Sins of the Father
I awoke to the strange taste of metal on my tongue and the strong stench of cooked
flesh in my nostrils. My stomach turned and I groaned. Almost immediately I felt hot
breath on my face and my eyes flew open.
'Awake, I see
I stared up at a familiar face and the charming smile that had so often warmed
me to my core and caused my thoughts to wander. Now, that very same leer caused
my heart to freeze for a beat and my mind to race.
I'm sorry did I drift off?'
Galloway took a step back from the chair he had me strapped to and swept a
hand through his hair a nervous tick of his that I had been quite fond of until very
'This is not a game, Isabella.'
Of that I had no doubt as I looked down at the charred skin on the inside of my
right thigh and back to the poker Galloway was nonchalantly tapping against his leg.
'Do not make me use this again.'
While such an act would n