Chapter Fourteen

“You came? I didn’t know if you would,” I murmured to him. He was leaning against a huge rock that sat at the water’s edge. His arms were crossed and he looked deceptively relaxed. Stone, of House Acanthus, was never relaxed. He didn’t know how to.

“I will one day, just not today, and certainly not here,” Stone said. Shit, had I said that aloud?

I was glad it was dark and he couldn’t see me blush. “Why not today? There’s nothing expected of you here?”

“Isn’t there?” Stone’s voice was closer, and I realized that he’d straightened up, and entered the water. He strode through it like it didn’t matter that he was wet up to the knee. His dark eyes were fixed on me, making my heart race. When he got close enough, he reached out to grab me, and I heard myself giggle and move away. Giggle? I take it back, this clearly wasn’t a dream

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