I stirred from my sleep and felt soft arms around me. I smiled and looked up at Cerice. Her eyes were closed, but a smile played on her lips that suggested she were awake. I kissed her lips, feeling her stir under me as her eyes opened.
"Hello," she said softly, pushing back a strand of my hair and wrapping it round my ear, "Sleep well?"
"Yes thank you. I didn't sleep much last night, thinking about you leaving." Her face dropped slightly. "Oh no, don't think about it darling! It's ok."
"I know, I know." Her eyes strayed to her phone. "It's just... they haven't called."
"They will. Give them a while to get over the shock." She smiled as I kissed her again.
"Can we go for a walk on the beach?" She asked, looking out at the sea and sunset.
"Of course, I'd love to hon. But I think getting dressed would be a good idea." I winked and stared down at the perfect body I'd been lying on. Cerice blushed and rolled off the bed, searching for her clothes. I did the same, shivering as tingles still raced up and down my skin. I closed my eyes, smiling, to remember last night.
"Prove it" Cerice said, and my heart stirred in to a thunderous gallop. Did she... did she mean...? She kissed me again and I felt my blood racing through my body as we rolled over in the bed. Her skin was soft and warm, and she ran her fingers through my hair as though she was touching me for the first time.
I smiled and slipped my trousers on, taking no time at all. Cerice was already stood at the door, waiting for me with a smile on her lips.
She smiled as I slid her top over her head. The moment it was off our lips touched again, and I let her urgently pull my own top over my head. Her hands were gentle, and as she explored my chest with a fascination that only first timers have I shivered with anticipation. Our lips met again as we rolled over again.
We walked on the beach, fingers entwined. I leant on her shoulder, so happy I felt I could burst. But one thing worried me.
"Are you alright? You don't have any... questions?"
"Just one." I waited patiently. "Will I always have to listen to your snoring?" I shoved her then laughed.
"I don't snore!"
"No you don't." I welcomed her back, resting my head on her shoulder once again. "But I honestly have no questions. This afternoon was... magical. I loved every second of it, and I have you to thank."
"I'm not that good!" I laughed.
"That's for me to decide."
"Fair. But you weren't to bad yourself, especially for a beginner." She grinned proudly and I kissed her. Then we continued walking along the golden sands, each grain lit by a sunset of reds and oranges that you couldn't find in my paint sets.