Author: Meisha Nicole PM
Sometimes the wrong decisions can affect you for the rest of your life and if you happen to get a second chance, jump at it. Don't hesitate, don't think, and most of all don't take the second chance for granted. - FemslashRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Words: 1,725 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12-11-06 - Status: Complete - id: 2288519
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She had an entire week off from work and instead of spending it with her husband and three kids, she was driving down south to go see her estranged cousin, whom she hadn't seen in almost six years. Her husband had expected her to spend the one week off with him, their twins and toddler. He never expected her to spend it with her cousin Tayten and honestly she wasn't going to either but a surprise e-mail from Tayten two weeks before her vacation, the e-mail asking her if she could come down sometime soon to visit, prompted her to quickly change her plans.
Greg was angry. She knew he would be, but she didn't care. Since their fight six years ago, she had been waiting for Tayten to contact her so they could try and repair their broken relationship, and now that she finally had that opportunity, blowing off her family seemed like nothing but a little obstacle she needed to overcome. Jerking violently out of her thoughts when the sound of her cell phone ringing reached her ears, she sighed as she checked to see who it was, throwing it back onto the passenger seat when she instantly recognized Greg's phone number.
He was the last person she wanted to talk to. If she picked up, all he would do is start yelling at her, calling her a terrible wife and mother and she didn't want to deal with that right now. Deciding to turn it off because Greg just wouldn't stop bothering her, she took a deep breath as she pulled into a parking lot that sat just above a beach, the beach where Tayten had asked her to meet her. She was so nervous about seeing her cousin again. Would she be able to handle seeing her again? Could she control herself?
Nobody in the family knew the real reason Tayten and Georgia had a falling out. They never spoke of it and let everybody assumed what they wanted to assume, though everything they assumed was far from the truth. The real reason for the falling out was one no one would of ever thought possible and if they found out, their would surely be hell from all their family and friends.
Hands tightly clutching the fabric of her light blue sweater in her trembling hands, she walked down the hill, trying to keep the skirt of her white sun dress from flying up every time a gust of wind came by. Teeth sinking into a bottom lip, she froze as she spotted the lithe form of Tayten who looked as every bit tempting as she did six years earlier. Eyes started at the top of her head, delighting in the small fact that her blonde hair was tied up, baring that soft, beautiful neck that she once loved to bury her face in. She was clad in a simple pair of jeans and a blue strapless top, face flushing in embarrassment when Tayten suddenly turned around, a soft smile on her plump lips as she motioned for her to come closer.
They sat next to each other in silence for some time, Georgia putting a good amount of distance between them as she stared nervously out into the ocean, almost jumping when she heard Tayten abruptly break the silence she had grown to find comforting. "Do you remember why we stopped talking to each other in the first place?" Tayten asked in a soft, yet sad tone, her question catching Georgia off guard.
"Of course I remember why." she answered. 'It's something I could never forget.' Georgia added silently as she kept her gaze locked on the ocean, refusing to look over at her cousin.
"Are you happy with your decision?"
This was yet another question that caught her off guard and she was hesitant to answer right away, deciding to think about it before she blurted out anything. Before she had made her decision, Tayten promised she could make her happier then Greg could, but like the idiot she was she refused, choosing to stay with her fiance, Greg, something she thought was the right thing to do. Why shouldn't she of married Greg though ? Everyone in her family loved him, he was a great man, and he loved her. In all truths her life was a comfortable one, but that wasn't all it took to make someone happy
The more she realized thought about the question, the more Georgia realized how screwed up her life actually was. She might of felt something for Greg in the beginning, but as the years passed on, that something was slowly replaced by an empty feeling. This made her feel guilty because she knew that Greg loved her very much. Maybe he didn't love her as much as he had when they had first gotten maried because of all the years of her emotionally pulling away but it was still there. They never talked and the last time they had sex was over a year ago. Hell, they no longer even slept in the same bed.
Georgia knew the only reason why they were still together was because of the kids, who she loved dearly. She loved her children and hadn't had them out of duty or just to please her husband. She had always wanted kids and they were the only good thing about their sham of a marriage.
No. The answer was no. She wasn't happy with her decision.
Even though the repercussions of their relationship would have dire consequences and probably cause their family to shun them, Georgia should of forsaken what society deemed as exceptional and not given a damn about what anyone said and moved in with Tayten; her best friend, cousin, first love, and soul mate rolled into one. She couldn't live in the past though because the fact of the matter was she had chosen to live a life of unhappiness with Greg just because she felt ashamed and scared of her relationship with Tayten, someone who she loved equally and brought her happiness in return.
"No." Georgia managed to choke out after a long period of awkward silence. "I'm not happy with my decision. It's the biggest mistake I ever made." she confessed as she glanced over at Tayten who was staring out into the ocean with a calm look on her face. "Is that why you asked me to come down here? Does finding out my life is miserable somehow make you feel better for my hurting you when I broke it off?"
Tayten laughed at this suggestion, tilting her head to the side as she glanced at her cousin with amusement shining in her eyes. "You know that isn't true, Gia." she murmured as she shuffled closer to her, using the nickname she had used so many times while they were in the heat of passion. Lifting a hand up to comb through her cropped, slightly curly chest locks, Tayten leaned closer, finding her cousin's nervous trembling to be rather amusing. "I missed you and wanted to see you again. Is that such a crime?"
"We both know this is no innocent visit." Georgia whispered failing to pull away as she consciously leaned closer to her seductress of a cousin.
"It's halfway innocent, Gia. I really just wanted to see you again and try to repair our relationship." Tayten confessed, putting emphasis on the word relationship. She knew it. This was no innocent visit, but like the love sick fool she was, she went down to see her anyway, shoving all the warnings that little voice in her head was sending to the back of her mind. While Tayten did miss their friendship, the main purpose of sending her the e-mail was to try and start their relationship back up again... though for the life of her she couldn't understand why.
"Why now Tayten? It's been six years since we've spoken and now out of the blue you suddenly contact me about wanting to... see each other again." Georgia forced out, unable to make herself say what she really wanted to say to her cousin. "The reason why we stopped talking was because I chose to marry Greg instead of moving in with you and you know he's still my husband. Why would you want to put yourself through all that pain again?"
"Because Gia, I unlike you, realize we are supposed to be together. I've tried dating other women, but none of them make me feel what you made me feel and I simply can't walk away and just accept your decision like I did last time." she whispered, their lips no more then an inch apart. "I could never forgive myself if I made that mistake again." Tayten admitted, finally closing the distance between them, capturing Georgia's lips in a soft, yet breathtaking kiss that reminded Georgia of what had been missing from her life for the past six years.
Pulling away once they needed air, Georgia stared at her cousin with a dazed expression, wanting nothing more then to continue kissing her, which would of course lead to other things that she had thought about ever since their last night together. "I'm still married." she murmured quietly.
"Why stay in a marriage if you're unhappy?" Tayten question as she cupped her chin and lifted it up so she could stare into Georgia's watery eyes. "By inviting you down here I knew there was a chance I could get hurt again, but like I said before, I refuse to let you walk out of my life for a second time and if I have to tie you up, throw you in the back of my van, and keep you locked in my basement, then so be it." Tayten murmured, a teasing grin playing on her face. "So what do you say? Will you leave Greg and come live with me?"
Georgia knew there was so many things to work out, but with a quiet sob she nodded, throwing herself at Tayten as she whispered yes over and over again, because she could no longer deny what her heart wanted.