By turns I shifted my gaze from my father, who seemed like he might even be enjoying this, to the huge tattooed ogre sitting in my couch, who evidently found the whole situation extremely boring.
“How… just how do you think I’ll explain this to Bethany? Or my friends? I can’t tell them I have a bodyguard, but I’ll have to give some reason for his being here.”
“Tell them he’s your new roommate. “, my father said, “You can even add that he’s a relative, whatever you think is best.”
“Are you even listening to yourself? A relative? Of mine?” I waved my hand in disbelief, “Just… Look at him! He’s the very image of a jailbird! I bet he eats little kids for breakfast. ”
After some time had passed, I thought I heard someone knocking on my door, so I bent the quilt back across my face and listened. When the knocking came again, I got up, went over to the door and opened it just a little. With his hands in his pockets, Alex was standing at the door giving me a black look. I was pretty sure that this guy never laughed in his life.
“What?” I snapped.
“Hmm … let me see. Would you be OK with some assassin roaming around your apartment?”
“I’m not an assassin, Princess,” he grumbled.
Shooting daggers at me, he really seemed serious, and I almost believed him.
“Yeah, right. Just like I’m a prima ballerina,” I shouted before closing the door in his face and going back to bed.
“Oh God,” I gasped.
Dumbfounded, I studied his eyes, which seemed to be some color between green and blue.
Gray, I decided.
Even though his nose was slightly crooked, as if it had been broken few times and his features were too harsh for him to be anyone’s idea of cute, this was definitely the most attractive man I’d ever seen.
“Close. But, not quite right,” towering over me, he replied in a husky voice “Guess again”.
“ Well, you said Oh God… Try again.”
When we came to the yard, I let out a sigh of relief
It took a few moments to remember my hand was in his,
so I quickly tugged it free at once, avoiding his eyes.
“I… I think we should go,” I managed nervously, to which he just nodded …