“Why did you not mention this before when you were making your other requests? And how did you place a stone there without any of my guards noticing?” Mishal demanded.
“It was the only spot I could place it where it would heat up properly. And while you may be trustworthy, Mishal, many others would have been pleased to steal the stone away or sabotage it in some way. Do you not blame me for acting in secrecy? This way I was able to ensure we would be on even footing today.”
She stared directly into Mishal’s eyes, determined not to answer the how of his question.
But Mishal seemed less concerned with Adelynn’s answer as he was with controlling his temper. Adelynn could see the physical strain it took him to appear not to be angered by this dev...
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