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Pen Your Pride

I was really excited for April's wedding. It was finally going to happen tomorrow.
I couldn't wait to see Ryder looking all hot in his tux. Tomorrow was going to be one heck of a day.

I was really tired today. My feet were sore with walking. I had gone for shopping with April. She wanted to pick some shoes.

So I decided to calm my body by going to the pool. I pulled on my black and white striped bikini, grabbed a towel and headed towards the back of the mansion.

I neared the pool and was considering again whether I should go in or not. The water looked cold since it was night, but I shrugged it off and stepped into the pool. I shivered a little, my body covering with goosebumps, but I quickly adjusted to the temperature.

I stayed there for a while, enjoying the calm water. I had my eyes closed. Nobody was going to disturb me, since they all were sleeping.

"Hey!" I heard his voice and my eyes popped open.

Ryder was standing there, wearing nothing but basketball shorts. I did a double check on his appearance. His hair seemed longer, falling into his eyes. His tan skin and tattoos illuminated in the moonlight and a ripped, chiseled torso was on full show.

"Mind if I join you?" He asked me in a low, deep sombre and I snapped out of my trance.

"Sure." my voice sounded hoarse and I gulped.

He got inside the pool and just stayed silent.

"Hey, what's wrong?" I asked him in a whisper, closing the little distance between us.

"Nothing. Let me just look at you." his voice had a gravelly edge to it.

"Ryder... " I trailed off, unsure of what to say. I had never been this self conscious around anybody. But Ryder changed it all. It wasn't like I was ugly or something, but I didn't exactly consider myself as beautiful.

I tried to back away from him but his warm hands held the naked flesh of my waist. He gently neared me towards himself. Somehow, despite the cold water of the pool, Ryder had a comforting burn to his skin. He was just... warm.

"Don't hide from me. You're so beautiful Tamara. I honestly can't believe how I ever found you." He whispered and took my hand in his. He guided my palm on his cheek. As my skin caressed his, he closed his eyes and breathed out shallow breaths.

As he opened his eyes, I gave him a small smile and he returned it, revealing his gorgeous dimples.

I kissed his dimples, on either side of his face. He let out a contented groan. I kissed his eyes, the tip of his nose and then the corner of his lips. I then kissed his lip ring, my teeth slightly grazing the cool metal. He moaned as his embrace tightened around me.

"Kiss me, Tamara. You're driving me crazy. I'm about to lose the last ounce of self control that I have over me." He whispered huskily and I kissed him.

I poured my heart out in that kiss. He lifted me up and I wrapped my legs around his lean waist. As he licked the seam of my bottom lip, I moaned. I bit on his lip ring and a groan escaped his lips. His hands left a fiery trail over my half naked body. Suddenly, I remembered that I shouldn't be letting him hold all my weight. So I unwrapped my legs from his body and then kissed him again, tugging on his black hair.

Breaking apart, we both gasped for much needed air.

"Go on a date with me tomorrow." He said, his lips still ghosting on mine.

"But it's April's wedding." I pouted. I really wanted to go out with him. It was going to be our first date.

"I know. Her wedding is during the day. I'll take you out at night. I'll steal you away." He said.

"Okay." I replied with a smile as I moved his bangs out of his eyes.

I'm sorry that this is short. I know that it sucks. Inspiration was not coming as it was supposed to. I had to delete many drafts. But I hope that this was 'hot' as I promised it to be.

Next update will be on Tuesday. Next chapter is where the twist starts. So don't miss it.

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- S.

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