Get Brooke. We’ll meet the guys at the hospital.
Good. Now it’s time to buckle down. Today is your first full day of classes. The ship functions as a self-contained college campus. You’ll have regular classes, exams, homework—all the fun. You should have registered for the relevant shore excursions, but if you find that you need extra credit, contact your professors to see if they’re offering any extra field studies to boost your grades.Morning, Firecracker, Paxton whispered in my ear as he slid into the empty seat next to me.
You’re late, I chided, trying to ignore the way my stomach tightened at the sound of his voice.He simply winked and slid a steaming cup of coffee my way. I took a tentative sip and nearly moaned in ecstasy. Where I’d had an outright battle with the huge espresso machine, he’d obviously had no issues with his.Thank you, I said with a soft smile, more than aware that I hadn’t exactly been nice to him yesterday.
My stomach nearly dropped to the floor. How was something so simple so incredibly sexy? At least he has a shirt on today. I called that a win for womankind. After all, we had to study somehow.All classes occur during at-sea days. When it comes to shore days, if we’re in port, you’re given free rein. You’re adults, after all. But you’d better be on board when it’s time to sail, or we will leave you behind. If you are so unfortunate as to be left, you’d better make it to the next port before we leave, or you’re out of the program. No exceptions. That includes you, Mr. Wilder. He pointed up to Paxton, who grinned.
Hey, I made it on before we left port.
Uh-huh. Dean Paul didn’t seem amused. I liked him already.Think of all the sins confessed, I whispered.
She smacked my stomach with her notebook. No appreciation of history.I shrugged. I like history. I’d just rather be making it than observing it.
There’s something exquisite about this, though, she said, taking in every detail of the church. Hurricanes came and went, and they simply rebuilt. They didn’t tear it down and start new. They fixed what was broken because it meant something to them. It’s beautiful.Doesn’t our marriage mean anything to you?