He stares at her for such a long time, she begins to wonder if he's going to say anything at all. She reaches up tentative fingers to brush his hair out of his eyes, hoping to read him. But then, he reaches out and ghosts a touch along her cheek, leans in close, and kisses her.

She closes her eyes and sinks into his warmth, wrapping her arms around him and holding him close. She smiles against his mouth.

"So you're happy?" she asks.

He chuckles and she swallows the rich sound as he kisses her again. "Oui, ma chère."