He didn’t believe her for one second. This all stops now. You stay away from Nic. You stay away from—
I wiped away the lingering tears and then tucked her hair back from her face. Babe, you’re breaking my heart right now.I’m sorry. Her voice was hoarse. I thought… I mean, you were gone, Seth. You died.
I did. I dragged my thumb over her cheek. I couldn’t stop touching her. Kind of.Her hands opened and closed against my chest. I don’t understand. If you weren’t dead, then where were you? Where have you been?Gods, Josie, it’s going to sound crazy. I looked down at her, and I grinned. Are you wearing one of my shirts?
Her brows knitted together. Yeah, but that’s not really important right now.I wasn’t sure I could agree with that. Touching her after being separated from her for so long already had my engine revving, but seeing her in my clothes? So turned on it was almost fucking painful.
Seth, she said, and when I lifted my gaze to hers, those stunning blue eyes were warm. If there was any thought in my mind you weren’t Seth, it is now gone.
I grinned as I drew my thumb under her lip. I thought I died. That was how it felt at first. There was you, your voice, and then there was nothing. Just fucking nothing, and then it was like I woke up.Blood drained from Ren’s face. Immediately, I knew I’d gone too far. Holding anyone anywhere wasn’t cool, but Jesus, Ren was nothing like the Prince.
Something had to be for me to say that to him. Something horrible. But I didn’t get a chance for some deep self-discovery to figure out exactly how much my head was messed up.Ren’s expression locked down. Tanner said that the fae should be here tomorrow. Can you wait until then before you run off and do— He looked away for a moment and then refocused on me. Do whatever it is you’re going to do?
I flinched. His tone was so incredibly distant—cold. I’d never heard him sound like that to me. Ever.Will you stay? he demanded, emerald eyes blazing. Stay until the ones Tanner thinks can locate the Crystal come? If that’s a bust, then I won’t say a word. Promise me you will stay at least until then. Please.