“Oh, shit!” Startled by the sound of his voice, I awoke and
mentally shook my head to clear the sleep from my brain.
I suddenly understood the meaning of Bill’s words.
“Are you late?”
"No…well, maybe just a little. I didn’t hear the alarm and
have to hurry. It’s seven o’clock." He stretched and stood
Through sleepy eyes, I could see his naked body. I loved
looking at Bill. Even after so many years, a thrill quivered
inside me. I didn’t want to move as I watched him pull up
his jeans. His bare bottom quickly disappeared into the
blue denim, and I heard him close the zipper.
Savoring my mind’s thoughts while slipping out from
under the covers, my feet found the floor. I reached for my
comfy old house dress. Mm, the smell of clean cotton
dried in fresh air was so pleasant. I sensed Bill’s gaze
as the dress slid down over my naked skin. I had this
dress for so many years. With its scoop neck, cap
sleeves, and buttons down the front it has only gotten
better with age. Years ago, I had asked Mom to sew the
buttons closed permanently. I just needed to pull the
dress over my head.
Bill came closer and playfully gave me a hug, leaning
down he kissed my neck. “Mm… Don’t get me started….
You did want breakfast, didn’t you?” I ventured down the