I only took a few steps before collapsing on the floor in pain. I rocked back and forth as I held onto my knee with a death grip. Charlie was instantly at my side, kneeling down next to me in my too-big-for-her shirt.“Oh my goodness, Jhett! What happened?! Are you okay?” Her voice was strained with worry as her hands flew to my knee; she was trying her best to get a handle on the situation. The concern she had for me was starting to border on panic, which almost made me feel bad about what I had done.With one quick sweep of my arms I had Charlie flat on her back again, this time right on the kitchen floor. Her moans of frustration only fueled my desire for her. “Hey, remember - I don’t get even, I get ahead,” I smirked, as she crossed her arms in a last ditch attempt to try and get out of losing.Her shoulders dropped in defeat. “Fiiiiine,” she sighed. I knew that I had her right where I wanted her. I sat back on my heels and waited for her to admit that I had won.Without warning Charlie turned the tables this time, throwing all her body weight against me as I tumbled backwards. It was her turn to straddle me; her bare legs falling on each side of my torso as her hands held my wrists against the cold floor just as I had done to her earlier. Her golden locks were a wavy mess; her braid never stood a chance. But there was a new fire burning behind her eyes that I’d never seen before. She was enjoying the sudden shift in dominance. In her eyes, she’d won our game.“Say it!” she demanded, only inches away from my face. “Say ‘Charlie’s the Queen’.” She was challenging me! I should have known to stop underestimating her. She never ceased to amaze me.“You’re my Queen, Charlie,” I told her, my voice just above a whisper.
Ahhh. Are you swooning, yet? Because Jhett seems to make all the ladies swoon when he is around.
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