going home,” I said, hoping my voice didn’t sound as shaky as I thought it did.
Can’t you hear her! It’s so beautiful, Ayla, I have to see… I have to find
her…” She slapped uselessly at my arms.
to change position. I couldn’t really see past her head and if she started
kicking, she could take out my knees with those heavy hiking boots. But I
didn’t want to let her go to try and put her in a better hold. With a groan, I
sort of rolled her in my arms so we were face to face. Her expression was one
of angry hunger, nothing like the Shannon I knew. She slapped me, her gloves stinging
growled and hauled her over my shoulder. She kneed me in the stomach and
pummeled my back, shouting now.
me down! I have to see her!”
nobody there!” I cried, frustration boiling over into anger of my own.
kneed me again, knocking the breathe from me, and I stumbled. Her weight
overbalanced me, pitching us both into the snow, with Shannon landing on top of
me. While I wheezed for air, she tried to scramble off me, but I grabbed her
wrists and clung on. The sheer panic on her face scared me. It was the intense,
mindless panic of an animal fleeing a wildfire, a human watching a friend die.
You couldn’t reason with that, couldn’t snap someone out of it.
twisted and thrashed, trying to free herself, while snow soaked through my
jeans and slid into my boots, sending chills through me. I was fighting the
elements as well as Shannon, and whilst I could outfight Shannon if I wanted, I
couldn’t hold off the cold forever.
gritted my teeth. “I’m so sorry,” I said, and then I headbutted her.
fancy tea, and unfathomable monsters from the dark spaces between the stars,
not necessarily in that order. She has been writing stories ever since she
learned how to write, but is still trying to master the art of biography
writing. When she’s not dealing with werewolves, demons, or sea monsters, she’s
hanging out with her cat and probably watching a documentary about Bigfoot. If
the cat isn’t available, she’s with her fiancé watching cookery shows and
silently plotting her next book.
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