Peak of Desire Ch. 04byvirgofemme©
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Erica gave a parting wave to her massage client, then walked down the steps of the mini mansion and headed towards her car. Having finished up with her last customer of the day, she was now free to go home and enjoy the remainder of her evening. After putting her massage table in the backseat of her Toyota, she climbed behind the wheel and stuck the key in the ignition.
Retrieving her cell phone from her pocket, she turned it on and waited to see if she had any messages. Her phone vibrated, then released the sound of a text alert, and as she glanced at the display screen, she saw she had a few messages from Cody. She pressed a button and opened the text.
*Did you make it home yet? Call me when you get this message*
She then opened the second message and read it.
*Where are you? Haven't heard from you for two hours. Let me know what's going on*
She pressed the keys on the phone so she could type back a reply and let him know she was okay, then hit the message send button. After placing the phone on the passenger seat, she started up the car and made her way home. Glancing at the clock on the dashboard, she saw it was nearly seven p.m. She'd planned to finish up her last massage by no later than four in the afternoon, but she'd received a last minute booking, so instead of having three clients, she'd ended up having four.
She'd meant to contact Cody and let him know about her last minute client, but by the time she'd arrived at the customer's house, she'd been completely frazzled, due to the fact that she'd gotten lost on her drive over there. She hoped he wasn't too worried, and as soon as she got home, she was going to contact him and let him know what happened.
As she was driving home her phone rang, and although she couldn't see the display screen, she had a feeling that it was Cody trying to reach her. She contemplated answering his call, but she'd never been very skilled at talking on the phone while driving, so she decided it would have to wait until once she reached her destination. Thirty minutes later she arrived home, and after taking a quick shower and changing into a pair of drawstring shorts and a blue tank top, she grabbed a bottle of ginger ale from the fridge, then plopped down on the L shaped couch.
She dialed Cody's number into her cell phone, and as it rang, she took a sip of her drink. After the fourth ring, his voicemail picked up, and she left a brief message to explain what had happened. After pressing the call end button, she placed her cell phone down, then walked over to the aquarium where her tarantula was located. As she peered through the glass, she saw that its water dish was nearly empty, so she lifted the mesh top off the tank and retrieved the petri dish, then carried it over to the sink so that she could fill it up. Once that was done, she gave the spider a cricket, then replaced the top on the aquarium.
Spotting a book on the glass end table located next to the couch, she picked it up and saw that it was the true-life adventure novel that Cody had picked out for her. She hadn't gotten around to reading it yet, but now that she had some free time, she guessed it would be a good idea to get a start on it. She took a seat on the couch pillows, curling her legs up under her, then opened the cover and began to read.
By the fifth page of the book, she was thoroughly engrossed in the story, and as she came to the end of the first chapter, she eagerly continued on into the second. She'd been reading for nearly an hour when she heard the sound of a chime ring through the air, and as she glanced down at the display screen of her cell phone, she saw it was a message from Cody. After setting the book aside, she picked up her phone and pressed a button to open the message.
*What are you up to?*
She typed back her response.
~Reading a book. You?~
*Sitting here thinking about you. Why didn't you call?*
~I did. Didn't you get my message?~
*I waited hours for you to contact me.*
~Had a last minute client. Didn't mean to worry you~
She waited for the phone to vibrate with his incoming message, but as the minutes ticked by, she began to wonder if he was going to respond at all. As a few minutes stretched into ten, she realized he probably wasn't going to send a text back, so she set the phone down on her lap. Figuring that he'd gotten busy, she picked up the adventure novel, and resumed reading. Yet as interesting as the book was, she couldn't help wondering what had caused the sudden halt of his texts.
She felt like sending him a message to inquire about what was going on, but decided against it. It would probably make her seem over eager, and she didn't want him to think that she was just sitting around waiting for his response. Although that was exactly what she was doing, he still didn't have to know it. Nearly half an hour passed before she heard the chime of an incoming text, and she grabbed hold of the phone so she could read it.
*So how did things with your last client go?*
~Everything went fine~
A minute passed before her phone vibrated with another message from him.
*So how cute do you look tonight?*
A little smile curled her lips as she responded.
~I'm wearing a pair of shorts and a tank top~
She cocked an eyebrow.
~Of course I'm wearing underwear~
*You didn't mention them.*
~I didn't think it was necessary~
*So what do they look like?*
She allowed a bit of time to pass before she gave her response, knowing that his curiosity was probably getting the best of him.
~What do you imagine they would look like?~
*Bikini cut, maybe thongs*
She didn't send a text, choosing instead to wait for another message from him.
*Am I right?*
*So which do you wear?*
~I'll leave that to your imagination~
*What if I don't want to use my imagination?*
~Then I guess you won't~
*I know what type of underwear you were wearing on our date*
Her curiosity piqued, she quickly pressed the buttons on her phone.
~So tell me. What kind was I wearing?~
*Bikini cut, with lace edging around the top*
She thought back to the goodnight kiss they'd shared, and recalled the way his hands had been drifting down towards her butt as they'd kissed. So not only had he been trying to cop a feel of it, but also figure out what type of underwear she'd been wearing. She shook her head and her lips pulled up into a crooked little smile.
~So that's what you were doing with your hands. I knew you were up to something~
*Can you blame me? Your butt looked great in those yoga pants*
Biting her lip, she thought back to the time they'd spent rock climbing in the gym, and recalled the way that the harness had cupped his cute little butt cheeks.
~I snuck a few peeks of yours, as well~
*And did you enjoy the view?*
Half a minute passed before he sent another text.
*When you were in bed last night, did you think of me?*
~Yes. Why? Did you think of me?~
*Of course. I think about you every night.*
~And what exactly do you think about?~
*Anything and everything*
Erica could only imagine how wild his imagination was, and she felt a spark of arousal course through her body from his response. Her phone vibrated as she received another text.
*So tell me what you thought about last night*
~ Your lips, and what an incredible kisser you are~
*I'm incredible at a number of things, not just kissing*
She felt the spot between her legs heat up in response, and although she knew exactly what he was referring to, she couldn't help wanting to indulge in some naughty texting.
*Invite me over, and you'll find out firsthand*
*Can't, or won't?*
~Maybe another time~
*But I want to see you now*
~What's the rush?~
*No rush. I just feel like seeing your pretty face*
The truth was, she'd love to have him come over, but as strongly attracted to him as she was, she was certain that it would be difficult to keep herself from giving into her desires. Being with him out in public was one thing, but in the privacy of her home, where they were free to engage in sexual contact, it would be damn near impossible for her to keep from giving into her strong urges. She was just about to send him her response when she received another message from him.
*You enjoy making me wait, don't you?*
~What do you mean?~
*You want me to come over. I know you do. So why not let me?*
She found herself surprised by his pushiness, and began to wonder if he was always like this. Of course she knew he was the conquering, dominating type. That had been very clear from their first interaction in the bookstore. But she still couldn't help feeling a little taken aback by this other side of him. It seemed that once he got an idea in his head, he was relentless.
She had a feeling he was the type of guy who was used to getting his way, and figured he was trying to see if he could get her to comply. As attractive as Cody was, he could get sex from any woman that he wanted, so if she did get physical too soon with him, then what chance was there of things going any further between them?
She'd had purely sexual relationships in the past, and while they had been enjoyable, the pleasure she'd received from them had been very fleeting. She wanted more with Cody, and while it was too early to tell if they would ever have a serious relationship, she certainly didn't want to do anything to kill the prospect of it.
~Let's just take our time, okay?~
She waited for him to text her back, but when he didn't, she set the phone aside and lay back on the couch. She didn't know what his deal was with taking so long to text her back. If this was his idea of playing some sort of game with her, then she wasn't going to participate. It was difficult to figure him out. He seemed to be very interested in her, and while they were obviously very sexually attracted to one another, she was under the impression that there was more than that.
They always had interesting conversations, and it seemed that he was genuinely interested in building a relationship, so why did it suddenly seem as if he was trying to push things along at a faster rate? Twenty minutes passed by before the sound of her ring tone filled the air, and as she glanced down at the display screen, she saw that it was none other than Cody. She picked the phone up and placed the receiver against her ear.
The sound of his voice alone caused her heart to beat a little faster. "Hi."
"Sorry if it seemed like I was trying to push you into having me over. Sometimes I can be a little over eager, especially when I really like someone."
"It's fine, don't worry about it."
"The last thing I want is to make you uncomfortable. I like you a lot."
"I like you too."
"I don't mean to sound like a broken record or anything, but when *can* I see you again?"
She gave a light chuckle and crossed her legs at the ankles. "We just saw each other yesterday."
"You're not bored of me already, are you?"
"No, of course not."
"So let's meet up sometime during the week. I can take you out for lunch."
"What day would be best for you?"
"Wednesday it is. So since you're a vegetarian, do you have any preference of where you'd like to eat?"
"There's this really good pizza place not too far from where I work. Zack's pizza, you ever been?"
"I haven't, sounds like a good spot, though."
"It really is. So let's go there."
"Sounds like a plan. I'm looking forward to it."
"So am I." They were both quiet for a moment, and then she said, "So since you're a window washer, I bet you've seen all sorts of crazy stuff."
"Yeah, I've seen my fair share."
"What sort of things have you have seen?"
"One time I was washing the windows of this building, and this lady in her office unbuttoned her top and flashed me."
"Oh wow, are you serious?"
"So what did you do?"
A chuckle fled his lips. "I just kept washing the window, what else could I have done?"
"Was she hot?"
"Well she definitely wasn't unattractive."
She offered a snicker. "She must have been pretty good looking, then."
"Why do you say that?"
"Because you're trying to avoid the question."
"No I'm not, I just answered it."
She could hear the smile in his voice, and her lips curled into a little smile. "Yeah, in a roundabout way."
"Alright, she was good looking. Is that what you want to hear?"
"So did she have a nice rack?"
A choking laugh emitted from Cody's end of the line, and as she listened to him cough and gasp for air, she realized that he must have been drinking a beverage.
She broke into a smile. "Are you okay?" Although she was a bit concerned, she couldn't help but be amused by his reaction to her question.
"Fine, I'm just.." He struggled to continue, but a series of coughs caused his voice to be cut off. Once he finally got himself under control, he said, "Where did that question come from?"
"I don't know. I guess I'm just curious."
"Well I certainly wasn't expecting you to ask something like that. You're just full of surprises, aren't you?"
"I guess am." She grabbed one of the couch pillows and slid it beneath her head so that she was more comfortable. "So did she?"
"Yeah, she had a pretty nice set." He chuckled and then said, "I never would have imagined I'd be discussing another woman's breasts with you."
"Neither did I, but at least we're keeping the conversation interesting."
"So what other type of stuff have you seen?"
"I was cleaning this high rise apartment building one time, and I saw this couple having sex."
"You just see a whole lot of freaky stuff, don't you?"
He laughed. "Yeah, I guess I do."
"So did they see you watching them?"
"Who said I was watching?"
"Well you must have been. I mean how could you not?"
"You make it sound like I was enjoying it."
"Well were you?"
"Are you sure about that?"
"What, you think I'm some kind of pervy voyeur, or something?"
"I was joking."
"Sure you were."
Her lips formed into a grin. "So was this a younger couple, or an older one?"
"The guy was young, seemed to be in his late twenties, and the woman was middle aged. I'm guessing she was a cougar."
Erica's lips formed into a smirk. "Interesting. So what did they do when they saw you washing the window?"
"They just kept on going."
"Yeah, they didn't seem at all concerned with my presence. The guy ignored me, but the woman kept making eye contact with me. She seemed to like that I was there."
"That doesn't surprise me at all. If she'd had the chance, I bet she would have made you one of her boy toys."
He gave a little sound of amusement. "I wouldn't allow some random woman to make me into their plaything. You, however, could play with me all you wanted."
"I'd be nice and gentle with you."
"You could be a bit rough, as well. I'm very durable and built to last a long time, giving you all the pleasure you require."
Erica felt a rush of heat between her legs. "Sounds like a good investment."
She bit her lip and danced a finger along the hem of her shorts. "You're very seductive, aren't you?"
"Yes, and you know it."
"I guess it just comes natural to me." There was a moment of silence and then he said, "You enjoy being seduced by me, don't you?"
"Well I definitely don't dislike like it."
"You're doing a bit of seducing yourself, as well."
"The way you talk, the things you say...you do it to see my reaction."
"Give me an example."
"Well sometimes you act all shy and demure, then other times this other, more sexually alluring side of you slips out."
"Everyone has different sides to them."
"Oh I know, I wasn't complaining about it. I just find it interesting."
"What time are you going to bed?"
"Why, you wanna come over and join me?"
"What if I said that I did?"
"Then of course I'd invite you over. But I know you're just teasing me."
"I'm not teasing you."
"Yes you are. You just love dangling that carrot, don't you?"
Her mouth pulled into a crooked smile, and before she could say anything, Cody once again spoke.
"I just hope you know that you can only tease me for so long."
"The teaser can easily become the teased. Just remember that."
"So you're saying you're going to turn the tables on me?"
"Just letting you know it's possible."
She snickered. "I'll be sure to keep that in mind."
"So what are you going to do for the rest of the evening?"
"I'll probably read for an hour or so, and then do some yoga meditation before bed."
"You're into yoga?"
"Have you been doing it for very long?"
"So I guess that means you're pretty flexible."
"Yes, I am. But why would that be of interest to you?" Of course she knew the answer to that, but she wanted to hear his response.
"Well it's always good to be able to stretch your muscles in various ways. It makes for a lot more possibilities."
"What sort of possibilities?"
She felt a wave of arousal course through her body. "I suppose it can be good for that as well."
"I'm certain it can. Haven't you ever explored that?"
"Making use of your limber, flexible body during intimate moments."
"No. I never really thought about it."
"Well you should."
"Maybe I will, one day."
"I'd love to explore those options with you. Would you like that?"
"Only a maybe? How about a definitely?"
"Anything is possible."
"You're not too fond of giving me straight answers, are you?"
Her lips curled upward. "What fun would that be?"
"Oh, so you admit it. You're playing a little game with me. Seeing how crazy you can make me over you."
"I admit nothing."
"You need me just as much as I need you."
"Yes, need. You're well aware of just how strong this attraction between us is, so there's no use trying to deny it."
"I'm not denying it at all."
"Don't you want to release the sexual tension? It isn't healthy to keep that energy pent up in your body."
"I release it."
"In what way?"
"I have a couple of methods."
"Share them with me."
"Well, one of the ways I do that is through yoga."
"And it actually helps?"
"Yeah. Most sexual energy gets stuck in your center, so I just do some yoga exercises that concentrate on my stomach to pelvic area."
"Stomach to pelvic, huh?" Cody was quiet for a moment, as if he were trying to imagine it in his head. "I'd really like to see you do those exercises."
Her lips pulled into a smirk. "Yeah, I bet you would."
"Seems to me that the best way of going about releasing that type of energy is to just have sex."
"Well of course that would be the best option. But for someone who isn't part of a couple, then alternative methods would have to be used."
"Well just so you know, you can always release some sexual tension with me. Whenever you need me, I'm at your service."
Her lips curved into a smile. "How kind of you. I'll be sure to keep that in mind."
"I hope you do."
"Aren't you going to ask me how I release tension?"
"I think I already know."
"So tell me."
She was a bit embarrassed to say it, so she hesitated before speaking. "You masturbate."
A deep, low sound came from his throat, a noise so full of carnal longing, that it sent a delicious shiver along Erica's spine.