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Keir paused and his breath caught as the dappled light touched the woman sprawled across the bed under a woven blanket in shades of blue. Deep in sleep, tousled red hair half-covered her face, one arm folded across her stomach and the other laid palm upward on the pillow beside her head. The elfin face was childlike, her skin pale gold with freckles scattered over her small nose.
Keir gazed at her for an instant, and his chest tightened. Each day spent with Quin in the idyll of Kasha-Asor was a blessing. All the more so because he had once believed her dead by his own actions.
On impulse, he lifted the netting aside, one hand outstretched, but as his shadow passed over her, her gray eyes snapped open. In a flurry of blankets she leaped from the bed and knocked him to the floor, landing on top of him. Pain speared through his body as she straddled him and pinned down his hands.
“Never,” she told him in a low growl, “ever, try to sneak up on me in bed!”
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