Forever? Kylie could almost believe Aaron meant those words when he was looking at her the way that he was right now.
"I'm not playing either Aaron. I just..." She didn't know what she wanted to say. That she couldn't believe him. That there was no way Aaron Winters would be interested in forever. It was too soon. She couldn't trust her feelings.
Couldn't trust Aaron. It was too soon.
Relationships didn't work like that, did they? They weren't all magic and romance. Her parents had fought for as long as she could remember. They stayed together because it was the best thing for everyone.
"We'll go slow. I know you need time. I know this is happening fast. We'll take things slowly."
Kylie wanted to cry at the tender expression in his eyes.
"I think it's a little late for that, don't you? We haven't exactly taken it slow so far."
He grinned and pulled her closer. "I guess you got me there. So why don't you tell me about your week and I'll try to go slow?"
"Ugh...do I have to?"
"Don't tell me being a celebrity doesn't agree with you?"
"It's horrible. I can't go anywhere without someone recognizing me from that newspaper article. Mostly men and let me just say you guys are twisted."
"Do I want to hear this?" Aaron closed his eyes and then added, "No, I definitely don't want to hear this, but I think I'd better."
Kylie had to laugh at his pitiful expression. "Take for instance tonight. Mariah and I were out at Texas Traditions."
"Wait, when did Mariah get back in town?" he asked as she searched his expression for some sign of something.
"A few days ago I think. She's here to finish moving from the apartment and to do an assignment. Why?"
"Because I didn't know she was around, that's why and no, I'm not interested in getting back together with her." Aaron cupped her face and looked into her eyes. "Do you believe me?"
"Yes." She did. She remembered Mariah's strange comment earlier and wondered how much of what Mariah had said in the past about her relationship with Aaron was real.
"So, tell me about tonight." He innocently kissed her nose while his hands did very dangerous things to her body. Kylie moaned.
"Oh, some kid, probably barely old enough to be at the club recognized me from the paper. Oh, and guess what? Texas Monthly wants to do an article on the shop. So we're going to be even more famous."
"Oh great. More competition. I think I'm going to have to come back sooner than a year; otherwise I'm going to lose you." He continued to explore her body with his hands.
Yeah that was going to happen. She couldn't get enough of him.
"That's just silly. You have nothing to worry about," she told him with a sweet, little smile.
"Uh-huh. So why am I not convinced?" He gave her a deviant smile before tossing the covers away.
"Well, maybe you just need to try harder." For a moment, Aaron seemed at a loss for words. But only for a moment. Then he pushed her back against the covers and covered her body with his.
"You know, I think you're right. You can't leave if you can't get enough."