The Morning After

This snippet is from The Ancient, in which Bruce wakes and watches his lover–

Sometime during the night they had switched positions, and Jeffrey’s cheek was now nestling in the hollow between Bruce’s shoulder and his right breast. His eyelids were trembling, and his lips were parted, sending his breath in small puffs to flutter and dislodge a rose petal that had stuck to his upper lip. There were even a few rose petals in his hair, making Bruce wonder how many were stuck to his own body.

He smiled then, thinking Jeffrey could go looking for them.

Bruce could feel Jeffrey’s breath on his chest, and the gentle pressure of his arms that curled around his waist.  He closed his eyes for a few seconds, feeling so supremely happy and content, he couldn’t explain the half of it.
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