“I don’t think you understand.” He shook his head, chuckling softly. “It wasn’t a request.”

“Oh!” She blushed all over, then stepped into the light, her shyness superseded by arousal. The temptation to cover herself was difficult to circumvent, the notion of someone seeing her so clearly without any shadows to hide perceived imperfections was enough to send her into a panic.

“This might help.” He wrapped a scarf around her eyes, plunging her world into darkness. When she felt him near, she didn’t shy away.

“You’re exquisite,” he whispered. “Here, I’ll prove it.”

His touch made her a believer.