One sip and there would be no other Breedmate for him, even if he drank from another woman with the mark after his connection was formed with Melena.
She gave him a weak nod. There was no more reason for her to keep it from him. Her father was gone. He had nothing left to lose if word of his paranoia became public. Melena no longer needed to protect him. I’ve been traveling with him everywhere for months now. He can’t bear to go—he couldn’t bear, she corrected herself quietly, to go anywhere unless I was there to assure him no one meant him any harm.You were right that it wasn’t only my translation skills that brought me here tonight. It was my ability to see people’s auras. I can tell at a glance if someone’s intentions are good or not.
Your Breedmate talent, Lazaro murmured. There seemed to be a trace of relief in his tone. So, when you looked at Turati and the others on the yacht tonight?She shook her head. There was nothing to fear from any of them.Did your father voice his concerns to any of his colleagues in the GNC?
No one, she replied, certain of it.Lazaro grunted, and she could see his gaze go distant as his mind began to churn on the information. She knew he and the Order would not let this attack go unmet, and there was a vengeful part of her that longed to see the guilty tortured to within an inch of their sadistic, cowardly lives.
They will, he answered solemnly. Whoever had a hand in this, they will be found. There will be justice.
Her tears started up again, but they were quieter now, filled with more rage and resolve than bereavement. She hadn’t been prepared for Lazaro’s tender touch. She held her breath as he caught her chin on the edge of his fingertips and lifted her gaze to his. He stroked her cheek, his thumb sweeping away the wet trail of her tears.Come on up and write down your stick buddies on this list so I can get a record, and then you’ll be dismissed. See you bright and early tomorrow.
The class rumbled to life, packing up for the day and shuffling to form a line at his desk.You cool with this stick buddy thing? Jagger asked from behind me. I don’t want it awkward at home.
Don’t worry, dear, I answered. I’ll still put out.Holy shit, did you just make a joke? Jagger looked at his watch, which cost more than my car, not that he’d flaunt it. Let’s mark the moment in time where it was discovered that Grayson Masters has a sense of humor.