Fred’s smile had always lit up the room no matter how gloomy the world seemed. Even in Angel’s bleakest hour he could always count on her to brighten his day. When they kissed that one and only time, it set had him on fire, like sunshine on the warmest of days. He had been afraid of that feeling. Of the possibility of finding true happiness that would cost him his soul. But he ended up losing her instead. Her heart and soul gone forever. There was nothing left but a shell of one of the bravest women he had ever known.
Thoughts of what could have been still fill his mind as he lay quietly in his bed, restless and unable to sleep. He would never feel that warmth again. All that comforts him now are the shadows in the night.