Christmas for a Goddess by S.E. Smith EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: S.E. Smith
- Language: English
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Aikaterina lifted her face to the soft, fluffy flakes of snow. In her current
form, she could only sense what they might feel like. Her species could take
on a multitude of forms, allowing them to observe the thousands of species
that lived throughout the multiverses. Currently, she was more like the mist
that made up the ice crystals that coated the trees and ground than the
physical form that made up humans here on Earth.
Her form shimmered, almost disappearing for a moment. She focused,
pulling the energy surrounding her closer to keep from fading completely
away. She was dying—at least dying in the way most species would think of
it. Her kind did not think of death in the same way. They simply… no longer
existed. They returned to the energy of the stars from which they were
I’ve lived for trillions of years, but it seems like a blink of an eye. There is
still so much I wish to see… to observe, she reflected, gazing with
appreciation at the beauty surrounding her.
She glided across the uneven, snow-covered ground, unhindered. A rabbit,
sensing something unusual was in the forest, bolted across the wintery
ground. The rabbit startled a young buck who stood frozen. The buck warily
searched the surrounding area for any danger. A shiver caused his skin to
ripple over taut muscles.
I mean you no harm.
She sent the calming waves of reassurance to the wild creature. The buck
lifted his head and sniffed the air. Aikaterina materialized a few feet from the
wary animal. She chose the same appearance that she used with the children
of Valdier. It was a cross between the human form and the Valdier. Her
complexion still had a touch of gold to it, making her skin exude a slight
glow, as if she had spent a lot of time in the sun. Her hair was long, black as
midnight, and fell like a curtain down her back. She wore a white gown, the
same color as the surrounding landscape. A long white coat that touched the
ground shielded her from the elements.
“You are a curious beast,” she murmured, reaching out to stroke his forehead.
The buck rubbed his head against her hand as if in agreement. Aikaterina felt
the creature shiver under her touch. It was curious… but it was also in pain.
Blood seeped from a wound near its right shoulder. She ran her hand over the
area, disintegrating the bullet embedded in the muscle and healing the
damage it had done.
The beast looked at her with wide, curious eyes, as if
trying to understand who, or what, she was. She sent another wave of comfort
to the buck when he nudged her with his nose as if to thank her for her help.
The snap of a branch sounded through the quiet forest and the buck restlessly
stepped back, turning his head toward the direction of the noise. Aikaterina
knew about the hunter’s presence from the moment she appeared. She lifted
her hand, sending a flurry of snow swirling into the air. The white-out
concealed the buck as he escaped deeper into the woods.
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