Heavy breathing, sweating bodies, that slow, intricate dance. We moved together, but not as one. Up and down we moved, the thick air rippling past us like silk. Our movements became slower, muscles refusing to respond any more, acid burning within our thighs and arms. Her movements slowed more than mine, the dance shuddering, breaking apart as one partner fell out of step. We came together, our bodies wrapping around each other, moving back and forth slightly within the silken air. Just before breaking apart, we were one being, we gasped for breath in time, and our hearts beat as one.
Turning away, I walked to my end of the strip, yanking o