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Chapter 25

I woke up with the sun beating down on my eyes disturbing me from my peaceful sleep. There was a distant noise of water falling but not like rain more like a shower hitting a body. I rolled over onto my side and sunk my head into the silky covers and started to drift back into sleep when I shot up off the bed and my eyes snapped open.

Silky covers? I don't have silk covers and I always close the curtains so I don't get woken up by the sun and who the hell is in the shower? And for that matter why can I hear it when the bathroom is across the hall?!

All these thoughts raced in my mind as I took in my surroundings and realised I was not at home but in a strange place. Wait, no it was slightly familiar.

The big windows that let the light in and showed a beautiful garden that looked like it had been taking from a fairy tale book was staring back at me with green lustful eyes. The silk sheets were a deep navy colour that shimmered slightly in the light. It was smooth under my touch, I'd never felt anything so soft.

The shower turned off and I watched hesitantly waiting for someone to emerge after 2 minutes Hunter walked out with a towel wrapped around his waist. The towel was really low and showed off his defined V-line.

He's not so hidden abs and pecs stood out glistening with water drops. His hand made its way into his wet hair and damn he looked mighty fine and he knew it too, his arms bulged at this move and don't even get me started on his back.

He smirked at me as my cheeks heated up and a dark shade of red overtook them.

"It's rude to stare princess."

I glared at him with all the dignity I had and tried to push the redness away from my face as I spoke back to him.

"I was not staring, and even if I was there's not a lot to look at."

His mock hurt made me giggle as he brought his hand up to his chest as he pretended to be shot in the heart and wounded.

I suddenly realised where I actually was and I scrambled for the bedsheets to see what I was wearing.

My underwear was on but my clothes were missing, however, it appeared as if I was wearing one of Hunters tops and it looked huge on my small frame.

I feel a slight panic rise in me as I wondered where my clothes have disappeared to. I searched frantically around the room trying to find them but there was nothing I could see that belonged to me.

I noticed Hunter watching me with laughter on his face.

"I changed you out of your clothes and had them washed and I put you in one of my tops."

My eyes widen in horror and embarrassment while I see he is lightning up with amusement.

"Don't worry, I barely looked."

I could hear the amusement in his voice as he said it and I scowled at that.

My face fell as I realised he probably didn't like me anyway because he is Hunter Black and I'm just Ava little miss unnoticed.

"Did I snore? Or move a lot last night? I'm told I do that."

What I said must have taken him by surprise because he started laughing and shaking his head.

His laugh was rich and warm and filled me with happiness hearing it. It was delicate and full of life. So different from his usual dark self.

"Princess I slept on the couch."

He pointed across the room to where he had clearly slept with a blanket across him.

I turned a deeper shade than red than before and just wish the bed would swallow me up.

Why do I make such stupid comments? Did I snore? Now I've just admitted that I snore to Hunter fricking Black!

I look up from where I have hung my head in embarrassment and notice Hunter watching me closely. I take a deep breathe and look him right in the eyes.

"Hunter I really need some answers about what happened last night."

He took a deep breath and looked at me and I could see the pain in his eyes. He sat down on the edge of the bed and fumbled his hands together before speaking.

"I joined a gang four years ago, I joined with Liam because we were trying to protect the people that we loved. That is where we met Declan, he was trying to support his family, anyway after about a year a being there Drew's dad the gang leader was shot in a gang shoot out. He was a good gang leader and was fair but strict. When Drew took over everything changed, he showed no mercy and he is ruthless with enemies and allies alike. My girlfriend at the time Jasmine was the love of my life, my whole world was snatched from me by Drew because love is a weakness. What he did to me destroyed me and I never thought I'd be able to love again before I met you."

I looked at him and saw the tears run down his face and I realise that he has been holding all this in for so many years. I push the covers off me and make my way to the end of the bed and wrap my arms around him awkwardly. he leans into my touch and I feel a pulse go up to my arm but I don't let go and we sit there for ages.

I have the answers I wanted but, is it really better knowing the truth?

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