her shoulder. “Too right. And as soon as we’re back from breakfast, I plan
on putting you in a comatose state again. But first I need to feed my…” My
voice trailed off as I looked for the right word.
sat up. “Not sure what to call me, huh?”
We’ve been playing house and you’re posing as my fiancée, but that’s different
slowly as she studied me. “I guess it is.”
I wanted to
say the word. Mine. But that was too much and would certainly scare her
off. So instead, with a nervous laugh, I said, “Don’t look at me. I haven’t a
clue how to do this. But I know staying away from you isn’t really an option
I’d like to explore any longer.” God, way to pussy out.
her lip. “It’s not like I have some kind of manual either. I don’t really— I
mean I haven’t really had a lot of relationships. And I don’t really do the
whole trusting-people thing, so this is hard.”
flared in my chest. I was fucking this up.
want this. I scrambled for a way to make sure she stayed in my life. Fuck. We’d
start with the bed. We were good there. I could bring her around with great
sex, right? “Why don’t we just take it easy and see where the meandering road
leads? Maybe we’ll make a good team.” Fuck. Why did I sound like a complete
down at her hands before slanting me a glance. “Xander, you’re paying me to be
here. It doesn’t feel… right.”
Bollocks. I knew the money would come back
to haunt me. “I already wired the rest of the money into your account this
morning when I woke up.” My heart hammered as I searched for the right words.
Not too clingy, but interested. Yeah, more like desperate, mate. “I want
you to stay because you want to.”
up at me. “Why did you do that? I could be the kind of person to walk out.”
no. Swagger, mate. Believe it. I shook my head. “Because I’d like the
real girlfriend instead of the fake one, if you don’t mind. I mean, I’d like
you to stay until I hear about the position on the board of the Trust, but even
when you move back to your place, I’d like to see you. A lot.
Exclusively.” Way to mark your territory, you knob.
knotted as I watched her. What if she said no? Well, I’d give her so many
orgasms she’d be too weak to say no. That sounded like a solid plan.