I’d always been waiting for you.
As his queen beamed, the woman indicated the way across the open room—and as they followed her, Trez realized that they had stepped onto a vast, slowly revolving plate: The entire restaurant moved around the center core of the elevator shaft and what must have been the kitchen space.They went right to the edge. To a table for two that had one of its generous four sides directly against the glass.
Under which the entire city of Caldwell stretched out, about four hundred thousand feet below.Time to sit, he thought, praying his sudden case of the wonks didn’t wipe out his knees before he did his queen proper.Helping Selena into her seat, he kept his eyes averted as he went over and fell down into a seat that was hard as rock.
The maître d’ cast her pale hand over the table to the godforsaken windows. This will be the spice to the courses of your meal.No, that would be nausea, sweetheart.
She turned back to the rest of the place. The interior is designed to be the night, the perfect background for savoring what the chef will provide for your pleasure.
When they were alone, Selena shifted herself toward the windows. It’s … incredible. The lights of the buildings. They’re like fallen stars.What’s going on? she demanded.
Even though Trez had been rip-shit only moments before, the guy looked as composed as an inanimate object: It’s not important.That’s not what I just heard. And before you accuse me of eavesdropping, the two of you were yelling so loudly, I could hear it next door.
Trez rubbed his short-cropped hair and walked around. Selena—When there was a tight silence, iAm decided, Fuck it. He was sold by our parents when we were infants to the Queen of the Territory—as a mate for the heir to the throne. It was decreed by his astrological chart. He’s done everything possible to escape from it, and the reason he’s pissed at me is because I’m his Achilles’s heel. He’s just freaking out at a close call, probably because the real thing he’s worried about is you and he can’t do anything about that.