This is a previously posted fiction adapted to fit this week’s #LyricalFictionFridayChallenge!
If we were any closer, I’d be drowning in Alejandro’s eyes.
I stopped swaying and lifted my head from his chest. Just the way in which he returned my gaze made my legs weak. My eyes were speaking volumes and he was hearing me loud and clear.
Why was I desperately trying to hang onto my last shred of willpower?
I was unattached, single and attracted to him at a level that I hadn’t experienced in a very long time. I also thought that it was so sweet and irresistible that he had admitted how his friends had to encourage him to try and talk to me instead of being timid.
Blame it on the island life, his authenticity with me, the fact that he was sizzling hot (as Ella would say), it really didn’t matter.
By the time this night is over, you’ll be wrapped around him anyways.
Alejandro lowered his lips to mine and to keep my balance, I clung to him, grabbing handfuls of his shirt.
Sweet, slow and soft. With each kiss, we delved deeper into each other with more intensity. One arm circled my waist, the other hand tracing the length of my back, Alejandro was giving me goosebumps of all kinds. I had no choice but to slide my hands up his chest and drape them around his neck. When we finally came up for air, I couldn’t catch my breath. I had totally lost my mind for those few minutes and I think he had too.
We held onto each for what felt like forever and said nothing, just trying to catch our breath. And that is when my rationale mind came back to rear its ugly head. I needed to explain why I had waited this long to let my defenses down with him, that it wasn’t some kind of a game, how I had been hurt before…
Alejandro must have read my mind of jumbled thoughts because just as I opened my mouth to speak, he placed his index finger on my lips.
“I only need to know one thing.” Alejandro paused and searched my eyes. “Do you ever think about him when you are with me?”
Him? Him who? It didn’t matter…the answer was hell no.
When I shook my head, he removed his finger and cupped my face within the palms of his large warm hands.
“That’s all I needed to know.”
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