Slants of light emanated from matching miniature pagoda lanterns hanging at intervals around the room. The flames within flickered through the intricate slats, creating shadows that danced through the screens, throwing light across the silk-covered walls.
Adriel felt his head spinning. "Excuse me for being blunt, but, what?"Bethy clapped her hands together, and her eyes filled with tears. "You're finally getting mate! Oh! I'm so happy for you!" She pulled a handkerchief from her sleeve and covered her face.
Gavriel stared at his mate in shock. "Beth, my love. What is wrong?" He wrapped his arm around her and pulled her close to his body.Bethy just shook her head. "I'm so happy. He's been alone so long."Magnus, Tarak, Kuruk, Sebastian, and every man of the Eta Unit stared, and Adriel knew why. Bethy never cried. Never.
Adriel stood and walked over to Sebastian. "Call the healer, something is wrong."Magnus paled even further. "I want him here at once!"
Sebastian paused while reaching for the phone. "One moment." He hurried down the hall and out of sight.
Meryn looked around a frightened look on her face. "What? What's wrong?" Aiden looked just as concerned.My song. My silly lyrics I'd written after Jax taught me how to play guitar. What the hell was going on? Was this some kind of sick joke? I flung the curtains to the side and looked out the window.
There, on the sidewalk, I saw Jax strumming an acoustic guitar, singing the song I'd written him. Jax, in the flesh, his body skimmed by the same black t-shirt and blue jeans he wore during the tour, his hair falling untamed around his eyes. He was still the most gorgeous man I had ever seen.I watched him, and suddenly it felt like someone had punched me in the gut.
Because it didn't change anything. He'd ended things childishly, pushed me away as hard as he could. He'd told me I was the trigger to his trauma.So why was he underneath my window, singing the lyrics of the song I'd written him?