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sighed as she let her garment bag fall to the floor.
Sleep then sun.” She mumbled as she stumbled toward the bed. She landed
diagonally on her stomach across the bed. She didn’t even care that her purse
was still attached to her shoulder and was currently wedged under her hip. She
took a deep breath and let her body relax into the mattress. Josh pushed the
door back open with his foot and looked at Donna’s body sprawled out on the
floral print comforter.
can’t get my key to work.”
I’m tired too. I can’t get my key to work.”
have to get up from this bed, I swear I’ll hurt you.”
little tough love, Donnatella?” Donna closed her eyes and pictured the many
ways she could kill Josh.
mean it, Josh.” She growled through gritted teeth.
on, Donna. It was a long drive and I’m tired too.” Josh planted his hand on
his hip and scowled at how comfortable she looked.
was the one that drove. Go open your own damn door.” Josh dropped his suitcase
on the floor and huffed in frustration. He looked at the card key in his hand
and then at Donna’s back. He tossed the key on the end of the bed and pushed
the door shut with his foot.
I’m just as tired as you are. Since you won’t open the damn door, I’m
sleeping here until you do. Scoot over.” Donna grumbled something Josh was
sure contained profanity as she slid to one side of the bed while tossing her
purse on the floor.
idea was this anyway?” He muttered as he grabbed the pillow from the bed.
President’s. Now shut up.”
over. You’re hoggin’ my side.” Josh nudged Donna with his hip trying to
make her slide over. She lifted up on her arms quickly and glared at him.
you don’t shut up, be still and let me go to sleep, I swear to God I’m going
to rip your lungs out through your bellybutton! Do you understand me?!”
Josh grabbed his forehead after Donna thumped him right above the bridge of his
It’s your fault we’re here anyway!”
at the beach, Donna! What are you complaining about?!”
haven’t slept in what seems like days. It’s 2:30 in the morning. We’re in
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which under normal circumstances would be
wonderful, however, knowing you like I do, you’ll no doubt piss me off beyond
belief and ruin this trip. So let’s just lay it on the table right now.
You’re going to shut up and go to sleep. When we wake up in the morning,
we’ll never mention this again. You’ll go to your own room and leave me the
hell alone. I’ll put on my
bathing suit and find a nice spot on the beach. A spot, I might add, that I
intend to spend the better portion of my day. I’m going to read a book and
drink strawberry daiquiris until my toes tingle. You will not make fun of me.
You will not pester me. You will not even scream my name unless sharks are
currently eating you. Do you understand?!”
you want me to turn up the air conditioning?”
Josh smirked as he pushed himself off the bed and flipped the air on.
heard the soft thud of Donna’s shoes hitting the floor. He toed off his own
shoes and climbed wearily back in the king size bed beside Donna. Soon, they
were both sound asleep. After about
an hour Donna was jostled awake by Josh bumping into the side of the bed.
He cursed as he flopped back on the bed.
are you doing?” She mumbled into the side of his pillow.
had to go to the bathroom.”
back to sleep.”
be happy to render you unconscious.”
up and go to sleep.”
go walk on the beach?”
hurt you Joshua.”
promises. I’m still waiting on the tough love, Donnatella.”
do that. I’m not in the mood. Your sexual innuendos are fine when I’ve had
some sleep, but I’m to the point of hysteria. I can’t handle that right now.
It’s been far too long and I just might make you eat your words, among other
things. So shut up and go to sleep.” Josh’s eyes widened at what she had
implied. Swallowing hard and trying to ignore the small twinge in his groin, he
calmed his nerves.
long has it been?” He smirked as he leaned up on his elbow and looked at her
now shut up.”
That’s a shame.”
just saying that it probably wasn’t even that great and for it to….”
wasn’t and shut up.” Josh’s smirk grew as he looked down at her. She
reached out her arm and punched him hard in the shoulder.
your eyes and shut your mouth. Am I going to have to restrain you?”
love it when you talk dirty to me.” Josh smirked. He loved messing with Donna
when she was tired.
mean it. Either put up or shut up.” Silence hung in the air as her words sank
in. Donna groaned and covered her head with the pillow. She couldn’t believe
what she had just said. Josh swallowed hard and pulled the pillow from her head.
you just tell me to ‘put up or shut up’?”
to sleep Josh.”
that’s going to happen now.”
can’t do this right now. I’m too tired. I’ll say something we’ll
what? Put up or shut up? Cause I gotta tell you Donna, that’s kinda turning me
Jesus.” Donna groaned. Any other time she would have loved to be having this
conversation. Josh seemed to be open to the ‘Put up or Shut Up’ scenario. It
was what she has been waiting for, but now she was just too damn tired.
You started it.” Josh whined as Donna buried her head under pillow even
please, please go to sleep.”
if I rub your hair?”
you used to?”
Josh grinned as he watched Donna pull the pillow from over her face. She turned
on her side and faced him, then reached out and slowly and methodically ran her
fingers across Josh’s scalp. Josh closed his eyes and sighed at the calming
sensation. Donna hadn’t done this for him since his recovery. The medication
made it difficult for him to sleep sometimes and then after the nightmares
surfaced, it was one of the few ways Donna could get Josh to relax.
He moaned as he sank deeper into the mattress. Donna yawned and was soon just
barely moving her fingers above his ear. Josh felt her hand rest against his
neck as she fell asleep. He took another deep breath and soon slipped in to
woke up to the sound of the shower running. She looked around at the bed and
then down at her wrinkled clothes.
She muttered as she slid from the side of the bed and over to her garment bag
still lying in the middle of the floor. She pulled her bathing suit and a brush
from her bag along with her toiletries. She walked over to the bathroom door and
hesitated a moment. Shrugging her shoulders, she opened the door and walked on
you have a shower in your room?” Josh didn’t even flinch at the sound of her
voice. He figured she would get up soon.
you hand me a towel?”
Donna shoved her hand through the curtain as she brushed her teeth.
Can we go out?”
sure.” Josh pulled back the curtain and stepped out of the shower in just a
She smiled sarcastically. Josh brushed past her and out the door while Donna
stole a glance at his muscular back. She quickly shed her wrinkled clothes and
enjoyed the warm spray of the shower.
was pulling a t-shirt over his head when he heard the bathroom door open.
need you to put some of this on my back so I don’t burn today.” She called
from the bathroom.
You almost ready?”
me grab a pair of shorts and a tank top.”
Josh replied but was soon rendered speechless as Donna stepped out of the
bathroom wearing nothing but a royal blue bikini. She walked toward Josh and
held out a tube of sun block.
wearing that on the beach?”
wrong with it?”
the rest of it?”
be an idiot.”
not. I’m just saying…you’re….I mean…..you look……”
you’re going to insult me, can we just skip that part? I’m really not in the
mood. Here, put this on.” Josh took the lotion that Donna thrust at him and
unscrewed the lid. She turned around and held up her hair and waited for Josh to
rub the lotion on her back. He hesitated a moment before smearing the lotion on
her shoulder. Donna jumped slightly at his touch.
cold.” But soon she was leaning into his touch as Josh used both hands. His
mouth was dry and he was pretty sure he had broken out in a sweat. Donna’s
skin was so smooth. He slid his hands along the curve of her waist and then to
the small of her back just above the material of her suit. Donna licked her lips
and swallowed the moan that was trying to escape her throat as Josh started
kneading the muscles in her shoulders. The hair on the back of her neck stood on
end when Josh leaned forward and spoke quietly in her ear.
I do the back of your legs too?” His voice was raspy with emotion and Donna
could feel something tighten in her chest.
She stumbled over the word as she nodded her head.
down.” Without question, Donna crawled forward to the center of the bed and
stretched out on her stomach. Josh sat beside her and started to slowly rub his
hands down her hip. He shifted his position in order to get more comfortable and
to shift the growing tightness in his shorts. Donna moaned as he flattened his
hands out on her thighs and brushed his thumbs along the apex of her legs. The
sound that she made caused him to tighten his grip as he smoothed the lotion
along her long slender legs.
He slid his hands up to her shoulders again as he lay down beside her. Donna
rolled her side to face him.
the offer still stand?” Donna searched his face. All she could see was pure
desire. Desire for her.
Put up or shut up.”
”Which is it, Joshua?” His answer was in the form of his lips crashing into hers. He slid his hands around her bare waist and pulled her body flush with his. He sought entry to her mouth and she quickly obliged. As he plunged his tongue into her warm mouth, he moaned in pleasure. She tasted like toothpaste and cherry lip-gloss. She slid her hands up his arms and to his throat. She tangled her fingers in the hair at the base of his neck, the still damp curls twisting around her fingers as she moaned into his mouth. Josh broke the kiss and sucked in as much oxygen as his lungs would hold. Holding his breath he looked at her face, searching her eyes.
something.” He whispered as he exhaled. She smiled at the uncertainty in his
face. The arrogant and cocky Josh Lyman she knew was not the man before her. He
was a man looking at a woman with the hunger and desire she could have only
dreamed about. He was a man uncertain of her reaction. He was a man that held
her heart but didn’t yet know it.
need to know what this is first.”
Donna rolled her eyes as Josh grinned at her. He reached out and ran his finger
along the curve of her jaw.
what?” His voice was so gentle it unnerved her for a moment. She steadied her
gaze with his and laid her cards on the table.
broken heart. This will mean more to me than…..sex.” Donna’s eyes searched
his face. She held her breath as she waited on him to speak. She watched as his
face split into a large dimpled smile. She couldn’t help but mirror his smile
as he pulled her into a hug.
promise I will do everything in my power not to break your heart. I can’t say
I won’t piss you off, though.”
a given.” She chuckled.
So…..uh, now that we’ve got that straight…..”
ready to ‘put up’ now.” He smirked. Donna
slid her hand down his chest to his crotch. She pressed her palm against his
straining erection and gently squeezed.
you’ve got the ‘up’ part covered.”
Jesus, Donna.” He bucked his hips as she stroked him through his shorts. He
pulled her toward him again and kissed her voraciously on the lips. Donna moved
her hands to his waistband and worked his belt free. Josh pulled away from her
and snatched the t-shirt over his head. He stood at the side of the bed and
quickly discarded his shorts and boxers. Donna laughed at the urgency at which
get you naked? Absolutely. Let’s work on that, shall we?” Josh bounced back
on the bed and wiggled his eyebrows at her.
the way you talked before about this suit, I’m nearly naked now.”
nearly naked and totally naked….two different things. I think this situation
calls for you being totally naked.”
then.” Donna sat up on the bed and pulled the string that held her bikini top
on around her neck. As soon as the thin fabric fell forward Josh reached out and
palmed her breasts in his hands.
beautiful.” He stated as he leaned forward and kissed her neck. He slid his
hands to her back and unclasped her top and let it fall to the bed. He returned
his hands to the curves of her breasts as he nipped at her collarbone. He slowly
pushed her back against the bed and worked his way down her body. Donna sucked
in a sharp breath as Josh took her nipple in his mouth. Her hands threaded
through his hair as he licked and sucked at her pink tip.
She moaned his name as he took the hardened peak between his teeth.
The vibrations from his mouth reverberated through her body and settled in her
God.” She moaned as Josh hooked his thumbs in the elastic of her bikini
bottoms. He slid the thin fabric down her hips and past her thighs as he kissed
a trail to her navel. Donna lifted her leg and Josh slid the material past her
ankle and to the floor. He placed an open mouthed kiss on her hipbone and then
moved to the apex of her legs. Donna’s hands twisted in the bedspread as Josh
licked and stroked her. Hearing her moans spurred him on and he slowly slid his
index finger into her moist heat. She arched her back and bit her lip to keep
from crying out his name. Josh steadied her hip with his hand as he continued to
stroke her. His tongue increased the pressure on her sensitive bundle.
God, Josh!” She panted as he continued to stroke her. Her eyes slammed shut
and the white sparks of light took over the darkness. Josh kept stroking her
with his fingers as he moved up her body. He placed soft kisses along her throat
and jaw as she calmed her breathing. Her eyes fluttered open to see his sweet
smiling face staring back at her.
He replied as he leaned forward and kissed the tip of her nose. His gentleness
surprised her. She figured he would have a permanent smirk planted across his
face and the smugness would be almost palpable.
This Josh was entirely more desirable. He slowly took her lower lip into
his mouth and gently sucked while his hand still explored her depths.
the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen, Donnatella.” She felt the emotions
rising to the surface. Maybe it was what they were doing; maybe it was with whom
she was doing it. She knew she was lost. Lost to him. He held her heart and was
sure it was evident in her eyes. Josh kissed her forehead as he moved above her.
She sighed as he settled between her legs.
not to late to stop, Donnatella. I’ll understand.”
what?” He watched the emotions dance across her face and smiled.
He kissed a trail down the side of her throat as he slowly entered her. He
involuntarily groaned into her collarbone as he sank deeper into her depths. She
tightened her grip around his shoulders and whispered his name.
I tell you something?” He asked with a little uncertainty.
She breathed as he started to slowly move.
wanted this for a long time.”
She searched his face. She needed to hear him say it out loud. Did he just want
sex with her or something more?
”I’ve wanted you and not just like this, but everything. I want everything from you Donna. I want you to love me.”
words released the gentle sob that had been confined to her throat. She buried
her face in the curve of his neck and slid her hands to the base of his spine.
She could hear the worry in his voice. She slowly kissed his collarbone as he
continued to move inside her.
have everything, Joshua. You always have.” Josh stopped his movement and
pushed her away from his chest so he could see her face.
He kissed away the tears that had settled on her cheek and then kissed
need you Donna, more than I can ever express.” He started his rhythm again and
Donna wrapped her legs tighter around his waist. His eyes were locked with hers
and she could see the love for her in his eyes. It was the sexiest thing she had
ever experienced. She pushed gently against his shoulder causing him to roll
them over. Donna straddled his hips and looked down at his smiling face.
just going to say this and I hope you can handle it.”
He said with an amused smile as she gripped his shoulders and grinded her hips.
in love with you. I have been for a long time.”
God.” Donna stopped as she took in the look on his face. Everything was out
there. All the cards were on the table and no one had decided to fold. They were
going to do this.
Donna took his fingers in her hands. As she kissed his palm he tightened the
grip he now had on her hip.
for me.” She whispered before sucking his index finger into her mouth.
Josh’s hips bucked forward and the moan that escaped him turned into a growl.
Donna was moving in earnest as Josh brought his hand to her clit again. He
circled the bud with his thumb as she screamed his name. She leaned forward and
gripped his shoulders as she thrust harder with each turn on his thumb.
too.” He managed through gritted teeth. In a few more strokes he exploded
inside of her as she screamed his name and convulsed above him. He took a few
deep breaths as she collapsed on his chest. He ran his fingers lightly up and
down her back as she regained control.
tickles.” She giggled as his fingertips grazed her sensitive skin.
love you.” He stopped his hand as she leaned up and looked at his face.
love you, too Joshua.” She smiled. They
lay in silence for a few moments neither wanting to move. She finally slid from
him and snuggled into his side.
that offer to walk on the beach still stand?” She asked as he kissed the top
of her head.
sorry about last night.”
was so mean to you.”
were tired…..” He ran his finger down her arm. “….and I kinda egged it
know.” She grinned.
know, you know. Breakfast?”
you going to wear the bikini?”
a pair of shorts.”
have to tell you, I don’t think you’re going to get any sun over the next
unless you plan on having sex on the beach, because seeing you in that is
sure we can work something out.”
”I’m sure we can.” Josh rolled on his side and kissed her again. Breakfast could wait. He had more important things to do.
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