© Laura Eno
“Why do we even bother going to the movies when all you want to do is sit in the back row and grope me?”
Paul laughed at Amy's statement as they stepped out of the theatre and into the mist. He watched the raindrops glisten on her dark hair as she adjusted her hood. They'd been seeing each other for a movie every night this week, ever since meeting in the lobby last Friday.
“Because this is the only place you'll let me do it in. I keep asking you to come back to my house but you've turned me down every night so far.” His need of her grew with each passing night. Somehow, he had to convince her to come home with him.
Amy watched him, noticing for the first time that the corners of his eyes turned up when he smiled.
“I'm just trying to slow things down a bit, you know? Get to know you better, savor the moment, that sort of thing. I don't want you to think that I'm rushing into anything.”
Maybe if he suggested a secluded place that wasn't his home she'd be more agreeable. Watching old vampire flicks in a dark theatre still wasn't private enough to satisfy his desires. He wouldn't want any interruptions.
“I tell you what, if you're not ready to go to my place, how about we take a walk down by the river? You always run off right after the movie. I'd like to spend some time with you.” Paul drew his lips across the back of Amy's hand, watching her shiver in reaction. She would be easy prey tonight.
When they reached the riverbank, Paul eased her back against a tree, kissing her neck as he held her in his arms. Amy gently pushed him away, looking into his eyes. They were crinkling again as he smiled.
“I've tried to slow this down, Paul. Are you sure that we want to rush into this? It's an important step.”
He'd already invested too much time trying to win this one over gently. The chase had lost its luster. Paul ran his hand suggestively up Amy's back as he bent towards her neck again. The last thing he saw were the fangs as her mouth opened wide.
She stood over his body, licking her lips. “I tried to tell you not to rush it.”
Laura Eno ( http://lauraeno.blogspot.com ) lives in Florida with her husband. She has written two YA fantasy novels and a paranormal romance, but lately has felt compelled to write in the dark fantasy/horror genre. Her strange muse is often inspired by weird conversations with the cats, who allow her to share the house with them. Her flash fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Twisted Dreams , The Monsters Next Door , Flashes in the Dark , 10Flash , and MicroHorror . Laura's main thrills in life include writing, reading and practicing Tai Chi.