We stop at Vaughn’s parents’ house. I get out, carrying Jester in my arms.
A surge of need took hold of me; I pressed my mouth against his.He tensed then opened, inviting my tongue to slink into his dark flavour.
I moaned as his hand moved from my cheek to the back of my skull, holding me firm. The moment he’d imprisoned me, his kiss turned into a meal. I was the main course and he did exactly like he’d said in his text as Kite. He kissed me so deeply I had no choice but to inhale his every taste, ensuring he lived forever in my lungs. He made drunken love to my tongue, driving me higher, higher with every silky wet sweep.My blood raced with need, sending throbbing desire to my clit.If he continued to kiss me that way, I might come from that alone.
Truth does more damage than lies, he murmured between kisses.I’d lost the ability to reply. My body craved his, and all I wanted to do was tear off his sodden clothes and sink onto his cock. I wanted to forget about hostility and death. Then stop lying, I breathed.
He pulled away, stealing his heat and passion. I’ve lied all my life. There is no other way I know. Tucking wet hair behind my ear, he added with finality, However, you’re a novice. You better become talented in the art of deception if you wish to survive my family.
Without a backward glance, he left.These were all excellent questions, but ones for which Jana had had no answer. After their ancestors’ final use of the city, it had been sealed off. No records left behind, no clues to follow.
There was one question, though, that Vivia had never dared to ask: Will you ever show this to Merik? She hadn’t wanted to know the answer, hadn’t wanted to risk putting the idea in her mother’s head. This had been their space, mother and daughter.And now this was her space. Vivia’s. Alone.
She stepped lightly to the lake’s edge. Green light splayed across the surface, dancing in time to the water’s flow. Flickering with the occasional fish or shell creature. The strength of the water poured into Vivia before her toes even hit the edge. Her connection to the ripples and tides, the power and the timelessness.The lake embraced Vivia instantly. A friend to keep her safe. The waters cooled her toes, and as she dipped her hands into the vastness of it all, her eyes drifted shut. Then she felt her way through every drop of water that flowed through the plateau. This was her power. This was her home.