His small, dark eyes stared back at us, expressionless. Then he began to shuffle closer toward us, slowly at first, and then picking up speed.
I was about to pinch myself when I heard the snapping of branches behind me. I whirled around to see the dark shadow of none other than Derek Novak. We both locked eyes. He looked as dumbstruck as I felt.If Derek is here… witnessing exactly the same sight as me… how can this be a dream?
I looked back at Kiev and Sofia. His hands rested on her lower back, holding her flush against him as their lips kneaded against each other.This isn’t a dream.I’m seeing this with my own eyes. This is happening.
I woke up. Kiev wasn’t there. He’d come here… to meet Sofia.My hands were shaking, my mind was on fire as doubt after doubt blazed through it.
Could my dream of them in the lighthouse have been a vision? Has it been Sofia on Kiev’s mind whenever we’ve made love? Did he ever even love me? Was I just a distraction for him? How long have they been seeing each other since we arrived on the island? Is this why he wanted to return here? For Sofia?
I stumbled back further into the shadows of the trees. Although my heart was burning, I didn’t know that I had the courage to hear it from his own lips. To hear him admit that he loved Sofia over me. I didn’t know that I could handle the pain that would cause. I was in enough agony already.But I didn’t need to hear the words fall from his lips right then. I already knew how he felt. He had already showed me plenty today.
Our kiss turned passionate—all lips and tongue and slick bodies. His hardness bumped against my stomach, sending a shock wave through me.I reached down, stroked him lightly, and felt him throb between my fingers.
Let me take care of you. I knelt down and flicked my tongue against his skin.God, Avery, he groaned.