At the sound of her familiar voice, my heart thuds in my chest. She speaks as she always does, with words only I can hear, but as much as I try to convince myself otherwise, I know I’m not imagining it. She’s inside the crumbling shell, just waiting, biding her time. “No!”
Come closer, she repeats.
As desire overrides the urge to run, I realise I want to see her. “Stay away from me.”