“Do not take that tone with me, warrior.” As Vishous’s eyes shot to her face, she was too pissed off to care who or what he was.

“At the end of last summer I was flat on my back with the flu, thanks to feeding Wrath too much and then working in the clinic. When I didn’t hear from Butch, I assumed he’d had second thoughts about us. As I… haven’t had a lot of luck with males, it took me a while to work up the nerve to approach him. When I did, three months ago here in the clinic, he made it clear he didn’t want to see me. So do me the favor of not blaming me for something I did not do.”

There was a long silence and then Vishous surprised the hell out of her. He actually smiled at her a little. “Well, what do you know.”

Flustered, she looked down at Butch and resumed stroking his hair. “I swear to you, if I had known it was him, I would have dragged myself out of bed to answer that door myself.”

anon request → Marissa/Vishous scene from Lover Revealed