“Can’t you just throw it out of the window or something?” she groaned, closing her eyes again.
“Because I’d have to either open the window, or break the glass, and my ring’s downstairs.”
“I hate sunlight,” Beth grumbled, pulling herself into a sitting position and turning the alarm off.
She stretched and yawned, looking down at Robert, who had an amused look on his face.
“What’s so funny?” she asked.
“You are,” he smiled.
“Up late last night by any chance?”
“Not my fault.”
She nodded, unable to help her smile. “We almost set fire to the kitchen.”
“Yeah, he said. He also claimed full responsibility.”
Beth slid back under the covers, moving closer to him. She leant forward to kiss him. He smiled and kissed her back.
“We need to talk about something,” he said quietly, his face suddenly serious.
“What?” she asked, worried.
“I need to take you to the safe house.”
She looked at him a moment. “Is this about what Lucius said?”
He didn’t bother to hide his surprise. “You heard?”
“I woke up and heard. I thought it was a dream until now.”
“We can either go to the safe house now, or after school.”
“Who’s going to be there?” she asked.
“Most of the brothers and their mates.”
“What about Onyx and Aaralyn?”
“No, they’re staying at home,” he replied.
“Why can’t we then?”
“Because they are in a heavily fortified mansion, where there is CCTV everywhere. We, on the other hand, are not.”
“Only for you would I do this, Robert,” she sighed. “I don’t like being bossed around.”
“I don’t like bossing you around, I just need you safe.”
“Can we go after school?” she asked
“And,” Beth started, “I can now communicate telepathically, so you can check in on me if you get worried.”
“I was going to come with you anyway,” he grinned.
“How exactly?” Beth asked playfully.
“I’ll probably hide in your bag or something.”
“And how do you think you’re going to do that?” she grinned back.
“Oh, I don’t know, maybe become sort of mouse and guard you in my little mousey form.”
“That would be so effective,” she said dryly.
“I’m sure it would be; elephants are afraid of mice after all.”
“I’m not going to get attacked by an elephant at school,” she said, rolling her eyes.
“Doesn’t matter to me; I have a form for every creature.”
“I’m sure. But you can stay here and do something. I don’t need a bodyguard.”
All Robert did was grin, which gave Beth a strong impression he wasn’t going to listen at all.
He got up, kissed her briefly and went downstairs. Beth sighed, just knowing he would end up coming with her anyway.