Rekindling – Chapter 5

Gonna cuss the morning when it comes
Cause I know that the rising sun
Ain’t no good for me

 

Following the shower together, the pair headed to the bedsroom together, laying down in the bed with their eyes focused on each other.

Ryan had been careful with the steps that he had taken thus far, slowly closing the gap, growing more comfort with each one. He didn’t want to push it and ruin the progress that he had made between them. It was all about finding the magic, reassuring her and rekindling the fire that they once knew.

Though a glance over her shoulder at the clock revealed that it was already quarter after one in the morning. He could only let out a sigh, knowing that meant about six more hours before morning when he had to fly out to do a sponsor appearance. If only he could buy himself more time with her…

“You’re thinking of something,” Devon cuts in his thoughts as he lets out a sigh.

“I don’t want this to end,” he offers. “I want to lay here for hours upon hours, spending time with you, kissing your lips, and enjoy the love that we have for each other. However, six more hours and I will be boarding a plane to fly across the country.” She hated to see have to leave, either. She had been planning on going with him, though still wasn’t comfortable with going out too much, especially that far. With that said, she had planned a girl’s day and night with Shelby and a couple others while Ryan was gone.

“It’s only for two days, and then you’ll be home once again.” She then closes the space up that was between them, lying closer to him than she was before. “Then we’ll be back here together and can continue what we’ve started.” She then wraps an arm around his neck. “And perhaps we can take another step further.” She then pulls him closer, kissing his lips once again.

“I’ll be open for that, as long as you’re comfortable.” She then smiles as she looks into his eyes.

“Ryan, you don’t need to worry about that. I am comfortable here in your arms and I know that I can trust you. I can also assure you that I’m taking things at the speed that I can handle.” He shakes his head, glad of that reason. At times, it had him frustrated, but a deep breath and realizing just deeply he loved her made him realize that it was all for the right reason.

“As long as you know that, and know that I’ll never hurt you, that’s all that I need to know.” She smiles as she kisses his lips once again.

“I’ve always known that deep down. It’s just been hard to bring myself to have you touch me.” She then takes a deep breath. “Every time I think of a hand on a certain body part, or a certain feeling, it flashes my mind back to what happened. Though, slowly, with each touch, I’m realizing that there is no way to connect the pair of them together.”

“Anything that feels uncomfortable, you just say the word and I will immediately stop. I don’t ever want to push those boundaries.” She shakes her head, trusting Ryan with his word. If he could hold back and allow her to go about this at her pace, it showed enough commitment to go forth with that step.

“I know I’ve said it a ton of times, but I cannot thank you enough. I can’t thank you for the patience that you’ve shown. I can’t thank you for how you’ve helped me grow, and shown me love. I can’t thank you enough for giving me a second chance. I just can’t say it enough.” He smiles as he was used to these spells from her, but they weren’t needed. There was a reason that he had done all of those things, and that boiled down to one single thing.

“I did it all because of how much I love and care about you. I know the sweet side of you, Devon, and I want to be there to reach, touch it and enjoy it. As much as those crazed sex night, and the pressure to rekindle everything back to that is there, I also cherish simple moments like this in having conversation. It’s nice to have someone that I can lay my heart on the line to, and is there to support me no matter what.” A smile forms on her face as it was nice to hear that in return. Love was something that didn’t happen much in her life, and it was nice to know that despite all trials, it hadn’t changed one single bit.

“I love spending time with you. You let me be myself and do my own thing. You inspire others to do things beyond belief.  You are one of the most sweetest kindest people that I know. You’re always pushing the boundaries. Most of all, I also believe in you and what you can do on any given Saturday afternoon. I’m going to say this once and only once, but I think I may get to celebrate with you some this season in a big way.” Ryan knew what she meant by those words. He knew that the competition would be tough, and the new Chase format would present a unique challenge. However, as he put the ices together, he knew that he had a team that could possibly contend.

“No promises, but I will try to do you proud.”

“Ryan, you don’t have to do anything to make me proud. I’m proud of you everyday for what you’ve done in accomplishing your dream, pushing the limits and doing this. You don’t need to do any special to make me prouder.”

With each comment back and forth, it seemed that the barriers were falling and she felt herself willing to accomplish taking the next step forward. It was a thought that she went to sleep with that night, and knew that she had to work something up with the girls on that note.

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Rekindling – Chapter 4

I’m set on cruise control
I’m slowly losing hold
Of everything I got
You’re looking so damn hot

 

Once they had arrived home, their eyes locked on each other, simply sharing a smile without any words as they both got out of the truck. They then headed inside, as she glanced back at him.

“Are you coming?” She asks as he looks at her surprised. “What?”

“Ladies first,” he offers. “You can go get a shower first to warm up, get some cozy pajamas and then I will get mine.” She shakes her head no as she grabs his hand and pulls him close.

“Ryan, you’re not sitting around in wet clothes as you’re going to get a cold. I think it would be best if we both got in the shower together so we could warm up and then get cozy.” Ryan was caught off-guard by her comment. There was a unique shyness to her through the process of healing from what happened. Though now here she stood, sounding like the girl that he had fallen in love – leader and powerful, set to get what she wanted. It reminded him of the many nights where they found themselves tangled up in the sheets.

“Are you sure about this? I mean, you’re not just doing this because of our discussion and feeling ba-”

“I’m 100% certain so you better start marching your ass up those stairs.” She didn’t have to say another word as he quickly followed her up the steps and into the bathroom, closing the door behind him.

The actions that followed were easy and like a flew of motions without emotion – strip out of clothes, setting them aside to go in the wash, followed by her turning the water on. They waited till it hit the perfect temperature before climbing in together.

Without a thought, he simply wrapped his arms around her bare shoulders, rubbing them as they stood underneath the warm water together. It felt nice to have this closeness together. From the moment that her attack happened, he wondered if they’d ever get back to this stance. He kept wondering, and even asking Elliott time and time again.

“Give her time,” Elliott kept telling him. “Give her time to heal and she’ll come to you when the time is right. She trusts you because she can tell you anything that is on her mind. That is the first step. You can tell that she loves you because of how much she wants you to be around. That is the second step. When she feels comfortable, everything will return to normal.”

At times, it was hard to believe those words were true – but yet here they stood, heading back to those sweet moments that they knew before. What if things could simply move forward easily?

As Ryan rejoiced in the moment, the feeling was starting to wash over Devon, slowly.

Since the attack, she had tense, closed, not wanting to feel anymore pain ever again. She was afraid to feel the simple thing called love, because she didn’t want to have her walls shattered again. She was afraid to show her skin and body, not wanting to share the scars that were left from had happened.

Though feeling his tender hands on her shoulders, followed by his soft lips, she found herself losing control. She found the boundaries that she had put up coming down, one by one, just like he had done before. He taught her love when she was lost after her parents, and here he was teaching her love once again.

There were few people that she’d do anything for, but he was certainly one of them with how much that he had done for her.

Slowly, she turns around in his arms and faces him, kissing his lips, lightly, tenderly. There was part of her that was craving him deeply, wanting to just take over and take everything. However, she couldn’t bring herself to do that – the pain was stopping her. She knew that, for her sake, she had to take it slowly. First came the touching, and now the light face-to-face kisses.

“I love you so much,” she tells him as she wraps her arms around his body and holds him as close as possible. “I love you…”

“I love you, just as much, as I’ve always,” he replies as he looks into her eyes. “I’d do anything for you, and I’d wait till forever it that was needed. I told you I was here for the long run and I meant it.”

“I know, but I have to admit – I’ve missed this, and I’m glad that I’m brought back to it. Thank you.” She then lays her head against his chest as he runs his hands through her hair, untangling it.

 

Rekindling – Chapter 3

You got your hands up
You’re rocking in my truck
You got the radio on
You’re singing every song

Sitting in the barn together, the pair sat on the ground and ate the meal with ease. They discussed a couple of things, from some of her lingering feelings to Ryan’s worries.

“I just….I didn’t want to push it and hurt you,” he offers. “I saw that you were hurting and it was tough on you. I just didn’t want to push you into doing something that you were uncomfortable with. I wanted to sit and wait and be patient.” She then shakes her head as she listens.

“And where has that gotten us?” She questions as he shrugs his shoulders.

“It’s better than hurting you, because I don’t think I could live with doing that to you. I love you, and want to do everything to protect and love you. One of those things includes being patient here.” She then glances into his eyes.

“But there’s something else in those eyes….” He shakes his head, knowing the feelings that he has felt.

“It’s been hard to be patient. I miss those cuddles. I miss the make-out sessions. I miss the nights we’d get in the big tub together with bubbles and relax. I missed those long nights where we were totally open with each other. It’s been hard – not as hard as when we first met, but it’s been hard. However, it’s nothing in relation to what you went through so I knew that I could handle it.” Her eyes glance down towards the ground as she lets out a small sigh.

“I guess I could’ve been a little more open and accepting. I should know that you won’t hurt me.” She then slowly looks back up into his eyes. “I’m sorry.” He then reaches out for her hand.

“You have nothing to apologize for. It’s not your fault for what happened, or how you’ve felt afterwards. It’s natural, and it’s okay. Like everything thus far, we will work our way through it – as we are here.” She believed those words. It was odd sometimes with Ryan. Before, she was scared of opening her heart, and letting feelings affect her. Before, she would shy away and not let anything touch her. Though there was something about the way that he was with her that it helped bring everything out, good or bad. It seemed she was finding that quality once again tonight as she kept her eyes locked on his.

“I want to remember how good it was. I want to go back to that.” He then lightly grabs her other hand, holding them both together.

“I’m willing to show you, only if you’re ready.” She then shakes her head yes as he leans in and slowly kisses her lips, before pulling back. “If at anytime you want me to stop, you know how to do so. I don’t want to hurt you.”

“I’m not scared…and your lips taste wonderful tonight.” She then keeps him held close with her own hands as he leans in and places another kiss on their lips.

Just as they were getting into the groove for a good make-out session, the skies opened up, and no wonder it was an abandoned barn as there was water leaking in from all directions. They both then scurried up as quickly as they could, running to the truck and getting inside of it. Devon then looked over at Ryan, and simply laughed in seeing how soaked he looked. Though a glance in the mirror and she felt the same feeling, in seeing how soaked she had gotten.

“I still think you’re the most incredible, beautiful lady that I’ve seen,” he offers and leans in to kiss her lips.

“Even with my hair a total mess, tangled and messed up?” She asks and he shakes his head yes.

“It’s not about how you look on the outside – even though you are very beautiful, it’s all about what’s in here.” He then places his hand on her chest. “I fell in love with you during those early moments for this. I fell in love for you for the passion that you had. I fell in love because under that hard exterior, I knew there was a sweet person that would be perfect for me. That’s what truly matters.” He then pulls the keys out of his pocket.

“What are you doing? We escaped to get back to us. This is only part of th-”

“We can continue once we get home and are dried off. I don’t want you to get sick.” He then puts the key in the ignition, starting the truck up and pulls out of the driveway. The radio then comes on as she starts humming the tune to herself.

It makes me wanna go back in time, I know you remember when you and I, didn’t give a damn and we would go all night, 19 in 99.” Ryan rolls his eyes as he hears her sing out loud, though had to admire her voice. “What?”

“I just never thought you’d be singing this song.” She then looks at him surprised.

“You’re surprised. I am 24 now. Back when I was a teenager, the Backstreet Boys were the band to listen to and Nick Carter was the heart throb of America. Just because I have grown older doesn’t mean I don’t listen to his new music.” He just shook his head in disbelief. “What? Seriously?”

“So you’re a pop girl?” She then lets out a sigh.

“Right…I forgot that wasn’t the coolest thing to be doing in front of a racecar driver, who probably either listens to hip hop or country. You can put on Luke Bryan if you want. I don’t mind that at all as I can sing that, too.” He then smiles as he flips the radio station.

“By the way, you have a nice voice.” She smiles as she grabs on to his hand. He gives her a simple glance and a small smile, before focusing back on the road ahead.

The sooner they got home, the better.

A Proposal – Chapter 6

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Early January 2016

I really hate to let this moment go
Touching your skin, and your hair falling slow
When a goodbye kiss, feels like this

Laying there beside each other, the pair let out a long sigh and smile with a glance towards each other. It felt great to be there together. It felt great to be have woven through the sheets as they did together. It felt even better to be engaged together.

“Happy engagement,” he offers as he takes the ring out of the box, and slips it on her finger.

“Thank you,” she replies as she leans in and kisses his lips afterwards. “It feels amazing to be this close to you. Who knew…” He simply smiles in response as he runs a hand through her hair.

“I figured that I’d make tonight special together before I headed off.” She immediately froze upon hearing those words, as the thought flashed through her mind. How could she forget?

“You’re heading back home for a week….by yourself…” He freezes upon hearing the words out of her mouth. “I honestly totally forgot that we discussed that and you bought the plane tickets. I forgot that it’d be tonight that you’d be going and gone for a whole week.”

“I’m sorry to bring you that realization when we’ve just had this special time together, but that motivated me even more to ask you before I went. I wanted to leave for the week on a real high, and knew that it was the right time to ask you because of how close we’ve gotten.” She shakes her head, understanding. She wasn’t upset with his approach. She was just upset that he was leaving to go to Canada for a week without her in toe. She didn’t want to let go of him.

“It’s fine. I like how you went about it, everything. I think it is perfect. I just forgot and it’s hitting me…” She then lays her head against his chest as he runs his hand through her hair some more. “I don’t want to be away from you. I want to hold you each night. I want to have our close cuddles and discussions. I want to have someone to come home to each night. I don’t want to be by myself for a wee-”

“I told you that you could come with me.” She shook her head no, immediately. She couldn’t leave this coming week. There were times that she could take time off of work, or work away from home, but this wasn’t the case. If she wanted to be with him and Ryan through the NASCAR season, she would need to spend the extra time right now.

“I can’t go away from the boutique right now, Lance. I need to be there as there’s things to get in order, and so that way things work through the seaso-”

“Your mom can handle things at the boutique for the week and you can work on your lapto-”

“I want to make that work, but I can’t okay?” She then takes a deep breath. “There’s a lot to running a business, and some times when you can’t step away. This is one of them as we choose some of our spring styles. I’m sorry.” He totally understood, having found himself in situations where he wanted to do something but couldn’t due to work. He wished that he could do things differently, but knew that this would be only his time to return home for a week before the season started. He didn’t mind being away from his family to race, but there had to be a balance and seeing his family at times.

“I understand. The good news is it’s only one week – seven days – and we can text each other, talk on the phone as much as you want to make it go by easier. It’s not like we’re totally not in contact with each other.” He then kisses her shoulder. “Besides, when I get home, this will all feel that much more special once again.” She then looks up into his eyes as she shakes his head. There was so much more to him than she originally knew.

“Underneath that sweet cowboy charm, there’s a naughty boy who likes to play.” He shrugs his shoulders as he keeps his eyes locked on hers.

“Let’s just say that I have a good play mate and enjoy the playtime that we have.” She then glances over at the plane tickets sitting on the night stand, noticing the bag that was already packed beside it. She realized that he must’ve packed the bag earlier in the day before their date.

“When do you fly out, again?” He had totally forgotten the time, except that it wasn’t far enough away for his comfort in this moment right now.

“Middle of the night, around 3am.” She then lets out a sigh as she pulls herself closer to him, which seemed impossible considering how close they already were. She wraps her arms around him as tightly as she could. That meant that they only had a couple of hours before he had to head to the airport.

“Stay with me till the last minute. Don’t leave early at all.” He shakes his head in agreement as he keeps running his hand through her hair, while holding her close with the other hand.

“I won’t move till the absolute last second.” He then kisses her forehead as they remain cuddled, no urgency to move any time soon.

Don’t you wanna stay here a little while?
Don’t you wanna hold each other tight?

Rekindling – Chapter 2: Heading Out

I’m so glad you trusted me
To slide up on this dusty seat
And let your hair down
Get out of town
Got the stars coming out over my hood
And all I know now is it’s going good

 

Devon relaxes back in the seat and glances over at Ryan with a simple smile, before returning her eyes back to the road. She had no idea where they were going, or what he had in mind. It was fine, though, as she trusted him, just as she had over the past year with ease. He would do anything for her, and nothing to hurt her, and that’s all her heart needed to know to trust him.

“Do I have to keep my hair up for what you have planned?” She wonders and he shakes his head no. She then lets out a sigh, immediately pulling the hair tie out of her hair as it falls down her back.

It had been an issue to put her hair up before they headed out. Her hair didn’t want to co-operate and she had to pull the tie a little tighter than she wanted, which was why it was starting to pull slightly. There was a reason why she normally left her hair down all the time.

“Better?” Ryan asks with a grin, knowing that she wasn’t one for doing herself up fancy when it came to her hair. She shakes her head yes with a smile in return. “Remember that for the wedding. I don’t care if you don’t do a fancy do or such, as long as you are happy with your dress and how we decide to plan that day out together.”

“That’s a deal,” she answers as her mind immediately enters a flutter of thoughts. She never saw herself as getting married. She never thought of a wedding, or where she’d want to have one or how to plan it. What if she completely froze up with the decisions? What if everything was a disaster as a result? She knew that she shouldn’t worry as she’d have Karla and others around her to help, but that didn’t mean that she wasn’t feeling a tad bit nervous now. It was time to change the topic. “So, where are we going?”

“You’ll see.” Ryan hadn’t told her any details, or the fact that there was a picnic basket in the back of the truck, packed with treats for the evening. It was just about letting everything fall in place with them finding their destination, and the experience.

“Don’t I get a single clue?” He thought of possible things that he could tell her to hold her off, but then knew that’d be wrong. He wanted to truly surprise her with everything in mind.

“You’ll see.” Rather than trying once again, she looked back outside, noticing how the sun was pretty much set and the stars were starting to shine brighter than ever. As they drove further away from the city and into the country, it helped enhance the image and made her heart melt more than she would’ve admitted. At least the drive to the location was nice. “Besides, I think we’re almost there.”

She was caught off-guard by his comment as he turned onto a smaller narrow dirt road, driving up it and past a gate that was up the ways. She glanced back before looking over at him and then back forward.

Where were they going?

“A friend of mine owns the land before you ask,” he tells her as he pulls up to a barn. He then shuts the truck off and looks over at her. “I know it’s been difficult for us since everything that happened. I know that you’re trying hard to move on piece by piece, and I understand. Take your time and do everything as you want to, as you feel comfortable. I’m here for you along the way. I just thought that it’d be nice for us to get away and have some quiet, personal time to ourselves.”

“I think I’d like that,” she tells him before they both get out of the truck. He then grabs the picnic basket and blanket out of the back of the truck before leading her into the empty barn.

She knew that it’d be difficult since everything that happened. It’d be hard on herself to not feel comfortable in a close sense to Ryan due to everything; it was even harder to know that he was probably missing that, as well. She’d give anything in the world to make all that immediately go away.

Slowly, it had gotten better noticeably. She was able to cuddle to him, share quick kisses, and be real close without the lingering nerves. It now just about that next step and she didn’t know if she was ready.

Perhaps some quiet time and relaxation with him would be the perfect answer.

A Proposal – Chapter 5

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Warning: Chapter Contains Sex. If you feel uncomfortable reading that, feel free to skip the rest after they begin to take each other’s clothes off.

 

The pair go into the bedsroom, both flopping back on the bed together. For the time being, Lance had left the bedsroom light on as he glanced into her eyes.

“What are you looking at?” She asks as she looks over at him with a smile of her own.

“You,” he offers before leaning in and kisses her lips lightly. “I’m just admiring how sweet my girl truly is.” She then looks at him in surprise.

“Really?” He shakes his head yes as he wraps an arm around her.

“Absolutely. I’m glad that things have worked out between us, and we’ve been able to get so close together. I’m glad that you’re my girl.” She shakes her head, understanding. Though the entire time thinking back to the photos and how they were there together without much movement, yet, it seemed that something was up. For now, though, she’d go along with whatever he was planning.

“Well, I guess I could say that I’m glad that you’re my guy. I really love you.” Lance just hoped that those two phrases turned into a yes in a matter of minutes when he went forth with the next step in his plan.

“I love you, as well.” She then rolls over closer to him, intertwining her fingers with his. Over the past couple of days, she had been reflecting on their life together thus far. She’d been thinking about the tough moments and how they got through, the fun moments and how much she cared about him, to the sweet moments. She thought about how they continued to go closer, combining to moving into the apartment together earlier that year. She could honestly see them together for a long time based on the signs that she had seen, which seemed hard to believe at times based on where they started.

“Well maybe we can be together for a long time and continue loving each other, with some laughs amongst those times.” Lance felt his confidence growing in hearing her words, wishing that he would’ve blurted out the question already to her. Perhaps he had chosen the wrong way to go about proposing after all.

“Do you really mean that?” She then looks into his eyes, seeing right through everything as she shakes her head yes. She couldn’t wait till he actually said it, but couldn’t figure out which way he was going in going about it.

“Absolutely. I’m on to Lance. Do you think that you could away with all those sweet notes, photos and candles and not have me believe that something was up?” Busted. That was all that he could think about. Perhaps he had been too blunt in how he had gone about his idea for the evening.

“Perhaps I am on to something, and perhaps I am not….” She then rolls her eyes, wishing that he’d get out of the way already.

“Oh come on Lance….” He then lets out a sigh as she moves a little closer, closing the gap between them. She then strokes his cock lightly, as a groan escapes his lips. “Now, are you going to keep me waiting, or are you going to let that thing grow more?”

“Busted.” He then climbs out of the bed, walking back over to the doorway. “I was going to offer to go get some chocolate syrup for some fun, and then flip the lights off to show you this…” He then flips the switch as her eyes immediately fixate on the ceiling. Taped to the ceiling was a series of glow-in-the-dark letter stickers that spelt out I love you more than words can say. Will you marry me, Emma?, surrounded by some glow-in-the-dark star stickers.

“Lance….” She then looks over at him as he shrugs his shoulders. “I’m sorry that I spoiled part of the surprise factor by catching on to your idea, but this is definitely unique and special. I love it.” He smiles as he walks back over to the bed.

“And your answer?” She then looks into his eyes, kissing his lips lightly.

“Yes, I would like to marry you. Yes, I would like to accept your proposal.” He then smiles as he stands up and pulls her real close, taking her in for a long kiss on the lips.

“So, did I go too far in asking this way?” She then laughs as she runs her hands across his shoulders.

“It certainly was unexpected and unique, but I’ve come to expect that with you. It also may not had been the way that I was expecting, but I love nonetheless. You get an A+ on your proposal.” He then smiles as he reaches in his pocket, pulling out a small box. He then slips the ring on to her finger, in which she looks at immediately.

“Stunning, and perfect for me. You did a great job picking it out.” She noticed the pink diamond that was fixated in the middle of the ring, that had a perfect size small silver band to it. Simple, but perfect.

“I may have had some help from Erin, but I’m not supposed to share that she helped.” Emma then chuckles as she watches Lance go over to the dresser and open the drawer. He then pulls one of the condoms out, placing it carefully in his pocket before lying back on the bed with her.

“So, why’d you get that out of the drawer?” He then looks over at her with a smile.

“I figured we had some celebrating to do.”

“I think you may be on to something.”

 

WARNING: Content below is only for readers over the age of 18, due to the sexual nature. If you’re under the age of 18 or do not wish to read those details, stop reading now and go to the next chapter.

 

She then pulls him back close, kissing his lips. The pair allow their tongues to match perfectly, as she slips her hands underneath his dress shirt, unbuttoning it and slipping it off his shoulders. He then follows her lead, reaching around to unzip the dress and slip it down off of her body as their lips continue to meet together. “Lance….”

“Emma…babes….” He then brings his lips back to hers once again as he begins to slide her underwear off, while she slips his pants and boxers off at the same time together.

“I can’t wait anymore….” She pleads and he looks into her eyes, wiping a bit of hair out of her eyes.

“Neither can I. I’ve been waiting for this since we got home together…” He then slips the condom on quickly, before sliding himself inside of her.

“Come on Lance…” She then digs her nails into his back a little bit, in which he knows means one thing – she’s desperate, and wanting this as badly as he wanted it at this moment.

“I love you…” He then begins rocking against her, quickening the pace a little bit with each thrust. “Gosh I love you….You feel amazing….” She then wraps her arms tightly around his back, keeping them close, as the pace quickens just that much more. A moan escapes Emma’s lips before she can realize as she allows herself to get lost in the moment.

“Feel so good…..so perfect…..Damn Lance, you’re good.”

Rekindling – Chapter 1: The Idea

Girl I know I don’t know you
But your pretty little eyes so blue
Are pulling me in
Like the moon on your skin

 

 

Ryan couldn’t help but look back and realize that the past year or so had been a rollercoaster ride, professionally and non-professionally. There was no way that he could the ups and downs of the NASCAR season, from winning at Daytona to the mid-season struggles. But that wasn’t his focus right now.

 

Love was the focus on his mind.

 

He hadn’t been looking for love. He was more so solely focused on having a good time, spending time with friends and focusing on his budding racing career. However, then came that day at the autograph session and when his eyes laid upon hers, the thought was out of the picture. He was immediately intrigued and found himself having a deep new profound interest in a girl.

 

There was no way that he could’ve known that she would take him on the ride that she took him on through the beginning months, with the incredible sexual tension together and his first time, to the games that he found out she played. In a moment one of the most irresistible girls had become someone that he couldn’t believe.

 

Love conquers all.

 

He had heard the saying many times through the years, but never believed it. In this instance, though, he learned it to be the truth. A formal confession from her, and explanation that this time things had changed from a game to true love, and boom they were back to where they were.

 

He had to admit – it took longer than eh wanted to find the trust in each other again, solely from his part, but he couldn’t blame himself too much for that based on how things started. Though in time, they were able to build it back up and form the couple that he could’ve only dreamed off originally.

 

Of course, life isn’t a bed of roses, and for Ryan, he found the hand that was dealt in the worst way possible. There was no predicting what they went through that past fall, in the trouble that they ran into with his father. As he thought back, just thinking of what Winston did to her had him sick to his stomach. How could a father do such a thing like that? How could a father violate his own daughter? It just didn’t seem natural at all.

 

Since then, it’d be a small step-by-step process in helping Devon move forward beyond that, in healing both physically and mentally. She had healed physically for the most part, jus baring a couple scars that were not there before. Mentally, though, there was still some ways to go.

 

As they entered the new year, they had everything that they wanted as a couple, except one thing – close, comfortable love. They’d have a couple cuddles when she was comfortable and some kisses, but no make-out sessions or sexy nights like before. It was something that Ryan missed deeply, but wanted to patient. He didn’t want to push Devon before she was ready with everything that happened. When she was ready, they would rekindle that magic.

 

That time to rekindle the magic was now, as she had told him in a heart-to-heart discussion in explaining her feelings with everything. He easily accepted, carefully, and then kicked the planning gears into overdrive. If they were going to rekindle magic of that kind, then they might as well do it in an extra special way.

 

Looking over at her and taking in the light blue dress that flowed down every inch of her body, to go along with the blue sparkling eyes that had lured him in the beginning, she was everything that he could dream of. In return, he had dressed sexy with a pair of jeans and a nice button-down dress shirt to match the dress. It wasn’t a necessary for what they were going to do, but might as well go all the way.

 

He then held out his hand, in which she easily accepted with a smile. Spinning her around, he then spins her towards him and kisses her lips lightly.

 

“I love you,” he tells her. “At anytime tonight, if there’s anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell me and we’ll stop right there. I don’t want to rush into this if you’re not ready.” She simply shakes her head, accepting as she lightly kisses his lips back in return.

 

“I love you too, and appreciate your patience and caring.”

 

They then separate from their hug and head out the front door together, holding hands, set for the night ahead.