Jehan squared off against his comrade, gently guiding Melena behind him. I’m only going to say it once. Back. The. Fuck. Down.
I am a lucky man, Jagger said as he wrapped his arm around Paisley, who was wearing a long green dress. Not that Josh isn’t, too, he said to Ember as she came out of the bathroom in a long black one.Yeah, yeah, Ember waved him off and stuck her arm out for Josh to help her with a bracelet.
Everybody to the car! Jagger called out, then stopped once the three others were already out. Crap, I forgot Paisley’s wings. Masters, will you wait here?Sure. I leaned back against the wall and listened to him curse from the next room.Can’t find them? I asked.
I swallowed the lump that gathered in my throat. You can give her the set I bought. For Sam.His head popped out of the doorframe. No, man, I know those were supposed to be hers. I couldn’t ask you for that.
Paisley’s feelings will be butchered because you’re a moron, and I’m not going to let that happen, I said, heading up the stairs. They were in my nightstand, where they’d been ever since I bought them. I flicked open the velvet box. The dainty, platinum aviation wings hung from a platinum chain, slight but strong. Just like Sam. They should have been hers, hung in that perfect spot under her collarbone, but I’d never worked up the damn courage to ask her to come back for this. Or to pin me like she’d promised so long ago.
She was happy in Colorado, finding her footing.I stood up. I’m pretty sure he is mine.
She straightened to her full height, and up on the porch, she towered over me. That would be easy for her, no? Some American boy come in and save her? What, you plan to marry her and make more little babies?I’m not sure what is going on here. She brought me here to see him.
Letty whirled around and snatched up Manuel. He was too large to carry easily, and he fought her, but she pinned him against her hip with practiced ease. He is all I have now, and I must keep him safe. So get out of here and let us be.She opened the door, then closed it behind her again. I could hear the twist of several locks.