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A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows #4) The Dragons Path (The Dagger and the Coin #1)

Sidney walked briskly through the door, holding up her skirt and looking apologetic.

I didn’t get Leah’s pretzel. I got back in my car, drove to the beach and sat on the sand looking out at the water. Leah called me five times, but I sent the calls to voicemail. Saturday was two days away. She was probably a mess. She always was when there was a big life change on the horizon. I rubbed my chest. It felt so heavy.I watched the couples for a long time, walking hand in hand along the water. It was too late to swim, but some kids were playing in the surf, kicking water at each other. In a few weeks, I’d have one of my own. The thought was frightening and exciting — the way you felt before getting on a roller coaster. Except this roller coaster ride would last eighteen years, and I wasn’t sure if my riding partner really wanted to be a mother. Leah tended to like the idea of things more than the actual things.

Come Alive (Experiment in Terror #7)

Once, when we were first married, she’d come home from work cradling a Collie puppy in her arms. I saw him in a pet shop window and I couldn’t resist, she’d said. We can take him on walks together and get him one of those collars with his name on it.Despite my skepticism about the duration of the dog’s stay in my house, I’d smiled and helped her pick out a name — Teddy. The following day I’d come home from work to find the house filled with dog supplies — squeaking hamburgers, stuffed toys and tiny, florescent tennis balls. Aren’t dogs colorblind? I remember thinking, picking one up and examining it. Teddy had a fluffy bed, a rhinestone studded collar and a retractable leash. He even had food and water bowls with his name on them. I studied this all with a sense of dread and watched Leah measure out half cups of food into his dog bowl. For two days she bought things for our new puppy, yet I never once remember seeing her so much as touch him. By day four, Teddy was gone. Given to a neighbor along with his florescent balls.Too much mess, Leah said. I couldn’t housetrain him.

The End of Games (The Single Lady Spy #2)

I didn’t bother to tell her that it took longer than three days to housebreak a puppy. And so Teddy was gone before we could ever go on a walk with him. Please God, don’t let a baby be another puppy to Leah.I stood up, dusting the sand off my jeans. I had to get home — to my wife. That was the life I chose, or what was chosen for me. I didn’t even know anymore where my choices started and ended.

Saturday. I told Leah that I had errands to run. I set out early, stopping at the liquor store for a bottle of scotch I knew I’d need later. Tossing it in the trunk, I drove the twenty minutes to my mother’s house. My parents lived in Ft. Lauderdale. They bought their house from a pro golfer in the nineties, something which my mother still bragged about to her friends. When Robert Norrocks owned this house…

She opened the door before I could knock.You shouldn’t — we- Her voice trails off.

I love you, I say into her ear. She tries to jerk away, but my arms are still wrapped around her.Don’t, Caleb…

The Splendour Falls

She’s suddenly snapped out of her little daze. Her shapely legs are struggling to gain leverage so she can get away from me.Because it’s not right.

It’s not right for me to love you? Or it’s not right for you to love me back?She is crying, I hear her sniffle.

Neither. Her voice, which is high on emotion, cracks. Cracks my reserve, cracks my game, cracks my heart.When I speak, my voice is husky. I stare out at the water. I can’t stay away from you. I’ve been trying for ten years.

She sobs and drops her head. She is not trying to get away from me anymore, but she’s trying to put distance between us. She leans forward and immediately I feel a loss. I’ve gone so many years without her, I refuse to allow her to try to space me out. I have her trapped and I’m going to take advantage. I wrap my hands in her hair, winding it around my fist, and then I gently pull back until her head is resting against my chest. She allows me to do all of this and doesn’t seem to mind the bondage.Bondage. I’d love to give the love of my life a well-deserved flogging.

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