Chapter 14

When I returned to the cottage, a naked Julie was lying on her stomach the porch couch reading a book. I stared at her lovely backside for a long moment without saying anything.

I decided to revert back to my nudist stage and undressed right there on the porch while keeping my eyes glued on Julie's ass.

"What are you looking at?" Julie asked, glancing over her shoulder at me when she finally felt my presence.

"Nothing," I said, slightly embarrassed – especially when I realized I had gotten a boner.

I wasn't sure if it was because I was taken by the sudden realization of how beautiful Julie's ass was or because I was missing Iris or because I had just fucked Natalie, but I couldn't believe I had gotten hard in front of Julie.

"Oh," she said with surprise when she saw my dick pointing straight out. "I've never seen it like that before."

"Sorry," I mumbled.

"Such an untrustworthy organ," Julie commented and I wasn't sure what she meant by that.

My erection was springing up and down as if it was a diving board. Julie's eyes were drawn to the motion and then they widened when she realized what she was looking at. She glanced back up to my face and stared questioningly into my eyes.

"I'm sorry," I said again. "It's natural."

"With me?" She frowned, trying not to look at my dick again . "If I ignore it, will it go away?"

"Hopefully," I said nervously.

"You've never gotten hard like that in front of me before," Julie remarked again.

"I said I was sorry," I groaned.

She sat up on the couch and averted her eyes from my hard-on. "Would you like some lemonade?" She asked.

"Sure," I said, not sure if I had just started another surreal chapter in my strange summer life.

I followed her into the kitchen and immediately took a seat at the table to mask my embarrassment. Julie retrieved the pitcher of lemonade from the refrigerator, poured two glasses (naked), and then took a seat across from me, putting one of the glasses in front of me.

"You never took me seriously," Julie complained.

"What do you mean?" I asked defensively.

"I was always too young," She said with anger in her voice. "You were enthralled with my two older sisters from the day you moved in and you never even looked at me. Then we get up here and you fall for my friend. You always saw me as a stupid little kid."

"You're not a stupid little kid now," I told her. "You've grown up."

"Well, thanks for noticing," Julie said, giving me a nasty stare.

"You know how it is," I said lamely.

"Actually, I don't," Julie let me know, studying me for a long moment. "Are you trying to tell me that because you saw me naked now you realize that I'm a real person?"

"No," I said, hopeless embarrassed now.

"Then what do you mean?" She pressed.

"Sometimes you have to go through different experiences to figure out truth," I replied.

Julie wiggled her mouth in thought for a moment before taking our now empty glasses to the sink. I followed her with my eyes, unable to stop looking at her lovely rear, until she turned to face me again.

"Thank you," Julie said. "I appreciate you being honest."

"I thought you were going to hang out with your friend," I said.

"They went somewhere already," She shrugged.

We walked down to the dock to hang out with the others. It was quiet and peaceful which was a welcomed change of pace after the emotions of recent days.

Molly went up to the cottage to start dinner and we enjoyed a nice grilled steak when it was ready. After dinner, Julie and I got dressed and walked to the country store for some ice cream. I knew Natalie wouldn't be there because she had already worked that day so I didn't worry about that. We sat at a picnic table on the side of the store eating the ice cream.

"This is nice," Julie said.

I looked at her and smiled. "I'm glad we're spending some alone time together," I said. "It's been a non-stop vacation."

"I'm sorry I was mad before," she said.

"It's okay," I said.

She busied herself with the melting ice cream and I wondered if I should come clean with her. Tell her everything - but how could I out her own sister who seduced me during the first few days of vacation? And what would be the point of bringing up Natalie? Or rubbing her face in the Iris situation?

"Looks like it's going to be a pretty sun set," Julie observed.

I nodded in agreement.

We finished our ice cream but stayed and watched the sky turn a variety of colors as the sun slowly set in the western sky. As a result, it was almost totally dark by the time we returned to the cottage although it didn't seem that anybody really noticed or worried about us and we joined them in the nightly festivities of card and board games.

The rest of the vacation felt kind of semi-climatic in some ways. Iris was gone, of course, and I resisted the urge to go see Natalie because somehow I felt like I was using her to release my sexual frustrations which is probably why she told me goodbye.

Hanging out with The Naked Sherman Sisters still felt strangely bizarre but in a likeable way. And my friendship with Julie seemed to have reached a new depth of understanding and bonding.

Our departure date soon arrived on the horizon – we had to vacate the premises so Dan's brother and his family could use the place – and I felt saddened that my fantasy clothing optional vacation was coming to an end.

We spent our last full day at Lake Darling packing up and picking up, wanting to leave the cottage the same way we found it so Dan could avoid potential family conflicts. I realized, watching The Sherman Sisters cleaning mostly in the nude, that I was going to miss their freedom of expression knowing that would not be the case back home.

We went out to dinner that evening to avoid messing up the clean house and had a lovely evening. I thanked Dan and The Sherman Sisters for inviting me along on such a memorable adventure.

"Isn't that the naked truth!" Annie Marie laughed.

When we returned to the cottage, we sat around talking for a while but it was an early night and we turned in early. I was laying in my bed thinking about all the experiences of the vacation when I sensed a presence in my room. It was Julie, naked for the final time, standing in my window glancing out at the night sky.

"I'm going to miss seeing you naked," I semi-joked, once again admiring Julie's lovely backside.

She looked over her shoulder and smiled. "Same here," she teased good naturedly.

"Did you fuck Freddie?"

I don't know where that came from. I have no idea why I thought to ask. It just came out and I realized it had been bothering me from the day Freddie arrived at the lake.

Julie turned and looked at me with surprise. "Did you fuck Iris?" She wanted to know.

"No," I said.

"No!?" She was caught off guard by my response, not expecting that answer. "You never fucked Iris?" Julie asked incredulously.

"I never fucked Iris," I assured her.

Julie turned and stared at me, studying me hard. "Did you fuck anybody else up here?" She asked suspiciously.

I didn't respond and she knew the truth of that answer.

"Did you fuck Freddie?" I needed to know, letting a few moments pass before asking the question again.

"I resented you," Julie said defensively. "I was envious and jealous of Iris. I wanted to get back at you."

"You fucked Freddie to make me jealous?" I asked, almost laughing as I sat up on the bed and stared at her.

I could see her eyes watering up. "You're such an asshole," she complained.

"You could have just told me, Julie," I said softly.

"You wouldn't have listened," she sighed.

"I'm listening now," I said.

Julie stepped to the bed and slid under the cover, nestling close to me. "Maybe you'll still see me naked once in a while back home," she whispered.

"Is this why you invited me up here for this summer vacation of sex and love?" I asked with wide eyes. "To get me to see the truth?"

"Yes," Julie said quietly. "The love part," she added sheepishly. "Not the sex part."

"What about the nudity part?" I wondered.

"I figured that would make it or break it with us," she admitted. "Either you'd think The Sherman Sisters were completely nuts or you'd finally see me for who I am."

"I see you for who you are," I told her.

"I'm sorry I fucked Freddie," she said sorrowfully as I held her close to me.

"Go to sleep," I told her quietly. "What happened at the lake stays at the lake."