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I need you. Come get me. Save me please.

Noah watched the bargest move, shaking his head a little. I forgot how big she is. And how . . . visually eccentric.She is that, I agreed, setting my duffel bag onto the seat beside her.

Look, Scarlett, Noah began. Yep. He wanted to lecture me. I really am grateful that you got Jesse to leave the house. And shave.I took the reusable shopping bag from him and placed it on the car’s floor, in front of my duffel bag. But? I prompted.But I would appreciate if you didn’t fuck him over again, he said evenly.

I blinked. Okay, I’d expected some sort of warning, but not that. Come again?He waved a hand. You know what I mean.

No, I don’t. If you’ve got something to say, Noah, just spit it out.

Fine. He checked over his shoulder, but the sidewalk was still empty. Turning back to me, he said in a low voice, Last time you needed my brother to protect you, he had to pull some very shady moves. I’m not an idiot. I know he quit the force because of that. You led him on, and then when everything fell apart for him you were just gone.   Lydia had stopped by Starbucks on the way into the office and picked up a coffee and muffins to celebrate Crystal’s first day back at work. She was so excited to have her friend just across the hallway again. They took a few minutes to enjoy their breakfast while Lydia brought her up-to-date on everything that she’d missed business-wise while she was gone. Then she hadn’t bothered to stop for a lunch break since she was still full from her earlier treat. So it was almost two in the afternoon when there was a knock on her door. Looking up, she was surprised to see Jake standing there looking incredibly hot in his charcoal gray suit. Hi, she said softly. That’s my husband, she thought dreamily. A quick check showed that he was indeed wearing his wedding band. She’d yet to see him without it, but it was good to know he wasn’t leaving it in his desk drawer during the day. For a moment she had the desire to run up and down the hallways yelling that very fact at the top of her lungs. Because that wouldn’t seem insane at all.

   Hey, yourself, he murmured as he walked straight over to where she was sitting and dropped a kiss onto her lips. I was on my way back from a meeting with Jason and thought I’d stop by for a minute.   Beaming her approval, she said, I’m so glad you did. How’s your day going? Tone it down; don’t scare him off by seeming too eager.

   Better now, he thrilled her by admitting. Clearing his throat, he shifted on his feet before asking, Would you like to go out to dinner with me tonight? Before she could answer, he shoved his hands in his pockets and began pacing her office. I know we have dinner together most nights, but I haven’t um . . . really taken you out on a date. Which is pretty shabby of me and I owe you an apology for that. You cook for us every evening and I’m not sure if I’ve even thanked you. I—   Jake, Lydia interrupted his adorable rambling before he could beat himself up further. You always thank me and you usually clean the kitchen up as well. I’d love to go out with you tonight, but please believe that I’ve really enjoyed the routine we’ve developed at home. I haven’t felt neglected or whatever it is that you’re worried about. I believe we’re both still adjusting to our um . . . marriage.