"Please, Kara, it’s alright." said Josiah gently, before he could stop himself he reached out and stroked her cheek softly.
That was the moment Kara lost all control, she decided he must feel something for her also, she decided she didn’t care what her mother would say, she decided that she wanted this man, and if he wanted her too, then she was his. She leaned into his arms and she kissed him.
Josiah was startled, then overjoyed, he quickly returned her kiss.
He stood back, held her petite hands, and said. “I’ve wanted to do that for so long…”
The look in her eyes told him that she had felt the same, he pulled ger into a warm embrace and held her.
"You are so beautiful." he murmured against her neck.
Kara felt as if her heart was melting.
Then, the blissful moment was interrupted when she heard her mother calling her name. Knowing that this was not the right time to break the news to her mother. Kara pulled away from Josiah.
"We can’t tell her yet. She’s so excited about my birthday party, I don’t want to ruin that for her."
"I understand." said Josiah. "I’ll go."
He turned on the water for the tub and started filling it up.
Then turned and walked out the door.
"Miss Kara is about to take a bath ma’am." He told Shirley. "I’ve just finished cleaning the tub."
"Ah," said Shirley, "Well I guess the decorations will have to wait. Do you have everything you need to make her cake?"
"Yes ma’am." answered Josiah.
"Perfect, be sure that it’s done on time. I will not have our guests waiting. Everything must go as planned."
"Of course ma’am." Josiah smiled. "Goodnight ma’am."
Shirley nodded in his direction. “Goodnight.”