The gifts appeared while the two males were in the library, discussing matters away from Gershom’s children. The gifts appeared and Gershom rolled his eyes. For being a grouchy woman as of late, she still had Christmas cheer.
“Aam gonnae out an’ havin’ some fun soon,” Daithi stated. Gershom gave him a look.
“Don’t bloody well bring any of ‘em back here.”
Gershom made no indication of any form of dislike to her touch. He actually seemed to enjoy it, but could only be seen in those blue eyes.
“I feel the same,” Gershom informed her quietly. He had work to do, yes, but he wouldn’t neglect her.
Gershom watched her, pleased that she was happy. He gave her hand a squeeze, watching her move closer to him. He gave her a half smile and a nod. ”Yes, all of my attention,” he told her.
“I can when I want to,” Gershom told her. ”Just not when Daithi is around or when I’ve got a case on my mind.” He spun her around, looking at her. ”And I just wrapped up a case yesterday, so no distractions.”
“Oh, worn clothes like that before,” he told her. ”Never again. I hate the Caribbean. Mediterranean is preferred.” He raised his brows and rolled his eyes. ”I would have trained the parrot to swoop at his head whenever he walked into the room and say rude things about him. That would be hilarious.”
Gershom gave a chuckle at that, wrapping his arms around her waist.
“I know,” he said. ”And I am grateful for it. I am. And Daithi can now stop making pirate jokes at me.” His face turned serious. ”He tried to buy me a parrot.”
He began to follow the beat of the music, keeping in perfect step. His eyes stayed on her face, never once looking away. He gave a shrug.
“It’s nice not to have a blind spot,” he stated. ”Makes dancing a lot easier.”
Gershom pulled her closer to him, resting on hand on her waist. Ice blue eyes looked at her with a calmness to them.
“Well, I want to,” he informed her, pulling her just a touch closer.
Gershom had gone. He was used to these sort of things. He had simply worn a tuxedo and a mask, saying he was James Bond. Clever and lazy all at once. He watched as the Egyptian goddess just seemed to relieved as they were in the ballroom. Like weight had been lifted from her shoulders. He gave her a slight smile.
“I suppose now is the time to dance, right?” He suggested.