my favourite marchetta book

marchetta meme | 4/9 characters: phaedra of alonso (lumatere chronicles)

“I can take you away,” he whispered. “Hide you on the mountain. You don’t have to stay here, Phaedra. I can look after you.”
She made a sound of regret. “We come second, you and I, Luc-ien,” she said. “Our allegiance is always to our kingdoms. Without that allegiance, our people would fall.”
She placed her head back against his chest and he felt her tears. “This is not our time.”