was a typical afternoon in November, sun shining, cool palm tree breeze and nice
80 degrees. Dan Williams was
looking over the backyard towards the ocean beyond.
“This will be the last free weekend we’ll have for just the two of us
for the next few years, Sweetheart.” Dan
turned around when he heard his wife Caterina coming out of the house with their
did you say Dannya?”
years of being called many things by many people, nothing made him feel as
comfortable as his wife’s pet name for him, Dannya. People he dealt with over the years had thought the name was
silly and had tried to tease him about it without success.
Truth was, he loved being called Dannya only by his Lady.
It showed him the love of this woman, who the world knew as ‘Lady
Caterina,’ had for him. Caterina
– a loving, vulnerable, affectionate wife and the perfect mother of four.
Working side by side with Caterina for years enabled him to gauge her
moods and knowing when his wife was speaking to him and not his co-worker and
Deputy Chief. When she would enter
his office calling him Dannya he would know that he could possible be in trouble
for something only a husband and father could get in trouble for.
Or it was a reminder of something they needed to do together as a family.
His thoughts of Caterina, his best friend, lover, homemaker, wife and
mother were only the best. They had
their problems but none that he could ever remember being so big they could not
work them out together in a reasonable time frame.
Caterina my love what did I ever do
to be deserve someone like you at my side.
Oh, how I LOVE you.
watched her place the tray on the table and set out the goodies.
He slowly walked over to his wife putting his arms around her and kissing
her on the back of neck. “As I
said before my love, this will be our last free weekend for the next few
could be right about that. This
will be the last few hours of freedom from work and our four kids for the next
four years Governor Williams. Then again, what is to come is something else to
be believed.” Caterina turned
around in her husband’s arms returning the embrace and kissing him as
passionately as ever after thirty years of being together then smiled
seductively to her husband. “Oh
Dannya,” placing her head on his shoulder, “I still can’t believe you won
the election on Tuesday, and in a couple of months we are going to be Governor
and Mrs. Dan Williams of the State of Hawaii.”
thought to himself, after all these years,
she was still very fit and beautiful, with a touch of silver in her blonde hair
and her blue eyes still shine with her love for me.
“You always said I would go far. Plus
you always had high hopes for our future together.
I just hope I have lived up expectations.”
He didn’t give her a chance to reply, instead he lifted her chin to
kiss his wife again only more playfully this time.
“Why don’t we forget about eating for a little while and go”
Dan’s hands playfully started pulling at Caterina’s cover over her bathing
suit, “down to the water for a little dip?”
There was a mischievous smile on his lips that suggested more then just a
dip in the ocean.
don’t know about that lover.” His
wife said coyly. “If my husband
catches us together, we could be in real trouble” she said with a mischievous
smile of her own and playful hands. “Plus
what would the newspaper say? ‘Governor
Elect Williams Wife Caught In Love Nest’.”
both laughed at Caterina’s mock headlines.
“They would say that Governor Elect Williams knows how to have a good
time with his beautiful and loving wife.”
Dan kissed her on the tip of the nose then broke the embrace as he took
off his shirt and dropped it on the chair.
He reached for Caterina’s hand and headed for the beach.
be continued . . .
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Last modified: May 2001