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Saturday, 8 June 2013
#Science #Fiction #Fantasy Saturday #61
Hello! *waves* Welcome to another #sffsat snippet and thanks for all the lovely comments last week. I'm staying with my young hero today, and things just keep on getting worse for poor Gethyon. Surely something good has got to happen?!
An Underway opened beneath his feet and he charged into it, almost tumbling down the gentle slope in his haste and confusion. He knocked into someone who shoved back with a cry of protest, which sent him crashing down the last stretch to sprawl across the cold marble with a grunt. Hard stone smacked the side of his face and added stars to the general blurriness of his sight and a sharp pain across his skull.
Groaning, he forced himself upright and staggered to his feet, weaving unsteadily through the Underway. The soft glow of lights arching in strips around the inside of the tunnel seemed to stretch on endlessly and then shifted in a sickening pattern as he tried to concentrate.
It was too much. He fell against the side wall and began to slither down the cool stone surface until he sat slumped on the floor. People streamed past him and stepped over his outstretched legs with little more than a pause to acknowledge his existence. Gethyon watched them numbly, his vision swimming in and out. How had it come to this?
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