Shadow of the Sun
“Alexander turned to face me, grin in place.
For long moments it was as it used to be, sharing a look, communicating with no words. A closeness beyond all measure. He reached out and grasped my shoulder, all that he felt strong in that touch.
I stared into those eyes and knew myself lost.
Even as his men would follow, so would I, though I was more the fool, for I saw him clearly.”