No reproaches and no words of forgiveness come from her. I never realized how much her trust and adoration meant to me. Until now, when it is too late.
You lucky bastard, Angelus! You know what you have to do to lose your soul. I'm stuck with mine. And although humans often choose to do the wrong thing, I can't.
Right then! I did it, I'm undoing it. For all the good it'll do. I can shatter the suggestion, but I can't give her back the time she wasted pining after me.
"Nature of the beast, Pet," I tell her, tearing myself away from my place by the window. "Comes with needing blood to survive and having no soul."
I'll have to check if the potion and the ritual really do what Celestine said, of course, but I have a feeling that she was on the level. I reach to take the list of ingredients for the potion that will free her. The paper is on the bed, next to her. I'm suddenly vividly aware of the fact that she's naked under the blanket I wrapped hurriedly around her.
I know I could make all that anger disappear if I just touched her. I could make her melt under my kisses. She had power over me for little over a day and if it hadn't been for Andrew's interruptions I'd still be fucking her. I had five years and all I've done is kept her safe. I don't dare look up into her eyes. I freeze for a moment before I grab the piece of paper.
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