From Sex, Life, & Hannah::Volume 1, Winter Season (CHAPTER 3: THE AGONY OF ECSTASY)
Ben and I are lounging on opposite sides of the couch. The Christmas lights have been turned off and the music has ended. It is dark and quiet. My eyes are closed and all I can feel are Ben’s hands plying my feet and calves. He still has not said a lot tonight, but maybe he doesn’t have to. Maybe some people say enough with what they do and the energy they emanate.
I feel fantastically good. I feel better than I have since The Ex broke up with me, and maybe even longer. For the first time in a long time I admit to myself how stressful and full of anxiety our relationship really was. Maybe Jack is right. Maybe I do need someone better for me.
I am sitting in the dark with Ben, whom I barely know, whom I’ve never had a conversation with, but I feel happy. We’re two people just enjoying one another’s company. No strings attached. It’s been a long time since I felt that way with The Ex.
Inspired, I sit up and lean toward Ben. He puts a hand on the back of my head and pulls me closer. We kiss slowly, exploring each other’s mouths for a very long time. It is ecstasy—or maybe the ecstasy.
The light peeks in through the shutters. I pry myself from Ben’s lips. I tell him I need to go home. He gives me a warm hug and lets me out through the elusive kitchen back door.
To Be Continued…
Sex, Life, & Hannah::Volume 1, Winter Season by Dorota Skrzypek.
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