I nodded. That’s my major. I’m only a junior, but I’m a fast learner and a hard worker.
I snorted, amused. You’d be bored if I always let you have your own way. I wanted to ask him about the loss he’d hinted at. But I didn’t want to dig up the pain again, didn’t want to lose that panty-dropping smile. I’d shelve my questions for now.You could never bore me. His mouth was mere inches from mine when there was a knock at the door. My entire body seemed to sigh in disappointment. Later, he promised me with a growl.
I followed him out of the room, expecting it to be Will, or maybe even Gina. As such, I was surprised to see Sam and Jared at the door. Evening, Sam greeted with a smile as she entered. Salem and Jared exchanged curt nods.We stopped by your apartment first, Sam told me. When you didn’t answer, we figured you’d be here.They’d been looking for me? A lifetime habit kicked in, urging me to instantly declare…It wasn’t me. I wasn’t there. I have no idea what you’re talking about.
She chuckled. You’re not in any kind of trouble. If you were, you’d probably be able to use that sweet, innocent face of yours to get out of it. We just have some questions that we hope you can answer.Salem came to my side, curling his fingers possessively around my wrist. What’s going on?
Like Sam said, we just have some questions for Ava. Jared’s intense, hazel gaze then locked on me – it was hard not to squirm. When we were in the brothel, the demon we found in the attic mentioned The Underground. You knew what she meant. I nodded. So you know about demons?
A little. One of the people I was friends with when I was human…Well, it turned out she was a demon. I didn’t find out until after I Turned. Since I was preternatural too, she felt comfortable enough to reveal what she was.Do you think it’s possible that the other survivors were sold by their Sires? I asked.
Sam ground her teeth. Yes. If so, their Sires die too.By the time Ava and I got back to my – no, our – apartment, she had pulled herself together. The woman had a spine of steel. But thanks to the frustrating and, to be honest, slightly confusing conversation I’d had with Jared, I wasn’t in the best mood.
Still, after some time with Ava, who never failed to amuse me – which was an achievement in and of itself – my mood had been close to improving, despite that the colour theme of my apartment was now black and pink. And despite that I had weird princess cushions on my sofa, which I naturally had every intention of getting rid of somehow.Then Will, Blythe, and Gina had to go and fuck up my recovering mood by appearing on the doorstep.