I pulled her lips to mine and tried to kiss the life out of her. I would never get tired of these lips. I still couldn’t believe she was mine, or rather, I was hers. I whispered in her ear how much I loved her and had missed her. She eased my heartache by returning it all back to me. I couldn’t wait to tell her about the hot air balloon tickets I had in my back pocket. I knew she was going to be excited, even though it was technically my gift from winning our first bet.

“Take me home,” she whispered in my ear. Chills ran through my body at the possibility of having her all to myself again.