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Her First Morning After

Updated on October 3, 2012

“So, are you gonna stay over?” She knew the question was coming. She had been checking the time discreetly as they fooled around on his sofa, pretending to watch a movie. Taking her all the way home was ludicrous at that hour. Yes, she knew the question was coming. Yet still she was unprepared. “Sure", was all she could muster.

She had never “stayed over” before. Not for real. The one night stands that found her, or whichever guy, scrambling to gather their things and sneak out first thing in the morning don’t count in her mind. She could tell this time was going to be different. This guy was different. He wanted her to stay. For real.

“It’s late. Let’s go to bed. OK?” Just a nod this time. He led her to the bedroom. They kissed slowly. He began to take off her shirt. She stopped him as soon as he started. “You’re safe here.” She knew he meant it. She felt safe with him. Yet, somewhere between the sofa and the bedroom, that confident woman had turned into a timid child.

“Can we turn off the light?” “No. I want to see you.” He reached again for her shirt. She deflected his hands. “If you aren’t ready, it’s OK. I’ll take you home.” She could tell he meant it. He wasn’t being cruel or trying to force her to do something she didn’t want to. He was being honest. She realized she was being childish. A trait she loathed in other women. “I don’t want to go home.” She kissed him passionately.

He undressed her. Slowly. Gently. Caressed her from forehead to ankle. Kissing her softly. She had never been completely naked with a man before. She was surprised at how comfortable she felt. He made her feel beautiful. She began undressing him. Until they stood there together. Nothing between them.

He shut off the light and laid her in his bed. They made love for what seemed like hours. She had never felt anything like it. Her soft skin on his. Smooth and warm. Her breasts pressed against his chest. Their legs entwined. Nothing between them.

She fell asleep in his arms. Safe and warm. Naked and beautiful. Smiling softly.

She woke the next morning in his bed. A single sheet was all that covered them. He was already awake. Watching her sleep. Waiting for her to stir. “Good morning.” He kissed her gently on the forehead. “Did you sleep OK?” She nodded. “You know you snore a little,” he said with a smirk. “Oh no! Really?! I’m so sorry!” “It’s OK. You’re quiet. It’s cute.”

She wasn’t as nervous as she expected to be. But still, she wasn’t sure what she was supposed to do next. She certainly couldn’t grab her things and scramble for the door. Her car wasn’t there. She was his prisoner. She waited. She could feel the timid girl beginning to emerge once again.

“Do you want some breakfast?” Her answer was a secret sigh of relief. “Yes.” “Ok then. You stay in bed and relax for a bit.” He kissed her gently, got up, and closed the door quietly behind him. She could hear him in the kitchen.

She lay there under the smoothness of the sheets. Safe. Naked. Beautiful. She smiled.


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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Unknown spy - so glad you like it. I am honestly shocked and very pleased by such positive responses.... I love the pen as well. Perhaps my pen and I will star in the next romance :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      This is very amazing! the pen sure really loves you! kee 'em coming Dana! Way to go!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Vellur - Thank you. Knowing peole like my work makes me glad I gave this kind of writing a try. And Thanks for the vote up! See you around!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      WOW!! you are very good.Great hub. Voted up.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Crazed - that is great to hear! see you around the hubs!

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      I LOVE IT HERE. :) Thanks for the warm welcoming. I really think I belong here. I've gotten a great deal of traffic and people are so nice. I can't imagine being anywhere else.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      CrazedNovelist - Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. WELCOME to hubpages. Hope you like it here. It's a great place.

      mizjo - Versatility. I like that. Sounds so much better than scatterbrained! I jump from sublect to subject, but everything I write is full of "me". We always said that the event at the cemtery would make a good comedy series. And now these romances, a film script? Perhaps some day. I will be sure to thank you for the encouragement in my Oscar acceptance speech. :)

      Bob - haha! In my opinion, a night well performed deserves a good breakfast in return. No asking necessary! :)

      Thanks again for kicking the "I" out of my writng (at least the creative kind). There is still plenty of me in it, but it is displayed in a much more universal way I think.

      Docmo - "The girl can write!" Thank you times a million for that! Sometimes it comes so effortlessly that I think I can't possibly be doing it right. There was a certain care I had to take to get it right, but there was nothing even remotely difficult about it. What a wonderful feeling to know I am good at something I love to do.

      "This is sensual without being sensational. Delicate passion diligenty expressed." Even your comments are beautifully written. Keep that up and I might start developing a but of a schoolgirl crush! :)

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed comment. I find it very helpful (and of course there is the ego factor). :)

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      The girl can write! This is sensual without being sensational. Delicate passion diligenty expressed. There is a certain cadence to your writing and it's not easy to get intimacy scenes right. You did it well . I felt I was there but not as a voyeur . Beautifully done. As an exercise in writing a scene it works very well.

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      diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

      I was/am like that, tender, loving, can go for minutes rather than seconds, but then I'd kick them out of the barrel to make me breakfast!

      Just kidding,

      Warm, sensitive artice Dana as we have come to expect from you


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      mizjo 5 years ago from New York City, NY

      Whoops! From graveyard to bedroom. If that isn't versatility, Miss Dana, the earth isn't round.

      Keep going, you might write us a film script yet!

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Good start. :)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks guys!

      I am so happy you liked it. I sorta rushed this one out cuz I was dying to write another. And I wanted to see if that first one was just a fluke. Now that I know you like it, I am gonna start getting serious.... To be continued!!!

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      I second that emotion. Keep it coming! Voted UP and... oh, there's no button for "hot". ;^)

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      Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      I agree with Angela. I usually don't stand around and watch but suddenly it was time to comment and I think my face is red.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Well this is pretty steamy! Great writing! You pulled me in very easily!