No warnings today. 🙂 This one is pretty tame. Enjoy.
As the credits began to scroll across the screen I glanced at Hunter who lay half draped over the edge of the couch fast asleep.
“Why do I even invite you over to watch movies with me? You always end up passed out by the end.” I sighed as I glanced down at his face.
The thick lashes I’d envied for years lay against his cheeks. His dark hair hung in waves across his forehead and along his collar. Even though his tall frame extended past the full length of my couch, he looked like a child curled against the soft blanket. A twinge of conscience nipped at me as I stared at my best friend as he slept.
Creeper. What’s wrong with you? I shook my head and laid my hand on his legs to push them off my lap.
“Meg,” he murmured as he curled deeper into the blanket.
I slowly disentangled myself from beneath the weight of his gangly legs. I didn’t have the heart to wake him. After turning off the television, I snatched the blanket off the back of the recliner, shook it out, and draped it over Hunter. I brushed his hair away from his face and pressed a soft kiss to his forehead. The spicy scent of his shampoo lured me closer, making me want to bury my face in his hair.
“Don’t leave me.” Hunter’s sleepy voice broke the serenity of the moment.
A flurry of nervous butterflies took flight in the pit of my stomach. I froze, hoping he was only talking in his sleep again. With careful steps, I backed away from the couch and disappeared into my bedroom. After brushing my teeth, I curled beneath the cool sheets in my empty bed and stared at the wall.
The gentle shift of the mattress brought me to full attention. A strong arm wrapped around me, pulling my body back against a solid, warm chest.
“Hunter, what are you doing?” I asked as he wrapped his leg around mine.
“Sleeping.” His voice reverberated through me as he held me tighter.
I’d never be able to sleep with him holding me like this. Every fiber of my being stood at attention craving something, anything from him. The steady rhythm of his breathing echoed the pounding of my heart.
I resented that the smallest scrap of adoration from him left me starving for more.
Hope you enjoyed my little teaser. What do you think should happen next? Let me know in the comments. 🙂