It had been a week since the ballet. Her mom had left and Sarah was enjoying some well deserved alone time. She had called the girl from the ballet
and they were going to meet for lunch before the auction. This was going to be so much fun, she had been looking forward to it all week.
Just before she got into the shower, Lauren called to see if she could bring her brother with them as well. She said he had a fondness for books and
had wanted to get a ticket to the event, but wasn't able to. Sarah though about it for a moment. She didn't think the girl was trying to be rude,
otherwise she would have said no right away. But she would have to do some quick talking at the door in order to get all three of them in. Still, she
knew she could get him in if she wanted to, it would be pretty easy actually. She told Lauren it wouldn't be a problem and firmed up the meeting time
Dressed in casual attire, she grabbed the tickets and headed out the door. They were having lunch at a place close to the auction house. It was a
popular place and she knew if they missed their reservation they would be waiting for an hour or more to get in. She had arranged to meet Lauren
there, then drive over to the auction house together.
Michael had been in a foul mood all week. Having little to know patience for anybody, he had fired two of his staff members already, working on a
third when his sister called to talk. She said she had tickets to the book auction for today and was going with a friend. He had wanted to go to the
thing, there were several books he wanted to buy for his collection. Realizing that if he stayed at work, he would likely have no staff left by the
end of the day, he agreed to go.
They were meeting at a popular restaurant for lunch and he had to leave quick if he was going to make it on time. Barking some orders to his remaining
staff, he grabbed his suit jacket and headed out the door. He saw his assistant breath out a sigh of relief as he entered the elevator to leave.
He used the valet service and walked up to the entrance of the restaurant, waiting outside for his sister and her friend. It was a beautiful day, had
he been in a better mood, he would have enjoyed it more. But his thoughts were where they always were, on the girl. Shaking his head back to reality,
he sees his sisters car pull up at the valet. Waving as she gets out, he smiles and walks to meet her. Embracing her in a big brotherly hug when he
does. She says her friend should be here any minute and they go sit at the entrance, waiting on the bench outside for her to show up.
It was only a few minutes before his sister stood up and waved at her friend. He had been facing the opposite direction, but he could feel her behind
him. He took a moment to get himself together before he turned around.
Sarah was right on time as she pulled up to the valet. Grabbing all her stuff out of the car, she headed to the restaurant entrance. She spotted
Lauren sitting with her brother on the benches outside. She smiled and waved a greeting. The moment she got close to them, her skin started to tingle.
Wave after wave of chills ran up and down her spine. Although the man hadn't turned around yet, she already knew who he was. Trying to get her
composure back, she slowed her pace up a bit. How was she going to be able to keep from jumping into this man's arms?
She waited for him to turn around, eager with anticipation. Would he recognize her from the restaurant? She knew as soon as he turned around she would
know from his eyes. If everything had been one sided, if everything had been in her head, how was she going to keep the tears from flowing? She
hastily came up with an excuse in her head for if things didn't go well. She would feign sickness, tell them she just came by to give them the
tickets, and walk away from the whole thing.
As she walked up to the couple, she stood just behind him, forcing him to turn around and look directly into her eyes. She could feel the electricity
flow between their two bodies. There was no way he couldn't feel it too. Wanting to touch him, she fought against the desire. It took every ounce of
self control she had in order to do so. Smiling at Lauren, she waited for the introduction. He would have to turn around then, have to face her. And
she would know, finally truly know if he felt it too.
Michael waited until the last moment to face the girl. He was too nervous to move. Didn't know what to say or do. His hands were sweating and his body
felt like it was going to explode with the anticipation. Would she jump into his arms? Would he finally be able to touch her, hold her as he had
dreamt of so many times at night. He thought back to the ballet, the scene he had replayed over and over in his head. Would that be how this whole
thing would go down?
She stopped just behind him, out of his line of sight. He could feel the energy flowing from her, it consumed him. It was all he could do to keep from
turning around and taking her in his arms. This was it, this was the moment he had longed for. This would tell him if he was just plain crazy, or if
there was something between them. If it didn't go well, he would simply say he forgot he had a meeting he needed to attend and would quickly exit the
scene. There was no way he was going to stay if she didn't feel it too.
A few seconds before his sister could make the introduction, he turned to face her. Their eyes locked immediately and he knew instantly that she felt
the same way too. He picked up her hand and held it in both of his, fighting with all his strength to keep from pulling her close. This was the woman
he had been searching for all his life. This was the person who finally made him whole, he just knew it. He leaned in and whispered his name in her
ear, afraid that if he spoke out loud, the moment would be lost. He felt her breath on his neck, smelled her perfume. She was intoxicating. He softly
kissed her check, lingering there for a few seconds before he pulled away.
As he turned around, Sarah immediately saw it in his eyes, he felt it too. It was everything she could do to keep from jumping into his arms. She knew
this was the one she had been searching for all her life. This was the man who would finally make her whole. As he took her hand in both of his, her
body started to shake. She fought with every part of being to maintain control. When he leaned in to whisper his name in his ear, she felt his breath
upon her skin, smelled his cologne. He was so intoxicating. He pulled away from her, but not before he brushed his lips across her cheek. She had
never felt so loved and complete in all her life.
He dropped one of his hands from hers, but kept the other firmly in place. She didn't mind, she never wanted to let him go again either. Both of them
turn to look at his sister, who was obviously extremely confused. After a few moments, a look of understanding came across her face. She leaned in to
hug her brother and smiled at Sarah.
Sarah and Michael never left each other's side after that. They spent every waking moment together. Their love only grew deeper and stronger
throughout the years. They often talk about the way they met, how fate had been so cruel at first. But the best part of the story is how eventually,
true love found a way.
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