She lay sleeping peacefully. Warm, secure, even a smile on her lips.
The door opened, he was home.
He crept quietly into the room, trying not to wake her. Lovingly he gazed at his princess as he slipped off his shoes.
His socked feet didn’t make a sound on the carpet below him, but yet she knew he was there. Still she held her eyes closed…
He leaned over her, tucking the covers around her. He bent to kiss the bare shoulder that peaked out.
As he turns to finish getting ready for bed, she smiles to herself contentedly, and sighs quietly in the dark.