Jack arrived promptly at closing time. He startled me, appearing at the door just as I turned the sign to say ‘closed.’ I jumped and squealed, then laughed at my own stupidity as I unlocked the door to let him in. Jack did not smile. His expression was serious and he was clearly showing his vampire tonight as he stepped into my shop and across the room to my internal door, moving at lightening fast speed. My skin prickled with tension and anxiety, but I forced myself to remain calm and not acknowledge his obvious bad mood. Suri stood at the edge of her forest, watching the vampire, her large dark eyes sparkling with intelligence and power. She opened her mouth and growled, but this time I was able to control myself and not allow it to escape through my body. Instead I harnessed the power, drawing it into me in a tingling, electric mass. It would help keep me strong and protect me from my boyfriend and his brother, should either of them try and exert their dominance over us.
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