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Chapter 7

The words echo over and over in my heart

Hoping that you will hear them.

If I write these words over and over

Maybe they'll become my new reality.

"So you two are a couple now?" Alice cheered from her seat in the Magic Cauldron, waving her drink around.

I sipped on water, being on an alcohol ban as is mixed with the meds I had to take as I healed up from the attack.

"Yeah, we are." Varaac was grinning, his arm draped casually around my shoulders. I found that since we had our discussion, his habit of casual contact had returned with a vengeance. Not that I minded. I leaned my head against his shoulder with a smile.

"So can I dismantle the blocks on the portals to your house?" Baph rolled her eyes as she looked at the two of us. "You both are way too dramatic, by the way."

"Please." I smiled up at the demon at my side. "I don't think you have to block them anymore."

"You still owe me two casserole dinners."

"Deal."

"Guys, guys, you still haven't acknowledged the person who you owe your everlasting gratitude to for your current state of bliss." Alice pretended to be angry, putting her hands on her hips.

"What do you mean...?"

"Excuse us." A quiet voice interrupted our conversation. I turned to face the newcomers. Two young fairy girls, studying the two of us with excited gazes.

"Can I help you?" I asked, confused.

They both held up a book. "Can you autograph this book for us?"

"Umm, sure." I signed the cover of both, feeling embarrassed. "Glad you liked it."

"Can I ask you something?" The smaller of the two timidly stepped forward.

"Go for it?"

"Is it true that this story is based on your real life romance with a demon?" Her eyes were wide with curiosity.

Varaac and I looked at each other and laughed.

"No comment." I winked at the girls, sending them on their way. "Okay Alice, I see what you mean."

She raised an eyebrow. "Do you?"

"Thank you for publishing my drunken ravings, and saving me from throwing away the love of my life."

"What are friends for?"

We all laughed at that, and as I leaned into Varaac arms and felt his warmth around me, I couldn't help but look forward to whatever would happened next.

"Is there going to be a sequel?" an amused voice whispered in my ear.

I smiled. "Nope, it's going to be a lifelong series."

You told me from the start you couldn't love

But still my heart yearned for some response.

And now that my hand reached out and grasped your own

I'll never let you go.

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