Disclaimers:  I don't think I need any at this point. You guys know me and I know you. Blah, blah, blah.

Dedications: To Michelle.  My always.  My beginning.  You really are the sweetest thing I've ever known especially to be with a rotten egg like me.

This is an installment in the R Place series with Caitlin and Lil.  I know it's been a long time but inspiration comes and goes.  Forgive me.


The Sweetest Thing




Part  I:  Business is Business


Caitlin's eyes opened as if they were commanded to do so.  Dim light filtered through the heavy curtains, but it was not the cause of her abrupt entrance into the waking world.  It was quiet.  Quiet was the culprit.  After being rattled awake by ringing phones, pounding doors and desperate peons for the past three weeks, quiet was an unknown.

She sucked in a deep breath of air savoring the welcome smells of home... Lil's soft perfume, Fabreeze, and the left over smell of baby in the bed.  It had been exactly 3:17 a.m. when she stumbled in.  Tiredness had seeped into her bones as if it were an integral part of her physical make up.  The exec had almost fallen asleep in a much needed shower. "Wake me when you get home no matter what time it is."  Caitlin groaned inwardly.  Sparky is going to be pissed.  A smirk lifted one side of her mouth.  But I know how to handle her.  Good thing it's the weekend.

The heart shaped locket around her neck shifted as she slowly sat up in bed.  The blonde's hand closed around it.  It had been a saving grace along with the brunette's voice over an impersonal telephone line. Whatever anger or exasperation she felt at co-workers and clients instantly melted away when she heard Lil's voice and Jamie's attempt at speech.  She was not even able to bring herself to watch the tape they had made not too long ago, knowing that it would only make her more lonely.

After the shower, Caitlin checked on the infant, standing over her crib and grinning happily at the soft snores that filed the room.  When the blonde finally sank into her own bed, she knew that she was where she belonged.  The warmth, the smells and the feel of a beautiful naked Lillian lay claim to somewhere deep inside, a place that had been empty and aching for three long weeks.  It was now full again.  This job isn't what makes me happy.  Not anymore.  I should be feeling some kind of high for landing such a huge client. 

Caitlin gazed at her lover with adoring eyes.  Curly hair stuck up wildly in every direction.  Blue eyes that were always animated with emotion were closed and peaceful.  Full pink lips were parted and moist. Caitlin frowned.  Her partner's beauty was not the only thing that caught her attention.  Dark circles bruise like in their consistency lingered under the brunette's eyes.  No wonder she didn't wake up when I got in bed.  She was probably finally able to sleep knowing that I was coming home.  After all, you'd only been home for a month before leaving again, you big ass.   "I'm sorry Sparky.  I'll make it up to you somehow."   With a soft touch, she traced a thumb over her lover's eye lids.  Lil fidgeted and murmured but remained sleeping.  Caitlin's heart ceased then thudded vehemently.  A goofy grin took over her face.  The murmur had been her name.  I should have awakened her.  I'll just take care of that right now.

The blonde pulled the covers away from the brunette's body.  Caitlin smiled at the sudden irritated crease that appeared on Lil's forehead.  She even went as far as squealing in protest.  Caitlin trailed her nails down the indentation of her lover's back.  Knowing who it belonged to even in sleep, Lil's body reacted, arching slightly into the touch.  The exec marveled at the reaction and the skin that was just as soft as it had always been.  She shifted slightly, moving closer to the brunette until flesh mingled.  Caitlin watched the confusion play over her lover's face as she pushed curly, dark hair behind an ear.  They were barely an inch apart. Caitlin moaned at the familiar feel of breasts and skin billowing around her.  Lips that she had not kissed in three weeks mumbled her name again.  The exec did not hesitate, and as the last syllable was released, she covered the brunette's mouth with her own.  Her eyes were wide waiting to see dark blue glittering back at her.  The blonde got her wish.

Lil awakened in confusion and arousal.  In reflex, she jerked back and sat up in the bed.  Her eyes were wide in surprise and brimming with happiness.  "Caitl- baby when did you..."



"Shhhh,"  Caitlin put a slim finger to her lips.

"Don't shush me!"

"Dammit woman. If you ever did what I told you, it would be a miracle."  Caitlin smiled knowingly. 

"Don't hold your breath,"  Lil quipped right back at her.  She bit her lip to keep from grinning.

"I missed you."  The blonde's smile softened. "That includes that take no shit attitude."

Lil's eyes narrowed then sparkled.  "I'm going to take that as a compliment."

"You would."  Caitlin's eyes dropped to her lover's naked chest.  Unable to resist, her fingers followed her gaze to the tempting curve of the brunette's breast. Goosebumps followed her touch.

Lil gasped wallowing in the electric shiver that shot up and down her spine to the tips of her breasts. Her stomach knotted and the sudden ache between her legs was almost unbearable.  She grasped the blonde's hand, bringing it to her body and urging a firmer touch.  "Don't tease."

"Shhh."  Caitlin paused long enough to wrap her free hand in curly tresses, yanking them playfully before pulling Lil closer.  "That's enough foreplay. I know you're already wet."

Lil did not say a word.  She was in total agreement.

Their mouths crushed together in a kiss that carnal, wet, and desperate with need.  Wanting her impossibly closer,  Lil whimpered and clawed at the blonde's skin  The brunette was on fire and close to screaming at the savagery of it. She ripped away from the kiss only to sink her teeth into the blonde's shoulder.

Caitlin cried out in a rush of pleasure. Even the air against suddenly sweat soaked skin made her tingle in arousal.  The level of need coursing through Caitlin's body shook her. "Lil,"  Her voice was a hoarse croak.  "I-"  She had no idea what she was going to say.

Lillian pulled her down back into the plush bedding. At that moment,  the weight of the blonde on top of her was the most erotic thing in creation. Mindlessly she rubbed herself against her lover.  Long legs opened and instinctually wrapped themselves around Caitlin.  "Shut up," Lil husked.  "Just shut up and fuck me."

"God," Caitlin gasped. Their mouths met again in a tangle of tongue.  The exec swallowed the brunette's triumphant moan as she plunged deep inside her.  Caitlin groaned loudly.  It was as if her whole body was bathed in warm wetness.  Gentleness was not an option.  She thrust hard, fast, and with a violence born of need and separation. Nails dug into her sweaty back, and her own sex contracted in pleasured empathy.  The intensity of their love making wrapped around her and seeped into every pore. Caitlin was helpless to it, knowing that she was to be a willing victim. 

For Lillian, the pleasure was so thick that it took her breath away, leaving her with only the ability to moan.  One second, she was gloriously filled and the next an incredible friction made her entire body quake.  The room was alive with breathy whimpers and the wet slap of flesh.  Lillian loved that sound.  She was the originator and the woman above her was the direct cause.  The brunette sobbed as lightning rushed over her skin before concentrating itself between her legs.  Somehow, as if the blonde knew, her thrusts became shorter and faster.  Lil was mindless as wave after wave of orgasm bombarded her.  She cried out incoherently.

Caitlin shivered as warmth cascaded through her.  Her body contracted as every synapse fired. The feeling of falling encompassed her but strong, sure arms closed around her chasing it away.  She truly was home.


Caitlin almost purred as fingers sifted through her hair randomly massaging her scalp.  She kissed the breast closest to her cheek and snuggled back into the warmth that seemed to be all around her.  "Not too heavy?"

"Nuh uh."  Lil yawned.  "Don't know why I'm so tired."

"Mmm, could it be because you haven't been sleeping?"

"Bet you haven't either."

"That's beside the point.  Plus, it's not the same thing."

Lil rolled her eyes.  "I can't sleep without you. Come on, let's hear you say it too."

Caitlin mumbled the words.

"What?"  Lil grinned.

"You heard me!"


Lil's grin widened.  "She just saved you.  I want you to know that."

"Uh, huh."  Caitlin replied as she got out of the bed.  "I'll get her."


Lil smiled fully, knowing the blonde was probably feeling like jelly at that moment because of a certain little girl.  She canted her head to the side trying to decipher the exec's murmurs, which just happened to be making Jamie squeal.

When they entered the room, Lil noticed the happy flush that covered her lover's face.  "If your co-workers could see you like this, they wouldn't believe it."

"You're probably right."  Caitlin sat the toddler in the bed before joining them. "But I don't give a damn about them and that's getting stronger every day."

"What are you saying?  Don't get me wrong. I would love to have you here everyday, but you would get bored."

"I don't know about that.  This may be all the challenge I need."  Caitlin tweaked the infant's nose.  "Plus, I do have my MBA.  I could teach."

Lil bristled.  "And have all those college girls throwing themselves at you?!  I don't think so."

"Trust me when I say that I'm already caught."  Caitlin reached over and traced a finger over her lover's features.  "You know that I've had my share. I'm done with that and it did nothing for me anyway except make me a miserable bitch."

Lil smirked.  "I'll have to agree with you there."  She sighed.  "I do trust you. It's them I don't trust."

"Please, all you have to do is show up and they will see what a pussy cat I am."  Gray eyes sparkled lecherously.

"Mmm, long as it's my pu--"

"Eat mama.  Eat."

"Exactly."  Lil muttered as she tried to keep a straight face.

"The things children say."  Caitlin grinned as she leaned forward for a soft kiss.  "Seriously, I hate being gone so much. My job used to be the only thing I had but now it's just getting in the way.  I didn't think there was anything worse than being lonely."

"What's that?"

"Missing you.  I don't want to feel that anymore. I just want to be here."

"You are serious aren't you?"  Lillian asked.  A huge part of her jumped for joy but a smaller part of her began saying...what if.   "What if you got bored with me? After all, you would see me every day, and let's not forget about all those women."

"You're serious too?"

Lil nodded in reply.  "Tara was enough competition... "  Ohh, I can't believe I just said that.  I know better.

Caitlin did not mean to but she did it anyway.  She laughed.  "Please.  There was no competition I was more interested in torturing her and you know that. The first time I kissed you. . . you had me.  Look at me, I'm not even the same person anymore.  Look, if it bothers you this much..."

Lil swallowed and tried to push the emotions aside.  "No, I can't believe how silly I'm being."

"It's not silly. I'll just have to work harder to make you believe that you're the only one I want."  Gray eyes were soft and concerned.  "Let's just start looking around and find something that we can both agree on, okay?"

"Okay,"  Lil knew that she sounded unconvinced.  What is wrong with me?!  She wants to get a different job so that she can be home with me, and all I do is bitch about it.  I'll make it up to her later.  She needs a proper homecoming after being gone for so long.

"C'mon, we'll talk about it later.  Let's get some breakfast."  Whoa, at least I know now that I need to tip toe around this.  I would probably feel the same way if she had my past.  


Part II:  A Day to Remember


Lil could not stop the blossom of happy that was steadily growing inside her chest.  She watched in genuine amusement as Caitlin and Jamie played with a myriad of toys strewn across the living room floor.  Who would guess such an elegant woman would look at home in shorts, a t-shirt and with me?  As if sensing something powerful, gray eyes glanced upward catching dark blue.  "I love you,"  Lil muttered without thought.

Caitlin could feel her face heat.  You'd think I would be used to hearing that.  "I love you too, and I missed both of you like you wouldn't believe."  She kissed the top of Jaime's head.

Lil laughed out loud even though she was touched.  "Does that embarrass you?  Not that I mind.  You're beautiful when you blush."

"No, I just like hearing it.  I don't think that I'll ever get tired of it."

Lil pursed her lips.  "You know, you really are --"




"Well, yeah but I 'm not talking about that right now."

"What then?"  Caitlin asked acerbically.


"Ugh, don't let anyone else hear you say that.  I'm supposed to be the bitch barracuda."

"Not at home.  If you were, you're clothes would be all over the lawn."


"You said it Jamie. I know she wouldn't do anything like that."

Lil raised an elegant eyebrow.  "Try me."

"Huh, I knew there was another reason why I love you.  You have the same mean streak that I do."

Lil wagged a finger in her lover's direction.  "Don't forget it missy."

"Wooo, I'm scared."

Jaime yawned.

Lil's switched gears.  It was what she had been waiting for. Her smile was slow and sexy.  "No but you'll probably be sore when I get done with you."

Caitlin's eyes widened.  Her heart picked up speed.  "Really?"

"What you don't deserve a proper homecoming?"

"It's not that.  What was this morning?"  Caitlin inquired.

"An incredible fucking start."

"Oh, mercy."

"Indeed."  Lil stood.  "I'm going to go get cleaned up.  It's about time for Jamie's nap."

"I could just join you--"

"Nuh uh, there's another bathroom.  Use it. I've got plans."


"Very naughty plans."

"How long?"

"Twenty minutes.  If you're late, I'll start without you."  Lil cinched her robe tight around her, and without another word, she left the room.


"What did you just say, kiddo?"


Caitlin cringed but her lips quirked, seeing the humor. "We need to watch our language around you. It'll be our little secret for now."  The blonde stood. Jamie reached upward, waiting to be picked up. "Right now, I've got to go--"


A smile just as naughty as the brunette's plans formed on her face.  "Something like that.  Now, shush."


"That's better."


Warm water sluiced over Lil's body.  She hummed in delight. Wait until I'm done with her.  She won't be able to see straight enough to notice some Freshman gawking at her.  She's mine.  "Mine!"  Lil said out loud to no one in particular.  Something inside her cringed at her own behavior.  God, what am I doing?  She's always gone so I have to wonder if she'll get tired of me if she's here everyday. 

The brunette sighed and grabbed the Nair off the shelf in the shower.  Squirting some in her hand, she lathered it under her arms and over her bikini line.  I know she's thinking of us, and I don't think I could stand her being gone that long again.  I thought I was going crazy.  Lil wiped the Nair from under her arms and turned off the water.

The brunette snatched two towels from the cabinet, one for her hair and the other to wrap around her body.  As she headed for the bedroom, a deep burning sensation caught her attention, making her stop midway.  "What the hell?"

Lil used the towel to wipe between her legs and hissed upon contact.  "Damn it!  I forgot. . .ow!"  She continued to remove the thick lather with the towel.  The burning increased.  "Ow, shit!"

She threw the towel down and laid down on the bed with her legs wide open, hoping a little air might cool things down a bit.  Lil was sorely disappointed.  "Ow!"  She fanned vigorously at herself.

Caitlin chose that moment to enter.  She stopped in the middle of the room.  The exec canted her head to the side.  "Um, you decided to start without me?"  She dropped the towel wrapped around her.

"No!  Help!"  Lil commanded desperately.  

"Why?  What's wrong?"  Caitlin moved closer.

"I burned myself!"

"Then why were you fanning . . ."

"With the Nair. I was trying to be sexy for your ass!"

"What!"  Caitlin's voice went up an octave.

"Get over here and do something!"

Totally helpless, Caitlin threw up her hands.  "I don't know what to do!"

"Blow on it!  It burrrrrrrns!"  The brunette whined.

Skeptical, the blonde announced.  "That's not going to do anything.  You need--"

"Get over here and BLOW!"  Lil's voice was filled with anger and pain.

As if catapulted into action, Caitlin did as she was told.  She climbed on the bed on all fours and kneeled between her lover's legs.  "Oh, sweetie."  It looked like raw hamburger meat.


Caitlin blew.

"Oh God!  Harder!"

And blew.

The blonde did her best.  "Is this helping?"

"Fuck no!  Do something!"

"Okay, let me think."  A few seconds ticked by as Lil continued to squirm on the bed.  "I got it.  I'll be right back."

Sweating profusely, Lil took the towel off her head. "Hurry!"

Caitlin ran through the house toward the kitchen, getting a bowl full of cold water and a stick of butter.  When she returned she practically threw the water on the brunette.

"HEY!"  The pain was the only thing that kept Lil from jumping off the bed in shock.

"It's okay.  The water should cool things off, and the butter--"  The blonde held up the item in question.

"The butter!  I'm not a damn turkey!"

"It will soothe it long enough to get to the hospital."

Lil sat up.  Her eyes were blazing.  Her hair hung limply in wet hunks all over her head  "I'm not going to the hospital!  How am I going to explain this?"  She pointed toward the injured area.

"I could call your mom or Gab..."  Caitlin knew it was the wrong thing to say, but she was desperate at this point.


"Okay, maybe that's not the best idea."  She took a few steps away from the bed.  "But you do need to go to the ER.  It looks pretty bad down there."

"Oh, God!  I don't think I can close my legs let alone walk!"  Lil's face was flushed and sweaty.  Her hands dug into the bedding for some kind of support. 

At that moment, Caitlin could see the humor in the situation, shining deliciously like a beacon in the night.  She bit her lip.. . hard to keep from laughing out loud.  Suspicious blue eyes tracked her every movement. 

Outraged, Lil interjected, "Are you. . . are you laughing?!"

Caitlin thrust her hands out in front of her in a gesture of surrender.  "No! Baby, no.  You're hurt.  This isn't the least bit funny."  Caitlin averted her eyes and put the butter on the nightstand.  Inside, she roared.  "Let's get you something loose to put on.  You have to go to the hospital."

Lil whimpered.  "Will you stay with me.  I don't like anyone else poking around down there except you."

That's not going to happen for a while. . .damn it!    "I will.  I promise.  Let me help you get dressed, and I'll go get Jamie."



Caitlin helped Lil back into the car.  The hospital had been a one of a kind experience.  Unfortunately, Mission Hospital was a teaching one.  Every intern in the area was perched between the brunette's legs to get a look at what she herself had termed a minor household incident.  Caitlin had to become the bitch that she was to save her lover at least a little bit of dignity.

Once Jamie was strapped in, Caitlin settled herself into the driver's seat.  She glanced at the brunette and muttered, "Do you need anything from the store?  You know, something to help you feel better?"

Lil shook her head.  "No.  Just want to go home."


The brunette's eyes widened and her pale face was suddenly infused with color.  "What did she say?"


Caitlin groaned. "Kiddo, you have great timing.  I was going to tell--"


There was total silence in the car.  Caitlin pulled over to the side of the road.  She slumped away from the steering wheel toward the window.  Her shoulders shook with a vengeance.

Lil leaned over to touch her lover.  "Baby are you--"

Laughter burst from the blonde in huge loud waves. "I'm sorry.. ." she snorted.  Her face was beet red and tears streamed down her cheeks.  Caitlin sucked in a deep breath and husked, "I hope it's okay to laugh now."  She dissolved back into mirth.

Caitlin's laughter was apparently contagious.  Jamie began to giggle and squeal gleefully.

Lil sighed and rolled her eyes before letting a smile spread over her face.  "What am I going to do with you two?"

"Shush!"  Jamie added for good measure.


Caitlin swatted at the blaring alarm, knocking it off the nightstand.  She groaned and rolled back over, snuggling into the brunette's side.

" 'S time to get up already?"  Lil moaned.

The blonde yawned as she rubbed her foot against her lover's calf.  "No, just automatically set it.  Wasn't thinking."  The executive nuzzled the other woman's neck. "Forgot I was taking a few days off."

"Mmm, don't start."

Caitlin groaned in earnest. "Ugh, three weeks is a long time especially after waiting so long before."

"Yeah it is.  Serves me right."

"Whatcha mean?"

"Being jealous."

"Huh?  Over who?"

"Those college girls,"  the brunette answered meekly.

"Oh, Sparky. . ."

"I know.  Don't worry. I think I 'm over it for the time being."

"Well, look at it this way.  If I do get a position at one of the surrounding colleges. I'll have a new desk to bend you over."

Lil chuckled.  "That's true, but don't go into detail.  I'll just get horny."  She paused.  "And the things we could do in an empty classroom. . ."

"Mmm, I do love the way your mind works."  Caitlin bit into the back of the brunette's shoulder.

Lil whimpered, "Behave."


Before anything else was said, Caitlin was up garnering a rode.  "Be right back."

The two of them huddled around the animated toddler.  Lil watched in amusement as Jamie made her way to her favorite place, the blonde's chest.  The brunette propped herself up on an elbow,  looking at the exchange between her lover and child.  Her heart melted for the umpteenth time.  Having this woman in her life, it really was the sweetest thing.

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