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“I’m sorry. They just turned up and…”
His tiger’s furious growl stopped her, and Leona hugged him closer. They’d always known this day might come, would come. Defying council laws like they had done. There were consequences, and she was promised to another.
“I’ll tear him limb from fucking limb before I let him as much as look at you.”
Her lion rose to the surface, all ready to protect her mate, but she knew it was useless. There was no way on earth he would let her go through with what she’d promised, in an effort to keep safe the man she loved.
“They will kill you.” Hot tears scolded her cheeks and soaked his shirt.
“They can try.” He pulled her further into him, and like it always did, the close contact grounded her. No one had ever made her feel as safe as Hudson, and no one ever would. From the minute they’d run into each other, at the last council gathering, they’d known.
Rules be damned, they belonged together.
“I’d rather die defending what’s mine than give you up. Besides, my streak will fight with us.”
“That will start a war.”
“So be it.”
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