Her lips thinned, and she frowned at him. “You have a tendency to be a bully when you want your own way. Anyone ever tell you that?”
“Yeah, but you can blame my older brothers for that. If I wasn’t assertive, I never would have survived childhood.” He could tell by the look on her face she wasn’t sure if he was serious or teasing. It was a bit of both, which surprised him. He couldn’t remember the last time he teased a woman. Maybe never. That kind of closeness was reserved for his family.
“Well you can’t just decide you’re keeping someone.” Sheer determination shone from her face. She was so serious and adorable at the same time.
Kal dropped a quick kiss on the tip of her nose. “Sure I can.”
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