A taste of what’s to come in Chapter 36….
“…It also made me angry, so fucking mad, “Stop saying that, how can you possibly know that? How Christian? Much as you’d like it to be your will alone is not enough!”
From my tirade he only took offense to my anger, “Anastasia! Don’t you dare take that tone with me. We’re not going to spend our time arguing, you are just going to have to trust me.” Even though he was admonishing his measured baritone reined me in, helped me hold onto the pieces of myself that was threatening to fall apart.
Still, shock winded me, maybe because I knew that he was right but between that and the fear staining my consciousness it was hard for me to see a way out of this mess. The words I wanted to say sat, choking me while I wondered how trusting him was going to help us….”