I returned to writing for Arms & Armistice today. I’ll be posting updates both here and on Tumblr, though for some of the longer ones it may be a link there to the post here. It’s been a while, so in case you’ve forgotten, this is where we left off: Chapter 19. Now, here’s the beginning of the next installment; enjoy!
Audrey stirred as another day dawned in Paradise. Squinting against the dazzling sunrise, she allowed her eyes to adjust before slowly lifting her head from the rise and fall of the warm, fleshy pillow upon which it lay. Gabriel was still sound asleep, his face a portrait of peace.
With an adoring smile, she carefully disentangled herself from his embrace and pushed back the woollen blanket she vaguely remembered Gabriel stretching for and enveloping them both within. Yawning, she dressed quietly, taking in the lavender glow of the sunlight through the curtains of wisteria surrounding the pergola, and their sweet, vanilla-like scent, amplified by the morning dew.