The first two chapters of Badly In Blood are below!
Blood spotted my vision, crimson dripping down walls and pooling on tiles. It stained the pristine white towels, soaking into every woven fiber like a disease. It ate away the light, the life, the soul. Everything was gone or ash. Just gone.
A buzzing lit my ears, but I brushed it aside, staring in the corner of the room as a puddle of blood surrounded the stainless steel stepstool. It reflected in the metal, spawning a horrifying and yet hypnotic image.
Buzz, buzz, buzz again.
What was that sound? And what was that pressure slowly weighing on my shoulders?
I think that’s my name.
That was my name. Before. Before there was nothing.
“Koralein. Please look at me. Please.”
There was that voice again—so compelling. It struck a nerve in my core, the vibrations seeping throughout my body.
I blinked and the mesmerizing blood was gone.
“Koralein.” The weight on my shoulders tightened.
I finally peeled my gaze away now that the crimson liquid was gone, no longer capturing my attention, to find a pair of chocolate brown eyes staring into mine. Gold flecks danced in them, flaring with every breath he took. Golden brown hair cropped shorter on the sides and longer on top fell in his handsome face currently etched with worry. His plump bottom lip was caught between his teeth as if waiting for something.
This was Rex.
“Rex.” I spoke his name. At least I think I did.
A flicker of relief softened those lines on his face before they settled back again even deeper. “Kory, where are you hurt?” His hands slowly hovered over me, trying to find the source of his worry without touching me.
A body broken and empty, floating on a pool of blood flashed through my mind. Pale blonde hair tinted pink and skin thin against blue veins. No life. Maggie.
I shook the image away and glanced down, finding droplets of blood forming on the tile beneath me like drizzles of rain. I blinked, but they remained.