Whispers in the Dark
Historical setting, noncon, demon/other worldly creatures.
Claire was a lovely young woman, very bright and kind. To most she seemed perfectly normal, it was almost impossible to tell that she was blind. Her father was the local blacksmith who had more skill than anyone would ever think. It was shocking how a man who had never had a single formal lesson could shape the metal. His parents had practiced the dark arts and had taught him what they knew. No one ever knew that the man had made a deal with a demon for his skills.
He had never expected to have a child, his wife had lost three children in childbirth before the deal was made and he did not expect their luck to change. It did though and his beautiful daughter was brought into the world. He did all he could think of to try to break the deal, the demon never came when he called, no others would respond to his summons.
As the years passed the demon never came though. Claire grew, slightness but other than that healthy and happy. It was not until she had turned twenty one and had become engaged that one night she awoke felt a someone sitting beside her.