As I straightened my back to leave the room I heard that hissing sound again and slowly turned around. „You again?“, I asked the black snake and Umbra nodded.
I see you met him.
I lifted an eyebrow. „That’s what you’re here for?“, I asked with a neutral voice. „To lure me into dying? Just to meet him?“ Umbra rolled up her long, black scaled body. You don’t sound angry.
„Why should I be?“, I asked and smiled. „I am alive after I got shot in the chest! Why should I be angry about something like that?“
Because you made a pact with a demon.
I laughed quietly. „I made a pact with a demon as I signed the employment contract for this circus!“ Now I paused with a grin on my face. „And I’m about to break that pact today!“
Umbra had wrapped her body around my neck to follow me. It seemed that she was now something like my pet, and I would not complain about that.