Maggie could look at Stephen, which, for some reason or other she always avoided when they were alone; and he could even ask her to play his accompaniment for him, since Lucy’s fingers were so busy with that bazaar-work, and lecture her on hurrying the tempo, which was certainly Maggie’s weak point.
" "Oh no, I shall not respect an Adam who drags the tempo, as you will," said Lucy, beginning to play the duet.
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He bent his head until his lips touched her neck, and spoke against her skin, his words matching the tempo of her pulse.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
Cinder sighed and changed the tempo of her tapping fingers.