It was her turn to flinch at the sting of his words.
He didn't flinch this time, suspecting she was purposely trying to push the Claire button to manipulate him.
The stranger didn't flinch or curse or scream or run.
She tried not to flinch when he touched her cheek.
As the oldest and most revered of the death dealers, only the damned millennial generation failed to flinch when he spoke.
The air between them shimmered with his body heat and her magic, and he didn't flinch away like normal people did.
The door didn't even flinch as she beat her fists against it as hard as she could.