The fogginess in my mind cleared, and I looked up to trees, and the sky, and birds... And his face.
Alex towered over me. Suddenly I felt very vulnerable - had he tasted my blood and realised he was powerless to resist? Had he come back to finish the job?
We stared into each other's eyes, just for a moment, neither one of us daring to make the first move. He broke contact first, and took a few steps away from me.
Bark crunched under his feet as he walked.
'...I'm sorry,' he declared.