‘Have you been to the Russian section ? ‘, he asked, hoping to start the conversation.
‘I’ve seen it, but haven’t gone through the books there’, she said trying not to meet his eyes.
Standing in the Russian section filled his lungs with a certain sense of pride, which only true communists would feel seeing such a large collection of Russian literature.
Seeing Trotsky and Chekhov sleeping together on the dusty yellow mattress pages under the hardbound velvety skies made him sigh in pleasure.
‘Close your eyes and run your fingers through the spines of the the books’, he said pointing at the books.
‘What ? ‘
‘Do it, please ?’
Amused, she closed her eyes and placed her finger tips on the spines of the books and ran her fingers through them, very slowly.
Her forearms revealed the web of blue brooks which led to her elbows. He traced them with his eyes,came closer and put his fingers on hers’. She stopped in surprise and turned around.
Looking straight at her brown eyes, he inched his head closer to hers’. He held her against the stack of books . Like a gentle song which has a rhythm of its own, he breathed down her neck.
With every breath, she felt her chest clench a little more and her nipples becoming slowly erect. Her hands went toward the back of his neck and pulled his head closer. A hickey on her neck.
With the pain of the hickey still burning in back of her mind, she pushed his head against hers and kissed him . The air was becoming heavy with the strange aroma of sex.
Bringing his fingers near her cheeks, he glided down to her neck. And like a river flowing, his hands slipped under her dress and pressed her breasts gently.
She closed her eyes and pulled a few books down in utter pleasure. Her knees going weak, she held on to him like a prayer.
With a furor of energy, she climbed upon him, her legs around his hips. Their breaths clouding the room. She lifted her dress and pulled her panties down. And then he entered her.
Between the rickety shelves of Gorky and Dostoevsky, she heaved the moans of pleasure. With every vibration, she felt the room closing down on her. Between her legs, the literature made love, she felt.
The dusty smell of the room made him sweat more and gave him a quaint feeling. Suddenly, he closed his eyes and the books fell silent. All the words stopped and her heaves were the only song in the air.
A gentle breeze gently tickled their ears and grazed past the books.
Perhaps, for the first time, these books laughed and lost their seriousness.