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   Chapter 15 Race For The River Payne

The Silverskin By Rian Torr Characters: 4913

Updated: 2018-03-07 15:18


While Olin made his way toward the den of the Silverskin, back at the Alterman house, Eva had recovered and arisen. With Aly at her heels—the two of them tracked Olin down toward the River Payne.

They came upon Seven's skeleton by the side of the road—and Eva dropped to her knees, suddenly awash in despair, for his heart seemed to have finally stopped.

But Aly was not convinced, for she knew very well that he was half-vampire—and that his great regenerative powers were ever very easily underestimated.

Just then, all at once, they both perked up to see his heart beat singly. They waited on edge for it to happen again—and after a full minute it did. So Aly sprung into action, transformating into her lizard skin, her reptilian other half.

Her muscles bulged—as she spread her arms—and arched her back—shrieking up at the full moon. With hands upraised—she upheld the sky—before finally hulking over, covered in scales. Her slit yellow eyes coolly set upon Eva—who backed away out of terror at the sight of her. Aly had turned into a wild serpent.

She then approached Seven's bones and bent down low, scooping them up in her sinewy arms. She turned to the path that led to the Payne—and started off.

"Come, Eva …" she beckoned back over her shoulder. "We will give him to the river―and if it only takes him farther away from us, then may it also take him farther away from the Silverskin. May he be so revived or rest in peace tonight."

l—as ever I was—and ever I will be. If you but trust Me and take that first plunge—that first act of faith … I but await you at the bottom ...'

Olin shook his head again—but did not vocalize his dissent this time―nor did he look away, so transfixed by Her light.

'I have been hurt before, Olin …

'I have had my spirit broken by the rejection of your brother … He never understood what he had in Me … He never loved Me the way that you have loved …

'I took you for granted—and Seven took Me for granted, Olin … He hurt Me—and he left Me unable to jump in with anyone else ever again so very easily…

'I need you to do this for Me, Olin, please … Just this once, this one act of commitment to Me, to show me your truest feelings. Show Me you love Me.'

Again Olin's eyes glazed over—and he took a step closer to the ledge—longing for Her. The mist flowed over the top of the cliff, pooling around this ankles, rising up his legs, as he struggled on the edge.

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