You had a bad night. His tears made him uncomfortable. He remembered that he hadn`t seen much of his wife yet – even on the beach this summer, she had worn a Baggy T-shirt over her swimsuit, and even the children`s requests couldn`t let her into the water. But Ethan knew that Hannah`s practice would be the most comfortable woman until he discovered that his shy wife had hidden passions. Fascinated, he wanted their marriage pact to be concluded on much more intimate terms. He felt like a real husband! “It was like more, but you`re probably right. His smile was soft at best. “Don`t worry, no one saw me. His broad, smooth forehead crumpled as he tried to calm him down. Ethan Kemp`s wife, who was walking around the market town where they lived in that state, would not create the image he would approve of, and Ethan looked after the image they presented to the world.
Didn`t you think about ringing me, or the police? It was undeniable: Hannah Smith was the quietest and most practical woman he had ever known in thirty-six years. After a year of marriage, he always thought she was Hannah Smith, not Kemp. If someone had suggested to her this morning that she was capable of jumping out of a moving vehicle, he would have laughed at the absurdity of such an idea. When Ethan Kemp proposed Hannah, the whole world was shocked, including Hannah! She was in her league, everyone said it. Ethan was a man of the world, and he was his immature nanny… That`s not what I thought. His instinctive refusal to feel more intimate had not been a reflection on Ethan`s intentions, and she was saddened by his conclusion. She knew he didn`t find her attractive. Yet his following words hurt. In her naivety, she had imagined that a ring on her finger would give an automatic protection to a young girl against unwanted advances. She looked at her finger automatically — without the thin gold ribbon, it looked strangely naked. On her knees, she searched the floor of the shower stall.
He was not there. A panic out of step with the loss it flooded. He felt relief. “Is that it all?” he says repulsively. Her lip bent with dislike when she desalted. Even if she had been able to retrieve the clothes, she would have sifted them with the garbage. As it was, they hung like rags. “It looks a lot worse than it is,” she says reassuringly. But it didn`t feel it.
The scratches on his cheek began to sting when the heat of the room shredded his cold body. There was a promise of winter in the fall air tonight. He held his elbow as if he expected it to collapse at any moment. At the door of her room, she slipped her shoulder dress. His touch was impersonal, firm, but soft. She felt warm and relaxed, and for the first time since she jumped out of the moving vehicle, she felt safe. “Laughs”? Ethan resustitated with disbelief. That was not what he was waiting to hear.
“No, it happened when I jumped out of the car.” I took that for the scratches. He was holding a tube of antiseptic cream. With a soft smile, he put her in his arms. She was incredibly light. Was she thin, of course, or were there other surprises in the form of eating disorders? Nothing would surprise him after tonight! “I can see why they could thank their happy stars,” he agreed dryly. “Do you think that`s not enough; You have to go into surgery first thing in the morning for a booster. Turn around and I`m going to put some cream on my back. “It`s a depressing philosophy. The depth of their passion shocked him; The fact that she had a passion shocked her! More than he shocked him – it made him agitated.