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But when I saw you-I couldn't let you die. . " "I'm expendable. I don't know who you are, but I'm willing to bet you're expendable. " Keller jerked a thumb at Iliana, who lay in a pool of pale silver-gold hair on the seat beside Galen. "And if you think that dragon isn't going to come back and try to get her again, you're crazy. " But at the end, he said quietly, "I'm expendable. And I'm sorry. I didn't think" "That's right! You didn't! " Galen shut up and sat back. And Keller felt odd. She wasn't sorry for slapping him down, she told herself.
Although Keller knew she was seventeen, she seemed slight and childlike. Almost fairylike. And right now, she was listening with wide, trusting eyes to whatever the silhouette guy was saying. To Keller's fury, she couldn't make it out. He must be whispering. "It's really her," Winnie breathed from beside Keller, awed. "The Witch Child. " Her voice turned indignant. "I can't stand to watch them talk to her. " "Keep your hair on," Keller murmured, still searching with her eyes. " "Well, we should.
Who the hell is this guy? Keller thought Iliana, pale and wide-eyed, glanced up at him, too. And then Keller saw her... melt. Her drawn features softened; her lips parted. Her eyes seemed to quiver with light. She had been cowering away from the vampire, but now her body relaxed just a little. He certainly looked more like a champion defender than Keller had. He was clean, for one thing. Keller's fur was matted with her own blood and the dragon's. More, she couldn't help the little raspy snarls of rage and despair she was making, showing dripping teeth in a red-stained muzzle.