Friday, December 19, 2008
For Now And Forever - III
"You've got mail!" The screensaver disappeared jolting her back to reality.
"Sigh!!!" Another forward, she thought. But just when she was about to hit the delete button, she noticed the sender's name. Joshua Mackenzie.
She smiled in surprise. Josh never sent her any forwards. So why today? It was one of those mails which said that if you forward it you'll get a surprise in 15 min. She laughed in her head and forwarded it to a few friends as well as Josh.
"You've got mail", her PC speakers sang again in a symphony, exactly after 15 minutes.
It was Josh again. "Did you get the surprise?"
She was amused. Josh sat just two bays away, on the same work floor as her!
"No" She replied
"You've got mail!" She looked at the screen and almost burst out laughing.
The mail said - "Too bad, me neither! Time to go home. Wanna drop?"
She replied - "Ok"
She was more than glad to see Josh waiting for her in the parking. Grace's pet Tanny had delivered the pups just last night. She was completely drained. He could see the shadows of a long night on her face.
They had dinner in their favorite restaurant - The Golden Dragon - and the drudgeries of the day, all seemed to have disappeared in the conversation. It always worked - the restaurant, the tête-à-tête and the company – ALWAYS!
After the dinner, Josh drove quietly to her place, marveling at the warmth radiating from her soft, glowing skin as she spoke about Tanny's new borns.
Just before she opened the car door to leave, Josh said... "So, neither of us got the surprise yet?"
"I know!" Grace smiled at him
"Its not too late you know!" Josh said shifting his glance between her lips and her eyes a couple of times.
Grace looked at him and asked what it meant.
He slowly bent forward and brushed his nose and cheek along hers. Then, he gently pulled her chin towards his lips and allowed his lips to touch hers. He parted his lips slightly and pressed them tenderly over her lips. Grace closed her eyes and savored the most sensual moment of her life- the sensation of his lips on hers. So gentle and so loving, it made her insides melt.
"I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you"
Josh looked in her eyes, "Your hair looks so soft," and lightly touched the tips of it.
The rose in her cheeks made Josh smile. Grace beamed at him, looking in to his deep black eyes, while Josh reached back over and started stroking her hair.
He leaned down and took a big sniff "Mmmmmmm... you smell good."
Lifehouse continued in the background...
"There's nothing else to lose, there's nothing else to find
There's nothing in the world that can change my mind
There is nothing else, there is nothing else, there is nothing else"
"So!!! Was that a good surprise?" Josh said
"DEFINITLY!" She said with a wide grin pasted on her face and stars twinkling in her eyes.
“Just what the doctor ordered! Eh?” Josh smirked and both of them burst out laughing… laughing till their jaw hurt.
Lifehouse faded away slowly...
Just hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment here with you...
More from the series - For Now and Forever:
For Now and Forever - I: If Only...
For Now and Forever - II: PS: I Love You
For Now and Forever - III: You've Got Mail
For Now and Forever - IV: Shall We Dance
For Now and Forever - V: A Lot Like Love
For Now and Forever - VI: As Good As It Gets
For Now and Forever - VII: Gone With The Wind
For Now and Forever - VIII: Message In A Bottle