Happy Hump Day!
We're continuing with another Mid Week Tease from Sicario, World's End Book 2.
In today's teaser:
Just as Enzo and Lexan seem to find a happy place, trouble comes calling. When you're a hired killer who spares your target, trouble will eventually find both of you. Enjoy ❤
We both shifted up into the bed fully clothed. As I placed my head on the pillow, he switched off the light, rolled over and put his arm over me. Sighing, I relaxed a little as I felt his body close. The need for him still shimmered in my body. But the need for survival superseded the need for sex.
Neither of us spoke. Neither of us slept for an hour.
“You can sleep,” I said. “I’ll take the first watch and wake you in two hours.”
“I’m not sure I can sleep,” he said.
“Try. You need the rest.” I turned around to face him. “I’ll keep you safe.”
His face was shadowed, but I could feel the tension in his body. “You’re the one I saw dead in my dream.”
“I promise you I won’t die,” I said. At least, not tonight. I leaned forward and pressed my lips to his. “Sleep.”
After another fifteen minutes, I heard his breathing even out and he was asleep.
An hour later, I heard something that sounded like feet crunching on gravel. It was very faint and I couldn’t be sure, but I couldn’t dismiss it either. Sitting up, I focused and listened. I heard it again. It was faint, but it was there.
My pulse rate picked up. Moving to the edge of the bed, I pulled my boots on and picked up my gun. Then I patted Enzo on the shoulder. He stirred and opened his eyes.
“There’s someone outside the house,” I said in a whisper.
He scrambled out of bed and raced to the cabinet for the guns. He held the rifle and pistol.
“Put your boots on and stay in here,” I told him.
“I’m not hiding in here while there’s an intruder in my house.”
I gripped his shoulders. “This is what I do. Trust me.”
He nodded after a heartbeat.
“And if anyone comes through this door, shoot them. I’ll call out if it’s me coming back.”
I turned to leave, but he gripped my nape, his fingers rough and gentle at the same time. “Stay alive, chico,” he ordered.
Something lodged in my throat and I coughed to dislodge it. “You too, Boss.”
Copyright (c) 2016-17 Kai Tyler
Unfortunately, this is the first of many troubles to come. The sense of impending peril really never goes away until the end.
Find out more about Lexan and Enzo HERE.
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Thinking of Kathleen. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.