Meryn held up her cup. "Ryuu, you gypped me! I'm missing an ounce of coffee."
It was definitely Chas, minus the bloody and beaten face. As he stood there peering through the window, his hands on the roof of my car, he didn’t even look like he’d been within an inch of his life a handful of days ago.I hit the window button, sliding the window down. Hey.
His gaze, an intense shade of blue, flickered over my face. You were there—Saturday. When I was found?Glancing behind him and not seeing Luc or Kent, I nodded. Yeah. I’m sorry about what happened to you, but I’m glad to see you’re . . . doing better.Thanks. He stared down at me. You’re name is Evie, right?
I nodded again. I had no idea why he was out here, talking to me.He looked to his left and his shoulders tensed. Those eerie, intense eyes focused on mine. You need to stay away from here.
Caught off guard by the statement, I jolted. Excuse me?
Chas knelt down so we were at eye level. I know you don’t know me, but you saw what happened to me. You need to stay away from here. You need to stay away from Luc.Fighting the urge to grin, I unlocked the window and pushed it open. Why didn’t you just come to the front door?
He lifted a shoulder. I like knocking on windows better.Uh-huh. I stepped aside, giving him room. He landed in front of me. Closing the window behind him, I ignored the flutter of anticipation low in my stomach.
He took off his sunglasses, placing them on the dresser, and then he handed me the Coke.Thanks. It was nicely chilled. I put it on the dresser. I started to say something, but my gaze met his, and the ability to speak dive-bombed out the window he’d just climbed through.