WHO: Greed & Zoe w/Jonah WHEN: Chinese New Year [Backdated] WHERE: Zoe and Jonah's apartment, Chinatown WHAT: Their first official date WARNING: Champagne jello
It was the end of the month but the beginning of the New Year. According to the Chinese anyway. Zoe had gotten to spend New Years with Greed but it was in her PJ's with him throwing up in her bathroom. She didn't care, the fact he had been with her for it was astounding. But they didn't get to celebrate, he didn't get to see the dress she'd gotten for the special occasion so they were going to Chinatown tonight. "Jonah...." she called out in the apartment and found the tall virtue, "Could you please zip me up?" and she turned around to show him that her green lace dress was undone against her caramel skin. _____________________________________ There were caramel brownies in the oven, Jonah had just slipped them in as Zoe came into the room. She was going out again, he would welcome it this time. It gave him peace from the ungodly noise she and Greed brought with them when he stayed over.
Jonah carefully pulled her zipper up, his hands shaking until it reached the top. "That's a lovely dress. Where are you headed tonight?" _____________________________________ She smiled and shook out her shiny hair, "Thank you." she turned around to look at him, the entire dress lace and sleeveless but had a green cover up for the middle. "Chinatown. It's Chinese New Year so we thought it'd be fun to go to that.. we kinda didn't get to celebrate New years this year so this is another shot at it. What're you upto tonight?" _____________________________________ "Just a night in." To meditate and be free of that suffocating Sin. "With Samson. I might take him for a walk and get some fresh air." Jonah moved back to take in the complete vision. He'd rather see her as this and not what trucks his mind played when she was alone with Greed.
"Is he staying the night?" He needed to prepare himself to be out later than usual if that was the case. _____________________________________ She blushed a little at his question because she knew he was asking basically if Greed and her were going to have sex. The problem was that if she said yes, Jonah might not come home, if she said no, it'd be a lie, so she honestly said, "Maybe... we'll see how the night goes." she twined her fingers together, feeling awkward and then saying, "You can come with us if you want.. to Chinatown, there are fireworks and this dragon show.." _____________________________________ "No, no I couldn't come." He could, but he wouldn't put it past Greed to have her right there on the street. Before he could say anything else Greed opened up the door and stepped in looking like he'd walked out of a GQ magazine ad. _____________________________________ Zoe was being polite as she said, "It wouldn't be an inconvenience, if you want to--" but her words were forgotten when she heard the door open and she instantly smiled when she saw her man. "Hey you..." and she walked over to greet him properly. _____________________________________ Greed stepped past Jonah, slapping his arm with his coat as Greed threw it over his shoulder. He gave Zoe a twirl to inspect. He was perfect, gorgeous and smelled expensive. The glimpse of her in green lace made him stop. She looked delectable. _____________________________________ She nodded at his little model twirl, "Very very nice. Excellent vest, cute butt." she grinned and looked at him questioningly since he seemed to pause, "What?" she looked down at her dress wondering if there was something wrong with it. _____________________________________ Greed didn't even acknowledge that Jonah was there. He had become furniture to the apartment. So he spoke up. "She looks nice doesn't she?" Greed hated when it spoke, it was nails on a chalkboard and he hissed in response, taking Zoe's hand so he could get a closer look. "You're gorgeous. Great legs." Green wasnt his favorite color but she made it look sexy. _____________________________________ Zoe looked worried for a moment when Greed seemed angry but she smiled when he pulled her close and complimented her. "Thank you.." she murmured as she put her other arm around his waist and leaned in to give him a kiss and so he could better feel the lace. She tried to wear yellow at least once a week but she didn't want to end up with a closet of it. _____________________________________ "Lets get your coat." That was Greed's subtle nudge to the bedroom at least for a minute. He detangled from her with her hands tightly claimed in his. As soon as they were inside the room out of Jonah's view he got that kiss, maybe a little bit if a traveling hand down her back to get a good feel of that lacey dress.
Jonah just stood there with a spatula in his hand. He waved his free one into the air, "Hello to you too Greed." _____________________________________ Zoe gave Jonah a helpless smile and looked like a prisoner being taken to her bedroom with Greed's hands holding hers but a happy prisoner. She was surprised that Greed didn't wanna make a big show in front of Jonah about kissing her but she thought it was sweet that he kept the moment private. Her coat was on the bed, a white long sleeved number that made her look like a snowball princess. _____________________________________ He cradled her close so that kiss could last. He hated Jonah for being the reason he could get close to his own girlfriend, but he'd abuse that bastard as long as he could for it. It kept him from dying, and Zoe's kisses were a mix of coconut and candy. He'd never get enough.
Greed licked his lips, a little pink now that they'd been busy. "He's not coming with us is he?" _____________________________________ She loved his kisses and kept her arms around him, swaying a little, "Mmmm, he said he was gonna take Sammy for a walk." and she nudged his nose to steal another kiss. _____________________________________ Greed groaned bitterly at the idea of Virtue and his mutt taking a stroll with them. He'd rather spoil his guts in the toilet again.
Her kiss was welcomed with a little tongue. Or a lot. Greed didn't know what subtlety was. _____________________________________ She made a muffled sound when he ramped up that kiss and she had to hold on or melt. When it broke she grinned at him, "Let's go before we change our mind and stay in..." adding, "I told him it's a date, I don't think he'd really crash it unless he has a crush on you." _____________________________________ Greed could easily turn this on into a sex show for Jonah, but that was for later. Though the the flavor of her kiss could persuade him to stay. Luckily, Greed was dressed to impress, he wanted to show off to the rest of New York.
He helped her with her coat and headed back out into the main room. By then Jonah was fixing up the harness for Samson. He wouldn't stay out long, not with brownies in the oven. _____________________________________ She thanked him when he helped her into her snowball princess coat and she went over to Samson when she saw him to cuddle him and give him a scratch before they were to leave. _____________________________________ Greed stood there taking into account that Jonah had a perfectly good dog that he wasn't using properly. "That pup has a face for business. You should use him to get you a girl and get laid."
Jonah hoped the leash and gave Greed a flat stare. "Not all of us have a burning desire to be promiscuous, Greed. Do you do anything else?" Sometimes it was hard to imagine Greed thinking anywhere outside his dick. _____________________________________ Zoe severely frowned at that and looked at Jonah, "Promiscuous?" that was a huge insult to Zoe (and Greed, she didn't like anyone calling him a slut) and kinda hurtful. It implied that Zoe didn't mean enough to Greed and was just wandering around having sexual relations with random girls. Yes, Greed was sexual but he was sexual only with her. _____________________________________ "In not talking about you, Zoe. Am I wrong in thinking Greed has a very strong sexual appetite?" He didn't see Greed as having one partner, even if Zoe had become more of a regular. This wasn't a committed boy.
"It's healthy!" Greed snapped. Having sex was not as horrible as virtues works like to believe. If they engaged in more sexual activity they might not be such a drag. There was a reason Sin was easy to give into and Virtue hard to obtain. _____________________________________ Zoe looked irritated and she jabbed a finger in Jonah's chest, a move that Greed would recognize as being in trouble. She had to raise her chin to look at him but she stood tall, "You're calling him promiscuous so you are talking about me. Having a strong," she looked at Greed and used his word, looking back at Jonah, "healthy, sexual appetite does not mean he is promiscuous." it really bugged Zoe, she knew Jonah, hell her grandfather and the world, didn't think her relationship was real but to say it to her face like that.. she stepped back, "Yes, he has lots of sex. But guess what." she took Greed's hand so they could leave as she shot at Jonah, "It's with me." _____________________________________ Jonah was taken aback by Zoe's outburst. She did not understand how infuriating it was too be up all night listening to them. How many nights he'd lost sleep, how it was affecting his work and his mind. There were thoughts he was having that he did not find appropriate. How was he supposed to channel this if he couldn't even lady down some rules?
Before he could get into the depth of this conversation she was out the door with Greed. Jonah followed as far as the end of the stairs, but once he was outside he turned in the opposite direction. _____________________________________ Zoe didn't say anything the entire trip down the stairs or even once they got outside, she just walked in the cold next to Greed, rubbing her arm with her opposite hand. She hadn't meant to get mad at Jonah like that.. but she was very defensive of her relationship, especially because it was so hard to have it. _____________________________________ Greed shook her lightly, putting his arms around from behind. "That was sexy." Since she wasn't going to talk about it, Greed was gonna bring it up. _____________________________________ She rested against him and looked at him over her shoulder making a face that showed she really didn't know what he found sexy about any of that. _____________________________________ "You fucking told off a Virtue!" He wiggled her in his arms. "Fuck yeah, my girlfriend is awesome." He kissed her cheek but his lips were cold from the frosty air. _____________________________________ She laughed and grinned when he kissed her cheek. She looked at him over her shoulder again, "That's cause no one calls my man a slut. I don't care if they're a Virtue or whoever." _____________________________________ "But I am a slut." He never liked hearing her call him that but he would never deny it. He'd done a bang up job without Lust in the last few months, but that was because Zoe a was quenching that healthy appetite, and in a way no one else could satisfy. _____________________________________ She turned in his arms so she could look in his eyes. "No. You're not A slut.. you're my slut." she grinned and put her gloved hands on his cheeks to give him a kiss that would warm him up a bit. He was horny and loved to have sex.. but lately he was horny and loved to have sex with just her. And she adored it. _____________________________________ He nestled into her lips, the tips of his ears turning a ruddy pink. "I like being your slut." It gave sex meaning. Something they'd talked about in the very beginning and now he actually had it to compare to. It was nice to not be so empty, she gave him a more rounded view of how things were meant to be enjoyed. _____________________________________ She grinned again and wrinkled her nose, "You are.. a smart, wonderful, hilarious man." she punctuated each word with a kiss and then shook her head, "Not a sex monkey. So how about we just call you my boyfriend?" she liked calling him that, it was exclusive. And they did a lot to damage their relationship but they weren't perfect, they worked hard to repair it. _____________________________________ "Sex monkey just comes later." He snuggled into her kisses. "Boyfriend sounds possessive." He liked that. She was worth that. His precious. _____________________________________ She chuckled, "You're so crazy." but she said it with affection, she loved that about him. She moved to start walking again with him, a smile back on her face to erase the frown that Jonah had put on it a few minutes ago. _____________________________________ "He's not going to follow." Thank god or Greed was going to drop kick his ass into the pavement. He squeezed her as he picked her up and twirled her. Time to enjoy some lights, a party and a night with booze that wouldn't have him hunched over the toilet like their first New Year's. _____________________________________ "I hope not. All you seven's seem to be stalkers tho.." she laughed as he twirled her. Sometimes she didn't think it'd be so bad to hang out with Jonah but then he'd go and pull a douche move. Besides, she was excited to just spend a nice night out with Greed. Chinatown was like stepping into another world and she enjoyed it but rarely got to visit. "Have you been to Asia?" she asked him as they got deeper into the heart of the city. _____________________________________ "That is a useless waste of space." He pointed in the opposite direction that Jonah had gone. Maybe he wasn't entirely useless, but Greed would rather sick him in a boiling pot of oil.
"No, can't say that I have. Mostly stayed around western and central Europe." He'd never centred out that far. _____________________________________ "Really?" she said with surprise and then smiled with excitement and took his arm, "Maybe you and I could go there together. Pop our traveling to Asia cherries together." she'd never traveled except for their trips to Lithuania and she was curious about the world and said absentmindedly, "Still can't believe you're ancient and haven't seen everything." _____________________________________ She was just digging out all sorts of things he'd yet to do. She was magic. Then she killed it by calling him ancient. "So I'm just an old man now?" He sounded so offended. They reached the bright lights into Chinatown. _____________________________________ She slid her hand down his arm and took his hand, raising a brow, "I don't think 'just an old man' could have done what you did last night." she kissed his offended pout, "All I mean, you sensitive sourpuss, is that you have had time, means, and opportunity but you've never been, it boggles the mind. Especially since you single handedly keep that chinese restaurant in business." _____________________________________ "I am pretty hot stuff. Not many ancient immortals could even do what I did last night." He growled in her ear and tugged her back into his embrace as the smell of noodles, wonton and sweet and sour chicken hit his senses. His mouth was practically watering. _____________________________________ She grinned as she got wrapped up in his arms again, it was her favorite place to be, "And of course you focus on sex and not the fact that I'm trying to expand your horizons." she looked over her shoulder at him and held up a finger, "Uh! Before you even try, I didn't mean it in a dirty way." _____________________________________ He giggled with the excitement of a little boy. "But you are expanding my horizons. In bed." He nibbled on her neck, parking them both in front of a restaurant with outdoor seating. _____________________________________ She blushed cause people could hear him and she squirmed but was grinning slightly when he nibbled on her neck, "Yess... and I'm glad, but I'd also like to expand your horizons traveling wise." she looked over the restaurant with awe, it was decked out in traditional Chinese style, not the typical boring one, "Like can you imagine going to a place like this but it's actually in China?" _____________________________________ "Not everyone views me as well as you do." She'd seen the looks in Lithuania, the way cultures views him. America was the place he'd rooted in for a reason. Americans were full of Fred and taking fir themselves. Zoe was one of few that saw good in a little greed. She didn't seer him blindly, nor did she follow the pack, she saw him. _____________________________________ "Oh." she frowned. She squeezed his hand as the waiter led them to a table, it had those big heat lamps so she could still show off her dress without freezing, "Well, you know, it's not about their comfort level, we'd be doing it for us, not them." she didn't like it when people acted like Greed was evil. Yes, he was from hell but she'd like to see any human without some sin. _____________________________________ He could eat her up sometimes. Literally. Into a million pieces. He took her coat and his own in an empty chair and took a seat, watching the lanterns bounce light if her face. "It looks like your room." He twirled a finger in the air. _____________________________________ She smiled and looked around, "Yeah... cept with real stars." and she turned her face uptowards the brilliant night sky that had twinkling stars and soon would be filled with fireworks. A thought hit her and she looked at him open mouthed, "Oh my god... is this our first date?" she gasped and covered her mouth with her hands, her eyes wide, "Did I just jinx it?" they had tried going out on a 'first date' before, normally it had disastrous results. _____________________________________ He'd just swallowed some water when she gasped. "Omg what?" Was Jonah standing there across the street with an ax? At the question hee felt relief and the water go down his nose with a choke. Hopefully he wouldn't die at the table before the date was over. _____________________________________ She gave a short laugh at his choke, giving him a sympathetic look and touching his hand, "I'm sorry.. but you have to admit any time we've tried to have a first date, it ends up getting ruined... though this is progress, we actually are sitting down at the restaurant and nothing has happened so far." no priests, virtues, friends, siblings, judgemental immortals, family... _____________________________________ When he caught a breath there was water in his eyes. That had taken a chunk out of his throat, like a rock. "That's because other than your stinky roommate no one knows we are out." Though it would be their luck to have one of his siblings make a grand entrance. _____________________________________ She held his hand across the small table and felt bad he choked on his water. "My stinky roommate wouldn't crash our date, not after I scolded him like that. I don't think anyway. And you know, other times our date was ruined, no one knew we were going out on a date and they still destroyed it." she was nervous.. but kinda excited, "Let's order some appetizers before a dragon shows up." _____________________________________ "Lust wouldn't set foot in this side of town, neither would Pride." Sloth was probably in a ditch and Envy had put her there. All that was left was Wrath and she was busy with George.
He was nose deep in the appetizer menu trying to read it and make sure he wasn't getting anything with cat or dog. He ended up ordering nearly everything on the menu because he didn't know what was in it to begin with. It was only after the fact that he realized he'd been reading off the Chinese portion of the menu instead of English. _____________________________________ "Mmm." was the only response she gave about his swanky sisters. He'd slept with both of them and hence were not Zoe's favorite people. She widened her eyes at the amount of food that started coming to their table, "Wow.. I don't think I need an entree." She picked up her chopsticks and chuckled at some of the dishes, "What in the world did you order..." she picked up a slimy squid tentacle in a sauce and held it out to him to eat. _____________________________________ "I dunno I couldn't read Chinese. So just got it all." They wouldn't need an entree with all the waiters had to fit in their table. "I do want sweet and sour chicken." It was his favorite. _____________________________________ "Reading the english part would have been so much work." she teased. "Try this. Sweet an sour squid. I think it's still moving." she joked at wiggled the chopsticks holding the saucy squid on it. _____________________________________ "The English menu was hidden!" He opened his mouth wide for the squid which was tasty, but---"I still want chicken." _____________________________________ "Of course you do, it's the one thing you didn't order." she picked up a small dumpling and put it in her mouth with the chopsticks after he took the squid. "We're actually eating and nothing has gone wrong. Should I be nervous?" she asked and then picked up a pork bun and waved at a waiter so he could come over and they could order Greed's chicken. _____________________________________ "Oooo! Oooo!" Greed held up his finger to the waiter insisting they bring out a plate of chicken, but he wasn't done. "Wait, wait, " he focused in on the menu, twirling his bottom lip between his fingers, "Sesame chicken and the Mongolian beef." He still looked like he was thinking so the waiter hung back. "Will that be all?" He asked in a thick Chinese accent and broken English. "Mmmm....yes...no...more dumplings." _____________________________________ Zoe looked with wide eyes at alll the food Greed was ordering, "I'm gonna have to roll you home." she said and picked up another pork bun, which she loved. She took relatively smaller bites than he did, the bun that he could stuff entirely in his mouth it took her a good three bites to finish. _____________________________________ He stole a pork bun off her fork before she could nibble away at it like the last. He quickly moved to the there entrees as the waiter brought them out. Their food took up an entire empty table beside them. Greed just rolled up his sleeves, rubbed his hands together and dove in. "I might have to double up the exercise tonight." He gave a wink as he popped in I've of the beef tips. _____________________________________ Zoe blushed a little since the waiter was still in earshot at Greed's oh so subtle remark. She swatted at his hand when he stole her pork bun and gave him a look as she picked up another one, "An entire table full of food but you have to steal what's on my plate?" _____________________________________ His smile dropped at the slap. "Yes," he rubbed his hand like a wounded dog licking it's wounds, making a line for that last pork bun on the plate to cram in his mouth. Everything else was not for her to touch, so he cradled his plate of Mongolian beef. _____________________________________ Her mouth dropped open as he grabbed the last pork bun, "Oh really, huh?" and before he could stuff it in his big mouth, not caring she'd get sauce on her hands, she grabbed a chunk of his mongolian beef with her hand and put it on her plate. "You're right," she grinned, "Stealing's fun." and she licked a finger. _____________________________________ He just started at her with the biggest gaping jaw. "Did you just---" surely his eyes were deceiving him. The subtle lick of her finger was a slap in the face. She did just grab off his plate with a handful. He was about to hyperventilate. _____________________________________ "Yup." she said the word slowly when he asked if she just did that. She picked up one of the beef tips and was going to bite into it but at the last second didn't and tilted her head, "Tell you what, let's make a deal. You give me that pork bun and I'll give you this delicious mongolian beef." her hand was open and out towards him, empty, but the tips of her fingers had sauce on them that smelled heavenly. _____________________________________ He hooked a foot on the rung of her chair scooting in closer to close that gap between them. He hadn't even answered her question before he'd snatched her hand with her saucy finger halfway in his mouth. She could decide if he was trying to make her heart race in panic, embarrassment or mildly sexy. He just wanted to lick the sauce off her finger. _____________________________________ She was surprised when he closed that gap between them and always looked like the big bad wolf when he got in that close with that look. She let out a squeal and her eyes went wide when he took her hand and started to lick it! Her face flushed red because a couple of people were looking but it was also quite sexy. They'd done this in bed before and this was most certainly not the bedroom. "That's not mongolian beef....!" she managed to get out and bit her bottom lip. _____________________________________ That skilled tongue swirled her finger, much like she's tried in him once until there want any sauce left. Greed pulled her finger out of his mouth slowly. The people who'd been looking tried to hide their face in disgust, such a display in public? He turned to look in their direction, with a sexy look on his face, tongue diving out again to line his teeth. The older woman turned away, Greed turning from sexy to a little bit with an amused giggle. _____________________________________ She just watched him, her cheeks heated and her free hand covering part of her face as she let him do it. When he was done, she leaned in towards him, and they were sitting next to each other now anyways, "Does this look like beef to you?" she asked, a little amused herself as she showed him the hand he just licked clean. _____________________________________ "Nope." He flattened a cloth napkin into his lap, prepared to not get any of this on his nice suit and vest. "I'll do it again the next time you snitch off my plate." He'd known exactly what he'd done. _____________________________________ She picked up her chopsticks and used it to pick up a piece of beef, "Yeah.... but I still got your beef." that sounded dirty but he knew what she meant. She eyed her bun on his plate and then popped a piece of beef into her mouth and chewed. _____________________________________ He side-eyed her with a curious brow. "You'll have some for later too only it's much sweeter." His lips twitched into a dirty little grin. He was gonna make her want him before they even got home. Served the asshole Virtue right if he had to watch. _____________________________________ Zoe choked on her food at that and started coughing into her napkin, dabbing at her mouth and then looking at him with a grin, "You're so awful." then she snatched the bun off his plate, "Gimme that back." she took a bite of it before he could stop her but because she actually did share with him, she held the rest of it up to his lips if he wanted it. _____________________________________ Greed had an appetite but he still could not hold the same load as his brother. There was enough to supply them another two meals in leftovers. It was bagged ready to go when he paid for the check, surprisingly not slowing him down by the ton he did eat.
By the time they made it back out in the street the parade had started with dancers and the Chinese Dragon. At the end of it all would be a display of fireworks. Greed of course had his nose in all the little street vendors seeing what goodies they had four him to waste money on. He found her a little bracelet and an awesome tiger lantern he wad going to carry home. But that wasn't for her. _____________________________________ Zoe loved the fortune cookie bracelet that Greed got her and he got several kisses and a bright smile on her face that lit up her eyes when he put it on her other wrist that didn't have her love lock bracelet on it. It wasn't as cold just because of the amount of people and lanterns and soon fireworks that were going on. She knew that tiger was not for her but it was impressive. "I hope that's not going in your bedroom cause it's gonna be super hard to get in the mood with him growling at us..." she said after he bought the thing. _____________________________________ "Why not?" He totally wanted it in his room. It would look great right beside the bed! The fireworks dashed across the sky, skipping and dancing their way around.
The same color patterns mimicked out across the street in the decorations and many lanterns. Even the food. He looked beind him to see a vendor with various desserts. Some Chinese. Others to the taste of American pastimes. He saw a sparkly pan of jello squares. His eyes lit up and he shoved the tiger into Zoe's hands so he could get them to go. _____________________________________ She didn't answer because he shoved the lantern at her and was already off. She didn't mind, she liked looking at the fireworks. She was sure people thought Greed was a weird boyfriend but she was pretty thrilled that they were actually having a normal date for the first time in their lives. And for the first time in a long time, that pang of fear didn't fill her when he left her side to go to the vendor. She knew he'd be coming right back to her. _____________________________________ He pointed at the sprinkled tops of jello. He'd only been talking about it fir weeks. Now he had some and it was decorated. "You don't get one. You stole my beef." He held up the jiggly square in front of her face to taunt her. _____________________________________ Her mouth dropped open at the fireworks on the jello, "Oooo so pretty." she wrinkled her nose and made a face at him as she made him hold his tiger lantern again. Then she had a 'fine' look on her face and shrugged, "Well I won't be touching it tonight.." and yes, she meant his personal beef. _____________________________________ He'd nearly put the whole square in his mouth when she said that damming piece of information. "You won't be touching what tonight?" He knew, it was in her tone what she'd meant but he was hoping he was wrong. _____________________________________ She handed him the takeout bag and leaned in, looking in his eyes as she said pointedly with slightly raised brows, "Your. Beef." she knew he knew exactly what she meant. But truth be told, even if he didn't share, she'd still sleep with him. But she liked to get him used to sharing with her. _____________________________________ His eyes went wide. "My beef?" As if the his shock would change the state of her words. The jello was still sitting between his fingers waiting for him to take a bite. Now he was questioning thst bite if he wasn't going to get his beef anywhere near her. _____________________________________ She nodded, "Iiiii think we've established that." she raised a brow and her eyes traveled to the sparkly jello cube. She was pulling his move, something for something. _____________________________________ He wiggled the cube in between his fingers, debating with a massive whine that he had to let it go. Even though he had at least ten more to gobble down. _____________________________________ She pulled back from him, "If you're fine with that....." she trailed off as if the window of the deal was closing and he was gonna get left holding his own meat tonight. _____________________________________ His lip quivered at the thought of handling everything himself. Was she crazy? He moved his eyes to the jiggly square, each of its sloshed moments taunting him. Finally with a huge sigh he put it in front of her mouth to take a bite. _____________________________________ She gave him a triumphant smile and instead of a dainty bite, she glomped onto the whole square, his fingers going in her mouth too just so she could suck the whole shiny treat in. "Mmmm...." she said with a happy smile, that was the best jello she'd ever had! _____________________________________ He could feel himself tasting it in his mind, his tongue venturing our to wet his lips. Luckily he had at least ten more to enjoy. That was unless she got her sticky paws on another one. Not before he had a taste! That next wiggly block was his and he devoured it!
Shit that was good jello! The confetti on top settled in with its sugary aftertaste. It was a party in his mouth! _____________________________________ She was already in his personal space, her hands on his chest as she leaned in, "Can I have another one? Pleaseeee..." she eyed the jello cubes and brushed her lips over his, both of them tasting like sparkling jello. _____________________________________ "What?! No!" He wasn't ready yet. He held his box for a minute to consider his options. "One more." Then it would become three and four and what if he was left with nothing? _____________________________________ She smiled happily and gave him an ecstatic kiss because she knew how difficult it was for him to part with his things. She still stayed close and opened her mouth so he could feed her another square. _____________________________________ He muttered under his breath done choice words as she sucked down that beautiful, dainty piece of jiggly confetti. The next two he swallowed down before she could ask for more, jello squeezing out of his mouth while he tried to chew. _____________________________________ Her arms went around his neck and she literally kissed/sucked the excess jello that was coming out of his mouth wiht kisses, "One more?" _____________________________________ "No!" He tried to say through the mouthful. He was trying to swallow it whole but he wasn't that skilled. _____________________________________ She nuzzled his nose, "Pleaseeee...?" her hand going from his neck up the back of his head and into his hair, her nails lightly scratching his scalp as she played with the blonde locks. _____________________________________ She was begging now. It was kind of adorable. "Stop it..." he growled. "Do I need to eat the rest of them in one go?" His mouth wouldn't stretch that wide. He upturned the container, lingering as if he wanted her to make a dash for it. Then he'd smack her hand and let her try again. _____________________________________ "You're so mean..." she pouted and put her head on his shoulder, still hugging him but now looking up at the night sky. The smell of smoke and the pretty fireworks bursting through the sky. She was very relaxed and happy right now, forgetting the jello momentarily. _____________________________________ She would forget it until her stuffed one in his mouth, the lights bouncing off the sparkly sugared top, attracting her again like a peacock. Then she would want another and depending on how she asked for it he might give in. _____________________________________ She did notice and she grabbed his face and kissed him, managing to get half of it in her mouth before he could gobble it all in. _____________________________________ He smacked at the air as she took away his bright shiny future with that jello cube. He boxed up the rest and stuck out his tongue. "No more!" _____________________________________ She kissed his tongue and said as emphatically as he did, "One more!" she was hanging on to him like a reeses monkey with her arms around his neck and she kissed his lips, nibbling at them, feeling a pleasant buzz in her head, "Onemoreonemoreonemore..." _____________________________________ "What is wrong with you?" She was crazy. Absolutely crazy. "You take the lantern. I get the jello squares." Unless she countered him with a better offer. _____________________________________ She pouted at him, "I don't want the lantern. I want the jello... and you." she kissed his bottom lip, sucking on it for half a second which was something she normally wouldn't do out in public, "If you gimme some.. then you can have jello and me.." she said through lowered lashes, her words a little sing song like to imply she meant it in a sexual way. _____________________________________ He couldn't help but laugh. "What the fuck is in this stuff?" He smelled it but all he could smell was sugar. His girlfriend had just hit the crazy button. She was handsy and in his face...and sucking his lip right off his face? That little giggle continued because he couldn't figure out what had caused her to go nuts other than---"shit." It had to have alcohol in it. Like rum cake but jello-fied. He'd just fed his girlfriend sex fuel for the night. She definitely wasn't getting anymore. She was sucking on that last little taste of cat nip right off his lip. _____________________________________ "Glitter?" she guessed randomly and kept kissing him only for it break when she hiccuped. The first time she got drunk on wine at lunch she'd started to do that too. She kissed the side of his mouth, "Half of one?" her hand playing with his hair, the fingers sliding down his ear and tugging on his earlobe. _____________________________________ "I'm not Mr. Fantastic. I don't stretch." He smacked at her hand to shoo her away. "No. No more." He started to walk back to the vender, pointing at his box of jello squares. "Alcohol?" The Chinese man shrugged, not fully understanding what he was being asked. For a moment Greed wondered why he hadn't learned Chinese yet as much as he cleaned out the restaurant on a daily basis. He tipped his head up with a fake beer in his hand miming the image of consumption followed by staggering. "Ohhhh!!' the Chinese man grinned, his eyes disappearing from the size of his smile. "Yao!" He nodded numerous times. That was his way of saying yes.
Greed couldn't believe it. He'd drugged his girlfriend.
Again. _____________________________________ Zoe watched this exchange and then asked the man what kind, miming the bottle. The man pointed to a big green one that was in his cart along with the rest. She smiled wide and looked at Greed, taking his arm, "Champagne jello! That is so cool..." and another hiccup escaped. She hadn't had alcohol in a while except for sips here and there. _____________________________________ "What?" He looked at her expecting some kind of teary-eyed look like he'd experienced at the convention. Where he'd given her drugs and danced off into a sweaty oblivion. He'd just fed her alcohol and she was okay with it? "No! That's not cool." Could she still walk? She was hanging onto him. Did that mean he'd have to drag her and the tiger to the car? _____________________________________ She frowned and looked up at him in concern and surprise, "What? Why not? I thought you liked it? And it was delicious!" she hiccuped again. _____________________________________ "Because anymore and I'm going to be peeling you off the pavement." He tugged her in the other direction. Towards the car. Fireworks were over in Chinatown. _____________________________________ She sighed and rolled her eyes, "Oh come on... I'm fine. Why are you so tense? You need more jello.." and she nuzzled his neck as he shoved her along. _____________________________________ "MY JELLO. You don't get anymore." He pointed at his chest. As dapper as he looked in his fancy clothes he was whining like a child, which only made her beg even more. He needed to get her home. Then she could be as handsy as she wanted.
After he hid the jello. _____________________________________ "I can convince you.." she ran a hand up his chest and grabbed onto his finger. She wasn't as messed up as she had been at lunch, nowhere near as messed up as she was at the con. This was just being handsy and happy, he'd cut her off at the proper amount. She could still walk. _____________________________________ He looked at her freakishly. What was she going to do? She looked like a plush seal pup, big eyes looking up as she pretended to waddle like the big kids. "I---" his finger was surrendered to her. This could go in a couple of directions. _____________________________________ She smiled lazily at him and pulled his finger with his whole hand behind her so was forced to wrap an arm around her middle, her lips on display for him as she tilted her head back and pressed into him, "You what?" _____________________________________ "You're being very touchy feely." Usually that was his area. She was tapping into his moves! "I what what?" He was confused now. What had they been talking about? _____________________________________ She was about to kiss him and then pulled back, "Well if you want me to stop..........." she trailed off teasing him, putting distance between them. She wasn't sure what they were talking about. She just knew that jello had been delicious and he was equally delicious. _____________________________________ "I didn't say that? I'm confused..." The distance now somewhat unfillfulling because there was a blast of cold air between them. No more body warmth. He chauffeured her towards the car once he was able to actually get her there and stuff the tiger into the backseat. _____________________________________ Once he put their food and purchases in the backseat, she tugged on the front of his coat, pulling his lips towards her, "Our first date..." she hummed in their kiss and smiled, still staying close as she asked, "Did you like it?" she was leaning, and would totally fall if she let go of his coat. _____________________________________ She had mentioned that at the table. Their first date that hadn't been rained on by Hell itself. They were both still alive and none of his siblings had come out to run them in circles. He looked up to the sky, still smoky from the dead fireworks. He breathed it in. "It felt good." _____________________________________ She was relaxed and it wasn't just because of the booze. Her hands went up and around his neck, leaning her head back to look at the sky like he was. He seemed a bit somber tho so she let her head drop and look at him, "You okay?" she asked softly. _____________________________________ "It's just..." he paused to clear his throat as he thought of how to put it, "I drugged you again and I wasn't even trying this time." Shouldn't he get hit on the head or something? _____________________________________ She smiled in a sympathetic way, "Awww... you didn't drug me. I know I'm not entirely sober right now but I'm not drunk. Just buzzed. Tiny bit." and she pinched her fingers together to show him before putting her arm back around his neck, touched by how worried he was. She kept him close and asked, "If you knew there was alcohol in the jello, would you have given it to me?" _____________________________________ "No! I didn't want to give you my jello in the first place. I had ten squares. They were my squares." He might have eventually because she'd gotten very good at bartering with him. It was a little unnerving how good at it she was now. Though her hands being all over the place was a good thing. _____________________________________ She giggled and bounced on her feet, "No! I mean, if you had wanted to give me jello and knew that there was alcohol in it, would you have given it to me?" she was trying to make a point. _____________________________________ "No? Well...maybe one..." He couldn't say he'd not ever, but he didn't like her when she drank. What made her think he'd like her when she ate it? After that fiasco with Theseus, AND then the con, it kind of cemented the fact that drugs and booze made Zoe fragile. _____________________________________ She smiled, and she was kinda happy he would have given her one at least. She kissed his nose, "You take such good care of me. I'm fine right now. Even if I had more, it would have been an accident. And I know you would have taken care of me. You..." her lashes lowered, that smile fading, "You weren't trying to hurt me this time..." and that was the big difference. With Theseus, he had been good and taken care of her, but at the con, he had been vicious, he wanted to hurt her. She was starting to believe him again when he said he would never do that again. _____________________________________ He hated to admit it but she knew it had freaked him out seeing her lifeless in front of him when he was too doped up to even know what to do. It didn't make him feel any better because when she had substances in her system the potential for death was just a little too real for him. He thought he was going to get a scolding for that day, but she didn't pull out the whip. It was just a reminder that things then and things now had changed. He'd changed. "No, I don't want to hurt you," he whispered, a kiss on her beautifully sprinkled button nose. _____________________________________ She closed her eyes when he kissed her nose and then opened them again slowly, still teetering between being a bit somber but very much in love, "You jello me now?" she asked softly. Not using the L word cause she didn't want to make him sick. _____________________________________ "Yeah. I do." She was so squishy. He just wanted to bundle her up, but he wanted to get home first or there would be a new trail of fireworks not part of the New Year. _____________________________________ It didn't take long to get Zoe in the car and get them back to the apartment, she was handsy in the car, in the stairwell and by the time they were in the hall outside the apartment door, one heel was dangling off her foot as her arms were around his neck and she was kissing him, not seeming to know or care they weren't in the door yet. _____________________________________ Jonah was home because he could hear the puppy whimpering at the door and Jonah calling for him. Zoe was being very unlike Zoe and climbing him as if he were there staircase. He finally managed to get in the door, with Jonah on the couch looking up only momentarily. _____________________________________ Zoe didn't let go of Greed when he got the door open and got them inside. She did lose her shoe completely somewhere in the living room so was unevenly standing with her arms around his neck, one foot hanging in midair. Her nose and cheeks were pink from not just the cold and she had that happy smile that you could only get from alcohol. She barely noticed Jonah. _____________________________________ She was rope sliding and tying herself around him in knots. Kinky. As long as she didn't throw it all up on him later then he could deal with this tipsy girl.
Samson jumped down from Jonah's lap, circling their feet with a happy bark. She was too focused on Greed and nothing else. Greed tried to maneuver with her a tangle around him to put the food in the fridge and detour her into the bedroom. He was a mess of giggles at her no holding back. It was hilarious. _____________________________________ When he moved her to put the food away, she tripped a little since she had only one heel off and she kissed Samson on the head and then kicked her foot so her shoe went sailing, the puppy going after it. He might have gotten her in the bedroom if she didn't get distracted by the music from the movie that Jonah was watching, "Aww.. music." she peeled off her coat and tugged on Greed's hands as she stood on her tiptoes since her heels were gone, "Dance with me..." right there in the living room like the people on the screen. _____________________________________ "Now?" If it made Jonah squirm it was worth it. He took her hands guiding her into a slow waltz. He'd amp it up to something a little racier but it might break the mood. _____________________________________ "Yes!" she said with a laugh and smiled when he started waltzing with her. "Isn't he a good dancer?" she asked Jonah about Greed. She was incredibly proud of her boyfriend. _____________________________________ He twirled her in a circle, letting one hand go to bend her back so she got a clear view of Jonah's face upside down. Greed was rubbing it in his face quite literally. "He's quite skilled." How could he enjoy the film now? Samson came running back into the room with Zoe's shoe in tow. _____________________________________ Zoe gave Jonah's upside down face a smile when Greed tipped her and she laughed when he brought her back up, "He's handsome too. Isn't he handsome?" she asked Jonah and grinned at Greed. _____________________________________ Jonah looked at her bright glittery smile. It really made anyone weak in the knees. It was a good thing he was already sitting down. "I'm not at liberty to say. If you think so then he is." He really didn't want to be any part of this right now. He whistled and patted the sofa for Samson to get up. _____________________________________ She shook her head as she kept dancing with Greed, "No, no, you are at liberty to say, I give you all the liberty to say. I think he is." she put her hand on her chest before giving it back to Greed, "I know he thinks he is." she grinned an kissed Greed briefly, "But don't you think he is? I know you're a boy but if I was a boy.. I'd still wanna kiss him." she nuzzled Greed's nose, her lips brushing against his with her lids lowered. _____________________________________ Greed spruced up his grin with more teeth. "Come on Jonah, I know you wanna admit it. I'm sexy."
Jonah reached a hand out to scratch behind Samson's ear. "You don't need me to pump your already massive ego, Greed." He wasnt going to buy into that just because Zoe was egging him to. He looked at her with worry. "What did you have Zoe?" As a roommate it wasn't his place. As her friend he needed reassurance Greed wasn't abusing her. _____________________________________ "You are.." she hummed at the side of Greed's mouth. She looked at Jonah and danced more with Greed, "Mmmm.. pork buns and noodles and crab and..." she burst out into giggles, "...beef." she bit her bottom lip, her eyes sparkling at Greed cause only he'd understand the joke. "Oh! And jello." _____________________________________ "Jello?" That seemed to be an odd addition to their dinner of pork buns and Chinese noodles. Her giggling only made Greed laugh obnoxiously loud, as he did with everything when Jonah was within earshot. "I guess you're spending the night." As Greed did every night he was here when it was too late of an hour for Jonah to really go anywhere. Greed made sure of that. _____________________________________ She stopped dancing at Greed's loud laugh and put her arms around his neck, "Mmm yes, jello." she rested her head on his shoulder and looked at Jonah, swaying back and forth a little, "Yes, he is." she frowned and tilted her head back to look at Greed, "Aren't you?" _____________________________________ Jonah took a deep breath, the air working through his fast lips. He was in for another night of no sleep. "We have to talk about that." Though now was not the time while Zoe was acting like she was high. "Later we will talk about it." He turned back to face the tv. He was getting too soft.
"I wasnt asking you if I could stay." Greed stuck out his tongue. _____________________________________ Zoe turned her lips in as Jonah scolded them annoyed. She kept her arms around Greed's neck and looked at him with a small grin saying quietly, "Oooooo we're in troub-le..." like they were little kids who were getting grounded. _____________________________________ "Tsk, tsk. Must mean we'll be punished." He scooted her up in his arms to carry her off to the bedroom. Jonah could stuff his ears with earplugs. Greed had even levy him a pair on his pillow a few nights before.
"What's your punishment to be?" He grinned smacking her butt. A spanking was in order. A New Year wasn't a New Year without being tangled up in bed at the end of it. That was were the real fireworks took place.