Do I want! I want him body and soul. I want to live in the now, and forget the effort it’s taken to get here – not just to this island, but all the tearing months of separation and the limbo, not knowing if I want to go forward or stay at a safe point where no man can hurt me again. He’s smiling at me: with intensity, with gentleness. Already I know how it will feel when he slips off my dress, how good it will feel to be so close. And how it will be afterwards, limbs tangled, bodies relaxed, my head on his shoulder, and the beautiful tired sleep that comes after great sex.
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