A Dark And Stormy Night
by Ann Douglas
A sudden flash of lightning filled the small cabin, causing
the transistor radio to momentarily crackle with static. A few
seconds later, the June night was filled with a resounding crash as
the sound of thunder caught up with the light. The storm had
been raging for a little over two hours, alternating between violent
clashes in the sky and the steady patter of rain against the
"That was a good one!" Exclaimed the dark haired girl
as she clapped in appreciation of the sudden illumination.
"You wouldn't think so if we were out there." Replied her
companion as she pointed out the large bay windows to the lake
"But we're not, are we?" The first girl retorted in a
exaggerated pout. "Sometimes you can be such a worrier."
"You're right." The first girl answered. "But one of us
has to have some sense. Otherwise you'd have us out on the lake
because you'd get a better view."
"Hey that's an idea." Robyn said in mock seriousness.
"We could take one of the boats down by the dock and..."
"Don't even think it...." Valerie cut her off in a dead stop
Both girls then broke in laughter.
All in all, watching the storm and snacking on popcorn and
the wine they had snuck out of the liquor cabinet wasn't the worst
way the two 17 year olds could spend the night. Of course it
wasn't what they had thought it would be when they come up to
the lake two days before.
Robyn Grayson and Valerie Carter had been friends for
12 of their 17 years, ever since they had met on the first day of
kindergarten. Back then, they had both been pudgy little girls
more interested in games and dolls than anything else. With
slight variations, that had continued right up until they began to
In Robyn's case, womanhood sprung upon her with a
vengeance. She lost all her baby fat and in a single summer
went through a growth spurt that cause her to fill up and out at
the same time. Instead of the semi-plump tomboy, she found
herself a very attractive young lady with a figure that drew boys
like moths to a candle. It was during that summer that she finally
appreciated her mother's insistence that she let her hair
grow. Robyn had wanted to cut it short because it kept getting
in the way. It now stretched down to a few inches below her
Valerie also began to fill out that summer but unlike
Robyn, she lost none of her childhood fat. She added more than a
few inches to her height over the last few years but with them
came more pounds than she liked to think about. Today she hit the
scales at 160. Thankfully it was spread throughout her body
giving her a mature full figured look.
Both girls sometimes wished that they could exchange
bodies, at least long enough to see what it would be like.
Valerie wished she could be as slender as Robyn . In turn,
Robyn wondered what it would be like to have a 38D bust like
Valerie's instead of her own small 34C.
Yet despite the physical changes, both girls had
remained steadfast friends. They had seen other friendships fall
apart when one friend became one of the popular crowd and then
no longer wanted to associate with former friends. Robyn had
become part of the in crowd, a head cheerleader and the
girlfriend of the star quarterback. But she made it clear to
anyone who even suggested that it would look better if she
"dropped" Val, that the crowd, the cheerleaders and even the
quarterback would go before her friendship with Valerie did.
In fact, the hardest adjustment to their friendship over
the last few years hadn't been Robyn's rise in stature but
Valerie's. Between both of them, Valerie had always been the
smarter of the two. At least as far as the books were
concerned. A constant presence on the honor roll, the short
haired girl had finished the requirements for graduation six
months early. And since she had also aced her SAT's, she'd
been allowed to take courses at State this last semester.
Valerie had been home only a few days when her mother had
announced that they were going up to the cabin for a few days and
wouldn't it be nice if she invited her friend Robyn to come along.
It would give them a chance to catch up on the last six months.
The first days of the trip had been pretty uneventful, just
swimming in the lake, a little boating and barbecuing with the
neighbors. Then this afternoon, Val's 14 year old brother,
Bobby took a fall and twisted his ankle while climbing a tree.
It had swollen up pretty good and her mother though it a good
idea to take him into town and have it x- rayed, just to be
Since Val's father couldn't make the trip, heading into
town would leave the girl's alone, but Mae Carter said she would
be back in a few hours. If they had any problems in that short
time, well the closest neighbors were only a quarter mile away.
The wait in the small hospital turned out to be a lot
longer than Mae had expected. By the time they were finished
the storm was just beginning to hit. Since the old country roads
had a tendency to wash out rather easily, especially the small
bridge over Dobson's Creek, the safe bet was to stay in town
until morning. So she had called the girls and told them that
Bobby was fine and that they'd be back in the morning and not
to worry. They'd assured her that they'd be fine.
"I bet you wished you'd stayed home this weekend."
Valerie said as she took drained the last of the wine from her
"I don't know, this is kind of fun." Robyn replied as she
quickly refilled Val's glass.
"More fun than Sally Kellerman's Graduation Bash?"
Valerie countered as she looked at the now empty wine bottle.
It seemed like they'd just opened it. "That was tonight wasn't
"Yeh, I think so." Robyn said in a somewhat unconvincing
tone as she stepped over to the bar and pulled out another bottle.
"But I really wasn't planning to go to that anyway."
"Oh sure, the biggest party of the year filled with the most
popular people in school and you were just going to stay home and
do your nails." Val said as Robyn refilled her own glass. "If my mom
hadn't waited until we were up here before mentioning it, I never
would've asked you. It wasn't fair to put you on the spot, not
wanting to say no to this trip. Its not like I'd be angry if you
wanted to go to the party instead."
"I mean it, I really wasn't planning to go." Robyn insisted as
Valerie looked on unconvinced. "I guess I'm finally beginning to
realize what really stupid assholes some of those people are."
"Well, what do you know?" Valerie called out. "There is a
brain in that pretty head after all. Sometimes you can open your
mouth and speak up."
"Go to hell!" Robyn shot back in mock anger. "There are a
lot of times I open my mouth."
"Yeh, but then it's usually to attach it to some dumb jock!"
"Oh how sharp the tongue of a friend." Robyn laughed.
"Speaking of heads and sharp tongues, maybe we should go a
little easy on this stuff." Valerie suggested as she indicated the
glasses they both held. "Wouldn't do to have mom come back and
find us sloshed."
"You worry too much." Robyn said. "By the time she gets
back tomorrow we'll have had a good nights sleep and be fine."
"Today you mean." Valerie corrected as she looked at the
large clock on the fireplace mantle and noted that it was one in
"Whatever..." Robyn said, grabbing another handful of
"Does this new asshole category include Brian?" Valerie
asked, drawing up a mental image of Robyn's on again off again
"Brian's both a prick and an asshole!" The long haired girl
replied. "Turns out he was screwing both Jenny Davis and Helen
"That would be on the nights you were seeing someone else?"
"Yes, I mean, that was different..." Robyn replied.
"Of course." Val smiled.
"What about you?" Robyn quickly asked, changing the
subject. "You haven't said one word about the guys at State. You
can't tell me you've been celibate all this time."
While Valerie hadn't Robyn's experience with boys, she
was far from a virgin. There had always been guys who realized
that she was cute in her own way and would rather date a girl
who's idea of an intelligent conversation wasn't what new store
was opening in the mall. That and the desire to get a really good
look at those big boobs that filled out whatever she wore. Jocks,
Nerds or somewhere in between, guys were still guys.
"Well I've been really busy these past few months."
Valerie said, looking more than just a little uncomfortable.
"College course are a lot more difficult than high school."
"Bullshit!" Robyn yelled back. "I can tell when you're
lying. You're seeing someone."
"Well......actually...." Valerie hesitated, she was finding
it hard to say the words that floated unbidden in her mind.
"Come on, we're never had secrets from each other."
Robyn insisted. "Didn't I even tell you when I screwed Mr.
Peterson after he took me home from baby-sitting that night."
Valerie remembered all to well how excited Robyn had
been when she called her up on Val's private phone one night after
midnight to tell her she'd just been fucked by Robert Peterson. A
successful businessman in his late 30's, Valerie still wondered
what drew a man like that to take such a chance with an 16 year
old. She'd seen his wife many times and she was a very attractive
woman. Some things she just would never understand.
"Yeh, I remember." She answered quietly, staring into the
glow that blazed in the fireplace.
"So you know you can trust me. Come on." Robyn insisted.
Valerie turned her gaze from the fire to her oldest friend.
She could see in her hungry eyes that Robyn was possessed by a
need to know. Still, the words wouldn't come.
"Is it a teacher, or a professor isn't that what you call
them?" Robyn asked. "Are you sleeping with one of them?"
"No." Val simply replied.
"Is it someone that's married?" Robyn quickly continued.
"No." Val repeated.
"Then why can't you tell me?" Robyn asked once more.
Valerie stood up and walked over to the fireplace, again
loosing herself in the warm glow. She ran her hand through her
short black hair and sighed. It'd been a real long day, and
the need for sleep and the wine was beginning to be felt.
"Why don't we just drop this and get some sleep?" She
said. "Cause I want to know, that's why!" Robyn said. "I want to
know what it is that you can't share with someone you've been
friends with since we were five."
"Because you wouldn't understand, that's why?" Valerie
"What wouldn't I understand?" came Robyn's reply. "A
guys a guy. God knows I've slept with a few jerks. So what's
Robyn suddenly paused in mid-sentence. She brought her
hand up to her still opened mouth in surprise. The reason Val
didn't want to talk about it suddenly seemed crystal clear.
"Oh shit," She exclaimed. "He's black isn't he. You're
sleeping with a nigger! What's your mother going to do if she
Valerie just shook her head. It was bad enough that Robyn
couldn't let the matter drop without her letting her narrow
minded prejudices create all kinds of wild fantasies.
"No, he's not black, or brown or yellow or for that matter
white." Val finally answered, no longer caring how her friend would
finally react. "If you really, really have to know - he is a she!"
A pregnant silence filled the cabin as Valerie caused
Robyn to be speechless for the first time in her life. She was
certain she had just flushed a dozen year friendship down the
proverbial toilet. Staring once more into the comforting flames of
the fire, Valerie found that she really didn't care. She was tired
of hiding it. If her friend couldn't handle the truth, well then
maybe their friendship was a mistake in the first place.
"What's her name?" Robyn asked.
"What?" Val asked, not actually hearing Robyn.
"I said, what's her name?" Robyn repeated. "Your
girlfriend, or am I supposed to call her your lover?"
"Whatever you're the most comfortable with." Valerie
finally responded, surprised at her friend's calm reaction. "Her
name is Beth Moskowitz."
The name brought a sudden image of a tall dark eyed girl in
Valerie's dorm. She had been introduced to her when she had gone
up to State during spring break to take a look at the school.
"I remember her." Robyn said. "She's very pretty."
"Thanks." Val answered, unsure what else to say. "But
it's already over between us. She wants someone who can be out in
the open about our relationship. I'm not sure I'm ready for that."
"I'm sorry." Robyn offered. The emotion in her voice
showing the sympathy was genuine. "You want to talk about it?"
It had been a good long time since the two women had really
sat down and had such an intimate conversation. It felt good to
the both of them. Surprisingly neither of them felt tired anymore.
"I should apologize for that nigger remark." Robyn said.
"I should know better than that, but sometimes the prejudices
you're surrounded with are hard to ignore."
"Actually I'm pretty surprised the way you've taken this
whole thing." Valerie said. "I almost expected you to call me a
"I'm not that bad, am I?" asked Robyn.
"I guess not." Val smiled.
"True, lesbianism isn't really a subject that comes up a lot
in my circle of friends, but I'm not totally ignorant." she went on.
"I know there's a lot more to a woman's interest in other women
than the idea that she simply can't get herself a man."
Actually, that little tidbit was the core of most of her
friends thinking on the subject. Dykes, as they preferred to call
them, were ugly girls who couldn't get a man and so turned to each
Inevitably, some of their late night chat sessions would
turn to sex. Robyn had always found it laughable as to what was
considered acceptable and not. It was always ok to talk about how
you fucked your boyfriend or a new position you tried. In fact,
she could recall a night that Betty Lieberman demonstrated on a
banana the perfect blow-job. Yet there was another night that
Sally Keller asked one of the other girls how best to masturbate
and found herself shut out of the group. Evidently, that was too
close to sexual contact between one girl and another.
"Was Beth a one time thing or are you defiantly into women
now? asked Robyn.
"I don't know." came Valerie's reply. "I still find guys
attractive, but I'm also attracted to girls too. To be honest,
I've been attracted to girls for a couple of years. This was just
the first time I had the opportunity to do anything about it. If
Beth hadn't been so open in her sexuality, I'd still be thinking
Robyn studied the face of her friend. The revelation that
she had been attracted to girls for years sent her mind racing
along a new track. It was almost a minute before she asked the
question that repeated over and over in her head.
"Were you ever attracted to me?"
Valerie waited almost twice as long before answering.
Just saying the words seemed to take a great load off of her.
"I've been in love with you since I was 14." Valerie said
"Why didn't you ever say anything?" Robyn gushed.
"What was I going to say?" Valerie asked "Do you think you
could've handled it?"
"Probably not." the long haired girl said after a moment’s
reflection. "I'm not really sure how I'm handling it right now."
"Do you want to let this drop and turn in?" Valerie asked as
she looked at the clock. "It's almost one - thirty."
"No, I'm not tired." was Robyn's quick response.
Robyn took a long hard look at her long time friend. Most of
their life, they had been closer than sisters. Had one of them
been born a man, they would've undoubtedly been lovers. Now that
little hinge of fate seemed to have been removed. If that was
what they both wanted.
"What's it like?" Robyn asked. "Making love to another
"I could say it was softer, gentler than being with a guy."
Valerie began. "But I don't think that would really describe it. I
really can't put it into words."
"I didn't think so." Robyn smiled. "Then I guess you'll just
have to show me."
"What...?" Valerie responded in disbelief. "Do you know
what your saying?"
"Maybe, maybe not...." Robyn grinned. "But I do know I love
you too. This is about the only thing we haven't done together.
I've always had a certain curiosity about it. That much I'm sure
Valerie was taken a little aback, unsure what to make of
what she was saying or what to do next.
"Besides, I've gone to bed with guys for a lot less reasons."
Valerie knew that much was certainly true.
Robyn leaned over and kissed Valerie. It wasn't the first
kiss they had ever shared. There had always been the hello and
good-bye as well as the holiday kisses. In addition, they had once
practiced kissing one night back when they were 15 and they were
just beginning to date guys. Robyn's first french kiss had been
with Valerie. But all of those had been mechanical. Technically
correct but lacking the feeling that you put into kissing a lover.
This kiss had that feeling.
A second kiss followed and this time Valerie opened her
mouth as she felt the soft pressure of her friend's tongue against
it. Many nights over the years she had dreamed of this moment.
More than a few times she had been in bed with Beth and she had
imagined it had been Robyn instead. Now the unexpected reality
of it all as their tongues met was enough for a sudden moisture to
appear between her legs, and any sense of caution to be tossed to
The night sky suddenly erupted with the most violent
thunder flash yet, one so close that the boom of its fury followed
before the light faded. The windows shook as the sky opened up
"Wow, that was some kiss!" Robyn exclaimed. "I can't wait
to see what the rest is like."
Valerie merely grinned back, feeling a pleasing warmth
filling her soul.
Now it was Valerie's turn to initiate a kiss. As she pressed
against the softness of her friend's lips, she reached up and
caressed her breasts through the blue nightshirt. Her hand closed
and cupped one breast, sending a soft sigh from Robyn's lips.
"Let me take this off." Robyn said as she grabbed the
bottoms of her shirt and pulled it over her head.
Gazing with admiration as Robyn's pert breasts bounced
free, Valerie found it funny that even though she was the one with
all the experience in this sort of thing, it was her neophyte lover
who seemed the more aggressive. It was like the old saying that
there was no one more passionate than a virgin who had decided to
give up her virginity.
"Now your turn." Robyn said as she tossed her nightshirt
aside and gave a little tug on Valerie's.
Robyn's eyes widened as the red shirt lifted and she looked
down at Val's much more ample bust. She couldn't even begin to
imagine how many times she had seen her girlfriend naked over
the years, between sleepovers, school showers and such. This
time it was different. It was the first time she looked at her body
with a sexual lust. The girl wondered if the warm flush she felt
was the same thing a guy felt when he first saw those melon sized
Unable to restrain herself any longer, Robyn immediately
reached out and ran her hands across Val's breasts, rubbing her
fingers against her wide dark aureoles. It sent an even more
powerful rush through her body. She couldn't believe how warm
her skin felt to the touch. It was as if she were running a fever.
Valerie was indeed consumed with a fever, a heat that
had simmered over the years. She reached over and cupped
Robyn's breasts, lowering her head at the same time. Passionately,
she began to cover them with kisses before taking one of the
nipples into her mouth. Her tongue played with the hard little tip,
sending little shivers of delight through the smaller girl.
"Oh that feels nice." Robyn gushed as Val moved to her
other breast, at the same time still caressing the first breast
with her hand.
Valerie's touch was so unlike that of Brian, her most recent
lover. In fact she couldn't compare it to any of the men she'd be
with. She only knew that it felt great.
Valerie continued to suckle at Robyn's breasts as she
reached down and rubbed her fingers against the long haired
girl's wet panties. Robyn responded by pushing down her panties,
giving her friend greater access to her pussy.
Her response to the invitation was first one finger, then
a second, deep inside Robyn's love canal. It wasn't long before
her ministrations brought forth a wet, sweet response that
covered her fingers.
Robyn now tried to duplicate Valerie's skill with her
tongue as she lifted one large breast to her lips. Of course she
didn't have Val's skill, but she had tried this on a boy or two. At
least those who didn't freak at the idea. For some reason, guys
seemed to associate having their nipples licked or someone playing
with their ass with homosexual acts, even if a girl did it.
Still, she put everything she had into it as Valerie gave
her a reassuring moan. Valerie's fingers continued to slide in
and out of her as she moved to Val's left breast.
After giving Robyn the time she needed to satisfy her
mammary urges, Valerie guided her to the floor in front of the
fire and spread her legs. Robyn knew what was coming next
and smiled at her new lover in anticipation.
The skillful tongue that had so caressed her breasts now
began it's work on her sexuality. Robyn let out a loud cry of
pleasure as she felt the slick appendage slide in and out of her.
She reached down and put her hands on the back of Valerie's
head, guiding her to her most sensitive spots.
The clock on the wall ticked away as wave upon wave
of delight spread out across her body. She closed her eyes and let
herself become lost in the ecstasy. The soft cries that escaped
her lips every now and then brought an increased desire to Valerie.
Tonight was a hundred nights dreams become reality. The honey
dew that covered her tongue was like nectar of the gods. She
scooped it into her mouth eagerly.
"I've got to try this!" Robyn exclaimed as she shifted her
body until Valerie and her were in a sixty-nine position.
The scent of Valerie's womanhood filled Robyn nostrils,
making her slightly lightheaded. She parted her friend's lips with
her fingers and reached out for her first taste of another woman.
It was, she decided, tantalizingly tangy. Closing her eyes,
she relished the sensation, even as she reached out for more.
More that Valerie was all too willing to give.
The larger girl pressed her now pulsating mound deeper
into her lover's face, even as she mashed her own mouth into
Robyn's virgin pussy. She was driven by the idea that this would
be her friend's first orgasm by another woman. A woman who had
loved her for so long and had dreamed of this night.
It soon became a game of dueling tongues as each tried to
outdo the other. Valerie obviously had the experience, but Robyn
was driven by an enthusiasm that just wouldn't quit.
They rolled back and forth, their heads buried between
each other’s legs. Nothing else mattered except the climax that
each was driving the other to.
A thin film of sweat covered both girls as their hearts
began to race. Never had either of them had ever felt so excited.
Valerie felt that she should be crying out how much she loved
Robyn, but she couldn't bear to tear herself away from the
luscious banquet she was feasting on, even for a moment.
Robyn, on the other hand, couldn't help but let out moan
after moan as her lover's skillful tongue reached up and into the
core of her sexuality. No guy had ever brought her to such an
ecstatic state. Fast as the waves of passion were now ripping
through her supple form, she knew she was on the verge of a
So powerful were the ripples causing her flesh to quiver
and quake, she was having a hard time trying to keep up with
Valerie. She just couldn't concentrate on what she was doing.
Finally, she just gave up and surrendered to the fire of Val's
Valerie felt the absence of her lover's tongue but she
didn't mind it a bit. She was overjoyed to have had her try as
hard as she did, it was more than she could've imagined. She
slid a free hand down between her own legs and began
massaging her saturated mound, taking up where Robyn left off.
She was determined that they climax together, even if she had
to bring the both of them off herself.
It didn't take long at all. It was almost impossible to tell
which of them exploded first. Valerie felt Robyn's body stiffen in
her arms, then a loud gasp filled her lips. A second later, she felt
her own body erupt as well.
At that moment, as if a sign from the heavens that they
had fulfilled their destiny, the night sky erupted in a final flash
of luminance, followed seconds later by a roaring thunderclap. A
detonation so powerful it caused the walls of the cabin to shake
as well. It was the last burst of a tempest which had finally blown
Like the storm, both girls had expended the last of their
energy in that final explosive moment. Robyn collapsed against
Valerie, resting against her rapidly cooling flesh. Exhausted
as well, Valerie gently stroked Robyn's hair. In a soft, weak,
voice she spoke.
"I love you, Robyn."
Still catching her breath, Robyn couldn't summon up the
strength to answer. Instead she leaned over and kissed Valerie's
breast. The meaning of the non-verbal message was all too clear.
It was impossible for either girl to tell how long they just
laid there. Neither was aware of anything but the beating of
their own hearts and the cloud of euphoria they found themselves
floating in. Occasionally, one would stroke or gently kiss the
Gently, the excitement of the night, coupled with the cool
breeze that had come up in the wake of the storm, lured both of
them into a dream filled slumber. There, the image of their love
was replayed again and again.
Sunlight had long filled the cabin as the two girls slept on.
Still naked, they had become entwined during the night. It was
only when the sound of a car coming up the driveway filled the
room that Robyn's eyes slowly opened.
She smiled as she felt the warmth of Valerie's skin against
her cheek. Her lover's breasts had served as her pillow. The new
sound of a car door slamming and voices outside caused her eyes
to now rapidly open and she jerked her head upward.
"Easy, Bobby," said the woman's voice from outside the
window. "The doctor said you have to take it easy on that
"Oh shit!" Robyn reacted to Mrs. Carter's voice as she
began to shake her friend awake.
"Just five more minutes." Valerie said in response to her
"Val, your mothers back." Robyn said softly. "And we're
"Oh shit!" Valerie said as she repeated Robyn's reaction.
Both girls scrambled for their nightshirts and quickly
pulled them on. There was no time for anything else as they heard
the front door opening.
"Honey, we're home." Mae Carter called out as she stepped
The tall woman paused as she saw the two nightshirt clad
girls. She was surprised to find them still not dressed at ten
"Hi mom." Valerie said.
"Hi indeed." Mae said. "I would've expected the two of you
would've been up hours ago."
"Well we kind of stood up pretty late last night." Valerie
explained. "The storm and all...."
"And we got to talking," Robyn cut in. "Catching up a little."
"I see." Mae commented.
"Hey mom," Bobby called out from behind her.
Mae turned around and saw what Bobby had found. There,
spread out on the floor, were three empty bottles of wine. As well
as two glasses still half full.
"The storm huh." Mae said as she gave the girls a hard
"Well...." Valerie replied, the ambiguity in her voice telling
Mae that she knew they had been busted.
"It's my fault, Mrs. Carter." Robyn interjected. "I opened
the wine. I was a little scared of the storm."
Mae though about it for a minute. Her expression remained
stern. Then, it slowly began to soften.
"Well it was a bad storm." She began. "And as long as
you both understand that alcohol should never be used as a
"Yes, mother." Valerie quickly said.
"You don't have to worry about that, Mrs. Carter." added
Robyn. "I'm positive that we'll never need alcohol again to get us
through the night. Not as long as we have each other to depend
"Good, now get some clothes on." Mae smiled. "I've got a car
full of groceries out there. I'll start breakfast while you unload
Her attention already on the kitchen and the mess she
would probably find there as well, Mae missed the smiles and
meaningful looks the two girls silently exchanged. Yet even had
she noticed them, there wasn't a chance in the world she would
ever guess the meaning behind them. Or ever understand how
their relationship had changed - on a dark and stormy night.
(c) Ann Douglas 1996
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