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“Get behind that stone!” Kalo barked as they ran under a twisted root structure.
Risma wedged her body between the speckled graystone and the root-covered wall.
Kalo pressed himself against the opposite side of the same stone. He thanked the Alpha-Omega for their dark fur which blended with the shadows of the diffused light. They could be easily mistaken for the shadows. “Ris—Ris! Help me roll this stone forward. Maybe we can get behind it better,” he whispered as loudly as he dared and braced his back against the boney roots. Kalo and Risma pushed the stone with all their strength, but it wouldn’t budge.
“What about that…” She swallowed, “person the dragon dropped?” Risma whispered.
“I—I don’t know, Ris.” It looked like Charlie Whitetail. But he didn’t want to tell her. She was scared enough.
“Did the dragon…attack our village?” She asked. The words caught in her throat like a hiccup.
“I don’t know. Shhhh!” He wanted to reassure her, but he couldn’t lie either.
The root structure shook as the shrieking females fought furiously above them;one a dragon, the other a giant grackle. In the quaking silence, Risma whimpered. Kalo’s heart ached as he smelled her fear. He understood her fear—he fought it too. Scratching claws came into view and vanished. Heavy bodies slammed into the structure shaking it violently. Kalo blinked and covered his face as dirt fell through the gaps in the roots. He stifled the cough that fought to erupt.
Kalo strained to check on his daughter. There was nothing he could do for her now… except—Kalo pursed his lips, closed his eyes,and focused his thoughts. I can do this! He visualized the center of the white light deep in his mind and pushed the light out toward his daughter. Gradually he sensed the beam of light elongating. Longer and longer, the beam reached out through the stone—over to Risma. Shocked, he drew back. He sensed two beings.
Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top was published by Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas. You can connect with Jen on FB or visit her website, www.jeanettelevellie.com.