Alexandru's Kiss (Magic, New Mexico #3)(48)

By: S. E. Smith

“I love you, Ka’ya,” he murmured, resting his forehead against hers.

“I’m ready to go to your home now,” she replied with a smile.

Alexandru pulled back. With a wave of his hand, he opened a portal back to his parents’ house. On the other side, he could see Tory and Simon sitting on the front porch swing. They both rose when they saw him standing on the other side. Alexandru’s grip tightened on Ka’ya’s hand as they stepped through the portal. Ka’ya and his parents followed behind them.

“Alexandru…,” Tory exclaimed with a combination of worry and excitement.

“Hi, sis. I’d like to introduce you to my wife, Ka’ya,” Alexandru said.

“Oh, Alexandru!” Tory said in a soft voice.

Tory hurried down the steps with Simon following closely behind her. Alexandru released Ka’ya’s hand when Tory wrapped her arms around his wife. Bracing his shoulders, he returned Simon’s uneasy stare with one of his own. Drawing in a deep breath, Alexandru held his hand out to Simon.

“I owe you an apology,” Alexandru said.

Simon’s lips twitched. “I would prefer a drink,” he replied, grasping Alexandru’s hand.

“I think I can manage that,” Charles said, stepping up and grasping his son and son-in-law-to-be on the shoulder. “So, twins, huh?! You both must have really pissed off the Fates.”

“Charles! Your language,” Sophie chided from where she was walking up.

Alexandru grinned and wrapped his arm around Ka’ya. Simon had his arm around Tory, but neither of them had the heart to separate the two women between them who were excitedly chatting. Thinking about what his father had said, Alexandru wondered how often he could get away with tempting the Fates as they walked up the steps and into the house.

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