Moira raced across the park, jumping over a bench as she spotted him.
Devin. The once love of her life. The one who broke her physically and mentally in the name of some long lost God. The reason she had to make this choice.
He was going faster than normal. She figured that was the demon in him. Lucky for her, she knew how to keep up.
As he ran towards a stone bridge, Moira closed the gap between them. “DEVIN,” she shouted again. “You have nowhere to run anymore.”
He stopped and turned, facing towards her with an evil grin. Moira felt a pang in her center. One of familiarity. One of love. One of fear. “Oh, but darling, you know that isn’t true.”
Moira reached behind her head for the hilt of her sword. “I really don’t want to hear why, but I know you’re going to tell me anyway.”
Devin chuckled at that as he walked over to the side of the bridge, leaning against it. “It’s because of power, my dear. I know you have it now too, but mine is more ancient. More primal. Means I always have an escape.”
“Plus you? You can’t kill me. Face it, Moira dearheart. We are forever intwined. Till death do us pa-”
Moira withdrew her sword, causing Devin to fall silent for a second, then laugh again. “Well, I guess that’s my cue.”
“Don’t you da-”
Before Moira could finish closing in on him, Devin jumped up onto the railing of the bridge before jumping off of it. Quickly, Moira scrambled up it to look down the side.
The creek ran smoothly. No sign of him anywhere.
Moira sighed as she sat down on the railing. Once again, he was gone, and perhaps she only had herself to blame.