"That's something I feel I should apologize for. When we were young we were very close. But then, when I went through puberty, you know, I didn't think we had anything in common any more. After all, you were a boy and I was becoming a woman. I didn't think you'd be interested in the kind of stuff I was interested in. You know. Fashion and the like." She laughed. "I couldn't have been more wrong."With that, the two of them burst out laughing. They laughed so hard that tears came down their faces. When the laughter had finally subsided, Jennifer said, "How are we going to tell Mum?"Rosemary thought for a moment. "Come on," she said. "Get your coat. We're going out." Where are we going?"Her reply was music to Jennifer's ears. "We're going shopping!" 6. Rosemary and Jennifer - continued"Okay," Rosemary said, as they entered the shop. "My clothes fit you, right?"Jennifer nodded."Great. That means you're the same size as me. It'll make it easier to select the right outfit. Now, first. While the passion and fierceness still remained, he took more time with her, drawing out their shared pleasures. He stepped away from her, slowly, to admire her from a small distance. This was something new that he’d taken to doing, putting her on display not for the sake of others, but for himself. He enjoyed taking her all in as if for the first time. His look would soften, he’d smile sweetly almost angel-like. She blushed and shied away her eyes from his, lamely crossing her arms across her chest, her pink lace panties her only cover. ‘Why do you do that,’ he asked with genuine concern. ‘You must know how gorgeous you are.’ He took off his dark green wool sweater and tossed it by the unlit fireplace. ‘Erica, how many times have I seen you without your clothes on?’ She shrugged and felt silly. Alex untucked his white button-up oxford shirt and made his way back to her. ‘You’re beautiful. You don’t have to hide yourself from me.’ She looked on his bare feet first, his toes were.