Chapter Sixteen: Closer

When Holly woke up, she was pressed against a half-naked chest. She didn't move as she blinked and tried to process just what was going on. She lifted her head and looked into Quix's sparkling eyes. "Hi?" she greeted.

"Hi," he responded with a lazy smile. He pulled her back against him and cuddled his nose into her hair. "I'm still sleepy and you smell great."

"You said you wouldn't try anything," Holly growled at him as she fought to pull away.

"I'm not doing anything. Just holding you closer and enjoying that scent of yours. Maybe Ruby will have some competition if this keeps up." He chuckled down at her.

Holly pushed against him to free herself and Quix's smile vanished in an instant to be replaced with a grimace. "Quix?" Holly froze. "Did I hurt you?"

"I'm still tender from yesterday's heroics. I'll be fine later. Man, Krim would laugh..." he frowned and shook his head. "Never mind. Ruby, she'd find this whole situation amusing."

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Bella Jersey
We’re not going anywhere without Quix
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Bella Jersey
I think our boy Quix might have a shot
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Trisha Sunshine
Oh boy. Wonder if Dagon is the brother death spoke of.

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