TITLE: Shadow Dreams
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
Jared wasn’t the first Enforcer I had known but he was the only one I ever loved.
I leaned against the window to watch the daylight fade as it cast a blanket of grey on the street below. From between the dim lights Jared appeared, blond hair brown and matted from the rain. A smile crept across my lips, ignoring the small part of me that knew love didn’t come easily to me. He crossed the road, a bunch of flowers grasped in one hand. As he disappeared into our apartment building, I turned to watch the door, waiting for him to come back to me.
“Flowers,” Jared said as he entered our small apartment and handed me the white daisies.
“I’ve heard of those,” I teased, brushing the damp hair from his blue eyes. “Did you bring a vase too?”
He glanced at the barely stocked kitchen. “Will a tall glass do?”
I took the flowers from him with a smile. He watched as I untied the thin rope that held the bouquet together and threaded it through a flower with a pin. Then another and another until the string of white daisies was complete.
“Impressive,” Jared said, reaching for the ring of flowers. He placed them on my head and pushed my long black hair from my shoulders.
I wrapped my arms around his waist and pulled him close. “This is the first present you’ve ever given me.”
He shrugged. “Flowers don’t last long enough for an immortal girlfriend.”