Allie knelt beside Miguel’s body, her hand wavering over his head. His eyes rolled around unfocused as if unaware of his surroundings, only to connect with hers for the briefest of moments. He was alive in there somewhere, changed forever. And yet he was responsible for Draco’s death. Allie’s hand shook over his head as … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 46. Catharsis.
The sun had just begun its climb back down for the day when they finally saw the city emerge on the horizon. They’d been forced to slow down as the day wore on, constantly looking over their shoulders, expecting an attack that never came. “Maybe Stephen doesn’t care enough about Brianna to hunt us down…” … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 43. The Breakdown.
Allie threw herself off of Claire as soon as they emerged from the Earth, gasping for air as she slammed against the ground. It took her precious seconds to regain her composure, wiping the dirt from her eyes as she pushed herself to her feet. Claire had already grabbed hold of Stephen with one of … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 41. Resolution.
I fought the urge to gag on the stench of burnt flesh, unwilling to give my torturers the satisfaction. Sarah, however, found herself retching on the ashen ground at my feet. Frank held her hair back, his face a blank slate of despair as he stared at the pile of bodies before us. Neither of … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 40. Setting the Scene.
Allie’s heart raced, her thoughts scattered despite re-playing the scene in her mind. Even now she found herself trembling, all too aware of what Claire could do if she was set free. She would never look at a dragon the same way again. Hundreds murdered right in front of her and she did nothing. Even … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 39. The Climb.
Ashes fell all around us, our only light emanating from the burning wagons. I wore no chains, but I was a prisoner all the same, surrounded by a ring of Immortals. However, their attention was not on me, as all of their eyes were focused on their leaders, each awaiting their orders. Behind us, the … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 38. Give Them a Face.
“Stay close!” Serenity shouted over the rushing wind as they approached the mountains. All five dragons drifted closer, slowing down so Serenity’s commands could be more easily heard over the flapping of their wings. Shaking with nerves, Allie found herself stroking Claire’s scales to calm herself. She didn’t want anyone to die, but there was … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 37. The Pit of Despair.