The world was silent. Despite the raging battle around her, Chloe could not hear anything save the ever increasing ring in her head. Her eyes' focus slipped and slid, tunnel vision and spinning.
She fell to her knees, her breath came ragged as she pulled him with shaking hands into her lap. The blood seeped through, stained her white and gold dress with sticky warmth. No words came to her, mouth gaping, hot tears falling unbidden to the inside of her glasses. Angrily she ripped them off and choked down a sob.
He gazed up at her, the faintest smile playing on his tanned face. Soul brown eyes glazing with every passing second met her brown and blue ones. He raised his arm to gently caress her cheek. She quickly caught his hand, held it there as she shook her head. "No, no, Gods no…"
"Shh…" he whispered. "Shh…" He blinked slowly, his free hand resting on the dagger still hilt deep in his gut. The blood pooled between