Contest Entry - Reflections - Part 1 -REFLECTIONS – An Amber Hunt Story.More Like This
By John Paul Dodds
Part 1 - Out Of The Frying Pan
I woke with a scream. Something cold and wet was gently yet insistently pressing itself against my leg under the bed covers. I threw off the covers in a panic. There was something small and furry in the bed with me. A mammal! It looked up at me and made a mewling sound.
I scrambled back against the headboard in fright.
“Well, you will feed them, Moll”, a girl told me from across the room. I jumped again. Who was Moll. What was this girl doing in my room...
Except it wasn't my room. I was in a dormitory.
I belatedly remembered my blankets, and reached for them to pull them up and cover myself. I don't like people seeing me undressed. I don't like them staring at the patches of scales that mark me as a Kindred. A half-blood. As something less than Human. Or Kith.
And what I saw as I did stunned me