Grimalkin sighed loudly, causing me to look back and Razor to hiss at him. Am I the only one here who has any insight at all? he said, looking to each of our faces. We stared at him, and he shook his head. Drawing a blank, are you? Think about what you just said, human. Repeat that last phrase, if you would.
Yes, I still know where I'm going! I snapped as he emerged beside me yet again, cutting him off before he could say anything. Ash walked on my other side, silent and protective, but I caught him rolling his eyes as Glitch came up.
You're an idiot, half-breed, she taunted, as I kicked snow at her. She dodged easily. Rowan's too good for you, and he's experienced. Most everyone, fey and mortal boys included, would give their teeth to have him to themselves for a night. Try him. I guarantee you'll like it.
A ruse. That's all it was. Pretend to like this girl. Pretend to have feelings, to pursue some kind of relationship. Earn her friendship and trust, knowing I might have to destroy it, and her, in the end.
His fingertips came to rest against the back of my hand, sending a zip of current through my whole body. I'm done hiding, he whispered. Nothing has changed. I know we might not have a lot of time, but what we do have, I want to spend right here.
No. The red in his eyes dimmed to tiny pinpricks, and his voice dropped to a whisper. I had to strain to hear him. It was…an honor… He sighed one last time, as the tiny spots of light flickered once, twice. …my queen. And he was gone.