Preston walked into the ugly ass room in the makeshift Silver Council center that Robert set up for the investigation. He sat down across from Fallon and Brody. The fiery redhead was kicked back, leaning against her man with her feet on the desk. She arched one single scarlet brow.
Brody nodded up at Preston and squeezed Fallon’s shoulder. “Afternoon, Preston.” He turned to Fallon. “Give him a break. He’s just doing his job.”
“And aggravating the hell out of me,” Fallon muttered. “Why did you call us in? You were there?”
Preston sighed and took a seat across from them. “You know its standard procedure. I hate this as much as you do. I just have to take your statement, and give me a little credit here. I am trying to make this painless. I did let you two in here together.”
Brody chuckled and looked over at Fallon. “See, he’s not so bad.”
Fallon snorted but her scowl melted into a smile when her gaze met Brody’s. “He has his moments.”
At one point, he wanted Fallon to look at him the way she looked at her mate, but watching her with Brody made him realize that Fallon wasn’t his. One day he’d find that, maybe with Jamie. “For the record, can you both state what flavor of Other you are?”
Fallon closed her eyes and took a deep breath.
Brody smirked, “I’m a werewolf, and the pack’s second. Fallon is a druid.”
Preston decided to start with the easier of the two. “Brody, what do you do for a living?”
“I’m a motorcycle mechanic.”
Fallon grinned back at Preston. “He prefers Harleys, so don’t bother bringing your Augusta to him. I told you it was a waste of money anyway.”
“It wasn’t a waste. I love that bike,” Preston insisted.
At least Fallon smiled as she sat up and put her feet on the floor. “So you say. You know I’m a tattoo artist. I’ve done most of your work.”
“All the best work,” Preston agreed.
Impatient as usual, she asked, “What else do you need to know?”
“Your official address. I have Brody’s on record.”
“Well, then you have mine.”
Preston just couldn’t help himself, “And your plans on a wedding?”
Brody and Fallon shared a look full of happiness and nodded. Brody looked back at Preston and answered, “We don’t have anything set in stone yet, but Fallon agreed to be my bride.”
For the first time ever, Preston saw Fallon’s cheeks color. “I did. We haven’t had much time to discuss it yet.”
Preston’s eyes nearly rolled out of his head. “You, married?”
Fallon glared back at him. “Yes, married. I finally found the perfect man. Why wouldn’t I?”
He shook his head. “I guess I just never imagined that outcome. What about children?”
“Anything’s possible,” Fallon admitted with a quick smile over at Brody.
Brody’s whole face lit up.
Preston had the sudden urge to flee the room. He felt like he was intruding on some private moment and cleared his throat. “Alright lovebirds, let’s get this show back on the road.”
“Right,” Fallon looked back over. She was obviously happier than any other time he had ever seen her over the years.
Guilt twisted through him, but he had to ask the next question. “Why did you both spare Damon after he threatened your life?”
Brody’s entire demeanor changed. He sat up straighter and his jaw clenched and his darker blue eyes faded to that icy shade of his wolfs. “That was Fallon’s choice.”
She pushed her hands through her hair and looked Preston in the eye. “He wasn’t in control. It wasn’t his fault.” She looked over at Brody. “Don’t worry, baby. I don’t want anything to do with him, but I don’t want him punished when I don’t believe he would have come for me under any other circumstances.”
“I know.” Brody grunted. “But you didn’t have to see him with his hand around your throat, ready to crush the life out of you.”
She pulled his face to hers. “I’m sorry. I just….”
He leaned in and placed a hard kiss to her mouth. “I know. Don’t be sorry. I get to be a little irrational when someone threatens you. You are my everything, Fallon.”
Preston looked away when she leaned in and kissed Brody just as passionately.
“Really, I don’t need the show,” Preston announced.
Brody said, “Sorry.”
“Don’t apologize.” Fallon teased. “Preston can live with it. He’s the one who dragged us out of bed at five in the damned morning.” When Preston looked back, Fallon smirked. “That reminds me though. What happened with Dacia’s Soul Prison.”
Preston didn’t even hesitate. “Robert gave it to the Council for safe keeping. Don’t worry, they won’t let Malachi out.”
Fallon snorted. “I trust you, and I trust Robert, but not the rest of the damned Silver Council.”
Aw, you trust me?” Preston grinned.
“With certain things,” she answered reluctantly. “You managed to prove you have a heart, so don’t go blowing it with the smarmy attitude.”
Brody finally lightened up. “I still don’t see why you’re so hard on the mage. He’s been nothing but helpful since I’ve met him.”
Fallon’s eyes sparked as she glanced over at him. “I will never understand how he swayed you so easily, but trust me he can be a total ass.”
“Yeah, I remember how we met, but he was looking out for you.” Brody nudged her shoulder.
She grinned. “How the hell did I get so lucky to snag you?”
“I don’t know, but you sure did put up a fight, sugar.”
“Ugh, go home now. I think I have what I need,” Preston motioned toward the door. He had to admit, whatever those two had, he wanted his own.[divider]
In Too Deep by Brandy L. Rivers
18+ Adult Content
Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. On yet another depressing night, he is viciously attacked by vampires.
Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind.
Running for his life, Brody crashes into Fallon and sparks fly. She ends up stranded in the Northwest with her ride out of commission.
Stranded with no ride and nowhere to go, Fallon allows her best friend to convince her to stay in Brody’s apartment. He’s determined to claim her heart and keep her safe from the shadows in her past. Fallon prides herself on her independence and would rather keep him safe, even from herself.
With the impending danger from the group of vampires and dark mages, they will have to work together. The closer they get, the harder it is for her to fight her attraction.
Be prepared for monsters, magic and lots of ink
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