November 1, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
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There are two words that described Kai.
Remote and Deadly.
And until six months ago, he was fine with that description. But when the vampire assassin spots a curvaceous woman, a human no less, who would come to fill his thoughts, he would gladly shake his persona for a moment in time with her. Instead, he kept his distance, watching out for her and learning more about her every time their paths crossed. But he had yet to speak to her. When a turn of events thrusts her into his solitary life, he must decide whether to complete his assignment, or protect her.
Olivia Sabin had dedicated her life to her work; finding a cure for cancer. She had hidden behind the mask of a scientist who cares little about anything beyond her laboratory, and for a long while she believed it herself. But when a mysterious man came to frequent the diner she visited nightly, her awareness of him devastated her concentration, and she came to look forward to the glimpses of him, however brief.
When she stumbles upon a horrific experiment at work, she knows he’s the only one she can turn to. She’s willing to sacrifice everything in order to protect him and others of his kind from the same fate. But first, she needs to find a way to get him to hear her explanation.
© 2016 Valerie Ullmer
Continuation and End of Chapter One
She was oblivious of him, so eventually he stopped covering his face as he entered the diner. He kept telling himself that it was enough, being with her as she sat a short distance away. But she continued to be blissfully unaware of his presence, and something deep inside him wanted answers to his questions. And those questions had nothing to do with her blood.
The obsession had grown steadily, and although he couldn’t explain it, he knew he couldn’t give her up.
With one last glance at the clock as he pulled himself from his thoughts, a snarl ripped from his throat. Time seemed to have slowed. Winter allowed him to rise earlier in the afternoon, and with several hours to kill before he could see her again, he worked on his fighting technique while trying to drain the tension that gripped him whenever he knew he would see her.
And if an assignment came in, he would put it off for a couple hours just to make sure that she arrived home safely, before he’d delve into the background of his target or carry out the assassination. No one knew of his obsession, and he planned to keep it that way.
After two hours of punishing himself, the tension unfurled in his chest and he knew that the time had come. Ripping off his grappling gloves and tossing them aside, he rushed upstairs to shower and change. Within five minutes, he was out the door, his entire being primed and ready to see her. He’d stopped cursing himself for his weakness over time, and with his feet barely touching the ground, he rushed down the mountain.
When he spotted her several blocks away, he felt the corner of his mouth lift and the tension that had lessened due to his punishing workout completely drain away.
As he started forward to follow her, his cell beeped once, indicating a new assignment. A curse flew from his mouth before he could corral it. When he lifted his cell to glance at the message, a sense of dread washed over him as he tried to swallow, his throat tight and dry. After a quick glance around to see whether anyone had spotted him, he slipped into the alley near the diner, and forced himself to reveal his next target.