You’re My Dream (Book 1)

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Soft Kisses

Arryn's POV

I've spent the last couple of days working with Alaric or Ric since that's what he goes by. I still call him Alaric, and he doesn't seem to mind at all. We have completed his song, and it's ready to be released. While we were working together, he has been extremely flirty and calls me baby every chance he gets. He even calls me that when we are not alone. I scolded him numerous times about it, but he shrugs and continues to do it anyway. Although he isn't sending me mixed signals, I can't help but feel confused over his actions towards me. It's almost like he likes me. I do like him, but it's more of a physical attraction than an emotional one. I've never liked anyone, so I don't really know what to think or how to feel.

We've talked a lot, and I've gotten to know him more on a personal level. He is straightforward to talk to and fun to be around. He is very carefree and doesn't stress about situations as I do. We also have been working with Damien a lot, so we aren't always alone. Today is the first day in 5 days that I won't be seeing him. I have to work with another artist today. I don't need to help with his lyrics, so that we will be recording his latest track.

I'm sitting here in the studio with Hale, my new artist, and I am focused on his sound. He has a bluesy type voice, and I love it. Suddenly, I feel a presence standing next to me, and I try not to jump out of my seat when I look over and see Alaric standing there.

When he notices that I see him, he moves closer to me and bends over to look over my shoulder and see the laptop screen. I can feel his warm breath on my shoulder, and it causes my heart to speed up. I can feel his finger slowly touch up my arm to my shoulder and gently grab a piece of my hair. This action sends the warmth from my shoulder down to my stomach and straight to my core, making me squeeze my thighs together.

I try to stay focused, but I can't when he this close to me. I take the headphones off a little bit so I can hear him when I whisper, "what are you doing?"

He gets puts his lips closer to my ear and whispers back, "Baby, I'm just watching you work. Don't let me distract you." His voice is deep and husky, and a shiver goes down my spine.

I don't say anything back and turn all my focus back to Hale. He is doing really well for someone who hasn't ever recorded a song. Alaric stands up and moves towards the door when he sees that Hale is done and is coming out of the booth. I am glad he knows that he needs to let me work and not interfere with another artist. I tell Hale that he has done a great job, and he looks like he is done for the day. I give him the ok to leave and tell him that I will contact him when I get the song done or if I need him to come back in and record something else. He isn't a man of many words, so he nods and walks out.

After he leaves, Alaric grabs another chair and sits very close to me. I start trying to get some edits done on the song, but his presence is distracting me. I sigh and turn my body, so I am completely facing him, and he does the same.

He is looking deep into my eyes and glances down at my lips a few times. My heart starts pounding in my chest because he looks like he wants to kiss me.

"Can I kiss you?" He whispers.

I inhale sharply and nod. He starts to lean in very slowly, and his hand gently grabs my chin and lifts it slightly so he can get better access to my lips. He then gently puts his lips on mine, and I hear him inhale sharply. He loops it around my waist with his other arm and pulls me closer to deepen the kiss. I've never kissed anyone, so I try to copy what his lips are doing. He licks my bottom lip, and I gasp, which allows him to put his tongue in my mouth. I hold back a moan. This is amazing. I continue to copy his movement. He finally breaks the kiss, and we are both breathing deeply, trying to catch our breaths.

"Wow. That was amazing, baby," he says softly, and it causes me to blush. I not sure if it's cause he once again called me baby or because he said that the kiss was amazing. I'm speechless, so I nod my head, agreeing with him.

"Say something," He whispers as he puts his hand on my thighs, causing me to inhale sharply.

I whisper, "That was my first kiss," and I blush.

"Really?'' he looks genuinely shocked at my admission.

"yes," I squeak out.

"It was still an amazing kiss, baby. Thank you for letting me have your first kiss." He says and smiles softly at me. Before I can respond, "Will you go on a date with me tonight?" he asks.

I bite my lip and nod. "I have to work with Lanie for a bit, but I should be done by six pm if that's ok?" I ask hesitantly. Hopefully, he doesn't think that I'm trying to have an excuse not to go.

"Yeah, that's fine, baby. I can pick you up at seven-thirty?"

"Ok," I say softly.

"Give me your phone, so I can put in my number so you can text me your address."

I hand him my phone, add his number and contact information, and give my phone back as he's standing up.

"Well, I better go now. I just wanted to see you and ask you out. Now that I have, I need to go back to Damien," he says and chuckles.

Again, all I do is nod my head.

"See you, baby. and dress casual tonight, please."

"ok," I say while standing up.

He takes a step towards me and kisses me again. This time, the kiss is more urgent and not soft like the first one. He groans and pulls away but comes back and gives me a soft kiss on my forehead. He turns around and walks out the door, leaving me stunned once again.
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