She stirs despite Lucas’s careful attempt to pull away without disturbing her and lifts her head up, eyes blinking heavily with sleep. “Are you leaving?”
“No,” he whispers, “I’m just grabbing some water.”
“Oh. Okay.” Ash smiles contentedly and snuggles into her pillow, eyes closing.
He feels an unfamiliar tightness in his chest and leans over to press a kiss against her forehead. I am in so much trouble with this girl.