Tate seemed to find Cecily fascinating as they sat at the big cherry wood table together. “You’re making me self-conscious,” she murmured, eating while he sipped coffee and watched her. “Pregnancy is a mystical experience to a man,” he said simply. “I’m hypnotized by it.” She grinned. “I noticed.” He chuckled. “All that talk about not mixing cultural backgrounds,” he mused, “and the first time I had you, it never entered my mind to do anything that would prevent a child. Didn’t that seem a little irresponsible to you?” “Yes, it did. But you didn’t know I wasn’t experienced.” “Oh, I knew,” he said quietly, studying her. “I knew it to the soles of my feet, long before your body proved it to me.” She blushed, remembering the sensation she’d experienced with him. Her whole body tingled with memories. He shook his head. “It was a revelation, that first time. I still get aroused every time I remember it. Then on the floor of your office,” he said abruptly. “I still can’t believe I did that.” He frowned. “You were already pregnant then. I could have hurt you and the baby.” “You didn’t. And, if you remember, I did the seducing,” she added with a grin. “Even under the circumstances, it was something to remember.” He sighed. “It still makes me vaguely ashamed. I treated you shabbily, Cecily, and not only then. You’ve put up with a lot from me.” “It was worth every tear,” she teased. “I have no regrets.” “I wish I could say the same.” He clasped his hands together behind his head and sat watching her again. “You’re very sexy with that swell under your waistline.” She gave him a mock scowl. “Pregnancy isn’t supposed to be sexy.” “But it is,” he remarked. “You’re radiant. You glow.” He smiled at her. “I’m glad you want the baby, Cecily. I want it, too. I’m sorry I’ve given you such a hard time.” He moved his clasped hands to his knees and stared at the floor. “My world turned upside down. I wasn’t prepared for it. Nothing was as I’d believed it was. My whole life seemed to be a lie. It was hard to adjust.
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