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Knowing that raising my voice, trying to force her to see things my way, will never work on someone as stubborn as her. I even have witnesses--I wasn't the only one there, you know! I mean, what's up with that? Obviously you didn't take it very seriously, so why should I? And as you see, I chose you.
But I couldn't do it--and so--" I gesture toward her. Keeping quiet for so long I'm just about to speak when she says, "Sorry you didn't get what you want, Ever, really I am. But you're wrong about Roman. There's no way he'd let me die. From what you said, he had the elixir standing by, ready to go in case you chose differently. Besides, I think I know Roman just a little better than you, and the fact is, he knows how unhappy I've been, about the stuff going on with my family--" She shrugs.
I've no doubt that if you hadn't made me drink, he would've stepped in. Face it, Ever, you made the wrong choice. You should've just called his bluff. Out of that whole entire litany, that's what I choose to focus on? I shake my head and start over. And since I tried to warn her about all the dangers--about him--Damen can't possibly fault me for what I say next.
If you're going to insist on hanging with Roman, then all I ask is that you always wear your amulet. Seriously, don't ever take it off--not for anything--and--" She looks at me, brow raised, door half open, desperate to get out of this car and away from me. His gaze deep and intense as he follows me into the den where I drop onto his plush velour couch and kick off my flip-flops.
Careful to avoid his eyes as he lands on the cushion beside me, usually all too eager to spend the rest of eternity just gazing at him-taking in the fine planes of his face--his high sculpted cheekbones, lush inviting lips, the slant of his brow, his dark wavy hair, and thick fringe of lashes--but not today.
Today I'd prefer to look just about anywhere else. I lean back against the cushions, closing my eyes in a feigned bout of fatigue. But the truth is, I don't want him to see me, to observe me too closely. Don't want him to sense my thoughts, my essence, my energy--that strange, foreign pulse that's been stirring inside me for the last several days. I mean, she has the whole look, you know? That eerie, flawless, immortal look. She even heard my thoughts--until I blocked them.
Is that how you see it--see us? I mean, I doubt even supermodels look that perfect all the time. Not to mention, what are we gonna do if she grows four inches practically overnight like I did? How do we possibly explain that? They're not that uncommon among mortals, you know. I avert my gaze, taking in the crowded bookshelves filled with leather-bound first editions, the abstract oil paintings, most of them priceless originals, knowing he's onto me.
He knows something's up, but I'm hoping he can't sense just how far it goes. That I'm just saying the words, going through the motions, not really invested in any of this.
I peer at him, this wonderful glorious creature who's loved me for the last four hundred years and continues to do so no matter how many blunders I make, no matter how many lives I mess up. Sighing as I close my eyes and manifest a single red tulip that I promptly hand over. Serving not just as the symbol of our undying love, but also the winning wager in the bet that we made. Can't thank me enough. Feels just like a rock star. No-scratch that, better than a rock star.
She feels like a vampire rock star. But you know, the new and improved kind--without all that nasty bloodsucking and coffin sleeping. The thrill will die down eventually. You know, once the reality sinks in. I've been feeling a little-on edge lately, that's all. That edgy prickly feeling I've been carrying for days, tempering, melting, as I inhale his warm musky scent over and over again. Why is everything changing?
Identical in their straight dark hair with razor-slashed bangs, pale skin, and large dark eyes--but complete opposites in their dress. Romy wearing a pink terry cloth sundress with matching flipflops, while Rayne's barefoot and dressed in all black, with Luna, their tiny black kitten, riding high on her shoulder. The two of them shooting Damen a happy, warm smile and glaring at me--business as usual, and pretty much the only thing that hasn't changed around here. She wants us to get to know each other better.
You know, less student teacher, more future nonblood relations. It's incredibly rude not to include him. But Damen's presence will only mess with my other evening plans.
The ones he may suspect but can't possibly witness. Especially after making his feelings on my foray into magick so abundantly clear. Tacking on an awkward, "So--you know. The moment I've been avoiding is now here. Tell her what he did? Recalling the speech I practiced in the car all the way over, about how Haven could be our best chance to get what we need from Roman.
Hoping it'll sound better to his ears than it did mine. He waits for me to continue, the patience of six hundred years stamped on his face, as I open my mouth to launch into my speech, but I can't. He knows me too well. So instead, I just lift my shoulders and sigh, knowing words are unnecessary, the answer's displayed in my gaze.
I mean, I'm judging me, so why isn't he? So I figured, what the heck. If she's going to insist on hanging with Roman, then what's the harm in her trying to snag the antidote while she's at it? And I know you think it's wrong, believe me, we've been over that, but I still don't think it's all that big a deal.
I mean, he had the antidote all along, he knew what I'd choose. But even if I did prove him wrong, how do we know he wouldn't have given her the elixir himself?
You know, tell her we were prepared to let her die and end up turning her against us! Did you ever think of that? I suppose I didn't," he says, lids narrowed, concern clouding his face.
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I'll make sure she's safe. But she does have free will, you know, it's not like we can choose her friends for her, so I figured, you know, when in Rome. Did you consider that? She seemed to get over that pretty quickly.
And don't forget about Josh, the guy she was convinced was her soul mate who got booted over a kitten. And now that she's in a position to have pretty much whatever or whoever she wants--" I pause, but only for a moment, not long enough for him to interject. I mean, I know she can seem kind of fragile, but she's actually a lot tougher than you think. What's done is done and I don't want him to do or say anything that'll make me doubt my stance on Haven and Roman's relationship any more than I already do.
He hesitates, gaze moving over me, taking me in, then rises in one, quick, languid move as he grasps my hand and leads me to the door, where he presses his lips against mine. Lingering, fusing, pushing, melding, the two of us drawing this kiss out for as long as we can, neither one willing to break away first. I press hard against him, the contours of his body barely dimmed by that ever-present energy veil that hovers between us. The broad expanse of his chest, the valley of his torso-every inch of him conforming so tightly to me it's nearly impossible to tell where he ends and I begin.
Wishing this kiss could do the impossible--banish my mistakes--this strange way I feel--chase away the dark angry cloud that follows me everywhere these days. And just as I've settled into my car and Damen's gone back inside, Rayne appears, Luna still perched on her shoulder, twin sister Romy at her side. Moon's moving into a new phase," she says, eyes narrowed, lips grim. No other words necessary, we all know what that means.
I nod and shift into reverse, ready to back down the drive, when she adds, "You know what to do, right? You remember our plan? Backing out of the drive and onto the street, their thoughts chasing behind me, burrowing into my mind, as they think: It's wrong to use magick for selfish, nefarious reasons.
There's karma to pay, and it'll come back times three. Which, to be honest, pretty much makes me want to turn around and go just about anywhere else. I just sigh and pull into the garage instead. Knowing I've no choice but to face it. Face the fact that it's a heckuva lot better to sit around the dinner table than the breakfast table, which, if things continue to progress at the rapid pace that they are, then it's just a matter of time before it's: Good-bye Mr.
Munoz, hello Uncle Paul! I've seen it. It's as good as done. Now I'm just waiting for them to realize it too. I slip through the side door, tiptoeing lightly, hoping to make it up to my room without being seen so I can have some time to myself--time that I desperately need in order to set some things straight. Poised and ready to dash up the stairs when Sabine pokes her head around the corner and says, "Oh good, I thought I heard your car in the garage.
We're going to eat in about half an hour, but why don't you come in and visit a bit beforehand. Switching my gaze to her and taking in the sweep of her shoulder-length blond hair, the flush at her cheeks, her sparkling blue eyes, and renewing my vow to be happy that she's happy--even though I'm not exactly thrilled with the reason behind it. I mean seriously, just because it's summer doesn't mean I should have to look at faculty feet in my own house.
I just stand there and stare, knowing I could grab it, place my hand on the front, and intuit the contents without ever having to unseal it. But the thing is, I don't want to touch it, don't want anything to do with it, the job I once held, or Jude, the boss who, as it just so happens, played a significant role in pretty much all of my lives.
Reappearing again and again, always managing to claim my affections until Damen showed up and swept me away. A centuries-old love triangle that ended the second I saw his Ouroboros tattoo last Thursday night.
And even though Damen claims that lots of people have them--that its original meaning wasn't at all evil, that Roman and Drina just made it that way, I can't take the chance that he's wrong.
Can't take the chance that Jude's not one of them, when I'm pretty dang sure that he is. A look I know all too well. A look that prompts me to snatch the envelope right out of her hand, careful to handle it by its edges as I smile weakly and tackle the stairs. Hands shaking, body thrumming, as the contents reveal themselves to be a paycheck I definitely earned but have no intention of cashing, along with a brief note asking if I'll please let him know if I've no plans to return so that he can hire another psychic to replace me.
That's it. No: What the heck happened? Or: Why did you go from nearly kissing me to tossing me across your yard and into the patio furniture? But that's because he already knows. He's known all along. And while I may not know just what he's up to, he's clearly up to something. He may be ahead of the game for the moment, but unbeknownst to him, I'm about to catch up. I toss the envelope toward the trash, figuring my lack of response should be answer enough.
Directing it in a complicated choreography of loops and circles and one very perfect, spot-on figure eight, before bringing it down with a soft, barely heard thud and heading into my walk-in closet where I retrieve the box from the top shelf--the one that holds my supplies--everything I need to undo what I've done. The time is right--providing for a fresh new start, the perfect opportunity the only opportunity according to Romy and Rayne to break the spell I unwittingly cast when I accidentally summoned the dark powers to aid me.
The moon is now waxing, which means the goddess is rising, making her ascent, as Hecate, the one I mistakenly called upon before, plummets to the underworld where she'll mark her time until a month from now when it all comes full circle again.
I reach into the box, retrieving the candles, crystals, herbs, oils, and incense I'll need, taking a moment to organize them neatly and placing them in the order in which they'll be used.
Then I shed my clothes and lower myself into the tub for my ritual bath, bringing along a sachet filled with angelica for protection and hex removal, juniper for the banishing of negative entities, and rue to aid in healing, mental powers, and the breaking of curses, along with a few drops of petitgrain oil that promises to banish evil and remove all negativity. Sinking all the way down 'til my feet hit the far edge and the water fills up around me, grabbing a few clear quartz crystals from the ledge and plopping them in too, as I chant: I cleanse and reclaim this body of mine So that my magick may properly bind My spirit reborn, now ready for flight Allowing my magick to take hold tonight.
But unlike the last time I indulged in a soak, I don't envision Roman before me. I don't want to see him until I'm ready, until it's absolutely necessary. Until it's truly time to undo what I've done. Any earlier is a risk I can't take. Ever since the dreams began, I can't trust myself. The first night I woke in that cold, clammy sweat with images of Roman still dancing in my head, I was sure it was just a result of the horrible night that I'd had--learning the truth about Jude--turning Haven by giving her the juice.
But the fact that they've returned every night since, the fact that he intrudes not just in my night dreams but in my daydreams as well, the fact that they're accompanied by this weird, foreign pulse that's constantly strumming inside me--well, it's pretty much convinced me that Romy and Rayne are right. Despite my feeling perfectly fine just after the spell was complete, later, when everything began to unravel, it became pretty clear that the damage I'd done was nothing short of major.
Instead of binding Roman to me--I bound myself to him. Instead of him seeking me out in order to do my bidding-I'm shamelessly, hopelessly, seeking him. Which is something Damen can never know. No one can know. Not only does it prove his earlier warning about the downside of magick, insisting that it's nothing to be toyed with, and that amateurs who immerse themselves too quickly often wind up in way over their heads--it may be the end of his patience with me.
It may be that last and final straw. I take a deep breath and sink even lower, enjoying the way the water laps at my chin, as I soak up all the healing energies that the stones and herbs are meant to provide, knowing it's just a matter of time before I rid myself of this unholy obsession and put everything right. And when the water begins to cool, I scrub every square inch of skin, hoping to wash away this new tainted version of me in order to recover the old, then I climb out of the bath and straight into my white silk hooded robe.
Tying the sash snugly as I head back into my closet and reach for my athame. The same one Romy and Rayne criticized, claiming it was too sharp, that its intent should be to cut energy not matter, that I'd made it all wrong-urging me to burn it, melt it down to a stub of metal, and hand it over to them so they could complete the banishing ritual, not trusting such a complex task to a misguided novice like me.
And though I agreed to burn it before them, running the blade through the flame again and again in a sort of magical sanctification, I shrugged off the rest of their plan, convinced they were just seizing the chance to make an even bigger fool of me. I mean, if the real problem, as they claimed, was my weaving a spell on the night of the dark moon, then what difference could a simple knife make?
But this time around, just to make sure, I add a few additional stones to its handle, adorning it with Apache's tear for protection and luck which the twins are convinced I'll need plenty of , bloodstone for courage, strength, and victory always a good combination , and turquoise for healing and strengthening of the chakras apparently my throat chakra, the center of discernment, has always been a problem for me.
Then sprinkling the blade with a handful of salt before running it through the flame of three white tapers, I call upon the elements of fire, air, water, and earth, to cast away all dark and allow only light--to push out all evil and summon the good. Repeating the chant three times before calling on the highest of magical powers to see that it's done.
This time sure that I'm calling on the right magical powers--summoning the goddess instead of Hecate, the three-headed, snake-haired, queen of the underworld. Cleansing the space as I walk three times around it, incense held high in one hand, athame in the other, pulling up the magick circle by visualizing a white light flowing through me.
Starting at the top of my head and working its way through my body, down my arm, out the athame, and into the floor. Weaving and curving and circling around and around, encouraging thin strands of the brightest white light to entwine and grow and reach ever higher until joining as one. Until I'm wrapped in a silvery cocoon, a complex web of the brightest, most shimmering light, that completely seals me in. I kneel on the floor of my clean, sacred space, left hand held before me as I trace the blade down the length of my lifeline, sucking in a sharp intake of breath as I plunge the tip deep into my flesh and a great swell of blood rushes out.
Closing my eyes and quickly manifesting Roman sitting cross-legged before me, tempting me with his irresistible, deep blue gaze and wide inviting smile. Struggling to get past his mesmerizing beauty, his undeniable allure, and straight to the blood-soaked cord tied snug at his neck. A cord soaked with my blood. The same cord I placed there last Thursday night when I created a similar ritual--one that seemed to work until everything went tragically wrong.
But this time, everything is different.
My intent is different. I want my blood back. I intend to unbind myself. Hurrying through the chant before he can fade, singing: With this knot that I untie Banish this magick before thine eye Where once this cord was bound and tight I now reverse it to set things right Your hold no longer potent, now loosed on me I unbind this cord and set myself free Let it harm none as I send it away This very change to take hold today This is my will, my word, my wish--so mote it be!
Squinting against the gale force wind that whirls through my circle, pushing the walls of my web to their limits as a flash of lightning strikes and thunder cracks loud overhead. My right palm raised, open, ready--my gaze locked on his as I mentally loosen the knot at his neck and summon the blood back to me. Back to where it originated. Back to where it belongs. Eyes widening in excitement as it arcs straight toward the center of my wounded hand, the cord around his neck lightening, whitening, until it's as clean and pure as the day it began.
But just as I'm ready to banish him for good, free myself of this unholy bind, that strange foreign pulse, that hideous intruder, snakes through my insides with such force, such determination, overtaking me so quickly, I can't stop it.
The monster inside me now fully awakened, rising, stretching, with its insistent, throbbing hunger demanding to be met. Causing my heart to crash violently, my body to shake--and no matter how hard I struggle against it--it's no use. I'm a hostage to its longing--captive to its desires--I'm of no consequence whatsoever.
My only purpose is to meet all its needs--to see that it's done. Watching helplessly as the cycle repeats once again. My blood surging forth, soaking the cord at Roman's neck 'til it sags, red and heavy, dripping a thick trail of me down his chest. And no matter what I do--no matter how hard I try-there's no stopping it.
No stopping the undeniable lure of his gaze. No stopping my limbs from yielding toward his. No stopping this spell that binds me to him. His body like a magnet that seeks only me, closing the small space between us in less than a second.
And now, with our knees pressed tightly together, our foreheads flush--I'm defenseless--powerless--unable to curb this unbearable yearning for him. He's all I can see. All that I need. My entire world now whittled down to the space between his gaze and mine. His moist, inviting lips just a razor's width away, as this bold, insistent intruder, this strange, foreign pulse, urges me forward, willing us to mesh, unite, join as one.
My lips push toward his, moving closer, ever closer, when from somewhere down deep, somewhere I can't quite reach, the memory of Damen, his scent, his image, flickers inside. No more than a brief flash of light in the midst of all this dark-but still enough to remind me of who I am, what I am--my real reason for being here.
Just enough to allow me to break free of this horrible dreamscape and shout, "No! Moving so quickly and violently the web collapses around me as the candles extinguish and Roman dissolves from my sight.
The only trace of what just occurred is my crashing heart, bloodstained robe, and the words still reverberating in my throat.
Dinner's just about ready, you might want to make your way down! Having no idea what to do now, where to go from here. Though one thing is clear--I can't tell Romy and Rayne--they already witnessed my last flubbed attempt, and I'll never live this one down.
Besides, they're too close to Damen, and they'll never forgive me. Taking great care to ensure everything appears clean and pristine on the outside, because inside, there's no doubt that things just took a major turn for the worse. Careful to temper the pace, going neither too fast nor too slow, reluctant to attract any undue attention from anyone who might see. It was bad enough having to explain it to Sabine. Especially after having just gulped down three-quarters of a barbecued chicken breast, a lump of potato salad, an entire corn on the cob, and a glass and a half of soda--none of which I was the slightest bit interested in, and which, in the end, only seemed to raise a whole new suspicion.
Her voice all raised and squeaky, gone completely high alert when she said, "Now? But it'll be dark soon--and you just ate! Having ruled out anorexia and just plain old bulimia to explain my odd behavior and even odder eating habits--she's now onto something new, leaving no doubt that a trip to our local bookstore's self-help aisles will be squeezed into her weekend's agenda. And I wish I could explain it to her, sit her right down and say, "Relax. It's not at all what you think.
I'm immortal. The juice is all I need to get by. But right now, I've got a little spell-casting problem to fix so--don't wait up! It can't happen. Damen was clear about keeping our immortality a secret. And after seeing what's happened when it's gotten into the wrong hands, I have to say I agree with him one hundred percent. But keeping it a secret has been one of my greatest challenges, and that's where the jogging comes in.
I am now, officially or at least where Sabine and Munoz are concerned , a person who slips into a T-shirt, sneakers, and shorts and goes for an evening run.
A nice healthy excuse for getting out of the house and away from Munoz, whom I can't help but like as a person, even though I never wanted to get to know him as a person. A nice healthy excuse for getting away from an aunt who's so kind and considerate and helpful toward me that I can't help but feel like the world's worst niece for all of the trouble I've caused. A nice healthy excuse to get away from two wonderful, kindhearted people so I can indulge in a much darker, not at all healthy, obsession.
One that's got a hold on me. One I'm determined to beat. I make a swift left onto the next street, noticing how the cars, the pavement, the sidewalks, the windows are all dappled with that burnished gold that the tail end of magic hour brings--the result of the first and last hour of sunlight when everything appears softer, warmer, bathed in the sun's reddish haze.
My muscles pumping, feet moving faster, picking up speed, even though I know better, even though I try to slow down--it's too dangerous, too risky, someone might see--and yet I keep going.
Unable to stop it. No longer the one who controls me. Aiming for my destination like an arrow on a compass, my entire being is focused on one single point. Cars, houses, people--everything around me is reduced to a single, orangey blur as I close street after street. My heart crashing hard against my chest--but not from the run or the exertion, because the truth is, I've barely broken a sweat. This live wire inside me is all about the proximity. The simple fact that I'm near-Getting closer-Almost there.
Like a siren song propelling me toward uncertain ruin, and I can't seem to get there quickly enough. The second I see it, I stop. My gaze narrows as everything around me ceases to exist. Staring at Roman's door as I will the beast to retreat. Renewing my resolve to overcome this strange, foreign pulse now beating in me, wanting only to slip inside, casually, easily, and confront him once and for all so we can put an end to all this.
Forcing myself to take long, deep breaths as I summon the strength that I'll need. Just about to take that very first step when I hear my name called from a voice I'd hoped never to hear again.
He saunters toward me, head cocked to the side, as cool and casual as a summer's breeze. His left arm heavily bandaged and wrapped in a navy blue sling, stopping just shy of me, purposely positioning himself out of my reach, when he says, "What are you doing? To make any excuse that I can to explain my heated, gaping, practically salivating presence, right outside Roman's store.
Knowing it's hardly a coincidence to find him here too. After all, they're good friends, members of the same immortal rogue tribe. Too bad I do. He looks at me, shaking his head and rubbing his chin, voice steady, calm, almost convincing, when he says, "Ever, are you okay? You're not looking so good--" I shake my head and roll my eyes.
Faking concern for me, faking an injury, you're prepared to go all the way with this, aren't you? His deceptively cute and friendly face all scrunched and serious when he says, "Trust me, I'm not faking. Wish I was. Remember when you picked me up like a Frisbee and tossed me across your yard? A crap load of contusions, a fractured radius, and some seriously messed-up phalanges- -or at least that's what the doctor said.
I've no time for this charade. I need to get to Roman, show him that he can't control me-means nothing to me--show him who's boss around here. Sure that he's somehow partly responsible for what's happening to me, and needing to convince him to give me the antidote and put an end to this game. I know better. And the fact is, you know I know better. So let's just cut to the chase, okay?
Rogues don't get hurt. Not for long anyway. They have instantaneous healing abilities, but then you already knew that, didn't you? And the truth is, he really does look perplexed, I'll give him that. Are you serious? Evil members of Roman's tribe? Ring any bells? And all I can think is: Good thing he's not an actor, he's got really crummy range.
The Ouroboros? On your back? You know I saw it. You probably wanted me to see it-or why else would you convince me to get into the Jacuzzi with--" I shake my head. Everything you apparently wanted me to know.
So feel free to drop the game anytime now, I'm all clued in. Like that's gonna help him. Which century would it have been? Eighteenth, nineteenth? C'mon, you can tell me. Even though it was a long time ago, I'm sure you never forget a moment like that. Not that it ever really did. Seriously, Ever, in case you can't hear it, this is coming off as pretty insane. And the truth is, despite all of that, despite all of this"-he tugs on his sling--"I'd really like to help you--but--well--you seem pretty much beyond all of that with the rogues and the turning and"--he shakes his head--"but let me just ask you this--if this Roman dude's as bad as you say, then why are you lurking outside his store looking all charged and heated like a dog waiting for its owner?
But no more. Not since I learned he's one of them. Now we're officially through. He shrugs and rubs his sling protectively. If you'll remember, we close early on Saturdays.
It's all very plausible. Almost believable. But not quite. But I don't follow his hand. My gaze stays on his. I can't afford to drop my guard. Not even for a second.
He may have fooled me before, but now I know better. Now I know what he is. He takes a step closer, slowly, cautiously, careful to maintain a safe distance still just outside of my reach. Go someplace quiet, where we can sit down and talk? You look like you could use a break. What do you say? He's persistent, I'll give him that. Its jewel-encrusted handle an exact replica of the one I used just a few hours before, figuring I'll need all the luck and protection the stones can provide, especially if this goes the way that I think.
Oh, and I should probably warn ya--I can't be responsible for what happens once I prove that you're lying. But don't worry, as you well know, this'll only hurt for a second--" He sees me moving, lunging straight for him, and even though he tries his best to dance out of my way, I'm too quick, and I'm on him before he even realizes it. Seizing his good arm and slicing my athame right through his skin, knowing it's just a matter of seconds before the blood stops gushing and the wound fuses together again.
Just a matter of time until-"Oh God! His eyes darting between me and the gash on his arm, both of us watching as the blood seeps through his clothes and pools onto the street in a growing puddle of red.
Why isn't it healing? Why's it still bleeding? Oh, crap! You need to walk away--now! There's an emergency room just down the street--and I'll--" I close my eyes, manifesting a plush towel to hold against the wound until we can get some professional help.
Noticing how pale and unsteady he's gone, knowing we've no time to waste. Ignoring his protests, I slide my arm around him and lead him toward the car I just manifested. That strange insistent pulse quieted for now, but still forcing me to glance over my shoulder just in time to see Roman watching from behind the window, his eyes shining, face creased with laughter, as he flips the sign over from OPEN to CLOSED.
Careful to address the nurse instead of Jude, since one quick glance is all it takes to see that both of his arms are now heavily bandaged, his aura's turned red with rage, and if the angry, cruel look in his narrowed eyes is any indication, he clearly wants nothing more to do with me. The nurse stops, her gaze traversing the sixty-eight inches between my head and my toes.
Scrutinizing me so closely I can't help but cringe--can't help but wonder just what exactly Jude might've told her. And if he takes his antibiotics, it'll stay that way. He'll be in a fair amount of pain, even with the meds I gave him, but if he takes it easy, gets plenty of rest, it should be healed in a matter of weeks. Just in time to see two uniformed members of Laguna Beach's finest heading right toward me, their eyes darting between Jude and me, and stopping when the nurse nods affirmatively.
I freeze, swallowing past the lump in my throat as I pull my shoulders in, shrinking under the glare of Jude's dark, hostile gaze. Knowing I deserve every last bit of his anger, deserve to be handcuffed and hauled away--but still--I didn't think he'd actually do it.
I didn't think it would come to this. I glance between the nurse, Jude, and the cops, knowing this is it. This is what it's come to. And despite all the trouble I'm in, all I can think is: Who will I pick for my one phone call?
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Identical in their straight dark hair with razor-slashed bangs, pale skin, and large dark eyes--but complete opposites in their dress. Ever tries to jump Roman's bones because thanks to one of her many fuck ups, she now has a pulsing yearning for him, also known as the beast. And I think I finally get just how big a deal that really is.
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