“You are awake,” Bram said, stating the obvious, but then she had a way of stealing his words.
She nodded and ducked her head, clearly embarrassed.
“Dinna turn from me, Lily. There is no shame here.” And as he said the words he knew that they were true. This was his woman. He knew it in his heart and in his soul. She belonged to him. And he to her.
“I’m not ashamed,” she said, offering a small smile. “Just feeling a little odd. As if I’ve woken in your arms a million times before. It’s silly, I know…”
“But ‘tis the truth,” he whispered. “I feel it, too.”
She lifted her face, her eyes meeting his. “Then this isn’t a dream?”
“If it is, then I hope never to awaken.”
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