The clatter came again, and they took off, heading two doors down.
I still had bruises on my inner thighs from gripping so hard, but I hadn’t fallen off. I hadn’t had a vertigo attack. And I hadn’t thought of Jethro once as I soared over the fields and escaped everything that hounded me.And that made me absolutely wretched.
I didn’t think of him. Not once.Kestrel had given me so much that day, and I’d taken it with no thought as to how it would affect my relationship with Jethro. I was guilty, full of shame.I felt as if I’d betrayed him.
And the longer he stayed away from me, the worse it became.The next night, I entered the dining room and bumped into the firmest, most delectable chest in Hawksridge Hall.
The moment I touched him, I melted into his body. The tears and guilt I’d been storing inside sprung up to strangle me.
Jethro… My fingers swooped to bunch in his t-shirt. God, it’s been days. Such long, awful days.Cormia put her palms out. Not that you aren’t beautiful enough.
At that point, there were lots of oh, no’s, totally beautiful’s, and only if you wanna’s—and all Selena could do was put her hands up to her cheeks. I was just going to put on robing and do my hair as prescribed.Boring, Xhex said. As all the girls sent her looks, she threw up her hands. I told you I’m not good at this stuff! God, why did you make me come up here?
Beth turned back around. Selena, you always look lovely, but we have some contemporary clothes for you to consider, ones that are maybe a little more—You’ll look like something other than a window drape. Xhex rolled her eyes. I know, I know, I’ll shut up from now on. But it’s the truth.