I can hear a quiet ‘woosh’ and what sounds like a cutting of the flesh. I feel something warm splatter across my face. Blood.
Before I realize it, I’m on my knees leaning forward, holding onto what seems to be an axe. Which is now stuck in the man’s back. He falls over. Then there’s quiet. I roll the body off the girl and lay down in pain. She quickly sits up and crawls to me, holding my head up.
- ‘ “-ou s-ved me…Th-nk you…” ’
She starts sobbing and hides her face on my chest. I reach up with one arm and lightly pet her head.
I can feel tiredness…so damn tired. But I can’t fall asleep yet. Not yet.
I have to get her attention somehow.
I feel the pain invading my body like a deadly poison.
‘Just a little more … a little more time.’
I slide my hand to her cheek. She raises her head up and I wipe her tears with my thumb