The Sex Opera ...Season 2

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Chapter 2, part 5

** Sorry for the two-day mishap ladies and gents, my server was down so I had to wait it out as you all did…but anywho…enjoy!**

The campus was overloaded with young, wild adults screaming and laughing. The lawn was recently mowed which gave everyone the free will to trample it by running, rolling, and simply relax on its needlepoint comfort. Athena walked along the sidewalk enjoying the brisk afternoon air as she walked toward the nearest convenience. She spotted a group of guys playing touch football on the far end of the lawn. Trying not to be detected she blended in with the moving crowd.

“Hike!” one of the yelled as he ran backward with his football swinging arm behind him. He scooped out the first available guy who was open and threw a high pass, which was caught several yards away, which the guy ran into for an imaginary touchdown. The guys hooted at the pass and gave the quarterback a few slaps on the back and high fives.

Athena checked the quarterback out with keen eyes. Her tall, dark statuesque was well formed from hours of weightlifting. She could tell by his sculpted arms and almond-shaped calves that peeked beneath his long basketball shorts. His contoured Afro was tapered along the sides that evenly blended into the connecting beard.

Dong! The excruciating pain in her forehead and nose sent her backward onto the ground and landing in a small puddle of water.

“Are you okay?” someone asked as she shook the excess hand from her hands.

“Yeah. Embarrassed more less but I’m fine,” Athena said as she gathered herself from the lawn.

The feminine voice said, “How could you not see that light pole. Didn’t you see everyone moving around it?”

Athena turned and looked at the chocolate girl with the heavy makeup and large hoop earrings dangling in her face. “No I didn’t I was too busy…neva mind.”

“Here let me help you out.” The girl reached her hand out and Athena accepted. “Damn, you’re gonna have a nice shiner in a minute or two.” Athena straightened her blouse. “You messed up your pants too. Do you live close enough to run home and change?”

“Yeah, I’m just across the way,” Athena said as she wiped her hands on her thighs.

“That’s good because you’re looking a wet mess right about now.”

Athena turned back to the quarterback and stared at him for a few moments. “Damn.” She thought. “I hope he didn’t see that.”

“Who you talking about?”

“Huh? Oh. That’s fine one right there with the wife beater and Carolina blue shorts.” Athena pointed across the field.

“You talking about Hasaan? Gurl, be careful with him. He’s got a reputation of being the campus ladies man.”

“One of those huh?”

“Yup.”

“How do you know him?”

“Who doesn’t know him? He’s one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the nation. The talk on campus is whether or not he’s going pro this year. Last year, he made a season high of twelve touchdown passes per game and now our games sell out before the tickets go on sale.”

“Really?”

“Yup. By the way, I’m Chris. Short for Christine.”

“Pleasure. I’m Athena. You can call me Atty.”

The girls shook hands and then turn back to the guys on the lawn who were huddled around one another.

“You wanna meet him?”

“What? Ah no. I don’t think so.”

“Oh c’mon, what are you scared? He’s just a man like all the rest.” Chris cupped her hands around her mouth and yelled, “Hey Hasaan! Hasaan!” Then she flagged him over.

The quarterback turned once he heard his name and then gave a heads up before tossing the pigskin to one of the other guys.

“Oh shit! He’s coming over here! Why did you do that? I’m all wet and shit,” Athena said as she fixed her hair.

“Don’t worry about it.”

In a matter of seconds, Hasaan stood before them dripping sweat from his chin onto his thin white tank top. “Wha’sup, Chris?” he asked, wiping his forehead with the back of his hand.

“I want you to meet my new friend, Athena. She was checking-”

Athena elbowed her in the side.

“Ouch! I mean, I thought you two should meet.”

Hasaan turned to Athena and flashed an award-winning smile. His pearly whites almost blinded her. He had the most beautiful teeth that made Colgate want to be proud sponsors.

“How you doing, Athena?” H extended his hand. “This your first year?”

Athena shook his palm. “Uhm…yes. You?” She winced as she just remembered what Chris told her.

“Nah, my second. Hey I gotta get back to my game, maybe I’ll see you around?”

“Okay,” Athena said before she started walking.

Chris leaned over and punched her shoulder in a friendly manner. “So wha’cha think?”

“That guy is fine as all outdoors. He had me sweating and I’m not the one playing catch.”

“Hey, did you know your ass is wet?” Hasaan yelled from behind.

Athena’s face felt as hot as a cast-iron skillet left on the stove too long. Chris started laughing but quickly muffled her giggles. “He’s checking you out girl!”

“Shut the hell up!” Athena huffed as she picked up her walking pace.

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