*Previously on Crazy Stalker Love– Read Chapter 9 HERE
Hunter collapses next to Henley as they both smile brightly trying to catch their breath.
“That was…” he says at a loss for words.
“It was.” she says looking over at him, “but that really, really, REALLY can’t happen again.”
“Oh gosh, here we go again,” he says smirking as he climbs on top of her again, kissing her neck.
“Hunter,” Henley says breathlessly, as her hands circle his neck.
“Marry me?” he whispers against her lips before he places another kiss on them.
“Stop it,” she says her breath catching in her throat hearing him utter those words for yet another time.
Hunter smirks, leaning into her, she pulls him into a passionate kiss.
Pulling away slightly, he looks at her lovingly, “You thought about it, didn’t you?”
Henley looks up at him, her head spinning, her eyes heavy, as her body fills with a variety of emotions.
“Hmm?” is all she is able to utter.
Hunter laughs sweetly against her lips as he whispers, “You thought about saying yes didn’t you? Saying yes to being my wife. I saw it in your eyes. You entertained it for a hot second,” he says voice raspy and sexy.
“Hot being the operative word,” she says lifting her body to close any distance between them, as she kisses him again, he moans. “You can’t ask me that, while you’re…” she says her voice trails off as he kisses her, her nails digging into his back as he grips her thighs that circle around his waist.
“Say yes.” he whispers, pressing his forehead against hers as he stares at her, willing her to open her eyes.
“You know I can’t do that,” she says breathlessly as her eyes flutter open to meet his.
“Give me one good reason why not,” he says as a gasp escapes her lips, her body inching toward him.
“Because I can’t be expected to think clearly right now,” she says kissing him, as he laughs loudly, she giggles.
Hunter lifts Henley up and onto him as she pulls his face into a kiss. Water splashes over their bodies. Hunter leaning Henley up against the shower wall.
“Ok, we have to stop,” she says in between kisses.
“Yes, we must,” he says smirking as he kisses her again.
“I’m serious,” she says pushing him away, as he sets her legs down. “I promised Piper, I wouldn’t continue to make this a messy situation anymore. And she’s not even gone a full week, and we’ve already had sex, a lot of it.”
“Let’s just at least finish this time,” he says smirking as he pulls her toward him, his hands sliding down her body.
“Hunter. We can’t keep doing this. I can’t keep ending up in bed with you.”
“Admit it, you secretly love it,” he moans into her lips as her eyes flutter closed once again. Hunter lifts her up once more.
“I love you,” she says letting go of all restraint as she covers his lips with hers, her hands clawing at his back as they move together.
Henley wraps a thin silk robe around her as she fluffs her damp hair, she looks in the mirror, noticing the twinkle in her eye, and the flush in her cheeks. Her body feeling both exhausted and rejuvenated at the same time. Hunter had a way of making her feel like the sexiest woman on earth.
“Well I certainly got my exercise in for today,” she says smiling as she walks out into the kitchen to find Hunter making them something to eat.
“You and me both,” he says smirking at her.
“Great sex and he’s cooking, hmm I may just have to keep you around,” she says coming over to him and wrapping her arms around him, her hands gliding across his bare chest.
Hunter lets out a laugh, as he turns in her arms to face her. His eyes glance down at her, and they give her their usual once over, as his mouth lifts into a smirk.
“What?” she says.
“That robe you’re wearing leaves very little to the imagination,” he says referring to its thin material. Her curves peeking through.
Henley gasps, “Babe!” she says hitting him, as she tries closing up the top.
“Oh trust me, I am not complaining,” he laughs pulling her in by the waist, as his eyes drift down to her cleavage, he lifts a finger to peek down her robe, “What’s in there, Whattaya got down there?” he whispers peering down at her body as he smirks she laughs, swatting his hand away. “Babe, stop!” she says grabbing a piece of bacon off a nearby plate.
“I can’t help it,” he says spinning her in his arms, “you drive me crazy,” he says sliding his hands over her backside as he places a passionate kiss on her lips.
Henley kisses him back, her heart beating so fast, she feels like it could burst. But not wanting to stop even for the slightest moment.
She reaches for his pajama bottoms, untying the string, she whispers, “Get these off.”
Hunter laughs, “Yes ma’am,” he whispers sliding his pants down, as she reaches for her robe belt, “And this, get this off of me,” she whispers. Hunter nods, as his lips cover hers, he loosens her belt and pulls her robe down off her shoulders. Lifting her up onto the kitchen counter. Her legs wrapping around his waist as they both fall into each other’s embrace.
Hunter lays on the living room floor near the crackling fire, a blanket covering him slightly, his chest drenched in sweat as a very satisfied Henley lays next to him. She tugs at the blanket to cover herself as well.
“I think we may have set a world record today,” he says out of breath.
“Oh…are we done for today then?” she asks as she looks over at him, a smirk on her lips.
Hunter laughs, “Are you trying to kill me woman?” he says turning to face her as he strokes her arm with his hand, she smirks, lacing her fingers through his.
“Hunter. We should probably talk,” she says her eyes flickering a more serious look.
“No. I won’t let you lessen these feelings.”
“What do you mean?” she says confused.
“I know you. I know what you’re going to say. That it’s just sex. That it’s just us falling into old familiar habits. That we’re not back together. It’s a load of bullshit, Henley. I know you want to be with me. I know it. You let it slip earlier ya know? You admitted that you love me.”
“This isn’t about whether or not I love you Hunter. Of course I still love you. How could I not. Our pasts are so intertwined. But I just-“
“You’re just scared. And I get it. But we can just take our time. We can go however slow, or fast you want. I know that you want this Henley. I felt it every time we made love today. I felt your heart beating quicker every time I touched you, I felt the urgency in your kiss, the way your body leaned into mine, the grip on my back. I know that you want this just as much as I do. All you have to do, is let yourself have it. I’m not going anywhere. Because you are my everything. You are the love of my life.”
“Hunter…” she says her eyes tearing.
Hunter looks at her for a beat, and then starts to get up, “I should go,” he says his face falling.
“You don’t have to.” she says confused. “Stay.”
“No it’s fine. I have work in the morning and it’s getting late. I’m sorry I pushed the issue again,” he says wiggling into his boxes under the blanket as he stands, Henley begins to gather the blanket around her as she gets up to follow.
“Hunter, please don’t leave like this,” she says stopping him in his tracks as her eyes well up.
Turning, his eyes well up just the same as he just looks at her, he whispers, “What do you want from me?”
“I don’t really know…”
“I don’t buy that. Not anymore. Not after the past few days. And especially not after today.”
“I don’t want you to be sorry Henley. I want you to- for once, just tell me how you feel. What do you want?”
“I’m scared to want you, ok! I know I love you. I love you so much. That’s something that has never changed. And getting to lose control today with you, has been the best day I’ve had in a really long time. I haven’t smiled or laughed this much in-I can’t even tell you how long. When you asked me to marry you, I wanted to say yes, with everything in me, I wanted to say yes.”
“So then why didn’t you?”
“Because it terrifies me. Are we really marriage material? I mean sex we are golden at. The whole relationship thing, that’s what we have a problem with. I lost you once Hunter, I don’t think I can ever go through that again.”
Hunter’s eyes soften as he walks over to her, “You won’t ever have to,” he says cupping her face gently as he places a kiss on her lips.
“Hunter, I wish things were simple. But so much has happened. And I just- there are things I just can’t get past. And I’m not trying to punish you. I just guess I’ve had a hard time letting go.”
“Is that what you’re trying to do? Let me go?” he asks, his eyes watering.
Tears roll down her cheeks as she hugs him, the two sit in silence.
To be continued…
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