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He liked the way hope lit up her eyes. So he told her wonderful things, about freedom, a normal life. It was okay to pretend - they were in love.
He hated the accusation in her eyes when it all shattered. She lost everything - position, importance, power.
And then everything went back to the way it was - desire and hate, hate and desire. She still accused with her eyes. He smiled at her, not knowing what to say, for once in his life.
'I never promised you a rose garden.'
And that was all there was to it.