“Chloe…?” Max asked, her voice a mere whisper. Her breathing had evened out again, her body now limp in the aftermath. She’d snuggled up against Chloe, gratefully soaking up her warmth. “Are you… Crying?” Chloe didn’t answer, but before Max could start to worry too much, she felt Chloe’s slender fingers touch the back of her head and loosen the ties of the blindfold. After it had completely disappeared, Max slowly opened her eyes, blinking several times before her eyes finally adjusted to the dim light of the room. Her eyes focused on Chloe’s face and found her answer, a tear just slipped over the edge and now slowly trickled down over the bridge of Chloe’s nose. Max reached out and tenderly wiped it away with the pad of her thumb. “What’s on your mind?” Max wondered out loud, though her voice was still but a mere whisper.
Chloe looked up, her eyes meeting Max’ and despite her tears, she smiled. “How hella gorgeous you are,” she answered, feeling her heart skip when Max blushed. “But also, how ridiculously happy you make me, And hella mushy.” She felt her own cheeks flush and had a hard time to keep herself from looking away.
“Oh Chloe,” Max whispered lovingly, smiling dreamily, caressing Chloe’s rosy cheek with her thumb. “I love you, dork.”
They wordlessly stared into each other’s eyes for a few moments and then their lips met for a soft, tender kiss. All of their love, appreciation, gratitude and bliss pouring into it, saying more than words could ever describe.
“Love you right back, hippie.” Chloe kissed the tip of Max’ nose before staring into her eyes again.
“Even when I say that I kinda really have to pee, but am not sure wether my legs work?” At that, Chloe blinked a few times before barking out a laugh.
“Even then,” she answered with a chuckle and sat up, “c’mon then, let’s make sure you get to the bathroom to fix that.”
Max stared at Chloe with a dumbfounded expression, wondering if Chloe was being serious. “Wait, wh—”
“You gotta pee, right?”
“Come on then!” Chloe held her arms out, waiting for Max to move. After a few seconds Chloe grinned mischievously and scooped Max up into her arms, causing her to squeal in surprise.
“Chlo!” Max wrapped her hands around Chloe’s neck as she was bridal-carried towards their bathroom. Without any difficulty Max was carried inside the bathroom and gently sat on the toilet seat.
“Just give me a yell when you’re done,” Chloe said, leaned down and placed a kiss on Max’ head before exiting and pulling the door behind her, leaving it open just a crack.
As she sat on the bed, she grabbed the used vibrator and one of the special wipes to clean it, she’d clean it more thoroughly tomorrow.
She put the blindfold in the middle drawer of her nightstand right as Max let her know she was ready to be returned to the bed. It was absolutely adorable to Chloe how Max’ legs would always take quite a while to fully recover. Partially because it gave her the excuse to carry Max, though she wouldn’t openly admit that.
When Chloe pushed the bathroom door open again, she let out an affectionate laugh as she saw Max with her arms raised, reaching towards her. “You’re hella adorable, you know that?”
“You love it.”
There was no denying that, because Chloe really did. “I do,” she admitted with a smile and lifted Max into her arms, then carried her back to the bed. “Had fun?”
“Wait, are you referring to the blindfold stuff or peeing?”
Chloe couldn’t hold back her laughter if she tried and was relieved that they had arrived at their bed again. “You’re still Max Caulfield alright.” The way Max cocked her head so the side, Chloe chuckled while carefully putting her girlfriend down on the bed. “You’re so cute, it’s amazeballs.”
“Says you,” Max responded, her arms still around Chloe’s neck; keeping her close. “You are adorable—Don’t worry, I won’t tell a soul,” Max said, not letting Chloe interject. “I love you just the way you are, Chlo,” she whispered, her nose gently rubbing against Chloe’s.
“Right back at ya,” Chloe murmured. She leaned in further and let her lips meet those of Max for a deep but lazy kiss. “Hey babe?” she breathed after breaking the kiss, humming contentedly as Max played with her hair at the nape of her neck.
“Hmm?” Max replied, curling a strand of Chloe’s electric blue hair around one of her fingers. She bit her lip when Chloe let out a blissful sigh and eyes closed, enjoying the feeling of Max’ nails gently scraping at the nape of her neck while playing with her hair.
“How tired are you?” Max’ fingers stopped moving, causing Chloe’s eyes to open and look at her again.
“Is that a trick question?”
“No,” Chloe said with a chuckle and shook her head, “genuine question.”
Max visibly thought for a few moments, lips parting in the process while her eyes turned upwards. “Not tired enough,” she finally replied. As her eyes focused on Chloe again, she took notice of the excited, smug grin on her face. Max smirked and tugged at Chloe’s hair, eliciting a soft, low moan from her.
“I could fix that for you,” Chloe offered smugly, winking at Max cheekily.
“Only if that’s okay with you, of course.” Chloe planted another kiss on Max’ lips, which Max enthusiastically answered by pressing herself closer to Chloe.
When Max leaned back and her eyes found Chloe’s, she licked her lips and let out a breath. “I want you to—” Max bit her lip, looking away as her cheeks blushed.
“Please tell me,” Chloe whispered as she stradled Max’ lap, her knees beside Max’ hips. “I’m open to … almost everything.” There were a few things Chloe just wouldn’t even consider doing, though Max knew, as they had discussed it in the past.
Max felt Chloe’s fingers grab her chin gently and made her look at Chloe again, Max leaned forward until her lips were beside Chloe’s ear. Her lips softly brushed against the very edge, eliciting a shuddery inhale from her girlfriend in response. “I want you to touch yourself,” Max breathed, her voice sounding lower than it usually did.
As those words were whispered into her ear, Chloe felt her heart thundering in her chest while fire erupted and sent sparks throughout her limbs. Black spots danced in her vision and for a moment, she forgot how to breathe. Once more Max proved to have the ability to unravel Chloe with just a few words.
“If that’s alright with you,” Max added as Chloe didn’t reply. Her fingers started playing with Chloe’s hair again, if only to keep her hands occupied as nerves started to bubble up.
“I—Fuck, Max—Yes.” When Max tugged at her hair again, Chloe let out a moan and dug her nails into Max’ lower back.
“You want me to take care of those?” Max asked, nodding down. It took Chloe a few seconds to realize Max was referring to the hipster she still wore. “Or are you gonna give me a show already?”
“If you want me to,” Chloe answered with a challenging grin, leaning back a little to watch Max’ face. The glint in Max’ eyes gave her the answer. Chloe placed her hands over those of Max and brought them in front of her face, kissing each of Max’ knuckles before getting up.
Chloe walked over to her music player and scrolled through the playlist for a bit before tapping a song, then walking back to the side of the bed where Max was.
Without taking her eyes off Chloe, Max laid down on her side, cheek resting into the palm of her hand and elbow propped up into the pillow. She bit her lip as Chloe started dancing, her movements matching the rhythm of the music. As the lyrics started, Max’ eyes widened slightly. She didn’t recognize the song, but the words were anything but subtle. It sent pleasant shivers through her, intensified as she watched Chloe dance in front of her. When Chloe slipped her thumbs under the waistband, Max bit her lip with anticipation. Despite her having seen Chloe naked countless times now, it still excited Max to see Chloe get undressed. Her eyes were glued to Chloe’s hands, watching them push the waistband down her swaying hips.
Her lips curled up into a pleased, smug grin as she saw Max’ eyes glued to her hands, Chloe had her absolutely hooked. She stepped closer to the bed, Max’ eyes following her every movement. As soon as the waistband got below her hips, the fabric slacked and sagged down her legs, eventually pooling around her ankles. In a swift movement, Chloe stepped out of her undergarments with one foot, kicking it aside with the other. She got onto the bed and positioned herself next to Max, laying down on her back. “Any more demands?” she asked, her eyes lidded.
Max leaned closer and softly whispered into Chloe’s ear, “Don’t hold back.” She planted a kiss right behind Chloe’s jaw, below her ear before leaning back again. Chloe nodded, cheeks rosy with a faint blush. Max smiled as she used her free hand to brush some of Chloe’s blue hair from her forehead.
Goosebumps formed as she felt the very tips of Max’ fingers brush some strands of hair aside, Chloe closed her eyes and intertwined her right hand’s fingers with those of Max’ free hand. Her left hand cupped her breast and fingers rubbed over her nipple, causing it to harden instantly. She sucked in a breath as her fingers played with her own nipple, sparking the heat in her core again, bringing it back to life within seconds. When she dragged her nails down her skin, lowering to her stomach, they left a trail of faint scratch marks and goosebumps. The moment her fingertips came in contact with the small patch of hair leading down towards her folds, Chloe sucked in her lower lip after letting out a shuddery breath. Max squeezed her hand encouragingly, to which the corners of Chloe’s lips curled up as she squeezed Max’ hand in return.
Heat rushed to her cheeks and in between her thighs as Chloe’s hand traveled down and fingertips were about to slide between slick folds. She squeezed Chloe’s hand and felt her heart hum when her hand was squeezed in return, her cheeks reddening more when Chloe let out a moan. Max bit her lip as she watched Chloe’s middle- and ring finger move up and down slowly, spreading and closing again, before starting to move in a slow, circular movement. The low moans Chloe produced fed the fire in Max’ lower abdomen, turning her on immensely. Watching her girlfriend finger herself was incredibly attractive, though the urge to join in was growing more difficult to resist and fight off.
The heat inside of her grew hotter as her fingertips circled around her clit, teasing it. Chloe pulled one leg up to give herself better and easier access, then let her fingers dip inside. Though she didn’t let them go any deeper than up to her first joints, then let them return to focus on her clit. The fact that Max was watching her, was completely lost on her by now. Her mind was hazy and consumed with arousal, she needed more. Chloe put a bit more pressure into her fingers’ movements and let out a moan in response. She tilted her head back, hollowing her back as her fingers now directly rubbed her clit in extremely small circles. The tension built in her muscles, along with the ball of warmth in her very core.
She watched as Chloe threw her head back and her fingers moved in small circular movements over Chloe’s clit, Max let her free hand reach down between her own inner thighs. However, she was still a bit too sensitive for it to be comfortable. Which was frustrating to say the least. Her lip had swollen quite a bit by now and it started to ache, bringing Max to the realization she had been biting it down this whole time. Fuck, she’s turning me on so much…
“Hey Chlo?” Max asked in a low and raspy voice, surprising herself. Chloe’s hand nearly stopped moving, but kept going at an extremely slow pace.
“Hmm?” Chloe opened her eyes, as much as she was able to, looking into dark, lust-filled eyes. Her heart skipped in her chest while little shocks of pleasure went through her, she licked her lips as she waited for Max to continue.
“Would it be okay with you if I … joined?”
Chloe blinked several times, futilely trying to clear her mind a bit. “Aren’t you still sen—?”
“I meant—Would it be alright for me to help you?”
In one swift and fluid motion, Chloe released her hand from Max’ and grabbed Max’ chin, pulling it towards her to pull her in for a deep and passionate kiss. “Fuck, yes.” Her lips crashed into Max’ again, moaning into Max’ mouth when she felt a hand on her thigh, slowly creeping up.
She repositioned slightly, just so that her hand would have better reach and access, with the right side of her chest pressed against Chloe’s side. Her left hand rested above Chloe’s head, weight leaning on her elbow and underarm. She reunited their lips again while her hand slowly traveled up Chloe’s inner thigh until the tips of her fingers brushed against slick arousal, receiving a shuddery, low moan from her girlfriend in response. Max gasped when Chloe thrust her hips, causing her fingers to slide inside with ease, earning another moan into her mouth. Max slid her fingers inside as far as they would go, her palm facing down, curling the tips once they couldn’t go any further.
Chloe broke their kiss as she threw her head back in reaction to Max’ fingers brushing against the spot that sent little shocks through her spine and made her core tingle with heat. As her breathing had become increasingly more labored, her whimpers and moans did too. It became more difficult to keep her own fingers from stopping, with every thrust and curl of Max’ fingers. Yet, she needed more. She tried to vocalize it, but utterly failed.
Max noticed Chloe’s lips moving, but no sound coming out, causing her to stop her hand’s movements. “You want me to stop?” she asked, to which Chloe shook her head intently. “Faster?” This earned an indifferent shrug, telling Max it wasn’t what Chloe meant, but not a flat out ‘no’, either. When Chloe turned her head to face the nightstand, Max followed her gaze and a figurative lightbulb lit up in her head. “Oh, you want me to use—?”
“Yes.” Max smirked and retracted her fingers, then rolled onto her back and her other side. She reached out and pulled open one of the nightstand’s drawers, taking out a vibrator which was a bit bigger than the one Chloe had used on her. She rolled back to her original position and turned on the toy, proceeding to drag it down Chloe’s chest and stomach, before leading it down Chloe’s hip and inner thigh. She swallowed with effort upon hearing Chloe’s breath hitch as the tip of the vibrator was now resting against Chloe’s entrance, slickness covering it. Max decided to take it slow like Chloe had done, taking pleasure in the sounds that flowed from Chloe’s mouth in response. “Fuck, you’re such a damn tease…”
Max bit her lip as she wore a smug grin, “Takes one to know one,” she said, to which Chloe responded with a chuckle that got cut short by another deep moan as Max slowly and gently pushed the tip inside. She watched how Chloe’s free hand grabbed at one of her own breasts and clawed at it as Max pushed the vibrator in further, little by little. Chloe’s fingers were still focused on her clit, although their movements were slow and inconsistent. Once the vibrator was inside Chloe at its full length, Max pushed it just a bit deeper, coaxing a deep, guttural moan out of her girlfriend.
As the moan worked its way out of her, Chloe threw her head back, nails digging into the flesh of her breast and her back hollowed. Spots danced in her vision as the fire in her core grew more intense, sending sparks and shocks throughout her body. “B-babe, I—can’t—” she gasped, pulling away her left hand. Her fingers were spasming too much to be able to focus. Luckily, Max seemed to understand perfectly and repositioned herself. Chloe gasped as she felt the vibrator’s intensity increase while Max’s fingers played with her clit.
“H-hella ama—” Chloe whined as Max’ movements sped up the slightest bit, then incoherently pleaded Max not to stop.
“What was that?” Max teased, she’d understood Chloe just fine, but she simply couldn’t deny how fun it actually was to get Chloe to repeat herself.
Chloe’s eyes fluttered, but she was unable to hold eye contact for very long, “Hella amazi—” Another moan, louder this time, escaped her throat as Max added a bit more pressure onto her clit. Her mind was reeling, hazy with arousal and her legs started to tremble as the familiar feeling in her core intensified. Like a hot coil getting ready to spring and release the heat throughout her body like a tidal wave, Chloe felt she was getting closer with every thrust.
When Max twisted the vibrator, so the tip was bending downwards, she heard Chloe gasp almost violently, her body spasming in response. “Damn—Fuck, Max!” Max felt a pleasant shiver go up her spine at the way Chloe uttered her name, she was close to reaching her orgasm. Very close. She leaned down and removed her fingers from Chloe’s clit, earning a desperate and displeased whine from her girlfriend. But before Chloe could verbally complain any more, Max smirked and let her tongue find Chloe’s sensitive clit. The moment her piercing rubbed against it, Chloe nearly screamed with delight.
The moment Chloe felt Max’ tongue piercing brush against her clit, she knew she was done for. Her nails clawed so deep into her skin, she was convinced they’d leave lasting scars, though her mind was unable to process nor care about it. Her muscles were tensing as she was getting closer to reaching her climax, each time Max’ piercing bumped against her clit. “F-fuck—” Chloe clamped a hand over her mouth, trying to muffle some inevitable screams as Max brought her to the very edge.
“C’mon Chlo, don’t hold back on me now,” Max whispered, loud enough for Chloe to hear. Her warm breath brushing against Chloe’s soaked clit and folds, before Max let her tongue return to the hood of Chloe’s clit, avoiding direct contact. Max looked up at Chloe’s face through her lashes, as soon as she saw Chloe pull away her hand, Max increased the vibrator’s intensity all the way and was rewarded instantly. Chloe threw her head back and moaned loudly, both hands gripping at the pillow, nails nearly tearing its fabric. Max sucked on Chloe’s clit, though careful not to overstimulate it. She laid her tongue flat against it, the tip right above Chloe’s entrance, tasting the slick arousal.
“F-fuck M—Max—!” Max nodded, due to her tongue being occupied and thus being unable to speak. She accelerated her hand’s movements, thrusting with a bit more force and urgency. Max wanted to bring Chloe to that blissful ecstasy which she had experienced herself, earlier. It was clear that Chloe was literally balancing on the very edge, thighs trembling and abdomen flexing, hips thrusting to match Max’ thrusts. When Max looked up at Chloe’s face again, her eyes met those of Chloe; pupils blown and irises a darker blue than usual. She felt her heart skip and her chest fill with butterflies, warmth spreading throughout her body, veins tingling with delight. She was so ridiculously, deeply in love with Chloe, it was almost maddening.
There was no way Chloe could stop herself from orgasming even if she wanted to, she was just too far on the edge already, the heat having grown almost unbearable in her lower abdomen, her body covered in a sheen of sweat. Her hips bucked involuntarily and white flashed in her vision, all the muscles in her body tensed, then released along with the coil of heat in her core. She couldn’t hear the sounds she produced as her heartbeat thundered in her ears, blood rushing through her veins as she orgasmed.
Max softly kissed above Chloe’s clit before leaning up, turning off the vibrator and gently guiding it back out. She tossed it aside and watched in awe as Chloe rode out her orgasm, body spasming and trembling with aftershocks. Max laid down on her stomach, her legs swaying back and forth in the air as she licked her lips and proceeded to clean her fingers in her mouth. Her eyes closed for a few moments as she savored the taste of Chloe’s arousal, then repositioned until her face was almost level with Chloe’s.
Her lips curled up into a smile when she felt Max pepper her cheek with soft kisses as Chloe tried to catch her breath, still glowing from the aftermath. Finally, Max’ lips found hers and kissed them softly. Chloe let out a blissful sigh and her eyes fluttered until they managed to focus on those of Max, nearly drowning in them. Max’ expression was soft, looking at her like Chloe was the most precious thing in the world and the only one that truly mattered. Then again, it reminded her of the way she looked at Max, because Max was the most important and precious being in her world.
“Are you gonna cry again?” Max asked in a whisper, her eyes sparkling cheekily. Chloe snorted and shook her head. “It’s okay if you do,” Max assured and pressed a soft kiss on the tip of Chloe’s nose.
“I know,” Chloe replied and let out a blissful sigh, “but I won’t.” She wrapped her arms around Max’ torso and pulled her close, until their full bodies were touching, Max arms framing Chloe’s sides as her head rested on Chloe’s shoulder.
“That was … amazeballs,” Chloe said after a few minutes of quiet. The only sound that had kept complete silence at bay was the music which was still playing softly in the background. “Thanks babe,” she whispered and craned her head to plant a kiss on top of Max’ hair.
Her heart fluttered in her chest and Max rubbed her head against Chloe’s cheek affectionately, snuggling against her girlfriend a bit tighter. “I’m glad you enjoyed it, hope it measured up to—”
“Stop right there, Maximus.” Chloe pushed Max a little, to look into her big blue eyes, “It was hella amazing, okay? You quite literally blew my fucking mind.” She grinned when Max’ cheeks took on a dark pink shade, she looked so damn adorable when flustered.
Chloe threw her head back and laughed, genuinely laughed. Max shot her a mocking look, but Chloe couldn’t even try to keep herself from laughing. “You did not just say that,” she blurted, followed by another laugh.
“I very much did,” Max responded, unable to keep herself from joining in and laughing as well. Chloe’s laugh was rather contagious, she loved the sound more than she could possibly put into words. “What are you gonna do about it?” She shrieked when Chloe’s hands started to tickle her sides, completely taking her by surprise. Luckily it didn’t last long, because Chloe’s hands quickly moved to cup her cheeks and pulled her in to kiss her deeply.
“I love you so much,” Chloe breathed before resuming to make out with Max again.
When their lips parted again, to gulp in some air, Max whispered a reply, “I love you too, Chlo. So, so much.” She lost track of how long they made out before Chloe broke away and both of them were panting heavily.
“Fuck, now I have to pee.” Chloe shook her head with slight frustration and groaned, but couldn’t fight a smile when Max chuckled.
“Need help?” Max offered, but Chloe shook her head.
“Nah, think I should manage.” As soon as Chloe stood up, she nearly collapsed. Max rushed off the bed, alarmed. She supported Chloe and shushed her when Chloe protested.
“Chlo, I love you, but… Please shut up and just let me help you,” Max interrupted, shutting down any further protests from her girlfriend.
Chloe huffed, but kept from protesting and let Max help her to the bathroom bordering their bedroom, rolling her eyes as she realized this was really happening. It wasn’t common for her legs to feel like jelly after having made love, yet here she was.
They safely made it to the bathroom and like Chloe had done earlier, Max helped her sit down on the toilet before leaving Chloe to it and walking out again.
Max grabbed both vibrators and walked back to the bathroom, waiting beside the door for Chloe to let her know when she was done. As soon as Max heard her name, she pushed the door open with her foot and placed the used vibrators in the sink to be thoroughly cleaned later.
“Hey babe?” Max met Chloe’s eyes and gave her an expectant look, waiting for Chloe to continue. “Would you want to join me for a bath?” The way her heart thudded in her chest and the frenzy of butterflies burst through her, caused her to unknowingly hold her breath.
Yeah. It took her a few moments to realize she hadn’t spoken the word aloud, as Chloe still looked at her, waiting for an answer. “Oh! Yeah, I’d love to. Sorry, kinda…”
“Spaced out?” Chloe’s grin was an understanding one, not trying to taunt her in any way. Max nodded and walked over to Chloe, who held out her arms invitingly. She felt Chloe’s arms wrap around her and smiled when Chloe rested her cheek against Max’ chest. “No worries, cutie.” Max closed her eyes and softly giggled when Chloe pressed soft kisses on the freckled skin between her breasts, tickling a little bit.
Max pressed a kiss on the crown of Chloe’s head before leaning back, “I’ll get the water running,” she said and Chloe released her.
As Max leaned over the bathtub to get the water running, Chloe let herself admire Max’ adorable butt and gave it a playful squeeze right as Max straightened back up again, earning a squeak in response. When Max shot her an accusing look, Chloe acted innocently, whistling and all.
“Who, me?” Max shook her head with a sigh and flicked her fingers against Chloe’s head. “Hey!”
“Hi,” Max whispered as she leaned down, her face mere centimeters from Chloe’s. She smirked as she noticed Chloe staring at her boobs and kissed her, pulling back the moment she felt Chloe’s tongue brush against her lower lip. Max chuckled heartily when Chloe huffed in disappointment, her nose scrunching up as she pouted with a frown. “You’re so adorable when you make that face,” she said and blew Chloe a playful kiss.
“Am not cute,” Chloe mumbled, her arms crossed.
“You’re hella cute, Chlo. Deal with it.” Chloe’s brows rose, her jaw slacking as she watched Max, looking at her, radiating confidence.
“Yes… Yes, ma’am.” Her eyes followed Max as the photographer walked back to the tub to check the temperature of the water. She took notice of the little nod after Max pulled her hand out of the water again, and Max’ eyes met her own once again. “Good?” she asked and Max nodded with a smile.
“Perfect,” Max replied and flicked her wet fingers in Chloe’s direction. As Chloe stuck her tongue out to her, Max responded by doing the same.
“Just like you,” Chloe whispered, her expression softening as she pulled Max towards her for a kiss.
“Says Chloe Price,” Max argued, brushing some of Chloe’s blue hair behind her ear before leaning in to capture her lips in another kiss. It was soft, tender and lazy.
“Mmmax!” Max leaned back, a confused expression on her features. “The water, you hippie!”
“Oh! Shit!” Max rushed back to the tub, nearly tripping before shutting the water off. It seemed like she’d been just in time, if she’d been a minute later it would’ve undoubtedly flooded the bathroom.
“Oops,” they said in unison, “jinx!”
“Double jinx!” Chloe rushed and pumped her fist into the air triumphantly.
“Fine, you win,” Max said, admitting defeat. She walked back to the sink, set the vibrators in front of the mirror and sealed the drain. She felt Chloe watching her with curiosity as she walked to the tub with a small bucket that she’d taken out of the cabinet below the sink, filled it with water from the tub and poured it into the sink and repeated it once more.
“I do have some good ideas, sometimes,” Max retorted and Chloe nodded.
“That you do, Super Max,” Chloe agreed and stood up, then unplugged the tub’s drain to let some water escape. There was no way in hell she was gonna mop the floor tonight, and it wasn’t something she could wait with until the next day. When the water level was low enough, she closed off the drain again and stepped in. The water’s temperature was just right, a bit on the hot side, but that was how Chloe preferred it. She let out an appreciative sigh and leaned back, the back of her head resting on the edge of the bathtub. She turned to face Max and waved at her girlfriend invitingly, smiling when Max stepped into the water between her spread legs.
“Splish splash,” Max mumbled, more to herself than to Chloe. Though she could hear Chloe grin behind her.
“Why look, an otter in my water…” Chloe whispered into Max’ ear when Max’ back rested against her chest.
“Wowsers, it’s been forever since I last heard you say that.” Chloe’s lips brushed against the edge of her ear, sending shivers through her skin. Max closed her eyes and let herself submerge until the water reached her chin.
“Yeah… Guess it has, huh?” Chloe pondered, thoughts drifting back to that one certain night when her and Max went into Blackwell Academy and took a dip in the pool. The thrill it had given her and the way Max had looked in that underwater lighting, hair soaked and framing her face so beautifully. She remembered the way she’d fought to hold herself back from kissing Max right then and there, despite the butterflies in her stomach and chest going beserk, along with her heart. The way her skin had started to tingle when Max’ elbow brushed against hers as they leaned on the edge of the pool, how close they had been and how easy it would’ve been to just lean in…
Chloe and Max scrambled to get into Chloe’s pick-up truck, Chloe cursed as she nearly dropped her keys before finally managing to insert the key and start the truck. She pulled out recklessly and stomped down the gas pedal, speeding off the parking lot with tires screeching as the tail of the truck swerved. She glanced sideways and let out an excited and triumphant whoop, then playfully punched Max in the shoulder, with not even a quarter of her strength.
“We did it, Max! That was hella cool!”
Max couldn’t help but laugh, some of her nerves calming down a little bit. However, she was unable to keep herself from flapping her hands a little bit. “Yeah, it was. I can’t believe we got away without getting caught, Chlo.”
“But we did!” Chloe was practically bouncing in her seat, catching the worried look on Max’ face from the corner of her eye. “Nobody saw us, thanks to you, Super Max.”
“Hey, are you okay?” she asked with genuine worry. She noticed the hand flapping, which was, judging by Max’ posture, out of anxiousness. Max gave her a halfhearted smile and shrugged, but Chloe wasn’t going to let her best friend off the hook that easily. “Talk to me, Max.”
“I will, just… Not right now, is that alright?” Chloe felt a pang of guilt in her chest at the way Max looked at her. There was so much emotion in those blue eyes, she feigned a smile and nodded.
“Whenever you’re ready, Maximus.”
It was a miracle that they managed to get into Chloe’s room without alarming anyone, seemingly they hadn’t even woken up Joyce or step-douche. They stared at each other as they panted, desperately trying to catch their breath after their climb. There was a tension in the air, but not an unpleasant one. Probably just the adrenaline rush, Chloe figured. She was unable to move, or speak, it was like Max enchanted her. There wasn’t a single fiber in Chloe’s being that minded it one bit, despite her futilely trying to convince herself otherwise. Her heart was beating rapidly in her chest, so much so that she could feel it in her throat and hear it in her ears.
Without saying a word nor breaking eye-contact, Max removed her bag and carefully placed it on the chair by Chloe’s desk. She took off her gray hoodie, then her shoes, pulling her socks off along in the process. She saw Chloe take off her beanie, kick off her boots and pull the damp tank top over her head. Max felt her cheeks burn, but she couldn’t get herself to look away as Chloe unbuttoned and unzipped her jeans and started to tug it down with effort. Max’ hands somehow managed to grab the hem of her shirt and pull it over her head, then miraculously remove her jeans without tripping. Once again they stood across from each other in nothing but their underwear.
“I…” Max stuttered, as she realized she didn’t have any clean clothes nor underwear. Fuck… *Her eyes widened and her cheeks grew even hotter.
“I have some underwear and shorts and a shirt you can borrow,” Chloe offered, as she had a suspicion what caused Max’ sudden worry and nervosity.
She let out a sigh of relief, tension evaporating from her back and shoulders. “Thank Dog, Chlo. you’re the best.” Maybe she just imagined it, but Max thought she saw Chloe blush for a moment. Her best friend, Chloe Elizabeth Price, blushing. Yeah right, Max. She found some underwear and after a bit of searching she also found clean shorts and a shirt which Chloe told her had not fit her since two years ago.
“Uh, I’ll go brush my teeth real quick. So you can get changed,” Chloe rushed, hastily grabbed her sleeping shirt and clean underwear before quickly tip-toeing out of her room and towards the bathroom.
When she got there, she closed the door behind her and let out a breath she’d been holding. She stripped out of her bra and undies and put on her clean underwear. Just when she was about to put on her sleep shirt, she caught her reflection in the mirror and the piercings that adorned her nipples and her belly button. Max had definitely seen the latter, but … She was pretty certain Max had absolutely no clue about her pierced nipples, and she was about to sleep next to her best friend, who she’d been crushing on for as long as she could remember. Would she notice? My sleep shirt is kinda thin… Chloe shook her head and pulled the shirt down, then quickly brushed her teeth and threw her dirty bra and undies in the laundry hamper. She emptied her bladder and rushed back to her room as quietly as she could.
Max quickly returned and had indeed flushed the toilet super briefly, to hopefully save them from waking up Joyce and David. Chloe was in bed already, laying on her side and invitingly throwing the sheets aside for Max to crawl under. After Max laid down, Chloe threw the sheets over the both of them, expecting for that to be it.
After exhaling nervously, Max snuggled up against Chloe, her head just below Chloe’s chin. With another shaky in- and exhale, Max opened her mouth to speak, though it took quite a few moments for anything to actually come out. “I… I really had fun tonight, Chlo,” she whispered and smiled. Chloe still reeked of chlorine, but Max still picked up on Chloe’s scent, it was soothing. They had slept in the same bed when they were younger many times, yet it was different now. Of course they were both older now, but it wasn’t just that. Something had changed, shifted. Max closed her eyes and inhaled deeply, before breathing out through her mouth again, her breath brushing against the collar of Chloe’s shirt.
She stiffened for just a second when Max snuggled up against her, it was nice, the butterflies in her stomach and chest seemed to agree. With a hand playfully ruffling through Max’ hair, Chloe smiled, “Glad you enjoyed yourself, Caulfield. It was cool to hang out with you again, like…” Chloe trailed off.
“Yeah, it really was,” Max agreed. Neither of them had to say it, they both knew exactly what Chloe meant. Like old times.
“Hey, none of that now.” Max’ eyes widened as Chloe had perfectly guessed, or ‘known?’ what was going on in her head. “We’ve talked about that, Max. Both of us made mistakes, I could’ve reached out, but didn’t do that either. Don’t you dare beat yourself up about it again.” Chloe squeezed Max’ shoulder before adding, “I mean it.” Max swallowed with effort and nodded meekly. “Tonight was hella cool and I’m really glad to have you back, hippie.”
Max smiled and buried her face in Chloe’s shirt, only realizing what she was doing after a minute or so. “Oh, sorry. I didn’t… I mean I—”
“Stop apologizing for nothing, Maximus. It’s fine, just make sure you’re comfortable.” Chloe wondered if Max noticed the way her heart was hammering in her chest, if she did, Max didn’t mention it. “Hope you sleep well, Super Max,” she whispered and felt Max nod in response.
“Good night, Chlo,” Max replied, her voice merely a whisper as well.
Chloe had stayed awake for a bit after Max had fallen asleep and had listened to Max’ breathing as her mind would keep going in circles.
She was woken up by rustling and Max stirring next to her, her eyes fluttered and she saw Max grab her instant camera off the nightstand and hold it in front of her. Chloe smirked mischievously and perked up behind Max just as she was about to take a picture, “Photobomb!”
“Photohog,” Max said with a snort, turning her head a little before facing the camera again and taking a picture. As the instant camera spit out the photograph, Chloe curiously looked over Max’ shoulder to see it. But of course it hadn’t developed yet, so instead she laid back down, arms folded underneath her head on the pillow. Max showed it to her a little while later and Chloe flashed her a wide smile, they looked sleepy still, but Chloe loved it regardless.
She watched as Max got up from the bed and made her way to the chair by the desk, where her clothes were. When Max took a whiff and made a face, Chloe laughed amusedly. She only laughed more when Max looked in her direction and narrowed her eyes, probably attempting to glare.
“What did you expect?” Chloe taunted and barely avoided getting hit in the face by Max’ chlorine-stenched shirt. “C’mon, Maxi. Was just teasing. See if you can find a suitable outfit in my fashion hole.”
With a sigh, Max made her way to the closet and opened it, looking back at Chloe when she’s told Rachel probably left some clothes there. Is it weird to feel … Am I really jealous? Max shook her head and muttered about the clothes not really being her style, but took out a red plaid flannel and dark jeans anyway. A shiver went through her spine when she heard Chloe get out of the bed and felt her right behind her.
“I double dare you, kiss me now.” Max’ eyes widened for a second and everything seemed to freeze in time. Though it wasn’t her powers, Max was certain of it. She dropped the clothes by accident, but neither of them paid it any mind. Chloe was looking at her with an expectant, maybe even hopeful, grin. Max’ hands felt clammy and she was sure they were trembling as she rested them on Chloe’s shoulders, now or never, Max. She stood up on her tippy toes and leaned forward until her lips met those of Chloe.
Her head spun and her heart threatened to jump out of her chest as she felt Max’ lips on hers. Chloe had hoped, desperately hoped but not fully expected for Max to actually take on the dare and kiss her. Before she could stop herself, her hands cupped Max’ cheeks as she leaned into the kiss. Her heart was doing somersaults and the butterflies went absolutely beserk, sending an electric current through her limbs and back again. When Max’ hands clung to her a little tighter, Chloe felt her thoughts blank entirely.
It was extremely odd how Max’ head was completely empty, for once. Chloe’s lips were incredibly soft and warm, they felt so nice on her own… A rush of sadness washed over her when she felt Chloe lean back, breaking the kiss.
They just stared at each other for a few moments, both in shock of what just happened.
Chloe let go of Max and did a step back, still questioning if they had really just kissed. “Damn, you’re hardcore, Max!” She could feel her cheeks burn as she blushed profusely.
Max couldn’t get her brain to function, she could tell Chloe was speaking, but none of the words processed. Though she was fully aware of the way her heart was buzzing in her chest as it beated rapidly, flutters in her stomach intensifying with such force it nearly ached. Her fingertips touched her lips, still dazed at the fact she had just really kissed her best friend, who she’d fallen in love with. Who she had been in love with, and now she had kissed Chloe.
As she laid down on the bed again, Chloe couldn’t keep herself from staring at Max and the way her fingers touched her lips while her eyes stared off into the distance. Fuck, she’s hella cute… Chloe was nearly overwhelmed by the amount of intense emotions that rushed through her. Max had just kissed her, Max fucking Caulfield had just kissed her. Chloe felt like she was on top of the world.
“Chlo, did you fall asleep…?” She heard Max ask, pulling her from the memory of their very first kiss. She let out a soft giggle and shook her head.
“Nah, just … reminiscing,” she answered and kissed Max’ temple tenderly. A dreamy smile lingered on her lips as her heart hummed pleasantly in her chest.
Max turned around and rested her cheek against Chloe’s collarbone, closed her eyes and let out a soft, content sigh. She remembered that night and the following morning so vividly, Max had felt absolutely euphoric, despite being in shock. Of course she had hoped, but hadn’t dared to imagine that Chloe felt the same way about her as she felt about Chloe.
“Thank you,” she whispered softly and placed a feathery kiss in the little dip where Chloe’s collarbones met. She felt Chloe stir and was pretty sure Chloe was looking down at her, for as far that was possible.
“I’m flattered, but uh… For what, exactly?” Max let out a chuckle and opened her eyes again, sitting up a bit so she could look Chloe in the eyes. Those beautiful light blue eyes that looked at her, full of wonder and adoration, her heart tingled in response.
She rested the palm of her hand against Chloe’s cheek and smiled, “For daring me to kiss you, back then,” she explained.
Chloe brushed some of Max’ bangs to the side, tucking some of her auburn hair behind her ear and bit her lip as she drank in her girlfriend’s beauty. Admiring the constellation of freckles that decorated Max’ nose and cheeks, the long lashes, her cute nose and those ridiculously soft lips. “I really didn’t think you’d do it, you know?”
“Kiss you, you mean?” Chloe nodded as a confirmation. “I was pretty nervous and froze, but I figured it was then or never. And I was certain I’d never forgive myself if I hadn’t done it. And maybe I kinda wanted to prove to you I wasn’t so chickenshit anymore…”
Chloe snorted, a smug grin plastered on her face, “Well, you succeeded, Super Max. I was hella impressed and eternally grateful that you took on the dare.”
“That makes two of us, then,” Max said and kissed Chloe. It was soft, unhurried and … wet. She leaned back and laughed, as water droplets fell from both their chins. “I’m ready to rinse off, before my skin turns into a dried prune.”
“Kinky,” Chloe joked and nodded, “yeah, sounds like a plan. If you get the drain, I’ll turn on the shower.”
They fell into their very common routine; while Chloe washed Max’ hair, Max washed Chloe’s torso and back. Every now and then they’d make out and kiss different parts of each other’s bodies. Neither of them spoke, they just listened to the water falling on their skin and each other’s breathing. It was comfortable, soothing.
As always, Max finished before Chloe did and stepped out of the shower. She grabbed a delightfully soft, clean towel, wrapped it around her and let out a happy sigh as she rolled from the heels to the balls of her feet and back repeatedly. Max buried her face into the soft fabric and purred with delight, making soft cooing sounds as she did.
“Fuck, Max. You’re so damn cute,” Chloe whispered softly after wrapping her arms around Max from behind, hugging the towel while wrapping another one around herself. “Especially when you stim,” she continued, “hella adorable.” As Max uncovered her face and turned around, her cheeks were rosy and her eyes sparkled. Chloe chuckled softly and leaned down to kiss Max, her towel now wrapped around the both of them. When Max sputtered and huffed, Chloe just squeezed Max a bit tighter against her body. “You are, deal with it, Caulfield.”
They toweled each other dry and Chloe shooed Max out of the bathroom, telling her to get comfy for bed. She took care of cleaning the vibrators before joining Max in the bedroom, putting the toys back in their rightful spots. After Chloe had put on clean undies, they quickly brushed their teeth and raced each other back to the bedroom.
Max was playing with Chloe’s hair when Chloe spoke, it took her a few moments to process what Chloe had said. Or rather asked, if Max would be up for going out the next day. “Go where?” she asked.
Chloe shrugged, “Anywhere, really.” She could practically see the gears in Max’ head spinning and turning. “You could take some shots,” she proposed.
Max thought for a bit, she had planned to work, but Chloe proved she had been completely serious about Max needing to take some time off. As she saw the way Chloe was looking at her, she just couldn’t possibly bring herself to decline. “That actually sounds nice,” she said with a small smile, “as long as you get to be in some of them.”
Chloe rolled with her eyes dramatically and let out a huff. “Fine.” She winked at Max and pecked her on the forehead before wrapping her arm around Max’ shoulders a bit tighter. “If that’s what it takes, that’s what I’ll do.” This time she tenderly pressed her lips against Max’, answering eagerly when she felt Max’ tongue brush against her lips. But she noticed how tired Max was, as Max’ movements were sloppy and sluggish, so she pulled back and left a kiss on the tip of Max’ nose. “Bedtime for my little doe,” she whispered and grinned when Max nodded slowly, unable to stifle a yawn.
“Sleepy time for Chlo, too,” Max muttered and snuggled up against her girlfriend. She made a purring sound when she felt Chloe’s fingers caress her hair; it was extremely soothing and made it rather hard for her to keep her eyes from closing.
“Yeah, sleepy time for me as well, Maximus.” Chloe closed her eyes and her lips formed a blissful smile. “Sweet dreams, babe,” she whispered, but knew that Max likely didn’t process it, as Max’ breathing had already evened out and the hand that had been playing with her blue hair had fallen slack on her neck.
Chloe didn’t mind not falling asleep right away, which wasn’t uncommon for her. She was used to it and this way, she got to witness Max’ cuteness as she drifted off to sleep. She raked her fingers through Max’ auburn hair delicately, over and over again. Until she finally felt sleep pulling at her as well, slowly but surely. Tomorrow would be an amazing day, just the two of them, to wherever the wind would take them.