Crown of Embers Teaser #6

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): City of Rome by Jesper Kyd [Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood soundtrack].

"And you, my queen, need to get some rest. Full schedule tomorrow."

I stand. On impulse, I wrap my arms around her. She freezes for a split second, but then she returns my embrace. "Thank you," I whisper.

After I creep back to bed and blow out my candle, my thoughts are still too busy, my skin too warm, for easy sleep. It's terrifying to consider that I might someday share a bed with a man who is a stranger, a calculated alliance, someone who might not care for me at all.