"Love & Friendship", Ch. 11-13 (R rated): Lovers Revealed, 12/24/12

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“Love & Friendship”, Ch. 11-13 (R rated):  Lovers Revealed and Reveling in Each Others' Love, 12/24/12 Gratiana Lovelace

An Original Story Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace (all rights reserved)

[From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my “ideal” actors cast in these roles: 

British actor Richard Armitage and American actress Diane Lane and others.]

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Author’s Mature Content Note:  “Love & Friendship” is a romantic love story set amidst contemporary times.  As such there will be some passages in this story involving heartfelt love scenes or other sauciness (R rated) and some passages involving highly dramatic moments.  I will label the maturity rating of those chapters accordingly.  Otherwise, the general rating for this story is PG or PG-13 due to mature situations and topics.  If you are unable or unwilling to attend a movie with the ratings that I provide, then please do not read those chapters.  This is my disclaimer.

Author’s Recap:   Lydia and Robert finally break the ice and reveal their loving feelings for each other.  Then they make love with loving abandon.

“Love & Friendship”, Ch. 11 (PG-13 rating):  Morning Sun Awakens Sleeping Lovers to a New Day

The early Friday morning light shines into Robert’s home through the skylight of his two story living room.  The twinkling stars last night have given way to the morning sun as dawn greets Lydia’s and Robert’s sleeping naked bodies in Lydia’s bed as light streams in through her bedroom’s open doorway to the upstairs hallway that looks out over the balcony to the living room area below.  And Lydia and Robert awaken and gaze at each other lovingly and kiss each other ever so sweetly—still intertwined in their lovers’ embrace.  They each visit the bathroom and brush their teeth and such, then they return to bed with each other and make love again sweetly, tenderly, passionately, and adoringly. 

They kiss and cuddle with each other lovingly afterward.  And yes, as two responsible adults, Lydia and Robert should have used condoms in their lovemaking interludes last night and this morning for health and pregnancy prevention reasons.  But they are both blood donors and healthy--and Lydia feels her age sadly precludes her from becoming pregnant, even were she and Robert’s relationship progress to the stage of wanting to share their lives together forever.  Though Robert’s mind is solely focused on the present and loving his Lydia--not necessarily what their lovemaking might or could bring them.  But, they are due on the set by 8:00am today.  So, they rise, shower--separately, or they would never get to the set on time--and get dressed, have breakfast, and drive to the studio together.


First dates can be awkward.  And, cancelling a first date is even more awkward.  But, that is what Lydia must do regarding her date with Leland Smythe since she and Robert are now a romantic couple.  And the awkwardness is compounded because Robert and Lydia will see Leland Smythe  on the set this morning—and other mornings to come--since Leland is the Property Master for Robert’s current film project.  So, as Robert and Lydia walk onto the set hand in hand, they are visually conveying the change in their relationship—from friends to lovers.  This is further cemented when Robert—somewhat proprietarily—tenderly kisses Lydia on her lips as he heads off to make up.

Robert:  “I’ll see you after I’m done with makeup, Lydia Darling?”  He asks sweetly kissing Lydia on her lips.

Lydia:  “Yes, I’ll get us some coffees from craft services and join you in your dressing room, Robert Dear.”  She nods her head.  Then in the corner of her eye, she sees Leland Smythe walking toward her.  “Robert, you go on.  I need to talk to Leland privately to cancel our date.”

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