Willow thumbed through the phone book looking for car dealerships. There were several to choose from but she had a good idea of what she wanted. Finally, her eyes found the word she was looking for... Jeep.
She had feel in love with the Jeep Liberty while living in California but never dreamed there would be a legitimate reason for buying one.
<Tara said to go 4x4... so I'm going 4x4...>
After phoning the car lot, Willow decided to get ready and go see what was available. She quickly looked up transportation services and was surprised to find no taxi or bus service.
<Welcome to rural Ohio...>
She contemplated what to do.
<I could either tell them what I want and see if they will deliver it... or... I could find someone who could give me a ride to town...>
Willow couldn't help but grin as visions of just who might give her a ride in to town flashed in her mind. She felt her pulse quicken.
<Oh... but I don't want to bother her... she's probably working with the horses... but Doug is here... he could maintain things while we are gone...>
After wrestling for a decision the red head made up her mind. She grabbed the phone book, tucked it under her arm and headed towards the barn. Her steps were quick and light and she felt her lips starting to tingle as she got closer to the barn.
She stopped just outside the door and took a deep breath. Slowly, she reached out and pulled it open. She could see Doug giving Frankie a rub down but the object of her affection was nowhere around.
Her green eyes scanned the stables and finally she came to the conclusion that Tara must have still been upstairs.
<Upstairs... alone... Ooohhh! This could mean more smoochies...>
"You lookin' for Mac?"
Willow jumped at the sound of Doug's voice. She had lost herself in thought and wasn't expecting the interruption.
"Yeah... is she upstairs..."
Doug just smiled and nodded his head. He thought about teasing Willow but decided he didn't know her well enough to do that yet. Willow walked towards the stairs noticing that she wasn't quite as shaken by the thought of passing the horses.
<Hmmm... ... interesting...>
Tara heard footsteps and rolled her eyes.
"Doug if you're coming up here to tease me again you can just forget it... because..."
The blonde swirled around and for the second time today was surprised to see the red head standing in front of her.
Willow gave a sheepish grin as she held out the phone book.
"I thought I would save you the trip..."
"Oh... well... thanks... but I didn't mind the thought of stopping by later..."
Willow smiled at the blonde.
<She's so cute when she goes all shy...>
"Well... you know you are still welcome to stop by later... actually your welcome any time..."
Tara studied the red head carefully; there was something she wasn't telling her.
"Is something wrong?"
Willow reached out and grabbed Tara's hand.
"NO!... no... absolutely not... I just need to ask you something..."
Tara waited for Willow to continue. She gently squeezed the warm hand in hers and felt her heart race as their fingers laced.
"Ask me anything"
"Well... I don't have a vehicle yet... that's why I was looking for the phone book... anyway... I found what I wanted but I don't have a way to get there... and I was hoping if you weren't to busy... you could take me into town..."
Tara smiled a crooked grin.
"Actually... that would be perfect for me because I need to drop off some papers."
"So... when did you want to leave?"
Willow smiled at the blonde and stepped a little closer.
"Well... I'm ready... so whenever you're ready..."
Tara leaned in closer to Willow.
<Oh... I'm ready all right...>
She could feel the red head's body brush against hers and it made her dizzy.
<She smells so good...>
"Actually... I'm ready too... except for this one last thing I need to do before we leave..."
Tara leaned in and captured Willow's lips in a soft kiss. Willow slid her hands around Tara's waist and slowly down her firm bottom. She gave a little squeeze and was delighted at the moan she received from the blonde.
Tara wrapped her fingers in Willow's hair and deepened the kiss. There was just something about kissing Willow that turned the blonde into a quivering mess. She couldn't decide if it was the way Willow held her while they kissed... or the way Willow let Tara set the pace of their kiss... maybe it was the way the red head tasted when her tongue slowly slipped beyond her lips and caressed her own tongue that drove Tara crazy. Whatever it was it left her breathless and wanting more.
"Willow... you make me crazy..."
Willow leaned her forehead against the blonde's.
"I hope that's a good kinda crazy..."
Tara let out a sigh and licked her lips, Willow taste still lingering.
"The best kinda crazy."
"Good... cause you do the same to me..."
The two girls just stood quietly in the office. Their hearts pounding so fast, they were sure the other could hear.
Willow could feel the heat coming off of Tara and she could smell the warm vanilla and something that was Tara alone that filled the air. She was completely intoxicated by the blonde's essence.
"Stay with me tonight..."
Tara looked surprised at the sudden question... or was it a statement.
"You don't have to... but I would love for you too... we don't have to do anything... I just want you close to me... please... stay with me tonight..."
A thousand thoughts flashed through the blonde's head. She knew her house would be safe... and she would have her cell phone in case any emergency's happened... she would just need to stop in and check on biscuit...
"Let me think on it... okay..."
Willow smiled and nodded her head and received a warm smile in return.
<Well... she didn't say no...>
A comfortable silence settled between them as they stared into each other's eyes. Finally, Tara broke the spell.
"I just need to get my papers... then I'm ready to go..."
"I'll meet you downstairs..."
Willow leaned in and grabbed another quick kiss before turning and heading for the stairs.
The red head stopped on the first step and looked over at the blonde.
<I love the way she says my name...>
Willow looked confused for a moment then it dawned on her. Tara was saying yes...
Willow repeated Tara's words to make sure she had heard correctly. The blonde nodded and smiled.
"Yes... I will stay with you tonight..."
If smiles were electric Willow could have powered all of North America and still have had juice left over. She felt her heart skip a beat as she turned and ran back to where Tara stood.
She picked the blonde up and swung her around in a circle. Both girls were giggling like teenagers.
"I don't think I could be any happier right now..."
Tara laughed as her feet hit the ground.
"Me either... now let's go get you some wheels..."
The two girls took down the steps. Tara relayed her plans to Doug and he just grinned and shook his head.
"Have fun Mac..."
Tara squealed as she headed towards the door.
"I will... Dougie... I will."
Doug watched his best friend disappear and couldn't help but laugh out loud.
"You're head over heels my friend... head over heels."