His words echoed in my head, almost as loud as if I were standing in the center of a room surrounded by surround sound speakers. All my bravado to tell him just where to stick it, left me. Right now, I was at a loss for words.
How do I even respond to that? At this moment in time, I wasn’t sure if I even liked him right now. Everything had all been set in motion, I put up with his behavior since I would be leaving. Admittedly, I had craved more from him. Even to the point I was willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement with him so I could have the memories to take with me.
He got under my skin in more ways than I wanted to accept, but could I really trust him after everything? Hearing his words caused my heart to flutter and my stomach to do flops in my stomach, but was it from me or Skye? She was thrilled with having a mate. Until now we didn’t think it was in the cards for us to have a mate.
“Did you hear me?” Tate ask
Tatum- The fact she was even giving me a chance to prove myself was more than I could ask for. I didn’t blame her for being cautious to begin anything with me. The more I thought about it, the more I knew that if I would have let things go on anymore with the way I acted, I would have lost her for good. I am just sorry it has taken me so long to see just what I had right in front of me all this time. Since she arrived I have had a soft spot for her, but I thought it had just been because of what she went through. Thinking back it was just her. It was her strength and resolve to keep fighting no matter how hard she was knocked down. Nothing that has been thrown at her has kept her from trudging forward. If I was being honest with myself, it was probably during the Luna Ceremony that I realized just how special she was. Who was I kidding? It was even before then. I would always love Leslie, but what if felt for Brook was very much real. I knew it wasn’t
Brooklyn-The next morning, I woke up in bed alone. Go figure. He probably left again much like he had the first night he was in bed with me. The first time it had messed with me a little bit, considering I had been so vulnerable with him. Now it just annoyed me. If he was wanting me to forgive him, this wasn’t a good start.It took me a while after he came to bed with me to fall asleep. Being wrapped up in his arms did something to me that made my heart melt. I was worried that the longer I allowed him to get close to me, without knowing what was going to happen, was going to hurt me more than I imagined.Sleeping in his arms, I realized my nightmares didn’t plague me. Before I asked him to come to bed with me, I had been hit hard with my nightmares. I had woken up in a dead sweat and immediately searched for him.Just the idea of not being alone last night when the reality of all the lives I took hit me, had caused me to invite him to bed. I
Brooklyn-The idea of learning more about my father was tempting, though at this point I wasn’t sure if I was ready to learn. I had thought maybe I was, but thinking about it now, I wasn’t. I felt like I needed to figure out who I was first.If my father was really this Legendary Crescent Wolf, he was well known and feared. Right now I didn’t think I was able to even live up to the name. Besides, if he hadn’t actually known my father personally, how much of the information he had was accurate?He had been a young boy and that had been years ago. What information he did have could be limited and misconstrued. Shaking my head, I decided right now wasn’t the time. He may not even have much information to give me, at least anything I was interested in knowing.Sure, it would be nice hearing about him, but I was more interested in who he was as a person and less about his legacy.“That is okay, the offer is available
Tatum-After we finished eating, I offered to clean up while she showered and got ready for the day. We didn’t really talk much while we ate. I tried not to push too much, and I wasn’t sure how much of my past I should give her. Surprisingly, it wasn’t as hard as I figured it would have been to open to her.Letting my guard down around her was a lot easier than I suspected it would be. Initially, I hadn’t meant to be so open, but once I got to talking, my words kept spilling out. I wasn’t sure if it was just knowing I had another chance to find happiness, or if it was her that made things easier.Either way, I was more than grateful she was giving me another chance. There was a lot of making up to do, but I was okay with it. I was interested in seeing what I was even capable of. Early this morning I decided I would give her everything I had in me and if by the end she still chose to leave, it would probably be for the best.I
Brooklyn-For the past twenty minutes, since I told Belle about my plan, she has been silent. I couldn’t read her expression. I didn’t know if she liked it or not. My nervousness increased with each passing moment, as I waited for her to say something.At this point, I would even be okay if she said she didn’t like it. Anything was better than the silence. Eric had told me I was ready to bring it to her, but now I wondered if I should have taken another day or so to go over everything with a fine comb.All the excitement I had, of showing her my plan was greatly decreasing. It wasn’t so much I was worried if she didn’t like it or not. I didn’t mind tweaking things if necessary. The not knowing was troublesome though. I have spent a lot of time on this and I wanted it to be perfect.More than anything I wanted it to get approved. Even if it took me longer. My concern was her saying it was an absolute no. She had encourag
Brooklyn-Chasity stood a couple of steps up from me, not saying a word. I had nothing to say to her, so I was not inclined to speak either. After a few too-long moments of just staring at each other, I made a move to step around her. That was when she decided to speak.“I am sorry.” Chasity blurted out, which caught me off guard and I nearly tripped on the step.“Excuse me?” I stopped and turned towards her, watching her like I was expecting her to try to strike out.“I said I am sorry.”I definitely heard her, but I didn’t believe her. This had to be some sort of trick. Was she wanting to catch me off guard? I wasn’t scared of her, but that didn’t mean I wanted her to try to pull one over on me when I was least expecting it.“Did you hear me?” Chasity asked when I still haven’t answered her.“I heard you.”“Aren’t you going to say
Tatum-I was a nervous wreck. I was waiting for Brook to finish getting ready for our date and all I could do was pace back and forth in the living room. It wasn’t like she was taking a long time, I have only been waiting thirty minutes since she got out of the shower. It was just that I knew that this date was going to determine just how hard it was going to be to win her heart.All day I have been going back and forth in my head just how much I needed to reveal to her. There were some things I didn’t think she needed to know, but how was I to know what I needed to tell her and what I didn’t? If I revealed too much, I could scare her off. If I didn’t reveal enough I was just going to keep her at a distance.It didn’t help that I received some news from a contact of mine that said he came across a group of hunters that fit the description I gave him. Right now I had him trailing them to find out more information. He didn’t hav
Brooklyn-“Do you still have an agreement with any of the girls?”I had wanted to know that all day, but was afraid to ask. Now that I have asked, I regretted asking. What would I even do or say if he said he was still seeing any of them? I wasn’t even sure how many girls he had been sleeping with.“No. I haven’t been with anyone in a couple of months.”As much as I tried to think of how I would respond when he told me he was still seeing others, I never thought of how I would respond if he said he wasn’t. Thankfully there was a knock on the door and I was able to get a bit of a reprieve before responding.Tate stood from the table and moved to answer the door, while I took a long drink of water. All of a sudden my mouth had become rather dry. I knew one thing for sure now though. It wasn’t just the mate bond that I was responding to.I realized that even without Skye, he still affected me. The