Something so beautiful…

Here is a snippet of love, in honor of Valentine’s Day!

“Have you ever seen anything this beautiful before?” I was unable to take my eyes off the fjord and valley shore. The mountains rose up high on either side, like protective walls around a precious gem. The clouds danced across the sky, sunlight dappling the landscape. I was in awe.

“Yes, I have.” I sensed Michael’s approach behind me. I turned to meet him and smiled. He was staring at me, hunger in his eyes, and I felt the heat pouring off of him like lava. Butterflies began to rattle around inside me – only he could do that after all this time – and I knew what was coming.

Admiring the view could wait.

We stripped each other bare, kissing and touching each other in ways that only heightened our arousal for each other. We made our way into the private bath, and while waiting for the water to warm up, we stood on the tiles, letting the chill of the air caress our skin. He dove in, kissing my neck and collarbone, with me lightly scratching my nails down his back. I reached up and took his hair out of the leather wrap it was in, letting it fall to his shoulders. 

I held him back by his muscular arms, admiring just how damn handsome he was. 

“What is it?” His deep voice sent chills over my naked flesh. His silver eyes were blazing and flickering as he watched me.

“How did I get to be so lucky?” I drew him in for a kiss. His hands found my backside and squeezed. I moaned for him, clutching his arms and aching for whatever he could (and would) willingly give me.

The water grew hot, steam pouring into the space we occupied. We stepped inside the shower and relished the feel of warm, clean water as it ran over our bodies. Michael caressed my skin, sliding a single hand from my neck down the middle of my breasts and over my belly, then further still until he could slip his fingers inside of me. 

I arched my back, closing my eyes and grabbing his hand, urging him onward. He leaned into me, letting some of his weight push his fingers deeper. Michael put his forehead to mine, exhaling a breath against my face as he slowly, tortuously thrust his fingers inside of me again and again. He used his thumb to unravel me, twirling and nudging at the most delicate part of my folds. I urged him on, rubbing against him and moaning for more. 

I heard and felt him smile, and then he began to move faster, more deliberately. My breathing grew frantic as I felt my body begin to climb higher, my hips moving in time with his motions.  Suddenly it was as if sunshine had broken through the clouds and shone directly into my soul. Shards of piercing light enveloped me, and I shimmered. My body clenched around his fingers, and I felt him exhale again. Shuddering, my breath caught, and I opened my eyes, anxious to see his own. Without a doubt, he had the sexiest, most seductive stare on the planet. I clenched against him as he withdrew his fingers, then watched as he slowly brought them up to his mouth. I couldn’t help but bite my lip as I watched him suck my juices from his fingertips.

He smiled at me, and I saw a bit of fang. I melted. I kissed him ferociously, desperate to have more of him. Once I felt him sliding his hands down my hips, I pulled back and gave him an eyebrow.

“Now it’s my turn…” I put a finger to his lips before he could contradict me. Keeping my eyes on his, I slid down his frame, my hands gliding along his silky, wet, muscular flesh. I stopped to kiss his navel, feeling him stiffen in anticipation of where I was headed. His hands went to my head, and I felt him grab a handful of my hair. 

Ah…right where I wanted him…

I shifted my focus to what was directly in front of me, sliding further down, intermittently placing feather-light kisses as I licked a trail down his taut belly, until I reached the length of him. My hands had been following along his sides, but now I was going to put them to use. I reached forward and gently wrapped one of my hands around his shaft, lightly squeezing. I looked up and saw his head was tilted back, his eyes closed, his mouth slightly open.


I leaned forward and put just the tip of him inside my mouth, enveloping him with my warmth and my lips. I heard him exhale again, a slight moan escaping his lips, and I couldn’t help but smile against him. My tongue stroked him inside my mouth, and I leaned forward to take more of him in. His hands clenched my hair harder, and I felt him stretch against my lips. I began to move my mouth over him, my tongue stroking the underside of his shaft, sucking on him like the rock hard candy that he was. His breathing grew faster, and I felt him tighten again. I knew he was close. I still had my hand wrapped around the base of his shaft, and I squeezed, holding him tighter. I pulled back and licked the tip of him, then slid my mouth over him again and again. Just when I thought he couldn’t take any more, I carefully, gently grazed my teeth over his skin and that did it. He emptied himself into me, groaning and clenching a fistful of my hair. Once he was spent, I gently slid my mouth off of him, swallowing and smiling. 

I stood up and Michael simply stood there with his head tilted back, eyes closed, breathing heavily. When he finally brought his head down to look at me, his eyes were brilliant, both vibrant and stunning, like stars that could burn a hole through the very core of me. I inhaled but never exhaled, feeling my breath catch in my throat. 

How did I come to deserve this incredible man – nay, vampire – in my life?

Michael’s eyes pierced mine, and he gently leaned in, kissing me softly and tenderly. His lips were rich, wet from the shower. When he pulled back, I licked my own lips, and he smiled. 

“There has never been anyone like you, Celie.  Ever. And I pray I never have to rediscover life without you…” 

In the steam of the shower, water pouring over us, I took his face in my hands. I stroked his left cheek with my thumb and stared deep into his eyes. Stretching up to kiss him, my lips lingered for a moment. 

“I never knew our love was possible.” Looking down, I placed my hands on his chest. After a moment I looked back up into his eyes. “You’re everything to me, Michael. Everything. No matter what we’ve been through, no matter what is coming – all I want is what I have right now, with you.”

Michael pressed a kiss to my forehead as he drew me into his arms. I pressed kisses to his shoulder as he caressed my back. We stayed like that for a time, letting the water envelope us, washing away the past. Even if for a short time, we were simply together. 

Eventually we collected ourselves and finished up in the shower, taking turns washing each other’s hair. Outside of the shower, we dried off and climbed into bed together. Michael lay on his back, and I nestled against his side, laying my head in the crook of his arm. We laid still and quiet, falling asleep in each other’s arms.


Published by Shanna Robillard

Wife to a northern man, mother to a four-legged beastie, and a lover of crystals and gems, vampires, fantasy, and creating stories! Shanna Robillard is the author of Beyond the Shadows, SpellCast from Darkness, and Against the Coming Dark (the Beyond the Shadows trilogy), as well as A Tale by Moonlight and The Seven Lives of May Levesque.

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