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“You kept your promise to always be there for me, and that’s really….sexy,” she choked out. I sensed this was something she had wanted to get off her chest for awhile now by the way she kept stopping and tripping over her words.
I looked over at her, feeling myself start to blush as the mood in the room lightened. “Mark this day on the calendar. Regan thinks I’m sexy.”
She bit her lip and looked away, sliding her hands down my bare arms. Her hands lingered on my forearms before she tucked her hands back into her lap. “I don’t feel wrong about admitting that either.” Her eyes darted up to mine, and a fire flashed through them that I didn’t recognize.
“You shouldn’t. You should know you can tell me anything.”
“I know that…it’s just that…we’ve always been friends and it was different. Now I want to tell you…different things. Like….” she sighed in frustration.
“Like?” I prodded.
“Never mind.” Damn, her bashfulness won out.
“Well you think I’m sexy. That’s something,” I joked, trying to lighten the mood again.
“You’re an Adonis Seth, get used to it,” she quipped, dipping her head.
I swallowed, trying to get a grip on her new found boldness. She looked down at her lap, wringing her hands. “I….I wanted to tell you things like this for so long. But it didn’t feel right because….well…” she trailed off.
“What made you change your mind?” I questioned without thinking. She looked up at me, her eyes hopeful. I could see her dilated eyes in the darkness, and I was almost tongue tied by her beauty in that moment….I had to focus to her hear speak.
“Honestly? Kissing you, at Leah’s wedding. I mean…I had had…feelings for you for some time, but….God, this is embarrassing…”
“No….I…completely understand,” I said. I had to hand it to her - she was being bold and going out on a limb, and I couldn’t leave her hanging just…out there. “I have feelings for you too, Regs.”