The Last Moon

Chapter 2 : I Am in the Middle

do you need to know? ”

”Things that I need to know. ” Okay. This is going to get nowhere.

”Hmmm. I feel hungry. ” He pouted. Now hes coming to the point.

”Thats why I asked you to let me go, ” I said, as I shrugged for the third time.

”But you smell nice and feel warm, and… ”

”But you are hungry, ” I said, placing my finger on his lips.

”Ill eat you. ” He said it through my fingers, smirking.

Speechless. I was speechless at this mans shamelessness. I was looking at him with seriousness written all over my face.

”Sorry. ” He said, looking down, now kind of embarrassed. All the smugness from his face vanished, as did the shamelessness from his voice. His cheeks were now maroon from embarrassment.

”Pfft. Take a bath and come downstairs. ” I said finally being able to get up from his lap.

”Inez. ”

”Yes? ” I asked as I turned around to look at him.

He got up as he said, ”I hope you can trust me enough one day to share all the pain; you are hiding behind this smiling face of yours. ”

”Hmmm. I am used to carrying the burden alone. Itll probably take some time. But you better be down in ten minutes. ” I said, pointing my index finger at him.

”Yes maam. ” He said, saluting me, making both of us burst out in laughter.

I left him to shower as I walked downstairs to the kitchen.

The kitchen was beautiful and quite spacious. It had many reflecting objects to reflect the light, thus maximising the vision of the room. Quite simple and elegant, Id say.

I walked towards the fridge as I opened it, taking out some vegetables to fix some vegetable soup for James. It took me almost 15 minutes to make it, but it tasted and smelt good.

I tried to reach the bowl kept on the shelf above me but was unable to reach it because of my height. I wasn short. I was 57 ”. But I still couldn get it so my head started searching for ideas so I could achieve my destination. Getting the bowl.

And there it was. The solution. The stool.

Turning around, I picked up the stool and kept it in front of the counter. Then, slowly balancing myself, I stood up on it as I got hold of that pesky little bowl. But before I could get down the stool, it shook a bit, making me lose my balance as I fell.

My eyes closed tight as I prepared myself for the fall, but surprisingly, I never hit the ground as two strong hands held me. ”Playing Superman? ” James asked as he put me down.

”No. The bowl. ”

”You could have waited for me to come down. ” He said as his eyes ran over me to check for any possible injuries.

”Just sit down. ” Embarrassed. I was very embarrassed. But surprisingly, James decided not to pass any commentary on my cheeks. As he hummed, walking towards the chair and sat down on it. I poured the soup in the bowl as I walked to him and kept it in front of him.

”Thank you, Mrs. Agustine. ”

”Your welcome, ” I said, sitting down on the chair beside his.

And, for the first time, noticing a scar on his neck.

”Take a picture. It lasts longer. ”

”Hmmm. I don need to take a picture. You are my husband. I can stare at you as much as I want. Moreover, you look nice in this dark blue suit. ”

”Ah. Thanks. ” He said, ”Im somewhat flustered. Aren you too bold, though? I mean I haven seen wives who would compliment their husbands like this. Usually thats done by the husbands. ”

”Well, I like being bold. And, Im not really going to prison for complimenting you while being the wife so doesn really matter. ”

”Nice. Oh! I remember you need to go to your parents house today. ”

”Hmmm, ” I said, thinking about what could happen when I arrived there. Mostly, it will be Astarte creating havoc to trouble me. She wasn really evil. Just childish. And immature.

”Hey? You there? ”

”Yeah. So, are you coming? ” I asked him.

”I have an important meeting. Ill come to pick you up and meet them at that time. ” He said, making an Im-sorry kind of face.

”Okay. ” Well, it wasn really that much of a bother to me anyway.

”I am done. Do you want me to drop you on my way to the office? ”

”Thanks. ”

”No worries. Its the least I could do for my wife. ” He said, taking my bandaged hand and placing a small kiss on it as he looked into my eyes with an encouraging smile on his face.

This married life experiment doesn seem all that bad. But still, it was too early to draw any conclusions.

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