Friends and Enemies
Escape and Capture
by Willow Silver Black
The dark passages of the fortress hadn't been so foreboding before. Now the damp darkness was cruel and uninviting. Willow, Killian, Teclemith, Kadesh, and Shemesh all ran as fast as they could through the eerie darkness. Their pursuers were too far behind to catch them now. We might make it! Willow thought, gasping for breath as she lagged behind."Hurry!" Teclemith hissed, grabbing her wrist and pulling her forward.
Finally reaching a small escape gate on the side of the wall, Killian unlatched it and beckoned them through. Thick trees and underbrush crowded the way as the raiders tried to slip through them. The sound of hooves hitting the ground reverberated though the silent forest. They were being chased!
He leaped down, darted forward and grabbed her wrist as she reached for an arrow, and twisted her into a headlock. Pressing his long sword against her throat, he called to Teclemith. "Drop your sword!"