My Sexy Saturday is a chance for writers to post 7 words, 7 sentences, or 7 paragraphs, from a published work or a work in progress, based on a certain theme. The theme for this week is 'underneath your sexy', and my 7 sentences are from an unpublished, untitled work in progress, which revolves around two couples who are both expecting a baby.
Lucas and Jenna are one of the couples. They are pregnant after their daughter - Sasha - was born still five years earlier. After the loss Lucas turned into a bitter, angry man, quite the opposite of the Lucas that Jenna had fallen in love with. In the early stages of the story Lucas isn't an easy character to like, but that changes when he finds out Jenna is pregnant, and for the first time he starts to open up about the loss of Sasha.
“They're perfect,” Jenna whispered as she looked at the earrings and tears started welling in her eyes again.
Lucas had never done anything like that before. She had a few little pieces of jewellery that made her think of Sasha, but this was the first time Lucas had given her anything to remember their Sasha by.
“Full of surprises aren't you,” Jenna said softly, as she moved closer to him and he put a protective arm around her.
“It's more a case of me realising that I could have been doing more in certain... areas... of our relationship,” Lucas replied, a light blush appearing on his cheeks, Jenna smiled lovingly up at him.
“I love you so much,” Jenna told him and he kissed her.
“I love you even more than that,” Lucas said, and she surprised him by moving onto his knee.