“I’m aware. I’ll do any favor you need me to.”
“Does that include you marrying the woman you’re supposed to be engaged to?”
I frowned, my hands clenching to fists in an attempt to hold down my anger. I didn’t want to wake Ryder up and let anyone else know I was having this conversation.
“If it means the Princess will be able to walk again…I’ll do it,” I whispered. My heart was already hammering against my chest, trying to keep my left foot from tapping the floor in a rage.
“Even though it will shatter your heart? Even though you wouldn’t be able to get out of it, no matter how much you later begged?” she questioned, dropping the pen and rising to her feet before making her way over to me.
I stilled, trying to keep my breathing calm.
She sat on the armrest, looking down at me before she tilted my head upward with her hand that was now under my chin.
Her glowing eyes met mine, making a hint of fear flutter through me as I saw her seriousness.
“Even if it broke Makoto’s heart? What if your one sacrifice to make her happy backfired? You wouldn’t regret this?” Her voice was low, like an enemy ready to torture its victim.
I tried to open my mouth to agree, my lip trembling as I tried to muster the words. I needed to do this for the Princess. If it’s for her, I’d give my life and soul for her to be happy and smile again