The sheen from a satin grey 2012 Audi R8 glittered with reflected street lights, each ray piercing her dilated pupils with an almost unbearable intensity. The tar black street was hauntingly empty except for that lone, jarring vehicle peering out at the world like an exotic bird. Her shadow draped across the pigeon-stained sidewalk as another crept alongside it. Jacob.
“You don’t have to do this,” his voice tremored, barely a whisper. She could sense his warmth behind her, taste his fear.