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Awkward Moments (standard:romance, 233 words)
Author: SareAdded: Apr 27 2002Views/Reads: 2812/1Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Even in the most idyllic of places, awkwardness can still exist.

At first he thought it was raining.  The drops landed on his cheeks, his
forehead, his closed eyelids.  After the first few, he opened his eyes 
to see her staring off into space, her cheeks glistening.  From this 
angle, laying with his head in her lap, he couldn't see where she was 
looking.  He moved slightly, just the tiniest bit, but it was enough to 
startle her.  Immediately she dropped her gaze to his face and, 
spotting her tears there, moved her hand to brush them away.  He 
smiled, hesitantly. 

Her voice was barely above a whisper as she murmured, “I love you so

Though she told him so every day, sometimes more than a dozen times,
still his heart leapt at the words.  He reached up with his right hand 
and wiped the tears from her cheeks.  “Why are you crying, love?” he 
asked her quietly. 

“Perhaps I'm just happy,” she said, her fingers stroking through his

“Ok,” he nodded, the pad of his thumb brushing her lips. 

She leant down slowly and gently kissed him on the mouth.  He tasted the
salt of her tears.  The sun moved from behind a cloud to bathe them 
both in liquid light.  He resumed his half-doze, and she resumed her 
study of the young couple at the wings, laughing as they pushed a baby 
back and forth, back and forth, between them.


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