Book 7 Deleted Scene #03
Kyle smiled down at her. “I took longer than I thought. You fell asleep.”
Jennifer stretched, naked under the blanket. Tension flooded the air as she remembered why she didn’t have a nightgown on.
Kyle fastened the thin door to the chamber. It was supposed to be for council members who were on long shifts and needed a moment away from the relentless demands of the camp.
Fresh from a shower, Kyle was dismayed to discover himself too tired to run through the mental plans he’d made for this moment. Not wanting to ruin it, he settled into the small chair by the cot to take off his boots, saying, “I know you’ve made up your mind, but we’re both beat, honey. Can we do this in the morning?”
Jennifer nodded in relief. She felt sore all over and a bit queasy from skipping dinner.
“You sure?” he questioned, eyes darkening at the sight of her bare shoulders and wild hair.
Jennifer flushed. “Yes, please. Hand me my gown?”
“Will you leave it off?”
Cheeks turning scarlet, she did, thinking it was a good way to ease into things. It was also a bit awkward and embarrassing as he stripped down to his boxers and slid in with her.
The narrow cot only allowed them to be on their sides. When Kyle gently rolled her to face the wall, Jennifer felt terror rush over her mind.
Kyle felt her freeze and sighed unhappily. He slowly placed his back to her and felt the tension break. Still aroused by the sensation, Kyle smothered the need to hold her. The trekking they’d done today had worn him out.
Kyle’s body was a warm comfort to relax against. Jennifer sighed in pleasure. “Thank you.”
Kyle grunted, already drifting. “My honor.”
Jennifer smiled, shifting a little to enjoy his heat more fully. She really was a lucky girl. She had the best man in this camp.