When Aisha saw Bonz coming towards her a few minutes later, she gave him a big smile. She’d won that battle. Cami was a defeated foe.
Pretending to ignore what just happened, Aisha resolved herself to talk about other things when Bonz approached her. She’d address the Cami situation when she was ready.
“You know, my mother used to always say that everything in nature had ears,” Aisha said, turning to fondle a large green leaf from a nearby potted plant. “I remember her talking to her plants all the time in the flower shop. Sometimes she sang and played music for them, too.”
“I bet they grew like crazy,” Bonz said, moving to stand behind her on the lower patio area.
“They sure did,” Aisha replied. “I was thinking I could help you grow a garden at your place. Not in the lawn area, but on that virtually unused back porch you have,” she added, remembering the enclosed area from when he gave her a thorough tour of his place.
“Where would a garden grow back there?” Bonz asked, wrapping his arms about her waist. “There’s nothing but bricks and wood on my back porch.” He moved her long hair to the side and kissed the back of her neck.
Aisha shuddered. She felt as if she was being peeled like a grape. The tenderness of Bonz’s touch had a way of stripping her mind of all rational thought. If he kissed her lips in this moment, she wouldn’t be able to think at all.
“We could put in two long planters on both sides of the porch, a couple of long cushioned benches, some chairs and about four round tables for each corner,” Aisha said, talking in an excited rush as the desire in her body rose tenfold.
“Sounds good to me, baby. We can start working on that as soon as your schedule allows,” Bonz replied, bending to kiss her neck again. This time on the other side.
Aisha moaned. “I’m free tomorrow,” she said, turning around in his arms, lest she melt completely from his hot kisses. Who knew her neck was so sensitive. “By the way, you didn’t have to stop your meal for me,” Aisha added, changing the subject to what she really wanted to talk about.
“Yeah, right.” Bonz smiled knowingly. “So did I pass that test or what?”
Aisha laughed. “You passed with flying colors, baby.” She draped her arms about his thick football player’s neck.
“Good. Now what’s my prize?” Bonz grinned.
“Will a kiss do?” Aisha grinned as well, causing her dimples to deepen.
“You better believe it,” Bonz replied, looking mesmerized by her dimples.
“Well, if you want one, you’re going to have to catch me to get it,” Aisha said, before taking off for the pool at a sprint.
Bonz laughed and started after her. He’d get that kiss and hopefully a little bit more.
* * *
Two loud splashes were heard on the other side of the fence. The picnickers didn’t miss a beat until they heard loud moans filtering over soon thereafter.
Racker immediately started grinning. E-Blade did, too, despite his dislike of Aisha. As a man, he was always happy about another man getting his freak on. Anytime. Anywhere.
Delia and Cami frowned with disdain. Alexis simply sighed in exasperation, threw her hands up in the air, and rose to turn the portable stereo behind them up louder, lest the children get too curious. This pool party had not gone as planned at all.
Alexis’ party had been crashed by an unwanted woman, she had two people too many for the dessert she prepared, and now a hot and heavy couple was making out in her pool. What else could go wrong? The only bright side was the fact that the fence was reasonably tall and made out of wood. If it was a little bit shorter and chain linked, they’d all be able to see what Bonz and Aisha were up to over there.
“Don’t worry about it, baby. I’m sure Bonz will help me drain the pool later,” Racker said, unaware that Bonz and Aisha still weren’t sleeping together yet. “Then we’ll have a go in it ourselves,” he whispered for Alexis’ ears only, pulling her into his lap before she could return to her seat beside him.
“That’s what’s up,” Alexis agreed with a giggle. Love was definitely in the air today.
E-Blade was also feeling a bit romantic right now, but he was in no mood to try to start something with Delia. Although he ravished her body as often as possible, the fact that it wasn’t good for her, too, did wicked things to his self-esteem. Therefore, instead of looking at Delia, E-Blade turned to stare pointedly at Cami.
To her shame, Cami didn’t turn away from that stare. No, as Delia turned to tend to one of the children, Cami melted into E-Blade’s heated gaze like butter in a hot skillet.
© 2005 by Suprina Frazier