Character: North Italy
OC: Julianne Bonnefoy, represents Paris, flirty
Inspiration: I wanted to experiment with the other side of Feliciano in this one. It’s long, so pull up a seat and don’t plan on moving for a while :>
From her window, Julianne can see the world. It is not the world, just her world. And it is a bright and scintillating and breathing mass, and her people are very colorful indeed.
It is a cold night, for the middle of summer. The air is chilly and the moon is full as it hangs in the pale evening sky. Julianne leans against her balcony railing and peers out over the sprawling city of
, at the tenements
and buildings and skyscrapers, at the dwindling side roads and crisp street
signs. The scent of food wafts up to her
from several floors below, where a restaurant is in the middle of their evening
rush. Several kilometers away sits the Paris ,
which just barely peeks up over the cityscape, as if shyly saluting her. Eiffel Tower
It's a pretty sight, but something is missing. She's not sure what it is, and after a few minutes Julianne ventures back into her apartment. She'd been busy cleaning all afternoon, and so everything looks clean and refreshed. She looks over her hard work with a lazy smile and goes to pour herself a glass of wine. She takes it back outside and sits down, enjoying the atmosphere and the wine and the tired-but-energetic day she's had. And that's the exact moment in which everything falls into place, and that missing something becomes known to her.
It is music. The lightest drift of guitar coupled with the soft lilt of a man's voice. It weaves over her ears so delicately that Julianne barely registers it, at first. But then her eyes are snapping open in surprise because it's all very familiar, that voice, like she's heard it thousands of times, and she suddenly knows that she has to make sure she's not hallucinating. She stands up, puts her wine down, and heads to her door.
She's not exactly dressed to go out. She's been working and cleaning all day and is a bit dirty, and her clothes are a little wrinkled. But Julianne is related to
after all, and anything she wears is almost always regarded as high
fashion. Even if it is a pair of
slightly torn jeans, canvas shoes, and a shirt that's got several dirt stains
edging over the hem. She can pull it
off, this off-kilter look, and she strides into the streets with her head high
and her back straight. France
It's still relatively busy on the streets, even at this time. Couples rush around going to dinner or to other places. Tourists huddle together snapping photos off every other second. And the crowd that gently surrounds that lilting Italian voice is larger than she'd expected. She pushes through it, calmly trying to peer over the tops of heads, but is unable to get a good glimpse of the man. All she can see is the gray fedora tipped back on his head.
Then suddenly the person in front of her shifts away, puts a little money into the open guitar case, and all at once Julianne's eyes are crashing against a gaze she happens to know very well. And Italy's raising his eyebrows just a little as he sings, and shoots her a quick, easy wink that says, 'Just a moment more and this will all be explained.'
She finds herself chuckling at the entirety of it. The fact that his voice alone had been enough to drag her from her apartment. And also the fact that he is here now, in
on a summer night with the moon full and her heart fuller. She watches him with eyes that speak of that
brimming heart, eyes that glow and shift and flush with those tiny shards of
desire. And whether Feliciano can see
them or is simply too involved in his song, he will discover them before the
night is through. Paris
His song ends with a soft flourish, and his fingers dance very briefly up the guitar's neck, following the trail of his voice. When it all crashes to a halt, the small crowd begins to clap and people step forward to deposit money into the case. He nods and thanks them, his lighthearted voice still lilting with his native tongue. And Julianne waits, letting the sounds of hurried, "Grazie's" echo over her. And then they are alone.
It's a little baffling, really, to suddenly watch the crowd dissipate. To suddenly be standing five feet away from him, an open space gaping where before there'd been people to fill it. Julianne steps forward and sends him an appraising glance, smiling even though she's a tiny bit intimidated about the situation. She can't really say why. This is only Feliciano, after all, who couldn't hurt a fly.
But it is for that reason that she is having trouble breathing properly, and has apparently lost all the courage that she's been instinctually born with, being France's younger sibling. It is because he is Feliciano, sweet innocent boyish Feliciano, that makes everything different. And she can't lie to herself: she's been interested in him for a very, very long time.
Being in love makes a person stumble. It makes her stumble, too, though she won't ever admit to it. And while she isn't entirely sure that she is in love with Feliciano, she is not the type to ignore her heart, which is at this moment beating ever faster, whispering, 'love him, love him, love him' against her eardrum.
younger sister. She is the city of
love. And yet Julianne does not recall a
time where she'd ever been in love.
Infatuation and flirting pale in comparison to the brightness that she
feels now, and it abounds over her and fills her with hopeful foolishness and a
hardy desire to change her fortune. She
has tried so very hard not to be like her older brother, who has frequented so
many beds in the hope of becoming the perfect lover. But she does not want perfect. She wants flawed, troubled, frightened,
graceless. The rawness of her heart
demands it. Still, she paints on her
flirtatious smile because it is all she knows, and steps forward with a swing
to her hips and a cheeky sparkle in her eye. France
"Feli," she says, glancing at his guitar. It is strung around his form with a maroon strap and hangs low against his hips. For a frightened, graceless man he is impeccably dressed, as always. His trousers are nicely tailored and match his olive dress shirt perfectly. When she lifts her eyes up to his, he is watching her, almost carefully. She makes a note of that, tilts her head, and curiously muses, "You didn't tell me you were coming. Did you not want to see me?" She asks the last question with that cheeky resolve, like she's outwardly testing him but inwardly afraid of the truth.
But he jumps up at the question, his eyes for once like fire, all intense and suddenly burning like ashy coals. "No!" he exclaims, then realizes how strange his reaction had been and backs up with a soft chuckle and a softer gaze. He peers over at Julianne quietly, sort of hesitant, and says a bit more delicately, "It isn't that. I was planning on coming to see you tomorrow." He was planning on working up the courage to come and see her, that is, but she doesn't need to know that.
It doesn't matter anyway. Julianne only smiles and nods graciously, stepping forward and peering at the money in his guitar. "You made quite a lot. Were you here all evening?" And Feliciano, glad that the subject has changed, says, "An hour." He crouches down and starts gathering the bills, and after a moment Julianne bends to help because she feels awkward, standing over him like that.
He sends her a smile that makes her heart flutter wildly. She returns it, hands him her stack of bills, and watches him carefully tip his guitar back into the case. Then she blurts out a sudden, hastily thought, "Will you have some wine with me? I was drinking some before…" The last part is added on quickly, because Feliciano is looking up at her in surprise and she wonders if she perhaps overstepped some boundary that she hadn't known existed. It is not often that she feels so hesitant, but tonight is special. Tonight she is not Paris, femme fatale and younger sister of
. Tonight she is merely a girl who happens to
like a boy, and they are both flustered and unsure about their feelings. France
To her relief, Feliciano's surprise melts into happiness. He nods and says, "Let's go!" Then he stands, holds out his elbow without thinking, and waits for Julianne to grasp it. She stares at it for a moment, her own surprise coming out to play against her expression. Feliciano realizes his slip and chuckles, starting to withdraw. His action had been one of those thoughtless ideas that comes from being comfortable around another person. Before his arm falls completely, though, Julianne hurries to grasp the fabric, clenching his sleeve in her fingers and giving him a reassuring, pleased smile. He returns it slowly, his eyes warming easily back to their original happiness. And then they are off, back through the heady streets of
back to the apartment that waits only a few floors up. Paris
Feliciano had never been inside before. He is feeling all manner of things by the time they reach her door. Some of his feelings are mere eagerness, lighthearted innocence that comes from the prospect of getting to know another person. Most of his feelings have more to do with his own nervousness than anything, though. He steps inside slowly, looks around, gently eases his guitar case against the wall. Julianne disappears into the kitchen, which he can just see from his place near the door. She comes back with a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a cheeky smile. He swallows, smiles back, and tries his best to look more confident than he actually is.
But it isn't all that hard, especially after they have started drinking. They are nowhere near drunk, but alcohol has this tendency to loosen one up and make them more comfortable. By his fifth sip, Feliciano is happily telling her about the other cities he's recently visited, and how he's been traveling around with just his guitar and a small backpack stuffed with spare clothes and some other essentials. (White flag and boxes of pasta, most likely.) Julianne is sitting back, listening to him with a soft smile, her head leaning against the side of the couch as she soaks up his words.
She thinks she likes the sight of him in her apartment, sitting so comfortably on her couch. She thinks she'd like to see him here more often. Then she starts thinking of other things, things that are less innocent, things that have to do with making him more comfortable, less talkative. She'd like to drag out his native Italian, make him whisper it, chant it, moan it. She'd like to see those eyes of his shine with eager pleasure, and to be the one to make that pleasure thrum over him.
She is dragged back to the present when suddenly, outside in the streets, a car loudly honks and a man's voice angrily yells something. Whatever Feliciano had been saying (she obviously isn't paying as much attention as she should be), his words are cut off and he stares at the balcony in front of them, whose doors are swung wide and let in all aspects of the night. Julianne chuckles. Feliciano gives her a warm smile, and the corners of his eyes crinkle just a little bit.
"You certainly live right in the middle of everything," he says offhandedly, and she shrugs. Every city has its similarities and
is no different. It's loud and
overpopulated and dirty, but she loves the streets and the people and the
colorful new slang words. Living here
reminds her of who she is, what she is. Paris
She stands up and walks to the balcony doors, but she doesn't close them. She just stares into the night, leaning against the threshold with her arms crossed. After a moment of watching her, Feliciano walks forward and joins her, letting himself be immersed in whatever has taken a hold of her. Several stories below, the cars whoosh by and people chatter away in lilting French. The sound of glass shattering on pavement sounds some streets away. Very lightly, the softness of violin music trembles up into her apartment from the restaurant below. And beside her, she can feel Feliciano's presence like it's some unbreakable wall pushing against her psyche.
The room is dim. The wine has made them unravel. The clock behind them gently ticks into the early night. And suddenly Julianne is aware of it all, and of many other things too, and she thinks her head will explode from all the desires that shift through it, demanding and relentless.
"Where are you going next?" she finds herself asking, softly, like she doesn't really want to break the silence. But it's too loaded for her, this quiet stillness, and she's too far gone into this strange landscape of bright giddy passion.
Feliciano looks sideways at her, his eyes drifting over her face and her eyes and the way they gleam in the dull light. He is closer to her than he'd originally thought. The inches between them sucker over his skin and it rather feels like a tsunami has fallen against him. He is unsure if he wants to move closer, or pull away entirely. For now, he just focuses on answering her question without completely stumbling over his words. He does rather well, he thinks, when he responds with a gentle, "It depends."
He expects her next question, and she doesn't disappoint him. When she wonders, slightly breathless because of his proximity, "On what?", Feliciano softly smiles. "On where the train is going," is his response, and it's so simple that Julianne raises her eyebrows and laughs.
"You can't just get on a random train!" she exclaims, though somehow she is unsurprised that Feliciano would. He is like a free spirit always out of reach, flying higher than she would ever have the courage to go. Julianne shakes her head and sends him a half smile. Then she asks reasonably, "What if you end up in
It is his turn to raise his eyebrows. He couldn't end up there even if he'd wanted to. Trains out of
went as far as
but there are no trains that delve any farther into that cold country. He doesn't need to tell her this because she
already knows. The question had been
merely a remark on the untrustworthy nature of his plan. She comes up with another question that
pushes from her lips before she can reign it in, and he stares. Moscow
"And…when are you leaving?" she asks. Her voice is lighthearted, simple, and so so hesitant. She thinks he should stay in
for as long as he can. She thinks he
should stay while she's got the courage to ask him. While she's brave enough to be able to stand
next to him in this dim, romantic setting.
Feliciano wants to, too. But is
answer is far simpler and he merely murmurs, "…Depends." She stares. Paris
His face seems to loom closer to hers. The shadows of the room have driven over his skin and make his eyes gleam. A piece of his hair has fallen into his face but neither move to brush it away, not yet. After a moment, Julianne reaches forward, smoothes the rebel strand away, and whispers, "Depends on what?"
Perhaps she already knows the answer. Perhaps this doesn't surprise her. She is the City of
and she knows the signs of romance when they're staring her in the eye. She almost doesn't believe her own diagnosis,
but then Feliciano is breathing a very gentle, "…You," and she knows
that it's all true. Which is why she
decides that it's really high time she does something about this ridiculous
shyness, and so she kisses him. Love
He does not expect it, though he probably should have. Julianne doesn't like to be afraid of anything, romance least of all. She kisses him with the soft zeal that has been pressing up against her heart ever since he stepped into her apartment. And even as he tries to pull away from the surprise of it all, Feliciano doesn't ever want it to stop. So he decides not to let it.
He comes back in like a man trying to experience everything at once, but it's endearing. Julianne smiles against his mouth and he chuckles back at her. The passion is edged and broken with bits of their laughter, their amusement at the silly desire that moves them. But it feels very right, the emotions that drive them, and after a moment they seem to settle down and the kiss turns a little more serious.
Perhaps it is because Julianne has waited for this, but kissing him rather feels like all the little, shattered pieces of her life are drawing closed and being stitched together. She feels the worn edges of her heart crinkle and explode. Fire seems to draw over her flesh and she can barely breathe. She doesn't try to, only focuses all her energy on moving her mouth against his. Her fingers clench into his shirt and he presses her back into the edge of the doorway. It's vaguely uncomfortable, but Julianne doesn't complain. It's a small price for a kiss like this.
She is a firm believer that this kind of burning, feverish passion stumbles very rarely into a person's life, and that when it does you have to grab it. That is why, when Feliciano begins slowing down and showing signs of pulling away, she only brings him closer and kisses him harder. She is unwilling to let this stop, unwilling to come back into reality. He doesn't appear to be very much against it, either, because he makes an appreciative noise and pushes her further into the threshold.
It isn't very comfortable, being pressed against the hard wooden doorway, but Julianne neither notices nor cares. She is too focused on him, on the way he is kissing her, on the way he is holding her. His grip is gentle but hot, and fierce, as though he feels that she is delicate but also strong. His fingertips seem to burn right through the thin layer of her shirt. She suddenly wishes they would, and that all their clothes would catch fire and crumble away likes ashes left to smolder in a windstorm.
Julianne had heard that Italians make good lovers. Slow, progressive types. She can see those attributes now, paving through Feliciano's gentle touches as he strokes over her back and hips. She can feel the potential of his love in the way his mouth presses over hers. For a self-proclaimed coward, he is surprisingly bold in romance, or at least bolder than she'd expected. Not that she is complaining of course. She can’t find any fault whatsoever in the way he is kissing her. His lips feel like every single gentle thought he’s ever had has come into contact with fire, and has turned them to melted honey.
Her fingers tumble over his shirt, creasing and uncreasing the folds of fabric. The material is cool beneath her touch, but warms quickly. It feels luxurious to be pressed against him. The night air cascades over their skin and sounds of the city rush through the apartment: cars honking, people laughing, shouting. It is almost as if the earth has decided to unload the meaning of life right upon her doorstep. Well, if it has, she will not complain about that either. If Feliciano is the meaning of her life, it would make her very happy indeed.
The kiss dissolves slowly and leaves her waiting, for what she couldn’t say. Feliciano’s eyes are closed and she stares up at him, taking in the delicate way the soft moonlight and her apartment’s dim lighting prisms over his features. He looks as if he’s trying to take in everything at once, like he’s trying to memorize as much of her as he possibly can. Perhaps he thinks that their kiss is their downfall. That it will be the first and last of its kind. She furrows her brow at the thought, wondering if perhaps she should set him straight. But then his eyes are drifting open and she forgets what she’d wanted to say.
Is there anything as beautiful as Feliciano’s eyes when the sight of them is accompanied with moonlight shards and kisses? Julianne thinks not. Nor does she stop to think about the terrifying ‘what-ifs’ of their union. When her fingers reach up to touch the side of his face, to tumble down his cheekbone, to drag over his mouth, she doesn’t bother considering anything except how very badly she’d like to kiss him again.
Feliciano rather thinks that his heart is about to rattle completely out of his chest. Does she know that he can hardly take a breath? That when she touches him with that reverent softness, he can’t help but think he is wholly unworthy of her? But it is quite clear that she doesn’t share this belief. Her eyes are full of life and wonder, and as he looks down at her, he thinks he’d like to share in that blind passion. So he catches her hand with his, turns hers over, and presses a lingering kiss to her palm. Then her wrist. His tongue very gently flicks out to brush along her vein and her eyes flutter earnestly.
She very much likes that. He can see it in the way her body almost unconsciously gravitates towards his. He slides the fingers of his free hand down her arm, to the crease of her elbow, and she watches with odd fascination, wondering at his touch. But it feels wonderful, and she doesn’t draw away. Rather, she pushes forward, and says in a low voice that makes his body explode into fragmented shivers, “You said your leaving depends on me.” The statement is in fact a question, quietly wondered. The words are a soft tremble of sound that makes Feliciano stare at her, awed for a multitude of reasons. Mostly he is surprised because apparently the very sound of her voice has his body reacting to her, and the burning between his legs has only intensified.
Is it supposed to be like this? Love? Because that is surely what he feels, what he has felt for what seems like decades, and perhaps even longer. That he is in love with her doesn’t make him pause, though. He has known that for quite some time. No, what makes him stop and stare is the sudden possibility that she maybe feels the same for him. The thought creeps up on him like a passing knave and pockets all his senses before he can turn around. But her eyes tell him she loves him, and her fingers which grip at his shirt, and her voice which quivers with that delicate emotion. And so he draws back, staring, thinking that it can’t be true, that he can’t be so lucky. He never is.
“…Sì, l'amore ,” he murmurs, and then promptly blushes, for he hadn’t meant to use those words, or for that matter use his native tongue. But the answer had come without bidding, and had spilled from his lips feeling perfectly natural. Julianne doesn’t appear to find fault in the words, at least. In fact, her cheeks blush a very soft pink that can barely be seen through the darkness, and she smiles. He smiles back, relieved that his blunder had been so easily brushed aside.
She steps closer, and he can feel the warmth of her body radiate over him. She reaches for the hand hanging rather uselessly by his side, where it had dropped minutes before. The sudden touch, the way her fingers boldly curl around his, has Feliciano glancing down at their hands for a brief moment. Surprise coats his gaze, but it melts away as soon as he meets Julianne’s eyes again. She squeezes his hand and, with her other, reaches out to splay her fingers over his chest. Her flirty nature seems to have come out to move things along, because her next move makes him utterly crazy.
“I want you to stay,” she tells him. Her voice is low, almost husky, riddled with all sorts of promises and delicious hints. Her words are pebbled with those promises, and every syllable feels like a stone has been tied to his ankles and he’s being dragged down into the imperious nature of her love for him. He wants to drown in it.
Her hand slides down his chest, as if following the unique crescendo of her voice. If she knows what she is doing to his poor self control, she doesn’t show it. Instead she merely looks up at him, almost innocently, as if she is utterly unaware that she is having such an effect on him. It isn’t true, of course. She is Paris, after all. But she doesn’t think serious, solemn love is very fun at all, and avoids it when she can.
Her hand stops at his naval, just above the hem of his trousers, and pauses as she turns her eyes back to his. There is an unreadable expression on his face, but the eyes tell her all she needs to know. As if she hadn’t already known. Dress trousers aren’t very good at hiding erections, but she will ignore that for now, if only because of the panic around his gaze. She steps closer, curling her hand around his waist, instead. Her thumb brushes circles against the fabric. Her other hand, still entangled with his, squeezes his fingers comfortingly, and his eyes soften.
“You want me to stay?” he finds himself asking, hoping. He doesn’t exactly know how she wants him to stay. Will he stay in Paris, or in her bed? But staying is better than leaving, at least, and he’ll take either, so long as it means he won’t have to go so soon.
They are unconsciously moving forward, centimeter by centimeter, without even realizing it. Or perhaps they do, in some hidden clandestine part of their minds. Julianne hums, an agreeable sound, as if she’s not ready to answer him with words. But moments later she does anyway, and she murmurs, “Stay with me.” Her hand clenches down over his collar and her mouth is suddenly pushing over his, leaving him with little choice other than to kiss back. Which, of course, would have been what he’d have chosen anyhow.
Her kiss is like spun sugar, just barely there. Too-sweet. Like it’s just the figment of a fantasy, the slide of wakefulness that tumbles so regrettably after a good dream. Feliciano doesn’t want this to be a dream, though. He has dreamt long enough of her, wasted too many nights thinking on her, feeling miserable even after the sweetness of his own release suckered his palms. There had been no happiness in dreams, at least not compared to the simple grandness of this kiss. And so he wraps his arms tight around her waist and pulls her rather forcefully against him. His mouth is not hesitant or soft now. Instead he kisses her with a fervency that makes her feel hot, clammy, and she suddenly knows that the night is far from over.
This time, there is little uncertainly in the way they hold each other. Many things have been discovered since their first kiss. Things that have them gravitating into each other in a way neither understands. But it is not possible to stop it, not now. Not when Julianne can feel the rigid erection pressing urgently against her. Not when she can feel the desperate way he is clutching her, and the equally desperate way she clutches him.
She shifts against him, dragging her body over his, sliding her arms around his neck and easing her hips just a little. The slight movement is enough to make him sigh out, breathless and heady. He kisses her harder, takes her down into the brilliant shades of his affection. His fingers really do burn through her clothes now, tumbling beneath her shirt and splaying out over the curves of her waist. His touch is innocent but not, just like the rest of him. It makes her feel haphazard and crazed, like her mind and body has been split apart and cannot get back together.
She doesn’t know how it happens. One moment they are standing in the middle of the balcony doors and the next she is pressing Feliciano to the wall, furiously overtaking his halfhearted attempts at regaining some semblance of control. His weak breathing is enough to make her pound. And the way he breaks the kiss to whisper a reverent, “Julianne … bella donna … come fare il mio battere il cuore! ”
The words leave her aching, aching because his native tongue inspires such wicked thoughts within her. She leans forward, fisting her hands into his shirt and pushing her hips hard against his. The grinding movement makes him sag, breathless, against the wall. His forehead falls against hers and he gasps silently and heaves her hips as close to his hardened length as physically possible. Still, it isn’t enough.
She pushes her lips over his again, hot and fierce and she forces him against the wall. Her hands release their hold of his shirt so that they can pull the fabric out of his trousers and slip beneath. And then suddenly Julianne doesn’t know where to touch him, only that she can’t possibly touch all of him at once like she wishes she could. Her fingertips race over his skin, up his back, his sides, along the hem of his trousers. And all the while, their mouths move with an almost animalistic rage, and their lower bodies gravitate and grind, and their breaths are gasping and shallow.
“Mmm…” Julianne inhales, dragging her teeth over his bottom lip before attacking his mouth once more. Against it, she pleads, “Tell me more.” More of his delicious words, bathed in that lilting accent, battered with almost-familiar phrases that she instinctively understands. The plea has his grasping her ever tighter, slowing the kiss down to a delightful crawl, rubbing his tongue over hers briefly before accepting the challenge.
“Cosa c'è da dire? " he mumbles, taking a step away from the wall. The movement pushes her back, gently, but he is quick to follow, and quicker to take advantage of the breathless way she stares at him, always wondering what he will do next. Feliciano is not used to someone looking to him for direction, or hanging off his every word. He takes great pleasure in bending her to him, in a manner he had not entirely expected of himself. But how could he resist it, with this lovely creature so willing, so ready?
He steps back, she follows. Her eyes are wild, like she’s about to pounce on him and have her way. He thinks he wouldn’t mind if she did. He also thinks that he’d rather she have her way with him somewhere a little more comfortable. Which is why he is slowly backing up, backing up, in the direction of the bedroom.
“Dovrei dirti quanto ti voglio? ” Her eyes flash and he gives a tiny smile, half amused but mostly aroused. There is something ridiculously erotic about having someone want you so badly. It is perhaps a little unexpected, but Feliciano takes it all into stride because he knows the feeling of wanting to possess someone, wanting to have their body, their mind, and every part in between.
He reaches for her hand. Julianne holds it tightly. By now she has guessed at this little game of his. She thinks it’s all very clever, the way he leads her away, luring her. She also thinks it’s amusing that Feliciano can be such a contradiction. He is soft but bold. Erratic but gentle. She’d like to unravel more of his personality. She’d like to unravel other things, too. But she’s patient. For now, she will let him have his way, so long as he keeps talking.
He does. He seems to know the effect it has on her. It makes him excited and hard. In the back of his mind, he is a little surprised that he is quite so hard, so ready for her. Perhaps it is just the emotions of the moment, but he doesn’t think he’s ever wanted anything quite so much as he does now, and it is making his body crazy and hot.
They reach the hallway. He’s got no idea where to go next, so he tries the first door he finds. As he opens it, he murmurs lowly, “Non ho mai voluto qualcuno così tanto .” It is a bathroom. He catches sight of the amused smile on Julianne’s face and lets out a very quiet growl. The next moment, he is dragging her against him roughly, his mouth demanding against hers, his hands shifting all over her body. She’s only starting to get into it when suddenly he pulls back, nips at her chin, and gives her that small smile again. The one that says that he’d like to have a little bit of control right about now, so she should stop trying to take it all away.
She humors him. Or at least that’s what she tells herself. But honestly, there is nothing she can do as he leads her on, tugging her forward. She can’t be bothered to reassert her control and she doesn’t want to.
“Ma voglio scoparti così male … Sono così difficile ,” he mumbles, his voice almost breathless. His cheeks turn a little pink, as though his words are somehow embarrassing. Julianne is not as proficient in Italian as she used to be, but she has a feeling she knows what he’d said. Still, she plays dumb, steps up to him and takes his shyness to her advantage as she presses him against the bedroom door. For this is the bedroom door, unbeknownst to him, and she curls her hand around the doorknob, waiting.
“What did you say?” she whispers throatily, trailing her mouth very lightly over his neck. Her tongue flickers over his sensitive skin and he almost cringes at the ultra responsive way he reacts to her. He swallows thickly and takes a large breath, but doesn’t answer her. How could he repeat those words in English? He can hardly believe he’d said them in Italian at all…
His face is characteristically red, and it only gets worse when her hands drift over him, over his chest and hips, just missing the one part of his anatomy that he almost wants her to touch… And yet a part of him doesn’t want her to at all, because he isn’t sure if he’s ready for it to get quite so real. Call him old fashioned, but they’d only shared their first kiss mere minutes before, and he is shy by nature, and who said Italians are great lovers, anyways -- ?
“Feliciano…” Julianne mutters, preoccupied with the buttons of his shirt. He’d hardly noticed that she’d been fiddling with them at all, but now she’s over halfway done. He swallows again and watches as she pushes the shirt out of the way and glances appreciatively at his chest. When she catches his eye again, she gives him a light, cheeky smile that somehow makes him feel much better. “You’re thinking too hard,” is all she says, and then she’s suddenly turning the doorknob and the door he’s leaning against gives way.
They stumble into the room, clutching each other tightly. Feliciano is confused by the abrupt move, but Julianne has everything planned out. She guides his stumble footsteps right to her bed, and when his knees in the mattress he falls over with a surprised, ‘oomph’!
Oh yes, he’s clearly thinking too hard. He knows it’s true, especially when Julianne crawls over his body and kisses him again. Her movements are confident and delicious. His are just fumbling. But she doesn’t complain. Instead she just kisses him harder, takes his wrists and shoves them up over his head, edges her core over his erection until the friction makes them hot and out of breath.
Her fingers are certainly not idle throughout the kiss. The fabric of his shirt is pushes aside and she shifts her hands over his skin, up and down as she explores the toned muscles. After a brief moment of this, she decides that feeling isn’t enough. She needs to look at him, needs to see what he has to offer with her own two eyes. But as she pulls back and looks down at him, the darkness creates an upsetting curtain. It takes her moments to rectify this: soon the room is awash with color as she flips on the bedside lamp.
She meets his gaze with a small smile, and leans back down to his level. “I want to see you properly,” she whispers, kissing his cheek. He looks rather divine, she thinks. His cheeks are blushing and his eyes are blown. His chest heaves with shallow breaths. His trousers sit low on his hips, and in the light Julianne can quite clearly see the bulge tenting up the fabric. She doesn’t look at it for too long, though, for which Feliciano is grateful. He might be fairly confident with his clothes on, but perhaps not so much without their protection.
She drags her mouth from his cheek to his jaw, from his jaw to his neck, his neck to his chest. He looks down at her progress, expecting her to keep going. What he doesn’t expect is for her to stop at his heart. She places a lingering kiss just above it, and smiles into the skin. His heartbeat is fast like a bird’s, and seems to beat a million miles a second. Is he really so nervous? He is fairly good at hiding it anyway.
She suddenly feels his hands at her shoulders, and looks up at him. His eyes are closed and he looks relaxed as he lays his head back. Immediately, she knows that something has changed somehow. The air around them has transformed, the nervousness diffused. Something that feels almost like acceptance drifts over them, wraps them up in warm, easy rays. She stares down at him, and his eyes flutter open. His eyes are light amber, like honeyed tea. She thinks they look lovely in the dim light.
Slowly, he sits up, leaning his weight on his arms. She is surprised to find that he is exactly her height. His eyes are level with hers and so is his mouth, which she leans into. The kiss they share is light, gentle, secure. And Feliciano’s voice, when he next speaks, is very similar. “I want you, Julianne.” She stares.
She is unsure if she’s ever heard anyone say those words before, out loud, for her to hear. Hearing him say that is perhaps even more erotic than listening to the lilt of his Italian. The raw honesty of his words make her overwhelmingly breathless. “…I want you too,” she whispers back, after she’s found her voice again. His eyes flash delightfully and before she really knows what’s happening, Feliciano is pushing forward and kissing her.
It doesn’t take her long to find her senses though. Soon she is kissing him back just as wildly. Her hands smooth his shirt from his shoulders, and it drops away to the side. As soon as it is gone, she presses him down, hovering above him and tumbling his hands over the new expanse of his chest. He drags her closer, one hand around her waist and the other pressing her hips against his. He needs friction or else he will explode. He needs it so badly that he can hardly see.
She does not disappoint, but her movements are as surprising as they are arousing. Feliciano has to bite back a moan when she suddenly breaks the kiss and furiously starts to pull at the zipper of his trousers. It takes three tries and one hastily muttered curse before the fly is down and the button is dealt with. By then Feliciano has braced himself against the mattress, his body as hard as the erection Julianne pulls free. But he utterly dissolves at the sight and feel of her pumping his cock in and out of her palm.
He shatters into broken melodic Italian, peppered with erotic moans and mumbles as he feels all his self control give way. “Aahhh…sì! Non si fermano, non smettere mai di…! ” His head falls back and he can’t breathe properly, only gasp and hope to God that he won’t come as quickly as he think he might.
His hips buck upward before he can stop it and his cheeks flush with color. The sight of him is almost too much for Julianne, who has only ever dreamt of him like this. But the way he reacts to her every touch is enough to put her completely at his mercy. She drags her hand once more over him before suddenly stopping, her hands quickly reaching up to deal with her shirt without preamble.
Feliciano watches her from below, panting heavily. When he sees what she’s doing, he scrambles back into a sitting position and hurries to help, feeling more confident with every passing second. The shirt comes off and his mouth crashes into hers. Her arms fly around his neck and they kiss in a frenzied sort of way, as if everything -- common sense, judgment, patience – has forsaken them.
His fingers fly to her pants and he jerks the zipper down, stuffing his hands into the fabric and wrestling them off of her. She lifts herself off his lap to help, and soon she’s left in only her underwear. He takes a brief moment to admire the matching set (lavender, with lace accents) before unclipping her bra and throwing it aside. Then suddenly Julianne is being rolled onto the mattress and Feliciano is hovering above her, pressing her down, scrabbling to get her panties off as he kisses her. She quite likes this rough-around-the-edges side of him. She likes it so much that she lets him have his way.
As soon as the panties are gone, Feliciano pulls her leg to the side and nestles against her core. She sighs out at the arousing feeling of his hard cock pushed against her wet heat. Her leg is soon curled around his slim waist and she’s jerking her hips forward to roll against his. Into the kiss he lets loose an especially delicious moan.
“You’re so wet,” he gasps, then promptly blushes because he maybe hadn’t meant to say it. Julianne just chuckles, amused and oddly excited about his shyer nature. She likes that it feels so new and fresh with him. Every other man she’s been with had been fairly experienced, but it’s clear that this time, that’s not the case. She is eager to taint him, to dirty his innocence.
She tangles her fingers into his hair and, in doing so, brushes over his ahoge. The contact is almost equivalent to the previous feeling of her hand on his member, and it makes Feliciano momentarily pause as he shudders and bites the edge of his mouth. She does it again, because she likes his expression.
Her fingers brush over his ears and she pulls him back down for a kiss. Against his mouth, she whispers, “I’m wet because I want you so much.” The words have a silly effect on him. He moans and grinds their lower bodies together. When her tongue comes out to dance over his, she splays her hand over his shoulder blade and whispers, “Take me already, Feli. I can’t wait another second.” Her impatience is very clear in the tone of her voice.
He swallows back a harsh wave of desire, which seems to almost brutally crash against his skin. He’s not sure he can wait another second, either, but he’s also never been so nervous before. Yet another contradiction sidles between them: his hesitance, and his desire for her. Julianne sees the conflicting emotions play out over his face, and reaches for him. Her other hand reaches for his cock.
The intense shiver that captures his body has her shuddering, too. He is so sensitive, so eager. His member burns over her palm, so hot that it’s almost surreal. The rigid stiffness of it makes it easy to grasp, and the slight wetness that leaks from his tip makes it easier to stroke. She does exactly that as she whispers, “I’ll help you. Just come over here.” And he nods, bites his lip, and eases forward until he’s all but pressing her down with his weight.
She does most of the work, at first, but Julianne doesn’t have it in her to complain about it. A part of her thinks it’s almost arousing, in a fascinating endearing sort of way. So she merely gives him a soft smile tempered with passion, slides her legs tight around his waist, and drags his lower body against hers. Then, she guides the tip of his length into her core and urges him forward with her legs. The physical feelings that accompany the movement have them both gasping, roiling towards each other as the union seems to almost shatter them. The emotional feelings, needless to say, are somehow even more frenzied.
“Dio mio! Sembra incredibile ,” Feliciano cries, his eyes closed as he rocks back. She’s is very tight around his girth, so much so that he can barely move inside of her, and yet it feels ridiculously good. It’s been a long time since she’s been with a man, longer than perhaps she’d realized, and she is quick to share his reverent, awed exclamations. Together, they pant, moan, whisper as their bodies fall into the instinctive dance that they somehow automatically know.
Julianne clutches him hard, her nails gently digging into his shoulders. There is something so thrilling about having this shy creature taking her in such an emboldened way, that all she can do is melt against the mattress and let herself be immersed in him. His touch, his eyes that rove her frame, his delicious moans, his delicate Italian murmurings.
His head hangs beside hers, his hair framing his eyes in a messy, careless way. She pulls him down to her mouth and kisses him, and he quickly responds. His lips move with hers in a slowly passionate way, the same pace as their hips which explore the softly building pleasure. It blossoms over their bodies like intricate meanderings of passion, and has them rushing forward, intent on tumbling directly into it.
“Feliciano!” she cries, her head dipping back. He is quick to bury his face into the newly revealed skin, moaning against it as he grits his teeth. His hips fly against Julianne’s in a strangely forceful way. Strange, because this is Feliciano, who is always so calm and gentle. But even this shy creature isn’t calm in the face of all this frenzied rapture. His movements are still gentle, in a way she can’t describe, but with an undercurrent of hot ecstasy that has him slamming into her.
She can understand where all that ecstasy is coming from. Never has she felt so liberated during sex. It’s an odd feeling, altogether, but then she also thinks it’s rather lovely. Every thrust makes her feel both exhausted and rejuvenated, until she can no longer tell the difference between the two at all.
He’s thrusting harder, faster, quaking against her like a tree in a tempest. His Italian murmurings have slowed, replaced by an urgent moan that could almost be her name, had she the desire to unravel it. But no, all she wants to do is unravel him, and so she pushes her hips up to meet his thrusts and proceeds to let herself fall into the tempting shifts of her orgasm.
The moment Feliciano feels her muscles clench around him, he knows he is lost. He stares at down Julianne with a sort of wondrous expression, as if he’d never felt anything as good. He really can’t do anything about his own impending finish, which rises up within him far too suddenly for him to get a handle on. And so he falls, hard, thrusting into her as his expression twists into utter pleasure, shuddering out a release that leaves them both gasping and wondering why on earth it took them so long to get this far.
His thrusts turn looser, dragging out the intense passion, letting it skitter over their bodies. Julianne stares up at him with half-lidded eyes. The emotions inside her gaze are enough to make Feliciano lean down to kiss her, because suddenly he only ever wants to kiss her for as long as he lives. She sighs out a ragged sigh that scrapes over the lowest edges of her voice and kisses him back. But this time, their mouths move at a luxurious pace, neither fast nor slow as they settle gently into the new rhythm of unexplored passion.
“You look tired, il mio amore ,” he whispers against her lips. He never wants this moment to end. The warmth of her enslaves him, and he never wants to leave her embrace, never wants to be away from it. Julianne gives him a tiny smile and says almost sluggishly, “I’m not.” And, seeing right through her words to the truth at their center, he smiles and kisses her cheek, pulling out of her. She gives a soft whining sound as he does, as though she can’t bear to be without him. When he lies down beside her, she hurries to drag herself into his side and wrap herself around his form. He thinks his heart will explode, the way it’s pattering so intently.
“Rest for a while,” he whispers into her hair, skimming his hand lightly over her back. He is tired, too. The emotions of the day have finally caught up with him, and as he closes his eyes, he feels fuller and more complete than he has in a very long time. For now, they will rest. Later, they will rise, and decide what to do about the silly way they seem to love each other.
 Sì, l'amore … Yes, love
 Bella donna … come fare il mio battere il cuore! … Beautiful woman … how you make my heart pound!
 Cosa c'è da dire? … What’s there to tell?
 Dovrei dirti quanto ti voglio? … Should I tell you how much I want you?
 Non ho mai voluto qualcuno così tanto … I’ve never wanted someone so much.
 Ma voglio scoparti così male … Sono così difficile … I want to fuck you so badly … I’m so hard
 Aahhh…sì! Non si fermano, non smettere mai di…! … Aahhh…yes! Don’t stop, never stop…!
 Dio mio! Sembra incredibile … My God! It feels amazing
 il mio amore … my love