Total Desolation Part 43

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Total Desolation Part 43

I was startled awake by a screeching raven outside of the window above the bed. I became aware of my surroundings quickly and assessed the situation. Last night’s episode flashed through my mind as I became aware of Aagneya’s steady breathing against my hair and his heartbeat thumping in my ear.
I glanced at the window, there wasn’t a bird in sight, I don’t know how I had heard a raven. It had sounded so real, I was sure it was there but there was nothing there. Just as there had been no life outside the mansion when I showed up.
I unwound Aagneya’s arm from around me and sat up, clutching the black sheets against me. I looked around the room, surprised at how much it felt like home to me, nothing had ever felt like home to me.
I climbed out of the bed silently and wandered into the bathroom to shower. Ten minutes later I found myself searching through Aagneya’s clothes for something clean to wear. I finally pulled on a pair of black skinny jeans, a black tank top and my combat boots.Then I grabbed my dagger off the nightstand and strapped it to my thigh again, followed by shrugging into my black robe.
I dared a glance back at Aagneya, he was still asleep. I let out a quiet swoon and pulled my hood up, throwing my face into a darkness. I turned back to the door in front of me and pulled it open.
A cool wind swooshed towards me and around me, penetrating back into the bedroom. I stepped into the hall and pulled the door closed behind me. I walked quietly and swiftly through the darkened hallways, it was just before sunrise and everything was in a darkened state, I loved it. I always had a love for nighttime.
I soon found myself at the entrance to the dark castle and let myself out. The cold wind felt good as it whipped at me and pulled my hood down, throwing my long black hair about. The heavily leaded door slammed back into place behind me and I stepped forward towards the bare woods I had come from last night.
The black raven that I had heard earlier screeched again in my ear, this time I saw it too. It dive bombed me from above, coming down in front of my face and scratching at my face. It caught me on the right cheekbone down to my top lip.
I struck out with my hands fighting back and it dissipated. I looked around, confused as to what had happened. I touched my hand to my cheek and felt the sticky substance of blood against my fingers, coupled with the coppery smell. I pulled my hand away and saw the blood on my fingers, a deep jet black. My blood was ice cold on my fingers, not only did I bleed black blood but it was ice cold, that was a new concept for me.
I brought my hand back up to my face and smeared the blood across me to the left, leaving a chill to run down my spine as most on the blood came off onto my hand. I looked at my hand, there was a lot of blood for the size of the cut. I licked the tip of my middle finger, the familiar coppery taste hitting my tongue. I found myself suddenly enraged for some reason and spun around to look at the building that had housed me the night before.
I screamed a scream that I had been holding down for years until my throat was raw and threw my bloody hand against the cold gray bricks, smearing my blood in a downward way, making it seem as though I was being dragged away.
I leaned my head against the brick and quickly found myself feeling weak as my knees began to buckle and I turned myself around just in time for them to give out and I slid down the wall in a heap. My head fell into my hands on my knees as I tried to figure out what was going on.
I heard the wooden door open next to me and immediately shot my head up, bringing my hood over my head, hiding me away. I found myself thinking quickly that if it was a Reaper I was going invisible and running off at top speed.
I saw a figure emerge and close the door behind them and look around. Whoever it was had their hood up and I immediately became jumpy as I thought of as many protection spells I knew all at one time. The figure looked down at me and I whispered spells of sight. Slowly more and more the face under the heavy cloak became more recognizable as the features came together forming a distinct face.
I let out a slight sigh in relief as I recognized it as Aagneya. He pulled his hood down to show it was him and not a Reaper as he didn’t know I had already known it was him and gave me a small smile.
“What are you doing out here?”
“I wanted some fresh air.”
“I thought you couldn’t find your way out?”
“It took a bit of wandering and a few wrong turns but I figured it out.”
He looked at me, as if analyzing my thoughts, it almost felt like he could read my mind but I put it out of my mind, there was no way he could. “What was all that screaming about?”
“What screaming?” I questioned, hoping he wouldn’t hear the rawness in my voice.
“You didn’t hear all that? That’s what woke me up. When I found you were gone I came looking right away. I thought one of the Reapers had gotten you.”
I allowed myself a slight smile but quickly dropped it. “I didn’t hear it.”
“I can’t tell you how relieved I am that you’re okay.” He came and stood in front of me, pulling me up to him. He put his hand on my chin and pushed my hair behind my ear, barely missing my cut on the way.
He pulled me into a kiss and when he stopped he pushed my hood off to look into my eyes but instead was surprised by the gash on my face.
“What happened!?” Aagneya demanded, infuriated.
“I...I don’t know. A bird just came out of the sky and attacked me, then disappeared.”
He stared at me, searching my face and eyes for any give aways that I was lying but it was the truth.
I stared at him with a look of interest, what would he think of me, would he even believe me. I know from personal experience that anything can happen.
Aagneya dropped his gaze. “Come.” He took my hand and pulled me towards the door, I followed him in.

And there's part 43! Hope you enjoyed! Any idea what's going to happen? Where is Aagneya taking me? Leave me comments please! I love to read them!

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