“Have you forgotten, Alucard?” she had smiled weakly. “Monsters don’t cry.”
Alucard’s jaws clenched, and he bit out through his teeth, “Your orders, my Master?”
“The same as always, my pet. Search and destroy…”
Those had been her last words. Seconds later her hand dropped to her side and the ice blue of her eyes had faded to a dull gray, that rare small smile frozen on her lips.