Unless the trial tournament is a ruse. But for what? Why did Prince Ashwin lure Kali here? What could he stand to gain from trapping his people?
Trina wanted to throw a party and asked that I made sure you could come.Do I know Trina? Victor asked.
No. But she knows Shannon and Avery . . . and in turn, knows about you. Therefore, since—and I’m quoting here—‘I’m the one responsible for Avery’s condition,’ I needed to find a way to get you to the party—and again I’m quoting—‘if I knew what was good for me.’ Liam blew out a breath.Your wife is a handful, Victor said.And I love her for it. The party is this Saturday. I know it’s last—
I’ll be there.Again, Liam sighed on the phone. Perfect. Hurdle one . . . now. You can’t tell Shannon.
Victor, I’m just telling you what my wife requested. It’s up to you to decide what’s best. Her directions were this: ‘You knocked me up. Get Victor here and don’t let Shannon know he’s coming or she might bail.’ Word for word.
Not only could Victor see Avery saying all that, he could hear her voice utter each syllable.The latter. I honestly didn’t expect you to be so cuddly. I purse my lips. I don’t think I like it.
We already talked about this, babe. You love it.Stop telling me what I love. I don’t like that.
I groan in exasperation. But I can’t deny that his silly humor amuses me. I trace the Gloucester Lions logo with the tip of my finger. Did you play any other sports in high school?No. Only hockey. What about you?