Another romantic scene, I think I'm trying for the record of the number of times my characters sleep together without having sex, of any kind. I wrote a lot of other stuff today, but most of the rest would make no sense out of context, so ... :
Margaret let herself into her apartment to see Robert sleeping on the couch. She hated to wake him, but she knew that if he didn't want her to he would have gone to his own apartment.
She took a moment to admire how cute he looked to her as he slept. Then she leaned over to kiss him on the forehead. “Hey you.” Robert said as he stretched. “How are you doing?”
“I'm fine. I slept in this morning, so I was late getting back. That and I was starving, so I stopped at the first restaurant on the way back. I never knew fried catfish could taste so good.” Maggie lipped her lip slightly at the memory.
“I know what you mean. I'm not even sure I ate at all yesterday. As I finished up my errands this morning, I stopped at a buffet for an early lunch. I took the 'all you could eat' as a personal challenge. Then I came straight here, I hope you don't mind that I let myself in.” Robert hoped.
“Not at all. Not every girl has a super-hero boyfriend that can walk through walls when he needs to. I don't even need to give you a set of keys.” she winked. “By the way, if I ever lock myself out, I'm calling you and saving the locksmith bill.”
“I am at your beck and call, m'lady.” Robert said with a flourish in his tone.
“And don't I know it.” Maggie took her pocket book from around her and snuggled up with her man. Playful kisses were exchanged, Robert could have sworn he heard giggles.
“You know, we were on our way back here when we got interrupted Friday night.” Maggie remembered.
“So, were we going to take it to the next level or not?” Robert probed.
“Probably, but we are both way too tired and we don't need to rush things. It is just truly a joy to be with you.” Maggie kissed him again.
“You, my darling, are turning into a big softy.” Robert teased.
“I can still bring it when I need to, Ghost-boy. I'm just happy that we are both safe after the other night. That; and for a big geek, you can be pretty sexy sometimes.” Maggie bantered back.
“Like when?” Robert kissed her gently on the lips again.
“Like when you try to help someone. Even someone who tried to fry you with lightning ...” she brushed his lips playfully “ … sort of, kind of, by mistake.” Her lips met his again briefly.
“Any other times?” Robert continued.
“I'm sure there are others, I'm just way too sleepy to recall right now.” Maggie gently poked him on the tip of his nose. “You know, my bed is much more comfy; and it's right over in the next room.”
Robert shifted and lifted the auburn tressed woman in his arms. “I can take a hint.” Robert gently laid her on the bed, pulling back the covers as he did.
Robert lay down beside her and commented “I'm not sure couples sleep together any more and just sleep. I guess my age is showing.”
Maggie pushed him to the side to spoon him. “That's okay, you are my old man, and I like you this way.” She ran her fingers thorough a particularly white part of his hair. “Now go to sleep.”
“Yes, ma'am.” Robert felt himself beginning to drift off even as he spoke.
Maggie listened to the sound of his breathing as she fell asleep herself.