Perhaps he knows better how deep his hurts are than does this leech.
He clung like a leech, dragging her closer in spite of all she 224 could do.
She knew both from Stephen and from the leech that this was far from being his condition.
"We gotta get it out of the road," Flynn said, walking truculently up to the leech.
The leech looked like a field of lava now, a blasted spot ...