I tear my eyes away from Finnley long enough to look up at Brad in confusion.
Nikolas, I gasped as the sensation grew stronger. Roland continued to stare at me, and I yelled, Drive, damn it! Nikolas is here.Fuck. He started the car and eased out of the parking spot.
Hurry, Jordan barked. I’d rather face a couple of hungry vampires than Nikolas right now.If I drive too fast it’ll draw attention. He pulled out onto the road and slowly picked up speed. And I’ve seen what Nikolas is like when he’s pissed.You’ve never seen him like this, Jordan muttered.
I didn’t speak because I was too busy trying to sense Nikolas’s presence. It disappeared and reappeared several times, and each time my breath caught in my throat. His nearness awakened a storm of emotions inside me, and my Mori moved restlessly. It hadn’t even been a day, but I missed him so much. I hated the way things had been between us before I left, and part of me wanted to tell Roland to stop the car and let Nikolas find us. Shaking it off, I reminded myself why I was out here and what was at stake if I didn’t do what I’d set out to do. There would be no future for any us until the threat of the Master no longer hung over our heads.We’re clear, I said at last.
Roland merged onto the highway. How do you know?
I swallowed past the small lump in my throat. I just do. I’ll explain it later.I heard Chris walking and a door opening and closing. There was a muffled sound as he handed his phone to someone. Then a deep impatient voice said, Hello?
Sara. He said my name so softly it was like a caress. Warmth curled in my stomach. What’s wrong? Are you hurt? Did he hurt you?I could hear his exhale. You didn’t call last night. I didn’t know what to think.
I closed my eyes, wanting to kick myself. Last night had been crazy, and we were all so excited about getting the contract for Greg that I hadn’t thought Nikolas might be expecting me to call him like I’d been doing every night. God, I’m an awful person.I’m just glad you’re okay and that you’re talking to me.