Like I said....a true work in progress here, but one I'm excited about!
Another night. Another soul.
Chugging back the last of my ale, I scanned the dilapidated tavern for my next victim. Or maybe I should call them my prey, since that’s what I was. A hunter of souls. A destroyer of innocents. For the millionth time in my long existence, I cursed my demon father.
“That’s no way to speak to a lady.”
Through my hazy stupor and incessant self-loathing, I managed to turn my head toward the woman now standing next to me. Her blazing red hair and dark black eyes locked onto my gaze with a ferocity matched only by my own. Something dangerous, yet familiar, trickled off her like an electrical charge ready to ignite. Had I not had so much to drink, she would have scorched me with one look.
She leaned in close enough to rub her ample breasts against my shoulder. I couldn’t help but stare. “You might want to tone down the eyes,” she said and then winked. “You’re going to scare them away before you have a chance to pounce.”