The scent of his mate reached him even before she entered his office. “Did you forget how to knock?”
“I knew you were alone.” One hand hugged her hip while the other pointed a piece of paper at him.
“Besides, you’re not dumb enough to be giving what’s mine to someone else.”
“Really, and what if I was that dumb?” He couldn’t help but to rile her up this way. She was a Goddess normally, but when she was angry…she wrecked him.
“Then the she would be dead and you would be the proud new owner of that chastity apparatus we saw the other day over at Glenn’s.”
Nick cringed and gave a quick reassuring rub to the suddenly startled junk beneath the desk. Like he’d ever risk losing the woman standing before him. “What would possess the man to add that to the pet store’s inventory? I mean sure, most of the towns animals get their love supplies from there, but really, that’s for when we’re in animal form.”
“I think Penny suggested it. She said something about Danny needing a little discipline in his human form.”
“Shit, no more spending time with that woman.” Nick had no doubt his admin was responsible for the purchase and the look Ziva currently aimed at him clearly suggested he do something anatomically impossible in either of his forms. “Fine, tabling that discussion for now. What do you have for me?”
“A letter to the editor for you to read. You’re going to love this, Nicky.”
Her smirk told him different, but he took the paper anyway.
I’d like to first thank the Grease ‘n’ Grill for putting on the car show last week, it was righteous and about time. It was a great way to change other town’s perceptions about Talbot’s Peak. I was wondering if the town would ever consider doing a county fair type thing with games, food, a parade and even rides. Ooh, we could have royalty as well…Peak King and Queen, Prince and Princess. Like that.
Nick dropped his head to the desk, snorting out his frustration. “Please tell me that was a joke.”
“Nope, no joke. Eric the human wants a fair.”
“Can you imagine the shifters in town attending a fair with humans?”
“It would be a challenge.”
He knew that grin. It was the same one she sported when he told her no. It was the one she got when they added something new to their sex. She wanted a fair and he longed to give her whatever she desired.
“How would we explain raw steak on a stick or live mice?” He asked, trying desperately not to clue her in to his weakness. “What about when the Oxen brothers lifted hundreds of pounds in the games of strength? And royalty? Can you imagine a Queen…”
“Lamar,” they both said at once.
“I’ll talk to Dante and Gil, but that’s all I can promise, Ziva. Don’t start planning or posting that letter.”
“No, no planning or posting,” she said, already heading to the door with her head in the clouds.
“Ziva,” he warned.
“I love you too.”
Hell, she was planning and now he needed to convince Dante and Gil that a fair would be a good thing in the Peak. Shite.