Lucas leaned back and folded his arms. “You are my choice.”
God, why did he make this sound like a declaration of love?
If Nadia hadn’t been sitting, she’d have sunk to the floor because she could feel her knees go weak. Her pulse was racing, more with how many positive things he had to say about her than with the urge to get out of this situation. Had he actually told her he found her beautiful? But…but what if it was all just flattery and a means to get her to accept?
As if doused with a bucket of icy water, she awakened to reality and raised her chin defiantly.
“I can’t go.”
“You can, and you will.”
Stubborn and stubborn stared at each other, and she knew she was in no position to win the battle.
“I don’t want to. Lucas…”
This had to be the first time she consciously used his name, and that in such a pleading tone. Some secret fire flickered in his eyes.
Oh yes, hearing him say her name worked wonders too...
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