He felt his heart pounding fiercely in his chest. How strange that in his dread of death, it pumped all the harder, valiantly keeping him alive. But it would have to stop, and soon. Its beats were numbered. How many would there be time for, as he rose and walked through the castle for the last time, out into the grounds and into the forest?
Rose: "i was testing dorm security. it sucks." dimitri: "you must be freezing. do you want my coat?" rose: "i'm fine. what are you doing out here? are you testing security too?" dimitri: "i am security. this is my watch." rose: "well, good work. i'm glad i was able to help test your awesome skills." - rose hathaway and dimitri belikov (shadow kiss)