She And Him

by Seth Miller
originally published at 03:00PM on Friday, May 02, 2008 mature

“Why do you let me stay here,” she questioned, rolling over onto to her right elbow to address me more formally?

Still in the afterglow, hands behind my head like one of those sunny day, happy family long distance ads, I just smiled and laughed.

Her eyes and heart fluttered a bit, exposing more of her shoulders and a flash of her breast. She scooped up the covers and retreated.

I propped up to investigate. “The better question,” I continued as I leaned in to kiss her, “is whether I’ll ever let you leave.”

A blush betrayed the embarrassment through her sheeted veil, which she lowered to accept my advances. Nose to nose, eye to eye, we were closer now than we had been coupled in coitus.

“I love you.”

Neither of us flinched. Both of us stared.

To this day I honestly don’t remember which one of us said it, though we both heard it spoken. Maybe it was simultaneous combustion?

Instead we just started laughing and kissing, stopping to lay back down and stare at the ceiling, contemplating our shared fortunes.




  • from Seth Miller:

    Before I get any questions, ratings or comments I’ll say that the title and the first line come from the Zooey Deschanel-led musical act “She And Him” and their tune “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?”.

    It’s not much of a tale in terms of action or description, but today is sunny and writing this story made me incredibly happy, just like the song when I listen to it.

    I do my “Ficlet Friday” to learn, but also to have some fun.

    This was FUN !

  • from thebetweenspace:

    I really enjoyed the exploration of lover’s in the afterglow. Great story!


    Great job I really love it!

  • from Bartimaeus:

    mmm i am kinda a pushover for romance, so I liked it =)

  • from TatianaMik:

    I like it.

  • from Sailor Emo:

    awwwww! This was so cute and one of the best “tempered” mature ficlets that I’ve ever read!

  • from Ms Kit Kat :

    great story

  • from Angelwingstofly:

    great story :) i love the feeling when you fall in love with someone

  • from Will Hindmarch:

    I felt uncomfortable reading this, because it was so genuinely intimate that I felt like a voyeur. In other words: excellent.

  • from Nouvelle Bardot:

    i love that song ♥

  • from Mistress Elsha Hawk:

    young, sweet, like a honeymoon, or first love, discovering those moments of “shared fortune” in sharing each other. :)

  • from Phil Sporlan:

    I like it so much I might do a sequel