Daryl caught her effortlessly, squeezing her tight and nuzzling her cheek. "I missed you so much!" he told her. Grinning widely, he strode towards the front door.
"Put me down!" Maritza laughed as he bounced her along.
"Later," he told her, reaching to pull her into his arms.
Maritza smiled with her eyes shut, murmuring an agreement. "I can't talk. I've died and gone to heaven," she said languidly.
He nudged her hip playfully. "You're supposed to tell me that you missed me, too, woman!" he joked.
He should really go out and grab her luggage, he thought absently. Instead, he fell asleep with his sweet-smelling Maritza in his arms.
"See you tonight," he whispered with one final kiss.