As he ran, he let his mind drift...
Growing up with such a large, extended family, Jason couldn't stand it when the house was empty and quiet. He'd gone over to Rio's the night before with the girls, which had been nice. It'd been too long since he'd seen his brother.
Now he understood how busy Rio had been after he'd gotten married and had little Caitlyn. Parenting was hard stuff!
Jason started to change Macy's diaper when he heard a loud thunking noise from Lacie's crib. "What the..?"
He glanced over, appalled to see Lacie sitting in the crib and throwing her head back to hit the wall. "Lacie! Stop that!" he called, nearly dropping Macy in his rush to her sister.
Lacie rested her head against her dada's shoulder and glanced down towards her sister on the floor, smiling smugly.
He had a date...
Jason stared at the bunch of flowers in surprise.
Slowly, Cheri's face fell. "It's not very manly, is it?" she asked worriedly. "I thought you'd like them, though..." Her hand started to drop.
"No!" Jason said quickly. "I love them! I've just never gotten flowers before..." he trailed off. Smiling and trying to reassure her with his gaze, he held his hand out. "Can I?"
Cheri fumbled with the bouquet, handing them to Jason. She smiled as she watched him bring them to his nose and inhale softly.
Cheri quickly picked two blooms from the bunch and passed a flower down to each of the girls. "I shouldn't have forgotten you two!"
As Cheri stood back up, he stole a kiss, grabbing a picture of the two of them. He wanted to remember the day he fell in love with her!
"Come on, let's have some fun!" he announced after pulling back from the kiss.
Cheri smiled widely, looking towards the Love-O-Meter. But, when she turned back, Jason was already leading the girls to the playground. Silently, she let out a small huff, then followed after him. That was the problem with dating family-style.
"NO!" Lacie quickly protested, gripping the handles even tighter, a mulish look crossing her face.
Sighing, Jason set her down and turned toward his date, noting her bored expression.
Cheri shook her head. "It's just that..." she glanced down at the girls, then lowered her voice and stepped closer. "It's just that I've missed... being intimate with you," she told him huskily. "Can you get a babysitter?"
Jason sheepishly shrugged. "My room really isn't... er... in any condition to... you know..." he said, thinking of the empty room he still hadn't set foot in and the bunk-bed he was currently sleeping on up in the attic. No way in the world was he taking Cheri up to the attic.
"I don't mind!" Cheri said, batting her lashes.
"DA DA DA DA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" Lacie cried, tugging on his leg.
"Ouch! Damn!" Jason cried, jerking his leg away from her when she grabbed a handful of his leg hair and pulled. "Lacie!"
Cheri sighed. She wished! "So? Should we get the picnic started?"
"So?" he asked, "Where's your family from?" It surprised him how little he knew about her.
Cheri glanced back towards him, "Oh. I grew up near Sim State University."
"Hey! That's where I went to college!" he told her.
Cheri smiled. "Oh wow. I wonder if we ever crossed paths!"
Jason leered at her. "Oh, I would've remembered meeting you!" he told her with a wicked grin.
Giggling, Cheri leaned over and stroked his leg, causing tingles to shoot through his body. He met her daring gaze and...
By the time he got home, it was raining even harder. "We're going to have to make a run for it!" he told her, reaching back to unbuckle the girls. Cheri nodded, reaching to grab Lacie.
He wasn't even sure what she was saying.
Desire flared in Cheri's eyes. "Mmhm!" she agreed, leaning forward to purse her lips. She couldn't wait to slip to his room for woohoo.
He pressed his mouth against hers, eager to claim the kiss she'd been promising with her eyes. Cheri greedily met his mouth, sneaking her tongue in to take control of the kiss.
Jason was on fire. He wasn't sure how long they made out before he remembered the time. He pulled back apologetically, standing up.
Cheri popped up next to him, eager to be lead upstairs.
Cheri glanced at him with surprise. "What?!" He was leaving?
Cheri trailed after him, dazed, as Jason headed towards the door. "I..."
Opening the front door, he winked at her. "Have fun!"
Cheri grabbed his shirt, tugging it over his head and flinging it to the side.
Groaning when he felt his bare chest pressed against hers, he claimed her lips. It'd only been about a week without woohoo, but he felt like he was starved for it.
Pressing against her, he shifted his leg and bumped into the arm of the loveseat. Trying to ignore it, he shifted, half hanging off the couch. He grabbed her by the waist and tried scooting up further, but she yelped.
"Ouch!" she said, reaching back and pressing her hand against her head.
Jason growled, trying again to shift their bodies on the small loveseat. Why they called them loveseats was beyond him! They made making love extremely hard!
"Jason!" she yelped again, her neck bent at an awkward angle.
"God, I'm so sorry," Jason apologized, pulling back and allowing her to find a more comfortable spot. "This is impossible!" he finally said, angry frustration edging his voice. "This," he spat, shoving a hand to indicate the loveseat, "Is not going to work for me!"
Cheri grabbed his hands and pressed a kiss on his palm. "I love you," she told him with a soft sigh.