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We are back with Ezekiel Hallow in Featherweight (Hallow Brothers 6). This week’s word prompt is “careless”.
**Warning - There is adult situations and adult language.**
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Dakota stopped for a moment to listen for any beeping. The room was oddly silent. There was the smell of iron and the onset of decay in the air but no sign of an alarm. She glanced around for a sign of life. The place was as empty as it appeared outside. The roll of carpet left a small corridor to slip through to get to the back.
From the center of the crimson and gold roll she could see a pudgy, limp hand adorned with gold rings. Dakota covered her mouth with her fingers as the urge to gag overwhelmed her. She had seen dead people before. This one unsettled her for some reason. Maybe it was because he never saw what was coming.
“Fuck.” The word was an exhale from Ezekiel’s lips.
“Yeah. Guess we know why this was such an easy buy for Black,” she replied.
“Kind of careless, isn’t it?”
“Black is an arrogant bastard. I doubt he thinks we’re smart enough to follow him much less find him. And the humans around here think vampires are fairy tales. Ignorance works in his favor.”
There was silence for a reply. Dakota slowly turned back to find Ezekiel staring at the ceiling.
“What are you thinking?” she pried.
“I’m about to make Black swallow his arrogance and it’ll be the last meal he ever has.” Ezekiel scooted around her and shimmed past the carpet. Reaching into the open safe, he snatched the burlap bag sitting inside. He handed it to her with a wink. “Hold onto that. I need to break into another business.”
She scowled at him as she hugged the bag to her chest. She could feel something hard with ridges inside. It didn’t feel like a book. “Where the fuck are you going?”
“The tanning salon next door is closed, too. A note on the door says it will be until further notice. Either the bloodsuckers offed the owner of that place also or whoever works there is too afraid to come back. I’m going to borrow the bulbs from the beds for the night then do a little remodel over here. It’ll be Black’s going out of business sale.”