<Guardian> (Part two)
by, 03-05-08 at 06:06 AM (398 Views)
Okay, here’s part two. It’s not very suspenseful but it is revealing and if you read it carefully you will find clues that tell you more than one secret about Quinn. It may be helpful to read the first part over before this one. Word.
“I find it hard to understand him sometimes,” Quinn thought to herself on her way to leave. She was shocked to hear Caine’s wise, rough voice as she opened the door.
He said, looking at her with his green eyes, “Quinn, it is the tragus of your heart that causes these troubles. Trust is a simple thing.”
These words that weren’t meant to burden burdened her, a pang of shame magnified by Akaine’s harsh shroud. Looking through it always revealed the guilt and hid everything else. But her mind told her to forget such things for now and focus on returning to her home, so that is what she did.
He watched her pause in the doorway before leaving. Supposing this pause to be hesitation to depart, he waited until she had left him alone to take one final look at the pictures in his book and slide it back into its place. Looking at them had been like flipping through photographs of the world he’d created.
“Such valued time spent with such valued company,” he said to no one, “So nothing is lost.”
As hours fell away, the sun began to sink behind a hill and an eerie shadow appeared. It was the shadow of an animal bearing a long snout, large paws, and shaggy fur. When it lazily strode across the room, not as a ghost to haunt his dwelling but as a ghost to follow him, it dragged a tail behind it. This presence was not unexpected. He had known it to always be with him ever since his earliest memory, yet it remained unexplained. He accepted it as a part of himself and kept it a secret, unaware of those who knew more of it than he and kept their knowledge from him.
As he lied down to sleep, its silhouette remained barely visible in the opposite corner of the room.