Re: Bennett & Lucretia
Bennett smirked and shook his head, "Lucretia, no," he began rather matter-of-factly, turning to give her a look as he reached up to adjust his glasses, "because you'd enjoy it more that way," he teased, his smile softened as he studied her.
Maybe not the best thing, but it was part of every day life now. It belonged in the conversation as much as anything else did, right? These days, anyhow. Bennett nodded, "so why haven't they froze? Especially the floaters in the water? The ones that bloke keeps briefing us on, over near Liberty Island. They're dead. And I understand that temperature isn't necessarily going to affect them, but physically, there comes a point when something is frozen, end of story. I can't really understand it."
And of course he loved her. Did she ever have any doubts? But yes, it was the first time that he'd said it, because he wasn't sure she'd understand. He still wasn't entirely certain she'd take it very well, but it seemed to be so far so good.
He let his eyes fall shut, when Lucretia leaned in to press that gentle kiss against the corner of his mouth. It made his heart flutter in his chest, and he opened his eyes back to her once she pulled back again to tell him that she loved him too.
He smiled softly, moving to bring his hand up to lightly set against her cheek, his thumb petting over her warm cheek, "You're not going to lose me. No matter how hard you could possibly try," he grinned, "you're stuck with me. There's no getting rid of me at this point."