College Days Ch. 01bypourty©
"What a sight for sore eyes!" I beamed, then gave my oldest sister a hug that lifted her off the ground. She was actually a step-sister, not related by blood but by marriage. But since I didn't have any memories without her in my life, she and her sister were both, as far as I was concerned, my real sisters.
Colette laughed, "Okay, you can let me down, now, Mark," I set her down gently, still gazing into her pretty face. "I missed you, too." Colette gave me a kiss on the cheek and grabbed one of my bags, helping me get them into the trunk of her car.
We drove for about an hour getting to the house, talking and laughing about how long it had been. My two older sisters and I had grown up together in the midwest, and we were always very close, but as we got older, they moved out, went to college, all that stuff that normal kids eventually do. Colette was now 26 years old, and I was 18. My other sister, Jennifer, would be 22 in just a few more days. I hadn't seen much of either of them for the last couple of years as they were both tied up in their respective pursuits. Colette was a new, young college professor in the English department at the university in central Washington, and Jennifer, the brain, had just started working her way through graduate school in Physics.
Both were still single, and both Colette and our parents thought it would be a wonderful idea for me to go off and live with them while I started my own trek through college, since it would make the bills much easier to bear.
I was rather amazed to see a very nice, small, but well manicured yard leading up to a very nice house. I guess I still envisioned them living in a trashy apartment like most college kids.
"Wow, this is a nice place." I exclaimed, "I didn't realize college professors were rich!"
"I'm not rich, silly, but I make enough to live on, and the housing prices around here aren't exactly steep. It was a bit of a fixer upper when I bought it last year, but with a little care and some elbow grease, it's pretty nice. 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, and the best part – a swimming pool and jacuzzi out back."
"You're kidding me, you've got your own pool? I may never move out!"
"Oh, I'll let you stay a while!" she laughed as we pulled up to a stop in the driveway, then put the car in park and patted my thigh, "I miss my little brother so much, I may never let you leave!"
Colette and I had always been very close while I was growing up. I would hang on her all the time as a child and she indulged me. As a teenager, she'd take me with her shopping or to movies, and even spend evenings home on the weekends just to hang out with me. Whenever I had problems at school or with friends, I'd go to her even before talking to my parents, and she'd help me work it out. She was just about the best older sister a guy could get. When she left for college after high school, I was devastated, and wanted to call her all the time and talk. As I grew older, we spoke less and less, as I always had something to be doing out with friends or whatnot, but she still called me every week or two and we'd spend hours on the phone. From childhood to the present day, she was still the closest friend I'd ever had.
We walked into the house with my bags and she showed me the room she had prepared for me. It was small, but had a connecting bathroom and a nice view out the front window at the flower garden she had planted. There was a queen sized bed, already made up with clean sheets and blankets, an old oak dresser, probably from an antique store, knowing Colette, and a desk.
"I assume you'll be doing a lot of studying up here, so I made sure you had a nice desk to work with," she smiled as she placed the bag she was carrying on the bed, then gave me another great big hug, "Oh Mark, I'm so glad you decided to come here. I just know you'll love it, I can't wait to show you all the cool places around town."
"Thanks, sis," I said, laughing at her rush of emotion, "I really appreciate you letting me come and live here, seems like a really cool place to live."
She kissed me on the cheek again and held my face in her hands, looking at me. "I can't believe how grown up you are. When I left home you were a cute little 10 year old boy, now you're all big and muscley. And cute..." she laughed.
"Okay, mom," I chuckled sarcastically, "I'm all grown up now, you're just going to have to deal with it!"
"One thing I need to tell you," she said, letting me go and getting a bit more serious, "there's something I need to tell you about Jenny, so you won't be shocked when you find out for yourself..."
"Okay... what, did she grow an extra nose on her face or something?" I joked.
"No, nothing like that, but you should know that she's got... someone."
"What's the big deal? So she's got a boyfriend, that's not exactly news."
"Well, it's not like you think," she said, "she doesn't have a boyfriend, hasn't had one for a while, actually. What she's got..." She seemed to be looking at me to judge how I was going to react, "is a girlfriend."
I have to admit I was a little stunned. Jenny never struck me as 'that type', although, growing up in our little town, I never met anyone who was 'that type', so how would I have known? "You mean she's a lesbian?" I blurted out.
"Yes, are you going to be o.k. with that? You aren't gonna freak out or anything?"
"Well, I'm a bit surprised, but she's still my sister, it's not like she has the plague or something. No, I'm not going to freak out, but I guess I am a little shocked."
"Good. I just didn't want you to be caught by surprise when you see them together. Her girlfriend, Tammy, is here a lot. In fact, I didn't see them when we came in, but that red car in front of the house is hers, so most likely they're both out back by the pool or something. That's why I brought you up to your room right away, I wanted to tell you before you found out on your own. Anyway, why don't you come downstairs with me and say hello, then I can make some sandwiches and we can eat and catch up."
We went down the stairs, and, sure enough, there by the pool was Jennifer and her girlfriend Tammy, laying down in lounge chairs in the sun. Finding out she was a lesbian didn't really bother me much, but what I saw out the glass doors to the pool gave me a start. They weren't doing anything, just lying there, but they were completely naked. I looked away quickly. "Uh, do they normally go around buck naked all day?" I asked Colette.
Colette giggled and put a hand over her mouth, "Oops, someone must not have noticed we were home. Give me a minute and I'll let them know."
I made a point of sitting down at the kitchen bar and staring at the oak cabinets while Colette went out the back door to talk to them. Sister or not, I was having a hard time not turning around and staring. Jennifer was beautiful and sexy just laying out there by the pool, and her girlfriend was not exactly ugly either. I could feel myself getting hard and was trying not to think about them when the glass door opened up again and all three women came into the house. Thankfully, Jenny and Tammy were now wearing terrycloth robes. I still couldn't help but thinking about what I'd seen a moment before and that they were just one tug of the belt away from being completely naked again.
"Mark!" Jenny yelled as I stood up and turned to face them. She ran up to me and wrapped her arms around my neck, giving me a warm kiss on the cheek as she squeezed the life out of me. I hugged her back and laughed.
"Hey sis, it's so good to see you!"
"Oh my gosh I missed you so much," she exlaimed, running the sentence together into a single word. She was still squeezing me, which seemed to be lasting a long time, then abruptly let go and grabbed me by the hand, dragging me over to Tammy. "I want you to meet Tammy, Tammy's my best friend in the world, we've been friend since my first day here."
"Hi, I'm Mark," I said, reaching my hand out to shake, Jenny still had my left hand in hers, squeezing it tight. Tammy shook hands with me.
"Nice to meet you, Mark," she laughed, "I've been hearing all about you, actually, I've been hearing about nothing but you from Jen here for the last week. You must be one heck of a great brother!"
I laughed, "I'm not sure I qualify for that, I may have been voted most annoying brother at one time, though!"
"Oh no, I never thought you were annoying," Jenny joked, "You were always the perfect little angel."
We stood there and talked for a few more moments, exchanging pleasantries, while Jenny continued to squeeze the life out of my hand and beam at me from the side. I felt like her prized trophy that she was showing off to her best friend.
"O.k., we'll I'm going to make some sandwiches for Mark and I," Colette said, walking into the kitchen, "are you two hungry, would you like to join us?"
Tammy looked at the clock, "You know, I wish I could, but I really have to get going, my shift at the espresso bar starts in about 20 minutes. It was really nice to meet you, Mark, I'll see you around."
"You, too." I said, "I'll try to return Jenny to normal before you see her again," I laughed, Jenny was still holding my hand and now was leaning her head on my shoulder, she slapped me lightly on the chest.
"I am normal, I'm just happy to see my little brother again!"
Tammy went upstairs to get her clothes on then Jen saw her to the door and gave her a big kiss on the way out, tongue and all. I couldn't help but stare for a moment, I just never figured by sister to be a lesbian. Colette brought me back to earth, "Okay, leave them be, why don't you help me make some sandwiches." I snapped out of it and went into the kitchen with her.
We all sat around and talked for a couple of hours. It was a Saturday afternoon in the middle of the summer, and we had all weekend to catch up. Colette was teaching summer classes, but the load was pretty light, she was only working half time. She said she spent most of her time reading good books and hanging out with friends. Asked if she was seeing anyone, she said the dates had been few and far between.
"I just can't seem to get that interested in any of the men around here," she said, "They're either stuffy college professors, or young college kids just looking for a fling, and I make it a point to stay away from students anyway. What about you, Mark, did you leave anyone pining for your warm, loving arms back home?"
I blushed a little bit, "Not really," I replied, "I've been dating a girl named Kristi that I met my sophomore year in high school. But it was just for fun more than anything else, never really got serious. She's leaving at the end of the summer for college on the east coast. We said our goodbyes, but I don't think either of us expected anything further anyway. What about you, Jen, tell me about this new, ah, development?"
Jen laughed. She'd been sitting next to me, and was still doting on me like her long lost teddy bear, stroking my hair from time to time, leaning her head on my shoulder, giving me little side-hugs as we talked. We'd always been close, and she'd always been a very touchy-feely kind of person, so I didn't really mind, but it was a little bit over the top. Then again, most things with Jen went over the top, so it wasn't that surprising, she was always the outgoing one in the family.
"Well, I guess I just kind of fell in love." She swooned, a dreamy look in her eyes, "I know it's probably a little strange for you, both of you, to see me kissing a girl. I hope it doesn't make you too uncomfortable. Tammy and I meet in a math class our first year, and became great friends almost immediately. We hung out together, studied together, really just became good friends. I never really thought of her in... that way. I was dating this guy, who turned out to be a real creep. I think he only wanted to get into my pants, and after a few weeks, when I didn't let him, he got really upset. I was kind of scared, actually, he started yelling and getting all macho, telling me that I was a bitch and all sorts of nasty things like that. I left his dorm room and took off through campus crying and ran into Tammy on the way home. She took me back to her place and we talked and I cried for a while, and eventually she let on that she was attracted to me.
I was actually kind of shocked, I never would have guessed that she 'played both teams'. It was an awkward few moments, but then she started talking about how much she liked me and how sad she was to see me hurt. We were sitting on her couch and she had her arm around me, and was drying my tears. I just thought, what the hell? How bad could it be? She was giving me a hug and then pulled back and looked into my eyes, with tears falling down... now that I remember it, it was so romantic... she started kissing my face everywhere she saw a tear. I was starting to feel a lot better. Did you ever get those butterflies in your stomach when you had your first kiss with someone? There was a swarm of them in mine. When she finally kissed me on the lips, I was all hers."
"Wow," I said, feeling a little strange about hearing all of that. I had expected she'd give me a flippant, matter of fact answer, not go into romantic story-telling mode! "So do you not like guys anymore? Found something better?"
"No, nothing like that, I just fell in love with my best friend, is all. I'm still attracted to guys, I'm just totally involved with Tammy." The conversation had become really serious. Jen decided to break the ice a little, "In fact," she continued, "I think she has the hots for you, little brother!" she snuggled into my arm again, "Right before she left she was telling me how cute you are!"
We all just laughed. I was actually starting to feel a bit uncomfortable. Mainly because I had just been thinking about how good looking Tammy was, and now found out she's thinks I'm cute, and, oh, by the way, she's involved with my own sister! But this was just the beginning, the awkwardness had hardly begun, which I didn't realize until I heard Jen say...
"So I want to make sure you're o.k. with this," Jen said, "not just that I'm in love with a girl, but also the fact that, well, we're pretty casual around here..."
"Jen," Colette warned, "now that Mark's here, I think maybe you and Tammy might need to be a little more modest around the house."
"Well, let me just talk to him about it," Jen responded, "Mark's a big boy, now, he can tell me if he's uncomfortable."
"What on earth are you talking about?" I asked, "I already saw the two of you kissing, I don't think it will kill me, although I might stare from time to time." I smiled.
"There's one little thing..." Jen was being sly.
"The 'one little thing'," Colette said, "is that Jen and Tammy often walk around the house in less than a full set of clothing, sometimes in none at all. Jen, I really think you two are going to need to tone it down, when it was just us girls, it was no big deal, but I think out of respect for Mark you two are going to have to wear clothing when he's home. I know I'm asking a lot of you," Colette was getting sarcastic, "but maybe you could put for the herculean effort to keep your pants on."
I laughed, "You've got to be kidding me, you two walk around naked all day? What is this, some sort of nudist colony?"
"Oh, it's nothing like that," Jen laughed, "well, o.k., maybe it's a little bit like that. It's just that it's summer time and it's hot outside and it just doesn't seem like a big need to wear clothes everywhere. Geez, Colette, it's not like you always walk around here fully dressed, either!"
"No, but now that Mark's here I will. This really shouldn't be a big deal, Jen."
"Jen, Colette, don't worry about it. I'll make you a deal, you can all go around in the buff, but don't get upset when I'm walking around the house staring with my tongue hanging out all the time!" I was actually a little embarrassed, but these were my two older sisters, after all, and we'd always been close enough to talk about most anything, even sex. In fact, Colette was the first one to answer my questions abou the birds and the bees...
"Oh my gosh," Colette sighed, "whatever... you two are strange."
Jen laughed and looked me in the face, "Really, Mark?"
"What?" I said, as if we were just talking about the time of day...
"You'll really keep your tongue hanging out if I walk around naked? I didn't realize you were so attracted to me..." she teased.
"Yeah, whatever." I laughed back, rolling my eyes, "You're a grown woman with big boobs and a fit body and you don't think I'll notice? Sister or not, I'll notice."
"Ohhh..." Jen cooed, leaning her head into my should and giving me a hug from the side, "Marky has a crush on me..."
"Yeah, baby, it's all about you." I joked.
"Oh gag me." Colette wrinkled up her face, "get a room, you two..."
"Oooo, sweetcheeks, do you think we should?" Jen said in a high pitch girly voice.
"Come with me, my fair princess, and I will show you the wonders of the world..." I continued acting out my part, lowering my voice to sound like a cheesy actor.
We'd played this game before when we were younger, much younger. I noticed it had a little more significance now that we were of age, and was actually feeling the butterflies in my stomach. Because of Jen? I really must be losing it, I thought. But we played along, Jen and I faking date talk and Colette making sarcastic remarks. It was just like home again.
"Pardon me," Colette said, smiling, "I'm going to go throw up now." She stood up and cleared the plates from the table. Jen turned me toward her, wrapped her hand around my mouth, then brought her face up against it and pretended to make out with me, moaning all the time. That lasted a few seconds before we just broke off laughing. Colette rolled her eyes again and went into the kitchen.
A little more seriously now, Jen asked, "So what do you think about Tammy? Isn't she the sweetest, cutest girl you ever met?"
I wasn't sure how to respond to that one. "Well, I only really just met her..."
"Oh come on, I saw the way you looked at her!"
"Jen, I only just met her, and why are you asking me this? She's you're... girlfriend." I nearly stuttered.
"Still have a difficult time with that one, huh?"
"It will take some getting used to, but I think I'll manage."
"I just love her so much, and I want you to like her, too, I guess. Besides," she said with a mischievous grin, "I like you so much, I just might share her with you if you're nice to me!"
I turned beet red, "Uh, yeah, right." I said, tentatively.
"Oh, I'm just giving you trouble. Come out, let's go out for a swim!"
"O.k.," I said, and started walking to the glass doors.
"Aren't you going to go up and change into swimshorts first?" Jen asked.
"Oh, I thought we were all just going around naked now!" I joked, then turned toward the steps, "Of course I am, just because you're a nudist doesn't mean I'm going to be one!"
Jen actually went up the stairs and changed as well, she said maybe she would just ease into that little situation with me for now. I got out to the pool before Jen came out of her room, so got the singular pleasure of watching her walk out the door and drop a towel and her robe onto a lounge chair. Jen is about 5 foot 4 inches, with beautiful long, straight Auburn hair. Let's just say if she had been an unrelated girl my age in high school, she'd have been way out of my league. Her brown eyes and dimples could bring most grown men to their knees just from her simple beauty and incredible cuteness. She was athletic, and had been on the swim-team all through highschool. While she didn't have large breasts, her body was compact and shapely. To sum up, she looked absolutely fantastic in her tight, french cut one-piece speedo. My first thought was 'oh my gosh, she's going to be walking around the house naked, I won't be able to keep it down...'