Nobody saw it, Derek said, glaring at our daughter, but there’s only one person who could have done this. Caleb.
I looked around the dungeon at the most capable warriors of The Shade. I didn’t remember a time in the history of my being queen of The Shade when all of us were speechless at once.After Annora made the Novak army unconscious and transported them down to one of our dungeons, she called on me and several other vampires to lock them securely inside the cells. Once we’d thrown them all into cells, Annora charmed the doors. Then she turned to me. Bring the immune up to my quarters, I’ll be there waiting for you, she said, and vanished.
I left the Novaks’ dungeon and made my way to the kitchen. I walked over to the trap door in the far corner, and yanked it open. Screams echoed all around me as I passed the cells. I walked past the first few cells and headed straight to the back of the dungeon.That was when it hit me.Why can’t I smell her blood?
The immune’s blood was so exquisite that usually I could smell it as soon as I entered the dungeon, sometimes even from the kitchen. But now, I smelled nothing but regular human blood.My footsteps quickened. I realized when I reached the immune’s cell that my fears had been justified.
I knew for a fact that she had been in this cell within the last twenty-four hours because I’d had Frieda go down and check on her.
I stood rooted to the spot, stunned as I gazed at the empty cell."Exactly what I was thinking." She plucks a red mini skirt from the pile of clothes for herself. "Come on, get changed. We’re going out."
Becca and I spent the rest of the day sightseeing and are currently seated at a quaint little bar, munching on olives and cheese and sipping delicious wine. I still can’t believe Colton and Pace had actually flown to Italy in search of me. And as I sit here, slightly buzzed, I’m replaying our brief intimate encounter in my head."I know how you could get rid of it," Becca says, thoughtfully swirling the wine in her glass.
"Your virginity. I mean, if you still want to, that is.""How?" I ask, my mind spinning.