Read Tasting Darkness By Jessica Hall Chapter 45 – Tobias growled, and I turned my head to look over the back of the couch. “What the fuck did you do to her?” Tobias whispered yelled; before marching over to Darius. He sniffs him before grabbing his hand, and my face flamed red when I saw him sniff Darius‘s fingers. Tobias growled and shoved him away before turning to look at me. “What the fuck? Did he force you?” Tobias asked me, and I saw Lycus and Kalen stir on the bed as he raised his voice higher.
“Shut up before you wake them; I never hurt her. Quite the opposite, actually,” Darius snarled back at him. “That‘s not what I asked,” Tobias growled at him. “She is fine, are you hurt, Aleera, in pain?” Darius asked, and I glared at him before turning away as embarrassment coursed through me. “That‘s fucked up even for you. You can‘t force her to do shit like that.”
“Says who?” Darius asked.
“You‘re unbelievable,” Tobias spat, turning toward me. He walked over and reached out to me when Darius spoke.
“Don‘t feel sorry for her, Tobias. She is the one who tried to break my wards and leave; I was just proving to her about who had control,” Darius said, and Tobias‘s hand that was reaching toward me to do god knows what stopped.
“You tried to leave?” Tobias asked. I pressed my lips in a line, and tears blurred my vision, so I laid down and rolled on my side. I could tell him the truth, but he or Darius would kill Ryze that much was certain.
“This will kill Kalen,” Tobias hissed angrily.
“He doesn‘t have to know,” Darius says.
“Then how do you plan on explaining her being in our damn room,” Tobias asks, and I sit up and see Darius shrug.
“He asked to sleep in her room, this is giving him what he wants under supervision,” Darius said, and I glared at him. I thought the whole point was to make Kalen hate me. ·
“You keep your hands to yourself. Kalen sees you forcing yourself on her, he will fucking lose it, and I want no part of this,” Tobias says.
“Fine, as long as Aleera keeps her mouth shut, everything will be fine, isn‘t that right, Aleera?” Darius asks.
“If you keep the fuck away from me, peachy,” I snap at him.” See, everything is fine,” Darius says, looking between Tobias and me. I curl back up on the couch while Darius wanders off into the bathroom. Tobias comes over and drapes a blanket over me, and hands me a pillow. I take it when suddenly he cups my cheek with his hand.
“Why would you do that? Don‘t do it again, I am not saying what he did was right. It wasn‘t, but you running?” he shakes his head. I just stare at him. Was he seriously defending him? I slapped his hand away.
“You‘re just as bad as him. Get away from me,” I told him, rolling to face the back of the small two–seater.
“We told you if you behaved, you could earn more freedom, Aleera. We only just stopped locking your damn door, and you ran the first chance you got. How are we supposed to trust you, “he asked.
“I wasn‘t running,” I whispered.
“What,” Tobias asked, and I shook my head when he gripped my chin and turned my face toward him.
“What did you say?”
“I wasn‘t,” The bathroom door opens, and Tobias glances over at Darius, and I pull my face out of his grip.
“Doesn‘t matter,” I tell him.
“Come to bed, Tobias,” Darius says as I snuggle under my blanket, pulling it over my head. Tobias sighed before I heard him walk off and climb into bed with Darius.
The following day I woke to fangs in my wrist as Tobias fed off me.
“Tobias, she isn‘t even awake,” Lycus growled at him, and I yawned, sitting upright while Tobias was still feeding off me. I rub my eyes to see Kalen, stretching and waking up, and Tobias drops my wrist, and I rub it. 1
“Aleera?” Kalen asks before rubbing his eyes. He looks around at the others, and I see Darius walk out of the closet half undressed. He was only wearing pants.
“Surprise, she is staying in here from now on,” Darius says, and I glare at him.
“Darius said you can‘t be alone with her, but if you want her close, she stays with us in here,” Lycus said, leaning down and kissing Kalen. I could feel Tobias staring at me, but I didn‘t bother correcting Darius. I knew it would end badly if I did.
“Hurry up and get dressed, Aleera. You have to be down at the mess hall,” Darius says before chucking some clothes at me. It was a new pair of jeans and a black button–up top. I looked at him. What were these hush clothes? I shake my head but get u p and head for the bathroom.
“I will take her to breakfast,” Lycus says as I reach the door and I stop. How was I supposed to feed Ryze if he was with me?
“She can go by herself,” Darius said, and I let out breath about to go get changed.
“No, I have something to do anyway,”
“Like what?” Darius demands.
“None of your business,” Lycus snaps at him.
“We always have breakfast together,” Tobias says, sounding needy, which surprised me.
“I will grab something down there,” Lycus shrugs, and I huff, shoving the door open, I went to get changed. When I came back out, Lycus was waiting for me. Tobias and Darius didn’t look happy about him coming to breakfast with me. While Kalen pouted.
“Why can‘t she eat with us?” Kalen asked. Probably because they hate me, I thought but didn‘t say that, not that I wanted t o stay in here any longer than needed. I wanted out of this room and away from Darius, not to be forced to spend more time than necessary with him.