A World Apart: Chapter 3Chapter 3"Minami the Thinker"A scorpion crawled lazily across Isas hand, the morning light shining through its thin translucent body. He had moved to guard the entrance of the cave late the night before, and now he sat leaned against the wall, admiring the scorpion. He was not afraid of it, knowing that it would only strike him if provoked. It reminded him of himself, with so much power to strike and inflict pain, but so little desire to do so unless absolutely necessary. The difference was that the scorpion was free to roam where it wished, free of any sort of burden to protect someone. If only he could be like the scorpion, Isa thought, life would be so much more bearable.From deeper in the cave came the sound of Sukara yawning, and stretching. She was just waking up after an hours sleep. She sat on her blanket, her hair messed up, eyes half open, staring blankly at the wall. She didn
A world apart Chapter 2Chapter 2The citadel fallsIsa and Sukara crawled on their hands and knees in a small crawlspace above the hallways of her familys facility. The only light they had was a glowing sphere called a light orb that cast harsh shadows around them with streaks of white light shining between Sukaras fingers. The two of them looked abnormal, covered in blood, dirt, and half-dressed.Are you sure you know where we are going? Isa asked without looking at her.Yeah. Sukara responded with an arrogant tone. I used to escape from my room up here when I got grounded. Isa stopped crawling and looked back at her.
What? Dont tell me you never defied your- she stopped, realizing she was about to bring back the subject of his mother again.You know, my room is just ahead. We should stop so I can give you your stupid pants, and I can put on something more appropriate.&