“Wait!” Seeing Nyris walking away, Richard was startled and reached out to stop him. He caught the prince’s hand, but for a moment was distracted by a strange sense of coldness coming from the soft skin. His grip loosened long enough for Nyris to jump up like he had been burnt, forcefully pulling free and bolting for the door.
Even then, Richard just stood in silence as he touched a part of his palm that had been scratched by Nyris’s nails. It hadn’t been enough to draw blood, but even that section was still icy and emitting a delicate fragrance.
Thankfully, he could rest assured that the prince would be safe for now. Marriage engagements were slow and complicated, especially when they involved two individuals of royal bloodline....