And don’t be too quick to execute, either, Mathias added. Let’s all remember that Aedan Riordan is not just his father’s son. He’s also Nova’s brother.
When their lips parted, Aric stood before them. He shook Rune’s hand too. I guess this is going to make us brothers now.Aye, Rune said. Maybe in time we’ll even be friends.
Aric smirked. Got a feeling my sister won’t have it any other way.Now Lucan strode over and introduced himself. I don’t know whether to thank you or offer condolences that things had to go this way.Rune shook his head. This was the only way it could go with my father. I have no regrets, other than the fact that I didn’t end him a long time ago. Before he had the chance to hurt so many other people.
Lucan grunted, his cool gray eyes thoughtful. You and I have more in common than you know, Rune. He turned that contemplative gaze on Carys. And you deserve more credit than anyone has been willing to give you, myself included.Thank you, she murmured, both humbled and proud.
Rafe came over and began working on the worst of Rune’s injuries as the other Boston team members came forward too. They all greeted Rune and Carys with praise and genuine interest, falling into an easy camaraderie with both of them.
It felt good, being accepted by all of them. Oddly, it felt right. She didn’t know exactly what her future was going to look like after she got home to Boston, but she couldn’t help thinking that as much as it would include Rune, it was going to include the Order as well.When I headed for a stunt, there was a moment where I pushed the throttle, committed to the ramp, threw my body into the flip, and that’s exactly what this felt like as I stared at the curl that stretched across her pillow toward me.
I had to treat our relationship like I did everything else: with full dedication and concentration. As of this moment, I was committed, and I’d never failed at something I worked for.Eleanor Baxter wouldn’t know what hit her.
You’re going too fast! I screamed. Why did I even bother? He never listened to me.Loosen up, Leah, Brian said, shooting me a side-eye as we approached the curve. I want to see how the new tires hold.