#S-20 YA Fantasy : DAEMERKIN
Two rules: Kill demons on sight, and stay out of their forest. Tiani shatters both on a dare and runs into one who saves her life, but letting him go means exile or worse… possession.
The silence of the forest sent chills up Tiani’s back. Even the crickets were quiet. A faint red glow bathed the mountain ridge, the sky changing from the black of night. A few more minutes and the sun would rise and she could go home. She swallowed past the lump in her throat. Just a few more minutes.
A chill filled the air, the silence unnerving. There should be something, some sound that spoke of everything being all right. She located Demon’s Point once more, every muscle tightening. Her clammy fingers clenched around the leather bound hilt of the knife and she slipped it from its sheath tied around her leg. It’s probably nothing. Just a wolf or bear. Nothing more dangerous than that.
A twig snapped behind her and Tiani spun, scanning the tree line. “Ehlrin? Is that you?”
Her heart beat in her ears, her knuckles white.