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This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. Emmily
is on a supply run, and Adren (the youngest looking alien) is with her
this time. He's just revealed to her that they will harm bystanders to keep her from exposing them to authorities.
Last week ended with: I draw back my lips, attempting a fierce display of...of what? I have no idea what the hell I’m doing right now. I might be losing my tether to reality. Their assessment of my sanity is way off. I bring my hands up to my face and wipe my eyes.
He says, “You are a good person, Emmily.” His voice is soft. He has lowered his head in what I now think is little more than an imitation of human expressiveness. “I mean that with all sincerity,” he adds.
What’s real and what isn’t? Will I even live through this?
I count as I breathe, willing myself to calm while I root in my purse for tissues. Then I clean up the mess on my face while I wonder how I’ll clean up the mess in my life.
I mentally add tissues to
my shopping list. Bet I’ll be needing more of those.
That's it for this week. Scene change coming up. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)