Age of Heroes: Shattered Time (Snippet #2)
A rushing sensation surging through her jolted Crona awake. Her breath caught itself in her throat as she shot straight up, eyes wide and darting around her chamber. For just a split-second, it felt like she couldn’t breathe.
It took a moment to register that she was not, in fact, waking up from enemies attacking, and several more to settle down, reminding herself that she was, for the most part, safe in her home.
Most mornings had been the same since that horrific battle. Had she the ability, she would have expected to wake up in cold sweat with each recurring nightmare – just like the mammals, she had read about. Nights like the last had her wrestling in her sleep, kicking her bed-rocks about the room. Today though, only a few had fled to other places on the earth-packed floor.
The polished stones shone in the beams of sunlight glinting through the cracks of the closed wooden shutters. The smell of burnt candles still hung heavily in the stale air. She had f