“What about you, Nadia? Are you afraid of love?”
She stole a glance at Lucas, saw the intensity in his eyes, and anchored herself safely to the innocent white beads of the bracelet on her arm again. What a question to ask. She should refuse to answer. It wasn’t proper of him to expect one.
But why did a part of her want to take this conversation further? What was in it for her?
“I am,” she whispered, realizing only after she had spoken that it was the plain truth and one of the main reasons for her unhappiness.
Did she imagine it or was his voice soft as a caress?
She took a deep breath and let the words tumble out in a rush with the exhalation.
“Because I mistook infatuation and careless affection mixed with ulterior motives for love once, and got burned. Because I haven’t given it a chance ever since. Most of all, because I still want it and long for it, and am sure I’ll never have it.”
“You don’t strike me as somebody who’s unlovable. Quite the contrary. You should give it a chance.”
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