If Eward hadn't felt the need to continue without interruption he may have said something about her bluntness or quickness to shy away every time the kiss was a second longer than the last. It was like she was counting. Still he was getting the kisses without a fuss and if he thought right, she was beginning to quite enjoy them. She did not appear to feel self-conscious about the fact he was topless, either.
His musings were not dwelt on for long for it seemed as soon as he had begun enjoying the seventh round Katherine peeled herself away again. Before she could catch her breath Eward had pulled her straight back for the eighth, almost unsteadying their balance and making them stumble.