From Succubi Like It Hot by Jill Myles.
My breath hitched in my throat. “When will I see you again?”
“I don’t know.” He touched my cheek, then leaned in to give me a kiss. “I’d say that I could sneak away to see you, except that the queen will be having me watched, and I want to keep her away from you.” He stroked my hair, then softly said, “I think it’s a good idea if we don’t see each other for a while.”
He was sacrificing himself for me, to keep me safe. My eyes burned with tears. “It’s not fair.”
He wiped my cheek with his thumb gently. “It’s never fair in love and war, Jackie.”
I laughed through my tears. “Is that what this is? Love and war?”
“I know it’s love,” he said quietly.