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
Tatum-I couldn’t give her what she wanted. I had thought long and hard about letting her help me, but the more I thought about it the more I just couldn’t. I didn’t want to lose her. If my contact did find them, then it was just a matter of time before I would have to leave. She wasn’t ready, I wasn’t sure if I could get her ready in time.Closing the door, I walked towards her until I was standing directly in front of her. She was looking at me with such stubbornness, that it was actually cute. Her big blue eyes were daring me to tell her no again. Reaching behind her, I set the box down.When I pulled my hand back, I reached up to cup her cheek. Even through all the stubbornness of hers, she still leaned into my touch. I could see the trust she was giving me, which made this even harder. I expected her to pull away from me or something, I didn’t expect her to lean into my hand and wrap her fingers around my wrist.Us
Tatum-As much as I wanted to keep kissing her, I knew if I didn’t stop now, I probably wouldn’t be able to. Axel was urging me to set her on the table and claim her right now. It was very tempting. Especially with her legs wrapped around me and her dress riding up to her upper thighs.Setting her down on the floor, it took more effort than I had just to break the kiss. I had to take a step back and put a bit of distance between us, otherwise, I was going to say the hell with it and not stop. It wasn’t like she seemed to care if I continued, I just couldn’t do her like that without knowing she was giving full consent.“Why did you stop?” She breathed out.“Because if I didn’t, I was about to claim you and I don’t know if you would have been okay with it or not.”“Oh.” She looked down at her dress and smoothed it out, before looking back up at me. “Are you mad at me for pu
Brooklyn-That was such a long time ago. All this time he has been looking out for me. The thing is, I didn’t know much at all. All this time I just thought he was being a jerk, only to find out that he was stepping up to fight my battles for me when I couldn’t.I was at a war within myself to even know what to say. What more did I not know that he has been doing? I felt like if I was going to know, I needed to know in moderation and not all at once. Already I was feeling overwhelmed with everything. I still didn’t even know how I was supposed to act around him.The dynamics of our relationship has changed so much that I didn’t know what to do. I have seen couples before, each of them acting in different ways. I knew some that would not be very nice to each other and rather demanding, while others were all over each other, barely coming up to breathe. There were also some that you couldn’t even tell they were mated.Maybe I w
Tatum-Listening to Brook’s plan for her project, I was stunned. She was absolutely amazing. To face everything, she has and wants to help others was a strength I haven’t seen in a long time, if ever. Here I was three years after losing my mate and I just let the world pass me by and kept everyone as far away as possible.I could learn a lot from her. Instead of worrying about how wronged, she has been in her life, she was pushing through and using her pain to help others. Looking at her from across the table, she kept telling me about her plan. Her face lit up as she spoke, at that moment, she looked as if she was glowing.I have always thought of her as beautiful, but this was more than just beauty. I not only saw the way she was excited, I felt it as well. If the council didn’t approve it, I will overthrow them and have it approved. There were a few flaws in her plan, but nothing major.If there were even remotely a chance, we found o
Brooklyn-When he stopped, I thought maybe I did something wrong. I did as he asked and I let Skye out, she was currently buzzing with excitement and ecstasy right now. The moment I let her out she had started yelling at me that I better not have screwed things up, but then stopped when she realized what was going on.“Did I do something wrong?” I asked, sitting up on my elbows to look at him.“Not at all, love. I was just thinking of how amazing you are.”“Oh.” I breathed out, sitting up fully. “Uh, could I try something?”“What did you have in mind?” He asked, sitting back on his heels.“Well, you have been going down there and pleasuring me, more than once. Yet I haven’t done anything for you. Could I maybe try to do it for you?”Something passed over his features and I watched as his eyes nearly glazed over and his jaw clenched. There was something in th