14 October 2014

Tuesday's Tales ~ Letter(s)

 


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This week our prompt word is Letter(s). My snippet continues from last week.
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“What are you doing?” She’d slowed to a stop and cut the engine. “I thought you said we need to get out of here.”
“We do.” Her gaze rested on the plastic carrier bag on the floor at his feet. The second size choice clothes he’d stuffed back into the container.
“So what are we waiting for?”
She glanced up at him then beyond him, out the window. “For the boat to pass by.”
“And if they don’t?” He fought the urge to twist round and check of the vessel’s progress. “If they decide to pull in here and stay awhile, what do we do then?”
The wry smile that tipped her lips in a half-curve heated his blood and had him resorting to studying the bag of clothes at his feet. The pink and purple print of the letters morphed into the wry smile he’d been trying to evade. The thought of kissing his rescuer may not be sensible but it sure chased the chill out his bones. Those lips, still tantalizingly curved...
“Are you suggesting we make out in the car?” He swallowed the taste of his rising desire, turned his head to look out of the window in an effort not to inhale the scent of her. “We’re strangers, or do you come on to anyone in trousers?”
Bitterness swamped him. Did she expect a sexual reward for rescuing him?
“Of course not.” Her outraged denial brought his attention back to the woman.
“What?”
“I neither want nor expect any favours, sexual or otherwise, for rescuing you from the boot of my car. But—” she looked beyond him, “—if they come across a kissing couple in a car, hopefully they’ll do nothing more than thump on the roof, and exchange a few ribald comments on their way past.”
Damn but his ‘new’ jeans felt tight, his throat parched and his hands clammy. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d been so nervous at the thought of kissing a girl. Not that his companion was a girl. No indeed, the woman sitting beside him reeked of sensuality.
 
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16 comments:

Tonette said...

OK,now I really need to know how he got in the boot and if the people in the boat are going to be a problem!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by Tonette.

Jean Joachim said...

Love the sexual tension in this scene. He's an intriguing character, with secrets in his past and a sexual interest in his rescuer. I'm loving this story and can't wait for more.

Sarah Cass said...

Well, she does have a point PDA tends to make people uncomfortable and not look closer...lol

SherryGLoag said...

I'm pleased it's working for you Jean.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Sarah.

V.L. Locey said...

Oh my, the sexual tension! Well done.

Iris Blobel said...

What a great post ... will have to catch up on previous snippets.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Vicki

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Glad it's grabbed you enough to want to read more, thanks iris.

morgan said...

Very powerful closing sentence.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thank you

Jillian said...

love it- he really thinks a lot of himself thinking she wants sex with him as a reward- very male thought. LOL

Trisha Faye said...

I'm loving this story. Lots of mystery and intrigue behind the romance to be.

SherryGLoag said...

rofl Jillian, thanks for coming by. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Trisha.