“Someone’s been slacking in training,” he said with a smile full of mirth.
“That’s not true! Your legs are longer and you can leap higher and have a longer stride.”
“True.” He drew closer. “Besides, you have many other fine talents.”
Lifting her brows and feigning an affronted stare, she asked, “Such as?”
“Too many to list.” Maxen pulled her against him and cupped her bottom. “But I am counting on you to demonstrate several of your talents tomorrow night.”
“Please detail what you’d like to see.”
His gaze softened and he slid his hands up her back, over her shoulders, finally resting them on her face. “Your love. That’s all I have ever wanted. To have you love me openly and honestly.”
“Maxen, besides the open part, you’ve had that all along.”
He lifted her into his arms, crossed the room, and deposited her into bed. His eyes darkened as his gaze slid up and down her body. “I can’t wait until tomorrow night.”
“Why wait when you can have me now?” She captured his hand and slid it into her dressing gown, allowing his palm to cup her breast.
His eyes drifting closed, Maxen gave her breast a firm squeeze, then withdrew his hand. “Tomorrow. And then forever.”
Maxen blew her a kiss as he backed out of the room.
Once he was gone, she allowed herself to relax into the pillows. Joy spread through her in warm, welcome wives like it never had before, but even with her dreams coming true, she could not forget Carlton. Before drifting off, she sent up a prayer for him, then another, and moments before sleep claimed her, she whispered, “I love you, too, Carl. Thank you…”
Audra expected to be nearly hysterical with glee on the day of her wedding, but instead found herself unfathomably calm. W...
... middle of paper ...
..., if it’s not too much trouble. Before we begin tonight, would you mind reading a brief passage from The Queen Versus the Dragon? My old friend wrote that play, and it would make me feel like he was there to hear those words.”
“I’d be honored, Your Highness.” Corsen, her eyes reddening, squeezed Audra’s hands. “Thank you for making me part of your special day.”
Audra rested her hand on Corsen’s cheek. “Thank you for guiding my son back to me.”
The sun had set hours prior, and finally, it was time for Audra and Maxen to wed. They had decided they wanted an intimate setting, and chose the library in Audra’s bedchamber. It was spacious, warm with the fire burning, and the windows permitted an unobstructed view of the sea in the distance. Also, it would easily accommodate the fifteen guests—plus Audra, Maxen, and the priest—without seeming too cramped nor too vast.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Catch 22 America has been involved in the cold war for years. The fear of communism is ruining lives. The country moves closer and closer to the Korean war. Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 is published. 1963- College students are seen wearing army fatigues with “Yossarian” name tags. Reports are being made about a “Heller Cult”. Bumper stickers are manufactured which read, “Better Yossarian then Rotarian”. The phrase “Catch 22” has surfaced meaning a “no win situation” it is now an excepted word in the English dictionary.... [tags: Joseph Heller’s Catch 22]
860 words (2.5 pages)
- “Absolutely not, we need to catch up my friend. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to make it to Eric’s memorial services, but I hope you got the card and floral arrangements I sent.” Even though Clara found it difficult to talk, she stayed on the phone with Marty for hours. When she got to the part about Miriam taking away the money, Marty screamed. “Who can you trust these days?” she exclaimed. She all but lost it when she told her about the girls. “That’s a living nightmare, Clara. What do you need for me to do?” she asked, now shedding a few of her own tears. “Can you spare a weekend and hang out with me.... [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Want]
1895 words (5.4 pages)
- America has been involved in the cold war for years. The fear of communism is ruining lives. The country moves closer and closer to the Korean war. Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 is published. 1963- College students are seen wearing army fatigues with "Yossarian" name tags. Reports are being made about a "Heller Cult". Bumper stickers are manufactured which read, "Better Yossarian then Rotarian". The phrase "Catch 22" has surfaced meaning a "no win situation" it is now an excepted word in the English dictionary.... [tags: essays research papers]
858 words (2.5 pages)
- “ In order to be grounded you must be crazy, but if you ask to be grounded, you must not be crazy anymore, so you have to continue flying”(Heller 40). This is the justification of what a catch-22 is. Insane behavior and the fight for freedom are both acts, which transpire in Catch 22. Yossarian, a squadron captain is in World War II flying a plane and fighting for his country. Though trying to get out, he knows there is only one way, and that would only get him “away” from all of the terror. This brings the reader to the theme of the play, escape.... [tags: essays research papers]
1348 words (3.9 pages)
- Process Essay - How to Win an Argument To win an argument one must keep in mind the following factors: Is the argument worth fighting. Do you have the proper background to win the argument. Who is your opponent. And finally, do I have the proper argumentative behavior. Before getting involved in an argument, you must decide whether or not it is even worth fighting. Does the subject at hand have any interest to you, does it make a difference if you win or lose. An argument about Jackie Gleson's weight at death, or the amount of torque output in a 1976 Ford Pinto, probably doesn't make much difference to anyone and isn't very interesting.... [tags: Expository Process Essays]
868 words (2.5 pages)
- Journal Entry 3 and 4: Motive of the Novel and Intended Messages: • I found there to be numerous motives that Heller was striving to achieve. The first being to slander the name of war and those involved, this on its’ own is not a difficult thing to do, however he did it in a way that really diminished on the intelligence of those involved high up; Cornel Cathcart is made out to be a neurotic who constantly doubted his own command and was constantly getting “black eyes” from his superiors as a result of raising the mission but raise them again he did, Major Major wouldn’t talk to anyone and was uniformly hated by people who didn’t know him, and Scheisskopf was obsessed with marching to no... [tags: journal entry #4]
1659 words (4.7 pages)
- I assume by trails you mean the ones that Pysche was asked to undergo by Aphrodite, not Venus, her Roman counterpart. The issue of naming is a little confusing, the myth can be traved back to Lucius Aplueius, a Numidian prose writer who lived under Roman rule. It is written in Roman style, yet with Venus and Cupid being called by their Greek names, Aphrodite and Eros, instead of Venus and Amor. For the sake of actually getting to your question, I 'm going to treat this as a greek myth, which is what I have read it as and consider it as.... [tags: Greek mythology, Aphrodite, Goddess, Hermes]
985 words (2.8 pages)
- In today’s world of video games, there are wonderful pictures, surround sound effects, and realistic graphics which encourage players to keep playing. It means when they play an action game or war game, it will have shooting shots, bloody splashes, decapitated scenes, or fighting movements. Unfortunately some people call these games causes negative effects in players. They say that violent video games cause players to become killers or terrorists. A research study on video game violence concluded, “There is no evidence to show proof of the relationship between computer game violence and violence in children above the age of 8.” (Stuart, 2014) Moreover, millions of people play violent video... [tags: Argumentative Video Gaming Persuasive]
991 words (2.8 pages)
- There was dead silence in his office, the kind of silence that should never be disturbed. The look of determination on his face was uncanny. Every single move he made was precise and delicate. Colonel Cathcart slowly rolled a few inches away from his desk in his chair, just enough so he could stand up. At a snail's pace, he stood up never taking his eyes off his masterpiece. Cathcart's hand was shaking immensely as he lifted the playing card up to complete his beloved tower. KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK' Cathcart's body jumped in surprise, causing his hand to jolt at the sound of the noise.... [tags: Joseph Heller Catch 22]
1891 words (5.4 pages)
- The Only Fish I Wanted To Catch A sensation of astounding warmth enshrouded my mind and body as I blankly stared out on to the choppy lake. I realized that the blinding sun was sure to burn me by the end of the day. I was completely clueless as to where the day would take me. At first I was a little apprehensive about climbing into the small rowboat and heading out there for the entire day. What if I didn’t make it back. I had never been fishing alone. All I craved was to catch the perfect fish.... [tags: essays research papers]
907 words (2.6 pages)
- Physical Wellness Is The Process Of Making Choices
- Euthanasia Is A Greek Word That Means
- Reflection Paper On Infant And Toddler Development
- The Klux Klan, The Nation Of Islam, Aryan Brotherhood, And The Folks
- The Impact Of Students With Disabilities On The General Education Classroom
- Leadership : Leadership And Leadership