I sat out on the balcony for what felt like eons, just watching and listening to everything going on around me. For the first time in a long while, I felt calmness sweep through me. I couldn't remember the last time I'd felt like this. Not in the past few decades anyway.
My thoughts turned to Arrow and Daisy. I knew they felt something for each other, even a total buffon could have seen that, but something told me it ran deeper than just simple attraction. It was like there was some chemical bond between the two, and I could scarcely look at either of them now without sensing bits of it. Heck I got whiffs of it from just thinking about them!
How sweet, I thought, young love.
Hand me the sick bucket.
I snickered under my breath, shaking my head as the breeze blew strands of hair into my face. I looked out into the forest, watching the wind play among the branches.
Then I saw them. Grey silhouettes shifting between the brances, dark and silent and reeking of malice. My eyes locked onto them and I squinted to get a clearer view. However, they just seemed to meld into each other like smoke, disappearing a reappearing at random.
Wraiths. Lots of them.
With a terrified yelp I shot backwards off the balcony and raced inside, heart hammering wildly and every hair on my body standing on end. The rush of power from the blade's reformation must have attracted them. But so many, and all in one place? I'd never seen anything like it.
And, frankly, it terrified me.
"Arrow!" I called through the house, "Daisy! Someone?"
Oh gods, this is bad. If those things come for us we'll all be in trouble. I've got to find someone, else they'll never see them coming.
Everyone knows you can't fight what you can't see.