She looked amused, certain of her power over him, bent and kissed him gently on the lips. When she straightened herself again, he noticed his lips were bleeding as though they had been cut. He tried his lips with his finger and the pain told him that indeed there were two sharp cuts on his lips. An odd tingling made his lips numb.
A drop of his blood was on her lower lip and she licked it slowly with her tongue it as though it was a delicacy.
"Remember, forever more..." she said with a smile that made him shiver.
She turned and left. Holding the kithara, he watched her walk away, his lower lip tingling and numb, and felt an odd sensation that he had agreed to something he could not begin to understand.
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