Chapter 16:

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The next morning I was awoken by the faint sound of birds singing outside. My eyes fluttered open as the rising sun peaked its way through the window, the rays of warmth dancing on the surface of my skin.

I sighed contently turning over in Tommy's arms whilst snuggling closer to his chest. I breathed in his natural Shelby scent, a mix of sweet vanilla and tobacco. I couldn't help but smile as images of last nights events flicked through my mind. As much as I hated to admit it, I was really falling for Tommy, I just hoped I wasn't the only one feeling this way.

He had an effect on me I couldn't explain; almost as if some invisible force was drawing us together at all times. He somehow managed to make my knees weak whilst simultaneously making my blood boil; there was something good between us, I could feel it.

I sighed watching as Tommy slept peacefully next to me.

Today was the day.

Today was the day I had to tell him.

If not now then when?

I placed a chaste kiss on his bare chest before turning over in his hold, preparing to get out of bed and feed my hungry stomach.

Just as I was about to move off the settee I felt Tommy's grip on my waist tighten.

'And where do you think you're going?' He asked, the huskiness of his morning voice causing me to bite my lip.

'To make breakfast' I giggled trying to wriggle out of his hold. 'I'm hungry'

'So am I' He said picking me up and placing me on his lap, allowing me to straddle him. 'But not for breakfast'

He ran his hands down to my hips, a smirk playing on his lips.

'This position looks familiar'

I grinned bashfully, my cheeks instantly reddening at the mention of last nights events. I bit my lip, leaning forward whilst staring intently into his eyes.

'And what are you hungry for?'

He hummed sitting up, his finger and thumb softly lifting my chin.

'I think you know what'

And with that he captured my lips in a gentle kiss. I sighed blissfully against his lips as our mouths danced together as one. It wasn't long before our tongues were battling for dominance whilst I ran my fingers through his dark brown locks.

We both pulled away, Tommy pecking my lips one last time before smirking.

'Morning'

'Morning' I grinned tucking a loose strand of hair behind my ear. 'Sleep well?'

He nodded watching me, absentmindedly drawing patterns on the skin of my hip. 'Best nights sleep I've had in a while'

'I'm glad' I grinned. 'Now' I continued climbing off his lap, grabbing his white shirt to put on. 'I'm going to go and make breakfast. Any requests?'

'Coffee' He said getting up and throwing on his boxers. 'And bacon'

He made his way over to me and I couldn't help but gaze at how handsome he looked. His bed hair lay messily on his forehead while his chest reflected the golden sun peeking through the curtains.

'I'm gonna hop in the shower' He said snapping me out of my brief daydream.

'i'll get started on breakfast then' I smiled. Just as I was making my way into the kitchen I felt a firm hand smack my arse, causing me to squeal out in surprise.

I squinted my eyes and turned to see Tommy smirking as he made his way up the stairs, happy with the reaction he got out of me.

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