Wow said adrian he sat down on the bed and tested its

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"Wow," said Adrian. He sat down on the bed and tested its bounciness, giving it a nod of approval. "This is amazing. What do
you think, buttercup?""I have no words," I said honestly.He patted the spot beside him. "Want to try it out?"I answered with a look and felt relieved when he stood up. Adrian and beds stirred up too many conflicting feelings in me.After that, Alicia showed us the Morning Glory Suite, the Velvet Suite, and the London Suite, all of which competed to outdo the others in tackiness. Nonetheless, despite the absurdity of Adrian's ruse, the tour had given me the opportunity to take note of the other labeled doors in the hallway. We followed Alicia back downstairs."We don't get to see the Sapphire Suite or the Prince Albert Suite?" I asked.Alicia shook her head. "Sorry. Those are occupied. I can give you a brochure with some pictures, if you want."Adrian had his arm around me again. "Angel cake, wasn't the Prince Albert Suite where Veronica stayed? She's not still here, isshe?""I'm not sure," I said. This, at least, was similar to what we'd rehearsed. I glanced over at Alicia. "You probably can't tell us that, huh? If our friend Veronica's here? She's really pretty, has long dark hair.""Oh, yeah," said Alicia, brightening. "Of course I remember her. She was in the Velvet Suite, actually, and just checked out yesterday."I resisted the urge to kick the desk. So close. We'd missed her by a day. Yes, the universe was definitely done giving me breaks. I wouldn't be able to cast the scrying spell until the next full moon, which was a month away."Oh, well," said Adrian, still with that easy smile. "We'll see her for Christmas anyway. Thanks for your help.""Do you want to book a room?" Alicia asked hopefully."We'll get back to you on that," I said. I actually wouldn't have put it past Adrian to book one and then claim it was part of our cover. "We're checking out a few places. A one-year anniversary isn't something you want to make a hasty decision on."
"But," said Adrian, giving her a wink, "I've got a good feeling about the Bunny Suite."Alicia walked us out, her eyes widening when she saw the Mustang. "Wow, nice car.""It's an amazing car," I said."That's our baby - well, until we have real ones. Don't you think it needs a name?" asked Adrian. "I keep trying to convince Taylor." Once again, I had to fight the urge to punch him."Oh, definitely," said Alicia. "That kind of car . . . it's like royalty.""See?" Adrian shot me a triumphant look. "And Alicia's an expert on royalty. Didn't you see all those paintings?""Thanks for your help," I told her, steering him forward. "We'll be in touch."We got in the car, and after waving goodbye to Alicia, Adrian drove away. I stared blankly ahead. "Much like with the Bunny Suite, I have no words to describe what just happened. I mean, really? Our anniversary? Jet?""I look more like a Jet than a Brian," he argued. "Besides, that was a much better story than the one about how we wanted to pay a surprise birthday visit to our 'friend' Veronica.""I don't know about that. But it did give us the information we needed. Which isn't good."

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