I threw my phone down on my bed letting out a groan. Why did things always have to be like this with him? He had no right to be mad at me. I was just pointing out the obvious, things that needed to be said.
Letting out a sigh I got up and walked slowly out of the bedroom I called mine. Aunt Maureen was sitting up in her bed reading a book and drinking a cup of coffee. “You know it’s too late for coffee,” I said as I sat on the foot of her bed.
Aunt Maureen looked up at me as she sat her book down, “it won’t hurt.” She frowned, “are you ok?”
I nodded hating that she has picked up on my mood, “yeah I’m just tired I think.”
“So you were yelling at your phone because you were sleepy?”
I should have known she would have heard me. Looking over at her I just shook my head, "you were right about Maddox, he is an idiot sometimes."
Aunt Maureen laughed, "I don't remember calling him an idiot. The boy is actually pretty smart when he tries."
Rolling my eyes I leaned back on my hands, "since when do you defend Maddox Knight?"
Laughing Aunt Maureen sat her coffee cup down. "I know I give you a hard time about him but girl have you taken a good look at him."
I made a face at her, "Oh my God not you too."
She chuckled, "It's not like I want the boy Willow. He is the most conceited boy I have ever seen but he isn't that bad. It seems you have tamed the beast a little."
"I doubt that, " I mumbled.
Leaning back against her pillow Aunt Maureen smiled at me, "you know Maddox was a handful in class but I never hated when his dad had to come to the school."
My entire face must have been red, "Aunt Maureen! Be serious."
"Girl, I am. You know how I feel about men covered in tattoos but that man. Sweet baby Jesus if he wouldn't have been married."
I covered my ear, "I can't hear this."
"Oh my girl," Aunt Maureen said laughing. "Don't let the best thing that has ever happened to you slip through your fingers because you are afraid to lose them."
I felt a tear run down my face. "He's mad at me because I brought up me going back home later on. He's mad that I don't think that he is enough to stay but like what if we break up. What if I'm not enough for him. His whole family is perfect."
"I assure you they are most certainly not," Aunt Maureen said. "No family is perfect, nobody is perfect." She let out a sigh, "tell me Willow, what is waiting for you back home?"
I sighed, "nothing."
"Have you ever thought that fate brought you here to run into Maddox. That your car broke down just so the two of you could meet."
Leaning up I sighed, "I don't know. All we do is fight."
Aunt Maureen laughed, "maybe because both of you are hardheaded."
"I am not hardheaded."
She snorted, "hardheaded and stubborn. A true red head."
I rolled my eyes, "you would know."
She shrugged, "why don't you let me sleep and you go get your man."
"He's not my man," I said shaking my head.
"Does he know that," she said looking pointedly at me. "Cause I'm pretty sure that boy is head over heels for you. You forget I've known that boy since he was young. I've heard the rumors, I've seen the way he acts. That boy has never acted the way he does around you."
I sighed, "so what do you expect me to do."
She shook her head, "go get your man and apologize. Tell him the truth Willow."
I patted her leg, "I'll think about it."
"Lock the door behind you."
I looked down at her, "who said I was going."
She shrugged picking up her coffee and taking a sip. "I said what I said."
Laughing I stood up, "no more tv for you mam." I sighed, "If I'm back within the next thirty minutes it means he kicked me out."
I was nervous as I walked to my room and grabbed my purse and keys. What would Maddox think of me just popping after a fight? What would I find? Doubt began clouding my mind and I tried to shove it aside but I kept creeping back in.
Part of me hoped my little raggedy car wouldn't crank when I got in but no such luck. Ever since Blaine had worked on it the car was a whole new machine. Pulling out onto the road I didn't bother with the radio.
Besides the outside security light, the shop was dark. Was Maddox asleep? Or gone? I sighed. Taking the side entrance to his apartment I slowly made my way up purposely being as quiet as I possibly could. I knew where he kept his spare key so when I got to the top of the staircase I carefully felt above the door gripping it tightly in my hand.
I don't know what I thought I would find but as I entered the dark house I sat the key on the table slowly making my way in the dark house. The apartment was like a studio apartment so there weren't many places to hide I never thought I'd find Maddox in bed fast asleep.
A smile appeared on my face as I watched him sleep. He was laid on his stomach but his face was turned toward me. Maddox looked so innocent, so vulnerable. I walked slowly toward him pausing as he shifted slightly.
Why did I have to love him so much? Why did the man have to get on every single nerve I had? Shit, why did he have to be so fine? He never made me feel inadequate like some past relationships did. In fact Maddox did quit the opposite. He looked at me like a hungry wolf ready to devour it's prey and damn if Maddox didn't know how to follow through.
I'd never been in a relationship like this. I'd never known what it was like to included, truly included. His family had taken me in as if I had always been there. They didn't even blink an eye when I stayed overnight.
Sitting lightly on the bed I ran my hand down his back feeling his muscles flex underneath. Even though he had moved he didn't wake up so I leaned down kissing his shoulders up to his neck. Maddox flinched and if I wouldn't have moved up when I did he probably would have knocked me out as he flipped over to his back.
"Willow," he said looking at my as if I might be a ghost, "what are you doing here?"
I shrugged pulling my shirt off, "I came to apologize Maddox. I was wrong."
Maddox watched me as I unhooked my bra, "I'm tired of running Maddox. I just hope I can trust you because I don't think I can stay away from you."
I saw the change in his expression. "I'd have never let you go, Willow. I would have tracked your ass down and dragged you all the way back here."
Completely naked now I crawled in the bed pulling his cover off of him, "you mean to bed."
He arched his brow as I tugged at the waist of his boxers lifting just enough that I could work them off of his body. Looking up at him I winked at him before I leaned down taking him in my mouth. A hiss escaped his lips before he grabbed my hair, "Willow."
The way he said my name sent chills down my spine. There was no doubt he wanted me. Swirling my tongue over the tip of his head I looked up at him before sinking my mouth back down on him. The tiny gasp of pleasure I could drawl out of him was like music to my ears and only helped urge me forward. I knew he was getting close when he stretched his legs out and his grip on my hair tightened. With him now in control of how fast paced my movements were I thought I would gag but soon I felt him release coating my mouth with his warm salty liquid.
I crawled up beside his body lying beside him. Maddox turned to his side, "I love you Willow."
Kissing him I nodded, "I love you too Maddox. I'm sorry for ever implying that you aren't enough to keep me here. I was just scared. Everyone I get close to leaves me."
"I'm not going anywhere," he said kissing down my neck, "in fact if it was up to me you'd stay here in this bed with me and never leave."
I snorted throwing my arms behind me as he moved me to my back and crawled over my body. His kisses ran down to my breast and as he worshiped each one I ran my hands through his hair. "So you basically want to keep me as a sex slave?"
His kisses dipped lower and soon I found him between my legs and all other thoughts were gone. Maddox's tongue was magic, absolute magic. I squirmed against him as he found my spot but he refused to let me get any relief. With nowhere to run I began moving my body against his face crying out when I couldn't take anymore.
Maddox held out his hand and when I sat up he leaned down kissing me. "Is this why you came here tonight?”
Nodding I found myself atop him sinking my tender body onto him. I closed my eyes at the feeling of him inside me before I began to move. "Yes," I said looking down at him, "I wanted you Maddox. I always want you."
He let out a low growl as he thrust his hips meeting mine. I laughed, "it's my turn to be in control and you feel too good to rush this."
I knew from experience that Maddox hated giving away his control, especially in the bedroom. However, that didn't stop me from teasing him. I would ride him until I myself was about to come then slow down or stop completely. It drove him crazy if he only knew how hard it was to stop when I was so close.
He only let me do this twice before I found myself on my stomach giggling as he slammed hard inside me. Heaven hate me, I loved him when he was rough. The sound of his body slamming into mine, the way his hand would grip my hair, or wrap around my neck. Shit, it was enough to send me over the edge.
I let out a cry as he grabbed my hair pulling my head up as I exploded around him. My release seemed to trigger his own, his own low moan filled the room as he moved a couple more times inside me before sinking down beside me. "Shit girl you got me hot."
I snorted moving to lay on his chest, "so does this mean you forgive me."
He kissed my forehead, "stop running from me Willow. I'm your home."
Home. Could he really be my home? I closed my eyes but my head was running full steam. Maddox loved me, I had no doubt about that. I loved him just as much but still, I worried. I worried that I'd never be good enough for him. "I love you Maddox. I'm just scared of losing you."
I felt better letting those words out. He sighed, "you're stuck with me red."
I elbowed him but as he laughed I snuggled closer to him. He did feel like home. Warm and safe, and as his arms wrapped around me I felt a tear fall from my face. I didn't know what I would do without him. As aggravating as he was, as hardheaded and stubborn as he was. I loved the shit out of him.
"Just so we are clear, I'm the one who decided to come back."
Maddox snorted, "you missed this dick huh."
I groaned, "I swear I can't with you. I need you to go back to sleep."
He chuckled kissing my forhead again, "I love you too Willow."