"The best way to get what you want out of someone is to do whatever they want," Matthew whispered to me. I didn't realize at the time that Matthew was bestowing upon me his biggest secret.
My eyes fell to Matthew's fingers pressing in the lock. I had never heard the tumblers of a lock fall into place with such clarity before, but this time, while Matthew stood between me and the only way out, it happened in slow motion, louder than anything I had ever heard.
When I finally looked at his face again, his eyes moved over the sleeves of my hospital gown. I didn't offer an explanation... Continue reading
I fell quiet for most of the ride in the car, my teeth clenched while I watched out the window for signs of where I was being taken. I was pissed. I was just trying to live my fucking life, and now here I was in a goddamn hospital gown in the backseat of a cop car with no clue where I was being taken. Oh, and the best part? Matthew wanted to kill me... Continue reading
I thought drinking a vampire's blood would be more intimate, but Matthew had made the whole thing transactional. I stood on the other side of the island from him while I watched him ooze his own blood into a glass from a slice on his palm.
Watching him fill the glass had become a normal thing at that point. I wasn't a vampire—yet—but I was well on my way after drinking Matthew's blood before every meal for a month.
I spaced out on the bloody knife nearby until... Continue reading