My legs wind around his waist, even as he scoots my ass closer to the edge, giving him the exact angle he wants me at.
I rolled my eyes. That is what we’re working on? Maxon, that’s never going to happen. I saw a poll in one of Celeste’s magazines after I tried to save Marlee. People can hardly stand me.Opinions change. Don’t let that one moment bring you down too much.
I still felt hopeless, but what could I say? If this was my only option, I had to at least try.Fine, I said. But I’m telling you, this won’t work.With an impish grin on his face, he came very close and gave me a long, slow kiss. And I’m telling you it will.
I WALKED INTO THE WOMEN’S Room, thoughts focused on Maxon’s new plan. The queen hadn’t shown up yet, and the girls were all laughing in a clump by the windows.America, come here! Kriss said urgently. Even Celeste turned back smiling, waving me over.
I was a little uneasy about what could be waiting for me, but I walked to the huddle anyway.
Oh, my goodness! I squealed.Is that all it would’ve taken? He cocked his head, mystified. All this, just so you don’t have to move to the magical zone?
It would put my wards in danger. Where would Daisy go?He stared at me for a moment. I should have seen that. How shortsighted of me.
Well, now that you mention it…He nodded. That is an easy promise to make. And once you are categorized properly, the mountebanks’ burning curiosity will be put to rest. I’ve seen it before. They hate unanswered questions, especially when the subject is the one in control of the answers. But soon after they answer this riddle for me, I’ve seen to it they’ll get someone new to marvel at. Someone my father will be desperate to control. A vicious smile crossed his face. That subject belongs to someone else. He wandered away in search of mortal pleasures, and I swooped in to pick him up at the right moment. I’ll fabricate where and how I found him, feign ignorance to his magic and who has a claim on him. Given that he responds to authority about as well as you do, he’ll give you the perfect way to slip out from under the radar, providing me with enough cover to alter your records.