I flipped through the book and ended up at page 155.The dim light around us seems to gather and amplify in his eyes. I see the panic there, where I didn’t notice it before. He blinks twice and my body shudders. This time, it’s not for fear. It’s for… something else. I don’t know what it is, but I know I’ve never felt it before. My chest physically aches, and I actually feel that yearning for him, even though I have him right here.
“You look beautiful tonight.” A chuckle escapes his lips as he wipes the tears from his face. “I’ve never seen you like this – you’re usually so dressed up, even that time you helped with the community garden.”