They both spent the next few days finding themselves as a couple. The things that disturbed her about him were not there as she found out. Everything that she had to hide from was just not there. He wasn’t like her first husband. She waited for the comments to start or something worse, but they never did. He was kind to her. He lavished attention on her. He was everything she needed. She could finally let her guard down with him.
He knew the change in her when it happened. She had been on pins and needles as he watched her go from almost completely open to guarded again. He knew the moment she had finally let go of her mask. He could breathe freely again when she did. She might really love him, but it wasn’t until that moment that he knew she trusted him as well.
Those first days were now gone. They would be let out of the isolation of their cabin and soon would be able to really focus on the outside of their mission. They knew the “Drugs” that were being used even though it was a mystery as to why they were dosing people with an aphrodisiac in the first place. This was after all a vacation retreat.
They met the dinner delivery at the door and waited to hear when they would be let out of the cabin. Instead, they had no word from anyone today. They knew they were still being watched and Mitsuhide had filled in the gaps of the house that seemed obvious when they first got here. The simple outline of the house did not match the interior. He measured as basically as he could and came up with an idea of where the hidden hallways were lining the walls so they would know. She didn’t like the fact the bathroom was in the pathway nor the bedroom, but they already knew they could be watched there as that was the first point of contact they had heard from as the two people talked while they thought they were asleep.
The idea of someone watching them as they made love or took showers bothered her. It bothered him too but not nearly as much. The major question was, why? Why did they do any of this? Why was important to get people back together? Why was there no choice on the island?
They had the questions but very little answers in their first full week there. He looked at her as she ate and she looked at him and smiled at him. He was already lost in her eyes when the familiar wave of the aphrodisiac hit him. they knew it had to be in the food. They didn’t have the ability to test for other things to find out what it was though. Every time they ate within an hour, both were burning for the other.
“Why do you think they think this would work?” she asked him.
“What do you mean, hun?” he asked as he took another bite of his dinner.
“Well if they are dosing us through our food and whatnot what happens when they start to cut the dosage?” she asked.
“I still don’t follow.” He replied.
“Mitsuhide the fact they are still giving us a high dose of whatever is the point.” She said as she looked at him, “What happens afterward when the dosage stops completely?”
“We will be fine. I felt this way before. So did you.” He replied.
“I wasn’t talking about us. I mean, in general.” She said. “We found our answer here, and to be honest, I am grateful to a point. The aphrodisiac got both of us to open up. Something we would not have done otherwise. I learned to trust a man again. So yes I am grateful for that, but I am talking about the other people. ”
“I still don’t follow.” He said. “Blame the drugs I am thinking so something complete different.”
“Do you ever think of anything else?” she asked with a giggle.
“I do, normally.” He replied. “But I have a beautiful woman in front of me, who happens to be my wife.”
“You really like making a point of saying that when you can.” She replied.
“You have no idea how that idea makes me feel, period.” He said softly.
“So getting back to the point.” She said with a chuckle, “What happens to other people who came here as a retreat to repair their marriages?”
“I don’t know.” He said.
“I mean the stuff is powerful but if they are worried about their reputation as a getaway retreat to save marriages, what happens when the drugs were off?” she said. “I mean some marriages would still fail in the long run. What happens then?”
“I see what you are saying. The drugs have to be stopped at some point.” He replied. “So what happens afterward. That is a good question.”
“I think we have to find someone who has been here a long time and watch them.” She said.
“If we can ever get out of this house.” He replied with a smile.
“Mitsuhide!” she said as he got up and tugged her up to her feet.
“Right now, my sweet wife, you have something else to work on.” He replied as he kissed her, and it took a mind of its own.
“What is that?” she asked, looking around her.
“Me.” He said as he picked her up and walked into the bedroom.
Hours later, she sat at the table, finishing her dinner. She thought of the week they have had and everything that was new to them. She heard the small noise in what seemed to be the wall as she tried to ignore it. Mitsuhide walked out of the bedroom with a grin as he looked at her. She was looking at him and then the wall. He nodded and went into the kitchen. She knew he was grabbing his cookies. Something about him and his cookies was absolutely hilarious to her as he sat down at the table as well. He brushed her hair to the side with his hand and leaned down and kissed her bare neck. He felt the shiver that ran through her, and he knew she liked that one spot.
“I love you, princess.” He said softly. He didn’t want her to think he was saying it because they could be watched, he meant it, he wanted her to know it as well.
“I know.” She said as she looked at him.
“I know, really?” he asked.
“I love you too.” She said as her smiled beamed across the table to him.
Two days later, their news came. Two more days in isolation and they would be freed from the confines of the cabin. “Finally.” She said with a smile.
“Don’t like the company?” he asked chuckling.
“I am sick of looking at these walls!” she said. “it has nothing to do with the company.”
“I won’t take offense then.” He replied as she snuggled in closer to him as they watched the sky from the couch as the sunset.
“Good because none was meant to be given.” She said softly. “You know I love you, but I want to be able to walk and breathe in fresh air.”
“As long as it is with me, I understand.” He said softly.
“of course, it will be with you.” She replied with a laugh.
“then everything is still where it should be.” He replied and he wrapped his arm around her side. “Everything is perfect.”
“Where do you want to live when this is done?” she asked.
“I hadn’t thought about that.” He replied. “I guess your house. Unless you want to downsize to a crappy apartment.”
“I think we should have our own house.” She said. “instead of either.”
“Whatever you want my love.” He replied with a tightening of his arms. The gentle squeeze was just enough pressure to show her he meant it. He would do nearly anything for her, and it wasn’t anything extra that made him love her. “I do have one request, though.”
“What is that?” she asked.
“No more field work.” He said.
“For me?” she asked.
“I would prefer if you are the brains behind the scenes.” He said. She sighed.
“You know Mitsuhide I never really liked going out in the field, to begin with. So that shouldn’t be to much trouble.” She replied.
“I didn’t think it would be that easy.” He said as he looked down at her.
“Things change.” She said. “I guess I am changing too.”
“Not a bad thing to be adaptable.” He replied.
“No, it isn’t,” she said. “I think that can be arranged. This was really my only mission that was mine. I don’t think they will ever ask me to do another, but regardless, I think that I will change my job responsibilities when we get back.”
“Good girl.” He said as he kissed the top of her head. “Now, before they come to check on us.”
“Mitsuhide, really?” she asked.
“Always really.” He said.
“Later.” She replied as she was comfortable where she was. “I don’t want this marriage to be based on sex only.”
“Neither do I but you do realize that if we wait much longer, I will explode.” He said.
“You won’t,” she said with a smile.
“Sure feels like it.” He replied. “They must have some sort of testosterone booster in the aphrodisiac.”
“They might.” She said. “That’s it!”
“What’s it?” he asked.
“The herbs they are using.” She said.
“What about them?” he asked.
“I couldn’t see the lists we had being useful as drugs, but as enhancements, I can see it.” She said.
“Enhancements?” he asked.
“They aren’t drugs at all. It isn’t even a real aphrodisiac either.” She said.
“Then what is it?” he asked.
“A natural boost to our own systems.” She said with a smile. “They boost everything about you.”
“Oh, I see now.” He replied. “I think you may be right.”
“That means something else, though.” She said.
“What?” he asked.
“If it boosts your testosterone level, it boosts my estrogen levels as well. That mix and the fact we haven’t been active with other partners in a while. That can only lead to one major thing.” She said.
“What is that?” he asked.
“Mitsuhide, it means that there is a reason you have wanted nothing but to have sex.” She said.
“So what is it?” he asked.
“They want us to get me pregnant.” She replied.
“What?” he asked.
“Everything that is there in front of us means only one thing.” She said.
“That is they want you to get pregnant?” he asked.
“Yes.” She replied.
“Well, I am glad they are on the same wavelength for once.” He replied.
“What do you mean?” she asked.
“I want to get you pregnant too.” He said matter of factly.
“You do?” she asked.
“God, yes!” he replied.
“Where is that coming from?” she asked.
“The place inside of me, sweetheart. The one, no one but you, has ever reached. My heart.“He said. “Look, I know I want to stay married. I know I want you to have our children. I know this because of what I feel for you. Sweetheart, you are it. You are the one I want to spend my life with. So yes above anything else I would like for you to get pregnant with our child. Ours.”
“I didn’t realize you felt so strongly about this.” She replied.
“I do. But only with you.” He said.
“Mitsuhide I think I want the same thing.” She said. He smiled at her with the most breathtaking look in his eyes.
“Then let’s not waste any more time.” He said as he pulled her to her feet. “Let’s make this dream a reality.”