Tamlyn was sitting on her bed, reading a new book her brother had sent her, when she heard a knock on her door.
"Come in!" She said, setting her book aside and waiting to see who it could be.
She smiled as she saw Sébastien carefully open the door and look around for her other roommates.
"They're out for the night, don't worry."
Sébastien smiled at her and walked across the room to set on the bed with her.
"How was school today?" He asked, looking at Tamlyn's lips instead of her eyes.
"Informative," she replied coyly.
Sébastien smiled and her heart melted. It had been almost a week since their first kiss. Or rather, their second first kiss. Neither one of them had mentioned it, but the quality of life inside the apartment had certainly improved. They were able to have pleasant conversations, however strained by their desire to kiss one another, and they were able to move around the apartment without worrying about running into one another.
"So I've been thinking," Sébastien said. "About you."
"Yeah?" Tamlyn blushed.
"I have," he nodded. "And I really want this to work between us."
"I do too."
"But I'm worried about my dads and what they will say when they find out."
Tamlyn nodded. "I've been worried about that too. What do you think they'll do?"
"They won't be happy, that's for sure. I mean, they'll be happy for us, but they'll think it's irresponsible of me considering you are a student and a guest in this house."
"Do you think they'll ask me to leave?"
"No. No, definitely not. They're more likely to ask me to leave."
Tamlyn laughed and Sébastien smiled.
"But I do want to keep it a secret, just for a little while. Until I figure out how to best tell them."
Tamlyn couldn't agree more. The last thing she wanted was for Sébastien to get in trouble with his dads. "You know them best. I'll just keep my mouth shut and my hands to myself until you let me know."
"You don't have to keep your hands entirely to yourself," Sébastien teased her.
"No?" She laughed.
Sébastien smiled and shook his head, leaning toward her and letting his eyes wander down to her lips again. Tamlyn grinned at him and waited for his kiss. But something startled her and she looked toward the door as Piper walked in. She knew how she and Sébastien must look in their current position and panic at getting caught suddenly set in so she did the first thing that she could think of. As hard as she could, though not knowing it would cause much damage, she pushed Sébastien and screamed at him.
"Sébastien! How dare you!"
His legs flew over his head as he toppled from the bed and Tamlyn watched in horror, helpless to stop him. The room went silent and then he landed with a thud. She wanted to start apologizing right then and there but knew that Piper would never buy her story. So instead she glared, waiting to see what Sébastien would do. Luckily, in typical Sébastien fashion, he stood up quickly and glared back.
"Get out! You have no right to be in our room!" Tamlyn shrieked. Sébastien gave her one last look before storming out of the room and leaving Tamlyn alone with her roommate.
"What the fuck was that?" Piper asked her as soon their host brother had left.
Tamlyn shook her head, trying to think of a lie. "I don't know. I was in here, minding my own business, and he just came storming in here, yelling at me about not cleaning up the kitchen. I mean, come on. I'm the only one who actually does clean up that kitchen."
Piper looked confused but appeared to believe her.
"Boys," Tamlyn continued, trying to get Piper's mind off what she had just seen. "I swear. I mean, it's just like they don't get it. Oh, but I'm sure Alistair is different. He seems more perceptive than most, doesn't he?"
"You'd be surprised," Piper said and sounded almost bitter about it. Tamlyn watched as she reached for a duffel bag when something bright and shiny caught her eye. Her mouth dropped as she saw an enormous yellow diamond sitting very comfortably on Piper's left hand.
"Is that…?" Tamlyn started to ask about the ring but Piper interrupted her.
"An overnight bag? Yes. I'm staying with Alistair for the rest of the weekend."
"Okay," Tamlyn said quickly and looked up at Piper's face which was begging her not to question her further. "Have fun."
Piper gave Tamlyn a pathetic smile and quickly ran from the room as Tamlyn stared after her in confusion. But she waited all of two seconds before Piper had closed the door before grabbing her phone from her night stand and calling Laila. Of course, it went straight to voicemail. She knew that her third roommate was in Barcelona with Sterling but she had to talk to someone about this. Piper was definitely sporting a huge ring on the fourth finger of her left hand. Yet she didn't look excited about it. She hadn't even mentioned it.
"Laila!" Tamlyn squealed into her voicemail. "Did Alistair propose to Piper? Why didn't anyone tell me? Call me the second you get this!"
She shut her phone and then looked around her room knowing there was someone she needed to go see. She felt the butterflies in her stomach start flying around uncontrollably as she tiptoed out of her room and down the hall to Sébastien's wing of the apartment. She had only seen his room once and had never been inside but tapped quietly on the door, hoping to get an answer.
After only a few seconds, Sébastien arrived at the door, opening it wide and giving Tamlyn a skeptical look.
"I'm sorry!" She cried, a smile on her face.
Sébastien tried to stay stern but failed and eventually cracked a smile himself. "Come in."
Tamlyn grinned brilliantly and stepped inside of his room, looking around at her new surroundings. His walls were covered in posters of far away cities: Tokyo, Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles. His bed was made with a dark green comforter and his walls were painted soft blue.
"I like your room," Tamlyn said, spinning around facing him. He was smiling at her but didn't speak as he took two large steps toward her. His hands reached for her and he drew her toward him, kissing her fiercely and walking her backwards to his bed.
"Sébastien!" She squealed as she felt the mattress against the back of her legs.
"Hmm?" He kissed her again.
She giggled as he pressed against her and she sat down on the mattress, pulling him with her. Sébastien moaned as he felt her curves under his weight. They both scrambled to the top of the bed and he relaxed between her legs, kissing her again as his hands roamed her sides. Tamlyn's hands were sliding up and down his back and getting tangled in his hair. Each kiss was better than the last and Sébastien felt himself starting to stir as she rubbed her hips against him.
He pulled away slightly so he could lift her shirt above her head. She was all too willing and lifted her arms to help him. His lips immediately fell to her chest and he kissed each breast, eager to have them completely free. His hands struggled with her bra and she arched her back so he could get around to the hook. The garment was thrown to the side and Tamlyn immediately reached for Sébastien's shirt. He pulled it off with ease and smiled down at her as he reached for the zipper on her jeans.
"Sébastien, wait," she said suddenly. He instantly stopped and reached for her ribs, waiting to see what she had to say.
"It's just been a while," Tamlyn said, an embarrassed look on her face.
"Has it?" He ran his fingers up her sides and watched as goose bumps rose on her skin.
"Yeah," she blushed. "Like, close to two years."
"I didn't realize," he smiled down at her. She never stopped surprising him.
"I'm really glad we are doing this," she told him, reaching for the belt on his pants. "I'm just nervous."
"Don't worry," he told her, kissing her again. "I was planning on taking my time…once I got you naked."
Tamlyn felt herself smiling in excitement as she slid Sébastien's belt through the loops of his jeans. It had been a while since this had happened for Tamlyn and she usually didn't rush into anything. Her last boyfriend had been with her for over a year before she slept with him. But she knew Sébastien was different. She knew he wouldn't take this decision lightly.
Tamlyn watched as he kicked his jeans off and then returned his attention to hers. She lifted her hips and worked helped Sébastien pull them over her thighs. She inhaled sharply as she felt him relax between her legs, his erection pressed stiffly against her inner thigh.
Sébastien couldn't believe this was about to happen. He had thought about it for so long but never dreamed that it would actually come true. Slowly, he started to kiss down her neck and across her chest, loving the sound of her breath catching in her throat as he nipped gently at her breasts.
He moved lower down her body, his tongue tasting her skin as he kissed down to her panties. Her breath was jagged as he slipped his fingers under the elastic band but then she fell silent as he started to slip them down over her hips. But he hadn't gotten very far when he heard the door knob turn and Luc's voice resonating through the room.
"Sébastien? I need your help moving…" His eyes flew to the door as he saw his father standing just outside, a look of shock on his face.
"Sébastien! How dare you!" Tamlyn shrieked, startling him and causing him to look up at the naked girl in his bed. But he didn't have to look for long. Tamlyn kicked her leg at him and hit him square in the chest, causing him to slide of the edge of the mattress and land on his knees just beyond the foot of the bed.
Sébastien groaned in pain as Tamlyn struggled to cover herself with his comforter.
"I'll just come back later," Luc said, glancing at his son and keeping his eyes off the American.
"Great idea," Sébastien said sharply as he stood up and watched as his father tried to hide a smile while closing the door.
"I'm sorry!" Tamlyn whispered once the door had shut. "I did it again, didn't I?"
Sébastien looked down at her, not at all surprised to find his anger melting away as he saw her trying desperately to cover her breasts with her hands. He smiled and climbed onto the bed next to her, relaxing next to her on his side.
"Are you all right?" Tamlyn asked and reached for Sébastien's face.
"I'm fine," he smiled at her and kissed her gently on the lips. "But this probably isn't going to happen tonight."
"No kidding!" Tamlyn laughed and rolled onto her side as well. "I guess this saves you from having to tell your dads about us."
Sébastien sighed and then let his eyes fall down to her cleavage. Nothing could cause him anxiety at this moment. Not when Tamlyn was so close and so naked. He reached for her and pulled her close, crushing her chest against his.
"Luc won't say anything if I ask him not to. It's Pierre I'm worried about."
"Well please figure it out soon," Tamlyn requested with a smile. "After tonight, I don't know how much longer I can't wait for you."
Sébastien laughed at her teasing and kissed her forehead. "You and me alike."
Tamlyn sighed and looked into his grey eyes. They didn't look regretful but certainly didn't appear lustful anymore. They looked almost loving as he stared back at her and ran his fingertips over her hip. She smiled up at him and kissed his chin, pushing away from him and searching for her bra.
"I should get going, I guess."
"You don't have to," she heard him say.
"No. I think I should." She laughed at their situation and slipped her bra on.
"I'll figure this out soon. I promise."
Tamlyn looked over her shoulder and saw Sébastien staring at her. "I know you will. But don't worry. I'm not going anywhere."
Sébastien nodded and then relaxed onto his back. Tamlyn found the rest of her clothes and dressed quickly, leaning over the bed and kissing Sébastien once more before leaving him for the night.
"Goodnight," she whispered against his lips.
"Please stay," he requested, opening his eyes and seeing her smiling face above his. "I won't try anything. You can just sleep."
But she laughed and shook her head. "No. With our luck, Pierre will come in early tomorrow morning and want you to help him with breakfast."
Sébastien knew she was probably right. Already the odds were not in their favor and they had just been caught red handed by one of his dads.
"You go talk to Luc. I'll go lock myself in my room."
Sébastien laughed and sat up so he could kiss her one last time. "Goodnight."
Tamlyn smiled at him and left without saying another word. Sébastien stayed on his bed for a few minutes before getting up and pulling on some pants. He knew Luc would understand. He thought Luc might even be happy for them. Nothing was working out as he had planned yet he had never planned on falling for Tamlyn in the first place. It made sense that nothing would work in their favor. But he didn't mind. Even the thought of being able to publically show his affection for her was enough to make him smile.