I was consumed by his love, his desire so fierce, I felt haunted by his touch. But the deeper I allowed myself to fall for him, the tighter the web of destruction wove around me until I could no longer endure the senseless conflict—murders that they claim were justified, because we
were approaching war. All previous battles had been intended to forge alliances and reveal true enemies; everything done in preparation for one final confrontation among these powerful beings. But we choose our battles, and this one wasn’t mine to fight. I was no longer willing to be held captive by my own heart, I was willing to destroy it to be free.