His hold tightened on her wrist- not painful, but secure, assuring her that he did not intend to release her just yet. "Is that all, lion's daughter?" He smiled, a baring of teeth more than mirth. "But perhaps that is too much."
He pushed a step back and then another. The stairs were near but his gaze on her face never wavered. " Games are never certain things, the whisper in the wrong ear..."