Book Excerpt: Chapter 3, Vance & Portia
No, there it was again. There was definitely something tapping on the window. I got out of bed and stood there for a minute. I took a deep breath, sucking in some bravery I hoped, and pulled the curtain back quickly. I saw nothing but the hedge.
I sighed, rolling my eyes at my self-induced paranoia, and quietly eased the window sill up, thinking that perhaps a branch or something from the bush may be hitting the pane. I stuck my head out to look for the offender.
A large hand clamped over my mouth. I opened it to scream, but the voice that cut through the still night stopped me.
“Don’t be scared. It’s just me,” Vance whispered quietly into the air, and he removed his hand.
“Are you trying to give me a heart attack?” I asked more than a bit irritated, my breath coming in quick little gasps. I placed a hand over my heart, which was pounding out of my chest, in a futile attempt to calm it.
“Not really.” He laughed quietly, his gaze skimming over my scantily clad form in the moonlight. “Though I could see how you might have come to that conclusion.”
“What’re you doing here, Vance?” I asked, impatiently, even though my skin still thrummed where his hands had touched me.
“I came to see if you’d like to go for a ride with me,” he replied as if that were obvious.
I looked him over, considering the new information I’d learned about him, but only pondering his request for about half a second.
If there was one thing I was absolutely certain of tonight, it was that I wanted to spend more time with Vance. I was completely intrigued by him.
“Yes, I would. But I need to get some pants on real quick,” I said, glancing down at my attire and biting at my lip.
“I can see how that might be beneficial,” he said with another sultry look at me, followed up with an appreciative smile. “I’ll wait here,” he replied, turning to lean up against the wall and folding his arms over his chest.
Hurrying over to where I left my clothes lying carelessly on the floor earlier, I pulled my jeans on over the boxers, buttoning them while slipping my feet back into my shoes.
I wondered if this incessant pounding in my heart would ever go away, but I didn’t delude myself that it was due to the shock I’d just had. He was the one causing this reaction in me, and I smiled and headed back to the window.
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