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CRADLE Chapter 1
"Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetops,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all."
I woke with a sudden start, my heart feeling as if it had exploded from my chest. My breaths were heavy and my hands shook with untraceable fright. For a moment, I had felt as if the skies were passing above me and the sidewalk was quickly approaching. I had remembered the calling of a siren, the beautiful young Lienna, ushering me to the edge of a treetop only to guide me off a building. Her slender fingertips and her umber brown eyes called for me to make that step. She looked at me with the most graceful smile, her pale pink lips curving into a delicate expression of love. Her flowing dark hair tussled with the wind but her demeanor appeared soothingly calm.
Breathing heavily helped me to collect my thoughts and nerves. My hands instinctively gripped beneath me to clasp the