"A week isn't so long."
"Not at all, I'm sure it'll fly by."
"We have plenty of things here to keep you occupied." Andrej said as their food was brought out and placed in front of them. "Of course if you wish you are welcome to wander at your leisure. I only ask that you stay out of the forest unless I am with you. It can be quite dangerous."
"Are there any places inside that are off limits?"
"This is your home now, go where you wish."
"What about my family, will they be allowed?"
"Antia." Her father said. He knew she could be stubborn, but Andrej was a demon and they were in his territory.
"Of course, I only ask for notice."
"I think I can manage that."
They sat and ate for a few moments in silence, Antia's mind constantly on what living here would entail. She had heard a lot of horrible stories about demons, especially the men and Andrej's was, she hated to admit, a bit intimidating in both size and temperament. Did he expect obedience and would he hurt her if she disobeyed? "Someone's far away." Andrej's fingers brushed her hand and she jumped, surprised when an amused grin pulled at his lips. "So skittish, like a little bunny." He cast his gaze to her father. "You should have told me, Alvar."
"She isn't usually." Her father replied and she could see mirth creeping into his worried eyes.
"You only surprised me, I was deep in thought." She felt heat crawling up her neck again and cursed her pale skin.
"And what were you thinking about?"
"I see." He took a drink of his wine, his eyes never leaving her. He breathed her in, letting everything about her play over his senses. He wouldn't admit it to her, not yet anyway, but the moment he had seen her he had been shocked by how truly beautiful she was and had been drawn to the stubborn fire burning in her eyes. He had never met a woman like her, a woman with a wildness in her heart.