Beep. Beep. Beep.
I shifted position uncomfortably, the relentless beeping of the machine next to me once again bringing me into reluctant wakefulness. The beeping continued on amidst the heavy silence of the room, the only sound I had come to rely on.
Given its steadiness, it was hard to believe I was dying.
Diagnosed with a terminal illness two years ago when she was nineteen, Lucy Russell had long-since realized that her time in life was dwindling.
Imagine her surprise when two ridiculously handsome strangers showed up in her hospital room, claiming to have a miracle “cure.” The only catch? She would have to work for them, whatever that entailed.
Lucy would never have believed that there were creatures in this world beyond human comprehension. She would never have thought that myths could be based off of truth.
She would never have guessed that they would want her to join them, and she would never have anticipated that, if she joined their ranks, she would have a newfound purpose in life: to save humanity.
And Lucy certainly would never have expected to actually discover some semblance of a love life.
They had to bury her.