“Seems my affections for you didn’t go unnoticed,” Adam said looking over at me. His eyes watched me so intently, I forgot myself for a moment.
“I need to know why you waited so long. I’ve been here for three months and other than teaching me about the wolves or punishing me, you never spoke to me. You threatened to give me to Luke if I didn’t date Sawyer and now you want me for yourself,” I paused to take a breath. “Whatever game you’re playing, I’m not. I like Sawyer and you’re mated to Eve. I’m not willing to die for something I can’t have.” I spoke the words that’d been lingering on my lips for days. I made sure I coated them with authority and confidence, in hopes they’d penetrate Adam’s stubborn head. My facial features were stony and my eyes meant business.
Inside, it felt like water rushing down a drain. Everything I allowed myself to believe could happen with Adam was withdrawing and left me empty. Against my better judgment and morals, I wanted Adam as sure as the farmer’s want rain. I craved his presence and touch like a struggling drug addict. Sure that if I didn’t get a taste of him my body would convulse until I either got another dose or it left my system completely. The realization was so strong that it left me breathless, suffocating on the emotions that gnawed on my insides until there was nothing left.