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Part one - The Steamy Series

By Kel Published 8 days ago 3 min read
Photo by Artem Labunsky on Unsplash

In the waning hours of daylight, as the sun gracefully descended below the horizon, its soft and gentle glow enveloped the lively streets of the city, casting upon them a warm and golden hue. Amidst this bustling scene, where hurried footsteps resonated and distant echoes of laughter pervaded the air, two lives were about to intertwine in an unforeseen manner that neither could have fathomed.

Emily Harper, a woman who prided herself on being grounded in reality, always allowing logic and reason to guide her through a world where emotions often led to heartache. Having experienced numerous disappointments throughout her life's journey, she had constructed an impenetrable fortress around her heart, choosing instead to devote her energy and focus towards her flourishing career as a highly accomplished architect, rather than indulging in the elusive concept of love. However, on this particular evening, as she briskly traversed down the crowded sidewalk with determination etched into every stride, something extraordinary occurred that caused her heart to momentarily skip a beat.

The tantalizing scent of freshly baked bread wafted effortlessly from a nearby bakery, harmoniously mingling with the alluring aroma emanating from a vendor's cart adorned with blooming flowers. The city pulsated with an invigorating energy that mirrored Emily's own sense of purpose; for she had recently secured an esteemed project that would not only test her skills but also propel her career to unprecedented heights. Consumed by thoughts of blueprints and designs, she was ill-prepared for the serendipitous encounter that awaited her amidst this vibrant backdrop.

As she approached a bustling intersection teeming with life, her phone intrusively buzzed with an incoming call demanding attention. Oblivious to the world surrounding her due to this distraction, Emily reached into her purse with intent to retrieve it without delay. Yet fate had other plans as an enigmatic stranger abruptly materialized seemingly out of thin air, colliding with her with such unexpected force that her phone plummeted mercilessly to the unforgiving pavement below.

"Oh, I beg your pardon profusely!" a voice resonated, its depth and melodious timbre saturated with genuine concern and regret.

Startled by this unforeseen occurrence, Emily's gaze instinctively rose to meet the apologetic eyes of the man standing before her. His dark hair lay in tousled disarray, capturing the fading sun's rays and transforming them into an ethereal halo of mahogany around his head. His captivating hazel eyes possessed a mischievous glimmer, their emerald flecks dancing playfully. In that precise moment, it was as if the world surrounding them dimmed, leaving only these two souls entwined in an inexplicable connection charged with silent intensity.

"I should have exercised greater caution," he continued earnestly, his words carrying an unmistakable sincerity as he stooped down to retrieve her fallen phone from its pitiful state on the ground.

A mixture of embarrassment and something indescribable flushed across Emily's cheeks as she observed him handing back her device; their fingers brushing ever so briefly against each other's skin sent an electrifying shiver coursing through her entire being.

"It's quite alright," she managed to respond amidst surprise, her voice betraying this unexpected encounter. "I too failed to remain vigilant."

Their eyes locked once more in a profound exchange, and within Emily stirred an unfamiliar fluttering sensation deep within herself. It was as though the very fabric of the universe had conspired to bring them together at that finite instant in time; moreover, it felt as though her meticulously constructed emotional barriers were beginning to crumble beneath this overpowering force.

"Thank you," she added tentatively, mustering a hesitant smile towards him. In response, he reciprocated this gesture, his own smile akin to a radiant burst of sunlight piercing through an overcast sky. "You're most welcome. My name is Aidan, by the way."

"Emily," she replied, her heart pounding in her chest as she extended her hand towards him. As their fingers intertwined, Emily couldn't help but ponder whether this seemingly coincidental encounter was in fact more than just a random collision amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy city street. Little did she know that this initial meeting would set into motion a series of events that would challenge her deeply entrenched beliefs about love, destiny, and the formidable power of trust – all unfolding in the most unexpected and profound ways imaginable.


About the Creator


I'm 50% coffee, 50% pizza and 100% sarcastic.

I've been writing since I could hold a pencil and have my first poem published when I was 8 years old. Writing is my passion and I hope that comes across in my work.

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