Holding my face in her hands, she kisses my forehead, my eyes, and then my nose before kissing each side of my mouth. “I wish I had more time, but this is the way my life is. If you can’t handle it, I suggest we stop now before one of us gets hurt.”

If we stop now, I’m already going to get hurt, but she’s right. If I can’t handle what she’s giving me, we’ll never make it through this. She may think all I want to do is fuck her, but she’d be dead wrong. I want to make Roxie mine until the end of time.

“I can handle it, and if I can’t, I’ll let you know because I’m not ready to let you go yet, Roxie.”

“Then this is how it has to be.