- We stand in an awkward stare off, her face remaining cold and displeased, and I’m sure I look like a total prick about to drop to her feet and grovel for her forgiveness. Cherum and Niomi start directing the maids to enter Lira’s new room with her belongings. Niomi followed the last of the maids in, calling out agitated directions about where to put everything. She stops momentarily at the door while looking back at Lira for any indication that she might need to stay with her. Lira nodded at her, giving her a reassuring smile. Niomi sighs, then continues to direct the maids, moving about the room as they busy themselves with the task.
- Cherum remains behind Lira, a protective hand still on her shoulder. Is he trying to protect her from me? I’m her mate and his Alpha.
- A brief glance at his face and I could see disapproval there towards me.