His father shrugged, thoroughly unfazed. Ah, well. Either way.
What was he doing? I’d texted hours ago, but he was probably still on shift. I grabbed my cell phone and shot off a quick message.EMBER: I BET YOU’RE FLYING, BUT I WANTED TO TELL YOU A QUICK I LOVE YOU.
I hit send and fidgeted on the couch. Without school, and Turkey still three months away, I was sure to go out of my mind.Paisley knocked and came in without waiting. Okay, she drawled. I cannot sit in that house today. Let’s go shopping for the nursery?I sighed in relief. I’m so in. Let’s get out of here.
I’m so glad you’re home! Ember ran from our kitchen and jumped into my arms. She was all sugar and sunlight, her curves filling my hands perfectly.Where else would I be? I asked, and then kissed her.
I hate when you’re gone, she said softly.
Me, too. God, I’ve missed you, December. I lifted her by the backs of her thighs, and she wrapped her legs around my waist.We did, Dylan said. We talked for hours, about everything. I think I could’ve talked to him for a week and I’d still have a thousand questions.
We all have more questions for Zael, Lucan said. We need to know more about everything. The queen. The colony. The crystals.Jenna smirked. Well, he doesn’t seem in a hurry to leave. He’s been camped out in the archive room most of the day. I think he plans to read the entire library before he goes.
Brock grunted. I’m sure it didn’t hurt that you were in there with him. That immortal has an eye for the ladies. He could hardly keep his tongue in his mouth around you.Jenna’s brows lifted. You sound jealous, lover. I like it.