main room.
"The ship has to make some sort of repair so they're pulling into San Cerino. It's going to take at least a day to make the repair so we can go sightseeing and shopping."
"In some little third world dump? No thanks." the 23-year-old said, disappearing back into the bathroom.
"Are you sure?" Dawn asked. "It's supposed to have some really great beaches."
"No thanks, I'd rather just stay here and relax." Kari concluded.
"Maybe you'll find some cute island boy to fuck your brains out." Dawn teased.
"I said I'm not interested."
"OK, suit yourself." Dawn finally said in desperation as she headed for the door.
She paused for a moment to check her appearance in the full length mirror on the back of the door. Dawn was an inch shorter than Kari and a little heavier. She wore her curly red hair very short, the edge of it hanging an inch above the collar of her blue shirt. Not as athletically built as her friend, Dawn had a slightly bigger bust that she felt more than made up for it.
"I think the lady doth protest too much." she thought as she closed the door behind her.
Locking the door behind her, Dawn paused as she heard the door to the cabin next door open. Curiosity made her wait long enough to see the couple that had kept Kari awake half the night. She smiled at the tall brunette in a white shirt and red shorts who stepped out the door. The brunette smiled back.
Right behind her came a taller blonde dressed in a similar outfit. She also smiled at Dawn and wished her a good morning before taking her lover's hand in her own and heading down the corridor.
Watching them until they disappeared around the corner, Dawn again asked herself the question that she hadn't been able to get out of her mind since they'd come aboard two days ago. "What was it like making love to another woman?"
Back in their cabin, Kari glanced at the small alarm clock on the dresser. It read 09:30.
"Shit, I'd better get my act in gear or else I'm really going to sleep the day away." she thought to herself.
Not that she had any idea what she was going to do today, but there had to be something to interest her on this boat.
Grabbing a set of underwear from her side of the dresser, she stepped back into the bathroom and turned on the shower. Kari took a moment to admire herself in the mirror as she reached back and tied up her long blonde hair. Sometimes she envied Dawn's short dark locks, tying up her hair all the time was sometimes a pain.
The warm touch of the gentle sprinkle felt good against her flesh as she stepped into the tight shower stall. She filled her hands with liquid soap from the wall dispenser and began to soap up her body.
.... There is more of this story ...