He hadn.t left her.
She.d lose her sister, her only family, and Rhyn hadn.t yet proven he could keep her safe.
No blood could sate him as his mate.s could, and he hadn.t tasted her in weeks.
He hadn.t even been able to keep her safe when they were together, and he had nothing—not even a home—to give her.
He.d expected things to change once he pledged his soul to Death, but he hadn.t expected anything so drastic, so soon.
Rhyn had become like a brother to him, and the idea of killing his mate reopened wounds that hadn.t bled since he stood in this place thousands of years before.
At least, he hadn.t been able to control them before meeting Katie.
She continued to the small women.s boutique that stocked every kind of facial and body care product she.d ever heard of—and many she hadn.t.
She wondered if Hannah knew yet about the Immortals and how Katie.s tattoo hadn.t been the result of a fling in Ireland as she led her sister to believe.
He hadn.t eaten in too long, and to have his mate so close … Rhyn took the stairs two at a time until he reached the roof.
Rumor had it the Council hadn.t agreed on anything in a few hundred years, and Rhyn began to think the brothers he hated might be the solution to the demons.
He wouldn.t have been hurt if not for her, and Hannah may not have been dragged into the Immortal world if she hadn.t hit the radar of Kris.
Her misery increased at the physical reminder that she hadn.t figured out what to do about him yet.
"I hadn.t noticed," Kris said and took another sip, aware his brother was always on the prowl for some weakness to exploit.
No matter how badly Kris had hurt him, it hadn.t been for a selfish cause like Sasha.s.
Kris was crushed, and Rhyn wasn.t sure how his eldest surviving brother hadn.t expected the rest of them to walk away.
Sasha hadn.t lost time in acting after the ill-fated Council meeting!
She hadn.t been talking about Toby.
Jade hadn.t wanted to come; he.d asked a personal favor of Darkyn not to come.
He hadn.t wanted all the Immortals to die, just the ones that hurt him.
It had been an hour, and Hannah hadn.t appeared.
Hannah hadn.t been there long enough to learn the castle.
I hadn.t seen you in a couple of days.
After all, Kris hadn.t died in the attack, and Jade could blame it all on Sasha.
She hadn.t been certain about the kind of life she.d have with him, but she was certain she didn.t want a life without him.
She hadn.t slept too long.
"If you hadn.t appeared, Kris …" He stopped suddenly.
We hadn.t seen her in a few days.
He hadn.t thought he.d need her, or he would.ve taken the hand of someone else.
She dropped to her knees, crippled once again by the sensation that hadn.t bothered her when she was bound to Rhyn.