Shean locked eyes with Allie as Stephen’s blade pierced his skull. He’d never had a family before. No one to die for until Allie. He had just enough time to smile before everything went dark. Wind rushed past his ears as he fell. Then nothing. —— Allie reach out to catch Shean, but he was … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 45. Fearless.
Allie turned Claire around, anxious to get back to the caravan and warn Serenity that they were surrounded. They could fly over the canyon with their dragons, of course, but the caravan itself was stuck until they could create a solid enough pass for the wagons to cross through. That would take precious days; days … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 31. Understanding & Satisfaction.
The day after the fire we buried the girl’s mother along with the rest of the deceased townspeople. The girl became non-responsive after that, unable to do anything but eat and stare at her old broken home. Every so often I would try talking to her, asking her questions, but she never spoke a word. … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 24. Taking a Breath.
Allie awoke with a start, jostled by the sudden movement of her wagon. Faint wisps of light shone through her curtains. They had let her sleep in… again.Sleep still in her eyes, she sat up in her seat and stretched as far as she could in the confines of her space. She’d been given her … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 23. Ideas are Cheap.
My throat was on fire, my skin burnt as we finally approached the foothills of the mountain range. I could sense Jade’s resolve stiffening as we walked side by side. There was still sadness within. And hurt, but it was hidden alongside past pain long-forgotten, weathered over and callused. It was time.I imaged flight to … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 22. Yes, But. No, And.
“Thirty years,” Frank said, laying a hand on Allie’s shoulder.Allie flinched, realizing she’d been staring at the front gate of her old home. “Thirty years for what?”Frank frowned. “It’ll be roughly thirty years until we return.”Allie’s heart suddenly grew heavy. “Before we return here? How do you know?”“Because that’s how long it was last time… … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 21. Clueing the Reader in.