Silverwing: Cannibal TerrorIt all started as a simple and calm walk through the woods. It was late in the evening. And what was I doing in the woods this very moment? I was running. My left shoulder throbbed angrily, burning and tingling all at once as I kept a firm grip on it despite the pain. I had been walking without a care in the world before something...something big came out of nowhere and took a swipe at me. I didn't think it was that bad until something warm and wet began trickling down my arm.
Now here I was, running for my life, bleeding badly as my lungs felt like they were on fire. Every few seconds I would hear huge wings beating above me. Then they would come from somewhere to my left or right. I think a couple times I managed to catch a glimpse of something fly back above the trees. But right now, all that was on my mind was to run and get home as fast as I could. That is...if I could even make it home.
I had to stop. My chest was aching from running for so long. Panting hard, I leaned against a
I Really Want YouIs a poor man rich in solitude,
or will mother earth complain?
Did a beggar pray for a sunny day but,
Lady Luck for rain?
They say a million people bow and scrape,
to an effigy of gold.
I saw life begin on the ship we're in and,
I really want you.
The clouds released their rain upon the city as if the water had been cut from their sides. Grace anticipated the downpour. The sky's had been heavy for days. That's why she had brought her umbrella. Susan and Demetri called the car to come and get them but despite their urging, Grace kindly refused the ride. She wanted to walk home. She needed to think, and the rain would help to clear her thoughts.
Under the awning and warmed by the glow of the coffee shop window, she waved goodbye to her cousin and friend and opened her umbrella. The rain hit hard and Grace readjusted her grip on the handle.
The rain had all but cleansed the streets. There was still a notable scattering of people, but compared to the usual crowd G
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