TITLE: KNIGHT'S PROMISE
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
Chalice's curse ended because her murderous gargoyle Shui is dead, but it was Aydin, the man she loves, who saved her life. He became a gargoyle himself just to do it. Now Chalice promises she will do whatever it takes to make him human again.
"You're coming with me, right?" I asked Rafe when he opened the silver veil.
He towered over me and scowled. "No."
A man of very few words. Well, not actually a man. Rafael was my guardian angel and a very grumpy one.
I leaned forward to peer through the filmy curtain that separated the physical world from the realm of angels. "I'm not ready to go there alone. It's too soon."
"Chalice, it's been over a month." Rafe closed his eyes and sighed so deeply I thought he'd collapse a lung if he had one. "But if that's what you want..." He held his palm flat against the transparent veil and the sigil on his hand glowed with his will. The surface began to solidify.
I grabbed his arm. "Wait."
His sigh came even louder this time. "Make up your mind."
I narrowed my eyes at him. "You have no idea how hard this is for me."
The deep creases in his forehead smoothed as his eyes crinkled with the start of a smile. It made him appear almost human. "I can imagine."
"No, you can't." I sucked in a breath. "I can't face another monster."
"Then don't face it. Just kill it." Rafe's hand stayed in place against the veil, but he didn't reopen it. He waited for my okay. Rafe may not have much of a personality, but at least he was obedient. And extremely protective.