Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec

Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec

Author:Tara Sivec [Sivec, Tara]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: 2017-11-14T00:00:00+00:00

Chapter 21


The sound of shouting pulls me out of a dead sleep and has me jerking up in bed. My heart is beating out of my chest as I glance over at the clock on my nightstand and realize it’s three in the morning. Taking a few deep breaths to slow down my heart, I remain completely still, listening for another sound and wondering if I imagined it or it was part of whatever dream I’d been having.

After a few minutes of silence and realizing it must have been in my head, I start to lie back down when another shout from the living room has me flinging off the covers and racing out of the room, not even bothering to throw on something over the tank top and underwear I wore to bed.

Everett has been sleeping on the living room couch in the guest house ever since the day after Stratford arrived. To say it’s been a challenge is putting it mildly. It’s not like we spend a lot of time here alone since our days are long, and by the time we come back here, we’re too exhausted to do anything other than go to our respective beds, face-plant on them, and pass out for the night. But I’m just not used to sharing my space with someone else, and having it be Everett is even worse. He’s constantly walking around every morning in a pair of jogging pants that hang low on his hips, without wearing a shirt. Since the last time I mentioned how he needed to put on a damn shirt, he got entirely too much pleasure out of teasing me, I’ve had to keep my mouth shut and pretend like it doesn’t bother me. I also have to pretend like it doesn’t bother me that I can smell him in every room of my house, and everywhere I turn, I see something of his. A pair of jeans crumpled up on the bathroom floor, his wallet and keys on the kitchen counter, a shirt flung over the back of the couch that I will never admit to anyone I brought up to my face and smelled while he was taking a shower…He’s invaded my space and he’s invaded my senses and it’s slowly driving me insane.

As I round the corner of the hallway that leads into the living room, the light from the full moon shining through the huge picture window right above the couch silhouettes his form on the couch. His body thrashes and jerks around on the cushions, his limbs getting twisted around the thin sheet he covered up with.

“I’m sorry! I’m so sorry! I tried to save her!” Everett shouts as I slide across the hardwood floor and drop down to my knee next to the couch.

Even with just a sliver of moonlight shining through the window, I can see the agony on his face as he throws his head back onto his pillow, a soft, pain-filled keening sound coming from him now that breaks my heart.


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