When a Moth Loved a Bee by Pepper Winters EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Pepper Winters
- Language: English
- Formats: PDF / EPUB
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- Genre: Sword & Sorcery Fantasy eBooks, Dark Fantasy Horror
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Something firm but kind rocked my shoulder, causing scratchy eyes to
open and dry mouth to swallow. Someone rolled me onto my back, forcing
me to stare up at the blinding, boiling sun.
I winced and tried to curl away.
A tapping on my cheek. “Wake up. Come on. Say you’re alive.”
“She’s dead, Niya. Leave her to the vultures.”
“She’s not dead, Kivva.” The tapping grew in earnest, making my head
crunch against the stones beneath my skull. The pain dragged me from the
thick, foggy place. It tethered me, shedding the empty floating feeling, tying
me firmly to a form that’d forsaken me.
I gasped as my heart beat stronger. My lungs breathed deeper.
“That’s it.” The tapping on my cheek stopped, sifting sweetly through my
hair instead. “You’re okay. You’re not alone anymore.”
That word stabbed a lightning bolt through my chest. It made tears I
couldn’t afford to shed roll down sunburned cheeks. It filled me with such
bone-snapping pain I couldn’t catch another breath.
I coughed and—
“She’s struggling to breathe, Niya. It’s the sickness. Get away from her.”
“It’s not the sickness, Kivva. She’s just coming back from the land of
death, that’s all.”
Another word that tugged on my heart, digging claws and teeth, ripping
my spirit apart.
Whoever touched me kept running their fingers through my hair, giving
me an anchor in this world while I tried to decide if I wanted to return to it.
“Come on. Open your eyes. I know you’re not dead,” the female voice
soothed. “At least…not anymore.”
Could I come back from the dead?
Was that where I’d been, ever since I’d collapsed on this river’s shore?
Her touch went to my eyes, pressing down on my cheek while another
pulled up my eyebrow. My eyelashes cracked open under her control,
sending a blinding ray of light to pierce my vision.
I moaned and summoned all my strength to swat her touch away.
She let me go.
Darkness descended again.
But there had been something.
This world that seemed to hate me had delivered something I’d never
Gritting my teeth, I opened my eyes of my own accord.
“See?” The girl beside me grinned over her shoulder toward the others. “I
told you she was alive.”
“Yes, but is she sick?” One of the taller figures shifted closer. “Where is
her clan? No one survives out here alone. Did they banish her?” He raised a
long stick with strips of vines and leaves fluttering from the top. Brandishing
it at me as if it would ward off my evil, he added, “We should leave, Niya.
We don’t have time to hunt and carry her too.”
The girl kneeling beside me bared her perfect teeth. “Are you so heartless
to leave a mortal to die? A mortal like us?”
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