The cataloging system, such that it was, was noted with black-on-black numerals on the flanks of the stacks. But again, it was vague, and presumed that you already knew where to find what you were looking for.
I walk through a dark cavern, heading to my room, Yami perched on my shoulder. A cold draft blows past my dress, the chill seeping into my bones. And I feel that sense of dread again.I walk faster, my heart drumming, my palms sweaty.
The blue torches flicker and cast a twisted shadow. The shadow of a man.Lucian emerges from the darkness. "I like you better this way," he says, studying my black hair. "Less Fae. More vampire. More like my wife." He raises an arm, reaching for me.I step back, my hands curl in fists, my nails digging into my skin. "What do you want?"
His arm falls. His face goes cold. "To tell you I am leaving. Because of your failure during the presenting, I have other matters to attend to. Matters that will take me far from here."He smirks. "Have you considered why I did not make you my bride?"
My eyes go wide. If marrying him was the only way to save my mother, I don't know what I would have done.
He chuckles. "Do not fear. It is too late for that. I was so pre-occupied with securing my lineage, my legacy, I failed to consider what a… beauty, you would become." His words drip like poison. He strides over to me, touching my chin with his finger.Yes. She took a deep breath. I was stupid. I fell over a root.
So close to the truth. Just with all the salient parts left unspoken.Most females… Qhuinn came over to the foot of her bed, put his hands on his lean hips and stared down at her feet. Most females have a partner they can go through this with. I want to be that for you. So does Blay. We don’t want to let you down.
Great, now she got teary that he might ever doubt how supportive he was. You are incredible. Both of you are. You are utterly amazing. It’s just … there’s a lot going on.More now with twins. He shook his head. Twins … can you believe it?