A-ran sentence example

  • The small man waited next to A'Ran's trusted second-in-command, Ne'Rin, whose sister was one of the three before him.
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  • A'Ran waited, observing the tiny man with white eyes.
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  • There is no negotiating with the Yirkin scum or my father's killer, A'Ran thought but held his tongue, aware his only ally believed himself right in this.
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  • A'Ran won the vote by one.
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  • A'Ran desperately needed allies, food, and water for his people.
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  • A'Ran, there is something else I must tell you.
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  • A'Ran said, crossing his arms.
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  • A'Ran nodded in agreement, knowing it was the best he could do.
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  • A'Ran left the command center for the practice fields, the area behind the dwelling where his men fought.
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  • A'Ran watched him go, sensing the same disappointment and doubt he'd seen in his sister earlier.
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  • That A'Ran guy sounded pretty convincing about kidnapping her.
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  • A'Ran and Kisolm have been competing against each other for years.
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  • The only way to protect innocent people from the blood feud that runs between my family and A'Ran's was to use honor.
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  • Wondering how much he should say, A'Ran's gaze went to another screen first, the one listing the details of their unsuccessful peace mission.
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  • A'Ran gazed at her, assessing the battle before him.
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  • Having been raised as rivals in all areas, A'Ran took a very unwarrior-like satisfaction out of having bested Kisolm finally.
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  • Ne'Rin didn't have the mind for battle planning, another reason A'Ran hesitated to assume the worst about him.
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  • A'Ran watched her off and on during the several days she spent alone.
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  • A'Ran sent for his sisters to meet them outside the small dwelling they had taken refuge in several years ago.
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  • A'Ran stared at her hard, surprised.
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  • A'Ran trailed several steps, watching the way her hips sashayed as she walked.
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  • Curious, A'Ran neared, hanging back as his other two sisters approached.
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  • A'Ran had long suspected the two favored each other, but neither had addressed him about it.
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  • A'Ran, assuming his sisters could handle the newest member of their family, turned and started toward the white dwelling before him.
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  • A'Ran took in the home he had left several moon cycles before.
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  • A'Ran's behavior was just as distant, but there was something bordering on resentment in the way Ne'Rin looked at her that made her uncomfortable.
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  • He was overthrown and killed when A'Ran was off-planet.
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  • Dhjan A'Ran's family was forced to flee with his few trusted advisors.
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  • Does dhjan A'Ran fight?
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  • When the suns fall into night, I'll speak to dhjan A'Ran over the communicator.
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  • From the layout, she expected it was A'Ran's conference room for meeting with his advisors.
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  • The game room was the only place the sisters didn't bug her, and for the first time since being kidnapped by Evelyn and A'Ran, she found herself having fun.
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  • A'Ran tested his injured shoulder.
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  • He sat in the only seat in the tiny craft, studying Ne'Rin, who transmitted from A'Ran's battle command center on the moon that was his interim home.
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  • If what Jetr suspected were true, Ne'Rin would do less damage if he didn't know what A'Ran did while away.
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  • A'Ran let a rare, mirthless smile cross his features.
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  • I will owe them my life, A'Ran said.
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  • A'Ran was silent, studying Ne'Rin.
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  • His trusted advisor had never done so before, but A'Ran hadn't thought any member of his household capable of the complexities of battle planning.
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  • A'Ran reached forward to sever the connection.
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  • She stopped a few feet from the entrance, debating whether she should just leave, until she heard A'Ran's name.
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  • The women of A'Ran's family were sheltered.
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  • She went to the battle game to play until A'Ran called, wondering what he'd say when she told him her news about his sisters and wondering just how safe it would be to talk about Ne'Rin's conversation with his father.
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  • A'Ran studied her for a long moment before turning on the reciprocal viewer, curious yet wary as to what his nishani had to say in place of Ne'Rin.
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  • A'Ran raised an eyebrow.
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  • A'Ran knew he should chide her as he would his sisters and remind her of her place, but the words died before reaching his lips.
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  • A'Ran gazed at her silently, making his disapproval clear.
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  • A'Ran, I have to tell you something about Gage.
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  • A'Ran said nothing, though he clenched the arms of his chair hard enough for his knuckles to turn white.
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  • This isn't the place, A'Ran.
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  • A'Ran almost echoed her movement.
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  • A'Ran was with the boys.
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  • She was about to sneak away when A'Ran's sword lowered, and he turned, alerted by the boy's reaction.
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  • A'Ran turned to the boys and tossed his head.
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  • A'Ran retrieved one sword from its stand, flipped it in the air, and caught the blade.
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  • A'Ran met her blows gently, redirecting them without affecting her balance.
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  • Kiera wiped her forehead, unable but to admire the sheen of sweat on A'Ran's wide upper body.
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  • A'Ran's warm chest was at her back, his intimate touch on her stomach making her feel far more delicate than she ever had.
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  • A'Ran locked their bodies together with his large hand on her stomach.
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  • A'Ran was several hundred meters out, surrounded by a group of over a dozen.
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  • She reached the circle where A'Ran fought and joined the observers.
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  • The man A'Ran fought was more than a foot taller, with light skin and black hair resembling one of the observers.
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  • The battle continued, and the men around her grew tenser when the first fleck of blood appeared on A'Ran's opponent.
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  • His opponent faltered, and A'Ran smashed him to the ground hard.
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  • She resisted the urge to leave, instead riveting her gaze to A'Ran.
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  • A'Ran pulled his opponent to his feet, offered several quiet words, and turned his gaze to her.
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  • A'Ran's intense gaze swept over her before turning to the observers.
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  • Kiera looked around uncertainly before returning her gaze to A'Ran.
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  • Opal, meet me in the command center, A'Ran directed.
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  • The men around her broke away, the two with dark hair joining A'Ran's opponent while the alabaster giant joined Ne'Rin.
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  • A'Ran's deep voice saved her from filling the awkward quiet.
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  • There was something about A'Ran that flipped her world on end.
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  • She started with a sketch of A'Ran and found she couldn't focus on anything else.
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  • A'Ran wasn't as controlling as Romas, from what she knew of him, and she couldn't help feeling as drawn to the picture in front of her as she was to the man himself.
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  • A'Ran awaited her with two swords looking alert, as if he'd been up long enough for his first cup of coffee to kick in.
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  • A'Ran's eyes didn't leave her as she tied her hair in a knot at the base of her neck.
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  • A'Ran turned to adjust her stance before returning to the same pose.
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  • The slow movements continued for an hour, with A'Ran pausing between each new one to adjust her stance as needed.
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  • A'Ran adjusted her one last time before stepping back and nodding.
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  • A'Ran appeared none the worse for the session, but she was ready for a hot bath and a nap.
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  • A'Ran listened to the Council members, uneasy.
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  • A'Ran responded by tipping his chin, and Jetr's attention returned to Opal, who had been speaking too long already.
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  • Jetr was one of the only champions A'Ran had on the Council.
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  • A'Ran forced his attention away, certain that this ally was as true as any despite his haste in addressing nishani.
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  • A'Ran hadn't yet addressed Ne'Rin's own failing, that of impregnating his sister without making her a nishani first.
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  • Opal, the head of the Council, rose gracefully, pulling A'Ran from his thoughts.
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  • Ne'Rin caught A'Ran's eye and nodded toward the door.
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  • A'Ran gave a curt nod.
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  • A'Ran wiped his mouth, already uneasy with the topic.
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  • A'Ran crossed his arms, more hesitant to consider his second in command-- and closest friend-- being a traitor now that his sister was involved with Ne'Rin.
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  • Ne'Rin has been talking to his father, A'Ran.
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  • A'Ran pushed himself away from the table he leaned against and paced, thoughts turning to Gage, who would bear Ne'Rin's child.
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  • He'd lost faith in A'Ran.
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  • His father's most trusted advisor had done the unthinkable, and yet, Ne'Rin had borne all the sacrifices that A'Ran had by coming with him.
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  • A'Ran bit off the words.
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  • A'Ran said nothing, aware his forefathers had never made a threat they didn't intend to execute.
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  • Initially fearing her to be brittle by her reaction to the world around her, A'Ran was more assured of her ability to withstand the changes in her life.
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  • A'Ran shifted forward as well to see.
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  • A'Ran, if helping me drew you into another war, why did you do it?
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  • A'Ran's grip tightened before falling from her.
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  • A'Ran's penetrating gaze nearly burnt a hole through her shoulder blades.
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  • The guest watched her as she approached, and she recognized the distinct features of A'Ran's family.
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  • His gaze was just as intense, his brow low, but his features not as heavy as A'Ran's.
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  • If what A'Ran said was true, her presence would stop the suffering of his people.
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  • A'Ran's uncle remained at Kiera's pace.
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  • He didn't like her, but she wondered how far he'd go, especially since A'Ran trusted him so much.
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  • A'Ran didn't have to guess which her his uncle spoke of.
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  • A'Ran dropped his feet from the table and rose to face his uncle.
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  • They cannot await the results of another planting, A'Ran mused.
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  • A'Ran's gaze rested on him for a long moment.
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  • There was always the Council, and the only ally A'Ran still had.
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  • Restless, A'Ran rose and paced.
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  • A'Ran shook his head.
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  • You can be a man, a ruler, and a battle commander, A'Ran.
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  • A'Ran sat once more, calming.
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  • A'Ran frowned at the truth in his uncle's words.
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  • His words struck A'Ran hard.
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  • A'Ran hissed as he released his breath and opened his eyes.
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  • A'Ran made no response, unable to quell the tremor deep within him.
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  • A'Ran despised the words the moment he heard them.
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  • You must look beyond yourself to find a way to win her, A'Ran, or the planet is lost.
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  • A'Ran returned to his battle loss assessments.
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  • Though he was physically engaged in swordplay, Kiera sensed A'Ran's distraction the next morning as they sparred.
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  • A'Ran straightened, his piercing gaze on her.
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  • A'Ran compelled the sword into the ground deep enough for it to remain upright when he released it.
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  • A'Ran's gaze swept over her, making her skin tingle with awareness.
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  • A'Ran moved toward her again, stopping outside of arms' reach.
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  • She suspected both meeting the clan heads and the announcement to be big deals for a people with such rigid traditions, but A'Ran looked as if he were discussing the whereabouts of her translator.
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  • A'Ran went to his quarters, the thin sheet of what felt like a leaf in his hand.
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  • She's too different, A'Ran, Ne'Rin had said.
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  • A'Ran approached her then, knowing his journey in the morning would delay the conversation they needed to have.
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  • A'Ran absorbed her words, which fell hard upon his ears.
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  • A'Ran was uncertain what to expect but found himself disappointed she didn't instantly volunteer to stay.
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  • She'd wanted to return home since she arrived, yet when presented with the enormity of her importance in her new world … when she realized how incredible it really would be to have a man like A'Ran in her bed every night … when she saw he was capable of passion … when she found out an entire planet full of people would die if she left … She couldn't help the tears at such a thought.
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  • A'Ran was gone indefinitely for a surge operation in his war, leaving her alone with her thoughts.
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  • She gazed around A'Ran's bedroom, conflicted with the idea that her choice would mean she never saw her home, her family again.
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  • The Council would have left at dawn with A'Ran.
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  • If A'Ran had mated with a proper nishani, we'd not be losing this war.
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  • Ne'Rin, A'Ran chose me.
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  • Of all the things she could be thinking about, she thought only of A'Ran.
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  • If only she'd worked up the nerve to tell A'Ran about her suspicions about Ne'Rin!
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  • Leyon was wiry and tall, his whip-like body unlike A'Ran's, who was far thicker.
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  • It was packed with warriors facing a screen with A'Ran's calm, hard image displayed.
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  • She couldn't hear the quiet discussions but saw Mansr at the front, speaking to A'Ran.
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  • A'Ran lifted his chin to his uncle, who bowed in response to the dismissal and left.
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  • I'm so sorry, A'Ran.
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  • A'Ran's low voice came to her through the unseen speaker.
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  • A'Ran submitted changes, and she reviewed the images.
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  • She didn't doubt the impact of her battered visage on any man, especially A'Ran.
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  • A'Ran is better than me.
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  • He seemed to assume she was staying for good, and she didn't know how to tell him A'Ran had given her a choice she hadn't yet made.
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  • Ne'Rin's father betrayed A'Ran's father.
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  • She didn't doubt A'Ran could be ruthless if he felt his family was threatened.
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  • Kiera went, resisting the urge to call A'Ran.
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  • She had nothing to fear from these people, especially not Mansr, a blood relative of A'Ran and his sisters.
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  • She'd wondered why A'Ran's water supplies were located on the nearest moon, a logistical obstacle.
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  • His voice made her jump, and she looked around wildly before she realized A'Ran's voice came from the communicator.
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  • There's water now, A'Ran, she managed, struggling not to cry.
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  • A'Ran wasn't sparring; he fought for blood.
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  • A'Ran fought his way through the Qatwali invaders to the secret battle planner hidden within one of the hills.
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  • A'Ran sat at the battle planner and watched the scenes before him.
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  • A'Ran returned his attention to the battles twirling before him on the planner.
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  • A'Ran's fingers flew over the command panel as he thought of how wise his forefathers had turned out to be.
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  • I'll do what you ask, A'Ran, but isn't there another way?
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  • A'Ran closed the connection and checked the evacuation progress.
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  • A'Ran stood, furious the timing was early.
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  • A'Ran launched himself upwards, catching the door as the ground beneath him crumbled and gave.
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  • A'Ran heard Mansr's words as if in a dream.
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  • Mansr still scanned for signs of life, and A'Ran watched as they grew farther from the temple.
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  • A'Ran could only stare.
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  • A'Ran took control of the ship, forcing himself to focus.
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  • I want to stay there with A'Ran!
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  • She stood before her favorite, an image of A'Ran the way she remembered him from the day they'd first met.
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  • Kiera's eyes went over all her paintings, settling again on the one of A'Ran.
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  • She'd seen how brilliant A'Ran's battles were.
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  • The Council can't talk any sense into A'Ran, and they're amassing this ginormous army to destroy him.
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  • This was the type of attitude A'Ran had been forced to deal with since his parents were murdered.
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  • Her gaze returned to the painting of A'Ran.
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  • I guess they told A'Ran you were killed, not taken.
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  • She'd never allowed herself to ask why A'Ran didn't come for her.
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  • Kiera rose and turned away, wondering how her friend was so clueless while standing in front of her painting of A'Ran.
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  • The odd little man was the loyal ally A'Ran considered him!
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  • Her mind went crazy with thoughts and emotions, and she wondered if A'Ran would be happy to see her.
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  • The two days were longer than any other two days had been in her life, and she grew more and more nervous, afraid the connection she had to A'Ran wouldn't be enough to make him want her again.
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  • She hadn't noticed how rundown A'Ran's home in exile was until she saw the house of the Qatwali refugees.
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  • It made her angrier at Evelyn and Romas, knowing A'Ran and his sweet sisters had been forced out of their home into a life of poverty.
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  • Any resentment she had at A'Ran melted further.
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  • Many of it requires negotiations with headstrong warriors like A'Ran.
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  • Maybe. No one really knows but A'Ran.
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  • Good. Mansr won't try to talk sense into A'Ran.
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  • She leaned against the wall and drew a deep breath, praying A'Ran trusted this Council member for a reason.
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  • She trailed them as directed down the corridor to a battle quarters that put A'Ran's tiny room to shame.
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  • A'Ran, I want to try one more time to discuss a peace deal.
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  • No image appeared on the screen, and she began to wonder if A'Ran would respond, even to her.
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  • You'll need them after I destroy the rest of them, A'Ran replied.
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  • The click of A'Ran hanging up was audible.
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  • She'd never thought she'd ever hear A'Ran's voice again, let alone see him!
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  • Mison might try to blow A'Ran up, or the Council change its mind, or A'Ran would destroy everything to win his war, even if it meant losing her.
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  • She thought of the image she'd seen so long ago when she met A'Ran, the vision of them walking together on the dead planet.
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  • All she could think about was seeing, touching, kissing A'Ran and experiencing the odd energy that ran between them.
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  • Mison drew abreast of Jetr, and Jetr stepped forward as A'Ran stopped a safe distance away.
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  • A'Ran held out his arm as well, saying, "I agree."
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  • A'Ran's gaze turned to her.
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  • I've been a fool, too, A'Ran.
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  • Her gaze went once more to A'Ran's face as they walked.
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  • A'Ran l'Anshantuwei, the exiled dhjan-- king-- of the planet Anshan, looked over the three women before him, each a specimen of perfection to her people.
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  • Ne'Rin was a man whose forefathers had been chief advisors to the dhjan dynasty since Anshan's inception and had served A'Ran's family for a millennium.
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  • Jetr and Ne'Rin were both patient and hopeful, and A'Ran steeled himself to tell them what he must.
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  • Without her, the rivers are dry, the women are barren, and the mines produce no ore," A'Ran replied, then added pointedly, "And the Planetary Council interferes with everything you try to do to reclaim what's rightfully yours."
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  • There was a time when A'Ran would've scoffed at Jetr's mention of a favor.
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  • Their war was passive-aggressive rather than open, consisting of Qatwal making his ore ships disappear and then reappear without the ore or his affront at the last Council meeting, where A'Ran had Kisolm, the man who would be dhjan, imprisoned in his quarters and miss the Council's final vote on who would maintain distribution rights to the ore only Anshan possessed.
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  • Peace cannot be underestimated, A'Ran.
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  • Swiping at the air, A'Ran couldn't help but feel furious that the Council would protect such civilizations from those that were more advanced out of some sense of fairness while sitting by doing nothing as his planet was overrun and his parents murdered.
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  • Jetr had been loyal to his family for generations, and A'Ran respected him, knew the odd-looking man was the only reason the Council hadn't ceded to the Yirkins' petitions to claim the planet officially.
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  • A'Ran comes from the barbarian planet, but he won't disrespect our family.
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  • A'Ran, dhjan of Anshan, strode from the room in which he'd left her into the secondary control deck, a small room lit up with scenes of space, the planet, their destination, and the internal corridors of the craft.
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  • A'Ran studied Ne'Rin, aware he had more than the potential war with Qatwal to contend with.
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  • He struck when dhjan A'Ran was away at battle along with most of the Anshan men, thus leaving the throne of Anshan unguarded.
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  • When dhjan A'Ran calls for battles, we leave the moon and go to Anshan, where we have a small base.
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  • You endanger yourself, dhjan A'Ran.
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  • Ne'Rin might possess the ability to plan, but it would take him days to do what A'Ran and nishani could do within moments.
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  • Anshan needs her, but she can't stay where it's so unsafe, and she isn't adapting the way she should be, A'Ran said.
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  • She'd wanted to return home since she arrived, yet when presented with the enormity of her importance in her new world … when she realized how incredible it really would be to have a man like A'Ran in her bed every night … when she saw he was capable of passion … when she found out an entire planet full of people would die if she left … She couldn't help the tears at such a thought.
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  • A'Ran crossed to the cockpit and gazed at the viewer.
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  • Qatwal has been under attack directly since Anshan was decimated by that lunatic A'Ran.
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  • While she could never fully understand what it was to have the weight of a planet on her shoulders for fifteen years, her resentment toward A'Ran's rigid sense of duty began to thaw as Evelyn went on.
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  • Well, I think A'Ran went crazy partially because we took you.
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  • She wasn't sure Qatwal deserved a peaceful existence after refusing to help Anshan, but for Evelyn's sake, she wanted the wars to end, even if A'Ran didn't want her anymore.
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  • Her thoughts were flying again in anticipation of seeing A'Ran.
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