Her gaze was direct, full of a sadness so raw and crystallized that I could see the shape of it. It

Her gaze was direct, full of a sadness so raw …

Her gaze was direct, full of a sadness so raw and crystallized that I could see the shape of it. It ringed her pupils in rusty starbursts, but she was grinning--this terrible, ferocious grin. It made her look like she wanted to tear someone's throat out.

Brenna Yovanoff