All three of them inherited the gray eyes of their grandmother, though Brandon and his sister Ashley had dark brown tresses whereas Jessi's hair was dirty blonde.
Jessi's worry turned to panic.
Jessi's head was spinning too much for her to register much of the world.
Jessi's heart felt like it stopped.
"Not a housecat" she said at Jessi's blank look "more like a bobcat.
One side of Jessi's lips curled up.
Jessi's heart leapt, but she forced herself not to react.
Xander stood and disappeared from Jessi's view while Toni fussed.
Jessi's attention was on Gerry, who was smiling politely while his jaw ticked.
The clicking of the camera drew Jessi's attention.
Jessi's mouth was agape at the erotic poses Laurencio called for them to do.
"Jessi's got that look," Xander prompted.
Jessi's got that look.
Gerry caught Jessi's eye.
Laurencin's assistant took Jessi's arm before she could see how red Toni's face turned.
The last pose with Toni was far too …intimate for Jessi's taste.
Jessi's focus returned to Xander.
Jessi's lips parted, but the words she wanted to say were stuck in her throat.
He was hungry after the stimulation of Jessi's refusal to bend to his will.
Jessi's hands shook from the fire in her blood.
"I guess he always was a little -" The phone was snatched out of Jessi's hand.
Xander ignored Jessi's glare.
Jessi's eyes closed at the sensation of his soft lips, hot mouth and the rough stubble that teased her sensitive skin.
Dazed, Jessi's eyes opened.
Jessi's glare was on him.
Oblivious to her danger, Jessi's eyes dropped to her phone.
Despite being over six feet tall, Charles was no more of an obstacle than Jessi's small body.
Jessi's eyes went to the clock on the microwave.
Jessi's cheerful voice preceded her entrance into the three foot sphere where he was able to sense her.
Jessi's body was supple and relaxed in his arms, her gray eyes wide and her features flushed.
Jessi's eyes remained on her cousins.
Jessi's phone vibrated, and she saw another text from the vampire.
Jenn picked up Jessi's phone as she spoke.
Jessi's mouth dropped open.
Xander considered, thoughts on Jessi's secrets.
Everything he'd suspected was true: Jessi's enemy was none other than the Black God, who sent her after the only belonging Xander had.
Jessi's sudden change of heart about wanting to go out tonight made more sense after Jenn's warning.
Ashley, on the other hand, was still a virgin, and Xander guessed her brother was as responsible for that as Jessi's lectures.
If nothing else, he doubted Jessi's home was in trouble, not with all the Guardians nearby.
Jessi's phone vibrated from its place on the stand beside the chair.
Jessi's audible groan was one Xander echoed internally.
Jessi's eyes went over his powerful body in wonder.
Jessi's eyes flew open.
Jessi's voice was hushed.
Xander felt Jessi's gaze on him.
Xander didn't move as the Grey God took Jessi's arm.
He would never admit that the White God was right aloud, but he began to think he already left his safe corner by placing his fate in Jessi's hands.
Like the vamp-cat, Jessi's cousins had gone from panicked at being kidnapped in the middle of the night to content on the compound.
Jessi's heart was flipping in her chest, and she was finding it hard to breathe at the thought of a second night with him.
Jessi's back bumped the railing.