Title: Flash Fire
Summary: She sacrificed a lot for her brother so he could escape hell. Now in isolation, will she find her own happiness or will war come knocking once more?
Author Note: this is going to be a drabble, so chapters will be anywhere between 100-600 words.
Garrett froze and he is ashamed to say that a spark of fear ignited within him as the words settled in his core.
They called me Enyo…
Oh god… the panic began to flare and his vision began to tint and shift, the stench of fire and burning venom invaded his senses. Bites he knew were old flared in agony as he was shoved back into the nightmare he had long escaped from.
A cackle of laughter followed by a bark of one drew his attention to the forms bathed in venom and blood. He knew they were Ares and Enyo, knew as a wave of agony slammed into him, debilitating him enough that he couldn’t escape from the flash of the fire that whipped across his leg.
It seared his skin but the rain smothered it quickly and thankfully it didn’t reach the open venom wound by his knee.
Agony… need to escape…
Laughter filled the air, a deep twang and a high crescendo. Hands and teeth held him, tried to take him down to the fire’s embrace but he struggled to free himself. Black eyes and venom soaked earth.
“Garrett!” The name falling sharp from someone’s lips pulled him back to reality, the bloody battlefield disappearing into a living room. Red eyes peered back and it made him flinch from them at their proximity.
Bella jerked back blinking, unable to hold back the hurt that seemed to clench in her chest as the Nomad flinched from her. He had never shown fear towards her, not even once but now… now he reeked of it.
“You’ve seen my monster.” The words were flat and they tasted like ash.
Garrett nodded, unable to look at her. “I have.”
“Your escape?” She asked, but she already knew the answer by the way he flinched.
The ache in her chest doubled as she turned away from him. “Then leave.”
The sound of a broken snarl and splintering wood followed Garrett back to Denali.
Author Note: gaaaah what did I write???