Deidre sentence example

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  • Cold energy shot through Deidre, and she flinched.
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  • Deidre closed her eyes as Darkyn's arm snaked out to grab her neck.
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  • Deidre's hand went to her neck, where Darkyn had placed a slender collar.
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  • Deidre closed the door behind her and walked down the hallway.
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  • Deidre continued through the halls lined with torches bearing black flames.
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  • With an anxious look around to make sure no one was watching, Deidre peeked into the open door, hoping it led to a McDonalds or some other place with food.
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  • Deidre reached him just as he dropped it.
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  • With a grunt, Deidre lifted it and carried it to the table.
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  • Deidre rubbed her upper lip again.
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  • During the quiet time she'd had since then, Deidre began to think she'd made a bad bet.
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  • In a week, Deidre would be dead or back with Gabriel.
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  • Deidre stopped herself from pursuing.
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  • Deidre retreated into the hallway and started back towards the stairs.
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  • Deidre clenched her fists as the four surrounded her in the middle of the hallway.
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  • Deidre shook her head.
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  • Deidre opened her eyes, distracted by the flow of cool magic from Darkyn into her.
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  • Deidre didn't face him, afraid of what she'd see.
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  • Deidre stared at it.
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  • Deidre approached him with trepidation, stopping only close enough to reach out and take the hourglass.
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  • Deidre struggled against the sensations.
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  • Deidre met his gaze.
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  • Deidre found herself leaning into his solid frame without resistance, entranced by the combination of his hot, hard body and cool fire on her swimming senses.
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  • Unable to exit the dream fully, Deidre had no concept of how long they stood before the black flames of the fire.
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  • Deidre felt herself breathless and consumed before the end of their first kiss, yielding to the intensity of his kiss and the firmness of his touch.
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  • Deidre gripped him, craving something she didn't know how to ask him for.
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  • Lost in the heady sensations, Deidre wriggled and strained beneath him.
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  • Overwhelmed by the pleasure, Deidre bit him hard enough that she tasted him.
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  • He pulled away, and Deidre's eyes fluttered open.
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  • Deidre lay still for a moment before her eyes opened.
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  • Deidre stopped fighting her body's cry for sleep and fell into a deep, dark slumber.
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  • Deidre awoke alone and naked in bed.
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  • If Gabriel had killed her while trying to save her, he'd kill the soul in her head, too, the one that damned Deidre to Hell.
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  • Deidre turned off the shower, some semblance of a plan comforting her.
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  • Deidre whipped the door open, ignoring the sting of her wet hair against her shoulders.
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  • Deidre went back to the mirror and gazed at herself.
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  • Deidre closed the door, near tears once more.
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  • Deidre didn't move, afraid of provoking him.
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  • Deidre's heart was flying at his nearness.
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  • Deidre's quick breathing was loud in her ears.
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  • Her senses addled, Deidre was forced to retreat.
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  • Deidre heard him approach from behind.
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  • "I don't lose deals, Deidre," he repeated.
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  • Deidre fled to it, needing something to bolster the defenses that were dropping too fast.
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  • Deidre slapped him hard.
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  • Deidre took his face in her hands, hungrily trying to taste more of him as she explored his mouth with fervor.
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  • Deidre couldn't understand the relationship and how permanent he claimed it was.
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  • Horrified, Deidre started toward the door.
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  • Deidre sank to the floor, not trusting herself.
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  • Uncertain if she understood him or not, Deidre studied him.
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  • Deidre's mouth almost fell open.
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  • Deidre closed her eyes, hating that she was turned on by the thought of him feeding from her.
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  • Deidre's breathing was ragged as she tried to process what she was about to do.
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  • Deidre eased against him, the tension fleeing her body.
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  • Deidre felt the wetness of her tears.
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  • Deidre wasn't expecting his version of kindness.
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  • Deidre stretched but couldn't reach.
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  • Deidre caved, unable to take the newfound hunger.
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  • Deidre reached for him, straining to ease the need to taste him.
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  • Near frenzied, Deidre fought to pull some part of him close enough for her to taste.
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  • Panting and exhausted, Deidre couldn't have moved, had he not shifted to hold her against him.
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  • Deidre let her newfound instincts guide her.
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  • Deidre took it as a sign he was passing on the subject.
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  • Deidre had the sense of speaking a different language, even though she understood his words.
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  • Deidre looked over her shoulder at the reflection in the mirror displaying the two markings on her back.
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  • Deidre faced him, face warm.
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  • Deidre almost cringed at the thought of leaving the chamber after her first venture out that landed her not only in trouble but also in Darkyn's bed.
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  • Deidre shook her head in frustration and left her room.
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  • Unwilling to admit to the bonds let alone talk about them, Deidre focused on the girl.
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  • Deidre wasn't certain what to think at the sight of the girl on the bed.
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  • Deidre frowned, disturbed by the idea of some psycho hurting the girl.
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  • Deidre felt no pity for him, despite the circumstances.
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  • Deidre didn't think it was a good sign that she cheered on the Dark One.
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  • Deidre hugged herself, disturbed.
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  • "It's done, Deidre," he said.
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  • "Deidre," he stopped then continued with some effort.
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  • Deidre returned her attention to the girl.
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  • The reminder of what her mate was made Deidre nauseous.
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  • Deidre left, troubled, as she returned to her room.
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  • Deidre approached unbidden and stood before him, wishing she understood him and their bond better.
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  • Deidre wanted to deck him again.
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  • Deidre's hand dropped from his chest.
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  • Deidre entered the shadow world and shivered, her exposed skin chilled.
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  • Deidre drew a shaky breath and stepped through the portal.
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  • Deidre waited nervously, uncertain what to think about the Immortal staring at her.
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  • "He is," Deidre confirmed.
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  • Uncertain how to respond, Deidre laughed uncomfortably at the amount of bewilderment his question contained.
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  • Deidre tried to figure out what it was she was supposed to say.
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  • Deidre tucked her knees to her chest and wrapped her arms around them, watching him pace.
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  • "Well…" Deidre sighed, sorting through her thoughts.
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  • Deidre shook her head, not seeing this either.
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  • Deidre almost dropped it at the pictures displayed.
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  • Deidre was silent, grappling with the issue and her emotions.
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  • Deidre nodded, focused on calling a portal.
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  • Deidre moved towards it, recalling the last time she'd crossed through it.
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  • With a deep breath, Deidre summoned him.
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  • Deidre stared at him.
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  • Deidre bolted, silently willing a portal to appear as she sprinted into the fortress.
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  • Deidre emerged in her room, a full second before Darkyn did.
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  • Deidre reached up to him and fluttered kisses across his face and neck.
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  • Deidre drank until she grew sleepy.
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  • Deidre clutched at the material of his shirt.
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  • Deidre touched her cheek to his and reached up with one hand to his other cheek.
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  • Deidre groaned as the hunger returned.
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  • Deidre paced for a moment before caving.
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  • Disturbed, Deidre withdrew from his embrace.
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  • Deidre looked up at him.
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  • Deidre strained then sighed, letting her head drop back against his shoulder.
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  • The next morning, Deidre found herself at the wall overlooking the red deserts of Hell.
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  • Deidre drew a deep breath.
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  • Deidre looked around, struck by how different the place she lived for two years felt.
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  • Deidre set down the journal, needing to distract her thoughts before she started to panic again.
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  • Deidre sank back into the closet.
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  • Deidre held her breath and hoped her heartbeat wasn't as loud to him as it was to her.
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  • Deidre had no bad interactions with the death dealer, but she suspected anyone who betrayed Gabriel wouldn't be interested in helping her.
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  • Deidre rose and crossed her arms, walking ahead of him into the living area.
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  • Deidre's heart beat hard.
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  • Deidre tried to ignore him, afraid reacting would only draw more attention to herself.
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  • He took Deidre's arm and pulled her against him, rubbing his hips against her backside.
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  • She looked Deidre up and down with assessing green eyes.
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  • Deidre felt Harmony's light touch as the death dealer brushed her hair aside.
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  • "I'm due back in two minutes," Deidre voiced.
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  • Deidre rolled off the bed, darting for the hallway.
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  • Deidre sucked in a deep breath, praying the demon lord answered the summons.
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  • Deidre squeezed her eyes closed, not wanting to see Darkyn response and afraid his anger might be directed at her.
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  • Deidre released her breath as the knife left.
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  • Deidre took it, shaken by the experience.
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  • Deidre braced herself for his violent reaction or words.
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  • Surprised by the intimate motion that seemed meant to comfort her, Deidre glanced up at him before nuzzling his neck.
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  • Deidre hugged herself and padded down the hallway, her heart flipping in her chest.
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  • "Deidre?" he faced her fully.
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  • Deidre skirted away, placing the recliner between them.
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  • Deidre braced herself, hoping not to feel the warm energy of his magic.
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  • Deidre looked at the demon lord.
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  • Deidre looked up at him, trembling.
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  • Deidre shook her head, a smile slipping free.
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  • "Harmony was with them," Deidre added.
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  • Deidre's eyes drifted to Darkyn in a sense of longing.
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  • Darkyn stepped out of the corner where he stood and Deidre grew edgy, fear fluttering through her.
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  • Deidre glanced at Darkyn in puzzlement.
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  • Deidre was quiet, troubled.
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  • Deidre crossed to him quickly, almost relieved.
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  • Deidre twisted her head to see Gabriel.
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  • "She did what she did because she loves you, Gabriel," Deidre said.
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  • "I was angry at her," Deidre admitted.
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  • "To have a second chance with you," Deidre answered softly.
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  • "When you thought I was dying, you weren't willing to take a chance," Deidre added sadly.
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  • "Deidre, I –" "No, wait.
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  • You hurt me to protect yourself, Deidre pushed forward with what she needed to say.
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  • Deidre gave up everything to be with you.
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  • Deidre held his gaze, wishing she knew the right answer to anything.
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  • Deidre watched the portal close.
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  • Deidre stopped only when they were toe-to-toe and leaned into him, needing the heat and solidness of his body to quiet her distress.
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  • Deidre moved away from him.
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  • Deidre's body grew warm from the inside out as he nuzzled her neck, preparing to bite her.
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  • He followed, and Deidre reached for him.
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  • You will not come back here, Deidre.
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  • Deidre opened her eyes and shifted her head back to see his face.
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  • Deidre pushed herself up to see his face.
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  • Deidre sat up and wrapped her arms around her knees, pink hair falling down around her.
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  • Deidre stopped his next kiss by placing her hand on his heart.
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  • Deidre pushed him away.
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  • Deidre did as he said and fed long, prepared to put up an honest fight this time.
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  • Deidre wasn't certain what to feel in that regard.
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  • In either case, Deidre never put a stupid deal over the life of another suffering as she had.
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  • Deidre wasn't vindictive, but she still didn't fathom the amount of evil in one's heart it took to kill them.
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  • Deidre crossed to her and touched the girl's forehead.
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  • I don't know, Deidre.
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  • Deidre smiled sadly as he glanced at her.
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  • "The Deidre I know wouldn't put politics over helping someone in need, like Selyn," he replied.
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  • Deidre held his gaze, heart quick but calm in her decision.
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  • Deidre rose and held out her hand.
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  • Deidre twisted the top of the vial open and neared the girl.
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  • Deidre tipped the vial to tap the last of the liquid out and glanced up at Wynn.
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  • Deidre helped him lift the hacking girl into a sitting position.
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  • "Bring me that tray," he ordered Deidre, indicting the table to his right.
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  • "Omigod, Wynn," Deidre exclaimed.
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  • Deidre put her hands over her mouth to keep from squealing and stepped back to give Wynn room.
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  • Deidre, the notebook on top of my desk.
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  • Deidre whirled and went quickly.
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  • Deidre looked behind her, expecting to see Darkyn behind her and relieved that he wasn't.
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  • "Your back, Deidre," Wynn supplied.
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  • Deidre twisted to display the tattoos marking her as Darkyn's.
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  • "You've missed a few things," Wynn said with an amused look at Deidre.
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  • Deidre exclaimed again in a near-squeal.
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  • She'd yet to look away from Deidre.
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  • "You're welcome," Deidre said, annoyed at him.
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  • Deidre, it's been lovely dealing with you.
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  • Deidre made it to the library a few minutes later.
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  • Deidre watched the movie in both fascination and fear.
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  • Deidre studied them, pensive.
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  • Seeing her mirror image was a reminder that Deidre was created by a goddess with the sole intention of using and discarding the human she made.
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  • Seeing them together made Deidre's chest ache.
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  • Deidre's eyes misted over.
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  • Who was Deidre to interfere in something that spanned so long and involved two people who cared so much for each other?
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  • Deidre never felt she belonged in the mortal or Immortal worlds, because she didn't.
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  • Deidre dropped her head to her arms on the table.
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  • Deidre's heart felt like it was breaking.
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  • Deidre sucked in a breath, torn.
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  • Deidre crossed through the shadow world.
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  • Deidre glanced at him.
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  • Deidre was quiet for a moment.
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  • Deidre stared at him, surprised.
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  • I saw what was between you and the original Deidre.
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  • "I was meant to be …" Deidre cleared her throat.
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  • There were days when you hated the fact you did love her, and there were days when she almost walked away from you for good, because she hated that she couldn't control how she felt, Deidre continued.
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  • "I'm sorry, Deidre," Gabriel whispered.
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  • Yes. I have no other option, Deidre.
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  • The one between me and your Deidre.
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  • The Dark One's low growl made Deidre blink.
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  • "No fighting," Deidre said.
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  • Chilled by the cold ocean wind, Deidre pressed herself against his warm body.
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  • Deidre didn't know what to say.
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  • Deidre stepped away, almost crossing into it before she realized he wasn't following.
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  • "You again," Deidre groaned.
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  • Deidre laughed at the exchange, sensing a quasi-friendship as old as the two arguing.
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  • Deidre asked, standing in alarm.
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  • Deidre shook her head, once again feeling too far away from the reality these creatures lived in.
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  • Deidre hesitated then stepped into the in-between place.
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  • She looked far different than Deidre recalled.
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  • Deidre rolled her eyes.
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  • Darkyn's lie detector skill gave Deidre a tingling at the base of her skull that she took to be a red flag.
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  • Deidre noticed the circles under her eyes, and her air was agitated.
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  • "You're starting from scratch," Deidre observed, pitying the woman.
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  • Deidre stared at her.
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  • Deidre's face flushed with heat.
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  • Deidre asked, her new instincts warning her of an attempt at deception.
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  • "That's rough," Deidre murmured.
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  • Deidre was being asked by the woman who stole her lover and her destiny for advice.
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  • Deidre said without thinking.
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  • Deidre still didn't quite believe the others were right.
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  • He's always loved you, Deidre.
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  • Deidre said, sensing the jealousy in the woman before her.
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  • Deidre kept her thoughts to herself, growing more distressed with the visit.
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  • Deidre heard the dreamy note in her voice and blushed again.
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  • Deidre couldn't help wondering how the woman was able to ask such favors after hurting her so badly.
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  • Deidre blinked away her tears.
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  • "You figured that out after a week, and I know nothing after thousands of years," Deidre whispered.
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  • Deidre was silent for a moment, wrestling with herself.
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  • "I want to see Gabriel happy," Deidre replied honestly.
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  • Deidre hugged herself, hearing the unasked question about their deal.
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  • Deidre had no idea what to say and even less of an idea what exactly happened when the deal was over.
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  • Deidre heard the pain in Past-Death's voice and felt sorry for her.
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  • But it didn't make it any easier for Deidre to deal with.
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  • "I might need some time for that," Deidre responded at last.
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  • "Trust must be earned," Deidre said.
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  • Deidre, I really am happy that you're okay.
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  • Deidre tried to suck in deep breaths.
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  • Deidre swiped at his hand.
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  • Deidre shoved at him unsuccessfully.
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  • Deidre heard her own harsh breathing.
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  • Deidre hated that Darkyn was right.
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  • Deidre stopped trying to control her tears.
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  • Deidre clung to him, no part of her capable of resistance.
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  • Deidre was rolled onto her side.
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  • Deidre opened her eyes.
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  • Deidre touched his face with trembling fingers.
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  • Deidre pulled his head to hers and kissed him long and hard.
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  • Deidre sat up, staring at him.
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  • Deidre wasn't certain if there was any affection for his daughter, though his persistence in healing her was a sign of either care or obligation.
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  • "Wynn and Deidre are not my enemies," Deidre replied.
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  • "I know," Deidre whispered, frowning.
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  • Deidre watched him, brow furrowed.
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  • Deidre approached him until close enough to feel his body heat.
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  • Darkyn turned his other side to her, and Deidre stared.
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  • Deidre felt tears on her cheeks once more.
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  • Deidre watched him leave.
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  • Deidre's anger deflated at the confirmation of Darkyn's thaw.
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  • Deidre shook her head and spun away, fed up with deities for the day.
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  • Curious to see how the girl was, Deidre walked three doors down and paused.
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  • "Hi," Deidre said awkwardly.
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  • Selyn wrenched the door open fast enough to startle Deidre.
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  • She motioned for Deidre to enter then closed the door and locked it as soon as she did.
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  • Deidre stayed by the door, uncertain.
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  • Carefully, Selyn wrote out something then passed it to Deidre.
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  • She lowered the pen and paper, thoughtful gaze on Deidre.
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  • Deidre's gaze fell to the table in the corner.
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  • Just the thought made Deidre feel ill.
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  • The teen took Deidre's arm and circled her.
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  • Her cool fingers ran across Deidre's markings.
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  • Deidre faced her curiously.
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  • "You're happy about this," Deidre said.
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  • Deidre gave an unsettled laugh.
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  • Deidre looked at her quizzically.
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  • At the look of offense, Deidre almost laughed.
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  • Deidre stepped through just as Past-Death did.
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  • Deidre had the sense the woman was surprised to see her.
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  • "Hi, Deidre," Deidre said, puzzled.
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  • A flicker of alarm went across her features, warning Deidre something was wrong.
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  • Deidre gripped Selyn's arm more tightly, fear spiraling through her.
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  • Deidre glanced over her shoulder and froze.
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  • "Harmony," Deidre said at the sight of the female death dealer.
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  • Suddenly, Deidre wished she'd left Selyn in Hell.
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  • Deidre squeezed her arm in reassurance, not at all certain what Harmony wanted.
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  • Deidre flinched as the small blonde woman went down.
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  • Harmony bent over her, saying something Deidre wasn't able to hear.
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  • Deidre, are you okay?
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  • "A servant," Deidre said, not wanting them to hurt the poor girl.
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  • The panicked teen stared pleadingly at Deidre.
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  • Deidre cried, heart racing.
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  • Deidre looked from Harmony to Selyn, wishing she knew how to diffuse the situation in a way that Selyn was able to escape.
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  • Deidre exchanged a look with her look-alike.
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  • Deidre guessed the death dealer knew enough about Darkyn to fear him.
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  • "Or you can risk an eternity with the Dark One personally overseeing your day-to-day … activities," Deidre seconded.
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  • Deidre studied her, hearing the carefully chosen words.
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  • Deidre took it, and they shook, the deal sealed with the magic of Gabriel.
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  • Deidre swallowed hard and nodded, reining in her panic.
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  • One of the death dealers took Deidre's arm and waited.
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  • For a moment, Deidre pitied them.
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  • He'd agreed to come down to help Deidre.
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  • It was beyond Wynn's control, but maybe, somehow, another deity was able to save Deidre from Darkyn, who was not likely to be merciful, even to his mate.
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  • To his surprise, Deidre strode into the portal room.
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  • It wasn't his Deidre.
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  • It was the Deidre, the deity who ruled over Death's domain before turning it over to Gabriel.
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  • Deidre isn't broken like us.
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  • Wynn pitied her but wasn't about to ask any favors of the demon lord that didn't involve Wynn leaving Hell – and Deidre – behind.
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  • He pushed Deidre from his mind.
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  • Deidre ran her hands over the clothing in the wardrobe, gasping at the sensations.
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  • Deidre managed to pull them on and then went back to the wardrobe, selecting the softest sweater and a pair of jeans.
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  • Deidre's gaze was caught by the bank of windows lining one side of the penthouse.
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  • Deidre returned her attention to the death-dealer, who looked confused.
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  • Deidre reached for the box.
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  • Stepping back, Deidre waited for the tea transform into what she remembered tea to be.
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  • Deidre went back to the pantry, trying to remember what human-Deidre ate.
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  • Deidre turned to find the assassin staring at her.
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  • Deidre stepped back as Cora moved into the kitchen.
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  • Deidre watched closely as Cora demonstrated how to heat water, insert the teabag and then add sugar.
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  • Deidre crossed to it and opened both doors.
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  • She handed Deidre the teacup and saucer.
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  • Deidre went to the breakfast bar, eyes following Cora's movements.
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  • As she watched Cora, Deidre began to think she'd missed a lot over the past few months despite trying to pay attention to the human world.
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  • Deidre wanted to experience everything about that day.
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  • Deidre wasn't expecting to go through it with the human.
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  • Deidre studied her hands.
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  • Deidre glanced at her.
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  • Deidre dropped her fork, not expecting the news.
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  • Cora was walking away already, leaving Deidre to her internal war.
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  • Darkyn was never going to let his newest treasure go, but Deidre didn't intend to lose her deal.
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  • To win Gabriel, Deidre planned on lying to him, convincing him she was human-Deidre.
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  • Deidre couldn't learn to become the human she created in half a day.
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  • Deidre ran back up to her room and looked over the assortment of shoes.
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  • Deidre borrowed her sandals and trotted down the stairs.
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  • Deidre took them, excited at her first venture into the mortal world as a human.
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  • Deidre followed, surprised then angry when people jostled her instead of moving from her path.
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  • Deidre stopped in the middle of the sidewalk, feeling very exposed to the blaring world.
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  • "Deidre," Cora called from a few feet in front of her.
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  • Deidre struggled to take in everything around her, bombarded by the noise, smells and activity.
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  • They reached the food section, and Deidre's attention shifted to the source of the scents.
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  • Deidre looked through her purse and pulled out the wallet.
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  • Deidre delicately wiped her face and stood, stuffed but beyond pleased with her first day as a human.
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  • They continued, and Deidre's attention went to a small shop behind the tents, from which incense drifted.
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  • The other customers crowded the back with Deidre.
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  • Deidre stayed for a moment then decided to leave, more interested in exploring the world than waiting long enough to see what happened.
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  • Deidre tried to pull away but was unable to move.
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  • Deidre was flung aside.
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  • Stunned, Deidre placed a hand to her neck and lifted it away.
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  • Cora dropped to her knees beside her and pressed Deidre's hand back to her neck.
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  • "Oh, no," Deidre mumbled.
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  • Deidre closed her eyes, unable to fathom some stupid demon had hurt her.
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  • Deidre's eyelids fluttered open.
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  • Deidre stared at him, not remembering him to be as big as he was.
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  • Deidre's heart flip-flopped at Gabriel's husky baritone.
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  • Deidre's careful story didn't even make it to her tongue.
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  • Deidre pushed herself up carefully, unable to take her eyes off of Gabriel.
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  • You are past-Death and … Deidre?
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  • They were more alike than Deidre realized; they both sought out Darkyn for quiet deals they hoped would result in ending up with Gabriel.
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  • Deidre swallowed hard, wanting to chase after him but unsettled by his anger and the changes in him.
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  • You know what would make me happy, Deidre?
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  • Neither Deidre ever understood that.
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  • Deidre thought back, struggling to remember what human-Deidre felt, if not the events.
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  • Deidre touched them, surprised to find they were tears.
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  • Gabriel was still reeling from the sudden, inexplicable changes in his mate and the admittance by Deidre that she had made a deal with Darkyn.
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  • Gabriel's thoughts drifted to Deidre.
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  • But the demon lord had Deidre in his clutches and let her go.
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  • She was human like Deidre.
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  • The thought of the Dark One reminded Gabriel that he lost three death-dealers to him in the course of a week, not to mention the deal Deidre made.
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  • "I need to move Deidre," Gabriel said when the death-dealer was gone.
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  • With some dread, he returned to Deidre's apartment.
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  • "Deidre," he spoke her name quietly.
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  • "Don't forget shoes," Cora yelled as Deidre disappeared down the hallway.
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  • There was something else in her gaze, the knowledge that she'd figured out this Deidre wasn't the same one she was yesterday.
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  • Deidre made a deal with the Dark One, one good enough to bring her soul back from the dead, combine the two Deidres, cure the tumor of one and release the final product from Hell.
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  • Did Deidre owe a debt?
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  • Whatever happened, there had to be more to the story than what Deidre told him.
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  • Deidre stilled suddenly, her breath catching softly.
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  • Deidre gazed around her, eyes settling on the green glow, visible through the French doors.
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  • Deidre's face flamed red once more.
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  • Deidre pulled away enough to meet his gaze.
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  • Deidre appeared frustrated and wiggled again.
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  • Things have changed, Deidre.
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  • Deidre was watching him, her large blue eyes lost and frustrated.
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  • Gabriel summoned a portal and returned to Deidre's room.
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  • This Deidre shared that trait.
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  • If their souls were smashed together as Deidre said, he was glad this part of the human remained.
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  • "Deidre, I need to ask you a couple of questions," he said.
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  • Deidre responded timidly at first then leaned into him.
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  • The whole reason he'd avoided her was because of Wynn's warning – pleasure kills – a reminder that Deidre's tumor was connected to her emotions.
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  • Deidre was breathless, her eyes glazed.
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  • Deidre had bartered for Darkyn to remove the tumor and to do so without pain.
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  • And yet, he couldn't deny that Deidre was back or at least, a woman who had the knowledge of the goddess and the body and heart of a human.
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  • He was almost grateful he'd never trusted either Deidre completely.
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  • Unable to sleep, Deidre paced, trying hard to shake the sensations clouding her head.
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  • Deidre struggled to remember if this had ever happened before and if so, how it was fixed.
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  • Deidre watched the sunrise, awed by the colors that filled the sky.
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  • Deidre recalled dealing with him many times before without remembering exactly what they'd discussed.
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  • Deidre opened her door to him and closed it behind him.
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  • Deidre crossed her arms as she went to the other chair before the hearth.
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  • Deidre accepted her tea.
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  • Deidre struggled to recall what happened, when human-Deidre had last seen Andre.
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  • Except … Deidre strained.
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  • Deidre sipped her tea, her head aching.
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  • The other Deidre is Darkyn's mate.
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  • We made a deal … Deidre drifted off.
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  • Lying to him about what happened in Hell is going to break bad for you, Deidre.
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  • She was damned the moment she stepped into Hell, Deidre said firmly.
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  • Deidre avoided his gaze.
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  • Deidre drank the rest of her tea but had lost her appetite.
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  • Heavy in her mind was the thought that there might've been something Gabriel could've done to save the other Deidre.
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  • Deidre's eyes were caught by the gardens but drifted to the pine trees beyond the walls.
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  • Deidre glanced over her shoulder, not really caring at that moment, not when she felt like her world was squeezing the life out of her.
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  • Deidre gazed at the strange human forest, whose trees weren't alive like those of her underworld.
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  • Deidre started down the trail, holding out her hands to the pine trees.
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  • Deidre walked deeper into the forest, wrestling with herself mentally.
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  • Of course, it was possible that Darkyn combined the souls into Deidre's new body, after raising her from the dead-dead.
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  • Deidre hadn't tried to dye her hair pink or hide the fact she was different.
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  • If it was so simple, Andre wouldn't be trying to drop a hint without betraying the confidence of Deidre.
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  • It was Deidre summoning him.
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  • Deidre had never seen him like this, as a quietly commanding figure, capable of lethal force one moment and gentle kisses the next.
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  • Deidre stepped forward to take it, and they began walking down the path.
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  • Deidre's insides were shaking already from the touches.
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  • Deidre watched, intrigued by how graceful and silent the large creatures were as they moved through the clearing.
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  • I'll protect you, Deidre, I promise it.
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  • I don't know who you are, Deidre.
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  • Deidre felt the pain again, the one without a physical source but which she felt as if a knife was piercing her soul.
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  • Unable to look at him or control the tears starting to form, Deidre walked away.
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  • Gabriel watched Deidre's small form walk into the forest.
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  • Deidre hopped from foot to foot before realizing she could put on socks.
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  • Deidre paced through the garden, not really interested in the blooming flowers, statuary or neat rows of hedges.
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  • Deidre waited until the portal closed then bolted out of the gardens.
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  • Deidre jumped back, gasping.
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  • Deidre shifted, aware again that she was now defenseless against the creatures that used to either fear her or at least, respect her power.
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  • "I wanted to know if Deidre is still alive," she said.
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  • Deidre wasn't certain if that was good or not.
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  • Deidre swallowed hard, images from her nightmares returning.
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  • Deidre bit her tongue to keep from taking the bait.
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  • Deidre glared at him.
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  • Human Deidre was probably terrified, a bloody mess who would do whatever Darkyn told her at the end of the week in exchange for him sparing her more pain.
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  • Deidre studied him, unable to determine what was going on with him and the human he'd kept in Hell.
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  • Deidre blew out air in frustration then looked around.
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  • "I can do as I wish," Deidre snapped in response.
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  • When she didn't answer, Deidre faced her.
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  • Deidre gritted her teeth, silently cursing everyone under the sun for not keeping better track of the souls.
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  • Deidre ignored the grunt the death dealer gave her in response.
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  • Deidre sought to figure out what it was about the currents and subtle movement that kept her in place when she wanted to return to the castle, where it was warm.
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  • Mesmerized by the souls, Deidre stopped in place suddenly.
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  • With effort, Deidre hauled herself up onto a branch, wrapped her legs around it in a careful balancing act then stretched upward for the next.
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  • Deidre looped her arm through branches and leaned out as far as she could to see the lake.
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  • Deidre shifted to see the woman standing below.
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  • Deidre almost rolled her eyes but stopped herself.
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  • Deidre strode to the edge of the lake again.
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  • "They're moving in patterns," Deidre said.
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  • Deidre cocked her head to the side.
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  • Deidre couldn't remember it ever happening before, but it almost made sense to her.
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  • Deidre saw more than interest in them.
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  • For the first time in her life, Deidre pitied the death dealers.
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  • Deidre was too cold to shed her clothing beyond her jacket but did take off her shoes.
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  • "I will," Gabriel said, doubting that Deidre was able to help without her memories.
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  • I'm waiting for the tables to turn and there to be another Deidre.
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  • I think this is the last Deidre you get.
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  • Whatever is going on, this Deidre is your mate.
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  • I'll make sure Deidre hasn't set the place on fire yet.
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  • "Deidre figured it out," Cora said again.
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  • A few seconds later, Deidre's blond head bobbed to the surface.
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  • When Deidre was close enough, Gabriel stretched out and gripped the rope looped under her shoulders.
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  • Deidre gasped, gaze flying up to him.
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  • Deidre had always been protective of the souls.
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  • You're going to warm up, Deidre.
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  • Deidre stared at him as if deciding whether she wanted to be angry or disappointed.
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  • Deidre rested against the wardrobe, arms crossed as she shook from cold but blue eyes riveted to him.
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  • Then, he'd stop throwing up barriers and give this Deidre a chance.
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  • What if he fell for this Deidre and she changed once again?
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  • Deidre sank against him, and he wrapped his arms around her trembling body.
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  • "Deidre," he whispered, fluttering kisses down the side of her neck.
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  • If Deidre found pleasure in funnel cakes and warm socks, she found utter ecstasy in Gabriel's arms.
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  • You're my mate, Deidre.
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  • Deidre tried to sort through her emotions and rationalize them.
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  • Deidre waited, needing to know what it would take for him to love her.
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  • It was far more important than the bet with the human, but Deidre couldn't help thinking about her deal and Darkyn's threat to reveal everything to Gabriel.
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  • I guess a better answer is that I need time to heal before I can trust myself to love you, Deidre.
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  • If Gabriel didn't fall in love with Deidre in three days, he would be betrayed once more.
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  • For the first time in her life, Deidre didn't know what to do.
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  • "Because I did love you, Deidre," he responded.
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  • You wanted to break me, Deidre, by turning me against everything I was.
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  • I just need time, Deidre.
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  • Though she didn't want to in front of him, Deidre started crying.
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  • Deidre sobbed, suddenly wishing she could go back and change whatever it was she did to start this chain of events.
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  • Deidre would trust him in time, and he didn't want to break the thin bridge of trust they'd established last night.
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  • Setting foot in Deidre's old apartment again was surreal.
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  • His gaze lingered on a picture of Deidre on one wall.
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  • The Deidre he spent the night with and the Deidre who went to see Darkyn four days ago were very different.
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  • On a mission to ensure there was a clean slate between his mate and Darkyn, Gabriel waited in the middle of Deidre's old apartment for the Dark One to arrive.
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