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He cocked his head, one dark eyebrow lifted. “Careful. You’re sounding like someone who desires marriage.”
“No. I have no desire to be married. Ever.” She lifted her chin.
“Liar.” Ronin was the only one who could call her such names and get away with it. “You’re not against marriage. What you’re afraid of is marrying a man who will never appreciate you for who you are.”
“Once I would have thought it possible,” she said. “Not anymore.”
This is a marvelous exchange–it tells us so much about the both of them. And it passes my test for a great example of the tactic: could you open a scene or a book with this dialogue and pull the reader in immediately? In this case, a definite yes! Good work!
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