Saturday, August 26, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Fourteen

Nat and Riley stood on the other side of the glass that overlooked the cell where Ky was eating his lunch.

“I think you should deactivate the collar from here,” the Professor advised. “We have no idea whether what he says he can do is true or not, but in any case, if he is telling the truth do you really want to be in there with whatever he chooses to morph into?”

“It’s important to establish trust, Doc.”

Riley looked at the boy in the cell. He couldn’t be more than sixteen or seventeen. He hadn’t even started to grow facial hair. The last few nights the K-9 officer had laid awake at his wife’s side and tried to put himself in the kid’s place. The boy was not a whimp, and he certainly didn’t want to underestimate him in any way, but he also felt, as he told the General, Ky was good at heart.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Thirteen

Riley strapped Ky in and started to slip headphones on the young man. Ky leaned away looking skeptically at him. “It’s okay. This is a military helicopter. It will be a noisy ride.”

Ky relaxed a bit more and let Riley slip the devices over his ears.

“See... better,” Riley assured him through the com.

His unexpected voice through the system made the shifter almost jump out of his skin.

“Relax,” Riley soothed. He hadn’t thought of all the things they would come in contact with that might frighten or upset Ky. The trainer inwardly chastised himself for not preparing the boy better. But what did he know. He was a K-9 trainer that had been pushed into bonding with, and training, a kid who just happened to turn into a wolf. As far as he could see, that was the sole reason he was pushed into this assignment.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Twelve

Ky sat on the edge of the bunk in his cell. A week… He had been a captive for seven full days. He knew because the phone Riley gave him, the second day, had a calendar app. He turned the phone over and over in his hand. If only he could call Gaulop and tell them he was alright. A prisoner, but alright.

His friend would have looked for him. Gunter was a good boss. He would have given Gaulop time off to see if he could find Ky. The Satyr probably started by checking the hostel and found out he hadn’t been there for days. His next stop would be to speak to their other friends. When he found no leads there, he would drop by Cody’s food cart and Red’s pub to see if they had seen him. When he came up empty handed over and over for days they all would assume the worse. There were a lot of things that could get you killed, or kill you, in The Realms. Gaulop would be sad, but it was a fact. He might even venture through the gate into Nayenezghani’s world, but as soon as he heard Jak’s pack howl, the Satyr would galloped back home.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Eleven

“Good morning. I hope you slept well,” Nat said as he entered the room with Riley.

Ky started to rub his neck as he rose from sitting on the edge of the bed, but the collar got in the way.

As promised, Riley had a platter with two large steaks, a baked potato and broccoli on it. He slipped it in through the slot at the side of the cell and onto the table sitting on the other side.

Ky practically fell on the feast. He was tempted to just pick up the steaks with his bare hands and rip at them - he was that hungry - but he kept control and went at them with the knife and fork the Professor provided. He didn’t want them to think he was uncivilized and treat him more like an animal and less like a mere prisoner.

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