Kara surprise Daniel then by turning into a human, even though there was nothing for her to wear, but he realised it was because he’d revealed how much he knew about the night it all happened. She studied him, shivering, as though she was trying to work out what her next step should be, and he could understand why. After having the person you thought you were going to have to tell you killed his sister tell you that he already knew, when there was no way that he could, unless he was actually telling the truth, must have been disconcerting, so he pushed away the urge to wrap his arms around her. No matter what had happened before he was still in love with her and he wanted to protect her. He just knew she wasn’t going to appreciate that at all.
“You travelled back in time?” Daniel nodded. “How far in the future were you?”
“Just over six hundred years. By then I’d lived numerous lifetimes, thanks to necromancy. So had you, Conrad, and Lucas, because you set up the Unity, to oppose the Brotherhood.”
“I can’t believe you brought Conrad back from the dead.”
“Honestly I thought it was the best idea at the time. Looking back I realise that it wasn’t, but I can do it again if you want me to, Kara. I know how much he meant to you and how much he will come to mean to you again in the future.”
“This is not a conversation I’m ready to have, Daniel.” She brushed a hand through her hair. “I was expecting to come here and tell you about Mim. I…” Daniel told himself again not to push things, no matter how much he wanted to make it all easier for her, because what he wanted to do was going to make things harder. “You already know me.”
“Some days I think I do, but then you do something the surprises me.” He smiled at her. “I know I can’t start from the beginning the same way you will be, not after everything that I’ve learnt about you and myself – all I can is promise you that I won’t assume anything. There is no way I can know if you’re the same Kara.”
Finally Kara nodded. “I think it’s likely that I am, if he really did send you back in time, but I do appreciate that.”
“We should get you inside before you freeze, okay?” Kara nodded again. “Can I put my arm around you?”
Biting hard on her lip Kara studied him. “You said you loved me.”
“Always have done and always will, but that doesn’t mean I expect you to feel the same way. I spent a long time getting to know you, time that you haven’t had, time I have to give you without making things difficult for you.” Daniel sighed. “When I came back all I knew was that I wanted to change things. It never crossed my mind how difficult it was all going to be.”
Mirrored from K. A. Webb Writing.