You make me sound like an arrogant ass,” he said.”Are you?””No! I’m just me.
I’ll pretend, I tell myself. Pretending is safer than believing.
I wish I wasn’t an imperial highness or an ex-grand duchess. I’m sick of people doing things to me because of what I am. Girl-in-white-dress. Short-one-with-fringe. Daughter-of-the-tsar. Child-of-the-ex-tyrant. I want people to look and see...
You are one brave woman,” he whispers, “I am in awe of you.
Ana was a perpetual victim in a never-ending search for a victimizer.
However the word I was going to say was…suggestive.