Friday, December 25, 2009

Escape part 11

The dim swinging lamp brought a faded map into relief, tangled scribbles outlining the aged ink. She leans across the table towards me, nimble hand pointing out a hidden escape route. Eyes meet, my breath catches at the ravishing depth of her gaze. The damned bird coughs from the corner, abruptly ending the moment all too soon. "Enough. The plan is flawless. You both know it by heart. We go tonight."

Barely an hour later, we stood back to back catching our breath surrounded by recently slain bodies in a slowly spreading pool of blood. "That was more guards than we predicted" I murmured between gasps for air. "What's the matter? Tired already?" I grinned and leaped backwards over her head. Tired indeed.

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