Seasons Change: Autumn

Yellow and red leaves fell outside, leaving the driveway buried under a multi-coloured carpet. His arms were around her waist as they watched the leaves make their descent. They had toyed with the idea of going for a walk in their favourite woods, but decided against it, purely because the air had started to get biting cold. Besides, the inside warmth and lure of cuddles and films on the sofa was so much more tempting.
She turned in his arms, burrowing her face into his chest, listening to his steady heartbeat that kept her grounded.
One of her hands gripped the fabric of his hoodie and she started to play with it absent-mindedly. He smiled and wrapped his arms tighter around her, feeling like he was a cocoon of safety, ready to protect against anything that wanted to harm her in any way.
A crunch of leaves from outside sounded as a passer-by walked by his house
but he didn’t bat an eyelid. The feel of her beside him was enough to keep him oblivious to the outside world. He bent down to kiss her forehead and she gave a soft giggle in response.
She stretched out an arm in an attempt to look for the blanket that was usually kept on the arm of the sofa but his hand caught her wrist before it got any further. He kissed the back of her hand before releasing it and she curled up once more. He reached for the blanket and threw it half-heartedly over the both of them before snuggling further into the sofa.


Seasons Change: Summer

She took his hand and laughed as she dragged him to the water. He made a grunt to show his displeasure of being forced to go somewhere he didn’t want to go. He had made a big fuss about going to the lake, what was so cool about it? They’d found it earlier in the week when they were exploring the woods near his house. The sunlight had been pouring through the breaks in the branches of the trees, which meant everything was dappled in soft light. She had fallen in love with the place, whereas he just shrugged it off and wanted to continue exploring. He’d agreed to go back eventually, to shut her up mainly.
Her laugh was infectious and he was soon laughing along with her. He didn’t expect her hands to touch his chest and – as she gave a wild laugh – she simultaneously tilted her head back and pushed him into the warm lake. He broke the through water giving her a shocked look. She laughed even harder at his expression until he pulled her in with him. She shrieked and then giggled as his hands stayed on her waist, making sure she didn’t get completely wet.
She shouted at him through the giggles asking him why he pulled her in. He responded with a slow kiss that she felt all the way through her. She responded back to him and he started to run his hands through her hair. She made a noise and pulled away. He gave her a confused look in return. She gave him a sad smile and swam to the edge of the lake to climb out. She turned back to him and waved, the sad smile still gracing her face, and walked away.
He was left in the lake feeling bewildered as he watched her fade into the woods. He brought his hand to his lips, they were swollen and he could still taste her. He felt hurt that she had gone and wondered why she had left him.

Seasons Change: Spring

There was a light drizzle outside so they had been forced to stop their outing for the day. His laughter filled the dreary room and the girl in front of him had a light blush on her cheeks, slightly uncomfortable with his reaction to what she had said. He stifled his laughter until it was just short giggles at her expense. He opened his arms wide for her and she crawled in, feeling instantly safe.
A film played in the background, but they weren’t paying any attention. Too caught up in each other’s company to care. His fingers found a bit of her bare skin peeking out from the jumper she was wearing and traced intricate patterns. She let out a content sigh and buried her head further into his chest.
The rain tapping at the windows had made them both sleepy and it wasn’t long before her breathing had changed to that of a person sleeping. He disentangled his arms from around her body and carefully got up to find a blanket for her. He draped it over her then crawled underneath it himself, wrapping his arms back around her and returning to tracing patterns on her skin. He placed a kiss to her temple and soon joined her in sleeping.