Emily and Evan had been talking on the phone for weeks and were at best friend status. One afternoon Emily invited him over to talk because he was having a particularly rough day. "So you said you're thinking about divorce?" Emily inquired.
"Well I'm becoming more comfortable with the idea," Evan hedged. He wasn't sure of anything at this point. "Nothing's gotten better and she refuses to go to therapy either for herself of with me. Yeah I guess I feel hopeless about the marriage," Evan admitted.
Wanting to console her friend, Emily said, "Well you know I'm always here for you Evan," and leaned in for a hug.
Evan unexpectedly snuggled into her. "I know Ems and I really appreciate it. I don't know what I'd do without you."
Emily noticed the loving gaze he was giving her and pulled away, surprised.
Bluntly she said, "I don't want to be a rebound Evan and I don't want to ruin our friendship."
"But you do have feelings for me." Evan stated as a fact, not a question.
Blushing, Emily didn't want to lie. "I always have," she admitted.
"I have feelings for you too Emily and I don't think I can keep hiding them," Evan whispered, putting his arm around her.
Emily's heart pounded rapidly and her throat closed up, silencing her. She felt lightheaded as she looked into he deep brown eyes, and then at his lips.
He kissed her gently and tenderly, trying to demonstrate the depth of his feelings for her.
At first Emily's mind was filled with overlapping thoughts telling her to stop and insisting she didn't want to, but when Evan began kissing her more passionately, her mind went blank and she lost herself in the moment.
"I want you," Evan whispered, grinning suggestively.
Despite her misgivings, all Emily could do in return was propose that they might be more comfortable in the privacy of her bedroom.
They sat on her bed, snuggling for a little while, both a bit unsure of how fast they were moving.
Without warning, Evan turned to her to ask, "I think I am in love with you Ems." He paused, searching her eyes, "But are you sure you want to do this?"
Her heart swooned with his ability to remain a gentleman despite his urges, so she said, "Yes, I'm sure," and pulled him onto her to kiss her deeply.
This was Emily's first time, but it was all she expected and more.
Once the fog of lust had cleared, both of them realized the impact of what they had done. Emily felt a bit foolish for letting her emotions take over her reasoning skills. "Evan," she broached, "Did you mean what you said?"
Smiling, Evan said, "What? That I love you?" He paused to chuckle.
"Of course I do," he grinned at her, amused with her doubt.
Snuggling into him she conceded, "I love you too."
"I've got to get back home to my kids," Evan said after they both got dressed.
"Will I see you again soon?" inquired Emily, still feeling odd about the whole thing. He's still married, she berated herself.
"Of course," Evan whispered and kissed her goodbye, a lightness in his step that she'd not seen before.
My name is Sarah and I've been playing the Sims since Sims 1 was born. I am a therapist/counselor by day and a gamer by night, and a mommy always (my son is 6).