Exclusive Excerpt from For You I Fall
by T.N. Nova & Colette Davison
Dante settled down on the ground, his wings wrapped protectively around Seth. Looking down into emerald green depths, Dante choked back a cry. Those same brilliant eyes he’d looked into so many times before were wet with tears. Instead of laughter and joy, they held the same sorrow, fear, and pain that Dante could feel through their bond.
“No. This can’t happen. Please, Seth,” Dante pleaded. His voice cracked with despair.
Ignoring the tears rolling down his own cheeks, Dante held Seth close. Dante gingerly caressed his charge’s skin, and wiped the tears from Seth’s cheeks.
“I’m not going to let this happen. You can’t die on me. I won’t let it happen!”
He was distraught. The thought of losing Seth overwhelmed him. Dante had never—in all the centuries of time since his creation—felt such crushing pain.
Seth’s lips parted as though he were attempting to speak. It looked like he was trying to tell Dante something, yet no words came out. The pained look filling Seth’s beautiful emerald eyes broke Dante’s heart. He wanted to take all the suffering away from the young man he held in his arms. Dante felt Seth’s labored breathing against him, each breath harder than the last. Dante could hear Seth’s pulse become more erratic, no longer as steady as it once was.
“I’m here, Seth. Stay with me. Please.”