~ SERIES SPOTLIGHT ~
Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told.
Salvation will be earned, secrets will be unveiled.
Tribulations will be overcome, truths will be revealed.
Don’t call me that, Ana. Not you. I can’t stand hearing you calling me that.”
looked up at him. “Why? Why can’t you stand me
calling you that? Why does it matter what I think?”
dropped to the floor in front of me, almost at my eye level. His hand hovered
over my thigh,
but he withdrew it and shoved it into his pocket. “Because you are different, Ana Parry. You make me believe things can be
downcast eyes told me all that I needed to know, but I braced
myself for the words. “They can’t. Braiden noticed. Noticed something between
us in the
cafeteria. I have to throw him off the scent. If he finds out about you, about us, things could turn to
shit very quickly. For both of us. It’s safer for you this way.”
raised my chin slightly, almost in defiance. “And I don’t get any say?”
one swift movement, Jackson clasped his hand around the back of my neck and
pulled me down to him. His face nuzzled into my neck and I felt him breathe me
in, and then he murmured, “It’s got to be this way. I fucking hate it, but it’s the only way.
I’m sorry. Please don’t hate me.”
I- I’m just so confu-”
lips came down on mine, and I grabbed onto him as if he was my air. As if I needed him
to survive. Jackson sucked my bottom lip into his mouth and a soft moan escaped
my lips as my body arched into him and my legs wrapped tightly around his waist. I needed to be closer, and our tongues danced and
dueled, causing our breathing to become rapid. This wasn’t like the kiss in
the closet—no, this was different. It was full of need and desperation… it was
couldn’t be the one to break away. I didn’t want it to end. I didn’t want this
to be it. I had
just found him and now he was leaving me. But all too soon, Jackson started to
untangle my legs from his waist and pulled away, placing one last chaste kiss
on my lips, leaving me in a crumpled mess on the floor.
we have to keep our distance. You can’t approach me or talk to me. And I will ignore you. You won’t exist to me.
I’m so sorry that I dragged you into this shit storm.” His fingers brushed over
my jaw as he stared down at me with such reverence that my insides coiled. “I know you still
have questions, but I can’t give you answers. Ana Parry…” He drew in a deep
breath, regret shining in his eyes. “…in another life I would have stolen your
heart and never returned it.”
just like that, Jackson was gone and my heart broke with realization…
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