"The Heart Of A Soldier"

Sharing a short snippet from my next release:  #Amwriting this week.  My goal is to knock out two more chapters this week.  We shall see with all of the children at home.  I foresee a lot of coffee being brewed!

“What? I am not always serious.” she laughed. “I have an unhealthy addiction to all things 80’s. The music, the clothes, the movies, I love it all! Especially the toys!” She smiled at him.

He was smiling and laughing at her. He took the movie from her and put it in the player. The doorbell rang, and he took the pizza. Harlow could hear how polite he was to the young pizza guy. She liked how respectful he was. Sometimes the soldiers in his rank could be downright assholes. Joel treated everyone as if they were equal. That was an important thing to her. For a man to treat others as he wanted to be treated. And to recognize human struggle and equality.

He sat the pizza box down on the coffee table, and they both took a piece. Soon, Harlow was wrapped up in his arms and they were lost in the movie. It was nice to be able to feel comfortable with him. It just felt right. Joel was always touching her softly, and surely, and she liked that. When the movie was over, Joel got up. He turned and took Harlows hand.

“Come on, it’s about that time.” he smiled.

“Uh-oh.” said Harlow, but she allowed him to pull her up off of the couch. He grabbed a blanket off of the chair, and they headed in to his his backyard.

“So the lights might make it a little hard to see. But I know you said you love astrology, and all of that stuff. So I have a surprise.” he said.

Harlow could barely make out the porch swing in the middle of the yard. It was the kind that folded down in to a bed. Joel held it still so Harlow could climb on to it. And then he rolled himself up beside her and threw the blanket over the two of them.

“So…..” Harlow said curiously. “What are we doing?” Was he wanting to have sex out here? What did he have in mind? She was confused.

“Just watch.” Joel pointed to the sky.

As they watched the night sky, Harlow saw what he was talking about. A shooting star raced across the dark, night sky. With it’s bright head and vanishing tail, it made it’s way to dip quickly in to the horizon. Harlow gasped. He didn’t want to have sex out here. He planned to count the shooting stars. They had talked about it on the phone, and she had told him the stories of how she and her mother would lay out under certain meteor showers and her mother would let her make as many wishes as she could until she fell asleep. Harlow raised herself up on her elbow. How shallow she had been to think he was only after sex.

She bent down and lightly kissed Joels lips. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her closer to him. And he moved her head to his chest, with his arms tightly woven around her small frame.

“Make a wish, Harlow.” he said softly.

Harlow could hear his heart beating under her ear. Bump, bump. Bump, bump. She closed her eyes, and she made her wish. 
And if you are in the mood for another romance pick up a copy of Taurean & Leo, today!  You can also visit my Amazon.com Author Central page.
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