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   Chapter 30 Casting Her Icy Shadow

The Silverskin By Rian Torr Characters: 2967

Updated: 2018-03-07 15:18

Seven awoke in bed the next day—apparently intact and seemingly unharmed—but he still felt something was different, like he had lost some touch with himself.

His instincts now screamed at him that his troubles with Faye were only just beginning to unfold. His mind raced at the thought that She had somehow had him.

But he sensed there was something more to the alarm he was feeling—and as he was stretching, it dawned on him that he was no longer feeling the presence of French's Forest. Checking the window, he saw the woods were still there—but he felt blind, being unable to listen to the trees. He felt oddly detached and so vulnerable.

No longer could he sense the mood of the wood. No more could he hear the squeaking of the mice. Not now were there any of those old signs of life alive or growth wild creeping at the peripheries of his mind—and he was growing disorien

ce. It was a scene the Silverskin had deviously devised in malice.

"How could you?" Emily would cry—not knowing Faye had only materialized there the moment before. "You bastard!"

Seven followed her out in a towel—begging to explain. "Please, Em ... She means nothing to me … She's just a ghost to me now … I swear to you … By God!"

"She seems pretty real to me you asshole! Don't every talk to me again."

Em left him that day just like all the rest. The Silverskin never let him down.

Faye always found a way to scare off every last pursuit of his, until he gave up.

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