"Why?" She gasped reaching to grab at her wrist with both hands, sort of locking her arms togeather.
Lance sighed and looked at her, "like I said... Your special Grace" he told her, gazing at her. " I can't let others hurt you."
Grace reached out, touching his cheek. "Why?" She repeated. Unbelieving. Was he even real?
Lance leaned into her touch, he gripped her wrist, his eyed raising to hers. "you have some power locked inside of you" he poked her in the chest. "I'm the key to unlocking it" he sighed deeply. "other forces have been waiting just as long as I to get their hands on you, they just need me to unlock it."
Grace didnt flinch as he gripped at her wrist. However bit her lip a little as he leaned into her touch. "You'll protect me though?" She asked quietly.
Lance finally let go of her and ulled away, suddenly turning cold. "of course... That's why I'm here" he whispered, loOking away from her.
"I'm cold." She whispered huddling under the blanket. The strange warmth that he gave her now gone. "Aren't you?"
Lance looked at her, "no, not really" he lied, he was very cold without her warmth. But he couldn't get close to her.
"Oh..." She whispered pulling her hand from him. "I... Never mind..." She ducked her head away. How stupid she felt at that second was beyond belief.
Lance gazed at her, he knew that he had hurt her feelings, and it killed him. He looked away, "you should go back Grace" he murmured softly. "it's already dark."
"No way. Big scary growling thing chased me in here and I will not be leaving." She shook her head.
Lance sighed deeply, "it was probably a wolf..." he muttered. " they don't usually attack" he mumbled, he secretly didn't want her to leave though.
"No! Not leaving. Two choices: you can carry me back or I stay here. Bottom line." Grace crossed her arms, her teeth chattering again. "H-how are you not freezing?"
Lance gazed at her for a long moment. He then slowly got up, he knew he couldn't do this again, infact he would have to hide from her even more carefully when watching her. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her close, his body instantly warming.
Grace sighed as she wrapped her arms around his neck. "Lance?" She whispered hugging him tightly, closing her eyes.
Lance sighed deeply, he knew he should probay be pushing her away, but he didn't, he held her in his arms. " yes Grace?" he asked her, his eyes closing slightly.
"What kind of powers?" She asked hugging him even tighter, hiding her face into his neck.
Lance tried not to shiver when her face pressed into his neck. "I don't know..." he told her honestly. "but you'll find out soon enough..." he muttered, only if he continued to be with her, which is why he never made a move to talk to her, always hiding.
"Okay." She sighed cuddling to his chest. "Is this okay?" She asked looking up at him. As she did so her lips brushed across his neck.
Lance eyes widened slightly, "I... Uh..." his mind was totally discombobulated. "y-yes..." he stuttered, what the heck was going on with him?!