I watch as Lothar’s eyes widen slightly, then he swallows and says softly, “I knew you were Meikal’s and I couldn’t let him nor you know how I feel. Could you imagine what would happen?” He steps forward and lowers his voice even more.
I must have spoken my question out loud and I blink, shocked at how much he really does feel for me. “I am surprised, I am rarely surprised,” I say in a whisper and realize that we had both moved to where there is barely an inch between us and I can feel the heat radiating off him in waves. As well as desire and pain. “Why are you in pain?” I whisper hoarsely, not having the strength to keep my question to myself or from feeding off his pain a little.
Lothar closes his eyes and drops his head, looking like he is crumbling though he is still standing. His eyes flutter open the color seems to swirl, the burning of mixed emotions clear in them making the golden color deepen. If he leaned forward just a bit I would feel his lips against mine, the soft full lips I never noticed until today.
**Lothar and Reagan being tortured from Juniper's Princess!** http://amzn.to/1dktYri