Tuesday, January 9, 2018

I needed that splash of color

“Here,” he said, handing her a vibrant bouquet of tropical flowers. Birds of paradise, hibiscus and orchids in a low container perfect for the table. Nothing so high it blocked your view from the person sitting across from you.
“These are gorgeous,” she said, turning toward the coffee table. She’d put the vase next to the television, so there was room. “I guess I needed that splash of color. Thank you.”
Dax stayed at her back. She could feel him behind her. His jeans fit him very well, showing his long, lean legs and adorable ass. His tailored black t-shirt was nice too. Everything about Dax made her girl parts pay attention. His arm brushed against hers and she got goose bumps.
“Where shall we put our things?” Veronica asked.
What ‘things’ could the model possibly have? She stood by the window, which highlighted her practical nakedness beneath the sheer head to toe garment. It was black and gold, with bands of black velvet around the wrists, waist, ankles and collar. Strategic body-colored netting covered the illegal bits. Still, for all intents and purposes, the woman looked nude.
And stunning. 
Nino did his best to look at the ceiling, or the floor. Dave didn’t mind looking with admiration. Khanti silently fumed, and Dax ignored Veronica as if she didn’t exist. Celia was far more comfortable in her dress.
“My bedroom is down the hall if you’d like to set,” Celia cleared her throat, maintaining her hostess smile through force of will, “anything down. Purses, or...” she trailed off. “Wine, anybody?”
“The delivery man is bringing it up,” Veronica shrugged. “Any minute, he said.”
“Thank you,” Celia said. “However, instead of waiting, we can start with a simple Pinot Grigio until it comes.”

Excerpt from Ambrosia by the Sea by Traci Hall
Included in A Touch of Passion

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