Page 110 of Hopeful Hearts

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“Well, this is exciting.” Sophia’s eyes were pinned to the road ahead and a secretive smile danced on Brodie’s lips.

“When did you last come?” he asked.

“Probably with you. I’ve not been for years. Have you?”

Brodie nodded. “Sometimes, I’d come here when you were in hospital. If I needed to think or be on my own for a while.”

Sophia tried to picture her husband going to the secret spot in the hills without her. They’d discovered the wild flower meadow years ago and never told anyone about the place. It was their little secret, and they’d revisited many times in their years together. But Sophia had only ever been there with Brodie. It made her both happy and sad at the same time to think of him going there alone. At least he could find solace there. She imagined how the sea breeze and mountain views could soothe the loudest of minds and couldn’t wait to get there. Maybe it could do the same for her.

When they pulled up, Sophia’s eyes grew wide as she drank the place in. They were right to keep it to themselves. The meadow was an endless green carpet scattered with the prettiest mix of colours scattered she’d ever seen. She was certain they couldn’t be the only two people in Lani Bay to know about the place, but it looked that way, given how undisturbed the land was.

“It’s exactly how I remembered.”

“Are you ready?” Brodie asked, ripping off his t-shirt to reveal his tanned, toned torso.

He laid out his clothes on the ground for her and laid down on the grass, save for his underpants and waited for her to lay beside him. Instead, she surprised him by wriggling down her tracksuit bottoms and stepping out of them. Brodie’s eyes flew to her thighs and the tiny black thong she was wearing and a smirk spread across her face. After a quick glance around to make sure she was right about no one else being anywhere near them, Sophia slid down the thong and Brodie’s eyes grew wide.

“I was not expecting you to do that,” he said, without looking up.

“You should know to expect the unexpected with me.”

“Are you trying to keep me on my toes, Mrs Hart?”

Laying down on his clothes, she smiled as the sun beamed down on them and it felt as though they were the only two people in the world. Lying there practically naked like old times, Sophie felt young again and revitalised.

“No fair,” Brodie complained. “How am I supposed to cloud watch when you’re lying there with nothing on.”

“Oh, I can get dressed again, if you prefer?” She teased.

“Like hell you can,” he laughed. Sitting up, he grabbed her joggers and chucked them into the distance.

“Hey,” she giggled while sitting up and they both laughed. “You can see for miles from up here,” Sophia said as she looked out over the bay.

“It’s like we’re on top of the world,” Brodie replied.

“I am on top of the world,” Sophia beamed. “I have the husband of my dreams and our whole life is ahead of us. Being up here reminds me that being ill was just one chapter in our book. There’s still so many more to come.”

“I love you so much,” Brodie told his wife, and she replied with a tender, lingering kiss. He wriggled out of his underpants and gently pushed Sophia back onto the pile of clothes behind her and parted her legs to position himself between her thighs.

She stared up at him with eyes full of lust and desire, and he responded without hesitation.

Under the sun and surrounded by nothing but nature, he made love to his wife with all the force of a man who thought he was about to lose her.

Never again would she consider leaving him, and never again would he let her go.

This place was theirs and they belonged here together. Under the sun and close to the sea was where their love story had begun and the two of them clung to each other as they made love, neither one wanting it to end.

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