Iko held up a hand. “You need a system debug if you’re suggesting that I would abandon you know.
You are the capital U in Unhelpful.
Thorne cleared his throat. “We need to get back to the house. We’ve already risked drawing enough attention, and she…” He looked at Winter. There was an edge to his expression, like he didn’t trust anyone who was more attractive than he was. “…will definitely draw attention.
This is Winter,” said Scarlet. “Princess Winter.”
Thorne guffawed and pushed a hand into his hair. “Are we running a boardinghouse for misplaced royalty around here, or what?
Linh Cinder. Such a pleasure. My master has spoken so highly of you.
But you are crazy.
The cybernetic operation?”
“No, the sex change.”
The doctor’s smile faltered.
She would be brave. She would be heroic. She would make her own destiny.
WINTER SPOILER KINDA
Cinder stared at his whitened knuckles and struggled for something meaningful to say. Her grand plan of revolution and change had just begun and already she felt like a failure. This seemed worse than failing the people of Luna, though. She’d failed the people she cared about most in the universe.
Finally, she whispered, “I’m so sorry, Thorne.”
“Yeah,” he said. “Me too.
Winter shook her head, apology swimming in her amber eyes. Scarlet would have wanted to hug her if she hadn’t simultaneously wanted to strangle her.