Jaded Jewels (The Coveted Saga #2)(105)

By: C.M. Owens

He threw his head back and laughed, finding amusement where there shouldn't have been any. I was serious.

"You're absolutely killing me right now." When I pouted, he worked hard—really hard—to stifle his teasing grin before he continued. "I really do want to make it special. Just trust me."

I rolled my eyes. "Fine. I suppose I can wait a little while longer. Just don't think I am going to wait for this as long as I had to wait for a kiss, though."

He snickered while shaking his head. "I won't make you wait that long. I promise. I don't think I could make it that long if I tried."

That was progress.

He took my hand, and we stood up, ready to attempt sleep once more, even though now morning was starting. He spoke gently while caressing my cheek.

"We do need to get some rest. Training will be crazy. There's a lot to do with little time to do it."

I nodded as we made our way back inside and back up the steps.

Tallis's lips brushed mine, and I opened my mouth in invitation for his tongue. He didn't disappoint. I would never get tired of him kissing me that way.

Our fingers laced together as he led me to the room and let me climb into bed first. We lay on the bed, peacefully wrapped in each other's embrace.

He was mine, and that was all that mattered in that moment. I would worry about everything else another day. He loved me and I loved him. Now we could finally be together.

I was enjoying the fire coursing through me. I was able to kiss him any time I wanted to. All of the barricades had been ripped up. He could just love me now. And it felt so wonderful to have him giving so freely.

There was definitely a lot to do. And I was going to be in the center of it all. I think that was what scared me the most. Everyone was counting on me. That was so much responsibility for me to take on.

I was so new to all of this, and I worried I wouldn't be ready. And I didn't want to think about what would happen if I wasn't ready in time. In a matter of hours, it would be time to grow up, but tonight, I could just enjoying feeling lost in the man I loved.

I was going to enjoy every moment I had with him. I was going to get my happily-ever-after, no matter what I had to do.

The End.

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