(An experiment in paranormal romance.)
Nathaniel walked under the dark reach of trees.
Sunlight faded, and night breezes stirred.
He liked the shadows. And the twilight. He liked their soft comfort. Blending with the colors, he passed through the meadows unseen.
A rabbit darted. Long leaps bounded into the open, then disappeared away in the gloom.
Easing into each step, he drew behind the final tree. Close. Very close. He peered around furrows of bark.
The house. Huge and moody. Slices of darkness brooded beneath the eaves.
But he didn't come to see the old walls or the stains running down the roof. In the last glimmer of light, he watched the second floor window and sighed.
He came for the young woman who sat there.