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My contribution this week continues the scene with Violet and Taranis climbing the vertical cliff to escape ravenous insectoids. I've skipped a few lines, since next week I'll switch to a different story.
A cruel, cunning mind wafted into her senses from an animal crouched out of sight at the top of the chimney. Violet whispered, “Taranis, a creature lurks in ambush at the top.”
He gazed up, and then glanced at her, saying, “I trust your senses. Give me the laser and I’ll deal with the beast.”
She handed the laser to him, and he slipped it into a pocket. “Wait here, Violet.” He climbed the last section, moving lithely from one flimsy support to the next, while she watched anxiously from her perch on the flat shelf.
When he vanished over the top she sensed a stir of alertness in the waiting beast. A short blast of psi power was followed by a high-pitched wail, and abruptly the power ceased. Violet was sure the Grand Master had exerted his power to kill the animal. She waited, listening intently, but heard no other sound or hint of power. He had shielded again.
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