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Adrian stood and took a menacing step toward Alex. Jess knew the concussion must be clouding her head, because she could have sworn that when Adrian had gotten up, his eyes had been amber. She gasped and he stopped. He glanced over at her, his eyes their normal, beautiful chocolate brown, then stepped back and quickly apologized to Alex. Jess was puzzled by their exchange and the tricks her befuddled mind was playing. ” Adrian chuckled and shook his head. ” “Yeah, later,” she mumbled, still distracted by what she thought she’d seen.
Sitting on her bed, he reached out and ruffled her hair softly in affection. “Why, thank you, Adrian,” she quipped sarcastically. With a grin, he bent and kissed her hand, then let it drop. “You’re very welcome,” he said with a sugary voice. She started to tease him about his bedside manner but was interrupted by Alex’s return. Spotting Adrian, Alex smiled and walked farther into the room, placing his hand on his cousin’s shoulder. ” “Just came to check on you two before I go on my rounds. ” Alex winked at Jess and tilted his head toward her.
How long had he been here? She was interrupted from her inspection by the arrival of an older woman -- her nurse, presumably. Noticing that she was awake, the woman smiled. “Well, hello, there. Looks like you might be awake for a while this time. I’m Lana. ” Jess smiled weakly. ” Lana chuckled and continued into the room. She tilted her head toward Alex, and her smile widened. ” 28 Jeigh Lynn Jess couldn’t help herself; she laughed and wished she hadn’t. “Oh, that hurt. ” Lana laughed at her pitiful expression.