Darius slipped back into the water, settled down near me, and considered me for a moment.
“What gave me away?”
I gave an affected shrug.
“I told you, I’ve known a vampire before. And I have sort of a sixth sense in spotting you guys. You give me goose bumps.”
I rubbed my arms as though to demonstrate, although in truth I didn’t have goose bumps at that moment. I did like the way his eyes followed my movements, though.
“It’s a primordial reaction,” he said. “Hardwired into your mind for survival. You notice things subconsciously, and your fight-or-flight response puts it together even when you’re not aware of what you saw.”
On the one hand, it made perfect sense. On the other…
“Then why do I want to neither fight nor flee right now?” (more…)