“Beautiful, isn’t it?”
Laura jumped, smashing her head back. She glared as Aiden slipped silently through the brush nearby to lean against the trunk.
“Are you always so sneaky?” She blurted. He always seemed to bring out the worst in her.
Aiden just shrugged. “I had an…interesting childhood.”
“What does that mean?”
“That to be safe, I had to be invisible. And if I was seen, I never gave over everything. A part of me was secured away, safe from harm.”
“So you never let anyone get to know the real you.”
“No, I am a stranger, even to myself.”
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