Sadly, Solomon didn’t make it past round 2, but thank you all for your votes! He’s sending each and every one of you a big kiss. 😉
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“I should have called you sooner,” he said, surprising her. He put a hand on her arm, tilting her away from the office window. “Earlier this summer.”
“Why would you?” she asked him, floundering. He didn’t owe her anything. In fact, she owed him, for saving her life.
He looked at her for a long moment. Lucy was about to step back, but then he reached up and cupped her cheek. Her heart knocked against her ribs.
“The moment I touched you to heal you, I knew,” he murmured, eyes soft.
Lucy swallowed, trying to breathe past her panic. “Knew what?” she whispered. Heat washed through her in a wave. He smelled like fresh air and sun-baked stone. She couldn’t help it—she leaned into his palm.
He frowned and dropped his hand, suddenly staring at the door. He looked abruptly unapproachable. “I must go.”
Lucy stepped back, cursing herself for letting him get so close. “You confuse me,” she said past the lump in her throat. You’re just a silly girl to him, she told herself, embarrassed. She stepped back further. He’s hundreds of years older than you.
He turned back to her, his eyes dark and worried. “I’m sorry,” he murmured, then to her shock, he cupped her face with both hands and quickly kissed her.
Lucy stood there like an idiot. Do I kiss him back? she wondered, and then before she could do anything, he moved away, head tilting once more as if he was listening to something only he could hear.
His hands fell away from her as he stared at the door. “Stay here,” he said, frowning. “Something is wrong.”
“What?” she asked, but he was already outside. She touched her mouth, dazed. “What just happened?” Her lips tingled.
Sentry Solomon Dusk
Sentry and scientist, protector of Earth
Physical description of hero:
Solomon is tall, dark, and handsome with brown hair and stubble. His light brown eyes have silver specks within the iris, designating his status as a Sentry. He is nearly immortal and is 245 years old, but is incredibly strong. He needs to be extremely fit so he can power the Stronghold network with his personal energy, along with his three brothers.
Solomon has a natural immunity to the alien Spiders, and mental strength that gives his empathy power. He can sense the emotions of others and harness his energy to heal them, as well as interface with the technology he creates to fight the alien invaders of Earth. His ability to create new hybrid technology demonstrates his extreme intelligence.
“I am going to make love to you until you can’t remember your own name.”