But Jim kept rowing us back. He dumped the oars, stood up, and held his hands out to me. I let him pull me up onto the dock. And then he turned around and pushed the boat away with Roddy still inside it.
I’m so sorry. And I had a feeling you didn’t know. I think they might be trying to get the King to sign off without even a ceremony. In which case, I don’t believe we can override anything. The word of Wrath, son of Wrath, is law. We would be mated then and there.There was a rustle over the connection and then Romina’s voice dropped. I have to go. You have to stop this. You work for the Brotherhood. Somehow, you must be able to get to the King. I don’t want this for you.
I’m not worried about me.As the call went dead, he ran the conversation through in his head—and wondered if there was anything going on he didn’t know about. Financially for his family, that was. Except no. There was plenty of staff around and his father didn’t look worried. The price set was no doubt just a way to recoup a failed investment in a first blooded son.At the sound of Novo’s voice out in his bedroom, he spun around. Shit, he needed to take care of this. Right away. And also had to tell his female what was going on.
In here, he said. Listen, I have to go out for a—As she came into the doorway of the bathroom, he knew instantly something was really wrong. And then he saw the tears in her eyes.
He rushed over and put his arms around her. The sobs that came out of her were so violent, her body shook against his own and he drew her deeper into the bathroom and shut the door so that no one would hear her for her privacy’s sake.
Novo… He cupped her head and stroked her back. Novo, love…what happened…?Jack looked down at me. He treats ye like shit, Nora. He’s kind of scum.
Grateful, I smiled up at him and something mischievous came over me. Then why don’t you show his girl how much more charming you can be? You know you want to.A slow smile spread across his face. She is pretty gorgeous.
To my surprise, he leaned down and pressed a kiss to my cheek. You’re just as gorgeous, gorgeous.I laughed and swatted him away playfully. Liar.