Yes, I’m still on holiday, and yes, I’ve still scheduled an excerpt for your reading pleasure. This excerpt follows on from from Tuesday’s – just a few scenes further on.
Will stared up at the sky. With no moon, no clouds and very little light pollution from the villages in the surrounding countryside, the great mass of stars that made up the Milky Way was on display. It reminded him just how small and insignificant he and his problems were in the great scheme of things. But to him, right then, right there, they were everything.
The band’s next song was a slow one.
“I recognise this.”
She nodded. “Eternally and Evermore. It’s unmistakable.”
She turned towards him. “Dance with me?”
“Is that a good idea?”
He took her in his arms and as they swayed gently under the starlight, she raised her hand to his cheek and gently pulled him towards her.
Their lips met, lightly brushing against each other, barely touching, but the thrill that ran up Will’s back was electric. He could almost feel the lightning bolt leap from his lips to hers. It was more than anything he’d felt in the years since he’d last kissed her. It was as if it was their second first kiss and it was every bit as earth-shattering as the original. It was tender. Gentle. The kiss of a couple still in love after a lifetime together. Yet they were a couple fate had kept apart.
His lips lingered on hers and he savoured her sweet taste while she made quiet gurgling sounds in the back of her throat. He slipped his tongue into her mouth and tenderly explored while his hands caressed her back and her tongue welcomed his with light caresses. Then it went nuclear. Years of passion, like a volcanic eruption, spilled into that one, mind-blowing kiss.
Finally, reluctantly, he pulled away from her. She tipped her head back, kept her eyes closed and shuddered.
“We shouldn’t have done that,” Will said.
“I know,” she whispered, her eyes still closed. “I just...”
“I just needed to know.” She touched her lips with the tips of two fingers.
She opened her eyes to look into his. “If it was still there.”
“Us. The spark. The connection.”
“And was it?”
“Was it ever? More’s the pity.”
“Why do you say that?”
“Because....” She sighed. “Life would have been so much less complicated if it wasn’t.”
Eternally & Evermore will be released by Phaze in late August.