She had her limits and getting rides with strangers was one of them. She didn’t have much to lose she figured as she nervously tugged at her skirt. The lit late-night convenience store was misleading when she drove into the lot and turned off her car engine. She had forgotten to bring extra drinks for her sister’s party and was the one person in the world who didn’t own a cell phone. Much to her dismay there was a handwritten sign taped to the door, stating in sprawling red letters, ‘will be back, family emergency’. Adding to her frustration was the whining squeal her car gave when she turned the key in the ignition. Utterly annoyed she slammed the car door loudly, cursed a string of obscenities into the night and began her frightening walk into the darkness. It was absurd, a girl like her walking alone at night. It was absurd, she knew it was absurd but she was relieved when the shiny silver Lexus pulled up beside her. Her heart was already pounding from the rustling trees and the shadows sprawling eerily across the wide deserted street.
“You seem lost miss, can I help?” his low voice floated into the still night. The breeze was gentle, she felt it against her bare legs. She hesitated, weighing the situation in her mind and rationalized to herself that getting into the car or not was equally dangerous. The stranger leaned over and opened the door for her, his hand thick. She slipped onto the cool leather seat beside him. His scent was sophisticated and musky. Her head throbbed from sheer nervousness. He sat watching her.
“Thank you so much, appreciate this.” Her voice was soft, hesitant. She tugged at her skirt, aware of her bare skin. He chuckled softly, a violin played erratically yet beautifully on his car stereo. He had on a dark suit, the first few buttons of his shirt were unbuttoned. She explained where her sister lived and told the story of the locked convenience store and dead car, laughing nervously at intervals and waving her small hands in animation. He listened quietly then spoke solemnly of things happening for a reason, of how he had just left a wedding reception after watching his best friend marry a woman he loved. He asked her about her sister and she explained it was a late-night girl’s party to celebrate her sister’s divorce, how they were having catering and music and male strippers…the works. He laughed and she noticed how thick and firm his thighs looked through the suit pants. She saw his hand resting heavily on the stirring wheel and felt a heat flush through her as she pictured him stroking her parts. She turned her face to the window, embarrassed and painfully aware that she had skipped on wearing panties this particular day. He chuckled again deeply and said he felt people should have ceremonies for divorces the same way they do with weddings.
“You know, to celebrate what once was.” He said, “A new beginning.” He turned, saw her watching him and smiled. They talked about chances and fate, they talked about risks and impulses, zodiac signs and star constellations. She felt the heat stirring within her and touched her face.
“I’ll show you an awesome star-gazing spot.” He pulled the car into a grassy plain overlooking the ocean. She hadn’t been drinking but she wanted to feel his hands on her, she wanted to kiss his throat, she desperately wanted to do something to tame the throbbing in her parts. Impulsively she slipped a hand under her skirt. She only wanted to touch it once. The stranger saw this, breathed slow and steady, ran a thick hand over his jaw. She heaved uncontrollably as he got out of the car. She was afraid and shocked at herself. She didn’t know what to expect. He was tall, handsome, sexy. He slowly walked around the car, opened her door and slowly took her hand and lifted her out.
“These are the stars I wanted to show you.” He said breathlessly, pointing to the sky but never taking his eyes off her, leading her to the front of the car, leaning her against the bonnet, taking her head between her hands and kissing her deeply, pressing his manhood against her. The small heels of her shoes sunk into the earth and she kicked them off. The stranger placed kisses on her neck and she threw her head back and got lost in the glittery dark sky. The grass felt cool beneath her bare feet. The stranger lifted her skirt exposing her naked parts to the gentle breeze.
“I don’t usually do things like this.” She gasped as he turned her over and unbuckled his belt.
“Neither do I.” he replied. He leaned her over the hood of the car, slipped a hand under her blouse and fingered her soft breasts, he ran another hand over her plump buttocks rubbing, pinching and squeezing. He suddenly pulled away and she remained where she was, her cheek resting against the warm hood of the car, her buttocks still in the air, standing on her tip-toes to receive him. She waited while he rolled on the condom then moaned and writhed uncontrollably as he plunged into her, fucking her hard and fast until she was too breathless to scream. Her orgasm came in body-jerking spasms. The stranger immediately turned her over, lifted her blouse completely and took her breasts into his mouth, sucking hard and fingering her clit with his fingers. He plunged back in and she wrapped her legs around him tightly. He came loudly and they remained in each other’s arms for a moment.
“I can’t believe we just did that.” He whispered in her ear. She threw her head back and laughed. They both coyly fixed their clothes and quietly returned to the car.
“How is it that you just happened to have a condom on you?” she wondered out loud.
“I was depressed. Took it with me to the wedding in case I got lucky.”
She giggled. “But that’s crazy.”
“Not that crazy. You know how wedding receptions can be if people get drunk enough.”
“I suppose. Your friend’s new wife missed out on a cool guy.”
“That’s very sweet.”
She told him where to turn to get to her sister’s house. He pulled up to the house.
“Thanks for the ride and the…interesting experience.” She said shyly. “Don’t take this the wrong way but I hope I never see you again, the memory will be exciting enough.”
“Don’t worry.” He replied and took her hand and kissed it. “Tonight I plan to go home, drink myself to sleep then start a new life tomorrow, putting this chapter of my life completely behind me.” He winked at her as she stepped out of her car. Her sister greeted her at the door.
“Where are the extra drinks!” she exclaimed, “and why didn’t you drive here yourself?”
“Believe me, it’s a long story.” She replied stepping past her sister into the house. “Lets get this party going.”
At the doorway her sister watched curiously as the stranger pulled out of her driveway and drove away.
© Ninah Gray