Marcus appeared from among the trees, moving with such speed that I barely registered him at first. I screamed again as he landed on me. He pushed me to the ground, straddling my body and pinning my arms above my head. I bucked and kicked beneath him, trying desperately to free myself. Suri roared through my mouth, and I welcomed the sheer strength of her power as it flowed through me. But the vampire was stronger. Although I rode the power of my animal familiar, I was a newly awakened witch and my abilities were still largely undiscovered. Marcus used his physical strength to pin me to the ground.
“Do not fight me, witch,” he hissed, “I could strike you now and drink you dry.”
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