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Edge of Thorns 2- Pt 29Part 29
Probably best if I go home, but company would be nice.
"Right." Nathan nodded to himself, then smiled. "Let's go back to my place. We can have coffee or something, and I can fill you in."
Enya returned his smile, and he couldn't help but shiver. That smile. Marni's smile. He tried to shake it off as he offered her his arm. "Shall we then?"
"Yes," she said, taking his arm with flourish. "Let's."
Nathan made them some coffee before they sat down to chat, but didn't wait to begin telling her the strange dream he'd had about Avarice. He told her all the details he could remember, especially the Sin's warning not to tell Alton. Enya listened intently, waiting until he'd finished before she asked, "Do you think you can trust her?"
The writer had just finished his coffee and was taking it back to the kitchen, and he turned, surprised. "That... was not what I thought you'd say. I thought it was going to be more along the lines of 'are you sure you're not psy
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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