He smells yours, Lankha volunteered.
Lankha retrieved a small satchel from its bed and sat cross-legged on the floor beside her feet, withdrawing small vials and balled gauze.
Lankha licked its lips in satisfaction.
"That's amazing, Lankha," she voiced.
Lankha asked, sitting back.
"Now you pay me," Lankha said.
She scrambled toward the back of the cell, huddling with Lankha in a corner.
"He likes mortal human blood," Lankha whispered.
The robed man strode away, and Katie and Lankha eased from the corner.
She sat on her bunk while Lankha climbed atop his.
Lankha was huddled in a corner, but she rolled to watch.
Lankha shoved another cube in her mouth, then a third.
Lankha was asleep above, and the clamoring of the cell block was gone.
Lankha was a lifesaver, but she didn't intend to spend the rest of her years being torn apart by some sadistic vampire with a hard on.
The others…she wondered if Lankha could defend her.
And what if he attacked her as Sasha did, and she had no Lankha to heal her?
He.d thought Lankha skittish when he met the healer but soon found all the healers quaking and hiding.
Come out, Lankha, or I eat everyone in your village, starting with this one!
Lankha hesitated but moved forward with a look over his shoulder at the village.
Lankha.s head hung, as if he walked to his death.
A tap at the door made Lankha pause, and she hurried to answer it to keep the healer from being distracted.
She returned to her chamber, where Lankha still worked his magic on an unconscious Toby under Ully.s watchful gaze.
Lankha worked his magic with his micro suede-covered hands and gentle touch.
Must resssst, Lankha said.
She silently thanked Lankha for healing her without her asking him.
She entered the bedroom quietly to see Toby awake and trying to get an uncertain Lankha to play with his stuffed animals.
Lankha was huddled in a corner with his hands over his head.
She hurried to Toby and lifted the sleeping angel carefully before she and Lankha left.
Toby was awake and sitting, fascinated by Lankha.s soft hands.
Hannah dropped to the floor beside her, and Lankha inched away while Toby smiled.
Lankha, pick up Toby.
Lankha was nearly buckling under the weight of Toby.
The convent members who managed the Sanctuary had replaced the wall Rhyn knocked down with a row of brown tents that matched their dresses. Rhyn eased between two of them, aware of Kiki's fading pulse. He set his brother down on the ground and looked around wildly, hoping they hadn't sent Katie's Ancient Healer, Lankha, home to the underworld.