Claire Henderson was just tidying her desk, she'd had a reasonably quiet afternoon considering that she was the go-to woman for several high profile people. She had uploaded a couple of photos and a link for an interview for an up and coming singer who had just won a national competition. She had spoken to the social media assistant who worked for her firm and who was in charge of the Facebook profile of one of the biggest British heartthrob actors Sebastian Drake and had a conversation with a detective from Scotland Yard over a woman who was stalking him.
When she got home she would call Nick, find out how the meeting went this morning, it was a pity she couldn't make it, she usually would have been there. The police had been called after she had spent time talking to Seb this morning.
The poor lamb was quite shaken up after reading some vile and threatening messages and had flown to a Bali to have some peace and qui
When Gabriel went back down to the kitchen, Amelia was draining the pasta."Hey, you okay?" Gabriel leaned against the counter, "that smells delicious, do you want me to set the table?"Millie nodded "yes, please."
Wednesday eveningNick reached across to the switch above the bedside table and dimmed the lights in his bedroom. He made himself comfortable in bed, and resting against the pillows he watched his naked lover of five years walk from the en suite bathroom to the bed. He cocked his head appreciatively and couldn't help smiling at Gabriel's Greek god-like form of broad shoulders and narrow hips as he lifted the deep red cover and got in beside him.Nick lifted his arm and Gabriel moved up to lay under it and rested his head on Nick's chest, he wriggled and shifted a bit getting comfortable, their legs entwined and Gabriel's arm rested on Nick's abdomen.Nick stroked the back of Gabriel's neck squeezing it a little to ease the tension of the day, his fingers playing with his hair, winding it around his fingers, Gabriel sighed, it was so soothing."What did Claire say about Amelia?"Gabriel stroked his hand down over smooth skin and hard m
Millie lay in the dark, she had tossed and turned for most of the night. Before she got into bed she had opened the curtains, she didn't like the dark, too many nasty things happened in the dark. Even though it wasn't dawn, yet there was some light outside as the moon shone on the clouds turning them misty white. It was quiet though, and Millie knew she must have fallen asleep at one point because she didn't remember the radio turning itself off.She had certain rituals that she had to adhere to before she went to bed, the curtains would be opened, and the radio would be put on, only very quietly, but some noise was essential. The wardrobes had to be opened and checked to make sure that there was no one hiding in them. She knew it was stupid, but it had become a habit, and she did it without even thinking about it anymore.Millie shuddered, she drew the blind down in her mind's eye and locked the thought of her troubles away. Instead, she thought of something pleasant,
Millie opened Nick's bedroom door, just a nose width, just enough that she could see into the room. The bedside light was on and dimmed, giving the room a golden haze. Millie's eyes opened wide at the vision in front of her. Nick lay on the bed, his back to her, he must have been hot as the bedclothes had been pushed back to his waist.Millie couldn't take her eyes off his arm as it rested on his side, she watched his arm going up and down as he breathed, he made no sound, and she felt utterly hypnotized by the movement. His bed-head hair gently ruffled. She knew he had broad shoulders, but to see them in the flesh was...was awesome. Her gaze followed his backbone and the smooth skin surrounding his muscles, he gleamed golden in the soft light. Then he moved. He kicked the cover off, and he bent one leg to rest on top of the quilt.Millie pressed her hand hard to her mouth to stop the slightest sound as she looked upon his body. His completely naked body. He was beauti
Nick got quickly out of bed and headed to the bathroom. Gabriel was just brushing his teeth. Nick made sure to close the door tightly."I think I've just been ogled," he grinned at Gabriel in the mirror.
The car was spacious; Millie was surprised that they could all sit on the back seat without being squashed. Nick got in first, then Amelia and then Gabriel."Don't be nervous, Amelia, we'll look after you no matter what your sisters say to you."He knew she was nervous, she was so quiet, was it just the thought of seeing her sisters that had her sitting rigidly between them or was it something else? He moved closer to her,"Can I hold your hand, please? Even I get nervous about meeting someone new." Gabriel didn't wait for her to answer but reached out for her hand, his thumb stroking the back of it.Nick glared at him, "Gabriel Swann did you just tell a whopping fib so you could hold Amelia's hand?"Gabriel smirked and gave a little shrug. Nick moved up closer to her as well, "Amelia I'm not going to lie to you, I would love to hold your hand just to comfort you, I know you're nervous about tonight, but you don't have to be. I will be
Pearl and Ruby Ashton, stood in front of the mirror in their bedroom and checked to see if they were identical. Totally identical.It was an excellent way to have fun with strangers swapping identity, it also meant that in the situation they were about to embark on they got a double helping of men.Their dresses were outrageous, a solid panel of black silk down the front and back to cover their breasts and bottom the rest of it was sheer black organza, showing plenty of side boob and it was perfectly obvious that neither of them was wearing underwear."They might have sent a car for us," moaned Ruby as she arranged her fringe for the hundredth time."Don't worry darling, we will have a nice limo to take us back to Nick's house. I can guarantee it" Pearl smiled at in her sister in the mirror. "Come on Ruby the taxi will here in a minute."The girls didn't talk on the way to the restaurant. Ruby sat admiring her ruby polished nails, they always
Millie took a last look around her pretty bedroom; she had begun packing as soon as they got back to the house. She zipped her case up and heaved it off the bed. Breathing deeply, she calmed the lump in her throat. The last thing she wanted to do was leave, and maybe if tonight had happened differently then perhaps she would stay, but Pearl had made that impossible.When she went to find Lucy in the ladies toilet, the teen had asked some very pertinent questions. Lucy was drying her eyes when Millie found her."Hey Lucy," Millie put her arm around her, "that was the kindest and most lovely thing anyone has ever said for me."Lucy sniffed, "is Nick angry?""Oh he's furious, but not with you, he could never be angry with you?""He will be, he hates anyone making a fuss like that."Millie shook her head "No, he's going to be so proud of you. I don't think anyone has ever spoken to my sisters that way before. I certai