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My heart exploded in my chest with a rush of feeling. Tears sprang to my eyes at the ache of emotion silently screaming to be voiced.
He saw the tears. "What's wrong?"
"You won't stop until you have all of me, will you? My body, my blood, my trust...and still you want more."
He knew of what I spoke and his reply was immediate.
"I want your heart the most. Above all else. You're exactly right, I won't stop until I have it."
Tears began to slide down my cheeks, because I couldn't hold the truth back anymore. I didn't know how I'd managed to hold it back this long. "You have it already. So now you can stop."
His whole body stilled. "You mean that?"
Uncertainty but also growing emotion filled his eyes as they bore into mine. I nodded, mouth too dry to speak.
"Say it. I need to hear the words. Tell me."
I licked my lips and cleared my throat. It took three times, but finally my voice returned.
"I love you, Bones."
A weight seemed to lift from me I hadn't known was there. Funny how much I feared something that shouldn't have frightened me at all.
"Again." He started to smile, and a beautiful, pure joy filled up the emptiness I'd carried my entire life.
"I love you."
He kissed my forehead, cheeks, eyelids, and chin, feather-soft brushes that had the impact of a locomotive.
"Once more." The request was muffled by his mouth on mine and I breathed the words into him.
"I love you."
Bones kissed me until my head reeled and everything tilted even though I was lying flat. He only paused long enough to whisper onto my lips, "It was well worth the wait."
- Halfway to the Grave SWOON #YABound