Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chapter 18 Teasers!

Chapter 18


"We should figure out how you're going to explain Mr. McCarty here, though."

"What do you mean?" Mac responded.

James pursed his lips. "Well, the media are going to start asking questions about the mysterious older man that was seen leaving the airport with us yesterday. In fact," he mused, "I'm almost shocked that they haven't yet."

Bella chewed on her bottom, deep in thought. "Well, I figured we could either pass him off as a bodyguard or tell the truth that he's family."

"I think it'd probably be best to go with the bodyguard angle for the moment." He paused, before nodding. "Actually, the more I think about it, the more I say we just don't say anything and let them assume."

Bella's lips curved into a devious smile. "You know what they say about assuming, James."

His brow furrowed in confusion. "No, what?"

 "You make an ass out of u and me."

He rolled his eyes. "Very mature, Iz."

She stuck out her tongue. "You're just jealous you didn't think of it first."

"Okay, children," Mac broke in, "do I need to separate you two?"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chapter 17 Teasers

Chapter 17


He tucked her head against his shoulder, holding her tightly. "It'll be fine," he whispered. "We'll talk to each other every day. Time will fly by, watch."

Bella took in a shuddering breath, willing herself not to cry. He was right; it wasn't the end of the world. "I know," she murmured. "I just didn't realize that this would be so hard."

He kissed the top of her head and sighed. "I'll be out to visit in a few weeks, but I'm sure it'll feel like a lifetime."

She smiled, that one bright spot giving her the strength to pull away. Leaning up on her tippy toes, she kissed him sweetly, one last time. His hands wrapped around her waist and their kiss quickly turned passionate.

"Okay, lovebirds," Mac called out. "I hate to break up your moment, but we needed to be heading through security ten minutes ago."