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“Then do what has to be done.”

“It will not end. I will do what she asks. It will only be a matter of time.”

I meet Peter’s eyes and I can almost hear the wheels churning. He’s sending me vibes, but I can’t quite make them out.

“I am sorry, Ava. I must do this.”

“What? What are you doing?”

“Are you going to kill her at last?”

“Yes. I can no longer fight the bind.” Di shrieks with delight. It isn’t that different than her wail of sorrow.

“What are you talking about?” What the hell?! Peter takes my arm, not roughly but strongly. “Peter.” I know this can’t be happening. That this is some plan he’s got going that I’m just not in on.

He pulls me tight against him, and I think he’s going to fly with me. Until he sinks his teeth into my neck. It isn’t gentle this time and it’s not on my wrist. I try not to scream, but it seems like the thing to do. I can feel him sucking the life from my body. Just before I think I’m going to pass out, he pulls back and whispers something so low I can barely hear it.


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