I worried my bottom lip, looking down. Is this . . . your room?
I set the laptop aside and tossed the covers off. I got out of bed and made my way over to the window, drawing the curtain back as I peered outside. There was a small roof outside my window, more like a two-or three-foot ledge, and that was where the motion detector was. It cast a bright spotlight down onto the driveway and part of the front yard. I saw nothing out there beyond the tree. Wind was moving the limbs, but that wouldn’t set the light off.There had to be an animal out there.
Or a creepy-as-hell haunted doll.My phone suddenly dinged from somewhere. I let go of the curtain and went back to the bed. Didn’t see the phone anywhere. Groaning, I lifted the blanket and spied it halfway under a pillow.Snatching it up, I saw there was a number on the screen. My stomach dipped as I immediately forgot about the motion detector. It was Luc. I knew it was, because I hadn’t saved his number. I opened the text and my stomach tumbled even more.
Sometimes I wondered if I ever made good life choices. As Clyde let me into Foretoken on Saturday, that was the question I was asking myself.At least it wasn’t a half-naked Luc answering the door.
Though a very bad part of me was kind of disappointed.
Kent was waiting for me on the center of the gloomy, quiet dance floor."It's how she survived, remember?" she asked gently.
She watched as all the color drained from his face. "Oh, Gods! You don't think we traumatized her, do you? I'm such an idiot!" His voice grew more panicky."She's fine. She was happy, smiling and dancing around. Whatever you did helped." She rested both hands on his chest; she could feel his heart beating wildly. You couldn't fake this. He was genuinely upset he might have hurt Penny.
"Meryn said that when you find your mate, it's like your defenses come down, but that it's okay, because your mate's defenses are down as well and it helps for your souls to meet. She said that's why it's so easy to fall in love so quickly, because there's nothing left to hide."Colton nodded slowly. "Sounds about right."