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“Hello, gorgeous.” The voice was low and husky. It sounded off from how the owner of it usually sounded, but it had to be him.
“Come with me quietly.” His lips brushed against my ear.
“What are you doing here?” I struggled in his arms, but he wouldn’t let go.
“I said quietly.” His arms tightened.
Every part of me wanted to scream for help, but it might have been my one chance to get Jess back. “Okay.”
We moved into a shadowed hallway behind the bathrooms, and I finally looked up at his face. Even without the dim lighting, I wouldn’t have seen much. He was wearing a masquerade mask. “Let Jess go.”
“I will, eventually.” He put a hand on my hip. I fought the urge to shrug him off. I needed any information I could get. “I swear you get more beautiful every time I see you. And this dress.” He moved his hand around to my back. “This dress is killing me.”
I tensed as his hand continued to move down. “What the hell is going on? Why do you have her?”
He laughed. It wasn’t the laugh I remembered him having. It was colder somehow. “I thought we already discussed this, sweetheart.”
“You want me to come willingly. What does that even mean?”
“So he hasn’t told you anything, has he?”
“Anything about what? At least he told me he wasn’t human. That’s more than you can say.” I struggled to keep my voice down.
He ran a hand down my cheek. “Oh, Allie. My sweet, Allie. I was waiting until the right moment.” This wasn’t Toby—not the Toby I remembered at least. It felt like someone had taken over his body—except for the way he said my name. That was the same.
“And when would the right moment have been?”
“Our wedding night.” His voice softened. Like the way he said my name, it gave me hope that the real Toby was still in there.
“Our wedding night? You were delusional enough to think we’d get married?”
“It wasn’t a delusion. I knew it from the first time I kissed you. I’ve been waiting years to really have you.”
“Really have me?”
“Has Levi not shown you what real sex with a Pteron is? I assume he’d be doing it any chance he could. I would.”
“You mean while transformed?”
“Of course. It was always good. So good. But it’s going to be so much better.”