I'd seen it a myriad of times but had never truly understood. That look between a doctor and a cured patient, a soldier and a rescued child, a master and an adopted pet, a life and another life.
The man embraced Prudence like a lost child reunited with his mother. Tears of gratitude streamed down his face, washing away the last remnant of human foolishness he possessed before plunging to his would-be death.
Prudence embraced him back. “You're safe now,” she repeated a couple of times to him. She glanced at me quick.
Humanity. What a strange sight to see!
Prudence also appears in the novel I Killed My Friends and It Thrilled Me.