Chapter 78 Lie Down and Watch
- Elias leaned in and gently kissed Raven on the lips. Then, he pinned her against the wall and placed his hand behind her head. She tried to push him away, but his kiss became even more passionate. Gradually, as if her ruffled feathers were being combed out, she gave in to the kiss. She had to encircle his waist with her arms to keep her balance, just as she had done in the woods because she was a little off-balance. Nonetheless, he seemed encouraged by the feeling of her arms around his waist as he kissed her even more passionately than before...
- She flashed back to the moment he told her. I love you, Raven. Her heart skipped a beat before pounding wildly.
- Raven closed her eyes, her lashes fluttering, remembering the pink teddy bear Elias had given her and how awkwardly sincere he had been back then. He comforted her when she was at her lowest point and most vulnerable. At the trial, he reassured her that she had nothing to worry about because Aldrich would be representing her. He respected her while silently protecting her as best as he could.