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He exchanged a knowing look with her before finally allowing a bemused smile to take over his face. He was only a few feet away from her now. “And what happens if I turn you down?”
Ada licked her lips, noticing the ‘Bennet Trance’ was taking over the closer he got to her. “Hell if I know,” she admitted. “I just don’t recommend it because I really want you to kiss me.”
One more step and he was now only a foot away from her before he stopped in his tracks. His eye contact was firm and unwavering and he swallowed hard. “Say that again.”
His voice was calm, quiet and somewhat resigned, which only pulled Ada in more.
Ada held in a breath, the power of his stare completely undoing her. “I want you to kiss me.”
It was Tom who did this to her. He turned her from ‘straight ‘A’ Ada’ with her eyes on the future to a woman who had only eyes for him.
The foot between them was now gone, nearly completely erased. She’d say the words over and over again if he’d wanted her to, but he didn’t need her words to know what she wanted. He could see it written all across her body like a map with only one destination. He could read the clues in her breaths, demanding eyes, shaky body or quivering mouth and they would all lead him to one place.
And he did seem to take it all in, his eyes studying every clue that showed him just how badly she wanted all this, before he finally wrapped one arm around her waist while the other hand brushed up and down her side.
“You know this is a bad idea, right?”
Ada opened her mouth to speak, but the sound was barely audible. She tried again and had to force the words out. “Best bad idea I’ve ever had.”
Tom’s knuckles trailed across her stomach and he kept firm eye contact with her. “If we start something, there’s going to be consequences. People aren’t going to like it when they find out, and they will find out eventually.”
“So be it.”
His knuckles caught the bottom of her shirt and hit her bare skin for only a moment before the shirt fell back into place. Ada dropped her head back and she took in a heavy breath, filling her lungs with his forever scent of coffee and chocolate with a hint of sweat from a hard nights work.
The feel of his hot breath against her neck nearly made Ada stumble and she grabbed onto him for balance. When she did, it only drew him closer and his lips grazed the skin, filling her with an almost unbearable need. All rational thought disappeared the moment he began leaving a trail of kisses across her neck, against her chin, up her jawline and another just below her ear.
Each kiss was a small piece of seduction, as if she needed to be seduced into kissing him.
“My legs are going to stop working in about five seconds.”
Tom left another small kiss on her chin before he caught her by the waist and picked her up with ease, looking around for a place to put her. Finally he set her down on a bistro chair, just barely out of view of the window.
The moment she landed on the chair, Ada kept her legs around him, unwilling to let him go. Her pulse quickened the longer he looked at her with those incredible eyes of his. Every inch of her felt that stare.
“Are you sure this is what you want?” he questioned, his hands holding firm on her waist and his eyes holding firm on hers.
Ada didn’t trust her voice to come out as any more than a squeak. The heat of his body and grasp of his hands on her waist drove any words she knew out of her brain. So instead she took off his cap and tossed it on the table beside her. She entwined her fingers behind his neck to pull him closer and erased the distance between his lips and her own.
The chemistry that was always there between them now felt miniscule compared to the chemistry in that single, fleeting kiss. With the gentle brush of her lips, she told him exactly what she wanted and what she wanted was him, no matter where that took her.
As soon as their lips separated she kissed him again, this time taking her time. It wasn’t an all powerful kiss as she was much too inexperienced for that, but it more than confirmed that she wasn’t about to turn back. That familiar shiver danced up her spine and clouded her brain. It was one she felt every time he looked at her with those perfectly soft yet playfully mischievous eyes of his.
Ada opened her eyes and saw his staring at her lips, felt his thumb trace the outline of her lower lip.
“What the hell are you doing to me, Ada?” he questioned. But Tom didn’t wait for her answer before her captured her in a kiss that set fire to her body.
This kiss was not fleeting or gentle. Raw need collided with a forbidden desire they’d tried their best to ignore. The feel of his lips moving greedily against hers knocked the air from Ada’s lungs and the thoughts from her brain. Her lips parted for him and Tom took the offer without a moment’s hesitation. Kiss after kiss she felt herself lose all control. Moans escaped from her lips and her hands travelled up his shirt to pull him closer in a demanding sort of urgency.
Lust burned into her brain, causing everything else around her to disappear. The need for more of him ran through her veins and caused Ada to deepen every kiss as her body arched into him. She needed him; anything and everything he was willing to give. Her heart craved this moment for longer than she wanted to admit and her body was responding to him in ways she couldn’t seem to control.
Tom left one last kiss on her lower lip before breaking his lips away from hers and let out a heavy breath that she took in as her own.
It wasn’t until Tom wiped the tears from her face that she realized she was crying. He kissed the remaining ones away. “I’m so sorry, Ada.”
“I don’t need you to be sorry,” Ada whispered as his mouth caught a tear on her chin. “I just need you to stop doing stupid shit.”
Tom let out an airy laugh against her neck, the facial hair on his cheek tickling her skin. “I’ll do my best.”
Ada pulled him in closer, groaning at the feel of his mouth traveling up her neck. “And maybe be a little sorry,” she admitted. “And kiss me. You definitely need to kiss me.”
It took Tom’s mouth less than a second to find hers. His lips molded perfectly against hers and so did his body somehow. Everything about them fit together like perfect puzzle pieces to two different puzzles, two pieces that shouldn’t connect.
Ada kissed him then, desperate to put his mind and heart at ease. She kissed him with all the love she had for him until she felt his stiffened body relax and pull her closer, kissing her back.
With one hand, he held her waist, with the other hand, he held her own, lacing their fingers together. He kissed her until the world around them disappeared, leaving only them. His lips moved against hers softly and with a slowness that took in each moment.
Her body pressed against his, his heart beating rapidly against her body. His mouth deepened the kiss for a moment, the passion finding its way into the gentle kisses, before he kissed her one last time on the lips before placing another on her cheek.
“I wish I didn’t have to stop kissing you,” he said quietly before placing another small kiss on her neck.
“But you have to go.”
“I have to go,” he confirmed. He brought their entangled fingers up to his lips and pressed his lips against her hand. “See you in a little while.”
Ada sulked when she realized she didn’t have much of an argument. “I was trying to play it cool.”
Tom pulled her down towards him. “And how did that go for ya?”
“I found out that I’m not very cool,” Ada said, finally admitting her defeat.
Tom pressed his grinning lips against hers and her mood immediately shifted at the small act. His legs shifted her upwards with ease, deepening the playful kiss and turning it into something far more seductive and needy. While one of his hands grasped the back of her head to pull her closer yet, the other moved to the small of her back, his fingertips sliding beneath the waist of her jeans only for a moment before returning to her back.
The feel of his touch against her bare skin sent shivers through her body and she yearned for its return.
He released her from the kiss and dropped his head back against the bed.