Forfeiting Adam goes live on all ebook sellers TOMORROW! I'm totally excited and nervous. Remind me to breath in the comments! Ha.
Here's a link to yesterday's post with an excerpt of Chapter 1.
Adam drummed his fingers on the table. I was pretty proud of myself for recognizing the action as a sign that he was thinking. “Mine are split evenly across the week. My foreign language requires tutoring.” He pretended to gag.
“Engineering doesn’t have a language require…”
Maurice plopped onto the bench seat beside me. “Hello lovebirds. What song are you singing?” He grinned and sipped his drink.
I rolled my eyes. Maurice had been hinting that he wanted to meet Adam for weeks now. Of course, the moment he catches me outside of Leach, he would simply ambush me. “Adam, this is Maurice, aka Leach’s gossip mongrel.”
Maurice ignored Adam’s extended hand. “Hmm, she’s not giving you the whole picture, Eye-candy.”
I glared at Maurice aghast at the nickname he had assigned to Adam. It was fine for me to think of Adam as a hot hunk, but I did not want Maurice commenting on his appearance.
In typical Maurice fashion, he ignored my outrage. Instead he said, “I’m more like the resident watch dog. I know everything.”
“Um, it’s nice to meet you,” Adam said. His brows rose as he took in Maurice’s large smile and my horrified expression.
“Oh, yes, nice to meet you, blah, blah, blah.” Maurice waved a hand around indicating his real interest level in casual chitchat. “So, Edee’s been mum on all the details…”
This was going from bad to awful fast. Knowing drastic action was required, I scooted out of the booth nearly tripping in my haste. “It’s time we got going. Midterms to study for…”
Sure it was lame. Neither of them bought it. Maurice leveled a pointed look at Adam, and without looking at me, he said, “Edee needs to use the ladies before you go. Right girl?”
Adam assessed the rather large man sitting across from him. Maurice, because of his tendency to wear pastel plaid shorts and a matching polo, generally left people reeling. He looked like a smoothed faced, dark skinned golfer dressed by his grandmother. I mean how scary can such a person be, right? But then he would open his mouth and subject the unwary to a blistering assessment.
I was swimming in anxiety as Adam, with an expressionless face, calmly replied, “It’s ok. I’ll wait.”
They had backed me into a corner. If I stayed, it meant I was babying Adam. While leaving Adam alone with Maurice might be an epically bad idea, I could not see a way around it. Not when Adam had already agreed.
I walked away. At the restroom door I glanced back; both men watched me. Adam looked resolute which gave me hope that he would still be there when I came out.
That's the first half of Chapter 2. The second half will be up here tomorrow.
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