He grabbed her wrist and pulled her back against him. "No, I couldn't. It's the only way." He threaded his other hand through her hair, pushing it back from her face.
"Fuck, Ets. I don't want to scare you. But this is our life now. Do you have any idea the control they already have at the Ministry? They're running everything. And we can either ride along or get fucking left behind. Which would you rather do?"