Let her go for a moment. There’s a good boy. Cut tapped a key against his chin—the key which no doubt unlocked the entrance to Daniel’s bedroom. Inching over the threshold, he came further into sight.
Bloody hell. This man is making my life impossible. Because I cannot leave him to die, but saving him means risking my own life.I swear a string of expletives under my breath as I grip under his arms and half lift—half drag him back to the cave. He's heavier than he looks, a solid build of muscle, and it takes a lot to move him.
Once back in the cave, I kindle the fire and cover him with furs to warm him, then I set to examining his wounds. They are deep, but not fatal. Still, he's losing a lot of blood. I clean them as best I can with melted snow, then pull out my crystal pendant. Clutching it in one hand, with the other laid gently over his chest, I whisper the words I know will aid in the healing.When I'm done, fragile pink skin tentatively holds together his wounds. He will need to take care not to rip them apart again.Now all I can do is wait and keep him warm.
At some point in the night, the horse that abandoned me comes back, more loyal to his master than me, I guess. I tie him up at the edge of the cave and give him food and water, then return to my patient.I keep telling myself I should leave. But as he fights imaginary foes in fevered dreams, his brow drenched and body twitching, I can't bring myself to walk away from him. I lay a hand on his face and note that he's finally cooling.
When I lift the furs to check his wounds, a large hand grabs my wrist. "You know, Princess, if you wanted access, all you had to do was ask."
I drop the furs and scoot back. Tavian props himself up on his elbows and flinches only slightly at the pain caused by his movement.I’m like a lovesick puppy over her, and I don’t care.
She’s mine, and I’m never letting her go.She drops me off at the front of the hospital and insists I go inside while she parks the car.
Instead of going upstairs, I grab some coffees and wait for her.Her face brightens when she sees me. I thought I told you to go upstairs.