Tucian watched Amara carefully, enjoying her charming expressions as she tasted each piece of cake. She took her time and mulled over how much she liked it compared to the last. Her expressions always started with delight and surprise, then went into serious thought as she bit her lip and tried to decide. One particularly fudgy cake left her petite lips smeared in brown. He smiled and leaned over, putting his lips to hers.
Amara reveled in the surprise of their sweet frosting kiss. She couldn’t ask for a more perfect moment. But it was brief, Tucian pulling away after a second.
“What was that for?” Amara laughed, licking her lips.
“Being too adorable.” Tucian dragged his finger across some chocolate and dabbed it onto her nose. He laughed as her nose scrunched. “Far too adorable!”
Amara giggled a little and blushed. Then she wiped the frosting from her nose and licked it off her finger with a “Mmm…”
“You really need to stop doing things that make me want to kiss you.” He put a hand on her cheek.
“Everything.” He kissed her cheek and whispered, “Everything you do is enchanting. Everything you do makes me want to kiss you.”
Amara’s heart danced around in her chest and swelled with love. Tucian kissed her cheek and sat back in his chair.
“Do you have a favorite, my favorite?” Tucian asked flirtingly.
“Tucian!” Amara laughed. He was so smooth. “You’re too suave for my own good.”
“Is that a bad thing?” He took her hand and kissed it, the same way he did when he first introduced himself to her. He held her hand close to his mouth and ran his lips softly back and forth over her knuckles.
“Oh, no. It’s wonderful.” She looked at him in awe, wondering how she had ever been so lucky for him to fall in love with her. She felt his soft lips brush her somewhat ragged knuckles. Throwing punches and training with her hands a lot left them that way, no matter the amount of creams or lotions she used.
“Excellent.” He let her hand go and smiled at her.
“I liked the dark, milk, white chocolate one from the very first round. You?”
“I absolutely agree.”
“And I absolutely love you.” Amara leaned in and pulled the back of his neck to bring him closer. She kissed him increasingly more intensely until Rosie walked back in for their decision.