No More Rain, Chapter Three [Exclusive]
For the third installment of No More Rain, I wanted to bring back the character that started Lucky, and have Rain experience some troubling problems.
One night of passion turned into several more. After work, Colt would pick me up and he’d race back to my apartment and it became routine. I figured our lovemaking would eventually cease, but my boyfriend – yes my boyfriend – had an incredible libido. Every night felt new, and every morning was bliss. Our date nights occasionally ended with us back in bed, but I couldn’t object to that. I enjoyed his company immensely and cherished every minute with him.
“So,” Colt began, “I won’t be here tonight. I actually have something to take care of.”
“Oh,” I said, playing with Colt’s chest hair. “Do I get to know what it is?”
“Nope,” my boyfriend answered. “Secret.”
I pulled his hair and looked at him, hoping it would get him to reveal his secret but instead he moaned.
“No,” I laughed as Colt rolled onto me and planted kisses around my neck. “I can’t keep showing up at work with hickeys. I already have to wear a scarf.”
“Too bad,” he teased. “I can think of something else that scarf can be used for.”
“You’re awful,” I said as Colt pinned my arms above me and kissed me one last time before leaving me alone in bed.
“And yet you love me,” Colt teased, shaking his ass as he started dressing himself. “So what are you going to do while I’m out?”
“Wait for your return,” I said sarcastically. “I may go visit Dani – which reminds me…I still have to introduce you to him. He’s sweet. Probably see if Shane’s there. I need to talk to him about something.”
“Let’s hope Dani never catches me nude,” Colt said. “I always seem to be naked around you.”
“And yet I love it,” I smirked. “And I love you.”
Thirty minutes later, Colt and I had showered together and as I kissed him goodbye, I immediately began planning my day out in my head. If I was quick, I could catch Shane and – shit. Since dating Colt, my supply of weed had dwindled and I never bothered replenishing it. I was occupied with other things. Whether Colt approved of my smoking didn’t bother me, it was him finding out how I obtained it. I grimaced at the thought of him finding out that I serviced Shane for drugs.
“Fuck.” I said it all the way to Shane and Dani’s apartment and to my chagrin, Shane wasn’t home. Dani opened the door, surprisingly back to his normal and upbeat self.
“So did Nathan ever get back to you,” I asked as we walked to the living room. Wrong way to start off a conversation.
“No,” Dani answered, avoiding my eyes. “But I’ve got a new job writing for a paper. Maybe it’ll make me look professional and Nathan will come back and see how much of an adult I am.”
“Yeah,” I said, doubtful of Nathan’s return to Texas. “Hey, do you know if you can grab some stuff from Shane for me?”
Dani nodded and bounced off, not into my dealer’s room but into a linen closet. I thought the lonely boy was losing his mind when he started throwing stuff around until he came out holding a few dime bags.
“This enough for you,” Dani asked, unfazed by my confusion.
“Y-yeah,” I stuttered. “Is that a secret stash?”
“Shane doesn’t think I know about it,” Dani answered. “You owe me one.”
I nodded and dropped to my knees, reaching for Dani’s belt. Dani flinched and slapped my hands away.
“Not sexual,” he flailed. “And not from you.”
“I’m sorry,” I laughed. “I usually give Shane a blowjob.”
“I meant a different kind of favor. I’m getting a poster in and I’m too short to put it on the wall. You’re taller than I am,” Dani explained. “I just need to rearrange some stuff.”
“Oh no,” I groaned.
I followed Dani into his bedroom, where the walls were plastered in Kylie posters and framed records. A giant shrine – I mean bookshelf – housed over hundreds of CDs and memorabilia. The Kylie-obsessed lover pointed that he wanted to remove a few old clippings and replace it with a minimalist poster he purchased off eBay.
“I can’t reach that either,” I stated. “Maybe Colt can help. He’s tall. And dreamy.”
“Oh, how is he,” Dani asked. “I’ve been wanting to meet him but you haven’t been around lately.”
“He’s being secretive today,” I replied. “You’ll love him. He’s a Kylie fan, too.”
I had planned a romantic evening for Colt and I, when Colt asked to play music from his phone and I obliged, nearly screaming when one of Kylie’s lesser known tunes began playing. I threw his phone at the wall and told him not in my house would the mouse sing. We argued throughout dinner, eventually making up with angry sex.
“I wish Nathan enjoyed Kylie,” Dani muttered, bringing me back from my daydream. “He doesn’t like her that much.”
“Well now you can geek out with Colt anytime you want,” I said, avoiding bringing Nathan back into this conversation. “Thank you for the weed, D. And I’ll be sure to bring Colt around to hang that poster.”
I deliberately kept the drive home silent. I crept up to my apartment with Nox meowing for food. I fed him where he devoured the contents of his bowl within minutes. Satisfied, he returned to nap on the sofa where I joined him. Phone in hand, I called my boyfriend.
“Hey,” Colt panted.
“Hey,” I whispered. I didn’t know what to say so I waited for him to say something.
“You alright,” he asked, no longer breathing heavily.
“Thank you for not being an asshole and leaving me alone,” I said. “I was with Dani all morning…”
I explained to Colt about how Nathan abandoned Dani after their only date, never returning any of his phone calls or e-mails. I started choking up when I explained that my friend was deluded; keeping hope alive that Nathan would return. Colt agreed that it was doubtful but reminded me that Dani needed time alone to deal with it.
“How about I finish what I have to and we go out to eat. No sex, no nothing. Just us doing normal couple things,” Colt suggested.
“I’d like that,” I said, feeling better now that I talked to Colt. I felt reassured everything would be okay for us, and that somehow, we were a couple despite most of our everyday routine revolving around sex. I smiled, feeling that the rain clouds that hovered over this morning were now gone.