I wanted him. i arched my back, fully aware of how vulnerable that made me and that i was giving him an invitation. he accepted it and laid me back against the table, bringing his body down on top of mine. that crushing kiss of his moved from my mouth to the nape of my neck. he pushed down the edge of my dress and the bra strap underneath, exposing my shoulder and giving his lips more skin to conquer.
No one really needs me, he says, and there's no self-pity in his voice...i do, i say. i need you. he looks upset, takes a deep breath as if to begin a long argument, and that's no good, no good at all, because he'll start going on about prim and my mother and everything and i'll just get confused. so before he can talk, i stop his lips with a kiss.
You…made…me…faint, i accused him dizzily. what am i going to do with you? he groaned in exasperation. yesterday i kiss you, and you attack me! today you pass out on me! i laughed weakly, letting his arms support me while my head spun. so much for being good at everything, he sighed. that's the problem. i was still dizzy. you're too good. far, far too good.
I think about going to the lake, but i'm so weak that i barely make it to my meeting place with gale. i sit on the rock where cressida filmed us, but it's too wide without his body beside me. several times i close my eyes and count to ten, thinking that when i open them, he will have materialized without a sound as he so often did. i have to remind myself that gale's in 2 with a fancy job, probably kissing another pair of lips.
Rose: "i was testing dorm security. it sucks." dimitri: "you must be freezing. do you want my coat?" rose: "i'm fine. what are you doing out here? are you testing security too?" dimitri: "i am security. this is my watch." rose: "well, good work. i'm glad i was able to help test your awesome skills." - rose hathaway and dimitri belikov (shadow kiss)
In this one terrified moment, my mind couldn’t focus on any of it. i’ve forgotten everything. no, you haven’t. his voice in the darkness was calm and reassuring. he smoothed back my hair and pressed one of those half kisses to my forehead. just relax and focus." his reasonable words centered me and allowed the gears of logic that ran my life to take over again.