Noah carried Sharlee across the threshold of the Bridal Suite of their hotel. When he’d picked up the key, the hotel clerk had told him that their bill had been taken care of for the next five nights. Noah had intended to spend their wedding night there and then move to a less expensive room for the remainder of their honeymoon. He’d wanted their wedding night to be special like Sharlee had always dreamed that hers would be. There was a note from Matthew.
“Noah, you wouldn’t accept money as a wedding gift, and so I wanted to at least give you something other than a toaster.”
Noah had laughed at that part. Matthew and Kay had purchased them complete place settings for twelve people as well as a nice cookware set. He knew that Sharlee’s family had collaborated on what to get them after he said no money because Dale and Alissa had bought them several sets of bed linens and towels. Their family and friends had purchased things that Noah could not refuse even after Noah had told them that he and Sharlee wanted to make it on their own.
“I have also set up a tab for you and Sharlee at the hotel for room service, the restaurant downstairs and at one of the nicest restaurants in town. Please spend as much as you want. If you need anything at all, please feel free to ask me. You are both my family, and I want you to have a wonderful honeymoon and start to your marriage.”
“Yeah, I wanted our first night to be in a special place like you’ve always dreamed it would be.”
Noah thought to himself, “Put something on! I want you to take everything off!” He didn’t say it aloud though, wanting her to feel as comfortable as possible. Besides, it wouldn’t be on for long. She slid out from under him and rose from the bed.
The card had said: “You gotta look pretty on your wedding night too. Green to match her eyes. You don’t wanna scare Sharlee away!”
As he waited, Noah realized that he was a little nervous. He knew that Sharlee saving herself for marriage, giving herself to him that night was a big deal. It was very rare and he felt honored to be her first. He was also nervous because he’d never been with a virgin before. He knew he’d have to be patient and take things slowly. That wasn’t going to be easy for him because he’d wanted to sleep with her for so long!
She was very nervous. Noah had been with other girls before her. What if she couldn’t satisfy him? What if she wasn’t good enough? She took deep breaths to calm herself. She loved Noah and she knew that he loved her too. Her mother had told her not to worry. At first it might be uncomfortable, but to just relax and everything would be okay. She headed back into the bedroom.
Noah caught her hand. Just her light touch was driving him wild, almost making him forget his intention of taking things slow.
It was time to unwrap his precious gift. Sensing her nervousness rising again, he took his time and untied the bow of her gown. As soon as he saw her breast completely bare for the first time, he almost lost it.
Even though he had reassured her, Noah was worried about hurting her. He started back taking his time with her, kissing her, holding her hand. After she relaxed, their passion flamed again. They were almost wild with desire, but Noah made sure that Sharlee was very, very ready before he entered into her. He looked into her eyes and although he badly wanted her, he was hesitant because he didn’t want to hurt her.
As he slid himself the rest of the way inside her, the pain began to subside. Noah continued to look into her eyes and it was wonderful. It had never felt like this before for him. Sharlee fit around him perfectly. It was as though she were made just for him.
After their first time, Noah held Sharlee in his arms. Sharlee looked at him. She felt so happy and finally content. Her wedding night was unbelievably more than she had imagined it would be. She felt deeply connected to Noah in a totally new way. They belonged to each other completely now. Noah was a mind blowing and extremely tender lover. The night was perfect and one she would never forget!
Noah looked at Sharlee and felt an overwhelming feeling of love, joy and gratitude that she was his in every way for the rest of his life. He had heard the term “making love” used for having sex ever since he’d first learned about sex, but tonight with Sharlee, he had learned that they were different. He’d had sex before, feeling no emotional connection to the girl he was with. It was strictly physical. However, he loved Sharlee with all of his heart and he truly was “making love”, pouring out his deep feelings for her in a physical way when they had sex. It was even more pleasurable for him knowing that he had given her pleasure and satisfied her too.
The following day, Sharlee’s family was flying back home. It was almost afternoon when she awakened and saw the time. She quickly showered and dressed so that she could say goodbye to her family before they left for the airport. Noah was still sleeping. She looked at him tenderly and then kissed him. She left Noah a note on the nightstand.
“I’m so happy, Mom. Noah is wonderful.”
Sharlee saw them off from the hotel and then she returned to her suite. Noah was in the shower. Sharlee heard him in there and smiled mischievously. She stripped off her clothes and then crept quietly into the bathroom.
Noah had known when she had returned to the suite and definitely when she entered the bathroom. He’d been shocked when he hadn’t awakened when she left the bed. He tried not to laugh at her efforts to be stealthy.
They made love in the shower and Noah had the opportunity see one of the fringe benefits of being married to a gymnast. Sharlee could bend in lots of different positions and Noah knew that their love making would never be dull. He’d never want to be with anyone else. Sharlee was his mate physically and emotionally.
Later they headed out of the shower to get dressed. Sharlee slipped and fell on the floor. Her face turned beet red. She looked up at Noah who was staring at her with a surprised expression on his face.
When Noah kept laughing, she chased him around the suite for laughing at her.
Noah let her go. They got dressed and went to a restaurant in town.
She was stretching and reveling in the feeling of the warm Italian sunlight as it hit her skin. She stood up and stretched even more. Others were watching her too. Noah knew that Sharlee was oblivious to the attention that she was receiving.
“Oh, there you are! This is my husband, Noah. We’re here on our honeymoon.”
Noah shook his head. “You really don’t know how beautiful you are do you? Sharlee, sometimes in a room full of beautiful women, there will be one who stands out more than the others. One who attracts the men in the room to her like moths to a flame. Women who have that special something usually know their power over men and use it to get what they want. Your mother has that indefinable something and you inherited it from her. But what I admire about you both is that you’re two of the most modest people that I have ever met. You don’t use your sensuality to influence people.”
In between kisses, she suggested, “Let’s go back to our room!”
Noah was thinking the same thing.
Their honeymoon week raced by, and it was time to leave Monte Vista. They had decided against traveling and were eager to start their new lives in Bridgeport together as a young married couple.