~ Strangers When We Meet ~
by Ri

Disclaimers: This story was born out of the frustrations of my job, which has nothing to with accounting so my apologies to that fine profession, I already have a Travel Agent as one of my heroines, There should be a reflection of two ladies we all know and love but the story comes from my warped imagination.
This is a Uber tale and there is a relationship between to consenting female adults. If this offends please move on to a general story there are many lovely ones.


Part 1

There was silence in the dark bar as she entered, She was tall and dressed in basic black. She strode to the bar and ordered her drink. Her voice was strong and yet quite femine. As she took a shot of her straight whiskey she glanced around the bar. There was the usual bunch of low lifes she had come to expect. They slowly began to speak and move about the place once again.

She took her drink and moved with cat like grace to her booth. She sat down on one side and put her long legs up settling her feet on the other. She leaned back and nursed her drink as she watched the activity around the bar with bored amusement sparkling in her bright blue eyes.

Then those eyes caught golden hair at a booth across the bar. The first thought that crossed her mind was, 'That kid doesn't belong in this joint.'Her sharp eyes took the young woman in considered perusal. She was petite 5'4 with short golden hair and beautiful blue-green eyes. Right now those eyes flashed in anger at the guy in the booth with her as he tried to get closer to the young beauty. What ever the guy was whispering to her seemed to make the young woman even more outraged.

For some strange reason watching the young woman's pretty face redden in anger started to feed a rage of her own. Suddenly she stood up and stormed over to the table where the small war was taking place.

She towered over both the occupants and she couldn't decide if the man was drunk or just crazy. For some unknown reason he looked up at the tall dangerous looking woman with contempt and said, "Get lost."

"Excuse me?"

"I said get lost. I know the rest of these wimps are scared of you for some reason, But I sure as hell aint!"

A feral grin crossed her face and she bent down till their eyes were with in inches of each other, "The reason the other patrons are not antagonistic toward me is that they know by experience my strength and capabilities far out weigh their own."

"What?" He replied stupidly.

She noticed the blonde smile at her and she winked back at the pretty woman. Turning back to the idiot she said, "They know I can whip their ass, Dog breath."Her voice was low and calm. There was no movement in the room once again, They were all watching the confrontation with intense interest. It appeared they all knew a fight was about to begin, One that the pretty blonde 2

had a front row seat for whether she wanted one or not.

"What did you call me?"

"Dog breath."

"I..." suddenly the tall beauty had the man by the collar and was dragging him to the door of the bar. Ignoring his gibberish she briskly threw him out and nodded to the bouncer, She knew he would not let the little man back in. She then headed back to the booth with the beautiful blonde and smiled at the girl, "How did that idiot get you out alone? And how on earth did he talk you into coming in here?

The blonde smiled back at the tall beauty and replied quietly, "I work with him. He's been begging me for months and I finally agreed to a drink. I never expected him to take me here. I also stupidly thought I could handle the little twerp."

The tall woman's mouth curled into an appreciative smile. She held out her hand and in a friendly voice said, "My name is Randy."

The blonde's smile brightened and she gently took the offered hand and shook it, "Brittany."

For some reason Randy couldn't bring herself to release the little hand. So she asked with an unaccustomed shyness, "May I sit down?"

Brittany still holding Randy's hand nodded and replied quietly, "Please."

Randy gracefully sat down beside her. She realized she still held Brittany's hand and tried to release it but found that she really didn't want to, She swallowed a couple of times and said, "Can I buy you some dinner? I mean...someplace where they didn't catch the food in the kitchen?"

Brittany really didn't want to let go of Randy's hand and was glad that Randy let her keep the elegant appendage in her own. "I'd be happy to. Where would you like to go?"

** ** ** **

They sat across from each other in the nice restaurant not really able to do more at the moment then smile and stare at each other.

Brittany's heart was flip flopping but she knew she had break the ice or they would never get off the ground. "You didn't really seem to fit in with that crowd either. What were you doing there?"

Randy raised an elegant eyebrow and said quietly, "It's a motorcycle bar and I drive a motorcycle. One plus one equals two. Pretty simple really, huh?"She asked with lopsided grin.

Brittany returned the grin, She was ready for the challenge, "Yes, that makes sense, But why would you go there. You're way too smart for those people, You're beautiful and....well they were scared of you... You're not a scary person, so...I..."

Brittany was shocked by Randy's next reaction. Laughter, "To answer your questions in sequence. A. I hate regular bars. B. I like being the smartest C. Thanks D. They're scared of me because one of them put their slimy hand on my ass and I lost it. I beat the crap out of him, so suddenly I was feared and respected with out being lethal. I liked that...I was...I was in the army and I was lethal...Brittany, I don't want to be scary...especially to you..."Her voice trailed off and her head dropped her face had reflected her mood change from amusement to worry and deep shame.

A small finger gently lifted the head till their eyes met,"I'm absolutely not scared of you, Randy. What do you do for a living now?"

A tiny ironic smile crossed Randy's lips, She loved the feel of those fingers against her skin. "Graphic design. I do cover art for magazines under the Imperial publications label."

Brittany's face reflected the surprise she felt, "Wow, Thats weird I work for Imperial as a columnist. I freelance mostly,but thats one of my regular gigs,I write for their computer geek magazine."

A huge smile crossed Randy's face and she caressed the hand still resting on her cheek, "I design all their covers and some of the graphics inside. What do you cover?"

"I write how to fix problems on line..."

"Your Tech chick?"


Brittany nodded, Randy smile grew even broader, "I do all your graphics. You're a very good writer."

Brittany blushed and smiled back, "Your art work is magnificent. Randy, we work together..."

"And yet we never met..."

"Till now. "They were staring at each other their food forgotten.

"Uh...Brittany, are you still hungry?"

"Not for food."

"Funny, I'm not either...Check"

Randy entered Brittany's condo with butterflies the size of B2 Bombers buzzing around her stomach. Why this was so important she couldn't put her finger on. She just knew that it was very, very important.

Brittany led Randy into her home and she felt like she was shaking all over. She was not shaking with fear it was just pure nerves of the unknown. She wanted everything to be just right. She gazed quickly around her to make sure there was nothing out of place. Suddenly she saw her laundry and her eyes widened as she remembered what her bathroom look like; She muttered a quick, "Excuse me..." and she shot out of the room very quickly.

Randy was stunned as Brittany suddenly ran out of the room. She followed her concerned that something was very wrong. What she saw as she entered the beautiful blondes bathroom made her smile at her new friend with affection.

Scattered about the room was bits of white silk; The room was literally an explosion of underwear. The blonde looked up through her bangs at the tall brunette her face beat red, "Uh...I...."

Randy laughed. She couldn't help it, Brittany just looked so damn cute. She leaned against the doorway of the bathroom laughing gently and asked good naturally, "Can I help?"

Brittany seeing the humor glittering in the beautiful blue eyes smiled and shrugged her shoulders replying, "I could use a little help, yes."

Randy nodded and with utter delight started to fold the pretty bits of silk and placing them in a neat pile on the side of the tub. With that task complete, Brittany picked up a pile and then held out her hand for Randy's. Randy's smile brightened and her cheeks turned a shade of red that deepened her tan. She picked up her pile and took the little hand as she was led out of the bathroom.

** ** ** **

They entered a bright and cheerful sky blue bedroom, with white lace curtains and beautiful antique furniture. Randy found that she was immediately comfortable. She found the pretty room soothing since it was so much like it's owner.

Brittany placed her underwear in the appropriate drawer and then nervously sat down next to Randy on the large four poster bed.

Randy seeing how tense the young woman was quietly said, " We could just talk."

"No...I mean, yes...God, Randy, I'm so sorry. I don't know what I mean. Its just...I....I,"She suddenly got up to leave the room when a gentle hand grasped her arm, "Shhh, Its ok. Come on, sit down we can just get to know each other. We don't need to do a damn thing. I...Uh....I really like you, and..."

Brittany had stopped her departure at the light touch. She was facing her friend and several emotions were reflected on her pretty face, relief, graditude, affection. She smiled sweetly and said, "Thank you. I'm never...I'm kind of new at this sort of thing..."

Randy's eyebrows shot up, "New?" Brittany nodded her head slowly.

Randy got up gently taking a small hand in hers she led Brittany back to the girls living room. She took her to the couch and sat down bringing the stunned blonde beside her.

"If this is the first time it has to be right...um...especially if it is going to be with me."

Tears formed in Brittany's eyes, "God, You are so sweet, so patient....I... you...its....I...."She bent her head down as the tears flowed down her cheeks.

Randy embraced her and stroked her back in soothing circles, She whispered gently into a little ear, "It not sweet, its selfish. I'm a perfectionist. If this is your first time; and that special time is going to be with me; then it must be perfect. And I...I uh...I'm already crazy about you. So I..."

Green eyes locked with blue, "Really?"

"Yes, I'm overwhelmed by this thing. I want you to be happy. I want you to be comfortable with me. So we go very slow, Ok?"

Brittany nodded, "Thank you, "She replied still crying gently on Randy's strong shoulder.

"Shhh, Its ok. I'm not going anywhere. I'll wait for you to be ready. I'll wait forever."

"You will?"

"Yes, I'm here for the long haul. I think...I...I think....I'm in love with you."

"What?" Brittany replied stunned by the statement.

Randy nodded, and said very quietly, "I have been attracted to many woman in my life but this is the first time...Well....I really need for this to work, Little one."

Brittany's face reflected both surprise and joy. "I feel the exact same way. Its just...I don't have any...well I can't compare and...I just..." She stuttered uncomfortable till an elegant hand covered her mouth.

"I understand," She put her arms around the smaller woman in a warm embrace and held her close. She put her head on top of the blondes and breathed in her intoxicating scent. 'This is just fine for right now, I just want to hold her forever.' she thought as she smiled sweetly to her little one.

** ** ** **

The next morning the two woman found themselves tangled around each other. They were both so comfortable in each others arms they simply fell asleep. Two sets of sleepy eyes met and shy smiles were exchanged.

Randy stretched and said, "I can't believe I fell asleep on you last night. I'm very sorry Brittany."

"Hey, I fell asleep too, " Brittany said with a shy smile. They were sitting side by side on the couch, Randy put her arm gently around the pretty blondes shoulders and said regretfully, "I guess I should go..."

"No please, don't. I really want you here...unless of course you need to..."

"No, I just don't want to out stay my welcome."

"That's not possible."

"Well, Do you have any plans today? I mean it is Saturday...?"

"Just working on my article...Um....Would you like to read what I have so far?" She asked the beautiful woman hopefully.

"Are you kidding? I'd love to read your stuff." Replied Randy with a huge smile. So Brittany took Randy's hand and lead her to her tiny office in the back of her tiny apartment. She went to her computer and gestured toward the comfortable looking computer chair and said, "Please have a seat."

Randy smiled and kissed her cheek and then gracefully sat in the chair. Brittany blushed beat red, "Um...Uh...here."She muttered and then she giggled nervously.

Randy smiled up at her and caressed her cheek. "Your very pretty when you blush like that." Then she winked at her which made Brittany relax and laugh. Randy chuckled and looked at the screen. She read the article posted there then her eyes met nervous green ones and she winked again.

"Its great! In fact I have an idea. " Randy grabbed a pad and pencil from the desk and started to work a sketch inspired by what she had just read. When she finished she looked up at Brittany who was leaning on the chair looking over her shoulder. "What do you think?"

"Wow! Its remarkable."

"Its good, not remarkable. You my friend are remarkable." She suddenly made two swift movements and the smaller woman was in cuddled in her lap.

"Now that I have you in my clutches, What am I going to do with you?"

Brittany blushed a deep shade of red and hid her face on Randy's shoulder. Her answer was barely audible but it delighted the tall brunette who heard it clearly none the less, "Anything you want to do to me."

Randy face lit up and she bent down so that her lips met the love of her life with all the passion and love her soul possessed.

Randy pulled back slowly from the intense kiss and softly caressed a still red cheek, "Are you sure

about this?"

The blonde nodded.

"I'll tell you what we'll go really slowly and we'll just go with the flow. If you feel at all uncomfortable you tell me, ok?" She asked the woman cradled in her arms gently.

Again her companion nodded.

"Hey," Randy gently tapped her on the chin, "I'd really like to hear your voice,"She said gently with a big smile at the blushing young woman.

Choked with emotion Brittany replied very quietly, "Ok?What do I have to do?"

Randy chuckled, "You don't have to do anything, Little one. I'll do it if you want. I'll lead and as long as you're enjoying it I'll just keep going. If you get scared or uncomfortable just open those pretty lips and say something, is that a deal?"

Brittany nodded and then stiffened up as if readying herself for a blow.

Randy shook her head and said quietly, "Relax, Little one. I want to bring you pleasure not hurt you. Let start nice and slow, we'll just neck for a while, Ok? Then if you get really into that we'll go from there," She gently brought Brittany even closer to her.

Brittany loved the closeness, She didn't fear Randy at all. It was the unknown she feared. She did trust Randy so she snuggled into the taller woman's neck and said a barely audible, "Ok."

Randy smiled and tilted the little chin so she could reach those luscious red lips. She gently kissed Brittany then deepened the kiss as she felt the other woman timidly explore her mouth. She allowed herself the pleasure of enjoying their connection. As she felt her love becoming excited she slowly lowered her hands to the lovely breasts she was dying to touch. She gently caressed the breast when she felt no resistance she opened the blouse and caressed the breast through Brittany's lacy bra. When she heard a moan she parted their lips and slowly kissed her way to a lovely neck sucking gently and her love's jugular.

Her hands then went behind her loves back to undo her bra and then stroked a heaving breast under the lacy cup. She felt Brittany become more and more excited as her hands tangled in Randy's long hair. Randy pulled back slightly to look at Brittany's face.

Brittany's eyes were closed and her face was flushed in excitement as Randy started to slowly caress the other breast she saw that the smaller woman was becoming inflamed with passion. She brought her mouth to a small ear and licked along the rim then she whispered, "Are you all right?"

Brittany could barely respond she never in her life felt anything this intense she said a breathy barely audible, "Yes."

Randy's smile broadened as she sucked gently on the small tasty earlobe. Her hands busily removing the shirt, releasing the bra and going for full access to the lovely breasts. Then slowly she kissed her way down to the aching breast as the little one squirmed in pleasure, Randy licked a nipple and blew on it till it was perfect for her next step sucking on the lovely piece of the anatomy. Over whelmed by the pleasure this brought out in her Brittany went over the edge?

?Two shocked green eyes slowly fluttered open and looked into a pair of utterly pleased blue ones. "Did I just?."


"But you didn't even get to?"

"Nope, not yet it wasn't necessary. One step at a time, Little one." Randy was very pleased she knew if the first step went well the next would go even smoother. Brittany was very scared and now that she saw that she could enjoy this she would relax more when they got to the intense feelings of what's to come.

"But?I?Um you didn't?."Brittany was confused, happy, excited, pleased, She was so many things she couldn't even construct a simple sentence.

"Don't worry about me, Love. To tell you a little secret I got off on watching you go over. I feel great!"

It was the truth she had an orgasm just watching Brittany enjoy her first. It was a high knowing that she brought the love of her life to her very first climax. She was more then pleased she was elated. She bent down and softly kissed the waiting lips of her little love. Then she cradled her close and pulled the blanket over them and said as she enfolded the smaller woman in a warm embrace, "Nap time. We can get a little sleep then eat dinner and do some more exploring later."

*** *** *** ***

Three hours later Brittany woke all alone in her bed. She looked but saw no sign of Randy. Fear gripped her heart till she heard singing coming from the next room. She knew it wasn't the radio, The cool clear beautiful voice delighted her. She realized with utter relief and joy that she wasn't alone.

Brittany got up and saw the beautiful brunette in the kitchen busy making sandwiches and singing an old song from a Rogers and Hamerstien musical. She was singing with her whole heart though her concentration seemed to be on the sandwiches. It sounded professional and beautiful.

"Hi," Said Brittany quietly.

Randy stopped singing and smiled brightly as she turned to the disheveled looking blonde. "Well hi yourself, Beautiful. I thought I'd make myself useful and make us some lunch. We have a selection of peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese. It's all I could find, I hope it's ok?"

"Its great! Wow, you sing beautifully. Did you ever do it professionally?"

Randy actually felt herself blush, "Thanks and no I did sing at some parties when I was in the service. I never did it for a living though. I just enjoy it, I'm glad you think its good too."

"I loved it, It was wonderful to wake up to something so beautiful."

"Yea it was, Come here you?"She said putting her arms out for a hug. Brittany immediately filled those arms and they kissed deeply. She was dressed just in her T-shirt and panties and Brittany pulled on an oversized Jersey so they're bodies connected against the thin fabric of their clothes. Randy took a deep breath and thought, First things first, as she pulled back and mussed Brittany's already mussed hair, "Are you hungry. Little one?"


"Good, Let's eat up then?.We have a lot more exploring to do?"

Randy and Brittany decided to talk after lunch and really get to know each other. They figured that would lead to more "exploring". They both realized that they had the rest of their lives so they wanted to learn every nook and cranny of the others mind, heart and soul. They were both relishing every detail they had learned about each other so far.

"Can I ask you a question?"

"Of course," Replied Randy with a sweet smile, " You can ask me anything." She loved just talking with this woman, hearing her voice, it was so different from every other woman she had been with, and She just felt joy in being with the holder of her heart. Randy was amazed at that realization. She never in her whole life thought she'd ever feel so connected to another human being, especially not so quickly.

"Um?.You said in the army you ?well that you hurt?.I mean?" She didn't know how to put the questions plaguing her mind.

For the first time since Randy rescued her from the lout in the bar her expression became grim. Randy swallowed and thought, Here goes. Damn. I hope I don't lose her. I want and need her to know the whole truth. She has to know who she's in love with?She took a deep breath and walked to the window, and said very quietly, "I had to kill for the Uncle Sam, I'm not proud of it but it was part of my job and unfortunately I was very good at it. ..I'm very sorry" She felt her tear ducts fill up as she turned fully to the window. She was sure of the rejection that was going to come from the sweet and sensitive woman she was already in love with.

Brittany's eyes filled with tears just seeing the tears begin to form as Randy turned away, "Why are you crying? Did I hurt your feelings?"

"No!" Yelled Randy turning back and rushing to Brittany on the sofa, She went down on her knees in front of the other woman and said, "I'm sorry, You did nothing wrong. I'm crying because?I?I better go?"

"No, please?" Said Brittany reaching out with both arms to hold the woman's arms and keep her by her. Randy was already half way across the room so Brittany had to get up and reach around the taller woman's waist to stop her, "Please don't leave me."

Randy relished the words and the embrace which followed and she returned it with equal passion.

"You don't hate me?"

"Hate you? Why would I hate you?"

"Because now you know I am a killer."

"You were a killer. You did what you were ordered to do. Now your not?."

"Its not that simple. The problem is Brittany I liked it at the time. I did burn out when I realized how wrong it was but I was really messed up back then. I was wild and I enjoyed all the excitement and the strategy?.till?.till I ?.till I was ordered to kill a whole village of innocents for nothing but strategy. I mean men, woman and children even their animals were to be destroyed. This sick general wanted the village taken as a buffer between us and the enemy and they were pawns in his ultimate goal. I was too.

I was his deadly pawn?I?broke down. I couldn't do it, Brit?.I fell apart. I almost killed my commanding officer that gave me the orders and he was just the middleman. I was lucky though, he saw what was happening to me and stopped me. He got me out of the unit to a good hospital. Once I was treated I was given an honorable discharge.

The two women had now sunk to the floor still attached to each other as if giving each other a lifeline. Randy was crying full force now and so was Brittany. Brittany was soothing her with kind words whispered in her ear and Randy was breathing heavily trying to get control so she could continue. She needed to keep talking, She needed her love to know what she was and did. Randy also needed to get it all out for the first time to someone she trusted.

"Once out I was staying at the VA hospital and I was what could only be called a functioning vegetable. I didn't know how to live outside of the damn army. I started to fix motorcycles and since it seemed to relax me and my shrink thought it was good therapy. I did it as a kid with my brother before he was killed in a car accident and it was really my only way of functioning. One of my doctors at the VA got me a job at a local garage. During my breaks I would sketch. Anything that caught my fancy. It was another thing from my childhood that relaxed me and kept me sane. The editor from our publishing company came to pick up her car and saw me sitting by it sketching away completely lost in my work. She loved it and hired me on the spot. We had a brief affair but once I got out of army life?well I really lived again and I realized she was a good friend but not some one I wanted in that way. I began to live a real life, a quiet life. I had a few affairs, I worked on my art and still worked at the garage once a week. Until recently I really felt I was meant to be alone, that there would never be someone special to settle down with?"

"Until recently?"

Randy smiled slightly and rubbed noses with the love of her life and said quietly, "Very recently. I love you, Brittany?I know I'm not worthy?."

Little fingers covered her mouth, "Shhh, I love you too. That's all that matters, Randy. That's all that matters?.

Randy was leaning against a wall in Brittany's office at the publishing company they worked at. She had a huge smile on her face because her love so cute when she worked. She had a cute little wrinkle between her eyebrows that the tall artist was very tempted to kiss but thinking that discretion was the better part of valor at work she decided to wait till they got home. Brittany suddenly looked up and said, "Ok I put it to bed."

Randy's eyebrow shot up and she had an amused expression on her face, Brittany rolled her pretty green eyes and said, "You know what I mean. Your art work looks great come look." She said signaling with her arm for her love to look at the finished product.

Randy looked over her shoulder and nodded, "Yes, it looks great. Ok Sweetheart, Lets go," She said holding out her hand. Brittany smiled and placed her small hand in Randy's beautifully sculpted larger one. Randy smiled and winked leading Brittany out of her office.

They had started to walk down the hall when they heard some one calling, "Hey Beautiful." Randy recognizing the voice tensed and kept walking pulling Brittany quickly with her. Randy felt their precious new relationship didn't need Jessie's jealously.

"Come On, Randy, Stop!" Yelled Jessica hurrying to catch up with them.

"Were in a hurry, See you." Called Randy over her shoulder as she pulled a confused Brittany safely into the elevator. Randy's eyes met Jessie's and she knew the other graphic designer was going to cause them trouble.

*** *** *** ***

Randy hadn't uttered a word till she got Brittany safely to her car. Then she turned in her seat and took her hand saying, "Jessie and I had an affair about 6 months ago. To me it was just another fling. A release to take my mind off my troubles. I was very open with her; I wasn't capable of being anything other then a physical partner. I told her I thought the service had knocked out my ability to care about anything in an intimate way. At the time she said she understood and really wanted to do the same thing, just have some sexual fun." Randy took a deep breath at this point; She was staring into her own lap because she just couldn't face disappointment in Brittany's eyes. "She became obsessive after only one weekend. She was clinging to me like I was the love of her life. It turned me off so I stopped seeing her right then. She then started to stalk me, She followed me around like a puppy dog at the office and she followed my to my job at the garage. I finally couldn't stand it anymore, I told her to leave me alone. We had a really bad fight. I told her that I only wanted sex and to leave me alone. I didn't need or want her. I told her the truth I wasn't attracted her like that, She wasn't what I wanted and that I thought I would never find that. She laughed at me and said that I was blind and stupid. She said that she was the best thing that ever happened to me?"

Randy's eyes finally came up and met Brittany's there were tears pouring out of the beautiful green orbs,

"Oh Baby, My little one, I won't say any more?"

"No, Please. I want to know what happened. I want us to be completely open with each other. Please, go on," She said kissing their joined hands and nodding her head encouraging her love to continue with the horrible tale.

"God, I love you, " Said Randy pulling Brittany closer and drying her tears gently. She then saw an observing face and said, "Oh shit! Lets go love, I'll talk as we drive."

Brittany looked out the window and saw Jessie watching them with a face of fury. She nodded started the car and carefully went into traffic. "Go on Randy, I'm listening."

Randy nodded and grimly replied, "Yes, I know." She sighed and looked out the window as she continued her tale, "Um?Ok, She said that I loved her and I didn't have the sense to know it. Then she started to beat the crap out of me?"

Randy heard the gasp and turned to see a surprised look on Brittany's face. She shrugged and said, "Since I left the service, Brit I really try not to lift my hand in violence. I have broken that, I can still fight quite well and have done so when I felt I had to or when I lost it like that one night at the motorcycle bar. Most of the time though I prefer to talk my self out of scrapes, I don't want to revert to the monster I was."

Randy took a deep breath and slowly let it out as she once again looked out the window; "I let her do it because in some way I felt I deserved it. That I just wasn't worth fight back for?"

"That's not true!" Interrupted Brittany passionately.

Randy smiled at her little one and gently caressed a cheek as she replied, " I didn't realize that my love till I laid eyes on you. I knew if you loved me as I did you, then I was wrong, I was a worthy person. I didn't know it then; I really didn't care if Jessie hurt me. It didn't matter?Anyway I went to the hospital because the bitch broke a rib. I was bed ridden for a month so our publisher Elaine said I could work at home?"

"Um?Isn't that the lady you?"

Randy nodded still looking out the window, "Yes, we did have a very brief affair a long time ago but we are friends, platonic friends. She helped me put a restraining order on the bitch, Which the idiot is constantly breaking like today. You don't know how many times I've had to call the police. That's why we left so quickly I was trying to avoid doing that again."

Brittany silently absorbed this and as they drove Randy became more and more nervous from that silence. "Are you disappointed in me Hon?" She asked her in a very timid voice. She almost didn't recognize it as her own but she was very scared.

Brittany had just pulled into her driveway. Tomorrow they were going to help Randy move into her house, making it theirs so Randy was spending the night. Brittany turned toward the frightened woman and smiled caressing a cheek, "No love, I'm mad at this woman who can't take no as an answer. I could never be disappointed in you. I love you so much and I know you love me that's all that matters. I'm just worried that's all."

"Why?" Asked Randy moving closer and pulling Brittany into a close embrace. Randy hated to be separated from her she craved the closeness and love that Brittany gave her. She had lacked it all her life and was so happy to be receiving it from her special love.

Brittany rubbed her cheek against Randy's she loved the closeness too, "You said that you won't defend your self. What if she attacks you? Or if she comes after me?"

"I'd kill her if she hurts you!" Said Randy a little louder then she meant to she was now in full protective mode and was fiercely holding Brittany to her. "She will not hurt one hair on you head as long as I am capable of protecting you?"

Brittany was stroking Randy's back and crying, "Please don't say that. I will not be responsible for you doing something that you've work so hard to over come. If something happens to me I want you to do something legally not?"

"Kill?" Randy said pulling back she nodded and dried her loves tears, "Your right of course." They looked long and hard onto each others eyes and a descion was made with out a word spoken. There was no need they could feel each others thoughts, They would persuasion and legal means of prosecution but Randy's lethal skills would not be used. With out uttering anything else Randy whispered into a little ear, "I promise, Little one, I promise."

*** *** *** ***

They were settled in the living room cuddled together on the big comfortable sofa. Brittany was lying on top of Randy with her head against a strong shoulder. Randy was gently stroking her fingers through Brittany's hair. They were finally at peace again after the events of the afternoon. Randy heard Brittany's voice float up to her as she gently caressed a soft arm; "I love you so much. I'm so proud of you for surviving all the terrible things you have gone through to become the wonderful woman I love. I will fight to help you keep it. I am so happy you're in my life. Thank you."

Randy was astonished by the sweet words, "Thank you for your love and your faith. I promise I will keep on the path I'm on now. I will not go all-lethal? But Sweetheart, we need to figure out what to do about Jessie. Do you have any suggestions?" She asked as she gently kissed a sweet neck and was delighted by the soft groan that greeted the gesture.

"Yes, How about we throw her off track?" She said with a squeak as Randy nibbled her ear.

Randy smiled and said. "Oooo, I think I see my brilliant writer's mind at work. What are you hatching in that great brain of yours? I can' t wait to hear your plan?." Suddenly the little body was right over her, lips attached firmly to her own, their hands started to stroke and caress of their own accord. In Randy's hazy mind she thought, I guess I'll hear her plan?ahhhh? Um, later. Yessssss?

To be continued...

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