Chapter 39 is a-comin’ – pun absolutely intended… 😉
“…My moment had come, it was time to play my trump card, “There’s something else you might like,” I whispered, my tone playful as I prepared to give him the news that would hopefully shake his thoughts enough to shift his cautionary perception.
“And what, pray tell, is that Mrs Grey?” he purred, slowly backing me up to the wall. His hands resting on my shoulders as he steered. Mercurial to a fault his eyes were twinkling with a hint of mischief, his mouth curved with all the lascivious intent in the world. Any traces of solemnity banished to a compartment in his mind that he rarely put on show.
“I have something for you – or rather I don’t.” I couldn’t resist to draw it out, to tease him with my delicious titbit. I had to employ the help of my teeth to curb the Cheshire-cat smile playing tug of war with my mock-serious face.
“Mmhh,” he mused, his grin widening as his eyes turned into a molten shade that sent fire licking at my centre. “I love getting gifts from you baby but if you don’t spill it I’ll torture it out of you.” He positioned his hands on the sides of my body, resting over my ribs but I knew the stillness of them was deceptive. Those fingers could stroke with love just as much as they could tickle with merciless incursion at the drop of a hat. His light touch wasn’t fooling me, not with the digits poised for torment…”