“Come here,” Ben said, taking her hand and leading her over to the black metal music stand beside
the keyboard. “Take a look at my setlist.”
She peered down at it. “Yes, I know all of these.”
“But do you recognize the last one?” he asked, eager to see her reaction.
She squinted her eyes and studied the list again, then reached into her purse for a pair of turquoise rectangular glasses. She adjusted them on her face, then glanced up at him before
picking up the list of songs. “Yes, I wear reading glasses. Since I was twelve.” She made a face.
“I’ve got you beat on that one,” Ben replied, raising one eyebrow and pointing to the round gold-rimmed glasses beside the music stand. “I’ve had those since kindergarten.”
“Not! I used to wear glasses all the time, started when I was five. Now, thank God I only need them for reading.” He leaned against her shoulder and breathed her in for a long moment
pointing at the list. “The last song. There. That’s the one I wrote for you.”
gulped as she read the title. “Dragonfly Lady?” She turned to face him, her
right hand over her heart. “You wrote a song about me . . . and the
was worried for a moment that he’d gone too far. Avery had not liked it when
he’d written personal songs about her. Shoot, she’d never allowed him to
write songs like that about her. Well, okay, he’d written intimate songs about
their relationship, but he had never actually performed or recorded them. “I
did indeed,” he quipped a bit nervously. “Is that all right?”
Savannah laughed out loud, dropped the paper back onto the music stand and hugged him. “Is it all right? Are you kidding me?” she asked, still laughing. “What woman on God’s green earth
wouldn’t be delighted for Ben Shepherd to write a song for her?”
Ben was relieved. He leaned in to kiss her again. “What woman, indeed?” He felt something that went beyond the adrenaline- before-a-concert high, and even deeper than the initial attraction he’d felt towards Savannah. He was feeling like his heart had finally found a home.
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