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“Condoms are?” I glanced around his room.

“Night stand. I’ve had them waiting for when you finally came back around.”

“I’ll pretend to believe that.” I opened his drawer, surprised to find an unopened box. I pulled out one condom and joined him on the bed.

His eyes locked on mine as I climbed on top of him, easing him inside me slowly. “I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

“So have I.”

We moved together perfectly. He felt so good inside me as his hands settled on my hips and we moved together faster and faster until I felt like I was losing control. Then he pushed the full length of himself inside. I arched back, and before I knew it, he had me pinned down on the bed under him.

“You’re even better than I dreamed.”

“You dreamed about this?” I managed to get out in short breaths.

“Many times.” He thrust into me.

“Me too.” I closed my eyes and let Toby take me to new heights for the second time that morning.

Chapter Seventeen


Lying in bed, spent and completely naked with Casey, was one hell of a way to spend a morning. I’d given us a night to slowly ease into things, but watching her in the kitchen in just my t-shirt was the point of no return. First, she looked too hot to resist, and secondly, she could have easily put on her jeans. She wanted me just as much as I wanted her. I ran a hand through her brown hair. Her eyes were closed and she breathed evenly, but I knew she wasn’t sleeping. She was enjoying some post sex bliss, and I was more than happy to let her. Usually real life is a letdown to your fantasies, but it wasn’t with Casey. Everything about it was perfect. Our bodies had moved together in perfect sync, and she’d given me a high I’d never felt before. It was even better than flying.

Neither of us had broached the subject of the Pteron-Pteron thing again, but if Rhett was right and it was just about the children, then it really didn’t matter. Besides, it’s not like it was unheard of for Pterons to sleep together. It happened more frequently than you’d think. They just didn’t settle down together. They rarely, if ever, took each other for mates. I was going to be changing that. We weren’t born into the Pteron world, and we could do things our own way. I also couldn’t care less if we had kids and they weren’t Pterons. I wasn’t so sure I even wanted to raise kids, if I had them, in the Society world.

She opened her blue eyes, and the contentment in them matched my mood exactly. “I can’t believe that just happened.”

“I can.” I pulled her on top of me. “It was worth the wait.”

She laughed. “Yeah, I’d have to agree with you there.”

I gave her a light kiss, not sure if she was in the mood for more, or too exhausted. I was never going to have enough, but maybe she’d feel differently. By the way her lips responded, we were definitely on the same page. Then her phone rang.

She groaned and rolled off me. She reached down to where she’d left her jeans and pulled her phone out of the pocket. She glanced at the screen “It’s Georgina.”

I fought down the groan I felt coming on. “Oh boy, you should probably talk to her.”

“I know.” The phone stopped ringing. “But I need to get dressed first.”

“Or you could wait and get dressed after.” I ran a hand down her arm. “You did suggest a shower earlier…”

“Not after talking to my grandma.” She pulled on her panties and cami before slowly slipping into her jeans. I’m pretty sure the slowness was completely intentional. “But maybe tonight.”

“Tonight sounds good to me. I’ll take that rain check.” The promise of another night with Casey was more than enough. I propped myself up with pillows. I needed to get dressed too, but lying in bed watching Casey was enjoyable.

She sat down on the edge of the bed and turned to look at me. “All right. Stay quiet. I’m calling back.”

“Stay quiet?” I raised an eyebrow. “Worried Granny will know what you’ve been up to?”

She tossed a pillow at me. “I’m not worried about me. Do you really want to be on the wrong side of Georgina’s wrath?”

“Good point. I’ll keep my mouth shut.”

“Good.” She smiled before placing the call.

Her face fell. “You’re what?”

I moved closer so I could listen in.

“I’m outside your door. I’m guessing that you’re not here, which begs the question of where you spent your night. Allie told me you left New Orleans.”

“Oh. I’m just with a friend.”

“A friend? I might be getting old, but I’m not dumb. It’s moving day. There’s a truck waiting outside. Either get over here or I’ll have the super open the door for me.”

“Moving day? Where am I moving to?”

“I got you a place on Central Park West.”


“I’d prefer not to wait in this building any longer than necessary. I expect to see you soon.”

Casey set down the phone. “Oh boy was right.”

“Looks like we’re moving you today.”

“You want to help?” She looked at me like she didn’t know the answer.

“Of course. Then I’ll really earn that shower later.” I couldn’t resist. The thought of Casey naked in hot water and steam would have made me agree to anything.

“Thanks. I’d prefer not to face Georgina alone anyway.”

“She’ll figure out where you’ve been.”

“No. I’ll tell her I called and asked for your help.”

“She’s not going to buy it.” I sat up.

“Why not?”

“Because she’s Georgina. She knows everything.” Even the relatively short amount of time I’d spent with her left me with that impression.

She sighed. “All right. Let’s get this over with then.”

I took both her hands. “It’s going to be fine. Just don’t argue with the fact that she’s moving you, and it will all blow over. She’s probably preparing herself for a fight as we speak.”

“Which is why she didn’t tell me in advance. She didn’t want me arguing.”

“Or she just didn’t care about your opinion.”

Casey shook her head. “Either way, keeping her waiting can’t be a good thing.”

“You’ve got that right.” I held her hand as we left my apartment. I had a feeling I wouldn’t be coming back that day.