In My Arms

By: Taryn Plendl

Trevor turned me around so he was pressed up against my back, still moving to the rhythm of the song. He slid his hands up along my sides, raising my arms when he got to them and then gently placing them back around his neck, so I was leaning against him, all the while still holding me very close.

I laid my head back against his hard chest, lost in the music and the feel of his arms around me. I could feel his warm breath against my neck and it made my stomach flutter as well as other key places. Holy quivering loins Batman!

He spun me around and pulled me fully up against his hard chiseled body. I could feel his impressive erection pressing against my stomach and I let out an involuntary groan. Trevor smiled at me and whispered in my ear. “Tell me what you want Ava.” Oh God, was he serious? What did I want? Besides him pressing me up against a wall and taking me right now?

I had a delicious taste of his kisses before, and it was amazing, even if it was just a farce to get Kyle away from me. The idea of letting myself go again scared the ever living shit out of me!

Trevor had brought to the surface so many feelings that I thought I was incapable of feeling anymore. My body came alive with him, and my mind seemed to take the back burner. Shit, what am I doing?

“I can’t.” I whispered.

“You can’t what Ava?” He gently kissed my temple as we continued to move with the music.

“It’s too soon. I can go down this road again.” I tried to think back when I’d met Kyle, trying to remember if I’d ever felt this passion with him. I don’t think I did then—maybe not even ever.

“Tell me what you want Ava. I’ll give you whatever you want, just tell me.” He demanded.

I couldn’t breathe. I felt like I was drowning. My body was screaming for him to take me, but my mind was screaming run. I so wanted to give in. Just to feel good. But I couldn’t do it. Not with him. If the reactions of my body were any indication, I wasn’t going to just walk away with the experience with him. Maybe I couldn’t do casual. Not with him anyway.

“I need you to be my friend.” Yeah….I’m pretty sure that sounded even more pathetic out loud than it did in my head.

Chapter 5


She wanted a friend? Well shit!

I could feel her body’s response to me. She wanted me as much as I wanted her. That son-of-a-bitch Kyle really did a number on her. How could he take for granted the wonderful woman he had?

I knew she was scared. Hell, I was too! I couldn’t remember ever wanting someone as bad as I wanted Ava. I was hoping to get a night with her, just to get her out of my system. Who was I kidding? Ava wasn’t a casual fuck. Was I really considering something more with this girl? Come on Trevor, man up!

I kissed her softly on the head and pulled back so I could see her face. “I can do that.” Good luck with that Trevor.

The relief I saw in her face made me feel good about my decision. I twirled her around as a new song started.

She threw her head back and laughed as we continued to dance for several more songs. She was carefree and having fun. It made my night.

“Ready to go?” I finished my drink and set it on the bar.

“Yeah, it’s getting late.”

We didn’t talk much on the way back to my place, but it was a comfortable silence. She seemed content. Me? I was a bundle of frustrated sexual energy. It didn’t help that she smelled fucking amazing!

“Thanks for a great night Trevor. I really had fun.” She smiled so sweetly.

I leaned over and gave her a hug. “My pleasure Ava. See you in the morning.”

I needed a very cold shower!


“I think that’s it.” I set the last box in the middle of the living room of Ava’s new apartment.

She really didn’t have too much to move, and her new furniture was going to be delivered this afternoon and put together by the delivery people, so we didn’t have to worry about that, although I would have loved an excuse to stay longer. I had a hell of a time convincing Nick and Tom to do this for me on a Saturday morning. It looked like Talia wasn’t feeling it any more than my two friends.

Ava had pulled out a bag of chips and salsa and we all gathered around the breakfast bar. I tossed the guys each a beer as we settled against the counter for a much needed break.

“You look familiar, you sure we haven’t met before?” Nick popped a chip in his mouth, looking Talia over.

“I don’t know, maybe…do you watch porn?” Talia asked innocently. Ava and I cracked up when Nick started to choke on his chip.

“Nice.” Tom nodded and chuckled.

“Not funny, I could have died damn it!” We were all laughing at Nick now, and he really tried hard not to join us, but in the end he was smiling too. It looked like he’d met his match with Talia.

We all decided to part ways until later that night at the club. Ava would be driving herself and Talia, and Nick, Tom and I would be driving together.

“Thanks for your help today. I really appreciate it.” Ava reached up and hugged me tight for a brief moment. Much more brief than I would’ve liked, but considering we were friends, it was perfect.