Macy led the way up stairs through her house. It was dark since Brandon wasn’t home either. Once upstairs, she paused outside her door, turning to face Raine while holding both of his hands.
“Don’t be mad, okay?” She asked, willing him to agree easily but he eyed her curiously.
“Why would I be mad?” Raine stared hard at her and she bounced on the balls of her feet, looking down to avoid his worried expression.
“It’s nothing serious. It’s just … don’t be mad, but I bought candles.”
“Candles?” Raine chuckled, shaking his head back and forth. “Macy, you are too much.” Her forehead wrinkled as she looked back up at him, but he laughed again and kissed it. “But just enough.”
He opened the door for her and grabbed one of the two shopping bags off her bed. He removed ten different sized candles from the first bag and another fifteen from the second. Then together they placed the assortment of candles around the room, lighting them carefully.
“You know, if one of these fell over we’d have a serious problem,” he joked and she laughed, pushing him.
“Don’t ruin the moment.”
“Okay, sorry, sorry.”
“How sorry?” She teased, hands on her hips.
“This much.” He held her face within his hands, kissing her forehead again as she closed her eyes.
When he pulled away though, her eyes were still closed and he waited. “Do it again.” She commanded and her eyes opened as they burst out laughing.
After all the candles were placed and lit around her room in nonhazardous places, they kicked off their shoes and got comfortable.
“I don’t want to sleep in this dress,” Macy said and Raine raised his eyebrows at her.
“Fine. But don’t tempt me.”
“Oh, but you know I love to.”
Raine eyed her sternly and said, “You promised me, Macy.”
“I know, I know. I’m just teasing.” She turned her back to him and slipped out her jacket and dress, knowing he was watching her closely. Slowly, she took off her sandals and then peeked over her shoulder at Raine in just bra and panties.
He was watching intently, but not making any moves toward her. She shrugged and bent down to open one of the drawers on her dresser, pulling out a t-shirt.
After it was over her head, she turned back to Raine and held out her arms but he shook his head. “You’re going to have to sleep in more than just that. Otherwise … we won’t be sleeping tonight … and … you promised me Macy.”
“Okay fine,” she huffed, pulling on some shorts and walking toward him.
“Better.” He took her into his arms happily. “This, I can handle.” He released her and took off his jacket and shoes. Then, they laid down under the covers and got comfortable. Raine brought Macy into his arms again and she snuggled up against his chest.
“We need some music,” she declared, reaching beside the bed to the stereo. There was already a CD inside so she pressed play and they were greeted by her favorite band Parachute. She laid back down next to Raine and he kissed the top of her head.
“Have you thought about your ex today? Just curious.” Raine asked after a couple of songs.
“Hasn’t crossed my mind, no.” Macy answered quickly.
“Are you sure? Just curious, considering you bought the candles and all and seemed to plan for this.” There was a smile in his voice but Macy knew he was also serious, so she replied to him seriously.
“No, I haven’t thought about that guy in a while.”
“You’re lying.” Raine whispered against her hair and she shrugged her shoulders.
“That was then, this is now. And this is all that matters.” She looked up from the invisible patterns she drew with her fingers on his chest to stare into his eyes. “I mean it. You’re all that matters now.”
“Well that’s nice to hear. You’re all that matters to me too.” He kissed her forehead, her cheeks and then her lips as she grinned.
“I love when you do that,” she admitted.
“I love doing that.” Raine confessed and then did it again through his laughter.