Chapter Six

Emma stood out in the water, the waves lapping at the hem of her sundress. Jack's heart jumped to his throat. Her dark hair spilled down her back as she looked out toward the horizon. She was so beautiful and real it hurt.

“Sorry I'm late,” Jack said, stepping out into the water. She spun, her eyes bright and relief flooding her face.

“I was beginning to think you weren’t coming,” she said quietly. The hurt in her voice betrayed the smile on her face. His heart constricted. She thought he had left her.

“Sometimes I hate my job. Even on vacation, I don’t really get a day off. I apologize for making you wait,” he replied somberly. His eyes shone with honesty as he reached her spot in the water. The last thing he had wanted to do was hurt her. “What are you doing out here?”

“Chasing waves,” she explained. She smiled up at him, forgiveness in her eyes. “What would you like to do?”

He kissed her, not wanting to wait another second to touch her. Her kiss made his knees go weak and he knew h
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