What the desert claims, it keeps
Was the saying true, Marie wondered. On the moonlit sands of a desert oasis, they were utterly alone.
"Why have you brought me here?" Marie's voice was husky with alarm. Did this arrogant stranger want only the ransom her wealthy father would pay... or was there something more?
Her captor gave her a mocking smile. "You wanted to see the wild, free spaces of the desert," he gibed. "So I brought you here to fulfill your dream!"