-2nd place in the Ice Awards 2017-
Overwhelmed after witnessing the aftermath of her sister's ruined relationship, Alycia Beaumont realises it's not just her who has been destroyed by love, and she can't stand to go through it again. She makes herself a promise, declares she will never fall in love, and within months, her life is soaring towards success; and her focus on her career has pushed all thoughts of love to the back of her mind.
Not everyone has forgotten her promise. Having perceived it as a challenge, powers Alycia never imagined commit to showing her who is in control. Thrust into a new world, Alycia scrambles to decipher the truths from the lies, and find who she can rely on, not having trusted anyone but herself until now. Love may conquer all, but how can she trust it, when she doesn't know what- or who- is real?
"I don't know what's going to happen to us," He murmured, eyes on the ceiling. "I can't see the future, or converse with The Fates, but I do know that I'm with you, now, and until you don't want me anymore. No matter how difficult it gets, how hard the world tries to tear us apart, I'm yours."
He looked at her then, and her breath stilled. His hair was still a mess, and illuminated by the early morning light, he looked more human than she'd ever seen him. She closed her eyes, sighed, shook her head.
"How can I believe that, after everything that's happened?"
Guilt flashed across his face, but he shook it off, covered it with a quirk of a smile. "I guess I'm asking you to trust me."