I know that. I’m good, I promised her.
I smirked. But you’re going to do it anyway.He let out a low laugh but didn’t answer either way. Still, I knew deep down he was going to do something about it.
We shared a look of mutual appreciation, and I felt emotion begin to well up inside of me. Emotion I had not expected to feel toward him. It was exactly as I had feared. Was I beginning to like my Bastard Scot?There you are, darlings! Patrice’s voice carried across the room and we both turned to watch her and Danby walking toward us. She wore a long, figure-hugging, black-beaded dress. Her arm was looped through Danby’s. Michael Danby Senior was the same height as his wife, with a trim, athletic build and a handsome boyish face that never seemed to change as the years passed. His dark eyes were always lit with good humor and kindness.Caleb and I stood at their approach and were immediately engulfed in Patrice’s expensive perfume as she kissed our cheeks in turn. When his wife released me, Danby stepped forward to kiss my right cheek.
You look beautiful as always, Ava, he murmured.He smiled at my compliment and then offered his hand to Caleb. Nice to see you again. We keep missing each other at the house.
Caleb shook his hand. Tae be honest, I’ve been working so late at the office, I’ve been crashing at the hotel instead. I hope you dinnae mind.
Of course not, Danby said. But the room is there if you need it.Then Elena stalked over to the platform and picked up Nikolas’s body.
My head lifted from the ground. My vision tunneled on the vampire holding the most precious thing in my life.Blood roared in my ears. I trembled as the demon’s energy suffused my body until I didn’t know where I ended and it began. I stood and the snow crunched beneath my bare feet.
A growl rumbled up from my chest and echoed through the courtyard.Elena turned and shock crossed her face before she snarled. Ava, I need to tend to my mate. Deal with that until I’m ready for her.