Season 20 post Ep 4

"Sea Salt Scrub"

Friday afternoon

Jessica looked through her closet trying to decide what to wear and pack for their weekend spa getaway. She was really looking forward to it but was a little nervous too. Jess was sure that she conveyed her feelings and desires for something more with Jimmy with her kiss. Still it was another matter when actually expressing it over the weekend.

Her Scrabble game was sitting on the table by the door. She was looking forward to making new memories with Jimmy and to forget Gage's nickname for her.

After picking out a dress that showed off her curves and a few casual outfits, she went to her dresser to pick out a bikini and some lingerie. Throwing everything into an overnight bag along with her essentials, she was ready to go.

A few minutes later, she heard a knock on the door, bringing a smile to her face. Opening the door, she found Jimmy standing there holding a single red rose. They stood there for a moment staring at each other before Jimmy chuckled and said, "Are you going to invite me in?"

Jess laughed and stepping aside, grabbed Jimmy's arm as he walked by. Pulling him close, Jess planted a big juicy kiss on his lips. "Is that better?" she asked. Jimmy put his arm around her neck and planted an equally fervent kiss on her lips. When the kiss broke, both were a little out of breath and smiled at each other. "Are you ready to go?" Jimmy asked. Jess nodded. "Let me put this flower in some water. It's lovely. Thank you." Jimmy nodded.

Since Jimmy had a daughter, he drove a midsize SUV. They were heading down the road after loading Jessica's luggage and entering the location of the spa into GPS. For a Friday afternoon, they were fortunate the traffic was fairly light.

Jimmy selected some soft rock casual background music for the trip and reached over to take Jessica's hand in his, intertwining their fingers. He lifted up her hand and kissed the back of it before setting their hands on Jessica's leg. Jess smiled at him, enjoying the closeness.

"Are you ready for me to kick your b.u.t.t. at Scrabble?" Jessica asked.

"I'm looking forward to all kinds of things this weekend, Jess." Jimmy responded.

"Oh, and what exactly are your thinking about, Jimmy?

"Kicking your b.u.t.t. at Scrabble sounds like fun but there are some other things to do regarding your b.u.t.t. that would be a lot more stimulating." Jimmy said with a blush.

Jessica blushed and looked over at Jimmy before leaning over and kissing him on the cheek and running the fingers of her right hand through his hair. "You know you don't have to remove a bullet from my backside." Jimmy laughed. "That is something I hope I never have to do." Jess laughed along. "Once was enough for me."

"If it isn't too presumptuous of me…. do we need to talk about safe sex?" Jimmy asked while turning red. Jess looked at him and smirked. "No, definitely not too presumptuous. I wouldn't be going on this weekend with you if I wasn't hoping and planning for that to happen. Do we need to talk about safe sex? You're a doctor aren't you?" Jessica teased. Jimmy laughed and kissed the back of her hand.

"Just so you know I was faithful to my wife and haven't been with anyone since she died. You don't need to worry about catching anything from me. I'm safe."

Jessica smiled and kissed the back of his hand. "You're a good man Jimmy. I'm so glad I got over my fears caused by Gage Winchester. Even though it was awkward working with him again, it made me face my fears. You're nothing like him. Just so you know, you don't have to worry about catching anything from me either. Yes, Gage and I were intimate a few times while camping, but I made him use a condom and I haven't been with anyone in that way since him. I've also been tested for everything and am clean.

Jimmy glanced over at Jessica and said, "You are a good woman Jessica Knight. I'm so glad you invited me to be your Plus 1." Jess smiled. "I'm so glad you decided to come."

The voice on the GPS advised them to turn off the highway and before long, pulled into the Spa parking lot. It was very picturesque and right on the bay. Both smiled and turned to each other. Jessica gave Jimmy a kiss and said "It's perfect."

After exiting the car and grabbing their luggage, they walked up the steps to enter the Spa.

"Are you here to check in?" asked the woman behind the desk.

"Yes," Jimmy answered. "The reservation is under Palmer for two nights."

The woman smiled and said "Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Palmer. We have you in the best room in the house. Top floor with a panoramic view of the bay. The dining room is through those doors to your left when you get hungry. You can make spa appointments by dialing 1 from your room."

Jimmy started to protest when Jessica put her hand on his arm before whispering in his ear. "Don't worry about it. It will be easier this way." Jess kissed him on the cheek.

Jessica answered the woman. "Sounds perfect. I'm sure we will enjoy it."

Jimmy gave her his credit card for incidentals and was handed the key cards. She rang the bell or a porter who came right away. "Room 21," the woman said to the porter and Jimmy and Jessica followed him to their room.

The room was beautifully decorated with colonial style furniture, a king size canopy bed, couch, small round table, two chairs, en suite bathroom with a large whirlpool tub and separate shower. The large balcony had a gorgeous view of the bay.

The porter left with a generous tip from Jimmy. Jimmy took Jessica's hand to lead her out to the balcony. They stood there for several minutes with their arms around each other's waists admiring the view. Jimmy kissed Jess on the top of the head and asked "Are you getting hungry? We can go down to the dining room and do some exploring of the grounds afterward."

Jess looked up at Jimmy and responded "Sounds like a plan. I am hungry."

Jimmy led Jess back into the room closing and locking the balcony door. Looking at the room he said "We can unpack later."

Jess smiled at him as they headed out the door.

The quaint dining room was of average size, holding 12 tables. There was a large wood burning fireplace on the west facing wall and plenty of windows on the side facing the bay. They were seated by the window on opposite sides of the small table designed for two.

Jess reached across the table and took hold of Jimmy's hand, giving him a squeeze. "It's beautiful here. Thank you for inviting me."

Jimmy gave Jess a huge grin. "I'm so glad you stopped mulling and decided to come with me."

Jess laughed and leaned across the table, giving Jimmy a kiss. "I'm so glad you gave me the time to work out my issues."

Jimmy raised an eyebrow. "Are you issues all worked out Jessica?"

Jess smiled and said "They sure are."

Jimmy beamed at her answer and leaned in for another kiss. It was eagerly returned.

The waiter arrived at their table with menus and asked if they wanted something from the bar. Jimmy asked "Would you like a bottle of wine?"

Jess nodded. "White wine sounds good since I think we will be ordering fish."

Jimmy nodded and said "We'll take a bottle of your best chardonnay and two bottles of mineral water."

"Very good sir. I'll give you a minute to look at the menu. The house special tonight is crab cakes."

Jess peered at Jimmy over the top of her menu as he perused the selections. "What looks good?" she asked.

Jimmy looked up at her. "The crab cakes sound good but so does the salmon." Do you want to order some oysters for an appetizer?"

Jess nodded. "Sounds good to me. Would you like to share? We can get an order of each and enjoy it together."

Jimmy nodded. "Great idea."

The waiter returned with their bottle of wine and mineral water. After opening the wine, he took their orders. Jess ordered a spring salad and Jimmy a caesar salad. Their meals came with vegetables and rice pilaf.

Jimmy raised his glass of wine and proposed a toast. "To us and a wonderful weekend." Jess touched her glass with his and echoed the sentiment before they both took a sip. It was delicious.

The new couple thoroughly enjoyed their meals and sharing the food. The conversation was light and pleasant, swapping stories and experiences. When the meal was over, Jimmy signed the check to their room and they headed out the door to see the grounds and amenities while sucking on breath mints.

They came upon the pool and spa facilities and went inside. Seeing a list of treatments on a board, jimmy and Jess contemplated the options. Jess spotted the one she was looking for. "Sea salt scrub. It's to die for Jimmy."

"I'll take your word for it." Jimmy responded. "Let's be sure to sign up for it. How about a couple's massage?"

Jess looked up at Jimmy. "Let's do it. A manicure and pedicure sounds good too."

Jimmy laughed. "I've never had a manicure or pedicure before."

"It's time to have them, then. You'll like it. Trust me."

Jimmy looked at Jess. "I do trust you. Let's do it."

The appointment book was still open and they signed up for the treatments. The first one was scheduled for 11am so they could have a leisurely morning to get up and have breakfast.

Jess and Jimmy walked around the grounds and to the waterfront. There was a boat rental that sounded like fun too if they had time. Heading back to their room, they stopped outside and looked up at their balcony with their arms wrapped around each other. Leaning in for a passionate kiss, they lost themselves in the warm feeling. Breaking for air, Jimmy asked "Are you nervous?"

Jess shook her head and nodded at the same time. "A little but I can hardly wait to be one with you. I'm more excited than nervous. Are you nervous?

Jimmy smiled. "I'm like you. A little nervous but very excited about being one with the woman I love."

Jess looked into Jimmy's eyes. "You love me?"

Jimmy nodded. "I wouldn't be here with you if I wasn't. I love you Jessica Knight."

Jessica smiled broadly and her eyes became moist.

Jimmy looked alarmed for a moment. "I didn't mean to upset you."

Jessica put her forefinger on Jimmy's lips to stop him from saying anything else. She looked up into his eyes and said "These aren't tears of sadness. These are tears of joy because I love you too. I love you Jimmy Palmer." Jess then wrapped her arms around Jimmy's neck and smashed her lips into his.

After a long minute, the need for air won out and they broke the kiss, gigantic grins on each other's faces. With their arms still wrapped around each other, they headed to their room.

Once inside their room, Jess and Jimmy folded up the comforter covering the bed and placed it on the couch. They took a moment to unpack their overnight bags. Jess took the lingerie out that she was planning on wearing for their first time, a black lacy teddy and the matching sheer robe. Jimmy said "I sure need to brush my teeth and freshen up. I'd like to take a quick shower too."

Jess walked up to Jimmy and kissed him. "Go ahead and get ready. I've got something special for you too."

Jimmy took his items into the bathroom. He took a quick shower, shaved and brushed his teeth. He then emerged from the bathroom wearing a robe, pajama bottoms and a smile. Jessica stood from the couch she was sitting in and wrapped her arms around Jimmy, giving him a kiss. "Nice and fresh and all mine."

She scooted by Jimmy into the bathroom where she took a quick shower, brushed her teeth and freshened up. Appraising herself in the mirror after she put on her lingerie, she thought I hope Jimmy likes what he sees.

Jimmy was reclining on the bed when Jessica came into the room and stood next to the bed. Jimmy's jaw dropped open as he stared at his dark haired goddess. Jess was secretly pleased with his reaction and waited for him to say something. Finally coming to his senses, Jimmy said "Wow, Jess. You look gorgeous." Jess blushed a little and responded with a "thank you. You look great yourself."

Jimmy reached out with his hand which Jessica took, and gently pulled her into the bed with him. After removing their robes, they began kissing and exploring each other's bodies. As their passion increased, the need to remove the last barriers to their union was paramount. Jess enjoyed running her fingers over Jimmy's firm chest and abs. Jimmy loved running his fingers over her soft skin and kissing her breasts. Jess moaned in appreciation. Jimmy looked deep into her eyes as they joined together and Jess wrapped her legs around him, pulling him to her as close as possible. Completely intertwined with a deep sense of oneness, they reached a wonderful climax together.

"Wow, Jimmy exclaimed after catching his breath, "you were fantastic Jess. I'm so glad you're mine."

Jess smiled and said while recovering, "You were the one that was fantastic, Jimmy and I'm glad that I'm yours and you are mine."

They pulled the covers over themselves and Jimmy kissed Jess deeply, as kiss that was returned with equal fervor. When the kiss broke, Jess said "I'm really looking forward to round two!"

Jimmy kissed her and said "Only round two? What about three and four?"

Jess chuckled and kissed him back. "We're here for two more days. I'm looking forward to every time with you."

Jess snuggled up to Jimmy with her head on his shoulder and long leg draped across his body. "I love you Jimmy. Wake me when it's time for round two."

Jimmy wrapped his arms around Jess and said "I love you too Jess. You'll be the first to know."

Soon the two lovers were sound asleep. Jimmy woke up Jess for round two a couple of hours later. Rounds three and four followed before their alarm went off in the morning.

Around 10am, the alarm went off playing some Mozart symphony. Jess stirred first and nibbled on Jimmy's earlobe. Jimmy opened his eyes and turned his head, planting a kiss on Jessica's lips. "G'morning Jess. Sleep well?"

"I sure did, with what little sleep I had."

Jimmy chuckled. "If you recall, you woke me up for rounds three and four, although I'm not complaining at all. Feel free to wake me up anytime you want me."

Jess laughed. "I intend to, but I like it when you wake me up even more."

Jimmy grinned and reached over to turn off the alarm. "I think I need a shower before the sea salt scrub. Care to join me?"

Jess grinned back. "Race you to the shower," and got out of the bed. Jimmy wasn't far behind. It was a long shower.

Jimmy and Jessica walked hand in hand to the spa with a stop for a quick breakfast in the dining room. After checking in, they were shown to a room with two side-by-side reclining chairs and two massage tables. "You're scheduled for your sea salt scrub and massage in this room. You can use the robes hanging in corner to change into." With that, the assistant was gone.

Jess and Jimmy went to the corner and took the robes off the hangers. "I've never had a massage at spa before. What do I wear?"

Jess chuckled and said after giving him a kiss, "Think less is more if you want the complete treatment."

"I'm supposed to be naked? The only person I want seeing me naked is you."

"And the only person I want seeing me naked is you. Don't worry about it. They keep your private parts covered with towels as they don't want to see all of you either."

Jimmy visibly relaxed. "Sorry for being paranoid," giving Jess a kiss.

Jess laughed and said "I'll look forward to getting you naked later."

"And I you."

The spa therapists entered the room with a cart full of supplies. The therapist named Jill went to where Jessica was sitting and Susan went to Jimmy and immediately went to work. Jimmy looked over at Jess and reached out his hand which Jess took with a smile and a squeeze.

When the treatment was over, the therapists said "We'll be back for your couples massage in an hour. There is plenty of time for you to get something to eat from the bar here and enjoy it on the patio."

"Thank you," Jimmy and Jess said in unison.

Jimmy and Jess stood from their chairs and embraced, sharing a deep kiss. Jimmy slid his hand inside Jess' robe to her back, sliding up and then down to her bottom, giving her a squeeze. Jess smiled against his lips and reached inside Jimmy's robe to squeeze his backside. "Are you hungry?" Jimmy asked. "For you." Jess responded.

Jimmy smiled against her lips then took her hand and led her back to their room. They returned for their couples massage with no time to spare.

Later that afternoon, Jimmy and Jess sat in the provided chairs watching a movie while waiting for their nails to dry. Jess chose a bright red color for her toes and a light pink shade for her fingers. She tried to get Jimmy to match her but didn't succeed. He just got a clear coating. "Chicken." Jess teased Jimmy. Jimmy smiled back and blew her a kiss.

On the way back to their room, Jimmy stopped by the front desk and asked for directions to the Mariner's restaurant he heard was a great place for seafood on the bay. It was only five miles away.

Back in their room, Jess put on her dress that showed off every curve and Jimmy put on his suit and tie. Twenty minutes later they were seated at a table on the water at Mariner's restaurant.

Jimmy took Jessica's hand and kissed it. "You look absolutely gorgeous Mrs. Palmer." Jessica batted her eyelashes at him and responded, "Why thank you Mr. Palmer."

Jimmy and Jess both chuckled that they were keeping in character from the time they checked in even though they weren't at the spa at the moment. Since they had skipped lunch due to their more intimate activities, Jess and Jimmy were famished. The each ordered a cocktail and sushi, along with halibut and crab legs to share.

There was a dance floor on the second floor of the restaurant where they spent some time dancing and enjoying the view after dinner. Jess and Jimmy weren't that particular to the music that was playing as they really were using the dance floor as an excuse to hold each other close.

"We should rent a boat for an hour or two tomorrow before we have to leave," Jimmy said.

"Sounds like fun," Jess responded. "I like going on the water."

"I wish we didn't have to go back tomorrow." Jimmy said.

"I don't want this to end either." Jess responded.

"We'll just have to keep making memories wherever we are. I love you Jessica."

"I know. Wherever you are is where I want to be and I love you too, Jimmy."

Their lips met in a kiss neither of them wanted to end but being on the dance floor made them feel a little conspicuous so they reluctantly broke apart. "Are you ready to go back to our room?" Jimmy asked.

"Absolutely. I'm looking forward to you telling me how soft my skin is after the treatments we've had."

"That mission is gladly accepted my love."

Jess was lying on the bed on her stomach almost purring to Jimmy's fingers massaging her back, bottom and legs. "Your skin was incredibly soft before sweetheart, but somehow it is even softer."

"I'm glad you approve. I'll take a massage from you anytime sweetie."

Jess rolled onto her back and sat up. She kissed Jimmy and said "It's your turn now."

Jimmy lay down on his stomach and Jess straddled his backside. Looking down she noticed the small scar from when she removed the bullet. Leaning down she kissed it and said "I sure was nervous when you wanted me to take out that bullet. I was also nervous about getting close to your backside."

"You did a really good job of sewing me up. Are you nervous now about getting near my backside?" Jimmy asked with a smirk on his face.

Jess slapped him gently on his bottom and started massaging him there. "Does this answer your question Mr. Hermetically sealed PB&J?"

Jimmy chuckled. "I'm glad you are comfortable touching me. I sure enjoy touching you."

Jess kissed her way from Jimmy's bottom all the way to his neck. She rubbed her breasts on his back the farther up his body she kissed.

Jimmy moaned with pleasure. "That sure feels good."

Jess kissed Jimmy on the cheek and whispered "It's time to roll over."

Jimmy rolled onto his back and Jess straightened up and straddled him at his hips. Jimmy was ready for more and so was Jess. Jess rose up, slid forward and lowered herself down, taking Jimmy completely inside her. Their mutual pleasure was overwhelming as they moved until their euphoria was complete. Jess collapsed on top of Jimmy and he pulled the blankets over them. Neither moved until morning.

Before they went to bed, Jimmy called down to reception to get a late checkout. They didn't need to leave until 4pm.

After breakfast, Jimmy and Jessica went to the dock to rent a 20 foot speedboat to cruise around the bay. Jess had put on her bikini and Jimmy his boardshorts. They found an island in the bay and beached the boat for some sunbathing on the sand. A little while later, Jimmy and Jess found a little restaurant with a dock and enjoyed a leisurely lunch before it was time to head back.

With about two hours until checkout, they returned to their room and filled the whirlpool tub. Jimmy and Jess removed each other's swimsuits and climbed in, Jimmy at the end of the tub and Jess with her back to his chest. Both closed their eyes and enjoyed the closeness before washing each other thoroughly until they made love.

Jess stood in their room combing her hair while Jimmy packed their suitcases. Jess noticed the Scrabble game sitting on the table unused. "I guess we didn't have time for me to kick your b.u.t.t. at Scrabble this weekend." Jimmy looked over at her and smirked. "No, but I sure got to enjoy your b.u.t.t. for other more pleasurable things."

Jess laughed and gave him a kiss. "That you did sweetheart. Much more pleasurable things."

The drive home was very pleasant and when they arrived at Jess's apartment, Jimmy carried her suitcase up and into the living room. She wrapped her arms around Jimmy's neck and gave him a passionate, toe curling kiss which was eagerly returned. "Thank you Jimmy for a fantastic weekend. It couldn't have been more special."

Jimmy beamed at her. "I'm so glad you enjoyed it but probably half as much as I did."

Jess looked at him and said "I love you Jimmy Palmer. Would you like to spend the night and extend our weekend?"

"I'm glad Victoria is staying with her grandma until Tuesday. I'd love to spend the night. I love you too Jessica Knight."

Jimmy went to his car and retrieved his overnight bag. Back in Jess' apartment he went to put the bag in her bedroom. Jess was at her dresser and emptied a drawer for Jimmy. "Here. Put some of your clothes in here. It'll make things easier for sleep overs."

Jimmy gave Jess a big smile and a kiss. "Thank you. I need to give you a drawer at my place, too."

Jess smiled and handed Jimmy a small stack of her underwear, and a few other items. "Take these home with you. It will make things easier."

"Will be happy to."

Jimmy and Jess went into the kitchen. Jess pulled out a couple of bottles of water and handed one to Jimmy. "Thanks" he said.

"Are you hungry?" Jess asked.

"Yes. Do you want to go get something?"

Jess opened her refrigerator and peered inside. "Haven't had the chance to go to the grocery store. Not much to offer you."

"Do you have a favorite take out nearby?"

"Kabob Palace. They deliver." Jess picked up her phone and dialed the number. "The food will be here in 25 minutes. I ordered some of my favorites. Hope you don't mind."

"Of course not. But I would like an appetizer." Jess raised an eyebrow. Jimmy put his arms around her and pulled her against him, capturing her lips in his. Jess smiled against his lips, kissing him back. The 25 minute wait for food went by very quickly.

Sitting at the kitchen table enjoying the kebabs, Jess looked over at the Scrabble game. "Do you want to play after we eat?"

Jimmy finished chewing his last bite and said, "I'd love to. But I'd much rather brush my teeth and crawl in bed with my gorgeous girlfriend. We have to get up early to go to work tomorrow."

Jess looked at the clock and chuckled. "It's only 9pm. Do you usually go to bed that early?"

Jimmy smiled. "Only when I'm going to bed with the woman I love."

Jess stood from the table, clearing the remaining food and dishes. She then took Jimmy's hand and led him to her bathroom. Opening a drawer, she pulled out a new toothbrush and handed it to him. Grabbing her toothbrush and toothpaste, Jess placed a strip of the toothpaste on her brush and his. "Peppermint," she said with a smile as she put her brush in her mouth. Jimmy followed suit and brushed with her tandem style. After rinsing, Jess poured some mouthwash into a cup for Jimmy and one for herself. With fresh breath, Jess reached her arms around Jimmy's neck and pulled him into a deep kiss, tongues exploring every inch of each other's mouths. When the need for air won out, they smiled at each other.

Jess pulled Jimmy's shirt over his head and removed his pants and boxers. Jimmy pulled Jess' blouse over her head, thankful she didn't bother putting her bra on, and then removed her pants and panties. Then they walked to Jess' bed, pulled down the covers and crawled inside. Jess and Jimmy were instantly in each other's arms, kissing and intertwining their bodies. They moved together in harmony, Jimmy filling her completely. Jess pressed her body to him, drawing him as close as possible. The love they shared overtook their bodies as they reached an incredible climax together.

Jess smiled at Jimmy as their breathing returned to normal. "What time to we need to get up in the morning?"

"What time do you usually get up on workdays?'

"My alarm is set for 7am."

"That works for me."

Jimmy kissed Jess as he rolled onto his back, pulling Jess with him. She snuggled up to him, putting her head on his chest and draping a long leg across his body. "I love you Jimmy," Jess whispered into his ear. "I love you too, Jess," sleep tight. Soon the two love birds were fast asleep.