Fire RisingI The PitFire Rising by grayworld
He came upon the child where the Pit opened up into the sky. It was a full moon tonight, brighter than the fires in the caverns. The child was watching the bats leave their nests and fly up into the night.
"You shouldn't stare for too long," he said. "You might start to think you can fly out too."
"You don't think I could?"
He gestured towards the bottom of the wall, where bones had gathered over the countless generations the Pit had served as a prison.
"Many have tried to climb out of here," he said. "They've all failed."
"That's because they've been doing it wrong," the child pointed up, near where the bats were streaming out. "See that ledge? That's what defeats them. Every single time one of us tries to escape, they stop at that ledge."
"It's a wide gap to the next ledge."
"Too wide, they think. The fear defeats them. So even if they jump, they fall."
"And I suppose you're the one who will make that jump."
The child shrugged. "When my legs are a bit longer."
Fallen Angels chpt 28 finalHearts Will SacrificeFallen Angels chpt 28 final by erondagirl
Six months had passed, but it could have been much less than that. It could have been three weeks. Two days. A single night. When Andy felt Grimm's hand on his arm he forgot. He groaned and pulled the bed covers further over his head.
"Come on now, Andy. Up and at 'em!" Grimm tugged gently on the few spikes of hair that remained visible. Slowly, Andy drew it down and sat up, rubbing his eyes. Grimm smiled cheerily. Andy scratched his head. Grimm had woken him up like this every day of his life (at least what parts he could remember of it). It could have been any of those mornings, save for a few definite clues that reminded him.
Casting a new shaped shadow on the covers were his reclaimed wings. They gleamed with a leathery sheen as their tips curled inwards towards him. Andy slept with them wrapped around his body beneath the covers. They surrounded him in loving warmth. Jake had been trying to teach him how to sleep upside down like a vampire bat, but he hadn't
Fallen Angels chpt 27With Knives and PensFallen Angels chpt 27 by erondagirl
He thought for a moment that he could see Carolyn running. It reminded him of the games they used to play around the Morticians'.
Playing tag and hide-and-seek amongst the coffins.
Chasing each other down by the river.
But it was only a flicker of his imagination as his eyes slowly eased open.
He was lying flat, and not in the corridor anymore. It was a strange room he'd not seen before. The walls were unpainted, but embellished with golden mosaics of the sun. There was a small hole in the ceiling where normally a beam of daylight would have shot down and illuminated the room, but daylight had for the moment been kicked into touch. So the room was lined with candles and torches. He raised his head. There was a door not too far away, which was open onto a red room. The red room.
Andy snapped himself out of sleep and opened his eyes properly. He could see him now; the crumbling old High Priest, standing with his back against one of the gold suns. There were ot
Fallen Angels chpt 26Blurring LightFallen Angels chpt 26 by erondagirl
"How much longer do I have to keep this 'victim' act up for anyway?" Grimm heard Ronnie whisper from just a way up ahead. The rocking of the Earth had forced them all to the floor. He could just barely make out Ronnie's outline in the gloom.
"Who killed the lights?" Seth growled.
"Something tells me that I really don't want to know." Grimm replied, crawling onto his knees in order to stand. "Whatever it was that just happened It must be an unimaginable evil To have turned back the Earth's clock like this!" He sighed to stop himself from trembling. "Come on; this way." He nudged Ronnie's shoulder.
"You're not really going to kill me, are you?" Ronnie asked nervously.
"Of course not! You've trusted me this far, haven't you?" Grimm replied. Ronnie shrugged and put his head down. "Just when we're seen look like you don't have a clue what's going on."
" But I don't have a clue what's going on."
"Then it should be pretty easy for you, then."