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In this scene, mortal witch, Samantha, tries to sign up to fight in the Underworld's supernatural version of the gladiator games to save her sister. Geo, the sexy demon she met only two days ago, intercedes.
Ignoring her protest, he dragged her around the corner then spun to face her.
“What do you think you’re doing?” he demanded.
“Getting my sister.” She rubbed her arm where his fingers had dug into her flesh.
His nostrils flared and his brows descended. “You’re going to get yourself killed, that’s what you’re going to do!”
My God, he almost sounds scared for me. She watched him pace in front of her, alternating between rubbing his face and his horns. He mumbled about keeping her safe and something else about instinct. What the hell is he talking about? She’d never seen him so agitated.
“What do you care what I do?” she asked, crossing her arms. “I said I’d pray to Gaia and I will but –”
He cut her off with a sharp glare. “I’m not letting you do this.”
The hell he’s not. “I don’t see how you can stop me. Your powers don’t work here.”
He took several steps toward her, looking for all the world like he was going to throw her over his shoulder.
She took two steps back. “Now Geo…” She put her hands out in front, warding him off. “Just wait…my sister…”
He stopped and sighed in resignation. “Sign up for doubles.”
Her heart skipped a beat. “What?”
“I’ll fight with you.”
“But…I thought…” She opened her mouth then closed it, not knowing what to say. “Going home…don’t you want –”
He stabbed his finger toward her. “You’re still going to contact Gaia when we’re done so you better stay alive to do it!”
She nodded. “Okay. Okay.”
He was really going to do this. He was going to fight with her. Beside her. For her. Their gazes locked. A flood of emotion rocked her. Tears sprang in her eyes.
He shifted awkwardly, gazing at her from under thick brows. So strong and earnest. No one had ever fought for her.
Before she knew what she was doing, her feet were carrying her to him and she flung her arms around his neck. He caught her and pressed his face into her hair.
“Thank you,” she whispered and the tears spilled over.
After a moment, he set her away. “You’re going to do everything I tell you,” he said with a stern look.
She nodded and wiped her eyes.
“You’re not going to take any stupid risks. And you are going to think with your head, not your heart or by the gods, Samantha, I will toss you over my shoulder and walk you straight back to the door you came through.”
“Yes. Okay.” Anything, so long as he helped her get to Nikki.
His eyes softened and he wiped a lingering tear from her cheek. “Ah, matia mou, what have you done to me?”
Geo is the definition of a hero. He sacrifices everything for Samantha, the woman he never expected to love.
Destiny Bewitched - releasing in June
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