Surprise! Because this chapter has been edited for content, and the next one is a little shorter, you get two chapters this week!
Also, the Chaos Reigning ebook is on sale for the first time this week!
It’s only $1.99 (down from $11.99!!) in the US (international prices may vary), so if you’ve been meaning to pick up a copy, this week would be an excellent time! Please spread the word. :)
Valentin and I spent the rest of dinner on more pleasant topics. As the meal came to a close, anticipation pushed my pulse faster. Finally, Valentin stood and offered me a hand. I slid my fingers into his and sparks danced up my arm. He helped me to my feet, but made no move to pull me closer, despite the heat in his gaze.
“Would you like to check out your ship now?”
I nodded wordlessly. Truth be told, my ship wasn’t the only thing I hoped to check out tonight. I sent Ari a message explaining that I was taking Valentin for a private flight in Ardia, so ground control wouldn’t try to stop us when I took off.
“Should you let Luka know?”
We headed for my private hangar. On the way, I reached out and threaded my fingers through Valentin’s. He smiled at me and my stomach flipped over. Giddy excitement mixed with nervousness, but as soon as I set foot on the ship, my nerves settled. Proof of Valentin’s care surrounded me, an unmistakable statement.
And I would show him exactly how much I cared, too.
But first, I had to get us in the air. I was dying to get a feel for the ship that would become my home away from home. I led him to the bridge. Instead of letting him go, I pulled him closer. “Thank you,” I whispered, trying to put the enormity of my feelings into those two words.
Valentin’s mouth curved into a tender smile. “You’re welcome.”Continue reading “The Queen’s Triumph: Chapter 4”