I love her, but every hug leaves bullet holes in my chest. Every kiss is another scar upon my flesh. Every thrust, every touch, every moan that escapes her lips…they are famine to my soul, and I still can’t let her go.

Claire, I-Look, my life is one long series of screw-ups and bad decisions, and I know that. I own that. But you…I just want you to be happy. And it cuts me when you’re not.”
“I’m happy with you.”
She heard the smile in his voice this time. “So what do you really want? A storybook life in Vampireville, with your life on the line every day and a half?”
“I’m considering it,” she said. And she was.

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