She didn't want anything to do with him, but Mikhail couldn't help but want her after tasting her exquisite blood. Even if she hated him for it, even if he'd had a choice, he wouldn't let her escape him. When he finally claimed her, she would be his for all eternity - and eternity was a long time to hate someone. Eventually, she would come to love him. And if she didn't? Her immortal life would be very, very lonely. He didn't share. Sophie had unintentionally become valuable and now she had to deal with the consequences; she belonged to him and he wasn't going to let her go. She could cry, she could scream, she could fight, but it wouldn't change anything. She was his.