“I’m leaving. I really shouldn’t be around you anymore.”
“You’re attracted to me too. Why can’t you admit it?” It wasn’t really a question though. He knew. He braced my waist and drew me toward him. “Oh, wait. I know. If you admit you desire a half-breed, then you’re somehow admitting you’re inadequate. Right?”
“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” I lied. He couldn’t be more right.
“Because you believe half-breeds are inferior and not worth an Angel’s time or affection. Is that it, Abigail?”
His lips were so close to mine, his warm breath lingered at my nose, reminding me of the delicious taste of his mouth. I sniffed the aroma in and gulped it down. Pathetic. Really, really pathetic.
With whatever brain cells I had left I muttered, “I have to go. Now.”
Before I knew what was happening next I was being escorted to the elevator. His hand was on my back as he gently guided me along the hardwood floor. I couldn’t hear his shoes but mine were squeaking noisily, covering the sound of Harley’s continuous keyboard tapping.
Such a stupid thing to concentrate on, Abby.
He pressed the down button and turned me by my shoulders so he could look at my face. “Be careful,” he whispered. “Peter Piper isn’t dangerous by himself but he’s idiotic enough to follow someone who is. Do you understand?”
“Why don’t you give me more information then?” I was surprised he’d come to that conclusion by simply looking at Piper’s file. What kind of notes did this guy take? And how could I get my hands on them?
“Have dinner with me tonight and we can discuss it.”
“I wouldn’t even if I could.”
I didn’t answer. I may have wanted to lick whipped cream off his body but I didn’t trust him to know any more about me than he already did.
“Lunch tomorrow, then?”
“Not going to happen.”
He drew in an annoyed breath and pulled a business card out of thin air. “Take this. Call me if you change your mind, day or night. Or if you feel like you might be attacked again.”
I narrowed my eyes at him. “What would you do about it?”
“Prevent it from happening, of course.”