It’s Christmas Eve and my grocery work is finally done for the night.
So, with that, I clock out, text my girlfriend, and head to her parents’ house. The traffic is congested terribly tonight but, I finally make it to the suburbs. As soon as I pull up in the driveway she comes walking out the door. We embrace, then kiss beneath the glow of a street lamp.
“Let’s go to your place,” She tells me, placing her soft hands under my shirt and rubbing the hairs on my chest.
“Very well, baby,” I reply.
We walk to my car and I open the passenger door for her.
She steps in.
Then I sit down in the driver’s seat and start my engine. Quickly we leave and then head for my house in the working poor section of the city.
I drive through all of the traffic but finally make it to my neighborhood, then my street. I park my car against the curb, then escort her out.
I open my hurricane fence, then we walk through my front yard, up my steps and into my front door. I lock and deabbolt the door as she sits down on the sofa. I go to my refrigerator and get us each a pint bottle of Borden Egg Nog. I open one, then hand the other to her.
“I’m already so fat. I probably shouldn’t drink this,” She tells me with hesitation.
“I think you are beautiful just as you are, baby, but I’d love you and revere you no matter how thin or heavy you are.”
“I know I found someone good, because you want me even though I’m so big. I love you so much for that!”
“I love you just as much, I think you are beautiful and I’m so glad to have you in my life!”
She then embraces me and we begin to drink our egg nog.
I turn on the television and adjust the rabbit ears. We catch the late local news, already in progress.
An indifferent reporter tells of several unrelated murders that took place in the city over the past twenty four hours.
“What a waste! I don’t see why people desire to take each others’ lives,” I say, disgusted.
The reporter continues to talk of the whole world preparing for war and that global conflict could break out at any time.
We both shudder.
“Why don’t we turn this miserable thing off and focus on each other?” My girlfriend says.
“Very well, baby,” I tell her, point the remote at the TV and push the “Power” button, then ask “What would you like to do?”
“Well there is one thing I would love to do, but I think it’s illegal.”
“What is that?” I ask.
“Be intimate with you.”
I hold her hands and say, “Yes. I want to be intimate with you as well, I really do. I love you with all my heart and would do anything for you. I’m just afraid of how your parents would react.”
“I promise I won’t tell anyone. It would kill me to know that I’d be the reason you go to jail, so I’ll keep it between you and me.”
“Your parents could still figure it out, though. Especially when they find out how much time we spend together alone.”
“I know, but I don’t think my dad would be that angry, even if he found out. Once he sees how you treat me like a princess, he’ll want me to keep you. He hates seeing me constantly rejected and lonely all the time.”
“I wish I could completely believe that. Maybe I’m just being a little paranoid, but the last thing I need is a criminal record.”
“But just thinking of how you love me for who I am, when I was turned down and mocked by so many others, makes me desire you so badly right now, though.”
“I promise, as soon as you turn eighteen, I will make love to you.”
“But that’s not for another six weeks. A lot could happen between now and then. You could be drafted off to war. Our city could be bombed. One of us could be murdered We are not guaranteed tomorrow, so let’s make tonight worth it. Be mine and seal our relationship forever.”
“You’re right. Being drafted scares me to death. I’m a lover, not a fighter. But I’m not really a lover either though.”
“”Wow, you’re a twenty two year old virgin? I can’t believe you’ve never been with anyone else, because you’re so cute!”
“That’s right. No one ever put up with me like you do, and none of them were ever worth it either.”
“Am I worth it?”
“You are indeed worth it and more.”
“Then will you be intimate with me?”
“Yes. You made me realize that I need to love you as much as possible, because there is no guarantee of the time we have left together. We will share the experience of fully knowing each other and only each other and no one will be able to take that from us, no matter what they do. No war, no criminal, no distance, no government nor anyone or anything else will be able to take what we have away from us. I will be your one and only, both now and forever, no matter what!”
“Oh, I love you so much!” She says kissing me wildly.
“I love you too, baby. I hope to give you nothing but bliss tonight.”
“You already are!”
With that we walk to my bedroom and become fully know to each other. After multiple releases we cuddle into the night and fall asleep in each others’ arms.
In the morning we wake and I make her breakfast.