Unmasked | Book 1 in "Dark Descendants" (Edi...
Original title: The Dragon's Flame.
"I'm so sorry," he said almost inaudibly.
Behind him, a crowd had gathered at the burning house along with a camera crew. Firefighters had shown up and were starting to spray huge tubes of water onto the fire.
I gave Fallon a small smile, showing him it was okay even though it wasn't. I put my hand on the glass-like wall in front of me.
His gaze landed on my hand before he slowly raised his opposite one to it and placed it on the exact area where mine was. The only thing that separated us was the wall.
I stared at our hands that sparked a feeling in my stomach. My vision became blurry with unshed tears as I thought back to a few minutes prior. The way he ran after me, the way he looked at me with pure rage and the desire to kill in his eyes. He had tried to hurt me, to use those claws to grab me. He looked evil, frightening...
I barely heard myself as I told him honestly:
"You scared me, Fallon." My eyes flicked up to his, unintentionally showing him my fear.
All vulnerabilities in his own expression had disappeared and only determination remained. His free hand clenched into a fist and his eyes bore into mine, holding my gaze.
"I promise you, I will Never. Hurt you. Again."
And I found myself believing him.
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