Second Chapter of Shelter Me


Snippet of second chapter of Shelter Me

Sometimes it scares me how right this all feels. How terrifyingly happy I am in these brief moments. How, if I’d never met Danny on the street two years ago, I wouldn’t know these feelings existed. I probably wouldn’t even be here. How do you ever show someone what it means that they saved your life?

As soon as Danny unlocks the door to our apartment, I shove him up against the bare bricks of the living room wall. The whole huge room is an expanse of bare bricks and glass. Echoey as a church. Every sound we make whispers around us like prayers in the dark. We couldn’t afford curtains big enough to cover the apartment’s floor to ceiling windows, so most of the time we just don’t turn on the lights—the glow of the street below is enough to see what we need to see at night.

I nudge the door shut with my hip and grin as Danny squeezes his eyes shut and tilts his head, exposing his neck and waiting for me to kiss him. The bunch of keys drop noisily to the floor. Lost in the shadows.

“I’m so predictable,” I say and instead of kissing him or doing anything he expects, I drop to my knees.


About sukifleet

Suki Fleet currently lives in the heart of England. Her childhood was quite unconventional and she spent some time living on a boat and travelling at sea with her family. Since she was very small she has always dreamed of writing for a living, but though she has written original fiction online for years and encouraged many new writers to keep going and follow their author dreams, it is only recently she got the courage to make her own dream a reality and actually send something off to a publisher. By day she runs her own business selling fabric (her second love) and juggling family commitments, by night she weaves the stories that the characters in her head dictate. These stories often start with pain or longing but always end with love.
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