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She was halfway up the stairs when she heard the music, initially thinking it was the radio, before it stopped, then began again from the start, Allie’s voice singing along softly to what must be the guitar.  Stopping in her tracks she listened through the door, she couldn’t make out the words but her voice was incredible.  Waiting until everything had gone quiet again she knocked gently on the door.

Placing the guitar down on the bed Allie jumped up, crossed the room and answered the door, finding Bea standing there, coffee and breakfast in hand.

“I thought you had gone” the blonde said, her voice filled with insecurity

“I was going to make you breakfast but the contents of your fridge is somewhat none existent.  I ran into Liz downstairs then there was a queue at the coffee shop, I’m sorry I wasn’t here when you woke up”

“I figured I’d gotten a bit handsy in my sleep and freaked you out”

“No, you were very well behaved, well apart from the snoring, I thought someone was sawing logs!” Bea said, placing the coffee and breakfast down on the counter before turning to face the blonde.  She decided to spare her the embarrassment, plus she had enjoyed the feelings that the younger woman’s touch had evoked, so wasn’t really in a position to complain

“Hey, I do not snore” Allie said, tickling the older woman

“Sure Alliecat, whatever you say” Bea replied, grabbing the blonde’s wrists to stop the tickling.  Stepping in closer she brought their lips together in a kiss that left them both gasping for air.

Breaking apart Allie took the redhead’s face in her hands, her thumb trailing over the older woman’s bottom lip.

“You ok?”

“More than ok.  I want to kiss you again” Bea replied, her eyes fixed on the younger woman’s lips

“Then kiss me”

Leaning forward the redhead reconnected their lips, the kiss much slower this time but with just as much passion.  Wrapping her arms around the blonde’s waist she pulled her closer, Allie’s hands running up her sides.

Allie could feel the familiar pull in her lower abdomen as their tongues battled for dominance.  Caught up in the moment her hand moved up the older woman’s side, cupping her left breast, the redhead jumping back at her touch.

“Shit, it’s too soon for that, I’m so sorry Bea” Allie said, praying she hadn’t screwed things up already

“No, it’s not too soon, I just…I don’t know what to do” Bea replied, eyes fixed firmly on the floor, her cheeks red in embarrassment.

“Hey, you’re doing great, believe me.  I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to pressure you, I just got a bit carried away.  Why don’t we have some breakfast” the blonde said, grabbing a couple of plates and bringing the food to the table.

Bea was a bundle of nervous energy, what the hell was wrong with her, it’s not like they hadn’t had breakfast together before, but it felt different this time somehow.  Allie could practically see the cogs whirling through the older woman’s head, she wished that Bea wasn’t so nervous around her.

“Stop overthinking, you’re safe here with me, I would never hurt you”

“I know, and I’m sorry.  It’s just that all this is new to me and I don’t know how to handle it” the older woman confessed

“Just carry on as you are, I’m not going anywhere, take your time”

”Thank you, you have no idea how lucky I feel to have you”

“I’m the lucky one Bea”

“I heard you playing when I got back, you’re very good” the redhead said

“I’m not but thank you, I was just playing around with some lyrics”

“Will you play me something?”

“Sure, what do you want to hear?”

“Something of yours”

“Really?  Ok, well they’re not very good, I’m no musician”

“Please…” Bea begged, wanting to hear what the blonde’s voice would sound like without the door muffling it

Knowing there was no way she could resist the older woman, especially when she looked at her like that, Allie stood up and headed over to her bed.  Sitting down she grabbed her guitar before patting the space at the side of her, indicating for the redhead to come over.

Sitting beside the blonde, Bea waited as she adjusted the strap around her neck before grabbing her notebook and flicking through the pages, stopping when she found what she was looking for.  Playing a few chords, Allie stopped, her eyes locking with Bea’s, her nerves clearly showing.

“It’s not finished yet but I started this after you took me home that first night, after we had talked, I finished the last verse this morning” Allie said

Squeezing the younger woman’s knee in encouragement, Bea sat back, watching her intently as she began to play again, her voice joining in with the music after a few chords.

 

Good morning sunshine

As I get used to you

It’s all gonna be alright,

I did all I can do

And as I’m waiting on those eyes,

To say what’s on your mind,

I finally think I’ve found the words to say

 

So baby don’t move at all,

Cause you’re about to break my fall

Stay where you are, staring at the stars

Don’t ever move at all

 

Bea couldn’t take her eyes off the younger woman, her voice was incredible, and the words hit straight to her heart.

 

So many black and white,

Were made to feel so blue

We’ve all got our wars to fight,

But I won’t fight with you

If I could just get your attention,

I’d never let it go

Until you’ve felt what I am gonna say

 

So baby don’t move at all,

Cause you’re about to break my fall

Stay where you are, staring at the stars

Don’t ever move at all

 

Oh, why’s it gotta be that everybody’s gotta see the sadness

Everybody’s lonely, we don’t have to be lonely baby, no baby

Oh, I can move you like an earthquake, listen to me as my hands shake

Cause I want you, I need you

I can’t live without you, baby…

 

Allie’s eyes had been closed for most of the song but for the last few lines they were open, and locked with Bea’s brown ones, tears visible in the older woman’s eyes.

“Was it that bad?” Allie asked, feeling self-conscious

“Oh Allie it was beautiful, you’re beautiful” the redhead replied, leaning in and kissing her softly, both of them giggling as the guitar got in the way.

Removing the strap from her shoulder Allie placed the guitar on the floor gently before turning back to Bea, her thumb brushing over the older woman’s cheek, wiping away the tears that had started to fall, placing feather light kisses along her jaw before capturing her lips in a searing kiss.

 

 

A while later they were laid on the bed, Bea’s head resting on the blonde’s chest, while Allie’s fingers were playing with the older woman’s hair.  Bea had been quiet for a while, looking down the blonde noticed that she had fallen asleep, dropping a kiss on the top of her head, she closed her eyes, sleep claiming her too.

Waking a few hours later Bea opened her eyes, finding herself wrapped up in the blonde’s arms for the second time that day, surprised at how natural it felt to wake up like this.  Adjusting her position so she could get a better look at her, she laid watching Allie sleep.

She couldn’t believe that this beautiful young woman wanted her, Allie could have anyone she wanted, and she had chosen her.  Bea didn’t think she would ever understand why, she just hoped that the blonde wouldn’t get bored of her and her lack of experience. She was so lost in her thoughts that she hadn’t realised that Allie had woken up.

“Stop overthinking” the blonde said, her voice hoarse from sleep

“I’m not”

“Liar.  You’re not that difficult to read you know, plus the frown is kind of giving it away”

“Sorry, I’m just trying to figure everything out”

“Maybe the best thing is not to try and figure it out, just go with it, be in the moment.  I meant what I said earlier, there’s no rush, so stop putting so much pressure on yourself.  You have no idea how happy I am that you’re even here with me” Allie said, and she meant every word, if this was all Bea was capable of then she was ok with that.

They spent the rest of the day together, ordering takeaway for dinner, Allie promising the older woman she would go shopping the next day.  They were snuggled up on the sofa watching a movie that the blonde had been raving about.  Their intentions had been good but as the closing credits rolled over the screen they realised that they had spent more time chatting and making out like a couple of teenagers than actually watching the film.  Bea was on a day shift the following day so she had to get home, Allie had tried to convince her to stay but her uniform was at home and she didn’t want to wake the blonde early as she was working that night in the bar.  It took her the best part of half an hour to say goodbye though, the younger woman pulling her back into another kiss every time she tried to leave.

 

 

Things were going well between them, Bea was still nervous but her confidence was growing every day.  Allie was sticking to her word, letting the older woman set the pace, although she was finding it increasingly difficult to control her wandering hands, the urge to touch Bea was increasing with every moment they spent together.

Franky had teased Bea on their first shift back after the blonde’s birthday, she had clearly been talking to Liz, and the older blonde must have mentioned that she hadn’t made it home that night.  It wasn’t that Bea didn’t trust the tattooed brunette, she knew more about her past troubles than anyone, she just wanted to keep Allie all to herself for as long as possible.

The younger woman had gone over to Bea’s for dinner one night a couple of weeks later, after the redhead had finished a day shift.  After they had eaten they were laid together on the sofa watching TV, Bea’s head on the blonde’s chest again, Allie noticing that the redhead seemed distant.

“Ok spit it out, what’s wrong?” she asked

“Nothing, I’m fine” Bea replied, trying, but failing to sound convincing

“Bullshit.  You can talk to me, no matter what it is I’m here ok”

“Yeah I know, sorry, it’s just that Debbie is due home next week”

“That’s a good thing isn’t it?”

“Yes and no.  I’ve missed her like crazy but things weren’t great between us when she left”

“I’m sure she’s really missed you too.  Don’t worry so much, I’ll be right here with you”

“About that, I’m not ready to tell her just yet, especially with how things are at the minute.  I’m sorry, it’s my issue not yours, and I love being with you so much, it’s just…”

“Hey its fine, I understand completely.  Although we may have to sneak off somewhere whenever we get the chance, I’m not sure I can go a whole week without doing this” Allie replied, capturing the older woman’s lips with her own, the redhead moaning into the kiss

“Oh definitely, I need my Alliecat fix” Bea replied, feeling confident all of a sudden she trailed her hand  under the blonde’s shirt, her fingers tracing a pattern across the younger woman’s ribcage.

 

 

Hearing the blonde gasp she pushed her shirt up, placing light kisses across her stomach, her fingers still dancing over Allie’s skin.  Moving up the younger woman’s body her thumb traced over the edge of her right breast, feeling Allie tremble below her touch ignited a fire in the redhead, she needed to feel more of the beautiful woman below her.  Grabbing the hem of the younger woman’s shirt she pulled it up over her head, tossing it on the floor before leaning back down, kissing her way up her neck and across her jaw before nipping her bottom lip gently with her teeth.

She had no idea what had gotten into her but she wanted to feel all of Allie, taking her own shirt off she dropped it on the floor before laying down on top of the blonde.  She kissed the younger woman’s lips again before placing a trail of kisses along her collarbone, down between her breasts and across her stomach.

“Oh Bea…” the blonde moaned loudly as the redhead’s fingers ghosted over her bra clad breasts, Allie’s hips bucking as she tweaked her nipple through the lace fabric.

“Can…can I touch you?” Allie asked, her voice barely above a whisper, eyes black with desire

Not trusting her voice Bea nodded, sitting up slightly so they could switch positons, Allie shuffling from underneath her so they could lay side by side, facing one another.  Kissing the redhead she ran her fingers down her side and across her stomach.  Moving slightly she kissed and nipped her way down Bea’s neck, before placing a soft kiss above her left breast.  Locking her eyes with the older woman’s, she made sure she was ok with what was happening, before kissing her breast through the fabric of her bra, her teeth grazing her nipple, causing Bea to moan Allie’s name.

Bea’s body was on fire and she could feel the wetness soak her underwear, she had never been so turned on in her life, and Allie was barely touching her.  Running her hands up her lovers back she fumbled with the clasp on her bra, the blonde reaching round and undoing it herself before throwing it off to the side, her lips finding Bea’s again as her hands palmed the older woman’s breasts.  The blonde’s arm wrapped around her and she unclipped Bea’s bra with one hand, smirking at the older woman she slid the strap down her shoulder, following its path with a trail of kisses, before removing it an tossing it onto the floor with the other items of clothing that had been discarded.

Running her hand across the blonde’s stomach Bea continued a path up to Allie’s right breast, feeling her exposed nipple for the first time.  Leaning forward she took the erect nipple into her mouth, licking and sucking it as the blonde’s body twitched beside her.

“Fuck Bea…” the younger woman moaned, her hand roaming all over Bea’s stomach.

Turning them so the older woman was below her Allie took Bea’s left nipple into her mouth, biting and sucking gently at it, her fingers playing with the other one

“Oh god…Allie” the older woman moaned, her back arching up into the blonde’s touch

Continuing her assault on Bea’s breasts with her mouth she ran the palm of her hand down across the older woman’s taught stomach, feeling her muscles jump and twitch under her touch.  Her fingers drawing patterns on her lover’s stomach, feeling Bea tense below her as they dipped below the waistband of her pants.

 Removing her hand she tucked a stray curl behind Bea’s ear, before pulling her into a hug, feeling Bea cling to her as she sobbed.  Allie held her tight, rocking her gently as she cried.

“I…I’m s…s…sorry Al…Allie” the older woman chocked out between sobs

“Sshh, don’t cry, you have nothing to be sorry about ok.  I’m right here with you, you’re safe now.  No one will ever hurt you again, I promise” Allie said, rubbing the redhead’s back as a fresh wave of tears took hold.

After about five minutes Bea began to calm down, reaching over the younger woman grabbed a tissue from the side table, handing it to the redhead.

“I’m so sorry, I’m a mess” Bea said, wiping her eyes and nose

“You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met” the blonde replied, kissing her forehead softly, before wrapping her up in a hug again

A short while later Allie felt the older woman tremble in her arms, pulling away she got up off the sofa to retrieve their discarded clothes, handing Bea her shirt before putting her own back on again.  Kneeling down beside the sofa she ran her fingers through the redhead’s soft curls, watching as her eyes flickered shut.

“I should go, let you get to bed”

“I don’t want you to go, will you stay with me tonight?” the older woman asked, her voice sounding so small that it broke Allie’s heart

“Or course I will, whatever you need” she replied, pulling Bea up off the sofa before following her up the stairs, the older woman clinging to her all the way.

After brushing their teeth together they got changed, Allie borrowing some clothes again, before climbing into bed, Bea clinging to her as soon as she was under the covers, snuggling into the blonde’s tight embrace.

They had been in bed about an hour and Allie was still awake, the older woman falling asleep quite quickly, clearly exhausted from her earlier breakdown.  She would give anything to take all of Bea’s pain away, if there was any way she could carry the burden for her she would do it in a heartbeat.  She felt completely useless, the woman she loved had fallen apart right in front of her and there was nothing she could do to make it better.  Pulling the redhead in closer she closed her eyes, sleep eventually claiming her.

 

 

Debbie had arrived home the previous day, and she had been distant, not wanting to talk much.  It was mid-afternoon when the young brunette finally surfaced from her room, walking straight past Bea to get to the fridge, not even acknowledging her presence.

“The girls are heading over to Fuel tonight if you fancy it” the redhead said as her daughter headed back in the direction she had just come from.

“Will Boomer be there?”

“Yeah, she’s got the night off as well so she’ll be the right side of the bar”

“Ok I suppose I could stop by for a bit, what time?” Debbie asked, looking Bea in the eye for the first time since she had been home.

“We’re meeting at 8pm”

“Ok, shout me when you’re ready to leave” the younger Smith said before heading back to her room.

The taxi dropped them off just after eight and Franky, Bridget, Boomer and Smiles were already there when they arrived.  Debbie headed straight over to Booms, wanting to get away from her mother as quickly as possible.

Walking over towards Franky and Bridget, Bea stopped in front of the bar.

“Hey Red, what are you drinking?  It’s my round” the tattooed brunette asked after greeting her friend.  Receiving no answer she followed the redhead’s line of sight, finding Allie bent over as she emptied a box of beer into the fridge, Bea was clearly checking her out.

“Not gay my arse, put your tongue away before someone trips over it” she said, nudging Bea in the ribs to get her attention

“I was just looking at what beer they had”

“Sure, and I’m the fucking pope!” Franky replied, deciding to leave her friend be for now.

 

 

They had been there a couple of hours and Debbie was doing a good job of avoiding Bea, sticking with Boomer and Smiles at the other side of the room.  The redhead was sitting at the bar when Allie wandered over to see if she needed another drink.

“Well hey there pretty lady, can I buy you a drink?” the blonde said, a smirk plastered on her face as her eyes raked over the older woman’s body

“Well aren’t you a charmer, how can I refuse an offer like that” Bea replied, playing along with the younger woman’s game

“How about I make you something special, and believe me when I say once you’ve tasted it you’ll never want anything else…ever again”

“You’re awfully confident in your ability, I do hope you can come up with the goods, I’d hate to go home disappointed”

“Oh I can deliver baby, don’t you worry about that” Allie replied, turning to grab the cocktail shaker and a few bottles, her signature smirk never leaving her face.

Bea was in awe as she watched the blonde juggle and spin the bottles as she mixed her drink.  Emptying the cocktail shaker into the glass she grabbed it, turning away from Bea for a few seconds before spinning back around, placing it in front of the older woman, having placed a heart shaped strawberry over the edge of the glass.

“It’s called the bartender’s kiss, and this one really, really wants to kiss you” Allie said, leaning across the bar so she could whisper into the redhead’s ear, a shiver running through the older woman’s body.

“I want to kiss you too, so bad” Bea replied, her fingers trailing across the top of the blonde’s hand.  It had been three days since they had seen each other and she was having serious withdrawals.

Another customer pulled Allie’s attention away for a minute before she returned to Bea, leaning in close she placed a piece of paper in her shirt pocket, winked, then walked away, the redhead’s eyes fixed firmly on her jean clad arse as she went.

Waiting until Allie was busy with a customer she grabbed the piece of paper from her pocket before reading it

I miss looking into your deep brown eyes, I miss seeing your beautiful smile, and I miss kissing your perfect lips

Oh…and you look fucking hot by the way!! ;) A xx

Smiling to herself she tucked the note into her jacket pocket before looking up, the cheeky blonde watching her from across the bar.

 

 

Debbie was chatting with Boomer when she glanced across the room, spotting the blonde bartender chatting with Bea, although at a second glance it looked more like she was hitting on her, and her Mum looked like she was enjoying it.  She continued to watch them for a couple of minutes, the blonde turned away to serve another customer before leaning across the bar and tucking a piece of paper in her Mum’s shirt pocket, winking at her as she went back to work.  Hearing Boomer call her name drew her attention back the conversation going on around her, although she would be watching blondie from now on.

A while later Bea headed over to Debbie, Allie was following, a tray of drinks in her hand.  Franky was the first one to spot them, moving over slightly so Allie could place the tray down on the table.

“About time blondie, we’re dying of thirst over here” Boomer called to her from across the table

“Yeah well if a certain person hadn’t taken the night off I may have made it over here sooner, ay Boom Booms!” the blonde replied as she headed back towards the bar, Franky laughing at their exchange as she pulled up a chair for Bea.

“Hey Red, I was beginning to think you’d bailed on us” the tattooed brunette said as her friend took the offered chair

“She was pre-occupied, right Mum” Debbie said, smiling at Bea, although it didn’t quite reach her eyes

“Yeah sorry, I had to speak to Allie about something, must have lost track of the time” the redhead replied, watching her daughter as she rolled her eyes.

They chatted for a while, Debbie only speaking when Boomer or Smiles addressed her.  Bea was getting sick of her attitude, she had hoped things would be better after they had spent some time apart, but if anything they seemed worse.  The younger woman had never been bothered about drinking but she was well on her way to becoming drunk, and it was still relatively early in the evening.

“Deb, can I have a word please, in private” Bea asked, standing and walking around the table to where her daughter sat, her three friends heading over to the bar to give them some privacy

“Way to go and ruin the party Mum” the last word said with complete disdain

“I’m worried about you, you’ve hardly said two words to me since you’ve been back and now you’re drinking like the bar’s going to run dry.  I want you to know that you can talk to me if there’s something bothering you.  I’m here for you, and I always will be” the redhead said, placing her hand on top of her daughters

“What like you were there for Dad, look how things turned out for him.  Thanks but no thanks.  I’m not letting you fuck my life up like you did his.  You’re an embarrassment and I’m ashamed to call you my mother” the younger brunette said, before standing up and storming across the room to where Boomer and Franky were playing pool.

Feeling the tears threaten to fall, Bea stood up and ran across the room, heading through the door to the back of the bar.  Witnessing the entire exchange, Allie glanced over to Liz before following the redhead through the door.

 

 

Franky couldn’t believe what she had just seen, who the hell had been filling Debbie’s head with shit, she had always been so close to Red.

“Hey kiddo, you were out of order there, you’re Mum’s only ever done what she thought was the best for you” Franky said

“Yea, and what the hell do you know about it anyway, you have no idea what my Dad’s been through because of her.  She should be the one locked up not him”

“I bet he told you that didn’t he.  And I know a lot more than you do about it, I was the one that picked her up every time he beat her down.  You need to wind your neck in and apologise, you’ve really hurt her” the tattooed brunette replied, her protective nature coming out

“Fuck this, I’m not staying here and listening to this” the younger Smith said before turning to face Boomer

“Can I stay at yours tonight, I don’t want to be anywhere near her” she asked

“Sure, but on two conditions”

“What?”

“One, that I let her know where you are, and two, you go home first thing and talk to her” Boomer said, annoyed with Debbie, but wanting to make sure she was safe.

“Yeah sure, can we get out of here now please?” Debbie said, heading for the door before the tall brunette could even reply.  Dropping Bea a quick text to let her know her daughter was safe and that she’d bring her home in the morning she followed Debbie out of the door.

 

 

Running down the corridor Allie couldn’t see any sign of Bea, after spotting that the door to the rear yard was open she headed out, hoping to find her there.  Racing through the open door she stopped in her tracks, standing in the middle of the small yard was Bea, her shoulders hunched over and tears streaming down her face as she stared at her phone.

Bea couldn’t believe what she had just heard, how could Debbie believe that she was to blame for what Harry did.  Granted, she hadn’t told her daughter that he had been responsible for burning their house down, but she had seen the results of his beatings on more than one occasion.  A beeping from her pocket dragged her from her thoughts, checking her phone she saw she had a text from Boomer, the brunette letting her know that Debbie was staying with her and she would bring her home in the morning.  At least she was safe.  Hearing a noise she turned to see Allie run through the open door, stopping as their eyes locked.

“I thought you didn’t do running” Bea said, trying to lighten the mood

“I’ll always make an exception for you” the younger woman replied, walking towards the redhead

“Are you ok?  You know none of what she said is true right, none of what he did was your fault”

“Try telling Debbie that.  She’s staying with Boomer tonight, she can’t even stand to be in the same house as me Allie” the older woman said, the blonde wrapping her arms around her and holding her tight

“Sshh, don’t cry, everything will be ok.  Sit down with her tomorrow when you’ve both calmed down.  You’re not on your own, I’m right beside you every step of the way.  And you have Franky, Liz, and the girls.  You’re the strongest person I know Bea, you will get through this, I promise” Allie said, placing a kiss on the top of the older woman’s head

“How is it that everything seems so much better when I’m with you?” Bea said, pulling back slightly so she could gaze into Allie’s big blue eyes

“It’s my natural charm, I knew from the start that you wouldn’t be able to resist me” she replied, throwing the older woman a cheeky winking, earning a laugh in response

“Natural charm and modesty, don’t forget that bit.  But seriously, thank you for being here”

“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else”

“You have no idea how much I’ve missed you”

“Why don’t you show me then” Allie said, trailing her fingers across the redhead’s exposed collar bone

Grabbing the front of the blonde’s shirt, Bea pulled her forwards, crashing their lips together in a heated kiss, the younger woman moaning loudly as she guided them across the yard until Allie’s back was pressed firmly against the wall.  There was a hunger to Bea’s kiss that was driving Allie wild, she loved it when the older woman lost control, and it was unbelievably hot.

Feeling the redhead’s hands move under her shirt she ran her fingers through soft red curls, her hand coming to rest at the nape of her neck, bringing their bodies closer.  Another moan escaped her mouth as she felt Bea’s nails scratching lightly at her back.  A loud cough brought them crashing back down to earth at an alarmingly quick rate.

 

 

It had been five minutes since Bea had fled the bar and Franky was getting worried, she knew how much Debbie meant to her friend, and the young woman’s words must have cut like a knife.  Placing her drink down on the table she headed through into the back, in search of the redhead.  Hearing a noise she headed towards the door to the yard, stopping dead when she took in the sight before her.

Red had a moaning Allie pinned against the wall, her hand’s disappearing under her shirt, the blonde’s hands were in her hair and their lips locked together in a hungry kiss.  And it didn’t look like it was the first time either.  Clearing her throat to announce her presence, she watched as their movements stilled.

“Don’t stop on my account, it was just getting good” Franky said, smirking at the couple as they sprang apart

“I was coming to make sure you were ok but it looks like Novak’s got it covered” the tattooed brunette added, grinning at her flustered friends

“Don’t worry Franky, she’s in good hands” Allie said, grabbing hold of her lover’s hand and squeezing it in support

“Franky…I”

“Yeah…”

“Look, I’m sorry I didn’t tell you, I just wanted to figure everything out before I said anything to anyone.  Can you keep it to yourself for the minute, I’m not quite ready to go public just yet” Bea asked, finally finding her voice

“Hey, your hot little secret’s safe with me.  I always knew you had it in you Red, I’m happy for you, both of you” Franky replied, pulling the both into a group hug, grabbing Bea’s arse as she pulled back

“Hey, get your hands off my girlfriend Doyle” Allie said in mock annoyance, before wrapping her arms around Bea’s waist, pulling the older woman’s back into her front, her head coming to rest on her shoulder as the redhead leaned into her.

“Right, now I know you’re ok I’m going to head off.  Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do” Franky said, wiggling her eyebrows suggestively at the blushing redhead

“That doesn’t leave much then does it” Allie shot back as their friend turned to leave, the brunette flipping her the bird as she disappeared back inside, the couple laughing as she left.

“You ok?” Allie asked, once Franky was out of sight

“I’m fine.  Girlfriend….?” Bea said, turning in the blonde’s arms

“Yeah, girlfriend, you’re all mine, I am not sharing.  Stay with me tonight, I miss waking up with you”

“Ok, but I’ll need to leave early, I want to be home before Debbie gets back”

“Sure, why don’t you go up?  We’ll be closing soon so I won’t be long, plus I kind of like the thought of you waiting for me in my bed” Allie said, placing a quick kiss on the redhead’s lips

“Oh I bet you do.  Lead the way babe” Bea replied, taking the blonde’s hand, letting her lead her back inside, the older woman heading up the stairs while Allie returned to the bar to finish her shift.