“I should probably split some wood today. We’re running out, and we need to stay for a bit longer.” Steve said one morning, showing up in the kitchen as you stared out the window into the backyard. You turned and nodded at him before turning back to the view of the backyard, watching the leaves in the wind. Steve stepped behind you, holding you close, pulling himself closer to you.
“We should probably rake up those leaves, too.” You pointed out after a few moments of blissful silence, noticing the leaves on the ground. “But not because I care about how nice the backyard looks. I want to jump in a pile of leaves.”
“Of course you would.” Steve said, his lips brushing your ear. You felt your cheeks turn pink, and turned back to face him.
“You’ll jump in my leaf pile too, right?” You asked. He nodded his head in agreement, leaning in and stealing a quick kiss before making breakfast.
After breakfast, you spent your morning raking leaves into a massive pile. There were so many more than you thought there was and they all were simply stunning. Each of them was a different color, a different shape, yet they all worked together and created a piece of art unlike any other. You found yourself mesmerized by the patchwork that you created, the beauty of it astounding. But at the end of it all, you knew those leaves would end up stuffing a bag that looked like a pumpkin when Halloween rolled around. If you and Steve were still at the cabin when that holiday came around.
During the time you were working though, you would pause and take a moment to admire Steve, hard at work. His flannel shirt he put on this morning was on top of the wood pile, the cold obviously not bothering him. You, however, found yourself a little colder, pulling S...
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...e showing you were you should try to hit next. Finally, you swung with all your might and the log finally gave way to the blade, falling to the ground in two halves.
"You did it!" Steve said, coming up to you and kissing your forehead.
“Thanks.” You managed to sigh, rubbing your hands, hoping that would make them hurt less. Steve bent over and picked up one of halves that you had just split, ripping it in half.
“Showoff.” You accused him, trying not to feel a little hurt as he ripped your hard work in half again.
“I’m sorry, but it was the perfect piece to get split like that.” Steve justified himself, turning to you and smiling from ear to ear. You left the axe stuck in the stump, not wanting to touch the handle for a long time.
“We could go jump in that pile of leaves now, if you want.” He suggested, knowing that you had tired yourself out.
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