Simon’s eyes were so filled with desperation Michael felt as though he was being torn apart from the inside.
“Just leave me alone,” Simon said and he curled in on himself.
Michael hunched low and pulled a now passive Simon into his arms. Simon seemed so fragile. The image didn’t work with Simon’s larger than life personality.
“That’s the one thing I can’t do,” Michael murmured against Simon’s hair.
Michael sat on the couch and drew Simon onto his lap. He ran his hand up and down Simon’s back.
The above is an excerpt from Fused by Fire, the third book in the Firehouse Six series.
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