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The Winner's Kiss

Marie Rutkoski

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“You don't need to be gifted with a blade. You are your own best weapon.”

“He changed us both." She seemed to struggle for words. "I think of you, all that you lost, who you were, what you were forced to be, and might have been, and I—I have become this, this person, unable to—" She shut her mouth. "Kestrel," he said softly, "I love this person.”

“Will you come with me?" "Ah, Kestrel, that's something you never need to ask.”

“Arin pulled her onto his lap. He held her shaking form, tucked his face into the crook of her cold neck as she sobbed against him. He murmured that he loved her more than he could say. He promised that he would always choose her first.”

“Arin. I've wanted to do this for a long time." Her words silenced him, steadied him. Anticipation lifted within her like the fragrance of a garden under the rain. She sat at the piano, touching the keys. "Ready?" He smiled. "Play.”

“You will be lonely, but you'll become strong.”

“She tried to imagine her former self. Enemy. Prisoner. Friend? Daughter. Spy. Prisoner again. “What am I now?” Sarsine held both of Kestrel’s hands. “What ever you want to be.”

“I told her that I belong to you, and no other.”

“You could offer her a seat,” Arin said. “Ah, but I have only two chairs in my tent, little Herrani, and we are three. I suppose she could always sit on your lap.”

“She had done everything she could. And he didn't even know.”

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Book Keywords:

companionship, pianist, piano, strength, love, kestrin, singer, kestrel, loneliness, music, the-moth, care, duet, arin

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