She tipped her head back, eyes partially closed to ward off the sun shining down on her as she waded nearly waist deep in the pool. It was a hot day, and while the sun had warmed the waters, it was still cool enough to be enjoyed.
Letting out a soft sigh she closed her eyes completely and danced her fingertips across the waters surface. Its ripples gently lapped against her skin. In the calm serenity of the moment her thoughts replayed memories and her mind fast forwarded to future possibilities. Lost in her daydream she was unaware of the presence of another.
Unbeknownst to her he had been watching from the sidelines and weighing whether to disturb her or not. When she closed her eyes, he had his answer. By now he could tell when she was lost in thought and it would work to his advantage. He moved slowly towards her, disturbing the water as little as possible.
She sighed deeply and raised her left hand to grace across her chest, but it was caught by him instead. That woke her out of her dream state. Her eyes widened in surprise and he spoke before she could. “What are you thinking about?” Even as he asked, he put his arm around her waist and drew the two of them closer.
Taking her hand from his hold she placed it on his chest and leaned in. Her lips brushed against his cheek and she smiled while whispering into his ear. What she said caused the corners of his lips to twitch, hinting on a smile, but he kept his face a cool mask. The only thing that betrayed his thoughts was the tightening grip around her waist.
Noting his response she smiled and eased away from him. He watched her walk away from him and shook his head.
She climbed out of the pool and sat in one of the loungers. Her back was turned to him, but he was no longer hiding his movements and he was coming closer. This day was about to get a whole lot better.
Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )