"So did you just spend the entire day in bed?" Rachel asked as we went down for breakfast.
"No. We went out and had dinner at this place in town - quiet, secluded, great food. It was great."
"Yeah. Compared to the sex, that part was just great." Rachel cringed and I laughed. "Don't act all innocent. I know Daniel was here all of last night. What did you two do yesterday?"
"Well we didn't spend the day having sex-"
"Hey I did not spend the whole day having sex. Just most of it." I grinned. "So what did you do?"
"We went for a walk, saw a show, had dinner and came back to the hotel."
"More than alright." She whispered with a smile on her face. Oh god...
"Rach, you've got it bad."
"What are you talking about?"
"You and Carlos. You two have got it bad."
"Sure, sure. Whatever your innocent, romantic heart wants to believe. Personally, I am enjoying spending time with Carlos, despite the lack of romantic walks, shows, dinners..."
"... because of all the sex?"
"You make me sound like some sort of sex crazed maniac. But yes, the sex is... well let's face it, it's so much better than any sex I've had before."
"Too. Much. Detail."
"You brought it on yourself, trying to make it lovey dovey. It's sex, nothing more, definitely nothing less."
"Alright, I get it." She muttered. We ate our breakfast in a slightly uncomfortable silence after that. Rachel finally spoke up. "So what's the plan today?"
"Well, I had planned on more no nonsense sex..." I waited for her to roll her eyes. "No, Carlos and Daniel have business to do, so we're on our own kiddo! What to do, what to do? We have the whole of Florence to explore."
So why is it I want to be back in bed with Carlos?
I thought back to yesterday, the moments when we were lying exhausted on the bed, curled up in sheets and wrapped in each other's arms. He was heady, strong and unwielding, so that for once I had to fight for control. And that was new. New, but not unwelcome. The dream had been however, and suddenly I remembered yesterday morning...
"Blake! Are you listening?"
"What? Sorry, I must have zoned out."
"That's not like you."
"Yeah, tell me about it." I frowned. "Anyway, what were you saying?"
"I was saying Daniel suggested we go and see the 'Museo Zoologico La Specola.' Apparently it's worth seeing."
"Hmm, guessing that's the natural history museum? Alright, why the hell not? Let's do it. And then I suggest and afternoon in the pool, followed by dinner and an evening in the pool."
"I couldn't agree more." She laughed.
We spent three hours looking around the museum, fascinated by everything we saw. I freaked a little at the stuffed animals, but we hurried past them and tried not to think about the poor creatures. When we returned to the hotel, licking ice creams, there was a note for us.
Carlos and Daniel had invited us to dinner, and we had to dress up.
"The purple, or the black?" I grinned, already thinking of the dresses.
"Black. Surprise him." Rachel smiled. "Come on, let's get in to our costumes and hit the pool. I need cooling down."
"It's hot today." The man behind the desk said and we agreed. Then we headed across the lobby to the stairs.
"Well, if it isn't my two favourite ladies." I recognised the voice immediately and narrowed my eyes, turning.
"I'd have thought you'd be in Italian jail by now."
"I don't know what you mean." Tyler said innocently.