I am drowning in darkness.
My limbs submerged in inky tar, my lungs asphyxiated by the stench of death's hold.
My eyes see nothing but black.
Yet I see him.
And I am not scared.
I should be.
Don't look into my eyes, for my demons will eat you alive.
My devil inside will feast on your soft flesh. His jagged teeth will tear the meat from your bones and drink the light from your soul.
His scars will turn the innocent into sinful and drag you into his dark pit of hell.
No light lives within this disfigured shell.
I am a vessel for pain.
Giving and receiving.
It feeds me.
It nourishes me.
It holds me close like the arms of a lover and whispers to me in the twilight.
They say the devil was once an angel.
There is no angel inside me.
I do not seek repentance nor forgiveness.
I do not crave things as weak as love.
My desire for her is purely selfish and once my appetite is sated she will be unlucky to leave with her life.
When she looks into my eyes, my demons will eat her alive.
*Book #2 of 'The Red Order' series. Can be read as a standalone, but to understand the full storyline consider beginning the journey with Feyness*