Daily Prompt: coincidence

From Protector of the Grey House:

A cold dread worked itself into her gut. Donavon had been spending time with a woman while in San Francisco. Natalia had an awful feeling that the dangerous vampire was seeing Ashley. She tried to convince herself it was a coincidence; Ashley was here to visit a sick friend or relative. It was a hard lie to tell herself. Ashley had no relatives and her Slayer friends almost never went to the hospital. Natalia learned early that coincidences didn’t happen if you knew of the real terror that gripped the fragile human world. She started across the street then jogged as Ashley entered the hospital. Once inside, Natalia used the stairs to run up to the floor the Mayor was on, knowing Donavon would be there. She was able to hide herself well enough to observe Donavan at the Mayor’s door as she waited for the inevitable.

Natalia didn’t keep an eye on most of the Slayers. Their lives were their own. Every once in a while, though, she searched for Ashley, never approaching her, but watching to see if the girl was headed out of the Slayer mentality. Too many times the answer was no. The girl seemed to need the Slayers and they didn’t mind having her around. Natalia’s thoughts parted as Ashley finally emerged from the elevator and walked quickly to Donavon.

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