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The compliment turned Adam's attention to Charlie, and his admiring eyes looked the young woman over. Tired man though he was, his desire was still there.

"Do you need anything else before we turn in, Vera?" he asked, stifling a yawn as he reached for the light switch.

"No, I'm fine," she assured him. "Good night."

After quietly shutting Vera's door, Adam followed Charlie into the living room.

"Kevin turned in," he yawned, checking the clock on the wall. "It's two thirty, and I think I'll do the same."

"I'm going to change out of this dress and read a book for awhile," Charlie informed him. She looked ready to start a new day, while Adam felt as though one was just coming to a close. As she moved to retrieve his tuxedo jacket from off the couch, Charlie heard a disappointed sigh emanating from Adam's direction. Realizing that he had hoped she would join him, Charlie hesitated. "Of course," she smiled, "I'm open to a better offer."

"I'm afraid I'll only fall asleep after my head hits the pillow," he warned.

"I can wait," replied Charlie.

She sighed happily as Adam took her into his arms. Her answer had pleased him greatly.

"Oh, Charlie-girl," Adam softly breathed, "I love you so much, sometimes I can't think straight."

"That's because you haven't had any sleep," she explained. "You'll feel better in the morning."

"I feel pretty good right now," he grinned sleepily.

Heading for their bedroom, Adam slipped his arm around Charlie's waist.

"I can't believe I get to go home with you," he whispered thankfully. "I'm a very blessed man."

A few minutes later, Adam was snuggled in bed with Charlie right beside him.

"God," Adam prayed in a hushed voice, "thank you for delivering my darling from the power of the dogs, today. Your goodness and mercy have brought me to where I am, and I beg you to not let me fail You. Work Your will in me, Lord, and cause me to fulfill Your purpose for my life."

When Adam ended his prayer, Charlie felt his hand reach for hers beneath the covers.

"Sometimes," he confided, "I feel the burden of my fame bearing down on me. Today was such a day." He turned his head on the pillow and gazed at Charlie. With a gentle touch, she stroked his hair as he buried his face in her nightgown.

Soon, Adam was fast asleep.

Through the remainder of the night, Charlie cradled Adam in her arms, and waited for him to awake in his own time.

"I charge you... that ye stir not up, nor awake my love [Adam], until he please."
~ Song of Solomon 8:4 ~

"Deliver... my darling [Charlie] from the power of the dog."
~ Psalm 22:20 ~

"The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with [us], and [our] prayer unto the God of [our] life."
~ Psalm 42:8 ~

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