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He said very softly, “You have beautiful eyes. I didn’t expect that.”
“It’s the gold in the gray, I think. It’s startling.”
She didn’t know what to say, so she stood there, speechless, mouth opened in surprise. She’d been told her eyes were pretty before—who hadn’t?—but coming from him, it seemed to take a deeper meaning. She felt another hot blush creep up her throat.
“What do you mean, you didn’t expect it?”
“I’ve been watching you.”
“Yeah, I noticed that. Why?”
The question hung between them, filled with a weight she didn’t quite fathom. He seemed to be sifting through his thoughts, examining and discarding responses. At last he said simply, “I find you intriguing.”
“That sounds a little creepy considering you’ve never even met me before,” she said.
He laughed, and the sound sent a trill down her spine. She didn’t know if he was flirting with her or toying with her. Maybe it didn’t matter. She was ill equipped to handle either one.
“You and your brother seem to be having a disagreement tonight,” he said, switching the subject so unexpectedly that she had to scramble to keep up.
“I can’t see how that’s any of your business,” she answered.
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