Charmeine rented a private beach bungalow at the Galley Bay Hotel. She swam in the ocean and enjoyed the warm sun and water. Because it was so clear, she could see right to the ocean floor.
Her throat was parched and needed something to drink. She decided to come in for a rest, but hated to leave the water. To sit was a bit tricky because her belly had grown bigger, so she carefully lowered herself down on the blanket. Charmeine rubbed her belly as Baby Hunter turned inside because hunger panged throughout her body. She grabbed the water bottle and drank the liquid down in seconds.
Since she arrived in Antigua, Charmeine was lonely and hungry. She left the castle in a rush and did not take enough money. Because of Tabbruis’ wealth, she did not want to use a credit card. He would be able to track her down immediately, and she needed time to think. However, she barely had enough for rent on the bungalow, but not for much else.
As Charmeine dried herself, she thought about Tabbruis. In her heart, she wanted him and remembered the happy days they spent on the castle’s private beach in Romania. Softly, she muttered with tears welling in her eyes, “Tabbruis, you would have loved being here as much as we do. Am I right, Baby Hunter? Daddy would have loved this?”
She felt the baby start to kick a lot. All of a sudden, she heard…
“I love being here with you, Charmeine, and Baby Hunter,” Tabbruis whispered.
Shocked and slightly on guard… she pointed her electrified hands at Tabbruis ready to defend herself. In a strangely calm way she asked with emphasis, “Are you, or anyone else, here to hurt my baby or kidnap me?”
“No, it is just me! I would never hurt you or Baby Hunter!” He regained his composure and confessed, “Please believe me, Charmeine. I came because I need to beg your forgiveness.”
His eyes said it all; she knew he said the truth.
Slowly, as if in a dream, Charmeine looked at Tabbruis’ body as the sun silhouetted it like he was an outer world being…an Angel. He was gorgeous. She could not help but rake her eyes over him. Tabbruis had a GQ Island outfit on with a tight t-shirt. She could see the muscles in his arms, chest and abs. He also had a pair of Banana Republic shorts on, which emphasized his powerful legs. His emerald eyes were in pinpoints with desire.
Her hands went down to the blanket to shift her weight.
He saw her adjust and pleaded, “Charmeine, do not run away from me. Please let me explain.”
“I’m not running anywhere,” she smirked. “I’m getting comfortable. If I stay in one position too long, I have to shift, because Baby Hunter will put pressure on whatever internal organ he or she is laying on.”
“May I touch…?” he asked, as he tentatively sat down beside her.
“Sure, Baby Hunter knows you are here, this is the most active he or she has been in days.”
Charmeine wore a swimming suit with a sports bra and boy shorts.
When he touched her naked belly, it felt warm with lots of kicks from Baby Hunter.
She blushed with his touch and had to admit it felt good to have his strong hand on her.
“I think Baby Hunter is giving me high fives,” he described. He smiled and laughed, “I do not know how it is possible, but you have gotten bigger, Charmeine.”
“Oh, it’s possible,” she responded with a grin. “Unfortunately, I’ll get a lot bigger before Baby Hunter makes his or her appearance.”
“I have missed this,” his eyes brimmed with tears.
“You missed me getting beat up inside by my own child?” she laughed and laid back on the blanket to rest.
Tabbruis chuckled, laid on his side with one hand under his head. His other hand was on her belly. “No, I missed this, Charmeine. Talking to you, having my hand on Baby Hunter, and looking in your eyes. There is nowhere else I would like to be.”
“I know you are telling me the truth. I see it in your eyes,” she sighed and gently confessed, “I have missed this too, Tabbruis.”
He lit up with a smile and sighed with a far off look on his face.
“Why?” She studied his expression and asked, “Why are you smiling?”
“I am remembering one of the first times you called me, Tabbruis. It melted my heart when you said it sweetly like you did just now.”
Fondly she pouted and remembered, “Ah yes, it was back at the Ritz-Carlton, and you were angry because we had the same dream. I said you should call the ‘Dream Police’.”
He started to laugh, and to his surprise, Baby Hunter jumped. “Did you feel that Charmeine?”
“Are you nuts?” She grinned. “Are you mental? I feel everything.”
He began to laugh, and the baby jumped up and down again.
“Baby Hunter likes it when you laugh, just like…like me, Tabbruis.” She rubbed side of her belly.
He stretched out his fingers, took Charmeine’s hand and put it on top of Baby Hunter under his. To his amazement, tendrils of light danced around both of their hands.
She yawned and closed her eyes.
“Charmeine?” and saw she was asleep in an instant.
He looked at the light which surrounded his hand, and it became soft with an occasional glow. He was so happy to touch her again, tears streamed down his cheeks.
Tabbruis pressed a gentle kiss on her forehead and said in a soft voice, “Though I was far away, you were in my heart Charmeine. You will always be with me, because you are the light in my dark soul. I am lost without your love. I was such a stupid fool and need you to forgive me.”
She did not hear his declaration, but Tabbruis felt her heart skip a beat.
Ahh, well Seditious is really heating up
things between our star-crossed lovers,
Tabbruis and Charmeine
We all need to do practice it.
It may hurt our wounds, but it cools our memory.
Lots of love,
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