Edward tilted his head away politely as she changed, manners still dictating his every mood. However, his longing for her, the intensity with which he had missed her, took over and he risked a peek as she pulled up the bright yellow shorts, catching a glimpse of her pale, pert, shapely rear. More divine than even his eidetic memory remembered it.
He closed his eyes once more and averted his gaze until he heard the springs of the bed shift as she climbed on. Her smile was back. Her eyes shone once more like floodlights of affection, and his insides churned. Tossing aside his blazer and tie and setting his hat upon the bedside table, he joined her, easing into the loving embrace she beckoned for with her finger. Edward set his head between the crook of her neck and shoulder and nibbled subconsciously, before greeting her lips with his own again and making sure to savour her every movement.
His hands slid along the dip of her waist, and slowly his fingers trailed on her back, drawing shapes and leaving messages just for her. Each motion almost a test to make sure she was really here, that he wasn’t just dreaming again in that confounded cell.
The room was dimly lit, the bedroom lamps either side of them just bright enough to illuminate half of the chamber, and activated by their presence. Her face shone in the darkness, and Edward chuckled. He actually chuckled. Lord, how long had it been? He didn’t care. The sight of her painted face was enough to make him burst with joy.
Carefully, he eased off her mask, and booped her on the nose in a fashion he knew she enjoyed. “I love you” was all he could say.
His attention on her was gladly wanted, forgetting about earlier all together as she felt his sweet affection on her neck. She felt her cheeks flush and she gave a quiet whimper as his mouth moved to meet hers. Harley was quick to melt, lips moving against him in a desperate attempt to make up for the months they were apart. She had been upset with him for maybe an hour, that was enough time right? Red would probably disagree but Red disagreed with most of Harley’s decisions.
She let her hands run along his chest, pulling his shirt out of its neatly tucked in restraints so she could feel his skin. His ‘booping’ caught her off guard and she began to giggle, his words filling her heart and reminding her how strongly she returned them. “Oh, I love ya too, Eddie. Even if ya disappear a million times more, I’d still love ya.” Harley was quick to show it, pressing against him and kissing him again. Her plump lips covering his for a moment before playfully biting his own bottom lip.
She let her hands interlock behind his neck, big blue eyes looking into his curious green ones. “Didya miss me? If so, how much?” She always like asking him questions, knowing he liked them himself, no matter how simple. He was always good at coming up with inventive and quirky answers. Harley gave a pout before nestling closer against him, almost suffocating him by making sure she could feel him everywhere. “I missed ya, I even made macaroni art of ya though I think the docs were expectin’ something else.”
“I missed you more than the ocean misses the shore each night,” he smiled, stroking her face, “I yearned to drift back to you, my darling.”
A brilliant smile erupted on Edward’s face as he looked at her, inquisitively. “Macaroni art? How curious…” his voice drifted away, lost in contemplation.
Branches of thought fought to grow inside his mind, but he stifled them and brought himself back to the moment they were enjoying. The curse of superiority, he mused; a brain forever wanting to live in the abstract.
His bottom lip throbbed wonderfully from where she had bitten it, and he responded in kind, dragging the tip of his tongue along her lips and dipping slightly between them to slip against her tongue before retreating. It had been so long since he teased her, it made him smile all over again.
Holding her tight, Edward gave her a proper kiss, before speaking more clearly this time. “I have missed this so much. Thank you. I could spend an eternity with you in my arms, and eclipse it in but a blink.”