Her dark skin became unusually
pale. Lifting her hand, he threaded their fingers, his palm
pressing into the back of hers. He brought it to his lips
and placed tender kisses on her palm.
Lian waited for her to say
something. She licked her lips a few times before meeting
his gaze. He was amazed to see no lingering fear in her
features. There was some uncertainty and definitely some
“Why would his sister be nice
to me and not kill me outright?”
“If she is as her name says,
perhaps she has no wish to destroy her land.”
“The forest did seem to
respond to her. Moved toward her.” A slight shake of her
head. “But you never met her?”
This time he couldn’t stop
the smile, not that he would have.
She glared down her pert
little nose at him before she socked him in the shoulder.
“What?” he asked.
“What is so amusing?”
“That you’re still jealous
over a woman I’ve told you numerous times I’ve never met.”
She huffed. “I’m not