I don’t normally leave notes like this. Being what I am, I tend to get…possessive.
When adrenaline and magic are mixed together, understandings that seem solid in the dark of night, fade away in the light of the day.
There is a car, a driver, and full payment for last night’s work downstairs, waiting to take you wherever you want to go. Get in it, and I won’t trouble you again.
Or—you can stay.
Andi, my life isn’t normal, and once you learn the truth about the monstrous things that underpin the world you cannot ignore them. If you decide to stay, any future will be dangerous and uncertain—but we would figure it out together.
It would be far better for you to go and forget these last few days. If I were more of a man I would insist on it, because it would keep you safe.
But the dragon in me cannot let you go, and so I leave it to you to choose.
Andi walked back to the bed with the note, spotting her phone on the bedside table where Damian must’ve left it for her. Now even he was telling her she might be cursed. Great. She snorted.
But that was the thing about curses, she thought, folding up the note. Once you knew they existed it was already too late, you were cursed either way – to either live in danger, or live regretting what you might’ve missed to play it safe.
And after this morning, Andi didn’t need to look in a mirror to know what kind of woman she was.
She picked her phone up and quickly dialed a familiar number. “Hey Maria? This is Andi. Sorry, I’m calling in sick today.”
Then she put her phone down and crawled back into bed, to wait for her dragon and whatever was to come.
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