The Devil She KnewBy: Talia Hunter
Suzie put her arms around his neck. Their kiss felt different from any they’d shared before. It was full of promise. It was the start of the rest of their life.
“What do you think?” he whispered to her. “Shall we get married on Lantana Island?”
Then there was another pair of arms around them both, hugging them. Suddenly Laura’s tears were soaking into the shoulder of his shirt.
“I’m so happy for you two,” she sobbed. “You’re so perfect. Both of you. You’re going to be so happy.”
“We’re already happy,” said Nate, smiling at Laura’s flood of tears.
Suzie nestled her face against his neck. “I had no idea life could be like this.” Her breath tickled his skin.
“You’re my life,” he murmured into her ear.
“And you, mine.”
“Stop it you guys.” Laura gave them one last squeeze, then let them go and wiped her eyes on her sleeve. “Go on your mystery night out. Celebrate life, and success, and everything else. Man, you two are too much.”
When Suzie stepped back, smiling, Nate offered her his arm. “Will you do me the honor?” he asked.
“Always,” she said.