Autumn 1871 – Longing For the Wide Depths

 

Mrs. Bernelli raked her hand across Lupo’s face. He screamed, bringing his hands up to protect his face, forgetting that one of those hands held a dagger. He screamed again as he felt the dagger go through his cheek into his gums. 

Alonso raised his axe and rushed to defend his brother. I caught him before he could make three strides. I twisted and broke his axe arm in one swift move. 

Lupo screamed again briefly as Mrs. Bernelli’s teeth buried themselves in his throat. Then he only gurgled.