The towel slipped as she hastily stumbled out of the bathroom and he caught a glimpse of her creamy perfection. His breath caught in his throat as she made no effort to cover herself up. Feeling his probing stare on her, she looked across at him, a question forming in her eyes even as a smile played at the corner of her lips. Wordlessly, she walked up to him and kissed his nose. He rested his forehead against hers and stared deep into her eyes, eyes which never failed to probe into his inner thoughts. They breathed in unison, steady and calm, both aware of the heat that surrounded them. With a ragged sigh, she placed a hand on his heart as he raised a hand and traced the curve of her neck. He bent his head and placed his lips over her collar bone. She shuddered at the slight contact and moved even closer into the safe cocoon of his arms. He held her close and whispered, “We’re getting late.” She pulled back and frowned, “You just had to ruin it.” and slapped his shoulder. With his lopsided grin, the one she had fallen in love with, he said “I love you.” and pulled her close again.