She remained in place, watching me like a rabbit eyeing its predator. “Come here,” I urged her softly. “Damn, Lex, just let me hold you.”
“I’m not sure that’s a good idea.”
“That’s the best freaking idea I’ve had in a long time.” I tugged her wrist again. “We can talk about all the other shit tomorrow, but tonight, I want you beside me. I want you in my arms. No talking before daylight. Tonight, I just want to be with you.”
Her features reflected the indecision that warred within her.
“Please, Lex. I need to be with you.” I gently tugged her wrist again, and this time she succumbed, stretching out beside me, her cheek against my chest.
Pulling her against me, I kissed her forehead and stroked her back.
When she splayed her hand across my chest, her small palm resting just above my heart, I covered it with mine and gave it a gentle squeeze. Her lips brushed against my skin, the soft flutter of an angel’s kiss. Contentment filled my soul, and I closed my eyes, savoring every detail about her, her touch, her scent, her soft breathing. If I could spend every night of my life going to sleep with Lexi in my arms, I’d be a happy man.
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