The Thirteen

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Chapter 9 (v.1) - Nine

Submitted: July 09, 2008

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Nine

All around Simone the fire raged. She didn't care anymore. She didn't mind. She almost felt like laughing. There was no way out. There was no way. All the exits had long ago been covered with flames. She could, as if it was a distant memory, half hear the screams of people outside her house. Perhaps her mother and father. Perhaps her little sis.

In the fire raged all sorts of creatures. Beasts with horns galloping here and there. Roaring with delight and the havoc they were causing. She could feel her flesh turn dry and cracked. The flames licked around her. A dragon roared out of the fire, his tail swirling around to bring down a supporting beam. The house shuddered.

Demons in black flashed back and forth amongst the gaps that the fire left. But she was not alone. The strange, wonderful man with the beard, whom up until this very day she had not known, had warned her that this would happen. He was still here now. Even at the end of it. They kept close, holding each other for comfort. Simone could feel the fire sucking the life out of him but he was wispering into her ear 'I know... I know... not long now... they can't get you....'

And the demons continued to dance. And the flames continued to lick. And Simone was destroyed in that fire, although the man was never found. But the last thing she heard amongst the flames was;

"Nine."


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