Truly, Madly, Deeply

by SisWckdnes

Archived November 2003
Warning: This story is rated R. If you are under
18 years then please do not read any further

This is a sequel to a story I posted a while ago, 101 Reasons To Take A Bath.
The song used is Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden.

"...68 degrees with not a cloud in the sky. Traffic seems to be at a stand
still on the..."

Nick reached over and turned off the alarm clock with a well-placed smack.
Rolling over, he gazed at the woman beside him who was struggling into
consciousness. He leaned down and gently brushed her lips with his.

"Go back to sleep, love. We don't have to be at work until eight. We still
have some time."

Nick watched Natalie smile and snuggle into her pillow as she drifted back to
sleep. He reluctantly got out of bed and headed for the bathroom. Shutting
the door so as not to disturb her, he turned on the shower. He looked around
and noticed a portable CD player sitting on the counter. With a quick flick
of the switch, the little room was engulfed with music. He stepped into the
shower as the first chords of the song began to play. Letting the water
cascade over him, he let his mind replay the events of the previous night.


He had stopped in to see Natalie on his way home from the station. Not
getting an answer from his knock at the door, he used the key she had given
him and let himself in. Upon entering, Nick listened carefully for any sounds
denoting Natalie's whereabouts. As we walked further into the living room, he
heard soft music emanating from the bathroom. He realized she was taking a
bath and decided to wait for her on the couch. Before he could sit, he heard
Natalie scream his name. Panicking, Nick flew to the bathroom door in less
than a second.

"NATALIE. . .are you OK?" He yelled through the door. His heart lurched in
his chest as he anxiously awaited her answer.

After a brief awkward silence, Natalie replied, "I'm fine, Nick. Be out in a
few minutes."

With a slight shrug, he made is way back to the living room. A few minutes
later Natalie walked into the room. Nick looked up as she approached the
couch. Looking her over carefully, he asked, "Are you sure you're OK? You
look a little flushed."

Embarrassed, Nat could not force herself to look at Nick as she replied,
"Yeah, I'm fine. I was just trying to release a little tension in the

Not quite convinced, he asked, "Did it work?"

Nick watched in fascination as a dreamy expression came across Natalie's face.
Her eyes started to glaze over as her lips parted to allow her to take in some
much-needed air. Sighing heavily, she turned to face him, an enigmatic smile
forming on her lips. "Oh yes...I'm definitely not as tense as I was before."
Nick just shook his head, baffled by her peculiar behavior and her mysterious
smile that grew wider and wider.

"OK, give...what was that scream about?"

Natalie gave her head a little shake to dispel her preoccupation and said,
"Huh? Oh, uh, nothing."

He leaned closer to her and replied, "Nat, I heard you scream my name. That
was NOT a 'nothing' scream, so tell me."

Discomfited by Nick's discerning statement, Natalie's complexion flamed a
rosy red. She looked everywhere but at Nick as she replied in a subdued
voice, "Please, don't make me tell you."

Nick reached out and let his fingers caress the side of her face. "Tell me,
Nat. I need to know."

Looking into the bluest eyes she had ever seen, she answered him. "I was

"Dreaming," he asked. "Of what?"

"Of you. Of me," she answered, blushing even more. "Of us."

"Us?" he asked.

"Us," she confirmed. "Together." She reached up and cupped his face in her

******************************End Flashback**************************

Nick was brought back to the present by the start of the next song. He
reached for the shampoo just as the words floated throughout the room.

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope I'll be your love
Be everything that you need
I'll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do
I will be strong I will be faithful
'cause I'm counting on

A new beginning
A reason for living
A deeper meaning

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

He lost himself in the beauty of the words. Never had a song touched him the
way that this one had. These were the words that resided in his soul, the
words that the beast would not allow him to release. The words that Natalie
deserved and the words that he vowed to give her. The song was like a healing
balm, calming his tortured soul.

Reaching out of the shower, he quickly programmed the CD player to repeat the
song. That completed, his memories once again consumed him.


"Us," she confirmed. "Together." She reached up and cupped his face in her
hands and leaned forward the few inches needed to place a whisper soft kiss on
his lips.

Nick responded swiftly, pulling Natalie into his arms. He eagerly sought her
lips, ravaging them with his own. Nick deftly pulled Natalie down onto his lap
and then positioned her beside him upon the couch, fully reclining their
entwined bodies so that there was no space left between them. He hesitantly
ran his tongue across her lips, seeking the haven of her soft mouth.

Natalie parted her lips, allowing him entrance to the hidden warmth. Swinging
her leg around so that she was straddling him, she relaxed against his chest.
This allowed her the opportunity to run her fingers through his blond locks.
Gasping and breathless, Nat reluctantly tore her mouth away from his and let
her and let her lips trail a path down his throat; pausing to nibble at the
tempting chords of muscle. He arched his neck and moaned her name.

Natalie levered herself up began undoing the buttons of his shirt, one by one,
as she occasionally looked askance to witness the effect of her sensual
ministrations upon him. When the last one was undone, she slipped her hands
inside and pushed it, as well as his leather vest, off his shoulders.

While Nat was engrossed in his chest, Nick decided that she needed equal
treatment. His nimble fingers made quick work of the sash of her robe,
exposing her exquisite beauty to him. Only in his fantasies had he seen this
much of her. He devoured her with his eyes, drinking in all her womanly
charms. Her breasts were lush and full, their hard tips a deep rosy pink. He
reached up and cupped them in his hands, squeezing and shaping them to his

Natalie bit her lip to keep from crying out as her head fell back in ecstasy.
The cry was soon released as his hands were replaced by eager lips. His hands
reached down to grasp her slender hips. No longer able to control her
movements, Natalie started to grind her pelvis into his erection.

With more restraint than he knew he possessed, Nick called a halt to their
activities. "No, Nat...wait."

"Nick, please...don't stop," Natalie pleaded with him, her expression close to

"Not here...not like this. Our first time's not going to be some grope
session on the couch." Looking over her shoulder, he saw her bedroom. "Come
on. We're going to do this right."

He stood up and in one move swept her into his arms. Natalie wrapped her arms
around his neck and laid her head against his shoulder.

******************************End Flashback**************************

Realizing his thoughts were having an effect on certain parts of his anatomy
that a cold shower wouldn't cure, Nick turned off the water. Stepping out, he
grabbed a towel and wrapped it around his hips. Spotting her toothbrush, he
picked it up. He figured after last night she wouldn't mind if he used it.

As he reached for the toothpaste, the words of the song once again captured
his attention.

And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky,
I'll make a wish send it to heaven
Then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the pleasure in the certainty
That we're surrounded by the comfort and protection of

The highest powers
In lonely hours
The tears devour you

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me

Putting the toothbrush in his mouth, his thoughts once again picked up where
they left off.


He stood up and in one move swept her into his arms. Natalie wrapped her arms
around his neck and laid her head against his shoulder. "My, such a romantic

He stopped at the side of the bed and put her down. "Only the best for you,

Natalie unlocked her hands from around his neck and let them trail across his
bare chest. With a slight push, Nick fell backwards and landed across her
bed. "Let's see what's under that denim," she said with a smile.

Her fingers made quick work of the button and gently eased the zipper down.
She pushed the jeans and boxers past his hips. Nick lifted his hips to help
her along. The boxers and jeans were soon piled on the floor, along with his
shoes and socks.

Holding out a hand, he beckoned her to join him on the bed. She took his hand
and slipped in next to him.

Nick leaned over and brushed a gentle kiss across her lips. Parting them with
his tongue, he set about exploring the hidden warmth. His hands once again
traveled to her breasts, gently pinching and rolling the nipples between his
fingers. Natalie arched her back, pushing them into his hands.

Breaking away from her mouth, his lips made a slow, meticulous journey
downward toward the soft swelling peaks. His fingers left her nipples to
trail down past her stomach and tangle in the downy softness just below.

Nat parted her thighs, allowing him access to her hidden treasures. His
fingers began working their magic on her, quickly finding her clit with
unerring accuracy. Intent on giving her the most pleasure, he slipped two
fingers into her hot, wet, core; moving them in synch with the lips sucking on
her erect nipples.

Her throbbing body could not take any more of his exquisite torment. She
reached down and grabbed his hard cock. "Please Nick, now...take me now," she

Spreading her legs wide, he slipped between her smooth, silky thighs. With
her guidance, his firm member slipped into her waiting warmth. She wrapped
her legs around his waist, raising up to meet each of his thrusts with one of
her own. They moved in perfect unison; each trying to achieve the same goal,
to please the other. The pleasure climbed higher and higher, until they could
stand no more. With one last, deep stroke Nick carried both of them over the

"Oh yes, Nick. . . Please. . . NICK!!!"

"NATALIE!!!!" Nick surged forward one last time, his gritty shout of
satisfaction muffled against her neck as he pumped his seed deep into her
womb. Ever so gently, he slipped his fangs into her neck and drank just a few
mouthfuls before retracting them. He licked at the puncture wounds until they
stopped dripping, and rested his forehead against her heaving chest.

******************************End Flashback**************************

Feeling a pair of arms encircle his waist, Nick was brought out of his
pleasant daydream. Dropping the toothbrush into the sink, he turned around
and pulled Nat close for a bone-melting kiss.

"Morning," she whispered against his mouth.

"Good morning," he answered and pulled her even closer.

She could feel his erection pressing against her stomach. Thrusting her hips
against his she said, "In a playful mood, are we?"

Nick scooped her up into his arms and replied, "Oh yes, care to play with me?"

Wrapping her arms around his neck she whispered in his ear, "Anytime,
handsome, anytime."

They headed back to the bedroom as the song came to an end.

Oh can you see it baby?
You don't have to close your eyes
'cause it's standing right before you
All that you need will surely come

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope I'll be your love
Be everything that you need
I'll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me