Sunday, October 08, 2006
New Beginning 139
Miriel awoke with a start and opened her eyes to a dim red haze. Her head throbbed behind her eyes and at the base of her skull. Her stomach didn’t feel too good either. She closed her eyes again and hoped she’d fall back asleep. But the longer she stayed awake, the more pains she discovered. Her shoulders ached, and there was a fiery burn in her wrists. She moaned and opened her eyes once again.
There wasn’t much to see. She was lying on her right side, inches from a metal wall. She tried to roll over, but the pain in her shoulders redoubled until she thought she would pass out. Then the pain returned to a manageable level and she could think again. A tentative stretch told her that her arms were tied behind her back; judging from the pain, they had been, for quite a long time.
Slowly, fighting waves of nausea, Miriel twisted herself around. Darrel lay unconscious on the floor; he had taken the brunt of the rage. His wrists and feet were bound with parcel tape, and a lamp was in pieces next to him.
A key turned in the lock and the door opened, letting a painful arc of light swing across the room. Darrel moaned; he was starting to come around. Miriel’s eyes focused on the silhouette in the doorway.
“Well?” the shadow said confidently.
“You win,” Miriel acquiesced. “ You can have a Playstation 3. But definitely no more violent games.”
Opening: Jenna Black.....Continuation: ril