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I stepped back. He stepped toward me. I turned away from him, and made my way to the beach, folding my arms in front of me. If he thought he was going to have sex with me, out on the beach, in the middle of the night, he was dead wrong!

“Not so fast! You’re not walking on this beach without me!” I was scooped up and lifted into his arms, like a feather.

“Put me down!” He bent down and planted my feet back on the sand. I lifted the sunglasses over my forehead and glared at him, “Ok. You can walk with me. But that’sallwe’re doing!”

His bicep rippled as he pulled out a pack of cigarettes from beneath his rolled-up T-shirt sleeve. He lit it and took a drag. He exhaled, and the wind whipped the cloud of smoke swiftly past us. “So, how about just third base then?”

“Bite me!” I snapped.

“Well, if you say so!”

I jumped back as he reached for me again. “Don’t even think about it, Eric!” I huffed.

“Ok, Cindy. Just joking. Chill.”

He walked alongside me shoving one hand into his jean pocket, dragging off the cigarette with the other. He started to chuckle. At me. He was so arrogant, and he made my blood boil. But the sound of his deep voice and how his hair whipped back from the ocean wind, made my pulse race. I couldn’t help but smile. “Thank you for the ride on your bike, Eric. That was amazing!”

“There’s nothing else like it. At least not for me. And you’re a natural. You tensed up a little bit at first, but that’s what everyone does when it’s their first time.” He was not just referring to motorcycle riding. Thank goodness he couldn’t see my blushing face in the dark.

I had to change the subject, “So, how long have you been playing guitar?”

“I picked it up when I was a kid.” His cigarette arched up into the air as he flicked it. It caught a gust of wind and flew away. “I’ve been playing in bands since I was in high school. And I’ve been playing with Steel Dragon for a few years now.”

“You play very well.”

“Enough about me. What’s your gig? You here for spring break?”

“Yes. I came with my friend Angie, my brother, and his girlfriend.”

“Your brother seems like a douche bag if you ask me.”

“But I didn’t ask you! Did I? He’s just looking out for me while we’re here.” I barked again.

“You’re a big girl. And I bet you’re a smart one too. Big brother isn’t concerned about you. –He—just now—let you get on the back of a Harley with a total stranger!”

I halted. He kept his stride a few steps, then turned back to me. “You’re right. I am a big girl, and smart too. And yes, Tommy is only concerned with himself, and the little world that revolves around him.” It saddened me that I had to agree with Eric about my brother.

The rush of wind on my face and the sound of crashing waves against the sand was the only response. He stepped closer to me lifting my chin. I craned my neck to look into his eyes, “And what I said to him is true. You are safe with me. I just like to kid around with you, because it brings out that wildcat you keep hidden inside.”

It was both the unsteady movement of the sand beneath my feet and a swarm of dizziness that made me reach up and grip Eric’s broad shoulders. He captured my mouth again in a soft kiss, moaning and driving his tongue between my lips. It was at that very moment I knew that I had to take that leap. I pressed my mouth harder against his. He invited me in and I lashed my tongue along his. All I felt was just me and him, no one else existed, with the dark night, the salty air, and the crashing of waves on the beach. Without interrupting our heated kiss, he scooped me up again into his strong arms. “Where are you taking me?”

“I’ll show you.” It seemed so effortless for him and I felt so small. He sauntered, carrying me in his arms toward the shoreline. The coastal highway beyond the high sand dunes was lit with streetlights, but all else was quiet since it was past two in the morning.

He placed my feet back onto the beach next to a high sand dune. He pulled his T-shirt over his head, and I almost gasped at the sight of his broad shoulders, chest, and lean stomach. He laid it on the sand by my feet. “It’s not much, but it’ll help keep some of the sand off of us.”

He brushed my bottom lip with his thumb and tilted his head. The side of his gorgeous mouth lifted in a smile. “Have you ever seen a sunrise from the ocean, Cindy? Watch how the bright sun rises up from the horizon like it’s waking from its sleep under the sea? Ready to conquer a new day?” My knees became weak again. All I could do was shake my head in response to his deep, smooth voice.

He lowered himself down onto his T-shirt, “Well then, this will be the first time for you, babe. And for lots of other things.” He offered his hand to me. I took it and sat in between his long legs. He wrapped his muscular arms over my shoulders, pulling me back to nestle closer to his warm chest. We both sat in silence and listened to the crashing of waves as they swept ashore. I inhaled deeply to smell the salty sea air. I felt his rough stubbled cheek nuzzle against mine. Reaching up and touching his forearms as he cradled me, I let out a sigh.

“Nice isn’t it?” he whispered next to my ear. I leaned into him, “Mmm. Yes . . . I feel like it’s just you and me here. And I don’t feel like I’m locked up in a cage.”

“Yes. The little wildcat is free to do whatever she pleases.” He planted soft kisses right under my earlobe, making my nipples harden. I breathed in sharply. “Sometimes the world is loud and we’re all moving at full speed. But this is all I want right at this moment. To be here alone with you.”

I was waiting, expecting Eric to say something smart-ass to get me riled up again. Or make a move on me, so he could get himself laid with a girl he just met that night. But he did neither. My heart raced because I half wanted him to do just that, but at the same time, be the romantic gentleman that he was at this very moment.

“Wake up, sleepy cat . . .” I opened my eyes to the sound of Eric’s deep voice. I must have fallen asleep on him, my head against his shoulder. His arms were still wrapped around me. “It’s here, the sunrise.”

There was the sun, its bright rays rising slowly from the ocean’s horizon. Puffy clouds in colors of orange, pink, and blue reminded me of cotton candy from the carnival when I was a little girl. The sight was breathtaking.

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