Karin's Photo Opportunity VII: What's Cooking?
Kotomi felt her phone buzz as she sat in her room. The message from Tomoko made her smile.
NEVER THOUGHT A SHOWER WOULD MAKE ME FEEL SO DIRTY. ;)
NEVER THOUGHT ID DO THAT AT SCHOOL.
ME NEITHER. NOBODY HERE TO HELP WITH HW. U COME?
Kotomi looked at the screen. She was sure the way Tomoko meant it did not involve textbooks.
I PLAN TO...

"Tell me about your world."
Ami looked at Karin,  surprised by the question. "What do you mean?"
Karin continued. "Describe this, all of this, like you were describing it to person from the future."
"Well, this is Japan. We have houses, jobs, food. We go to school. Some of us go to uni, then we work, marry, have kids. Same everywhere else, I guess."
"Where I'm from," Karin replied. "A home with a family is something I only dream about. Your own bed. Food in the refrigerator. Quiet streets. This is pure luxury."
She lay back on the bedspread, her head on the pillow.
"Where are you from?" Ami asked.
"Here. Across the river, actually. But it's a future version of here. I was born there 81 years from now."
"O...kay." Ami did not believe her. But playing along was fun.
"So what about your world? Are there some good things about it?"
"The air is cleaner. The buildings are shinier. The Ambient makes your Internet as comparatively old as a telegraph."
"How about cures for cancer? The Middle East?"
Karin shrugged. She lay back again.
"We have great train systems. It even goes to America."
Ami got up to look up a world map on the net. "America? How? Does it go through Russia?"
Silence. When she turned, Karin was snoring.

Ami was changing when she heard her phone buzz.
U UP?
It was Junta.
HOW IS YOUR WINDOW?
MUCH CLEANER NOW. >:(
MY FRIEND IS SLEEPING. I SHOULD SLEEP TOO.
WHATS HER NAME?
WE CALL HER CAT. YOUD LIKE HER. SHE HAS WEIRD HAIR LIKE U.
HAHA.
Ami figured she couldn't move Karin, so she lay down next to her.
I SHOULD GO.
GOOD NITE.
Ami looked across and saw Junta's light go out. She turned off her own light and went to sleep.

Tomoko had set out her favorite sushi on the table. After she opened the door, she walked back over to the table and sat down on the floor next to it. She straightened out her black sweater.
"Please, sit down."
Kotomi sat down. She wasn't a big sushi fan, but she wanted to be polite.
Tomoko jumped back up, and brought wine in two glasses.
Kotomi picked one up.
"So what are we studying?"
"Chemistry. The effect of a good wine on my inhibitions."
"You have inhibitions?"
Tomoko downed her wine. "A few."
She kissed Kotomi, who kissed her back. Her lips were even sweeter now.
Tomoko poured, then took another gulp of wine. "I need you to help me with something. I've never gone down on a woman. I don't know how."
Kotomi looked at her sushi. "Do you have any cucumber left?"
"Check the fridge."
Kotomi smiled. "I'll be right back."
She went to the kitchen and found a cucumber.
And, a knife.
She came back to the dining table. "OK, you know the jokes about Cucumber Man, right?"
She took one end and moved her mouth back and forth over the tip. Then she cut a slice off, diagonally.
"And now, Cucumber Woman." Kotomi pointed to the top of where she cut.
"My cucumber man!" Tomoko shouted in mock horror.
"Start here. " Kotomi pointed to the top of the slice. Come down slowly either side."
Tomoko moved her tongue as instructed, giggling as she did.
Kotomi got up from the table, taking a couple of steps back. She removed her panties, and stepped back over to where Tomoko was. Facing her friend, she slowly lifted her skirt.
Tomoko put the green vegetable down. She closed her eyes and moved her head forward. She felt Kotomi tense up as her tongue touched her.
"Is this OK?" 
Kotomi closed her eyes and held Tomoko's head in place. "Oh, yeah."
She lay on the floor and put her legs over each of Tomoko's shoulders. She pulled up her shirt and lay back, baring her belly and breasts to the ceiling fan as her friend tentatively teased her folds.
Kotomi saw the cucumber roll towards her off of the table. She sat up and picked up the cuke. She turned her head a bit, and kissed the end of the it with her lips. 
"I'm about to make Cucumber Man very happy," she teased, as she opened her mouth and took in the uncut tip.
Kotomi traced a line with the cuke from her chin, between her boobs, and down to her navel. 
"Want some more fun, Cucumber Man?" She gave Tomoko a saucy look.
Tomoko looked up. "You are not leaving me for a vegetable."
"You'll have to catch us!"
Kotomi bolted for the upstairs bedroom with Tomoko in hot pursuit.

This time, it was Tomoko's turn. She lay back on her pillow amid the scattered clothes and underwear as Kotomi's face and tongue burrowed below her belly, making her more and more frenzied. 
When the moment came, Kotomi watched her friend's face tense up and then relax.
Tomoko put the green vegetable on the nightstand. "I don't think I've ever had a threesome with a cucumber before."
Kotomi gave her a kiss, then snuggled up next to her." Maybe it was a foursome?"
The term "foursome" prompted Tomoko to remember her boyfriend, and also that Kotomi had a boyfriend, one that Tomoko knew all too well.
"Kotomi, I've got to tell you something."
"Me, too."
Tomoko was intrigued as to what Kotomi would say. "OK, you first."
Kotomi pulled away and sat up. "This was a lot of fun, and I'm glad we did this, but...I like guys."
"Like Toreda."
"Yeah, if I can find him. He vanished the same day as your boyfriend's arrest. Have you talked to him?"
"I don't talk to car thieves."
"So what's your secret?"
Tomoko looked at her friend, smiling sweetly in her birthday suit. She feared what she would say would kill that smile. She looked away.
"Toreda was here."
"The day of the meet? I know. He had this idea that I needed you to skip the meet so I could win. I was happy to win, but now I feel manipulated."
"Me, too."  Tomoko reached over and kissed her friend.
"Let's finish this where we started it."
She took Kotomi's hand and led her to the shower.