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Sara & Catherine: The Unfinished Story
Chapter 3: Cashing In Or Not
As the kiss ended Catherine carefully opened her eyes, hoping she hadn't offended Sara. But the way Sara had returned her kiss already told her all she needed to know.
"Wow" Sara said as she caught her breath. Backing up onto the bed she placed herself against the headboard motioning Catherine to snuggle close to her.
"If I had known you're such a good kisser I would have done this way sooner" Sara sighed as Catherine crawled into her embrace.
"So you have thought about this about us, before? Catherine who had placed her head on the brunette's shoulder- looked up into two brown eyes.
"Hmmm yeah I have. When we were in the plane, when you were holding my hand. But because of all that has passed between us I never tho " Before Sara could finish her lips were claimed by the strawberry blonde's.
"I apologize for all the things I have done to you" Catherine said looking straight into Sara's eyes, hoping to convey that she really was sorry about it.
"I know, and I accept your apologies, but for now let's not talk about it anymore." Sara placed a kiss on Catherine's forehead.
For minutes they stayed like that, silently lying in each other's arms, Sara stroking through blonde locks of hair, Catherine snuggling her face into Sara's neck.
Suddenly Catherine spoke up "Do you remember what you said to me in the airplane?"
"Huh I think I'll need some help with that question I seem to be distracted" Sara answered before she once again kissed the older woman passionately.
"You said you'd find a way I could make it up to you, remember?" Catherine said as she pulled back a bit, her hands tracing lightly over Sara's lips.
"Oh yeah" Sara answered, a smile spreading across her face "I do remember that."
"Well, how about I pay my debt now?" Catherine smirked
"Well, I'll have to think of something first" Sara said, trying not to show how much she liked this playfulness that was going on between them.
"Oh come on, as if you haven't thought about that" Catherine snorted.
"OK" Sara blushed "I did think of something already. But since we have to be at the conference in " she takes Catherine's wrist in her hands and checks her watch " less than an hour I suggest we'll save this for later."
Sitting up so she could get off the bed Sara gave one last fiery kiss before walking out of the bedroom leaving a flabbergasted Catherine behind.
Forty minutes had passed, and Catherine had been in the bathroom for most of the time.
"You ready to go?" Sara called towards the bathroom. There were ten minutes left before the conference would begin. Fortunately they just had to walk a few minutes to reach the conference-building.
The door opened and out came Catherine wearing black pants and a blue, silk blouse that complemented her eyes. She had also curled her hair, a thing not known to her that Sara loved.
Sara had to swallow hard as she saw the beautiful woman in front of her. "And you think I will be able to keep focused on the conference when you're dressed like that." Sara said as she gave Catherine the once-over.
Catherine walked over to Sara and wrapped her arms around the brunette's waist.
"Ah forget about the conference" Sara said before she pulled Catherine closer and kissed her hard.
"Oh no you don't" Catherine said as Sara started to tug at the hem of her blouse. "You made it pretty clear we had to go, so now we're going."
Catherine holding onto Sara's hand turned around and started to walk towards the door, but was stopped by the resisting Sara who wouldn't move an inch. As she looked over at the brunette again her face grew into a big smile.
Taking one step back into Sara's direction she said "You look so sexy when you pout." This earned her a playful nudge on the shoulder which was quickly followed by lips claiming hers.
Arriving at the conference only ten minutes late, Catherine and Sara took a seat at the back of the auditorium. Fortunately it was very busy, so them sneaking in at the back went unnoticed.
Although Sara knew she should pay attention to the speaker, she seemed to have a hard time focusing on any thing else than the blonde in the seat next her.
She could still feel Catherine's lips on hers, and what a great feeling that was. As she focused on the speaker again she suddenly felt a hand on her thigh stroking her lightly. Her body immediately responded to the touches of the other woman.
The hand of the blonde started to move up Sara's thigh, but before things would heat up too much she grabbed Catherine's hand, stilling her motion.
'Oh man, how am I supposed to hang on for another hour' Sara thought as Catherine started to caress her hand.
Fortunately for the brunette a new speaker started to talk about new methods concerning blood spatter analysis, which seemed to distract Catherine.
At 6 pm they walked out of the large building, and Sara slid her hand in Catherine's giving a little squeeze.
"Since you tortured me for, oh I don't know, the last sixty minutes you're taking me out for dinner." Sara grinned at Catherine who was a bit surprised by Sara's show of affection in public.
"Dinner?" She pouted, "I'm more ready for dessert."
"Well, you'll have to hold on a little longer. I'm starving, and I want a decent meal at a decent restaurant." Sara answered.
Sighing Catherine gave in and led the younger woman towards a taxi.
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