Happy weekend, Snippetteers! Once again, I’ve had a busy week. Work hasn’t been too manic for a change, but I’ve also been running with the dog, I set up a new blog website for myself about my 8-legged pets and wrote several posts, set up new containers so some could move house, and gave myself a nasty rash on my hands from handling the bedding of one particular specimen whose hair I’m allergic too. Lovely!
Anyway, another snippet from The Power of Will is below. I must get back to writing more of it soon, although I think I may switch to Favourite Toy 2 first, as it’s closer to being finished. In the meantime, this snip from Will follows on from last week’s.
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“It’s beautiful here.” William gestured with his free hand to the lake, its surface broken by the heavy rain. The canopy provided by the trees to my right helped prevent us getting completely drenched.
“Not as beautiful as you.” Damn, that’s corny.
I tugged at his hand, drawing him a step nearer until the front of his jacket brushed mine. He lowered his eyes, a faint blush colouring his cheeks as he peeked at me through long dark lashes. I yearned to kiss him and now was the perfect time—alone, surrounded by nature, in the rain. Leaning in, I brought our lips together. The warmth of mine caressed the chill of his, colder even than his hand. A soft whimper broke from him as he parted his lips to admit my tongue, and pulled his hand free of mine to grip my shoulder instead. I slid my arms around his waist and explored his mouth, slowly and gently, the kiss sensuous rather than demanding. Closing my eyes, I melted into it, tasting him and a hint of the coffee he’d drunk from the flask we brought with us. My heart pounded faster and heat flooded my body, driving my blood south. My erection pushed against the damp fabric of my pants, nudging William’s thigh. I drew back, grinning sheepishly. “Sorry.”
Why did I feel the need to apologize? Of course, he’d never done any of this before.
“It’s all right.” He lifted his gaze to mine, the deep brown a narrow ring around his dilated pupils. I blinked, and William vanished, leaving me sitting on my couch with the journal on my lap.
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