"I might triple check it." She teased in return. Wanting to add more, to make it a higher number. But she also didn't want to get ahead of herself. After all, this might just be a one time thing. He might want them to say friends after this venture. But again, she didn't want to get ahead of herself, so she put those thoughts out of her mind, and concentrated on the here and now. How delightfully hard he was, and warm. The pleading look on his face.
Well that was not a look she could ignore. And what man in existence didn't need at least one demonstration on how to remove a woman's garments? Her hands left him, only to rest on that top buckle, which was loose, but not undone. Giving it a little tug, letting the catch come out of that final hole. As his fingers traced the laces of her confounded trousers. She paused a moment.
But his question drew her back. Just a little. The lustful fires banked in her eyes just a little. She had almost forgotten. Marian wet her lips. "I'm better than I've been. Still not completely myself, but I don't know if I ever will be wholly there." Again her tongue slipped out to wet her lips. "All because of you. I don't know if I would be this far if you had not been there to walk with me every day."