It wasn’t until the first really warm day in spring. The cheerful music of the jazz club floated into the warm scented air. Keith came around from The Lord Grey and they had a latte each before Esmé locked the front door and they moved into the back courtyard. They sat side by side on the bench, listening to the jazz, to the muted roar of the city and the cheerful ping of the trams as they rumbled past along Brunswick Street. At last Keith stood up and reached out his hand to her and they started to dance. A very competent rendition of Benny Goodman’s I let a Song Go Out of My Heart filled the air. They danced close, their torsos stroking against each other, their thighs brushing. She could feel his erection. He was wearing boxers. She could always tell.
When they kissed, at first it was tentative and wary. Then it deepened and they stopped dancing and simply held each other.
He pulled his head back, his breathing ragged, and asked, his eyes warm with concern and affection, “Ya okay with this?”
For answer, she squeezed him closer into her arms. “Yes,” she said, her voice muffled, her head against his chest.
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