Body of Law (Body of Law #1)

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think we might be able to figure something out.”

Chapter 10
    “Stay away from Quinn Morgan. He and all of his other cronies are the fucking assholes.”
    “I’m aware of that,” she scoffed and threw out the last gauze pad. Though the cut on my forehead was small, it had bled enough to go through half a box of them, not to mention ruin my new shirt. “It doesn’t necessarily take one to know one in this situation.” She eyed me up and down. “Though I’m sure in your case it helps.”
    “Still mad at me, huh? Even after I rescued you?”
    Throwing me an icepack, she rolled her eyes before she slammed the freezer shut. “I already told you Sebastian. I was handling it.”
    “I wasn’t going to just stand there while someone was hurting you.” I mumbled. “I owe your father that much.”
    Violet instantly froze. “So you do remember him—me?”
    I grinned as I leaned my head back against the wall and closed my eyes. “I recognized you the moment I saw you.”
    “Then why are you giving me such a hard time?” she asked. I could feel her step closer and, though I wanted to watch her, my head hurt too much to open my eyes just yet. “Do you hate me?”
    I chuckled. “I don’t spend all my time fantasizing about women I hate.”
    She sounded genuinely surprised. “Then why?”
    “Because you shouldn’t be in criminal law. You’ll be terrible at it.”
    “Bastard.” Violet punched my arm playfully, and I found myself smiling wider. “I could be a great criminal defense attorney if I wanted to be.”
    “You misunderstand—once again.” Instantly, I felt my mood darken, insulted that she would assume my comment was an insult. “I have no doubt that there isn’t anything you can’t do. If you specialized in corporate criminal law, you would probably win cases; make hundreds of thousands in billings, maybe millions.” I stopped and chuckled. In a couple of years it was possible she could even out bill even me. “But in the end you’d end up hating yourself for betraying your values. Being a good person is who you are. It always has been.”
    She shook her head earnestly. “You’re a good person too, Sebastian—a good man. I know you—”
    I cut her off. I knew where she was going with this. She knew the kind of person I was. If only I made an effort to change. Blah. Blah. Blah. How could someone so intelligent be so dense? So naïve? Did she really need her heart broken to learn a lesson? “A good man wouldn’t have finger fucked you the other day in his office. Wouldn’t think about it still…”
    “I wanted you to do more than that,” she said. “I wanted— want you.”
    I stormed away, throwing the ice pack across the room and taking out a thousand dollar vase with it. All I had to do was go to bed, go straight to bed, jerk-off, fall asleep and pretend this night never happened.
    “You should leave,” I told her. “Quit the internship. I’ll write you any kind of recommendation letter you want.”
    Unfortunately, Violet was right behind me.
    “No,” she said sternly. “I won’t do that. Once I start something, I don’t give up until it’s finished.”
    “You should forget about criminal law. It’ll break your heart.” I stared at her. “I’ll break your heart.”
    Her voice rose with anger. “Didn’t you just hear me? I’m not giving up on you.”
    I turned on my heel to see thunder bolts in her eyes, an expression that made me want her more than ever. And strangely enough, not just for her body. “I’ll corrupt you; ruin you for everyone else…”
    “No you won’t,” she said. “I’m incorruptible.”
    “We’ll see about that.”
    I went for that sweet spot on her neck before she could say anything else, eliciting a gasp from her that would have made me hard if I hadn’t been already. Like a demented vampire, I nipped and sucked at her and, within an instant, I was caught up in her. The feel of her hands on my chest combined with the

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