"Oh Sophie, what have you done to yourself?" Isaac walked by
with a couple of guys laughing. Sophie promptly gave them all the
"I'm declaring my fifteen minutes to be up, after that
Lourdes nodded her head laughing. She followed her to a
"This shit is not coming off!" Sophie tried to sound
agitated, but looking at her face in the mirror, she couldn't
"Don't rub your skin raw," Lourdes laughed too, "take your
time, use a wet towel."
Sophie wet a towel. It was working better. "Truth or Dare?"
"How long are we going to play this game
Sophie paused for a moment. "Celia's not my friend," she
said, "in fact, I never liked her very
Lourdes studied her, not sure what to say. "Alex and I are
"You should be glad that wasn't part of the game," she
scoffed, "you would have lost." Sophie relit the J, now that most
of the gook was off of her face. "Don't you think it's a little
late to be claiming that?"
"What is it that you think you know?" Lourdes
Sophie shook her head. "Back to the game." She
"Okay, truth," Lourdes said, "but this is the last
"Well then, I better make this good." She passed to
There was a knock on the door.
"Occupied." Sophie called out.
"Open up." Alex said from the other side of the
Sophie opened the door and let Alexsander inside. "What the
hell are you two doing?"
"Nothing," Sophie smiled, "just an innocent game of truth or
"Ahh." Alex said studying her partially smeared, lipstick
face. "This one is trouble," he said to Lourdes, "did I mention
"See I told you," Sophie said to Lourdes, "we have a lot in
Lourdes said nothing, but smirked.
"Game over." Alex said. "I need her."
"Hold your horses." Sophie said. "We're almost done, just one
Alex looked at Lourdes. Lourdes shrugged her
"Truth," Sophie said, "what exactly were you doing, before we
arrived at the house today?"
Lourdes looked at Alex, still smirking. "I was sleeping." She
Sophie looked to Alex to confirm the truth. If he was smart,
and wanted to get her out of there, then he would
"She forfeits the game." Alex said. "Because that was a
"Alex!" Lourdes said.
Sophie clapped her hands together and started laughing. "I
knew it!" She said.
"What else would I be doing?" Lourdes asked. "You weren't
"You may have been sleeping, afterwords." Alex smiled. "But I
think the rules of the game state you have to tell the whole
"Busted." Sophie said.
"No!" Lourdes tried to protest.
"Which means you automatically default to dare." Sophie
"I thought you were hanging with your friends." Lourdes said
to him bitterly.
"I came to check on you," he said, "and something tells me I
came at the right time."
"That must be a first for you." Lourdes
"Oh and the gloves come off!" Sophie
Alex raised an eyebrow at Lourdes. "Do your worst Sophie," he
said referring to the dare, "she can take
"You know," Sophie started, "my initial idea was to have her
do something totally embarrassing. But," she paused, "I think
this," she looked back and forth between the two of them, "is
more interesting. So I dare you," she pointed at Alex, "to kiss
"Wait," Lourdes protested, "you can't do that, he's not apart
of this game."
"What are you afraid of?" Sophie asked. "That they're might
actually be a spark. I mean, I know you said that the two of you
are just friends but-"
Alex looked at Lourdes surprised. Lourdes crossed her arms
over her chest and stared back at him.
"But I'm curious to see what will happen." Sophie
"No go." Lourdes said. "He's not apart of the
"Fine." Sophie said, turning around and wiping down the rest
of her face. "Let me refraise my words. Lourdes, you kiss him.
And make it good. You can always tell the truth with a
Lourdes took a step towards him and planted a quick peck on
"That's it?" Sophie asked. "That wasn't even half a
"I delivered, that's all that matters." Lourdes
"No good, you're not getting off that
"It'll have to been enough."
"Look at me," Sophie said, "I look like I'm wearing
Lourdes laughed out loud. Alex wrapped his arms around her
and pulled her in for a kiss. Lourdes counted. One one-thousand,
two one-thousand...she pulled back. "Nope I can't do it! It's
like kissing my brother." She threw her hands up in the air.
"What can I say."
Sophie tossed the towel down on the bathroom counter. "Yeah,"
she said moving past them and opening the door, "right." She
walked out and closed the door behind her.
"Your brother?" Alex said irritated.
"You fucking told her everything!" Lourdes said in disbelief.
If she wasn't so high, it might have come off as
He took a step towards her.
"Un-uh, back up buddy." Lourdes said.
He grabbed one of her wrist.
"Alex, keep your hands to yourself." Lourdes said. "Go back
and be with your friends."
"Truth or Dare?" He said smiling.
"No way." She said. "I've learned my
Alex pushed her against the wall. "You don't want to play
with me?" He asked.
"I've played enough of your games to last a lifetime." She
"Then I'll make this easy for you." He said licking her top
lip with the tip of his tongue.
"I'm going back to the party." She said smiling. But he held
her there and kissed her anyway. Lourdes put forth very little
effort as he tried to kiss her as passionately as possible. "Is
it still like kissing your brother?" He whispered with his eyes
"No," Lourdes breathed, "more like a second
Alex pulled away. "Oh that's funny!" He said
"Lourdes put her hand to her mouth and tried not to
"You enjoying yourself?" He asked.
"Kind of." She said.
"Let's go back." He said opening the
"Finally." Some guy said from outside, waiting to be let
"You've never been known to give up that easy." Lourdes
"Not now." He said.
"Hey this is your world viking, I'm just trying to survive in
it." Lourdes said following him out.
"Right." Alex said, stopping in place, then slamming the door
in the guys face. "Hey!" Lourdes could hear the guy yell from the
other side of the door. Alex turned around, grabbed Lourdes' face
and kissed her. Lourdes put her fingers around his wrist and
tried to pull his hands away, but he only tightened his grip. She
giggled and squeezed his hips hard until he loosened
"What is this suppose to prove?" She
"It's my world you say?" He kissed her
"This is not the time or the place." Lourdes said
Alex turned her around. "If it's my world, then I get to do
whatever I want." Lourdes put her hands on the edge of the sink,
refusing to budge. "How long have you been waiting on this
opportunity?" She asked. Alex used his body weight against her,
pinning her against the sink. Then he reached around and grabbed
both of her wrist, yanking both her arms behind
"Ah!" She said refusing to give in to him as she continued to
twist and jerk around. Alex put his head up against hers and
talked in her ear. "If you don't bend the fuck over, I'm going to
make you wish you had later."
"Oh, is that a promise?" Lourdes giggled, still
"You bet your fuckin' ass." He said putting his leg in
between hers as she continued to struggle. "Careful," she said,
"you don't want to do anything you might regret
"I appreciate your concern," he said, "but I've been thinking
about this for a long time." There was a loud knock on the door.
Lourdes laughed turning back slightly and licked the side of his
face. "Looks like your time is up," she said, "is that all you
Alex grunted, and slammed her completely down on the sink
counter with his full body weight.
The bathroom door swung open and Sophie came back in. "What
the fuck are you two doing?" She asked in shock. She swung the
door shut behind her so nobody could see
"He-" Lourdes said choking out a laugh, still pinned against
the sink. "He's trying to teach me some
"And is this how your mama taught you!" She scolded Alex.
"What?" He asked. "We're just fooling around. And what the fuck
did you give her?"
"Get off her!" Sophie said pulling on his arm. Alex backed up
and let Lourdes go. She stood up, pulling herself together.
"Thanks." She said to Sophie as she made her way past them. "Nice
try." She said not looking at him. She opened the bathroom door,
then turned to speak to Alex as dignified as she possibly could.
"This," she said, "is the reason why we will always be friends."
Lourdes took off fast, as Alex tried to reach for her while
Sophie held him back. She was so busy laughing, she ran right
"Having a good time?" He asked.
"No, not really." Lourdes smiled.
"Right." He said. "What do you say we vacate the
"Sounds like a plan." Lourdes said turning to see Sophie and
Alex coming. "I think they're ready to leave
"We need a new game!" Sophie proclaimed from the back seat.
"Whaddaya think?" She asked Lourdes. "New
"No more games." Alex said while driving. They had been in
the car for at least 20 minutes already.
"Aww, your no fun." Sophie said. "He's no fun, is he always
"You tell me." Lourdes said. She caught his eye in the
"Usually he's a barrel of laughs." Sophie said. "Must be
somebody in the car who's turning him into a
"I can't possibly imagine who you would be talking about."
Lourdes said as Sophie laughed.
"Where to next?" Sophie asked. "Maybe a club? LAX? Le Deux?
The Playhouse? I know people, we won't have to wait in
"Wow, so you weren't kidding." Lourdes said. "Bar, club, bar,
"We have another stop to make first." Isaac said.
"Oh yes." Sophie said, though Lourdes had no idea what they
were talking about.
The car stopped and Alex and Isaac got out immediately.
Lourdes looked around, there wasn't very much to see. An empty
lot surrounded by trees. Lourdes thought she saw a home in the
far off distance. "Where are we?" She asked Sophie, but the car
door opened and Isaac pulled Sophie out. Lourdes got out also and
stood next to Alex as he leaned against the car. Isaac took
Sophie's hand as she waved at Lourdes. "Going to see a man about
a horse." She said.
"Really?" Lourdes said. "So this must be the back
"You got it." Sophie called out to her.
"Be right back." Isaac said as they walked
"Where are they going?" Lourdes turned and asked
"Reinforcements." He said.
"Okay, I'm not even going to pretend to know what that
"Let's get back in the car." He said. "It's cold out
"Do vampires get cold?" She asked, teasing.
He smiled and winked at her. Lourdes studied him. She
recognized that look. She
watched him walk around to the other side of the car. She opened
the front passengers side
"No," he said, "let's get in the back."
She sighed quickly, deciding to let this play out, and slid
into the back seat. Alex slid in next to her and slouched down,
resting his head on the back. "They like you." He
"What's not to like?" Lourdes smiled.
"Plenty." He said. "You can be a hard shell to crack
"Stop it," Lourdes joked, "I can't take all these
compliments, I'm getting a big head." Alex ignored her sarcasm
and kept talking. "Sophie really likes you. What have you two
been talking about?"
"You." Lourdes said flatly. He turned his head and looked at
her. "Why doesn't that sound like a good thing?" He
"Because I thought I came out here to be with you, if I would
have known that I'd be given the third degree
"You wouldn't have come?" He sat up
"I would have prepared myself. At least wore some
"We've been busy all night, how much could she have possibly
asked?" He put his hand on her thigh. Lourdes could tell this was
not the conversation he wanted to be having. "Plus you seem to be
having fun," he said, "at least when you were having a go at
"Girls talk." She said. "They can work a lot into a
conversation in a very short amount of
Alex started rubbing his hand up and down her thigh. "Have I
told you how absolutely sexy you look tonight?" He wasn't
interested in her complaints and to be honest, she wasn't in the
mood to go there either.
"No," she said looking out the window, "you've been too busy
bashing my character."
"Forgive me." He smiled. "Because you are
"Right about what?" She asked.
"You're brilliant. What's not to like?" He said squeezing her
leg. Lourdes smiled and looked at him. "Not quite a save, but
almost." She said. "Kiss me." He said. She leaned in and kissed
him soft and slow. She could feel his heart pounding fast as she
rested one hand on his chest. "Lourdes-" He started to say as her
cell phone began to ring. Lourdes leaned back and grabbed her
purse. "I thought we had a rule about those while you were here."
He said. "We do." She replied. "And I won't answer unless it's
important." Lourdes froze. It was Gabriel. Definitely not the
right time. She tossed the cell back in her purse. She could tell
where Alex's intentions were heading and she didn't want the
thought of Gabriel flashing through her
"Glad I rank above whoever that was." He said leaning back in
to kiss her again.
"I'm sure your friends will be back any minute." She said
hoping to stall him.
"They'll be gone at least an hour." He
"What?" She asked looking around. "So why are we out
Alex smiled at her, but said nothing. "Oh,"
Lourdes said playing catch up and looking down at his lap, "does
that thing ever go
"Not around you." He said.
Lourdes laughed. "Oh that's good. I guess I should take it as
"I still want my present." He said.
Lourdes looked at him surprised, this couldn't possibly be
leading anywhere in her favor. "I'm sorry," she said, "were we
He nodded his head. This was a first to her. After everything
they had been through, she thought it was best to keep their
situation as simple as possible. "I thought only real couples do
that." She muttered.
"Most real couples don't do half the things that we do
together." He said. Lourdes choked back a laugh. "Do I need to
reminisce?" He asked.
"Oh no, that's quite alright." She said looking out the
window, trying not to blush. "Trust me, there's many, many things
that are fresh in my mind."
"So let's create another memory." He said. Lourdes turned
towards him. "And this," she paused, "is the present that you
want?" He nodded his head again.
"We're outside in the middle of nowhere. Anybody could walk
"We're on private property." He said.
She looked down at his lap. "You want me on my knees?" She
asked point blank. "In your friends hundred thousand dollar
"You read my mind." He smiled. Lourdes
leaned in close to him. She got the feeling that a simple b.j.
would be too easy. "You can have that anytime
you want," she said smiling, "so what would make
He smiled and said nothing.
"Okay!" Lourdes laughed nervously. "I'm afraid you're gonna
have to to tell me what's running through that head of yours,
because now, I'm starting to get worried!"
"Come here." He said, pulling her close and whispering in her
ear. She figured his request would be extravagant, but she still
wasn't prepared for what she heard. Lourdes' mouth slowly dropped
open as he made his elevated request. She sat back fast, in
shock. "Fuck you Alex!" Was the only thing that came out, for
better lack of words.
"What?" He asked innocently.
"You're cute but your not that cute!" She
"So I'm assuming you and Gabriel don't do this?" He asked
"Double fucker!" She said reaching for the car door and
swinging it open. She definitely needed some
"Alright, alright!" He said grabbing her arm while laughing.
"I'm a shit, I was just kidding!"
Lourdes paused, she had the car door halfway opened.
"Kidding?" She said. "About which part?"
"Close the door." He said still smiling. "Please." Lourdes
shut it. "That comment was unnecessary," he said, "but I'm afraid
I was only kidding, about the Gabriel part."
Lourdes stared at him with her eyebrows raised. He couldn't
possibly expect her to do his bidding.
"Come on," he grinned, "don't you want to make this a merry
"For you or for me?" She asked.
"Go on then," he said, "it won't be as bad as you think. In
fact, you might enjoy it."
"Ha!" Lourdes said smiling. Was she really about to do this?
How much did she want to please him? And worst of all, she had no
time to consult her favorite sex addicts on the do's and don'ts
of...well, knowing the boys, they were all pros
Alex kissed Lourdes, initiating the first move and not giving
her a chance to think. She kissed him back, unbuttoning his
jeans. She was pretty sure he sprung this on her at the very last
second, so she wouldn't have a chance contemplate what a dirty
girl he was asking her to be.