Welcome back to our New Years celebration! Tessa from Robin Covington's Secret Santa Baby is joining us with a special surprise for her beau, Nick...
This little scene is set a week after the ending of Secret Santa Baby…New Year’s Eve…
Tessa made a final adjustment to the table setting, shifting the candle to the right and leaning down to inhale the scent of the roses in the vase. She sifted her fingers through the glitter tossed about on the tablecloth, loving the way the light from the fireplace caught it and gave it a glamorous, romantic glow.
She glanced at her watch—five minutes until eight—and shivered with anticipation that Nick would be here any minute. She wished she could have seen his face when he came home to her apartment and found the note:
Nick – Meet at the mountain house. I love you, Tessa.
But, she’d get to see his face when he heard the good news—their offer on the mountain house was accepted and within sixty days they would be living here, loving here, building a life together. Yes, the house needed some TLC but they’d make it their own and they’d have the amazing vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains from every window.
If she had her way, they would marry here. On the back lawn with the majestic peaks giving silent testament to their promises.
Tessa walked over to the bed—it was just an air mattress—but it would do very well for tonight. They would eat the exquisitely prepared meal from their favorite restaurant, dance a little bit, kiss a lot, and spend the night making love in their new home. She’d once heard that they way you would spend your new year’s eve was dictated by the way you started it and she was determined they would start 2013 in each other’s arms.
“Tessa? Sweetheart?” Nick’s voice, edged with uncertainty, carried to her from the back door and she turned to see him walk through the doorway.
His long, lanky muscled body filled up the space of the doorway and her breath caught in her chest like it always did when she first saw him. His blonde hair caught the firelight, the halo effect giving him an angelic look that was in deep contrast with the devilish grin covering his face at the sight of the bed.
“What’s going on?” he asked when he finally returned his gaze to her face. ‘Why are we here?”
She smiled. “Oh…have I got some news for you…”