Chapter 16 Exercising Restraint
- The bright morning light filtered through the white curtain inside the Master’s chamber as soon as Arissa opened the casement windows.
- Amanda, able to get a straight, uninterrupted sleep the entire night, cracked an eye open. She expected that Cord would be next to her, or at least already on his favorite chair delicately observing her like he usually does, but he wasn’t.
- She cringed, finding it weird. Never had he missed a night since they started their odd relationship. He even ordered her to sleep inside his master chamber instead of her own room so that they’d grow closer. He hadn’t skipped a chance on watching her sleep the whole night through too and for this, it left her asking, why? His absence was indeed an unusual thing.