Angel Dreams, a short story by NISEY1969. Date added: 2012-02-05. Times viewed: 1821.
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- Intro: Dreams can come true....
He saw her sitting at the end of the bar. She’d been there most of the night, and was only on her second glass of wine. She nursed them unusually long. Not one single man had stepped to her all night, not a hi or can I buy you a drink. She didn’t even get an excuse me when one bumped into her earlier. She wasn’t the must beautiful women in the bar, there were several there who blew her out of the water. But there was something about her, he just couldn’t put his finger on it. She was a bit thicker and a bit curvier than most of the females in the bar. Her outfit didn’t advertise, it was quite simple actually. She wore a black dress that came just above her knees and the V cut just barely showed her cleavage. She wore heels, 2 maybe 3 inches bringing her to maybe 6’0 feet. He watched her as she returned from the restroom about an hour ago and tagged her height about 5 inches shorter than him, with the heels. Had he been watching her that long?
He knew before it even happened it was going to happen, call it his Native American instinct, call it intuition, call it obvious since they were in a bar and when someone drank enough, it happened.
The guy stumbled into her spilling a bit of his beer on her.
“Oh damn,” he went to wipe her arm with his hand. “I am so sorry.” He continued wiping her arm. In doing so, he managed to spill more beer.
She tried to sit back, but his body was right against hers making that impossible.
“Shit.” He put his mug down on the bar and tried to clean up the mess he made.
“It’s fine.” She said quietly. “Really.”
“I’ve managed to spill half my fucking beer on you.” He found a cocktail napkin and tried mopping up the spill with it. It was pointless. As he reached across her for another cocktail napkin he caught glimpse of her breasts.
“Well those make my spill worth while.” His voice lowered, but it was actually disconcerting. He moved in closer. She tried to sit back but couldn’t.
He could feel the fear coming off of her from across the room, he could see it in her eyes. He saw her body tense the moment the drunk reached across her. He’d give it another couple of minutes and then he’d step in.
“You all alone baby?” The drunk asked attempting to sit on a stool next to her.
“For the moment, yes.” She answered quietly and in a whisper.
“How about I keep you company til your friend shows up?” He ran his finger along her arm.
She tensed again. She didn’t answer.
He took that as a yes and signaled to the bartender for another beer.
Damn the couple of minutes.
“Hey there Beautiful, sorry I’m late.” He moved in between her and the drunk, there wasn’t much room to do so. He ran a gentle hand under her chin and winked at her and then turned to the drunk. “Is there something I can do for you?” His voice was deadly calm.
The drunk instantly sobered. “No, no man. I was just apologizing to the lady for spilling my beer on her.” He cleared his throat nervously.
“Did you apologize?”
“Then you can leave.”
There was no argument, he left before the bartender returned with his drink. He may have been intoxicated, but he wasn’t stupid. One look at the Native American and he knew he wouldn’t stand a chance with him physically. He was at least 6’5 with an athletic build. His hair was ebony and shoulder length, but he kept it in a ponytail tonight. His eyes were so dark, you could almost say there were black and they were mesmerizing. Women would look into them and become speechless, men would look into them and become boys. He was 34 years of pure unadulterated male! He turned back to speak to her.
“Are you alright?” He asked softly.
She could only nod her head. That voice, those eyes, took her breath away.
He grinned at her. “I’m glad. May I ask your name?”
She nodded her head once again, but didn’t answer. This time he chuckled softly.
“Do I need to guess? We could be here all night.”
She looked at him as though he spoke another language and then snapped herself out of it. “I’m sorry. Don’t know what’s wrong with me. My name is Adah.”
He smiled at her. And if she weren’t sitting it would have knocked her on her ass.
“And that you are, a beauty.”
“How’d you know that?” She asked in a whisper. She never thought she was named properly. Adah didn’t find herself ugly by any means, but she wouldn’t classify herself as a beauty. The guys weren’t lined up to buy her drinks, they never were. Guys didn’t drop what they were doing the moment she walked into a room. And guys like this one didn’t make time to talk to her…why was he?
“My family tree branches all over the place. I’ve got a brother whose wife is part Israeli and her best friend has your name.”
“Oh.” She nodded her head.
“Don’t you want to know my name?”
“Only if you wish to tell me.”
Who was this quiet angel? And why didn’t she know how precious she was?
“I wouldn’t have asked if I didn’t want you to know Angel.” His voice deepened. Was that even possible for his voice to be anymore sexier than it already was? And why did he call her Angel? “My name is Cade.” Dammit, his name was sexy too.
“Why’d you call me Angel? I said my name is Adah.”
“I understand your name perfectly, but I also understand you are more than that.”
She shook her head. “I don’t understand.”
“You will.” He grinned again. “Shall I walk you to your car?” It actually wasn’t a request, but a demand gauged as one.
Adah picked up on it instantly. “Okay.” She went to stand and lost her balance. Cade wrapped an arm around her to steady her.
“Too much to drink?” He teased. She tensed. “I’m kidding Angel. I know you’ve only had 2 glasses of wine in the couple of hours you’ve been here and you’ve munched on popcorn and pretzels throughout the night to keep your stomach full. She looked at him in amazement. “When something catches my eye, I observe it.” He wrapped his arm tighter around her. “And you, sweet Adah, have caught my eye.”
Her mind and all thought, shut down. Cade chuckled softly and walked her out to her car. When they stopped directly in front of her car Adah looked to Cade once again. He smiled that killer smile once again. “In my line of work Angel, it’s my job to know everything about what or whom I’m observing. Keys?” He extended his hand for them.
She fumbled through her purse for them. “Thank you.” He said as she dropped them in his hand. He pushed the button to disarm her car and then opened the door for her. As she sat in her seat he handed her keys to her. He squatted down to her level.
“Are you going to be okay?” He asked very softly pushing a strand of hair out of her eyes with his forefinger.
His touch did things to her she’d never felt before. She was 23 years old and a virgin. She kissed guys, had oral sex with a few, but the intercourse never happened. The guys just couldn’t seem to get her naked. After the one time she stripped naked and the guy she was with who had a bit too much to drink looked at her and said, “Well, I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to fuck a fat chick.” She’d never gotten naked again.
Cade’s touch had rendered her completely mute.
“I said, are you going to be okay Angel?” He placed his hand gently on her knee.
Her emotions were going haywire. This man was beyond gorgeous and so absolutely masculine it was frightening, but in a good way. She can’t say what made her do it, but she placed her hand on his cheek before answering. “I’ll—I’ll be fine.”
He raised a brow at her gesture and reached for her hand.
She tried to pull away but he wouldn’t let her. “I’m—I’m sorry.”
“For what?” He asked gently kissing her palm.
“For—for…”What was his question again?
He chuckled softly and kissed her hand again. “It’s quite alright Angel. I don’t mind you touching me in the least.” He stood slowly still holding her hand. “Be safe going home my Angel.”
She could only nod her head. Did he add my in front of Angel…what did that mean? And why did he say it? He let her hand go so she could close the door. She did so and started the car. He stepped back so she would have room to back out. Adah watched him in the rear view mirror til she couldn’t see him anymore.
A couple weeks later, Adah was working at the local diner. She’d been there the last couple of years. She made good money, but was only doing it while she worked on her bachelor’s degree. Adah was a great artist and decided to get her degree in interior design. When she was younger, she would always come up with drawings or paintings of how she thought her parent’s house should look. Her father always found it amusing, her mother found it incredibly talented at her age. The current design in her parent’s living room was Adah’s and her mother was quite proud of it. Her mother also owned an antique shop and Adah helped put that together too. She had an acute eye for fashion and she always felt it was because there wasn’t much she could do with herself, so she’d put the energy elsewhere. Her parents said they named her properly, but of course Adah thought all parents believed their child to be beautiful. She had her mother’s green eyes and long black hair, as well as her cheekbones and nose. Her father was part Israeli, part African-American and she had his coloring and height.
Adah enjoyed working at the diner, but the owner’s daughter seemed to take pleasure in tormenting her every chance she got. She was only 21 years old and only worked at the diner for something to do. Her father actually did quite well for himself and owned that diner as well as two others around town. Today, she was in rare form.
“Adah!” She pulled the ticket from the rack and slammed it on the counter. “Adah! Your orders are getting cold up here in the window.”
“It’s a heat window Missy, kinda hard for them to get cold.” Adah answered putting dishes into a bus tub.
Missy narrowed her eyes and placed a hand on her hip. “Are you getting lippy with me? Daddy!” She turned to the window where her father was cooking.
“Missy Anne, not today, knock it off and run the food for her.” His eyes never left the food he had cooking on the grill.
“Daddy!” Missy was floored. Usually her father took her side. “But daddy—“
“Enough!” He turned to face her. “Run the damn food now little girl!” There was no endearment in the way he said little girl like it usually was.
Missy huffed and picked up the food to take to the table. As she walked pass Adah she threw out one of her famous threats, “You’ll pay for this.” She said between her teeth.
Adah only sighed and continued wiping the counter top. When Missy was far enough away she said, “Don’t I always.”
The bell on the door jingled and Adah looked up to see one of their regulars walk in. His name was Bobby and he was a police officer, a very cute police officer. Adah had the smallest crush on him til Missy became aware of it and moved in to bring all attention to her. Bobby was still polite to Adah, but the majority of his attention was for Missy when she was there.
“Hi Bobby.” Adah said putting his coke down in his favorite spot.
“Hey Adah.” He took off his hat and sat it on the stool next to him. “How’s it going?”
“Good. And you?” She smiled and took out her pad and pen from her apron.
“Oh pretty good, nothing exciting really, just a robbery earlier me and my partner had to take care of.”
Adah just shook her head still smiling. “Gonna have your usual?”
Missy came and as politely as she thought necessarily, shoved Missy out of the way. “I can take it from here, thanks Adah.” She turned to face Bobby. “Hey Bobby.” She purred.
“Hey Missy.” He smiled at her and moved closer.
Adah just looked at the both of them as they seemed to tune out the rest of the world and shook her head. Why did it still bother her? She put her pen and pad back into her pocket and went to help the couple that just sat at the corner table. As Adah was getting their drinks Missy came over to her.
“You better leave him alone Adah, he’s mine.” The venom behind the words was undeniable.
It wasn’t often Adah was confrontational, but she was at her limit today. “That’s what you said about his partner Rob when he came in yesterday.” Adah reached to grab two straws and turned to take the drinks to her table.
Missy blustered, “Are you jealous?”
“Not in the least Missy.” She lied.
“Well you should be!” Missy said with a raised voice to try and embarrass Adah.
Adah put the drinks down on the table and took the couple’s order. When she went back to ring it up, Missy was right there at the register to turn the knife some more.
“You can’t blame the guys for wanting me and not you. I mean look at me,” she stepped back and primped herself, “And look at you.” She sneered.
Adah continued ringing up the order. She’d heard this so many times, she’d become immune to it, almost…the words still hurt. But she’d be damned if she let Missy know that.
“I can have any man that walks through that door Adah, count on that!” Missy’s confidence was about to be brought down a peg or two. Adah didn’t even see him come in, didn’t hear him. How a man his size moved so quietly was beyond her. He waited for her to come from behind the counter and took her into his arms. Missy’s mouth dropped to the floor.
“Hello my Angel, did you miss me?” He didn’t give her a chance to answer. He pressed his mouth to hers and kissed her so tenderly, so passionately, Adah was sure she’d melt into a puddle once he let her go. In pure instinct, she wrapped her arms around Cade’s neck and held on for dear life. Please don’t let me go…please don’t. His kiss was exquisite and so very arousing. She’d never felt this way when any other man kissed her. And he was kissing her…into oblivion. To her disappointment, he pulled slowly out of the kiss.
“We are at your place of business my Angel, I don’t want to get you into too much trouble.” He kissed her again softly and then wiped her lips gently with his thumb and forefinger. Missy still stood behind the counter mouth wide open. Some of the customers whispered and smiled discreetly. A few of the ladies wished they were in Adah’s shoes.
“How’s it going Bobby?” Cade said looking over Adah’s head to speak to him.
“Not bad Cade.” Bobby was still smiling. “I don’t have to ask you how you’re doing.”
“No you don’t.” Cade wrapped one arm possessively around Adah and looked to Missy who was still speechless. A corner of his mouth tipped up because it was the exact reaction he was looking for. He was going to make sure she stayed that way for a bit longer. He looked back to Adah with a look in his eyes that spoke volumes. She hadn’t taken her eyes off of him. “I just stopped in to say hello to my favorite Angel and to let you know I’ve been thinking about you.” He kissed her nose. “I’m meeting a client in 10 minutes so I have to go.” Adah could only nod her head dumbly.
A bell was ringing in the window. “Missy! Missy! Get over here now and take this food out!” Her father yelled ringing the bell repeatedly. She didn’t budge. Cade had her mesmerized in the attention he was giving to Adah. “Missy!”
She shook out of it. “What?” She asked shortly forgetting who was talking to her.
“Watch your tone young lady. Get over here and run this food!” Her father was at the end of his patience.
Once again she huffed and went to do as she was told, but her eyes never left Cade and Adah. He played on that. He leaned down and gave Adah another tender kiss and said against her lips to where only she could hear, “This is one man she can’t sink her claws into.” He kissed her again sliding his tongue smoothly between her lips. “Have no doubt about that.” Had he heard their conversation? How? Knowing Missy was still watching, Cade dipped Adah backwards and gave her a very possessive and sensual kiss. He heard the crash of dishes hitting the floor and chuckled inwardly. He continued his kiss and stood Adah back upright never taking his lips off of hers. “I’ll call you later my Angel.” He chucked her chin gently. He then smiled that masculine smile at her and walked off.
She watched him til she couldn’t see him anymore. She walked quickly to the door to get a last glimpse. Damn that man was absolutely handsome, hot, and sensual. And why the hell had he kissed her like that? And when the hell would it happen again?
The racket behind her brought her back to earth.
“Dammit Missy Anne! Why can’t you pay attention to what you’re doing?” Her father bellowed as he looked at all the food on the floor that he’d have to recook for the table that never received it.
“I’m—I’m sorry daddy.” Missy said quietly bending down to clean up the mess. “I’m sorry.” Adah looked at her in surprise. For the first time in the two years she’s worked there Missy actually was speechless and embarrassedly quiet. Adah couldn’t stop the smile that came to her lips. She’d have to find some way to thank Cade if she ever saw him again.
It was the next day when she saw him. She was leaving campus and walking to her car when he approached her.
“Hello my Angel.”
It was the first time she’d ever done it, she smiled broadly at him. “Hi Cade.”
“All done with classes?” He already knew the answer.
“I am.” She nodded her head.
“Any other plans for the day?” He asked walking up beside her and placing a hand to the small of her back.
“No, not really. I’m off today, so I was just going to go home and do a bit of homework and then housecleaning.”
“Well then, I’d like to have you to myself the rest of the day if I may.”
Adah stopped to look at him. She narrowed her eyes in doubt. “Why?”
“Why do you want to spend the rest of the day with me? I mean sexy men like you don’t want to spend the day with girls like me.”
He raised a brow. Damn it was sexy when he did that. “Where is that rule written?” She could hear the amusement in his voice.
“It’s spoken not written.”
“Mmm-hmm. Well in certain cases I feel most rules can go straight to hell and that’s one of them. And you’re right, sexy men don’t’ want to spend their time with girls. I want to spend it with a woman…with you.” He turned now to wrap his arms around her waist. There was that look again. “I want you my sweet Angel, why is that so hard to believe?”
“But you don’t know me.” Her voice was a bare whisper now.
“Your name is Adah Cohen, you’re 23 years old and working on your degree in interior design. Your favorite color is purple, your favorite flower is the carnation, yellow or white, but not red, you love chocolate ice cream as well as mint chocolate chip, and you’re a sap for classic movies.” He pulled her closer to him and continued. “You go to the theater as often as you can because you adore musicals. AIDA, Chorus Line, CATS, Lion King, and Fiddler on the Roof are your favorites. Shall I go on?”
She was shocked. “No, no…I think you’ve proven your point. How do you know so much about me?” She had her hands resting lightly on the sides of his waist.
“I’m a private detective, it’s my job to know Angel.” He leaned down to kiss her lightly. No man had ever endeared himself to her. Cade made her feel as though she were on top of the world. When he went to pull away, she reached up, fisted her hand in his hair and pulled him back down to feel his lips against hers once again. It was the first time she was ever the initiator. Her moan of pleasure and the movement of her hips against him was nearly his undoing. He’d have no qualms about taking her right there in her car if he didn’t feel she deserved better. She bit his lower lip as he pulled away from her once again.
“If that continues, we’re going to be arrested right here and right now my Angel.” She ran her hands up and down his chest slowly. His shirt was untucked from his pants and her hands found their way under it and she ran her nails around his back. His eyes darkened with passion and the way he spoke to her left her weak in the knees. “If you keep touching me like that, I’ll find the closest hotel to take you to and that’s not the way I want your first time to be.” He gently removed her hands from under his shirt.
Her eyes widened. How could he possibly know that?
He brought her hands to his lips and kissed each gently. “I know everything about you Adah…everything.” He nibbled on each of her fingers as he continued. “Here’s something you should know. From this moment on, you’re mine. I’m going to show you how precious you are and show every guy who didn’t give you the time of day what an idiot he was. Your confidence and self-assurance needs a little boast and it’ll be my pleasure to give that to you.” He leaned down to give her a slow and sensual kiss. Christ, this man’s mouth was dangerous. There had to be a law against it. Regrettably, he pulled slowly from the kiss. “You’re going to be the death of me.” She frowned slightly. “My Angel, it will be a beautiful way for me die, have no doubt in that.” He stepped away from her, but took her hand. “Now come. What do you say to lunch and a movie?”
“I’d say that sounds wonderful.” She leaned her head against his shoulder.
They ended up doing lunch and a double feature. One of the older theaters was featuring two older musicals and Adah was just giddy when she found out. Cade loved watching her as she talked about all the musicals she’d seen and her attempt at being in one. As she watched the musical she just lit up and Cade went hard looking at her. It fascinated him that this single female had this effect on him. He’d bedded several women in his 34 years and found each attractive and would bed again, but this one, his sweet Angel, was a jewel and she didn’t even know it. And to know that he was going to be her first, and her last turned him on beyond belief. That thought really fascinated him…to be attached to only one woman.
“Wow! That was wonderful! Thank you Cade.” She threw the popcorn bucket and her soda into the trashcan and then linked her arm with his.
“You are quite welcome my Angel.” When they arrived at his car, Cade put her in and even did up her seatbelt. She laughed softly.
“Cade, I’m perfectly capable of doing my seatbelt.”
“I know you are.” As he adjusted it on her his hands brushed lightly against her breasts. “But every opportunity I get to touch you, I’m going to.” He snapped the seatbelt in. Then moved in only inches from her lips. He smelled heavenly and seeing the heat come into his eyes as he talked about touching her was becoming a real turn on. “Baby, I want you mad with desire every time I touch you.” He kissed her and bit her lip. “I want you to wonder what it’s going to be like the first time we make love and every time afterwards.” He placed his hand in her hair and pulled her in even closer. If she were any closer, she’d be on the other side of him. It was the first time he called her baby and it made her wet in all the right places. He spoke against her neck as he trailed kisses from there to her neckline. “When I’m with you, I want your every thought to be of me.”
“It—it is. Cade—“ Adah melted against him.
“Shh—let me make you feel just what you are, the most desirable woman on the planet.”
She still couldn’t wrap her mind around his words. “But, I’m not…I’m just—“ He placed his forefinger over her lips gently and his look hardened, but it wasn’t threatening, but it was meant to get the point across. “I don’t lie Adah, when I say something, count it as truth. You are the most desirable woman on the planet…to me.” And he pressed his lips against hers. This kiss was rougher than the others, but it didn’t scare her. Instead it excited her that she could do this to a man who looked like Cade. His growl as he slid his tongue between her delicious lips stirred emotions she didn’t even know she had. She wrapped her arms around his chest and just let him take. Minutes, long minutes later, he stopped.
“You, my sweet Angel,” he started as he flicked her lips gently, “are going to have us both behind bars with the way you make me feel when I’m with you.”
“What do you mean?” She asked pushing his hair off his shoulders. It was loose today and so damn sexy.
“I mean, the thoughts I have when I’m with you I want to act on and if it continues, I’m afraid the next time I won’t be able to stop.” He stood up.
“I won’t mind.” She said in a sultry voice. She hadn’t even realized she did it. It was Cade’s effect on her. As he stood she ran her hand from his stomach to thigh.
His small groan was music to her ears. He closed his eyes as though he couldn’t stomach it. And in some regards, she was right. His hormones were over the top. It had already been a few weeks since Cade had been with anyone, so that on top of the way Adah looked, how she sounded, and how she touched him was going to be his undoing. When he opened his eyes, he narrowed them at her, but the look in them said one thing, keep it up and I’ll have you before the day is over. She loved that thought! He closed the door gently and went to his side of the car.
When he got into the car and buckled his seatbelt, Adah placed her hand on his thigh. He groaned once again. The simplest touch from her drove him mad.
“Yes.” She answered stroking his thigh.
“I’m going to have to ask if for the next ten minutes or so you can keep your hands to yourself.” He sounded regretful.
“Why?” She asked surprised, but pulled her hand away.
He turned to face her. “Because, I am so hot for you right now all you have to do is look at me to undo me.”
She smiled slowly. “Really?”
She leaned in to him and stroked his lips with her forefinger as she looked deep into his eyes. “So kissing you right now right wouldn’t be a good idea?”
Sexy little vixen, she was going to do in him sooner than he thought.
“No, it wouldn’t.” He said between his teeth as he looked to her lips.
“Just a small one.” She brushed her lips against his. She bit his lips as he pulled away. His growl should have been her warning, but it only encouraged her.
“That’s it.” He unsnapped his seatbelt as well as Adah’s. He yanked her into his lap and buried his lips against hers. One hand he buried in her hair, the other went to her breast and claimed possession. “I warned you.” He said raggedly and he kissed her lips, jaw, and neck. “You little vixen.” He pulled at her breast. She moaned and arched against him. “Now you’ll see exactly how much I want you, how much I need you!” His kiss was fierce, but so erotic. It was at that moment Adah realized this was way too much man to tease at her experience. She didn’t seem to care though. What he was doing to her was magical and she never wanted him to stop. Jail be damned. His hand found it’s way underneath her shirt and her bra undone instantly. She gasped and tried to call out his name.
“Be quiet.” It was said with full authority and his eyes told all. He was seconds from claiming her breast in his mouth when the knock on the window interrupted. Good thing he had tinted windows…all through his car. He looked to the window and then back to her. “I am not done with you.” He sat her up and pulled down her shirt. She went to clasp her bra. “Leave it like it is.”
He raised his brow. She dropped her hands to her lap. Cade lowered his window.
“Thought this was your car.”
“What’s up Bobby?” Cade asked politely trying to compose himself. The adrenaline pumping through him right now was dangerous. If Bobby hadn’t knocked when he did, Adah would be fully naked right now and he’d be feasting on every inch of her body.
“I have a question about a case you’re working on.” He leaned down to talk to Cade and then noticed Adah for the first time. Her coloring was a dead giveaway and so was her silence. Bobby smiled. “I’ve interrupted something?”
“We’ll continue our conversation once you’re gone, no worries.” Cade unlocked his door. “Here, let’s talk in private.” He opened the door as Bobby stood up to step back. Cade looked over to Adah. “Give me 5 minutes Angel.” He stroked her cheek with his forefinger.
She only nodded her head. When Cade closed the door she took a deep breath. Wow. That was too intense. The man, sexually, was a danger to any woman he touched. She was only scared in the aspect of her experience. How did someone like her please a man like Cade? Would he make love to her one time and regret it? She had some experience with sex as far as going down on a man. She’d done that enough times to be told she was very good at it, but would that be enough for him? There wasn’t a book out there that could help her with Cade…she didn’t even know his last name! She didn’t particularly care, but if a man was going to touch you the way Cade was touching her and have utter control over her body, shouldn’t she know his last name? He was back in 4 ½ minutes. He rolled the window back up and locked the door. Oh god, was he going to finish what he started, right here?
He was just staring at her now. What was going on in that mind of his? He reached for her.
“What’s your last name?” She asked before he touched her.
He raised his brow and a corner of his mouth turned up in amusement. Was she trying to distract him from completing his task? Good luck with that. “Ward.”
“Cade Ward.” Adah thought about it and said it again. “Cade Ward. It fits you.” She nodded her head.
“I’m glad you think so, now come here.” He gestured to her with his finger.
“Cade, we’re in public, in your car. We can’t do that here.”
“If in that you mean make love, damn right I can. I can make love to you Angel without the actual intercourse. Come…here.”
She didn’t know what made her do it, but Adah quickly shook her head. “No.”
Cade turned his head as though he didn’t understand. “I’m sorry,” he tapped his ear closest to her. “I must be going deaf because I could swear you just told me no.”
What was wrong with her? Why was she playing this game? Because it was damn fun. “I did.”
For a split second he wondered if she were really scared. “Are you frightened of me?”
“Not in the least.” She answered as she shook her head surely.
His confidence returned and so did his sexual domination. “Good.” He took her arm and once again yanked her into his lap. “So, do you like teasing me?” He asked lifting her top once again and taking a nipple between his fingers and squeezing it lightly. She couldn’t answer, how could she? Her mind was beyond muddled. “Answer me Angel,” he squeezed a bit tighter this time and his voice deepened even more. “Does teasing me excite you?” She could only nod her head and close her eyes. His hands were incredible. “I’m glad to hear that. No woman has ever been bold enough to cross that line with me.” He leaned over and took the nipple into his mouth. Adah whimpered softly and placed her hand to his head. “Keep your hands to yourself.” He said around her nipple. Her eyes were pleading. He bit the nipple, and none too gently, but it was such a turn on. “When I give you a command my sweet Angel, you’re to obey it.” He kissed her on the lips. “Understood?” Again, she could only nod her head. Cade tortured her with pleasure as he caressed, sucked, and kissed her breasts. It was a good 15 minutes before he finally sat her up again. He closed up her bra and leaned in to kiss her tenderly on the lips. How the hell did he do that? From being dominant to being tender all in a matter of seconds!
He cupped her face in his hands and spoke softly to her. “That, my Angel, is only a small sampling of what I have in store for you the first time we “really” make love.”
She gently grabbed his wrists with both her hands. “I’m not too sure I’m ready for that Cade. You are intense.”
He chuckled softly. “You are more than capable of handling what I have to give you Angel, I wouldn’t be with you otherwise.” He kissed her softly on the lips.
“Well, I’m just going to keep my hands to myself for awhile thank you.”
Cade chuckled again confidently and pinched her cheek gently. He started the car. “Where to now beautiful?”
She looked to his dash to check the time…nearly 6pm. “Dinner and a movie?” She was hesitant to ask.
“I have one better.” He winked at her and drove off.
He took her to dinner and a show. It was amazing the people this man knew. When they walked up to the theater and she saw the words “Phantom of the Opera” on the marquis she thought she would pass out cold. She literally fell against Cade before they walked into the door.
“You okay Angel?” He asked kissing the top of her head gently.
She was breathless. “Yes, yes, I’m fine.” She tried to stand back on her own. She smoothed out her dress and took a deep breath. “I’ve always wanted to see this show, but couldn’t seem to purchase tickets before they sold out. I’d about given up hope, til you.” She looked up into his eyes. The thanks he saw in them, melted him.
“It’s my pleasure to make you happy my sweet Adah.” He kissed her gently. “Let’s go enjoy the show.” He slid his hand down to hers.
She watched the show in awe. Cade found her absolutely ravishing. Her reactions and the fact that he was the cause of them pleased him. There was actually one point in the opera where Adah was singing herself and she had a beautiful voice. Did she know that? If there was one thing Cade expected to put him head over heels in love with Adah, her singing a tune from “Phantom of the Opera” wasn’t it. He was a goner.
Cade took Adah back to her car after the opera and then followed her home. At her front door, they were saying goodbye.
“Are you sure you won’t come in?” Adah snuggled closer in to him. She was disappointed that he wanted to say goodbye outside.
“I’m sure my Angel. If I come in, there won’t be any goodbyes or much talking. You saw this afternoon my need for you, but I need for you to be sure of your need for me. Because once I’m deep inside of you, there’s no turning back Adah.” He kissed her gently. “Once I make you mine, you’ll be no one else’s.” He kissed her again a bit deeper this time. “Ever.”
She took a deep breath from the shock of his words. “Do you really mean that?”
“With every fiber of my being.” He answered softly.
The words pleased her beyond belief. She couldn’t believe that a man like Cade Ward wanted her, only her. How’d she get so lucky?
“Inside, my sweet Angel.” Cade reached behind her to open the screen door.
Adah poked out her lip in a little pout and looked up to him. He groaned.
“Don’t look at me like that, little one. It’ll be my undoing.”
She smiled and leaned forward to kiss his chin. She then turned to unlock her door to go inside. She stepped in the door and placed her purse and keys on the table right by it.
“I’ll see you tomorrow?”
“And the next day, and the next day.” He put his hands to her waist. “I’m glad you enjoyed the day.”
“Only because of you.” She leaned into him for a goodbye kiss. It was long, sensual, and so tender.
“Inside.” He stepped back from her but slid his hand to hers. He brought it to his lips and shocked her speechless with his next words. “I love you.” He kissed her hand. “See ya tomorrow my Angel.” And he winked at her and turned to leave.
Before he got into his car, he made sure Adah closed the door. She was still standing there, eyes wide and mouth open. He grinned at the picture. Damn he adored her. “Close the door sweet Angel, I’m not leaving til you do.”
She shook her head like she didn’t understand. Cade just grinned bigger and walked back to her door. Her eyes never left him. He gently pushed her inside, leaned down to kiss her nose and smiled that killer smile of his. He pulled the door shut gently. “Lock it.” He waited for the click. It was a few seconds but she did it. He placed his hand to the door in goodbye and then left.
“He what?” Her best friend Karla asked in delighted surprise.
“He said he loved me.” Adah was still trying to let it sink in.
“Good lord. That man doesn’t play around does he?” Karla took a bit of her French fry. “I mean you two have known each other for what a few weeks?”
“About. But we only just went out yesterday. I don’t get it. I don’t understand how a man can fall in love with a woman he’s barely been around.” Adah sipped her shake.
“Well you’ve heard of love at first sight.”
“I have, but with me?”
“Oh stop.” There was irritation in Karla’s voice. “I hate when you do that. Your lack of confidence and self-esteem is becoming gradually annoying the longer I know you.” Karla took another bite of a fry and continued. “Hasn’t Cade proved anything to you?”
“Oh yeah.” Adah sighed and sat back. “He has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt how much he desires me. And let me tell you Karla, sometimes it’s frightening. Not in a fearful way, nothing Cade does scares me. But the way he touches me, looks at me, speaks to me, I can’t often wrap my emotions around it. It’s overwhelming, but I don’t ever want him to stop.” She played with her burger. “I’m just afraid he’s going to come to his senses one day and kick me to the curb.”
“From what you’ve told me, he’s going to kick you to the curb as soon as I give up my love of chocolate and Vin Diesel.” Adah snorted. “And guess when that’s going to happen?”
“This time never.” Adah teased.
“Amen sister.” Karla finished off her soda. “So what are your plans tonight?”
“I don’t know. He called me this morning and told me to be at my place by 7 and that’s all he said.”
“Damn…” Carla sighed dreamily. “Sexy, demanding, mysterious, protective, and he’s yours.” Adah smiled. “Bitch.” Adah burst out laughing.
Right at 7 on the dot he knocked on her door. She opened the door all smiles. Cade thought he would swallow his tongue. She was wearing a pink sundress that was sleeveless and well as strapless and she was barefoot. Her hair was loose and flowing over her shoulder. God this woman was absolutely delicious! He had a grocery bag in one hand and a vase of flowers in the other.
“Aww, are those for me?” She asked reaching to take the flowers. She stepped back so he could walk in. He did and without saying a single word, he put the bag down next to him and took the vase out of Adah’s hands. He placed it on the table at the door. Then he pulled her into his arms and kissed her hungrily. She moaned as she wrapped her arms around his neck. God she loved the way this man felt against her. And the way he smelled was all masculine. She fisted her hands in his hair and pulled him in deeper for the kiss. He kicked the door shut with his foot and never leaving the kiss reached back to find the lock to lock it. He then pressed her to the wall as the kiss intensified. If anyone was to see them right now they could see the steam pouring off of them.
“I could eat you alive.” He said huskily against her lips. “And I will.” He bit her lower lip and then slid his tongue against it. “After I cook you dinner.” He ran his hand up to tease her breast. She whimpered and melted against him. He stepped back and looked her up and down. His eyes told all. “You are to never leave this house in that dress.”
Was he serious? She bit her lower lip and asked quietly. “Do you really mean that?”
“No.” He chuckled in that sexy way that made her warm all over. “But you’re not to wear that dress unless I’m with you. I’ll rip any man in two that even thinks to look at you in it.”
She laughed a bit til she saw the raising of his brow. She looked into his eyes and saw the possession in them.
“That, I’m not kidding about Angel. Any man that looks at you wrong, I’ll have him in a body bag before he even knows what hit him.” He leaned down to pick up the grocery bag. He caught the look on her face. “Why does that surprise you?” He asked placing an arm to her waist.
She picked up the vase of carnations. “You can’t expect men to not look at me Cade, it isn’t possible.”
“You’re right. But I can expect them to look at you with nothing but respect and only that. I am the only man to look at you in wanting. I am the only man who will get the pleasure.”
The arrogance didn’t upset her, but excited her instead, because it was all for her. She stopped outside her kitchen and looked up to him with curious eyes. “The only man?” What was it about this man that brought out this side of her? “What makes you think there will be no others?”
He grinned that cocky, confident grin of his. He loved seeing this side of her. And he loved knowing it was reserved only for him. “Because I’ve already stated that.”
“Cocky bastard.” She said softly poking him playfully in his chest.
“Not a bastard, though sometimes cocky. I’ll be that where you’re concerned Angel.” He backed her into the kitchen and up against the middle island. He put the bag down on it as well as taking the vase from her and placing it there too. He caged her in and used his knee to open up her legs. “I told you yesterday that I love you. I’ve only said that to three other females in my life, my mother, my sister, and her little girl, my niece. I don’t take the words lightly. I promised that the first time I said them to a woman outside my family would be the only time I said it to a woman outside my family. I’ll not say it again to another female Adah. You are it for me.” He leaned down to kiss her jawline and then trailed kisses to her neck and ear. She closed her eyes in pleasure. “You belong to me now and I’ll no sooner die than watch you walk away from me.” He gently bit her earlobe. “I love you Adah Cohen…eternally.” And he kissed her til her heart beat furiously against her chest and until she literally couldn’t breathe.
Several minutes later, Cade pulled out of the kiss. It was a wonder she was still standing. He was caressing her gently as he made love to her with only his eyes.
“When you look at me like that Cade, I can barely think, I can barely breathe.” Adah stroked his cheek with the palm of her hand.
“Do you want me to stop?” He asked quietly as he gently kneaded her hips his eyes never leaving hers.
“No.” Her breaths were becoming shaky now. “How is it you love me after only knowing me for a few weeks?” She was moving her hands up and down his hips now. God this man had an amazing body…and it was hers.
“Ever heard of love at first sight?” He asked moving her to sit on the counter. She gasped when her butt hit. He placed his hands on her legs and rubbed her thighs and then parted them so he could move between them. “The things I could do to you right here.” He growled softly and leaned in to nip at her neck. “You’d never look at this island the same again once I was done with you.” He moved down to her shoulder. He laved her shoulder with this tongue and spoke against it. “Ever had a man eat you til you passed out cold?” She gasped again. The man didn’t hold back in his words and even though it excited her, in some regards it scared her. Cade chuckled confidently once again and then looked back into her eyes. His were burning, the passion in them was unmistakable. “Have you?” He moved one hand slowly between her legs. To his absolute pleasure and delight, she had on no underwear. That brow rose again in that oh so sexy way. “My, my, was this done for my benefit?” He was so close to her center, she thought she would explode if he got any closer.
“N—no, I just never wear underwear with this dress.” Why had she told him that?
Now he had that sexy smile on his face…damn him. “So in putting this dress on, you had no idea where you and I would end up tonight?”
She could only shake her head. Had she known? He said he wouldn’t rush her, that he wanted her to be sure of her need for him. And she was. She’d never wanted any man the way she wanted, needed, desired Cade.
“You do know that I’m making love to you tonight?” It was said that way on purpose. “I can make love to you without the actual penetration my Angel. That won’t happen til you are absolutely ready.” He kissed her gently and moved his hand even closer to her center. “But I’m going to love you tonight and if your body allows me I’ll do it until morning. I want you so sated with pleasure til you can’t move, and then I’ll please you again and again.” His fingers brushed her center and she shuddered. “So you never answered my question.” His fingers were gently massaging her nest of curls. She opened her legs wider to him, it couldn’t be helped. He loved watching her reactions to him. It aroused him thoroughly.
Question? He asked a question? Was she supposed to be able to remember anything with the way he was touching her right now? She was going to become a puddle on her kitchen floor.
“Has a man ever eaten you til you passed out cold?” He knew what he wanted the answer to be any other answer would have made him sick with jealousy.
“I’m—“ Adah moved her hands to the counter and fell back on them, she needed support and holding onto Cade wasn’t doing it, that only made her weaker. “I’m still a virgin, but—but I’ve gone down on a man or two.“ His body tightened with pleasure hearing her answer. He inserted a finger gently into her. Adah gasped and nearly fell back on the counter. “Oh baby,” his voice was a sexy rasp. “That is the exact answer I was hoping to hear.” He kissed her as he fingered her slowly. Cade knew what he could do to her right there and wanted to til her hurt thinking about it. But he had a romantic dinner planned for her before his romantic seduction and he was going to see it through. He removed his finger and slowly pulled away from her.
Adah’s body was trembling, her breathing was raspy, and her heart was pounding in her chest. As her eyes drifted down she saw exactly how much Cade desired her. He was rock hard in his jeans and it was beautiful. That was all it took. She hopped down off the counter and pushed him back against the opposite wall. She dropped down to her knees and reached for his belt. Cade grabbed her hands.
“Angel, if you do that now, we may never get to the romantic dinner I had planned for you.”
“I’m only hungry for one thing right now.” She released her hands from his grip and quickly undid his belt. As she unzipped him and moved his jeans and underwear just to his thigh, she took him into her hand. She stroked it slowly and teased him at the tip of it. She ran her tongue through the slit and moaned against it. “Dammit.” Cade said between his teeth. “Adah—“ She cut him off by speaking against his member. “Yes?”
He looked down at her with narrowed eyes filled with heat and passion. He fisted his hands in her hair. “There will only be one entrée tonight if you keep that up.” She ran her tongue along his cock and smiled that feline smile. She knew exactly what that entrée would be…her. “Then maybe I should work on my appetizer.” And she took him fully into her mouth.
It was Cade’s undoing. The woman was a goddess in that area and she proved it by how fast she made him come. It was quite embarrassing for him actually, but Adah ate it up…figuratively and literally speaking.
“Christ woman!” He said as she slid up against him and then wrapped her arms around him. “That was embarrassing.” He did up his jeans and then put his hands to her waist.
“Why?” She asked proudly looking at him with eyes that told him she already knew the answer.
“You know exactly why.” He pulled her closer against him. “That has never happened to me before. Most of the women I was with took a bit longer to bring me to that exquisite point that you brought me to in less than 10 minutes.”
Adah smiled proudly. “Well then they just didn’t know what they were doing now did they.” She leaned in and kissed the spot on his chest that was bare. He was wearing a button up shirt and the first two buttons were undone.
He chuckled wickedly. “You little vixen. What have I created?”
“I suppose you’ll find out later tonight won’t you?”
“Damn right I will.” And he kissed her senseless. “Now.” He pushed her gently away from him. “You need to disappear. I won’t get anything done with you in my presence. Just tell me where the pots, pans, and cooking utensils are and then go away.”
She laughed softly and showed him where everything was. He was taking things out of the grocery bag and Adah took advantage of it and went up behind him and wrapped her arms around him. She moved her hands down right to his bulge and very boldly stroked. “Are you sure I can’t help baby?”
It was the first time she’d ever used an endearment with him. He groaned and fell forward against the counter. “You…little…minx…” he turned quickly and yanked her against him. “I want you to remember everything you’ve done to me and what you’re attempting to do to me now.” He kissed her short and hard. “Because when I get you in bed later this evening, I’ll have no mercy.” He bit at her earlobe and then spoke into it. “None.” She trembled from his words. “Now go.” He turned her and swatted her ass. She turned to smile at him.
Dinner was incredible! Cade was definitely in the wrong industry as far as Adah was concerned. The steaks, potatoes, and salad he made were off the chain. And the dessert he was feeding her now was decadent and to die for. If the man continued to cook like this for her, she’d gain 100 pounds in no time. They were now sitting on the floor in the living room eating the dessert.
“What is this called again?” Adah asked before taking her next bite Cade was feeding her.
“Mile-high chocolate pie.” He spooned a small sample into her mouth.
“Mmm, this is incredible.” Adah rolled her eyes and closed them. She ran her fingers through her hair. Such a simple gesture was some damn sexy to Cade. He was painfully hard again. “And you made this?”
“No, my sister did. She owns a bakery. “Sinfully Delicious”, that’s hers.”
“That’s her shop? My god, I could gain 10 pounds every time I go in there! She is an incredible baker!”
Cade smiled. “I’ll let her know, she’ll be happy to hear that.” He fed her another bite. He purposely missed her mouth and got some on the corner of it. “Oh look at that.” He leaned forward. “I’ve missed your mouth and got some on the corner. Let me help you with that.” He snaked out his tongue to get it off. Adah became incredibly wet from the gesture. The things he could do with his tongue, were there laws for it? He sat back to look at her. “Didn’t want to miss any of it.” He spooned her another serving. The way she took it into her mouth was enough to have him climbing the walls. How did this woman not know how incredibly sexy she was? Cade groaned softly. Adah moved into his lap and took the plate and spoon from him.
“My turn.” She placed a bigger serving on the spoon and placed it to Cade’s lips. “Open wide baby.” He lowered his eyes and did just that with his mouth. Adah slid the spoon in slowly and then ran it on the outside of his lips. She left plenty of chocolate on the outside of them. “Here.” She put the plate down, and wrapped her legs and arms around him. “Let me help you with this mess.” Adah used her tongue to get the chocolate off. And then placed gentle kisses to each place her tongue went. There was only so much a man could take. With an ease that impressed her, Cade stood with her still wrapped around him.
“Where’s your bedroom?”
“Down the hall.” She leaned in to nibble at his neck. “First door on your right.”
He was there in no time. He walked to her bed and placed her down on it gently. “Don’t move.” He said huskily. He walked to the phone on her nightstand and turned it off. Then he walked to the stereo and turned it on. He found a jazz station and turned the volume just right. He was unbuttoning his shirt as he walked back over to her. He dropped it to the side of the bed and Adah thought she would faint at first sight of his chest. The man didn’t have an ounce of fat on him. His waist was cut and what most people called a six-pack, Adah would call edible! He had a small patch of hair that went from his chest to his waist.
He was making love to her again with his eyes. He reached out and took her hands into his. He raised her so she was on her knees. “I need this off of you…immediately.” He gestured to the dress. He slid the dress slowly off of her. He stopped just below her breasts and took them into his hands.
“Damn, these are so beautiful.” He caressed them and gently stroked her nipples. She went instantly hard. “I’ve been dying to get my mouth back on them again properly.” He took one of them into his mouth and did things to her breast she never imagined possible. Adah had no idea how she was going to handle this man now that they were finally at the place she always wanted to be with him. He made her feel emotions she didn’t even know existed. He played her body like a fine tuned instrument and she had no control over anything he made her feel. This man was going to be her first and from everything else he’d say, her last. She prayed he didn’t regret that decision when this night was over.
Cade laid her gently back on the bed removing her dress completely. His mouth never left her breast in the process. How sensual it was to feel her totally naked body against Cade’s fully clothed body. One breast was deliciously in his mouth, the other he was caressing almost reverently. Her body, her emotions, her soul was lost to Cade. He worked his way slowly down to her belly and slid his tongue in and out of her bellybutton. Adah arched against him and moaned softly. He found his way to the insides of her thighs and Adah whimpered in anticipation. He spoke against one of her thighs.
“Do you remember me telling you to remember everything you did to me?” His voice was soft and soothing. She could only nod. “I told you that when I got you into this bed, I would have no mercy.” He placed his hands underneath her and raised her legs to place over his shoulders. “I wasn’t lying.” He buried his face into her warmth and Adah bit her lower lip to keep from screaming. This man was incredible! How did she get so lucky? He spoke against her clit as he tormented her erotically. “Absolutely…delicious.” He bit her gently. “I’m going to be here for awhile.” And he showed her exactly how delicious she was. Her hands were fisted in the sheets, her eyes closed in absolute ecstasy. The first climax hit her within minutes and Cade chuckled confidently as she writhed against him in pleasure. As her body relaxed Cade sent little tiny kisses from her thigh up to her neck. “Did you enjoy that?” Adah looked at him in shock. Did he really expect an answer to that? Couldn’t he tell? He smiled that knowing smile of his and continued. “I’m glad, because I’m not nearly done.”
He slid down her body and feasted on her once again. Two climaxes later, Adah was lying in his arms breathless. He had his shirt off now and she was rubbing his chest softly. “I—I don’t even have the words for how you made me feel.” Adah said softly.
“No words are needed Angel.” He kissed her forehead. “Your body tells me everything I need to know.” He shifted their positions and rolled her underneath him. “I’m still not done with you my love.” He kissed her softly.
“I know.” She sounded nervous. He soothed her by kissing her gently and smiling at her softly.
“You have nothing to fear my precious Angel, I’ll make sure you’re ready for me long before I enter you. Your body will be so ready for me, you’ll be begging me to take you.”
She narrowed her eyes at him and spoke, “There’s that sexy arrogance again.”
“On the contrary baby.” He moved on top of her. “It’s nothing but the truth.” He raised a brow. “Shall I show you?”
She wrapped her arms around him. “Please.”
Her body wasn’t hers anymore. She watched as Cade slid off the bed to remove his pants. The first glance of him made her catch her breath. He was more than ready for her and he was absolutely huge. She had the understanding that man and woman were supposed to fit together, but there was no way she could take all of him without it hurting, could she? He sensed her worry.
“Again, my love, no worries.” He positioned himself on top of her leaning on his elbows so all of his weight wasn’t on her. “You’ll be amazed at how accommodating your body is going to be to mine.”
“I—I don’t want to disappoint you.”
He placed a finger gently to her lips. “Shh. That’s nonsense. Nothing about you will ever disappoint me. I wouldn’t be in this bed with you otherwise.” He kissed her eyelids and then her cheeks. “Let me show you exactly how accommodating your beautiful body is going to be.”
He kissed her, everywhere. Touched and caressed her, everywhere. If he continued, she would climax again before he even entered her. Her friend Karla had mentioned to her about the night she had several orgasms with a guy she described has the Zeus of sex. It was an amazing experience, one she never thought to experience for herself. And here she was on nearly her 4th orgasm and all the man was doing was kissing and touching her. She moved against him of her own accord, she loved the way their naked bodies felt together, and damn him, he was right. She was ready for him…now.
“Cade…please…take me now.” She was breathless. He looked deep into her eyes and spoke. “Patience my love…patience.”
Was he kidding? Patience? Now? Not on his fucking life.
“Cade, baby, please!” She buried her nails into his back. Her body was on fire.
He chuckled confidently and without another word entered her slowly. She tensed, but pain be damned, she wanted all of this man…now! He sheathed himself completely in her and the pain was so quick it was almost unnoticeable. Now, there was nothing but pleasure, nothing but ecstasy, and she never, never, wanted him to stop. It was nothing like she’d heard about, nothing like she’d seen in the movies or even read in books. It was heaven. His pace increased from slow and easy to steady, but hard. Adah moved with him like it wasn’t her first time and that amazed her. But she heard it said when two people come together that are meant to be together, their bodies are like one. And that’s what she and Cade were, one whole, one flesh. She was forever his and would never belong to another soul.
Her climax came hard, but it was one of the most amazing things she’d ever experienced. She tightened around Cade bringing him to his climax at the same time as hers. He groaned, threw his head back, and pumped against Adah fiercely. As he emptied into her, he mumbled something she couldn’t understand. She cried out his name and held onto him for dear life. Minutes later, they fell asleep in each other’s arms. Before they drifted off, Adah said the words that Cade had been waiting for. "I love you Cade." He smiled sleepily and pulled her closer to him.
Her dreams were of the two of them. They couldn’t get enough of each other and it was amazing. It would be fine with her if she never woke up, but then how could she experience the real thing if she didn’t? The real thing…it caused her to smile in her sleep. He was lying next to her and she knew he would be for a long time to come.
“Angel.” Cade kissed her gently. “Wake up my sweet Angel.”
She stirred slowly and then stretched sensually. Cade groaned and leaned closer in to her. “You know what that does to me when you stretch like that.”
“Do I?” She said saucily.
“Little minx.” He bit at her neck and then kissed her again. “What were you dreaming about? You had that sexy smile on your face.” He laid down next to her.
“I was dreaming about the first time we met and the first time we made love.”
“Again?” He teased rubbing her belly. She was six months pregnant with twin boys and Cade couldn’t wait to see them.
“Mmm-hmm.” Adah nodded her head and continued. “I can remember it like it was yesterday.”
“Wasn’t it?” They did just make love last night.
She swatted at him. Cade still made love to her like it was the first time every time, and being that they had been married for the past six years, that amazed her.
“Hmm.” She leaned against him. “No time will ever be like the first time.”
He leaned back to look at her and raised a brow. “Remember what happened the last time you said that?” He rubbed her belly in answer. She chuckled softly. “Yeah, I suppose it was about six months ago you proved me wrong.”
“Just six months ago?” He leaned down to bite her lower lip. She heard laughter and giggling downstairs.
“Oh. Was it 5 years I said those same words?” She looked to the ceiling as in thought.
“I believe it was and we have two little angels named Kanti and Kaya downstairs to prove that.”
Twins. She couldn’t believe it when it happened. They’re identical twins and the older they get the more alike they look. And here they are again with another set of twins, these fraternal. Adah nearly fell off the exam table when the nurse told her she was having twin boys. Cade just smiled that killer smile of his and kissed Adah and the nurse.
“I still can’t believe you married me.” Adah said looking at him with love in her eyes.
He wrapped his arms tightly around her. “And why not? I told you then and I’ll tell you again now, you are the only woman for me. If it wasn’t you, there wasn’t going to be another.” He kissed her long and softly. Their girls walked in.
“I told you they would be kissing again.” The older Kaya said rolling her eyes.
“They’re always kissing.” Said the other named Kanti. They had something behind their backs as they walked over to the bed.
“And what are we hiding?” Adah asked sitting up and looking to her girls proudly.
“We made this in school for you, it’s your Mother’s Day gift.”
Both the girls presented the gift to her. It was a collage with pictures of them on it from birth to five years old. Adah couldn’t stop the tears.
“Oh, thank you babies.” She bit her lip to hold back more tears.
“Told you she’d cry.” Kanti said shoving her sister playfully.
“So.” Kaya crawled into her mother’s lap. Or as close to it as she could considering the belly took up most of it carrying twins this far along. Kanti crawled into her daddy’s lap. He kissed the top of her head. Adah returned the gesture to Kaya. “Happy Mother’s Day mommy,” Kaya started. “We’re going to make you breakfast, but daddy wanted to wake you up first and ask what you wanted.”
“Surprise me.” She said looking to all of them.
“And look mommy,” Kanti took the collage and turned it over. “We left room on the back for our baby brothers when they get here. You can put pictures of them right here.” She pointed to different spots of the paper.
“Thank you baby.” She kissed her cheek. “I’ll be sure and do that with the first pictures we get of them okay?” Kaya nodded her head happily.
“Can we fix her breakfast now daddy? We’re hungry you know. You only let us have one bowl of cereal, duh.” Kanti loved teasing her daddy.
“So you’re starving now?” He said gathering her close to tickle her.
“Yes!” She squealed trying to stop him from tickling her.
“I’m hungry too.” Kaya said trying to protect her sister. Cade simply grabbed her and tickled her too.
Adah looked to the three of them in awe. She still didn’t know how she got so lucky. She loved each of them with every fiber of her being and couldn’t imagine her life without them not they’re in it. Cade stood up with them and walked to the bedroom door. He put them down kissing each one and then swatting them on the behinds.
“Downstairs. I’ll be there in a minute.”
“They’re going to kiss again.” Kaya said making kissing noises.
“Ew!” Kanti teased running out the room before her father could get her.
“Go.” Cade said pointing and chuckling. Kaya ran out laughing. He looked to Adah.
“Happy Mother’s Day my precious Angel.”
Every time he called her that, it melted her heart still to this day. “Thank you baby. I love you.”
“And I you Angel of my dreams.” He winked at her and blew her a kiss.
She leaned back against the headboard and rested her hands on her belly. Her boys were active. They always seemed to be more so when all of them were together. She had the most amazing husband in the world, two adorable twin girls, and two precious twin boys on the way, could life be any better? She didn’t think so. She just noticed the note taped to the television in their room. It said turn on and press play. She did just that and once again the tears started. It was video of Cade holding both his baby girls when they were only hours old in the hospital.
He looked to the camera and spoke, “Hello my Angel. What a wonderful job you did today.”
Nope, life just didn’t get any better.
©Nisey Watson January 29, 2012
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