Who: Meg and Tess What: Being Protective, A New Ability Manifests, Say the Word When: August 14, 2019, early evening [backdated] Where: The Bakery, Tess’ apartment Rating: Medium for sexual reference and threat of violence Status: Complete
Since that guard was found dead in the Marketplace and all of that blood, Tess had been a bit more protective of Meg. Despite the assurances that they were safe, the blonde was afraid that any of the residents were next. Guards were shitty assholes before this, who knew if they’d retaliate any further against those they hated even if they had the quiet, blonde, tall man in custody. In black jeans, boots, and periwinkle blue t-shirt, Tess made her way to the Bakery close to the end of Meg’s shift.
Meg, covered in flour and icing, made her way through the routine of closing down the bakery. One guard lingered as he always did. She paid him no mind though he was staring at her the way he did almost every night she was there late. Her hands moved quickly wrapping up any of the food left over.
She didn’t notice as he crept closer, nearly leaning against the glass of her counter as she stood within an arms distance.
Eyes would flicker up. Meg would take a step backward and her eyes doing the guard with expectation. What did he want?
Tess stepped into the Bakery, musing at the items near the cash register for a moment before turning and seeing the guard looming a bit too close to her girlfriend. Then she walked over and slapped her hand down on the silver call bell atop the counter just beside the cash register.
“Hello, buddy,” she smirked at him. She had her church key in one pocket and a sock full of quarters in the other. The blonde was going to be prepared.
Her eyes would snap over to Tess. Lips would twist into a smile and Meg turned back to the guard. “Can I help you? We’re closed. Or did you skip reading in school?” Her hand would motion to the sign which listed the bakery hours.
The guard huffed, ignoring the blonde. “I want your mouth on my cock,” he scoffed. His gun would be held up, threateningly. Meg frowned.
Giving Meg a wink, Tess smiled. She could watch the other woman take charge for hours. The blonde leaned against the counter and gently crossed her arms over her chest.
Then she glared at the guard as he said those words to her girlfriend. Then she saw the reflection of the gun in the glass of the display case. Angry and scared, Tess thought of what she would do, wanted to happen. Then it did.
The small switch flicked in the gun and the ammunition clip fell out of the hilt, hitting the floor and sliding away under a table.
Blinking, Tess breathed and spoke, “You’re going to have to wait in line.” Unbeknownst to her, blood began to slowly drip from her left nostril.
Meg’s eyebrows arched in surprise. She’d never seen Tess do something like that but she felt empowered by it. “Sorry, your tiny man purse is going to have to wait its turn.” She didn’t even care if he still had a bullet in the chamber of his gun.
Moving over toward Tess, she used the distraction of the guard to address her. “Can I help you?” Eyebrows would wiggle and she smiled. “We are closed, just so you know.”
Tess kept her eyes on the guard, a bit in awe of what had happened. Shaking her head a little, her attention went to Meg.
Smiling, she winked at Meg. “Mmm, yes. I can read, but I thought you’d be interested in the walk-sharing program I’ve started. It’s aimed to get those who work long hours home without delay.” Tess looked out the corner of her eye at the guard, seeing how he was going to react.
The guard looked surprised by the ejection of the magazine from his weapon, and the shock faded into flustered. Gathering up the spilt bullets he scurried away, cheeks flushed and embarrassed. “Must be new,” Meg whispered nonchalantly, a shoulder shrugging as she watched the guard move away quickly.
A napkin was slid into a hand and she dabbed the philtrum and top of Tess’ lip which had blood on it, a bit of silent concern evident on her face. She didn’t mention it though. “Walk sharing? Aren’t you a doll?” A wink would be offered and the napkin would be thrown away.
“Let me get out of this apron,” Meg sighed, twirling around like a faerie as she removed the apron, shaking her hips in a tauntingly seductive way as the ties were unwound. A look over her shoulder playfully would be tossed at Tess and she folded the apron up. Scooping up her purse, Meg slung the bag over her shoulder and she was moving around the counter to Tess.
A smile slowly spread across Tess’s lips as the guard scurried away. The shock and flusteredness, she hoped, would convince him to retreat and not attempt anything else. “Must be.” She sighed.
Her attention went back to Meg, her snide expression shifting to a little of concern at her girlfriend dabbing her nose. She saw the concern and her face mirrored it for a second. “Yes,” she replied, smiling once more and winked.
“Okay,” Tess grinned and watched Meg, turned on by that bit of seduction. Following the pink-haired beauty with her eyes, the blonde turned to offer a hand. “Ready? I promise a pleasant walk.” Internally she was still in shock over what had just transpired. ‘What ifs’ were ricocheting in her mind.
Fingers would wind into fingers and she walked alongside the other woman. She would swing their hands back and forth as they moved, Meg nearly dancing with each step she took. The guard wasn’t much of a concern, if he meant to do harm he would’ve. Most of them were all bark and no bite.
“Good. I could use a bit of pleasant right now.” A smile and she looked over at her girlfriend, “You have a good day? Things okay at Josie’s? Who do I have to beat up now?” Meg laughed softly, waiting to see what the response would be.
She gently clutched Meg’s hand, happy they were away from that guard. Tess kept the pace casual, but she wanted them in her apartment as soon as they could. A hint of a headache was coming on. It was so wonderful to see Meg so cheerful.
“Yeah, I had a good one. All okay. Nope. All the beating up is my job.” Tess smirked. Soon the expression went to serious. “I’m glad I showed up when I did.” She pulled Meg closer and pressed a kiss her cheek.
She was as cheerful as she could be in their situation; this was no dream Barbie vacation but at least she had her friends and Tess. It’d been existing up until recently, now she felt as if she might be living a little bit more. The woman whose hand she was holding was who she had to thank for that.
Nodding she listened, and then laughed. Meg didn’t want Tess fighting anyone on her behalf but being the princess once in a while was nice, too. “Fists of fury,” she giggled. But when things got serious Meg’s smile faded a bit, “Me too, but don’t worry about that creep. It wont be the last time.” She’d learned long ago how to fight for herself.
Tess had been one of those ‘sleep all day, party all night’ sort of people the first few years on the island. But the partying had quickly turned into working to pass time and earn money for treats, new pieces of clothing, and donuts at Meg’s Bakery. She hadn’t planned on living a life on the island. But that changed over the years and more so in the last month.
“Mmm, yeah, and whatever happened back there,” she laughed. Then she sighed as she looked over at Meg. They were closing in on the apartment building and thankfully no guards were in sight. If anything were to happen to her girlfriend, Tess didn’t know how she’d react.
The last thing she wanted was to live a life of fear. The worry and paranoia could drag you down if you let it and while bad things happened, they had good things too. She squeezed Tess’ fingers and smiled warmly at the other woman. “What was that?” She inquired, tone playful.
Drawing Tess’ hand up Meg planted little kisses against fingers and approached the apartment building slowly.
Her pace slowed as Meg squeezed her fingers. Tess smiled back and then looked down, shaking her head at the question. “I really have no idea. Once he said those words and pointed that gun at you, I felt so angry and I wanted to disarm him. And...it just happened.”
She let her lips part as she watched Meg press those kisses against her fingers. The blonde woman bit back what she wanted to say, hoping to save it until they were in her apartment. Her heart fluttered in her chest. The events that just happened didn’t really set up well for her, but she didn’t want to wait another day. With her free hand, she fished her key out of the pocket that also had her church key.
“It was amazing,” she replied. Seeing Tess’ do something like that without as much as a glance was so neat. Overall Tess was an amazing person so there was no doubt her powers were cool.
Meg slid up to the apartment door with Tess, waiting hand in hand. A glance around to check for company and was glad to find them alone outside.
“Thanks,” Tess breathed. “I’m glad I didn’t send the bell flying and knock myself out with it.” Her head was starting to hurt similar to when her telepathic ability began to take hold and a morning after too many beers. But she’d be fine.
Unlocking and opening the door, Tess looked over her shoulder for any guards. She smiled as she saw none and ushered Meg inside before closing and locking the door behind them.
Tess wrapped arm went around Meg and pulled her against her. “I love you.”
The mental image of that made her sad but was also a bit hilarious. She would fight off a giggle and sweep into the apartment as beckoned. As the door closed behind her, Meg would sweep the strap of her bag from her shoulder to let it settle down onto the floor just beside the door.
And then she found herself wrapped up in strong arms. Her own would lift, she drew Tess close. The words surprised her but her heart felt swollen with them. “I love you too!”
Letting out a breathy sniffle, Tess smiled. “You feel the same.” She spoke into Meg’s mind, so happy and giddy. “Thank goodness,” she whispered out loud as she held Meg, her hands cupping the back of her girlfriend’s shoulders.
Her expression softened a touch and her smile grew at the words fluttering into her mind. “Of course I do,” she said aloud though softly. Not wanting to upset the moment Meg lifted a hand, fingers toyed with the ends of Tess’ hair.
“You’re so beautiful and fun, how could I not love you?”
Pulling back to look into Meg’s eyes, Tess grinned. “I’ve never felt this,” she whispered as she pulled an arm from around Meg to gesture between them. “...for anyone before.” The blonde was almost at a loss for words. She had been nervous, but confident since talking to Riley about how she felt for Meg.
Meg has never told anyone in her whole life that she loved them - she even despised her own family - so the words uttered weren’t given to just anybody. “Me neither, not for anyone.” The confession was soft but honest.
Relief began to settle in to her expression. She was glad Tess had been brave enough to tell her, she felt humbled by it.
Tess had been rough and tumble since the accident that killed her parents and nearly her. Anything past late high school were just brief relationships that barely scratched the surface of lust or attraction. She didn’t tell just anybody. She smiled at Meg, thankful they felt the same for each other.
“I promised I wouldn’t rush this.” she whispered as she reached up to cup Meg’s cheek. Relief washed over her. Her friend had become her best friend and now her girlfriend who she loved.
Meg smiled. “You don’t have to rush anything,” she promised, hand lifting to cup tenderly at Tess’ jawline. “Just do what feels right and the world will take care of the rest.” Whatever the pace they were doing it together. She didn’t want to be with anyone else.
Everything felt right with Meg. That first meeting and flirtation to now. Almost a fairy tale. “Okay,” Tess smiled back. With a gentle nod, she leaned in and captured the other woman’s lips with her own, kissing her softly. There was no one else.
Eyes would close and she drowned in that connection. She emitted a soft sound, fingers finding their way into Tess’ hair. The digits would twist gently into the strands. Her free arm continued to remain around the other woman to keep her close.
Tess closed her eyes too as she continued to kiss Meg. At the soft sound, she opened one eye for a moment before closing it and stroking her girlfriend’s cheek. The blonde didn’t want to let go, enthralled with holding the pink-haired woman. But soon they need to come up for air. Releasing the kiss, Tess sighed and rested her forehead against Meg’s. “Stay tonight?”
That little noise was made in delight and relief, a sound only for Tess. She kissed until she couldn’t anymore, eyes fluttering open as the connection severed and each of them pulled away.
Looking into Tess’ eyes Meg smiled and nodded. “Yes, thank you.”
Tess liked that little noise. Almost any sound Meg made she liked. Breathing deeply she pulled away to look at the beautiful woman she held.
“Thank you,” she echoed as she looked into those lovely eyes. “Want a bite to eat or sleep?” Tess asked. She wasn’t urging anything, but she knew she wanted to stay close to Meg.
“How about I make you something special and then we can go from there?” She wasn’t saying no to anything, but working all day in a bakery was apt to make a girl hungry without her realizing. She didn’t eat a lot of sweets, she had to keep her figure, but once in a while she would indulge.
“Okay,” Tess smiled. She knew the both of them needed to eat. She had fresh fruit and other ingredients in her fridge and cabinets. It wasn’t much since she was stockpiling some things for that surprise potluck for Riley to do. The migraine was slowly building up a little more, but if she took some aspirin with some day-old coffee, she’d be fine.
“Alright!” She grinned, excited. Making something for someone you loved was a real treat. “You relax and I’ll make us something good.” A kiss would be pressed upon Tess’ cheek and then Megan was twirling away toward the kitchen.
She began to browse for ingredients, items. Things would be swept into her arms and set on the counter until she had gathered all of what she was after.
The blonde smiled and nodded. She returned a kiss to Megan’s cheek before she let go of her. Tess then went about to remove her boots and socks, slipping down the short hall to put the footwear away and toss the socks in the laundry basket. Then she emptied her pockets out on a small table by the door.
Then she moved to stretch out on the couch, facing the kitchen to watch Megan twirl and move about. “Let me know if you can’t find something.”
Finding a few things in Tess’ cupboards and the fridge Meg set about preparing something light but good for the both of them. She smiled and looked over at Tess, shaking her head in a playful way at her girlfriend. “You just relax, I’ve got this. But thanks for offering.”
Eventually the apartment filled with good smells. Her mouth began to water and her stomach began to rumble at the aroma.
“Okay,” Tess smiled as she adjusted the accent pillow under her head. “You’re welcome.” The blonde pulled a bit of her shirt out from jeans, letting a bit of the pale skin show. Some of these days on the island were balmy.
“That smells good!” She called over to Meg. “Are you sure you’re just a world-class baker..and not all around a cooking genius?”
A twitter of a laugh would come akin to the song of a sparrow and Meg smiled, “You’ll just have to see for yourself, won’t you?” A wink would be tipped and she plated the meal she had made for the pair of them. “Come and eat while it’s warm,” Meg beckoned, waving Tess over.
While she waited, she began to clean up the small mess that she’d made, rinsing off dishes and ensuring that any trash was put out. “I’ll replace the food I used, I have plenty at my place.”
Tess closed her eyes and smiled for a moment at Meg’s laughter. Another beautiful sound. “I must!” She grinned as she opened her eyes and saw that wink. Sitting up, the blond stood and walked over to the table. “Of course.”
“Don’t worry about the food.” She shrugged. “Come and sit. I don’t want to eat alone.” Tess added as she sat down.
Meg pulled a chair out for Tess and then another for herself, sliding down into it. Picking up her fork Meg dived in, emitting a soft noise of pleasure after the first bite. “Mmm!”
A hand would creep across to where Tess’ was, and her fingers caressed the back of her girlfriend’s hand.
“Thank you,” Tess nodded. She went about picking up her fork as she looked over the plate. Then she smiled at Meg’s soft noise. Then the blonde went about diving in as well, breathing a soft “mmm” as she savored the taste.
At the touch of the back of her hand, Tess slowly turned her hands over to give Meg access to her palm.
Fingers would lift, creeping across that outstretched palm in a playful manner. Her expression would turn coy, and as she had Tess distracted Meg proceeded to steal a morsel from Tess’ plate knowing the other woman could totally see her. Stifling a giggle she ate the bite quickly, eyes widening as she feigned innocence.
Tess made her feel so young and beautiful, it was a wonder they’d waited so long to get together. But there was probably nobody else in the whole world better suited to walk alongside her during the pathway of this lifetime.
Tess smirked, letting out a half-giggle at the playfulness of Meg’s fingers. She wriggled her nose and definitely saw the morsel stealing. But she was cool with it as she playfully teased.
She felt freer with Meg, much more so than she could with anyone else. Tess stuffed some more of the exquisite food in her mouth and run her fingers along her girlfriend’s palm. “Mmm, this is so good, Meg,” she grinned and licked her lips.
Her expression evened out - so many happy emotions creased her face at the same time and she felt overburdened with feeling. Nobody had ever made her so happy. Her family had never supported her, any relationships she’d had previously failed. And then her friend Tess has come along and rocked the little world Meg lived in. She only wished she’d known about this feeling sooner or recognized it for what it was.
The touch on her palm was soothing. Grinning, her heart fluttered at the compliment. “Thank you! It’s something I’ve been wanting to try out for a bit. I never had a reason to until now.”
Tess felt all mushy with how calm and happy she felt with Meg. But it felt right. The flirting, teasing, and complimentary happiness was so good. She wished she had been braver sooner. Falling in love with Meg had been the best thing to happen to her since meeting the pink-haired woman.
“You’re welcome,” she replied licking her lips. “Oh? I’m that special! I’ll take it.” Tess wrinkled her nose as she gently traced a circle against Meg’s palm.
Rolling her eyes in a playful way, she glared playfully at Tess, “Of course you’re special! How could you ever doubt that!” A twitter of a laugh would escape. Leaning over she pressed a tender kiss upon the side of Tess’ lips.
A breathy laugh left Tess’s lips and she blushed, loving how Meg laughed. She turned her head at the tender kiss and captured the other woman’s lips with her own. The blonde felt like she could do this for years, could be with Meg for years. Perhaps for the rest of her life. But they had the rest of their lives to both come to that realization. “I love you, Meg.” Tess whispered after releasing the kiss.
A flutter of eyelashes. She was ignoring dinner and moving on to dessert selfishly. Mouth pressed upon mouth and she nearly purred into that connection. “I love you too, Tess,” she breathed. It was a confession she was ready to make. For all the wrong she had done this felt right.