I stared at my hone unable to comprehend what Brayden just said. Adrian was giving me a worried look but I ignored it.

"Brayden you just told me now wasn't the time. So I'm going to have to decline." Without hesitating I hung up the phone, throwing it on the floor. I don't know why, but I just wanted distance with what just happened. Adrian and I sat in silence for a while, he didn't know what just happened and I wasn't going to tell him.

"Sage.." He started to say. I looked at him as he spoke. "I don't know what just happened but-" At those words Adrian started kissing me, and I let him. He wrapped is arms around me and pulled me in closer, as I wrapped my arms behind his neck. I wanted him, all of him, but it was wrong. I parted from the kiss and moved to the other side of the couch.

Before I could say anything Dimitri burst through the door. Adrian and I both looked up at him. At first he didn't say anything. He breath was heavy, like he ran hear.

"Jill has woken up. She's okay, but she doesn't remember anything." Dimitri looked relieved wen he got the words out.

"Do you want me to co-" I started to say.

"No. Everyone wants you to stay here. Don't go back to the school either. We need you and Adrian in one place." Dimitri cut me off.

"But Dimitri I can't stay here." I glanced at Adrian, he was unpredictable. "Please let me come with you."

"Sydney, the group needs you here. Please stay here." Dimitri said in a harsh tone.

All I could do was sink into the couch, I didn't want to stay here with Adrian. Dimitri left, and I was alone with Adrian again. There was silence for a long time, and I liked it. Silent Adrian, he should do this more often. To soon Adrian moved toward me, trapping me at the end of the couch.

"Sage.." Adrian stated to say, I didn't look at him "Sydney please look at me." I gave in and looked at him. "No really look at me." I looked him over and took everything in. Adrian Ivashkov was gorgeous, still is. He defends me, and has been nothing but kind to me ever since I arrived. Why was I torturing him like this? Because it was wrong. Because he was a monster. But he wasn't was he? A monster couldn't be this handsome and kind. I took a deep breath, and held it. I looked back up and locked eyes with him. "Now tell me you don't love me. I'll believe you, I'll leave you alone. I won't visit you in your dreams anymore and I won't contact you. You won't even know I exist."

I let out the breath I was holding. "I don't-" I started to say and saw the sadness in his eyes. "know, Adrian."

There was silence after that. Adrian just looked at me, and didn't know what to make of my answer. He seemed pleased that saying I didn't know, was better. But was it better? I needed Adrian in my life, I couldn't be without him. Did that mean I loved him? Love must be more than that. Just needing someone.

"I can fix that." Adrian said before kissing me again. I always let Adrian kiss me, but this time I wanted to kiss him. I brought my hands up behind his neck leaning into the kiss. Adrian placed his hands on my waist and pulled me into his lap. I let my hands fall and rest on his shoulders. Out mouths parted and our tongues met, getting tangled together. I had never kissed like this before.

Adrian broke the kiss this time. He pressed his forehead to mine. "I love you Sydney Sage and nothing in the world is going to change that." I let a smile slip from her lips. Every time Adrian said he loved me it made my heart sing. Does that mean I love him? I couldn't imagine a life without him.

I pushed myself away from the couch and started for the bathroom. I saw Adrian stare after me wondering where I was going. I knew where the bathroom was but I found myself wandering into Adrian's bedroom. I don't know what brought me here, but I realized I had never been in his bedroom before. I pushed the door open and examined the room. Clothes were thrown everywhere, and the bed was unmade. I knew Adrian was messy so this didn't surprise me. What did surprise me was the painting, he had painted, hanging over his bed. It was a painted picture me. This shouldn't have surprised me as much as it did.

"Do you like the painting I painted?" It was Adrian who spoke. He startled me, I hadn't heard him come down the hall to find me. I turned around to face him.

"Why did you paint me?" I questioned him.

He cupped my face in his hands "Because you're the most beautiful girl in whole world, and I love you." He pressed his lips lightly to mine. I placed my hands on his chest, tracing circled with my fingers. He rested his hands on my lower back and drew me in closer. I didn't want this sensation to stop. Every time Adrian kissed me was like a silent blessing, showing me there is good in something that is suppose to me a monster. But he couldn't be a monster because he kissed like an angel.

I parted from the kiss and embraced Adrian. I wanted to be close with him, and be safe in is arms. His arms held me tight and we stayed like that for what felt like ages. Hours could go by and I wouldn't care. As long as I was safe in his arms.

He placed his hands on my shoulders and pushed me away so he could see my face. I was smiling up at him, smiling in a way I had never before. Adrian made me happy. "So, my dear, are you going to tell me who you were on the phone with?" Adrian said it the sweetest way.