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Encala : Book 3 of the Heku Series

Emily took his other hand and walked down the stairs past the terrified
guards. She sat down on the bed and watched him lean the door against
the door frame.
“Did he hurt you?” Chevalier asked, sitting beside her as his eyes
scanned her body again.
“No, when he bit me I... you know.”
“No I don’t know, what?” he asked.
“I ashed him, but I didn’t want to kill him. I just knocked him
unconscious so I could get away,” she said, rubbing his arm lightly.
“That’s a lot of control. Why didn’t you do it when he… tried to… when
he…” He shut his eyes against the image.
“I didn’t think he would do that,” she whispered. “I trusted him, too.”
“Even though he’s kissed you before?”
“Yes, because when I told him to stop, he always did.” She stifled a
yawn and looked over at the clock, it was 4am.
“Sleep, you look tired,” he said, kissing her forehead.
“Stay with me,” she asked, and slipped under the covers.
He nodded and shut out the light.
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