My feelings, exactly. Charmer’s tags jingled indicating an enthusiastic greeting, which meant at least one resident enjoyed the prospect of an unexpected visitor. The dog was a guard dog failure. Levi straightened and put his hand against the wall lifting his weight off her. Greeting the lawyer would fall to her, no doubt. Smoothing her hair, she tried to make herself look as if she hadn’t been getting it on with her brand new roomie before she greeted Oliver. Levi shook his head before putting an index finger to his lips.
Keeping silent, she listened as the lawyer questioned Charmer. “Where’s your mother?” The canine chose silence for which she was grateful. The screen door slammed shut followed by a car door and the purr of an expensive engine starting. Levi took a few soundless steps to see if the lawyer was gone. The man could be stealthily when he chose.
“He left,” Levi announced the obvious. He turned with a wide grin. “Where were we?”
Melody slammed her bedroom door and locked it. What had she been thinking? She was just a convenient female and a horny one at that. A part of her psyche she didn’t know existed chose to make an appearance. C’mon Melody, what would it matter? It would do you both good. You could be friends with benefits. Just think you could help Levi with his self-esteem. Getting him to the point where he could try dating women.
That’s all she needed was a bad girl persona that gave dubious advice. “I don’t want him dating other women.” The hard thing was she didn’t know what she wanted. Didn’t want to be a convenient bootie call that much she did know. What did a woman do with a randy male besides the obvious? The only thing she could think of was to avoid him as much as possible.
It would be similar with how she dealt with tempting junk food. She usually didn’t bring any into the house, but since Levi was already here, she should leave. How could she do that? Picking up her camera, she dropped to her bed. The abrupt motion caused her laptop to bounce to the edge. A panicked lunge captured the device before it hurtled to the hard wood floor.
The birds were singing outside in the tree by her window. Not much had changed in their world while hers had undergone a seismic shift. If it hadn’t been for the helpful lawyer, she wouldn’t be thinking so much, but rather feeling how well she and Levi would fit together.