When I invited Holly to join me on a visit home from college, I should have expected her to take a liking to the boy I grew up with, Bradley. What I didn’t expect was that she guessed I liked him too. In fact he’s the first and only guy I ever liked. It was wrong, I knew that, but she encouraged me to at least find out if the feeling was mutual. She developed a cunning plan to find out, without risking embarrassment in case he wasn’t interested.
Turns out, I couldn’t have guessed just how interested he would be.
Keywords: stepbrother, forbidden love, first time seduction
“Whoa, Lucy. He’s hot,” Holly exclaims, moving the curtain back further to get a better look.
“What are you talking about?” I lazily stretch and get up from the bed to join her by the window.
“That guy who’s mowing the lawn across the street.” She points across towards where- oh shit, that’s Bradley.
“Dude! Don’t be disgusting, he’s my brother!” I feel my cheeks turning bright red while observing him. Bradley’s white t-shirt is sticking to his athletic frame as he wipes the sweat off his brow, before continuing to push the mower across Mrs. Dennison’s front lawn.
Holly turns to face me. “So? He’s still sex on legs. If you can’t see that, you’ve got your head stuck so far up your own ass it’s not even funny.”
I glare at her with my hands on my hips. “It’s just not done, you know. If you weren’t an only child, you’d understand.”
“Isn’t he just your stepbrother anyway? You’re not actually related.”
“Yeah, but… “ My heart is hammering away inside my chest. Holly is getting on my nerves, how she’s got that challenging look on her face, one eyebrow cocked, waiting for me to agree with her. I won’t. It’s too embarrassing. “We’ve practically grown up together. It’s icky.”
I steal another quick glance at Bradley, who now has his back turned towards us. Strong, muscular thighs flex with every step, the sight made all the more mesmerising because he’s wearing shorts today.
“Well then you won’t mind introducing us, right?” Holly shoots me a smile, showing off a row of perfectly aligned white teeth. With her cheerleader looks and outgoing personality, Holly is everything I am not.
She’s the perfect blonde, who could bat her eyelids a few times and get away with anything. I’m pretty sure the only reason she’s going to pass some of her subjects this year is because she’s been flirting with our professors. Perky boobs, tiny waist and round, tight ass complete the package.
Meanwhile, here I am with my stubborn red hair and a body that’s more out of shape football player than cheerleader. I’ve been battling a massive crush on Bradley for years. Even though I’ve now moved away to attend college, my attraction to him has grown rather than subsided, making the occasional visit home extremely awkward. He’s only my stepbrother, sure, but still it feels wrong to lust after him like I do.
And anyway, even if we weren’t step siblings, he wouldn’t like me like that. And now Holly has noticed him and it’s only a matter of time before she sinks her bright red, perfectly manicured claws into him. She’s used to getting what she wants, and it seems like what she wants right now is my Bradley.
Oh, I could hurt her for that. But telling her to back off will only draw suspicions my way. What do I do?
“Luce, hey, Lucy?” Holly’s voice drags me back to reality.
“Were you even listening?”
I stare at her blankly and shrug.
“God, you’re impossible. I was saying why don’t we make some lemonade and bring it out to Bradley. He must be feeling hot, you know, working so hard out in the sun…” Holly’s voice trails off, as she continues to gaze out the window.
“If it’s not bad enough you have your pick of guys on campus, now you’ve got to come here and hatch a plan to get my brother into bed too? It’s not on,” I snap, immediately regretting my outburst when Holly turns on her heel and cocks her head to one side.
“If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you sound jealous.”
“Fuck you. I’m not jealous, just…” It’s pointless, my face has turned a deep crimson, and sweat is starting to collect on my upper lip.
“Just?” Holly pushes.
“It’s going to make things awkward, you know… If you and Bradley… “
“He’s a grown man, he can make his own choices.”
“But he’s my brother!” I protest.
“You are jealous, aren’t you!”
“I hate you.”