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He nodded. "Hi yourself. " she asked, then blushed. Just because be wore a cross didn't necessarily mean he was Catholic, and even if he was Catholic, that didn't mean he was in the habit of going to church. " Duncan laughed. "Don't worry. My soul's in pretty good shape. " "I never thought of that, but I'll bet it does. " "Sometimes. " "No. " He glanced at his watch. "Listen, I've got some business to take care of. " Vicki nodded. "Sure. " With a wave, he continued on down the street. Vicki was on her way home when she saw Mrs.
Perhaps a Satanic cult was behind the murders. Didn't they use blood in their rituals? But good Lord, how much blood did one cult need? She poured her breakfast down the garbage disposal, changed into a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, and went into the den to clean the aquarium. And all the while she thought about Tom Duncan and vampires. Of course, she knew there were stories and legends from ancient times, when anything that could not be explained logically was ascribed to something mystical or magical, like vampires or witches.
Though his expression didn't change, he seemed suddenly menacing. " "Dinner, of course," she retorted. "Why else do people come into a diner? " He clenched his hands at his sides. " He stared at her. "What's the matter? " Battista shook his head. " He didn't think the man ever thought of anything but destroying the Undead, but the vampire hunter had actually asked Victoria for a date. Battista knew hunters rarely married. It had never occurred to him that they might date from time to time. " His face a hard mask, he turned and stalked out the door.