Yelena, you’ve driven me crazy. You’ve caused me considerable trouble and I’ve contemplated ending your life twice since I’ve known you.” Valek’s warm breath in my ear sent a shiver down my spine.
“But you?ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.
That sounds more like a poison than a person, was all I could say. His confession had both shocked and thrilled me.
Exactly, Valek replied. You have poisoned me.
— Maria V. Snyder, Poison Study