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I gaze upon her as she sleeps in my arms. I take the time to memorize the feeling of her body against mine, the smoothness of her skin and the sound of her heartbeat. My arms instinctively tighten as I pull her closer to me. I bury my face in her luscious dark hair and inhale her intoxicating sweet scent that I love so much.
"Did you just smell me?" She asks. Even with her back to me I know she's smiling.
"Yes." I say brushing her ear with my lips. I feel a shiver run through her body. I love how her body reacts to me.
"Dimitri," she says rolling over to face me, "promise me you'll watch after Lissa."
"No." I say, a look of horror and shock covers her face. "Roza, I already told you I'm not leaving you again." A small smile tugs on the corner of her luscious pink lips.
"I don't think they'll let you stay here Comrade." She smirks and I shrug. "I'll always love you." She says. "No matter what happens, remember I love you, I always have and always will." A lone tear runs down her cheek. I reach up and wipe it away with my thumb and rest my forehead on the bars that separate us.
"My sweet Roza I told you this isn't the end." I say as I pull her lips to mine. There is something different about this kiss. It's slow, yet powerful. Her tongue delicately brushes against my upper lip before flickering the tip of my tongue causing me to growl. I graze her lower lips with my teeth and gently nibble until she moans.
"I love you so much." She whispers as the main door opens. We both freeze but don't separate.
"Oh, um, it's time." Mikhail says as he unlocks and opens my door. "I'll give you two a moment of privacy." He says as he walks back out of the room.
"Dimitri." Rose whispers as she grips onto my back. I hear the pain and nervousness in her voice. She'll never admit it but I can tell she's scarred.
"Shhh…" I coo as I twirl her hair between my fingers. "I already told you I'm not going anywhere without you." She pulls away from and steps out of my reach. Her eyes sad with worry, but this time it's worry for me not fear for herself.
"Yes you are. Go." She says looking toward my open cell door. "Dimitri!" Her chocolate brown eyes grow wide with confusion. "The keys, he left them in the door."
"Yes, yes he did." I smirk as I step closer to her, reaching my hands through the bars to her. She takes my hand, her features questioning everything. "Are you ready?" I ask, cocking one eye brow.
"Ready for what?" She asks warily.
"The start of our new life together." I say with nervousness itching at my skin, my heartbeat rapidly growing with every silent second that passes. I know there is a chance she won't go, that she'll choose to stay. I just hope it's a small percentage.
"Yes." She says firmly squeezing of my hand and flashing a very mischievous grin. As quick as I can I spin around grabbing the keys from the cell door and open her door. She runs into my arms and I hold her in a tight embrace.
"I love you." I pull away from her looking into her deep brown eyes, I grab her hand "Don't let go." With that we head to the main door.
Peering around the corner I see Mikhail next to the door. I quickly raise my arm and punch him square in the temple. I catch him as he fall unconscious. Laying him on the ground we step over him and look around the room. About half a dozen other guardians are present, but not a single one moves toward us.
"Adrian?" Rose's voice full of surprise. I follow her gaze to find Adrian standing across the room near the exit.
"Little Dhampir are you leaving so soon?" Adrian asks with a smirk. "Belikov." He says nodding to me.
I walk to him and extend out my hand, he takes my forearm. No words are needed for us to understand each other. Rose stands next to me looking around the room.
"You're using compulsion." She whispers, wide-eyed at Adrian.
"Don't worry, everyone thinks I'm passed out drunk." He winks.
"We need to go, now." I say looking out the window as I reach my hand for Rose.
"Did you tell her?" Adrian asks.
"Tell me what?" She asks looking between me and Adrian.
"If you leave..." I start and stumble over my words. Putting on my stoic guardian mask I continue.
"You're already the main suspect in the Queen's murder. By escaping you're securing your fate. You'll be marked as a fugitive. Unless we can clear your name, you won't ever be able to return." Her eyes go wide with fear. I know everything that she's thinking. Leaving the only life she ever knew, and leaving Lissa. After an agonizing minute, I see her face twitch and realize she's made her decision.
"I understand." She grabs my hand and squeezes. "Let's go." Turning one last time to Adrian she says, "Thank you, for everything. Tell Lissa…"
"I know. I will. And I'll see you soon." Adrian says as we head out the door. "OH, Belikov, in the alley one block down are two bags." I nod and allow a sign of appreciation to cross my face.
We briskly walk holds hands with our heads down to the alley. Quickly changing our clothes we set off across the plaza. Looking down at Rose I can't help but smile. She's in a simple jean skirt. It sits low on her waist and fits snug through her hips, before flowing loose with ruffles to mid thigh. Her top is a beautiful deep rose color with a low scoop neck that's teasing me with her sexy cleavage. It has small sleeves, what did my sisters call them, capped-sleeves? She slipped on a pair of sequin black flip-flops and quickly braided her hair into two pigtails. I've never seen her in such attire, she looks stunning and I can't help the flutter of my heart and the heat in my pants.
I on the other hand, changed into a pair of jeans with a white t-shirt, baseball cap and also a pair of flip-flops. Whoever packed these bags for us had a sense of humor. I hesitated only a moment before leaving my signature duster behind. We walk hand-in-hand through court. Not many people are out and about at this hour and with our disguises we don't attract any attention. As we near the East Gate Rose pulls me in another direction.
"What's the matter?" I ask as I put my arm around her shoulder.
"Those are Abe's men standing at the black SUV next to the guard house." She clenches her jaw, possibly upset that Abe wasn't bluffing when he threatened my life. A one-sided smile tugs at my lips. She's still protecting me.
"Hey, it's okay. Come on." I say pulling her toward the East Gate. As we approach the back door of the SUV opens and the engine starts. I pick up our pace and push her in the backseat. Before the door is closed the driver puts it in gear and drives away, exiting court.
"Are you okay?" I glance over and meet her eyes. She shyly smiles.
"You planned this. All of you." It's a statement, not question, but I nod anyway. "Why didn't you tell me? Do you not trust me?" She sounds hurt.
"Rose," I pull her closer to me, "it's not that I didn't want to tell you. And you know I trust you with my life." She gives me a wry look. Running my hand through my hair I take a deep breath before continuing. "I didn't want to give you a chance to over think your decision and decide against it." I hang my head low I know she's smoldering with anger. To my surprise she slides onto my lap straddling me.
"Comrade that was a bold move, good thing it didn't backfire on you." She says, her eyes ablaze with lust. Leaning into me her lips meet mine as her hands find their way under my shirt to rest on my bare chest. My hands move up and squeeze her hips. "I need you." She whispers. Pulling away I raise my eyebrows in question.
"Please." She begs. "I need you to calm my nerves and settle my stomach that's twisted with anxiety." How can I deny her when she's batting her long eyelashes and pouting her sexy lips? I reach over and slide up the divider between us and the front seat.
"I may have to buy you more skirts." I whisper into her ear as I nibble on her lobe. She giggles and unbuttons my jeans.
"And what shall we do about you? Would you like a kilt?" She sasses as her delicate hands reach in and release my fully erect manhood. I moan as she strokes him.
Her lips find mine and my hands find her breasts as she rears up and slowly slides down on top of me. We both sigh at the feeling of fullness, our puzzle piece is complete. We just sit there, staring into each other eyes, getting lost in the moment.
"You're so beautiful." I murmur.
"I love you." She smiles back.
"I love you too." I finally allow myself to smile.
"So, where are we going?" She asks, squirming a little before laying her head on my shoulder.
"To see my family." I thrust up once which makes her squeal, her eyes sparkling with delight. I pull her in close to me and hold her tight. "Roza, will you be mine?"
"Yes, always and forever." I feel her lips pull into a grin. Passion for my Roza courses through my body. I growl as lay her down on the seat next to me and lose complete and utter control of myself.
Her eyes go wide with anticipation and her grin turns mischievous. Giddy with excitement she begins to laugh, which only drives me wilder. I thrust once, twice, three times and her laugh turns to moans. My hands reach under her shirt lifting her bra to find her bare breasts. I slowly caress and pull at her nipples, which earn me more beautiful sounds from her luscious lips.
And all too soon the car stops. We hear the driver door open and voices outside. Ruefully we detach our bodies and straighten our clothes. I pull her in for a kiss before exiting the vehicle.
"To be continued in Russia, my love." I whisper in her ear.
"Or before." She flashes a very sultry look as she gazes upon the private jet in front of us. I pull her to my side as we board the jet that will take us on our journey to start our new life together.