Adam. The voice was closer now. His footsteps echoed across the polished cement floor of the warehouse. Everyone who was crowded around me looked up at Jordan, wrapped up in his own thundercloud, headed my way.
That did not feel like bad luck. That felt very, very good.Okay, okay, I’ll be out before five. Which means I have over four more hours. I was talking big, though. I knew perfectly well I was too exhausted to go again without some rest.
She yawned, as if reading my mind. I’m sleepy, she whispered, putting her head on my shoulder. In minutes, she was asleep, and I relished the sound of her breathing, burying my nose in her hair and drifting off into a pure, contented doze myself.I wasn’t quite sure when it started, because I was definitely asleep at first, slowly becoming aware of a warm body pressed to mine, a weight on my chest, a mouth on my mouth. I was on that twilight edge between dream and reality, not quite sure what was real and what was manufactured by my subconscious mind. But slowly, slowly, reality took hold in an almost seamless way, and everything appeared as if in a fugue.Emilia was kissing me, straddling me.
Without even opening my eyes, I reached up, cupping her breasts, and she shivered, sliding against me. I was rock hard again and ready and had, apparently, slept through any foreplay that had taken place.This time was slow, and it took longer—a fact that didn’t bother me one bit. Emilia reached over to the nightstand and then handed me the condom, which I quickly took care of. Seconds later, I was inside her again as she rocked on top of me, her melodious moans in my ear.
I tried to take her hips and drive her movements, but Emilia shoved my hands away, bracing herself on my shoulders as she moved at a maddeningly slow pace. I hooked my hands around the back of her thighs, running my fingers along the soft skin there. We climbed slowly, together, every movement of her hips over mine taking us one step closer.
Soon, it was too much, and my hands were on her hips again, driving us toward that finish line together. This time, she didn’t shove me away, her movements becoming as urgent as mine. I was close, so close when I felt her still and tighten around me with her orgasm, nudging me over the top toward mine. And we came together—pulsing, ecstatic delight washing over both of us.All the snappy responses died on the tip of my tongue. How am I putting your lives in danger? Look, just because I belonged to the Order doesn’t mean I’m seconds away from killing you all.
It has nothing to do with you belonging to the Order or your indiscriminate killing of our kind.Sounded an awful lot like it had to do with the Order.
The fae’s eyes narrowed. It has everything to do with you being the Halfling. The Prince will eventually find you here. We all know it. It’s just a matter of time, and when he does, he won’t just take you and leave. He’ll slaughter all of us, the fae shot back, chilling my blood. Is it so funny now, Halfling?My body went cold. I was told that this place was protected—