“She took the van to the mega store. We’re out of paper towels for the bathrooms.” Dolly was an impressive liar. “You’re not going to hurt my girl, are you?”
What was she doing? My mouth fell open and I gave her ankle a whack.
“That’s the last thing we want to do,” Donovan said.
She must have been satisfied with that, because she switched topics. “Any updates on the murder?”
“We can’t comment about an open case,” Nix said.
“Why not? Everyone else is,” she countered, referring to the non-stop gossiping among the patrons. “Some people are saying Kit did it.”
No one spoke for a moment. “Kit didn’t kill Erin Mills,” Nix told her. His voice was even deeper than usual.
“You’ve cleared her then?”
“Not yet. The other detective should have called her, let her know she can get her things from Erin’s house.”
“I’ll be sure she knows.”
“Make sure she stays somewhere safe tonight,” Donovan told her.
“If you weren’t saying that because you’re worried about her, I’d call you out for sassing me, young man. She’ll stay with me and Clyde until she can find something.”
“Thank you,” Donovan murmured.
“You want to be with Kit, then clear her.” Dolly’s tone was one I knew well. It was her don’t fuck with me voice.
“Yes, ma’am,” Donovan replied. “When you see Kit, tell her we stopped by.”
Thirty seconds later, Dolly turned, set her hands on her hips and looked down at me. “What did you do to those two? They looked fit to be tied.”
I assumed they were gone and pushed myself off the floor. “I broke up with them.”
She pursed her lips, studied me. “You never could do anything the easy way.”
That was for damned sure.
“Those men love you.”
My heart leapt at her words. Did they? They hadn’t said as much, but it had been two days. I knew how I felt, but them? I didn’t believe it. I couldn’t. It would hurt too much. I shook my head and she held up her hand.
“They do. I know why you did it, why you pushed them away. I wish you could get what you want for once. And if it’s two sexy mountain men, then so be it.”
I tried to smile, but it was hard. My heart walked out the door with Nix and Donovan. “Me, too, Dolly. Me, too.”
Two nights with Kit and I couldn’t sleep without her. My bed felt empty without her in it. I eased my hard dick in the shower with my hand, but it wasn’t the same as her hot pussy and my balls were still blue as fuck. I wanted her. Needed her.
I glanced at my unmade bed, remembered what the three of us had done in it the other night.