I flinched. I wondered if traces of whomever I’d devoured lingered on my skin, or clung to my lips. Now, I had a human form, as well as a human awareness of what I’d done as a shadow.
Gabrielle regarded me without judgment, although a hint of steel glinted in the darkness of her pupils. I wondered what she’d done to others of my kind she’d caught feeding in the Navel.
A shudder ran through my slight frame, bringing further awareness of how small and weak I was in in the real world.