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Beth turned around to face him and let him whisk her off into another waltz. After a little while, something was gnawing at Beth.

“How did Isabella find you here?” she asked quietly.

“The same way I know exactly where you are at all times: mental connection.”

“You have a blood bond with her?”

“Don’t need one. I can’t connect with her if she won’t let me. She can let me into her psychic feed, or not, but she has constant accessibility to mine; she’s mentally stronger than I am.”

“Demon,” Beth murmured, remembering.

Ex-demon,” Robert corrected her, a small smile on his lips.

“Humph.” Robert’s smile grew fractionally. “What’s so funny?”

“You are.”

“Oh?”

“You’re not too impressed with Isabella, are you?”

“I’ve not met her,” Beth said to avoid the subject.

“You still don’t like her.”

“She’s the same—was the same thing as what’s harassing us at the moment.”

“And she’s going to help us.”

Beth wasn’t particularly satisfied with that answer but let the matter drop, not wanting an argument. She still hadn’t asked what Robert had done to save Isabella from her mother, and she wasn’t going to. Not yet.

After a while, Beth began to feel a bit tired and her feet were beginning to hurt. She leant against Robert a bit more. He ran his fingers through her curls.

“I love your hair,” he whispered.

Beth looked up at him and stood on her tiptoes to kiss him.

“Is it later yet?” she murmured against his lips.

He looked slightly confused, his eyebrows drawing together and his head tipping to the side.

“When you picked me up, we kissed and you promised me ‘later’. Is it later yet?” Beth looked up at him through her lashes.

He chuckled. “Yes, it’s later.”

Beth grinned and kissed him again, pulling him down to her.

“You do remember that we’re being watched, don’t you?” he asked quietly.

“Then let’s go.”

Robert swept her up into his arms and carried her out, obviously guessing that her feet were hurting. Robert sat her in the car and shut the door. He got in beside her and kissed her as soon as the door was shut.

Beth let herself fall into the moment, dropping all thoughts. This was what she wanted. She wanted to spend her whole life like this, with Robert.

When Beth pulled away, she was completely breathless.

“I do believe you have someone waiting for you at home,” Beth whispered.

“She can wait,” Robert grinned.

“She’s been waiting for, like, an hour.”

Robert rolled his eyes and started the car. He reversed out and drove away.

“I had a really good time tonight,” Beth said quietly, lacing her fingers through Robert’s.

“So did I,” he replied, smiling at her.

“Will you come and get me in the morning so we can talk about what Isabella says?”

“If you want,” Robert said, nodding.

“Can I stay at yours tomorrow? Jack’s got his friend round and he’s always flirting with me.”

“You don’t need to ask. You can stay whenever you want, for however long you want. It’s nice when you’re there.” Robert seemed to be thinking about something.

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