After flipping open the lock, she slipped outside. The damp air shivered over her skin. Sensing her turmoil, he pressed against her side and she tugged him inside. The relief melted her bones. She was safe. She dropped to her knees. Without conscious thought, she laid her head on his furred shoulder and cried.
“I’m so sorry,” she mumbled. “I didn’t mean to fall apart.” Unable to resist, she kissed the heated skin under her mouth. A low growl rumbled from deep in his chest.
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