Evan: Nothing Else

Evan Brough

"Now, let's go swim."

I pulled Ada into the water alongside me. As she followed where I led her, I could feel her gasp and shiver against the cold. My reaction was to pull her closer - how could it ever be anything else?

Only for half an hour did we brave the cold water, but for every one of those seconds we spent entangled and close. As the cold got the better of us, I led out of the water.

The full moon shone a silvery light, the beams seeming to dance rhythmically in time with both the music and the ripples denting the surface. As we stepped out of the water, remains of the liquid cascaded down our bodies and fell silently onto the ground beneath us. I stood, almost mesmerized, as the beads of water ran down her body. I watched as Ada shivered involuntarily and reached for one of the towels I had brought with me.

Turning away from me, Ada wrapped her arms around herself in an attempt to keep warm. I leant in behind her with the towel and whispered in her ear, "Let me help you with that..."

I could feel her smile as she turned to face me. I was still dripping with water in the moonlight.

Her mouth fell open a little as she looked at me. All I could see was her beautiful, electric eyes staring intently at me, her soft lips parted slightly and her warm breath hanging like a veil in front of her face.

There was nothing I wanted more than to hold her in my arms, to feel her embrace. Yet, there was something stopping me. Neither of us moved for a few minutes, the only thing happening being us studying each other intently. I ached to feel her closer to me. In that moment, nothing else mattered.

She whispered, almost scared to wreck the serenity of the moment. "What are you thinking right now?"

"Honestly," I whispered back, barely making a sound. "All I'm thinking about is how lucky I am to have such a beautiful guardian angel. I'm wondering, quite frankly, how I managed to snag the perfect one."

Without wasting another second, I moved towards her and felt her soft lips against mine: at last.

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