There were barking noises all over the place. Four wolves stood in a circle observing the carcass before them. Suddenly, one ran out of the circle and took a big bite out of her.
Catori woke up with a start. The excruciating pain coming from her left side made it difficult for her to move. The slightest move of a muscle sent intense waves of pain all over her body. The brightness of the sun was too much for her eyes to handle as her lids slowly opened.
"Don't move," a masculine voice her right commanded.
As if I can even try, she said in thought.
She could not even turn to see the stranger.
"Who are you?" she managed to get out though her voice sounded nothing more than a tiny whisper. There was no response.
If you want to kill me, you might as well make a little conversation, Catori thought.
She briefly closed her eyes and when she opened them, there was a face blocking the sun from her face.
The sun was shining bright in the sapphire sky. One would think that with the brightness with shone with the heat accompanying it would be promising but no, there was no heat at all. In fact, the air was as refreshing it could be.Fenris sat on the lowest branch of the tree, staring into the sky. The feeling he had at the cave was one that he wasn't familiar with. He felt an odd sensation, a sweet one that his inner self did not want to let go. From the moment he set his eyes on her, his body had began to tingle.His ear drums were filled with the sound of another person's heartbeat even before Zayna brought her into the cave. He thought he was just imagining things until she came in. Although she was covered in blood, he still could not believe his eyes. The definition of a perfect hour glass figure stood before him. His jaw almost dropped to the floor. The eye contact which they briefly shared felt like a thousand years in her arms. It sent
That part of the forest was tranquil. There was only the chirping of birds to be heard. The rays of the sun pierced through the partings in the leaves to illuminate the ground. The ground was littered with dry and fresh leaves which had fallen.There was a figured rested on the trunk of an oak tree. The figure had blonde hair, white skin and was adorned with dirty grey clothes. A gentle breeze blew on the girl, causing her to stir. Gradually, those baby blue eyes opened and stared at nothing in particular until they were able to focus. She could not recognize her surroundings at first until the memory hit her like lightning.It was very dark and she was running without focus. She lost her friends. Then she stopped to catch her breath. That was where the memory stopped.With a start, Kasa jumped up from where she sat. It had just dawned on her that she was in fact very lost. She took a second look at the place she was
The sun kissed his sand colored hair. Liam had been wandering about for the whole morning and afternoon. He had gotten up early to find the others. Thus far, he was unsuccessful. He was about to give up until he heard a Voice singing. The voice was so sweet to listen to. It sounded like it was a nymph singing. It caused a wave of calm to wash over him. He closed his eyes in order to savour this sweetness and short lived peace of mind. Liam was rooted on the spot until he concluded that the owner of the voice should be investigated. He listened for it. For some reason, there was nothing to be heard. The forest was a quiet as ever, as if it had always been this quiet. "But I'm sure I heard singing," he said to himself. "How come I suddenly feel like there was never anything here to be heard? Let me try again." He listened again for it, this time with more focus. This time, he heard the sweet voice again. It sounded like it had never
We all stood behind a tree close to the South border to make sure that nobody was there. The five of us were hurdled together in one spot."From here, it's going to be your call, Catori," Fenris yelled over the rain."Okay," I managed to say. I kept wondering if he felt what I felt whenever he was close to me or if I just happened to have some sort of crush on him.Get your head in the game, Catori, I scolded myself. The last thing I needed was to be caught up in my daydreams about somebody who couldn't care less about me."There's nobody there," the lady I had come to know as Amar said. My eyes made a beeline for the security post with my vision was slightly blurred due to the rain. True to her words, there was nobody there."Once we get passed that guard post, we just have to keep going straight ahead to the big building in the centre of the town," I told them.T
"What made me even think that moment meant something? Why did I deceive myself into thinking that it meant anything at all to him. I'm just a cruise." I must have spent the last hour scolding myself while in bed. I tried falling asleep to no avail. I tired myself out so much with my self scolding that I just decided to take my phone to the walk-in closet and just stay there. At least I had enough clothes to use as a makeshift bed.Again, my flashlight accidentally landed in the Reapers' direction or maybe my hand deliberately flashed it there. My face automatically assumed a scowl when I saw them cuddled together. Taking my pillow, I briskly crossed the room to the closet. Nestling myself in the makeshift bed I made, I soon dozed off.The sound of violent knocking woke me up from sleep. "Who is it?" I asked groggily. I got up and went to the door to see one of the guys whose names I didn't know, the one who had a ta
Fenris held his breath as a figure walked passed his hiding place. He held unto Catori's waist even tighter than before. Hopefully, nobody would think to come in here. "Well, there is nobody in here," a rough male voice said. "So why did we even come here? To waste our precious time?" "Well," what sounded like a fidgeting elder started, "the Beta said we should come and check just in case. He also said that Mrs Maxwell has been acting strange for some days now." "Just because of a random call," the other man hissed. "Anyway, let us get out of here. I have more important things to do." The door clicked outside. "Wait, wait, wait," Fenris muttered under his breath. Thankfully, it was like they all read his mind and stayed hidden for a little while more. When he was sure that the trespassers were gone, he dragged a half conscious Catori out of the closet and laid her on the bed. "I wonder who tipped them off
"Who's in there?" they heard from outside, in the bedroom. The voice didn't belong to Mrs Maxwell, and it wasn't Beta Calian either. To be on the safe side, Catori signalled to the other four to find places to conceal themselves for the mean time. Without wasting time, she wrapped myself in a very long wool material that was found laying on the floor."I'm sure that I heard sounds come from in here," the voice said."You heard sounds or you just made the decision to waste my time again?" she heard Beta Calian say. His tone was laced with acidity and irritation."Sir, I..." He was cut short."Shut up and let's leave!" Beta Calian thundered. "I have better things to do than to give into every whim you get. And don't you ever think of calling me out to this room again when you have no solid evidence that someone is here.""Yes... yes sir," the minion stuttered."Good. Now, let us leave this plac
"How is it that you are my dad?" Liam asked the man. They were seated in the dark cave. The revelation that had just been brought to him was more than any shocker he had ever been given his entire life."So you're trying to say that you can't even remember how your father looks? I thought you said he disappeared when you were ten," the red eyed man said."Exactly. Emphasis on he 'disappeared'," he hissed. "How do you expect me to consider remembering a man who just up and abandoned me when I was being faced with the new burden of survival?""That makes some sense," the man said. "But still, I think you should at least have a vague memory of what your father looked like.""To be honest, I do not care. But I do know that you did not have red eyes the last time I saw you. What's up with the change in colour?"The man regarded Cassarina and chose not to speak in her presence. "Anyway, my name is Arthur," he said instead. "