Yeah, ’cuz all that tinsel was really going to give a shit.
Why? He shifted his hold and brushed her hair back. Why would you ever apologize?Because I need to be there for you. I need to support you.
For a long moment, he stared down into her face, tracing the features he knew so well with his eyes. And then he smiled a little. My Mary Madonna, by letting me take care of you? You make me strong. You give me strength by relying on me to take care of you.That’s not fair, though. What about you—Rhage shook his head. Do I have to explain male bonded vampires to you again? You are … my reason for being. And I’ve never loved you more than I do right now.
His eyes went to the moon overhead. The bright shining moon. If she leaves, nothing will be the same again for me. Nothing will be quite as bright or funny or free. I was forever changed the minute she came into our lives—and I guess I didn’t really understand how fully until now. It happened in an instant … and it will take a lifetime to get over. He refocused on his shellan. There is only one thing that will remain unchanged. And that is my feelings for you. In fact, my love for you is the one thing that will keep me standing at the end of this.Mary teared up all over again, especially as he kissed her.
Our strength must be tested, he whispered, for us to know it’s still there. And I will always be your warrior, Mary mine. Always and forever.
Mary reached up to his face and stroked his cheek.‘Cream horns. It’s rude.’
Issy thought about it for a while. ‘It is a bit rude,’ she allowed eventually. ‘Men make wonderful bakers, though. Or they can do.’Darny had already scarfed the fruit toast and was peeling a banana. He glanced at the phone.
‘I’m expecting him,’ said Issy. ‘Any minute.’‘I don’t care,’ said Darny instantly. ‘He’s probably in stupid meetings anyway.’