Off Sides(54)

By: Sawyer Bennett

Hope is starting to build inside of me and I look at him. His beautiful eyes suck me in. He pulls me to him, wrapping his arms around my waist. “You are more important to me than anything else in this world. As long as I have you, I don’t need anything else. It’s you Danny. It will only ever be you.”

Oh, Ryan. My Ryan. My hands are shaking as I bring them up to his face. I stroke his jaw and his cheek. He closes his eyes at my touch and I start feeling elation rise up in me like helium filling a balloon. My head is swimming with the possibilities of a future with my one and only.

I push up on his chest and straddle his lap. I lay my forehead against his. “Is this for real?” I whisper.

“It is,” he confirms as he grips my hips, his fingers digging in deliciously.

“Oh, Ryan. I am so, so sorry I put us through this. I should have come to you first.” I start crying, burdened with the weight of the hurt and pain I have unnecessarily caused this man. My love. “I never meant those horrid things I said to you.”

“Sssshhh,” he croons as he wipes my tears. “No more apologies. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives together.”

I nod, the movement of my head pushing my lips into his. I take advantage and whisper a kiss on his mouth. He opens his mouth slightly and I run my tongue on the edge of his lips. Kissing my way across his cheek to his ear, I tell him how much I love him. Nibbling on his neck, I promise never to leave him again. As his hands work their magic on me, his kisses bind me to him forever. As our breathing becomes rough and our whispers hoarse, I beg him to make love to me.

And before the night is through, he does.