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Tori’s body. She leapt up and ran, reverting to all fours, pelting across the yard to the forest, yelping. Two felt tears on her cheeks, hot like branding irons against the cold and the slush. She was growling obscenities at Abraham, over and over, unable to stop. Abraham smiled at her, quiet, in control once again. “You’re a fascinating young woman, Two, but too good. Too good. It is in many ways a shame to destroy you, but I think that were I to break you, I would destroy the same qualities that make you so intriguing.” “Fuck you.” “No, little girl, don’t you remember? I’m possessed of no such abilities.” Abraham chuckled. The sound was like turning earth. Like scraping stones. “I’m here to kill you, Abraham.” “I know. Oh, I know. You might even have succeeded in surprising me. I
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Unformatted text preview: must admit that this is the last place I had expected you ever to return. The very last. Yes, you might have come upon me unawares, and at least had that small satisfaction before your death. Alas, Two, you have not. I have had some help.” Two knew it before he spoke her name. Abraham smiled. Moved aside. Gestured. “Is this not true, Sam?” Two turned to meet the eyes of her betrayer. * * * “I’m sorry, Two.” Sam looked sick with fear and shame and regret. “I’m so sorry. Two, I’m sorry.” “You fucking bitch …” “You don’t understand!” Sam was crying. “He came to me last night, after I left. He said if I didn’t tell him what you were going to do, that he’d kill you...
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  • Spring '17
  • Andrew Elrich
  • Buddhism, Profanity, little girl, fascinating young woman

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