Welcome to our part of the stop on the Thin Air Blog Tour. We were asked to participate in a tour for the book by The Magic Attic. You guys sure are in for a treat today as we have an excerpt from the book!
“Is everything alright?” I asked, as we settled down on the quilt.
“Couldn’t be better.” Daniel leaned forward and tossed a couple of twigs into the flames. His face was somber in the golden glow. “It’s just that we haven’t discussed the…sleeping arrangements.” He gave me a meaningful look. “I thought you might have some concern about that.”
I frowned. “I don’t understand. We brought sleeping bags, didn’t we?”
Daniel’s laughter surprised and perplexed me. “That’s not what I meant, Alice.”
“What, then? Are you worried the tent might not be large enough? I wouldn’t mind sleeping by the fire, if that’s the case.”
“You’re kidding me, right?” He was staring at me as though he wasn’t sure whether to be amused or annoyed. “I’m not talking about sleeping, Alice. Not literally, anyway.”
“Well, what then?”
I could tell I had strained Daniel’s incredulity to the breaking point. A bemused smile played on his lips as he slowly formed his next words. “I’m talking about sex.”
“Oh, I see.”
I hoped the rosy glow of the fire would hide my blush. I had been so excited about returning to the Adirondacks I hadn’t even considered anything beyond it, especially since Daniel and I had done nothing more than kiss up until then.
He cleared his throat. “It’s just that I don’t want you to fEel pressured,” he began, searching for the right words. “And I’ll understand if you want to keep everything the way it’s been—I mean, just what we’ve been doing, so far. But,” he suddenly looked hopeful, “it’s totally fine if you want to do more. Together. With me, I mean.”
“I’m not sure what you’re saying, Daniel,” I confessed.
He cradled my cheek and smiled. “I guess what I’m trying to say is, being eighteen can mean different things to different people, sexually speaking.” He paused to organize his thoughts. “I want to make love with you, Alice, but I’ll understand if that’s something you don’t feel ready to do right now. The important thing is that you feel safe and comfortable with me.”
Even as an elemental, I had never coupled with a sylph, not for lack of desire, but because I hadn’t met one to whom I wished to give my heart. Daniel already possessed my soul.
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