covers everything from maid service to housekeepers to even just close friends.
He can't imagine exactly what this can cover as well," I lied. "I
mean, what transpires between you and I."
Tiny droplets of sweat formed at my hairline. "You and I work
together. We've formed a friendship. He'll think it pertains to whatever
happens or is said on set. The entire crew will have to sign one as well if the
pilot becomes a series."
Gavin placed the
document on a teak side table. Lifting up my chin gently, he caressed my cheek
with his hand. "This doesn't work for me, Juliet."
I stared off into
the moonlit seascape, watching the waves lap upon the shore. The ocean held as
many tears as were prepared to fall from my eyes. I closed them as I breathed
deeply, listening to the sound of the waves pounding and the crickets chirping
at the sight of the moon. The nearness of him, combined with the romantic
setting, seemed to be a stage set for a joke, a parody of forever unrequited
love. I felt the weight of his body upon mine as his lips pressed against mine,
opening them in a passionate kiss that ignited my very soul from the where his
lips touched me in a secret place that had been treated as an affliction for
far too long.
"I have a
suggestion of my own that I want to run by you."
Slipping off the hammock, he disappeared down
the stairs, then came back up with one hand behind his back. "Juliet, I
know you are another man's wife, and under any other circumstances, I would
have nothing to do with you. I can't stay away. I won't. Unless you ask me
He waited as he searched my
eyes. He bent down on one knee and brought a box from behind his back. "Perhaps
this is not as extraordinary as the one you already own. If you don't like it,
I can find you a different one more suited to your taste. Juliet James, will
you marry me?"
blurted. Then just as quickly, "No!
I mean...I have to ask Steven."
explain. I'll try. When you live with someone for so long, you owe them an
"Do you want
to marry me, Juliet?"