I watched Kaya wake up, moving closer to her slightly.
"Hey, Kaya, I've got an idea..." I murmured. She sat up, pulling the duvet up with her.
"Go on," she whispered, as if she was still half asleep.
"Promise you'll hear me out?" I leaned over, kissing her. It was only a short kiss but it felt fresh, like the kisses had been when we first got together.
"Uhuh." I took her hand, holding it in my own.
"Kaya, I love you." She smiled. "And if I could think of anything else then I wouldn't be saying this."
She looked at me seriously, shattering the romance. "Are you going to say what I think you're going to say?"
"What do you think?" She nodded, hiding in the bed. I pulled the duvet away from her, and pulled her towards me. "Just one last job."
She looked up at me, unsure. "I am not going to put you at any risk. I'll do it." I stroked her hair gently.
"No." she said. "Let me help."
I didn't know what to say. "Kaya,"
"Eddie I'm just as good as you, better at some stuff. You need me." I looked at her, wishing that she wasn't right. The truth was that I'd need her help for what I had in mind. "So what is it?"
"Something big." I said solemnly. "High earner so we can get away from here. Have an amazing life. Just you," I smiled at her. "and me."
I could see us, lounging on a beach on some quiet island in peace. The two of us, together.
"Stop daydreaming and spill." She prodded me with a laugh. I laughed back, kissing her passionately.
"Maybe I don't want to." I murmured seductively but she just laughed in my face. I kissed her again, rolling away from her.
"Bank job?" she asked.
"Too hard. We'd need a much bigger team." I shook my head.
"Already doing that." We laughed.
"Bigger fraud?" I climbed out of bed, shaking my hand.
"We don't really have much of that. Couldn't afford it." I smiled as I slipped into the bathroom.
I didn't expect her to follow me. "So what?" she asked from the doorway.
"Kidnap." I said, looking her straight in the eye.
"Seriously?" she was clearly taken aback. I picked her up, taking her back to the bed with a kiss.
"Don't worry," I mumbled as I put her down. "I have it all planned."
Then she pulled me onto the bed and straight into a long kiss.