Chapter 9:

Volume 1: Chapter 2: I'm No Longer Alone - Part 1

Nephalem


I woke up early in the morning. Sitting up, I noticed that my ceiling was taller than it should have been. A yawn escaped me as I clambered to my feet, stumbled out of the bedroom, and made it to the bathroom. I’m not sure why, but I’ve never been what people would call a morning person. I needed a shower to wake me up.Bookmark here

Stepping into the changing room, I discarded my boxers and T-shirt and wrapped a towel around my waist. I opened the door to the shower room and stepped inside. Mugginess engulfed me. Heat caused sweat to break out on my skin. Steam wafted around the room, clogging my vision. I stood there, blinking as my mind tried to wrap itself around what my eyes were telling it.Bookmark here

Someone else was already inside of the shower room.Bookmark here

I stared at Alicia as she sat in the bathtub, naked as the day she was born. Because she was leaning back, I had the perfect glimpse of her generously-sized breasts. They seemed to act as a pair of buoys. Each one floated in the water similar to flotation devices. The longer I stared, the more mesmerized I seemed to become–at least, until Alicia noticed my presence.Bookmark here

We stared at each other for several seconds. Neither one of us spoke. The longer we remained like this, the redder Alicia’s face became. It was a slow change at first. Her cheeks took on a slight pink coloration, and then they became a bright red, until finally transforming into a deep scarlet.Bookmark here

Then she exploded.Bookmark here

“J-Jacob?! What are you doing while I’m in the bathtub?! Get out!”Bookmark here

I ducked out of the bathroom as Alicia started throwing soap bars at me. Slamming the door shut, I leaned my back against the wall. As if they had a will of their own, my hands went to my face, which felt like it had been lit on fire.Bookmark here

“I-I’m sorry!” I shouted through the door. “I hadn’t realized you were in there. I’m not used to people sleeping over at my house, so…”Bookmark here

There was a moment’s hesitation before. “I-it’s alright… I would have put up a sign or something to let you know I was in here, but it’s not like you have a sign that I can use, you know.”Bookmark here

“Uh…” My mind was shorting out, but I tried to think of something to say anyway. “I’ll see what I can do about getting a sign for you to put up when you’re using the bathroom.”Bookmark here

“I’d appreciate that.”Bookmark here

I hesitated. Should I say something else? Should I just leave? Ugh, this was not a fun position to be in.Bookmark here

“Well…” I started. “I guess… I’ll leave you to it. Let me know when you’re out.”Bookmark here

“Will do.”Bookmark here

My mouth opened to say something else, for reasons that were beyond me, but I somehow managed to prevent myself from flapping my gums. I got dressed once more and left the changing room. A sigh escaped my lips as I wandered into the kitchen to prepare breakfast.Bookmark here

This was a terrible way to start the morning.Bookmark here


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