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“Is he okay?” Beth asked, genuinely worried.

Robert nodded. “He’ll be fine. Mark is off all this week though, just to make sure.”

“Well, that’s... something at least.”

“Yes, it is. Anyway, enough of them for now. I don’t want you alone tonight, so I’ve asked Lucius to come and stay until I get back.”

Beth opened her mouth to say it was fine but closed it again, another thought crossing her mind. “Why tonight and not last night?”

He paused. “We had another contract, this time on Aleah, Eko’s mate. And another one, on Aaralyn. Someone is targeting the mates of the Brotherhood, and we don’t know who it is. Everyone else is moving to the safe house but I don’t want to put you in a situation where you’re completely surrounded by people you don’t know, and I’m not there. So Lucius is coming.”

“It’s a good job I wasn’t going to object to it; sounds like there was never an option,” Beth mumbled.

“There was never an option of someone not staying, but the topic of who it is was up for debate.”

“Lucius is fine.”

“You sure?”

“Yeah,” she said, nodding her head.

Robert moved closer to her, putting his arms back around her waist.

“I love you,” he whispered.

“I love you too.”

He leant down to kiss her. She met him halfway, letting him hold her.

“I’m going out a little later tonight, give us some time to ourselves,” Robert murmured

Beth smiled up at him before pulling his lips back to hers.



The sun had set almost an hour ago, and Beth was glad for the little extra time with Robert.

“Lucius will be here in a couple of minutes. Dinner’s in the oven; make sure to check it,” he said.

“I will,” she smiled. “I do believe we need to start discussing our wedding plans.”

Robert grinned. “That we do. And I can’t wait for any of it.”

“And where would you take me on our honeymoon? Oh, the possibilities,” Beth exclaimed dramatically, before giggling.

“I have a few ideas you might like,” he said, his grin widening even further.

“I look forward to it.”

“As do I.”

Robert pulled Beth to him, holding her against him before kissing her.

“I need to go,” he murmured, pushing a strand of her hair back into its place. “Lucius is downstairs.”

Beth slid her hand into his and let him lead her out of the study and down the stairs.

The End

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