I frowned and refused to lift my gaze to meet his. I didn’t appreciate my life depending on the skills of a man I only just met. For all I knew he was going to do nothing and let me die a traitor’s death.
“Brielle, do you trust me?”
I resisted the temptation to pull my chin from his grip, but I still didn’t look up. “To a point.” I studied his jaw instead. Covered in the beginnings of a beard, I wondered how it would feel to my fingers.
“Brielle.” He almost growled my name in frustration. “Look at me and tell me the truth.”
Without thought, I obeyed. “I do trust you, but I don’t like sitting around waiting for someone else to rescue me.”
“Imagine how I feel.”
My eyes narrowed. “What do you mean?”
His gaze fell to my mouth, where his fingers traced my bottom lip distracting me from my question. “I am entrusting him with one of the most valuable parts of my life.”
- Duty: a novel of Rhynan by Rachel Rossano
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