Tough Love Ch. 02byAccentsNTattos©
"What are our plans for spring break?" Nolan was lying shirtless in bed and Amanda was in his room removing her clothes. "Angie and Ethan are talking about road tripping it to Miami. We should join them."
When she was fully naked she got into bed with him. She started kissing his chest and circling his nipple with her tongue. She mounted him and smiled seductively as she unbuckled his belt and slid it off slowly.
Nolan kept his eyes on the ceiling and made no indication that her actions were turning him on. Amanda sighed and leaned over his face.
"Earth to Nolan? Hot girl here ready to fuck you."
Nolan focused on her and pushed her off him. "But not the girl I want." he mumbled and got out of bed. He walked out his bedroom into the bathroom and locked the door. He started the water for a shower and removed his jeans and boxers and stepped into the stall.
It filled with steam and Nolan dipped his head under the raining water. He groaned as he thought of Feoria. They had studied together the previous day and Nolan didn't want to drop the fact that she knew her assailant.
"Why can't you let it go?" she asked him when their session ended and he questioned her about it.
"Because he's still out there. What if he comes after you again?" Nolan reasoned and placed his text book on her coffee table.
"Do you want to spend every day with me to make sure I'm safe?" she said sarcastically.
"Actually I would." he stated and stared her square in the eyes.
"Nolan, remember our deal?"
"I do and I lied. I'm going to spend the next three weeks proving to you that I meant every word when I told you how I felt about you." Nolan told her, his words filled with lust.
"Sunday is our next meeting. Let's meet at the student lounge." Feoria danced around Nolan's statement.
"All right." he accepted temporary defeat and stood. "Listen, spring break is after this test. If I pass, we spend it together."
Feoria looked up him with widened eyes. She was not expecting that.
"I won't take no for an answer." he sing-songed and left before she could muster a response.
"Nolan, can I come in?" Ethan asked through the door.
Nolan had just stepped out of the shower and was now back in his room. He had a towel around his lower body and he walked to his bedroom door. He opened it and Ethan walked in.
"Amanda just left stating you blew her off. What's going on with you? Ever since you been hanging around that girl you've been acting weird."
Nolan smirked and walked inside his closet and pulled out a shirt and a pair of jeans. "I need to get dressed."
"Where you headed? Need a ride?" Ethan asked.
"Nope, just going for a walk to enjoy the night air." he stated when he walked out and faced Ethan.
"I hope you're not falling for her."
"And if I was?" he said firmly and inched closer to him with his fists clenched.
Ethan stared down at the balled fingers and smirked. He returned his gaze to his friend and raised his hand to pat him on the shoulder. "Relax. She's not worth fighting over. Or should I say getting your ass kicked over."
"Hell will freeze over the day you kick my ass." Nolan grunted and pushed Ethan's hand away.
"We shall see." Ethan turned and left the room.
Rita and Ebony both sat at the table across from Feoria with their mouths wide open. She had told them about her attempted rape but didn't divulge that she knew the man. She also informed them Nolan rescued her and now he wanted to be with her.
"Oreo, why didn't you tell us sooner? This happened over a week ago." Ebony chastised.
"If Nolan wants to fuck this guy up let me know. Kirk will be right with him." Rita cried.
"No, he didn't rape me, thanks to Nolan, so I'm dropping it." Feoria stated and looked up from their faces out into the street from the pizza parlor they were sitting in. She saw Nolan passing by and he stopped when he turned and saw her.
He walked in and right up to their table. "Evening ladies." He gave them a dashing smile.
"Nolan, you're ears must've been burning. We were just talking about you." Ebony returned his smile and grabbed her jacket from behind her chair. "Ritz, didn't you say you wanted to get home to Kirk?"
"Oh, yeah. He stocked up on condoms last night. See you later." Rita smirked and stood from her seat at the same time as Ebony.
Feoria grabbed Rita's arm as she passed. "You drove, remember."
"I'm sure Nolan wouldn't mind walking you home. Have fun." she winked and pulled her arm away.
When they were gone Nolan took Ebony's seat. He picked up a slice of sausage pizza and bit half and chewed slowly. "So, how have you been?"
"Since yesterday? Great, I've been perfect." she teased.
"We should go see a movie tomorrow after we finish studying." Nolan suggested.
"Like a date?"
"Sure, if you'd like. I hear Zombieland is really good."
Feoria smiled. "I've been dying to see that but Rita and Ebony are too chickenshit to see it."
"Please! It's a comedy really. I'd hate to see them watch a real horror movie." Nolan said while finishing off his pizza.
"OK, you're on."
"I think you're ready." Feoria stated as she closed her text book. She had accepted his invitation to study at the frat house and she was currently sitting on Nolan's bed while he sat in a chair a few feet away.
"I hope so. Come on, the movie starts in twenty minutes." Nolan put a wide grin on his face.
Feoria did not like that look. She wiggled her nose and caught her breath as Nolan rose from his seat and sat right next to her. He leaned into her until their lips barely touched.
"This is our first date." he whispered and gently sealed her lips with his.
Feoria smiled when he pulled back. "Not until we leave."
"You're right. Let's go." Nolan stood and threw his hand out to her. She grabbed it and he pulled her onto her feet. She walked around him and to the door. When she grabbed the door knob Nolan laid a resounding smack on her ass, which looked delicious in her jeans.
Feoria quickly turned her body to face him and had a pissed look on her face. "Do that again and you'll have to take Carpenter's test with your feet!" she yelled and jabbed her index finger into his chest.
Nolan laughed to lighten the mood, grabbed her hand and pulled her to him, hugging her tightly. "I'm sorry baby."
"Baby?" she repeated and pulled away from him.
"Must everything be difficult with you woman?" Nolan sighed.
"Can we just go? I don't want to miss the movie." Nolan submitted.
Feoria smiled prettily. "You go first."
Nolan walked out of the room and Feoria followed. Nolan had already purchased their tickets at a theater within walking distance from campus. He held Feoria's hand in his as they headed down the street.
"Woody Harrelson did all that shit for some damn Twinkies!" Feoria laughed as she and Nolan left the theater.
"Told you it was more of a comedy." Nolan stated and threw his arm around her as they walked back to campus. They walked to Feoria's apartment and stopped in front of the door.
"So, we've only got two weeks left." Feoria stated facing Nolan.
"Are you coming to class Tuesday?" he asked grabbing her hands and leaning his forehead against hers.
She leaned back and shook her head no. "Remember, I'm finishing the course online."
"All right. I guess I'll see you Friday."
"Why so late?" she smiled.
"Can't wait five days to see me again?" he teased.
Feoria shrugged her shoulders. "Maybe I can't."
"Everything with you is so hot and cold." Nolan stated and smiled to make sure he didn't offend her.
She pursed her lips to keep from letting a snide remark slip through. "Rita's boyfriend, Kirk, he plays on the basketball team and they're up against one last school to play in the championship. The game's Tuesday at five, would you like to join me and the girls?"
Nolan nodded. "I'd love to."
Nolan whistled as made his way to the frat house. As soon as he opened the door Angie came rushing out and nearly knocked him on his ass. He grabbed her to keep from falling. "Hey, watch out!"
Angie wiggled out of his grasp. "Get your hands off me!" she screamed.
He then realized she was crying. "Angie, what's wrong?"
"Your idiot best friend! He just broke up with me. With ME!" she hollered.
"I never would've saw that coming. Did he say why?" Nolan pushed the issue.
"He states that he and an old girlfriend are getting back together. I gave him two years and he does this shit." Angie sniffs and pushes her hair behind her ears. She pushes past Nolan and rushes to her car.
Nolan walked into the house and up the stairs. He passed by Ethan's room and saw him pulling on a shirt and grabbing his car keys. He stopped at the door as Ethan headed out of the room. Ethan stopped in his tracks and looked Nolan square in the eyes.
"Where you headed?" Nolan asked nonchalantly darting his eyes from Ethan's face to the keys in his hand.
"Going to find Angie. I'm sure you ran into her on your way in." Ethan stated.
Nolan saw a small bead of sweat roll down his forehead. "She's upset that you broke up with her."
"She swears I'm cheating on her..."
"But you are." Nolan reminded him.
"Because she doesn't give me what I want in bed." Ethan tried to justify his behavior.
"So why are you going after her?"
"Man, we've been together so long and we just fit together. I'll see you later." Ethan pushed past him and headed downstairs.
Nolan got a funny feeling. He went back downstairs and walked outside. He saw Ethan speeding off and he jogged to Feoria's apartment.
Feoria sang lightly as she stirred a boiling pot of pasta. She jumped at the pounding on the door. She quickly reduced the heat on the stove and rushed to the door. When she opened it Nolan nearly fell inside.
"Are you OK?" he asked in a rushed tone.
"Why wouldn't I be?" Feoria crossed her arms across her chest.
Nolan shook his head sending his hair flying. He had jumped to conclusions but who could blame him with the evidence floating around. He looked at Feoria who had a worried expression on her face.
"I'm sorry I was just worried."
"About me? I'm fine." Feoria smiled lightly.
"Hey, could I spend the night?" Nolan abruptly asked and Feoria rose her eyebrows and she backed away from him.
"I don't think that's such a good idea."
"You're right, that was dumb of me to ask."
Nolan walked around her and into her kitchen. He smiled as the aroma from the pasta filled his nostrils. He found the folder he had given her from the class she missed where he had jotted down notes from Carpenter's lecture.
He opened the folder and tore out a small strip of paper. He pulled a pen from his pocket and scribbled down his cell phone number. He walked back to Feoria and placed the strip in her hand and folded her fingers over it.
"If you ever need me, I'll be here as quick as I can." he stated and she nodded. He leaned into her and gave her a small kiss before walking to the door and leaving.
Feoria finished cooking and ate two plates of creamy alfredo pasta before shoving leftovers into tub-a-ware and then into her refrigerator. She was contemplating Nolan's offer to spend the night. She was a little frightened over the incident and found herself looking over her shoulder constantly. She jumped at every noise and living alone didn't make things easier.
But she knew she only had herself to blame. All she had to do was tell Nolan who her attacker was and he would off the streets but she knew no would believe her; well maybe Nolan, Rita and Ebony would but she would rather let it go and move on then to cause a big commotion.
She left her kitchen and her heart began beating a million beats per second. Her front door was slightly ajar. She had closed and locked it when Nolan left over an hour ago. She grabbed her phone and quickly dialed Nolan's number.
"Nolan---!" she screamed when he picked up and then felt a hand over her mouth.
Nolan immediately shook the last drops of piss from his dick and tucked it back in his jeans when he heard his phone ring. The ringtone let him know it was someone not in his contacts list; Feoria.
He flushed the toilet and jogged to his bedroom. He could hear Angie and Ethan engaging in makeup sex as he passed Ethan's room. He grabbed his phone and answered before the call went to voicemail.
That was all he heard from Feoria before she screamed and the line went dead. Nolan quickly rushed out of the his room and downstairs.
He ran to Feoria's apartment and quickly entered. It had only been thirteen minutes since Feoria had called him. The living room was clear and everything was still in place. He walked into the back where the bedroom was and slowly entered her room.
Feoria was sitting on the floor with an ice bag against her head. A campus officer was standing before her jotting down notes. He knelt before her.
"Perp got away. Don't worry we'll catch him." the office told him.
Feoria looked at him with rim red eyes. She cried and grabbed him in a hug.
"Sir, I'd think it'd be best if you stayed here with her for the rest of the night. Bring her downtown so she can give us a description." the officer stated before turning to leave.
He left and Nolan lifted Feoria onto her bed. "I'll be right back." he whispered and walked out in the living room and made sure the door and windows were locked. He also made sure the windows in the bedroom were secured.
He stared at Feoria curled up in a ball crying softly. Who was this guy after her? He was now ruling out Ethan since he was in his room fucking Angie at the time. A small part of him felt guilty for accusing him but he would deal with that later.
Nolan sat on the bed and rubbed her hair gently. "Did he rape you?"
She shook her head no. Lucky for her, the CO was patrolling her area and heard her screams and scared the creep off. She stared up at Nolan who looked like he wanted to scream at her but instead he sighed.
"I'll go sleep on the couch." he whispered and she nodded.
He got up and walked out into the living room. He collapsed on the couch and threw his hands behind his head. He sighed deeply before drifting off to sleep.
Nolan woke the next morning with the smell of an enticing scent in the air. He sat up, stretched and walked into the kitchen. He saw Feoria cooking breakfast.
She heard him come in and gave him a small smile. "Morning." she whispered and filled a plate with waffles, scrambled eggs, grits and sausage.
"Hope you like grits." She handed him the plate and fixed her own.
They walked to the dining table and before a bite of food was eaten Nolan slammed down his fist on the table causing Feoria to jump.
"Goddammit! Just tell me-or someone-who this guy is!"
"Nolan, I can't." she softly cried.
"Why? What are you so afraid of? He won't be able to hurt you anymore if you just tell me."
Feoria jumped up from her seat and walked around the table but Nolan grabbed her and pulled her into his lap. He positioned her body so that her legs were on either side of his and she was facing him and her back was against the table.
He pushed her hair behind her ears and wiped the tears from her flushed cheeks with his thumb. He really looked at her and wondered why anyone would want to hurt her. He didn't want to admit it just yet but he knew he was falling for her.
He looked her in the eyes. "I know you're still apprehensive about me and the sudden feelings I have for you but I want you know that I would never hurt you so you can trust me OK."
Feoria felt he was sincere but she held her ground. "Then let me come to you when I'm ready. I just can't tell you right now."
Nolan didn't respond. He leaned forward and kissed Feoria hard and pulled her closer to him. When he pulled back her eyes were closed shut. "Open your eyes baby."
She did so and gently got off his lap. "Thank you." she stated as she returned to her seat.
"First time a girl has said thank you after we kissed." he chuckled and scratched his head.
"Not just for that. I, uh..." she stutters and looks down at her plate and picks at her food. Nolan pushes back his chair and stands. He walks to her and places his hand under chin and lifts her head so she is looking at him.
"You're welcome." He kissed her to seal all unspoken words between them.
"But Ricky! I want to be in the show!"
Nolan and Feoria laughed heartily at Lucille Ball. They found out during breakfast I Love Lucy was both their favorite black and white. They were sitting in the living room cuddled up against each other while watching a marathon.
"Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to!" Nolan mimicked Desi Arnaz with a strained Cuban accent.
Feoria laughed so hard tears fell from her eyes.
"So, I'm thinking of heading to Cancun for spring break. It can be just me and you if you'd like." Nolan stated out of nowhere.
"Hey, the conditions were that you passed Carpenter's test though and you have to get a B+ or better." Feoria reminded him.
"Don't doubt me sweetie." He chuckled and wrapped his arm around Feoria and kissed her forehead. After the marathon, Nolan agreed to stay with her again since she was still a little freaked.
The next day after class Nolan rushed out to meet Feoria. She was in the parking lot with Rita and Ebony leaning against Rita's car. She smiled brightly when she saw him running up to them. He nearly crashed into her as he scooped her in a hug, lifting her off the ground.
"Finally! Can we go now? Kirk is going to shit bricks since we're late. He says I'm his good luck charm." Rita stated pushing Ebony into the front passenger seat. "Lovebirds! In the back!"
Nolan placed Feoria on her feet and they got into the backseat of Rita's car. They headed to the school's gym where the game was being held. Rita handed their tickets over when they made it to entrance. They found seats in the middle of the bleacher.
"Want something to eat babe?" Nolan asked Feoria.
"Yeah, toffee popcorn." she told him.
"Ladies, can I bring you back something?" Nolan asked her friends.
"No, thanks." they stated in unison.
Nolan stepped down off the bleachers and headed to the concession stand.
"So, you two a couple now? Never would've guessed you'd be the main squeeze of Nolan Sumner." Ebony giggled as she pulled her jacket off and laid it in her lap.
"I wouldn't say we're a couple but things are progressing." she smiled.
"Come off it!" Rita laughed. "The boy has hotness creeping from every crevice of that perfect body. I would not be ashamed to claim that!"
"We still have some issues that we have to work out but we'll see what happens after spring break. You guys want to come to Cancun?"
"Hell yeah!" Rita chimed.
"Not me. I failed my physics exam so I'll be spending the week cramming so my ass won't be graduating a semester late." Ebony told them.
"Well, we'll think of you while we're at the beach and getting shitfaced." Rita laughed.
"Please do." Ebony sarcastically shot back as well as her middle finger to her friend.
Feoria laughed and spotted Nolan walking back in their direction. Her smile faded when she saw Amanda grab his arm and pull him aside.
"What do you want?" Nolan asked Amanda.
She reached into the tub of popcorn he held and grabbed a handful. She stuffed a few kernels in her mouth. "Other than you?" she stated lustfully after swallowing her food.
"No longer interested." he told her wondering what had appealed her to him in the first place.
"Oh, come on. Why ruin a good thing?" She moved closer to him and slipped her hand in his jeans pocket. "My roommate is out of town and won't be back until tomorrow. Stop by and I'll take of this."