Sigh...so romantic yet sexy and dark. Aces, DC, Aces.
I thought "yours,mine" is enough. However, "Yours, mine, ours." is perfect! It stands true and powerful. I would like that engraved in our wedding ring. Love it! Thanks!
"If my heart had beats to skip, it would have skipped them all when she called me hers."
The intensity and yes, the simplicity of your words just moves the hell out of me. What a gorgeous expression of love!
Loved this visual: "one hand trailing slightly out the open window of my car, fingers dancing in the slipstream as we drove to that godforsaken orgy, I felt her happiness." Who hasn't done this and yet it brings me into the moment so vividly.
"She used to be annoyed to find me in her bed. I was annoyed to find that I couldn’t help it."
This evokes for me one of those sweet, secret smiles, a wonderful insight into Eric's passion for Sookie.
"The next night I did something very much out of character, which was speaking before I thought about what I was actually going to say."
Yes, Eric is always so careful and strategic. You gave me insight into how emotional that declaration was for him, which I hadn't considered previous to your story.
"Her laughter thrilled me to my core."
1100 years old and he can still be moved by something as simple -- and meaningful -- as laughter. CONSIDERABLY younger, so can I.
"Knowing her as I did, I assumed she would the first time. Or five."
Loved this. So true of Sookie.
"the metal tumblers of our hearts clicking together forever."
I LOVE this metaphor. I'd use another exclamation point there but I'd be overdoing it.
"She framed the card and it still sits on her nightstand."
What girl wouldn't? Lovely intimate touch.
"In bed later I told her that I would not give her half of everything, I would give her all of it. What’s mine is yours, what’s yours is mine. Agreed, she said, but with one little adjustment: it’s all ours."
I get such a pang reading these expressions of love they have for each other. You write this so exquisitely it's almost painful in its intimacy.
"Pam told me the men were surprisingly delicious."
A good laugh out loud moment!
"If that wasn’t an answer to shut me the fuck up on that topic for the rest of my life, then there wasn’t one."
Been said before ... guck!