Excerpt from Maguire's Corner.
Maggie tried not to express her complete surprise or disappointment. After the way he kissed her, when they had arrived, she was sure Jack would at least try to convince her why it was best to sleep together. There was only one bed. Share body heat. Save tiny kittens from a horrible fate.
“Sleep on that couch? You don’t even fit on the couch, sitting.”
“I’ll be fine,” he said, walking around the counter.
“I don’t know if you’re being stubborn or chivalrous.”
“You would be familiar with the stubborn part.”
“What was that for? Oh, wait. Is this because you shared some personal stuff with me so now you’re trying to put some emotional distance back between us so you won’t feel all vulnerable and unmanly?”
Jack crossed his arms over his chest. “What?”
She stood and moved between him and the bed. “That’s fine. We can do that. If you need me, I’ll be in the large comfortable bed over there. Here’s one piece of crucial information before I go. I’ll be sleeping in the nude.”
Maggie slowly pulled the t-shirt up over her head and then tossed it at Jack, who never even lifted his hands to catch it. Gracefully, she turned on her naked heel and strolled to the bed.