Second Encounters - The Day After We Hooked Up

This is a long awaited follow up to the first Hub I wrote here on HubPages, a love story called First Encounters. This new 2nd part of this "coming out" romantic story has been re-written slightly to ensure honesty ensues. I recommend you check out the first part before reading further here. And yes, there is a third and final part to this romance. Thanks for reading. Now read on.

I am lying in bed, and writing these words as quietly as possible, so as not to awaken the beautiful woman lying beside me. It’s early, 7am. I am barely awake, and yet, fully aware. Thoughts of last night flit through my mind, olive skin, warmth, deep kisses, legs wrapped around legs, jet black hair streaked across her face, warm brown eyes looking at me with adoration, innocence, passion, desire and longing. And such love. Was it too early for there to be love already? And yet it felt like love. Love so amazing, I almost have to bless myself just to make sure I am awake. Did we really do all that? Did she say those things? Her first time? Sharing these blankets together. Trusting me. It got serious. I feel strange. Did she mean what she said? She only met me yesterday, at a gallery.


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The kitchen is cold, as I find something to eat, and I think of my Grandmother and the way she would scold me for being in the kitchen barely dressed and making her feel cold. Its funny how, when you are young, and you rarely feel the cold, yet you feel everything. I make our scrambled eggs, and the smell wakes Cathy. She appears, yawning loudly, and grins at me. There is no shame or guilt in her eyes. I smile back. Those crisp warm brown eyes are like jewels that almost hypnotise me. We sit outside with our eggs and coffee and juice, me in my t-shirt and shorts, she with a blanket partly wrapped about her.

Cathy is part Asian, some Thai and some Indian heritage there, and prone to the cold here in the UK. A plume of dark hair sprouts like a curious chimney out of the mountain of blanket around her. She could be a kid out on Girl-Scout Safari. She is starving. The London skyline is quiet and empty. Airplanes are taking off in the distance from Heathrow. She asks me questions about how I bought this place at age 24, how I own a car, why I am so independent, all kinds of things about me. Jeez, where are all these questions coming from? I am a career person, I pushed myself. I worked my ass off. She sees me as a bit of a miracle. A fully formed female at age 25, exactly where I want to be, if she could be me. I chuckle to myself. Me, fully formed? Because I plan my life? That’s a laugh; my grandparents say I am still a big kid! I think back to the time I was being interviewed for a job. A woman in a panel of three people asked me why I felt I was the best Candidate for the job, I told her I more than felt it. I was sure of it. Why, asked a man beside her. Because I get to the Point, I answered. The guy was later to become my boss. He told me he liked my attitude.

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I guide the subject to the present. I ask Cathy what is her plan today? She is silent and looks at me, a look, a sweet helpless look that makes me want to rush over and hug her tight. She scrunches her face into this funny expression, then tells me that I am her plan, that there isn’t any other plan.

I smile and tell her that that isn’t much of a plan. The radio in the background is by now playing "Give It Away" by Zero 7, and it suits the mood perfectly. She sits beside me and snuggles with me. She is cold and naked under the blanket. She is terribly beautiful. I want to pinch myself. I ask her how she first knew she was gay. She thinks for a bit. She says she broke up with a few guys, and didn’t understand why. Then she realised after a girl from her class in school snogged her that she liked girls, and liked kissing girls, then found she liked more than kissing, and it just grew from there. She had definitely had a few girlfriends, but nothing as serious as me. Me, I ask. She looks into my eyes, and says she has never slept or spent a night with someone before. Why me, I ask in a whisper. She blushes and beams a big smile at me, and puts her hand to the side of my face, holding it there. It is so natural. She says very few of her friends know she is a lesbian. So Cathy really is a “coming-out” girl. Asking her what her family thought of it all, she becomes sullen. She says her mother is okay-ish. But her father is not okay with it. It has kind of divided her family. She is closer to her Mom. I ask did they know where she was last night. She gets snappy and says it’s none of their business where she was. She doesn’t care. But in her dark beautiful eyes I see emotions there. I see her truth. It's obvious. She does care. I decide to say nothing.

After breakfast, we shower, clean up. I ask her what she wants to do. She wants to hang out with me. She has some texts on her mobile from her mother, but she doesn’t reply to them. We are in my sitting room, I am reading the blurb on a DVD I borrowed from the library. Cathy is flipping through a book of poetry from one of my stuffed bookshelves, a collection of poems by Rumi. She seems awestruck by his flow of consciousness style of writing.

Someone (Suzie, my friend) calls me on my Mobile and I chat for a bit, telling her I had a friend over last night, a really nice girl. Cathy looks at me as I speak. I nod, and smile and say of course the girl is gay, and that her name is Cathy. Cathy goes red. I then tell my friend on the phone that Cathy is very sexy and sweet. Now Cathy’s ears are like two beetroots, they are so red! I laugh here! I tell Suzie that Cathy is blushing the colour of lava right now. We all roar laughing.

The morning sun shines in her luxuriant black hair, as it flows down her neck. Cathy nestles her head on my shoulder, holding onto my arm, and looks at me with an expression of delight and sensuous satisfaction. And something more besides. Her eyes sparkle. It is a look I often see in a face. A special look that eyes like mine are trained to see. It is love. It is affection. It is Affirmation itself. I am dumbstruck by her. For the hundredth time I tell myself this can’t be happening to me. And yet it is. I finish my call. Then sensing what she wants, I kiss her softly. We are now nestling together and London looks on, but we are too lost in the embrace of each others arms to care who sees us, as we snuggle together on the bench on my roof patio. I am her first love. I tell her she is very special. She tells me she wants me. It feels nice to be wanted like that. I feel like a child, I almost want to cry.

We have now been together a night and half a day together. I am impressed. I see a road ahead with so many amazing things. But in a few hours, reality will come crashing in on Cathy like a ton of bricks, throwing everything into doubt.

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TattoGuy 6 years ago

You are one hell of an amazing writer, signs of a great writer is when you actually feel you are there and I did, I am putting you on my profile so others can find yer talent xox


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Wow, TattoGuy, you are making my ears blush red here! Where do I get it, my dad was a newspaper man (although I have just fotos to remember him) so perhaps its a family writing thing. I have read tons and tons of books as a kid, and I just get a yearning to write stuff! Heh! I sure appreciate you putting me on your profile! It's always good to see your comments here, to brighten up my day! You are like a ray of sunshine! *Hugs you extra christmassy warm* Take care - go easy on the bird, I mean the turkey! LOL! You know what I mean! Happy Christmas!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Happy Christmas Cheeky Girl... :) I'm on my way to read part 3 :)


sandy 6 years ago

This is really great, you are such a good writer.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ ripplemaker: Same to you my friend! Always great to see you here! Best wishes for the New Year! : )

@sandy: Thankyou for the nice thoughts, sandy, please visit often!


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

I really enjoyed this, you are an excellent writer, thank you. Enjoy your New Years Eve.


Gino 6 years ago

Excellent, I am so impressed by you, girl!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ Gino! I made the comment on the first page for you! Click there on first encounters to read it, you need the exercise! LOL! ; )


HeatherS 6 years ago

A quite moving and thoughtful account of you and your experience with your friend. I have a coming-out daughter and it is not easy reading her mind, there is much figuring out what with the new situation she is in and our family. I will read more. You write really nice.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@ HeatherS: Coming out is a very tough thing for anyone to do, there is the expectation that people will react negatively, and disown the person. And lots more besides that. There is a need for understanding and some compassion too. I lost a few friends way back when I discovered my own situation. But I decided to be honest with people and not conceal from them. When a person is young and in relationships, this is crucial. I am not a parent, but being there, and being a shoulder for your daughter to lean on if needed is important. And as a Mom, in many ways, there is no "change" towards you. You still have the same daughter you always had. Thanks for these comments! Best wishes to you and yours!


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

oh my gosh, how'd you do it cheekygirl?! must admit I hate reading long narrative type-ish on the screen but 'your encounters' hooked my eyes :) this is very sweet! like the more I read, the more I get so jealous of your life ;p


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy blaise25: This is a thing people tell me, what is it about my life and meeting Cathy that so captivates and interests people. Is it her, is it me, is it that we met the way we did, is it how she affects me? Even I don't know what that any one thing is. All I know is, it happened. And I am thanking my blessings as we are happy together. But please don't be jealous of my life. I am just a Cheeky Girl, and I am drawn that way! Heh! Thanks, blaise! : )


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st0rm3 6 years ago from Durban, South Africa

This is really amazing stuff you have written here.. thanks for the great read.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy st0rm3: I'm glad you enjoyed reading, my friend! Cheers! I hope you visit often.


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Hey CG! I dunno too what captivates 'em but I know what has captivated me..it's the way you write and what you write..You're a good writer, you put readers on the scene. And what I've read was something that somehow happened in my life..Hey, just jealous of your independence :) til next time CG


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

@blaise25: H'mm, I understand this. I did a writing course a few years ago, since I wrote a lot in College. Creative writing is something I just have always liked. Plus I have kept a journal / diary since I was a wee girl. And then I read a lot too. I have the writing bug. I also love poetry. I read a lot of it here in the hubs. Well, it;s sure nice to have an honest to goodness fan there in you, blaise.

As for having just had something like this happen in your life ... that is interesting. It takes unusual things or life changing things that cause us to want to write about them. I hope things work out okay there for you. I wish you luck with it, and the person you are with now. Oh my independence is something I have worked pretty hard for. Although I think I was lucky too. So I make sure to count my blessings each day.

Take care, my friend. Its good to see you here! : )


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SimeyC 6 years ago from NJ, USA

Very well written - and again thanks for sharing this highly personal insight into your life...off to check out part 3!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Simey: Thankyou, my friend for this nice comment. I am happy to share. I just saw your reply in part 3 too! Muchos Gracias Amigo : )


ThatGirlFrankie 6 years ago

Another great hub. You milady have sn exceptional gift.. Off to read about Cathys meltdown :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello ThatGirlFrankie: Wow! Glad you like the Encounters Hubs! Be my guest in reading the third and final one! : )


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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

Cheeky Girl, I am sitting here laughing at myself because before I started to read part 2 I ran to get a snack..LOL. I feel like I'm reading a great book or watching a great movie. Even though there are no pictures for me to say movie, you have such detail that I can picture things so clearly as if I'm watching a movie. I so enjoyed reading this. I cannot wait to read the next part. I did read through the comments too and you wondered what it is that makes people want to read about you and Cathy. I think it's so interesting to read your perception of what is going on and how you are feeling in the moment, plus your take on how she is feeling. Such raw emotion. Very well written! :-) Jess


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Jess! Wow, you are becoming an avid reader! I wasn't sure you would brave part 2 or 3, but here you are. It is interesting that you say that, as Allie8020 - a hubber here and friend, she said they are very film-like, and that I seem to have written them in a way that feels cinematic. This is weird but delightful to know. And I have read three books on writing screenplays since being told it. I am trying to figure out what I did right! LOL!

Cathy was in a mixed mind when I finally after a long time published this second part. I know it is hard for her to read, as it is her there too. But I really feel there is a sense of a story and drama in this, and of course an outcome that might be construed as an ending of sorts...but you'll have to read part 3 to decide if you think it's an ending.

I really appreciate you checking out my 2nd encounters hub! Well, maybe it will inspire others to put finger to keyboard and write hubs that go more into love themes if they choose. (I make an effort to keep things as decent as possible too.) Thank you Jess! I am glad you are a fan! Cheers! :)


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@MagicBoy 6 years ago from Qatar

An immaculately written post which creates such vivid pictures in my mind that I am able to see you and Cathy sitting together early in the morning..your expressive writing is unmatched with anyone else and the attention to details you give creates a wonderful article worth a million appreciations..am so eager to read the Third encounter..Cheers


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy @MagicBoy: wow, you are certainly getting to read my hubs here lately. Well now you are learning how I met Cathy, and it was worth putting it in these three hubs. She is a very special lady. I'll be happy when I finish writing my book of short stories, as she features in that too. Thanks for this, and enjoy part 3!


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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

Cassy, See even the guys like it! LOL It's written so well and the story is so interesting that it's appealing to everyone. I do understand what you mean about Cathy feeling mixed about it since it is about her and I'm sure it wasn't the easiest for you either. Anything very personal is hard to put out there. It's part of your life for all to see and possibly judge by anyone. I give you both a lot of credit and I'm glad to read all the positive comments you have received. You write about real issues that people go through (as you know..LOL) and it's not always rosy since no relationship is. This really would make an awesome film and I'm happy to hear you are looking into that. I've seen screen writing and that's a whole different world, however, you definitely have the talent to be able to pull it off! :-) Jess


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Hi Jess, this is Astra. Cassy is at the gym, and she will be home soon and I will tell her you "visited". Hahaha. I sound like the Butler. Or the answering machine. LOL. You are awesome. :D


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

*Chuckles here* Hy Jess, you are commenting like crazy in my hubs. But you always make me smile here with these comments. Um , the people have been so far very positive. But I don't take anything for granted. Cathy had to battle with things more than me, and it was tough for her. Yes, it is hard writing something that is personal. Not for the faint of heart. But life is life and we have to be honest, otherwise we'd never get anywhere.

The issues could really be anybody's issues, in a way. Film? Wow, Allie 8020 said the exact same thing, and she is a smart lady. I respect her a lot. Jess, how's ya get to be so knowing and all this? Hehehehe! I am kidding here! Anyone in your family in the movie business? Just checking! LOL! Yes, I can be quite cheeky!! :)

Well, I hope my stories have not turned anybody off. Some of the things might not be to everyone's taste, and I respect that. And so I write accordingly, I try to accommodate many views in my writing, but keep the "voice" universal, so to speak.

Jess, I appreciate these wonderful comments from you. I am making you an official "Friend of Team Cheeky"! Heh! I am lucky to have friends who give me support and such encouragement. Cheers, that means a lot to me, moi friend! x

Astra Nomik: a butler? Eh? I don't get it, Cathy? Why would I need a butler? You crazy woman!!! ROFWL! Repeat after me, you are a Human! H-U-M-A-N!!! :D

XOX


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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain

You have that wonderful ability to make the reader forget that they are reading. You set the bench mark high with your first Hub and yet you still managed to exceed it. Well done I am off to read the final encounter.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy maggs: thanks for this. It's thanks to comments like this that I began thinking about putting the "Encounters" series into a book. I am not sure about the benchmark, I am sure there's room for improvement in my writing. But thank you for these comments. Cheers.


dracaslair 6 years ago

i felt more comfy with a girl at 17.i had a few girlfriends as a teen. at 18 i got married to a man then divorced 14 years later.its a story i might do.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

It sounds like you have had quite an interesting life, dracaslair. I have read many of your hubs, and I was very touched by the parts of your life you talked about. I think there is much in your life that is worth teasing out. The girlfriends as a teenager, and then getting married at 18. You were so young!

Why not explore ways of getting this written. I think there is a story in all of us and needs to be told at some point. And you have a story right there...

If you have any questions or need any suggestions or help, let me know. I would be happy to oblige. Take care, and have a good day! :)


NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

BEAUTFIUL!!!! I had to post all three on my page-- this is the kind of story the world has to read.

It must be shared.

Oh the memories.

You're lovely Cassy---Kathy is lucky to have you.

& Vise-Versa of course.

Very romantic

My heart melted.

you hit the spot on my way to part three...

then over to part one.

Im backwards I know =\


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Nikki, wow, it's great to get your comments as always. You put links for my hubs? Really? Oh Nikki, that is really good of you. Gosh, I am honored by this. I will have to reciprocate too! And I am spoiled for choice as to what to link to with ya! Heh!

Yes, Cathy is my lucky star, or I'm her lucky star...well, we are both lucky to have met each other. She is a huge part of my life now. Aw, melted your heart? This series of hubs was the big inspiration behind my decision to write the biographical book, hence the "Megumi by the Firelight" hubs. I can't think of life without Cathy now. Not ever. That's how special she is to me. :)

I am glad you are enjoying these hubs. Please rate them up f you like them. LOL! No, you are not backwards, reading them in a weird order, maybe. You are quite forwards, and progressive as people go, by my reckoning. And thanks for the heartfelt comments, as always. You speak your mind, I like that. So does Cathy, she's a big fan also! Cheers! :D


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Heart Felt Book 6 years ago from New York, NY

this is one of the best stories i read on hubpages...woW! you truly are a rising everything great lol..So much respect thanks so much.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Cheri: thanks for checking out my "Encounters" hubs. Aw, that is nice to say that. You get a hug for that. I really appreciate this. I have huge respect for you too. I am reading more of your hubs also. Have a great day. And check out Part three of this if you like, to see how it all turned out. :)


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Heart Felt Book 6 years ago from New York, NY

of course I will read part three!! getting to that right now, I just forgot to mention that I love the mix heritage..And the independence of women in this as well...oh the pictures too are lovely cartoon type so cool. Smiles :0)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Cheri, thanks for checking out part two of Encounters! You are really enjoying this! LOL! I am glad and grateful too! Women can well stand on their own in this world. And I am glad you like the pictures. :) Cheers! You are a great fan! :D


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California

Top-notch read! I am captured by your story and now a devoted fan.

K9


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey K9! Thanks for the kind comments! I appreciate this. And thanks for the fanmail also. You are too kind! Part 2 is the calm before the storm in the trilogy of Encounters stories. I am delighted the hubs are so popular! It's nice to have a new fan in you too! :D


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Wow, amazing! I am impatiently off to the part three LOL I think I am repeating myself now, sorry about that =) But your writing style is so clever and startlingly impressive, I say, quality at it's best! Just perfect!


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Beyondmax, it's obvious you like the hub! I will be publishing this as the complete book soon in 2012 . That's my hope. Thanks for checking it out. Enjoy part 3. It's a good "conclusion". There is way more to this in the actual book!


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mroricle1973 4 years ago from Virginia Beach

I remember when you first joined hubpages... It was right around the same time I joined. I read part one of this story and I remember I could not wait to read part two. I then stopped posting on hubpages and built my own blog site. Now 30 or so websites later I am back ready to start writing on hubpages again and I see you still doing your thing. Can't wait to read your book.


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey mrorile1973, I remember that! Cheers for the memory! I've been inactive lately due to other commitments. 30 or so websites ? Yikes! that's more than I've got! you been a busy guy! Well done! Well read parts 2 and 3! You'll love them! Thanks for checking in! The book is coming soon!

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