Chapter 38:  I Must Be Dreaming

At school on Monday, Olivia walked in hand in hand with Alex.  A few heads turned and a few mouths began to whisper, but they were so wrapped up in each other that they didn’t even notice.  After Olivia pulled Alex’s books out of her locker to carry, she kissed her softly on the lips.  Alex happily returned the kiss.  Finally pulling back, Alex said, “Come on.  Let’s get to class.”


Olivia gave Alex one more quick kiss on the lips before going across the hall to her own class.  As soon as Alex took her seat, Serena said, “Let me guess.  You two are back together?”


Alex gave her a puzzled look.  “You mean you saw us kiss?”


“The whole class did,” Serena replied.  Alex’s mouth dropped open in shock.  “Ok, maybe not the whole class, but I definitely wasn’t the only one.”


Alex giggled.  “Look at my necklace,” she said, holding it out to her.


Serena carefully held it in her hand.  “Oh my god, Alex!  That’s gorgeous!  Did your mom get you that?”


“On the contrary, Liv did.  And she has a matching one, too.” 


This time it was Serena’s turn to have her mouth drop open in shock.  “Holy shit, Alex!  How much did she spend on them?”


Alex shrugged.  “She wouldn’t tell me.  But I know they cost her a lot.”


“I’ll say,” Serena responded, admiring her necklace again.  Both girls rolled their eyes as Mr. Stevens called for silence.




Next period, Alex came in and happily took her seat next to Olivia.  “Hey you.”


“Hey yourself,” Olivia said, smiling.  “Miss me?”


“Oh definitely.  I thought Stevens’ drudgery would never end.”


Olivia raised an eyebrow and gave her a lopsided grin.  “Well, um…maybe I can at least make this class exciting for you.”  Alex giggled loudly.


Suddenly, Jake came over.  “Hey, Alex.”


Alex stopped laughing and rolled her eyes.  “Hi, Jake.”


“So uh…I’m having this party on New Year’s Eve.  You in?” he asked.


Alex smiled.  “Is Liv invited, too?”


Jake looked over at Olivia and shrugged.  “Sure.  She can come if she wants.”


Alex grinned.  “Then sure.  I’m in.”


Jake’s whole face lit up.  “Sweet.  I’ll give you a call later.”


Olivia rolled her eyes and muttered after he’d returned to his seat, “Yeah, and I’m answering it.”

“Only if I get to answer any calls you get from guys,” Alex replied.


Olivia stuck out her hand.  Alex grabbed it and firmly shook it.  “Deal,” Olivia said.


After class ended, Olivia kissed Alex at her locker.  Elliot walked by and did a double take.  “Whoa!  Damn, Liv!”


At the sound of her name, Olivia reluctantly pulled back.  Alex blushed.  Olivia squeezed her hand reassuringly.  “Hey, El.”


“Hey.  Did I miss something this weekend?”


Alex and Olivia gave each other knowing smiles.  Elliot shook his head.  “No, no, no.  Never mind.  I don’t even wanna know what I missed.”  He then looked down at the jewelry hanging from each girl’s neck.  “So I take it you couldn’t wait until Christmas, Liv?”


She gazed into Alex’s eyes.  “Something unexpected came up.”


“I can tell,” he said, grinning.  He then waved his hand in between their faces.  “Hello.  Earth to Liv and Alex.”


Olivia shook her head quickly and turned to face him again.  “Sorry, El.  What’s up?”


“Oh, not much.  Just thought I’d stand here and watch the latest filming of Girls Gone Wild,” Elliot teased.


Olivia rolled her eyes.  “Yeah, yeah El.”  Then smirking, she continued, “Actually, you missed it.  The crew was at Alex’s this weekend.”


Alex giggled and Elliot’s mouth dropped open.  “Man oh man, you two are something else,” he replied, smiling.  “Hey, I’m taking Kathy out to dinner on Christmas Eve.  You guys wanna double date?”


Alex and Olivia looked at each other.  Alex shrugged.  “Sure, El,” Olivia answered, returning his smile.  “Where are we going?”


“Ah…don’t know that yet.  But I’m driving.”


“Why can’t I drive?” Olivia asked.


“Because Kathy and I would have to sit in the back and if we used a LumiLight, there’s no telling what we’d find.”


Olivia rolled her eyes.  “Don’t worry, El.  We haven’t done anything in my backseat.”  She looked at Alex and then added, “Yet.”  Elliot’s mouth dropped open again.


Alex giggled and added, “Besides, Elliot.  It’s not like we can’t just use your backseat.”


“Don’t even think about it,” Elliot said, shaking his head and walking off.




After school, Olivia convinced Alex to go for a walk in the park with her.  “Liv, it’s cold!” Alex complained, stopping and shivering.


Olivia wrapped her arms around her shoulders and hugged Alex close to her.  “I’ll keep you warm.”  She flipped the hood of Alex’s coat over her head and giggled.  “Baby, you look like a little Eskimo!”


Alex rolled her eyes.  “Haha, Liv.  Very funny.”


Olivia pressed her lips against hers.  “Don’t worry, sweetie.  You’re the hottest Eskimo I’ve ever seen.” 


Alex giggled.  “This Eskimo is still cold.”


Olivia stuck her hands inside Alex’s coat and wrapped her arms around her tightly.  Alex smiled and snuggled in closer.  Both girls reveled in the comforting warmth of each other’s coats and body heat.  “That better?” Olivia asked.  Alex nodded. 


They kept their arms wrapped around each other for several more minutes before Olivia broke away.  She rubbed her boot against some frost on the ground.  “Maybe we’ll have a white Christmas this year.”


“I hope so,” Alex replied.  “Then we could make snow angels!”


Olivia smiled.  “Or snowmen.”


Alex cocked her head to the side.  “Hey now!  Why not snow women?”


Olivia smirked.  “Ok, Al, to be politically correct, snow women, too.  We can even make them lesbians.”


Alex giggled.  “Now we’re talkin’.”


They walked hand in hand through the park until they arrived on the bridge.  Looking over into the stream below, they watched as chunks of ice floated by.  Olivia picked up a pebble and threw it into the stream, watching as it skipped over the rocks.  Alex wrapped an arm around her waist.  “This is really peaceful, Liv.  Thanks for bringing me.”


Olivia smiled and patted Alex’s hand.  “It was my pleasure.  You, me, nature, and the pokies.  What more do we need?”


Giggling, Alex replied, “Hmm…well, a few degrees increase in temperature would be a nice touch.”  Then with a sly grin, she added, “You know…we may not be able to raise the park’s temperature, but we can certainly raise our own.  You think we’d get frostbite on our asses if we engaged in a little park lovin’?”


Suddenly, a cold gust of wind blew past them, making both girls shiver.  “Hmm…I think that’s your answer.  Come on.  Let’s go back to your place.  I think it’s a little more suitable for um…warming up,” Olivia said, waggling her eyebrows.  Alex laughed and pulled her in the direction of the car.




“Liv, that tickles!” Alex exclaimed, giggling.


Olivia scooted up to Alex’s stomach and raised her head out from under the sheets.  “I can fix that,” she said, grinning slyly.


Alex ruffled her hair.  “Liv, don’t you ever get tired?”


Olivia raised her eyes skyward and pretended to ponder.  “Hmm…no,” she finally answered.  “Isn’t that the beautiful thing about girls?  No refractory period.”  Alex chuckled and Olivia laid her head on her chest.  “You’re so soft, Alex.  Man, how I’ve missed this.”


“It’s been 10 minutes.”


Olivia laughed and shoved her shoulder.  “No, silly.  I mean before we got back together.”


“I know, I know.  I was just teasing.  Now shut up and kiss me,” Alex said, smiling.  Olivia grinned and softly began caressing the inside of Alex’s mouth with her tongue.  Moaning, she reached down to link her fingers with Alex’s. 


Alex briefly broke away.  “Liv, I think I can hear your moans even in my dreams.”


Olivia grinned.  “If I was right beside you, then I assure you they were real,” she mumbled, resuming their kissing.


When they had finally stopped kissing, Olivia lay her head in the crook of Alex’s neck.  “You’re so beautiful.  I don’t ever wanna move from this position.”


Alex smiled.  “Liv, we can’t stay like this forever.  How are we gonna eat?  You know I’ll get hungry soon, and there’s no way Janice can bring any food up and find us like this.”


Olivia smirked.  “Well—”


“Don’t even say it, Liv.”  She ran her fingers through Olivia’s mahogany tresses.  “Besides, I need to go shopping for a present that is tantamount to the one you gave me.”


Olivia looked up at her.  “Baby, I wouldn’t care if you gave me anything or not.  All I care about is that we’re together again.  This is all so surreal.  At times I feel like I’m dreaming.”


Alex rubbed her back.  “I assure you it’s real.”


Olivia smiled.  “Will you…will you pinch me just to make sure?”


Alex smiled slyly.  Reaching down, she pinched Olivia’s nipple.  “Now do you believe me?”


Olivia reciprocated by lightly pinching one of Alex’s own.  “I suppose.  But I may need a little more convincing.”


“I can arrange that,” Alex said as she flipped them over and captured her lips again.