Today's snog comes from my holiday short "Easy". You can read the full story (which is not very long) over at my website.
In a way, this story rings counterpoint to my latest release, Slush. Both are narrated from the perspective of the hero. Both focus on the redeeming power of compassion. And both deal with homelessness - a special heartbreak in this season when we go home to our families.
I hope that you'll take the time to read the whole story - and to be grateful for your blessings, as the new year approaches.
After you've read my snog, head back to Victoria's place for lots more luscious kisses.
"Good afternoon, sir.”
He started, the youthful voice pulling him from his drowsy stupor.
“Ah—um—good afternoon.” She was a beacon of color in the monochrome
landscape, with pink cheeks, copper curls and a long, holly-green coat. A
matching green ribbon held her fiery hair away from her face. She was
young, certainly no more than twenty, with a freshness that made her
seem old-fashioned. That coat reminded him of one his mother used to
wear in the fifties, shaped like the letter A with those funny
sleeves—raglan sleeves, they were called. He felt irrationally pleased
that he could remember. His mother's coat had been a sober brown,
though. This woman's garment was so bright it made him blink.
She stepped closer, out of the sleet, joining him under the overhang.
“Wintery weather,” she commented, smiling up at him. Her eyes were the
same startling hue as her coat. Her lips formed a perfect bow. Even in
the chill air, he caught a hint of her scent, cool and fresh like
evergreens in snow.
He was suddenly aware of his own funky smell, his ragged clothing and
his three days of stubble. He searched the girl's face for the
inevitable sympathy or scorn. He found neither. Instead, inexplicably,
he recognized desire.
His cock stirred inside his sweatpants. Was it possible? Exhausted and underfed, he hadn't been horny in months.
She took his hand in her own small, bare fingers. “I know someplace warmer. Come with me.”
She drew him along the slippery path that circled the lake. Needles
of sleet pricked his cheeks. His sweatshirt grew wetter with each step.
In her cashmere coat and patent-leather boots, the woman seemed not to
notice the weather.
Another spot of color grew before them. A Japanese-style bridge,
rust-red, arched over the narrowest point in the hourglass-shaped lake.
The trail crossed the bridge. He had never noticed the stairway leading
down the bank. There was a ledge underneath, bordering the water,
making a snug private space. He had to crouch down to follow her
inside. The bridge swept upward, just over their heads.
“We're out of the wind here,” she told him, her voice like bells.
“Let's sit down.” She slipped the coat off her shoulders and spread it
over the dry stone.
He couldn't believe his eyes. Under the festive-hued coat, she was
naked. Her skin was a creamy peach tone. The buds tipping her sweet,
small breasts were a deeper rose. A ginger tangle at the apex of her
thighs hid her sex. She looked like an innocent angel. Her smile as she
reached for his zipper, though, hinted of lascivious delights.
“Wait—I can't...” His erection thickened by the second as she worked
at his jeans but his shame was stronger than his lust. “Please, I
haven't had a shower in a week. I smell...”
“I don't care,” she murmured, peeling the denim away from his hips
and starting work on the sweatpants underneath. “I like the way you
smell.” She gripped his rod. Her flesh was hot against his chilled skin.
“But why...?” His protests grew weaker as she pumped her hand up and down his length. “Who...?”
She stopped him with a peppermint flavored kiss. “Because I want you.
Now. I can't wait.” He surrendered, sinking back onto the soft wool,
entwined in her arms.