I admit it; I'm having way too much fun concealing the identities of the two main players in this particular short. Let the name-calling commence:
And then all was warmth and belonging as they gasped in unison, the high of climax dissipating into the gentler goodness of simply being in each others’ presence. (He) rolled onto his side and gathered (her) to his shaking body, keeping himself immersed inside her. They proclaimed their tempestuous love with tender kisses.
“I have given up,” (he) said.
“On what?” (She) traced his firm jaw with her lips.
“On ending this for the good of everyone else.” He brushed an errant lock of hair from her eyes. “I want you. I cannot imagine my life without you. There is no point in denying that.”
“You wish to tell the others?”
“Eventually. When you feel you are ready.”