When his fingers met her cheek, they curled lazily and instinctively, molding to the graceful contour of her. Coarse fingertips pushed back to tangle into the wisps of hair by her ear. His warm palm cradled her cheek and jaw, grazing one corner of her lips.
He breathed, felt that incomparable uncanny connection, like lightning coursing through him, igniting each cell. Like a potential electrical circuit finally completed. And through that connection he reached to her and into her, felt her quiet brave relinquishment.