The Vampire King part 23-1Ah, the darkness...The Vampire King part 23-1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Such a quiet place.
It seems suffocating at first, as if the blackness is filling your lungs and choking you, but you don't die. No, you live and suffer in it. I knew there were candles in the room, I had heard Ailo say he was putting them there, but I couldn't see them.
My eyelids were so heavy I couldn't lift them, not even to see the flickering salvation of the light only a few feet away from me. My body hurt, each muscle felt as though it weighed a thousand pounds. My skin was dry and cold, tightening to a painful degree. I was so tired yet sleep would not come. I would not let it. I should have been out there looking for Cassandra, not chained to a chunk of metal adjusting my arms so the raw wound, where I was bled out, didn't chafe.
I could not put a word to the discomfort or frustration I was feeling. No, I could. Hell, this was what hell must be like. I tried to open my eyes and the lashes fluttered slightly but then fell limp again. It was better this way..