"You haven't given meyour answer, Liane."
Liane stood there wondering why shehesitated like this. She'd been in lovewith Richard for almost as long as she'dworked for him. She had longed for thismoment. So, why was she hesitating?Suddenly, leaping into her consciousness,was that scene in the glade in SouthAfrica—Flint's passionate kisses, hisstrong arms embracing her, histenderness and his words, "DarlingLiane, will you...."She had stopped him, but those words of his had followed his declaration that hewanted her for his wife. Liane recalledhow she had wished it was Richard.Well, she had only to say the word now.Instead, she was remembering how itwas when she'd been alone withFlint What was she trying to tell herself?