Sorry I didn't get this out yesterday. Thursday still counts as the middle-ish of the week, right? :)
Teaser - Hide and Drink Chapter 29:
“Welcome, all of you!” Aro sang out. He reached forward and took a woman by the hand. “I truly appreciate the sacrifice you make this evening.”
He tore into her neck and held her tightly against his body as screams erupted around the room and others were similarly grabbed and drained. Their final, desperate thoughts hurdled towards me, and the scent of the human blood slapped me in the face, reminding me just how thirsty I really was.
“Now, Demetri,” Aro said softly.
“No,” my voice was barely a whisper.
I felt Felix’s grip tighten on my arms as he pushed me forward towards Demetri and the human man he held in his grip. Aro came up beside me and put his hand on my shoulder, carefully avoiding my skin. I looked over to him, pleading with my eyes.
“I know, son,” Aro smiled. “But promises to humans are made to be broken. You must drink.”
“I don’t want to…she’ll be angry.”
“Of course you want to,” Aro said, and his hand reached out and gripped the screaming human’s neck, bringing him closer to me. The scent of his blood was thick and hot in my nostrils. I turned my head away, closing my eyes against the scene.
“Demetri,” Aro said softly. Demetri’s plan invaded my mind.
“No!” I yelled, but it was too late.