"Ah, that feels delicious," Deanna purred , as Will's hands moved dexterously over her aching back muscles.
"Do I know how to give a back rub, or what?" Will asked with a grin.
"Oh, you're just what the doctor ordered," Deanna assured him. "Especially after the kind of day I've just had."
"Rough day, huh?"
"It was absolutely crazy! People come to me claiming that they want help, yet they refuse to help themselves. It just makes me want to scream sometimes!"
Will chuckled. "Sounds like maybe the counselor needs a counselor."
"No, I don't. All I need is you."
"Aww." He stopped massaging her shoulders long enough to kiss her. "Me and my magic fingers, you mean."
"You and your magic fingers." She laughed. "And how was your day, Commander?"
"Very long and tiring. Just counting down the hours until I could be with you. Just one look at your beautiful face and I'm on top of the world." He had moved to her lower back and was gently kneading the muscles there.
"Oh, that feels wonderful," Deanna moaned. "What in the world would I do without you?"
"Oh no, the question is what would I do without you," Will corrected her, as he continued to move his hands over her skin.
"I'm so glad we're back together again," Deanna said. "You'll never know how much I missed you."
"I'll bet not half as much as I missed you. You're the only woman for me, Deanna. No other woman in the universe compares to you. I don't know why it took so long for me to realize that."
"Well, we're back together again now. That's all that matters," Deanna said softly.
"This time it's forever. I promise," Will said.
"Forever. I love the sound of that word." She turned to smile at him.
"So do I. I have another surprise for you too. Something very dear to your heart." He winked at her.
"Hm, I wonder what that could be?"
"Wait here. I'll be right back." He left the room and returned a moment later holding a huge red heart-shaped box of chocolates. Deanna's eyes grew wide. "Happy Valentine's day, Imzadi," Will said.