Snippet from The Power of Conviction (The Light of Darkness, book 1)
Watching him jump, she could observe his nimble movements. How he, despite his size, dampened the fall to the point of nearly not making a sound. The demon bent down, righted the basket again, then scooped some of her berries back into it. “Where have you been?” he asked.
Anaya frowned. “What do you mean, ‘where I’ve been?’”
“Your late walks. You stopped taking them.”
“Who… well, who wouldn’t, with a stalker such as yourself!” she exclaimed, still sitting on the ground. “There is no way this is a coincidence. What’s this, the… the fifth time you return now?” She tried to regain her composure as she stood. Brushing grass and leaves off her robes, she took a deep breath, then stared at him. “Are you here to punish me?”
“Keeping count, are we? And punish you? That’s funny.” Samael gave a sly smile. “If you mean that Light you tried to burn me with, then forget about it. Is that why you stopped going out at night? Fear of me?”
Anaya’s face reddened. “I’m not afraid of you!” She crossed her arms, looking away. “But I am concerned about your intentions, whatever they may be.”
“Is that not a distinction without a difference?”
Anaya slammed her foot on the ground. “You be quiet! Stop your taunts, demon!”
“Back to ‘demon’ are we? Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.” Samael turned and walked away.
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