I nodded, not sure what else to say. His eyes met mine. I stepped back, startled by his hard glare. "I won't bother you anymore. When it's time for the union, we'll figure it out."
My gut twisted as I dropped my gaze to the floor. I didn't want him to give up that easily. "Ren." I lifted my eyes to meet his. But he had already turned his back on me. My hand shot out, reaching for him a moment too late as he disappeared into the crowd.