Title: The Meeting
Classification: Nathan and Kristin romance
Disclaimers: Amblin owns them
Archive: NKAdult only
Summary: Nathan and Kristin pass the time at a UEO conference. If the idea of Nathan and Kristin getting it on offends you – STOP NOW!
Notes: BIG BIG THANK-YOU to tayryn for the beta and all the positive comments and for teaching me the phrase ROTFLMAO.
Nathan shifted in his chair and stretched his neck as the speaker droned on and on. ‘God, I hate these damn meetings!’ He thought to himself. The UEO had ordered him to Washington to attend yet another stupid conference and Nathan was bored to tears. He had very little interest in the proper filing of equipment requisition paperwork so he gradually began to let his eyes wander over his companion sitting to his left.
Kristin hadn’t been any happier than Nathan about being required to attend the conference and he had felt the sting of her sharp tongue as she complained. Nathan had to give her credit though. From the time she had appeared at the launch early this morning she had been completely professional from her demeanor to her dress.
A small grin tickled Nathan’s lips as he allowed his eyes to wander over Kristin’s body. Her hair was pulled into a tight French roll, not a single tendril allowed to escape. She wore a gray silk suit and looked the epitome of the acclaimed research scientist she was. The jacket was cut to perfection, hugging Kristin’s splendid figure yet buttoned demurely all the way to the top. A white collar peeked over the edge of the jacket. The skirt was straight and hung to Kristin’s knees. Sheer hose and matching gray pumps completed the professional picture Kristin had presented to Bill Noyce and the assembled brass.
Then the group sat down around the long table. Nathan sat at the end of the left side with Kristin on his left. The speaker stood at the opposite end of the table extemporizing on the merits of filing in triplicate, everyone shifted slightly toward the head of the table listening intently. Everyone except Nathan. His gaze slipped lower and he thought that his heart would stop.
The hem of the skirt which had rested so modestly at Kristin’s knee line while standing was more than half way up her thigh as she sat. Her right leg was crossed over her left revealing even more creamy flesh to Nathan’s gaze. He gasped as he realized that she was wearing stockings instead of tights, bare skin clearly visible to him at the edge of the garments. A quick glance around the table reassured him that this view was his and his alone. No one else was in a position to see what he was seeing.
‘Thank God’ he thought realizing that if any one could see they would also be getting a clear view of the bulge that had appeared in the front of his trousers. ‘Think of something else, Bridger’ he told himself sternly but he couldn’t keep his gaze from straying back to Kristin’s legs. ‘Does she know what she is doing to me?’ Nathan wondered. Kristin had exhibited some quiet interest in him and if he was honest he knew that he returned her interest but neither of them had been in any hurry to act on it. They had both enjoyed allowing the friendship to develop naturally.
Kristin shifted slightly in her chair and the skirt slipped a little higher. Nathan knew he was going to explode at any minute and forced his gaze back to the speaker. Finally he began to calm down a little bit so he allowed his eyes to slip back to Kristin. ‘Above the neck only, Bridger’.
A small bead of sweat had formed at the edge of her hairline just behind her ear and Nathan watched with fascination as it slipped down the line of her neck to her collar. Closer inspection showed that her collar was quite damp and Nathan realized that the room was very warm. He was uncomfortable in his summer uniform so Kristin was probably uncomfortable in her fully buttoned jacket. Kristin’s tongue flicked out to moisten her lips and Nathan felt his erection growing again. Kristin must have sensed his scrutiny because she turned to glance at him and caught a glimpse of desire in his eyes before he quickly lowered them.
The speaker chose that moment to finish and Nathan breathed a sigh of relief as he stood and adjusted his jacket over his hips. Kristin stood as well and smoothed her skirt down.
“Let’s take a short break and meet back here in thirty minutes time for Dr. Westphalen’s presentation.” Bill Noyce dismissed the group and Nathan took advantage of his close proximity to the door by grabbing Kristin’s arm and taking off.
“Hey, slow down!” Kristin laughed and Nathan realized that she was practically running to keep up with him. “Where are we going in such a hurry?”
Nathan punched the elevator button several times. “I thought you might like a few moments to yourself before your presentation. Besides, Bill has that look in his eye and I’m not in the mood to be put on parade.” The elevator door slid open and Nathan pulled Kristin inside before hitting the interior buttons. Bill Noyce appeared at the conference room doorway and yelled Nathan’s name just as the door closed.
“Whew! That was a close one!” Nathan breathed a sigh of relief and he and Kristin both began to giggle.
“So where are we escaping to? We only have half an hour remember.” Kristin asked once the laughter subsided.
“The UEO took over this building from the US Navy and if I remember right we should find some peace and quiet on the fourth floor. There are some small conference rooms up there that never get used. We can even open a window and let you cool off.”
“You have perspiration running down your neck. Your collar is wet.”
Kristin’s hand flew to her neck and Nathan groaned inwardly as the movement caused her breasts to push outward, straining against the buttons on her jacket. The elevator dinged and the doors slid open. Nathan stuck his head out and looked both ways before pronouncing the cost clear.
The fourth floor was as deserted as Nathan remembered it being. Only a few offices on one end were occupied. Most of the classrooms he remembered were filled with old files and furniture but at the very end of the hallway they found a tiny room with window access. The window faced the Potomac River and when Nathan pried it open they were rewarded with a breeze from the water. Kristin sighed as the cool air hit her skin.
“Come on, enjoy it.” Nathan turned her to him and began to work on the buttons of her jacket.
“No, I’m fine.” Kristin tried to push his hands away but Nathan just laughed.
“I know you are trying to present the geeky scientist image but I’m sure that no one would mind if you took off your jack…et.”
Nathan had succeeded in removing the suit coat and was stunned to find himself staring through a completely sheer blouse at Kristin’s braless chest. Her large dusky nipples puckered under his gaze as she stood silently and let him stare. Finally he swallowed hard and brought his gaze back to her face.
“Okay, definitely not the geeky scientist image.”
Kristin shrugged her shoulders as a slight blush appeared across her skin.
“I spilled coffee on my blouse and bra this morning. My suitcase was already on the way to the launch. Katie volunteered to do my dirty laundry while I was gone and she picked it up last night. It’s not like I have a massive wardrobe to pick from on the sub so I made due. I think this blouse belongs to Cynthia. It must have gotten mixed up in my things the last time I visited. It was either this or a tee shirt. I swear I didn’t have anything else.”
Nathan held up his hands. “It’s okay Kris. I believe you. What you wear is your business. I was just surprised, that’s all. I’ve never seen anything quite like that…the blouse I mean.” Nathan quickly clarified his statement when Kristin raised an eyebrow. “Would you…would Cynthia wear that? Out in public I mean?”
“I’m not sure but believe me I intend to find out.” Kristin turned back to the window to allow the breeze to touch her. The wind played with the delicate fabric of the blouse alternately blowing it gently across Kristin’s chest and flattening it against the fully distended nipples. Nathan was glad that Kristin’s eyes were closed because he couldn’t help but stare as he felt the erection he had been nursing all afternoon flare fully to life. In one blinding instant he knew that he was going to come, had no choice but to come and he struggled to maintain control as he turned and ran from the room.
“Nathan?” Kristin moved quickly after him, catching him just as the door of the men’s room was about to click shut. She slipped through the door and closed it firmly behind her before running her hand along Nathan’s back. “Are you okay?”
“Just leave, Kris, I’ll be back in a few minutes.” Nathan’s voice was edged with tension.
“Something is wrong. I am not leaving!” She shifted so that she stood at Nathan’s side and looked down. “Nathan?”
Nathan had his trousers unzipped and held his erect shaft in his hand. His face turned as red as his erection when he realized Kristin could see him. “I’m sorry. I have to…It has been this way all afternoon and it isn’t going to go away on its own. Do you know how far your skirt rides up when you sit down?”
Kristin had the grace to blush at that statement. “Apparently a lot farther than I realized if I caused this reaction. I didn’t mean to…do this to you.”
“I know that but I’ve got to take care of it before we go back.” A short cry escaped Nathan’s lips as his erection began to surge in his hand at the thought of her smooth thighs.
The cry became a moan when Kristin pushed his hand away and replaced it with her own. She gently stroked the silky hardness and saw a drop of moisture appear on the tip. Her thumb captured the wetness and smoothed it back along the shaft. One hand continued stroking while the other released the button of Nathan’s trousers and briefs and slid them over his hips.
“No, Kristin. This isn’t how I want our first…”
Nathan fell back against the wall and let it support him as Kristin lowered herself to her knees and ran her tongue around his helmet, one hand gently fondling his tight sacs.
“Please? Don’t stop!”
Nathan knew he was begging but he didn’t care. Kristin heard the raggedness of his breath and realized how close he was. She gently ran a fingernail along the vein on the underside of Nathan’s shaft as her mouth closed over the head and slid down his swollen member.
“Oh, God! Kris, I can’t…I’m going to come!” He pushed her head back but she simply increased the pull of her mouth and began to caress the rest of his shaft and his sacs with her hands. Nathan couldn’t believe that she wasn’t going to let go, that she was going to let him…His hands wrapped themselves in her hair as he began to thrust into her mouth. She met him stroke for stroke and within seconds Nathan let the sensations overtake him as he exploded into her.
Kristin continued to stroke him with her mouth until she’d taken everything he could give. His hand at her shoulders pushed her back as he slid down the wall to sit on the floor in front of her still shuddering from the force of his orgasm. He wrapped his arms around her and buried his face between her soft breasts, his warm breath blowing across one of her still erect nipples.
“Oh, God, Baby! No one ever let me…that was so fantastic. Thank you.” He shifted his head slightly and ran his tongue across the dusky peak in front of him.
Kristin moaned and pulled his head away. “We have to be back in less than ten minutes.” She reminded him.
Nathan pushed up on his knees and pulled her body flush against his. “We’ll be late.” He captured her mouth in a kiss like none they had ever shared before. He tasted her sweetness and his own essence on her tongue and began to grow hard again. Nathan’s hands slid over her bottom to her knees and then back up, bringing the hem of her skirt with them. One firm hand caressed her behind while the other slipped beneath the minuscule lace panties she wore to massage her center. The panties were already damp and Nathan found his fingers immediately coated with her moisture.
Kristin pulled back from the kiss. “We can’t be late. I’m the next speaker.”
“But you need…”
“You can’t believe how fast I’m going to give this presentation, then perhaps we can go back to the hotel and pick up where we left off?”
Nathan reluctantly stood and helped her to her feet. “Kris, you know that this is more than just sex, don’t you?”
Kristin laid her fingers across his lips. “I know, Nathan. Tonight, I promise. Why don’t you go get my jacket while I freshen up?”
Nathan quickly adjusted himself and went in search of the jacket. He found it on the floor by the window and brushed the wrinkles out of it as he made his way back to the bathroom. He passed the jacket to Kristin and was amazed when she appeared a few moments later with not a hair out of place. No one would ever guess what she had just done but he wasn’t so sure about himself.
“Am I okay?”
Kristin reached up to smooth Nathan’s hair then rearranged the bottom of his uniform jacket until it lay flat. “Perfect.”
“I feel like I’m going to walk in that room and every man in there will know what I’ve been up to.”
“Up being the operative word. Don’t worry; they’ll never prove anything. I swallowed the evidence.”
Nathan almost choked but Kristin just laughed and pulled him toward the elevator.
“I am just beginning to realize what a minx you are Dr. Westphalen!”
“Why, Captain, you say the nicest things!”
The elevator doors slid closed and Nathan wrapped Kristin in his arms. “I know a sure-fire way to end this meeting quickly.”
“Take your jacket off again. They’ll give you anything you want.”
Kristin’s reply was lost as Nathan’s tongue grazed her ear lobe. “I want you so badly. I want to touch you, to feel your dampness on my fingers. I want to hold your nipple in my mouth and lick it until you scream. I want to slide slowly inside of you and feel you hot and wet around me…”
Kristin’s breath was coming in staccato bursts as Nathan described what he wanted to do to her, his hands lightly caressing her bottom. She could barely breath by the time the elevator doors slid open to reveal an empty hallway. Bill Noyce was standing in the doorway of the conference room searching for them. He motioned them forward and Kristin pushed Nathan out of the elevator ahead of her so that she had a few moments to calm down.
As they slid into their seats Kristin whispered to Nathan. “Paybacks are a bitch, Bridger.” She made sure that her skirt rode even higher than before as she sat down and Nathan realized that perhaps his narration in the elevator hadn’t been such a good idea. He was sure of it when Kristin unfastened the top two buttons of her jacket giving Nathan an excellent side view of her breast. Noyce finished his introduction and Kristin stood to move to the head of the table, accidentally knocking some of her note cards to the floor as she did so. Nathan leaned down to pick them up at the same time that she knelt down to get them. Nathan picked the cards up and placed them into her waiting hand.
“Thank you Captain.” She smiled as she took them. Kristin moved to the head of the table and began her presentation while Nathan watched worriedly, concerned that the open buttons of her jacket might expose more than he wanted them too. He breathed a sigh of relief when he realized that the jacket fit so well that only a side view would provide access. Since Kristin faced the group as she was speaking they saw nothing out of the ordinary.
Nathan relaxed back into his chair, enjoying the sound of Kristin’s melodious voice. His mind began to drift as he watched her and he reached down absently to adjust himself. He was startled when his fingers encountered dampness and looked into his lap to find a tiny scrap of white lace there – Kristin’s panties. He felt the blood rush to his ears as he stared at her, realizing how few layers of clothing lay between him and heaven. Nathan’s eyes flicked back to the front of the room and he could tell from Kristin’s smile that she knew he found her little gift but she never missed a beat. The presentation proceeded flawlessly but all Nathan could think about was the fabric wadded up in his hand and the pressure in his pants.
A burst of applause told Nathan that Kristin’s presentation was over. He stood patiently waiting for her to speak to each admiral and politician before he moved to her side. Bill was congratulating Kristin on a job well done and Nathan got nervous as Bill shifted just a little too far to Kristin’s side. A single glance down and he’d be viewing what Nathan now thought of as his own personal property. A seeming accidental misstep knocked Kristin’s papers from her hands and once again they both bent down to pick them up. Bill started to help but someone called his name and he moved away.
“Why did you do that?” Kristin hissed.
Nathan stared pointedly at her chest. Her blush told him that she had forgotten about the undone buttons.
“Are you okay there?” Bill called from across the room and Kristin popped her head up over the table to reassure him. Nathan took advantage of her distraction to lift his hand from the floor straight up under her skirt. His fingers made forceful contact with her damp curls.
“Just a few more papers to pick up then we’re coming.” Kristin told Bill as Nathan’s fingers worked in and out of her. Nathan smirked and she swatted at him as she stood up.
“Promise?” Nathan asked her as he brought his wet fingers to his mouth and tasted her essence. He licked his hand clean before standing up beside her.
“We’re ready now, Bill.” Nathan called.
“We most certainly are.” Kristin whispered as she deliberately stumbled and Nathan ran into her. She rubbed her bottom seductively across his erection as it pressed against her.
Their gazes locked and suddenly both of them were crazy with desire.
“The hotel?” Nathan whispered. Kristin nodded and they took off towards the elevator. Bill Noyce stood in the hallway talking to General Frank Thomas. He tried to get their attention as the passed but Nathan deliberately ignored him as he stabbed at the elevator button. The doors slid open just as Bill called out.
“Nathan, how about dinner tonight? Come to the house!”
Kristin stepped into the elevator and hit the down button.
“Sorry, Bill, I’ve got other plans” Nathan slipped between the doors as they were closing thereby preventing a response from Noyce.
Nathan and Kristin stared at each other from opposite sides of the elevator as it slid silently downward. They both understood that if they touched each other they wouldn’t make it to the hotel and would probably give anyone entering the elevator quite a floorshow.
“You know that Bill Noyce is going to try to get in touch with you tonight. He may even come to your room.”
“We’ll use your room.”
“What makes you think he won’t come to my room next?”
“What makes you think I have any intention of answering the door? When did you take your panties off?”
Kristin was startled by the sudden change in conversation but she realized that Nathan was very excited by the small scrape of lace in his pocket.
“When you went to get my jacket. They were soaking wet so I got rid of them.”
“You were that turned on? From me just touching you for a few seconds.”
Kristin lowered her eyes. “From that and from what we had just done. I enjoyed…touching you, Nathan. You have a fantastic body. I’d already…your uniform fits you very well.”
“You’d been looking. You did know what you were doing to me?”
Kristin shook her head quickly. “I didn’t realize about my skirt. I had noticed your erection but I thought that Bill’s secretary had you all hot and bothered.”
“Bill’s secretary? The blonde teenybopper? Give me some credit!”
“Nathan, she’s beautiful and she’s a lot younger than I am. Men don’t have that sort of reaction to me.”
‘How do you see yourself?’ Nathan thought. “Kristin I guarantee you that any man in that room, with the possible exception of Bill, would kill to be in my shoes right now. You are gorgeous and incredibly sexy.”
“That’s kind of you to say…” Kristin’s words were cut off by the opening of the elevator doors. Nathan’s hand cupped her elbow as he guided her out of the building and both of them were amazed at the heat that passed between them from this brief contact.
A shrill whistle came from Nathan’s lips and a taxi sped to the curb. Nathan gave the hotel address and promised a large tip if the driver could get there in less than ten minutes, not an easy feat in the evening rush hour traffic. The cabby made the trip in eight minutes flat and let out a low whistle as Nathan and Kristin raced into the hotel. He felt a moment of envy for the man who was obviously going to get very lucky very quickly.
Kristin suddenly felt very nervous as the door to her hotel room clicked shut behind Nathan. Should she play coy or should she do what she felt like doing and attack Nathan? Her answer was to do nothing so she chewed on her bottom lip expectantly and waited for Nathan to make the first move.
Nathan was just as nervous as Kristin and also unsure about the next move but after the generosity she had shown him early in the day he knew that move should be his.
“Are you hungry?” Kristin’s head snapped up at his question, her eyes filled with desire. “I meant food, dinner. We could order room service or something before…”
They both found themselves blushing again. ‘This is stupid! You’re a grown man, Bridger.’ Nathan told himself. He moved to Kristin’s side and touched her arms lightly. “I want you, Kristin but we can go as slow or as fast as you feel comfortable with. I want this night to be special for you, for both of us.”
Kristin’s reply was to lift her hands to the buttons of her jacket and begin to unfasten them. When she was done her hands moved to rest lightly on Nathan’s cheeks as she brushed her mouth gently across his lips.
“We can eat later. Right now I want you.” She whispered.
Nathan’s mouth captured Kristin’s in a searing kiss as his hands stripped the jacket from her shoulders. The sheer fabric of Kristin’s blouse only enhanced the feeling of Nathan’s hands on her skin and she moaned loudly when she felt his fingers caress her nipples. Kristin pulled frantically at Nathan’s jacket, desperate to feel him as closely as he was feeling her.
Kristin swore loudly as buttons and buckles impeded her path.
“Don’t you want to take this slowly?” Nathan murmured against her mouth as his deft fingers dispensed with the jacket before starting on the buttons of her blouse.
“Next time.” Kristin grabbed the tails of his shirt and pulled. Buttons flew across the room as she stripped the shirt from Nathan’s body and ran her fingers through his silky gray chest hair. Before Nathan realized what was happening she had his pants open and her fingers wrapped around him.
“You have a great deal of faith in my abilities.” Nathan wrapped his strong hands around her wrists and pulled her hands away from him. She opened her mouth to protest but Nathan cut her off with a passionate kiss, his tongue seeking and exploring and encouraging hers to do the same. He swung her into his arms without breaking the kiss and carried her to the bed.
Nathan laid her down and pulled her arms above her head, one of his hands pinning them together. She squirmed in protest and her skirt rode further up her legs.
“Naughty, naughty.” Nathan told her as his free hand began to stroke the length of her body from breast to thigh. The unbuttoned blouse fell free of her chest and Nathan couldn’t resist the temptation to touch the firm globes, his tongue circling from outside to center without touching the crested peak. Kristin arched up as she tried to push a nipple into his mouth but Nathan just laughed.
“You’re a sadist!” She told him with a gleam in her eye. Nathan laughed harder and pulled her to a sitting position so he could remove her blouse. Kristin tried to touch him but he captured her hands again and pushed them back above her head as she fell back onto the mattress. He wrapped her fingers firmly around one of the rails in the headboard of the brass bed.
“It’s my turn to please you like you did me this afternoon.”
Kristin’s nostrils flared at the image this statement evoked. “I’m so close. I need you now! Don’t you remember how desperate you were?” She pleaded with him.
Nathan stretched himself out beside her and shook his head. His right hand wrapped itself in her hair as he began to place light sensuous kisses along the line of her neck. His left hand slid beneath the hem of her skirt and in a few moments she felt the snap of her garter as he slowly freed first one stocking and then the other.
“You do that very well.” Kristin breathed as her garter belt flew across the room. Nathan didn’t reply because his mouth was full of one of her rosy nipples. Somehow he managed to unroll and remove both of her stockings without ever moving his mouth but Kristin was so excited she didn’t notice. Several times one or both of her hands would break free of their hold on the bed rail but every time Nathan would stop what he was doing and gently push it back.
Nathan knew that Kristin couldn’t take much more when she began to twist on the bed, arching her back in an effort to get closer to him. His mouth trailed down her stomach as his hands pushed her skirt up the scant few inches needed to reveal her to him. He ran a single finger along the juncture of her thighs before slipping it inside to brush her clit. Kristin cried out and spread her legs to give him better access.
Nathan ran two fingers through her wetness then back up to rub her clitoris before his mouth pressed down. Kristin felt his tongue stroke her and her hands flew from the rail to wrap themselves in Nathan’s hair.
“Oh, God, Nathan, PLEASE!” She cried out and then her body began to thrash wildly in the throes of a shattering climax. Nathan continued to stroke her with his fingers and his tongue as her body stiffened and Kristin fell over the edge. Her body continued to shudder in the aftermath of her orgasm while he gradually worked his way back up to her lips. Nathan caressed her cheek and Kristin opened her eyes to stare dreamily at him. He gathered her into his embrace and held her as she slowly drifted back to earth.
“You feel okay?” Nathan whispered.
“I feel wonderful.” Kristin whispered back. “How ‘bout you?” She asked as her fingers worked into the curls surrounding his full erection.
“That feels nice, but are you up to this again right now?”
“I think the question should be are you up to this and the answer is definitely yes. But why don’t we do it properly this time. I haven’t been tumbled with my skirt rucked up about my waist in twenty-five years.”
“Shit!” Nathan swore softly as he realized that he still had his shoes and socks on. He quickly disposed of them before shedding his pants and briefs then setting to work on Kristin’s skirt.
Once they were both completely nude Nathan settled his body on top of Kristin’s, one knee pressed between her legs. They once again began to kiss softly, determined to savor the experience this time around. Their desire grew slowly until in one blinding kiss passion flared again. Nathan’s breath was ragged when he dragged his lips from Kristin’s and lifted his face to stare into her eyes.
“Kristin, are you sure about this? I mean, before we go any further I want you to know how I feel about you. I want you to know that I love you. I’m not saying it just because of what we’ve done today or because of what we’re about to do. I’m saying it because it’s the way I feel. I don’t expect you to say it back or…”
Kristin’s fingers gently pressed against Nathan’s lips. “I love you, Nathan Bridger. I have for a very long time. Now please shut up and make love to me!”
A slight shift of his hips allowed Nathan to slip easily into Kristin’s moist passage to join them for the first time. Nathan was determined to go slower this time so he began by kissing Kristin’s face, inch-by-inch, slowly working his way to her mouth. They shared several gentle kisses before Nathan finally opened his mouth and ran his tongue along her bottom lip as a request to enter. Her lips parted and their tongues slowly stroked each other as passion began to build. Nathan was propped up on one of his elbows but the other hand ran up and down Kristin’s silky body pausing to fondle a firm breast before traveling down to caress the flat plan of her stomach then on to tease her damp curls before returning via the same path. Kristin’s hands were also busy rubbing up and down Nathan’s back and squeezing his firm ass as she rocked her hips against his. Without realizing that he was doing it, Nathan began to move his hips in time with Kristin’s.
Kristin’s inner muscles began to clench around him and she groaned as she felt Nathan grow longer and harder. She felt the tension build in his back and her hands moved back to push his hips more closely to hers.
“Kristin, I can’t hold…I’m so close.” Nathan’s breath was ragged as he struggled to maintain control. His hand slipped between them and into her wet lower lips to furiously rub her clit. Kristin’s hand slipped to the bottom of Nathan’s butt and in between his legs to lightly caress his swollen sacs. Nathan moaned and began to slam into Kristin as hard as he could. Kristin matched him stroke for stroke, grabbing him from within and holding. Nathan came suddenly, his hot seed spilling into her welcome body as he cried out her name. Nathan’s orgasm sent Kristin careening over the edge yet again and he continued to stroke as wave after wave of pleasure swept over them both.
When he could no longer support himself Nathan collapsed on top of Kristin’s damp body and buried his face in her thick hair. “I love you so much.” He rolled onto his side and Kristin shifted so that they were facing each other. Nathan couldn’t believe the depth of emotion he saw in her eyes.
“Nathan, this happened so fast and I need for you to know that I don’t just hop into the sack with any man I meet. I’ve…cared about you for such a long time but I never thought that you would return my feelings. I’ve been hurt so many times that I gave up on the male sex but I trust you, Nathan. I don’t know why, but I do.” Kristin ran a thumb across his lips as her fingers caressed his cheek. “I love you, Nathan Bridger.”
“The first time I saw you, you were breathing fire and brimstone at Commander Ford and I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. I’ve never known any woman as passionately committed to her ideals as you are. I must have started to fall for you then and there. I never thought I could feel like this again after Carol died but you worked your way into my heart without me even realizing it. You are the most generous and giving woman I’ve ever been with. I love you, Kristin Westphalen.”
Kristin’s eyes beamed at Nathan. They lay together, whispering and caressing until the room grew dark and they drifted off to sleep in each other’s arms.
Nathan felt the numbing tingle of a limb asleep as he slowly opened his eyes and tried to flex his arm. When it wouldn’t move he shifted to find out why and smiled at the sight of the female shape, which trapped it. Moonlight spilled through the sheer curtain bathing both of their bodies with its glow. Nathan pulled his arm steadily towards him, which pushed Kristin’s body even closer to his. He brushed his lips lightly across her closed eyelids and down her nose to her full mouth. Nathan heard Kristin’s sigh as she woke up to the feel of his tongue caressing her lips.
“This could become addictive.” Kristin whispered as she opened her mouth to his.
“Very!” Nathan agreed when they broke the kiss. “Do you know what I want?”
“Do tell!” Kristin smiled naughtily and was rewarded with a gentle swat to her naked posterior.
“FOOD! I want dinner. I’m starving. I’m always hungry after a vigorous workout.”
A pout erupted on Kristin’s face. “I’m disappointed in you, Captain Bridger. I can’t believe you’d rather eat than make love. And I had such high hopes for your stamina.” Nathan’s hand slid slowly up Kristin’s inner thigh and her pout turned into a smile. “Stop that! You know that I’m starving too. Where shall we eat?” Kristin popped up on her elbow so that Nathan could free his numb hand.
Nathan eyed the pert nipple that was suddenly within mouth range. “Why don’t we order room service? We wouldn’t have to get dressed and I’m sure we could think of something to do to pass the time. Maybe discuss that stamina thing?” Nathan lifted his eyebrows suggestively.
Kristin laughed and leaned toward him so that her breast was scant inches from his mouth. She leaned over and whispered in his ear. “Room service sounds wonderful. And we could use the time productively. For instance…” Nathan caught his breath in anticipation as Kristin moved so close that he could feel her lips caressing his ear. “I would love a shower.” Kristin scooted across the bed and off the side before Nathan’s grabbing hands could get hold of her. Nathan’s heart caught as he listened to her laughter, more carefree than he had ever heard from her. He knew at that moment that he would never be able to let this fantastic woman go. He climbed out of bed and encircled her in his arms as she perused the menu.
“Thirty minutes or so.” Kristin told him as she hung up the phone from calling their order in. “Plenty of time for me to take a shower.”
“What about me?” Nathan gave her his best puppy dog look, which only caused more laughter. Kristin held her hand up and curled a finger at him.
“I’ve got a big shower. Besides, I could use someone to scrub my back.”
Kristin tied the hotel robe around her waist and plopped down on the edge of the bed to towel dry her hair as she listened to the blue language coming through the bathroom door. The shower that she and Nathan had shared had been a delightful one, a medley of touching and kissing but never developing into anything more than a light make out session. Nathan seemed as interested in learning everything he could about her body and what pleasured her as she was about him. The impending arrival of dinner was the only reason they’d emerged from the water but as they were drying off Nathan had managed to knock Kristin’s perfume bottle over and soak himself with the floral scent. Kristin had heard that sailors were the world’s most expert users of impolite language and Nathan quickly proved to be a master at it. She’d quickly exited the bathroom while Nathan jumped back into the shower in an effort to wash the scent away.
Kristin was peeking through the bathroom door at the male form in the glass shower when a knock at the door pulled her away. “Dinner is here.” She called into the bathroom before shutting the door firmly. A second more vigorous knock sent her scurrying toward the door, picking up scattered clothing along the way. She pulled the door open and pointed towards the small table by the window. “Just put the foo…” Kristin’s voice trailed off as Bill Noyce stepped through the door followed by a very attractive woman that Kristin knew instinctively must be his wife. “Mr. Secretary…I’m sorry. I thought it was room service with dinner.”
“We are sorry to disturb you, Dr. Westphalen but Nathan isn’t in his room so I thought you might know where he is. Janet really wanted to see him. Oh, Dr. Kristin Westphalen this is my wife, Janet.”
“I’m pleased to meet you, Mrs. Noyce.”
The woman laughed and stuck her hand out. “Please call me Janet and I’ll call you Kristin. I’m very glad to meet you as well. It’s a pleasure to meet the only woman who ever got Bill as flustered as I do.”
Kristin blushed as she shook Janet’s hand while discretely depositing the clothes in her other hand behind her. “Perhaps that situation is best forgotten. I still expect to open my mail and find a bill for four unnecessary torpedoes. Didn’t I hear Captain Bridger tell you that he had plans for the evening, Sir?”
Bill huffed. “He said that but I didn’t believe him. The man has become a damned hermit. He refuses to interact with people in a social setting. He’s probably holed up in some bar somewhere just to irritate me.”
“I’m wouldn’t know about that, Mr. Secretary. I don’t have any idea what Captain Bridger is up to at the moment.” Kristin crossed her fingers behind her back. She could feel a light blush on her skin. Kristin knew that she was a lousy liar but quickly argued with herself that she didn’t know what Nathan was doing right then. She only hoped that washing the perfume off was taking awhile.
At that instant the bathroom door swung open and a naked and very aroused Nathan stepped out into the bedroom, his mouth open to speak. He immediately recognized Bill Noyce and dove back into the bathroom before Bill could turn around and see him. Unfortunately Janet Noyce did not have her back to the door and got quite an eyeful. Bill saw her shocked expression and turned to follow Janet’s eyes. Kristin’s scarlet face caused Janet to immediately realize the possible ramifications if Bill discovered the couple’s intimacy. She quickly began to cough deeply to drag Bill’s attention back to her.
“My throat is so dry. I think we should give up on Nathan tonight, Bill. You can ask him to join us for dinner tomorrow night. Perhaps you’d like to join us as well, Kristin?” Janet asked as she firmly moved Bill toward the door.
Kristin murmured her assent and opened the door for the departing couple only to be greeted by the arrival of dinner for two. She directed the waiter to the table by the window then turned back to the couple.
“I’m sorry, Dr. Westphalen. We didn’t mean to interrupt your dinner plans. Anyone we know?” Bill Noyce was openly curious and fishing for information.
Kristin thought quickly. “My daughter is in town visiting her father and she’s joining me for dinner. She called just before you arrived to say she was delayed in traffic.”
“Invite her to dinner tomorrow night. Janet and I would love to meet her. You’re sure you don’t know what Nathan is up to?” Bill refused to let the subject go.
“I really couldn’t say, Mr. Secretary. It is very nice to meet you, Janet. I look forward to dinner tomorrow night.”
“Tomorrow night then.” The two women exchanged a furtive glance as Bill began to move down the hall. Janet leaned in close to Kristin’s ear and whispered. “I’d say he was up to at least eight inches. Have fun!” Janet hurried down the hall to catch up with her husband as he held the elevator, a huge grin plastered on her face.
Kristin closed the door firmly after the departing waiter and glowered at the bathroom door. “You can come out now, if you dare!”
Nathan stuck his head cautiously around the door and surveyed the room before emerging completely with a towel wrapped securely around his waist. “What?! You seemed to be handling things.”
Nathan was rewarded with the Westphalen glare. “You stroll through the door, display your assets then dive back and leave me to cover. Not that there was much I could do. Janet Noyce is probably telling her husband even as we speak!” Kristin’s eyes strayed to the bulge beneath Nathan’s towel. “And I’d say her assessment was remarkably generous!”
Nathan didn’t know exactly what Kristin was referring to but her anger was evident. He gave her his best little boy look. “I’ll talk to Bill tomorrow. I’ll confess everything and tell him it was all my fault. I seduced you.”
“You bloody well will not! I don’t really think Janet will say anything and if you go confessing your friend is apt to pull me off seaQuest. Unless you want me off the boat…”Kristin’s imagination was firing. “This is going to complicate our working relationship isn’t it? Damn it! Why did I have to wear that skirt and that blouse!”
Nathan erupted with laughter as he wrapped Kristin in his arms. “I won’t say anything to Bill but it’s none of his damn business anyway. You’re a civilian so we could argue that the fraternization rules don’t apply. As for the outfit, I’m including a thank you for that in my prayers tonight. I love you, Kristin Westphalen. If you think that I’d let anyone, Bill Noyce included, take you off my boat and away from me then you are crazy!” Nathan then proceeded to kiss Kristin senseless. They were both lightheaded by the time their lips parted.
“Dinner.” Kristin reminded him.
“Let’s eat before it gets cold. We’ve got the rest of the night for other things.”
Once they were seated Kristin brought up the problems their personal relationship might cause in their professional relationship again but Nathan seemed unconcerned.
“You are the top scientist in your field. In all of your fields. You are hardheaded and stubborn and brilliant. The fact that we are sleeping together isn’t going to change that. We aren’t always going to agree but we don’t always agree now. I do think that we are going to have to make a conscious effort to try and separate the work from the personal but I think we can do that. You are worth the effort and I don’t intend to let you go.”
“Nathan Bridger is the captain of the UEO flagship. Having an affair with a member of his staff, the one member who has the power to relieve him of duty could become a problem. Don’t get me wrong, Nathan. I love you and I know that you, that we, are worth the effort but I don’t ever want to do anything that might hurt you.” Kristin lowered her eyes and Nathan could tell she really didn’t want to say what she was about to. “Maybe we should just enjoy tonight and then end…”
“NO!” Nathan’s voice cut Kristin off firmly. “Do you honestly think that we could go back? That I could be around you and not touch you?” Nathan caught her hand across the table and stared into her eyes. “Kristin, I think that you and I have the potential for something really fantastic here. I’m not talking about one night. I’m talking about a lifetime. I’m not trying to pressure you but just think about it okay?”
Kristin nodded but didn’t say anything else. After a few moments of silence Nathan began to talk about her presentation and the couple spent the rest of dinner talking about the conference and Nathan’s presentation the next day. The discussion continued on the sofa over the last of the wine once dinner was done. By the time the topic was exhausted they had migrated from opposite ends of the sofa to Kristin straddling Nathan’s lap somewhere in the middle.
Nathan leaned forward and brushed his mouth across Kristin’s lush lips. “How about those other things that we’ve got the rest of the night for?” He pulled her shoulders closer to deepen the kiss and was surprised to find that Kristin resisted him. “What’s wrong, sweetheart?”
Nathan had never seen Kristin’s face look quite like it did at that moment. She looked puzzled and just a little bit lost. “Why me?” She whispered.
Now Nathan was the one puzzled. “Why you what?”
Kristin gnawed on her lower lip. “You could have any woman you wanted, younger, prettier…I guess I don’t understand what you see in a stubborn, bitchy, middle aged woman like me when you could have someone like…well, like Bill’s secretary.”
“Oh, we’re back to that again. Okay, you are brilliant. I happen to find intelligence very sexy in a woman. You are kind and loving. You’ve taken Lucas to your heart like he was your own kid. You stand up for what you believe in. The very first time I saw you, Commander Ford was feeling the sting of your fiery tongue and all I could think about was how that fire might translate to other areas. I wasn’t wrong. What?”
Nathan could see the hesitation in Kristin’s eyes.
“That girl had a fantastic body and she was giving you the eye. She was yours for the taking. My ex-husband would have been chatting her up within two minutes of meeting her.”
“I’m not your ex. What do you see when you look in the mirror? You are gorgeous! Don’t you know that?”
Kristin shrugged her shoulders. “I was quite pretty when I was younger but time marches on. The bastard used to delight in pointing out each new wrinkle and gray hair. I’m attractive enough I guess but I don’t delude myself.”
Nathan glanced around the room until his eyes lit on the antique cheval mirror beside the dresser. He lifted Kristin from his lap and deposited her on the sofa before moving to shift the mirror. Kristin watched him curiously until Nathan beckoned for her to join him.
Nathan leaned back against the bottom bedpost and pulled Kristin’s back to his chest so that they were staring into the mirror. “Tell me what you see.”
“I see a very horny woman and an even hornier man!” She pushed her hips against the bulge in her back.
Nathan encircled her waist with his arms and held her lightly. “Describe yourself to me. Come on, humor me!” He encouraged at her snort.
Kristin studied her image for a few moments before answering. “I see red hair, plain brown eyes. My mouth is too full.” Nathan’s hands had loosened the belt holding the robe closed and he pulled the sides away to reveal the flesh beneath. “I need to work on a tan. I’m too pale. My breasts are too large. My legs are good.” She nodded. “I’ve always thought I had good legs.”
“Let me tell you what I see.” Nathan whispered in her ear, his warm breath caressing her neck. “I see hair that feels like silk and shines like a warm fire on a cold winter night. I love your hair pinned up but I love it more when you let it fall around your face like an auburn cloud and I love it best when it fans out on the pillow beneath us. Your ‘plain brown eyes’ are warm and inviting. I look into them and I feel as if I am drowning in you. Your eyes have little flecks of gold that shine when you are in the throes of passion. I see a perfect nose and a mouth that just screams ‘kiss me’.” Nathan followed his words with actions, plundering her mouth and caressing tongue on tongue until Kristin was breathless.
Kristin tried to turn into Nathan’s embrace but he stopped her and drew her attention back to the mirror. Kristin’s breath caught as Nathan slowly slid the robe from her shoulders and let it fall to the floor before he kicked it across the room. Nathan ran his hands lightly up and down Kristin’s nude body. She moaned and fell back against him.
“Your shoulders make a man want to see what lies lower on your body, want to stroke your satin skin, taste it. You have perfect breasts, the most fabulous set I have ever seen in my life. They fit in my hands as if they were made to go there.” Nathan slid his hands up prove his point. Kristin’s breasts filled his cupped palms completely and a second moan escaped her lips as Nathan’s thumbs began to lightly brush the erect tips. “Your nipples, oh God, what can I say about your nipples. They drive me to distraction, make me forget everything except the need to savor them.”
Nathan bent down the right side of Kristin’s body until he could reach her breast and clamped his mouth around it, suckling and biting until Kristin’s body began to pulse. The hand that was trapped at her side moved backwards to grasp the towel on his hips and pull. Nathan released the rigid peak at the same instant his towel fell to the floor. His hands moved down to steady the round hips that had begun to rub up and down against his swollen shaft.
“Please!” Kristin whimpered but Nathan held her firm as he returned to his narrative.
“I walked into med bay one day while you were putting supplies up on the top shelf, do you remember? You were wearing low cut jeans and your sleeveless white tee shirt. When you stretched upward I could see your stomach and your navel. You have the cutest belly button. One day I will fill your belly button with champagne and then drink it from your stomach. Would you like that?”
Kristin’s moaning left little doubt.
“You were as right about your legs as you were wrong about the rest of you. You have fabulous legs, long and supple but strong. Feeling them wrapped around me was incredible. And here…” Nathan’s fingers brushed across her feminine mound before slipping into the soft auburn curls. “If your breasts were made to fit my hands, then I was definitely made to fit you here.” Kristin couldn’t help but part her legs to give Nathan better access. His fingers immediately dipped deep within her cleft before pulling out to coat her clit with moisture. He rubbed gently but firmly before slipping two fingers back inside her.
“Let’s go back to bed, please? I need you inside me!” Kristin begged as she felt her desire growing by leaps and bounds. “I can’t last much longer.”
Nathan’s mouth was once again at her ear as his fingers continued to pump in and out of her. “Then let go. I won’t let you fall. Look in the mirror, Kristin, watch yourself come. See what I see.”
Kristin looked into the mirror and couldn’t tear her gaze away. She’d never seen herself like this before, open and vulnerable but so excited. Her skin gleamed and her nipples were so erect that they ached beneath Nathan’s caresses. The sight of Nathan’s tanned hand on her white breast, another tanned hand move back and forth between red curls and milky thighs was even more arousing. Nathan shifted his head back to her breast and brought his thumb into firm contact with her swollen clit. Kristin screamed his name and thrust her body into Nathan’s hands as an earth-shattering climax overtook her.
Kristin drifted slowly back to earth to find herself still wrapped in Nathan’s warm embrace, his hands gently stroking her body. Her head was thrown back onto Nathan’s shoulder and his lips were lightly brushing her neck. Kristin shifted her head slightly so meet his lips in a tender kiss.
“So, no more doubts about your beauty, hmm?”
Kristin gazed at him with eyes full of love as she shook her head. “You make me beautiful. You make me feel beautiful and desirable like no other man ever has. Oh, Nathan, I don’t think a lifetime is long enough.” Their lips met again.
As they kissed Kristin once again became aware of the hard ridge pressed into her back. She shifted experimentally and was rewarded with a soft groan. “I still need you inside me and from the feel of that you need it too.”
Nathan nodded and moved toward the bed but Kristin stopped him. “Now you get to watch.” She reached a hand between them to stroke his stiff penis.
“I really want to be inside you, Baby.” Nathan told her, thinking that she was going to pleasure him as she had that afternoon.
“I know. I want that too.” Kristin shifted so that the mirror was to her side and leaned forward, planting her hands firmly on the dresser in front of her. She widened her stance and looked back over one shoulder to see Nathan staring at her firm ass, his mouth slightly open. He moved between her legs and leaned over her back to kiss her.
“You are full of surprises, minx.” He whispered before he straightened his back and took his swollen member in hand. Kristin arched her back, exposing herself to Nathan more fully. He took his penis and rubbed it along her damp cleft before pushing the hard head into her clit. Kristin began to rotate her hips in circles, brushing Nathan’s shaft as he thrust back and forth along her swollen lips. Nathan’s breathing grew more and more ragged as he pushed the tip of his shaft into her gently and stopped a moment before filling her with one hard thrust. Kristin cried out as Nathan touched her at a new angle. Nathan knew he wasn’t going to last long as his hips began to pound wildly against her. Kristin met him thrust for thrust, both of them watching their wild joining in the mirror, which excited them even more.
Nathan ran his hands down Kristin’s rib cage to cup her breasts and pull up. As Kristin’s torso straightened the angle of the joining changed once again. Nathan roared as he sank deeper and deeper into Kristin with each thrust, his semen bursting into her as he cried her name. Kristin continued to stroke against him and clench him with her inner muscles as he gradually regained control. To Nathan’s intense surprise he found that he hadn’t gone soft and within seconds a second though gentler climax overtook him. The feel of Nathan spilling himself inside her for a second time pushed Kristin over the edge once again and she convulsed beneath him as she cried out.
Nathan fell back against the edge of the bed and rolled to lie down, pulling Kristin with him. She cuddled up against him as they snuggled down into the coverlet.
“I was wrong. I think Janet was correct in her assessment.”
Nathan raised one eyelid to look at Kristin questioningly. “What assessment would this be?”
Kristin glanced down at Nathan’s semi-erect penis resting in a nest of dark curls. She held her two index fingers out then moved them slowly apart as if she was measuring something. She laughed as Nathan turned bright red beneath his tan. Kristin continued to slowly move her fingers apart until they were both laughing and Nathan began to push them back together.
“Knock it off. You’ll give me a performance complex. Just what did Janet assess me at? And when did the two of you have time to discuss it. Not with Bill standing right there?”
“She guessed eight inches. Noyce was on his way to the elevator and she whispered. She also told me to have fun.”
Nathan’s blush got even redder if that was possible. “And did you?”
“Have fun? Oh, most definitely. What about you?”
“Fun doesn’t even begin to describe it. I’ve made love more in the last ten hours than I have in the last three years. First you give me the most incredible oral sex I’ve ever had and let me come in your mouth, which I’ve never done before…”
Kristin rose up on one elbow to look at him. “Never? But you liked it?”
“Never. And it was absolutely fantastic! Then we make wonderful love in the bed. And then, that…oh, God! I’ve never done it exactly like that either, you know. You are without doubt the most generous, giving woman I’ve ever been with.”
Kristin snuggled back into Nathan’s shoulder, their bodies pressed against each other and their legs entwined. “You’re not bad yourself, sailor. I’d say you’ve been pretty damned generous to me as well. I’ve never had a lover who cared so much about my needs. I’ve never tried that last position either but it was pretty marvelous, wasn’t it?”
Nathan shook his head in disbelief at the woman in his arms. How could anyone ever have thought she was unfeeling? “Why don’t we try to get a little rest? I suspect we might need it before the night is over.”
Kristin’s hand stroked down the flat plain of Nathan’s stomach. “I can guarantee it.”
Nathan groaned as Bill Noyce made his way across the room toward him, the smirk on Kristin’s face making it even worse. The two hours of sleep that they’d managed to snatch between their marathon lovemaking didn’t help his mood. All he wanted to do was to tell all of the brass in the room what to do to themselves before he took Kristin back to the hotel and did the same thing to her. She looked absolutely incredible this morning. Her outfit was very similar to the one she’d worn the previous day but her eyes had a new sparkle and her skin glowed. And the fact that Nathan knew she didn’t have on a stitch of underwear made him even hornier.
Nathan scowled at Bill and grabbed the cup of coffee he proffered.
“Westphalen told me you came by. I told you that I had plans Bill.”
“I didn’t believe you. I guess I was wrong. Did you enjoy yourself?”
Nathan almost choked on his coffee. “Yeah, I enjoyed myself. Why the curiosity?” Nathan didn’t like the Cheshire cat grin on Noyce’s face.
“Did you see the paper this morning? I didn’t think so. There is an interesting bit in the around the town section. It seems that Kristin’s ex-husband is out of town this week, visiting his only daughter in London.”
Nathan cringed inwardly. ‘Okay, he knows Kristin didn’t have dinner with Cynthia but he has no reason to suspect that it was me.’ “So?”
“So, I’m happy for you. Just play it low key around your crew, okay?”
‘Shit!’ Nathan thought to himself, ‘he knows, or he has a damned good idea.’ He decided to continue to play dumb.
“What are you talking about Bill?”
Noyce just smiled even wider and made a motion with his hands that looked suspiciously like a slingshot. “Dr. Westphalen’s garter belt was hanging from the lace curtains last night. I believe at the academy that little move got dubbed the Bridger snap.”