“I’m a man. I need the physical as well as the emotional and mental. But more physical than anything else. I need to touch you, Anna, to know that you’re mine.”
I laugh as an idea pops into my mind.
“Okay, duly noted.”
“I know we can’t talk about the case, but I hope your day was productive.”
“It wasn’t. But now I think maybe it was. Need to do some more digging and close this thing once and for all.”
“Then what?” I ask.
“Then I come home, marry my girl, get her fat with my kids, keep her fat so only I want her, and live out my days as the happiest man in Beauville.”
“Jackson, your dream is a bit skewed. I won’t be getting fat with your kids and staying that way, and certainly not pregnant all the time.”
“We’ll see about that.”
“I’m not pushing out a football team.”
“Only asking for a basketball squad.” This time, he does laugh, and I can’t help but laugh, too.
“Yeah, for you.”
Until Her Release