Much to my surprise, this is the last chapter. It's also M rated. Enjoy!


She awoke to feather light kisses on her breasts and smiled, the memories of the night before coming back to her. "Morning," she said, not opening her eyes. "What time is it?"

"Six," Harry said, a laugh in his voice. "Laura won't be up for an hour." Both of them found it slightly amusing (and now very handy) that Laura seemed wired with her own alarm clock. She always woke at seven, never before.

"Good," Ruth said firmly. He did laugh at that as her hands entwined in his hair. "I could get used to waking up like this," she said, finally opening her eyes. Harry's face was alight with satisfaction as he dipped his head to kiss her stomach.

"You taste incredible," he whispered. She smiled, waiting for him to reach his goal as he moved down her body. There. He licked across her most intimate parts of her and she shivered, already wet for him. God, he could get her going in just a few touches! She gasped, pushing her hips upwards.

"Stop being so impatient," he said, stilling her with his hands firmly. "You got it quick last night, now I'm taking my time." He was as bad as his word, and he made her desperately want to climax, but with no release. She ended up panting heavily, twisting her body in his grip to try and achieve her orgasm.

"Please Harry, please!" He laughed before he sucked her clitoris and she bucked in satisfaction, her scream held back with difficulty. She felt her body slump, exhausted as Harry lay back next to her. "I hate it when you tease me," she breathed when words made sense to her again.

"No you don't," he said, stroking her hip absentmindedly. She laughed slightly, her voice trailing away into the soft silence. Ruth put her hand on his chest and slowly dragged it downwards. He stayed perfectly still until her hand wrapped around him firmly. He was already hard. She moved down the bed. "Ruth…" He never got any further. Her lips wrapped around him and he gasped. Ruth smiled slightly at his reaction before carrying on, her tongue flicking over the head delicately. His fingers tangled in her hair, holding her there as his breathing turned ragged and she knew that she was managing to break his usually iron self control.

To her surprise Ruth found herself enjoying this. She never had before, usually doing it at her partners insistence rather than any desire to on her part. But not this time, and not with him. She knew that Harry would not want her to do anything she didn't want to. And that made all the difference. She loved how he felt in her mouth, she loved the straining muscles of his body as he tried not to thrust into her. He came suddenly, with a long drawn out moan. She moved up the bed, laying next to him, her hand stroking his chest.

"You didn't have to do that," he said.

"I wanted to," she said, surprised at the truth of it. "God I like this," she added as he stroked her hair.

"Like what?"

"Lying here with you," she said. "It feels like the most natural thing in the world." He smiled at her.

"Oh God," Harry said under his breath.

"What?"

"We didn't use any protection," Harry said.

"I did," Ruth said. "I've been on the pill for nearly two months."

"Two months?"

"Well, I wanted to be prepared for when it happened," Ruth said, smiling. "I… thought it was a when, not an if."

"Mm," Harry agreed.

"Harry, I don't want…"

"Want what?" Harry asked.

"I don't want another baby," she said. "I want a future with you, I do. But I don't want another child. Laura… she's enough for me. I hope… you don't want more."

He sighed and Ruth held her breath. "Ruth, I'm not going to lie, it would be wonderful to have more children with you. I love the image of you holding our baby and I'm incredibly sad that I missed it. But I don't need more children. I do need you. And I need you to be happy. If myself and Laura are what makes you happy then that's all that matters."

She smiled at him but felt a little knot of fear in the pit of her stomach. "But you need to be happy too," Ruth said. "You can't settle."

"I'm not settling," he said firmly. "I've wanted you every day for the last ten years. I want whatever piece of you you want to give me. I'd be happy to just to spend my days staring at you across the room. You have no idea what effect you have on me, and I don't think you ever will."

Ruth swallowed against the lump in her throat from that quiet declaration. "You have to be honest with me," she said. "If you ever feel like I'm not enough for you… I'd rather you tell me."

"Okay," he said. "But that works both ways. If you ever realise you can do better than me…"

"Not going to happen."

"Okay then," he said smiling. He pulled her in for a deep kiss and she had never felt more content.


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