Song Flash Fiction ~ I Need the Sun to Break

It’s time for another song fiction. I’m familiar with James Bay but hadn’t heard this song before. Man, is this guy talented. If you haven’t heard it, I’ve included the video below. For the fiction, I took a snapshot from my WIP… A new military romance. This isn’t part of the story… just a random bit in Cannon’s head, because I’m in there, lol.

There she was. Jericho Nash. US Marshal and the woman who was slowly driving Cannon insane. She was sitting at their usual table, nursing a steaming cup of coffee—what looked like a danish next to her right hand. One he knew she’d insist on sharing with him once he’d ventured inside. And he’d be through the glass door in under ten seconds. But for just a few moments, he wanted to look at her. Drink her in. 

God, she was beautiful. Auburn hair, green eyes and a smile that made her entire face glow, the woman was breathtaking. Standing there, staring at her, was like being in the midst of a storm only to have the sun break through for one mesmerizing heartbeat. All its light and warmth just shining down on her. The eye of the hurricane. It made him feel…

He scrubbed a hand down his face. Feel. How long had it been since he’d felt anything? Had given himself permission to indulge in thoughts that went beyond the mission? Beyond keeping his teammates alive? 

He wasn’t sure he ever had. Yet, after a month of having coffee with her damn near every morning, he couldn’t hide from the truth any longer. He was crazy about the lady. Her courage, her honour. She was smart and compassionate and so damn pretty, his chest physically hurt just being around her. He couldn’t remember what it was like to go to bed not thinking about her, then wake up without having spent the night dreaming about all the ways he wanted to touch her. She was quickly becoming a drug he couldn’t live without.

Not that he’d told her, yet. At first, he’d been convinced it was more mutual respect. She’d helped him get his business off the ground, and she was a hell of a resource. Had offered him insight into viable office locations and how to obtain a few special permits from local law enforcement. 

But the more time he’d spent with her, the more he needed to spend. It wasn’t enough to simply meet with her for an hour every morning. Now, he was texting. Was dropping by on his way home—ensuring she was okay. Offering his aid if she ever needed it. Anything and everything to be around her.

The bell above the door jingled as he stepped inside. She glanced up, and that stunning smile lifted her lips. God, it was even brighter than before. Like an ethereal glow around her. And he knew the jig was up. That he couldn’t pretend any longer. It was time to man up. Devise a plan to make Jericho his. And once he set his mind to something, he didn’t back down. 

He hadn’t been Delta Force for all those years to lose the most important mission he’d ever faced. He just needed to take that first step.


That’s it for me. Please join the other ladies and see their amazing stories…

Bronwyn  ~  Jessica  ~  Gwendolyn

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