au réveil

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The afternoon sun reaches through the windowpane, light-soaked rays stroking their fingertips over my sleep-warmed skin, caressing me through my quilted cocoon, coaxing me slowly awake.

It takes me a while, I think to myself, as I hear his approaching movements against the background sounds of domestic hums; fluffing towels turn in the dryer while floorboards creak under softly padding feet.  He kneels beside me where I lay, melted chocolate eyes level with my groggy gaze, and his welcoming smile pulls me out of my drowsy depths.

It takes me a while.

The thought repeats as I complete my climb to consciousness, holding his cheek against my palm and tracing my thumb over his sinner’s lips.

Sometimes, it takes me a while.

To come awake.
To come to realizations.
To come forward.

(To come…)

“I love you,” he says with audible surety, and I smile inwardly with remembrance, knowing how long he waited to hear those words, in return, from me.

As my eyes meet his, I wonder fleetingly to myself, Am I sorry for the wait?

Even knowing the answer is “No.”

(I had to know.)


It takes me a while.

© Mrs Fever – Temperature’s Rising

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    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      Some things – some people are worth waiting for. <3 I'd like to believe I'm one of them. 😉

      I have made the conscious choice to live with intention, and I work very hard to say what I mean and mean what I say.

      Words have power.

      And love is a promise.

      To quote the lyrics of one of my favorite songs: It's not given lightly. 🙂

    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      Thank you, Chris.

      There are a million moments, tiny and strange, that create an ‘Us’ ~ examining, in retrospect, the minute details of some of those moments, is to savor the dark-chocolate aftertaste, which (1) makes me appreciate the flavor all the more, and (2) sets me to craving another bite, even while I thirst for a tall cool drink of water. (Yes, that was a double entendre. 😉 )

      Glad you liked. 🙂

          1. Mrs Fever Post author

            Ohhhhh, yes.

            I can picture the flavor combinations, can’t you? And they would have steamy names. It’s more fun if it makes grandma blush. 😉 “Would you care for a Slick Hot? A Creamy Wet? Perhaps a Naughty Tease?”


            And now I’m craving yummy deliciousness. Le sigh.

          2. The Muscleheaded Blog

            I’m thinking some great slogans like :
            I love Mrs. Fever sweet stuff –
            Mrs. Fever’s Candies Give Me Chills –
            Hot And Spicy – Mrs Fever is that and more….

            Oh man… it’s a gold mine. 😀

  1. wildoats1962

    Sugar Rush!!! I love it!! I can imagine white and DDDark chocolate with strawberry swirls. But that’s my own imagination running Wild at the banter. The original post is, …, reminiscent…..

    1. Mrs Fever Post author

      And of course there would have to be one called Tasty Nipple. Or perhaps Mother’s Milk? 😀

      Yes, reminiscence. 🙂 Minus nostalgia.

      {An expression, rather than an equation.}