She sprinted toward the curve in the pass, chips of shale scattering from beneath her boots.
Unfortunately, her relief was short-lived. As she walked closer to her car, she saw the long, bare legs draped over her hood, and Harper slowed her steps. She briefly considered going back to the library, but she refused to run from the sirens anymore.Lexi sat back on the hood of Harpers Sable. Her head was tilted back, so her long golden hair cascaded down onto the windshield. The short skirt had ridden up high on her thighs, and the hot metal of the car shouldve burned her skin, but Lexi didnt seem to notice.
Can I help you with something? Harper asked as she walked around the front of the car to the drivers-side door.Nope, Lexi said with her usual melodic lilt. Just getting some sun.Harper unlocked the door and opened it. And you just happened to decide to tan on top of my car?
Im leaving now, so you might want to move, Harper told her and got inside.Lexi made no attempt to move, though, not even after Harper started the car. If it werent for the people walking by or watching from shop windows, Harper wouldve sped off with Lexi on the hood of the car. If she hurt Lexi, that would just be icing on the cake.
But people were watching, and shed be liable to get arrested if she deliberately threw Lexi off her car and then ran her over. So instead, she revved the engine and rolled down the window.
Lexi, come on, Harper said, trying to sound as forceful as she could. Get off the car. Ive gotta go.Afterward, she lay in his arms. He kissed the top of her head and rubbed the bare skin of her back, sending pleasurable shivers down her spine. He lay on his side, and her head was pressed against his chest, listening to the sound of his heart, and their legs were tangled together.
For a moment, she wasnt entirely sure where she ended, and he began, and there was something wholly perfect in that. She clung to him, savoring the moment and wishing that it would last forever.Gemma and Brian were talking beside her at the kitchen table, and Harper heard them. She was even nodding along and saying mmm-hmm in all the right spots. But she wasnt really listening. Her head and her heart were a million miles away, wondering what she was going to do about Daniel.
After hed told her about his plans to become a siren and join Penn last night, she had spent a very long time trying to talk him out of it and debating with him. But his mind was made up, and in the end, she wasnt sure that she actually disagreed with him.She didnt want him to do it because she didnt want him getting hurt, but in all honesty, if she were in his position, shed probably do the exact same thing. To protect the people she loved, shed be willing to sacrifice anything.