When you got captured, I didn't know... He trailed off, had to chug whiskey before he could continue. If it'd be like...What?Like it was with Clotile.Oh, Jackson, no. I was okay. I am unharmed.Didn't know if I'd get there too late, he said with a shudder. Then he crossed over to me, until we stood toe-to-toe. Evie, if you ever get taken from me again, you better know that I'll be coming for you. He cupped my face with a bloodstained hand. So you stay the hell alive! You don't do like Clotile, you doan take that way out. You and me can get through anything, just give me a chance.--his voice broke lower just give me a chance to get to you. He buried his face in my hair, inhaling deeply. There is nothing that can happen to you that we can't get past....When you say we...?He pulled back, gazing down at me, his eyes blazing. I am goan to lay it all out there for you. Laugh in my face--I don't care. But I am goan to get this off my chest.I won't laugh. I am listening.Evie, I've wanted you from the first time I saw you. Even when I hated you, I wanted you. He raked his fingers through his hair. I got it bad, me. My heart felt like it'd stopped--so that I could hear him better.For as long as you've been looking down your nose at me, I've been craving you, an envie like I've never known.I don't look down at you! I am too busy looking up to you....The corners of his lips curled for an instant before he grew serious again. You asked me if I had that phone with your pictures, if I'd looked at it. Damn right, I did! I saw you playing with a dog at the beach and doing a crazy-ass flip off a high dive and making faces for the camera. I learned about you- his voice grew hoarse -and I wanted more of you. To see you every day. With a humourless laugh, he admitted, After the Flash, I was constantly sourcing ways to charge a goddamned phone--that would never make a call.I murmured, I didn't know...I couldn't be sure.It's you for me, peekon.
Kresley Cole