Edward headed back to the castle and when he had reached the garage, he eased off the bike and walked towards the car.
“I didn’t think you would come back,” she said, as she climbed out of the car.
“The spell you’ve cast over me is too strong.” He pulled her into his arms and kissed her with a longing that he had never felt before. She would be the death of him, of this he was certain.
“The spell is of your own making, but I’m happy that you came back,” she whispered after he had released her. “I’m sworn to another, but I find myself having feelings for you, Edward. Feelings that I have had to ignore for so very long…”
His second kiss was more demanding and even as his tongue forced her mouth open, even though she felt fragile in his embrace, he had seen firsthand how easily she would be able to kill him. He didn’t care. When he finally released her, he glanced at the body in the car. “What do you plan to do with him?”
“Take him from the car and place him on the grass over there,” she instructed.
“There’s hardly any weight to him,” Edward commented as he threw the body over his shoulder and followed Lilith to the area she had picked.
“Leave him here.”
“I’ll get a shovel,” he replied as he rubbed his hands onto his pants. The smell of rot rose from the body that now lay before him on the ground.
“No, there is no need for that,” she answered.
“Well, we can’t just leave him out in the open,” he countered.
“You'll need to be brave,” she replied before looking upwards into the night sky. The moon’s glow was temporarily blocked by a dark cloud,
but as Edward followed her gaze, he realized the cloud was moving towards them. He began to instinctively back away, reaching out to grasp her wrist, but she called out a warning, “Don’t turn your back or he’ll attack you.”
Edward watched as the dark cloud took shape, his mind not processing what he was seeing. “This is impossible,” he said as the creature landed and moved towards Lilith.