Lace has decided to give up on the most beautiful of human emotions. Little does he know, his choice will ripple into unimaginable consequences. When he is given the tempting offer of limitless power—power he can use to exact revenge on those who have hurt him— Lace accepts. What happens though when he discovers a woman who truly loves him? Will he be powerless to stop his blood lust and commit Murder by Love?
Lace felt as if he entered hell and opened the door of love. How can
emotions so pleasing anger a fleshless creature so much, he wondered.
More involved with the conversation than with the drama he was causing
to this powerful entity, Lace continued to speak freely as if he was
talking to his buddy about the dangers of love.
“Why do you despise love so much?” Lace asked.
“Why do you desire it so much?” it replied with an instant come
back. “When lovers laugh at you because you have no love, when
couples smirk at you as compassion passes you by, ask yourself, why does
love despise you?”
At first, receiving these words slowly tore Lace’s heart into shreds,
but as Lace slowly started to realize the truth of these accusations, he
attempted to come back fighting.
“Love is the one thing” he began to explain but was quickly cut off.
“Love is the thing that tormented you your entire life. Love despises
you and laughs every time you search for it. It runs every time you
reach for it, love is not for you mortal.” The entity spoke in a
Lace heart remained shattered but slowly began to mend back into a
hardened organ that would eventually despised love.
“Perhaps, you are right,” Lace replied.
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