Godric, he didn't mean to make her feel all that he felt. But this was what it meant to be best companions with one another. Not everything shared between them was going to be light and fanciful. Stephen kept his head ducked down and stayed quiet while he allowed the vision to wash over him again and again.
Then, after a long pause, he lifted his head and peered at her over his bicep. Stephen lowered his knees and turned inward against her, cheek resting against her shoulder.