The Knight ran, Francis bumping and jolting wildly up and down on her back as they headed around the Source. It turned with them, swiping with its free claw and roaring. One swish of knifelike fingers came so close it passed through Francis' head and he yelped in surprise and horror. Feeling him begin to … Continue reading Part 74 – The Takedown.
"Run!" Adelaide, Francis, Lydia, Alexis and the Knight did so. The Source vaulted the steps in three great bounds and gave chase. Throwing herself to the left, Adelaide dashed down an aisle, the sounds of the others' footsteps pounding behind her. There was a smashing sound behind them and a growl of irritation. The shelves … Continue reading Part 73 – The Source of your Demise.
The Source hit Amadeus in the chest and they both toppled down the stairs. Slamming into the ground on his back he tried to throw the creature off, but suddenly it seemed to weigh more than its small size implied. Already the Source had started to grow, its body shuddering as bones cracked and lengthened. … Continue reading Part 72 – The Plan Unravels.
Lydia stopped. She was a little out of breath. Even she hadn't known that she could run that fast. Entering the sports shop hurriedly she scanned the shelves for the staircase to the floor above, the one Adelaide had told her about. Spotting it between the rows of racks of sports clothing and shelves of … Continue reading Part 71 – Endgame.
Amadeus blinked rapidly and got unsteadily to his feet. He tried to breathe in and smoke filled his lungs, forcing him into a coughing fit that doubled him up. The air was filled with smoke. The shelves around him were aflame. He grunted and started to stumble in the direction in which he thought he … Continue reading Part 70 – Fire Starter.
Shifting away some of the basketballs, Adelaide and Francis carefully lifted Anna onto the rack. Francis placed a rolled up rugby shirt as a cushion under her head. "I feel like we're probably going to get convicted of serious property damage even if we do somehow manage to stop Amadeus," he said with a grim … Continue reading Part 69 – Preparing for a Storm.
Emma bent went down on her knees and lifted up Anna by the shoulders, cradling her head between her knees. She stroked her hair wistfully for a few seconds before looking down at the huge, bloodstained wings sprouting from her back. "How the hell did this happen?" She looked up at Adelaide, her eyes filled … Continue reading Part 68 – Dangerous Game.