The Same Happiness

He watched her as she stood there, naked. She had just come out of the shower. They were expecting about ten people for dinner. His brother, and his wife, a business colleague and his wife and both single and married friends. He knew he ought to put on his jacket and head on downstairs but he didn’t move. He watched her as she dried her skin, swallowing hard as his gaze drank in every exquisite detail of her body.

Unable to stand it any longer, he rose to his feet and quickly crossed the room to where she was. He tugged the towel out of her hand and pulled her roughly against him the same time, his mouth sought hers. His fingers pressed into the small of her back as he devoured her mouth. He couldn’t help himself. He was hungry for her.

No woman had ever excited him the way she did. It was one of the reasons why he married her. When he broke off the kiss to remove his shirt, his face flushed and his breathing harsh and unsteady, she gasped, “What about our guests? They’ll be arriving soon.”

“They can wait. I can’t.” And with that he picked her up and carried her over to the bed. After he laid her down, he finished stripping and then he joined her.

Their guests arrived and were ushered into the living-room where they waited for their hosts.

“Well, hello you two,” his brother greeted them as they entered the living-room holding hands. “We were all beginning to wonder what was keeping you.”

The hosts smiled. Hugs and kisses were exchanged and then they retired to the dining-room. Soon the sounds of laughter, of glasses tinkling and the steady flow of conversation filled the air. Afterwards, the men gathered in the game room while the women congregated in the drawing-room.

Several hours later, the house was quiet again. The guests had left. She yawned. It had been a rather long day. She couldn’t wait to go to bed and hopefully sleep in a little late tomorrow. As they climbed the stairs to their room, she announced, “Did Jim tell you that Sharon and he are getting a divorce?”

“Yes, he did.”

“But, they’ve been married for thirty years. Did he tell you why?”

“He didn’t get into specifics. He just said that the divorce is as a result of too many years of regretful happenings in their marriage.”

“I wonder what that means. Sharon didn’t go into any details either but she says that the divorce will be amicable and that they will make arrangements that will be best for their two kids.”

They had reached the bedroom and were getting undressed. He looked at her. “After twenty years of marriage, you and I are still going strong. I’m more in love with you now than I was when we first met.”

She smiled and put her arms around his waist. “I feel the same way too. And I pray that our two remarkable teenagers will find the same happiness that you and I have found with each other.”

“I’m sure they will.” It was what his mother had wished for him when he was their older son’s age. She said to him, “When you meet that one special person in your life, Hold on tight and never let them go. For life is short.” He had met and was now married to that one special person. Smiling, he wrapped his arms tightly around her.

Posted for July 2020 Writing Prompts – #10 – Regretful Happenings and #26 – He was hungry for her

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