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I’m pouring raspberry iced tea into wine glasses; we’re out of wine and I’m feeling an urge to be sophisticated.

Three ice cubes for me, none for Daniel. Inexplicably, he has never liked ice in his drinks.

I look up, my gaze falling on Daniel. We are in the middle of watching The Bourne Identity, since apparently it’s a crime that I hadn’t yet seen it. It is entertaining, but really, I’m only watching it for Daniel. He lives vicariously through Jason Bourne, I think.

I take the wine glasses in my hands and close the short distance between our tiny kitchen and the couch, setting the drinks on the coffee table. In my absence, Daniel has stretched out to occupy the entire length of the couch, which gives me no choice but to lie down on top of him. I am more than happy to do so.

As I gently climb over him, his arm comes up around my shoulders, pulling me down next to him. His head turns and his stunning green eyes meet mine. He smiles and I momentarily forget how to breathe.

We have been married for a year and a half now, and we see each other constantly, but somehow I am still blown away by his looks. He is easily the most attractive man I have ever seen, and I can’t help but notice that every time I look at him. On top of that, I am hopelessly in love with him. So things have worked out pretty well.

My hand is resting on his, and my head falls onto his chest as he strokes my hair.

Jason Bourne is now sprinting dramatically from whoever is pursuing him. Daniel is watching intently. I hate to distract him, but he’s seen this before and I can’t help myself. I press myself firmly against him and kiss him.

He looks at me, grinning sweetly. “What was that for?”

“Do I need a reason?” I ask softly, and kiss him again.

The look in his eyes is incredible, and makes me remember the first time he looked at me like that.

We had been dating for six months, and Daniel had just driven me home from an amazing dinner. We were standing outside the door to my apartment, trying to find the willpower to tear ourselves away from each other. I thanked him for the date, he complimented my dress for about the twentieth time, and then he kissed me. Now, we had kissed before that, but there was something else in that one. Something that made it... intoxicating. We pulled away, and then I kissed him back, knowing it was late and I needed to say goodnight. Three fantastic kisses later, I managed to pry myself away from him and unlock the door. We said goodnight, and right as I was stepping through the doorway, I turned and said,

“Kiss me one last time.”

And that was when this breathtaking expression graced his features. A mixture of surprise, utter delight, and one other thing. I didn’t recognize it then, but I know it well now.

It was love. Pure and honest love.

And that’s the look he’s giving me right now. It’s absolutely glorious.

He kisses me one more time, and then his gaze falls back on the glowing television screen. I don’t mind. His thumb is tracing tiny circles on my arm. I would be content to stay like this for days.

However, before I know it, and much too soon, the movie is over. It is close to midnight and we should both be getting to bed so we can get up for work in the morning.

I start to lift myself off Daniel, but he pulls me back down and envelops me in his arms. I smile into his chest. He smells like rain.

We stay like that for a while, and then he stands up.

“All right hon, I’m going to bed,” he says in his sultry baritone, turning off the TV and placing the untouched wine glasses back on the kitchen counter.

“I’ll be right behind you,” I reply as he comes over to kiss me goodnight. “Love you.” I mean it with every fiber of my being.

He smiles broadly. “I love you, too.” he says, then turns in the direction of our bedroom.

I sit for a moment, watching him. Then,

“Daniel?” I say.

He turns back to me.

“Kiss me one last time.”

He does.




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smith said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm:

wow, this is beautiful.. the whole love connection and that one last kiss moment was a great ending. romantic and magnificent love it......

 

 
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Brittany R. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm:
Loved It. Nicely Done
 
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MadiBird said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm:
When I saw the title, I thought this story was going to involve someone leaving someone, broken hearts, and a literal "one last kiss." However, this totally surprised me. It's super sweet and romantic, and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Great job!
 
0912ordinary replied...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm :
same here i couldn't agree more!:)
 
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PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm:
This is so nice. Daniel is the name of a guy I'm trying to not be in love with. He has green eyes too. Pretending this was my life for the time it took me to read it was really nice. Great job.
 
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xMeadowxThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm:
Ahh! I love it :) I know the feeling. This is just too sweet. Keep up the great writing!! I mean it :D
 
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melissa28 said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm:
Wow!!!!!! That was totally awesome. Keep up the good work.
 
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EmilyRosebudThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm:

Wow! This is such a great and refreshing piece! I too thought it would be a sad story but instead it made me feel all warm inside :) Keep it up!

PS I'm watching that movie right now! weeeeeeird...

 
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♥LoveMe♥ said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 10:48 am:

one word:

SPECTACULAR!

You have a gift for writing romance stories, so keep it up!!!

 
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ArcaneGhost said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 10:09 am:

It's a true gift to be able to make a love story so short yet so meaningful.

It's a true gift to make readers miss the characters after 3 minutes of reading.

It's a true gift, and it's being used wonderfully.

 
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WindDancer said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 8:06 am:
Oh, I thought this would be a sad story. In fact, it's quite lovely and adorable. Keep on writing!!!!
 
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TeeKay said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:31 am:
WOW... I LOVED IT. THE TITLE MADE IT SEEM AS IF THE STORY WOULD HAVE A BAD ENDING BUT IT WAS COMPLETELY OPPOSITE. GREAT WORK
 
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Pinkypink541This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 1:33 pm:
The title made me think that the story would be way different, but I was pleasently suprised. Keep up the good work!
 
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jenniraffe said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm:
awww! i love this its so sweet.
 
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Laura B. said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm:
amazing loved it.it was beautiful
 
noonemesswithme replied...
Apr. 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm :

wow i really loved the story too

hey laura b. is ur name laura brown? for real and are u in 9th grade cus if you r then i know you my name is zahraa al-kheyat if your the laura brown i know then for you to know me i have to tell you that we had the same avid class last year

 
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pklightning9 said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm:
This is soo beautiful and it has a lot of description! I love it! Wonderful piece!
 
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Dally said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm:
Wow... I love this. I love your word choices and just he wat it's layed out. Keep up the good work. It would be a shame for someone as talented as you seem to be to ever stop writing =]
 
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JelloAngel92 said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm:
absolutely lovely... :)
 
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Someone_Who_Is_Loved said...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm:
Seriously! This is the best story Ive read on this site so far. I absoutly LOVE it. Id definatly buy ur book, if u ever got one published. Well done <3 :) Check out my work? But honestly, this is just BEAUTIFUL
 
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