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:: “I’m sorry,” Brian said, meeting her eyes, the sincerity in his unmistakable. Destiny hesitated a second and then nodded. He dropped his forehead to hers and she felt some of the tension in his body leave. She closed her eyes, leaning into him.
“I love you,” he said quietly.
She looked up at him and as if he couldn’t help it he leaned in and kissed her once more. Again, the kiss was soft, lasting only a few seconds, and she released a breath. This is what she needed. Him. Honestly, she didn’t even need the verbal apology, as good as it was to hear. She’d forgiven him the minute he’d stepped into the kitchen.
“You’re up early,” she observed when he pulled back slightly, keeping her locked between his arms, his hard chest pressed to her back.
“I couldn’t sleep.” He buried his nose in her neck as he spoke. “I waited as long as I could to come over here this morning. I needed to see you.”
“I couldn’t sleep either…I needed to see you too,” she admitted softly, because as weak as it made her feel sometimes, where he was concerned she couldn’t be coy.
She had enough of that early in their relationship and once she tore down the walls she’d constructed with him, that was it. She poured herself out to him, into him and it was liberating. She actually thrived on the thought that with Brian, she could always express herself, with no judgment. That her honesty, her truths, were safe with him.
“I’m sorry, baby. I’m sorry for taking that shit out on you,” he said, his baritone strained, “especially when you’re the only thing in my life that’s making any sense right now.”
She tilted her head to the side as he nuzzled his nose, back and forth against the curve of her neck. The caress wasn’t sexual though—it was comforting, as if he just needed to breathe her to restore his calm. She remained still, waiting for him to speak. She could almost feel him debating on what to say...
•More Than Always (Book I of the Love Always series), Available Now
•Less Than Forever (Book II of the Love Always series), Coming Spring 2015