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Nifty - Lesbian - Athletics - Trail Run

 
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 15:16:06 EDT
From: ForMySaniT@aol.com
Subject: Trail Run (lesbian, athletics)

Disclaimer: This is a fictional story about a relationship between two
women. If that offends you, I recommend that you read something more to
your liking.

                             Trail Run

       It was early morning. The sun had just turned a darkened sky to a
pale silvery gray. A heavy fog blanketed the forest-floor while a mist
continued to float down on everything beneath the canopy. I doubted very
much that there was another soul near me, for miles. That was good. That
was exactly the way I wished it to be. Becoming lost in thought, I ran
harder, faster.

       The sound of the leaves and sticks crunching under my weight
brought comfort in their familiarity. Keeping my breathing regular, I
detected the subtle scent of ozone in the air. It would rain soon. And yet,
even the threat of the approaching rain, had not given me reason to stop my
run. I needed this run more than I needed to be warm and dry. Leaping over
a fallen log, I tried to push past my lousy week, wanting to forget my job,
my complicated family, my every worry.

       I felt a gust of wind kick up along the trail. I ignored it,
pushing on with even greater determination. A few strands of my long brown
hair clung to the nape of my neck despite the fact that I had pulled it
back into a ponytail. I was a blur of pale blue to anything that might have
seen me as I veered to the left and the more challenging path.

       A wince touched my brown eyes with the feel of a branch scratching
at my arm but, I continued upward, feeling the arrival of the burning
within my lungs. If I could take a moment to appreciate the scene that was
slowly unfolding before me, I might be able to admit that the never-ending
sea of greenery and forestry was truly awe-inspiring. However, there was no
time for that.

       Reaching the summit of the massive hilltop, I took no time to
rest. Instead, I braced myself for the long trek down the terrain which if
I was not careful could prove to be more dangerous. I jumped down, feeling
the loose earth beneath my feet slide. Hopping from the sliding ground to
another section further down and then to another when that part also began
to loosen beneath the weight of my body, I maneuvered my way down the
treacherous path. This was actually my favorite part of the run. Whether I
was skiing or running, the fast-paced aspect, of the downhill challenge,
always sent my heart racing.

       I knew that when my feet touched down on an already sliding bit of
earth that I was in trouble. I struggled to keep my balance but, it was too
late. The wind was knocked out of me, when I impacted mercilessly against
forest-floor. I rolled down the hill, bumping and brushing obstacles while
struggling to grasp hold of something, anything before I fell any more down
this tricky path. My right arm reached out to a large root which had grown
up from beneath the soil. I gripped it tightly, feeling my body grind to a
halt at the edge of a steep drop-off. Defying my better judgement, I rolled
my head slowly to the left, peeking over the edge to see just how far the
drop might have been.

       "Oh, God!" I groaned as I stared down into the sudden valley
created by the old riverbed. Rolling back onto my back, I stared up at the
sky above me. "What the hell am I doing?"

       I sighed while trying to catch my breath. I was hurt. There was no
question about that. My left ankle was throbbing. I knew that I would not
be able to walk on it. To make matters worse, there was no one around for
miles. That was exactly the reason that I had come. I needed to feel that I
was alone here. I needed this place in all its solitude to rejuvenate me.

       "This is just perfect," I said in frustration. I hit the earth with
my fist. "The perfect end to a God-awful week!"

       The large droplet rolling down my cheek caused me to sniffle and
wipe it away. Another, larger droplet landing directly in the center of my
forehead made me groan. "Great! Just great! It's going rain, soon. What
else could go wrong?!"

       A loud clap of thunder causing several birds within the trees above
to scatter with fright seemed to answer me. I felt a stinging at my brown
eyes. Wearily, I closed my eyes. The sound of something coming made me
tense. It was not long before a fast panting and the sound of an animal
drawing closer sent my heart racing.

       Slowly, I opened my eyes to see a wolf staring me directly in the
face. I was about to scream, when I felt the animal lightly lick my cheek
in a show of affection. I looked closer, seeing that it was not a wolf at
all but, a large German Shepard. In my entire life, I had never seen such a
beautiful animal.

       The dog was a pale white with the bluest eyes I had ever seen. It
would have been all too easy to believe that this was its wilder cousin.

       I watched the dog nuzzle my cheek just before she started to leave
barking loudly. "Hey, wait," I said, trying to sit up. I stopped with a
hissed intake of breath, when the pain caused me to rest on my side.

       "Rosie!" I heard a woman call. "Where are you, girl?"

       The excited barking of the dog made me smile. "So your name is
Rosie, huh?"

       Sheets of rain pierced, through the canopy, falling onto me without
mercy. I pulled myself upward, clawing at the ground and sliding to find
some shelter under the nearest tree. All the while, Rosie stood vigil at my
side. Closing my eyes, I rested for a moment. A hand caressing my cheek
roused me.

       I stared into concerned green eyes although, I could barely make
out the woman's face with the red sports jacket that she had draped over
our heads in the hopes that it might protect us just a bit from the
elements.

       "What happened?" I heard a lyrical voice ask softly.

       "Well," I said, "I woke up this morning and thought, `It might
be kind of nice to slide down the side of a mountain. Then, I might sit out
in the rain.' What about you?"

       I witnessed the woman withdrawing a bit from me. I winced. This
woman was trying to help me. There was no reason to take my frustrations
out on her.

       The woman moved her jacket from overhead, revealing herself to
curious eyes. Long white-blonde hair hung down around her face as she
searched my eyes. The attire that tightly garbed her body was so similar to
my own in all but, the color. She was wearing what by all accounts should
be a sports bra and not a shirt but, nevertheless, it was her shirt. The
black running pants that fitted to her long legs might have been made just
to fit her alone because I sincerely doubted that anyone else would be able
to wear them the way this woman was.

       "I'm sorry. I just--- I've had a rotten week and I shouldn't take
things out on you."

       She clasped her hands together, as she spoke in a voice dripping
with sarcasm. "You mean, you didn't mean that?! And here I was thinking,
`Wow, this goes perfectly, with the desire which woke ME up this
morning.' I kept thinking, that it would be simply wonderful to go for a
nice trail-run and then help some hurt stranger that I might happen
upon. And if I all really lucky, maybe I can get bitched at for my
trouble!"

       I laughed under my breath as this woman batted her long lashes
melodramatically. "Ok, I guess I had that coming."

       "Uh-huh. You did, love."

       "I slipped on some loose terrain then fell," I said. "I think I've
twisted my ankle."

       "Of course, you did. We're girls."

       I frowned in confusion.

       "By the way, my name is Lee," the blonde said. "Well, actually my
name is Lesley but, you can call me, Lee or Les or whatever you want. I'm
rambling. Aren't I?" When I nodded, she laughed.

       "My name is Logan and why did you say that about us being girls?"

       "Have you ever notice that whenever a woman is running and hurts
herself, it is always her ankle which is injured? It's like the classic
cliche. The woman runs away from some terrible monster. Then, boom! She's
on the ground. She just twisted her ankle. I suppose, the only question
left to ask is, `What was this Monster, that you were running away
from, Logan?'"

       Green eyes fell heavily on me as I squirmed.

       I tensed. "Are we gonna sit here and gossip in the rain all day or
did you have, some plan, for helping me out of here?"

       Lesley smiled knowingly. "Ah, avoidance. Must be pretty bad, then."

       "Look, are we going to get out of here or--- "

       Shrugging, Lesley rose to her feet. "If you don't want to talk
about it--- "

       "I don't want to talk about it!"

       Lesley smiled while nodding. "You may say that you don't want to
talk about it but, I think you really do."

       "That's funny," I said in sarcasm. "I thought I just said that I
DIDN'T want to talk about!"

       "Okay, love." Lesley held up her hands in a show of surrender. "You
don't want to talk about it. I get it."

       I noticed the mischievous look glinting within her beautiful green
eyes. "I'm going to have trouble with you. I just know it." The smile which
she favored me with, only furthered my belief in that theory. I laughed as
Rosie barked in agreement. "See, Rosie agrees with me!"

       Lesley smiled warmly at her companion before patting her
side. "Traitor," she joked as her dog panted happily.

       As she wrapped her arm around my waist and helped me to stand, I
caught the scent of the rain in her long blonde hair. I couldn't help but,
think that it was mixing well with the scent of her shampoo which smelt of
peaches. Once I was standing upright, or at least, leaning against her for
support, she helped me rest against the rough tree. I stared at her
curiously, wondering what she was about to do.

       Turning her back to me, Lesley bent her long legs at the knees then
motioned for me to climb on. "Come on."

       "You've got to be kidding me," I said. "You can't walk the rest of
the way out of here with ME on your back."

       Lesley looked over my petite body. "You either ride on my back or
I'll carry you some other way. Perhaps, over my shoulder. Either way, your
call."

       The idea of being toted around over her shoulder like some lumpy
bag of potatoes did not appeal to me at all. I reached out with my hands,
climbing onto her back with her help. It didn't seem to phase her that I
was there at all, I noticed as she made her way through the trail with me
riding atop her back.

       After some time of walking in silence, I had to say something. The
silence was driving me crazy. "What would you like to talk about?"

       She looked at me over her shoulder with a smirk. "I thought that
you didn't want to talk, Logan."

       "Well, say something. This silence is maddening."

       Lesley laughed. "Listen to the rain hitting the trees or the water
trickling down the creek." She squeezed my leg affectionately. "We're in
the middle of a beautiful forest, love. It's never really silent."

       With a sigh, I rested my chin on her shoulder, catching the sounds
of birds nearby. She was right. It was peaceful here which I suppose, deep
down was why I had come here, in the first place.

       "Things were really stressful this week," I found myself saying. "I
suppose that is the monster I was running from, when I fell."

       "I thought you didn't want to talk about that." Lesley grunted with
exertion as we descended a particularly tricky part of the trail.

       I sighed. "I'm really sorry that I bit your head off back
there. I'm really not like that at all. I don't want you to get the wrong
impression of me. You must think I'm awful."

       Lesley kissed the forearm around her neck. "I don't think you are
awful," she assured me. "Would I be carrying you through the woods, if I
did?"

       Laughing, I felt myself starting to feel a bit better. "I guess
not."

       "If anything, I thought that you were someone in more pain than
your twisted ankle. I meant what I said. You did seem as though you
genuinely needed to talk about what was on your mind, even if you didn't
necessarily WANT to talk about it."

       Lesley didn't know how right she was with that one. I did need to
talk about things. I had been keeping things so bottled up lately, that my
only release seemed to be, these trail-runs but, with my ankle like it was,
that form of release was going to have to wait a bit.

       "From now on," Lesley said in a soft voice. "If you need to
talk... about anything... you talk to me. I will always listen, okay." She
laughed, adding, "And no more trail-running alone!"

       Rosie barked in agreement.

       I smiled against Lesley's shoulder. "But, who would I run with?"

       Lesley shook her head with a giggled response. "Honestly, why I
even bother trying to do a good deed for a smartass like you, is beyond
me."

       "I'm not sure," I laughed. "Maybe you're some sort of sadomasochist
at heart."

       "I must be to put up with this sort of abuse."

       We each fell silent for a moment before I hugged her shoulders
gently.

       "Les," I whispered.

       "Yes, babe?"

       "Thank you."

       We made it safely off the trail that day. In months to come, there
were many trail-runs together. She became a very key part of my life. Just
as she had asked, whenever I felt the need to talk with someone, I would
call her to suggest a run. She was always up for it which meant so much to
me as we grew closer.

       Today, was another such day. I had called her the night before
asking if she would meet me for an early morning run.

       Lesley had become very good at reading my moods and gaged this as a
bit of an emergency. She immediately agreed to meet me.

       My brown eyes watched Lesley closely as we stepped out of her
Wrangler. For a moment, I was briefly distracted by the fact that Rosie
hurried off without any warning to set out on some adventure without
us. The fact was, that I had so much more on my mind than Rosie's
whereabouts.

       In this time in which we stretched, we might have usually taken the
opportunity to talk. However, I could not bring myself to do that on this
morning. It bothered me so much that the one person, who I had come to rely
upon so much was the one person that I could not talk with this about.

       As she bent down to stretch her hamstrings, I took in the beauty of
her shape. She grasped hold of her ankles tormenting me to no end.

       I wanted her. I wanted her so much. My hands ached to caress those
long legs being hugged so tightly within her running pants. My mouth wanted
desperately to kiss over her full breasts, to suckle at the erected nipples
which immediately stood on end with the cool morning air, pressing out
defiantly against the stretchy fabric of her sports bra. I felt my
excitement growing and knew that I must leave for my run or she would feel
my lustful gaze on her.

       I briefly took another moment to stretch before setting out for my
run. I could hear her calling to me over my shoulder, warning me against
this act and then asking me to wait but, I wouldn't. I had a lot of things
on my mind and needed to think. Here in this place, these woods, I found a
bit of peace and needed that now.

       It was not too long before I heard the footsteps of the talented
athlete behind me catching up to me. Lesley seemed to know every inch of
this mountain-side. The hills, the forest's floor, none of this proved too
much for her.

       My peripheral vision saw her. She was stunning in all black with
her long white-blonde hair swept back into a ponytail.

       "What's the matter, baby?" Lesley asked in a voice that sounded
more like the concerned lover than a worried friend. It was true. She and I
had become so much closer in recent months. I had thought that we might be
evolving past friendship but, that seemed to come to a grinding halt when I
called her a few days before in the hopes that we might discuss our growing
feelings for one, another.

       The phone had been answered by a sultry voice, belonging to someone
named, Denise, who playfully told me that Lesley was, "busy." A heartbeat
in which my own heart felt like crumbling, passed before I heard Lesley in
the background. Lesley sounded so happy with this woman.

       I hadn't left a message. I had simply mumbled a quick response and
hung up the phone as quickly as possible. Since that had happened, I had
not been able to think of much else.

       How could I have allowed my chance with Lesley slip through my
fingers, I wondered. Did I lose her?

       "Faster," I said breathlessly as together we leapt over a fallen
tree.

       Together, we sprinted through the forest dodging obstacle after
obstacle in a heated race.

       "Logan, what's wrong?" Lesley tried again but, still there was no
answer. She saw that up ahead there was a sudden drop off. She narrowed her
eyes on it, trying to judge how wide the opening was but, in the early
morning light it was too hard to tell. "We have to stop!"

       "No!" I pushed harder despite her protests. I hurdled across the
wound in the earth, hearing her crying out to me as I did. I landed safely
on the other side although, not by much, I realized as I looked over my
shoulder to the trench behind me. It was then that I finally stopped. I
took a few steps away from the drop-off then, bent over resting my hands
wearily on my knees.

       "What the hell has gotten into you?"

       I shook my head, avoiding her eyes. I knew that I couldn't look
into her gorgeous green eyes or she would know everything.

       Lesley paced along the other side of the drop-off like a caged
animal. There was a seductive manner in the way that she held her eyes on
me, studying me, my every move. She was looking at me from behind long
blonde lashes. Her mouth remained opened as she tried to catch her breath.

       What was she looking for, I wondered. I tensed, knowing that if
anyone could read me, it was, her.

       "Are you going to tell me what is bothering you or do I have to
come over there and make you?" I heard her say in such a luring voice that
I might have told her anything that she wished to know from the moment that
I could first remember.

       I glanced up at her. She was still pacing, still beautiful.

       "This isn't work related," she said knowingly. "If it was, you
would have told me by now. And I know that you aren't seeing anyone right
now, so this can't be a relationship problem." Lesley stopped narrowing her
green eyes on me. "That means that it has something to do with me. That's
the only thing that makes any sense. That's why you won't talk to
me. That's why you won't tell me what is bothering you." When I hurried to
look away, she said, "That's why you won't even LOOK at me!"

       "You know, Lesley," I started weakly. "My entire world does not
revolve around you!" Although, I might like, for it to, I admitted
inwardly.

       Lesley backed away several feet before sprinting to the edge,
making the jump across the drop-off look incredibly easy. She walked over
to me, studying me too much for my own comfort.

       I was shocked when she knelt down in front of me, looking up at me
with those mesmerizing green eyes. Her hands on my hips felt amazing. A
soft little moan left my lips as a result of her touch.

       "You've hardly spoken to me in the last few days, my friend,"
Lesley whispered.

       "Your friend," I found myself repeating. "Is that what we are?
Friends?"

       She looked at me with confusion in her eyes. "Yes, of course, we
are."

       "Is that all?"

       "Is that what this is about, Logan? Is that why you jumped over
that ledge? You could've been hurt! You know that, don't you?"

       "I was trail-running," I countered. "That's what you do, when you
are out here. You avoid obstacles."

       I was surprised to see tears forming in her eyes. "What?"

       "Why are you looking at me that way?"

       "What way?" I tried to pull away from her but, she would not let me
go.

       "Like you are angry with me, like I've hurt you," Lesley answered
with a wavering voice.

       It was then that I finally did manage to pull away from the taller
woman. "We should hurry and finish the trail. You will probably want to get
back. I know that you don't want to keep Denise waiting."

       Lesley's jaw dropped with my words. "How do you know about her?"

       "Does it matter?" I shrugged, resigned to believe that if I
detached myself from this entire situation it might not hurt nearly as
much.

       "It isn't what you think it is."

       I huffed a laugh. "That has got to be the lamest excuse in the
book, Les." I waved her words off. "It doesn't matter. It's not as if you
and I are an item or anything."

       When I glanced over at her, I saw her face blanch terribly. My
stomach knotted with the sight of the tears which I had caused. I thought
back to the first day that we had met. Why was I always saying such awful
things to her in these woods, when I did not mean them at all?

       "You and I have never been intimate," she said barely above a
whisper. "But, that doesn't mean that I don't love you, Logan."

       I doubled over, feeling as though, I might faint with happiness or
perhaps, become ill with the sickness my own words inspired. The sound of
her rising to her feet made me tense. I listened as she stopped directly in
front of me. Her hand under my chin instructed me to raise my head which I
did. I stood up straight, looking at her with uncertainty in my brown eyes.

       Lesley cupped my face, pulling me close. She lightly brushed her
lips over mine, timidly at first. Perhaps, she was waiting to see if I
would protest. Her lips increased their wonderful pressure, when I did not.

       I felt her body press against mine. I had never felt anything so
heavenly in my life. When her tongue gently sought entrance at my lips, I
slowly parted them to give myself over to her completely.

       Lesley's warm palm rested against my cheek while her other hand was
centered between my shoulder blades pulling me closer to her. She kissed me
slowly, in a lazy manner which demonstrated that we would have all the time
in the world. As the passion in the kiss intensified, she began backing me
gently against a massive tree. When she felt my back, press against it, she
lowered her hands to my hips.

       A low purred sound of arousal left my lips entering into her as she
picked me up. I wrapped my arms around her neck while my legs encircled her
waist. If there was anyone else about within these woods, they were lost to
me in her embrace. The sweet taste of her lips, was all I knew in this our
own private Eden.

       "I love you, Logan," Lesley whispered against my lips as her hands
caressed over my thighs.

       I cupped her face, pulling her mouth to mine with a heated
passion. I needed to have her. I needed to be connected with her in this
new way. My hand sliding over the smooth fabric of her sports bra caused
her nipples to strain against the fabric in the hopes of release. I pulled
the bra up freeing her full breasts for my touch. As I teased and pulled
lovingly at her erected center, she moaned hotly.

       Lesley kissed along my neck, lightly raking her teeth over my
collar bone which caused me to whisper her name. Her hand teasing at my
breasts made me shiver in anticipation. She pushed forward, readjusting how
she held my weight in a balance between herself and the tree. This act
caused her abdomen to grind against my sex.

       "Oh, God," I gasped as I felt her grind against me once again but,
this time it had been in a purposeful seduction. "Lesley, please."

       As I felt Lesley's hands gently reaching beneath my emerald green
running pants, touching me for the first time, I didn't care about Denise
or if I had lost Lesley to her. My only thought was that I needed to be
with Lesley now even if it was only this once. In this moment, I would be
completely open with her, give myself over to her without surrender. I
could feel her entering inside of me, slowly at first, in shallow
movements. Then, her fingers began to steadily push deeper within me as I
opened myself more for her. I wanted her inside of me so badly.

       Lesley kissed me slowly. Her tongue caressed mine in a dance as we
sought to chart each other's mouths. She gasped as my hand rubbed her clit
through the fabric of her running pants. "I won't be able to hold you up
like this if you keep doing that," she said breathlessly.

       "Shh, let me have you, Lesley," I said sliding my hand beneath her
pants. The heat originating from between her legs sent a ripple of
excitement throughout my entire being. I caressed her slit, running the
moisture which had been gathering there up to her clit, where I then teased
and rubbed feverishly.

       Lesley altered her pace to match mine, thrust for thrust.

       Our kissing grew more intense with each passing moment as together,
we fell into a glorious rhythm.

       My fingers eased deep within her, surrounded in the fiery warmth of
her. I felt my breath coming in gasps as she mouthed my nipple through the
thin fabric of my gray tank-top. The muscles of my body tightened suddenly
as I cried out. She felt my wetness coat her fingers as I threw my head
back to rest against the tree in the moment of my climax. My innermost
muscles gripped at her fingers, holding them close to me for as long as
this moment would possibly allow.

       Lesley became so exited by my orgasm that she soon followed
suit. Her husky moan filled my senses as she fell forward against me. She
soon came back down with my smooth caresses inside of her in combination
with my slow kisses to her neck and shoulders.

       I found her mesmerizing green eyes staring at me with such
adoration that they threatened to make me cry from sheer happiness. All my
life, I had never wished to tell someone that I loved them the way I wished
to tell her. As I attempted to speak, a sound interrupted me.

       Rosie barking happily caused us both to turn and look at the dog,
who sat with a tilted head staring at us with what looked remarkably like a
smirk on her face. She looked to the north then back at us.

       We both knew what she was trying to tell us. It seemed amazing to
me that she had run off the moment we had arrived only to appear now to
warn us that someone was coming. We both had the feeling that she might
have sensed what was coming and decided to allow us our time alone
together. Taking Rosie's advice, we straightened our clothes and finished
our run, wanting nothing more than to go home to resume our lovemaking.

       I smiled happily at my new lover as she held the door to the yellow
Wrangler open for me. She waited until I was comfortably seated inside
before she closed the door for me. As she walked around the back of the
SUV, her cellular phone rang. I answered, hearing a voice which instantly
ended my afterglow.

       "Hello, is Lesley there?" Denise asked.

       "She's busy." I couldn't resist answering just as she had that day
in which I had called for Lesley.

       "Oh, okay," Denise answered in a chipper voice. "You must be
Logan. She talks about you ALL the time. She's got it bad for you,
girl. Anyway, will you tell her that her cousin called and said that she
doesn't have to worry about me crashing at her place, anymore? My
girlfriend and I talked and I moving back in with her."

       I fell completely silent as Lesley entered the Jeep, closing the
driver's side door. The expression on my face caused her body to turn to
steel.

       Denise wondered if she had lost the connection. "Hello?! Did you
get all that?"

       "Yes. I'll tell her."

       I turned off her cell phone in silence.

       "Everything okay, baby?" Lesley asked me as I sat motionless. She
turned to face me, smoothing my cheek.

       I lurched over, cupping her face while I kissed her fiercely. The
moan which left her lips, being swallowed by my own, made my body tingle
with desire for this woman.

       "I love you," I whispered against her lips. The feeling of her
smiling as I kissed her, made me feel exuberantly happy.

       "And I love you, Logan." Lesley uttered, between kisses.

       It was nice to know that I had finally found a partner, who I could
rely upon to traverse this park's, and even, life's sometimes treacherous
terrain.

 
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