He smiled as he tucked the peony behind my ear. I couldn’t contain my blush as I felt his skin connect with mine. A deep sigh escaped me as I grabbed his hand as he slowly dropped it, interlacing our fingers.
He placed his forehead against mine and I felt the world stop turning – time was stopped in that moment. He dipped his head and kissed me softly and for a minute, nothing else mattered.
“You, my darling, are incredible,” Julius purred in my ear as he pulled away, “you are the sun and the stars both.”
“Can we do this again?” I asked, avoiding his gaze, “nothing matters when I’m with you. You take my breath away.”
“Of course, my dear. We can do this whenever you’d like,” he smiled as he laid back on the grass and I quickly followed suit.
I’m still unsure how long we laid together, talking about everything and nothing, hand in hand. The only thing I knew is there was nowhere I’d rather have been and no one else I’d rather have been with.