Much Ado About Steele 4/4
Date: Friday, January 05, 2001 <>



He rolled her over and covered her with his body. "And just what is that 'hah!' supposed to mean my sweet?"

"I don't think you'd lose the mood if we were stranded in the Arctic naked!"

"Now there's a thought." Steele nuzzled her throat as his hands explored the lithe, toned body he could never get enough of.

"Apart from you-know-what, it's been okay. A few squabbles here and there, a few rows, a few disagreements. No different to when we were single really."

"I beg to differ Mrs Steele. There is one crucial difference."

She smiled up at him. "A big difference. A huge difference."

"You say the nicest things Laura."

"Us. After all these years. I was beginning to think we'd never get there. What a pair!"

"My thoughts exactly."

She slapped his hands. "Not that!"


"Whatever. I'm talking about us. You and me."

He kissed her shoulders. "What about us?"

"Well, can we do this?"

"I thought you'd never ask. Who's on top?"

"Mr Steele, I'm serious. Can we do it? Can we make it work?"

"Of course we can Laura."

"Why are you so sure?"

"Because we've surmounted the biggest hurdle of all."

"And what's that?"

"Your mother's fury at our first two marriages without her being there!"

"Oh yes!" she beamed. "That's true. Hell hath no fury than my mother ignored! Astute observation Mr Steele, I'm ready for anything now!"

"I believe that's my cue Mrs Steele."

"No, it's mine." She climbed on top of him. "This time, I'm going for Force 9."

He clasped his hands behind his neck and grinned. "That's what I love about you Laura, you're so competitive!"

"Buckle up Mr Steele. It's going to be a bumpy ride."

"If I'd known married life was going to be like this, I would have made you marry me years ago."

"I think you'll find that it was I who made you marry me."

"On the contrary Laura, I came up with the suggestion. You were the reluctant participant."

"I beg your pardon? Despite needing me to save your skin and help you stay in this country, you got cold feet at a crucial moment. Remember Mr Steele? I had to drag you on that boat!"

"You're being absurd. I carried you on it!"

"Might I remind you that -"

He jumped in and pulled her to him for a passionate kiss. As usual, she responded fervently and before long, arms and legs were entangled. They smiled at each other.

"Quarrels, disagreements, bickering, differences of opinions. Ain't married life grand Mrs Steele?"

The End- And The Beginning.