"You've known me less than a week," he told her. "No matter how it sometimes feels. Not nearly enough time to learn to trust. It's all right, Anna. I am patient. And I won't hurt you if I can help it."
I <3 Charles.
"Brutalized how?" he asked hoarsley...
"What do you think they did to her?" [Sage] said finally...
"Allah," he said softly--he'd never managed to get Charles so worked up before. And he'd left that poor child to deal with the results, thinking that any Omega could soothe her mate.
I can't help but love Asil. From the first moment we met him, I did.
And, as his father liked to say, identity was partly heritage, partly upbringing, but mostly the choices you make in life.
If it was the _______, he would gather his chicks and run, aching chest and leg be damned.
<3 <3 <3 <3