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She dismissed her son’s adamant denial and ventured onward. “The chit would not leave you unless she felt she’s no other recourse. Mayhap she is not of a sound mind, Georgie, but that does not mean that she doesn’t believe the things she’s telling you. ” George nodded wearily, accepting his mother’s opinion as the truth. ” “Well, you can hardly breed with a daft woman. ” His mother laughed. ” She shook her head absently, marveling still at this latest development. “Then fight for her, my son.

Kane met his gaze as she drew herself up to her full five feet and six inches. ” “I don’t believe this,” George muttered. ” He laughed, but the sound was far from humorous. “After all of these years, I at long last fall hopelessly in love. ” Kane’s heart soured at the words the earl had thoughtlessly mumbled. He loved her! Just as she loved him. He had to believe her. She didn’t want him to think she was leaving of her own volition. ” Without looking back, he shouted a word of prodding to Socrates and rode off into the dusky remains of daylight, dirt kicking up in his wake.

He would tell her of her beauty, speak to her of how wonderful she made him feel, how alive he was on the inside. George’s words were strange to her and yet she understood them. Kane felt the very same way. George was her first thought when she awoke each morning and the last dream she had each night. He was warm and wonderful, strong and brave. Furthermore, she was certain she loved him. And now she had to leave him. ” Kane’s heart pounded joyously at the familiar voice. “George,” she breathed out, happy to see him despite her melancholy mood.

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