GENRE: YA Paranormal Romance
Fresh from the climactic battle, our heroes have just realized AJ is the lost soul Xander was destined to find and destroy.
“Are you telling me you can’t feel it? Feel that link between us?”
She did, she had. She’d thought it meant something else, something stronger, something…not so evil. Shaking her head, she tried to back up. Xander stepped with her until the back of her thighs pressed against her bed.
“What will it take to make you believe me?”
AJ opened her mouth to tell him nothing but he bent suddenly, capturing her lips with his, silencing her protests. The kiss was hard and desperate, and AJ, just as desperate, thrust her hands into the soft hair she’d wanted to touch and kissed him back. She’d thought of this moment, of kissing him for so long, and now that she was, she didn’t want to stop. It was as if he anchored her to this world, that if he let her go, she’d cease to exist. His hands slipped from her shoulders, one going to her waist, pulling her closer, and the other tangling possessively in her hair. When he finally pulled away, they were both breathing heavy.
His hand trailed down her arm and took her hand. When he spoke, he did with such passion and conviction, she couldn’t help but believe him.
“I will keep you safe, until my last breath.”
His last breath. The tribunal was this week. He’d never found the evidence to exonerate himself. He’ll be tried, convicted, thrown in jail or worse. He said he’d take her secret with him to the grave. She searched his eyes, finding he knew what was in store for him. It was why he was here, why he’d finally kissed her.
He was saying goodbye.