She had to tell Nex. No matter how he reacted, he had to know.
Aisha looked down at her drink as she spoke. “Daddy doesn’t trust you…because he thinks you don’t love Andros.”
“I do,” said Nex. “You know that.”
“Yes, but I think he’s…scared. On Andros, royals don’t really date outsiders.”
The next seconds of silence felt like hours. Finally, Nex reached his hand across the table.
“Aisha,” he said as his fingers intertwined with hers, “I may not be from Andros, but I think it’s beautiful. I wanna help you protect it.”
The fairy smiled. “Thanks.”
Yes, I know the title’s kinda dumb. I couldn’t think of anything else. ?