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HeavyHarriette Lewis was beautiful. Ames watched as she twirled around the ballroom in her sky-blue birthday gown. The strand of sapphires around her slender neck flashed as she moved, a tiny chain of starlight surrounded by a cascade of mahogany-colored hair.Heavy by StrigineSensibility
He had known her since they were both small, though he was several years her senior. She had always been the most enjoyable of his playmates, never questioning his leadership when they played soldiers or contesting his victories in the games they played in the gardens. He enjoyed the quiet shyness she had possessed. Ames was not sure quite when friendship had shifted to some stronger feeling. But now, as he stood along the side of the dance floor awaiting his turn with the debutante, Ames Coventry knew that he desired to possess this beautiful young woman.
Harriette and her dance partner swirled around the floor for a while longer. The night was halfway over, and she had been carried in the arms of what seemed like every man in the ro
One Last SunsetToday would be the last day. She lay on the warm sand of the beach, the heels of her feet resting just above the crest of the small waves washing up on shore, eyes closed against the sunshine. It was funny to think how many times they had shared afternoons like this. Sandals and shorts scattered across the shore, skinny bodies divested of all but underclothing, pale legs disappearing beneath the water with a splash. A halo of wet blond hair. Goose bumps on arms from the chilly water. The first timid caresses, the bolder touches later on.One Last Sunset by StrigineSensibility
They would let the sun warm their bodies, and let each other warm the places the sun couldn’t reach. Sand worked its way into every crevasse and in between their entwined fingers. She would close her eyes and listen to the deep rumbling voice emanating from beneath her cheek. They talked of everything and nothing and the suggestive shapes of the puffy white clouds. Often her loud laughter had sent the birds flying.
Eventually, the sun would hedge