Susan nervously sat at the table watching Dave eat his breakfast while looking through a magazine. She looked down at her food realizing she hadn’t touched a bite yet.
“Susie, is there something wrong with me this morning?” Dave looked up at her.
“You keep staring at me like I have two heads or something. Speak up what do you want?” Dave stared directly at her.
“Will you go horseback riding with me today?” she softly said surprising him.
“Me? Don’t you want Rob?” he closed the magazine giving Susan his full attention.
“Randy said he had a dream where I was upset after riding with you. So I want to go riding with you to see if I can remember why,” Susan nervously smiled at him.
“I wish you would have told me this before I went riding with Mark,” Dave frowned.
“Where did you and Mark go riding to early this morning?”
“I took him to one of the cliffs that overlook the sea. It was the place him and I used to meet to talk about things without nosy ears hearing,” Dave sat back in his chair, “Watching the sun rise was magnificent this morning.”
“Take me riding there please,” she begged with her eyes.
“I want to take you riding to another place but it has to wait till this afternoon. I’ll meet you back here around 1. Is that ok?”
“That is perfect. Thank you Dave,” she smiled at him as he reopened his magazine reading his article.
Sabrina led Mike into the garden. Mike looked around seeing the nicely decorated table under the gazebo with breakfast already waiting. Sabrina smiled at the beautiful job Susan had done for them. Mike waited till Sabrina sat down before sitting across from her.
“This is nice. The cooks here make the most delicious food,” Mike looked hungrily at his omelet and the fresh fruit and pastries on the table.
“I’m glad you like it,” she smiled pouring the coffee for them. She noticed the tension in Mike’s neck. She cautiously put her hands on his broad shoulders slowly massaging them. “What is wrong?”
“Nothing,” he said quickly. Her touch felt soothing as she kneaded his muscles.
“Please tell me,” she leaned close to his ear her breathe tickling his neck.
“I can’t let you get close to me,” he said softly.
“Stop being silly just relax and eat,” she ran her fingers along his neck feeling the tightness of his muscles.
“Let’s forget about this deal. I’m going to head back to my room,” he said as his stomach started to growl making Sabrina laugh. She thought for a minute getting a smile on her face.
“What if I won’t let you go?” Sabrina moved in front of him.
“Sabrina, if I decide to go you can’t stop me,” he shook his head.
“Do you mind if I sit on your lap?” Sabrina hoped her idea would work.
“What are you up to?” his eyes grew wide as he decided to see what Sabrina was going to do. He pushed his chair back from the table patting his lap as she sat down.
“I wish you would eat with me instead of worrying about what will happen,” she gave him a sad look reaching for a plump strawberry.
“Ok,” she shrugged her shoulders slowly taking a bite out of the strawberry. His hungry eyes watched the juices run down her delicate fingers. “Are you sure you don’t want some?”
“Sabrina, do you know what you’re doing to me right now?” he sighed as she put the strawberry down straddling his lap facing him.
“I know what I want to do to you,” she caressed his cheek. “Please stay with me.”
Mike didn’t say a word enjoying her caress staring into her loving eyes realizing she truly had no fear of him. She didn’t see him as a monster only as the man she loved. He deeply sighed knowing he wasn’t going anywhere. Sabrina pushed his hair away from his handsome face running her fingers lightly along his scars. He trembled under her gently touch. He looked into her eyes knowing he would do anything for this woman.
“Thank you for staying. You are very handsome,” she kissed his cheek. She picked up the strawberry running it along his lips till he took a bite.
“Very sweet,” he rested his hands on her hips as she feed him another strawberry. He leaned forward holding her against him with one arm dipping a strawberry into the whipped cream. He smiled as she took a bite never taking her eyes from his. He leaned closer to her softly kissing her sweet lips.
“You’re even sweeter,” he whispered against her lips kissing her again. She wrapped her arms around his neck as he pulled her closer kissing her deeper.
“Don’t ever let me go again,” she broke their kiss. “My heart can’t bear to lose you again.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” he caressed her cheek. “You and I have some memories to stir up today. Let’s finish breakfast then go for a walk along the shore.”
“That sounds perfect. Is there a reason why?” she gave him a sweet smile.
“I’ll tell you then unless you remember yourself.”
“I’m sure I will,” she went to move off his lap when he pulled her back.
“Don’t run away,” he reached for her plate moving it next to his.
“I guess this means you won’t be pushing me away anymore,” she leaned back against his chest.
“I’ll be pulling you closer every chance I get,” he wrapped his arms around her. “You have a powerful hold over me I couldn’t even resist you for an hour.”
“This feels like my dream is coming true,” Sabrina entwined her fingers with his. “We will figure out the rest of the mystery about our past right?”
“Sweetheart, we will it may take some time and some help from the others,” Mike kissed her forehead. “Come on let’s eat and start putting all the pieces together.” Sabrina nodded ok happy just to be in his safe arms.
Mark watched from Mike’s window feeling his heart break as the two lost lovers found their way back to one another sharing a passionate kiss. He knew Sabrina and Mike would rekindle their love he just never thought it would so soon. He felt happy for his little brother and he knew Sabrina was right. Mark would always have a bond with Sabrina and that was all he needed. He watched the couple cuddling deciding it was time to figure out the past and why fate had brought them all back to this castle. Mark sighed hoping they could do it in time before the past repeated itself.