Patrick leaned against the pillows and allowed her sultry voice to flow over him, into him, to heal him. He’d nearly fallen into a doze when he noticed a change in her tone.
“She clicked the heels of her ruby slippers together and said the magic words and woke in her room at home as if from a dream.”
Laurie’s words cut deep. “Is that what you hope will happen? That you will wake and all of this…” Patrick waved his arm, “was nothing more than a dream?”
“I am sorry, lass. You dinnae deserve my rancor.” Of course, she still wished to go home. He hadn’t given her a reason to want to stay.
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