Today's snippet is from The Sorcerer's Guardian. Savarin is recovering from the draining he suffered performing very complicated magic, and he and Loriot have had an argument. This snippet happens later that day
Savarin’s eyelids fluttered, and his eyes opened. They were hazy at first, but he blinked several times and focused on Loriot. “You’re here.”
“I didn’t think you were coming back.” Savarin spoke in little more than a mumble, but Loriot understood him, heard the emotion in those words, and felt a pang of pain despite his lingering anger.
“I said I would.” He gave in and brushed his hand over Savarin’s forehead, feeling the temperature—slightly warm but not terribly so— and pushing silky hair back in one movement. “I promised.”
“I wasn’t sure that mattered after today.”