“Touch me, tease me, and never leave me,
Kiss me, lick me, I won’t think you’re easy,
Fuck me, blow me, and close your eyes
I’m going to take you on the ride of your life.”
He whispered in my ear as his fingers trailed down my stomach and closer to my panties. “Do you like this, Evie?” His voice was raspy, more urgent and his eyes searched mine. I stared back at him with my heart pounding. I shivered at the look of desire in his eyes. I was in over my head and I knew it. He smiled then, a warm satisfied smile as if he could read my mind. His fingers stopped their journey and he grabbed my hands. “Are you ready for what’s next?” He pulled me towards him, not blinking. I nodded slowly, barely believing that I was agreeing to his offer. “Good.” He said before his lips crushed down on mine, claiming what was his. I melted against his chest and kissed him back passionately; wanting to be an active part of this journey he wanted to take me on. His hands squeezed my shoulders as he kissed me and I cried out as he pulled my hair roughly. He chuckled at the sound and pulled away from me. “You need to toughen up if you want to do this. Do you understand?”
“Yes.” I finally whispered a reply. “I understand.”
It was then that I heard the door close. We hadn’t been alone.
“He knows?” I looked up at him in confusion, anxiety running through my veins.
“Yes.” He stilled. “He knows.”
“Don’t touch me.” I pushed Tyler away from me as hard as I could. He stepped back and stared down at me with a twinkle in his eyes.
“Such a strong push for a girl so…” His voice trailed off and I stared into his eyes searching for some sort of glimmer. All I wanted from him was the truth about Grant.
“Why won’t Grant let me leave?”
“Why do you want to leave?” He stared at me disdainfully. “Didn’t you enjoy his lovemaking?”
“You’re so rude.” I shook my head, my face afire with embarrassment. Was he calling me out for sleeping with Grant? “It’s none of your business.”
“I didn’t say it was.” He shrugged. “I should leave.”
“Where are you going?” My voice dropped. I didn’t want him to leave me by myself.
“Out? Now?” I grabbed a hold of him. “Take me with you.”
“You want to run away from Grant?” He paused and leaned in towards me, his tongue trailing down my cheek for a few seconds. “Or do you just want to be with me?”
“What are you talking about?” I gasped and stepped back, my cheek hot with fire from his touch. “I just want to go home.”
“Do you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood?” He asked softly, his eyes intense on me.
“Doesn’t everyone?” I rolled my eyes and shivered.
“What was the lesson you learned from Little Red Riding Hood?”
“I don’t know. Don’t trust people pretending to be your grandma with hairy faces?” I tried to crack a joke to lighten the mood, but he didn’t crack a smile.
“No, the lesson to be learned is that Little Red Riding Hood should have been smarter before she even reached the house. She should have realized that anything could have been waiting for her.”
“But she got the better of the wolf.” I licked my lips. “She wasn’t to know that the wolf was a psycho.”
“What wolf is not?” He stared at me for a few seconds and I could see him studying my face carefully. “Why did you come back here with him?”
“You don’t want to know.” I bit my lower lip, feeling ashamed.
“I do.” He stared at the rumpled sheets and then back at me. “I very much want to know.”
“What’s going on?” Grant opened the door and walked into the room, looking at Tyler and me with narrowed eyes.
“We were just talking.” Tyler said smoothly. “Do you have a problem with that?”
“Why would I have a problem with that?” Grant looked annoyed and stared at Tyler, who was staring back at him defiantly. I stared at the two men in front of me and swallowed hard. There was Grant looking so handsome and virile. His dark hair shadowed his face and his eyes were intense and possessive as he gazed at me. Then I looked at Tyler, so strong and buff. His blue eyes, light, as they gazed at me with questions. I shivered as I stared at his arms, so strong and muscular. Tyler licked his lips slowly and grinned, a devilish, captivating and spine-chilling grin.
“So Evie.” He said softly as he took a step towards me. “What do you say?”
“Say to what?” My heart beat faster as he looked me over from head to toe. What was he asking me? What was going on here? Was this some sick sort of game?
“What do you say to the big bad wolves that are both ready to eat you up?” He whispered into my ear.
“What?” My jaw dropped as I stared at him. Was he saying what I thought he was saying?
“Are you ready to be breakfast?” His husky tone dropped and I felt his hand on my lower back. “Or would you rather be lunch?”
“What?” I repeated, my stomach churning. Was he propositioning me for a threesome?
“Nothing.” He laughed and looked back at Grant. “The call go okay?”
“Yes.” Grant nodded and his eyes narrowed. “Anything else?”
“No, that was it.” Tyler smiled and walked out of the room. I stood there staring at the door wondering about our exchange. Grant and I stood there in silence and when I finally looked at him, he frowned.
“What was that about?” His lips thinned as he surveyed my body. “You seem to be awfully close with Tyler.”
“We were just talking.”
“Talking about what?” He took a step towards me.
“Fairy tales.” I said softly and laughed almost hysterically. I wanted to slap myself to see if this was real. Was this just a bad daydream I’d found myself in?
“Fairy tales.” He looked smug. “Am I your Prince Charming then?” He cocked his head. “Or your knight in shining armor?”
“Neither.” I bit my lower lip. “You haven’t rescued me.”
“What do you call the five grand I gave you?”
“You haven’t given me anything and I don’t want it.” I shook my head. “I just want to go home.”