After grabbing my protein shake from the countertop, I went upstairs to my room. I’d barely stepped foot in the room when West barged in. Taking my drink out of my hand, he set it down — because he was ever the good boy — before he pushed me up against the wall with a challenging glimmer in his eyes.

His mouth was only a breath away from mine while his chest brushed against me. “I can’t stand this back and forth between us. Two days ago, you were my savior, and now I’m your…”

“Punishment,” I supplied for him. My hands landed on his hard chest. I was unsure if I wanted to push him away or pull him closer.

West’s face fell as if my one simple word broke his heart, and then with a blink of an eye, it transformed right in front of me into something I couldn’t decipher.

“If you could admit that you feel even a fraction of what I feel for you, I would drop to my knees right here, right now, and suck your dick.” He let out a bitter laugh as my cock twitched in my pants. “Even though you’re an asshole to me, I still want you. I hate myself for not being able to stay away from you when you only spew venom at me. Maybe you’re my karma for being a shitty person in another life.”