The Man And Woman - Original Writing Essay
She had been lying to herself to think a man and woman could live together so closely, and not be together physically. Before she had thought it was his problem. But tonight, if he had raised her head, kissed her … she shuddered at how close she had come to surrender.
When he shouted, “Foods getting cold,” she emerged from hiding. She kept her gaze fixed on her plate, too embarrassed to look at him. She muttered something, probably about the food. She would have said something nice, although the way she picked at it he wondered if it was as tasteless to her as it was to him.
Jasper sat, tried to swallow his food. He needed to apologize, but what good would it do. How did a man talk about such things to a young girl? It had been months since he’d been with a woman. No, then she would wonder what was wrong with him. Besides, if she asked who, telling her about Ivey Boggs seemed even more impossible.
He wanted to undo it, the moment when he forgot everything but how much he wanted and needed her. She was probably still shaking in…