Chapter 34:  Sanctuary

Olivia woke up to the sound of her cell phone ringing.  Knowing it was her special ringtone set for Alex, she immediately scrambled to get it.  “Hey babe, what’s up?” she asked, catching her breath.


Alex was in tears.  “Sweetie, what’s the matter?” Olivia asked, automatically getting worried.


Alex just cried harder.  She could barely talk.  “My…my parents…fighting…” she sobbed.


Olivia jumped out of bed and started pulling on her jeans.  “Ok, baby.  Calm down.  I’ll be right there ok?”  She grabbed her keys and ran out the door.


“Liv, I’m scared!  I heard a loud crash…something thrown against the wall…”


Olivia floored the gas.  “Baby, it’s gonna be ok.  I’m almost there, ok?  Don’t panic.”


“Liv…please don’t hang up on me,” Alex begged through her tears.


“Sweetie, I’m not.  Don’t you worry.  I won’t leave you.”


“Ok,” Alex replied weakly.


Olivia pulled up in Alex’s driveway within a few minutes.  “Ok, sweetie.  Come down.”


Alex ran down the stairs and jumped in Olivia’s car.  She immediately collapsed against her.  “Liv, oh god!”


Olivia put an arm around her and began stroking her hair.  “Shh, it’s ok.  It’s ok.  I’m here now.  Let’s get outta here ok?” 


Alex laid her head in Olivia’s lap on the whole ride back to Olivia’s house.  Olivia went around to the other side of the car and opened Alex’s door.  Taking her hand and leading her to her room, she picked her up and gently placed her on the bed.  Then taking off her jeans, she climbed in beside her and just held her, stroking her gently.  “Tell me what happened,” she instructed softly.


Alex looked down and began, “Well…I was sleeping when I heard all this loud yelling.  So I open my door and I hear Mom calling Dad all these names.  Accusing him of cheating and stuff.  He’s calling her a crazy bitch and a control freak.  Then I hear things being tossed around in their room.  Mom says she’s leaving him and she’s taking me with her, and he yells that neither of us is going anywhere.  Then she starts screaming and more stuff is thrown.  It was all like a really bad nightmare.”


Olivia continued stroking Alex.  “They’ll be all right, sweetie.  Parents fight.  Maybe things just got outta hand this time.  Just give them some time to calm down.”


“I’m scared Liv!  They’ve argued several times before but it’s never been this bad!”


“Shh…everything’s gonna be all right.  You’re safe now.”  She looked down at Alex and thought about how fragile she looked, cuddled up in a ball in her Tweety Bird pajamas.


“Thank you for coming to get me,” she said softly.


Olivia kissed her on the forehead.  “No need to thank me, Alex.  I would’ve even if you’d told me not to.”


Alex smiled gratefully and laid her head on Olivia’s chest.  Olivia smiled and sifted her fingers through Alex’s golden locks.  “Can I get you anything?”


Alex shook her head.  “No.  Just hold me.”


Olivia hugged Alex to her even tighter.  Alex nuzzled her face against her chest and said, “I guess the pokies are still sleeping.”


Olivia smiled and replied, “I can wake them up if you’d like.”  Alex pushed her on the arm.  Olivia giggled.  “Come on, Al.  They’d at least like to say hello.”


“Maybe later,” Alex responded, smiling.  Her smile slowly faded.  “Do you really think they’ll be all right, Liv?”


“Yeah.  And just think about it.  They’ll have really hot makeup sex to look forward to.”


Alex slapped Olivia on her arm.  “Liv!  Those are my parents!”  She shuddered.  “The thought of them having sex makes me wanna puke.”


Olivia laughed.  “Come on, sweetie.  If they didn’t have sex, you wouldn’t be here.  And I’d be very, very sad.”


Alex giggled.  “Yeah, but I’m here now!  They don’t need to have sex anymore.”


“Oh John!  Yes!  Yes!” Olivia imitated, throwing her head from side to side.


Alex hit her with the pillow.  “Liv, oh my god, stop!”


Olivia ducked and continued, “I wonder if your mom makes the same noises you do when she’s about to co—”  Alex hit her with the pillow again hard.


“Hey, quit it!” Olivia yelled, reaching out to grab the pillow from Alex and beginning to tickle her.


Alex laughed uncontrollably and straddled Olivia’s waist.  “Olivia, stop!”  She grabbed her arms and pinned them against the headboard.  Olivia swallowed hard and Alex noticed her nipples hardening through her light gray tank.  “Liv, come on!”


“Hey Alex, it’s your fault.  You’re the one who put us in this compromising position!”


Alex shook her head and let go of her arms.  “Liv, you’re the only one I know who can get turned on by being beaten with a pillow.”


Olivia smirked.  “Trust me, it wasn’t the pillow.”  She looked down at Alex’s thighs wrapped around her waist.  “For a minute I thought you were gonna have your way with me.”


Alex rolled her eyes and got off Olivia.  “Not gonna happen, Liv.  Thanks to you I’ll never be able to have sex again without thinking of my…mom.”  Alex shuddered.


Olivia chuckled.  “Oh come on, Al.  Would you rather think about your mom having sex or have her think about you having sex?”


Alex looked at her.  “Neither.”


Olivia’s expression suddenly became serious again.  “Alex, can I ask you something?”


“It better not be if I’ve walked in on my parents before.”


Olivia smiled briefly.  “Nah, it’s not that.  It’s just something that’s been bugging me.”


“What?” Alex asked, turning to Olivia.


Olivia turned to her as well.  “Well…do you really regret losing your virginity to me?”


“Why do you think that?”


“Well…the day after…all that happened, Elliot came over and said he’d talked to you and you said you were stupid enough to let me take your virginity.”


Alex looked down.  “Oh, that,” she said quietly.  Speaking up, she continued, “No, Liv.  I don’t regret it.  I was just really hurt.  I thought you’d used me.”


Olivia stroked her face.  “Oh baby, I’d never use you.  You know that, right?”


Alex nodded.  “Yeah.  Now.”


Olivia kissed her forehead.  “You know I treasure what you gave me.  I’d never desecrate it.”


Alex smiled slightly.  “Thanks.  That means a lot.”


Olivia moved closer to her.  “Can we cuddle?”


“Is it gonna be clean?”


Olivia gave a sly smile.  “If you want it to be.”


Alex tapped her on the nose.  “I do.”  Olivia pulled her close and wrapped her arm around her waist.  “You’re so soft,” Alex commented, laying her head on her shoulder and placing her hand at the small of her back.


“You’re so beautiful,” Olivia complimented.


Alex blushed.  “You’re one to talk.”  She walked her fingers up Olivia’s side.  Olivia shivered at the contact as her nipples hardened again.


“Liv, are you always horny?”


“No, it’s just that your Tweety Bird jammies are turning me on,” Olivia teased.


Alex pushed her playfully.  “Are you making fun of my tweeties?”


“No.  I think they’re adorable.  Just like you.”


Alex smiled and kissed her on the cheek.  “You have the softest lips,” Olivia observed, running a finger over them.  “And the softest tummy,” she said, moving down and pulling up Alex’s tank to place a kiss on her stomach.  Then with a glint of mischief in her eye, she began to move down even farther and said, “And the sweetest—”


Alex gasped and slapped her on the arm.  “Liv!  Stop that!”


Olivia giggled.  “I’m just teasing, sweetie.”  As an afterthought, she added, “But it’s true, you know.”


Alex turned a bright shade of red.  “Liv…this is supposed to be clean, remember?”


Olivia gave an eye shag and lay down on her stomach facing Alex.  Alex couldn’t keep her eyes from drifting to Olivia’s butt.  “You know, you have the cutest little bum.”


Olivia smirked and asked, “Now who’s being dirty?”  Alex blushed an even deeper shade of red.  Olivia wiggled her butt in response.


“Do you always sleep in just your panties?” Alex asked.


“No…I have on a top now,” Olivia said with another smirk.  “But I can change that if you’d like.”


Alex slapped her on the ass.  “Ooh kinky,” Olivia responded.  Alex rolled her eyes.  Olivia turned onto her side again and asked, “Are you wearing Tweety Bird undies?”


Alex folded her arms and blushed.  “I refuse to dignify that with an answer.”


Olivia sat up.  “You are, aren’t you?”  Much to Alex’s dismay, she turned her over on her stomach.


“Liv, don’t you dare!” Alex protested, but Olivia ignored her.  Peeking into the back of her pajama pants, Olivia started giggling.


“I knew it!  I knew it!”  Pulling a blushing Alex close to her, she continued, “Aww, that’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!”  Then with a smirk, she said, “Well in this case I guess Tweety did in fact see a putty tat.”


Alex’s eyes got wide and she hit Olivia with the pillow.  “Liv!  Don’t ruin my image of Tweety too!”      


All of a sudden, Olivia got up and grabbed her hand.  “Come on.”


“What are you doing, Liv?” Alex asked, confused.


“Dance with me,” Olivia replied, pulling Alex close to her.


“But there isn’t any music.”


Olivia smiled at her.  “There doesn’t have to be.”  She started swaying Alex from side to side.  Alex buried her face in the crook of Olivia’s neck and wrapped her arm around her back.


“Mmm…” Olivia moaned as Alex softly brushed her side.  “Up…go up farther.” 


Alex hesitantly moved her fingers upward to lightly brush the side of her breast.  Olivia’s nipples hardened instantly.  Alex giggled.  “Liv…come on.”


Olivia looked down.  “Hey, the pokies wanna dance too!”


“Liv…seriously, I barely touched you.”


Olivia suddenly became serious.  “That’s all it takes from you,” she said breathlessly.  Alex smiled and their eyes locked for an instant.  In an effort to stop the throbbing she felt in her center, she buried her face in Olivia’s neck again.  Olivia hugged her close and started gently swaying again.  “God, I love you so much.”


“I love you too, Liv,” Alex said softly.  She slipped her hand under Olivia’s tank and began tenderly rubbing her stomach.


Olivia moaned.  “Baby, if you keep that up I’m gonna need a cold shower.”


Alex looked down at her matching gray panties.  “Liv, you really shouldn’t wear light undies when you’re turned on.”


“I can’t help it, Alex,” Olivia muttered helplessly.  “You don’t know how hard I’m trying to stay in control right now.”


Alex held her face in her hands.  “Yes, I do, Liv.  And I want you to know that I really appreciate it.”


Olivia smiled weakly.  “I…I need a break.  How about I go get us some ice cream?”


Alex nodded and crossed her arms.  When Olivia came back, she had a big bowl of Rocky Road and two spoons.  Sitting down on her bed again, the girls both dug in.


“Mmm…I love Rocky Road!” Alex exclaimed.  She held out her spoon and fed Olivia some and Olivia reciprocated with her own.  Alex took the bowl out of Olivia’s hand and sat in her lap.


“Al-Alex, what are you doing?”


“Sitting in your lap,” Alex replied, draping her arm around Olivia’s neck and eating another spoonful of ice cream.  Olivia swallowed hard.  “Unless you want me to move,” Alex continued.


Olivia shook her head.  Alex began stroking her side and shifted her position in Olivia’s lap.  Olivia gave her a look.  “What?  I’m trying to get comfortable.”


“Alex, you…you brushed against my…”


Alex giggled.  “Well you’re the one wearing nothing but panties.”


Olivia gulped.  “Al, why are you teasing me?  We both know I can’t have you.”


“Come on, Liv.  I don’t sit in anyone else’s lap.  And I don’t cuddle with anyone else.  All I wanna do is cuddle with you.  Isn’t that what you wanted earlier, too?”


Olivia sighed.  “Yeah, Alex.  Just…not too much moving around near certain areas, ok?”


“Ok,” Alex agreed.  She ate another spoonful as Olivia rubbed her back.  “That feels good, Liv,” Alex commented.  Olivia responded by brushing her lips against her neck.  Alex giggled.  “Your lips are cold.”


“I can fix that,” Olivia replied, pressing her lips harder against Alex’s neck.  She took the bowl and sat it on her nightstand.  Then laying Alex down in her bed, she gently settled on top of her and placed more kisses along her neck and collarbone.


The throbbing returned in Alex’s center.  Alex slipped under Olivia’s tank and rubbed her hands up and down her back.  Olivia moaned and rubbed her hand along Alex’s thigh.  Alex then moved her hands up to massage Olivia’s scalp.  Olivia placed a few kisses along her cheekbone and then just held her for a few moments, nuzzling her face in her hair.  “I should stop while I’m ahead,” Olivia said hoarsely.


“That was nice, Liv,” Alex complimented her.


“Yeah,” Olivia sighed.  Getting off Alex, she picked up the bowl and said, “I’m gonna go wash this.”  Alex nodded.


When Olivia came back, she settled in behind Alex and pulled her close.  Wrapping her arm around her stomach, she whispered in her ear, “Goodnight, Alex.”


Alex smiled and pressed her back closer against Olivia’s chest.  “Night, Liv.”  Feeling her nipples pressing into her back, she added, “Night pokies.”  Olivia giggled behind her.