pregnant pause with both waiting for the other to speak or make the first move.
For a second, she wondered if this was going to be the moment he would make her
like him or kill her instead.
spoke suddenly. She jumped, startled. “It’s up to you to say yes. And remember
I did tell you I can read your thoughts.”
stop, because you’re freaking me out,” she said.
eyebrow, and for a moment, she feared he would attack her. But instead, he
crossed one arm across his chest and put the opposite hand under his chin, as
though contemplating something.
accepted somewhat of what I revealed to you,” he finally said.
felt like she was preparing for war.
sounded curious. “Is there something else you can’t comprehend?”
in a shaky voice. Her eyes were downcast, and when she was ready, she lifted
them to look right at him. “I did some research while in New Jersey. There’s a
lot of websites about real vampires.”
raised his eyebrows.
breath, she said, “I think you killed Colin Willis.”
expressionless, he lowered his arms and closed his eyes, shaking his head. He
ran one hand over his face as Claire continued.
about his murder. There are rumors going around that he had two holes on the
side of his neck. There was no blood in his body.” She swallowed and asked,
almost pleading, “Did you really do it? Honestly, Dan?”
hand, he looked right at her and said, “I think you know the answer to that
whatever hope she had that he did not murder Willis quickly dissolved. She
began to pant in horror at first, but then in anger. “I mean, you knew as
everyone else that there was no evidence of foul play,” he was saying,
nonchalantly watching her. “Plus, there were no suspects -”
pounced on Daniel, arms flailing as she hit him in the face and chest. She was
screaming about him being a murderer and how evil he was.
long because he soon caught her flying fists and held a tight grip on her
wrists, holding them away from him. His grip was beyond solid, like a steel
machine, and his eyes were hollow with rage. For a moment, she thought he was
going to attack her again. No, he was going to kill her. She dared to hit him,
dared to defy him and now she would pay the price.
his harsh eyes for a moment, and then shoved her hands away, practically
pushing her away from him. “Honestly, who else would’ve done it?”