They’re due back any day now. They’re actually a little late… You have no idea how much Rose has missed you.
I have to go. He stood, fortified by more than the coffee and food.Will I see you later? She set the mugs and plates in the sink and reached for the dog’s leash. Wagging, AnnaBelle rushed to the door and waited.
Want me to walk her?Hannah donned a short trench coat and snapped the leash onto the dog’s collar. No. She already had a long walk at five thirty. She can pee next to the deck.Brody laughed. He leaned over and kissed her softly on the mouth. Thanks for this.
Just this. He kissed her again, and this time he lingered for just a few seconds. When he’d stopped here, there’d been an empty space in the center of his chest. But now he felt whole again. He was still exhausted, but she’d recharged him enough to get through the next couple of hours.What would he do when she was gone?
Jewel curled on her side and put her arm over her ear to drown out the sound of Penny snoring from the next cot. The girl slept like the dead. Jewel would love to turn off her brain like that. As it was, she was too tired to keep her thoughts from straying to the past, to what happened six months ago in Toledo. To the beginning of her nightmare.
Jenna contemplated the rows of candy. Boxes and boxes lined up on the convenience store shelves. Not the most nutritious food in the convenience store but small, compact, and easily slipped into a pocket. She hadn’t eaten since yesterday. Her stomach grumbled as pangs of hunger turned to demands.I loved her. I loved her so fucking much there was only going to be one way out of this marriage other than death, and that was if Emilia woke up one day and decided to fuck every single guy on my phone’s contact list. Even then, I might forgive her.
I used to think people who didn’t sign prenups—rich people who didn’t plan ahead—were too stupid to have so much money in the first place. The natural selection of the upper classes. That’s what I’d called it. But now I understood. I understood why they did it.They didn’t want to think about the what-if.
They didn’t want to consider failure.Because to them, it simply wasn’t an option.