From the Author
"All this talk about helping people and you don't want to do something as simple as let them screen one scene from your mind to help the four people that died? No. What you want is to help people on your terms. Not going to happen. I am running this operation. You have the option to join me, or I will take you in for obstruction of justice. Either way, I get justice for this family. I don't give a damn what your reasons are for not wanting to join HQ, but I am going to catch this killer. So, what is it going to be? Are you going to join up and let them screen you, or get arrested?" Ken asked.
"Arrest me. I dare you."
Ken's nostrils flared. Eris figured it should have been a sign not to push him, but she did anyway. She stepped closer to him, until her chest was nearly touching his. She then put her hands behind her head, in a typical arrest pose, and waited. Ken was so still, but his eyes were on fire. They were the only thing that moved. It was as if, for a moment, they were frozen in time.
"So be it." He grabbed the back of her neck with one hand and her waist with the other. He pulled her the rest of the way to his body and crushed his lips to hers.
She felt his warmth to her toes. They curled into her carpet as he traced her lips with his tongue. She gasped, and his tongue delved inside. She was on fire. He was like molten lava seeping into her body and burning his way through her bloodstream. She moaned as he pulled her closer, his fingers digging into the nape of her neck and his nails biting into her waist. His tongue touched every part of her mouth, and she felt owned, felt as if he took everything, every chance to protest, every thought to move, away. She could do nothing but feel.
She wrapped her arms around his neck and lifted to her tiptoes. Her breasts crushed against his chest, her nipples pebbling, aching for his touch. She felt like she was losing her mind. She gripped him tighter, pulling back some to nip his bottom lip before sucking it into her mouth. He groaned against her, the promising bulge she'd seen before stretching and hardening against her stomach. No man should be that hard, that thick. She felt her pussy plump and moisten. She'd never felt like this in her life.
"Eris, help me," Ken said against her mouth. "Join me. Join Strand HQ. We can use someone like you, and you will be helping people even more than you are now."
"Ken, I can't deal with people like that. You know I can't."
"You can with me. I'm not asking you to do this alone. I will be there. You're a cop, even without a badge. This is what you are made to do, even if you don't see it. Can you really leave this all behind?"