"He hated leaving, but if he stayed any longer, he would ask her to come back to his place, destroying the innocence he found so alluring. He needed to take things slowly, or he would scare her away.
He pressed his lips to her forehead, keeping his mouth there. He flicked his tongue over her skin, tasting the sweet saltiness. She flinched. Releasing her, he stepped back. Questions still lurked in her eyes but also sympathy and…longing.