Thursday, March 5, 2015

Million Dollar View

Despite the fact that Jonah had rented us a private beach front villa, it had been almost three hours since we'd arrived to Mexico and I still hadn't seen the ocean.

Instead I had, in my opinion, an arguably better view of Jonah's face against mine. Maybe it was the sultry Spanish air, but something had gotten into him. Not that I'm complaining!

I giggled as his scruffy facial hair prickled against my neck. Jonah nibbled on my ear and reciprocated my joy. “Oh yeah? You like that?” he whispered confidently.

I held his face between my hands. They seemed so small and dainty compared to his manly features. He turned his head slightly to the side so my thumb laid just over his lips and he kissed it. His hands crept up and suddenly my hands vanished under his.

“I can't remember the last time I've seen you this happy...this carefree.” I examined Jonah's face. I could only see half of it. The other half was obstructed by the down pillow my head had sunken into. He pulled my hands from his face and held onto them. I leaned forward to kiss him again. I couldn't help but notice how worn out he was. The high stress and consistent deadlines of his work life were taking a toll.

“You know what?” He leaned his arm over the pillow and propped his head up. “I don't think I've had an actual vacation since before I left New York.”

“Well what are we doing in bed?” My smile grew as I threw the bed sheets off of our bodies. “There's margaritas out there that need to be consumed!” I pointed at the wall of french doors that led out to the beach.

“Oh, no, no, no” Jonah grabbed my hand as I was walking away. He yanked me back into bed and leaned over my body, “I came here” He kissed my neck. “To show you” His lips gently glided down..”Just how much I appreciate you”

It was like we were meeting each other all over again. The electricity I felt when he touched my body. Desperately wanting his approval. Never wanting to let go.

We were in our own world. Hours felt like minutes.“What time is it?” I reached for my phone on the bedside table. We'd been so consumed with each other neither one of us was aware of the sun that had fallen, casting a purple-orange shade throughout the sky.

Jonah rolled onto his back and tucked his hands behind his head. “Is there somewhere you need to be?”

“I'm exactly were I need to be” I mockingly teased.

“Aww” Jonah cooed in a girly voice. I smiled and laid my head on his bare chest.

“I love you, did you know that?” I knew what Jonah's response was going to be. It was always the same, but something about it made me smile every time. Maybe that was what was so comforting about it. No matter how serious or relaxed of a situation we were in, his response was always the same sarcastic response.

“No, I didn't” His hand gently brushed the hair away from my face. “Tell me again”

“I love you” I turned my head around to face him. “I've never felt this way about any one else.”

“Is that so?” Jonah smiled. “What about that guy from Texas?” Jonah knew his name, but refused to admit that he did.

“Joshua? I think we were too young to know what love was. And by the time we were old enough I'd already started resenting him.” I turned back around to face the french doors that displayed the Mexican sunset. “What about Whitney?” I asked.

“I can't say I didn't like her, because I mean, we dated for a year.” Jonah moved his hand back behind his head. “We said we loved each other, but we both knew it was just empty words.” I felt his chest rise and fall as he laughed. “It's kind of sad now that I think about it. A lot changed between the time that I broke up with Whit and met you.”

“How so?” Even though I'd known Jonah had been with other women before me I still felt a tiny slither of jealousy, but at the same time I was curious to know about them.

Jonah sighed as he thought about it. “I hate to admit it, but I was only with Whit for the...physical...part of the relationship. That's pretty much the story with most of my relationships. I was young and naive and I attracted all the crazy girls that were desperate for companionship.”

“What changed?”

“You” I turned back towards Jonah to roll my eyes. “I'm serious! When I saw you I knew you weren't just someone I could have a fling with or a meaningless relationship. I knew there was something deeper that was pulling me towards you.” Jonah thought quietly to himself. “The moment I fell in love with you is when you stood in the middle of the street covered in coffee.” he laughed at the memory “Do you remember that?”

“Oh god” I covered my blushing face with my hands. “I don't think you'll ever let me forget?”

“I remember thinking that was it. I had to have you no matter what. Even if it meant taking things slow physically, or giving you your space, or watching you date some meat head from Boston.”

I giggled at Jonah's description of Connor.

“You're not just a thing, Lynn Lee, you're the real deal.” Jonah leaned down and kissed my forehead.

“I kinda always knew that”

Jonah looked surprised, “you did?”

“I did” I nodded “Your mom and sisters gave it away when they told me you never bring any girls home.”

Jonah's cheeks flushed pink. “In my defense I was just eager for you to meet your family.”

I couldn't smile any bigger than I already was. I tried to hide it, but it was impossible. We hadn't talked much about our future, except for the incident at Kadie's wedding. It was the first time we were on the same page. Hearing him refer to his family as mine made me feel giddy from the inside.

I rolled over onto my elbows and looked Jonah in the eyes.“Oh, are they my family? Because I wasn't aware of that.”

He smirked. “Well, I'm telling you now...they're your family.”

I gave Jonah a kiss on the cheek before I slipped out of bed. His eyes watched as I covered my naked body with a towel. “Where are you going?” he quietly mumbled.

“I'm going to the beach with my boyfriend. We may do some stuff... you wanna join us?” I held out my hand gesturing for him to get up.

He laughed and held on.”You don't think he'll mind do you?” His hands wrapped around my waist as we walked out onto the white sandy beach.


  1. This post just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

  2. Ahh yes. These are my absolute favorite posts on the blog, and I love these moments between Jonah and Lynn! It makes me so happy. I hope we can continue to have more of them with the 1x/week posts.

  3. Love love love!!!!

  4. love this post!!

  5. Literally zero happened in this post. Yeah it was cute but so boring! It felt like a filler post.

    1. I think a lot happened with continuing to set up their future, but that's just my opinion. Plus, I love the blogs which have 'filler' posts where we get to see the couples doing day to day life....

    2. I agree with second anon, I enjoy post that don't always force drama in every paragraph. Plus it really didn't feel filler at all, when was the last time we read about the two of them being focused on their romance and nothing else, I smiled and loved the flirting.

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    1. Good post. I loved Sarah's post too, hope to get another one soon!

  7. So far my favorite post, love those two. I look forward to your post every week!

  8. So cute!! They are not engaged yet, are they? Or did I miss that part!!?

    1. Zu, Jonah and Lynn aren't engaged, but they are both finally on the same page and starting to take their future seriously.

  9. Loved this post and reading about these two together! Can't get enough of them....thank you for your writing!

  10. Chris - @nylonlover69 on IG/TwitterMarch 10, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Sounds to me that it was YOU, Lynn Lee, that "something" got into! =:-)

  11. Re-read this for like the third time and I love it :D Totally missing your usual couple posts per week, but I understand the need to cut down if your life is hectic right now. :)

    Doesn't mean, selfishly, that I wish you couldn't post more. haha! Can't wait to read what happens next!!

    1. could* post more..... obviously is what I meant. haha

    2. The down time will definitely be worth it! And you're in luck, no confirmed date yet, but I should be back to bi-weekly postings in the next few weeks :)

  12. I found myself smiling like an idiot the whole time I was reading this post. Loved it!

    1. Thanks Nayshondra! Always makes me feel some type of way to know that I make my readers feel some type of way :p

  13. No post today? I want to hear more about this trip!!