I must be getting back to my rooms, ' Silence said and stood. Mick frowned with displeasure. 'Why?' 'Because of Mary Darling.' He shrugged. 'One o' the maids is watchin' her.' 'But if Mary wakes she'll want me.' 'Why?' he asked again, biting into a sweetmeat. This discussion wasn't to his fancy, but sparring with her was. 'Because, ' she said slowly, looking at him as if he were lack-witted, 'she's only a baby and she loves me.' 'Babies, ' Mick pronounced, 'are a great trouble.' She shook her head, not bothering to reply this time, and started marching to the door.
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She swallowed and looked down at the artichoke petals piled neatly on the side of her plate. Her center certainly felt like it was melting, growing soft and wet just from the rasp of Mr. O'Connor's voice. Why should a man already devilishly handsome also have a voice that could charm birds from the sky? It simply wasn't fair.
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... You are the closest I will ever come to heaven, either here on Earth or in the afterlife, and I will not regret it, not even at the cost of your tears. So I go to my grave an unrepentant sinner, I'm afraid. There is no use in mourning one such as I, dearest... -Simon to Lucy in a letter before the last duel.
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Griffin leaned across the desk, his arms braced on the now-clear top, and stared into Wakefield's outraged eyes. "We seem to be under a confusion of communication. I did not come here to ask for your sister's hand. I came to tell you I will marry Hero, with or without your permission, Your Grace. She has lain with me more than once. She may well be carrying my child. And if you think that I'll give up either her or our babe, you have not done nearly enough research into my character or history.
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He watched her retreat, his eyes lazy, and his body unmoving. A trickle of blood seeped slowly from the corner of his mouth. He let her get nearly out of the room before he spoke, "I may not have the right, Silence, me love," he drawled so soft she nearly didn't catch the words. "But I would've listened to ye. I would've believed ye.
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She very much feared that if she stayed with Maximus, this awful taint - this terribly wrong act - would, day by day, year by year, wear at her until she was no more than a ghost of her former self. She saw need when she looked into his eyes, but was there any love as well? Had she discarded Penelope's friendship for a man who didn't, in the end, truly care for her? For she loved him, she realized now, in this brightly lit garden, of all places, with his future wife, her cousin, by her side. She loved Maximus totally and completely, with all of her bitter, broken heart, and she did not know if it was enough for the two of them.
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He built a tower to try and be closer to her and walled himself inside.' She stared at him for a moment as if waiting for something. 'And?' He glanced at her, puzzled. 'And, what?' She widened her eyes. 'How does the story end? Did the sorcerer win his Moon Maiden?' 'Of course not, ' he said irritably. 'She lived on the moon and was quite unattainable. I suppose he must've starved or pined away or fallen off the wall at some point.
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Why?' he whispered as he leaned over her, supported on one arm. 'Why must ye be the one that haunts me dreams? I've seen ye weepin' night after bloody night since the day I sent ye from me palace with yer dress half undone. If I had it to do over again, I'd cut me own right hand off rather than hurt ye so. Will ye never be able to forgive me, Silence love?' 'I already have, ' she replied, cradling his cheek in her hand. 'Long, long ago.
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He grunted and stirred, withdrawing from her. She only had a moment to be disappointed and then he flipped her to her back and rose over her, powerful and male. He casually parted her legs with his knees and thrust into her again, hot and hard. She gasped at the swift invasion, the lovely feeling, and then his face was next to hers, his big palms cradling her cheeks. 'What I want, ' he drawled, 'is ye. Nothin' else.
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There, there, sweetin', ' he murmured into her hair. 'He loved me, he truly did, ' she gasped. 'I know he did, ' Michael said. 'And I loved him.' 'Mm-hmm.' She raised her head, glaring angrily. 'You don't even believe in love. Why are you agreeing with me?' He laughed. 'Because'-he leaned down and licked at the tears on her cheeks, his lips brushing softly against her sensitive skin as he spoke, 'ye've bewitched and bespelled me, my sweet Silence, didn't ye know? I'll agree that the sky is pink, that the moon is made o' marzipan and sugared raisins, and that mermaids swim the muddy waters o' the Thames, if ye'll only stop weepin'. Me chest breaks apart and gapes wide open when I see tears in yer pretty eyes. Me lungs, me liver, and me heart cannot stand to be thus exposed.' She stopped breathing. She simply inhaled and stopped, looking at him in wonder. His lips were quirked in a mocking smile, but his eyes-his fathomless black eyes-seemed to hold a great pain as if his strong chest really had been split open.
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She swallowed, watching as the servants and Harry and Bert trooped out of the room. Lad, apparently not the brightest dog in the world, sat down next to Mickey O'Connor and leaned against his leg. Mr. O'Connor looked at the dog, looked at the damp spot growing on his breeches where the dog was leaning, and sighed. 'I find me life is not as quiet as it used to be afore ye came to me palace, Mrs. Hollingbrook.' Silence lifted her chin. 'You're a pirate, Mr. O'Connor. I cannot believe your life was ever very quiet.' He gave her an ironic look. 'Aye, amazin', isn't it? Yet since yer arrival me servants no longer obey me and I return home to find me kitchen flooded.' He crossed to a cupboard and took down a china teapot, a tin of tea, and a teacup. 'And me dog smells like a whorehouse.' Silence glanced guiltily at Lad. 'The only soap we could find was rose scented.
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Humph.' She peered down suspiciously as he parted the leaves to reveal the choke. 'That doesn't look very tasty.' 'That's because it isn't, ' he said. 'Pay heed: the artichoke is a shy vegetable. She covers herself in spine-tipped leaves that must be carefully peeled away, and underneath shields her treasure with a barricade o' soft needles. They must be tenderly, but firmly, scraped aside. Ye must be bold, for if yer not, she'll never reveal her soft heart.' He finished cutting away the thistles and placed the small, tender heart on the center of her plate. She wrinkled her nose. 'That's it? But it's so small.' 'Ah, and d'ye judge a thing solely upon size alone?' She made a choking sound.
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At her gesture Michael cursed and caught her hand, falling suddenly atop her. She stared up at him wondering what bedchamber faux pas she'd committed. He groaned at her look. 'I'll let ye pet and play all ye want-after. Now I need'-he pushed her chemise to her waist, parted her thighs, and settled between them-'to be inside ye.
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