- I was compelled to draw nearer to him, though the Alpha didn't like the idea of being my husband at all. He had no obligation to provide for me or care for me. I clamped my teeth over my lower lip in the uncertainty of whether moving closer to him was an odd thing to do.
- It was not like Aiden had a smile on his face as he held my hand. Though when he reached his hand out for me, I quickly obliged. As his fingers grasped onto mine, touch cool as if he'd been standing in the snow for too long. Despite that, I didn't wish to extract my hand even though my blood chilled beneath my fingertips.
- We continued our wandering until my toes felt numb in my shoes, and we were at the back of the packhouse. The bushes and trees sprouting up in a prearranged order stare back at me. A fountain sat in between it all, though no water gushed from its spouts. It was frozen like everything else.