Saturday, 11 May 2013
4:6 Stuff And Things
"Excuse me, Mr. Snow? Your room is ready." She handed Winter a keycard, and hovered for a moment. Waiting for a tip? Kaity thought to herself as she passed a dirty look to the girl.
"Thank you." Winter said, not seeing Kaity's look.
Eventually, the receptionist went back to her post, and Kaity got to work again.
"I kinda want to go in the pool, but I don't have my room yet..."
"You could get changed in mine?" It took all of her strength not to grin at how easily that worked.
"Oh, thank you! Are you sure that's ok? I don't want to be a bother." Try to look innocent!
"It's fine, honestly."
They stopped by reception on the way, and collected their bags.
She sped up her walking a little, and 'tripped' over herself, with the plan to wrap her arms around him from behind. Just to stop him in his tracks.
"You ok?" He asked, in her opinion, ruining the moment.
"Yes. I... Well, I guess I tripped." She explained, never once breaking eye contact.
"What are you scared of?" At first, Kaity was so deep in her thoughts she thought she'd asked it. She spent a moment puzzling over why she'd asked him that, before his thumb gently stroking her cheek bought her back to the room. "Kaity?" No, she hadn't asked that, he'd asked her. Was she scared? If so, why?
"You are. I wouldn't ask if I didn't think you were." How was he so calm? And when did his lips get so close to hers?
"You're cold." She stated, voice a little steadier than before. Eager to change the subject because she was sure she wasn't scared at all. He smiled.
"You're hot." She immediately thought he was complimenting her, but after a split second she realised he meant her temperature. She'd always been 'hot-blooded' as Rose as called it, and never had much use for the warm clothes the rest of the valley wore when the weather was cold. Infact, she dreaded when the heat returned and she'd be too hot.
She didn't know how long it had been since someone last said something, but she could see the sun setting outside.
"I think we should get to the pool before it's too late." Winter said as he pulled back and grabbed some swim trunks from his case. Kaity watched him enter the bathroom, and toyed with the idea of going in after him. What the hell is he doing to me? She thought to herself as she realised how completely helpless she'd been just moments before. She rested her hand on the doorknob, but didn't dare turn it. She sighed, and leant back against the wall beside the door.
"I hope you're getting changed out there, I don't hear any movement." Winter's voice carried through the door, making Kaity laugh. She drummed her fingers against the wall behind her.
"Is that enough movement?" She giggled.
"Yes, now get changed."
Kaity got changed as quick as she could, and hovered around the door waiting for Winter.
"Are you ready?" He called through the door after five minutes or so. She hadn't thought to let him know she was decent, and felt a little bad that he must've been standing the other side of the door waiting for her.
"Come on, lets go." he said, walking towards the door back to the hallway.
Once they got to the pool, most of the people from the bar earlier seemed to already be there. They must've got their rooms too and had the same idea. Kaity briefly wondered whether her own room was ready, but decided she probably wouldn't need it if that almost-kiss was what she thought it was. Winter took a seat on a sun lounger, and Kaity took the one next to him.
"Sorry, I'm not usually this dopey, I swear." Kaity was a bit embarrassed by how she was acting.
"It's fine, probably jet lag." Why hadn't she thought of that? That must be it. "So, what are you thinking?"
"Yes, you. You with your stuff and things."
Kaity smiled as Winter repositioned himself to a more upright position.
"What kind of stuff and things? I want to know more about you, and what kind of stuff and things give you that smile on your face." If she'd been at all shy, she'd probably have blushed realising he'd noticed her smiling, because it was pretty obvious why she was smiling.
"Well, my kids, my family, my friends..." She began, looking around for something else to add.
She climbed onto a lilo as Winter leaned back in the lounger.
What if he didn't get that I meant he was hot...? The thought had just occurred to her, and she may have just lost herself an entire evenings work. And that almost kiss...
Her thoughts were interrupted when she was thrown off the lilo by hands overturning it.
Winter! She thought once she'd resurfaced and seen his laughing face bobbing above the water.
Winter is clearly not a solid mass, and he loves clipping into things when he's posed. Sorry about that. And, yes, the pool is a very odd shape if you noticed. I thought it looked cool when I first did it, but I've since realised it's just weird :p
Thank you again to Buckley, GigaRevival, Margaret Pendragon, mypalsim, ShakespearsSunshyne and yangthecat for the pretty extras. I had a great time getting them all half naked and looking at them. Especially the men. Yum. ;)