Camp NaNoWriMo, July, Day Fifteen: ExcerptI look around for a while, making the bed, and throwing the toys in the wooden box that I suppose is meant to be a toy chest. When the room is clean I smile and change quickly, looking into the glass picture that I've found to reflect things. I've seen my reflection before, but only in water or shop windows at the central, and now I start to shiver. The image is perfectly clear and I walk to it, feeling slightly silly as I stare at myself. My dark brown eyes look dead, worn and tired, my red hair is a complete mess, tangled and snarled, the curls untamed. Then I look to my outfit, the pale purple popping out against my burnt black arms, the silver streams from its hem shimmering in the bright light of the room, the pants hanging much looser than my white ones. I find myself smiling, standing up on my toes before I grab the comb that I found on the child's bed and yank it through my hair till it lays practically flat again, though it adds a bit of poof.
My heart starts to pound oddly an
Camp NaNoWriMo, July, Day Fourteen: Excerpt"FOOD!"
Everyone's' heads are instantly turned to the archway into the Dimension Rift where Liche is standing, holding several dozen plastic bags in his hands as he stumbles into the room, Shield behind him, holding just one brown paper bag.
Brian's eyes light up and he's the first to scramble over, taking one of the bags from Liche and tearing through it, pulling out several bagels and shoving them down his throat instantly.
Folly smiles and heads over next.
Slowly everyone's heads over, except for Rayon and me who stay seated at each others sides.
I twitch as Shield walks over to us, no to me, holding out the paper bag.
Rayon growls, his face going red with jealousy even after Shield grunts and leaves quickly when I take the bag from him, "It's from Venus."
My eyes light up, "You went and saw Venus?!"
"No, I went to see Yaushy, Venus just happened to be at her inn."
"Oh." I say quietly, peering into the bag. The first thing I see is several rolls, that I'm sure are the same kind she
Camp NaNoWriMo, July, Day Twelve: ExcerptOutside it is quiet, the sun is down, and darkness swallows the world, leaving only the pinpricks of light from the stars to give us hope of anything.
To our right, a few hundred yards away is the town.
Venus glances over, drawing in a long shaky breath.
"Rouge..." she mumbles.
I sigh and hold out my arms, letting her hug me tightly, "You'll be okay..." she chokes out softly, "You... know what you're doing... You're... stronger than... I will... ever be... Pain will probably take me... in less than a week... and... Cuallee will have to grow up alone anyways..."
I frown and squeeze her back, then push her away, "Venus, if he's like you, he'll do just fine."
She smiles and nods, "Yeah, I know!"
I smirk slightly and hug her quickly again before letting her turn and run off, her hands gripping the straps of her backpack as she runs off.
Shield grunts, "Why do mortals always get attached to the things they must loose?"
I flinch, looking up at him quickly, "I... How should I know..?"
Camp NaNoWriMo, July, Day Eleven: ExcerptMy eyes flutter back open and I whimper as I look forward to where the voice came from.
There's the shadow of a child in the distance, one I didn't notice earlier. It trembles and I huff quietly, barely choking out through my parched throat, "I... will..."
The shadow flinches, then I hear its footsteps run to me and see her face as she squats in front of me, putting her hand to my forehead, "Are... you... okay..?"
I blink slowly, "No... Go away... I'd like to die alone... That's what I deserve."
She scowls and takes my sword from my hand, setting it off to the side and slowly putting her arms under me, pushing me up against the wall so I'm sitting. She must be about fifteen, her green eyes shimmering in the dimed light, "Did you come to rescue me?" she whispers.
I shake my head slowly, "No... Go away... I'd like to di-"
"You aren't going to die! Come on, we'll get out of here together! If you promise to help me I can give you some food and water!" she offers.
I purse my lips, then see