Alicia had always been one of those people who wore her heart on her sleeve, free and easy with her emotions as she felt them. She'd never had any need nor desire to hide them... unless it was him. They'd always been just physical, just something fun and light that she'd pushed aside any thoughts of feeling. It was easier that way but Alicia was kind of sick of easy and hiding things. She really wanted to be able to kiss him when she wanted and to talk to him and to have him in every way.
The kiss took her by surprise, she didn't know why and she had hoped this would be how it went but she hadn't expected it. The kiss said it all, it said enough as she pressed into him and kissed back with the same passion. It left her breathless, clinging to him like the world had given way.
Those words, so quietly whispered against her lips, was what she'd been waiting to here since whatever they were had started. It was perfect. Utterly perfect and Alicia didn't care that she was wearing her pink, fluffy slippers for this moment or that they were in a crowded room. Right now, all that mattered was them, the two of them locked in the embrace. "Say it again," she whispered against his lips, her own curling into a smile.