by M. C. A. Hogarth
Copyright 2010 M.C.A. Hogarth
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“Which cup would you prefer?” the Emperor asked her, hand stretching back toward the short table.
Her blush rode high on sun-stained cheeks, but there was little demure in the eyes she lifted beneath strands of brass-colored hair. “I would prefer to have the test from your mouth, Most Gracious Lord.”
Both his golden brows rose, but a gleam of interest shone in his gaze. “Very well,” he said, and took her chin in his shining fingers. His open mouth and hers met for a poisoned kiss.