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And now - on to the teaser! Yes, it's evil...but only a little bit.
“I won’t allow Tanya or Irina to upset you again,” he said, his tone now soft. He marched the two steps it took to reach me. His hand cupped my chin and he tilted my head upwards until I met his glorious, green, hesitant eyes. His voice dropped to a whisper. “I promise.”
I nodded and looked off to the side at nothing in particular. I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to say to him. On one level, I knew he was sincere and he truly meant every word he said. On the other, he could change his mind – he could decide his relations were ultimately more important than I. He could even decide based on some arbitrary whim that I am not loyal and order my death.
“I know,” Edward said. He dropped his hand, turned away from me and walked back to the window. He leaned against the sill and looked out over the castle grounds.
“What do you know, my…Edward?”
“I know my promises are meaningless to you,” he said simply. He folded his arms and dropped his chin on them as he stared out into the forest. “I’m used to my word meaning something, but apparently that isn’t the case here.”