It’s #StarkOnSaturday again — and that means it’s time for other snippet from the upcoming Claim Me, book two in the Stark Trilogy that began with Release Me.
My phone beeps and I pause in the middle of the parking lot to pull it out of my purse, then smile when I see it’s from Damien.
Thinking of you. Be good on your first day. Get along with the other kids. But don’t share your candy.
I laugh and tap out a reply. I only share my candy w/ u.
His reply makes me smile. Very glad to hear it.
I answer just as quickly. Heading into building now. Wish me luck.
His response is quick. Luck, though you don’t need it. Meeting reconvening, must go. Tonight, baby. Until then, imagine me, touching you.
I always do, I reply, then sigh happily as I slide my phone back into my purse, but not before noticing the time. It’s only 9:45, which means that I have fifteen minutes before I’m supposed to report for work.
My phone rings, and I pull it out. Damien again. “I’m imagining,” I say, keeping my tone sultry.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” He doesn’t sound sultry at all. In fact, he sounds downright pissed. I grimace. Apparently, he’s just spoken to Edward.
“Going to work,” I say.
“I’m supposed to be in a meeting right now.”
“So why aren’t you?”
“No,” I snap. “I’m the only one who gets to say that. Dammit, Damien, I am perfectly capable of driving myself. And if you want to hire out Edward then ask me. It’s easy. You walk up to me and say, ‘Nikki, darling, light of my life, can I have my driver take you to work?’”
There is a pause, and I hope that he is laughing. “And you would have said yes?”
“No,” I admit. “But that’s the way you should have handled it. It’s my job, Damien. I want to drive myself. I will drive myself.”
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