“Thank you,” Sin said, fingers lingering in the child’s blond hair.
The way she was with her baby brother and younger sister was one of the reasons Nick had noticed her.
“Come here, sweetheart,” said Alan helpfully. He knelt with some difficulty on the grass, and the child ran to his arms as all children did, instinctively seeing him as a refuge. He whispered something to her, low and sweet, and Lydie laughed.
“Thanks,” Sin said without looking at him, her mouth a thin straight slash of red.
“You’re welcome, Cynthia,” Alan replied, his voice distant.
The Demon’s Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan (via sawthefireworks)
Aw, the tags say ‘the first Cynthia’! That was my ship, even then. And of course, as the tiny writer god of that universe, all my ships are canon. ;)