She looked around the room and laughed. “Well, this is a very cozy cabin.” She tried to hide her amusement.
“I called the front desk to get a cot bed, but it seems they are all being used.” He said as he looked around. “Looks like I will have a sore back for a bit.”
“What do you mean?” she asked as she looked at him.
“Floor.” He said as he waved his hands around.
“Yeah, as a research scientist just by looking at the floor I would suggest that you don’t,” she said with a smile that took his breath away. He realized then he had gone way too long without a woman in his life.
“What are you thinking, Mouse?” he said as she looked back to the floor.
“To be honest, I wouldn’t even walk on that floor barefoot.” She said as she let a shiver run down her spine.
“You know this isn’t the worst place I have seen.” He said.
“I would assume not considering what you do.” She said as she looked up into his eyes.
“So what did you have to run off to the store to get?” he asked as he looked at the bag.
“Clothes for us to change into.” She said. She started pulling things out of the bag and tossed a few over to him. “If we are going to be here for a few days we needed something to change into. This dress is not made for sleeping in.”
“Excellent foresight, mouse.” He said with a chuckle. Her phone went off, and she looked at it. She dismissed the call.
“Lisha.” She said.
“Well since you didn’t take the call I assume Masamune will be calling me next.” He said with a laugh that filled the room. “Go change princess.”
“I’m fine. You can go ahead.” She said as they stood nearly toe to toe.
“Ladies first.” He said as his voice seemingly changed. It went deeper than it already was, and the sound filled her completely.
“Thank you, Mitsuhide.” She said as she gathered her clothes and went into the bathroom. She wondered what had got into her when she looked at him. he was easy on the eyes, but there was something more. Something she wanted to see more of. He was like peeling an onion and finding the different layers.
He watched her walk into the other room. He looked up at the sky, hoping he could control the impulse to pick her up again and throw her on the bed. She was everything he had been looking for. Someone who got his sense of humor. Someone who understood his job. someone who was undeniably beautiful and intelligent. Masamune was right. This small woman was better for him then the two others.
Two days possibly trapped in the small cabin near the water with a growing pile of snow outside was not how he ever expected a great first date to go, but so far he could not complain. He really hoped she wasn’t either. He, for the first time, was trying to figure out how to get her to go out with him again. Not just to the wedding. He hoped he could figure out how to keep someone like her with someone like him.
She came out with her hair up and the sweatpants that could have fit him on. He looked at her and thought in that one second she was more beautiful than in her dress. She laughed as she looked at him and without thought, on his part, he walked over and hooked his finger under her chin to raise her face to look up to his. He moved slowly, and he bent down and kissed her softly.
She hadn’t been expecting that. She was surprised, but soon she responded to the gentle kiss, and her arms found their way around his neck. His hair was as soft as it looked and she smiled with the thought. He started to back away from the kiss and pull himself away to tower over her.
“I wasn’t expecting to do that.” He said softly. He peered into her eyes, and she could see he was searching for something. The phone rang again being the stillness of the room back to life.
“She will keep calling until I answer.” Kit said.
“Maybe you should answer then,” Mitsuhide said.
“I don’t answer calls while I am still on the date.” She smiled at him.
“Are we still on the date?” he asked.
“I think we are.” She said.
“Hypothetically if I asked you out for sometime next week, what would you say?” he asked.
“Hypothetically I would say yes.” She said.
“Princess, would you go out with me sometime next week?” he asked as he took another step closer to her.
“Mitsuhide I would love too.” She said. He didn’t move slowly this time as he bent down and kissed her. His mouth found hers, and he pulled her closer to him. She sighed into the kiss.
“Damnit.” He said as he pulled back.
“Hmmm?” she hummed at him.
“This is going to be next to impossible.” He said as he looked at her.
“What do you mean?” she asked.
“Nothing sweetheart. It is my problem.” He said.
“Oh, really?” she asked as she tilted her to ask her question. “You think it is just your problem?”
“Oh, really?” he asked as he cocked an eyebrow up.
“Mitsuhide go change.” She said softly. “We will figure this out later.”
“Alright, my little mouse.” He said as he took the clothes she held out for him. He walked into the bathroom and started to unbutton his shirt, and he hung it up on the back of the door. He then moved to his pants and then he folded them up. He put the clothes on that she had got for him and smiled at the pants. He had never worn silky sleep pants before. The feeling was something new but not unpleasant.
He pulled the tee-shirt over his head and walked out while he was straightening it. He was looking around and saw that she was before the fire just standing there. At the noise of the door, she turned slightly, and he saw her as the light glowed around her. Somehow he thought it looked like hells fires surrounding her. If she was surrounded by hell, it was because of him. He looked between her and the bed from where he was standing. He was lost for the first time in a very long time.
She smiled at him as she was probably thinking the same thing. She walked over and went to the bed as she held up the remote. “Tv?”
“Sure.” He said as she looked at him. he noted that his voice was strained as he spoke.
“Look we should get the awkward conversation out of the way.” She said as she looked at him.
“We probably should.” He said.
“I am not the type to do anything on the first date, sometimes not even on the second or third though it rarely gets that far.” She said.
“Why?” he asked.
“I hate to say most men only want someone who will put out like that.” She shrugged her shoulders. “I tend to be slightly more old fashioned.”
“Okay.” He said with a slight smile. “I am too.”
“You are too?” she asked.
“I don’t like to move to fast, and if we are being honest with each other, it has been a long time since I found someone I wanted to have that type of relationship with.” He said.
“Work?” she asked.
“Not just work but the whole city life part of it. I don’t want to remain there. It seems everyone there is so young.” He said.
“I get that. I moved out here a few years ago hoping that I could move on in peace, but it seems that small-town life is just boring.” She said as she laughed.
“Maybe I can help you with the boring part.” He said softly.
“I think I would like that. However, the number one rule is we can never let Lisha know this was a good idea.” Kit said with a smile.
“Or Masamune,” Mitsuhide said as he laughed. “I totally get what you are saying as well. I am fine with all that, as well. We do not have to do anything for me to want you any more than I already do.”
“Good.” She said with a smile. “Cause I kinda feel the same.”
“Now we should watch tv and try to keep warm. I think the heat is on, but it doesn’t seem to produce anything, and the fire will keep it somewhat comfortable.” He said as he tucked her under his arm. “If we stay close and completely clothed we should be fine.”
She burst out into laughter. “That is one way to put it.”
“When I do have you undressed though it will probably be warmer.” He said softly.
“Wishful thinking.” She said with a smile as she nestled into him. his phone rang, and he knew who it was. He picked it up.
“So how was the date?” Masamune started. “Lisha hasn’t been able to get a hold of Kit yet.”
“The date is going fine,” Mitsuhide said.
“Going?” Masamune asked, “As in still going on?”
“Masamune I am slightly busy right now. I will call you when I can sometime this week.” Mitsuhide said. “You might want to tell that to your girlfriend as well. She will call Lisha when she can.”
“So the find you a date for the wedding thing worked?” Masamune’s voice was hopeful.
“Who knows?” Mitsuhide said as he hung up the phone.
“Really baiting him?” she asked as she looked up.
“That is what I do best,” Mitsuhide said with a deep chuckle that ran through her body. Soon the tv was on, and he noticed that she had gone quiet. He looked down to find her asleep in his arms, cradled against his chest. He smiled to himself and then continued to watch tv with this small perfect woman against him. He felt more relaxed then he had in years.