Saturday, October 31, 2009
" Hey let me get that. It's too heavy." Adam said coming up behind me and grabbing the box out of my hand.
" You know just because I am a girl doesn't mean I can't do any heavy lifting" I grumbled at him
" I know but when you have all of us studs here to help you why would you want to?" he replied, giving me that smart ass grin that I loved
I rolled my eyes at his back as he headed out the door. The guys had a couple of days off and Tazer, Sharpie, Seabs and Bur had offered to come and help me move. I looked around at my almost empty apartment and felt a little twinge of sadness that I was leaving. It had been my home for a long time and it was hard to let go off.
" Everything alright baby?" Patrick asked as he came back inside
" Yeah it's fine. Really." I said as I gave him a kiss
" Remember we are meeting my mom for lunch in a few hours so try not to get to dirty okay."
" I remember. Do you think she'll like me?" he asked
" I have no doubt. Now let's get these last few box's packed and in the truck.
He followed me to what had been my bedroom. Everything was pretty much gone but I had left some clothes out in case I needed them and I wanted to throw them in a box before we left. Patrick reached down and grabbed something off the top of the pile and looked at me with a gleam in his eyes.
" Why haven't I seen these before?" He asked as he held up a pink lacy thong.
I grabbed them out of his hand and threw them in the box along with everything else.
" You haven't seen them before because Olivia gave them to me as a going away present. They also have a matching bra."
" I guess you'll have to try them on later."
" We'll see stud." I kissed him and wasn't surprised when he deepened the kiss. I opened my mouth when I felt his tongue against my lips and I started to wind my fingers through his curls. He seemed to love it when I did that and he moaned softly against my mouth.
" We need to stop before we get out of hand." I said a little out of breath from the kiss
" Why. The idea of throwing you on the floor and having my way with you is really hot"
I didn't say it outloud but I agreed with him. I went to kiss him again but we were interuppted by Seabs coming into the room with Tazer right behind him
" Are you guys done making out like horny teenagers yet? Adam wants to get going. Says he's got some important things that he could be doing. Like Karri"
" Yeah yeah. Here take this box. It's the last one." I handed him the last box and he turned to leave with it. He took a few steps and all of a sudden stopped and looked at me.
" Everyone's glad that you are coming to Chicago. Just thought you should know that."
" Aww. Thanks that's so sweet." I went to him and leaned up so I could give him a peck on the cheek.
" Hey now,Seabs find your own hot girl." Adam said trying to sound mad
I can't help it that I am so irresistable Kaner." With that he walked out of the room
Adam poked his head into the room and told us he was ready to go. Patrick had already given him a house key and instructions to just out everything on the living room floor. Everything else I had either given away or put in storage. We were going to have sort through everything and figure out what we did and didn't need but it was going to have to wait until we got home.
The thought of thinking of his house as my home caused me to smile.
" What are you thinking about?"
" I'm thinking that I am really glad that I decided to give this a chance." I replied honestly
His face lit up in a smile that matched mine and it made me warm to know that I put that on his face.
" Love you."
" Love you too."
We took one last look around to make sure that we hadn't missed anything. We decided to head to the restaurant a little early since we really didn't have anything else to do. It was a little Italian restaraunt that my family and I had ate at a hundred times. I choose it because I figured the chance of him getting recognized would be pretty small. At least that was what I was hoping. We were seated at a cute little table in the back and since it was a weekday there were only a couple of people. The waitress came and we ordered a couple of glasses of wine while we waited. I started to laugh at the look on Patrick's face when the lady asked him for his ID. He got out his wallet and handed it over and the lady looked at it and him several times before finally handing it back over and leaving to fill our order. I couldn't help but tease him.
" See mr. bigshot. I told you that they wouldn't recognize you around here."
" It's no big deal. Really. The lady was just doing her job."
The waitress came back with our glasses of wine. She hesitated for a minute like she wanted to say something but didn't know if she should
" I'm really sorry but one of my co-workers is convinced that you are some famous hockey player. Are you?"
" I play for the Chicago Blackhawks, yeah" he said looking at me triumphantly
" Oh. Well I'm sorry to bother you Mr. Kane. I was just wondering"
" No problem. And please call me Patrick."
She beamed him a huge smile at him and started to fawn over him. A small part of me wanted to be jealous but I knew that he was coming home with me and that was all I needed to know. I heard a familiar voice behind me and I got up to give my mother a big hug.
" Hey sweetie. It's so good to see you."
" Hi mom."
I introduced the two of them and wasn't surprised to see Pat turn on the charm and and it worked. She immediately warmed up to him which I was glad for.
" So you are one of Adam's teammates right?"
" Yep, he actually introduced us."
My mom adored Adam and at one point had tried to talk us into going out but finally gave up after figuring out we were serious that we were just friends. I was really hoping that she wouldn't bring it up. She had a way of opening her mouth and saying inappropriate things at the worse times. Luckily for me she didn't this time. We ordered our lunch and had an enjoyable time chatting. After a little while it was time to go since we had to drive back to Chicago. She gave him a hug and whispered something in his ear that made him nod his head.
"I'm going to go get the car babe. I'll be right back."
I nodded my head and watched him walk out the door
" I think you got a good one there." My mom said as she looked at me
" Yeah I think so too." I smiled as I said it
" If you need anything call me. I'm not that far away."
" I know mom. Love You."
" Love you too sweets. Call me and let me know how everything is going."
" I will."
She gave me one last hug and told me that we better be careful driving since the weather was suppose to get a little rough. I looked out and saw Patrick in his suv waiting for me.
" I gotta go Mom. I'll call you later."
With that we parted and I left.
I opened the door and slid into the passanger seat. This was it. I was officially starting a new chapter in my life and it didn't scare me anymore.
" What did my mom say to you?" I asked because I was nosy and couldn't help myself
" Why are you jealous?" he asked in a teasing voice
" No but if you don't tell me it will drive me crazy."
" I guess you'll just have to go crazy then won't you."
" Come on tell me." I said trying not to whine
" Fine. We'll see how long it is before you get laid again."
" Whatever. There's no way you can resist my sexy body."
" We'll see." I mused
The drive didn't take long and we were finally home. We parked and went inside and both of us immediatly sat on the couch as it had been a long day. He reached over and tried to grab me but I scooted away and grabbed the remote. I turned on the tv and found a ducks game that was on center ice. I focused on the game and totally ignored him. He tried to get me over to him a few more times but seemed to give up. I felt like I had won but I should have known better. After we had sat in silence for a little while I announced that I was tired and going to bed. He just nodded his head and didn't seem to really pay attention. I washed my face and changed into a pair of short shorts and a t-shirt to get ready for bed. I laid down and tried to sleep but I couldn't. I heard some noise on the stairs and Patrick came in. He quickly stripped down and took his place next to me. I moved so I was against him and he turned on his side so his chest was against my back. He didn't say anything as he moved my hair and started to kiss my neck. I gritted my teeth as I tried not to react. I was doing a pretty good job of controlling myself when his hand started to wander over my side and down my stomach. I couldn't help myself. I turned slightly towards him so he could reach better. His hand slid down my stomach and into my shorts. His fingers slid into me and I groaned. I moved my hips against his hand and turned my head so I could kiss him. He kissed me and I could feel my orgasm building. Then without warning he stopped. I looked at him in surprise. He made a big show of stretching and yawning.
" I got an early practice tomorrow. I should really go to bed." He turned away from me on his side. All I could do is stare at his back in disbelief. Is this seriously happening?
" What the hell. You can't do that to me."
" Do what babe?" he asked turning to look at me.
" You can't turn me on like that and then not finish. It's not right."
" I thought you could go without sex."
I could tell by the look he was giving me that I was going to have to tell him something that I didn't want to say.
" If I tell you that I can't resist you will you finish what you started?" I asked with annoyance
" What was that? I couldn't hear you."
" I said I can't resist you, now get your ass over here and finish what you started." I practically growled at him
He did as I asked and moved over me. He looked at me before he moved his lips to mine. His kiss was slow and passionate and perfect. It didn't take long before things quickly got more heated. I saw a look of surprise on his face as I pushed him off of me and onto the bed. I straddled his legs and and leaned down so I could kiss his perfect lips. He pulled off my shirt and quickly unhooked my bra, pulling it off of me. His hands found my breast and gently started to knead them. I moaned into his mouth at the sensations that were coursing through me. I slid down his body and pulled his boxers off as I went. I moved back up his legs and positioned my self over his hips. He helped to guide himself inside of me and I shuddered as he filled me. I moved slowly at first.He grabbed at my hips to move me faster but I moved them away. I wanted to be in charge. He took the hint as he moved them back to my chest. Our moans intertwined as we moved together. That's when it happened. One of the most painful things that I had ever endured in my life. Talk about some shitty timing.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
" Come in" I yelled as I pulled my hair into a tight bun.
His sister Jess poked her head in the room.
" Is it okay if I come in?" she asked
" Yeah come on in. I was just about to come down."
She opened the door wider and came in and sat on the bed. I wasn't exactly sure where this situation was going so I decided to wait for her to start the conversation.
" I'm sorry if we seem to be such bitches to you, it just after the last one that he dated we were kind of wary, you know what I mean?"
" Yeah I understand. They were dating when we met. She was one of the most horrible people that I have ever had to be around." I said making a face
" We didn't even refer to her by name. We would call her the skinny psych bitch when we weren't around Pat."
" Yeah that about sums it up." I agreed laughing
" Well I just wanted you to know that we don't think that of you. You seem good for Pat."
" Thanks Jess. That means a lot to me. I know how important his little sisters are to him." I said with a smile
" You should see him when we try to introduce guys to him. He actually told my last boyfriend that he had nineteen guys that would beat the shit out of him if he was anything other than a gentleman. It's annoying that he thinks he can have sex but we aren't suppose to know it exist."
" That's what big brothers do I guess."
" Yeah I know but it's still annoying. Anyway's mom sent me up here to let you know that breakfast is done if you want to eat."
" Yeah I could smell it. I'll be down in a minute."
" Oh just so you know, you might want to move the bed away from the wall. The headboard banging against it makes a lot of noise." She said with a grin before she walked out of the room closing the door behind her.
Dammit. I was beyond embarrased. I knew that while we weren't exactly loud but I was really hoping that no one heard or paid any attention. I wouldn't be surprised if his mother hated me now. I was taking advantage of her little boy and no mother would appreciate that. I was tempted to just get back in bed and pull the covers over my head but I knew that wasn't an option. I took a breath and went downstairs to to the kitchen. I was pleasantly greeted by everyone and was handed a plate full of food. The morning went well and the time seemed to fly by as I spent time with his family. Right before noon we heard the door open and Patrick's voice yell
" Hey I'm home."
" we're in the living room." I yelled back to let him know where we were
" Hey what's everyone doing?" he asked as he threw his hockey bag on the floor next to the couch
" Nothing. Your sisters were just telling what it was like to grow up with a competitive brother. Did you really throw soccer balls at them if they didn't want to play with you?"
He shrugged his shoulders
" It's not like I didn't warn them."
" That is so mean!" I exclaimed
" Great now your going to be ganging up on me." he groaned
" Probably." I agreed with him.
Everyone laughed. He pulled me off of the couch by my hands and pulled me to him.
" I'm going to steal my girlfriend for a minute. We'll be right back."
They all nodded in agreement and he pulled me by the hand towards the stairs.
" Remember what I told you about the bed!" I heard Jess's voice yell at us
We went into his room and he closed the door behind us
" What did Jess tell you about the bed?" he asked as he turned around
I repeated what she had told me about the headboard and I was blushing fire engine red
" I guess we weren't that quiet then huh."
" I guess not."
He closed the distance between us quickly and I tried to back up
" Don't worry babe. That isn't why I brought you up here. " He said with a chuckle
" I've just been thinking about some stuff and I wanted to talk to you about it.
He did his usual routine of coming up to me and wrapping his arms around my waist. I returned the gesture and put my body against his so I could inhale his scent and listen to his heart beat. He kissed the top of my head and whispered something that made my heart almost beat out of my chest.
" I love you, you know that right." he said looking at me with a very serious look on his face
My face lit up in a huge smile and I let him tip my face up for a sweet gentle kiss. He looked at me with an expectant look on his face. I knew what he was expecting but I wanted to make him work for it.
" Thank You" I said trying not to grin
" That's it?"
" Umm yeah. That's it."
He turned me around and threw me on the bed. He fell on me and started to tickle me. I was extremly ticklish and it only took a few minutes for me to start yelling.
" Stop you jackass"
" Not until you say it." he said continuing to tickle me.
" Fine, fine. I love you. Now stop." I screeched
He let up and I tried to catch my breath.
"I mean it. I do love you.
" I never had any doubt."
He laid his body against mine and pulled on the neck of my tshirt. He laid gentle kisses on my collar bone and I lost all train of thought.
" Move in with me." he said looking at me
" What?" I said wanting to make sure that I heard him right
" Move in with me." he repeated looking at me intently
I pushed him off of me and jumped up and went for the door. Unfortuantly for me he was just as fast. He grabbed me by the arm.
" Don't run away. Talk to me."
I didn't know if I could verbalize everything that was running through my head at warp speed. But I knew that he deserved an explanation.
" I can't move down here with you." I told him as I looked at the floor
" Why not?" he said sounding hurt and just a little angry
" I don't know. I just can't okay."
I wiggled out of his grip and took a few steps back
" Babe. I'm sorry. I just don't understand.
How could I tell him that I wasn't sure that I was ready to give up my whole life to be with him.
I swallowed and tried to explain
" What happens if things don't work out? You aren't the one taking any risk. I'll be the one that's left with nothing"
" I realize that but sometimes the risk is worth the reward."
I blinked a few times and thought about what he said. And I knew that he was right.
" Okay. But I have somethings that you have to agree to first."
" Alright. Anything."
" First. I have to find a job before I come down here. Second I am keeping my apartment for a couple of months in case things don't work out. I don't want to end up homeless. Third, you will let me help pay for stuff, even if it is just some grocerries every week." I looked at him and waited for a response.
" I don't like the idea of you keeping your apartment but if that's what it takes to get you down here I'll deal."
I came to him and wrapped him in a hug
" Thanks for being understanding. I'm really not trying to be difficult."
" I know babe. That is one of many things that I love about you. We should go back downstairs so everyone doesn't wonder what is going on."
He put his hand in mine and we went downstairs. When we walked into the living room we found everyone's eyes move to us.
" Is everything okay?" his mother asked
" Yeah Mom, everything is fine."
He led me to the couch and pulled me down on his lap. I snuggled against him and thought about how much things were going to change for me. It scared the living shit out of me that I was the one who had to change everything but it wasn't like he had a normal job where he could relocate closer to me. I just had to have faith that everything would work its self out.
Monday, October 26, 2009
" Hey babe. It's nice to see you." He said with a grin as he sat me down
" I have a surprise. Don't be mad at me." he said as he grabbed my hand and led me to the kitchen.
" Why would I be mad at you?" I questioned as I followed him
I quicky figured out why he thought I would be mad. As we went into the kitchen I found four sets of eyes looking at me.
" Mom, Dad, girls, this is my girlfriend Melissa. Mel this is my family. They all said hi and I managed to squeek out a greeting. Patrick turned around and gave me a reassuring kiss on the cheek.
" I'm going to go get your suitcase out of the car. I'll be right back okay?" I knew I had to look terrified but he just patted my arm and left. I was left standing there by myself, feeling incredibly akward. Finally his mother spoke up.
" So Patrick tell's us that you are a nurse in Wisconsin."
" Um yeah a ortho scrub nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital."
" That sounds like a good job." She commented
" It is and I love it." I said figuring where she was going with this but waiting to see.
" You must make good money then."
" Donna!" Patricks father chided her
" No it's okay. I know the types of girls who try to get with these guys and as his mother she has every right to be suspicious. I do make good money and more importantly I have a pretty substantial savings. I don't love your son because he is a hockey player and has money. I love him because he is sweet and kind and is one of the most sincere people that I have ever met."
I knew that I was getting an attitude but I couldn't help it. It pissed me off that someone would even begin to compare me to someone like Tina. I was surprised by the reaction that I got. His mother jumped up and came over and gave me a big hug. At first I was so surprised that it took me a second to return it.
" I'm so glad he found someone like you. I thought he was going to never get rid of that horrible girl. My name is Donna by the way. That is Patrick Sr and that is Jessica and Erica."
She had let go of me and I greeted everyone but his sister's didn't do much more than stare at me. Patrick came back into the kitchen and put his arms around my waist. He put his chin on my shoulder and whispered in my ear.
" Everything alright?"
I nodded my head and turned enough so I could give him a kiss.
" Hey mom can you make your famous meatloaf and mashed potatoes for us."
" Sure sweetie. Whatever you want. I assume I'll have to go shopping?
" Yeah I don't think that I have any food in the house. Why don't you take Mel with you and I can spend a little time with Jess and Erica. I need to find out who I need to beat up."
I went and grabbed my coat and Patrick's keys since he had picked them up at the airport. His mother drove since it wasn't the first time that she had cooked for her son even though he hadn't lived at home in years. I didn't know what to talk about so I talked about the only thing that I knew we had in common.
" How did you handle sending Pat off at such a young age to play hockey?"
She looked at me in surprise.
" It wasn't easy, especially when he wanted to come back home. I can't begin to tell you how badly I wanted to go and get him but we saw how talented he was and we couldn't let him throw that away."
I nodded my head and knew that their decision had obvioulsy been for the best
" Do you want a family?" she asked catching me off guard.
" Yeah someday. I always figured that I would have had a couple by now but I had some bad dating experiences and never really found a guy that I loved enough to take that step with."
" Good" Was her only reply.
We got to the grocery store and had a pleasant time talking. She asked me all of the usual questions about my family and how we meant. We finally found everything that she would need and we headed back to the house. I helped her carry the everything inside and we found everybody in the living room watching Detroit play Anaheim.
" Donna do you need help with anything?" I asked as I set the bags of groceries on the counter.
" No sweetie. I can manage. I know that you guys don't get to see much of each other so go enjoy yourself. I'll let you know when everything is done."
" Okay. Thank you for everything."
" Thank you for making my son so happy."
She gave me a quick hug and pushed me towards the living room. I gladly went and sat next to patrick on the couch. He pulled me against his side and I cuddled against him. I couldn't stand Detroit and cheered when I saw that the Ducks were kicking their asses. Johan took a stupid penalty and I could help but comment.
" Serves him right. The mule, more like the ass if you ask me.
" Take it you aren't a big fan?" His dad asked looking at me
" He's a bully that deserves to get his ass kicked." I said trying not to sound pissed off.
" your right Pat. I do like this girl." His father said and I knew where Patrick got his cocky smirk from.
We sat and made the occasional comment about diffrent plays and penalties as they happened. I tried to concentrate on the game but I kept getting distracted. Patrick had wrapped his arm around my waist and and had his hand resting underneath my shirt. If that wasn't bad enough his thumb was making small circles on the skin right above the top of my jeans. I knew he didn't mean anything by it, especially not with his family in the room but I couldn't help but squirm a little. I noticed his sister Erica staring at me. I gave her a small smile and tried to discreetly move his hand. I was saved by his mother coming in and telling us that dinner was done. It was a nice meal and I enjoyed his family. Even his sisters seemed to be warming up to me. Thank God. After dinner I helped with dishes and Patrick came up behind me and kissed my neck.
" I have practice tomorrow. Is it okay if you hang out with my family for a little while?
" Yeah that would be fine. When do you plan on getting home?
" Probably around lunch time. Why?"
" No reason. I was just wondering."
" Are you gonna miss me?" he asked in a teasing voice
" I'll be glad to get rid of you for a few hours." I told him
We were interupted by his father.
" Everyone is heading to bed. Just wanted to tell you guys goodnight.
" Night" we both said at the same time
" See that wasn't so bad now was it." he said looking at me
" No it wasn't but I wish I would have had more warning."
" Sorry about that. It was kind of last minute and I knew that if I told you they were coming that you would just obsess about it.
Damn how did he know me so well already? It was kind of scary but he was exactly right.
" Yeah your right. That is exactly what I would have done. Let's go to bed. I'm pretty exhausted."
He threaded his fingers through mine and led me upstairs. I went to the master bathroom to change and he followed behind me.
" What are you doing?" I asked raising my eyebrow at him
" I thought that I would take advantage of the fact that my beautiful sexy girlfriend is going to be mostly naked. Less work for me." He moved towards me and as much as it pained me I stopped him.
" Hey stud, I am not having sex with you while your family is in the house. That would be extremly rude and kind of gross.
" Come on I haven't seen you in forever. It's not that big of a deal."
He came at me again and this time I let him close the distance. He wrapped his arms around me and gave me his best lost puppy look. I tried to resist but it wasn't working very well and I knew he could tell.
" You can be quiet can't you?" he whispered in my ear.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
" Just a minute." I yelled at the door as I pulled my jeans over my hips. I went to the door and couldn't believe what I was seeing as I looked through the peep hole. I opened the door to find Bur, Seabs, Keith, Sharpie and Versteeg standing in front of my door.
" Hey guys what's up? It's seven thirty in the morning." I said trying not to get irritated
" What's in the containers?" I couldn't help but ask
" We figured that you guys would need a good breakfast after last night." Adam said with way to big a grin for my liking.
" That's really nice guys but I think we can handle feeding ourselves.
" Nonsense. This is what friends do."
Adam and the rest of the guys pushed their way past me into my room. I sighed knowing there was no way I was getting them to leave. Adam and sharpie sat on the bed, bounching around so Patrick would wake up. Everyone else sat in the avaliable chairs and on the desk. Patrick made some intelligable noise as Bur poked at him. Finally he opened his eyes and gave everyone an evil look.
" Morning Kaner. Aren't you looking cute this morning." Adam quipped
" What the hell are you guys doing in here." He asked sleepily rubbing at his eyes.
" The guys decided to bring us breakfast. Wasn't that nice of them?'" I said after accepting a container from Seabs.
" Yeah real nice." he grumbled sitting up. The blanket slid pretty low on his hips and I couldn't help but think of all the dirty things that I could be doing to him.
" Hello earth to Mel."
I blushed bright red and stuffed some food in my mouth so I wouldn't have to respond. All of the guys laughed at me and started to eat their food. A little while later I kicked everyone out so I could spend the last few hours with Patrick before they had to leave.
" I'll see you guys later." I told them as I pushed them out the door
" Have fun and try not to wear Kaner out to much. We have some important games coming up after our couple of days off."
" I'll try not to, promise. Now go.
I was finally able to close the door and I went to the bed where Patrick was still laying.
" Hey babe. I didn't get to properly greet you this morning." I said leaning over him with a grin.
I squeeled as he pulled me on top of him. His lips found mine and I responded with a light moan.
His hands found their way to hem of my shirt and he started to lightly rub along the edge.
" You are such a tease." I grumbled
" And you love it."
I sat up and pulled his hand away from my stomach. I got off the bed and started to take my clothes off. He stared at me while I did my impromtu strip tease. Instead of heading to the bed like he expected me to I went to the bathroom. I looked over my shoulder and smiled at him.
" Are you coming" I asked as I walked into the bathroom.
It only took a second for him to come up behind me as I turned the water in the shower on. He pressed himself up behind me. I made sure the water was the right temperture and I stepped under the spray and I grabbed his hand as he stepped inside behind me. I knew what he wanted but since he got so much enjoyment out of torturing me I decided to return the favor. I pushed him away from me and grabbed a bar of soap. I got it wet and started to soap his shoulders and chest. I heard him draw his breath through his clenched teeth as my hands went lower. I grabbed his shoulders and turned him around and started to soap up his back. I couldn't help but grin as I felt the muscles in his back clench under my fingers.
" There now all you have to do is rinse off and you'll be clean."
He turned around and pinned me against the cool tile. His face was centimeters from mine and I could feel his breath on my wet face.
" Your beautiful." he said as he rubbed his hands up and down my wet body. He grabbed my leg and pulled it up so he had something to grab onto. I held onto his shoulders as he slowly pushed his way into me. This time instead of the intense pace he took his time. I let my head fall back as his mouth consumed the skin on my neck. Even though it wasn't as frentic as the night before it was no less intense. I moaned his name into his ear and we both went over the edge together. I panted against his heaving chest.
" Don't let go of me." I managed to spit out.
" Wasn't planning on it." he panted as he laid a few gentle kisses on my shoulder.
After a few minutes we were finally able to break apart. We finished washing up and quickly got out since the water was getting cold. I got out first and and threw him a towel. We got ready and dressed in relative silence. All I could think about was how much I was going to miss him and how I wished there was some way that we could spend more time together. I was sitting on the bed brushing my hair when he came and sat beside me. It was almost like he was reading my mind.
" I'm going to miss you babe. I wish you could come home with me for the next couple of days. My family is going to love you.
The idea of meeting his family was terrifying. It wasn't so much his parents that I was worried about but his three sisters. From what he had told me his family was really close and I could just imagine how protective they could be. I must have been making a face without realizing it because he was looking at me with a worried look on his face.
" I'm going to miss you to but honestly the idea of meeting your family, especially all of your sisters makes me a little sick to my stomach.
" Why I told you they will love you. " He replied sitting up
" You can't know that. What if they hate me? I know how close your family is and I would hate it if they didn't like me."
I knew that I was probably being stupid but the whole idea was making me very insecure which I hated. I thought I had gotten over that after high school but apparently it didn't take a lot to bring that side of me out.
" Babe trust me. They will like you a million times better than Tina. You are independant, have a job and are a genuine and kind person, which is a lot more than I can say for her.
I looked at him as he mentioned Tina. We had never talked about their break up and being the curious person that I was I couldn't help but ask.
" What happened with you two?"
He shrugged his shoulders as he looked at me.
" I told her that it wasn't working and that as far as I was concerned that we were finished. At first she screamed and threw a vase at me and then she started to cry. I told her that she could cry all she wanted but that she needed to get her stuff together and leave. I think that she was more pissed that she didn't have a meal ticket more than anything. I haven't heard from her since.
His phone rang at that exact moment and I watched him as he anwsered it. He talked for a few minutes before he hung up.
" That was Tazer. Checkout is in a half an hour and I still need to pack up my stuff. Do you want to come up with me?"
" I better not. I think it will be easier if we say goodbye now."
" Your probably right. My flight to Buffalo leaves at eight so I'll call you before I leave okay."
" Sounds good. Have a safe trip back to Chicago and I'll talk to you later."
He stood up and pulled me with him. He pulled me into a tight hug and we stood there for a few minutes in silence. He rested his chin on the top of my head and I buried my face in his chest, inhaling his scent so I could remember it. Finally I pushed him away a little and looked at him.
" You should get going. I don't want you to get into trouble because you were late."
" Your right."
We broke apart and he gave me one last kiss before he left. I watched as the door shut behind him and I wanted nothing more than to chase after him and make him come back, even though the rationale part of me knew that was stupid. I fell back on the bed and tried not to be sad.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
" Hey" I said as I put the phone up to my face. I wound the phone cord nervously around my fingers trying to not sound as nervous as I was.
" Hey Mel. I just wanted to let you know that I broke up with Tina."
" Oh" was the only thing that my emotionally fried brain could respond with and apparently it wasn't the response that he was looking for.
" Is that it. After all the shit you gave me and that's all you have to say?" his tone of voice had taken on a snotty pissed off tone and it pissed me off that he was talking to me that way.
" Excuse me mr. hockey superstar. Some of us have to work real jobs that don't involve taking two to three hour naps. So please, you'll have to forgive me if I'm not screaming like one of your teenage fans and jumping up and down like an idiot."
" Whatever, I've got to go. Call me when you decide to stop being bipolar."
I wanted to scream as I heard the dial tone in my ear. I threw my phone on the table and plopped on the couch and tried to figure him out. We hadn't even went out on a date and already we were fighting. It made me wonder if it would be even worth trying a relationship with him, if thats even what he wanted. I decided to call Adam. He had known him for almost two years and was a guy so I figured if anyone could give me good advice it would be him.
" Hey Melmel whats up?"
I explained the whole situation to him, everything that had happened up to the phone call and I wasn't surprised to find out that he already knew what was going on.
" He told you?"
" Yeah a couple of days ago actually. He wanted to make sure that I was okay with him asking you out and I told him it was fine with me. I did mention that if he hurt you though that I would be forced to kick his ass, even if he is one of my teammates."
I had to laugh. It was so typical Adam to feel the need to protect me.
" Seriously though, he is a good guy. You should give him a chance."
" I don't know if that's a good idea Bur, we aren't even dating and we already are fighting. I don't think that bods well for the future."
" Mel, you hurt his ego. If you hadn't shown up he would probably still be with Tina even if it made him miserable. He just expected you to be a little more excited that he broke up with her for you."
I sighed and knew he was right as much as I hated to admit it.
" I guess I should call him and talk to him about the situation before I go insane huh."
" Please could you. When both of you are calling me it makes it kinda hard to get laid by my own hot girlfriend."
I could hear Karri in the backround yelling at him and I smiled as I heard Adam muttering.
" I'll let you go so your hot girlfriend can finish beating you up and tell her I said hi."
" Okay. Get your ass down here as soon as you can okay."
" Will do. Love you Bur."
" Love you too Mel."
I hung up and tried to figure out the best way to go about getting a hold of Kaner. I decided to text him in case he still didn't want to talk to me.
" I'm done being bipolar. Can I call you please?"
I didn't get a reply but my phone rang with his name showing up in the caller id. When I anwsered it we both started to apologize at the same time.
" It's okay Kaner. I've just been exhausted with everything that has been going on and I didn't mean to get crabby with you okay.
" Me either. I guess I was expecting you to be more happy I guess."
" Kaner I have to ask what you want to happen with us?"
" I don't really know. I know that I like you and I can tell you feel the same way so I figure that we can keep talking and maybe I can take you out for dinner the next time you come down and then we can go from there."
" I would like that. I'm not sure when I am coming down again though. I have to check your guys schedule to see when you will be in town."
" A few days before christmas we play in St. Paul. It's the same distance as Chicago if you wanted to come."
" Yeah that sounds great. I've always liked Minnesota. Just to warn you though, if I meet Cal Clutterbuck you might get a run for your money. Boy is hot and can hit like a train.
He took my comment as the teasing that I meant it as and tried to tease me back
" I guess I will just have to kick his ass then."
" Sweetie, no offense but I think you should leave the ass kicking to Burish and stick with scoring goals."
" Your probably right. Scoring the goals is more fun anyway."
" Not if you ask Adam. He loves the fact that he gets paid to beat the shit out of people."
" I know. You should see how pumped up he is after a good fight. It's ridiculas."
we talked for a few more minutes before we both excused ourselves for the night. I went to bed and for the first time in what seemed like forever I was able to fall asleep with no trouble.
When I went into work the next day Olivia could instantly tell that something was up by the huge stupid grin that I knew was on my face.
" Alright girl. Spill it."
" What?" I asked, knowing that it would drive her crazy when I wouldn't tell her right away
" Don't even try it. I know something is up and you better tell me."
I couldn't contain it any longer and I told her about everything that had happened and how excited I was to be going to dinner with Patrick.
" He broke up with his girlfriend for you? Wow that boy must have it bad."
" I don't know but he said he liked me so that's something right?"
" Honey a man just doesn't up and dump his current girlfriend for a women he just likes."
" Olivia stop being so dramatic. It's just dinner. There is a possibility that we may decide that we can't stand each other and that will be the end of it."
" Just give it a chance, promise me that. You deserve to be happy and he may be the guy that can do that for you."
" I will. I guess I am just nervous. He is a celebrity and I don't know how I feel about having to be in the spotlight just because of who I am dating."
" Screw them. They won't know you and all that matters is what he thinks of you. Just remember that and you will be alright."
She patted my hand reassuringly and smiled when my phone rang.
" Is it him?"
I smiled and nodded my head. I went to reach for my phone and was surprised when she snatched it out of my hand. She anwsered it and I had to hold in a giggle as she talked to him. She told him that he better be good to me since I was like a family member to her that she wouldn't hesitate to sic her husband on him. She said goodbye and handed me the phone.
" Sorry about that."
" I'm kinda scared to try to date you. That's the third person in less than twenty-four hours that threatend me with violence if I hurt you."
" What can I say. Everyone feel the need to protect me I guess."
" You know that I have no intention of doing that right? Hurting you I mean."
" If I thought you did I wouldn't have given this a second thought."
" It's good to know you have at least a little faith in me."
" I do and who was the third person?"
" Third person for what?" he asked clearly confused.
" You said that three people threatned you, who was the third?"
" Oh, sharpie. I went to talk to him about what was going on to make sure that he was okay with it and he also said that you were a great girl and that he would kick my ass if I fucked up."
" I gotta go back to work. In case I don't get to talk to you before the game, good luck out there tonight."
" Thanks. I'll talk to ya later."
The rest of my time before the trip went fast and that was mostly because I was able to talk to Kaner at least once a day. Since we couldn't spend anytime together like most couples who were in new relationships we got to know each other over the phone. We talked about all the normal things that people talk about like our childhoods and familys and we talked about our dreams and hopes for the future. Everything was going great but as the time to leave for Minnesota got closer I got more nervous. I was really worried that it was going to be weird when we got face to face. Friday finally came and I was leaving straight from the hospital so I would get to the hotel as fast as I could. I sent him a quick text to let him know I was on my way and I got a a reply back that he would be waiting for me at the hotel. I felt butterflys in my stomach as I drove and I made good time since the weather had been pretty decent. I finally pulled up in front of the hotel and grabbed my luggage so I could check into my room. I got my car valet parked and text Kaner to find out where he was.
" I'm here. I'm going to go to my room and drop off my luggage. Do you want me to come to your room or do you want to come to me?"
" Come up to my room. It's 387."
I practically ran to my room and put my luggage on the bed. I changed into a black sweater and a pair of jeans and went to the elevator to find his room. It took me a few minutes but I finally found it. I lightly knocked on the door and heard noise before the door was finally opened. Tazer was standing there grinning at me. He said hi and pulled me into a hug.
" Your man is in the bathroom making himself all pretty for you."
" Don't be mad that I stole him from you tazer. If you want to share I might think about it"
" Share what?" I heard a voice to the side of me."
" I was just saying that if tazer was mad that I stole you from him that I would be willing to share."
He made a face and came over to where we were standing. He wrapped his arms around me and pulled me into him tightly.
" Sorry Taze your cute but I'm pretty sure that what I got right here is better."
I leaned into him and buried my face in his shirt inhaling his scent. My arms wrapped around his waist and every thought that I had about it being akward was instantly erased as we stood there. We held each other for a few minutes without saying anything for a few minutes before he finally let me go.
" I'm glad you came.I've been looking forward to this since you agreed to come up."
" Me too."
He led me to the bed by the hand and he pulled me down beside him as he sat on the bed. His hand went to my cheek and he leaned over and kissed me. It felt like my heart was going to explode out of my chest it was beating so fast. My hand found the back of his neck and my fingers threaded their way through the hair at the nape of his neck. It would have went farther except we forgot one thing. I heard the distinct sound of someone clearing there voice and when we broke apart my face was flaming red.
" Sorry taze. Didn't mean to get carried away."
" It's okay. If I had a girlfriend as hot as you I'd be making out with her in front of him too."
I turned back to Kaner who had a huge grin on his face.
" I have presents for you."
" What. Why?
" It is almost christmas babe and I probably won't get to see you until after the holidays so I thought I'd give them to you now."
" Patrick, you didn't say anything about presents. I don't have anything for you." I said, a little irritated
" So what. I don't need or want anything and I wanted to get you something so deal with it."
" Fine." I huffed
He smiled at me and jumped off the bed. I watched as he pulled a box out from under the bed we were sitting on. A pretty big box. He handed it to me and watched expectantly as I pulled the top of the box off. I couldn't help but smile as I saw a jersey and on top of it was a small box. I picked it up and opened it. Inside was a charm bracelet. I turned it over and looked at all the little charms that were already hanging off of it. There was a little indian head, a hockey stick and a skate and little silver eighty eight.
" Kaner, this is beautiful. Thank You."
" Your welcome. It was my sister's idea actually."
" You'll have to tell her that I said she has good taste when you talk to here again."
" I will. Now look at the jersey."
I picked it out of the box and shook it out. It was a red chicago jersey that had his name and number on the arms and back. He was looking at me like he was expecting a big reaction and I couldn't figure out why.
" It's one of my jerseys" he said like that was suppose to mean something special
" I can see that. Thank you."
" I don't think you understand. Thats the jersey that I wore at the sharks game the first day that I met you."
" What? Do you know how much this could be worth?"
He just shrugged his shoulders and smiled. I slipped it over my sweater and stood up and spun around so he could see it.
" Who knew that my jersey could look so sexy." he said as he pulled me down onto his lap.
" Oh I don't know about that. I happen to know someone that looks pretty damn cute in it."
" Oh really who would that be?"
" This cute but cocky guy that I met not that long ago."
"Could you guys gag me anymore?"
I looked over to where Tazer was standing and shot him a look
" Don't worry Taze you'll find a girlfriend one of these days and I will remember to give you just as much shit as your dishing out now.
" Ain't gonna happen. Aren't you guys suppose to go to dinner?"
" Yeah we are and don't worry we are leaving in a minute, promise."
I wiggled out of Patrick's grip and took the jersey off and put it back in the box. We left a few minutes later and made our way to a restarant that patrick had found on a prior trip. The food was great as promised and conversation came easy as we sat there. As hockey crazy as Minnesota was people were respectful and he was only approached by a few fans which he handled well. We decided to go back to the hotel to watch a movie. Tazer wasn't there so we laid on the bed and started to flip through the channels. I was excited when we found one of my all time favorite movies Happy Gilmore on. I laid my head on his chest and wrapped my arm around his stomach while he wrapped his arm underneath my waist. After awhile I felt my eyes start to shut and after the drive and working a full day I couldn't fight it. I woke up a little later to the bed shifting.
" I guess I should go back to my room." I said sat up rubbing my eyes.
" You don't have to. I already asked Tazer and he said as long as we don't have sex while he is here he doesn't care."
" Okay, but I need to shower and change into my pajamas."
" I got a tshirt and a extra pair of boxers if you want."
" You don't really want me to leave do you"
" I won't get to see you that much during the season, so no I don't want you to leave even if it's for a few minutes."
" Fine. I still need to shower though."
He got up and grabbed his bag and threw me a tshirt and a pair of blue stripped boxers that I took to the bathroom. I quickly showered and changed. I went out to find Patrick laying on the bed stripped down to his boxers. He was absorbed in the game that he had found on t.v so I took a minute to admire his body. He had more muscle than I would have guessed and it took alot of will power to not jump him right then and there. I went and resumed the spot that I had occupied before. I couldn't believe how warm he was even though he was practically naked beside me. I was cold enough that I started to shiver. He pulled back the blanket and we both crawled under the fluffy blanket. He rubbed my back and it didn't take long for me to fall back to sleep. The last thing that I remember was him kissing my forehead and wishing me sweet dreams. I woke up the next morning to noise and an empty bed. I sat up and saw Tazer and Patrick both walking around the room in their boxers. I was still half asleep and I started to laugh like a lunatic. They both stopped what they were doing and looked at me like I was insane.
" I'm sorry guys. It's just that I can't believe that I am sitting in a hotel room with two young good looking mostly naked hockey players. There are millions of girls that would kill, literally, to be where I am sitting right now."
" Yeah we are pretty good looking aren't we" Patrick said with what I was becoming to think of as his trademark grin.
" Babe, your ego is big enough without me stroking it for you."
He came over to my side of the bed and leaned over me to kiss me.
" I can think of better things for you to stroke" he whispered in my ear
" Get a goal tonight and we can maybe go to my room tonight and discuss it somemore"
" I'm holding you to that."
" Come on Kaner we have to get ready for morning skate."
We agreed to meet back afterwards to eat lunch and I left with them so I could go to my room and change. I pulled the clothes that i had worn the night before and threw them in my suitcase so I could wash and return them later. The guys came back a couple hours later and I finally got to see my Adam. He gave me a big hug and made sure that everything was going well so that there wouldn't have to be any ass kicking. I assured him that wasn't the case. I laid down with Patrick for his pre game nap which I had to admit was nice. The guys had to be at the xcel energy center early for a team meeting so that left me plenty of time to get ready. I pulled on the jersey that he had given me and I left for the arena. The doors were open but not too many people had shown up yet so I was able to enjoy the seat that Patrick had gotten for me, which was only three rows behind the visitors bench. Soon enough people started to fill in around me but I didn't see anything as the guys came out on the ice to warm up. Adam and Sharpie found me first and both waved. I waved back and they both skated over to where Patrick was standing. Adam pointed in my direction and he looked up and smiled. He pulled on his jersey and gave me a thumbs up and I couldn't help but giggle. People around me were starring at me but I didn't care. This boy was making me act like a hormonal teenage girl and I had to admit that I wasn't complaining. The boys focused on warming up and it didn't take to long for the game to start. I watched in amazement as Patrick scored not one but two goals and had a primary assist on one of Tazers goals. Adam got into a fight with Derrick Boogard and even though he was bleeding he gave it as good as he got. They won four to two and I went down to the locker room to wait for them. They finally started filing out a little while later. Patrick came up to me and wrapped his arms around my waist.
" I scored two goals. Are you gonna keep your promise?"
" We'll see how the rest of the night goes stud. "
He looked at me and started to pout and it was so cute that I couldn't help but be sucked into it.
" I can tell you that the odds are looking in your favor."
" Good. Let's hurry up and get back."
He grabbed my hand and practically pulled my shoulder out of the socket getting outside. He signed a few things before we all but ran back to the hotel that was only a few blocks away. We got inside and went to the elevator.
" I have to run to my room and grab a few things okay." he said as he pushed the button to his floor.
" Alright but lets be quick about it." I said in a breathless voice.
There was nobody in the elevator and he took advantage of the situation by pushing me up against the wall. He started to nibble on my neck and I had to bite my lip to keep from moaning. All of a sudden the bell dinged and we instantly pulled apart. Patrick pulled me around so I was standing in front of him and it was instantly obvious why. Two older ladies got into the elevator and it was all I could do not to burst into laughter as Patrick greeted them both. One lady recogonized Patrick and told him that her grandson was a huge fan. She dug a piece of paper and a pen out of her purse and Patrick reached around my waist to sign it for her. They went up a couple of floors and finally exited saying goodbye as they did. I started to laugh as soon as the door closed.
" What's so funny?" he asked as he turned me around and pulled me against him
" Hm, it's a good thing I didn't move or that lady wouldn't have thought you were, how did she put it, such a nice young man."
" I can't help how much I want you and that doesn't make me a bad guy does it?"
" No. I like knowing that you want me as much as I want you."
He pulled me into another kiss and the doors opened at his floor. We got out and we went to his room. Tazer wasn't there and he grabbed some clothes and let Taze a note letting him know where he was going to be. We headed to my room and I didn't waste any time pulling him on top of me as I fell on the bed.His hands started to roam over my body and I felt like every inch of skin he touched was on fire. His hands went to the edge of my shirt when his phone rang,
" Shit" he muttered as he sat up and grabbed his phone out of his pocket. He flipped his phone open and glared at the screen.
" It's Bur. I should ignore it."
" You better not because he'll keep calling until you answer it."
He laid back on the bed next to me and answered it.
" Bur this better be good." he said into the mouthpiece
" Yeah she's right here. Are you serious? Alright."
He looked at me and held out the phone to me. I looked at him with a questioning look and he shrugged his shoulders.
" What's going on Adam. I'm kinda busy right now."
" Nothing. We all figured that little Kaner was going to get laid and we figured that we would interupt."
" Are you serious? You are such an ass. I'll remember that when you are trying to get laid."
" If it were me I would just have sex with her while on the phone with you."
I rolled my eyes at this. I could totally see him doing that to me or anyone else that would try to mess with his booty calls. I went to reply but was distracted by Patrick leaning over me and pulling up my shirt. My breath quickened as he laid gentle kisses on my stomach.
" Mel are you still there?"
" Uhh, yeah are you done?"
" Why, what is Kaner doing that is so interesting?"
I wasn't about to tell him that Patrick was currently unbuttoning my jeans and kissing his way down my legs as he peeled them off of me.
" Nothing. I have to go Bur.
I didn't give him a chance to finish as I hung up on him. I pulled Patrick up to me and handed him the phone.
" Make sure it's turned off." I said, my voice rough.
He complied and threw the phone on the floor. He picked up where he left off, laying feather light kisses all over me. He pulled off the rest of my clothes and when I went to grab the edge of his shirt he took me by the wrist and put my hands over my head. I was surprised by how slow he was being but I wasn't about to complain. He took his time exploring my body and I let him know that I was enjoying every second of it by the noises that I couldn't contain. He let my arms go the farther down he got and I started to shake the closer he got to my core. He didnt immediatly go there though, kissing and lightly biting the inside of my thighs instead.I ran my fingers through his hair and moaned as he kept up his teasing. He was just about to get to the place that I wanted him when I heard what sounded like a knock on the door.
" You've got to be fucking kidding me." Patrick muttered as he sat up
There was another knock and someone saying something about being mantanice. Why the hell would hotel maintance be here? I didn't call them for anything. I looked at Patrick and it only took a second to figure out who called. Patrick pulled the sheet of off the bed and wrapped it around his waist and went to anwser the door. I covered up with the blanket and listened while he explained to the man at the door that our heater in fact was fine and that he didn't need to come in. Patrick finally convinced the man to leave and he came back to bed. My mouth literally watered as he dropped the sheet and crawled back into the bed beside me.
" Now where were we?" he murmered as he kissed my jaw
He again started to make a path from my neck downward but I had already had enough teasing and I let him know it. I pulled him up to me and kissed him.
" Enough just fuck me already."
I fully expected him to do as I asked but instead he grabbed my wrists and put them over my head and held them there with one hand. His other hand found their way between my legs and started to stroke me. I arched my back against his fingers and I moaned into his shoulder. His lips found my nipples and the sensations that both were causing me to come to the edge quickly.
" Oh god right there. Don't stop." I managed to gasp out as I came closer. My first orgasim washed over me causing my whole body to tense under his. He didn't stop stroking me until I had went completely limp. He kissed me and I could feel his erection rubbing on my leg.
" How do you want me?" I asked looking into his eyes and liking what I saw there.
" Can you get up? he asked in a voice that was filled with lust and something else that I couldn't name
I nodded my head and gave him my hand so he could pull me up. He flipped me over and I instinctly knew what he wanted. I got on my hands and knees and waited for him to enter me. His hands grabbed my hips and he pushed his way into me, making me cry out. He didn't hold back as he pounded into me and the mere fact that he was being that way with me brought on my second orgasm. I bite onto the pillow to muffle the uncontrollable sounds that were pouring out of my mouth. It only took a few more minutes at the frentic pace he had set before he came grunting inside of me. He leaned his weight on my back as we both tried to catch our breath. He finally pulled out and fell on his side pulling me with him. I heard a noise and then I heard a voice yell through the door.
" Way to go Kaner! "
There was the sound of several people hooting and hollering and then it sounded like footsteps retreating.
" Oh my god, what a bunch of perverts." I muttered into Patrick's sweaty chest
" Well at least we gave them something worth listening to."
" Yeah we did" I replied with a grin that he returned
We stayed up for a little while longer talking about what was coming up. He already had plans to spend a couple of days with his family for the christmas break and then they had a long road trip that was going to take the better part of two weeks so it looked like it would be the middle of January before we could even plan on seeing each other again. It made me a little sad but I knew what I was getting into and we were going to have to figure out a way to make it work. All I knew as I laid in his arms that this was where I was suppose to be.