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Harry nodded graciously, with all due deference.
What color shall your uniform be? Katarina asked.Dark blue, I should think, Sebastian answered politely.
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Oh, you shall look smashing in blue. Don’t you think so, Anna?Anna nodded, and Katarina added, As would you, Harry. Perhaps we should buy you a commission as well.Harry blinked in surprise. The army had never been discussed as a part of his future. He was the eldest, due to inherit the house, the baronetcy, and whatever monies his father didn’t drink before his death. He was not supposed to be put in harm’s way.
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And besides that, he was one of the few boys at Hesslewhite who actually liked studying. He’d been dubbed the professor and hadn’t minded. What was his mother thinking? Did she even know him? Was she suggesting he join the army to improve his sense of fashion?Eh, Harry couldn’t be a soldier, Sebastian said wickedly. He can’t hit a target at close range.
That is not true, Harry shot back. I’m not as good as he, he said with a jerk of his head toward Seb, but I’m better than everyone else.
Are you a good shot, then, Sebastian? Katarina asked.Harry didn’t even bother to look at him as he insisted on another minute, the Russian words rolling off his tongue without a thought.
Olivia’s eyes widened, and she looked frantically toward the door, clearly intending to make a break for it.I should have told you, Harry said, suddenly realizing the cause of her panic. My grandmother was Russian. It was all she spoke to me when I was a child. It was why-
We do not have time for explanations, Vladimir said harshly. Lady Olivia, we must go now.She must have responded to the authority in his voice, because she nodded and, still looking unsteady and scared, allowed Harry to help her to her feet.
I will explain everything soon, he told her. I promise you.How did you find me? she whispered.
He looked down at her as they hurried from the room. Her eyes had changed; she still looked shaken, but he could see her again in their depths. Before, there had been nothing but terror.We heard your noise, Vladimir said, holding his gun at the ready as he checked around a corner. That was very fortunate of you. Possibly very foolish, too. But it is good that you did it.
Olivia nodded, and then, to Harry, she said, Why is he speaking English?He is a bit more than a bodyguard, Harry said, hoping that would be enough for now. It wasn’t the time to unravel the entire story.