Air Force Love

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 2 (v.1)

Submitted: May 15, 2008

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“Hello.”
“Hi.” Stephanie looked up from her book. She was sitting by the pool, again in her shorts and a short top. If she had known he was going to be there, she would have worn her school clothes.
“I thought you only worked on the weekends.” Grant sat down in the chair next to her.
“I had prom last weekend and didn’t have to work. Stacie and Doug have a dinner party tonight, so in exchange I’m watching the kids.”
“Don’t you have homework?It is a school night.” She heard a note of teasing in his voice.
“No.” She pulled her towel over her legs to cover up some.
“Where are the kids?”
“They are upstairs taking naps. The older two had a field trip today and Carol has not been feeling well.” She pointed at the baby monitor. “How are your classes?”
“They are…boring. I finished school to be stationed here for some more classes.”
“You ready to see some action?” The sound in her voice was almost comical.
Williams raised an eye brow at her. “What do you know about action?”
“Nothing, sir. But aren’t you the war monger?” She put her left hand upside down to salute him.
“Is that want you think of me? I’m a war monger.”
“No. But anyone that wants to go into the military and fight must have something inside of them that relates them to a war monger.” She did not say this as funny this time. Grant could tell that she was very serious.
“You don’t like the military. Good to know for future conversations.” He got up and ran his hand through his blond hair. “Do you know why I joined up?”
“No. Why?”
“I needed my college paid for and I wanted to fly. With the Air Force I get both.I could care less about fighting.”
“But you may have to kill people. Doesn’t that bother you?”
“Yes. But I know that anything I am ordered to do is for a reason. I will do my duty.”
Before she could make a comment back the baby monitor started to go off. The kids were up from their naps. Stephanie wanted to make sure that she was there with their snacks when they came down. She put down her book and started inside. “Do you want something to eat? I made the kids some cookies yesterday.”
“Sure.” He followed her into the house and had to stop his eyes from roaming her body. Why does it seem like she is always wearing these little outfits when I am around?
“Steffy!” Carol ran into her baby sitter’s arms the moment she came into the kitchen. The little chubby girl with golden locks latched on for dear life. She was always like this after a nap. Stephanie just moved around the kitchen, with the three year old on her hip, and got out the cookies and glasses for the milk. Grant went to the fridge and pulled out the milk for her. She took it and poured five glasses.
Grant watched her and how she handled this with such ease. The other two children came down the staircase and joined the others. Stephanie was as attentive to each of them as his own sister was. The woman looked so natural with the kids. Boy she is going to make a good mother one day. The thought just popped into his head. He had no idea where it came from.
“Uncal Gwant?” Carol called from Steph’s arms and broke him out of his trance.
“Yes, Peanut?” He called her by his nickname for her. It made her smile.
“Come sit next to me and Steffy.” She pointed at the chair next to them.
“Well, Steffy may not like to have me sitting next to her. She doesn’t like soldiers.”
“I didn’t say that I didn’t like soldiers.” She corrected him.
“Are you and Uncle Grant fighting?”
“No, Peggy. We were having a discussion about his job in the military. I just don’t see how someone can go into the military is all.”
“To pay for college.” The little boy at the table answered.
Stephanie just shook her head and looked at Grant. Her eyes told him that she wanted to table this discussion in front of the children. He nodded his head in understanding. The kids then began to tell him every detail of their field trips.
Grant sat out by the pool that night. He knew that Stephanie was putting the kids to bed. He decided it was as good a time as any to sneak his dirty little habit. Grant pulled out a pack of cigarettes and lit one up. He only got two drags off of it before he heard the sliding glass door open.
“Tisk, Tisk. Smoking will kill you, Solider Williams.”
“Captain. Captain Williams.” He started to put the cigarette out and she raised her hand.
“If you want to smoke, it’s not my place to tell you to put it out.” She came over and took a seat in the chair next to him. Stephanie still had her towel lying in the chair and pulled it over her legs.
“Do me a favor. Don’t tell Stac about this. She still sees me as her baby brother.”
“Not a problem.” She turned on the baby monitor. “It’s lovely out here.”
“Yeah it is.” He finished his cigarette. Then he leaned back and watched the stars. “So, how was prom?”
“It was fine.”
“So who was your date?”
“Trent Spears.”
“Cathy’s little brother?”
“Yes.”
“Did he ever outgrow his acne?”
“Thank God for that little miracle.”
Grant looked at her when he asked this, “So is he your boyfriend?”
She let out a laugh. “No. We are just friends. Besides the school wouldn’t let him bring his boyfriend, so he asked me.”
“Oh. Well that makes sense about some other things that happened when I was a senior.” He turned beet red as he said this. He did not think that Stephanie knew what he was talking about, but once she burst out laughing he realized she did. “You heard about that?”
“You mean about how you and Cathy were making out in her bed room? And you caught Trent in the closet watching the two of you having sex?”
“Yeah. That would be the story; except we never made it to having sex. We heard the noise as I took my pants off. Catching him kind of killed the mood.” He started laughing with her as he recanted this story.
“So where were you last weekend?”
“I met up with one of my buddies from Colorado. He was on vacation and went camping for the weekend.”
“I have not been camping in a long time. I love camping and fishing.”
“You fish?”
“What a girl can’t fish?”
“No, you just don’t strike me as the fishing type. Most girls don’t like to touch fish.”
“I’m not most girls.” She looked him dead in the eyes.
“We’re home.” The baby monitor picked up Stacie and Doug coming into the house. Doug came out on to the patio, while Stacie went upstairs to check on the kids. “Hey.”
“Hey.” They both called.
“Are you ready to go home, Steph?” Doug asked. “I know you have school tomorrow.”
“I’ll run her home, Doug. I don’t have class until 10. You have to get to work early. I can run her down the road without any problems.” Grant offered.
“Sure. If Steph doesn’t have any problems with it.”
“That’s fine.” She got up and started gathering up her stuff. Grant grabbed his keys and walked her out to the car. He started the car up and they pulled out into the road. His radio was playing a classic rock song. “I love this song.” She turned up the radio and started singing with it. Grant smiled as she was singing off key.
“I figured you for a pop princess.”
“I like a lot of different things. But I like classic rock the best.”
“So where is your house?”
“The same place it had been for the past 15 years.”
“Elmhurst.”
“Yep.” She looked out the window. “Thanks for giving me a ride home.”
“No problem.”
“Can I ask another favor?”
“Sure.”
“Turn off here.”
“Why?” He eyed her out of the corner of his eye. “There is nothing down there except for the McDonald farm.”
“Yep. I know.”
“What do you have up your sleeve?”
“I am saving the favor for the farm.” A smile came over her face.
Grant knew the farm well. He had brought many girls out here to make out when he was in high school. But why was Stephanie asking him to go down to the farm? He pulled in and stopped the car.
“Turn it off.”
“Stephanie, I can’t do this.”
“You don’t know what my favor is, Grant.”
“I have some ideas.” He said with a bit of apprehension in his voice.
She got a smile on her face. Then she unbuckled her seat belt and leaned over across the seat. “I want a kiss.”
“A kiss?”
“I have never kissed a smoker before. I wanted to see if there was any difference.”
“That’s all you want?”
“Just one full mouth kiss.” She said very innocently.
He thought for a moment. “Okay. One kiss.” Grant took her head into his hands and pulled her forward. He tilted her head until she was in the right position. Then he put his lips on hers, feeling hers open up slightly. Williams kissed her soft and lightly. He backed up and looked at her. “Happy?”
A smile came across her face. “There is a difference.”
“Good or bad?”
“Good. Really good.” The red head smiled in the dim light of the moon.
“Well thank you.” The man had a proud look on his face.
“Okay. Take me home. I do have class tomorrow.” The regular every day Stephanie had returned. Grant wasn’t sure if she was happy or upset by this.


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