Mordecai wouldn’t get the same lenience. And I didn’t know how to protect him.
If she was surprised, she didn’t show it. First things first. Let’s wash your face.And with that I began the slow process of preparing myself for the first step of the rest of my life.
ELOISE HELPED ME PULL MYSELF together, and I looked nothing short of magnificent when I walked down to Henri’s room. Just as I’d done when I thought I’d end up with Kile, I reminded myself that this wasn’t a bad choice. Henri would be devoted and kind, and while our means of communication might be unconventional for a while, it didn’t mean that our life together wouldn’t be a happy one.His butler answered the door and kindly ushered me in. Henri was at his table with books opened and a pitcher of tea at his disposal. He stood when he saw me, bowing in a way that could only be described as joyful.I giggled, walking over with the wide wooden box in my arms. Hello, Henri. I set it down on his table and hugged him, and he brightened at my affection. What’s all this?
I touched his books, taking in the pages. Of course, even if he had no help, he was studying his English. He grabbed at a notebook and held it up, pointing.I write for you. I can read, yes?
Oh, yes, please.
Okay, okay. He took a deep breath and smiled as he held up his papers. ‘Dear Eadlyn. I know I cannot be saying, but I am thinking of you each days. My words are no good yet, but my heart,’ he said, touching his chest, ‘feels what I cannot saying. Even in Finnish, I would say them bad.’Let me see if I understand this correctly. I said to make it look like burglary, and now it simply looks like a vendetta. And she’s alive to identify him.
Zakhar matched Ruslan’s stare. I have already taken care of the situation. Nothing will be tied to you.That had Ruslan releasing the hold he had on his own fingers and rubbing the tension away.
What about the other collateral damage?She is scrubbed. No trace.