Thirty years… It had been thirty years since she had seen him last, and her heart still pounded in her ears like the first time. As he turned to look at her, he held her eyes, and feeling like a deer caught in the headlights, Courtney couldn’t look away.. couldn’t move. Adam… A look of recognition flickered in his eyes, and that slow sexy smile crossed his face. Turning in her direction he began to walk towards her. The bar was crowded, but the people seemed to part, leaving him a clear path, automatically moving for him because his energy demanded it.
Courneys palms began to sweat, and her hands began to shake, so grabbing her wine glass with both hands became a necessity. Licking her lips, quaking in fear, and to be honest, anticipation, she stood and waited. Reaching his quarry Adam stopped a hairs breath in front of her and bent to whisper in her ear. She almost missed what he had said because the heat from his warm breath was creating havoc with her body.
“Hello beautiful” he whispered in that deep gravelly voice she remembered so well. “So good to see you” Forcing herself to step back so she could breathe, Courtney did he best to get her voice out
“Hello Adam. It’s been a while” Leaning back in, he once again spoke in her ear. “I’m staying at the Meriott on Central. Would you be willing to meet me at the bar there, so we could catch up. It’s too noisy here, and I’ve missed you”
Warning bells started going off in her head like a four alarm fire, memories of what used to be started flashing through her head, her body breaking out in a sweat, her panties growing damp. “Run!”The smart side of her screamed. “Hes like drugs to a drug addict, and it nearly killed you when he left you the last time. DONT. DO. THIS!
Seeing the emotions running across her face, Adam reached out and with the tip of his finger, traced the outline of her jaw, “Please.. it’s just conversation.” Nodding her consent Courtney was rewarded with his smile, as he warm hand gently cupped her elbow and guided her out the door. Once out in the parking lot, Courtney tried to regain a semblance of control. Removing herself from his grasp she put a bit of space between them.
“I’ll take my own car and meet you there” she said in a husky voice. “As you wish” he replied. Walking Courtney to her car, he leaned acrossed her and opened the car door. The smell of his aftershave filled her senses and she felt like she was on fire. “I’ll see you in a few minutes. Drive carefully” he murmered. To insure her compliance, he gently kissed her on the forehead and walked across the parking lot to his shiny new Mercedes Benz.
Adam always had to have the best that money could buy. He worked hard to earn his considerable wealth, and now that he was beyond rich, he played equally as hard. The newest cars, the biggest, most elegant apartments, the finest clothes and the most beautiful women. So what he saw in her Courtney could never understand.
They met in their early twenties, he in college, she working behind the counter in the coffee shop next to the campus. There was a chemistry between them from the minute they met, and it wasn’t long before their romance began. Even then their passion was like an inferno, but life took him in a different direction, leaving her devastated and alone. It took a long time getting over him, and in all honesty there was a part of her that could never let go completely. Eventually Courtney met and married a very kind and safe man, they had two kids and their little house with the white picket fence. As time went by and the kids grew up and left home, her marriage settled into a comfortable friendship. There was no sex between them, as the spark went out years ago. And just having her fifty fifth birthday, she was ok with that, not really caring anymore. So it was a complete shock to her when she reacted so strongly to seeing Adam again.
Sitting in her car she debated with herself, “It’s just a drink and conversation” she reasoned ” what harm can there be in that” But on the other side she argued “But you know he still has that power over you, can you say no?” Deciding she’d take the chance she started the car and headed to the hotel. Taking a deep breath she did her best to steady her nerves, thanking the heavens it was a short drive, and she didn’t have time to change her mind.
Heading into the hotel bar, Courtney searched the room for Adam. Not seeing him she walked up to the bar and spoke with the bartender. “Excuse me” she said “But I’m looking for a gentleman…” and before she finished speaking the bartender interrupted ” You must be Courtney” he said as he slid a plastic card used to open a hotel room door. “The gentleman asked me to give this to you. He also asked me to apologize for not meeting you down here himself, but he had an important business call he had to take, and he hoped you wouldn’t mind meeting him in his room” Feeling a blush heat up her cheeks, she thanked the bartender as she took the card and headed for the elevator.
Looking at the number on the key card, Courtney noticed it was for the presidential suite on the very top floor. Never seeing a room that would assuredly be grander than she could imagine, she felt her excitement go up another notch. The ride up felt like it took no time at all, and before she knew it the elevator door swished open and she stepped out. Standing outside the elegant oak paneled doors, Courtney began to shake again. “Oh Lord” she thought “What have I gotten myself into?”
Slipping the card into the key slot she let herself in, only to stop dead in her tracks. Looking around at what had to be the most elegant rooms she had ever seen. But what really drew her attention was the view from the long bank of windows. The city lights lit up the skyline and it was breath taking. She could hear Adams voice coming from another room and assumed he was on the phone, so Courtney crossed the living room and stood staring out the window at the amazing view.
So ingrossed in the view before her, Adams voice startled her as it came from behind her. “Beautiful, isn’t it?” Jumping slightly she turned towards him. “Yes it is” she answered. Handing her a glass of wine Courtney thanked him and she took a deep sip. “Hmmm..” she said “This is very good” Looking Adam over she noticed he was drinking scotch neat, no doubt a very expensive brand. He had taken off his tie and unbuttoned several buttons on his shirt. He had aged so well, even more handsome than when he was in his Twenties. Oh, she’d seen photos of him in newspapers and magazines throughout the years, but in person…
Taking her elbow he led her to the couch “Let’s sit” he prompted. Smiling lightly she allowed him to guide her to her seat and as she sat down she nervously took another sip of wine. Needing the wine to calm her nerves she took another long sip and finished the glass. Adam being the gentleman that he was immediately refilled it. “So Adam” Courtney began “What brings you back home?” Finishing his scotch he pouring himself another. “Business mostly.” He answered “But I must confess, some pleasure too”. The look in his eyes as he said that sent her body into overdrive. Oh dear heaven, she thought, I’m in trouble. Putting down her wine glass she asked to use the bathroom and quickly made her escape. Normally she would have marveled at the elegance and sheer size of the bathroom, but all she could do at the moment was try and control her panic. This was a mistake she thought, I really shouldn’t be here. But my God I want him!
Looking in the mirror, she couldn’t help but notice the flush of her cheeks, partly due from the wine, the rest from the heat pulsating through her body. Closing her eyes Courtney once again battled for control, but she knew it was was going to be a loosing battle. The scent of his aftershave alerted her to his presents, a second before the feeling of his arms as he wrapped her body in his embrace. His warm lips skimmed the side of neck, as the tip of his tongue drew circles on the quivering nerve endings on her sensitized skin. He always knew how and where to touch here, that appearently hadn’t changed. Tipping her head back she groaned in surrender as he continued his sensual assault. Turning her body to face him, he gently pressed his hips against hers, letting her feel his desire. Capturing her face in his hands he slowly lowered his head and gently kissed the corners of her mouth. “Courtney?” He questioned.
Her heart was pounding and she struggled to breathe. “Adam, I’m married” she whispered. “Odviously not happily” he replied “Or you wouldn’t be here. I won’t do anything you don’t want me to do, but Courtney, you should know, part of the reason I came back was for you.” Sucking in her breath her head spun with this new information. “I need to kiss you Courtney” No longer able to fight her desire, she lifted her lips to meet his and as he lowered his head and his lips met hers, their worlds exploded. Heat and fire rocketed through their bodies as their passion consumed them both. Her nails dug in deep, his hips pounded, their voices echoed in unison, sweat streaming, labored breathing, each reaching their peak time after time. The night went on forever, yet it wasn’t long enough. Each and every room was made love in until exhaustion took over in the bed room. There they fell asleep wrapped in each other’s arms.
The morning light woke Courtney, and she stretched out her arm to feel for Adam, but all she felt was empty space. Tears began to stream down her cheeks as she once again felt the pain of his loss. “Damn!” She thought “Not again!” Then another thought crossed her mind, her husband. She never came home. How was she supposed to explain this. Sitting up in bed she dropped her head in her hands and she allowed her pain to rack her body. Just when she thought she couldn’t take any more the bedroom door opened and Adam walked in carrying a tray full of food and two cups of coffee. Putting the tray at the bottom of the bed Adam reached for Courtney and held her in his arms. Conversation wasn’t necessary, they knew. This time was different, he was going to stay and she was going to let him. They would work out the details later, for now it was all about them. This time it was going to last.