“You look deep in contemplation.”
I jumped at the sound of that deep silken voice. The young man’s ability to sneak up on me was not helping put me at ease. I had been sitting in a lawn chair with my lap top on my knees. I almost dumped it to the ground. Thankfully I managed to grapple onto it as I swung my attention to that beautiful youth with his raven slicked hair and intense hazel eyes.
“Ah yeah. Something at work just not adding up.” I tried to force a smile and not look put-off by having him sneak up on me like that.
Lysander shifted from one foot to the other. “I didn’t mean to startle you. Is this a bad time?”
I actually welcomed the distraction and found myself smiling for real this time. Shaking my head I got to my feet and motioned to the lawn chair. “Not at all. Please, have a seat. Would you like a beer?”
I could see the way he hesitated for a moment before moving to slide down. He was clearly uncomfortable and not sure what to do with himself. He sat up far too straight and leaned forward a bit. He was dressed in slacks and a jacket with the sleeves rolled up. The outfit was incredibly smart and expensive looking. It hugged his features perfectly and I had to look away, turning towards the camper.
“Just relax a little. I’m sure your mother won’t miss you for a few minutes hm?” He didn’t respond, so I quickly double stepped up into the camper and snagged two beers out of the fridge that barely worked.
When I returned he was still sitting in the lawn chair, but he had sank down into it just slightly, looking more at ease than when I left. I extended a hand towards him, watching him receive the beer. He nodded thankfully and I smiled, flopping down onto the grass in front of him.
“I didn’t mean to take your chair.” He said shyly, dipping his head.
I laughed and shook my head, a few strands of my shaggy mop getting down into my eyes. “Don’t be silly. I might be a squatting vagabond, but I’m not without some manners. Guests get the good seat. Besides, I wouldn’t want to see grass stains on that lovely suit.” I couldn’t stop the wink that fluttered its way up my face and into my eye.
The flush that appeared on him pleased me. I should not have been allowing myself to be distracted this way, but there was just something about this man that set my blood, and loins, aflame.