@Scarlett_Area5 Although he wouldn’t consider himself a pacifist per se, he knew that compared to many a vampire that he was, preferring to use his cunning to get what he desired over brute force. That said, he appreciated women like Scarlett and the skill sets that she brought to the table in situations like this. In fact, even he could appreciate the beauty of the perfect symmetry of the placement of the hooks as he threaded the final one through the captive’s nose.

“Last chance to say something.” He paused. “Or mumble something to save yourself.”

What came out was definitely a curse. He shrugged.

“She’s all yours.”