Chapter 5

Emmaly had Dwight over for dinner a few more times in the coming weeks. They went out for drinks another night and to a movie on another.

Emmaly picked up a few new clients thanks to Dwight spreading the word and putting a link to her massage facebook page on the First Step's webpage.

"Some people could use a massage after some of the shit they've been through," Dwight joked.

One Saturday, Dwight went out on an emergency call and it was early afternoon by the time he returned to his apartment. He stopped short when he passed the opened door of his bedroom, stunned by the sight of a naked woman lying on his bed on her side with her back to the doorway.

The sun was shining through the window washing the woman in an additional glow of beauty. He could tell by her hair that it was Emmaly and he wasn't sure what to think of her presence, especially in the nude.

He cautiously stepped into the room and she turned her head to look over her shoulder at him.

"I still had the key you gave me that first day," she smiled. "I hope you don't mind I let myself in."

"I don't mind," he assured her, taking a seat on the side of the bed. "Has the future arrived?"

"After all the crap we've been through, don't you think it's time?" she asked with a grin.

Dwight nodded in agreement as he leaned in and gave her a kiss.

"Would you like to take a nap with me?" She asked. "The sun's really warm through the window."

Dwight undressed and lay next to her on his side, spooning her as he wrapped his arms around her waist and buried his chin on her shoulder. That's how they fell asleep together and that's how they woke up together later.

"Will you have lunch with Sawyer?" Emmaly asked as she turned to face him, placing her leg over his hip and giving him a kiss.

"If Catelyn can let it go, so can I," Dwight said, kissing her in return. "But how will those two deal with us being together?"

"They'll figure it out just like we did," Emmaly smiled happily.

Dwight put his hand on her backside and pushed her closer to him. "I told you there's always hope," he said.

"And you were right," Emmaly replied before bestowing him with another kiss. "And after all the crap we've been through, I'd say we deserve it!"

They cuddled like that for a very long time.