FALLEN

Excerpt 3

 

A voice spoke then, echoing down the alleyway, its tone calm and confident. I instantly recognized it and my heart stopped briefly. 


“I apologize for the delay, Abaddon.”


I turned my head to find Eran standing beside me, no more than a few inches away. 


Excitement swelled inside me, so powerful I couldn’t have contained it if I’d wanted to. The nervousness now displayed on Abaddon’s face gave me even stronger encouragement.


I wanted so desperately to reach out and wrap my arms around Eran, wanted it more than anything in the world. My desperate yearning was only being held back because I still couldn’t move. 


I’m not sure Eran would have allowed it anyways. He was a warrior, and he was now engaged in battle. Besides, I was nothing more to him than someone to save.


Eran didn’t look my way but kept his focus on Abaddon, who stepped back a few paces, his confidence faltering. 


It was Sarai who strolled forward, self-assured, placing herself in the middle.  


As she strolled by Abaddon, she mused, “Don’t worry, I believe I can handle this one.” Her face curled up into a hideous grin as she continued her approach. 


I knew then what she planned…but it was too late.


“Eran, so good to see you again…,” she whispered in a low drawl.


 “No!” I screamed, enraged as I waited for Eran to fall to the ground, whimpering with desperation as Rufus had done. 


Eran remained standing.


A moment passed and Sarai’s face contorted, confusion setting in. Her state of shock became more defined, deepening further when he finally replied.


“You don’t work on me, Sarai…” I watched in disbelief as his gorgeous smirk, the one I missed so deeply, rose up. Eran turned and his stunning eyes settled on me, concentrating so intently I could not have mistaken his message. “I’m already in love.”
 

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