“What is going on in that head of yours?” He braced his hands at either side of my head again and leaned down so our noses were only inches away from each other.
Melancholy was sweeping quickly over me. “I’m thinking our tea and coffee will be getting cold.”
“Liar,” he whispered against my lips. “What are you really thinking?”
I turned my head away from his. “I’m thinking you don’t get to know what I’m thinking all of the time.”
He grasped my chin and gently turned my head back so our eyes met. I saw a mingling of anger and frustration in his gaze.
“You don’t like that,” I whispered.
“No,” he said back. “I don’t like it.”
—ONE KING’S WAY
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