- Once I managed to slip past the packhouse, my feet carried me to that lone bench in the garden. Slumping down, I let a sigh escape my chest, eyes raking around. The park was full of flowers of all shapes, sizes, and colours, so many of them, but I could not name a single one. It smelled sweet here, almost overwhelming but also clean and fresh. For a second, I could only imagine what this place must be like in the warmer months when all flowers come into bloom.
- My stomach twisted, a painful reminder that I had thrown up a while ago. It was silly of me to intake that one bite of salad, my fingers almost swelling. But Zain needed to be reminded that nothing was ever going to happen between us.
- I could see out of the corner of my eye a familiar figure approaching me. The Alpha looked at me expectantly, his feet clinking against the pavement before coming to a halt. I tore my sights away from the vibrancy of the garden around me to look at him. "It's beautiful, don't you think?" I breathed, and that drew a soft laugh out of him.