I believe that you have secrets, Claire. Now, maybe they’re the kind of secrets that every woman has, which pose no threat to me, to Leoch, or to clan Mackenzie. But until I know for sure, you will remain here, as my guest. You mean as your prisoner, don’t you? Only if you try to leave.
“I will find you,“ he whispered in my ear. ”I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you - then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.“ His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”
“People disappear all the time. Young girls run away from home. Children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives take the grocery money and a taxi to the train station. Most are found eventually. Disappearances, after all, have explanations. Usually.”
My Fav book boyfriends have changed a lot since the last time and they change constantly (all but RHYS, he has been my favorite since ACOMAF came out and no other has even come close to removing him from the 1st place) so here they go: