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AUTHOR'S NOTE: For ralst's Easter spoof challenge. :)
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As Elusive As...
"What happens next, Mama?" asked a curious 5 year-old Chessie.
Natalia smiled and continued, "Well, then the Easter Bunny comes by and hides eggs around houses and farms. And, then, in the morning little boys and little girls go on a hunt to find all the treats."
"Like me!" Chessie exclaimed with a toothy smile.
Laughing, Natalia leaned over and kissed her daughter on the forehead. She pulled the covers over and tucked Chessie in tight. "Yep, just like you. But, the Easter Bunny is elusive."
The little girl scrunched her nose in confusion. "What does e-lusive mean, Mama?"
Natalia sat back and put her hand to her chin and looked up at the bedroom ceiling, deep in thought. She suddenly looked back at her daughter. "It means hard to find and see. He only comes when kids aren't looking. Even mommies and daddies can't always see him."
"Ah okay, so I better go to bed so I can get my chocolates in the morning!" Chessie burrowed further into her bed. "Night Mama. Love ya." Her eyes fluttered shut, and soon enough she was asleep.
Natalia stood and made her way to the door, stopping to flick the light off. Her lover was waiting for her in the hallway.
"The Easter Bunny, really?" Olivia quirked an eyebrow as she took Natalia's hand and led her down stairs.
As Natalia sat down on the couch, grabbing a glass of red wine, Olivia added another log to the fire. Joining Natalia, Olivia sat and cuddled up to her. "I'd think a good Catholic woman like you would've told her the story of Jesus' resurrection the night before Easter."
"What and scar her for life about the violence our Savoir endured? I don't think so...plus..."
"And...?" Olivia urged.
"And, it's a story my abuela used to tell me as a girl." She put down her glass and grabbed Olivia's hand, interlacing their fingers. She looked up at Olivia and gave a squeeze. "It's something I want to share with our children, Olivia."
Olivia squeezed back and smiled at the younger woman. "Okay, when you put it like that, it's hard to argue with you." She put her own glass down and took Natalia into her arms.
Natalia giggled as she sank further into her lover's embrace. "I thought you'd learn not to argue with me after all this time."
Olivia looked down into her brown eyes for a moment, her expression stern before it softened. "You're right. I love you." She closed her eyes and leaned down.
Natalia smiled as she closed her eyes. She whispered, "I love you, too."
"Ow!" Natalia exclaimed, pulling back suddenly. She rubbed her forehead. "What the hell was that?"
Olivia chuckled, "Swear jar." Natalia pouted and narrowed her eyes. "Fine, but why did you do that?"
"I'll have you know I was trying to kiss you. I don't know what happened. I guess I went too fast, and we bumped foreheads." Olivia shrugged. "Let's try that again, shall we?"
Natalia mumbled as she came closer to Olivia's sweet lips once again, "Practice does make perfect."
Olivia smiled and closed her eyes, stroking Natalia's long, black hair.
"God damnit!" Olivia shouted as she hit her head against Natalia's shoulder. She jumped up and started pacing angrily. "What's going on?"
Natalia stood and ripped off her bra and threw it at Olivia. "I don't know. This help?"
Olivia grinned and then frowned, "It would normally if you still didn't have that horrid winter coat and scarf on, Honey."
Natalia quickly looked down, and then pointed to Olivia's head and laughed. "Well, at least I'm not wearing something from the Antebellum South. Seriously, Olivia, it looks like you're going to Frank's funeral or something."
"Hey now, at least it's not as bad as Doris' blazer. That is awful, and you could use it at a picnic!" Olivia sighed and rubbed the bridge of her nose. She looked pleadingly at Natalia and asked in a whisper, "What's going on? Why can't we kiss? And, why are we fighting? I don't want to fight with you."
Natalia walked closer to Olivia. She replied with a sad pout and big, doe eyes. "I don't want to fight with you, too. I don't want to wait to make love tonight."
"I don't either, but I think people think what they think about us whether or not they are correct in their assumptions."
Natalia just stood there, confused.
"Do I have to hit you over the head with this?!" She lunged forward and grabbed Natalia's face, cupping it in her hands. Natalia accidentally kicked the remote to the CD player and heavy metal started playing. Olivia and Natalia's lips met in a 2.5 second kiss of pure bliss.
Natalia pulled back slowly, and it dawned on her. "They think...that we're..."
"They think that we're..." She pointed.
"But, we aren't."
"Then, why can't we kiss properly!?"
"I don't know. We know that we're not celibate, that we have hot, sweaty monkey sex."
"That's not funny."
"C'mon...it's getting a little funny."
"You're still drunk."
"Maybe a little. But, it's about time people know that we're in a physical relationship."
"True, follow me." Natalia grabbed her coat and made her way to the back door. "You coming? I'm going to be in the car."
"What are we doing, Natalia?"
"We're going down to the store that Blake told me about and getting a video camera."
Olivia huffed and moved her hands around when her wife wasn't looking. "Fine, just fine." She grabbed the car keys.
"Oh hey, Frankie."
"Hello, ladies, how are you, two?"
"Frustrated. Very frustrated," they said together.
"And, the girls?"
The large fuzzy creature reached his paw into his basket and pulled out a large, colored egg. "Good, then I can start hiding these around the house."
"Yep, have at it," Olivia said, putting on her thick, winter jacket.
"Thank you, Easter Bunny. Have a nice evening!" Natalia smiled with big dimples. She tugged on Olivia's arm.
"I'm coming. Stop hovering!" She snapped.
"I'm not hovering..." Natalia said hurt.
"And, I thought that guy was supposed to be elusive. Hmmm?"
"Just shut up and get in the car already."
Sunlight streamed into the curtains. Olivia was asleep on her back, the blanket only pulled up half- way over her luscious curves. Natalia leaned over and pushed the hair out of Olivia's face. She kissed her forehead softly and then whispered, "This makes me so happy. You make me happy." She smiled and leaned a little closer to Olivia's pink, full truly delicious kissable lips.
"Happy Easter!" screamed Chessie as she ran up to the bed and jumped on it, startling Olivia.
"You're awake," Natalia stated.
"Wha...huh?" Olivia sat up, confused.
Chessie crawled up to Olivia and snuggled Olivia. "It's Easter, Mommy!"
"Baby, you're up really early."
"The cooking woke me up, " Chessie exclaimed happily.
"Ooo...that does smell really good."
"C'mon, Mommy. Let's go!" She said, dragging Olivia from the bed.
Olivia reached over and grabbed Natalia's hand, intertwining them in the best way possible. "Your hands are pretty, Sweetheart."
Natalia smiled and responded, "Beautiful dream."
"Nope. Big, purple dreams."
They smiled lovingly at each other and then made their way down to join Emma and her heart-shaped banana pancakes. Olivia, Natalia, and their girls had a day full of family and friends, of laughter and love.
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