“You’re a Christian.”
Even so…no matter the anger she knows he will feel, it will have been worth it. She wouldn’t blame him for turning her over to his emperor now…
“Of course you are.”
“Are you going to have me killed?”
“No,” he answers, tone dark. “But if you want to survive, I suggest you forsake it.”
“Haven’t you been listening? Haven’t you seen it yourself?” Pointing to his exposed side, the bright rose of his scarring injury…”I thought you were gone, Ben. You should have been! But you’re…you’re here. And if it’s my life that’s lost for it, then let it be done, because I will NEVER doubt again…and neither should you.”
Paraphrased excerpt from the BEAUTIFUL story “Glory’s Fray” by avidvampirehunter on AO3! I am absolutely IN LOVE with this story!!!!!! Even though it’s a Reylo fanfic is stands amazingly on its own as well. Not only is it a beautiful romance but it also has SO many interesting historical facts, as well as real issues such as the Christian persecution in Rome, and the slavery that was so common in Rome and Egypt. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this story lol.
If you’d like to check it out, you can find it here -> https://archiveofourown.org/works/14758121/chapters/34125473
Drawing © Laura Aufiero. Characters don’t belong to me!