I could feel his eyes gazing at me. I was comfortably cocooned in the safety of his arms, pretending to be asleep while we both knew I wasn't. He softly stroked my hairs and kissed me on my forehead tenderly. "I love you", he whispered.
I opened my eyes and saw him looking at me as if I was the most prized possession he had, the only thing worth looking at. I could feel his heartbeat racing against my palm, matching mine. "I love you" I whispered back as I kissed him on his cheek, down his neck, on his forehead and finally on his lips.
The rhythms of our heartbeats matched while our lips moved against each other on a melody of their own. I rested my head on his chest as my mind wandered back down the memory lane, the same day an year ago I was struggling to get his attention, to give me a second chance, to forgive me, never for a moment, even fantasizing about us actually being together.
The present I'm living in feels like a dream come true, now that I look back, I realize it was all worth the pains taken. "What are you thinking about??" he asked, gently caressing my cheek. "Nothing" I mumbled, as I tried to hide myself against his chest. His arms tightened around me. "I'll never leave you. I promise", he whispered.
I lifted my head and kissed him. "I love you". The intensity of the instant was tangible.