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.
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.
“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.
“We leave tonight,” said Serenity as her dragons emerged from the cracked soil. “We need to get there before nightfall.” “Why fight?” Allie asked, stroking Claire’s neck. “Frank already said they likely have more than four dragons.” “Six or more is my guess,” Frank said with a grimace. “Exactly,” Allie said. “Versus our five. If … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 36. Effective Characters.
“What good am I to you?” I growled, slumped against the cavern wall. “You’re insurance,” Brianna said as she brushed her dragon’s scales. “In case things go wrong.” I adjusted my posture, trying to ignore the stones jutting into my back. I wasn’t tied. There was no need for anything like that. Four dragons and … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 35. Steal the Greatness.
Allie flew in front of Patty, leading her to the caravan. With the wind whistling in her ears, it was impossible for them to have a conversation, let alone a tricky one. The closer they got to the caravan, the more Allie regretted approaching Patty at all. If a battle broke out while Patty and … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 34. Selective Storytelling.