Commander Sam Jadowski lay sleeping in his Captain’s Stateroom. He lay relaxed in his bed, rocked to sleep by the gentle roll of the ship as it rolled in a quartering swell. He slept lightly as Captains of Navy ships had for centuries. . . his mind not completely lulled in sleep but alert for an matter that might need his attention. Beside his bed were the Gyrocompass repeater, engine speed indicators and radar repeater scope with their pale green illumination casting an eerie glow about the room. Around him all was well as he felt the vibrations of the ship s underway and the steady throb of the engines as they propelled the ship towards it s home port.
Commander Jadowski, Jad to his friends, was in his twenty-sixth year of naval service, having started as a Seaman Apprentice and worked his way up the ranks to command. Jad was near the end of his navy career; age and rank considerations could not be overcome as he looked forward with no joy to life ashore.
At 0437 hours, Jad awoke and was fully alert. He pressed the button on the 1MC panel and called, Bridge, This is the Captain, My night orders ordered bilges to be pumped at 0430. Why aren’t they? He wanted the bilges dry before they entered territorial waters and that meant starting pumping at 0430; then, after a mental calculation, knew that they had at least an hour to spare so the delay was of no consequence. The Officer of the Deck responded after a short delay, The engine room reports a minor problem with the pump but it should be fixed momentarily. Captain Aye, Jad responded and law back in his bed, asleep in seconds.
This time, his sleep was interrupted by dreams. . . . disturbing dreams of life ashore! He saw himself growing old. . . without purpose in the world! When the ship reached her home port tomorrow, Jad was due to be relieved of command and it would be the end of life as he d always known it. . . .
Jad had grown to love his ship. . . . she had been a part of him for over two years – his lover and his life! It didn’t matter that the ship was old, scheduled to be decommissioned in two years, or that her machinery was worn out. It was the officers and men who made her the ship that she was. She was a happy ship. In a few weeks, she would be only a memory. . . .
Then, his thoughts turned to life ashore. . . . He had no wife or children. He had no close friends ashore. On the other hand, he had been frugal and his investments would assure him as luxurious a life style as he might choose to live. Still, the thought gave him no joy. . . .
Suddenly, a woman s face appeared in his dream. . . .one he had seen in a computer advertisement for Eastern European brides. . . . He didn’t normally look at such things on his computer but had stumbled on to this one. . . . . Then, as he tried to dismiss it, the face remained – it wouldn t go away. . . . .
Then, it was morning and there was a ship to take into port. Jad s dream forgotten in the host of matters that occupied the Captain s mind. As the ship entered port, Jad stood proudly on the bridge observing! He was proud that his Officer of the Deck was fully qualified to take the ship into port. . . .he had carefully nurtured each officer in such matters and they had responded. . . . Below, on the main deck, the deck divisions had carefully set the fenders and laid out the mooring lines on deck. Much as he wanted to instruct the men to further improve their performance, he remained silent. . . . they were good and capable people – he had made them so!
Then, it was over. . . . The mooring lines were doubled up, the engines silent and the brow was securely in place. The ship was operating on shore power. For Jad it was over. . . . .
Over the next few weeks, the new, prospective Commanding Officer arrived and Jad left his stateroom for quarters at the BAQ ashore. Almost daily, he kept quiet as his replacement did things that Jad considered prejudice to good order and discipline. Like Jad, before him, he would have to learn for himself and the crew would soon be making adjustments! Such it had always been on Navy ships. . . . Then, the crew was mustered; the orders read and with due ceremony, Jad was beached forever!
Jad found life ashore unpleasant and boring. The color in his life was gone and he had no ambition. . . . . Food had lost it s savor. He became maudlin.
With his computer, he attempted to fill his days with something meaningful. It was something akin to boredom that led him to the erotic stories area and shear chance that the Eastern European Brides page came up. Why not play around with this a bit? he thought and was soon busy selecting prospective mates – just for fun!
Among the first ones selected, Sonja, was about his age, divorced, master s degree, didn’t smoke or drink; two children, both grown; seeking a middle aged man who was financially secure, wanted a family life, and would treat her well. He answered her ad with an e-mail and was rewarded with a prompt reply.
His first inquiry had been rather curt. . . . Retired Navy Commander seeking woman for fun and games. . . . sex expected! The usual one might expect. The reply was also curt and to then point. Beautiful professional woman, well educated, loving, sensitive and interested in a relationship that s more than a short term affair. Eat your heart out Commander.
Having made a contact he made several more inquiries. . . . There were thousands of women seeking men of Jad s qualifications who would be interested in developing a relationship. It was a woman from Riga that pic s his curiosity. . . .
Lena, looked quite stunning in her picture, was slightly younger than Jad, divorced and with one daughter who was nearly grown. . . . She also caused a slight feeling of lust as he checked her out. . . . He responded with an e-mail. . . .
This time, Jad composed a more provocative message in order to entice Lena to communicate again. His message was, Mid-forties make, retired Navy Commander, never married, doesn’t smoke or drink, no family or close relatives, etc. . . . Seeks woman for relationship. The response was quick and the woman, Lena, described her life in great detail. She sent pictures of her in various rather formal poses; yet, showing enough leg and skin to entice most any male.
For the first time since he had left the ship, Jad developed an interest. . . . He corresponded regularly, sometimes twice a day, with Lena and his e-mails became more friendly and intimate in response to hers. . . . The old enticements in their initial messages were soon forgotten as a friendship developed. . . .
When Jad suggested that he come to Latvia and meet her, she immediately agreed but soon had laid out her constraints on the visit. Jad would stay in a local inn and visit her regularly. He would meet her daughter and she must approve of him if they were to continue. There would be no sex.
A week later, Jad stepped off the plane in Riga and looked about for the woman he was to meet. Having only her photograph, he was unsure what to expect. He saw no one who might be Lena. Then, he felt a hand on his arm, Jad, she said. Lena, I replied and turned to survey her for the first time. She was taller than he had expected, more statuesque and stunning. There was an awkward silence; then, Lena took his hand and led Jad to the baggage area where he retrieved his bag and they walked to the trolley line for the trip to his quarters at the inn.
Lena was a bit of a shock. . . . he had expected a rather plain woman. . . hungry for a male type – she was clearly not such a woman! In fact, Jad was wondering what had possessed her to put an ad on the internet. They walked in awkward silence as Lena directed hi towards the airport exit. . . . .
As they emerged from the airport, She directed Jad towards the trolley stop rather than the taxi stand. It s less expensive this way, Lena said and we moved to the trolley. Half an hour later, we departed the trolley, baggage in hand, and walked the two blocks to the small inn where I was to stay. . . .
As he surveyed the inn, he found the room was small, hardly bigger than his sea cabin on the ship, and furnished with a bed and tiny bathroom. . . . certainly sufficient for my needs! It was clean. Then, as he glanced at Lena he found her tense and her eyes moist as she awaited Jad s approval. It s very nice. . . . more than suits my needs. Jad said as his new female friend seemed relieved. . . . .
Lena waited as Jad moved into the room; then, led him to her flat a short block away! Again, Lena was apprehensive as they approached the flat, It s not very large, she said, but, It s comfortable. Jad made judicious comments about the very Spartan accommodations that was her home and she seemed pleased. As they grew comfortable, Lena rose to go to the kitchen and prepare a snack as Jad surveyed his surroundings. . . .
When, Janine, Lena s daughter, arrived sometime later, there had been some friendly bonding between Lena and Jad. On Jad’s first glance, Janine had her mother s beauty, albeit somewhat more youthful; then, he realized that it was her mother who was the more exotic… life’s experience had left her with a confidence that made her much more desirable. . . . .
Desirable! What the hell am I thinking? I m not ready for a relationship – especially one with a foreigner! He thought silently. Still, she was rather hot. . . . . . Any man would agree.
Then, as he sat with his thoughts, Janine spoke. . . . “Are you here to court my mama?” she asked. His response was, ” I’d like to be friends with your mother. Would you object too much?” Now Janine was clearly taken by surprise as she spoke, “If mama likes you, you re fine with me.” With that matter out of the way, Jad suggested, “If you’ll show me a good restaurant I d like to take you both for dinner.” So, for the next week, Jad spent all the time each day when Lena wasn’t working with her. . . . . she was pleasant and entertaining and Jad began to see color in his life again. Food tasted better and he felt alive. . . . . Janine was also present most of the time they were together. . . . Jad found her fresh and full of youthful exuberance. . . .
By the end of that first week, Jad s lust began to make itself felt. . . . he was closer to a woman than he d ever been . . .and a beautiful one at that! He kept his passions in check. . . . . Had Jad been more experienced he might have realized that he was growing into a relationship. . . . . but, he wasn’t and he still considered his life in Latvia a fling.
Lena, more experienced in matters of this type, was aware and she was cautious! She kept her passions in tight check as she enjoyed Jad’s company. By the end of the first week of his visit, she found herself more and more inclined to discard her caution . . . . .
Janine, though young, was a keen observer and quickly recognized the mutual attraction between her mother and this stranger from America. She reasoned that her mother deserved a happy life with the luxuries that a relationship with Jad might provide. Besides, he s a real man and he treats her right. Not like the miserable SOB that was her father. . . she thought.
At the end of the second week, neither Lena or Jad could deny their mutual attraction as they fought to maintain control until they were ready for something which neither could explain. They continued to bond more intimately each day even as they fought to escape the entanglements. . . . By this time Janine genuinely liked Jad. . . . She encouraged her mother to accept the mutual attraction and act accordingly. . . .
Then, by the end of the third week, with nothing resolved, Jad’s visit was ended. . . .his return ticket was set and his visa was to expire. He was reluctant to go even as he prepared to separate himself from the Latvian beauty that had so inspired his passions.
Once on the plane, Jad’s life lost it s color and became simply dark gray. He had no appetite for airline food. His maudlin manner returned. . . . . Then, on his return to the hotel room which he called home, he slowly settled into his former routine but the thoughts of the Latvian beauty that had been his friend would not leave him.
As they had watched Jad’s airplane take off, Janine gently chided her mother, Why d you let him get away? He is all you ever wanted. Hush, her mother said quietly as she chocked back tears. . . . .
Back at home, Jad sent e-mail messages to her twice a day and Lena returned each one full of affection and caring! They discussed everything except their relationship and that they avoided. . . . . .
It was Janine who brought things to a head. . . . she had tired of seeing her mother saddened and unwilling to commit! It was Janine who sent the e-mail message to Jad that said simply, “When re you two gonna give up and get it on. Why don t you get her over there and give her what you want and she needs.”
Jad responded immediately with airline tickets, money for all the miscellany needed for her and Janine s trip to the United States. Suddenly the world was in color and his appetite improved. . . . he began planning in earnest!
By nightfall, His new BMW automobile was parked in the lot at the hotel. Next day he was shopping for new living accommodations. Within a week, he had purchased a new, four bedroom condo and engaged an interior decorator to furnish it. He took up residence and began cooking for himself.
From the day that Jad had sent the money, Lena and Janine struggled with passports and visa s and all the problems of a visit to America. They bought new clothes that were both inexpensive and appropriate for the trip. A week passed; then two. Lena s excitement continued as her passions began to build. She had made a quick decision that she would do anything to please the man she had shunned. . . . as soon as they were off the plane in America. She d fuck him silly if he wanted her. . . . .
Janine, always observant, looked on to her mother s growing arousal with satisfaction. Jad was a good man and she deserved him. . . .
It was more than six weeks after Jad’s decision that he waited in the terminal for Lena and Janine to debark from the plane that had brought them to him. He stood in a state of semi-arousal, excited and somewhat distraught with the extended wait.
Suddenly, he spied Lena and Janine coming down the ramp. His excitement grew as he saw Lena approaching and men s heads turn to gaze at her beauty. He couldn’t blame them . . . . . Janine, beside her was also beaming with excitement.
As they approached each other, it was Janine who rushed forward; put her arms around Jad’s neck and kissed him – long and hard on the lips! When Lena arrived the precedent was set and Lena moved close and planted her lips squarely on Jad’s. As they kissed, Jad felt her body grinding into his. . . . He returned the kiss with all the feelings at his disposal.
As they grabbed the luggage and headed for the car, Janine was impressed, “A BMW, what a beautiful car”. she exclaimed and marveled at the leather seats as they started for Jad’s condo.. Lena moved slowly to the center seatbelt position where she could sit close to the driver and proceeded to utilize all her wiles on a willing Jad. Janine observed with satisfaction the action in the front seat. . . .
Once at the condo, Jad assigned the women to their rooms. Janine was soon excited with their new surroundings. . . . . Jad and Lena were in a daze as they bonded more intimately than they had ever been before. . . . “What about dinner?” Jad asked.
After some discussion, it was agreed that they d stay in and make dinner in the new kitchen. . . . . a dinner that was eaten with little thought to the food. . . .except for Janine who devoured her steak with gusto. . . . Then, with the dishes cleared and the kitchen cleaned, Janine announced that it had been a long day and that she was going to bed.
Jad was startled when he heard Janine say, ” Jad! Why don t you take my mother to bed and do her right?” He found himself responding, “I think Lena should have something to say about that. Don t you?” Janine thought for only a few seconds and responded, ” No, If you wait for her, you’ll be a very old man and waste a lot of time.”
“Janine!” her mother cried, “Go to bed and get your mind on something else.” Then, she turned to Jad and said, ” I’m sorry for my daughter s remarks. She is not usually like that.” Jad thought for a moment and asked,” Is it true, what she said?” Lena blushed crimson before answering, ” I d like it if you d take me to bed but I guess I m scared of what might happen tomorrow. ”
After Janine had gone, they talked. . . .Lena told her story – not a nice one of mistreatment and abuse by a husband who eventually left her with a mountain of obligations and no money! She had recovered and was afraid.
Then, it was Jad’s turn to fess up. . . .only he didn’t know what to fess up to. He wasn’t sure why he had contacted Lena in the first place; then, he was unsure why he had left her to return home and had not a clue as to why he had invited her to America. What any outsider would see and understand in a minute, remained a mystery to Jad. He spoke gibberish! ” Did you just want to go to bed with me?” Lena asked and Jad immediately realized that it wasn’t as he tried to respond. . . . “No, he said!”
“What then?” Lena continued. Jad tried to explain what he didn’t understand himself. . . he spoke nonsense that caused Lena to laugh. . . . “Don t laugh at me,” Jad spoke,” I m not very good in these matters and I feel something for you which I can t explain.”
“Have you ever been in Love?” Lena asked softly and Jad replied, “Just with the Navy and that s over.” Lena began to understand. . . . ” Have you never loved a woman?” she asked and again his answer was, “No.” Then, the situation was clear to her. . .
Lena spoke, “Tonight you will make love to me. Tomorrow you are free to continue our relationship or send us home. I came here to make love to you and that s what I intend to do”. . . . .
It was at that moment that Jad saw clearly his situation. . . .he was also in love, or at least it felt like it! Then, without further delay, he took Lena by the hand and led her into his master bedroom.
Once in the big room, he closed the door, moved to kiss Lena and reveled in her closeness. Suddenly he was fully aroused. . . . .his passions rising unchecked within. The feelings were all new to Jad. . . . he felt fear in his throat. . . . . fear of the unknown that lay ahead.
Lena, also felt the rise in her passions and began to fear what she had started. . . What if Jad doesn’t enjoy what we re doing? What if Jad doesn’t find me attractive? What if we simply don t do well together? What if . . . . . . . . she silently worried.
When Lena felt Jad s kiss on her lips, she moved to make it more enjoyable. . . she opened her lips and inserted her tongue in his mouth; then waited for hi reaction which was strong and immediate. Soon, their tongues danced together in a heated passion.
When they sat on the bed, Lena felt his hands exploring her body and she welcomed them. She concentrated on their mutual pleasure. . . . When he moved closer to her to unhook her bra, she assisted him and Jad found himself embracing her with his face beside hers where he got the scent of shampoo and woman. He felt her bared breasts pressing against his shirt.
So, they played! . . . . slowly divesting each other of clothing and kissing and fondling. Hours passed as they became familiar with each other and Lena, overcome with fatigue, finally fell asleep. Jad, knowing of her long, tiring flight simply pulled back the covers on the bed and made her comfortable. . . .
As he sat on the edge of the bed, he was again impressed as he observed her beauty. . . .a perfect body, well toned and lithe as she lay covered with a sheet. Her skin was the color of cream and smooth. As he eyed her, he wondered, Why did she chose him? She obviously could have any man she wanted. . . .? As he lay down beside her, the question kept arising and he found no answer. . . . . He wanted to touch her. . . to feel the smooth texture of her skin and the soft flesh of her breasts but resisted so that she might rest. . . .
Jad didn’t remember going to sleep. . . .but he did remember his awakening. He had slept soundly after dropping off to sleep. . . something his years at sea had trained him never to do; then, he became vaguely aware of light and dark followed by sensations of touch and feel and finally realization of the world around him.
Next to him, he slowly became aware of the heat from the body next to him and the caresses that stimulated his lips and breasts. Then, the realization of where he was and who he was with. . . . He realized he was fully aroused and responding to Lena s ministrations. ” Mmmm! I like it.” . . he said.
Lena, on the other hand, had been toying with Jad for several minutes and had worked herself into a state of arousal as she ministered to him. It felt good. . . . comfortable and unhurried! The way good sex should be. On the other hand, her needs were becoming more urgent and demanding ., . . . . She felt her body well lubricated and prepared. . . . . Jad s fingers had caressed her breasts and belly and were insinuated into her pussy. . . .
When Jad rose up and turned to kiss her, Lena was more than willing. . . .she was demanding and Jad was willing! There in the morning darkness, Jad moved over her into the missionary position and prepared to make his entry. Lena spoke quietly, “Do me good!” she said.
Jad made the final adjustment and slowly penetrated . .slowly so that they might become familiar as he entered her. Then, he felt himself fully embedded, and the union was complete. He kissed his lover with a long soul-searching kiss . .
As they lay joined, Jad became acutely aware of the smooth skin and warm flesh under him and the sensation fueled his passions still further. In no more than a few seconds, their passions had risen and, unrestrained, were driving them towards the inevitable conclusion. . . Jad moved and Lena responded as they moved into the primordial gyration of coitus.
The act grew in intensity as it responded to their passions. . . more and more! Soon, they were each involved in their own needs. . . Lena peaked first and powerfully; then again and still again as they drove themselves towards their peak. With her first peak she had become totally irrational, unable to think or reason. . . .only respond.
Jad drove himself to please his lover. . . Every movement was timed to trigger some pleasure in her. . . . His passions were also rising in response to those in Lena.
Of course, all too soon, Jad felt the semen rising and signaled the end, “I m gonna come”. he said. Then as he felt the spurts of his jizm flying into her belly, he heard her cry out. . . .wild, animal cries and totally unintelligible but easily determined to be those of the extremes of passion into Lena s ready and well lubricated, warm, velvety-smooth passage. He moved
As the peak subsided, the lovers lay, still joined, and enjoying each other as rationality returned. They kissed and played and enjoyed the afterglow. As usual, the woman asked, “Did you like it?” . . .
Jad responded in the affirmative before asking, “Why me? You could have had any man you chose and you re here with me.” Lena looked at him sternly before replying, “Because you are a good man, sensitive, caring and wonderful and the best lover ever”. . . .
It was nearly morning when their ardor had cooled and they again slept. The sun was high in the sky when they awoke and prepared to meet the day.
When they had done their morning ablutions, they dressed in robes and went to the kitchen where Janine had prepared breakfast. . . . . “Good morning Mother. Did you sleep well?” she said.
“Yes, very.” . . her mother responded. Janine continued, ” I went by your room this morning and I noticed the bed hadn’t been slept in. Did you have a good night?” This time, Lena smiled as she spoke, “The very best, honey. . . . The very best”.
Later, as they were doing the dishes, Janine approached Jad. “And how did you enjoy last night?” she asked in a confidential tone. Jad replied, “A gentleman never discusses those matters with others, and winked with a smile that told Janine what she wanted to know.” . . .
– The End –