You must work hard.”
Kissing that woman wasn’t a dream, it was part of the plan. He had made sure she was in her right to begin with. He had made sure she could speak as she wanted.
I have to get in here, though.
“I don’t think you understand,” Anna continued. She stopped, leaning forward. “I’m asking for the job because I need to make sure the men aren’t out of line.” She leaned back in, kissing him on the cheek. “And I can’t do that without you by my side, Kristoff. You wouldn’t let me do that otherwise.”
“If I had, maybe things would be different.” He glanced up. Anna’s eyes were as red as her hair and she looked like she was going to cry, so he tried not to. Still, his tongue slipped out.
“Please, Kristoff, I beg you.”
The redhead looked away and Anna grabbed her by the arm. “You can ask for what you want, Anna, but it’s not going to get you in here. You have to come with me and see if you can work something out without Anna.”
“We can talk about it when you get here.”
“You don’t have to make friends. Why would I want to?” Anna leaned back a little, her eyes staring off into the distance. “You’re the last person to understand, and I’m the last person I want to see.”
Kristoff swallowed. “It’s not as if she’s been acting out. She’s been trying to put herself in a good place in a bad situation and I just don’t get it.”
Anna sighed. “I understand how you’re feeling, but we all feel like that sometimes on our way to the airport.” With a small nod, she turned back around to face Kristoff. “I hope to God you’re not mad at me about that. I have nothing against my dad or what he did, and I’m not trying to stir up the past, but I just can’t get myself to believe it anymore.”
“I suppose you just need to have faith.”
Anna gave him a smile again and they kept walking. He didn’t let her make a step back after he got there, though. There was no need to be nice to the woman. “The other night, Anna, when you said you were going to do something