Lantern Lake

A young girl in an extraordinary world. She must retrieve the emerald dagger in order to make everything right in the world again.


5. Inside The Cabin

“This is it” Sky says to herself. A sudden adrenaline rushes through her body making the hairs on the back of her neck stand up. Then she turns around, and leaps up to the window. She sees the door burst open, and the women, panic stricken, spread out. Sky grabs the end of her knife, and stabs it through the glass window. After falling through it and landing on her knees she sees the women all holding knives, Ari has stamped on the gun making it completely useless.

“You!” one yells stepping forwards. She has long blonde hair lying on her shoulders and flicks it back to reveal her devilish smile. “You’ve come back” Sky stares at the woman, she vowed if she ever came back she would kill her. But with the others holding knives she daren’t go near her.

“Take one step near her Rachel and I will rip your head off” Ari growls behind them baring his teeth. Rachel doesn’t take her eyes off Sky. She knows who she is and what she is capable of, they all do, not one of them is looking at Ari.

“I see you haven’t changed a bit Ari”

“How would you know? You’re not even looking at me” Rachel narrows her eyes and grits her teeth. She knows she wants to see this massive grey wolf, but can not take her eyes off the girl.

“I’m not going to rest until she’s put away!”

“Not on my watch its not, now where is the dagger?”

“So it’s the dagger you’ve come looking for?”

“Yes. Where is it?”

“Ha! That’s for us to know and you to find out”

“I thought you had it”

“Oh no, it went back in its rightful place”

“Which is?”

“I’m not stupid. And I’m not gonna tell you – “ within the next second Sky launches out of the window. Ari turns and races out the door. “Ring the others and get that girl!” the last word bounces off the four walls and now rings in Sky’s head. She sprints through the trees dodging the odd bush and twig sticking out trying to avoid serious injury.

“Keep running, hide in the lake and I’ll see you in the morning!” Ari yells into the night sky racing past her. She steps into the open, she can see the lake……….. and more trees ahead. Which should she take?

“Hoi!” the women yell behind her. The lake. She sprints towards the lake, then stops right in front of it, and looks back. They are not in sight. She carefully and slowly goes opens a trap door in the ground, jumps down and then closes it behind her. She managed to make this cave when she was free, away from the enemy and put in air holes for any passing snakes to it, and then a door to seperate it from water. Some water comes through holes, this water she can drink. Fresh, cold ice water, giving her the feeling of being full and clean. That was a great idea she thinks making herself comfortable by lying down.

“She can’t have” Rachel says above her. Sky smiles to herself, knowing they can’t get to her here.

“There are snakes out here, poisonous snakes” another says.

“Like… right there! RUN!” then footsteps run from where they came from. Then luckily for Sky, a snake’s tail enters a hole.

“Mmm supper…” she says, grabs the tail, pulls it hard and snaps its head off. She then peels the skin off, gives it a wash, and eats it raw, just how she likes it. After wolfing it down, she lies back, and drifts off. For tomorrow is just another day.

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