I stood in my best friend’s doorway. That’s all I could do when she opened her door. I thought I was tired. Now, I was wide awake.
“This is my sister Maura,” Mark said. “Maura, this is Nolan, from my platoon.”
I couldn’t catch my breath. Mark had said his sister was cold, but she was the hottest woman I’d ever seen. I took her hand, smiling at her. “Pleasure to meet you, Maura.”
Lifting her hand, all my hopes sank at the flash of sunlight off the stone on one finger. I couldn’t have her.
She was already taken.