Chapter 5

Glenda was roaming through the house looking for artifacts, heirlooms, paintings and family photos she might want to take back to Maine with her, now out of sentimentality rather than spite as before. Holly and Chad were sitting in the backyard underneath the tree Holly used to love to climb and often forced Chad to scale as well.

"You're not going to climb it today?" Chad teased as they sat on the grass with their backs against the tree trunk.

"I got a bum hip," she said.

"I didn't notice a few weeks ago," Chad said with a good natured smirk.

Holly threw him a wide-eyed look. "You jerk!" She said, blushing slightly and punching him on the arm.

Chad laughed. "I couldn't stop myself," he grinned "I always wanted you."

"On the kitchen table?" She joked, smiling as she lifted her hand up and stroked his cheek.

"I shouldn't have been so primeval," he admitted.

"Hey, I didn't stop you," she reminded him. "I'd never been fucked like that before!"

Chad looked at her, not sure if he should laugh or apologize again. "Will you really be around more?" He needed to know.

"Yes," Holly promised. "This is where I want to be. I'm getting rid of my apartment in New Haven. This will be home base."

"I could go with you sometimes," Chad offered. "On some of your commitments."

"That would be fun," she said. "As long as it doesn't interfere with your real estate business. I don't want you screwing up your life for me."

"I'd do anything for you," Chad insisted.

"I know," she smiled, cuddling against him happily. "You deserved so much better from The Flynn Sisters," she sighed.

He looked into her eyes. "Do you know how long I've waited for this moment?" He asked, leaning forward to kiss her.

"Forever," she answered knowingly, sliding her hands into his hair and slipping her tongue into his mouth as she kissed him first.

Chad kissed her almost desperately, pushing her against the tree trunk and putting his hand to her cheek. "I love you," he confirmed, intensifying the kiss as his hand dropped to her stomach and then slowly up to her breast causing her to moan slightly, almost becoming breathless as they continued to smooch.

"I don't deserve this," Holly said when they finally separated their lips.

"Of course you do," Chad said.

Her eyes welt up with tears. "You should have married somebody else a long time ago," she said. "You put your life on hold hoping I'd be back someday."

"And here you are," Chad grinned, wrapping his arm around her.

"You're a fool," Holly sighed, brushing her lips against his again as she closed her eyes. "You wasted half your life waiting for me."

He rubbed his fingers on her cheek. "I knew you'd come back." Then he kissed her on her temple. "It was worth the wait."

Holly's cell phone went off again and when Chad realized it was going to be an extended call he wandered into the house where he found Glenda sitting on her childhood bed clutching an old teddy bear she found somewhere, her cheeks streaked from tears.

Chad took a seat next to her on the bed. "You okay?" He asked.

"I'm so pathetic," Glenda groaned. "Why did I put myself through so much pain and misery all these years? Why did I wait until everybody was dead before I understood the meaning of life? I wish I could take everything back that I said and did to my father and Janet."

"They'd be happy now knowing you're doing better and things with Holly are mending," Chad assured her. "That's all any of us can do, Glennie. Just live a good and happy life."

"Jesus, Ham," Glenda said with disbelief. "I was so lucky to have you even though I never appreciated you. You're a good guy and you always treated me right even when I was such a bratty bitch."

"I enjoyed our time together," Chad said sincerely.

"I took your virginity," she said with a mixture of pride and guilt.

"I'm not complaining," he grinned. "We had some good times despite everything."

She kissed him on the cheek. "Be happy," she told him.

The reunited Flynn Sisters and Chad worked throughout the day organizing some of the boxes and other clutter, taking a break for a late lunch. Glenda decided to spend the night and the three went out for dinner at the country club, one place where Holly wouldn't be harassed.

When they returned to the house, Glenda went ahead inside and Chad glanced toward his car, wondering if he should head home.

"Maybe you could spend the night," Holly suggested as they stood under the stars in the summer night.

Chad tilted his head in curiosity, feeling his heart begin to pound in his chest. "Really?"

She leaned in and kissed him and he pulled her into his arms. "Really," she smirked.

Holly took Chad by the hand and led him into the house. Glenda had disappeared into the bowels of the large house and Holly didn't have any reservations about leading Chad directly to her bedroom which still featured some of her high school sports trophies on various dresser tops, bookshelves, and window sills.

"Everything before this was just penis warm ups," Holly said when she closed the door behind them. "It's time for us to be what we were supposed to be all along: Serial Monogamists with each other."

"I already was," Chad deadpanned.

Holly giggled in reply. "This feels completely natural, sweet and comfortable," she said. "Just like I always dreamed."

"I'm experiencing an emotionally psychic shift even as we speak," Chad grinned.

"It will be nice to make love in my nice soft comfortable bed instead of fucking bent over the kitchen table," Holly teased as she began to undress.

"I never wanted to fuck you," Chad said as he too disrobed. "I want healthy and fulfilling lovemaking between us."

"You mean sex," Holly grinned, naked now and sliding onto the bed. "Not that there's anything wrong with fucking. It's fun. I don't mind mixing it up between slow passionate sexual lovemaking and hardcore dirty talking, ass slapping, screaming out sex!"

Chad laughed as he finished getting naked.

"I want us to have meaningfully close sex as a spiritual experience," Holly purred as Chad joined her on the bed and she cuddled against him in a warm skin to skin embrace. "I want to feel your skin fusing to mine in the special connection I've been waiting all my life to have. I felt it in the kitchen when you ravaged me and I know we're going to enjoy a passionate love life."

Chad kissed her. "I agree," he smiled.

"Now fuck me!" Holly laughed. "You can be my hole in one!"

"Fore!" He joked as he wrapped his arms around her.

But Chad made slow and passionate love to her instead of some hard fucking, happy to finally be with the right Flynn Sister after all these years.