Short Story: A Friend in Need

Have You Ever Wondered | This Girl | A Pioneer’s Life | A Friend In Need | A Change of Pace | An Unexpected Side | A Question of Leisure | Promised View

Genre: fantasy
Continues after A Pioneer’s Life.

“Mister, wake up! You’re under attack!” He woke to the voice of his most frequent visitor.

He groaned, mind dazed and body heavy from his fevered sleep. The girl unceremoniously pulled off his blanket.

“What happened to you?”

“Go home. It’s not safe here.” He pushed her away but she just grabbed on and pulled him out of bed. They tumbled to the ground in a tangled heap.

“Look who’s talking. Stand up. I’ll bring us both somewhere safe. You’ve been wondering how I get here right? Stand up and you’ll see.”

Somehow, she pulled him to his feet. He leaned heavily on her until she was bent almost double.

“Look, ok? One step.” She dragged them forward. “Two steps.”

His humble house changed abruptly into a completely different building.

“Mum, dad, I brought a friend!”

She wasn’t kidding when she said she ‘walked’, he thought as sleep claimed him once more.

~Continue the story in A Change of Pace~

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