Something Borrowed: Chapter 7

Previously: Chapter Six [AA]

Sometimes Devs sing…

When you’re down and troubled / And you need a helping hand / And nothing, whoa, nothing is going right. / Close your eyes and think of me / And soon I will be there / To brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, / And you know wherever I am / I’ll come running, oh yeah, baby / To see you again. / Winter, spring, summer, or fall, / All you have to do is call / And I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah. / You’ve got a friend.

There was no way I couldn’t leave that little song up there. It was A) incredibly cute and B) Proof of what a wonderful person she is.

This one, This one is totally for Wave Goodbye because we’re swapping updates right now and this is what she asked for. I would like to point out that this only pleases fans of both of us, such as Gilmar, who will encourage this updating frenzy far too vocally. *shrugs* I get an Dubbsdate out of it so I don’t care.

Rating: AA. Hotter kissing! Making out!

* * * * *

Chapter Seven

“We can’t… we can’t do this,” Carmen said before Kyla could even open her mouth.

She’d gone from the most intense kiss of her life to void in less than ten seconds. It was a little mind-blowing, to be honest.

Breathing just a little faster than normal, Kyla sat up.

“It’s… it’s just a kiss.”

“Yeah, well, it’s over.”

Blunt and grumpy Carmen was back. Kyla didn’t like her as much as playful, jovial Carmen. Even still, the girl was hot.

Okay, where had that thought come from?

Kyla Woods was many things, but gay was not one of them. And yet, all she really wanted to do was lean over and relive that kiss. To find out if Carmen’s hands on her bare skin would feel as good as she thought they would.

A girl. Not just any girl: Carmen.

Ashley would kill her.

Aiden would kill her.

Fuck Aiden. Who cared what he thought?

But, Kyla was fairly sure about one thing: she wasn’t gay. She’d never thought about girls in that way. She was totally attracted to boys. She’d even been in love with her ex. The one before Mr. Douche-Bag.

So what the hell was going on now?

Kyla shuffled off the bed. “I’ll leave.”

A hand on her arm stopped her again. “Don’t be silly. You can stay.”

“But…”

“If your choices are the orgasm concerto or here, I’m cool with here. You can sleep here. You just can’t kiss me.”

Kyla swallowed again. That wasn’t exactly comfortable. She wasn’t sure how she could spend the whole night in the bed next to Carmen and actually sleep, let alone after that kiss. How could they do this?

But, twenty minutes later, the lights were out and Kyla was once again in Carmen’s boxers and tank. Carmen was wearing the same outfit. It was sexy.

She really wished she hadn’t noticed that.

It was a long night.

At least, it felt like that for the four hours that Kyla lay there listening to Carmen breathe. Eventually the torture was too much. She sat up, hoping to sneak out and head home, or at least somewhere.

“It’s kinda early to be leaving don’t you think,” she heard a drawl from next to her.

“I thought you were asleep.”

“Not yet. You breathe loud.”

Kyla lay back down, not sure what to do.

Long minutes of silence followed.

“Is it me?” Kyla finally asked.

“What?”

“It’s me, isn’t it? I’m not… pretty.”

“Are you on drugs?” Carmen sounded vaguely amused.

Kyla sat up again, feeling like a jack-in-the-box. “Look, you don’t find me attractive. Fine. I can understand that. I don’t find every guy attractive, why would you find every girl?” She was babbling now. “I’m sorry I kissed you. It was wrong of me. I get that. I wouldn’t find me attractive, either.”

And then she was the one getting topped.

Carmen was pressing her down into the bed and Kyla’s libido went wild. She wanted to bury her hands in long brunette tresses and arch up into all sorts of touch. She wanted to fuck until she was raw. She wanted Carmen.

The brunette hovered over her on tanned, outstretched arms.

Kyla held her breath.

“You think I don’t want you?” Carmen growled. “Let me tell you what I want. I want to be so deep inside you that you’ll never forget it. I want to fill you like you’ve never been filled before, so it’s so good you can’t think about anything else. I want to make you come over and over and over.”

The breath Kyla was holding became almost painful, but in the best way possible.

She hooked one hand around Carmen’s slender neck and pulled her down for a deep, soulful kiss. It got hot and wet fast. So fast. Carmen’s body came down to rest lightly on Kyla’s as they moaned against each other’s mouths. As the older brunette’s body began to grind against her own, Kyla felt her blood begin to boil.

A long leg slipped between her own and pressed up against her centre.

She fell apart.

“Fuck,” she moaned.

A tongue slid into her mouth, hot and searching. They tangled, arching into each other and panting.

Kyla slid her hand around under the shorter girl’s lower back, feeling the gentle warm arch over the soft skin there.

God, that felt good.

Until it stopped again.

“God, Kyla,” Carmen groaned, rolling over and away. It was the first time that name had fallen from her lips. And it sounded good to Kyla. “I can’t do this. I’m sorry.”

Kyla sat up and tried not to scream in frustration. “It’s okay. I want you to.”

“I know.” Carmen threw the blankets off and scrambled off the bed. “I know you want it, too. I just… I can’t Ky, I’m sorry.”

With that, she ran out of the room and fled, leaving Kyla with nothing but the sweet taste on her lips and the echo of a new nickname in her ears.

Since Carmen had disappeared, Kyla got dressed after ten minutes of waiting. Her watch told her it was three am. Mostly she wanted to find Carmen and pull her back to bed, take care of the fire that was burning inside her. A little part of her was so scared that she needed to flee.

She listened to that little part.

At least she was polite enough to leave a note on some paper she found in the kitchen. After placing it on Carmen’s pillow, she called a cab and walked out of the house. With no thoughts of what might be happening there, she headed straight home.

To her utter gratefulness, there was silence in the flat. It was enough for Kyla to have a quick shower and throw herself into bed. She had no idea if she’d sleep or not. It came as a surprise when she awoke and the clock said it was nearly midday.

Stumbling into the kitchen, she poured herself a coffee from the freshly-brewed pot and wandered into the living room.

Spencer was sitting in an armchair reading the paper and drinking her own cup of joe.

“Hey, Kyla.”

“Hey, Spencer,” the brunette replied wearily, dropping to the couch.

“You look beat. Fun night?”

Kyla shrugged. “Not really.”

Spencer frowned, looking concerned. “You wanna talk about it?”

Kyla found that she really did want to talk about it. Although, perhaps not in specifics.

“Have you ever -” she began. “Have you ever just met someone and been so totally mesmerised by them that you can’t think straight? Every time you look at them, you just want to kiss them. And you don’t know why?”

Spencer chuckled. “Have you met your sister? Fell for her like a ton of bricks.”

“Yeah.” Kyla smiled. “I just… I really like this… person.”

“Well, have you told them?”

“Yeah.”

“And?”

“They like me back.”

Spencer grinned. “Okay, I’m not seeing a problem here.”

“The problem is that even though they like me… like that,” Kyla waved her hands in a vague manner, “she doesn’t want to do anything about it. Doesn’t want to be with me. Can’t, apparently.”

There was a silence.

“Um…” Spencer said cautiously. “She?”

Kyla winced.

Damn.

“It’s a girl?”

Kyla winced. “Uh, yeah.”

“Wow.”

“I’m not gay.” Kyla took a minute to consider her words and then carefully removed her foot from her mouth. “I mean, not that there would be anything bad about that but… I’m just not. I never have been. This is the only girl I’ve ever found attractive.”

“Kyla,” Spencer laughed, “calm down. You know I’m not exactly going to get upset about this.”

The young brunette groaned and buried her face in her hands. “This is so fucking confusing.”

“Tell me about it.” Spencer got up off the armchair and came over to sit on the couch. She put a gentle hand on Kyla’s back. It felt nothing like when Carmen had done it. There was no flash of need, no sudden want. “I know that confusion, honey.”

“Except,” Kyla said looking up, “and I’m not meaning to be insulting, but I don’t think I’m gay. I think I’m just… straight plus her.”

“That’s valid too. So who is this girl?”

Kyla blanched. “Uh.”

“Oh, come on, spill. I won’t tell Ashley if that’s what you’re worried about.”

“Oh God.” Kyla buried her face again. “It’s… Carmen.”

Spencer made a kind of strangled gasp that brought Kyla out to see her expression. It was clearly one of surprise, a little guarded, more shock than anything.

“Don’t look so shocked,” the brunette said. “It’s not like you haven’t felt the same way about her.”

“Actually…”

“What?”

“I think of her as more of a rebound. Nothing significant.” Spencer began to fidget. “Hey, um, Kyla… be careful with her, okay?”

“Why, because she’s gay?”

Spencer chewed her lip and tilted her head to the side. “Noooo. She’s…”

Kyla swallowed. “What? Spencer, tell me. What?”

“She’s not stable.”

There was another silence.

“What did she do?”

Another long pause.

“She shoved me. Into a wall.” Spencer looked down at her nails. “Ashley would rather like to kill her over that one.”

“Ashley knows?” Kyla considered the point for a second and came to the conclusion that her sister had probably more than one agenda when she asked Carmen to come around.

“Yeah. I tell Ash pretty much everything,” Spencer said softly. “Kyla… you need to be careful with her.”

“Carmen?”

“Yes.”

Kyla considered this point too. “I know.”

“Seriously, I’d just stay away.”

“Could you stay away from Ashley, even when she wasn’t always the most wonderful person?”

Another long pause. “I guess not.”

“I’ll… I’ll try,” Kyla said.

She knew, before the last syllable had left her mouth, that it was a complete and utter lie.

* * * * *

Next up: Chapter Eight [AA, hotter making out]

21 Comments

  1. WaveGoodbye
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 4.53pm | Permalink

    You spooooiled me. Two updates so quickly? Do I adore you?

    Yes. Of course.

    This is getting so great.

    You know, I’m probably in the minority with this… but I didn’t see the huge deal with the shove.

    Yes, it shouldn’t have happened, no question about it. Yes, she was wrong lashing out like that. And yes, she clearly has issues, but she didn’t beat her to a bloody pulp.

    Anyway, whatever. I love this. I liked Kymen before but now I love them.

    You know the part about “swapping updates” … You know that was for yesterday, right? :p

    I don’t have anything to post today!

    But tomorrow, if you want an update, I shall try to deliver.

    Thank you muchly for the ded. m’dear :D

  2. Madam Bitch
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.00pm | Permalink

    You know I agree, I don’t think the shove was that big of a deal either. It’s not like she beat her till she was black and blue. Sure it’s wrong but maybe she pushed her so she wouldn’t hit her or to get her out of the way, I really can’t remember that scene. It’s not like she picked her up and throw her against the wall, hell the wall just happen to be there. But i am getting the feeling that Carmen does feel really bad about and thats why she can’t be with Kyla.

    I loved Kylas line – “and I’m not meaning to be insulting, but I don’t think I’m gay. I think I’m just… straight plus her.”- lol.
    I just can’t wait to see those to in “action” ;) they just kissed and it was beyond hot, i can just imagine how the rest will be.

    Thanks for updating so quickly :D

  3. Payne N. Uranus
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.07pm | Permalink

    Nah, Wave, I feel the same way. I’ve been shoved a few times by people I’ve trusted, and it’s been relatively cool with them afterwards. But it does make you question how far people can be pushed, and be hypersensitive of it.

    But ah gosh (damn). I’m a-liking this fic more and more. I wondered how Spencer was gonna take the news, and I’m pleasantly surprised/concerned. Phew….makes me a bit nervous for chappies 8 and 9 if they’re gonna be “corrupting material”. It’ll be schweet….

    Nice, song, Clommy, it’s very…purty. =D And Dev is a most definitely a sweetheart, so I’ll forgo teasing. This time.

  4. Seriesaddict/Sassy
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.14pm | Permalink

    Where is Payne when you need her? Hot kiss, Clom! Hotter than the first one;)

    WG, you think Carmen’s shove wasn’t a big deal because you love Spencer’s abuse;)

    Clom, I’m a bit confused! Why Carmen doesn’t want to be with Kyla since she knows Kyla meant to kiss her? What’s her problem? Is she scared to treat Kyla like she treated Spencer?

    “If your choices are the orgasm concerto or here, I’m cool with here. You can sleep here. You just can’t kiss me.”

    The orgasm concerto?hahahaha! Clom, that cracked me up!

    I liked the conversation between Spencer and Kyla! It seems that Spence can be a good friend for her!

    Can’t wait for chapter 8:)

  5. WaveGoodbye
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.28pm | Permalink

    Nah, Wave, I feel the same way. I’ve been shoved a few times by people I’ve trusted, and it’s been relatively cool with them afterwards. But it does make you question how far people can be pushed, and be hypersensitive of it.

    Exactly. It definitely makes you more conscious of their temper and it changes things, sometimes for a long time, but like madam_bitch said, she didn’t beat her black and blue.

    WG, you think Carmen’s shove wasn’t a big deal because you love Spencer’s abuse;)

    You speak the truth :p

    But no, seriously, I didn’t think it was that bad. The only thing the writers did wrong (with THAT subject, lord knows there are tons more) was that they didnt show Ashley finding out or her reaction.

    And I hope the blockquote thing works. I’m trying to be cool but I don’t know if it’s gonna work.

    *crosses everything that can be crossed and clicks Post Comment.*

  6. clomle4
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.30pm | Permalink

    you’re so cool :)

  7. WaveGoodbye
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.32pm | Permalink

    I try so hard.

  8. Seriesaddict/Sassy
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.38pm | Permalink

    You are so right about them not showing Ashley’s reaction, WG! But as you said, that’s not the only mistake they did!

    Payne, darling, what kind of people are you friends with? Do I have to come to Colorado and kick some ass?

  9. Payne N. Uranus
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 5.42pm | Permalink

    Haha, such a lover, Sass. I appreciate the offer (in more ways than one), but contrary to popular belief, I can take of m’self. The peeps that tried that didn’t get very far, and by all means they’re better people now. =D If we’re gonna delve deeper into this topic though, we’ll have to be taken it to our lovely peanut gallery, since that IS what it was made for… *starts humming usher* Shit.

  10. rutabega129
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 6.55pm | Permalink

    “but I don’t think I’m gay. I think I’m just… straight plus her.”

    My ex-girlfriend said that about me…But now she’s 100% straight.

    I won’t get into that horrible breakup.

    Anyways, loved the update. I love your Kyla/Carmen. And Yay! Spencer and Kyla interaction!

  11. Gilmar
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 10.09pm | Permalink

    OMG im on the A/N!

    (yes im a dork)

    Ok, up with the comment

    “We can’t… we can’t do this,” Carmen said before Kyla could even open her mouth.

    What?! why not?! what is your problem Carmen? i thought you liked women!

    “It’s me, isn’t it? I’m not… pretty.”

    Kyla… are you 8?????! what the f*** is YOUR problem?

    “God, Kyla,” Carmen groaned, rolling over and away. It was the first time that name had fallen from her lips. And it sounded good to Kyla. “I can’t do this. I’m sorry.”

    ¬¬

    “Except,” Kyla said looking up, “and I’m not meaning to be insulting, but I don’t think I’m gay. I think I’m just… straight plus her.”

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha

    “Could you stay away from Ashley, even when she wasn’t always the most wonderful person?”

    Ok Kyla, we’re not talking about snoring or bad habits here, we’re talking violence.

    Now, im guessing there’s a reason for Carmen’s actions, but Sez, even tho i think you’re a genius writer, i don’t see how are you gonna make me like her.

    And Ashley IS gonna flip when she finds out, i agree with kyla for once, maybe Ashley had a hidden agenda.

    This just keep getting more and more complicated, now that Spencer told her that, how is Kyla going to manage the fact that her love interest was a jerk to her friend?

    I guess we’ll see.

  12. WaveGoodbye
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 11.33pm | Permalink

    What I love about everybody is that none of us are perfect.

    In the show, Carmen was clearly wrong for pushing her and she clearly has issues, but she wasn’t the devil.
    Ashley was stupid sleeping with Aiden but people always seem to forgive her for that (which come on, she did more than once and went into a relationship with him)

    I would have loved to see Ashley’s reaction to Carmen shoving Spencer but of course, we didn’t. But if we did, I’m sure Carmen would have brought up some remark about Ashley treating Spencer like that emotionally.

    And yeah, she did. But people fuck up and when they SHOW you they’re sorry, and when you can clearly SEE that they’re sorry; you just have to accept it and move on.

    The part about Carmen not being able to kiss her was more than likely because of her relation to Ashley. She knows what she did was wrong and maybe she thinks Ashley will kick her ass.

    Or maybe it’s because it’s Kyla. Sweet, adorkable Kyla. Just like Spencer is Ashley’s sweet, adorkable fucking HOT Spencer.

    Kyla probably said that because she’s finding Carmen SMOKING and she’s the only girl she’s found attractive like that; so when she rejected her it was a big blow to the old ego.

    And yes, I know all these people are fictional lol. But it’s just my theory on ’em.

  13. Seriesaddict/Sassy
    Posted 9 August 2008 at 11.37pm | Permalink

    I vote for Wave and Clom to be the new SON writers!

  14. Toms/Sophie
    Posted 10 August 2008 at 12.34am | Permalink

    I feel lame cause everyone is getting in depth and I’m just here to say Holy shit that was HOTTT and I don’t even like Kyla or Carmen that much.

    Also, I’m sorry for being the worst commenter on the planet and only commenting when I’m “drink”. I figure there are two solutions. I either get drunk more often (but that may be slightly annoying for you and everyone around me), orrrrr I just comment more. I think I’ll go for the second one. Oh and for your amusement, here’s me attempting to write out the national anthem in French while drunk. I figure it’s fitting since you’re an honourary Canadian and all:

    OHHHH CANADA

    TERRE de nos aieux

    Ton front ey sein
    de fleurons glorieuz
    car ton bras sait portez l’eepeeeee
    i; sait porter la croizx
    ton is histpiore et ube epopeeeee
    de plus joyeux exploits
    ton front et

    FUCK it I forget the rest.

  15. clomle4
    Posted 10 August 2008 at 12.34am | Permalink

    Soph, you’re endlessly cute. When do I get to have coffee with you?

  16. Toms/Sophie
    Posted 10 August 2008 at 12.39am | Permalink

    When I move into the nation’s capital. I bought all my shit today and daaamn September is coming soon eh? EHHH? (more Canadian-ness for you…the first one was natural)

  17. Toms/Sophie
    Posted 10 August 2008 at 12.41am | Permalink

    Although I dunno how much more caffiene I need in my system dude. I’m already wound up as it is. Maybe we should go to Hull/Gatineau/whatever the fuck it’s called for drinks instead? ;) Experience my drinkness first hand. I assure you, it’s amazing.

  18. shoes
    Posted 10 August 2008 at 4.48am | Permalink

    I admit I’ve been reading cause I wanna know what’s so good about Kymen. I still fail to see what’s appealing but I can’t right now.

    As far as people comparing Ashley sleeping with Aiden to Bangs shoving Spencer…really? I mean, Spencer barely knew the chick! They weren’t even really dating and she was already violent. Not only that, but the next day she couldn’t even properly apologize, she blew up AGAIN with the whole ‘it was one time!’ thing.

    Let’s not forget she tried to hook up with Spencer’s girlfriend when she couldn’t get her. If people are gonna write her as a canon character I don’t see how she’s redeemable. Damn you for being a great writer though, otherwise I wouldn’t give it the time of day.

  19. clomle4
    Posted 10 August 2008 at 5.38am | Permalink

    I admit, my Carmen isn’t QUITE canon… but that’s because Brooke Vallone herself is a sweetheart and I can’t help let that seep into the character a bit. Kind of a testament to her acting skills actually.

  20. WaveGoodbye
    Posted 10 August 2008 at 1.40pm | Permalink

    As far as people comparing Ashley sleeping with Aiden to Bangs shoving Spencer…really? I mean, Spencer barely knew the chick! They weren’t even really dating and she was already violent. Not only that, but the next day she couldn’t even properly apologize, she blew up AGAIN with the whole ‘it was one time!’ thing

    I didn’t JUST mean Ashley sleeping with Aiden. I meant her general shitty behaviour almost all the time they were together. She knew it was hurting Spencer when she kept going to Aiden and yet she still did it, regardless.

    No, Spencer didn’t really know the chick, but imo…that makes it better. She loved Ashley and she got treated how she did. That would have hurt more than some shove ever would.

    And I’m a huge Ashley fan, I’m not bashing her character or anything. I’m just saying that none of the characters are perfect.

    I’m not justifying Carmen’s violent behaviour. It was stupid and wrong, and no way should it have happened. All I said was that it was made into a huge deal when it was only a shove.

    The apology was lameass, I agree.

    As far as her hitting on Ashley….well, I’ve only seen that scene once and not very well (kept buffering) but no…I don’t think That should have happened either.

    I don’t actually like seeing Carmen in the show. I liked her first episode and that’s it. I thought the writers screwed up yet another chance for a great character. She had potential and they blew it.

    It’s why I like fic so much. Especially fic written by Sez. She can work miracles.

  21. svlo
    Posted 10 September 2010 at 3.13am | Permalink

    *runs off to play tapestry* *runs back to read awesome chapter*

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