Sean has a reputation for brutality, and it is well-deserved. Centuries of inflicting pain and punishment on anything and everything he deemed worthy slowly stole whatever light had been in him when he was born. His angelic nature fell victim to the god of war within him, just as Ares had intended.
After an enigmatic encounter, a vision of Ruby comes to Sean and changes all of that. Her piercing blue eyes bear their way into his soul, awakening it as though it had never slept. Struggling against his inner darkness, Sean fights to keep that light from fading again and eventually goes to extremes to ensure that it won’t.
NOTE FROM AMBER: This installment follows Sean through his past and is solely written in his voice. It is an interesting departure from Ruby’s chaotic mind, and I was excited to write it. Sean can be cagey though, so I found myself locked in a battle of wills. I think I’d like to be locked in ANYTHING with Sean 🙂
Never had I seen something so beautiful. Covered in blood, lying naked in the snow, her unconscious body called to me. Her stark white curls taunted me as I watched from a distance, begging me to run my fingers through them to awaken her. Then suddenly, she shot upright, pressing herself against the tree. Wounded, frightened, and alone, her gaze struggled to take in the nearly empty woods that surrounded her.
The second they locked on mine, I knew. She could never be my demise. She was my rebirth, the one to save whatever shred of a soul I had remaining.
She was my light in the darkness.
She was mine.
Released December 2013