Love Takes a Swim Part 52 by Dellani Oakes

Love Takes a Swim cover smallCody gets upset because he knows that Paisley slept in with Kai. In order to distract his brother, he points out a girl who’s talking to Tempest.

“Stop being so damn dramatic. Hey, see that girl talking to Tempy? She’s your age, isn’t she?”

Cody partially hid behind his brother. “That’s Marianna Constance!”

“Is that good or bad?”

“Both. I’ve had a thing for her forever.”

“Ask her out!”

“Her brother is Eduardo Constance.”

“So? Ed’s a great guy. He did some work on my Jeep.”

“And he could break me in half with his little finger. Have you seen him? He’s jacked as hell! If I ever got half as ripped, I’d be a god.”

“Do you ever look in the mirror?”

“Huh?”

“Assessed how you look? Stand there naked, strike a pose?”

“No. That’s twisted.”

“Humor me sometime. Try it once. The full monty. Give it a look.”

“Why?” his brother sounded suspicious.

“Just trust me. And trust me on this, too. Go talk to the girl.”

“I don’t know if she even likes me!”

“She’s looked over here six times since she started talking to our sister.”

“So? She’s prolly lookin’ at you! Every girl looks at you first.”

“She’s not looking at me. Go.” Kai shoved his younger brother. “Ask her out.”

“What if she tells me no?”

“Then you smile, and talk to someone else. Dinner and a movie. Paisley and I will go too. Tonight after work. Or tomorrow. Go.” Kai shoved his brother.

Dragging his feet, Cody walked slowly over to where his sister was talking to Marianna. She smiled, playing with her hair as she arched her back Her breasts were round, firm and full. She had a narrow waist and slender hips that tapered into shapely legs. She was easily as pretty a girl as Paisley—and way younger than he ever would go out with, but she’d be perfect for his brother, if he could get over his fear.

Tempest introduced him and got him talking. She made it easy to converse with Marianna. When she found common ground for them, she gradually eased herself out of the conversation. Neither her brother, nor Marianna really noticed when she’d left. She came over to Kai with a grin.

“I’ve been trying to get them together forever! Marianna’s got a thing for him. She thinks he’s cute? Duh….”

“He is cute,” Paisley said, coming up behind them unexpectedly. “He’s even cuter than Kai.”

“Oh, thanks!”

“You’re not cute, you’re handsome. That’s what she means, dipshit,” Tempy replied.

“Oh, is that what you meant?” Kai pulled Paisley close, their hips touching.

“That’s exactly what I meant.”

“I think I’m going to be ill. Both my brothers are such horndogs!”

“Tempy, I told you, baby. All men are horndogs. Get used to it.”

“You can shut up now,” Tempy said as she walked away, flashing her palm at him.

“Someone’s got to talk to that girl about men,” Kai said. “She’s not gonna listen to me and Cody. Lots of guys are dicks. She needs to know that.”

“I’ll talk to her. I think she’s got a pretty good idea how to handle herself. Some of the guys were coming on to her, and she cut them off at the knees. It was quite remarkable. I was impressed.”

“I guess having two older brothers counts for something.” Kai looked proud.

“I came out to tell you that Thad called. He said your cell was off.”

Kai looked and it wasn’t off, it was dead.

“When they couldn’t reach you on your cell, the nurse called Thad. Amy woke up. She was asking for you.”

“Me? Really?”

Paisley smiled, taking his hand. “She remembered. You need to go see her when you can.”

“I’ll do that. I’m glad she’s okay.”

“Long way to go, yet, but at least she’s awake.”

“That’s awesome news.” Kai held Paisley close once more, kissing her.

As usual, when she was near, his body warmed to hers, and he lost himself in kissing her.

“Don’t you have a job to do?” his mother’s voice cut through the haze of lust that surrounded him.

“Yes, ma’am,” he said sheepishly, letting go of Paisley. “Sorry, Mom. See you on break,” he said, kissing Paisley’s hand.

He climbed his tower, fixing the umbrella so the sun wasn’t quite so strong on him. He was up there only a few minutes when the storm warning alarm went off, startling everyone. Kai stood on his tower, eyeing the sky. Dark clouds gathered to the west, moving fast toward them. He could see the lighting.

Blowing his whistle, he yelled. “You heard it! Everyone out of the pool! I mean it! Now!”

Only a few people dragged their feet. The rest responded immediately. Less than five minutes later, the swimmers were huddled on the pool deck.

“We need to get inside,” Kai said quietly. “I don’t like the look of that.”

© 2019 Dellani Oakes

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