The Warded Man (The Demon Cycle #1) Dinner with a Vampire (The Dark Heroine #1)

Oh dear, would she never learn? In trying to apologize, she might have made matters even worse.

Would you like some time to think all this over? Im content to wait until youve got this figured out. I never meant to pressure you, although it appears thats exactly what I did. In which case, I suppose Im the one who owes you an apology.Cassie didnt know how to answer him.

Slowly she nodded. I think that might be the best for now.The room went shockingly silent.Okay, thats the way well play it, he said, his voice gaining strength. Ill step aside while you figure out what it is you want. Ill wait for you to contact me. Is that fair?

Amiees bedroom door opened. It seemed that Steve was about to say something more, but he swallowed whatever it was.Do you need me, Mom?

No, honey. Ill manage this. Thank you.

Her daughter looked doubtful, but then did as Cassie requested and returned to her bedroom. This time she didnt close the door completely.She pulls herself up, waving her hands. Im fine! Or I will be, as long as she doesnt leave!

The second trys the charm, and Penelope scurries out of the room as fast as her four-inch heels will take her.My mother shakes her head at my sisters retreating form.

Too much sugar, that one.Then she drains her glass.