“This should never have happened, Brishen. We were unimportant, you and I. We weren't supposed to mean anything to anyone."
"Woman of day," he said slowly. "You mean everything to me.”
“Sleep here each day, Ildiko.” A sweet warmth suffused her. She entangled her legs with his and hugged his arm to her waist. “As you wish. Just don’t steal the blankets.”
Ildiko brushed a feathery strand of his hair away from his eyes. "He pleases me greatly. This handsomest of eels." His cheekbones angled sharply under her palms. "So says this hag."
"Who is most beautiful in the darkness." Brishen kissed her then....
"I will conquer kingdoms for you if you but ask it of me Ildiko."
Why I Chose Radiance?
This is a story that is tender and romantic in a way that I didn’t see. We see how deep these two love and cherish each other. At first they are disgusted with each other’s physical appearance, but you see how love reaches beneath the surface, and these two recognize what they can have with each other.