''Thanks,” I could hear the smile in her voice, and feel her warm breath on my neck. She took a deep breath and exhaled on my bare skin. ''You smell like the rain,” she said.
''I can't do much about that,” I said with my own smile, finding it easier to talk to her when I couldn't see her.
She reached over me one last time to put out the lantern and darkness flooded the room. I could feel her heart beat against my back, and her warm breath on my neck, and I thought that I would never fall asleep. I'd never been so close to anyone before. This felt so good, so comfortable and safe, I wanted to stay awake and enjoy it.
''Will you sleep now?” she asked in the darkness, her voice tickling the tiny hairs on the back of my neck.