Harry's Fantasy
Date: Saturday, July 08, 2000
Tracy E. Aiken <teanc@mindspring.com>

Harry's Fantasy
Tracy E. Aiken

Here's the companion story to Fantasy. It's not necessary to have read that one to understand this story. Special thanks to Jax - who always takes the time to beta for me - thank you, you're the best!

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No copyright infringement is intended. Feedback is always welcome!

Harry was sitting on the couch, engrossed in a file, when he felt a kiss on the side of his neck and then a nibble on his ear. "Hi, love," he said, reaching a hand up to caress her head.

"Hi," she said moving to stand in front of him, with one knee on the edge of the couch.

He smiled when he saw she was only wearing his shirt.

Laura placed her other knee on the other side of his legs and curled up against his chest, with her head on his shoulder, and her arms around his chest.

His arms immediately went around her and began caressing her back. "Everything all right, love?"

She just nodded her head, yes. "I love you, Harry."

He lifted her head from his shoulder so he could look into her eyes and saw her love for him. A love he couldn't pretend to understand but was ever so grateful for. He kissed her and when he pulled back, said, "I love you, too. I don't know what I ever did to deserve you."

"I'm the lucky one, to have such an incredible man in my life."

He hugged her, brining her back against his chest and she placed her head on his shoulder once again.

After a few minutes of just enjoying holding and being held by one another, Laura, very quietly asked, "what was your first fantasy of me?"

"The first time I saw you, I knew you were something very special. I had done my homework on you and the agency, so I knew what you looked like and the basic information I could get from the newspaper, but I wasn't prepared for what a beautiful, intelligent, sexy woman you really are. You are such a strong woman. I wasn't prepared for that. But you had to be. You created an agency, a person that doesn't exist to front the agency, because you weren't being taken seriously as a woman."

Laura lifted her head so she could look at him as he spoke.

"After the gems had left the airport, I tried to leave, but I couldn't get you out of my head. But, I think what made me love you even more was when you walked into the office, not expecting me to be there, and you trusted me to carry on this role, even after I had conned you. You made me feel
like a part of the agency. I know Murphy didn't like me and didn't want me around, but you let me stay. I felt like I belonged somewhere and that hadn't happened in a very long time. You let me into your life, professionally. You let me see what it was like to be a part of something other than myself.

What my fantasy was, was to be a part of your life, personally. That's it, I just wanted you to love me and accept me. I wanted to be a part of a family, part of your family."

The tears that had gathered finally fell when he said that all he wanted was to be loved and accepted.

She kissed him, deeply; hopefully showing him how much he was loved. When she leaned back, he wiped the tear tracks from her cheeks. "You've been my family for longer than you think. I love you, so much, sometimes I'm overwhelmed how much I love you."

Harry kissed her and then pulled her down to rest against his chest once again. After a while, he heard her breathing even out and saw she was asleep. "Sleep well, love," he whispered and kissed her temple.

The End