I arrived very close to the start of the event, I was not inclined to answer too many questions especially now that the news of my fake engagement had spread among the journalists thanks to that great idea to sell the news to an important gossip magazine during one of the most important awards. If I just think back to the moments I spent during the GG, I feel bad, I've been hiding in a hotel room for three days, sneaking out with a wide sweater that I have stolen from Sam and a hat, comfy jeans and sneakers.
I had left Tony free to go wherever he liked, I had only asked him to buy me some meds for the flu, since I couldn’t go to the pharmacy without getting myself exposed, I didn’t really have it but those were details. People started to ask where I was after the third event skipped, the same day there would be the BAFTA tea party and I knew how risky it would be to go, I had already decided that I would only be at the awards and that would be enough. Fortunately, Sam was with me in Los Angeles the first few days and he helped me to find a good excuse not to go to the various events, he had also accompanied me to the first party of the week, sponsored by Audi among others, I knew that he would have been able to enter even if he wasn’t among the nominatees to the GG, he was still their ambassador, Tony obviously had to come as my plus one, luckily at the party he always managed to find someone to talk with and I could safely exchange two words with Sam on sterile subjects but at least they let me stay with him. Sam didn’t particularly like Tony, during events in the past years I never saw them talking, each on his own, I don’t know if he is annoyed by the fact that for three years he’s pretending to be my boyfriend (without even trying) being a cover for our story that should not become public according to out contractual rules, but he knows very well that Tony is gay and that he’s only my assistant. He spent the night looking and walking around, he has never given me a word to comfort me, when they’ve said my name he was behind me, not thrilled and as that night even this time he was spending his time on his mobile phone, chatting with someone on whatsapp, I’m a grown independent woman but I still need someone to support me, and Tony wasn’t doing that, Sam on the contrary was sending me messages to ask how it was going, I wouldn’t tell him a lot so he started to send me silly messages.
My phone was ringing, I took it from the coffee table. Maybe Cait has already finished, yes it was her!
She was sobbing
“What's happening hon?” what the hell is happened.
I could hear only her breath. “Tell me” I exclaimed anxious.
“Sam I've kissed Tony” her voice was trembling.
“What?” I was astonished, she kissed him? Why? Someone has forced her? I had to punch someone?
“When they've said my name I stood up and I remembered that I had to kiss him to be believable and I leaned forward him and gave him a kiss, our lips barely touched, then I stood up and I’ve made a horrible speech, I was so upset, I didn’t nominate anybody” she was like a flood.
“Love let’s take three deep breaths together.” I took a deep breath hearing her from the other part of the mobile phone, and breathed out.
“Are you feeling better?” I asked after the third
“A little bit”
“You can’t be like that only to have kissed Tony” I was worried for her and at the same time annoyed.
“It was horrible!” her voice emphasized the last word “they've asked me about the engagement, I was so embarrassed, and ashamed, the ring was turning around my finger”
“I know hon I understand you” I’ve played my part in this narrative, hang out with women much younger than me, so far from my type of woman, letting people believe that they were my girlfriends only to cover my relationship with her, lie and do something that you don’t want to do but you have to, feel to be disrespectful to your partner.
“Seriously I know why I’ve done it but…” she took another deep breath
“Wait a moment” I exclaimed stopping her
Sam put down the call
“Sam? Sam?” why he put the phone down
After few never-ending seconds the phone was ringing, a videocall from Sam. A tear fell on the screen, I’ve tried to dry it with my gown, Eddie was in front of the camera.
“Eddieeee sweetie I would love to be there with you”
“Meow” Eddie was on Sam’s lap
“Ouch” Sam groaned
“What’s going on?” I asked anxious
Sam took the camera far from him. He had a grey t-shirt and a pair of blue boxer, Eddie was walking over and over his abdomen and legs stepping on sensitive parts.
“Eddie stop to walk on daddy’s balls” I reproached her.
“Meow” she replied looking to the microphone of the phone.
“Better if you put a cushion on those nuts, I need them when I come back home” I laughed watching the funny scene, I tried to dry my wet cheeks.
“Yeah I think so” Sam mumbled taking Eddie. He put a cushion on it and Eddie curled up on him very pleased.
“I come to take you at the airport?” he asked with a brooding expression
“No don’t worry we will see each other at home” I would have loved to be caught with him at the airport but it wasn’t the right place to talk.
“Ok if you are sure…” Sam voice was hesitant
“Sam I’m ok now, thanks to you” a little smile appeared on his face.
“but if you need me…”
“I know how to find you” I replied trying to reassure him
“Goodnight mo chridhe”
“Goodnight mo chroí”
Hours later I was at the Glasgow airport, I couldn’t wait to be at home, I immediately called a taxi to take me there, Tony had his car parked somewhere but I didn’t want a ride from him, neither he asked me, he was still my assistant and I was his boss and the awkward moment at the IFTA has made us more uncomfortable.
The sound of a car parking in front of her house, I looked outside , behind the branches of the trees I could see Cait going out the taxi, jeans, flats, her usual bag and leather jacket on her shoulders, the trolley on her left hand. I walked to the hall waiting for her. The taxi left and I could open the door.
"Welcome back I" she was with the keys in her hand ready to insert them in the lock
She tilt up her head and looked at me, her face was changing expression, it was indecipherable, without realizing I saw her jumping on me.
"Ouff Cait what..." she took my face with both hands and pressed her lips on mine.
"Kiss me" she was kissing me with urgency.
I closed the door kicking it, a shower of rushed kisses dusted on my face.
"Remove your shoes" she asked me panting
"Why?" I asked confused
"Because I want you" she whispered biting my lower lip
I grabbed her ass and impetuosly rised her on me. I removed my shoes and threw them somewhere.
“Then you will have me” she was pleasantly surprised
"At my conditions" I've affirmed. She entered inside without explanations, and now she wanted to have sex with me, why this reaction? Her hair was dramatically short.
“Ok" she was puzzled. I was holding her firmly, an arm around her back and the other on her arse, her legs locked around my waist.
With few strides we were in front of the door of the bedroom, I turned the handle and kicked the door. I laid her down on the quilt.
"I want you completely naked" I whispered close to her ear playing with the button of her jeans
“Then undress me” she said with a sensual voice. I pulled down the zip and opened her pants. I could feel his breath changing when my fingertips caressed her skin barely covered with the thin fabric of her slip, I slowly slided the jeans raising her buttock, my hands still were around it when I brushed the nose along her sensitive spot inaling her scent, intoxicating.
“Sam” she moaned, I love to make her crazy, to please her. I slowly slided the pants caressing her legs, my fingers ran under the waistband removing the slip.
“You have to remove yours as well” she said resolutely playing with my shirt to have me closer. Her warm soft tempting lips on mine, she took the control back provoking with her tongue, her fingers ran on my pants opening them, her nails on my arse. It seemed like we were tasting each other, nibbling and pulling each other’s lips making them red and swollen.
I broke the contact to take away her shirt and she helped me with my slip and pants, I sat on the bed while she was trying to rip them off. I layed down covering her body with mine.
“this bra has to go on the floor” I played with the clasp and launched the bra in the air. We rolled on a side, my left arm under his neck supported her head, the hand on her spine, the right one on her side.
“Has one of your boyfriends ever took you like this?” I asked stroking her buttock and back.
“Well” I looked in her eyes slowly brushing her back, a shiver down her spine, her mouth half open, her eyes locked with mine.
“Or like this” I caressed slowly the inner thigh and she wrapped her leg around me, I insinuated mine between hers searching the right position, her body so soft and warm, her breast pressed on my chest. I started to lay down soft kisses down her neck to her shoulder.
“Your skin is like a peach, very soft with a gentle scent” she was doing sweet noises, her fingers were playing with my curls.
“Saaam” she moaned when I entered inside her, she was so hot and ready for me, her hand gently pulled my hair, I started to move with small push, her throat exposed to my tongue.
“Let me hear all your sweet noises” She was more tight and slippery at each move, closer to the climax.
She was completely exposed and overwhelmed, abandoned on my body.
“I missed you” she said with a low voice looking deeply in my eyes
“you missed me?” I asked caressing every inch of her wonderful body.
“badly” she replied closing her lips on mine
We were laying peacefully in the fullfilment of after sex
“What have you done to your beautiful hair?” I ran my fingers through her hair, it seemed cut badly and very short. I brushed my palm on her cheek and moved a lock behind her ear, she was follow my hand like a cat which wants cuddles.
“I needed to regain control of my life” she poured out her feelings
“It’s the second time that you do this” she hidden her face under my jaw
“The first time we were in South Africa and we spent beautiful weeks together” I was cuddling her giving her all the time to talk
“some days are harder” she took a deep breath and looked at me
“That time I didn’t want to come back”
“Come back to Scotland?” I was lost
“NO I love our home!” she exclaimed, she seemed offended.
“I didn’t want to play again this narrative, I was so tired and still I am” I layed a tender kiss on her temple
“I don’t like to act like I’m engaged to another man. I’ve never tought I would have done such a thing in my life, it makes me feel ashamed”
I took her chin and lifted it up “you have done this for me, to let me be free to live my life, to not make me take tons of flights”
“And not see you spend your precious time beside that spoiled blonde” her voice changed tone
“Are you jealous?” her moments of jealousy sometimes makes me concerned like last summer in San Diego, she was so pissed for the presence of mauzy, I was a little bit tipsy for the stress and I felt lost when she walked away from the red carpet with Tobias leaving me there, but most of the times makes me chuffed with the tone of her voice slightly annoyed and the way she touched me and talk peeing around me.
“No but you’re mine” I grabbed her chin and found her mouth. I sucked her low lip and played with the tip of my tongue, she pressed her lips on mine while she was pulling me closer, her hand cupping my nape.
“As you are” I affirmed falling in her arms.