32. “I think I’m in love with you and I’m terrified.”
* * *
He hadn’t meant this to happen.
Thomas stays in his study the entire afternoon. James had left after a long discussion over their options for Nassau.
Thomas rubs at his temples, unable to stop thinking about it, about James. At one point James had been gesturing and his hair had come loose from its tie, drifting freely over his forehead.
“Beg pardon, my lord.” James looks around for the tie, swearing under his breath.
As much as he would have liked to watch the lieutenant crawl around on his knees on the carpet (because he is attractive, Thomas has accepted that fact) but with his hair falling over his face and the way the lieutenant keeps swiping it back impatiently with his fingers, Thomas is finding it very hard to concentrate on the topic at hand.