Chapter Thirty-Nine - Lost and Found

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I woke to soft fingers trailing up and down my spine.

Taking a deep breath, I opened my eyes to meet Adam's stormy blue ones. I smiled lazily and snuggled into him.

"Good morning."

He chuckled.

"Good morning, love."

He pulled me up onto his chest and I laid my head down against it, listening to his heart beating.

"Why are you watching me sleep, you weirdo?"

He laughed. "I've only been awake for a few minutes."

I peeked an eye open to look at the clock beside the bed and took note of how late in the morning it was.

"Don't you have to work?" I asked him.

"I'm taking the day off," he informed me. "I'm technically still on my honeymoon."

I hummed.

"Do you get to do that?"

"I'm the Alpha. I can do whatever I want."

I laughed in amusement.

I felt him take a deep breath and sigh.

"Still tired?" I asked him.

We had been up most of the night, it wouldn't have surprised me.

"A little," he replied.

I furrowed my eyebrows, getting the sense that wasn't what was wrong with him.

"What's bothering you?" I asked.

Adam was silent as his fingers gently dragged across my back slowly.


When I still hadn't received a response, I looked up to see him staring at the ceiling.

"What's wrong?"

He took a deep breath.

"I couldn't tell you before the wedding..."

My eyebrows knit together in confusion.

"Couldn't tell me what?"

When he faltered again, I rolled off of his body and sat down on the bed next to him, sensing something was wrong.

"Adam, what is it?"

He sat up, propping himself with his hands on the bed behind him. 

"Vega tried to get me to... um-"

He faltered again.

"To what?"

He licked his lips, still not looking at me directly.

"To have sex with her," he explained.

I felt my stomach drop to the floor and my jaw go slack.

"I didn't," he assured me quickly, noticing my reaction.

I swallowed the knot in the back of my throat.

"When?" I asked him.

"Once last week and once when she arrived at the castle," he said. "The night you walked in on her and Jace, she came into my room first."

I felt tears welling up in my eyes.

"Nothing happened," he said firmly. "I sent her away the second I figured out what she was doing."

I blinked hard as the hot tears spilled out of my eyes, letting out a breath I hadn't realized I'd been holding.

"How do you know she was trying to get you to sleep with her?" I asked. "What did she say?"

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