And of course, this is first draft material, so take that as it's offered...
“Aston...” Warm breath eased past my ear along with that voice I hadn’t heard for a very long time. Add on top of that the very idea of a voice being present, and confusion sent chills up and down my spine.
I kept my stare forward, muttering my words. “It can’t be. You’re dead. I killed you myself.”
I turned on my heels and stumbled back at the sight of Lars Cassus standing there in the light. The corner of his mouth curled up, and his voice, which he’d lost even longer ago, returned. “I’m back.”
Action's definitely going to be heating up with this one...can't wait to finish it, and present both novels to the general public in due time.