Finally here’s the second chapter. This started out as a short piece, but mutated into a full flown story.
Chapter Two: Not So Secret Romance.
Here’s a link to the first chapter.
Simon was the first to wake the next morning. He hadn’t realized he was slumped over the bench on the back porch with Jeanette sleeping sounding and using his lap for pillow. She sighed softly in her sleep as she moved ever so slowly. She was starting to wake as he smiled down at her.
She turned over and opened her eyes to see Simon’s face. She gasped slightly and rose to a sitting position. The sun was up, and she blushed a little at the thought of having slept in Simon’s arms all night.
“Simon, what happened last night?” she asked, but then thought for a moment. “Oh, now I remember, but I don’t remember falling asleep.”
“I know,” he said. “You fell asleep soon after we finished dancing, and I didn’t have the heart to wake you.”
She blushed a little and turned away from him. “So, what time is it?”
“It must be early,” he said, looking into the house through the patio door. “Because I don’t see anyone awake yet.”
“Good, maybe we can sneak back to our rooms before anyone knows.”
Simon took her paw and helped her down off the bench, but he had forgotten about the saucer with the two teacups sitting on it and the leftover tea cakes. The two scampered inside and made their way to Jeanette’s bedroom door.
She was about to open the door when she heard Simon’s voice from behind her. “Jeanette,” he said softly.
She turned around quickly and said in almost a whisper, “Yes.”
“I…ah… really enjoyed last night,” he said which brought a smile to her face.
“Me too,” she said and disappeared through the door.
Simon just stood there for a few seconds before entering his room. He looked up and saw that Theodore was already awake. “Simon, why are you up so early?” he asked.
“Oh, umm… you know, nature calls,” he said obviously lying to his little brother.
“Yeah, right,” Theodore said quietly not believing for one second that Simon was telling the truth.
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