Chapter 20: Hold On, Too
Nothing has changed. Her eyes reveal the same furious glare as before. As we speak, there’s a hard valley carving across the ridge of her furling brow. It runs down to perfectly blend with a wide, snarling mouth. Her lethal fingers begin crawling their way back up my still-bleeding arms.
After all this, it’s going to happen again???
My fist instinctively buries itself between her pale blue eyes. I didn’t tell it to. I don’t think the monster did, either. Maybe it’s simply as frustrated as I am? Either way, it had to happen. That single, desperate punch, is enough to leave her an unconscious ragdoll on the edge of the desolate river. Then I turn i...
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