What do you think of Arius’s and Mina’s relationship so far? They definitely have their ups and downs as they deal with their mutual feelings for each other, while at the same time taking care of the faeries, and getting used to each other’s leading styles. In book 3, some of these conflicts begin to resolve, and others escalate, as their feelings for each other are finally expressed. Check out out this sneak peek from the final book in the Faerie Warriors Trilogy, Battle of the Lost Fae:
His lips tugged down as he picked at the inseam of a heavy woman’s coat in his hands. I just watched him, taking in his short-cropped hair and eyes that burned like coal. Ever since the disaster that had lost our friends and almost gotten the queen killed, he’d promised he’d be there for me. And here he was, willing to set aside our conflict. The guilt from earlier mixed with the pain of everything he’d lost because of me. At some point, it was going to burst out of him, I knew it. He was trying hard to act like my poor decisions didn’t matter.
But they did.
His friends were gone because of me. And, now, I’d put more faeries in danger.
And it was killing me that I was causing him more pain.
I took a slow breath and approached. Those dark eyes rose to meet mine, and I saw no resentment. In fact, they warmed.
He must be hiding it deep.
Still, I’d be crazy to destroy the way he gazed at me. The spark of desire behind the warmth nearly stole my breath.
He reached forward, holding the coat, ready for me to put on. “Kris thought I should take you out.”
“So this is her plan.” I don’t know why, but a tug of disappointment pulled at my gut.
“We both thought it might be best,” he responded, a frown on his face as I slipped my arms into the coat. When it was on, he spun away from me and opened the front door.
I didn’t move. “About earlier, I want to apologize. You have enough to deal with without me shoving more pain in your face.”
He stared at me, his face blank, his eyes unreadable. “We both have enough to deal with.”
“I know, but—”
He released the doorknob and stepped toward me, coming so close his earthy scent washed over me. I should be used to the intensity swirling in those dark depths by now, and yet, anything I planned to say slipped away like water through my fingertips.
How did he do that?
He searched my face and eyes before speaking. “Will you go on a date with me?” he asked, his voice low.
Here? Now? But my heart spoke before my head caught up.
“Yes,” I murmured.
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