Malik may not be able to read her mind, but he saw right through that lie. He would go with it for the time being. If that was what she needed. Why she told him they were dead, he didn’t know. What he did know was he would be what she needed. He wasn’t sure when it happened. The girl intrigued him when he saw her inside Byron’s mind. And meeting her in person, all grown up, all woman, he was easily fascinated.