Well,” I said clearing my throat at the uncomfortable stare-down competition between the two of us. “I’ve got to be heading out. See ya tomorrow, Judge.”

“Not so fast,” he bit out, grasping a firm hold on my wrist. I gasped at the contact, because this time it felt more intimate, almost inviting. “I’m not done with you yet, Miss Davis.

We fell into each other’s arms and kissed like we were coming up for air after being underwater for days. The melding of our mouths was sweeter than oxygen. We took huge, deep gulps of each other as we struggled with worldly constraints like clothing and gravity, seeking to transcend it all in our coming together.

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