It took them hours, but Tamarius and Makayla finally finished cleaning up after the party. When everything was cleared, they sat outside enjoying the night’s cool breeze. After a moment, Tamarius stood and walked to the steel pan drums. He picked up the sticks and began to play. Makayla smiled. She loved steel pan. The sounds echoed through her, beating right into her soul. She walked over to Tamarius and stood in front of him admiring the music. "I didn't know you played." "My father made us pick an instrument when we were young." "You’re good." Makayla smiled. "Did you ever play?" "No, just enjoyed the sounds. It soothes me," she mumbled. Tamarius grinned and stopped. "Come." He motioned for her to join him. Makayla stepped between him and the steel drum. Tamarius put the sticks in her hands and pulled her close to him. "Okay, just relax," he whispered into her ear. He placed his hands over hers and began to play 'Old Time Something.' Makayla smiled as he guided her hands, beating out the rhythm. Tamarius breathed in her scent as he began to kiss her neck. Her ponytail fell to the side exposing the back of her neck. He kissed the back of her neck. Makayla could feel him losing his focus. The kisses he placed on the back of her neck caused her heart to skip a beat as she dropped the sticks. They both stood silent for a second before he spun her around, kissing her wildly. Makayla slipped her hands under his shirt, running her nails over his muscles. He picked her up as she placed her arms around his neck. They kissed until they were both breathless. "Stop, before I rape you right here," Makayla teased. "Can't call it rape if we both want it." Tamarius tried to catch his breath. He had Makayla pinned up against the seven-foot fence. He slowly let her down until she leaned her head on his chest. "When do we go home?" Tamarius joked. "I'm ready to go now," Makayla joked back as she stepped from around him. "I can call the jet now." Tamarius was now serious. Makayla smiled as she stepped towards him to touch his cheek. "I think you should go, stand far over there, right now," Tamarius said, pointing across the pool. "Tamarius, are you serious?" Makayla laughed. "Hey, you don't have the same tools I have."
"I'm going to bed." Makayla laughed and walked off.