11: Every Breath You Take.
Rick woke up
the next day feeling the light weight of Lisa next to him. He looked
around and saw that it was a cold and cloudy day outside. The bed
was more than tempting, warm and soft. He looked to his wife-- 'his
wife!' he thought-- it was so weird but it felt so… right
at the same time.
He turned around
and faced her, sleeping with the comforter almost to her head. He
smiled a little and looked at her. She was way too beautiful; he
wondered how he hadn't noticed it sooner. An inner voice said to
him that he had noticed it since the first day, but he was thinking
in someone else, he was thinking in Minmei.
But now she
wasn't here. Now Lisa was officially his wife. He liked her, that
wasn't the question, but did he love her yet? He didn't know. He
knew he cared about her, he fancied her and absolutely want her,
but she wanted something else. He didn't know yet if he could give
it to her and he knew she deserved it.
He didn't know
what the future held for both of them. The only thing he knew was
that, no matter what, he wanted to help her and protect her. He
understood all the pain he caused her, and he wanted to make it
up somehow, he wanted to be the man she deserved.
Rick put his
head down and watched her sleep, he pushed her hair away from her
face and smiled when she frowned in her sleep. He looked at her
lips and wanted to kiss her again, to feel her tongue battling with
him. But it wasn't good to start something they knew was difficult
to stop. He knew last night was frustrating for them both.
Rick tried to
think of something else. He looked around and saw the cloudy day
outside. It was probably freezing. The wedding day was a good day,
but had been an exception. Today was likely cold.
warm me up? I'm freezing" murmured Lisa opening one eye to
him. Rick smiled and put his arm to her.
really cold. Why did you run away away from the bed?"
him and smiled.
cold, especially in winter. I didn't want to freeze you too,"
she said. Rick chuckled.
think you will freeze me, Mrs. Hunter," he said smartly, kissing
the top of her head.
and stayed there for a while.
how long the guests stayed at the party…the whole base was
there" Lisa said.
imagined the whole base with a hangover tomorrow," he smirked
and Lisa laughed softly.
they enjoyed it," she said and Rick came down into the comforter
to press his forehead against her.
enjoy it?" he asked looking into her eyes, and Lisa smiled
did, did you?" she asked back.
dear wife… I did" he joked and Lisa laughed.
he said and she looked at him again, foreheads connected "I
think we will get through this, don't ask me how, I just have the
feeling that things are going to turn out for the best, I hope so…"
into his baby blue eyes and nodded, then she slowly and timidly
moved and kissed him quickly on the lips. Rick smiled.
thank you for that," he said and she smiled.
welcome," she answered and hid her face in his neck.
They stood there
for a while, and fell sleep again. This time Rick had his arms around
her, not letting her get away.