Keeping Secret (Secret McQueen #4) The Younger Gods (The Dreamers #4)

Whoever his roommates are, theyre loud.

Tell me what? I leaned forward, totally confused.I thought I just told you. A moment ago. Her brow furrowed, showing even more wrinkles. Its all going so fast.

What is? I stood up, feeling real concern for her. What are you talking about?You only just got here, and I thought Id have more time. She shook her head. Well, anyway, its all been arranged.Your marriage. Elora looked up at me, wondering why I didnt understand what she meant already. You and Tove are to be married as soon as you turn eighteen.

Whoa. I held up my hands and took a step back, as if that would defend me somehow. What?Its the only way. Elora lowered her eyes and shook her head, as if shed done everything she could to prevent it. And considering how much she loathed Aurora, she probably had done everything she could. To protect the kingdom and to protect the crown.

What? I repeated. But I turn eighteen in three months.

At least Aurora will be planning it all, Elora said wearily. Shell have the wedding of the century ready by then.Princess? Aurora said again, and I could see her silhouette through the curtain. She was right outside. Are you in here?

Yeah, I said, afraid that she would open the curtain if I didnt answer. I tried to quiet the panic in my voice. Uh, yeah. Sorry. Im really… out of it. Yesterday was… exhausting.I understand, Aurora said. Ill take my whole bag so I can get ready and give you time to wake up.

Of course. Auroras footsteps went toward the door, then she stopped.  Tove feels terrible about what happened last night. He never meant to hurt you.I know that. I winced at the mention of Tove. The warm memories of last night turned into painful truths. Id cheated on my husband.