They’re seasonal, she replied. Winter only. But … if you play your cards right, I might make one especially for you.
My glare transferred to him. Again with the totally un-PC language.Babe, look at me. He curled his lip. I am un-PC.
Don’t ‘babe’ me. That is incredibly overfamiliar of you.He bent his head toward me, those icy blue eyes momentarily freezing me to the spot. And I am not having another altercation with you in public. Now bloody shoo.The Scot pulled the stool out forcefully, so I had to move back or be clobbered by it. He assessed my surprised expression and his countenance, to my confusion, transformed from merely irritated to total disdain. I realize you’re probably used tae men falling at your feet, so I’ll let you have your two seconds of shocked horror. But if you’re not gone in five seconds, I’m going tae embarrass the shit out of you.
You curse a lot, was the only thing I could think to say under the onslaught of such distaste for me.His face clouded over. Five. Four. Three—
I made a sound of disgust, cutting him off, and was about to walk away when the twentysomething woman next to us placed a hand on my arm to stop me. I’m just finishing up, if you’d like my seat.
I gave her a sweet smile. You’re so kind, but—my voice grew louder—I’d rather sew my eyes shut with cocktail sticks than sit next to an ill-educated dickhole who defies the rumor that Scottish people are the nicest people in the world. I finished it with a triumphant spin that made my hair flip dramatically, and I would have continued to feel like the last-epic-word victor if I hadn’t heard a ragged, too-attractive chuckle, which I knew had originated from the Scotsman.Chris shook his head. Trust me, Sara. You are the only person Nikolas will want to see when he calms down.
I felt Nikolas return before the door opened. Chris quietly stepped aside as Nikolas drew near. His face was still hard and his eyes were impossible to read.Just tell me you’re done with this.
No more rogue... vigilante ... or whatever.I hadn’t thought about what would happen once my secret was out. Eldeorin and I hadn’t talked about how long he would train me or what would happen when he was done. At the same time, I thought of all the people out there who needed my help. What if this is what I’m supposed to do, just like you’re supposed to be a warrior?