Tucker touched his lips to my forehead.

“You want to get out of here?” he whispered.

“You’re driving, doesn’t matter to me,” I said, leaning into his chest.

He motioned for me to get dressed and started packing up his bag. The party had grown old and we just needed to be alone together. He was done flogging me, I was done socializing. No reason to stay.

“You can wrap up in the blanket if you want,” he said, handing me the fuzzy blue blanket. I wrapped it around my shoulders and took his arm. He led me through the social area and out to his car. I was floating happily, warm and safe next to him despite the chill evening air. He made sure I was tucked in before we started back toward my house.

Tucker clicked through several songs on the stereo before landing on one he seemed to like. I listened with my eyes closed.

“Two Step”
Performed by The Dave Matthews Band

Say, my love, I came to you with best intentions
You laid down and gave to me just what I’m seeking
Love, you drive me to distraction
Hey my love do you believe that we might last a thousand years
Or more if not for this,
Our flesh and blood
It ties you and me right up
Tie me down

Celebrate we will
Because life is short but sweet for certain
We’re climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
These things we cannot change

Hey, my love, you came to me like wine comes to this mouth
Grown tired of water all the time
You quench my heart and you quench my mind

Celebrate we will
Because life is short but
Sweet for certain
We’re climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
The things we cannot
Celebrate, you and me, climbing two by two, to be sure
These days continue, things we cannot change

Oh, my love I came to you
With best intentions
You laid down and gave to me
Just what I’m seeking

Celebrate we will
Because life is short
But sweet for certain
We’re climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
Things we cannot change…
Things we cannot change…