| MIKE'S PRESENT
By E. Z. Riter
I saw Emily Warren for the first time on a hot August day when I was a
college senior working in the Fall semester class registration line and she
was a freshman signing up for classes. When our eyes met, hers softened
and widened into a sensual twinkle. Love at first sight made my brain
Her registration took longer than usual. My fingers had problems
working the computer keys. When we finished, she said, "Can you take our
names and phone numbers from the computer?"
"No, that's not allowed," I replied.
"Then you'll need this." She handed me a folded piece of paper.
I looked at my watch. "I get off in thirty-seven minutes. Why don't we
get a soft drink and talk?"
"I'd like that. Is that chair taken?" She pointed to an empty chair
behind the registration table beside me.
"No, it's not," I said.
She came behind the table, sat beside me, and waited patiently until I
was relieved. We spent the rest of the day together. That was our first
date. That night when I took her to her dorm, we kissed for the first
time. We spent every available moment together, learning about each other
and letting our love ripen.
"My fraternity's having a party tonight," I said to her Friday at lunch.
"Would you like to go?"
"I've heard about your fraternity's parties," she said as she wrapped
her arms around my waist and looked up with big, teasing eyes. "You get a
girl drunk and take advantage of her."
"That's the idea," I replied.
"Why don't we short cut it?" Her expression made me twitch.
"Take me back to your apartment and have your way with me."
"What way is that?"
"Why, every way, I hope."
"Why wait until tonight?"
She was perfect for me. Just perfect in sights, sounds, smells, and the
way she felt. She was a virgin, which surprised me. When I commented on
her eager surrender, she said, "I've never been in love before."
"I've never been in love before either," I said. I proposed a week
later. She blessed the event with her tears and happily accepted. At
Thanksgiving, I took her home to meet my parents, who wholeheartedly
approved of her. We were going to spend Christmas with her family.
"Oh, Mike," she whispered as she lay naked in my arms one night, "I can
hardly wait until Christmas. I've told my everything about you.
They're dying to meet you."
"I hope I'll pass inspection," I replied.
"You will, honey. And next Christmas will be my first as Mrs. Michael
James Dillon. Oh, Mike, I love you."
On December 20, we hopped into my Taurus for the four-hour drive to her
parents' house, but it took five hours. We stopped at a motel to fuck like
rabbits, because the Christmas Holidays might not give us time alone.
Her lived in a comfortable Tudor-style home on a quiet
tree-lined street. When we pulled into their driveway about three in the
afternoon, Emily jumped out of the car, hurriedly pulling me after her.
The front door opened and Emily's came out to greet us.
My heart stopped.
"Mom, this is Mike Dillon. Mike, this is my mom, Vicky Warren," Emily
Vicky had a soft, questioning expression as we exchanged polite hellos.
My head spun as we unloaded the car. Emily's younger sister, Gretchen,
bubbled happily around us, sharing her sibling's joy. Billy, her younger
brother, shook my hand like a and struggled with the bags.
"Are you all right, honey?" Emily asked solicitously when we had a
"Just fine. Why?"
"You act like you've seen a ghost."
"I'm a little tired. That and the excitement, the trip and all."
"Why don't you take a short nap? Dad will be home in another hour."
"That sounds great."
She took me to her bedroom, took off my shoes, gave me a kiss, and
quietly closed the door as she left.
Memories of Christmas seven years ago overwhelmed me.
Brian was the first and I was the last of our parent's six children and
he was ten when I was born. I adored him as only a little can
adore a big brother. That year, he was out of and working, but he
was at our home for Thanksgiving dinner. After the meal, we went to my
room to talk before the game started.
"What do you want for Christmas, Mike?" Brian asked as he sprawled on my
bed, thumbing through my Playboy.
"To get laid," I replied.
"I'm glad I'm not fifteen again. Still a virgin, huh?"
"Yes," I replied with a deep sigh.
"The first one's always the hardest. Okay, I'll get you laid for
Christmas." His voice changed and his eyes got hard. "But if you ever tell
anyone about it or about her, I'll cut your nuts off."
"Oh, jeez, Brian, do you mean it?"
"About cutting your nuts off?"
"No! About getting me laid!"
"Yeah, Mike. I mean it."
Brian called me three days later. "What are you doing this Saturday,
"Hanging out. Why?"
"I want to give you your Christmas present. Mike? Are you still
"Yes," I squeaked.
"Tell we'll be spending Saturday together. I'll call her to confirm
it. The is we're going Christmas shopping, and we'll actually do
some before I take you home."
"Brian, how can I ever thank you?"
He laughed and said, "You'll have a good time, Mike. See you Saturday.
Don't beat off between now and then."
He picked me up at seven thirty Saturday morning. We went to IHOP, had
breakfast, and talked about things, except we didn't talk about what I
wanted to talk about. He waited until we got back in the car for that.
"Here's what's going to happen, Mike. We're going to the Holiday Inn. A
lady friend of mine's going to spend the day with you. She's not a hooker.
She's a housewife who's and has two kids. She's never done
anything like this before, so she'll be nervous at first just like you are.
Just be cool."
"She's someone else's wife?"
"Yes. We're having an affair."
"Why's she doing this?"
"She likes the idea of being a man's first woman. I'll introduce
you to her and then leave. Treat her right, Mike. She's a very good
"What's her name?"
"Vicky. You don't need to know anything else about her, so don't ask.
She'll need to leave at three. You just wait in the room. I'll be back to
pick you up."
I thought I'd never stop shaking as Brian pulled into the motel and
stopped in front of room 123. When he knocked on the door, a feeling of
euphoria, warm and tingling, flooded through me. She cracked the door, saw
it was Brian and let us in.
"Hi, Vicky," Brian said as he gave her a quick kiss. "This is Mike, my
little brother. Mike, this is Vicky. You two have fun." Brian stepped
back, closed the door behind him, and was gone.
The silence was deafening as we stood there, two quaking strangers.
When her eyes cut up to me, she blushed brightly and looked away again.
I couldn't take my eyes off her. About five six with light brown hair
that touched her shoulders, she wore a long sleeved white blouse and ankle
length denim skirt. Her face was pretty, her eyes big and brown, her lips
medium fullness. She had a nice body, too. When she backed away and sat
on the edge of the bed, she glanced at me apprehensively. She took a deep
breath and slowly exhaled. For the first time, she looked directly at me.
Her eyes were soft and warm with a hint of a twinkle.
"I hear I'm your Christmas present," she said. I nodded. "And I'm your
first, Mike?" Her voice was warm with a gentle shyness.
"Yes," I croaked.
"You're my first, too, in a way. I've never been a first before. Or a
"Oh," I said.
"Have you kissed a girl?"
"Why don't we start there?"
When I didn't move, she grinned and patted the bed beside her. "It'd be
easier to kiss if we were next to each other. Why don't you sit beside
Moving without conscious direction, I sat by her. She moved those few
inches to rest her thigh against mine. It was hot and soft through our
clothes. When she wrapped her left hand around my right, her fingers
seemed alive with electricity. Her palm was moist. The fingers of her
right hand were on my cheek, and gently she turned my head toward hers.
Her lips were on mine.
"Relax, Mike," she whispered. As we kissed, a tear slipped down my
cheek. I wanted to scream with joy and throw her on her back. I wanted to
do so much, but I couldn't move, like a car with a burned-out clutch. My
hands lay limply in my lap.
Like a burning fire, her fingers slid from my cheek down my body to rest
on my cock. He was sound asleep. She sighed and pulled away, sitting with
her hands folded in her lap.
"Don't you like me?" she whispered.
"I like you very much. I think you're beautiful and sexy and sweet, and
I want this so much, and. . . and"
She silenced me by kissing me again. As she kissed me, she began
unbuttoning my shirt. She nibbled my neck as she undid my belt. She
pushed me back, yanked my jeans down, and took my cock in her hand. She
squeezed him as she slipped to the floor.
"Watch me," she demanded. "Watch me as I suck your cock."
I felt her lips and her teeth. My cock rose like a balloon. It kept
rising until it hurt. It had never like that. Then it exploded like
a Roman candle. God, it so good. Vicky gagged and coughed as I lay
panting. In a moment, she lay beside me. She kissed me again and the kiss
"Saving up for me, I see," she teased.
"I want to screw you," I said.
"The word is fuck and I want that, too, but you're going to undress me
first, and you're going to take your time. That's sex lesson number one.
Always take your time."
I can remember everything about Vicky. I can close my eyes and see her,
feel the softness of her skin and its warmth. The texture of her breasts.
The feel of the valleys below her rib cage. The soft tingling of my
fingertips as I ran it through her pubic hair.
"Taste me, now, Mike. All of me. Caress me with your mouth. Oooh,
like that. You've got a good touch."
She talked me through it, so to speak, telling me what she liked and
"Yes, Mike. Lower now. Lick my pussy. See this. It's my clit. See
how hard it is. You did that to me. I want you to lick me, Mike."
I knew damn little about sex before that day and most of what I knew was
wrong. The strength of her orgasm and the way she cried, "No, no,"
"Come here. Quickly," she whispered. She grabbed my cock and guided it
toward her. "Listen to me," she hissed. "Sex rule number two is the woman
comes first. Got that?" I nodded. "Rule number three is don't come unless
it's impossible to hold back. Wrap your fingers around my wrists and hold
me down. Fuck me hard. I won't break. Come on."
She lay her hands over her head. I wrapped my fingers around her wrist
and slowly pushed.
"Harder. Come on. Oooh. God, you feel good in me."
We were in that room for six hours. Brian had the foresight to leave a
supply of sodas and sandwiches. Except for eating, we spent the entire
time in bed as she taught me about sex and women and love. When I crashed
into exhausted slumber, she dressed to leave. I awakened when she kissed
"I enjoyed it, Mike. You're going to make some lucky woman a wonderful
"Thanks for everything, Vicky."
"You're welcome. And Merry Christmas."
She kissed me one last time and was gone. Brian woke me up again about
"How did you like her?" he asked.
"Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic."
"How many times did you get off?"
"Six and one was in her mouth."
"She's one hell of a woman, isn't she?" he said.
"Boy, she sure is."
"She called me and said you were one hell of a man," he said.
For the first time, I felt like a man. A ten feet tall.
I wasn't asleep when the door softly opened. She smiled as she sat down
on the bed and covered my hand with hers.
"We need to talk. I sent Bill and the to the store. Billy's
outside playing. We've got some time."
I didn't know what to say. Apparently neither did she. She blushed and
looked away before she finally spoke.
"Do you love her, Mike?"
"With all my heart."
"That's the way it should be, not just now but always."
"I wonder if one reason I fell for Emily immediately was because she
looks like the first woman in my life."
"We need to talk about that."
"Not unless you want to."
"I do. You see there's something you need to know."
She stood and walked away. I watched her pace until she sat down on the
bed by me again.
"Mike, Bill was unfaithful to me. And I, oh, God, I decided to get
even. I went to a pickup bar and met Brian." She laughed self-consciously.
"Brian's a good lover. I did enjoy him, but I enjoyed you more. You're
what made me go back to Bill. Your sweetness, the newness, reminded me of
our early years."
"I'll never say a word to anyone, Vicky, and don't worry about Brian.
He's moved to London. I haven't seen him in three years."
"It's not that. Bill knows I cheated on him like I know he cheated on
me. Our marriage will never be the same, but it's still a damn good
marriage and, in some ways, it's stronger. We're together for the long
haul. Let our mistake be a lesson to you, Mike. Don't ever cheat on
"But if she cheats on you, forgive her. Forgive and forget. I'll tell
her the same thing."
"You'll tell her everything?"
"No. Just the forgive and forget part. I don't want her to know her
mother was her husband's first."
There was something in her eyes that made me wonder.
"You haven't told me everything, have you?" I asked.
"No, I haven't. Bill knows this, too. He knew from the moment he saw
"What are you saying?" I asked as the hair stood up on the back of my
"What did you look like when you were six, Mike?" she asked.
"Mom! Where are you, Mom?" Billy called from downstairs.
Vicky stood gracefully and smoothed down her skirt.
"So you see, I was your Christmas present that day, but you gave me a
present, too. I've got to go. My present is calling me."