Once inside she looked around, her long blonde hair tied back in a ponytail swishing as she did so. All around her in every direction stretched rows upon rows of large, heavy, industrial machines as far as the eye could see. In the distance she spotted some sort of tower with glass panels on all sides, like some sort of air traffic control tower. She frowned in confusion and started to walk towards it, and accidently bumped straight into someone.
"Hey! Watch it!" The woman she had bumped into said, having dropped the cardboard box she had been holding. "Great, now looks what you made me do..." Natasha blushed, having always been somewhat
He followed her for the rest of the day, ears pricked forward as he listened to her talk. It was funny how that made her happy. She would say "Piston, sit." And he would sit, stump where his tail should be wagging as she pet him with pale fingers. When she did that, he knew she wasn't blood-sick, she was food for others who were and they nipped at her like he sometimes nipped at the heels of children when they tried to stray into traffic. He could smell it all over her, the ghost of blood-sick hands but he knew they weren't trying to help her, they would kill her.
He barked, to try to tell her this but all she did was give him another sausage and coo, her messy brown hair getting in his eyes as she bent down and pressed her forehead against his, eyes closed. He lear
Hiding around the corner of a hangar, she sat tight and listened.
“There is a fire burning within us all, one which constantly tries to overwhelm all who we are. Should it succeed, one would be nothing more than a hollow shell; a shadow of our former selves. Every day we fight it, but there is no extinguishing it. The strong and the wise defy it, while the weak and the self-centered embrace it. That fire is the evil within our souls, and it is always there, no matter how small and insignificant it may be.” Blade Ranger explained.
“That’s really poetic. Tell me this: why is it your crew follows you into danger and obeys your every order without question? Why do you think