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Check out this short snippet, completely unedited as yet so please be gentle…
Fraze emerges from a door along the hallway and pauses to regard me. His surprised expression soon gives way to a lazy smile, enough to melt my knickers.
“You were expecting someone else.” I state the obvious.
“Pizza delivery. Have you eaten?”
I nod. “Yes. At my hotel. I… I could come back later.”
“You could, but I’m willing to bet you won’t. I think we’d better hang onto you while we can.” He turns as Declan appears in the doorway behind him. “We have a visitor.”
“So I see. And a lot more appetising than a quattro staggione.” Declan beams at me. “Hi, Ellie. Nice to see you.”
“Look,” I begin. “This was a mistake. I’m sorry, I just—”
“To what do we owe this pleasure? Was there something you wanted, Ellie?” Fraze’s tone is soft, his eyebrow raised in that quizzical way he has.
Caught, I stand, rooted in the hallway and tell myself I should just be honest. I did come here looking for something, something tempting which they dangled before me and I turned down. I have to assume their offer still stands.
“I’ve been thinking…” My voice trails away. There is silence for several seconds, until Fraze breaks it.
“I was just… I mean, I wondered…”
“Yes? What can we do for you, Ellie?” Declan speaks to me in a softer tone but I’m not fooled. He, too, expects an honest response.
“Spank me,” I whisper. “Please.”
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