Each fleeting glance he gave sent me shivering. I found my breath trapped in me as he arranged me on a slim and broken cot. The skeletal fingers ran all the way through my jet-black hair. Fascination. I baffled him. By something I did?

His chest rose and fell for a second and he drew me to his body. His lips pressed to my forehead and I covered him with my arms.

“Enlighten me,â€