Reset OCT (Round 2)
Paradigm Shift (Nanowrimo)
Sacred-Forest OCT Prizes
Thick as Thieves - Round 2 - Page 3Thick as Thieves - Round 2 - Page 3 by Evelyn-Cross
Newt gritted his teeth, anticipating the impact. Scout propelled herself forward, but caught sight of his downward momentum enough to curb the strength of the blow. Her clenched fist connected with his back and he was sent forward towards her original target. On an impulse, the freckled girl held out her hands and secured him in her arms.
A silence that broke out amongst the four of them and wisp, before finally Scout cast a grimace down at him.
“That was real fucking stupid, you dumbass.”
His spine felt a touch sore but it was akin to the pain of a solid nudge, nothing more. He was sure it’d fade away relatively quickly.
“I’m alright, my dear. However, your overwhelming concern is touching,” he replied, threading lightly, trying to position himself better on Juni’s arms. Though his best efforts at humor, she still looked dead-set on combating the younger human. “Why even waste energy on this one and
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There was a resilient, wistful longing to remain in the darkness of that estate. It’d been the first of many homes she’d won over in such a way. To indulge in the memory brought comfort, but like time itself the dream was fleeting. The melody of insects started to fade from her unconsciousness, instead replaced by the distinctive hum of a carnival ride.
Groggily she blinked at the sunlight, groaning at the stiff soreness of her body and the sting of injuries acquired the previous day. Through bleary eyes, she recognized that she sat propped up against a wall across from the funhouse. She’d been too exhausted to bulge from that spot long, only enough to wash the paint from her face and the blood off in one of the washrooms.
Her skin was exceptionally warm; immediately making her concerned with how long she’d been out and exposed to the sun’s rays. An intense throbbing sensation, alongside a racing heartbeat was the only estimate she could make. She ra
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