Chapter 38

“Okay. How do we fix this?” Saber asked, pulling back from Riley and quickly wiping away the tears streaming down her cheeks. “I don’t know. How did this happen?” Riley asked. She pulled back, but her hand stayed on the large snout. She kept her eyes locked on his. “How did you know?” the dragonContinue reading “Chapter 38”

Chapter 37

Saber ducked, covering her head, but Riley never flinched. Before the fire had even left the large mouth of the beast, she had extended her hand. As the flame neared, it veered around them. Slowly standing, Saber watched in awe as Riley stood there, her face blank. She used the strange powers she had toContinue reading “Chapter 37”

Chapter 36

“Crap” was all Riley was able to get out before the fire blasted from the dragon. To her surprise, though, it hadn’t been directly aimed at them. Something inside the lair drew most the dragon’s fiery breath, so only the overflow shot toward them. She didn’t move, still stunned at the sight of the largeContinue reading “Chapter 36”

Chapter 35

The frog missed. Either that, or it wasn’t jumping toward them in the first place. It jumped so much higher than Riley could have imagined. Higher than Riley remembered the ceiling being. When she looked, she couldn’t even see the rock above them anymore. There was only darkness overhead. It landed quietly behind them. TheyContinue reading “Chapter 35”

Chapter 34

Riley sensed herself moving. She just wasn’t sure how or where she was. The world around her felt foggy, and there was a stabbing pain at the base of her neck. “I got you,” a familiar voice said. “Wha…,” Riley started to say, but her mouth felt full of cotton and she doubted she couldContinue reading “Chapter 34”

Chapter 26

“This isn’t a video game,” Saber said once she caught up to Riley. They were in another corridor, but unlike the one leading to the dungeon, this one was well lit and short, leading them to a spiral staircase. Riley stood there, looking up, trying to gauge how far the stairs went. “I know. YouContinue reading “Chapter 26”

Chapter 24

They left the dark corridor, not sure what was beyond the door. It didn’t surprise them that they stepped into what looked like a dungeon, both sides of the room lined with three large, heavy wooden doors, a barred opening about head height. “Well, this fits,” Riley said. “I guess.” Saber walked up to theContinue reading “Chapter 24”

Chapter 23

Riley wasn’t sure how long they had been walking. The corridor was dark and seemed to stretch on forever. There were lit torches lining it, but the farther they walked, the farther apart the torches were, creating more pockets of shadow. Riley had this growing suspicion they were going deeper into somewhere they really didContinue reading “Chapter 23”

Chapter 22

Riley held her breath. Last time, everything had been chaos. The fire, debris falling around her, people running, the roar of the dragon. She stepped into this dreamscape with a sense of trepidation and took a cautious first step, waiting for the details to fill in around her. She realized that she was in theContinue reading “Chapter 22”

Chapter 21

“What did you think you were doing, going in before we were ready?” a man’s voice boomed. Riley couldn’t open her eyes yet. The world around her reeled as she worked to awaken her senses. “I knew this was too risky. You’re too inexperienced and have no training. We should not be doing this.” RileyContinue reading “Chapter 21”