scorrevole: gliding from note to note
Was I really doing this? Was I taking a guy I had only known for a day home with me? I truly was scared of Josh coming back to the flat, or maybe Rothman. Was I afraid of Rothman? God, I didn’t even know. I was afraid of Josh though, and having Lukas with me seemed a comfort. If Josh tried to attack me, Lukas could probably handle him. If Rothman became a problem, Lukas had no chance.
“I feel uncomfortable with this, I have to admit,” I said in the taxi.
“You think I am escorting you home because I expect sex?” he said bluntly, shocking me with his frankness.
“Possibly, but I also feel like you coming back to my flat might endanger you and I just met you. I don’t have a right to expect you to protect me from a crazy ex boyfriend.”
Lukas smiled at that.
“Let me tell you something, Alice. Even if you were a girl I did not want to have sex with, I would still take you home, because I am a gentleman. You really should not be alone this night, not with that boy, Josh drunk and acting like a buffoon. In case you are wondering, yes, I would very much like to have sex with you, but I am not in a hurry. I would like to know you, Alice. I like you and though I very much want you, if you ask, I will wait.”
“That’s very sweet,” I said, suddenly wanting him more. “I’m not sure what I want. Can we just see what happens?”