**** ...Jamison's hand left her cheek and went down to clasp her hand. He turned it palm up and ran his fingers over the scratches that crisscrossed her skin. She waited for him to speak, but instead he lifted her hand to his lips and kissed her knuckles.
They sat in silence for what seemed like hours. Jamison kept her hand pressed to his lips, his eyes closed as he took in her scent. Kara couldn't handle it anymore; she needed comfort. Pulling her hand free she got to her feet with a wince and a groan. Stepping around the table to his side, she stood next to him waiting.
Jamison opened his eyes and looked up at her. With a smile, he opened his arms and she sat down gingerly on his lap. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her close. Kara snuggled into him, her head tucked under his chin. She had never felt as safe as she did at that moment.
"Baby," he growled, his voice raspy with emotion.
Kara leaned up and kissed his jaw. Jamison got to his feet, careful not to jostle her. He went up the stairs, bypassing the guest room and going into his own. He placed her on the bed and curled up beside her. She stayed on her back, too tired and sore to think about moving. Jamsion laid on his side facing her, one arm draped lightly over her middle.
She closed her eyes, feeling safe and comforted. Drifting off to sleep, she wished she could fall asleep like this every night.
This is from my current WIP. I'm just so happy I've got something...decent going on here! I hope everybody enjoys. I'm off to bed. My sleeping pills are kicking in. :D
PS. Again, this work is done by ME. Please do not use for any reason w/o first asking me...and all that disclaimer stuff. Thanks muchly! :)