Nicole's Military Men (Elite Dragoons #2)(7)

By: Becca Van

Nicole had heard the three Bayhard brothers return to the house but she had no intention of facing them again tonight. She was feeling a little embarrassed over the way she had reacted, now that she’d had time to think things through, but since she couldn’t change the past, she would just have to ignore her childish behavior and hope they did, too. Or she was going to have to eat humble pie and apologize.

She was currently curled up in bed and trying to get to sleep, but her mind was spinning in circles and from previous experience she knew she wouldn’t be sleeping any time soon. With a sigh she lifted her head from the pillow, turned it over, gave it a couple of thumps then rested her head on it again. But she was so het up from earlier in the evening she couldn’t seem to get comfortable. Her mouth was so dry that she needed a drink of water, but she didn’t want to leave her room in case she encountered one of the men. Ty, Rand, and Brom had all retired a couple of hours ago and she hadn’t heard anything from them since, so maybe she could risk sneaking out to the kitchen to relieve her thirst.

Nicole pushed the covers back and stood up. She eyed the long T-shirt she’d borrowed from Rand and wore to sleep in, and since it covered her almost from neck to knee, decided she was decent enough. That was another thing she had to do. She was sick of wearing borrowed clothes, and since she couldn’t have her things shipped here—for safety reasons—she was going to have to go shopping. Maybe when May went grocery shopping next she could go with her and she could pick up some essentials.

Nicole held her breath as she turned the handle and pulled the door open enough for her to slip through. She stayed close to the wall and quietly made her way toward the kitchen and hoped she remembered where all the furniture in the living room was so she wouldn’t crash into it, since it was dark. Although there was a clear walkthrough she shouldn’t have any problems and make any noise that would wake the men up.

Sighing with relief when she managed to skirt around the furniture without bumping into it, she entered the kitchen, got out a glass and filled it with water. After gulping the first glassful down, she refilled it and went to sit on a stool on the other side of the counter.

She felt the presence just before the light was switched on and she blinked a couple of times to adjust her eyesight to the brightness. Her breath hitched in her throat when Ty walked in, his chest totally bare. He was only wearing a pair of jeans, which were low on his hips. He looked so damn sexy with his wide shoulders, thick biceps and pectorals and his delineated abdominal muscles. Her gaze moved lower over his narrow hips to his densely muscled thighs. When she realized what she was doing, she snapped her eyes up and met his gaze and hoped the heat in her face wasn’t a noticeable blush in her cheeks.

“Are you okay, babe?” Ty walked to the fridge and got out the jug of sweet tea.

“Yes, I’m fine.” Nicole shifted on her stool and began to trace lines on the condensation on the outside of her glass.

“Are you having trouble sleeping?”

“Yeah,” she sighed and then before she could think over what she was doing, her mouth was in gear. “I’m sorry about earlier tonight. I don’t know why I behaved that way.”

Ty poured his drink, put the jug back in the fridge and then walked around the counter and sat beside her.

“I’m sorry, too. I shouldn’t have handled you like that.”

Nicole nodded, met his eyes for a moment, and then looked back down again. She could feel the heat emanating from his body and her body decided it liked what it felt. Her breasts began to swell and her nipples puckered and hardened, brushing against the material of the cotton shirt. Moisture leaked from her sex onto her panties when her inner muscles clenched. Squeezing her thighs together surreptitiously did nothing to stop the throbbing in her pussy. In fact it only made the lustful ache worse.

A shiver worked its way down and then back up her spine when Ty’s warm humid breath caressed her ear, and then she visibly shuddered when he spoke quietly.

“I know you’re turned on by my brothers and me, babe. I can see your hard nipples and can smell that delicious cream soaking that little cunt.”