Greetings from our nation’s capitol, where I’ve been vacationing. It’s been incredibly hot here, but I’ve survived and have made it back to my computer to post this week’s sentences. Yesterday’s post touched on intimacy and the ‘moment’, and I want to continue in that vein. These sentences are out of order from my previous Sunday posts, but I hope you’ll enjoy them nonetheless.

The premise: David was just being a good neighbor when he took in the pregnant Leti after a lover’s quarrel leaves her homeless. Neither were looking to fall in love but as they spend more time together, the feeling becomes mutual – criminal ex-boyfriends, sexy new neighbors and gun-toting kidnappers notwithstanding.

* * *

“Ooh,” Leti squeaked, her hand on her belly.

“What is it?” David asked with alarm. He jumped to his feet and approached her.

“I…I felt the baby move,” she said with amazement. The baby kicked again and without giving the moment a second thought, she grabbed David’s hand and placed it on her belly. She held her breath as they waited, David’s hand relaxing, resting on her as if that’s where it belonged.

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