TITLE: Alien Desires
GENRE: Paranormal romance
Calix is an alien (on a mission) who comes from a planet without love or closeness. Annie’s fallen for him, but doesn’t think he’ll ever understand what love is. In this scene, Annie has re-injured her ankle and Calix has rushed her home to her brother, Mac.
If Calix could make Annie’s pain his own, he would.
Mac came in with a blue item, placed a glass of water on the bedside table and handed her a small container. “Here ya go.”
She took the pills and sat up. When he slipped her sock off, she cried out.
“What are you doing to her?” Calix demanded.
“It’s okay,” she said. “He’s putting ice on it.”
“That will make it better?”
“Dang, Annie,” Mac said. “It’s really swollen. Shouldn’t you go to the doctor?”
“With this storm coming? No way. Just wrap it.”
He wrapped the blue item around her ankle. “You got something I can tie around this?”
“T-shirt. Middle drawer.” She opened the container and poured out a pill. “I have to take this with food.”
“I can get it.” Calix knew just what to bring her, too. He grabbed the keys Mac had placed on the counter and rushed outside. After searching through several bags, he found the box he was looking for. He returned to her bedroom, holding a donut.
Tears formed in her eyes and she bit her bottom lip. “You’re giving up one of your donuts for me?”
“I’ll leave you two alone.” Mac closed the door behind him.
Calix was confused. Did she or did she not like the donut? “If you do not like this, I can get you something else.”
“No, don’t. I love it. Thank you.”