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The Pursuit of Something Greater

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Gabriel's eyes fluttered open as a streak of bright morning light shined through a crack in his drawn curtains. It was early on the Saturday following the events with Kasey and he still had a hard time believing it was real. He raised up in his bed , stretching. Checking the time on his phone provided confirmation that what happened had indeed happened.

There, on his phone was a text from Kasey, "Hey Jerry, last night was fun. I can’t wait to see you today."

He smiled warmly at the text, sending her back a quick reply, “Same here, nice lady,” before exiting his room to start his day.

After they had left Cyril's, he decided to call her, if only to prove to himself and to her that he was capable of doing so. They talked for several hours and discovered they had quite a bit more in common than what they had discussed in his office.

They had decided to grab something to eat after she got off work. Early in their conversation, Kasey had mentioned that there was a hill overlooking the farm where she worked. She had said there was a strange tree on top of the hill that was kind of a greenish blue color and she would often sit under the tree and relax before going home. That was when Gabriel had made the suggestion of having a picnic together and she had agreed.



"Hey Kasey," Gabriel greeted his reflection. "Hello Kasey," he greeted, letting his voice drop an octave. "Hola! Kasey," he said with a slight, fake accent, "You look muy bonita y muy, muy caliente today," he concluded in a whisper, waggling his eyebrows.

"What are you doing?"

Gabriel jumped slightly at the voice that suddenly sounded behind him. He whirled around, finding his brother standing there leaning against the door frame.

"Goddess, don't you knock?" Gabriel snapped.

Michael looked around the family's bathroom and back to his brother.

"You're standing here in the bathroom with the door standing wide open. You want knocking, you close doors," he commented, wrapping his arms across his chest.

Gabriel sighed, knowing that Mikey was right. He looked at his brother and shrugged, not really sure how to answer his question.

"I'm...practicing," he answered, not making eye contact with him.

Michael looked at him with one eyebrow raised, "Practicing saying hi to yourself?"

Gabriel sighed and began to ramble, "I met a girl...An incredibly beautiful girl who I felt this instant connection to and have thought about ever since. She is also sweet as can be and quite sexy."

"Is that why you've been spending so much time alone in your bedroom?"

Gabriel glowered at his younger brother, "Anyway, Cyril's friend Melanie knows this girl and called her while I was at Cyril's place, told her I was interested in her, and told her to come over. So I locked myself in the bathroom and she was upset, thinking that I don't like her but I do and I kissed her and and for reasons unbeknownst to me, she's interested in me too. Now I don't know what to do."

They stood there in complete silence for some time, Michael's eyes wide with all the information that had been thrust upon him. He stared at his older brother, kind of questioning whether he was being serious or not.

"Do you have a date with this girl?"

"Well...yeah..." Gabriel said, shuffling his feet, "I'm supposed to bring us some food for when she gets off work."

"Then go on the date and stop talking to your reflection psycho."

"Why does everyone act like it's so easy?" he sighed, talking more to himself than Michael.

"Because most people don't spaz when another human looks their way," Michael commented.

"Were you needing something in particular?" Gabriel asked scowling at the younger Yazzie brother.

"Not really," he replied with a shrug. "I just heard you talking and wondered whether you were actually talking to someone or if you had finally taken that final leap into isolated insanity."

"Well, I haven't so you can leave now," Gabriel replied, shoving his brother out of the bathroom and slamming the door.

"That's yet to be decided!" Michael called back at him. “And if you’re going to jerk off before going, don’t ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ it!”

“I was going to do it in the shower…Goddess! Would you just go away?!”

“That’s gross man!” Michael yelled.

“Well go somewhere and stop picturing it then!”

“Fine but at least rinse it out when you’re done!” Micheal replied before walking off.

Gabriel turned on the water, testing it a few times before stepping inside. He sighed as he let the water wash over him. His mind started wandering, filling every inch of his thoughts with Kasey. She was truly the most beautiful woman that he had ever seen and he was glad to have the opportunity to get to know her better.

His thoughts always started innocently enough with them talking about some random interest they both shared. Then she would lean over, pressing her beautiful body against him. She would then kiss him in a way that made sparks erupt throughout his body, much like they did the first few times they had kissed. This kiss would be different though, more needy, more desperate, more hungry for something other than a simple and innocent kiss.

This was always his undoing. He would feel himself growing harder with each passing thought, his mind running wild with the images of her. It’s not that he ever really planned to do anything like this but it seemed to happen a lot lately. As a matter of fact, the thought originally began as a way to tease Mikey and get him to leave him alone.

He sighed as he gripped himself firmly and began stroking gently. His mind’s eye began tracing every subtle curve of the beautiful woman below him. Her long legs wrapped around his waist as he imagined what it would feel like for his hand to be her instead. He pictured her moaning his name as he plunged deeper inside of her.

“Kasey,” he moaned as he felt himself drawing closer.

His beautiful image gave a cry of ecstasy as she tightened around him, arching herself fully against him. He gripped himself tighter, stroking harder in response to his daydream. Groaning in appreciation, he felt himself coming undone.

He stood there for a moment, looking up at the water in a daze. His senses quickly returned to him and he quickly finished his shower, rinsing it out as per Mikey’s request. He dried himself quickly and stepped onto the plush bath mat.

Looking at himself in the mirror, he couldn’t help but feel somewhat guilty. He knew that it was natural to fantasize about someone that you’re attracted to, especially when that person was as attractive as Kasey. Though he knew this was true, he had thoughts and visions that were more sexual in nature a lot and wasn’t sure if that was okay or not.

He had started out telling himself that he wasn’t merely feeling lust for Kasey but now he wasn’t quite sure. She was a wonderful girl and was definitely one of the sweetest people that he had ever met but he still wasn’t sure if his feelings were more sexual in nature or what?

He sighed at his reflection and shrugged, “Why am I questioning this? I couldn’t just have some kind of fling…I can barely even talk to her…I don’t even think I’d be capable of a strictly physical relationship…Then again…I didn’t think I’d be capable of any kind of relationship with her.”

His mind suddenly shifted to the warm brown eyes that seemed to peer into him and that beautiful smile that melted his heart. He thought about their rather unusual nicknames for each other and grinned. Turning toward the door, he took one last look at himself.

“Yeah, you’ve got it bad,” he told himself before going to his room to get ready for his date.