……………. I felt the car stop and the driver’s door open and then close, before the breeze blew into the car as the door was opened for me. I slid across the seat the warmth of the evening tingling my skin as I felt a hand on each of my arms and I was helped out of the car. My right arm was let go of as I stepped gingerly forward and the sounds of the door closing with a thud and footsteps walking away mingled with the sounds of the city. I felt and arm slide round my waist while my left arm was still supported.
“Hi Mrs. Kroeger” those three words sent a jolt of electricity through me, with the sense of sight being gone Chad’s voice did things to me making my breath catch on my lips, his mouth was next to my ear. My grip on his arm got tighter as the nerves ramped up in me yet again
“Please don’t let me fall” was all I could get out the apprehension oozing in my voice I heard his chuckle and felt the hairs on my arms stand on end.
“Don’t worry Sweetheart, I got you” his hot breath on my cheek was intoxicating and damn turning me on “If you do fall I get to kiss it better” his lips brushed the soft spot in front of my ear as he spoke, I almost lost it there and then. ‘Okay step up” he led me forward.
I felt the coolness of air conditioning and the sounds of the city disappeared. His hands let go of me and moved to the blindfold the feeling of the silk trailing across my skin was doing nothing to calm the heat in me, in fact it was fanning the flames.
I blinked a couple of times letting my eyes re adjust to the light, I tipped my head and looked round. It was the restaurant that he’d brought me to the night we went dancing and we got together.
“You look Stunning” he smiled at me I looked at him I felt hotter than ever
“Thank you… you look good enough to eat” I eyed him as I stepped closer to him. He smelt so good just the way I loved him clean from the shower with a slight scent of his aftershave that never over powered anything and damn he was in a suit. “Can we skip dinner?” I murmured. I was ready to clear the nearest table and take him on it
“No baby” he chuckled taking my hand and pulling me to the same table we’d sat at and pulled out the chair for me “I want the whole day to be incredible for you including the wining and dining” he sat down opposite me.
We had the entire restaurant to ourselves as we ate the same food that we had done that first night, he laughed when I told him the race instructor had offered me a job there as long as I brought Mac with me. The waiter took away our plates as the Maitre d’ poured us more wine. Chad reached under the table and put a round tortoise shell box on the table. I looked at him
“I’m allowed to spoil my wife” he smiled his eyes didn’t leave mine as he pushed the box across the table to me.
“There’s spoiling and theres…” He raised his eye brows shutting me up
“Open it” he urged I picked up the box and took off the lid the same cream colored paper was folded inside it. I smiled at him as I opened it.
I love you more than anything and I’d give up everything to be with you.
You’re never alone
I love you
I felt the lump come to my throat as I put down the note and looked in the box. Inside was an intricate braided silver bracelet with a square box hanging from it with a carved heart on the top.
“It opens” he said leaning over the table and opened the box which turned out to be a locket my hand went to my mouth and the tears pricked my eyes, there was a picture of Jess with me on one side and a picture that I’d taken of both bands together With Chad in the middle of them. “See you’re never alone baby”. He got up and pulled me to my feet wrapping me in his arms, holding me and comforting me. “You’re so loved” he sighed letting go of me and fastening the bracelet on to my wrist.
‘It’s perfect” I looked at him “You’re perfect” he broke into a huge grin
“Lets go home” He picked up my purse and handed it to me
“Wait a minute you had strawberry shortcake that first night and we shared it” I narrowed my eyes at him. He licked his lips and took my hand
“Well Desserts waiting at home” he winked…………….