A/N: Thank you to Honeymoon Edward and LizziePaige for pre-reading, and Midnight Cougar for working your magic.
Age tracker for this chapter: Emmett (46), Lily (15), Rachel (26)
Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer owns Twilight. I’m just here having fun.
C14 – Happy 15th Birthday, Lily
“Daddy,” Lily whispers between gasps and sniffs. “Can you come get me?”
“Lily, are you okay?” I switch ears as I walk out of my office and wave at Edward, letting him know I’m leaving for the day.
The word “Daddy” set off an alarm immediately, as Lily hasn’t called me by that name in years.
“I don’t know. I want to go home.”
“Where are you?”
“I’ll be there in about fifteen minutes.”
“Okay, I’ll be waiting outside Miner’s Landing.”
“Should I call Rachel or Bella?”
“No, I need you. Hurry.”
“I’ll text you when I’m there.”
I second-guess myself hanging up on Lily during the entire drive, hoping she isn’t in any immediate danger. I have no idea what has happened, but I would bet anything it is a boy—a senior boy who has been dicking Lily around.
Lily made the varsity pom squad in her first year at high school, which ruffled a few female feathers and attracted some unwanted attention, particularly from male members of the football, soccer, and baseball teams.
I’m positive “Felix the Fucker,” as I like to call him, is the current source of Lily’s trouble. He reminds me of a younger version of James, whom I haven’t seen or heard from in years, since he moved to New York for a job promotion.
Today is Lily’s birthday, and instead of us having dinner together, I was pushed aside because Lily made plans to have dinner down at the Waterfront with Felix and a few friends. I’ve tried not to let it bother me, as the two of us can have dinner to celebrate her birthday another day, but the rejection still stings.
Even with traffic, I make good time and pull up near Pier 57 in about fifteen minutes, sending her a text I’m here. I catch sight of her walking toward my vehicle, and I move the car closer.
When she gets in the passenger seat, Lily is drenched from the rain. After a quick glance at her red-rimmed eyes, I turn up the heat and drive us home.
“You want to talk about it?”
Lily shakes her head and sniffs. “He’s a cheater.”
“Yes. Heidi told me she saw him doing more than making out with Chelsea at a party last weekend, but I didn’t want to believe her.”
“Did you ask him about it?”
“Yes, but he said they were just friends. He insisted she come with us for my birthday today. She was flirting with him constantly and had her hands all over him right in front of me, like I wasn’t even there.”
“So, Felix drove?”
Lily nods. “His buddy Demetri and his girlfriend Jane went too. She’s on the pom squad, but she’s a junior.”
“Did you even get to the restaurant?”
“No, we were all hanging out and walking around the shops, then Chelsea suggests going up in the Great Wheel and doing the VIP gondola because it has a glass floor. Felix buys the tickets then says, ‘Sorry, Lily. VIP only seats four.’ He hands me a ticket to go in a different gondola, not with them.”
“It’s because I refused to have sex with him. He’s punishing me by being with anyone ready and willing. Apparently, it’s his goal to screw every girl on the squad before he graduates. I heard it’s some kind of bet. Heidi said at last Saturday’s party, he was trying to start something with her and she turned him down. Then he found Chelsea and everyone heard them in a bathroom together. Heidi said it’s common knowledge that Felix parties every weekend with someone new. When I asked him about it, he shrugged it off as if it’s no big deal. But he couldn’t be serious about me if he’s with anyone else. Right?”
Oh shit. We’ve had the sex talk, but maybe it’s time for a refresher or maybe a different version.
“No one should ever coerce you into having sex when you aren’t ready,” I state. “And when you tell them ‘no,’ they need to respect your word or they aren’t worth your time.”
“I thought he really liked me. He was charming and funny, at first, but now it’s as if he’s trying to make me jealous so I’ll give in and have sex with him. He says all these sweet things—like today, wanting to celebrate my birthday together, but then he brings along others and it turns into something else. I felt like the fifth wheel on a double date.”
“So, you left?”
Lily shrugs, wiping a few stray tears from her eyes. “I said I was going to the bathroom, then I called you. I’m not going on the Wheel or gondola by myself, or wait there while they go like some pathetic girl. I’m done with him. Heidi was right. I should have listened to her and not let him string me along for all this time.”
I’ve never been so thankful for Heidi as I am now. “I’m glad you have Heidi as a friend.”
“Me too.” Lily checks her phone. “It’s been almost an hour since I left and not a text or call worried about where I am. He is such a loser. I thought he cared about me.”
Lily dissolves in tears once more.
“Hey, it will be okay, don’t cry.”
“I can’t believe I’m crying again over that jerk.”
I pull into the driveway, looking up at the dark house, wondering how much I can salvage of this bungled birthday for Lily.
“Are you sure you don’t want me to call Rachel or Bella?”
“Is Rachel working tonight?”
“Yeah, but I’m sure if I explain the situation to her she would come home.”
“Oh my goodness. I’m such an idiot. Why didn’t I figure it out earlier? She’s working so we could be alone for my birthday. Then I wanted to hang out with Felix, which turned into a disaster. I’m so sorry, Dad.”
“No apologies necessary. It looks like it will still be just the two of us.” I grin and unlock the front door, holding it open for Lily.
“Okay. I’m freezing and want to take a hot shower. Then can we hang out together? Maybe watch a movie?”
“Anything you want. Should I order food?”
“Can you order Italian from Spinasse?”
“Did you want anything in particular?” I know Lily’s favorites, but living with two women for the past year has taught me to ask first.
“No. Surprise me. Anything sounds good from there right now. I’d like to dive face first into a bowl of pasta with plenty of garlic. I have no reason to worry about bad breath now I’m done with Felix. Not that we were ever really together.”
I nod. “I’ll order and go pick it up while you’re in the shower.”
We walk into the kitchen, flipping on the light, and find a tray of pink cupcakes with white icing and pink hearts in the center of each one. There’s also a pink card for Lily sitting on the countertop.
Lily reads the card out loud. “They may not be as good as Esme’s or yours, but I hope you like them. Happy Birthday! Love, Rachel xo”
They aren’t the bakery icing swirls Mom and Lily are known for making with multi-colors, special sprinkles, or filled middles that can rival our neighborhood shops. The cupcakes are simple and sweet—a version that easily wins over Lily.
And Lily’s dad.
“Dad! Isn’t she the greatest? I can’t believe she had time to make these.” Lily gushes, holding the card to her chest. “No wonder Grandma didn’t drop off any cupcakes this morning. I couldn’t figure it out.”
Rachel has been busy lately. Besides her job bartending nearby, she’s back in school to get her master’s degree. Unfortunately, it leaves little time to see each other, which has left me needy, but I’ve been trying to keep it under control since I don’t want to rock the boat.
“Rachel is definitely a sweetheart.” I set an alarm on my phone to make sure I’m awake in order to thank her appropriately when she gets home in the early morning hours.
“I’ll go shower. I love you, Daddy. Thanks for coming to get me.”
“You’re welcome. I love you too, Lily. Always remember that no matter what happens, I’ll do whatever I can to help you. It pains me to admit, but I wasn’t always the man you know. I have made my fair share of mistakes and treated women poorly in the past. I didn’t respect them as I should, and I’m trying to do better by you and Rachel. Just understand some of us mess up without realizing it. It doesn’t matter if we are fifteen or fifty. We aren’t perfect.”
She smiles up at me. “You are to me.”
I shake my head. “I’m not, Lily. Far from it. I still screw up from time to time and thankfully, Rachel helps keep me in check.”
“She’s great. I’m glad she’s here living with us.”
“I am too, but being a single dad hasn’t been easy for me. I never know if I’m saying too little or if I’m sharing too much. Guys like Felix—they want one thing and will say or do anything to get that from you. I know. I’m more like Felix than you realize. I don’t want you to fall for seemingly sweet words and do something you may regret. I don’t want you to end up—”
“Yes or catch some disease.”
“Dad, I know about condoms from health class.”
“And birth control.” She paused. “Aunt Alice suggested it as something to consider last year, but she said I should talk with you. I’ve been too chicken to bring it up, as I knew you would overreact.”
I nod and take a few calming breaths. “We can schedule a visit with a doctor and make sure you’re protected. You can’t always trust the guy to do the right thing, Lily.”
“You would go with me?”
“I don’t think you should be having sex before you’re ready, but I would do anything for you. Your health and safety are always important.”
“Thanks, Dad. You know, now I’m fifteen, I can sign up for a driver training school and get my permit. Heidi already has her permit.”
Fuck. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
“Why don’t you go take your shower and I’ll get dinner.” I look through my contacts, trying to find the restaurant’s phone number, hoping she’ll drop it for now. “And we’ll figure out the driving thing another day.”
“Okay, love you, Daddy!”
“Did I wake you?” Rachel smirks, looking up at me in the moonlight, then her soft, warm mouth goes back to sucking my hard cock. I love it when she wakes me up like this. It’s the best kind of alarm.
“Fuck, Rachel.” My hips automatically tilt up, pushing deeper down her throat as my hand tangles in her wild red hair.
I watch her take my entire length for several passes then pull off to straddle my legs. Rachel’s still wearing her outfit from work with her skirt riding up high on her thighs. She grabs a condom, tearing it open, then rolling it down my dick.
“I want to fuck you.” She rubs my cock between her legs, pausing at her opening, slowly sinking down until our hips are flush.
Holy shit, she feels good. If I hadn’t watched her put on the condom, I would think there isn’t anything between us.
“Fuck. You feel amazing, and you better had been wearing panties at work, young lady,” I warn, ready to put her across my lap for a few playful spanks, which I know will make her wetter than she already is.
She reaches over to somewhere next to us on the bed then tosses the tiny wad of damp black silk, landing it on my chest.
“I was a good girl today. But now, I need you.” She grinds against my body then moves up and down at a slow pace.
I moan and tuck my hands behind my head, giving her the green light to do what she wants with me. “Then you won’t hear any complaints on my end. Have at it.”
We both know I’m no good at relinquishing control, but I can let Rachel play for a little while.
Undressing Rachel is one of my favorite things, and she knows it, which is why she’s still dressed. My hands easily work the four buttons on her tight shirt, pushing it off her shoulders, then my fingers lower the cups of her bra. Some nights the buttons don’t make it, but tonight I can be patient since the sight above me is incredible. I’ll never tire of Rachel taking her pleasure from me.
It isn’t long before I can’t resist the swaying tits in my face as Rachel pushes and pulls her body from mine. Soon, I have my hands squeezing her boobs while my mouth attaches to a nipple sucking, licking, and nibbling until it’s puckered from my attention. My finger and thumb take over rolling and tugging while my mouth moves to the other nipple, driving Rachel wild.
“Emmett!” She shouts then stills as I feel her walls clench and pulse around me.
Her breast falls from my mouth and a huge smile spreads across my face. “That didn’t take long.”
Rachel collapses on my chest, panting and trying to catch her breath. “I was so tired… then I got home… and saw you sleeping naked. And you were already semi-hard.”
“I must have been dreaming about you.” I push back her hair, tucking it behind her ear, then kiss her forehead. My fingers unhook the clasp of her bra, then I pull it from her arms, tossing it to the floor. I lower the zipper on her skirt. “Hands and knees. It’s my turn.”
I raise her body from mine and shuffle out from underneath her, tugging her skirt from her hips until she’s naked.
“I doubt I can hold myself up.” She looks exhausted and remains on her stomach while I move around behind her.
Lifting her hips up off the bed until she’s on her knees, I position her, nudging her legs wider apart as I guide my cock back between her legs. I hold her steady, then roughly shove myself deep inside, groaning at the new, indescribable feeling.
“Fuck, Rachel. You feel incredible.” Something feels different, and I pull out to check the condom is still in place.
Rachel moves to her hands then holds onto the headboard, arching her back. “I’ll try to hold on.”
My hands grab the cheeks of her ass, squeezing as I readjust my position on the bed. “You’re so beautiful.” I guide my cock to her opening and thrust back inside.
It feels just as incredible as before.
“Are these new condoms? They feel different,” I wonder as I start a slow pace.
“Yeah, they’re new. One of the guys at work gave me a strip to try. They’re extra thin. It’s supposed to feel like you’re wearing nothing.”
“Well, it does.” I pick up my pace, driving into her a little harder with each pass.
“I thought you would like them. You know, mix it up a bit. I know you aren’t ready to go without them, but maybe this would be another possibility.” Rachel gasps, moving her hands lower on the headboard until she’s on her forearms. “Emmett, I can’t.”
I pause and pull out, then flip her to her back, pushing her legs wide, finding my way back between them. “Hang on. I’m almost there.”
While her legs wrap around my waist, her hands hold on to my shoulders as I piston my hips over and over until my balls tighten and I shove myself as deep as possible, pulsing inside her.
“Rachel!” I growl, pulling back to push into her one more time.
My body feels spent, and I know I can’t stay on top of her for long without crushing her.
“Emmett, that was—”
“I know.” I pull back, removing the condom, tossing it in the trash. I snuggle behind Rachel with her back to my chest, pulling the covers around us.
“I love fucking you.” I hear the smile in her voice.
“And I fucking love you.” I leave a kiss on her shoulder. “Thanks for making Lily cupcakes.”
“Did she like them?”
“She loved them, but I’m sure she’ll tell you tomorrow.”
“How was her date with Felix?”
“Oh, no. What happened?”
“He’s screwing other girls and trying to pressure her into having sex. Maybe it’s time I paid him a visit.”
“Are you kidding me? I can’t believe him. And you will only make matters worse. Stay out of it.”
“But I’ll at least feel better.”
“You’ll make it worse for Lily.”
“I can be intimidating. Maybe he needs a scare. He doesn’t have to know it’s me.”
“You need to let it go.”
“I can’t. I have to do something. What if I taught her some self-defense moves? Trust me; Felix isn’t the only creep out there. I would know.”
“Hey, that part of you is in the past. You’ve turned over a new leaf. I know for a fact that you’re an excellent son, brother, and uncle. You’re also a fantastic father and an amazing boyfriend. I never see you at work, but maybe you’re an asshole there. It’s tough being the big bad boss all the time, when Edward’s such a softie.” She chuckles.
“You’re probably right about work and biased about the rest.”
“You have a great family, and they’ve all been extremely welcoming. I love them like I do you.”
“Rachel, I don’t want to hold you back. I love you too much and want the best for you, even if that isn’t me. Is that enough, though? Being only your boyfriend? Because if you change your—”
“I’m not changing my mind. You’re more than enough for me. When are you going to believe it?”