- My heart dropped when I saw Jude shoving a black-haired girl to the floor and everybody around making space for them. His sharp eyes lifted from her bent figure and examined us all. I held my breath when they landed on me.
- “J!” The girl turned to him and lifted her arms in a pleading gesture. “Please, forgive me! I’m not trying to run away! I never would!”
- Instead of responding, he jerked his head to a few of the men in the room, and they grabbed her arms and held her in place.