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Off-Camera Monday
By Alex


"Forget about that. Just come with me, ok?" Bianca said as she helped Frankie to her feet. Lacking the energy to argue, Frankie complied and leaned on the younger girl as she was led to Bianca's car.

"Can you stand?"

"Mm-hm." The older girl was weak, but she still couldn't help but notice the butterflies in her stomach that certainly didn't originate from her hunger. She knew she was leaning on the girl more than she needed to, but it felt too good to let up.

Bianca, meanwhile, was fully aware of her senses, and was starting to feel a twinge in her heart that she knew came with the idea of someone liking her for once. It had been long since Sarah, and that wasn't the healthiest relationship to begin with. She could feel the electricity where her body touched the smaller woman's. The tingles brought back the memory of the day before, when Frankie had touched her lips. Although she felt that she should have some loyalty to her mother, she had to admit that it had felt...right.

"Here, lean against the car while I open the door." Bianca suggested. When that was done, she helped the girl into the passenger's seat then walked around to her own.

"Nice car." Frankie commented weakly as Bianca started the car. Bianca smiled.

"Thanks, it was a gift from my mother." Frankie smirked.

"She's got the dough to get you anything your little heart desires, doesn't she?" Bianca blushed.

"I guess so. I mean, the money doesn't mean that much to me."

"She seems to like it an awful lot. Or at least want to protect it."

"She's worked hard for it. No one wants to lose everything they've worked for. Besides, she doesn't need to worry about it. All that money can buy some damn good lawyers."

"I bet." The rest of the ride was spent in awkward silence as both girls grasped for something to say.

"Well, here we are." Bianca said as they pulled up to her house. Frankie started to get out, but when she stood up, her head started to swim. She leaned back on the car to gather her bearings. Bianca rushed around the car to her.

"Whoa, hold on there! Here, I'll help you inside."

"Oh! My knight in shining armor!" Frankie said dryly as Bianca grabbed her arm again and led her to the front door. After opening the door, the taller girl led her inside and started up the stairs.

"Where we going?" Frankie asked.

"My bedroom." The older girl did a double take.

"Ooh...on the first date? Bianca-la, I'm shocked!" She flirted. Bianca flushed.

"You can get cleaned up in my bathroom." She explained. "Besides, I don't think this constitutes a date. Not a good one, at least." They reached the top of the stairs and headed down the hallway.

"What, you think I'm dirty?" Frankie pouted. Bianca sighed.

"I think you slept on a park bench last night. A good shower would be a good idea if I were in your shoes, but hey, if you don't want to... She trailed off. Frankie cut in.

"No, no I do. I was just teasing."

"Okay..." Bianca said as they entered her bedroom. She led Frankie to her bed, where the smaller girl sat down and looked around.

"Wow...how femme is this? Let me guess, your mother had something to do with all these frills, right?" Frankie said as she took in the contents of the bedroom.

"She hired a decorator. But it has pretty much stayed the same since I came here."

"And when did you come here, Bianca-la?" Bianca almost melted every time Frankie called her that. She had a way of saying it that was so flirty and sexy, she just couldn't help feeling weak in the knees. She shook her head, and realized that Frankie had asked her a question.

"I think we should stop talking about me, and get you in the shower."

"Oooh...seduction through water...I like it." She leered and raised an eyebrow at Bianca.

"Don't you ever quit?" Bianca laughed. She shivered as Frankie caught her gaze head on.

"Come on, you know you like it." Frankie dared. Bianca smiled shyly.

"I never said I didn't." She delighted at the quick look of shock on Frankie's face. "Now you sit there, I'll get you a towel." The brunette exited the room, heading to the linen closet, where she grabbed a fluffy blue towel.

"Here ya go." She tossed the blanket to Frankie. "The bathrooms right in there." she pointed to the door "You can leave your clothes in here, and I'll get them washed for you." Frankie pulled off her jacket, and started to pull off her shirt, and Bianca rushed out, flustered. She leaned against the closed door and sighed. Was this whole flirting game going to lead somewhere? Did she want it to? Another sigh. The questions would have to wait. She heard the bathroom door close, and the shower start running. She ventured back into her room, and picked up Frankie's dirty clothes. Under the smells of the road, she could smell something that was sweet, and distinctly Frankie. It was all she could do not to just sit there and smell it.

She broke out of her trance and headed downstairs with the clothes.

After the clothes were started in the washer, Bianca headed back up to her room to pick out some clothes for Frankie to wear. She opened the door to the bathroom quietly and laid them on the toilet, trying her damndest not to look at the fogged glass shower door. She took a deep breath and headed back downstairs to get some food set out. She knew she could get the housekeeper to do it, but it gave her something to do, something to think about other than the beautiful woman who was currently naked in her shower upstairs.


Frankie managed to get herself cleaned up without fainting, and decided that she really needed to get something to eat, so she shut the shower off and started drying off with the towel. Hmm… she thought. I wonder what's going on here? I mean, I was just tryin to get some cash, I never expected her…

Erica rushed into the house. She had just gotten a phone call saying that Bianca had come home. She wanted to know at once where her daughter had been all day. She climbed the stairs swiftly.

"Bianca?" She called out. She entered her daughter's room. "Bianca?" She was just in time to catch Frankie exiting her daughter's bathroom, in only a towel. Horrified, she cried out "What -- what are you doing here in my daughter's bedroom?"

Frankie was shocked to be found, by Erica no less, and looked around guiltily.

"Did you hear me?" Erica demanded. "What are you doing in my daughter's bedroom?"

The End

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