Her blood pumped thickly beneath my touch. A headache brewed from nowhere. I’d only been here for ten minutes, yet it felt like an eternity. An eternity where all my dreams had just vanished, transforming into nightmares. What do you want from me? An apology? A fucking—
He shivered as the last wave of his orgasm finished, a soft groan coming from his parted lips.Despite the abhorrent dislike I felt toward him, something luminous dazzled in my heart as I sat up. I smiled, victory burning brilliant and sweet.
Jethro’s light brown eyes met mine, wide with shock, pupils black with sated pleasure. He breathed hard and fast.And he was fucking pissed about it.Fuck her. Fuck me. Fuck everything.
For the first time in my life, I felt a stirring inside my frozen-over heart.Not gratefulness or humaneness or tenderness.
I should’ve known then that it was the beginning of the end.
I should’ve guessed how badly she would ruin me.My hands fisted the sheet, breathing hard through my nose. My head ached from tensing, and tears leaked unbidden from my eyes.
I do know what you’re offering, and I don’t want it.The moment I said it, I wanted to snatch the words back.
I wanted him to care for me, so I could use him to exterminate his family like vermin.Are you sure? he murmured. Are you sure you want to throw away whatever’s building between us?