I watched him stalk away, anger masking hurt at what he could only perceive as a rebuff on my part. It would have been a relief to let my guard down, to just give him the answers to his questions. After all, hadn't I been the same way, certain that there was more?
The answers he sought were not so concrete as he believed; I'd found that out. The promise Marius had exacted from me seemed completely pointless, yet I could not be sure that some retribution would befall me, or worse, Louis, should I break that promise.