“I love you, too. I’m so sorry, Aidan.”
“How are you certain? About us dying.”
“It’s how they got us back, poisoning the wound,” she explained. “If we can’t be detained, we’ll be denied our freedom here. And now I have it, too… whatever it is.” She sighed stormily. “It’s all my fault. I see why you didn’t trust me undercover five years ago. I put too much confidence in the doctor. He’s obviously working for his brother. Can you forgive me?”
“I’m not angry,” Aidan whispered. “I knew they wouldn’t let us live.”
“Do you still want to go home?”
“Yes, to Paloma Falls. I’d like to find a house… Just you and me.” He managed a weak smile.
“I want that, too. How many days away?”
“Just one more.”