TWO WEEKS til release!!! And here is your second-to-last teaser from Sins of the Son:
Reaching the end of the hall, Riley inserted the key into a door on the left-hand side and pushed into a room.
Alex drew a breath and followed. Inside, she scanned her surroundings with a cop’s attention to detail that was as much a part of her as her own skin. Walls and ceiling painted institution green, floor tiled beige. Ceiling light flush-mounted behind a protective metal grate. Bathroom, no mirror, off to one side. A basic cot in one corner, bolted to the floor. One window, grated, across from where Alex and Riley stood.
And one man at that window, his back to Alex, standing almost exactly as he had when she’d first seen him on her front porch.
Alex stared at him, ignoring Riley’s watchful presence at her side. He was just as big as she remembered. Just as powerful. And, at first glance, just as imposing. But even before he faced her, she sensed a change in him. An emptiness.
The aura that seemed to reduce the rest of the world’s size in comparison to him was gone, along with the overwhelming presence that had once made her want to back away even as it had threatened to draw her in. She met his gaze across the room and saw — nothing. No recognition, no interest, no spark of identity.
He stared at her for several long moments, and then left the window and shambled toward her. Not even his gait remained as she remembered.
Seth on the outside.
Empty on the inside.
Loss tightened Alex’s throat. Her last hope, her last possible connection to Aramael, dissolved in the pale afternoon light of reality.
Stopping in front of her, Seth’s gaze locked with hers. She waited, and then, without warning, he smiled — a familiar, crooked, quirky half smile — and reached out to brush a strand of hair back from her face. A bottomless sadness opened in his dark eyes.
“Alexandra Jarvis,” he whispered.
[Sins of the Son: The Grigori Legacy 2, copyright 2012. All rights reserved.]