Mia stopped in her tracks.
She could fell a presence behind her and could
who it was. The voice only enforced that felling.
"Looking for someone?"
the voice asked. Mia slowly turned around and
Warlord behind her. "Or something?"
He brought his hand up and the
light caught something. She recognized it
"How did you get that?" She took a step forward.
"I take whatever pleases
me." Anubis looked at his hand with interest as he
"And something pleases me right now."
She followed him with her gaze
around her. A sudden fear swept over her as
what hidden meaning he had meant.
"You're making a lot of assumptions," she said through gritted teeth.
"Oh, really." He
stopped right behind her and stood so close, she could feel
the heat from
his body. "Don't you have desires?"
"Not the ones you're thinking
of." It was suddenly hard to think with his
close. She vigorously shook her head to clear it.
"No!" She so wanted
to get away from him, to run, but her body wouldn't
was like something else was holding her back. Instincts perhaps.
"You're more confused than you're letting on."
With you around, who wouldn't be, she thought.
"Maybe this'll help."
He lifted his hand and it came up in front of her.
The bracelet that
she had been looking for now dangled by its broken chain. The nameplate
reflected dancing light against it.
She stared at it for the longest
time, almost unaware of her surroundings.
Somehow, she was aware that he was looking at her for any reaction. Mia
could feel his
calm breathing right next to her ear and could almost feel the beating of his
"What do you want for it?" she asked quietly.
She could feel him smile at her discomfort. The subway was
They didn't move for what seemed
like eternity, mesmerized by the constant
the bracelet. Mia's thoughts began to wander and settle on the situation at
something else was lurking, something she knew had been there before, and his
proximity was only heightening that suspicion.
Mia shook her head again. How
could she be thinking that way when the hand
kill her was literally inches away? A plan slowly formed and she
concentrated on the
task at hand.
She took a slight step forward
then stopped. Mia knew that he was trying to
out. She only hoped that there would be a diversion.
As if on cue, a blast rocked
the subway. She saw the opportunity that she
hand reached out to her bracelet, grasped it firmly, then started to run
forward. A firm
hand went around her wrist and she stopped short.
She quickly turned around and
saw him holding her wrist. A devilish smirk
was on his
face through the helmet. He seemed to have anticipated what she would do and
interfered when it's his gain.
"Where do you think you're
going?" he asked. Anubis pulled her toward him
her so she was facing his way. His arm on hers was held tight around her
"Let me go." The
feel of his lithe body against her back was increasing her
She was also feeling lightheaded and was less aware of her surroundings.
"Is this so bad?" he asked.
She blinked. Slowly, her head
turned to where his voice came from. She
drew a sharp grasp. Their heads were inches from each other.