You know when you’ve been looking forward to a scene for ages and ages (and pages and pages)?
Just reached that moment… and after roaring through 3.5k today, I’m saving it in the well for tomorrow. Phew boy!
“He turned his head toward her just so, but didn’t look at her. He exhaled sharply out his nose once or twice, as though scoffing at some notion that only he’d heard. Then he licked his lips.
The cold air against her legs was the first thing to betray his movements. He lifted the blanket from the edge of the bed, the cool of his fingers running over her ankle bone as he turned on the mattress to face her. She recoiled just so. Despite having experienced this so many times in the sterility of his exam room, somehow his touch there – in the quiet of her bedroom – brought a depth of intimacy, completely changing the act that would transpire there. His hand took hold of her ankle and pulled her leg aside, causing her to lean back on the bed. He shifted onto his knee at the foot of the bed, pulling the blankets aside in a rough movement, leaving her legs bared to the cold.”
HYSTERIA – The NAMESAKEN #2