Friday, December 19, 2008

For Now And Forever - III


Grace looked blankly at her desktop screensaver. The day had been exceptionally dull. It was just one of those days when nothing was right.

"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.

It didn’t feel right... it felt perfect!
And the radio came to life with Lifehouse......

"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"

He pulled his head back and their eyes locked in a warm, affectionate gaze.

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

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posted by Heart'n'Soul at 10:30 AM


Yay...I am the first one to comment!!!

The imagery of the post was very strong..everything was happening right in front of me...the story was soft..and romantic...I haven't read part 1 and2 so...I gotta go read them....

AWESOME post!!!!

December 19, 2008 at 11:01 AM  

@Akshat - yayee@first to comment ...LOLZ

Thnks, glad u liked it...

December 19, 2008 at 11:26 AM  

i look forward to moment so beautiful.... beautifully written.. loved it..

December 19, 2008 at 12:41 PM  

sweet, romantic... just the right moment.. arent we all waiting for it? :)

Loved the post, guess needed to read something that positive today!

December 19, 2008 at 3:49 PM  

perfect for the perfect nostalgic attacks i am drowning in!!

December 19, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

this was so romantic... almost a lill hot ;)

hehehe i feel a little ticklish now :P

Good one :) Love is in the air isn't it? :) I lubed it :)

December 19, 2008 at 9:18 PM  

and i deleted all those forwards! maybe i should try forwarding it next time :P

love is in the air???? do i see the girl with that grt hat blushing? or is she just hiding her eyes from us? :P

December 20, 2008 at 3:04 AM  


December 20, 2008 at 10:46 AM  

wowiiieeee!!!! totally loved that!!!

December 20, 2008 at 1:18 PM  

Sho shweeeetttt!!
I any day love lifehouse and even such surprises :P

December 20, 2008 at 2:11 PM  


The best thing is: when I read it, I feel I'm watching it in front of my eyes.

Good one!

December 20, 2008 at 3:41 PM  

Oh so so so cute ..... :)
and really it was something which made me visualize it... from the office till the parking lot....
and I loved the line "...shifting his glance btn her lips and her eyes a couple of time"...

December 20, 2008 at 7:25 PM  

Ah... One of those days when Murphy's laws didn't play foul. :)

That was well penned buddy! And very romantic. :)

Peace. Have a great weekend...

December 21, 2008 at 8:16 AM  

Loved the way..u started d post!

December 21, 2008 at 9:06 AM  

:D :D :D

December 21, 2008 at 12:31 PM  

Hmmm so romantic!Could feel the sensuality here :)

Well penned sweetie!Muaaah

December 22, 2008 at 3:03 AM  

Just loved the description of the kiss.. Totally awesome.. Could totally relate ;) hehe

Is there more ??? :D

December 22, 2008 at 5:09 AM  

awwww.. tatzz so cutely romantic.. wow.. :-)

umm ummm ummmmm.. :-) jst felt like sayin tat.. :-)

December 22, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

oooooooooooooohhhh..damn romantic ya! lovely lovely!

December 22, 2008 at 11:20 AM  

Ummm.....mush is the flavour of winters isn't it ? :)
Heart warming....

December 22, 2008 at 12:22 PM  

kinna romantikk hei yeh postt re

such touching words....

I wanna to read it agn and agn

and the description of th kiss was so very niice:P

December 22, 2008 at 6:21 PM  

i loved the approach and the talks.. was not jus another romantic writing.. realistic and kinda things I want sud happenen to me.hehe

December 22, 2008 at 10:43 PM  

wow ... !!!

December 23, 2008 at 1:03 AM  

girl , your blog goes into my blogroll :D Thanks for this insanely realistic post....

December 23, 2008 at 3:09 AM  

I read this looong time back,but couldn't comment..sowwwiee! :(

And yes..coming back to the post..
It spelt passion and compassion..its always wuunderful readin' romantic tales, but the way you brought Lifehouse in the middle was truly a good idea ;)
And myy Divliiii..I haven't forgotten yur birthday..its on 26th..and you don't need to worry, you WILL get your gift by then! :D

December 23, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

Visit my blog..

Something awaits..:P


December 24, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

beautifully plotted. and now I have decided not to delete my forwarded mails ;) God knows what surprise is in store for me ;)

December 25, 2008 at 9:46 PM  

:) gud 'un! were there part I n II too? mebbe I shud go catch up with those posts too!

you do have a merry merry christmas, girl! :)

December 26, 2008 at 1:30 AM  

Nice one gal... Well written
Belated X'mas wishes and new year wishes in advance :)

December 28, 2008 at 3:22 PM  

quickly passing to wish u an excellent end of the year and an hopefully even better 2009 coming up. Hope u had a great Xmas.

December 29, 2008 at 3:28 AM  

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