Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm back to teasing!

Told you I'd be back this week. This teaser is the continuation from the last teaser I posted. The main villain, Dante, is tormenting Gwen and Chris. Here we go.

I couldn’t tear my gaze away from Dante so I don’t know how Chris reacted. It must have been with fear because a small smile appeared on Dante’s lips before his attention turned back to me. Another small noise attempted to escape from my lips, but I squashed it. I tried to tell myself that I was braver than this, stronger, but Dante’s presence stripped me of it all. He made me eight years old again, weak and helpless. The thought should have made me anger, it should have made me fight back, but it didn’t.

“The city is really quite beautiful. I have always liked it here. It holds such wonderful memories for me,” he licked his lips slowly, deliberately, as if he was remembering a particularly tasty treat. His fingers stroked my cheek lovingly and I couldn’t help shaking, “But I never imagined you stay here. I thought I had ruined this place for you. Apparently, I gave myself too much credit. But thankfully, I have the chance to make up for it.” He released my face and started to circle around me.

“But there is someone here I was even more surprised and pleased to see. Someone I’ve been missing these past few years.” He sighed longingly. “No matter. My dorato raggazzo* and I will be reacquainted soon enough.” Dante was at my back and leaned forward and whispered in my ear, “I believe you know him as Jaiden.”

I gasped audibly as my knees gave out on me. My stomach heaved and I retched on the pavement. When my stomach emptied, I wiped my mouth and met Dante’s eye. He had a bemused smile on his face and his eyes were filled with pleasure.

Finally, some spark of me flare to life and I forced myself to my feet. After a few deep breaths, I snarled through clenched teeth, “I am going to kill you.”

Dante laughed joyfully. It made me shutter and flinch. When I opened my eyes, his was gone.

*Means Golden boy in Italian. At least according to the website I looked it up on.

So. Whatcha think?


Karla Nellenbach said...

This is good... I mean really good! I'm interested in reading more.

Becca said...

Freaky!!!! :D

Kaitlin Ward said...

I'm so...unnerved! And intrigued.

VĂ©ro said...

oh wow very creepy!

Anonymous said...

Dante is so creepy!

Kathy Bradey said...

Dante sounds like a piece of work! You had some good descriptions of how she was feeling. I liked "attempted to escape from my lips, but I squashed it".

Annie McElfresh said...

Me <3's creepiness!!!

Angie said...

Oooo Dante sounds really creepy, I'm thinking vampirish or something along those lines. Can't wait to read more.

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