His for Keeps(108)

By: Theodora Taylor

“Three. We’ll split the difference.”

“Two. You’re not the one who has to carry them,” I remind him.

Colin just throws me a wicked grin. “You know what, Liz, I’m not going to argue with you about this now, cause we both know I can convince you to come around to my way of thinking at a later date.”

He presses on before I can tell him there’s no way in hell I’m carrying four of his overly long children.

“But there’s a main question on the table here. One you still ain’t answered. You going to marry me or not, woman?”

I think about it. Honestly think about it. How Colin came into my life and changed it for the better. How he opened me up to things I didn’t even know I was capable of. How he’s taken me to places I’ve never known, in bed and out. How he’s made all of my dreams come true, even the ones I didn’t dare to dream or couldn’t fathom.

I think about all of that and smile as I give him the perfect answer. “No.”

A slow, devil coyote smile spreads across Colin’s own face, and he pulls his phone out of his pocket. “Ginny,” he says into it. “See if Roxxy can push the session back an hour or two.”

Then he hangs up and says to me. “I’m going to make you pay for that.”