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0 posted 01-11-2000 10:29 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marilyn

     Beth felt the jolt run threw her as the wheels of the plane regained the earth. The
time had finally arrived for her to meet him face to face. She was not  in the least, nervous
about this meeting. In the past, when she had met friends from the internet, she had
butterflies. It was wondering if they could still see the person they had befriended behind
the screen, in the face of the real life person. This was different, warmth engulfed her as
she thought of him there waiting at the gate. The people around her began gathering their
belongs as they stopped taxiing and the door was opened. She rose slowly from her seat
and reached for the overhead compartment. Inadvertently, the gentleman from the seat
behind her bumped her shoulder. She lost her balance and almost ended up on the floor in
the isle.

     The gentleman flushed crimson and apologized continually as her helped her to regain
her balance. He then removed her carry-on luggage from the compartment for her. As he
was retrieving her bag she took the time to study him. He was about 6'3 with dark hair and
the lightest blue eyes she had ever seen. They reminded her of the crystal blue of a tropical
bay, quiet and peaceful. He was dressed in a dark blue suit and a white shirt, the only color
was an elegant burgundy tie that hung from his neck. All in all he was a well dressed,
attractive man and he was tripping over himself because he had bumped her. Beth chuckled softly at his bemused state and thanked him for his kindness. This brought
another flood of color to his cheeks as he replied. "It is the least I could do after almost
trampling you." This brought another round of giggles from Beth. "I think you
exaggerate Sir." She managed between her giggles.  He then used his body to hold back
the flow of passengers toward the door and let her move unabucted to the exit.

     He watched her as she moved silently through the passage way to the gate. He had
noticed her on the flight but did not try to engage her in conversation because she was in
the row in front of him. He took this time to think of what he saw in her face. She was a
tall woman, almost 6' he thought. Her blonde hair was gathered on top of her head in a
French twist but a few tendrils stubbornly refused their binds and floated around her
cheeks. Her smile was wide and her giggle contagious, though he refused to let himself
laugh at his own expense. Her eyes were blue but had green and gold flecks though them.
He saw pain in those eyes; he could see her covering it but it was still there if you looked
directly into them. He felt it more then he saw it when he had caught her amidst her fall.
She was very pretty, he noticed that as soon as he caught sight of her but that smile. When
she laughed at him she was radiant and more then beautiful. He hoped he would have a
chance to meet her again.

     He watched her progress through the gate and saw her looking around the people
greeting friends at the gate. Then he noticed the recognition in her face as a man
approached her. He watched as they embraced and spoke for a few moments, they then
moved toward the baggage claim hand in hand. "Should have known she wouldn't have
been alone." He thought to himself. Then he shrugged his shoulders and continued on his

     Beth forgot all about the handsome stranger as she moved up the passage way to
the gate. All she could think about was finally having Roy in her arms. She searched the
people's faces that were waiting on family and friends. Then she found him; he was moving
toward her with a grin the size of Texas. He was standing in front of her and she moved
into his arms. She had waited all of her life for this moment; she laid her head on his
shoulder and breathed him in. Not a word had yet been spoken but she felt like she was
finally where she belonged, finally home. When they parted he took her carry-on in one
hand and her hand in the other. "How was the flight?" Roy asked. Beth looked at him
and smiled. "Too long and not fast enough." then she giggled. His entire face lit up. "I
have been waiting my entire life to hear that giggle in person." He said as he chuckled at
her. They found the baggage claim and once they had her bags they left the airport.

     Two days passed like an hour to the lovers, yet they had not physically consummated
their love. Roy had shown her the sights of his beautiful state and they had talked for
hours. The bond between them grew stronger with every passing moment, Beth did not
know how she had lived before him. She cooked a delicious dinner for them at his place
that night and they were settling in on the sofa as their food digested. Beth curled her
feet up under her as she enjoyed a glass of wine and Roy's company. Roy went to the
stereo and put on some classical guitar music. He remembered her commenting on this
particular composition one night as they talked on the phone. It was very soothing and
relaxing, it was also very romantic. He settled himself on the sofa beside her and looked
into her eyes.

     "I have something I need to ask you." Roy said in a soft voice. Beth smiled. "I have
no secrets, anything you want to know." He took a sip of wine. "What do you want from
me? I mean...what do you expect to come of this visit? The time I have spent with you has
been great but I need to know your intentions." This question didn't shock Beth. She
knew Roy better then she knew herself sometimes. They had never met face to face before
but she felt he was a part of her. He always spoke from his heart, even if it was all
confused and jumbled; this was one of the aspects of him that she adored so much.
Beth took a sip of her wine and looked him directly in the eye. "There are two answers
to that question. One from my heart and one from my mind. I want a lifetime, I want to be
around you every day of the rest of my life. I want to pamper you and argue with you. I
want to nurse you when you are ill and curse you when you are stubborn. I want to feel
like I have died in your arms when we make love; that is from my heart." She took a deep
breath. " From my mind; I want to be with you completely, now. I want to make memories
that will sustain me for the rest of my life. I want to see you and smell you and hold you so
that in the years to come I can play them over and over in my mind. I want you to love me
completely and with out fear for the time I am with you, so that when we are apart I will
still have a piece of you with me. I do not expect you to want me forever or that this
situation will work out. I want to explore you and if we want to try forever then we can. If
we decide we just have these two weeks then I will charish them forever."

     There were tears in Roy's eyes when she had finished, he leaned over and kissed her
ever so gently. That kiss then became more searching, it ignited a fire so intense inside of
her that she lost herself in the passion. They made love there, on the sofa. First softly,
gently then fiery and explosive. She fell asleep in his arms on that sofa with a warmth in
her heart that would never leave her. A jolt woke her as the plane regained the earth, she
looked out the window and snow lay across the ground. She pulled her coat tightly around
her as she left the terminal in search of her car. The air was bitter cold but it could not
touch the warmth in her heart, the memories that she brought home with her.

[This message has been edited by Marilyn (edited 01-11-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Marilyn - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-12-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Another romantic and wonderful piece!!
I hope there will be a sequel I have questions left in my mind...Will Beth and Roy see each other again to continue their romance; and what about the man on the plane? Will he perhaps see her again?
Hope you continue with this storyline....I really enjoyed it!!!!!!  

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[This message has been edited by Pepper (edited 01-12-2000).]
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2 posted 01-12-2000 06:48 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

*sigh* tell me more, tell me more !
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3 posted 01-12-2000 07:07 PM       View Profile for patchoulipumpkin   Email patchoulipumpkin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for patchoulipumpkin

This is a nice story, very romantic.  I hope the relationship will continue, it sounds like it has some foundations.  
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4 posted 01-12-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wonderful writing, Marilyn. Your description of how she explained what she expected was first-rate. Very enjoyable reading.
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5 posted 01-19-2000 04:30 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I must admit, that as a general rule my preference for reading prose is in fantasy/science fiction form.
But on the flip side, I must also say Marilyn, that you've developed an avid fan here!
Andother triumph m'friend!

 "O human race, born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou so fall?"
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6 posted 01-19-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for merlynh   Email merlynh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for merlynh

It's nice to see your writing is getting better ever time I read some of it.  I'm glad for you. Nice writing.
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7 posted 01-19-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great, Marilyn! It kept my interest from the first word through to the last! I too can't wait for the sequel...there must be one!! Well done!

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8 posted 01-20-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I enjoyed reading this story Marilyn.  I'm a sucker for romance and you have done this so well. Great surprise ending!
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9 posted 01-24-2000 12:25 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Hummm How very romantic Marilyn.  You have talent of such it would seem.  I shall have to look around here a bit more and study  

Speaking of romance...I will let you have my French Version...

Hoommm Hoo fery rumunteec Mereelyn. Yuoo hefe-a telent ooff sooch it vuoold seem. I shell hefe-a tu luuk eruoond here-a a beet mure-a und stoody  

my French Ferseeun ...LOL

I don't buy temporary insanity as they murder defense. Because
people kill people. That's and animal instinct. I think breaking
into someone's home and ironing all their clothes is temporary

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10 posted 08-05-2011 06:51 PM       View Profile for tuffluv66   Email tuffluv66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for tuffluv66

Beautifully done
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11 posted 07-17-2012 08:57 PM       View Profile for voice2bheard   Email voice2bheard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit voice2bheard's Home Page   View IP for voice2bheard

Enjoyed it very much! Wish it was longer but very great story!!


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12 posted 07-18-2012 11:16 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow! I had forgotten I had written this. It brought back the characters for me and I have to admit, it brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you for bumping this up.
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