The Designer Ch. 17byHankDolworth©
My watch alarm buzzed at 6:45 a.m., and I quickly shut it off. I didn't want to wake up my sleeping companions. I need not have worried, because the bed was empty. As I yawned and wondered where my sleeping partners had run off too, I felt the covers being pulled off of me. I looked down and saw Alyssa yanking on the comforter.
"Time for a shower, J!" she smiled.
"Are you taking one with me?" I asked, my morning erection throbbing.
"Of course," she smiled, and then walked over to the side of the bed pulling me by my arm. "But we cannot dilly-dally, Kelly is making you breakfast."
I made a grumpy noise, still shaking the cobwebs from my brain as she pulled me into the bathroom. She started the shower, letting the water heat up. I pulled out a couple of towels and hung them next to the door.
"C'mon" Alyssa said when the water was warm enough, "When is your final?"
"8:30" I said flatly, and then sighed as the hot water pelted my skin.
"Then we have enough time for this," Alyssa said kneeling and taking my flagging cock in her hand.
She lifted her eyes to mine as her mouth surrounded my cock. I locked eyes with her feeling her willingness and love. I closed my eyes as the steamy water hit my chest, Alyssa's lips and tongue invigorating my erection. I combed my fingers through her brown hair, now soaked with the water from the shower. Her hair was plastered to her skin, drawing my eyes down to her full breasts that bobbed as she moved her head back and forth. I was soon gasping with desire, recapturing her loving eyes with mine. Her eyes smiled as she brought a hand up to cup my balls, squeezing just firm enough to cause me to groan.
"Ohhh Alyssa, that feels wonderful." I sighed.
She pulled back, holding my head in her mouth while her other hand stroked my shaft. I suddenly felt my need increase and my fingers curled through her hair. My hips flexed pushing my cock into her mouth. She relaxed her jaw, and sucked. I started moving my hips faster; fucking her open, willing mouth. Her tongue flicking along my shaft and teasing the head on my back stroke. Soon my desire boiled over and I thrust hard. Moaning my climax, my cock jerk and spurted into Alyssa's mouth. She started swallowing, taking my length deep in her mouth. Milking my cock with her sucking. I shivered with passion.
With a satisfied grin, Alyssa stood up and wrapped her arms around my neck. She kissed me deeply and I tasted my tartness on her tongue. She wordlessly grabbed the soap and started to lovingly wash me. She started with my chest and arms, turning me to apply the soap to all the parts of my body. I tried to wash her, but she shook her head.
"This is for you, my love." Alyssa said softly, "You need to be ready for your test. Now go dry off, Kelly has breakfast waiting for you."
I stepped out of the shower, feeling clean and refreshed, and dried off. I went to my armoire and found that one of the girls had laid out clothes for me on the chair in front. I put on my clothes, wondering when they had managed to do all this without me noticing.
I walked up the stairs to the main floor kitchen. The smell of fresh biscuits and sausage filled my nostrils. Kelly was dressed in one of my tee-shirts that hung loose like a short dress on her much smaller frame. She was busy frying eggs just as I liked them. She turned and greeted me with a kiss.
"Go get started on your coffee," Kelly said with a smile, "I'll have your breakfast in just a moment, Sir."
"Sir?" I asked raising an eyebrow.
"Mmmm," Kelly said with a smile, "I really liked that submission thing we did the other night. I feel like I'm taking care of you properly when I call you Sir."
I chuckled, "You both are taking great care of me, Kelly. But I'm not sure I'm comfortable being called Sir by my girls."
"Maybe you'll grow to like it Jeremiah, Sir." Kelly teased, "Now go sit down."
I went and sat down at the table. A steaming cup of coffee was waiting with my notes from last night stacked neatly beside it. I sipped the steamy brew as I flipped through my notes refilling my brain with what I'd studied the night before. After a couple of minutes, Kelly slid a plates of eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy in front of me. She kissed me on the cheek and massaged my neck.
"Have a good exam, Jeremiah, Sir." Kelly said with a giggle, and then disappeared back down the stairs.
Alone, I finished studying while I ate my breakfast. In the back of my mind I appreciated the attention of both my girls, and tried to figure out how to repay them for their kindness. I checked my watch, and realized I had about 30 minutes to walk across campus. I helped myself to another cup of coffee, pouring it into a stainless steel mug. I collected my books and notes, and left for my exam.
On the way I ran into Jerry, looking a bit tired and haggard as he trudged across campus.
"How come you look like a million bucks," Jerry asked with a slight grin?
I had to brag, "My girls took care of me this morning."
"Girls?" Jerry asked, then whistled, "Man you have all the luck."
"Why don't you have a girlfriend, Jer?" I asked as I sipped at my coffee.
"I never know how to talk to a girl," he said.
I scanned him quickly and promised myself to help Jerry later. He really was a nice guy, he just needed a bit more confidence. He'd make any girl a nice boyfriend, I knew he'd be considerate, if not worshipful to any female attention.
We walked to the classroom, and soon were in the middle of the exam. It wasn't difficult as much as it was time consuming. Since we were allowed notes, we had to develop an entire software design plan by hand given a rough specification. We had to choose between object-oriented design, or a more traditional modular design. I went with a traditional modular approach, since that is what I'd focused more on in my studies. There really wasn't an incorrect answer since both could do the job given the specification. It was just a matter of filling in the structure with the details. Two hours later I was done and I handed in my exam and started walking back home.
"J! Wait up." I heard a few minutes later.
I turned and saw Jerry jogging towards me. I waited for him, just outside the memorial union. I wanted to get back home to show my girls some of the appreciation they deserved, but since Jerry was a friend, I waited to see what he wanted.
"Hey man," he started catching his breath, "I'm done with finals, want to hang out later?"
I figured he was wanting me to come over to play video games like we usually did.
"I have a lot of work to do back at the house. We were supposed to move all the furniture out of the upper floor yesterday and got sidetracked." I replied, then remembering I was engaged.
"Oh, maybe I can come help?" Jerry asked.
I saw his eyes light up, and I realized that he really wanted to visit my house. Probably wanted to see more of Kelly. I thought about that for a second, and remembered my bragging statement about my girls taking care of me this morning. I cursed at myself, because I'd let my guard down and again revealed more of my relationship than I intended. I did need help moving some furniture, but I knew I'd better ask the girls first before I just brought Jerry over unannounced.
"Well maybe," I answered, "I need to check with Alyssa and see if that it's okay with her. Go home and eat some breakfast, I'll give you a call after a bit."
"Cool," said Jerry with a smile, "I'd love to have something to do, the rest of the summer seems mind-numbingly boring."
He headed off towards his dorm, and I finished the short walk home. I entered the house and dumped the backpack by the door. Kelly was on the phone on the sofa, and Alyssa was curled on the opposite couch sipping tea. Kelly was wiping her eyes as she spoke to the phone.
"Oh Mom, I'm so sorry." she said with concern in her voice, "I'm sure you and Dad can work it out."
I looked at Alyssa and raised an eyebrow. She looked at me and I felt emotions of sadness and concern. I had no idea what was going on, but pushed back a bit of comfort towards both of the girls.
"We can all talk about it tonight," Kelly said, "7 PM at the restaurant. ... Right. I can't wait to see you and Dad. ... I love you Mom."
I sat down next to Kelly, "What's wrong Kel?" I asked as I pulled her close.
"My parents had a big fight." Kelly said putting her hand on my chest, then lifted her hand to touch my pendant. "It's been happening more and more often, since I left for school. I was the youngest, and I'm afraid with me gone they don't have much in common anymore."
Alyssa slid beside Kelly on the opposite side, and hugged her close, "I'm sorry Kelly, but you know it's not your fault. Sometimes people just grow apart."
"I know," Kelly said, "It just sucks."
We all hugged in silence, not sure what to say.
"Could you help them, Jeremiah?" Kelly said, "I mean, you've made me so happy."
I stiffened a bit. I was still uncomfortable with the way I'd taken advantage of Kelly. She and I had never talked about that night other than remembering the physical attraction followed by uninhibited sex. I didn't know if she knew how much I'd changed her in an instant. It was my mistake, and my recklessness had turned her into a sex-starved slut. It was only after we met a week later at a hotel that was I able to change her back into a normal person. Alyssa helped me, and we both thought we'd done a fair enough job.
"Kelly, do you know what I've done to you?" I asked, finally comfortable enough with her to properly address the subject.
"You've fixed me, J" she replied simply, "You made me whole."
"I broke you first," I reminded, "Remember the week between when I left and the hotel? What do you remember about that week?"
"I was out of control. Horny all the time," Kelly recalled blushing, "I mean I still get horny now, especially around you, but then I couldn't get enough sex. I remember Lexi and I had a lot of sex, with Carmen too. There was also a strange incident with my friend Jenn. I think Lex and I almost killed her."
Her voice softened as she remembered the feelings. She looked up at me, a bit shocked and saddened.
"Are you saying you made me like that," she asked softly.
"Yes, Kel," I said with remorse, "I didn't know what I was doing then, and I made a mistake. First with you and then with Lexi too."
She shrunk back from me, leaning into Alyssa. Looking up at me with a bit of surprise and hurt. She searched my face trying to process her feelings about the revelation. Alyssa hugged her carefully.
"Jeremiah confessed it all to me when he got back home, Kelly," Alyssa explained. "You need to know how devastated he was over what he had done. He didn't have time to repair what he had done before he had to leave. He enlisted Carmen's help to look over you until he could figure out what to do. He also asked for my help."
"Did you change Carmen too?" Kelly asked, "Or Alyssa?" she looked over her shoulder at Alyssa her eyes wide with unanswered questions.
"I didn't change Carmen until we met at the hotel," I answered honestly, "that was the first time I'd used my power specifically to help someone. Remember the first night when Carmen was crying?"
Kelly nodded, and I continued, "I made a small change to Alyssa, while I was figuring out how to use my powers."
Alyssa smiled, "Yeah, Kelly, I used to be a lesbian,"
"Really?" Kelly asked in a voice that wavered between shock and sadness, "and you're okay with the change?"
Alyssa nodded, "I really believe that Jeremiah fixed me too, I loved him so much. But because I was a lesbian, or at least had a strong moral understanding of same-sex attraction, I never felt like I could truly be with him. I was a wreck trying to reconcile the two opposing parts of me. Jeremiah's little tweak freed me to love him completely."
Kelly smiled and reached for Alyssa's hand. Alyssa hugged her back.
"What I can do is adjust people's moral profile, as well as their self-control. My first... I hate to say mistake, because it brought all of us together... but I over-reached and removed all your morals, and left you with little self-control. You simply desired things that felt good."
I tried to speak as plainly as possible. As much as I didn't want to have this conversation, I needed Kelly to fully understand what I could do, and what I had done to her.
Kelly looked at me, and nodded, "Okay, I understand how that feels like. I continually felt the need to be happy. What made me happiest then was sex, eating yummy desserts and sleeping."
"Those are normal desires for everyone, Kel," Alyssa explained, "Without any moral constraints; I would do the same thing, all day every day. Everyone would focus on what gave them pleasure."
"So the weekend trip, you fixed me?" Kelly asked, "Me and Lexi?"
I nodded, "I had to, and I couldn't leave you and Lexi like that. Alyssa helped me come up with questions so we could try to figure out what you remembered about your morals. And over our meals I slowly readjusted your moral curve to something that was close to normal."
"Everyone seems to be able to adjust their own morals over time," Alyssa explained, "by evaluating their experiences, and how things change. Jeremiah can simply speed that up, or reinforce someone's self-control."
"So sort of like hypnosis, or mind control?" Kelly asked a bit unnerved.
"Not really, you are still free to make choices. Jeremiah can change the inner conflicts, helping you to make certain choices easier." Alyssa explained, "Someone with Jeremiah's powers if used selfishly could really mess with people's minds. We are lucky that Jeremiah had a pretty intact morality already, before he learned of his powers."
"I didn't know I could do any of this, until that night in your dorm," I confessed, "I reacted impulsively then, and since that night I've been very careful about using my powers. I'm not always comfortable about having them, quite honestly."
"Why do I feel so attached to you?" Kelly asked sliding back against me, "I think I understand more, and accept that you made a mistake." She looked up at me, "I forgive you for that, I really am happy to be with you, but I don't know exactly why I feel that way. Did you force me to feel this way?"
"No," I answered, "at least not consciously. Alyssa and I think it's a combination of making changes as well as a sexual connection that has bound us all together."
"I think the combination of the sexual energy as well as intimate knowledge of your emotions creates a strong pair bond." Alyssa theorized, "I don't think Jeremiah is aware of how strongly he's bonded himself to each of us. I know he's happy with the result, but I don't think he knew what he was accomplishing. I do think that he's affected his own bonding as much as he's changed each of us."
"So we're all stuck with one another," Kelly said flatly. Then smiled, her tone indicating that she understood. "I don't know that I'm completely comfortable with what happened. I do know that I'm reassured knowing that you, Jeremiah, seem so intent on making it right. I also know that I'll happily stick with the both of you as we all figure this out."
"I'm glad to hear that, Kelly," I said with a smile, "I only want what's best for each of us."
"So, could you help my parents?" Kelly asked, "Or would that bond you to them too..." she made an uncomfortable face as she considered the implications.
"I don't think I'd become bonded to them," I started, "I was able to change another couple, and haven't felt the need to be with them, as strongly as I've felt with you."
As if on cue, the phone rang.
"Hello?" Alyssa answered the phone, "Oh Hi, Ron. Yeah, Jeremiah is right here."
She handed me the phone with an odd expression on her face. I picked up the receiver feeling some trepidation.
"Hi Ron, how are things?" I asked, not sure if I wanted to know the answer.
"Things are great, Bro! I was just feeling bad about leaving so suddenly."
"Don't be concerned, Ron, I'm glad you are getting along so well with Robin."
"That's part of why I called," Ron continued, "I got done with my exams yesterday, and Robin and I are looking for something to do. She asked if you guys needed any help with your house. We left so suddenly, she felt a little bad about leaving all the cleaning to you."
"Uh, well actually," I continued, thinking about my conversation with Jerry after the test, "We do need to move a few pieces of furniture down from the upstairs. I could really use your help."
"I'd love to help, tell me the time, and we'll be there." Ron said earnestly.
"How about after lunch?" I offered, "Just come by we'll figure it out as we go."
Sure thing, pal." Ron replied and hung up.
"Okay, that was weird," I said looking at Alyssa.
"Who is Ron?" Kelly asked.
"Ron used to live in the room that is now your office," Alyssa explained, "Jeremiah fixed him and his girlfriend to be attracted to each other. So Ron would move out and move in with Robin." Alyssa looked at me, "What did he say?"
"He just felt bad about leaving so suddenly, and wanted to know if we needed any help with the house."
Alyssa thought for a moment, then looked up at me, "I guess that doesn't really mean anything. We'll have to see what happens when he gets here."
"I'm also going to invite Jerry over to help move things." I told the girls, "It would go smoother with more help. Are you both okay with Jerry helping?"
The both nodded, then Kelly looked at me, "Could you help my parents, J? I really don't like them fighting all the time."
"I'll try, if I can, Kel," I promised, "I'll need Alyssa's help though. She knows more about how my powers affect people's minds and psyches than I do."
"We'll see what we can do," said Alyssa.
I gave Jerry a ring and made plans for him to come over after lunch. The girls went into the kitchen to make sandwiches, while I chatted idly with them. The conversation shifted to what furniture needed to go where to help expedite the changes to the top floor. We agreed to empty as much of the furniture into the other main floor bedroom, using it as storage for all the spare furniture from both the basement and the upper floor. Then we talked about what else needed to be done before Lexi and Carmen got here the next evening.
As we ate lunch, Alyssa suddenly stopped eating, "Damn, that might be it!" she said and stood up. "Jeremiah where did we put my books?"
"I think they're in Kelly's office," I replied a bit confused, "Why?"
"Limerence," Alyssa said cryptically and walked towards the office.
"I really don't know why a limerick is important right now," Kelly said with a smile.
"There was a young man from Nantucket..." I started, and we both cracked up laughing.
Kelly and I smiled and continued eating. Alyssa walked back in reading a book and mumbling to herself. She sat down reading and started eating again. I was used to Alyssa doing this often as she got consumed with her studies. Kelly though, was caught between laughing at her intensity, or extreme curiosity as to what brought up the brainstorm.
"What's got you riled up, Doctor?" I asked Alyssa.
"Well the talk about pair-bonding got me thinking." Alyssa said turning the book over and looking at me. "I think we're all caught up with one another, intertwined emotionally and physically. One researcher calls the feeling, 'limerence'. It's like being drawn to something that's very alluring or attractive. The feeling of limerence can be one-sided or felt by both parties of a pair. In our case, I think your adjustments have caused a bit of limerence within us. And the sexual consummation has cemented that feeling, as well as causing you to feel limerent towards us."
"You're going to have to boil that down a bit," I said, "I keep hearing, 'there once what a man from Nantucket,' when you say that word."