He returned and lay sleepless in the bed, feeling the warmth of her female body next to his. Once he would have been aroused instantly at the delicious sense of lying naked next to a woman. Now he just appreciated the warmth and the occasional fleeting touch of skin against him. He did stir a bit, but stretched his legs out sensuously and felt the comfortable roughness of flannelette sheet, and his left leg brushed against the smoothness of hers. Sleepily she reached over and fondled him, almost absent-mindedly, then she rolled the other way and drifted into a deeper sleep.