Before the Day Is Done Part 6

Mari gasped for air as she screamed and writhed about, unaware of anything other than the nightmare.

“Hey!”

Someone grabbed Mari’s arms, holding them away from herself as she thrashed on the bed. She kicked her legs; the sheets fell away, and her foot connected with an arm. Mari opened her eyes, wincing at the rush of light. Muraad came into her field of vision and was holding her wrists together. She took a deep breath, and he let go, stepping back. “You know you nearly gave me a heart attack. Well, if I had a heart.”

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Before the Day Is Done Part 5

“Well?”

Mari looked up and swallowed. She struggled to find her voice. A small noise scraped her throat. Dainan didn’t seem to hear her. Dainan moved, and Mari’s thoughts were distracted further by a strange, grating sound. He asked, “Are you just going to stand there?” Continue reading