All it took was for her to raise her hands and shadows knocked back all of the Hollow Men within ten metres. That cleared a path to Nix who had already collapsed but he was breathing.
See, he's safe. Elaisse said to me mockingly, but she did seem a little happy that he was too.
Shut up and keep going then give me back control. I replied but I was relieved to see he was alive.
Elaisse sighed and then shot tendrils of darkness at any lumbering idiot who got within her range. In thirty seconds she had nearly destroyed all of the army. Any who remained seemed to have got the message and ran away in their awkward stumbling way.
Now hand over control. I thought, pounding at the mental cage.
"Not yet, Lynx. Fun first." she said and took a step towards Nix whilst drawing a knife, oblivious to the person who had just teleported back behind her.
Sheldon Haze looked at the others. Elaisse was drawing near. They needed him to stop her.
He took a step towards her then stopped. Why should he help? He'd always been mocked by them. Why should he help?
But another voice chimed in. Lynxia saved you, it said. You owe her your life. it continued.
But the doubt fought back. You've already repayed the favour. Leave. Teleport. Don't look back. it said.
And he did.
I bought posting forward a couple of days as I'm bored... It was meant to be posted on Saturday. Oh well, lucky for you I'm bored and have access to a computer.
And I'm sure that at least ONE person must have been waiting for the cover so here it is...