I'm still not clear on how we got to this point. We were talking and then suddenly, this. And let God be my witness when I say, I couldn't have it any other way.
Like I said, we had been taking. He was across the room, I, on the other side staring at the near wall. Out of the corner of my eye I watched him look at me intently, staring, waiting for me to look back. His lips moved slowly and his soft voice grasped me.
“You are beautiful.” I flinched in shock and suddenly he was right there beside me.
“Can I not tell you that? That you are beautiful?You flinched. Am I that repulsive to you?”
I didn't move, listening to my own heartthrob speed up. I gently shook my head, and when I spoke, my words came out as a whisper.
“I've been waiting for you to say that for a long time now.”
Both his soft, strong hands caressed my face. He looked into my eyes and I his. A stray finger brushed my lips and sent shivers down my spine. I detected just the slightes