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over at her. "You're the one who's amazing."
"I'll have this. Rowena clicked her heels together, twitched her nose, whatever
she does, and brought it here for me. It means a lot to have it. Flynn…"
She had to take a drink, had to put some distance between them. Whatever she'd
said to Rowena, she understood now that she was a about to do something much
more wrenching than giving up a talent with paint and brush.
"This has been a strange month, for all of us."
"And then some," he agreed.
"Most of what's happened, it's beyond the scope of anything we could have
imagined, anything we might have believed a few weeks ago. And what's
happened, it's changed me. In a good way," she added, turning toward him. "I
like to think it's a good way."
"If you're going to tell me you turned the key in that lock, and now you don't
love me anymore, that's too damn bad for you. Because you're stuck."
"No, I'm… Stuck?" she repeated. "What do you mean ?'
"With me, my ugly couch and my sloppy dog. You're not wiggling your way out
of it, Malory."
"Don't take that tone with me." She set the flute down. "And don't think for one
minute you can stand there and tell me I'm stuck with you, because stuck
with ."
He set his flute beside hers. "Is that right?"
"That's exactly right. I've just outwitted an evil Celtic god. You're child's play for
"You want to fight?"
They both grabbed for each other. With his mouth on hers, she let out a strangled
sigh. And held on for her life. She drew back, but kept her arms linked around
his neck.
"I'm exactly right for you, Flynn."
"Then it's really handy that I'm in love with you. You're my key, Mal. The one
key to all the locks."
"You know what I want right now? I want a hot bath, some soup, and a nap on
an ugly couch."
“Today's your lucky day. I can arrange that for you." Taking her hand, he led her
from the room.

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