You know – Emma held the drawing away from her to study it from a different angle – for some reason, I feel like I’ve seen this place before.
I smiled at him and flicked a look at Jen. She drew her suspicious gaze over the entire length of me and muttered, Of course, before walking away. I didn’t bother to see if she looked back at us. I was too busy forcing myself not to run at Caleb and throw my arms around him.He gave me that little half-smile I loved as he closed his office door behind him. Hey yourself.
As if he heard my silent plea, he leaned down when I reached him and brushed the softest kiss across my lips. They tingled as if telling me they wanted more.Liz, he said over my head as he slid an arm around my waist. I’ll be back within the hour.You have a meeting in forty minutes, she said, grimacing apologetically. Your meeting with Miss Granton ran over a little.
He sighed. Fine. I’ll be back in forty minutes.While he led me back the way I’d come, his hand resting possessively on my lower back, I tried to stifle the urge to ask about Miss Jen Granton and found I couldn’t. I kept my voice light as I asked, Who is the platinum blonde?
Caleb hesitated a second before he answered, The head of marketing.
She wants to sleep with you, I told him, as if he didn’t already know that.I glanced down at my coat and let out a sigh. Just try not to bleed too much, okay. It’s a bitch to get blood out of this thing.
Scott made a choked sound and Ryan yelled something as Scott raised his right arm. I don’t know if he intended to strike me. I’m not sure even Scott knew what he was going to do.Roaring filled my ears and a strange prickling heat spread through my body. It felt nothing like the fiery power I’d released a few hours ago. This fire held no healing, just rage and wild exhilaration like a lion set free from its cage. In the back of my mind the beast stretched and swelled with joy. I blinked and it was like a veil lifted from my eyes, bringing the world into startling focus.
My right fist connected with Scott’s cheek before he even realized I had swung. I barely registered the pain in my knuckles as I watched him stagger back several feet from the force of my blow. Again, cried the beast and my other hand curled into a fist.Scott recovered faster than I expected and I ducked just in time to avoid the brunt of the powerful fist that would surely have knocked me senseless. I felt a sharp pain in my lower lip as his fist clipped it and a coppery taste filled my mouth.