Chills ran down my spine as Ben, Sofia and I crossed the courtyard and entered the Sanctuary. It was empty now, since Corrine and Ibrahim were still away, and it was the most secure place for me to turn Ben. If Ben was anywhere near as strong and wild as I was, the wooden structure of our penthouse wouldn’t be secure enough. Iron would have been preferable, but granite would do.
"How are you feeling?" I ask. My voice is too damn thick with arousal. I clear my throat."Better," she says, her own voice just a whisper.
"Good." I'm glad the bath helped, and I'm hoping the food Pace is preparing will make her good as new. "I don't want you drinking like that when I'm not home."I lift her chin up so I can see her eyes."I know." She swallows. "It was just a bad day."
Shit. Now I feel like an asshole.I stroke her cheek and press a tender kiss to her lips. "You're allowed to have bad days. I just don't want to worry about you, okay?"
She nods and leans in for another kiss. "I miss you, Colton. I miss us."
"I'm right here, sweetness. I'm not going anywhere." I press my lips to hers and feel the exact second the kiss changes, turns hot and filled with a lusty promise of something more.I’ve been working several days a week with Kylie, driving myself to her suburban home in one of Colton’s cars. It’s nice to feel like I’m making a contribution to something, and now that Colton and I are actually clicking, I feel a lot better about my situation.
He called at lunchtime today, sounding melancholy, which is completely out of character for him. I’d pressed him about what was wrong and he just said that it was a tough day and that he was looking forward to coming home.At six o’clock, the house staff has been gone for hours and I’m anxiously awaiting his call to tell me he’s on his way home. I can’t wait to surprise him.
Finally my cell phone rings and I prance across the kitchen to retrieve it from the island. "Hello?""I’m on my way," he says, his voice flat and emotionless.