She wrapped her arms around his neck. “But I just got here.”
“You’re not supposed to stay here, Carissa. Not yet.”
“Then how long?” She let her nose barely touch his. “I don’t want to be apart from you anymore.”
“I know.” He rubbed his knuckles along her cheek. “I have something to tell you that might help you back in Esmeray.”
She didn’t want information that would help her in Esmeray, because that meant she was truly going back. But she had to trust Elon, and Elon had said that she would return to him. “What is it?”
“The Reaper King has part of the Gifting.” He drew back and tapped her on the nose. “Don’t forget that.”
She already knew that; what was the point in reminding her? How would that help her?
Then Elon’s lips touched hers, and the questions were dashed from her mind. His touch was so gentle and his caresses so sweet that it made her heart ache. To think she’d soon have to leave his embrace.