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When I say my last several days have been cray…woo! My IG post last week says it all: I am presently experiencing life at a rate of several WTF’s per hour. Seriously. lol
Anyway, I meant to post this yesterday. Oops. Ah well, better late than never. 🙂 Enjoy!
Moving back to the bed, Aris held both dresses up by the hanger and faced him. “Black or green?”
Raising an eyebrow, he crossed his arms. “Neither.”
“Seriously, Luke…which one is best?”
“Because Marcel is on his way over.”
Luke twisted his mouth, still staring at her.
“Which one?” she asked impatiently as she turned her head side-to-side to look at each one.
“Put them both on, so I can see.”
She finally looked at him, her eyes wide. “What?”
“Put them on.”
She didn’t move right away, observing him to see if he was serious or not. When he didn’t say more, she tossed her head back and let out an exasperated sigh before rushing into her bathroom with both dresses.
Removing his phone from its case, Luke checked messages while he waited. He hadn’t expected her to change so quickly, so when she opened the door and stepped out he was still busy replying to an urgent email from Devin. After he pressed SEND, he finally focused on Aris.
She’d chosen to put on the black one first, and he didn’t bother to disguise his desire…or ignore the stirrings of jealousy in his gut that she was getting all dolled up for Marcel. She looked as amazing as he expected she would, and he knew it was childish but he wanted to see her in it first.
“So?” she asked, twirling around.
“So,” he replied, his eyes everywhere the dress didn’t cover. “Wear the green.”
“Seriously?” She glanced down at her body to inspect the dress before she looked up. “What’s wrong with this one?”
Closing the distance between them, Luke’s eyes revealed everything that was right with it and she took a step back in understanding.
“Fine,” Aris said in a low voice. “Thanks.”
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