Friday, April 11, 2014

Date Night

Conversation flowed easily as we enjoyed our meals at a place specializing in tapas.  We started off with lightly breaded fried goat cheese with a honey-chili sauce for dipping. It melted in my mouth.  The sweet, slightly spicy honey sauce really brought out the rich flavor of the goat cheese.  I don't know if you've ever had goat cheese, but it reminds me of a slightly richer, more flavorful cream cheese.  Eric then ordered shrimp and scallop ceviche, calamari and spicy fried potatoes.  Everything was flavorful and beautifully presented.  I left the restaurant feeling fat and happy.  I don't know about you, but I'm generally my happiest after eating a delicious meal.

Eric and I strolled hand in hand through our beautiful downtown area.  The temperature had started dropping, yet I felt flushed with happiness.  We stopped at a local coffee shop, where he ordered an iced latte while I chose a hibiscus iced tea.  We sipped on our drinks while we walked, stopping to sit on a bench in front of one of our cities many beautiful fountains.

"I had a good time tonight," I whispered, leaning in to his shoulder.  Something about his natural scent combined with the cologne he wore practically had my head spinning.  He draped a protective arm around me, pulling me closer.  A gentle breeze had picked up, ruffling his hair.  I smiled, feeling content and completely at ease for the first time all day as I studied his beautiful profile.

We soon found ourselves back at Eric's apartment.  The two of us cozied up on the couch with the tv playing in the background.

"My roommate is out of town, ya know," Eric murmured against my ear.

I giggled and snuggled up closer to him, running a hand up his thigh.  He pulled me tighter, kissing my neck softly.  A shiver ran up my spine and I closed my eyes, enjoying the sensation.  Without warning, he pulled away.  Eric sauntered to the kitchen, beckoning me to follow.

I leaned back against the counter, wondering what he might have in store.  With a dramatic flourish, he presented a gorgeous cheesecake covered in raspberries and raspberry drizzle.  I giggled again, loving his over-the-top presentation.

"I know you love cheesecake, so I whipped this up for you."

I nearly melted at that.  I love a man who can cook and I absolutely love cheesecake.

I watched as Eric cut us each a hearty slice, my mouth watering in anticipation.  I'd been so sure I was full from dinner, but this cheesecake looked way too delicious to resist.  I can say without a doubt that this was the most flavorful, perfect cheesecake I've ever tasted.  I have eaten plenty of cheesecake in my lifetime, but nothing could compare to this heavenly dessert.

I praised Eric for his cheesecake prowess and planted a kiss on his lovely lips.  We soon found ourselves mostly naked in his big, comfy bed.  The sex was lazy, gentle and so comfortable.  I felt like we'd really connected sexually on a whole new level.

I nestled in to the crook of his arm afterwards, my head laying against his chest.  The sound of his heartbeat was incredibly comforting.  He had a hand gently cradling my belly, and the other tracing slow, lazy circles on my shoulder.

"I've been thinking." he murmured softly, his lips pressed against the top of my head.

"Hmm, what's that?" I asked, reaching up to trace my fingers along his jawline.

"I've been thinking that I'm ready to make this official.  If you're ready, of course..." his tone was soft and steady.  The deep bass of his voice rumbled in my own chest.

A huge smile spread across my face.  I hadn't realized until this very moment how much I'd wanted to hear those words.  I tilted my face towards him, looking into his eyes.

"Eric, I'd love that."

Without a word, he pulled me in for a kiss.  It felt like a movie kiss, where time stops and sparks fly.  I half expected to hear a cheesy love song start playing in the background.  We broke the kiss and grinned at each other.  Just then, I felt the baby kick.  By the somewhat shocked expression on his face, I knew Eric had felt it, too.

"I guess she approves!" I laughed, enjoying the look on his face.  He stared wide-eyed at his palm, feeling the baby kick again.  I loved the look of awe and wonder he had.  I could safely say this moment in time was one of the happiest moments I've ever experienced.

I placed my hand on top of his, relishing in the moment.  I wanted to remember this moment forever.


  1. There's something about Eric that I don't like. He seems like if shit goes down with Michael, he would not be able to protect her. I get the feeling that Rob is more likely to be able to protect her

    1. That is an interesting thought. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Michael. People like him tend to pop up again.

  2. Happy that Emma feels happy with Eric. Such an important time in Emma's life to have that figured out and feel secure!

    1. You are so right on that. Emma has been very lost and adrift recently. Stability is something she definitely needs.

  3. This was a very sweet post! I like Eric, and I think he will be able to protect her and the baby against Michael. I love Rob, but more in a big brother type of way. I think she needs both men in her life. Has she told Eric about Rob? I can't remember. If not she needs to.

    1. Very good point. Emma, in fact, has not mentioned Rob to Eric. That will be a conversation for a future post :)