WtPBP: Chapter 5Chapter 5
Cassie watched and waited for what seemed like an eternity of discomfort. Time ticked by slowly. She would slip into sleep from time to time, but the same dream would awaken her. The screams of her dying colleagues as they were skewered or shattered with alien weaponry, Freds face of death, the monstrous giants who wore their sanguine blood splatters without reverence, all of it played in her mind and forced her back into reality, where she found her alien captors still lingering.
She would keep her eyes shut as long as she could, hoping that if she banished their image from her mind that they would disappear, but this childish theory failed her and she found that hunger was the inescapable realism that would force her to abandon her wishful thinking.
The alien had food; he had eaten his fill long ago, but still protected his prize from every attempt of Cassie getting any. This time though, Cassie awoketo find Mr. Alien snoozing against a tree, beside the pig c
WtPBP: Chapter 4Chapter 4
Cassies Enemy, Akaraks Victim
The canopy shaded the forest floor below, but that did not spare Cassie from suffering the heat. The trees closed around her suffocating her breath, which took in unseen moisture straight to her lungs, choking her with every step. It was in short; hot, sticky, and miserable. Sweat poured from her skin, fusing with the wetness of the rainforest, attracting bugs and dirt to settle uncomfortably upon her damp flesh.
600 miles, that is what these creatures wanted her to walk, damn near 600 miles! Shed never make it! Cassie was in shape from her years of working with animals and her short time in Africa, but this this was crazy! she had never trekked this far on foot before.
Her throat was not dry, but her body ached for some form of drink. The threat of dehydration loomed over her with every drop of sweat lost. She panted heavily her body tired and her legs on the brink of failing her. It had only been 1 day. 1 long