Streaks of sunshine coming through the partially-closed blinds wakes me. It must be a bit early; my alarm hasn’t gone off yet. Stretching, I realize I haven’t slept that well in years. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I slept that well as all.
Climbing out of bed, I make quick use of the bathroom, washing my face and finding a spare toothbrush. Walking down the hall, I smell bacon and coffee.
“Morning, Max.” I practically sing as I grab for a coffee mug and fill it with liquid heaven.
“Morning, Hemi. Sleep well?” He hands me a plate piled with bacon, eggs, and waffles.
“I did. Think I can bet you out of your bed again tonight?” I ask, before taking a bite of the waffles. Letting out a soft moan, I chew the waffle slowly. “Oh God, can I just marry you now so you can make me breakfast every day?” When he doesn’t answer, I look up to see him staring at me with that same look of desire he had yesterday.
“Baby, you can marry me right now, but I get to sleep in that bed with you tonight.” I hadn’t realized he was moving closer until I feel the last word whispered across my lips. The sound of a throat clearing behind me has us jumping apart. I turn to see Jayden staring at us with a weird look. It’s almost a combination of discomfort, anger, and confusion.
“You better not let her brothers catch you that close to her, the last guy that got that close got beat pretty bad.”