The moment her fingertips touched his skin, he felt the sharp stab of pain. All at once, the sea of victims disintegrated, disappearing in front of his eyes. He blinked, and shifted his focus to Justine. She was the only one who remained, standing there where the others had been.
"Justine?" he murmured. He wanted so badly to touch her, to pull her to him and hold her against his chest.