Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chapter Sixteen

Jesse walked downstairs to the kitchen and pulled out some frozen lasagne and garlic bread from the freezer popping it in the oven before she realized she wasn’t alone, a pair of arms snaked around behind her and a set of warm lips tickled her neck.

“Hey you” he whispered as his arms rested around her waist.

Jess giggled as she pulled away to pull out the wine she had chilling in the freezer originally for Kia. Jon leant on the counter and watched her pour two glasses, she handed one out to him.

“Thank you ma’am” he replied taking the glass and bringing it to his lips. Jesse move past him, her scent drifting past his nostrils. She walked back into the living area and sat down on the plush couch.
He soon joined her.

“So am I allowed to stay the night?” he asked with a grin as he pulled his knees up onto the couch tucking his feet under him and leaning into her.

Jesse met his blue eyes that were sparking with a rich warmness that warmed her soul.
“I don’t know” she said coyly pretending to think about it. Jon put his wine down on the mahogany coffee table and pouted. Jesse chuckled.

“Awe how can I say no to that face?” she said as she patted his chin playfully. He took her hand and pressed it against lips.

“Dinner will be about 30 mins away, how about we watch some mindless trash until then” she said picking up the remote.

“Sounds good to me darlin, gives me time to recuperate, for later” he said with his eyebrows wiggling.

“You Jon Bon Jovi are a bad influence” she said as she flicked the TV on. She flicked through the various stations until a movie came on she liked the look of. Bruce Willis all gun clad and trigger happy.

Jon looked surprised “You like this?” he asked as he leant in and rested his head on her side.

“Hell yeah, Bruce Willis baby” she said seriously putting the remote back down. Jon chuckled.

“It’s just not a chick flick...” he trailed off hoping he hadn’t offended her.

“Well I am only part chic” she replied with a chuckle.

It was an unusual thing for Jesse but she felt comfort in knowing that he was so comfortable with her in not a traditionally masculine position so she pulled her arm around his shoulders feeling the need that he too was seeking comfort as well. Her mind started to drift to his marriage and she couldn’t help but wonder what he was like in his marriage and why it didn’t work out with his wife as to her in the short space of time he seemed perfect.

Jon lay against her and revelled in the soft touch of her hands in his hair. He hadn’t felt more content in a long time. The simplicity of the intimacy he was experiencing right now was exactly what he had missed since he had been separated from Dot, hell well even a good year before that. They always managed to put a good show on for the kids holding hands and kissing, but when they were in bed they usually were too busy in their own worlds, Jon spending time in his office or studio, if he was actually even home. He closed his eyes and started to think about how realized was until he felt a hand slapping him lightly on the cheek. He’d fallen asleep.

“Huh?” he asked opening his eyes blurrily.

“Wake up sleepyhead I need to get the dinner served up” she chuckled.
Jon sat up and smiled.

“I must of fallen asleep, guess I am not as young as I used to be” he replied sitting up and stretching.

“Oh please, look at you” Jesse said and then stopped herself realizing she had said too much. Jon grinned wickedly.

“And what about me?” he asked purring in her ear as he came closer.

“Well, you’re body certainly doesn’t show your age” she said mildly embarrassed.

Jon didn’t say anything and blew down her neck with his warm breath. But Jesse pulled away.

“No no, its dinner time” she said defiantly trying not to laugh, or give in.

Jon sighed “Ok ok, look let me get it you stay right here” he said as he kissed her on the lips and strode off to the kitchen while Jesse watched one fine ass walk away from her snug in his jeans. He hadn’t bothered to put a top back on, so here was the man standing in her kitchen starting to serve up their dinner. She couldn’t help but admire the way his 46 year old Rockstar body was still neatly tuned as it probably was twenty years ago. From the broad shoulders to the washboard abs, ands flat stomach. His back muscles rippled as he pulled the lasagne out of the oven.
She could get used to this, she thought.

He soon brought back two plates and a fork each as they sat back down on the couch to resume Bruce Willis’s attempt to save the world one more time.

They ate in silence both famished from their earlier antics in the bedroom. Jon headed back to the kitchen for seconds. In a way he reminded her so much of Jason, but there was also something that was different about him that didn’t make her miss him as much right this minute as she had in the last few months.

“So when do you head to Nashville?” Jesse asked knowing he’d talked about it before.

“In a few days, end of the week” he added popping his fork into his mouth.

“God this is good, did you make this?” he asked savouring the cheesy tomato beef bite.

“Yeah I did, I made it a week ago but didn’t feel like eating it so just froze it” she admitted.

“Well you must of known there would be a very hungry man to be in need of this as I am very satisfied right now” he grinned, a slight evil twinge to it.

“Well I am glad you approve. When do you get back from Nashville?” she asked not wanting to sound too clingy.

“We’ll probably be out there a few weeks. We go in bursts, depending on how it goes sometimes” Jon replied licking the last remanence of sauce off his fork. Jon put his plate down and picked up her hand.

“Jess, I know we’ve only just met and hell what you’ve been through, I know this is a big call for you. But I would like if you came to Nashville for a few days when I am there” Jon said sincerely. Jesse’s heart leaped, she had never wanted to questioned what the next move was, as scared as she was, she knew she wanted to see him again.

“Ah, come there? Wouldn’t I just get in the way?” she asked thinking how the rest of the band would feel about this.

“Nah, you wouldn’t, if you came a week after we’d been there it would be refreshing to see a woman, believe me, we can get pretty sick of each easily” he laughed. He could see she was unsure.

“Please, you could have your own room and everything, and in the day go and see Nashville, I bet you haven’t been away for a while” he said guessing she hadn’t.

Jesse bit on her bottom lip, with eyes like that how could she say no.

“Ok, I will come” she said meekly.

Jon broke out into one of his famous megawatt grins.
“You wont regret it, I promise” as he kissed her lightly on the forehead.


Tara Leigh said...

Awww. What a great domestic scene. Getting to know you and then hello! Come to Nashville baby. Sweet HELLO. YES! Where do I sign up?

My own room? Uh. Only if he's sharing with one of the guys so I can have him all to myself in MY room, TYVM. LOL

Really fun.