Brady had called my name then, and because I didn’t know what to do or what to say, I left her there. When she’d come to eat, I couldn’t make eye contact with her because I felt guilty for not being able to help her. And for knowing her secrets.
Can I be both? I asked aloud. Good hunter and stupid kit?Don’t know. But you are for sure bleeding to death, the woman said.
I knew her. She had helped me dress the first time I put on the proper fighting clothes for blood duels. I couldn’t remember her name.I’ll take it from here, Eli said. The woman didn’t move and his voice took on a tone I wasn’t accustomed to hearing from him. Command voice. Get out.The woman rose and left the room.
Jane. Shift. I’ll bring Beast a plate of steaks.Oatmeal for after. With sugar and milk.
I could hear the amusement in his voice when he said, I remember how you like it.
I fell forward and let the Gray Between take me.What do you mean the wedding wasn’t real? It felt real to me. It had. From the moment he’d first touched her, it had felt like she’d belonged there by his side, smiling at him, joking with him, confiding in him, listening to him, being silent with him. Everything about this had felt real from the beginning, even when he barely knew her.
Now that he really knew her, and she knew him, it felt more than real. It felt like his life finally made sense.He’d tried to pretend to himself all week that he would end things with her after this weekend, but he’d known as soon as he saw her at the airport that that wasn’t true. Not only that he wouldn’t, but he couldn’t.
She turned around, and for a minute he felt like he’d said the right thing. That was, until he saw the look on her face.Here’s how I know the wedding wasn’t real, Drew. Because at the wedding, you called me your girlfriend. In real life, I’m nothing to you.