This is where you should be. This is the way it should be between us.
He pulled away. Something passed through his eyes, something desperate and sad. A grief so sharp it pierced her soul to find an answering grief.
Christien looked away and swallowed. “Stay.” His voice was rough, but not harsh.
He touched her face and the key at her throat. “Promise?”
He left her sitting on the couch alone in his apartment with the certain knowledge that she’d been right.
That kiss changed everything.