The Morning After

Ella woke up the next morning feeling strangely satisfied. She felt full and comfortable and she just wanted to lie there all morning. She turned around and saw a body next to hers. That was when she realized she had a very strong arm wrapped around her waist and she smiled.

So that was why she was feeling higher than high. She and Ian had done it. They had finally had sex. He wanted it. She wanted it and they were ready. The air was light and she felt like her and Ian were the only two in the whole entire world.

He woke up and smiled the instant he saw his girlfriend. He pulled her closer and placed a soft kiss to her forehead.

"Good morning." Ella greeted.

"Hey. How you feeling?"

"Sore."

"Regrets?"

"No. I'm all aboard the sex train."

"…"

"That came out kinda funny."

Ian laughed the throaty, deep laugh that Ella loved so, so much.

"Awkward talk?" Ella asked.

"What awkward talk?"

"You know, the cliché 'morning after' talk."

"We don't have to worry about it. We're safe. Protection and whatnot." He yawned and stretched, letting go of Ella briefly before embracing her again.

"I think we're heading toward the awkward talk…"

"Why would you say that?"

"You talked about protection…and whatnot."

"I'm lost…"

"That's what the awkward talk is about! Protection and whatnot! The morning after!" Ella explained while smiling and making wild hand gestures, making Ian smile.

"What? You're worried we might be ending up with a baby?"

"Just a little." She answered after a while.

"Don't. It's fine."

"How do you know? We're only seventeen! I don't want a baby."

"Shh. It's alright, Ella. Condoms work ninety nine percent of the time…I think."

"Well, I'm glad you paid so much attention to all the sex ed classes you've taken previously." She replied sarcastically while tracing erratic patterns on her other's palm.

"Is this the talk you were talking about?"

"I think so…I've never had 'the morning after' talk."

"I didn't know one was required."

"I don't think it is. It's just inevitable."

"Maybe if you're a girl or gay it is."

"How can you be so cool about this?"

"Ella. Calm down. Are you having regrets? Because that's what it sounds like right about now."

Ella sighed lightly. "No. Of course not…"

"You sure?"

"Yes. I am very sure. Never been more sure of anything else."

"Then don't worry. See? I think we're very safe. You're on the pill cause we went to that clinic thing and I used a condom. Very safe."

Ella let out a relieved sigh. "Good. See? We had that talk. Inevitable I say."

Ian chuckled and gave her another kiss. Then frowned when he had a thought.

"What?" Ella asked.

"We don't have to have the morning after talk every morning after do we?"

"I don't think so…just the first time."

"That's good. I get why they call it the awkward morning after talk now."

Ella smiled and kissed her boyfriend, happily. Now, not feeling a care in the world.