‘STOP THIS!’ I growl, but she just pushes the cross harder into my forehead, the pain becoming unbearable.
I scream and writhe on the ground, throwing the people holding me down away from me. Somehow, Lillith manages to keep one hand on my chest, pinning me to the floor, and another still pressing the cross into my head.
'Their blood is no different!" She yells at me, only just audible over my own screams.
I try to tell her she’s wrong, but I can’t make my tongue work and my flailing actions are getting weaker and weaker by the second.
Waking up, I find myself chained to a tree; so much for freedom. Normally, I would be able to break these just by flexing my muscles, but they seem to be strengthened by some sort of magic. Who did it? I don’t know.
‘The demon awakes.’ I hear, and my attention turns to the person standing in front of me. Lillith.
‘You can’t talk. You’re a werewolf for God’s sake.’
She raises an eyebrow, but other than that says nothing.
‘Why, exactly, am I chained to a tree?’ I ask her, when I realise she’s waiting for me to say something.
Lillith looks over her shoulder, and I see the humans huddling in a little group at the side of the road. Some of them are watching this little confrontation, while others look like they’re pretending not to. I see Delano looking directly at me.
‘Oh. Are you going to keep me here forever? Or am I allowed to leave the group now?’
She appears to consider that for a moment, ‘Only if you promise to run away from here as fast as you can.’ She says, ruining my plan.
I sigh, ‘I wasn’t really planning on leaving. But what if another bus comes? Will you let me back on?’
She shook her head, but not in a way that answered my query, ‘So many questions! You were curious even when you were human. I’ll answer that question when I decide, but it will probably have to be a vote.’
‘Just one more question, if that’s okay.’ She just shrugs, so I continue. ‘Have you got any crisps?’