Bittersweet Destiny Home

Chapter 10: To the Moon and Back.

The reception went more than good after Rick's requested song for Lisa. In some ways, she could accept his vows with no more pain, and looked at them now, with a lot more hope. She enjoyed her party and all the traditions well, specially the cake, because after they fed each other, and when everybody else wasn't looking, Rick kissed her and the mix of chocolate and strawberries, plus Rick mouth was a very effective aphrodisiac.

All the guest were enjoying the party, specially Roy who enjoyed looking at Claudia walking around in that dress. He was at the bar, a whisky in his hand and he smirked when he saw Claudia gently, but firmly, turn down several dancing invitations. It was like Claudia could feel Roy's eyes on her, because she turned around and raised an eyebrow in his direction and walked towards him.

"Its not funny that you feel I'm that secure, you know…" said Claudia walking sexy to him.

"I just love to see you walk…" said Roy looking at her hips.

Claudia smirked and stood next to him, drinking the rest of his whisky.

"…and I like to be listened to…" she murmured against his ear, and he shivered.

"I listen…I always do…I don't think I have you for sure…but let's be honest, that last brat still had acne" said Roy hiding his face in her shoulder and kissing under her ear. This time Claudia shivered.

"Looks like we are the ones who are going to have a wedding night" said Claudia when she hugged him and put her arms around his neck. Roy put his arms against her waist.

"Oh no, I think those two are ready" said Roy and Claudia raising an eyebrow again.

"You are just thinking like a guy…Lisa is not ready, not after the ceremony…forget it. You lose tonight" she said sure.

"There's a lot more coming, honey…with a little help from 'Doctor Love', those two will be like bunnies tonight" he smirked and kissed her lightly on the lips. She smile against him.

"Doctor Love…why don't you stay around me better and leave the newlyweds for themselves for a while?" she suggested.

"There's enough 'Dr. Love' for everyone sweetie… and you always have the better part, just let me do my charity action of the day." Said Roy and Claudia smiled at him and nodded. Roy kissed her slowly again and winked.

"I will be right back" he said and disappeared in the crowd.


Lisa was sitting at her seat of honor, talking with Miriya, and Rick was talking with the trio happily. None of them noticed that Roy was talking to the DJ in the corner, smirking to himself.

"Alright fellows…" said the DJ and everybody looked at him "we have a request from one of the best men, he said its time to "spice" things up a little, so this is the deal: you guys pick your special someone, and dance this round of sexy songs. No matter how old you are or how…new are you…" he said and looked to Rick and Lisa who blushed furiously
"…you have to dance, because the best man here said something about making a lot of dirty jokes in a public…er…technical or tec channel, Oh well…something you military guys understand better than me. So…please stand up, because this round is starting…now" he said.

The people was whispering and some blushed faces smiled happily when they walked to the dance floor. Funny enough, after the DJ said the tech channel threat, Rick and Lisa were both standing and walking to the dance floor quickly.

They joined the now, very crowded dance floor and waited. Rick smiled to her and she smiled back. They stared to each other and sighed.

The music started and everybody laughed when they listened to the well known melody. Look like this was seriously a very sexy round of songs after all…

I've been really tryin, baby
Tryin to hold back these feelings for so long
And if you feel, like I feel baby
Come on, oh come on,
Let's get it on
Lets get it on
Let's get it on
Let's get it on…

Rick laughed softly and reminded himself to killed Roy later. He put his hands on his wife's waist and she put her arms around his neck. Lisa was very embarrassed and Rick winked to her and murmured in her ear.

"C'mon honey…just enjoy this. There are so many people dancing that nobody will notice…" he said and kissed her neck faster and then looked in her eyes again.
Lisa didn't have time to react to his kiss. Her eyes grew wider and Rick laughed.

…We're all sensitive people
With so much love to give, understand me sugar
Since we got to be
Lets say, I love you
There's nothin wrong with me
Lovin you -
And givin yourself to me can never be wrong
If the love is true…

Lisa hid her face against Rick's neck. To anyone that gesture was a sweet one, or a little embarrassed one. Nobody except Rick knew what she was doing with her lips on his skin. Rick closed his eyes and tried to distract himself by thinking of ugly things, very ugly things.

"What?…" murmured Lisa against his ear "…I think you said I can enjoy myself, didn't you? Well…if you want me to stop…"

"Don't…stop" said Rick, his voice a little desperate, but his face smooth and cool to everyone else, Lisa smiled proudly.

"Yes, sir" she teased him, and then hid her face against her neck again.

…Don't you know how sweet and wonderful, life can be
I'm askin you baby, to get it on with me
I aint gonna worry, I aint gonna push
So come on, come on, come on, come on baby
Stop beatin round the bush...
Let's get it on
Let's get it on
Let's get it on
Let's get it on …

That was surely one song Rick wasn't going to forget in his life. Lisa's lips and tongue were doing wonderful things against his skin, and she was smart enough to not leave any visible sign of it.

Before the song end, the DJ mixed it with the new one, with a more faster beat, but Rick didn't let Lisa go away.

What on earth am I meant to do
In this crowded place there is only you
Was gonna leave now I have to stay
You have taken my breath away
Is the world still spinning around
(Spinning around, woooh)
I don't feel like coming down
Lisa raised an eyebrow to Rick when this part of the song ended, he nodded smiled and nodded in understanding. This song was a perfect theme song for them, right now.
It's in your eyes
I can tell what you're thinking
My heart is sinking too
It's no surprise
I've been watching you lately
I want to make it with you
Destiny has a funny way
When it comes and takes all your cares away
I can't think of a single thing
Other than what a beautiful state I'm in
Is the world still spinning around
(Spinning around, woooh)
I don't feel like coming down

Rick moved more sexy against her and she gasped. If anyone was watching, she didn't care. If Hunter wanted to played this little game, she had everything to win it, and she smiled sexy and melted his soul in the process. She came closer to him and whispered again his ear the rest of the lyrics.

…It's in your eyes
I can tell what you're thinking
My heart is sinking too
It's no surprise
I've been watching you lately
I want to make it with you
With you with you with you...
Want to make it with you
With you with you with you...
Is the world still spinning around
(Spinning around, woooh)
I don't feel like coming down.

Rick swallowed hard when she ended. She really won this match. The song finished and another one started, more deeply, darker and sexy.

Electricity, eye to eye
Hey don't I know you
I can't speak
Stripped my senses
On the spot
I've never been defenseless
I can't even make sense of this
You speak and I don't hear a word…

Rick looked into her eyes, and couldn't stop the beating of his heart. His hands traveled to her face and traced the curve of her jaw and cheeks with his finger. He was memorizing every inch of her. Lisa slowly closed her eyes in ecstasy and parted her lips slowly.

What would happen if we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away, would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth, lust to lust
Spontaneously combust…

Rick touched her lips, and somehow they turned even more red, more inviting.

…The room is spinning out of control
Act like you didn't notice
Brushed my hand…

Rick came closer to her mouth and teaser her mercesly. She breathed harder, and he could feel her need. He teased her lips with his own, never kissing her.

…Forbidden fruit
Ring on my finger
You're such a moral, moral man
You throw it away, no question
Will I pretend I'm innocent
What would happen if we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away, would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth, lust to lust
Spontaneously combust
What would happen if we kissed
I struggle with myself again
Quickly the walls are crumbling
Don't know if I can turn away…

Lisa slightly open her eyes and the look of them shocked Rick. It was pure animalist need. He couldn't stop and kissed her with hunger. Tongues touching, searching like they were alone. Luckily for them, the song had the same effect on everybody else, so no one was paying attention.

…What would happen if we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away, would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth...
if we kissed
Would your tongue slip past my lips
Would you run away, would you stay
Or would I melt into you
Mouth to mouth
if we kissed
if we kissed.

When the song faded again, Lisa was breathless, this was, until now, the best, most intense kiss Rick ever gave to her. She just enjoyed too much the fact that Rick kissed her on his own will and with such intensity. Roy wasn't stupid, he knew what would happened after the first three songs, so he asked previously to the DJ for the last one, a lighter one, but for certain the most sexy song ever. Everybody murmured lightly in delight. Lisa opened her eyes and looked at Rick with desire. She stepped back a little from his arms and started dancing sensual, just for him.

take off your coat
real slow.
Take off your shoes
I'U. take off your shoes.
take off your dress
You can leave your hat on -
You can leave your hat on -
You can leave your hat on…

Rick didn't know what to do. He was stunned. Never, ever in his life would he imagine Lisa Hayes dancing, for him, at their wedding, and making that damn white dress look more sexy than the most sexy lingerie.

…Go on over there
turn on the light
all the lights.
Come over here
stand on that chair
that's right.
Raise your arms in the air
now shake 'em.
you give me reason to live - you give me reason to live -
you give me reason to live - you give me reason to live.
Sweet darling - you can leave your hat on -
You can leave your hat on
baby - you can leave your hat on -
You can leave your hat on - you can leave your hat on -
You can leave your hat on…

Rick was breathing with his mouth open. Lisa kept dancing and never stopped looking straight into his eyes in challenge. She came closer to him when the next part of the song came.

…Suspicious minds are talkin'
they're tryin' to tear us apart !
They don't believe that it is love of mine -
They don't know what love is - they don't know what love is -
They don't know what love is - they don't know what love is -
I know what love is !…

Lisa was mouthing the lyrics to him, and he couldn't move, couldn't speak, and couldn't touch her. Suddenly he stepped closer to her and surprised her with a sudden kiss. He kissed her with pure lust and Lisa melted and knew what it was to be the center of Rick Hunter's attention.

…There ain't no way - you can leave your hat on -
You can leave your hat on - you can leave your hat on -
Give me the reason to live - you can leave your hat on!

When the song ended and everybody was cheering for the DJ and for Roy, Rick and Lisa ended the kiss. They looked into each other eyes and they could read each other thoughts, each other feelings. It was a desperate plea for both of them, a plea not just for their bodies, also for their souls. Lisa was overwhelmed with the emotions that she felt dizzy and Rick held her tight and hugged her.

"Breath…" he murmured against her ear, but the tone of his voice wasn't helping her.

"Breath Lisa…slowly…in and out" he said and that particular idea wasn't helping her either. She stepped back and freed herself from him, fast.

Everybody was clapping and dancing to the next song, and nobody paid attention when the bride ran away and ran to the garden outside. Rick stood in the middle of the dance floor, feeling like the life was running from his arms.


"Told you, 'Doctor Love', she is not ready yet…" said Claudia looking with concern to her running friend. It was 10 PM and the oldest officers were already gone before the hot songs started. That was a lucky thing, thought Claudia looking again to her handsome dancing partner. Roy sighed in frustration and looked to Claudia again.

"Will it help if I kick Rick's ass for once to make him understand?" he asked, but Claudia smirked.

"Just once? He needs a kick from all the guys on the base AND the European division to make him realize it…" she joked. "I think its better if I go and keep her company for a while" she said and then wondered where was Roy looking, and why he was smiling.

"Don't…" he said holding her and Claudia followed his eyes and saw Rick running after Lisa. "I think he does have some sense after all…"

"Could be…but I still don't think you will win the bet" said Claudia and hugged him.


Rick felt the cold air against his, still, warm skin. He tried to adjusted his eyes to the dark around and saw where Lisa ran. It wasn't hard, specially because her dress shined in the dark from the moonlight. She was trying to catch her breath against the nearest tree.

"Are you ok?" asked Rick walking in her direction, but she stopped him in his tracks when she raised her hand.

"Don't…came…closer" she answered him and the added after a few breaths


Rick stood there and watched her until her breathing was a little more normal. His own heart was still jumping, and he used that time to calmed himself too.

When Lisa was alright, she straightened herself and looked at him embarrassed.

"I'm sorry…" she said but Rick interrupted her.

"Don't…it's alright. Our chemistry is strong together. I think we just have to accept it and learn how much we can tease each other, before…you know…" he said looking embarrassed himself.

"I know…before we cross the line" she finished him. Rick nodded.

They stood in silence for a moment, before Lisa walked next to Rick and faced him.

"Do you think we should?" she asked him directly, but still embarrassed.

Rick looked into her eyes and could see the reflect of his own. The need was there.

"I think we should" he answered her honestly and in small voice, Lisa's eyes grow wider. She wasn't expecting that answered. She was waiting for a logical explanation, for more reasons to don't, not this.
"I'm nervous" she said after a while, looking down. Rick intimately took her chin softly and made her look up.

"I will never make you do anything you don't want to" he said seriously. She took his hand in hers.

"I know, its not that…. I just…I wanted it so much that I wondered if is the right thing to do" she answered and kissed the palm of his hand. Rick shivered.

"If you keep doing that, I think we are not going to be able to think straight anything…" he said and swallowed hard, touching her cheek.

"Sometimes I wish I couldn't think anymore and just…be" she said closing her eyes against his warm hand. Her face was a little cold.

Rick nodded and hugged her "I know, me too…" he said. They stood in each other arms for a few minutes, before Lisa giggled.

"What?" he asked against her hair.

"You? Thinking? That's new" she said and hugged him by his torso, Rick laughed.

"I see you are better already Hayes" answered him jokingly.

"Yeah" she said "but I'm a little cold now"

"Let's go inside then" he offered but she nodded a no against his chest.

"I'm tired too" she said truthfully.

Rick looked at her for a second. If weren't so cold, he would stay forever watching her face against the moonlight.

"All right, then let's go home, I think they can survive without us"

"If they noticed" she answered him back smirking and Rick laughed.

They said their goodbyes to everyone and Lisa threw the bouquet and it went straight to…Vanessa. She blushed furiously, Kim chuckled and Sammie was whining.

They left the room, holding hands and smiling happily, trying to block the fact that they were going to their, now, official home, official new life together…and official double-size and huge bed.


Lisa and Rick traveled in silence until they arrived home. Both of them were equally nervous. Lisa looked to her side of the window in the car, and Rick his. Lisa had cold hands and Rick was sweating a lot.

When the driver stop in front of their home, both of them jumped. Rick left the car and felt the cold air against his skin. He looked to the stars and a suddenly beautiful falling star crossed the sky. He made a wish.

Lisa was looking at him from her side of the car. She couldn't wait for him forever to open the door, so she just did it herself. It wasn't that she was expecting any romantic move from her husband either. 'Husband', she thought, the word was so… foreign to her, '...and pure hypocrisy', said a little voice inside.

Lisa shook her head and put that little annoying voice behind, at least for tonight.

"A penny for your thoughts" said Rick looking at her and she smiled slowly.

"Nothing actually, I'm a little tired and…a little cold" she answered truthfully.

Rick walked next to her and the both of them said goodbye to the limo driver. They stood in front of their house. All the neighborhood was in silence and just the street lamps lighted the nervous eyes of the newlyweds of the number 42 house.

Rick looked into Lisa's eyes, and even with the poor light, he could see her apprehension. She couldn't meet his eyes and looked away. Rick sighed and didn't know what to do.

Lisa cleared her voice and broke the silence.

"Why don't we go inside? It's chilly here…" she said and started walking through the door.
Rick watched her for a second before an idea crossed his mind. He smiled and ran quickly, taking her into his arms. Lisa gasped.

"What are you doing?!" she asked when she felt the strong arms around her, so protective, so lovely.

Rick grinned and replied "Well, I think it's a tradition to carry the bride over the threshold, right?".

Lisa's eyes shinned and she smiled and put her own arms around his neck.

"Good, then I suggested we get inside before you hurt your back" she said and Rick nodded.

"Yes Ma'am!" he said and tried to opened the door, but was a little difficult.

"Here..." she said taking the keys, laughing "…let me do this" and then opened the door for both of them.

Rick smiled wider and said "I knew I married you for a reason" he said and walked inside.

"You mean you have one more reason, plus the fact that you are saving my life?" she asked joking.

"Yeah, well…then they are three…" he said walking her through the living room to the bedroom "One is because we are a good team, the second, to help you against that psycho, and the last one is because you are damn good kisser, Hayes" he said and looked into her eyes.

Both of them laughed hard. The lights were out and they stood in the doorframe of their bedroom. When the laugh slowly died, they looked into each other eyes and saw the sudden desire reborn. Rick felt her body in his arms, and somehow pulled her more close to him. Lisa tightened her arms around his neck and they were almost touching their noses. Both of them were breathing from their mouths, feeling how little control they had, left them when they could feel each other hearts beats.

"Lisa…" murmured Rick against her lips "Lisa…Oh God…I want you so much".

"And I want you too, Rick" she whispered barely touching his lips with her own. The feather touch was pure electricity and Rick crossed the distance and finally kissed her.

Lisa felt in wonderland. Rick was almost crushing her bones, but she didn't care. The feel of his soft lips against hers was intoxicating. Rick was absolutely out of control, and she was glad for it. His arms where shaking barely and Lisa freed herself from his arms, never stopping the kiss. Even now she was on the floor, he took her waist and put her closer to him, trying to felt everything she was.

Rick put one hand behind the back of her neck and the other on her waist. Lisa's arms where locked around his neck. He pushed her against the wall and they stayed there. Rick tried to deepen the kiss, but somehow, Lisa felt a little teasing and decided not to let him.

"Please…" he murmured against her lips with agony "let me in…"

"Make me" she said sexy.

Rick claimed her mouth again and played with his tongue around her lips, teasing her, but she kept them closed, even though he was a sweet torture. Rick looked at her face after a while and saw her silent challenge. He smirked.

"You are such a tease Lisa…you want to bet if I can make you let me go…inside?" he joked and raised an eyebrow.

Lisa shuddered and bit her lower lip, and Rick got even more excited. Lisa closed her eyes slowly and just nodded.

Rick took that opportunity to lower himself and kiss her jaw. Slowly, he sucked the skin there and traveled down. Lisa's breathing was erratic and she was glad that she was against the wall.

Rick teased her neck until he reached her cleavage. Lisa arched her back when he slowly kiss the tender skin there over and over again. Then, he slowly move his hands and cupped her breasts, never stop kissing the sweet skin. Lisa moaned aloud and that was what Rick was waiting for. He suddenly stood up and kiss her on the lips again, and this time, he deepened it as much as he wanted. Lisa was more than willing to let the tongue war started and now Rick the one who shivered when she did the same to him.

After a few minutes, they stopped for air. They were breathing hard and looked into each other eyes. Rick's hands were on her breasts, touching and exploring, and for a mysterious reason, Rick's shirt was wide open now and Lisa's hands were doing a similar exploration.

"You are so beautiful..." he said never leaving his eyes over hers " don't have any idea how wonderful you are, don't you?"

Lisa blushed a little and shivered when Rick's hands went lower. Even over the dress, she felt like his hands like fire over her. Rick stopped at her hips.

Lisa never stop looking straight into his, now, dark blue eyes and he smirked when he pulled her against him and she blushed when she felt him.

"This is what you do to me..." he said and pushed against her a little more "you just need to look at me and you turn me on. Every time you fight with me, you turn me on when your eyes looked like fire, every time you tease me, you turn me on. Every time you breath, you turn me on...."

Lisa was speechless, she opened her mouth and no sound came out. She felt him and couldn't do anything rational. She just moved her arms around his neck again and searched for his mouth one more time.

They made out there, until Rick took her in his arms and entered their bedroom. He slowly put her on the bed and laid next to her. Rick was shirtless and he started undoing her dress, when he stopped, looking into her eyes.

"Are you sure about this?" he asked for the last time and Lisa felt the weight of his words this time. Was she ready for this?. She knew she wanted him, her body ached for him now more than ever, but the little voice came to her head again, telling her that this was just lust, that he didn't love her, that he just wanted her body.

She shivered and tried to order her thoughts. Was it wrong? Was it right? Could she handle the next morning after she made love to him? Could she handle herself? Was she really going to be able to keep her own vows to him and be glad with his passion, and not his love?
She didn't say anything, but it wasn't necessary. The storm of question were visible in her eyes and Rick saw it. He slowly sighed and weighted his head in his hand, laying next to her. His hand rested tenderly on her left breast feeling her heart bits, and waited for her answer.

She looked at him, there was no light on. He smiled slowly to her and kiss the tip of her nose. She blinked a couple of times, not knowing what to say.

"It's all right" he said and kissed her barely in the lips "it's all right"

"I'm sorry..." but she couldn't finished because he silenced her with a sweet kiss.

"Don't be...we have all the time of the world, we don't need to rush anything" he said truthfully.

Lisa sighed, trusting his voice and his actions. He wasn't mad or being polite. He was honest and that relieved her.

"It's 11 PM and it's our wedding night, what are we going to do then?" she asked and then Rick grinned from ear to ear.


"Put it inside, try harder!" command Lisa.

"I'm trying but it doesn't want to!" answered Rick.

"It can't not want to! It's made to fit in" she said raising an eyebrow.

"But this doesn't want to!" he declared, tired.

"It's impossible Rick, they are all a standard size, it has to fit in!"

"Well...the head is too big or this hole is too small!"

"Of course the hole if fine! All the others fit in perfectly, and yours is not bigger, you just don't know how to put it in." she said.

"Really?..." he said raising his own eyebrow in challenge "why don't YOU try to put it in?"

"Fine!" she said "Give me that thing"

After a while, Lisa looked at him with pride "Told you, it was a normal such thing as 'a big head' Mr. Know-it-all"

Rick looked away offended "Oh well...whatever" he said crossing his arms and Lisa smirked.
"What, husband? Can't accept the fact that your wife is better than you?" She joked.

"Oh yeah, it's so important to know how to connect the cable on the TV" he said and walked away from the TV set.

Lisa giggled still behind the TV. "You are just jealous. You can fly a powerful VF but can't connect the cable TV...pathetic" she exaggerated and then sat on the bed.

Rick frowned and stood up "think whatever you want, Lisa...I'm going for the popcorn" he said and she jumped into the bed giggling "Try not to burn it!" she said aloud and Rick looked at her, annoyed.

Lisa laughed and relaxed. She took a shower and now she was wearing a big t-shirt of Rick and a pair of sweatpants. Rick took a shower, a cold one, and was wearing the same. Both of them agreed to change their night activity to another one, more vane, but a lot more secure. Rick came back to the bedroom with a big bowl of popcorn and the newspaper.

"Here" he said jumping in bed, covering himself with the comforter and giving Lisa the newspaper "I'm going to see what's on TV" he said and turned the TV on with the remote.

Lisa took the newspaper and look for the movies for the night and took a hand of popcorns

" didn't burned them" she said smiling.

"Ha, Ha, so funny" he said not looking at her. Lisa giggled.

"Look, there's a marathon of an old science fiction show in channel 78" she said and Rick change to the channel 78.

"Yeah, I used to see that all the time! It's very old! do you know it?" asked Rick and Lisa nodded.

"Yeah, I never missed it! Sadly I couldn't watched the end" she said and frowned. Rick looked at her and smiled.

"Then its settled, we are going to watch the marathon and you will see the end" he said.

"Oh, Oh, thank you your highness, ruler of the remote" she teased him and Rick laughed.

"Don't look for my bad side, Hayes, or you will have to handle the consequences" he answered, taking a handful of popcorns himself.

"I'm so scared" she said and hid under the covers.

"your feet are freezing!!" said Rick jumping a little.

"Oh well...It's cold!" she defended herself.

"Oh well...come here then" he offered her an open arm. She smiled and came closer to him.
"How long you think it will be?" she asked a little sleepy.

Rick kissed her head and smiled against it "not much...its the 9th season already, and that's the last one".

"Good" she said, eating more popcorns and feeling the warmth and security of his heart against her ear.

They stayed in silence for a while and watched the TV. The night was cold outside, but both of them were warm in each other arms. At 3 AM the marathon ended but they were soundly asleep for some time.

Lucky, Rick was smart and programmed the TV to record the last episode, for his wife.


Disclaimer: BITTERSWEET DESTINY is a fanfiction written by Carla Aguilar (nickname Carla “Fox”). ROBOTECH and all other related characters, names, and indicia are trademarks of Harmony Gold USA, Inc. This fanfic was written for noncommercial purposes. Any other popular private references, belongs to their owners. No infringement is intended. Santiago de Chile, Online since 2003.
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