Sorry for the long time between posts, everyone. I have been working on my book. Here is some more of granny’s tale.
“I am going to remove my hand now. Scream and I will kill you.” The voice was harsh, and his hot breath on her ear made her feel sick.
“What do you want?” Her voice sounded weak and pathetic to her own ears.
“Walk calmly with me, there is a side room, we will talk there. Don’t give me any trouble or you will regret it.” To illustrate his point, the strange man pushed the tip of a dagger to her side. Walking slowly and calmly Ronda desperately searched for a way out. Her capture had one arm around her waist holding tightly to her left hip. He used it to guide her towards the door he indicated. The dagger was in his right hand and pressed firmly against her right hip. There was no escape, and once behind the door she would be out of sight and completely at his mercy.
With each step Ronda felt that a defining point in her life was coming closer. Fear boarding on panic swirled around her body. Party guests and guards ignored their passage. Nearly there, Ronda made the decision that if this was it, she would die fighting.
Through the well-made wooden door, into a darkened room. In the few shards of light that made it through the door before her attacker closed it, Ronda could see that she was now in a store room. Benches and old tables lined the walls. Dust sat heavy on them, the room was not well used.
He roughly pushed Ronda into the room and closed the door, checking to make sure they had not been seen. His back was turned, and Ronda took her opportunity. Moving with all the speed she could Ronda started to lunge at her attacker. In that moment he spun around, and Ronda’s world exploded.
Piercing blue eyes stared right into her soul. The force of a thousand hammer hits her heart. Knees went weak, palms dripped sweat and breath stuck in her throat. Before her stands a god.
It is too late to stop the momentum of her lunge takes Ronda straight at this man. Straight into his arms. She can feel them close around her waist and back, holding her body tight to his powerful chest. The warm breath that moments before made her sick, now sparked a different feeling in her.
“That was foolish girl, try anything like that again and you will regret it.” Came his voice as he pushed her away.
Lowering her eyes and looking up at him through her lashes, she asked.
“What do you want from me?”
“Not that girl. All I want from you is a way out of here.”
“What do you mean? I am a guest…”
“Shut it! I don’t want your lies. I have watched you and know you have found the time ship. I want you to take me so I can finely get out of this hell hole.”
“You are from the future?”
“I got stuck here two years ago. Now I get to go back home.”
Ronda’s mind raced processing what this man had told her. Maybe he could get her out of here. If they moved quickly, they might make it to the ship with out the guards catching them.
“OK, I will take you to it…”
“No tell me where it is. They have plans for you and that will be my distraction.”
“You mean they are going to throw me into that fire. No thank you. If you want to know were the ship is, you will have to take me with you.” Rage filled his face and he moved towards her hotheadedly.
“If you know what is good for you…”
“If I tell you I die in fire, if I don’t you hurt me then I die in fire. Not much of a choose. If I am going to die, then I will make sure you get stuck here.”
Time slowed while he thought it through. She could see him trying to workout if he could force the information out before they were found. In the quiet moment Ronda looked at her attacker again. Even though he was being an ass-hole, something about this man attracted her. This cruel attacker didn’t sit with him. He was doing this out of desperation not because of who he was. Ronda didn’t know how she knew but she did.
“Fine, you have a deal. We leave now. Do as I say when I say it. Got it?”
All Ronda could do was nod. Moving to the door, the man opened it a crack. Checking left and right, he motioned her to follow. The noise of the party was almost defeating after the quite of the store room. Moving quickly without hurrying, they made there way out the grand doorway. Down the steps and into the town without being stopped. It was only when they reached the waters edge that Ronda noticed that her shadows had followed them.
“Where is that ship?” They were almost to it now just a few steps and they would be free. Looking over her shoulder Ronda saw the guard’s brake into a run.
Grabbing her attacker/savoir Ronda yelled.
Pain exploded around her while lights danced.
Peace and Love