Eight Sentences: Zeelia (20)

Dark water swallowed them both, her knife buried deep in the mercenary's fleshy throat. She clutched the thing's collar and forced it down, down into the pool. She took its trench-knife and stabbed it, leaving hers in-place. This one struggled more. Fore-warned, it wasn't surprised, but it was drowning and bleeding and dying just the same. She let go of the collar and reclaimed the first knife just as a wild swing with its tail-mace tore her loose in a billowing cloud of blood. She kicked for the surface. This time she ran.

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  1. Too bad it didn't work as well as she'd hoped. Sounds like she's on the run again.

    1. No plan survives contact with the enemy. She's running, but toward something now, not blindly away from her pursuers. Two down, how many more to go? At least this way she is more likely to get some answers...if she survives...

  2. Exciting! She's definitely a fighter. I like that.

    1. Glad you like it. Yep, she's a fighter...and she's going on the offensive now.


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