I’m taking part in Word-High’s 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Today’s word is Takipsilim which means twilight or dusk. Want to join? Checkout the link at the bottom.
She’d never looked more beautiful than she did right now, in this moment. But then again he always thought that. She was beautiful and she was his. Watching her talking and laughing with their guests, under the soft glow of the seven strategically placed Chinese lanterns. He laughed. She’d insisted they be placed in those specific places. He’d thought she was being dramatic at the time, when he was standing atop a ladder with sweating dripping down his face from the simmer summer’s heat. But he had to admit she’d been right.
After the last of their guests left he took her hand and led her out to the beach not too far away. They talked and laughed as the last golden rays of sun melted into the horizon. He teased her about the lanterns only to be forced into a confession of how beautiful they looked. As they neared the beach he pulled her close drawing small, slow circles on her skin. She looked deep into his eyes. Warm hazel meeting deep brown. The kiss that followed, a gift for hanging the lanterns earlier, made him wish she’d wanted more than seven. Holding his gaze, the slowly rising moon bathing her skin in pale light, she slide the skinning straps of her dress off her shoulders and down her arms. A mischievous smile paired with twinkling eyes. His hands slowly moved to cover the now bare shoulders. He always did think the best things happened at dusk.