Peak of Desire Ch. 10byvirgofemme©
"Hey guys! So glad you could make it." She pulled the door wider and gestured with her arm for them to enter. "Come on in and join the party."
The buzz of chatter and clinking of silverware against plates greeted them as they entered, and soft jazz music provided a soundtrack for the background.
"You look *amazing* in that dress." She offered Erica an admiring look. "And I love your hair and makeup."
"Thanks, you look gorgeous as well." Her eyes roved over Shoshanna's attire, which was a one shoulder dress made from pink silk chiffon that tastefully accentuated her sexy hourglass figure.
"I'm so glad I decided to go with this dress instead of the other one. Having you along on that shopping trip really was a big help."
"Well thanks for having me along."
"It was my pleasure. We'll have to make a point of hanging out again soon." Directing her eyes at Erica's boyfriend, she said, "You look good too, Cody. The formal look really suits you."
He offered her a smile, then directed his gaze at Jacob, who was casually sauntering their way. Coming to a stop at Shoshanna's side, Jacob directed his eyes at Erica, his lips peeling back to flash a set of white teeth. "Glad to see you made it." He then gave her a brief hug, and upon pulling back, offered a few more words. "You look fantastic, by the way."
"Thank you." She placed her hand on Cody's arm, then introduced him. "This is my boyfriend, Cody. Cody, this is Jacob."
"Great to meet you, Cody. Thanks for coming out tonight." He stuck out his palm to offer a handshake.
"Good to meet you as well."
After releasing hands with Cody, Jacob motioned for them to follow him. "Come along you two, there's someone I want to introduce you to."
As the doorbell rang, Shoshanna's attention was directed toward the entryway, and giving Erica a friendly pat on the arm, she politely excused herself. "Catch up with you later, okay?"
Erica nodded, then trailed behind Jacob as he led her and Cody into the living area. There were around twelve people in the spacious room, and as Erica scanned the guests, she saw that the majority of them were giving her and Cody a curious look.
The first person Jacob introduced them to was a Caucasian man of medium height, with black framed glasses and a salt and pepper beard. He had a friendly demeanor about him, causing Erica to feel instantly at ease in his presence.
"This here is the man who's responsible for all my success," said Jacob. "Without him, I would still be living in a one room hovel. Right, Gary?"
The middle aged man chuckled lightly in response, then offered a nod to both Erica and Cody. "I think he may have exaggerated just a little. The truth is, Jacob is a very talented screenwriter, and that's why I persuaded the studio to greenlight the film."
"Are you the director?" Asked Erica, taking a glass off a platter as a bow tied server offered her a drink.
"Oh no, I never made it that far. I'm just the lowly producer." The tone of voice he used clearly conveyed lightheartedness.
Jacob shook his head in amusement. "This is the guy who gets things done. Without him, my screenplay would have never have seen the light of day. I owe a lot to him."
He waved his hand as if to dismiss Jacob's words. "Stop it, before you give me a complex." He lightly chortled, then spotting someone a few feet away, he excused himself from the couple's presence. "Excuse me, my wife is waving me over to the hors d'oeuvre table. It was really nice meeting you two."
Both Cody and Erica offered their own pleasantries in parting, then directed their attention back to Jacob.
Now holding a glass of champagne, Cody took a sip, then asked, "So you're a screenwriter?"
"Yep. I have a film coming out called Blind Aces."
"And what's the premise?"
"It's about this card shark who gets in deep with a couple of gangsters. A few odd characters are thrown into the mix along the way, and before he knows it, this protagonist's life just snowballs out of control."
"So it's a drama."
"Yeah, with a dash of comedy thrown in."
"Cool. Well I hope it does well."
"Thanks man, I appreciate that."
A female server approached, holding out a platter of fancy looking appetizers as she gave them a friendly smile. "Hors d'oeuvres, anyone?"
"What is it?" Cody's brows furrowed as he offered the food a suspicious look.
"Smoked brie topped with salmon roses, sir."
"No thanks, I'm good."
Amused by the expression on his face, Erica held back a smirk. "I'll take one, please."
The sever held the platter closer to her so she could take one of the appetizers, then offered one to Jacob, who shook his head in dismissal.
"So what do you do for a living, Cody?"
"I'm a high rise window washer."
"Oh yeah? Can't say I've met anyone who did that before." He took a sip of his wine, then said, "How do you like it?"
"It's good work. I'm paid well, get to spend all day outdoors, and it gives me a sense of freedom I wouldn't be able to find in any other career."
"Cool. Well it's good you enjoy it. Nothing worse than having a job you don't like." He drank the last of his wine, then signaled for one of the servers to bring him another drink. "Must be dangerous work, though. You ever had a close call before?"
His brows slightly knitted in response to Jacob's question. "No, can't say that I have. Why?"
He shrugged. "Just wondering how common that sort of thing is."
"A few of the guys who work for the company I'm with have had a couple of scary experiences, but luckily none of them have been fatal."
"That's good." As a server appeared next to him, he placed his empty wine glass on the tray, and retrieved a fluted glass full of chilled champagne.
As Erica caught sight of a brunette across the room, she felt an unpleasant reaction in her body. The first thing she recognized was the tall, stick thin body, then the chestnut colored, meticulously styled hair.
Erica wasn't thrilled to be in such close proximity with Jacob's girlfriend, but she had to admit there was a part of her that had been secretly hoping for another meeting. Rebecca's rude behavior during their last encounter had left Erica feeling pretty pissed off, and more than a few times since then, she'd imagined herself telling Rebecca just exactly what she thought of her.
Yet as badly as she was itching to do it, she would choose instead to remain civil. The last thing she wanted to do was get into some petty argument, especially not at a classy affair such as this, so she would just bite her tongue and stay as far away from Rebecca as possible.
Erica guessed that the energy from her thoughts must have been strong enough for Jacob's girlfriend to subconsciously pick up on, because all of a sudden the willowy brunette averted her attention from the man she was chatting with, and stared Erica straight in the eyes.
Erica met Rebecca's gaze head on, silently conveying that her icy stare didn't intimidate her in the least. Intent on not allowing the brunette to win the glaring contest, Erica would have gladly continued staring her down, but the sound of Jacob's voice broke her concentration, forcing her to break eye contact with Rebecca.
Having entirely missed what he'd said to her, she asked, "What?"
"I was just wondering if you still have that tarantula. What breed is it again? An Italian Red Knee, or something like that, right?"
"Mexican red knee."
"Ah, well I was close." He gave her a little smile and tipped the drink to his lips.
To Erica's disappointment she saw that Rebecca was heading their way, and upon reaching Jacob's side, she possessively linked her arm through his.
"Glad you're here, honey," Jacob said to his girlfriend. "You remember Erica, don't you?"
"Of course." She offered a cold gaze, her red lips showing not even a hint of a smile.
He gave a nod towards Erica's beau. "This is Cody, her boyfriend."
Directing her attention back to Jacob, Rebecca placed her hand on his chest, proudly displaying a sparkling diamond bracelet. "Yuki wants to know if you'll show her your new corvette."
"Oh that's right. I promised I'd take her to the garage, didn't I?"
Rebecca nodded. "She's been asking me for nearly half an hour now, and it's driving me completely crazy." Taking him by the hand, she coaxed him to follow her.
Yet clearly not ready to leave Erica and Cody just yet, he remained in place. "You two are more than free to come along as well."
"Sure, that'd be cool," said Erica.
"Cody?" Jacob offered him a hopeful look, clearly wanting to show off his new toy.
"I'm not much of a sports car guy, but thanks for the offer. Think I'll just hang out here." He then offered Erica a glance. "You don't mind, do you sweetie?"
"No, of course not."
He pressed his lips to hers in a quick, tender peck. "I'll just mingle while you're gone. See you in a bit, alright?"
Feeling disappointed, she left his side and trailed behind Jacob and Rebecca, who led her over to Yuki-a twenty-something Asian woman with waist length black hair. Once she was in tow, the four of them made their way across the living room and toward the kitchen, which was attached to the garage.
Just before exiting the living area, Erica caught sight of Cody, who was chatting with a pint sized blonde clad in a strapless black dress and studded leather pumps. Standing at barely five feet, the contrast between the blonde's height and Cody's was so ridiculous it was amusing, and Erica couldn't help taking a good, long stare as she passed by them.
Although the woman was very attractive, Erica felt no threat at all. For one, she felt that jealousy was a large waste of time, and two, she couldn't hate on someone who was rocking such a stylish pair of pumps. Her eyes met with Cody's along the way, and as he gave her a little wink, her lips tugged into a smile. She continued following behind Jacob as he led the way through the house, and as they reached the door that led from the kitchen into the garage, he pushed it open and stepped inside.
The room was large and cold, and as they walked across the smooth concrete floor, the soles of their shoes made a click-clacking noise, bouncing off the walls to create an echo.
Parked in front of a wall of stainless steel cabinets, Jacob's corvette was definitely something to be admired. The electric blue color of the car enhanced it's already flashy appearance, and its chrome wheels were so shiny, that one could easily view their reflection in it.
Clearly proud of his expensive possession, Jacob walked up to the car and lovingly coasted his palm across the hood. "Beautiful, isn't she?"
"This is one hot car." Yuki leaned down a little to peer through the windows, then said, "What is it like driving this thing?"
"It's kind of hard to put into words, but if I really had to, I'd say it's like having the best sex of your life." His eyes fixed intently on Erica as he said it, and his lips tugged into a wanton smile.
Amazed by his brazen flirting, she quickly averted her gaze from his, planting it instead on the vehicle. "How much does a car like this go for?"
Before Jacob could even answer the question, Rebecca offered a snotty answer. "Why? It's not like you could ever afford one."
Erica's eyes darted toward the svelte brunette. "Well thanks for butting in, but I was speaking to Jacob, not you."
She shifted on her feet slightly, but gave only a hard stare in return.
The expression on Jacob's face conveyed his amusement in the hostile interaction of the two women, and sticking his hands casually in his pocket, he said, "Just over seventy five grand."
"Is that all?" Erica said in a voice loaded with sarcasm, glancing through the driver's window to have a look at the interior.
"If you ladies are interested, I could take you for a drive."
"Really?" Yuki enthusiastically asked.
"Sure, why not? Might be a bit of a tight fit, but I should be able to cram everyone in."
"Awesome." Yuki's eyes lit up with excitement. "Well get your butt behind that wheel, Jacob, and let's get going." She then opened the driver's door and stuffed herself into the back seat.
"How about it, Erica? You up for a drive?"
"Sounds like fun, but I'm gonna have to take a rain check. Cody's waiting for me, so it'd probably be a good idea if I got back to the party."
"Oh, alright." Disappointment was etched in his face. "Guess I'll see you in a bit, then."
"Yep. Have fun." She offered a smile in parting, then turned and headed for the short flight of steps that led up into the kitchen.
She'd just reached the top of the stairs when the corvette's powerful engine rumbled to life, then there was the screeching of tires as he drove out of the garage and peeled out onto the street.
Once she was back in the house, she headed straight for the living area, but after a quick scan of the room, she saw that Cody was nowhere to be seen. Wondering where he could be, she glanced out the floor to ceiling windows that offered a view of the pool area. She saw there were a few people chatting around the edge of the pool, but from what she could see, none of them resembled Cody.
Unsure of where else to look, she headed for a hallway that led to one of the guest bathrooms. After reaching the end of it, she camp upon the door to the bathroom, and knocked against it a few times. Hearing nobody call out from within, she opened the door and entered. Yet seeing there was nobody inside, she turned to exit the bathroom.
Her progress, however, was impeded by a tall masculine figure that stood blocking the doorway. Her eyes roved upward to land on Cody's face, and as his dark, alluring eyes locked into hers, he offered a seductive smile.
"I've been looking all over for you," she said. "Where have you been?"
"Just hanging around." Placing his hands on her waist, he coaxed her backward so that he could step further in, then closed the door behind them.
Intrigued by his vague response, she posed a question. "And what exactly does that mean?"
She heard the click of the lock as he engaged it, then he gently pushed her toward the sink, and as her back bumped against the edge of it, she offered him an inquisitive look.
"Why are we in the bathroom?"
"Why do you think?" One of his large manly hands held her firmly by the waist, while the other one moved up to tenderly cup her face.
"We can't have sex in here, if that's what you're thinking."
An amused smile tugged at his lips. "You make it sound like it's impossible."
She said nothing in response, only focused on the feel of his palm as it slid down her hip. Once his hand reached the bottom of her skirt, he slipped it beneath the fabric. She felt his palm coast against the bare skin of her thigh, and as his fingers made contact with the heat between her legs, she let loose a breathy noise.
Cody slipped a few fingers beneath the fabric of her panties, then pushed a digit between her slick, hot folds. He dragged his finger back and forth a few times to saturate it with her juices, then suddenly thrust it up into her tight, welcoming hole.
A pleasured little whimper escaped Erica's mouth as he did it, her head tilting back as he built up a steady, pumping rhythm. It didn't take long before he had her squirming against his hand, and as he slipped a second digit inside of her, she released a delightful gasp.
"Mmm, I love how tight and wet you are." Cody gave her a few long, drawn out strokes with his fingers, caressing her soft, moist flesh with carefully measured movements.
Each in and out motion of his digits increased her flow of juices, bringing about wet, squishy noises that filled the air around them, and as he upped the tempo of his fingers, a throaty moan escaped from her lips.
"Cody...oh babe, you're gonna make me cum." Needing something to hold onto, she grabbed the edge of the sink behind her, holding onto it so tightly that she chipped one of her nails against the marble.
Her enthusiastic response spurred him on, and he continually penetrated her with quick, short pumps. His long, skillful digits worked her with incredible skill, and as he leaned in to kiss her, she eagerly tilted her chin up to offer him her lips.
Their mouths met in a hot, wet kiss, tongues mating fervidly as his fingers relentlessly pummeled her. The passion they felt for one another was all consuming, and as their lips pulled apart, Erica was left hungering for more.
Sensing her urgent need for more gratification, he removed his fingers from the warmth of her soaking channel, then got onto his knees. Hooking his thumbs beneath the fabric of her panties, he slowly slid them down her legs, then off around her ankles. He then cast his gaze upward to offer her a look of utmost desire, and in a voice thick with lust, he gave her a command.
"Slip one of your legs over my shoulder."
She wasted no time in obeying, and once her leg was in place, he hiked up her skirt and went to work. The first touch of his tongue withdrew a cry of pure delight from her throat, and as his wet appendage swept across her tender folds, she felt an electrifying jolt sweep through her body.
Using feather light pressure, he ran his tongue in languid circles around her pleasure button, coming dangerously close to touching, yet never quite allowing it to make contact. He continued this tease for what seemed like a torturously long time, and as her arousal steadily built, she squirmed impatiently above him.
Then finally he gave in, and as she felt the flick of his tongue against her erect clit, she released a heated moan, pushing his head more firmly against her in hopes that he would apply more pressure. After a few torturous moments of lashing the stiff little piece of flesh, he gently suckled on it, then slipped his hot, velvety tongue into the crevice of her swollen pussy lips.
It plunged deep between her folds, and as it continually probed deeper, she exhaled a husky cry. Delving her fingers into the silky strands of his hair, she watched intently as his head moved between her legs, his tongue working tirelessly to provide her with the utmost gratification.
He hungrily devoured her pussy, feasting with such enthusiasm that she helplessly quivered against him. He was clearly enjoying every minute of it, and as he released a long, deep moan, it created a delicious vibrating sensation against her pussy.
Having been steadily eating her out for several intense moments, Cody pulled his head back so that he could replenish his oxygen. Then he softly spoke a few words, his breath ghosting hotly against her in the process.
"You taste so delicious, baby." He stuck his tongue out and lazily dragged it along her weeping slit, then reattached his mouth to the plump lips of her pussy.
As he resumed his oral ministrations she lolled her head back, thrusting her hips forward so that her center was pressed more firmly against his mouth.
"Oh yes....fuck me with your tongue," she breathed.
Lost in the pure pleasure of the moment, she moaned and cried his name, helplessly bucking her hips as he skillfully stroked her to ecstasy with his agile tongue. Her hands fisted into his hair, holding him against her as if she were afraid he would suddenly cease his erotic ministrations.
The sensation of his thick tongue alone was enough to make her legs tremble, and as he began to manipulate her tender clit with the pad of his thumb, she lost all control of her body.
The scream that threatened to pass her lips was abruptly cut off as she bit down hard on her tongue, and as the orgasm ripped through her body, she rode the blissful waves of intense pleasure.
The spasming of her inner muscles was promptly followed by a trickle of wetness, and a relieved whimper fled her lips as she basked in the vestiges of her climax. Due to her oversensitized pussy, the sensation of Cody's tongue against her was now nearly painful, but at the same time it felt amazingly good.