By chance, Keiran woke earlier than usual because of his wound. It hurt. He’d had worse, but this one bled far more than he’d first realised, and it pained him in the mornings when it was stiff.
The first thing he saw was the note. And he knew everything was wrong.
I go to my cousin Owain. He has asked me to marry him. I mean to accept him. Nothing you say can change my mind, though the gods know I wish it were not so. I am a fool. I have loved, and I have lost. But both tasted sweet.
Within five minutes he was on the road after her.