smoothed her skirt around her knees. “This Scarlet … you’re in love with her,
becoming stone still. As the hover climbed the hill to the palace, his
shoulders sank, and he returned his gaze to the window. “She’s my alpha,” he
murmured, with a haunting sadness in his voice.
leaned forward, propping her elbows on her knees. “Like the star?”
stiffened, instantly embarrassed, and scooted back from him again. “Oh. Um. In
a constellation, the brightest star is called the alpha. I thought maybe you meant
that she’s … like … your brightest star.” Looking away, she knotted her hands
in her lap, aware that she was blushing furiously now and this beast of a man
was about to realize what an over-romantic sap she was.
of sneering or laughing, Wolf sighed. “Yes,” he said, his gaze climbing up to
the full moon that had emerged over the city. “Exactly like that.”