Deadbolts Ch. 22More Like This
She hates me.
I know she hates me.
The look she had given him was seared deep into his memory. That look of hurt and confusion and utter betrayal. He would never forget it, and he would never forgive himself for putting it on her face.
He hadn’t meant to be harsh—but he was just so angry. If they had barely escaped with their lives, what did that mean for Lance? It means he’s dead, that’s what. That was the thought that pushed him over the edge and caused him to snap at her. And that resulted in her looking at him like she no longer knew who he was, almost as if she was…scared of him.
Casey spent the truck ride trying to convince himself he didn’t care what she thought because it was all her fault Lance was gone. But every time he tried to be angry with her, he saw that expression on her face. Then his anger melted. He couldn’t do it. Once he had time to cool down and start thinking clearly again, the gu
Deadbolts Ch. 21More Like This
Jade cleared the top of the hatch to find that it opened in a crevice in the canyon wall. It was clever placement—not too far from the ground but hidden from ground view all the same. Funny, after all her poking around, she’d never found that maintenance tunnel before.
The freezing air nipped at her skin with a painful bite. But despite the cold, most of the snow had already melted into the bare, withered earth and only a little was left in the crags of the mountain. After sealing the heavy metal covering that was artfully camouflaged to blend in with the rock, she slid cautiously down the cliff side to where the group was waiting.
Everyone was standing around Revis, watching as Vyra pressed her jacket to his leg. Jade was surprised to find that she was the one tending to him and, to be honest, more than a little upset about it. But any vexations she had about the Ucretian dissipated when she got a good look at her brother.
He was lying on his back with h